Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Birds of Galveston
Nature at the Beach
When Audubon visited he found an island vegetated only with grasses, cacti, and dune and marsh plants. With settlement came trees and shrubs. Today the island supports not only birds typical of a barrier island but forest species as well.
Many of these forest birds are migrants that cross the Gulf of Mexico during spring and fall. These neotropical migrants depend on the island for food and shelter as they pass through during their seasonal journeys to the tropics in Central and South America. Birders from around the world travel to Galveston to witness this miracle of migration and the seasonal passage of hundreds of thousands of warblers, tanagers, orioles, and buntings.
Visit East End Lagoon Park and Nature Preserve, Corps Woods, and Galveston Island State Park
No day in Galveston is without birds. Each offers a new and exciting panoply of birdlife, each moment worthy of being experienced and cherished in its own right. Therefore we welcome you to return to our island again and again to experience its people, its beaches, its history, and, yes, its birds.
Erected by Fermata and Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council.
Location. 29° 16.378′ N, 94° 48.873′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from Seawall Boulevard 0.3 miles east of 53rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77551, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Campeche / Galveston Island (a few steps from this marker); Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising (within shouting distance of this marker); Beach Invertebrates (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter Leroy Colombo (approx. half a mile away); "Ducky's Beach" (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Italian Vault (approx. one mile away); Rosewood Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Baden-Sproule House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
More about this marker. As noted on the marker, “This interpretive sign was made possible by a generous donation from Carter Ware and the National Honor Society of Galveston Ball High School. Photos by Ted Eubanks”.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.