Calendar

Jan
18
Sat
2020
Audubon Bird Survey @ Hogg Bird Sanctuary
Jan 18 @ 7:30 am

Leader: Cin-Ty Lee

Houston Audubon is conducting a monthly survey at Hogg Bird Sanctuary. Surveys are normally scheduled for the third Saturday of the month. Everyone is welcome. Beginners, experts, or even if you’re just curious.

Everyone will meet at the parking lot at the dead end on the south end of Westcott Street at 7:30 a.m. If the gate is locked, you may park in the upper parking lot and then walk down to the lower parking lot to meet.

Houston Arboretum Bird Survey @ Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Jan 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Leaders: Theo Ostler and Kelsey Low

Meet in front of the building at the Houston Arboretum.

The Third Saturday bird survey is a monthly event for experienced birders. It’s an opportunity for birders to help the Houston Arboretum keep a better record of the birds inhabiting the nature sanctuary throughout the year. Interested participants should bring binoculars, water, and their bird guides (if necessary).

Please RSVP to Theo Ostler so that he can let you know of any additional information prior to the survey.

Raptor Center Work Party @ Raptor and Education Center at Sims Bayou
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Raptor Center Work Party @ Raptor and Education Center at Sims Bayou

Join Audubon at the Raptor and Education Center at Sims Bayou for a morning of gardening and sanctuary maintenance. Activities include trail maintenance, filling bird feeders and baths, litter pick-up, native gardening, and invasive species removal. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and meet like-minded friends! Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent & gloves/clippers if you have them. Wear closed-toe shoes & long pants. Bring sack lunch if desired. Children of any age are welcome with their parent/chaperone. (Minimum age without a parent/chaperone is 14 years.) There is a maximum number of 15 participants at a workday.

New Volunteer Orientation for Audubon @ Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Volunteer Orientation for Audubon @ Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Come learn more about Houston Audubon’s work and how you can get involved! There will be an hour long presentation in the historic log cabin followed by a walk in the woods. This is the perfect opportunity if you’ve been wanting to do more for birds and the environment but aren’t sure how.

Jan
21
Tue
2020
Audubon Bird Survey @ Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am

Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m. in front of the restrooms

Leaders: Mary Anne Weber, Skip Almoney

Precinct 4’s Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve is an 80-acre property featuring Marshall Lake, which spans approximately 40 acres, plus a staff building, paved roads and parking lots, restroom facilities, and 1.7 miles of trails. Houston Audubon’s survey takes place on the third Tuesday of each month starting in December. Email Mary Anne Weber to be put on the notification list.

Jan
22
Wed
2020
Archbishop Fiorenza Park Phase 2 Bird Survey @ Archbishop Fiorenza Park
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am

Meet in front of the bathrooms near the parking lot off Eldridge.

Are you looking for a fantastic place to see an amazing array of birds? Join Houston Audubon on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Archbishop Fiorenza Park (Phase 2) between Eldridge and Highway 6 for the chance to see a multitude of species, get a good healthy walk in and enjoy the company of other outdoor loving folks. This park has miles of paved trails, wooded thickets, open grassy areas, large detention ponds with bird islands and much more. It is north of the Westpark Tollway and just north of the original Archbishop Fiorenza Park on Eldridge.

Email Mary Anne Weber at if you’d like to participate.

Jan
25
Sat
2020
Edith Moore Sanctuary Work Party @ Edith L. Moore Sanctuary
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Edith Moore Sanctuary Work Party @ Edith L. Moore Sanctuary

Join Audubon at the Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary for a morning of gardening and sanctuary maintenance. We work 9 AM – 12 PM, once a month on the 4th Saturday from September through April (3rd Saturday in November and December). Activities include trail maintenance, filling bird feeders and baths, litter pick-up, native gardening, and invasive species removal. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and meet like-minded friends! Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent & gloves/clippers if you have them. Wear closed-toe shoes & long pants. Bring a sack lunch if desired. Children of any age are welcome with their parent/chaperone. (Minimum age without a parent/chaperone is 14 years.) There is a maximum of 30 participants on a workday.

All volunteers must pre-register by the Wednesday before workday.

Feb
1
Sat
2020
Bolivar Flats Beach Rambles @ Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am

1ST SATURDAY BOLIVAR FLATS BEACH RAMBLES

Walking on Bolivar Flats

Come explore Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary and see what the forces of nature have left for us on the beach and in the wrack lines with Sanctuaries Manager Pete Deichmann. You’ll walk along the beach and out onto the flats discovering the diversity of life along the gulf coast. It’s a perfect opportunity for a family day trip. Ride the Galveston ferry, see dolphins, birds, shellfish and learn about coastal ecosystems.

This program is FREE, suitable for all ages and runs on the first Saturday of each month. No preregistration required. We meet at 10:00 AM at the vehicular barrier. Take TX-87 to Rettilon Rd. Turn right at the beach and travel 3/4 mile. Hope to see you there!

Parking: Parking stickers are REQUIRED for all vehicles to park on Bolivar beaches. They can be purchased locally for $10. A list of vendors can be found here.

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Armand Bayou Bird Survey @ Armand Bayou Nature Center
Feb 8 @ 7:00 am

ABNCThe monthly bird count will begin at 7 a.m., starting off from the front parking lot of Armand Bayou Nature Center, dispersing from there. Please try and be here by 7 a.m. as gates will lock promptly at 7:05. If you plan on attending, feel free to shoot Andrew Hamlett an email or just show up.

High Island Sanctuary Work Party @ Audubon High Island Sanctuary
Feb 8 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
High Island Sanctuary Work Party @ Audubon High Island Sanctuary

Meet at this internationally known birding hot spot and help us beautify one of our 4 nature sanctuaries here, improving both the visitor infrastructure and wildlife habitat. This is a great opportunity to get outside and meet other like minded people while making a difference.

Volunteers who help out at High Island Work Parties are treated to a delicious meal prepared by our lunch crew.