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This event is an annual birding and nature photography festival held during spring migration in Galveston.
FeatherFest — the island’s annual birding and nature photography festival — is the perfect time for birders and people who just enjoy being outside to visit Galveston. Join us for a full week of birding, workshops, field trips and social events.
2024 Date(s): TBA
FeatherFest is one of the largest birding festivals in Texas and one of the few offering a nature photography track. It offers you many opportunities to view birds in their natural habitats with the expertise of local leaders to guide the way. You can also meet birders and outdoor lovers from all over the nation. Share favorite birding spots, new species you saw during the last year, and unique experiences from behind the binoculars.
The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council preludes the annual event with the Birding & Nature Photo Contest, AKA FeatherFest PhotoFest that offers serious AND casual nature photographers the opportunity to appreciate the spring migration. There are even prizes!
Galveston, on the Upper Texas Coast, is on the Central Flyway — a migratory flight path from South America to Canada. It offers birds a variety of natural habitats — beaches, wetlands, grasslands, woods, ponds, and bays — for the many that stop on their way north or south, others that winter here, or those that live in Galveston year-round.
Birding Field Trips for the beginner or advanced bird watcher. You’ve so many options to see our fine feathered friends.
The website separates out the skill level required, the activity level of the trip and whether you’ll bus or meet at the site.
by Visit Galveston
by Kristine Rivers
by Visit Galveston
Visitors to Galveston, TX are welcome to celebrate the arrival of the majestic Sandhill Cranes wintering on the island.