Galveston Destinations for Bird-Watchers

Birdwatchers will travel nearly any place in the world they can afford to see different varieties of birds. The thrill of viewing an uncommon bird is what moves them to do what they do. And one fantastic location to bird-watch and see lots of varieties and breeds is Galveston, Texas.

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

Also, several waterfowl have made a permanent home on the island, and there's a variety of nesting styles and types to be observed. Guided tours are offered throughout 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 often to see the birds. Some places offer unique classes to enlighten visitors on the particular birds' backgrounds and histories. One particular facility provides classes on bird photography, discussing methodology, equipment requirements and photo editing to bring out the very best in your pictures.

Hurricane Ike, which hit the region a number of years ago, devastated Galveston Island and its bird population. Like most things in nature, though, the region has rapidly recovered, and nearly all of the species existing on the island prior to the storm have returned to nest again. Boat tours to the islands Anahuac and Bolivar provide an opportunity to see some of the rarer birds that have come back to the area.

During the springtime, Galveston holds a unique bird-watching festival called the Galveston Featherfest. Birdwatchers from around the nation flock to the area throughout this time to get in on the three-day festival. Over 100 various tours are offered 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 photos, and see new and various varieties of birds they may never have observed before.

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