Birding Galveston Island

FeatherFest Field Trip Experience

Photos by Jim Stevenson.  

We are monitoring effects of the unfortunate Texas City “Y” oil spill. The emergency response teams have been phenomenal and as of now, we have had minimal impact.

Currently, no changes have been made to our festival schedule.

12th Anniversary
Galveston FeatherFest & Nature PhotoFest
April 10 – 13, 2014
Galveston Island, Texas

Online Registration is Closed.
FeatherFest On-Site Registration Hours
Wed, April 9, 4-6pm
Thurs, April 10, 5:30am - 6:00pm
Fri, April 11, 5:15am - 8:30pm
Sat, April 12, 5:15am - 5:00pm
Sun, April 13, 6:30am - 1:00pm

To see what activities are still available, please click here.

To pre-order a box lunch, please download, complete and submit our Lunch Box Order Form.

FeatherFest Headquarters
4700 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77551

The directions to FeatherFest Headquarters are quite easy. We have had issues with the google mapping so it's best to just follow these simple directions: When coming on to the Island on I-45, once you cross the causeway I-45 becomes Broadway. FeatherFest Headquarters is conveniently located at 4700 Broadway on the left (north) side of the street. We are in the Island Community Center. Click here for a picture of the building.

Click here for the 2014 Registration Quick Guide

Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council is excited to announce that FeatherFest 2014 online registration will begin on December 2. The FeatherFest website is updated with all of the 2014 Birding & Photography Field Trips and Workshops so you have plenty of time to plan your itinerary!

You’ll want to check out some of our new FeatherFest events for 2014 – Ready, Set, Go! – Big Day Birding Adventure, FeatherFest’s Most Wanted, FledglingFest, and a pre-festival field trip to the Katy Preserve Conservancy!

With more than 100 field trips, workshops and social events, you will have plenty to choose from at FeatherFest 2014. Don’t miss one of the largest birding festivals in Texas, and one of the few with a dedicated nature photography track.

Galveston is one of the top locations for birding in the nation, and FeatherFest is held during early spring migration - a great time to visit world-renowned birding hot spots like Bolivar Flats and High Island.

There will be something for everyone at FeatherFest 2014, whether you’re a novice or an experienced outdoor lover. Expert-led excursions by bus and boat will visit a variety of habitats, from beaches to bays, bay marshes to wetlands, and coastal prairies to upland wood motts. On April 12, FeatherFest Saturday, kids and their grown-ups can experience our first FledglingFest – four separate activities for ages 6 and up including a birding workshop, a field trip by bus, an outing by boat and a free raptor show!

For Further Information

FeatherFest Hotline: 832.459.5533
Nature Tourism Info: 409.789.8125
Mail: Galveston FeatherFest, P.O. Box 1468
Galveston, TX 77553-1468

FeatherFest is a project of the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council which supports nature tourism and education, and promotes the value of area natural habitats.

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