Top Bird-Watching Spots in Galveston

Birdwatchers will go practically any place in the world they can manage to see different varieties of birds. The enjoyment of seeing an uncommon bird is what drives them to do what they do. And one fantastic location to bird-watch and see lots of types and breeds is Galveston, Texas.

Galveston Island is a central meeting point for birds flying both north and south. For the northern migratory birds, it is a rest stop on their way to Mexico for the winter and on their way back in the spring. Three hundred different varieties of birds have been counted on the island at various times of the year.

Also, many waterfowl have made a permanent home on the island, and there's an assortment of nesting styles and types to be observed. Guided tours are organized all through the year to see the birds in their mating, nesting, and migratory seasons. Half or full day tours on water or on land go out regularly to see the birds. Some areas offer unique classes to enlighten visitors on the specific birds' backgrounds and histories. One exclusive facility offers classes on bird photography, discussing methodology, equipment needs and photo editing to bring out the very best in your pictures.

Hurricane Ike, which hit the region several years ago, devastated Galveston Island and its bird population. Like most things in nature, though, the region has rapidly recovered, and pretty much all of the varieties existing on the island prior to the storm have came back to nest again. Boat tours to the islands Anahuac and Bolivar offer a chance to see some of the rarer birds that have returned to the area.

During the springtime, Galveston holds a unique bird-watching festival known as the Galveston Featherfest. Birdwatchers from around the country flock to the site throughout this time to get in on the three-day festival. Over 100 different tours are held during Featherfest, as well as plenty of activities and special events. It's a location where birdwatchers can all get with each other to swap stories and pictures, and see new and different varieties of birds they may never have seen before.

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