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You don't have to be an experienced birder to enjoy these field trips! As your guide, I will be spotting and identifying the birds that we see, and making sure that you have as much time as you like to enjoy watching them, learning about them, and photographing them. The trips are fun and relaxing, and a great way to enjoy nature with friends and family.

Tour participants will ride in air-conditioned/heated comfort in a passenger van, where they will be able to get close views of the birds without doing a lot of hiking. These field trips are perfect for those who want to stay out of the weather but still want to enjoy nature, and for those with limited mobility.

We're also pleased to offer birding trips by boat in partnership with Marine Nature & Birding Tours.

Details on the meeting location will be provided with your registration confirmation. Parking is free.

Private tours to these and other locations are also available upon arrangement, including groups or families with younger children. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kristine Rivers at kristine@birdingforfun.com or 832-372-8236.

Guided Tour of Galveston Island – February 23
Matagorda Raptor Tour – February 24
Mini-Tour of Galveston Island's West End – March 2


GUIDED TOUR OF GALVESTON ISLAND
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23
8AM – 3PM

Ages: 12 to Adult (Limited to 8 participants)

Cost: $65 per person ($60 for GINTC members)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

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Sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you on a guided tour of some of the best birding spots on Galveston Island! You'll get the opportunity to see Common Loons, Long-billed Curlews, White-tailed Kites, Reddish Egrets, Red-breasted Mergansers, Green-winged Teal, and many other winter waterfowl and Texas Gulf Coast specialties up close, without doing a lot of hiking! Come find out why Galveston is one of the premiere birding destinations in the United States. There's so much to see we'll need a full day! We'll take a break for lunch mid-day (cost of lunch not included.) You may want to bring snacks and drinks.

Registration deadline: February 20 at 2pm; minimum of 5 required for trip to occur


Long-billed Curlew

Red-breasted Merganser

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MATAGORDA RAPTOR TOUR
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
8AM – 5PM

Ages: 12 to Adult (Limited to 8 participants)

Cost: $75 per person

SOLD OUT!

 

We are pleased to offer this special birding tour to Matagorda, with a focus on raptors! This is an amazing time of year to see raptors, and we have the potential to see a dozen species on this tour, including Burrowing Owls, Bald Eagles, Crested Caracaras, White-tailed Hawks, and many more. We'll also enjoy seeing other coastal specialties along the way, such as Brown Pelicans, Reddish Egrets, Tricolored Herons, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

We'll take a break for lunch mid-day (cost of lunch not included.) You may want to bring snacks and drinks.

Registration deadline: February 21 at 2pm; minimum of 6 required for trip to occur


Burrowing Owl

Crested Caracara

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MINI-TOUR OF GALVESTON ISLAND'S WEST END
FRIDAY, MARCH 2
CHOOSE ONE: 8AM – 10AM; 10:30AM – 12:30PM; OR 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Ages: 12 to Adult (Limited to 8 participants)

Cost: $25 per person ($20 for GINTC members)

Register Now

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This mini-tour of Galveston Island's West End is a great introduction to the fun and fascination of our tours! You'll get the opportunity to see Ospreys, White-tailed Kites, Reddish Egrets, Neotropic Cormorants, and other Texas Gulf Coast specialties up close, without doing a lot of hiking! Enjoy this shortened version of our popular full-length tour with your family and friends.

Registration deadline: February 28 at 2pm; minimum of 5 required for trip to occur


Osprey

Neotropic Cormorant

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