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You don't have to be an experienced birder to enjoy these tours! As your guide, I will be spotting and identifying the birds that we see, and making sure that you have as much time as you like to enjoy watching them, learning about them, and photographing them. The trips are fun and relaxing, and a great way to enjoy nature with friends and family.

Tour participants will ride in air-conditioned comfort in a car or passenger van, where they will be able to get close views of the birds without doing a lot of hiking. These field trips are perfect for those who want to stay out of the weather but still want to enjoy nature, and for those with limited mobility.

Details on the meeting location will be provided with your registration confirmation. Parking is free unless otherwise noted.

Private tours to these and other locations are also available upon arrangement, including groups or families with younger children. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kristine Rivers at kristine@birdingforfun.com or 832-372-8236.

Matagorda Raptor Tour – Saturday, October 26
Guided Tour of Bolivar Peninsula: Saturday, November 2
Guided Tour of Coastal Texas & Rio Grande Valley: January 16-19, 2020 (4 days / 3 nights)

7AM – 5PM

Ages: 16 to Adult

Cost: $100 per person ($95 for GINTC members)


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Join us for this special birding tour from Galveston to Matagorda and back, with a focus on raptors! This is an amazing time of year to see raptors, and we have the potential to see a dozen species on this tour, including Burrowing Owls, Bald Eagles, Crested Caracaras, White-tailed Hawks, and many more. We'll also enjoy seeing other coastal specialties along the way, such as Brown Pelicans, Reddish Egrets, Tricolored Herons, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

We'll take a break for lunch mid-day (cost of lunch not included.) You may want to bring snacks and drinks.

Registration deadline: October 24 at 5pm

Burrowing Owl

Crested Caracara

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8AM – 4PM

Ages: 12 to Adult (Limited to 8 participants)

Cost: $75 per person ($70 for GINTC members)

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Sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you on a guided tour of Bolivar Peninsula, one of the best winter birding hotspots in our area! We'll ride the ferry over to Bolivar, watching for Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins along the way. Once on the other side, we'll visit historic Fort Travis Seashore Park, where we'll look for Marbled Godwits, Long-billed Curlews, and Black-bellied Plovers as well as other shorebirds. We'll also visit the jetty, where you'll get the opportunity to see White Pelicans, American Avocets, Neotropic Cormorants, Common Loons, Red-breasted Mergansers, Black Scoters, Common Goldeneyes, and other seabirds. After lunch, we'll go to the Houston Audubon Society's Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary, which has been recognized as a Globally Important Bird Area for shorebirds. This trip also offers the possibility to see many winter raptors, including Peregrine Falcons, Crested Caracaras, White-tailed Kites, Merlins, American Kestrels, and Red-tailed Hawks.

We'll take a break for lunch mid-day (cost of lunch not included.) You may want to bring snacks and drinks.

Registration deadline: October 31 at 5pm

Marbled Godwits

Red-breasted Merganser

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7AM Departure on Day 1 / 6PM Arrival
on Day 4

Ages: Adult (Limited to 8 participants)

Cost: $1,000 per person if registered by November 1, 2019; $1,250 per person thereafter
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $900 per person / 2 for $1,750 (50% deposit required by November 1)

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If you've always wanted to visit the Rio Grande Valley, but don't think you would enjoy those fast-paced and often strenuous birding tours offered by other tour companies, this is the tour for you! In true Birding for Fun style, we provide the transportation for the entire trip from Galveston to the Valley and back, birding at hotspots along the way. No need to fly to the Valley to meet us there; no need to deal with the aggravation of airports and taxis!

We'll visit many wonderful Texas coastal birding destinations, beginning and ending in Galveston, and including Matagorda, Padre Island National Seashore, and Boca Chica. We'll also visit exciting Valley birding hotspots such as Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Estero Llano Grande State Park, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, and Anzalduas Dam and County Park. Our plan is to spend two full days birding in the Valley. You'll get the opportunity to see Green Jays, Plain Chachalacas, Great Kiskadees, Harris' Hawks, Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Green and Ringed Kingfishers, Curve-billed Thrashers, Wild Turkeys, and too many other Texas Gulf Coast specialties and winter migrants to mention!

Registration deadline: December 15, 2019; minimum of 4 participants required for tour to occur.

Please read About Our Tours for detailed information regarding what the price of the tour includes, lodging arrangements, refund policy, etc. Please note that all participants are required to execute the Assumption of Risk and Liability Release Agreement prior to leaving on the tour.

Green Jays

Great Kiskadee

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