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Field Trips & Travel

Bus Trips for Houston Audubon Seniors

Are you over 50 and eager for birding and natural history adventures? Are you tired of driving through Houston traffic to reach a birding destination? We have the solution! Our monthly senior bus trips with buses provided free of charge by Harris County Precinct 3 as a senior service by Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack can easily satisfy your "natural" side. Houston Audubon books a bus every month for our Houston Audubon members who are 50 and over. We provide snacks, refreshments and an experienced tour guide at our destination.

Reservations are required and attendance will be limited to the bus capacity. The buses are provided by Precinct 3 free of charge. A small fee is charged by Houston Audubon to cover snacks, water, and any entry fee at destination. Participants will be required to sign Precinct 3 and HA liability release forms for the trip. Precinct 3 regulations require that all participants must be 50 years or older. Remember to bring your binoculars, insect protection, sturdy shoes, and raingear if necessary. For more information and trip updates, contact Mary Anne Weber at maweber@houstonaudubon.org.

Senior bus trips depart from Memorial City Mall. You will receive directions and times when you register. Buses are kindly provided by Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack. You will need to bring your lunch in a soft-sided container and Houston Audubon will provide snacks, cold water, and an ice chest for your drinks, since we will not have room for everyone to bring their own ice chest. Note that there is no restroom on the county buses.

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Upcoming Trips

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Evening on the Katy Prairie
  • This special bus trip is from 3 PM to 8 PM. We'll depart from Memorial City Mall.

    We’ll start at the Katy Prairie Conservancy's (KPC's) Field Office for an introduction to the prairie. Then we'll explore grasslands, wetlands, and tree lines on property owned by KPC, which has helped protect approximately 20,000 acres in west Harris County and east Waller County. We hope to see a variety of wintering birds such as sparrows, hawks, and waterfowl. At sunset we plan to be where we can observe the evening flight of maybe Sandhill Cranes or Long-billed Curlews, or possibly wading birds and waterfowl, plus maybe a Short-eared Owl or two. Please bring flashlights as we may linger until dark. Spotting scopes will likely be useful. Check out the Katy Prairie bird checklist at http://www.katyprairie.org/birding/.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Sabine Ranch
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
  • Registration and destination coming soon.
Friday, May 30, 2017
  • Registration and destination coming soon.
Monday, June 5, 2017
  • Registration and destination coming soon.
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