Calendar

Jun
25
Sat
2022
Woodland Park Bird Survey @ Woodland Park
Jun 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Meet count leader Jason Bonilla in the parking lot of Woodland Park. Please note that the park does not have a maintained trail system. As such, there is a lot of poison ivy that is somewhat unavoidable when walking the park and looking for birds. Additionally, there are terrain changes and unstable areas. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. They usually meet on the fourth Saturday of the month.

Jul
9
Sat
2022
Second Saturday Bird Walks @ Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free to attend, donations appreciated. Work on your bird watching skills while helping the Arboretum monitor bird populations on a fun, relaxed morning walk. Join the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center on the second Saturday of each month at the front door of the building for a two-hour bird walk led by Kelsey Low and Theo Ostler, a resident bird enthusiast. We welcome all levels of bird watching skill and all ages (as long as you’re quiet) – but no dogs, please! If you have binoculars of your own, please bring them. We do have some binoculars available to borrow. For more events with the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, visit their Events Calendar!

 

Jul
16
Sat
2022
Bird Banding at GCBO @ Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
Jul 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

You are invited to join Gulf Coast Bird Observatory for their monthly bird banding program at the GCBO headquarters in Lake Jackson on the third Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Licensed bird banders and GCBO Research Associates Robert and Kay Lookingbill  band at the sanctuary on a regular basis. Birds are captured for banding in very fine nylon nets known as “mist nets” because they are almost invisible in the environment. Captured birds are weighed and measured and their species, sex, and age are recorded. Each is fitted with an aluminum leg band with a unique number provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and released unharmed. If the bird is captured again, the band provides the link to retrieve this history, which then provides important information on the routes used by migrating birds, their longevity, and general physical condition.

Jul
21
Thu
2022
Audubon Bird Survey @ Baytown Nature Center
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am

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Houston Audubon in partnership with the Baytown Nature Center is leading a monthly count at the Baytown Nature Center. Jan & David Hanson are the leaders. The survey is usually conducted on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, and results are posted on eBird. The survey normally begins at 8 AM. Fore more information, visit houstonaudubon.org.

 

Meet at BNC Visitor Center

Bring water, snacks, insect repellant and binoculars!

Jul
23
Sat
2022
Woodland Park Bird Survey @ Woodland Park
Jul 23 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Meet count leader Jason Bonilla in the parking lot of Woodland Park. Please note that the park does not have a maintained trail system. As such, there is a lot of poison ivy that is somewhat unavoidable when walking the park and looking for birds. Additionally, there are terrain changes and unstable areas. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. They usually meet on the fourth Saturday of the month.

Aug
13
Sat
2022
Second Saturday Bird Walks @ Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free to attend, donations appreciated. Work on your bird watching skills while helping the Arboretum monitor bird populations on a fun, relaxed morning walk. Join the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center on the second Saturday of each month at the front door of the building for a two-hour bird walk led by Kelsey Low and Theo Ostler, a resident bird enthusiast. We welcome all levels of bird watching skill and all ages (as long as you’re quiet) – but no dogs, please! If you have binoculars of your own, please bring them. We do have some binoculars available to borrow. For more events with the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, visit their Events Calendar!

 

Aug
18
Thu
2022
Audubon Bird Survey @ Baytown Nature Center
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am

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Houston Audubon in partnership with the Baytown Nature Center is leading a monthly count at the Baytown Nature Center. Jan & David Hanson are the leaders. The survey is usually conducted on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, and results are posted on eBird. The survey normally begins at 8 AM. Fore more information, visit houstonaudubon.org.

 

Meet at BNC Visitor Center

Bring water, snacks, insect repellant and binoculars!

Aug
20
Sat
2022
Bird Banding at GCBO @ Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

You are invited to join Gulf Coast Bird Observatory for their monthly bird banding program at the GCBO headquarters in Lake Jackson on the third Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Licensed bird banders and GCBO Research Associates Robert and Kay Lookingbill  band at the sanctuary on a regular basis. Birds are captured for banding in very fine nylon nets known as “mist nets” because they are almost invisible in the environment. Captured birds are weighed and measured and their species, sex, and age are recorded. Each is fitted with an aluminum leg band with a unique number provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and released unharmed. If the bird is captured again, the band provides the link to retrieve this history, which then provides important information on the routes used by migrating birds, their longevity, and general physical condition.

Aug
27
Sat
2022
Woodland Park Bird Survey @ Woodland Park
Aug 27 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Meet count leader Jason Bonilla in the parking lot of Woodland Park. Please note that the park does not have a maintained trail system. As such, there is a lot of poison ivy that is somewhat unavoidable when walking the park and looking for birds. Additionally, there are terrain changes and unstable areas. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. They usually meet on the fourth Saturday of the month.

Sep
10
Sat
2022
Second Saturday Bird Walks @ Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free to attend, donations appreciated. Work on your bird watching skills while helping the Arboretum monitor bird populations on a fun, relaxed morning walk. Join the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center on the second Saturday of each month at the front door of the building for a two-hour bird walk led by Kelsey Low and Theo Ostler, a resident bird enthusiast. We welcome all levels of bird watching skill and all ages (as long as you’re quiet) – but no dogs, please! If you have binoculars of your own, please bring them. We do have some binoculars available to borrow. For more events with the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, visit their Events Calendar!