The Royal Tern is one of our more common local sea-birds, distinguishable by its bright orange bill and black head-cap. Texas is the most southern area of the tern's breeding grounds. June is when their chicks hatch. In the winter, the tern migrates as far as Argentina in order to find warmth.
GALVESTON — A recent Texas A&M University study found that out-of-county visitors to the park spent nearly $4 million in Galveston County last year. That money helped create nearly 58 full- and part-time jobs in the county, according to the study.