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COVID-19 Response: In our effort to open responsibly, access to restrooms and other facilities will be limited at all sanctuary locations.  Please be mindful that Houston Audubon trails are narrower than many state and federal parks. Visitors are strongly advised to adhere to social distancing practices and use face masks to reduce the chances of coronavirus transmission. Some sanctuaries have special restrictions. Please check COVID-19 Response page for details.


Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary

  • Address440 Wilchester Blvd, Houston, TX 77079

  • Phone(713) 932-1639

  • HoursBusiness hours are 10 AM - 3 PM., Monday-Friday The sanctuary grounds are open daily 7 AM - 7 PM. Through the end of 2020 the Sanctuary will open 12:30 PM on Tuesdays to allow volunteers to work on maintenance and upkeep. Groups larger than 7 persons must preregister.
    Restrooms are closed. The only entrance is at the east gate in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church parking lot. Parking is available in the church parking lot.

  • ParkingSee the map for available parking.

  • FeeFree for visitors. Please note that this is a pet-free sanctuary. Permits required for portrait photography.


Houston Audubon Raptor & Education Center at Sims Bayou

  • Address3997 River Drive, Houston, TX 77017

  • Phone(713) 640-2407

  • HoursThe  Raptor and Education Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM, by appointment only. Please contact us by phone at (713) 640-2407 to make an appointment.

  • See the map for available parking.

  • FeeThere is no charge for members to visit. The fee is $5 per person for non-members.

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Boy Scout Woods Bird Sanctuary

  • Address2088 5th St, High Island, TX 77623

  • HoursDawn to dusk

  • See the map for available parking.

  • FeeThe High Island sanctuaries are fee sites. A day pass costs $8, or for $30 a patch may be purchased which gives you an unlimited number of admissions to all High Island sanctuaries for one year.


Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary

  • Address2205 Old Mexico Road, High Island, TX 77623

  • HoursThe Winnie Street entrance is open 365 days a year, dawn to dusk. The Old Mexico Road entrance is open from February 15 to June 15 and weekends in the fall: September 15 - October 15.

  • See the map for available parking.

  • FeeThe High Island sanctuaries are fee sites. A day pass costs $8, or for $30 a patch may be purchased which gives you an unlimited number of admissions to all High Island sanctuaries for one year.


Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary

  • AddressRettilon Road, Bolivar Peninsula

  • HoursDawn to dusk

  • Parking stickers are REQUIRED for all vehicles to park on Bolivar beaches. They can be purchased locally for $10.

  • FeeFree


Dos Vacas Muertas Bird Sanctuary


Carolyn Raizes Davis Sanctuary

  • Citgo
  • BP
  • Chevron Retiree Association
  • Land Sea & Sky
  • Shell Oil Company Foundation
  • Strabo Tours
  • Tropical Birding
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