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5:30 am
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 5:30 am - 3:30 pm

Six rail species winter or live year-round at the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. This year, with an earlier departure time than in past years, this trip provides a good possibility for seeing or hearing them all – Yellow, Black, Sora, Virginia, Clapper and King Rails. Before the Yellow Rail Walk, the morning will begin with...

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 5:30 am - 12:30 pm

Explore the mainland beyond the western tip of Galveston Island, along Bluewater Highway, and in route to Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, with guides who know this very pleasant trip well. BNWR is a 40,000-acre refuge famous for its spectacular birding.

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6:00 am
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join FeatherFest favorite Glenn Olsen of GO Birding Ecotours and his logistics team to engage in this fast-paced, fun competition to top birding sites on Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula. Glenn's Team is one of two teams competing to identify the most species of birds on this one day adventure. The second team will be led by Greg Miller.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join birding expert Greg Miller (of “The Big Year” fame) and his logistics team to engage in this fast-paced, fun competition to top birding sites on Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula. Greg’s team is one of two teams competing to identify the most species of birds on this one day adventure. The second team will be led by Glenn Olsen.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Sean Fitzgerald on this unique experience on Galveston Bay to photograph birds in flight from a boat. One of the best ways to learn to photograph birds in flight is to practice and this trip will provide a great opportunity to do that. The number of birds, Brown Pelicans in particular, is amazing, providing...

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

Birding Bolivar is Dick Peake’s favorite local event! Guests will explore various habitats on the peninsula, e.g., sand flats, grassy prairies, jetties, tidal sloughs, wooded lots, and Fort Travis. The Bolivar sand flats area is known as one of the finest migratory locations in North America for shorebirds, terns, herons, egrets and other water birds....

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Bolivar Flats on the Bolivar Peninsula offers unique bird photography opportunities with its shallow water and exposed sand bars. Tim will take a small group of photographers out to Bolivar Flats to demonstrate the techniques he routinely uses to capture images of shorebirds down low at their own eye level. Participants will use a ground...

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Combine the movement of horses on the beach with the glow of sunrise. What better setting to learn about creative photography techniques? On this trip to nearby a Galveston Island beach we will be met by horses and riders. Topics to be covered will be: photographing moving subjects, creating blurred images to show movement, panning, and high speed photography to freeze moving subjects and water.

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6:30 am
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 3:30 pm

Boy Scout Woods, Smith Oaks, The Rookery, and more! The accident of geology makes the Upper Texas Coast a beacon to weary neotropical migrants finishing a 10+ hour, nonstop flight across the Gulf of Mexico. From under an ancient sea, a salt dome emerged. After a few thousand years the dome reached just 38-feet above...

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6:45 am
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:45 am - 11:45 am

The group will travel by bus to the Nature Conservancy’s Texas City Prairie Preserve. This preserve is 2,303 acres of coastal prairie at the intersection of urban expanse and rural beauty. The coastal grasslands found here are vital to the natural resilience of the Gulf Coast—prairies and marshlands act as a natural buffer during storms...

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7:15 am
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:15 am - 11:15 am

Participants will travel to Galveston Island West End shorebird hot spots to bird the freshwater ponds, coastal marshes and bay waters. These areas provide habitat for Clapper Rails, Black-necked Stilts, Common Loons, diving ducks and “peeps.” There’s excellent viewing of American Oystercatchers, Dunlins, Ruddy Turnstones, dowitchers, gulls and terns that gather on the private piers...

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8:00 am
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Sky King Falconry and Kathy Adams Clark to photograph various captive raptors and other trained birds in natural settings and perches. This is a great opportunity to see and photograph these birds as you would need to work for years to capture these images in the wild. Kevin from Sky King Falconry will pose...

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Photo: Christine Sntkin Drive your own car to the Galveston Island State Park for a delightful, natural experience. Enjoy paddling in a provided kayak while slowly exploring the open lagoons and marshes of Galveston Island State Park, one of the area’s premier ecological jewels. This 2,000-acre public park offers a multitude of habitats that support...

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8:45 am
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 10:15 am

Our first FledglingFest event of the day will be by boat! Board the Seagull II to explore the waters of the Galveston Harbor and Bay searching for dolphins and birds. What could be more fun?

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9:00 am
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Many birders are clamoring to learn about other things they see when birding, and prominent among these are dragonflies and damselflies, which together comprise the insect order Odonata. These raptors of the insect world are important in both terrestrial and aquatic food webs, and food for a number of bird species. The adults' beautiful colors...

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10:15 am
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

It's only natural that birders should be interested in butterflies, given how important these insects are to birds. Members of the insect order Lepidoptera, butterflies and moths are a key food source for birds; caterpillars in particular are a major component of bird diets. If you garden to attract butterflies and other insects, you're sure...

