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Mort Voller

mort-vollerMort Voller grew up in the UK and, from his earliest years, spent hours outdoors exploring and appreciating nature. Sciences were a strong point at school and at university where he spent time in the field studying geology.

After years of corporate life in the UK, Canada and USA (mainly Houston), he and wife Brenda chose to retire to Galveston Island since its naturalness had appealed to them and to their children thru many visits. Latent interest in nature and birding in particular led to learning more about the wildlife of Galveston Island from Jim Stevenson. Mort started and helped lead the Sunday Birding walks at Galveston Island State Park which led to an involvement with FeatherFest 2003 leading Birding by Kayak trips. From there he went on to serve on the FeatherFest 2004 Committee and later to actually coordinating the incorporation of GINTC and leading FeatherFest development thru 2008. Mort is not a lister and does not claim to be an ace birder. He’s an amateur and just loves to take folks out and enthusiastically engage them in the birding experience, especially on Galveston Island. He is registered as a Birding Pal.

Upcoming Events

April 2018
April 19 @ 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 a pancake-flat coastal plain where it became covered with 20-30-foot oak trees, creating a vast canopy. This created High Island, which is now a beacon…

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April 20 @ 6:30 am - 3:00 pm

Bird Galveston Island with one of the world's most famous birders! In 1998, Greg zig-zagged 130,000 miles across the USA hoping to reach at least 700 species of birds in one calendar year. His effort was chronicled in Mark Obmascik's novel, The Big Year, which later became a movie. You'll see the great diversity of the Island as Greg leads you to all of the birding hot spots - East Beach, Corps Woods, Laffites Cove, Sportsman Road, San Luis Pass…

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April 21 @ 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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