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Bird Surveys

Armand Bayou Bird Survey

Next Monthly Survey: July 9, 2022

Pre-registration now required: The Armand Bayou Nature Center requests that all participants sign up using this mobile-friendly web form.

Health and safety measures: if you feel sick in any way, fever, sniffles, loss of taste and smell or have been in close contact with a sick person, please sit this one out and try and get better. Secondly, bring the following: enough water to stay hydrated as the water fountains have been shut off and a face mask. Masks are required in outdoor public spaces that don't allow for social distancing (e.g. parking lot, bathrooms, narrow shared paths). The Center has embraced this order and masks are integral to the ABNC COVID-19 Response. I know it's warm out there and masks will be uncomfortable at times, but you can step away from the group to cool off without a mask from a distance of 10 ft when necessary. We do not want anyone to become overheated.

We begin our monthly bird count normally 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!  Please join us if you can, looking forward to a nice morning and seeing everyone.
Andrew Hamlett (, Leader, Armand Bayou Nature Center Survey

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.