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11:00 am
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Photographic Composition refers to the arrangement of visual elements in a photo. During this workshop we will talk about how to approach photographic composition. We will discuss numerous related topics including: Filling the frame Placing your subjects off center Leading lines Anchors Foreground, middle-ground, and backgrounds

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Back by popular demand, our FledglingFest events are designed specifically for children and their grown-ups! In a classroom setting, your group will explore birds and birding, an outdoor activity that can be done by adults and children alike and together – anywhere, anytime, and at virtually no cost. Learn why the Galveston area is one...

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11:45 am
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

One of the key elements for capturing quality photographic images is lighting.  This is also true for bird photography.  In this workshop, Tim will show you how to control the light and how to get the proper exposure in your camera.  You will learn how to get the “golden light” in your photos and how...

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12:00 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The spectacle of a water bird nesting rookery is a birder “must see.” North Deer Island has 1.7 miles of protected shoreline which supports nesting habitat for the threatened Reddish Egret and 16 other bird species. Rookeries dot the Texas Gulf coast. Among the best in Texas is 144-acre North Deer Island shared by nesting...

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Migrating birds won’t be the only wildlife you’ll see during FeatherFest! Live birds of prey will soar right above you during the free raptor shows at the Galveston Community Center. Audience members of all ages will be enthralled as raptors demonstrate their hunting styles in exciting free-flight presentations. Everyone is sure to be all ears...

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12:30 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you frustrated with your bird photos? Learn how to use photo processing tools like Photoshop or Lightroom to give the best look to your photos of birds.  This workshop is specific to bird photography and the photos birders might capture while out in the field.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This field trip searches for the spring songbird richness found on West Galveston Island, with a special emphasis on warblers, vireos, tanagers, orioles, grosbeaks and buntings. Guests will walk through Lafitte’s Cove Nature Preserve, Galveston’s crown jewel for migrating songbirds. Several species of vireos and warblers were seen in the oak mott last spring. Freshwater...

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12:45 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm

This is your opportunity to explore “the other side” of Galveston Bay. We head over the causeway bridge to explore birding areas on the Mainland side of Galveston Bay in the Tiki Island, Texas City, and La Marque areas. One of our best kept secrets and most under explored areas, participants will be surprised at...

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1:00 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you baffled by flash? Unsure of when, how or why to use flash, or overwhelmed by the technical aspects? Join Sean Fitzgerald for a comprehensive workshop on using flash and supplemental light in your nature photography. In this three hour information-packed session, participants will learn about: Different kinds of light and how to modify...

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Take a tour of the Rainforest with one of the Moody Gardens' biologists as you explore a variety of birds from rainforest regions of the world. You will learn all about bird biology and adaptations in a fun, interactive program. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes.

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1:30 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

What can a birder do in the middle of the day when the sun is high and bird activity may be low? Why look at other critters, of course, like butterflies, and dragonflies and damselflies – insects that are active when the day warms up. On this trip, you'll have an opportunity to identify these...

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn to clean your sensor safely and efficiently from an expert with over 15 years’ experience. Cleaning your sensor only takes minutes, just a fraction of the time you spend removing sensor dust in processing. This training demystifies sensor cleaning with simple steps for safely and effectively cleaning any DSLR or mirrorless sensor. You'll be...

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2:00 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Let’s take your bird photographs and change them into works of art in post processing. Learn how adding a texture or writing can change the look of a bird photograph.  You'll also learn techniques to soften, alter, and remove backgrounds. See image that have the colors changed or modified. This is a great opportunity to...

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2:30 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Take a tour from Beach to Bay exploring nature and looking for birds with Sibley O’Haver and her dad Kyle. This is an adventure for kiddos and their grown ups. We will caravan to three locations in the State Park and walk around discovering all nature has to offer.

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4:00 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Going birding is something we all love to do. Your backyard can be just as exciting! If you provide for the four basic needs of birds, you can discover a refuge in your own backyard. Unlike traditional birding, where your objective is to go out to observe a wide variety of birds, the goal of...

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Hector Astorga on this unique experience on Galveston Bay to photograph birds in flight from a boat. One of the best ways to learn to photograph birds in flight is to practice and this trip will provide a great opportunity to do that. The number of birds, Brown Pelicans in particular, is amazing, providing...

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6:00 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This one-of-a-kind wildlife celebration will be an exciting evening filled with flying Birds of Prey, endless photo ops, an exceptional four-course dinner and wine, a Raptors Raffle filled with great surprises, a Safari Photo Booth and so much more! Raptor’s Uncorked is a fun culinary and avian delight that has become a FeatherFest favorite with returning guests, and a must-do event for first-time festival goers!

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7:00 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This workshop takes you to new heights – literally on top of Galveston’s highest building. Enjoy shooting from a safe and secure location on top of the  ANICO building. Photos will be taken through glass giving a lesson in this technique plus protection from the elements. Kathy Adams Clark will offer continuous suggestions and ideas plus help with equipment and settings.

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