Houston Botanic Garden Bird Survey
Next Monthly Survey: May 3, starting at 8:00 AM
Leader: Mary Anne Weber
Please join us for Houston Audubon’s newest monthly bird survey at the Houston Botanic Garden (Glenbrook Golf Course). We meet the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 AM at the current golf course clubhouse parking lot at 8205 N Bayou Dr, Houston, TX 77017.
This monthly survey will help assess the current bird population and the changes to the population as the grounds are converted into the botanic garden. Houston Audubon’s Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center sits across from the grounds along the historic meander of the bayou and already has a species list over 100. We anticipate the grounds of the future botanic garden to become a hotspot for birds with a species list well over 200. Habitat across the Houston area is shrinking and Houston Audubon is excited to work with Houston Botanic Garden as they make decisions about this very important property.
The property has been part of the Central Christmas Bird Count since 2015. This is a large piece of property. We will work towards having teams of birders and volunteers helping to bird the entire property. A typical bird survey is 2 hours long but folks can come and go as they need to.
We welcome everyone. You do not need to be an experienced birder. If you need to borrow binoculars just let us know. Email Mary Anne Weber at email@example.com if you have questions and would like to join us.
Latest Report: February 1, 2018
Thanks to everyone who came out to assist with the first official monthly bird survey on the golf course property this morning. Find links to the bird list and photos at the top of the page. The Red-shouldered Hawk pair are going to be fun to monitor this spring. Hope you can join us next month on March 1.
-- Mary Anne Weber