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Grab Your Camera. Spring Migration is Happening Now!

By: Galveston.com | Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Spring is in the air! That means hundreds of migrating birds are heading north across the Gulf from Central and South America and Galveston is one of their first stops.

If you're a bird-watcher or nature photographer, you may already know that the Galveston FeatherFest Birding and Nature Photo Festival is coming up April 6-9. Leading up to the festival, photographers are invited to submit images of wild birds taken in Galveston and surrounding counties. Contest details are here.

The winners each week will be announced on Wednesdays and posted here.

For a little inspiration, the nice folks at Galveston Nature Tourism Council allowed us to assemble this slide show of winners from the 2016 contest.

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Two in a Million
2016 Grand Prize Winner and Week One First Place by Richard Howard taken at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.
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On The Hunt
2016 Week Two Second Place by Sandra Kroeger taken taken at Texas City Dike.
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Avocet Portrait
2016 Week One Third Place by Matt Hyner taken on Bolivar Peninsula.
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Hummingbird on Porterweed
2016 Week One Honorable Mention by Matt Hyner taken taken at Mont Belvieu.
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Cuckoo With Webworm
2016 Week Two First Place by Dan Lotan taken taken at High Island.
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Black Skimmer
2016 Week Two Second Place by Sandra Kroeger taken taken at Texas City Dike.
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Egret Mating Posing
2016 Week Two Third Place by Julie Cheng taken taken at High Island.
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Under Construction
2016 Week Two Honorable Mention by David Alaniz taken at Smith Oaks Rookery, High Island.
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Splish Splash, Taking A Bath
2016 Week Three First Place by Carl Henry taken near North Deer Island.
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Triple Threat
2016 Week Three Second Place by Kevin Malo taken taken at Simonton.
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Off I Go
2016 Week Three Third Place by Susan Ellison taken taken at Bolivar Flats.
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Red Breasted Nut Hatcher
2016 Week Three Honorable Mention by Dub Hamilton taken taken at Texas City.
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Red and Ruby
2016 Week Four First Place by Dan Lotan taken at Copperfield, Houston.
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Late Night Snack
2016 Week Four Second Place by Cissy Beasley taken taken at Sportsman Road (roadside marsh), Galveston.
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Marbled Godwit At Early Morning Lights
2016 Week Four Third Place by Susan Ellison taken taken at Bolivar Flats.
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Hummers Fight
2016 Week Four Honorable Mention by Marilyn Holloway taken taken at Mont Belvieu.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Be sure to mark your calendar for April 6-9 for the Galveston Birding and Nature Photo Festival and head down to the island.  You are sure to learn something and see some really cool birds!

If you want to participate in any of the trips or workshops, be sure to register early. Many of the events sell out well in advance.

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