Featherfest is an annual celebration of bird migration, and is held every April in Galveston, TX. This year is the 23rd such event. Friends and I spent three full days there, and engaged ourselves in three sponsored activities. The first was an afternoon workshop on shore birds. The second was an all day trip to High Island, a well-known birding site on the upper end of the Bolivar Peninsula; we actually skipped the bus ride because of early torrential rains. The last was a morning catamaran ride to the edges of North Deer Island, a beehive of rookery activity. Here are a few highlights.
High Island and Lower Boliver Peninsula
North Deer Island