Galveston County Audubon Group
The Galveston County Audubon Group (GCAG) of the Houston Audubon Society was organized in 1998. Conceived by Houston Audubon members, the goal was to provide local birders with access to speakers and activities without the need to travel to Houston. The Galveston County Audubon Group conducts monthly field trips, September through March. In December the field trip is replaced by participation in the Christmas Bird Count. Field trips usually focus on local birding hot spots.
In addition, we hold meetings jointly with the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC). The meetings are held in the Wortham Auditorium on the first floor at the Rosenberg Library, 7 - 8 PM. The address for the Rosenberg Library is 2310 Sealy Street, Galveston, TX 77550. We welcome guests to come at 6:30 PM to visit with other birders about their recent outings and sightings before the meeting. Meetings are scheduled in September, October, November, January, February, and March.
Membership is free and meetings and field trips are open to the public. We encourage membership in Houston Audubon Society, but it is not required. GCAG members assist with Featherfest, Galveston Island State Park and the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council in leading local birding trips. In the past year, members have been very active in the restoration of Houston Audubon Society's Dos Vacas Muertas Bird Sanctuary, located on the west end of Galveston Island.
March Presentation: Thursday, March 19, 7 PM, Rosenberg Library
Update on the Beach-nesting Program presented by Kristen Vale, TX Coastal Program Coordinator for the American Bird Conservancy
Kristen will give an update on the beach-nesting bird work done by the American Bird Conservancy and Houston Audubon at our established sites, as well as Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and San Luis Pass. She will also share insights gained from our banded Wilson's Plovers in their wintering grounds in Central America.
March Field Trip: Saturday, March 21: Galveston's East End
Meet in the Fort San Jacinto Historic Point parking lot and the far east end of Seawall Blvd.
Chair & Houston Audubon Board Member
Alice Anne O'Donell
Field Trip Coordinator
Julie Ann Brown