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You don't have to be an experienced birder to enjoy these field trips! 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 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.

Guided Tour of Texas City Dike: January 18     
Guided Tour of Galveston Island's West End: February 1
Guided Tour of Bolivar Peninsula & Galveston Island's East End: February 15
Mini-Tour of Galveston Island's West End: February 22
Guided Tour of Coastal Texas & Rio Grande Valley: February 28-March 3 (4 days / 3 nights) NEW TOUR!

GUIDED TOUR OF TEXAS CITY DIKE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
8AM – 3PM

Ages: 12 to Adult (5 spots remaining)

Cost: $75 per person FLASH SALE! 2 for $125

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Sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you on a guided tour of the Texas City Dike! You'll get the opportunity to see American Avocets, White Pelicans, Black-bellied Plovers, Black Skimmers, Herring Gulls, Common Loons, Red-breasted Mergansers, and many other great species up close, without having to do a lot of hiking! We'll take a break for lunch mid-day (cost of lunch not included.) Please dress warmly, as it can be windy on the dike. You may want to bring snacks and drinks.


American Avocet

Common Loon

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GUIDED TOUR OF GALVESTON ISLAND'S WEST END
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
8AM – 12PM

Ages: 12 to Adult (Limited to 8 participants)

Cost: $50 per person ($45 for GINTC members)

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Sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you on a guided tour of some of the best birding spots on Galveston Island's West End! You'll get the opportunity to see Ospreys, White-tailed Kites, Neotropic Cormorants, Reddish Egrets, Common Loons, Red-breasted Mergansers, and many other Texas Gulf Coast specialties up close, in air-conditioned/heated comfort, without having to do a lot of hiking! Come find out why Galveston is one of the premiere birding destinations in the United States. You may want to bring snacks and drinks.

Registration deadline: January 30 at 5pm


Osprey

Red-breasted Merganser

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GUIDED TOUR OF BOLIVAR PENINSULA & GALVESTON ISLAND'S EAST END
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
8AM – 1PM

Ages: 12 to Adult (Limited to 8 participants)

Cost: $50 per person ($45 for GINTC members)

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Sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you on a guided tour of Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island's East End, in air-conditioned/heated comfort, without having to do a lot of hiking! We'll ride the ferry over to the Bolivar Peninsula, 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. Then we'll go to the Houston Audubon Society's Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary, which has been recognized as a Globally Important Bird Area, where you'll get the opportunity to see Least Sandpipers, Piping Plovers, Ruddy Turnstones, Reddish Egrets, and many other Texas Gulf Coast specialties up close! After we return to Galveston, if time allows we'll check East Beach for Black Skimmers, Red-breasted Mergansers, Belted Kingfishers, Ospreys, and many other species of interest. You may want to bring snacks and drinks.

Registration deadline: February 13 at 5pm


Marbled Godwits

Black Skimmers

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MINI-TOUR OF GALVESTON ISLAND'S WEST END
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22
CHOOSE ONE:
8AM – 10AM (2 spots available);
10:30AM – 12:30PM (2 spots available)
1:30PM – 3:30PM (2 spots available)

Ages: 12 to Adult (Limited to 2 participants per tour time)

Cost: $25 per person / 2 for $40

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This shortened version of our popular full-length tour of Galveston Island's West End is a great introduction to the fun and fascination of our tours! You'll get the opportunity to see Ospreys, White-tailed Kites, Reddish Egrets, Neotropic Cormorants, and other Texas Gulf Coast specialties up close, without doing a lot of hiking!

Registration deadline: February 21 at 5pm


Osprey

Neotropic Cormorant

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GUIDED TOUR OF COASTAL TEXAS & RIO GRANDE VALLEY   NEW TOUR!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 – SUNDAY, MARCH 3 (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)
7AM Departure on Day 1 / 6PM Arrival
on Day 4

Ages: Adult (Limited to 8 participants)

Cost: Early Bird Special - $1,000 per person if registered by January 25; $1,250 per person thereafter

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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: February 8; 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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