Bird Lovers Gather in Texas for Annual FeatherFest

The Texas Coast hosts ninth annual bird watching festival By: Claire Makepeace
The winning photograph from the 2010 FeatherFest Photo Contest // © 2011 Tim Timmis
The winning photograph from the 2010 FeatherFest Photo Contest // © 2011 Tim Timmis

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Hundreds of bird enthusiasts will gather in Galveston Island and Bay Area Houston this April for FeatherFest 2011, which will be held between April 7 and April 10. FeatherFest is an annual festival exploring and celebrating the beautiful avian wildlife of the Texas coast during spring migration.

Festival goers will participate in excursions by bus, boat or kayak to visit a variety of habitats of different species of bird. Excursions will visit habitats including beaches, bay marshes, wetlands, coastal prairies and upland wood mottes. There are also wildlife tours and seminars given by wildlife experts and photography competitions in which guests can participate.

Galveston also has a great range of outdoor activities for families to enjoy at the state park and beaches, such as surfing, biking, fishing and golf. Guests will also be able to enjoy the rich history of Galveston, which has three National Historic Landmarks and approximately 1,500 historic buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
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