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Field Trips

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.

October Presentation: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 7 PM, Rosenberg Library

Galveston’s Winter Birds and Where to Find Them
Presenter: Bob Becker

Join us in welcoming Bob Becker to our GGAG speakers list. He will be presenting our October 20th program and leading our Saturday field trip. Bob is a retired journalist and enjoys photography as well as birding. In addition to being a FeatherFest leader, he writes a birding blog for the GINTC and Visit Galveston websites and will be teaching an OLLI course for Beginning Birders this fall.

October Field Trip: Saturday, October 22, 2022

Meet at east end of Seawall at the Fort San Jacinto Historic Point. We will bird Boddecker Rd, East End Lagoon Nature Preserve, and East Beach area. If time, we will also go to Corp Woods.

November Presentation: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 7 PM, Rosenberg Library

Riparian Rhythms
Presenter: Kristine Rivers

The rich resources of Clear Creek’s riparian zone attract a wide variety of species in the winter, each interacting in different ways within the habitat. This fun video presentation will focus on how observing behavioral rhythms – repeated behaviors unique to each species – can help you discover and identify more birds.

November Field Trip: Saturday, November 19, 2022

Field Trip Locations: Challenger 7 Memorial Park, Walter Hall Park, Clear Creek Nature Center (as time allows). Join us as we explore the riparian zone along Clear Creek, visiting a variety of habitats in search of species – and behaviors – featured in the presentation. Potential discoveries include Bald Eagle, Osprey, Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Phoebe, American Pipit, Marsh Wren, Anhinga, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Shoveler. We will meet at 8:30 AM at Challenger 7 Memorial Park, 2301 W Nasa Blvd, Webster, TX 77598