Local birders love birding Galveston during the winter months! Traveling in our own vehicles, we will hit all the favorite West End hotspots including freshwater ponds, coastal marshes, bay waters and the beach. Our focus will be from Moody Gardens to 8 Mile Road. Although we’ll see some of the same birds seen on the East End trip, we’ll also see Sandhill Crane, a greater number of species of ducks and hawks, White-tailed Kite; and we’ll get closer looks at sandpipers, gulls, terns and American Oystercatcher. The areas we will visit also provide habitat for Piping, Snowy and Black-bellied Plovers, American Avocet, godwit, and curlew.
We will finish the field trip with a stop at Galveston Island Brewing for a taste of the second beer in the GINTC-Galveston Island Brewing collabeeration series with proceeds benefitting International Crane Foundation.
Local field trip leader Greg Whittaker will lead participants on this West End adventure designed for birders of all skill levels.