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Birding For Fun Field Trip Opportunities

Updated 101 days ago

Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC) and Birding for Fun have teamed up to provide a series of birding trips.

You don't have to be an experienced birder to enjoy these field trips! As your guide, Kristin Rivers with Birding for Fun will be spotting and identifying the birds that are seen, and making sure that you have as much time as you like to enjoy watching them, learning about them, and photographing them. The trips are fun and relaxing, and a great way to enjoy nature with friends and family.

Tour participants will ride in air-conditioned/heated comfort in a passenger van, where they will be able to get close views of the birds without doing a lot of hiking. These field trips are perfect for those who want to stay out of the weather but still want to enjoy nature, and for those with limited mobility. You may want to bring snacks and drinks. On longer trips, you should bring lunch.

GUIDED TOUR OF TEXAS CITY DIKE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

(8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Ages: 12 to Adult (Limited to 8 participants)

Cost: $65 per person ($60 for GINTC members) 

Sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you on a guided tour of the Texas City Dike! You'll get the opportunity to see American Avocets, White Pelicans, Common Loons, Black Skimmers, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ospreys, and many other great species up close, without doing a lot of hiking! We'll take a break for lunch mid-day (cost of lunch not included.) Please dress warmly, as it can be windy on the dike. You may want to bring snacks and drinks.

Registration deadline: February 14 at 2 p.m.; minimum of 5 required for the trip to occur. Register here.

MINI-TOUR OF GALVESTON ISLAND'S WEST END
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

(8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Ages: 12 to Adult (Limited to 8 participants)

Cost: $25 per person ($20 for GINTC members)

This mini-tour of Galveston Island's West End is a great introduction to the fun and fascination of our tours! You'll get the opportunity to see Ospreys, White-tailed Kites, Reddish Egrets, Neotropic Cormorants, and other Texas Gulf Coast specialties up close, in heated comfort, without doing a lot of hiking! Enjoy this shortened version of our popular full-length tour with your family and friends.

Registration deadline: February 15 at 2 p.m.; minimum of 5 required for the trip to occur. Register here.

GUIDED TOUR OF GALVESTON ISLAND
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23

(8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Ages: 12 to Adult (Limited to 8 participants)

Cost: $65 per person ($60 for GINTC members)

Sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you on a guided tour of some of the best birding spots on Galveston Island! You'll get the opportunity to see Common Loons, Long-billed Curlews, White-tailed Kites, Reddish Egrets, Red-breasted Mergansers, Green-winged Teal, and many other winter waterfowl and Texas Gulf Coast specialties up close, without doing a lot of hiking! Come find out why Galveston is one of the premier birding destinations in the United States. There's so much to see we'll need a full day! We'll take a break for lunch mid-day (cost of lunch not included.) You may want to bring snacks and drinks.

Registration deadline: February 21 at 2 p.m.; minimum of 5 required for the trip to occur. Register here. 

 

 

Article written by Clayton Kolavo

Clayton Kolavo is the newest member of the Galveston.com & Company family. Clayton oversees planning, implementation, and evaluation of public relations and marketing activities, including promotions, video production, blogs, and social media. Serves as Director of Galveston.com TV and Galveston Restaurant Week, as well as media liaison between the firm and local tourism partners.

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