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Bird Surveys

Armand Bayou Bird Survey

Next Monthly Survey: May 12, starting at 7 AM

We will hold our bird count at 7 AM, starting off from the front parking lot of Armand Bayou Nature Center, dispersing from there. Please try and be here by 7 AM as gates will lock promptly at 7:05. I really hope you all can join us as we can try to spread back across all of our many areas we typically bird. If we have enough volunteers, I would like to not only cover Armand Bayou and Bay Area Park but also UH Clear Lake, a few offsite lakes/ponds, and the Village Grove portion of upper Armand Bayou. If you plan on attending, feel free to shoot me an email or just show up!  After the count, we'll go for breakfast/ lunch at Classic Cafe! Please join us if you can, looking forward to a nice morning and seeing everyone.

Andrew Hamlett (, Leader, Armand Bayou Nature Center Survey

November 18 Report

Just wanted to thank everyone for coming out yesterday for the count. We had 76 unique species across a few different locations: Armand Bayou Nature Center, Village Grove Park on Armand Bayou, Port Road/ Red Bluff and Bay Area Park.  We also had some really nice sightings including American Woodcock, Winter Wren, Wilsons Warbler, Black and White Warbler and Bald Eagle. Pretty incredible day. Thank you again, I have included the checklists below. Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Annual Christmas Bird Count on December 16 if you can help us, we’d love to have you come out.  All email requests should be sent to
Andrew Hamlett

Background Information

Armand Bayou Nature Center

The Armand Bayou Nature Center is one of the largest urban wildlife refuges in the United States. The 2,500 acres of the refuge include prairie wetlands, forested wetlands, marshes, and the bayou. It provides great birding opportunities in a convenient location in Clear Lake off Bay Area Blvd., near the Johnson Space Center. Andrew Hamlett has been leading monthly bird counts at Armand Bayou Nature Center for Houston Audubon since 2006. In addition to the nature center, Bay Area Park and the UH Clear Lake campus are also surveyed if there are enough participants. Counts are held on the second Saturday of each month.