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Bird Surveys

Baytown Nature Center Bird Survey

Next Survey: April 20, 2017

Background Information

Sora © David Hanson
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© David Hanson. Photographed during a survey at Baytown Nature Center.

Houston Audubon in partnership with the Baytown Nature Center is leading a monthly count at the Baytown Nature Center. David Hanson is the leader. 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.

Entry fee waived for count participants: There is no entry fee for the participants of the bird survey. Please inform the gate attendant when you arrive and then meet behind the entrance building.

The Baytown Nature Center is a 450-acre site on two peninsulas surrounded by three bays. More than 300 species of birds depend on this area for migration, feeding or nesting. This former residential subdivision now features picnic shelters, fishing piers, pavilions, and scenic overlooks. There's also a butterfly garden and bird sanctuary. The Baytown Nature Center is an official site on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail and is part of the Houston Christmas Bird Count.

Directions

Baytown Nature Center

From Houston: Take I-10 East to the Baytown Spur 330 exit (2nd exit after the San Jacinto River Bridge). From Spur 330 take the Bayway Drive exit and turn right at the traffic signal. Proceed south on Bayway for about 2 miles to the Baytown Nature Center entrance on the right (watch for stone entrance sign).

From the south on TX 146: Cross the Fred Hartman Bridge on TX 146; continue on TX 146 to TX 330 Spur north; go 1.9 miles and exit at Baker Rd/Wade Rd; turn left onto W. Baker Rd.; travel ½ mile and turn left onto Bayway Drive; go 1 mile to the entrance of Baytown Nature Center on the right.

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