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Bird Surveys

Eastern Glades Bird Survey

Next Monthly Survey: April 6, 8 AM

Special Project: Held monthly on the 1st Saturday, beginning at 8 AM. The survey will be conducted starting in April 2019 and continue through the summer.

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: Park in the lot at the Aquatic/Fitness center or on Arnott street (see red square on map below). Parking is currently free in this lot. We will meet at the Eastern Glades restroom/water garden. Map on the Memorial Conservancy website.

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 Please no children until the construction site is no longer active.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