Birding by Car Itineraries

Galveston Island has the best year-round birding!

We encourage you to explore and enjoy discovering all that the island has to offer. These itineraries are designed to be enjoyed during any season of the year.

Need help with identification? Guided tours are available; visit or contact Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC) at 409.789.8125.

Not sure where to start? Try these self-guided birding tours of some of the Island’s birding hotspots – spend a few hours, or a full day, the choice is up to you!

My husband and I recently spent a week in Galveston, and I just wanted to let you know how valuable this website was for us (we’re from Pennsylvania). We’re fairly novice birders, but your “Birding Itineraries” were VERY helpful – they led us to see exactly what you listed. We never would have found some of those gems without your information. (We especially loved Sportsman Rd, Lafitte’s Cove, and East Beach.) Just wanted to thank you and let you know how much your work has been appreciated! Melissa from Pennsylvania