Top Bird-Watching Spots in Galveston

Birdwatchers will travel almost any place in the world they can afford to see different varieties of birds. The enjoyment of seeing a scarce bird is what moves them to do what they do. And one fantastic spot to bird-watch and see lots of varieties and breeds is Galveston, Texas.

Galveston Island is a central assembly 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 different times of the year.

Also, numerous waterfowl have made a permanent home on the island, and there's an assortment of nesting types and varieties to be observed. Guided tours are organized throughout the year to see the birds in their mating, nesting, and migratory seasons. Half or full day tours on water or on land head out routinely to see the birds. Some locations offer exclusive classes to teach visitors on the particular birds' backgrounds and histories. One special facility provides 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 nearly all of the species present on the island before 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 returned to the area.

In the springtime, Galveston holds a exclusive bird-watching festival referred to as the Galveston Featherfest. Birdwatchers from all over the region flock to the site during this time to get in on the three-day festival. Over 100 different tours are offered during Featherfest, as well as plenty of activities and special events. It's a spot where birdwatchers can all get together to swap stories and pictures, and see new and different varieties of birds they may never have observed before.

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