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Bird Surveys

Memorial Park - Eastern Glades Bird Survey

Next Survey: August 3, 7:30 AM

Special Project: The next survey will be on August 3, beginning at 7:30 AM.

There have been 147 bird species observed within Memorial Park outside of the Hogg Bird Sanctuary and the Houston Arboretum. The Eastern Glades is the first major Master Plan project to be implemented. It is set to be completed in 2020. This area was once inaccessible due to a lack of trails and heavy overgrowth within the forest. The main feature of the current project will be a large pond surrounded by wetland plants. It will serve the dual purpose of new wildlife habitat and stormwater retention. This survey will help assess the bird diversity within Eastern Glades. Master Plan on the Memorial Park Conservancy website

Where to meet: Please park in the Eastern Glades parking lot. We will meet at the restrooms/water garden at the northern end of the parking lot (see map). 

Please note: Parts of this survey will take place near an active construction site (until the Eastern Glades project is completed.) Please no children until the construction site is no longer active. Please wear waterproof shoes/boots. We will be going off-trail in wetland habitat for part of the survey. 

Leader: Kirsten Thoede (


Map of Eastern Glades

Red square indicates meeting area