Imagine a warm day strolling on the streets of a hospitable community that is rich with well-preserved Victorian architecture. Using your binoculars to inspect the ornate details of arches, gables, and towers, you also see a Laughing Gull flying overhead. Make this scene come alive by visiting FeatherFest in Galveston, Texas. Set on a beautiful barrier island at this Gulf Coast location, FeatherFest presents the opportunity to view 200 bird species in a rich variety of habitats.
Featherfest Headquarters are located at the University of Texas Medical Branch Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the Island Community Center. With classrooms for all the birding and photography workshops, plenty of free parking, expanded shopping space for the Birders' Bazaar, and a convenient location on a major Galveston thoroughfare, Featherfest is sure to provide you with the ultimate festival experience. Be sure to come by the Eagle Optics booth in the Birders' Bazaar where you will find us ready to demonstrate and sell a variety of binoculars, spotting scopes, and tripods.
Numerous professional naturalists are on hand to teach workshops, lead field trips, and present evening programs. In addition to the extensive birding activities, there are a wide array of professionally-guided photography programs for camera buffs at all levels. The diversity and scope of topics, evening socials, and special exhibits in connection with the festival, all contribute to an experience which year after year receives rave reviews from participants.