FeatherFest

FeatherFest

Late March-Early April
Begun in 2002, the Galveston Island FeatherFest is intended to celebrate the "birds and natural heritage of the Upper Texas Coastal area." Some 300 species of birds are found on Galveston Island in the springtime as they stop at the island during their migration north.
The four-day FeatherFest allows bird enthusiasts the chance to go on field trips to photograph and watch the birds. Prominent environmental writers, naturalists, and artists are the leaders of these field trips. Visitors may also enjoy kayak and boat trips into the wilderness. Seminars, workshops, and lectures on the wildlife in the community are also available. In addition, a FeatherFest Photo Contest is held. Other highlights have included an exhibition of nature photographs at the Galveston County Historical Museum. In the evenings, visitors attend informal gatherings. In 2007, the Houston String Quartet performed an original piece by Houston composer Ken Booker.
CONTACTS:
Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council
Galveston Featherfest
P.O. Box 1468
Gaveston, TX 77553-1468
888-425-4753 or 409-392-0841; fax 409-737-2264
www.galvestonfeatherfest.com
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