Eastern and Western Galveston Island Professional Review and Guide
"The resort city of Galveston, set on the eastern end of a 28-mile-long barrier island, makes a good base for a trip that combines birding with other activities —or for couples in which one partner is less enthusiastic about birding than the other. With its interesting (and tragic) history, museums, restaurants, and beaches, and with accommodations from high-end hotels to bed-and-breakfast inns to inexpensive motels, Galveston has offerings and amenities to please just about everyone.
Several excellent birding sites are located on the island itself, and the city is within a relatively short drive of several others. Summer is not the time to go birding at Galveston. The island is packed with vacationers, and the beaches are crowded with swimmers and sunbathers. And the birds are less interesting, too. But after the summer rush and on through spring, Galveston has much to offer the visiting birder."