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Sanctuary Walks

Coastal Bird and Nature Walks

Walking on Bolivar Flats
Walking on Bolivar Flats

Bolivar Beach Rambles

Come explore Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary and see what the forces of nature have left for us on the beach and in the wrack lines with Sanctuaries Manager Pete Deichmann. You’ll walk along the beach and out onto the flats discovering the diversity of life along the gulf coast. It’s a perfect opportunity for a family day trip. Ride the Galveston ferry, see dolphins, birds, shellfish and learn about coastal ecosystems. This program is FREE, suitable for all ages and runs on the first Saturday of each month. No preregistration required. We meet at 10:00 AM at the vehicular barrier. Take TX-87 to Rettilon Rd. Turn right at the beach and travel 3/4 mile. Hope to see you there!

Parking: Parking stickers are REQUIRED for all vehicles to park on Bolivar beaches. They can be purchased locally for $10. A list of vendors can be found above.

Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary

4th Saturday Bird Walks

Join us for a free bird walk at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, September through May on the 4th Saturday of the month. Bird walks last 1 hour. Birders can arrive and leave as their schedules require. Novices are welcome. 
Meet at the Edith Moore Cabin at 8:00 AM.
Park at the Memorial Methodist Church Lot (12995 Memorial) on the eastern boundary of the sanctuary.
Leader: Paul Fagala of Wild Birds Unlimited (14032 Memorial Drive).