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.
November Presentation: Thursday, November 21, 7 PM, Rosenberg Library
What's Happening in High Island? presented by Pete Deichmann, HA Coastal Sanctuaries Manager
High Island is world renowned for its productive rookery island and excellent birding during Spring Migration, but that’s not all. Houston Audubon is constantly working to improve habitat for both birds and visitors alike. Come hear more about what it takes to manage High Island. Coastal Sanctuaries Manager, Pete Deichmann will talk about ongoing, and past habitat projects, and the plans for the future.
November Field Trip: Saturday, November 23: Bolivar Shorebirds, Waders, Ducks!
The group will meet in the parking lot across from the Library entrance, on the south side, corner of 23rd and Sealy, and will leave promptly at 7:30 AM. There will be one van available for those who do not want to drive their own vehicle. We’ll return to Galveston midafternoon.
January Presentation: Thursday, January 16, 7 PM, Rosenberg Library
Winter Birding in Galveston Island State Park presented by Assistant Park Superintendent Kyle O'Haver
January Field Trip: Saturday, January 18: Galveston Island State Park
The group will meet at 8:30 AM at the Nature Center on the bay side of GISP.
February Presentation: Thursday, February 13, 7 PM, Rosenberg Library
Winter Birding on the Texas City Dike presented by Kristine Rivers, Birding for Fun
February Field Trip: Saturday, February 15: Texas City Dike
The group will meet at 8:30 AM at the base of the Texas City Dike parking lot on left side near restrooms.
Chair & Houston Audubon Board Member
Alice Anne O'Donell
Field Trip Coordinator
Julie Ann Brown