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Bird Surveys

Houston Botanic Garden Bird Survey

Next Survey: September 7, 2023

Leader: Mary Anne Morris

Please join us for a monthly bird survey at the Houston Botanic Garden. We meet the first Thursday of each month at Glenbrook Park, September - May. Glenbrook Park is next door to the botanic garden on North Bayou Drive. Please note this is not next to the main entrance of the garden. This park is next to the staff entrance for the botanic garden. If you have any questions just let me know. We welcome everyone. You do not need to be an experienced birder. If you need to borrow binoculars, let us know. Email Mary Anne Morris at if you have questions and would like to join us.

About the Survey

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.