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Bird Surveys

Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve

Address: 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston, TX 77070

Meeting Time: 7:30 AM (8:00 AM October-March)  in front of the restrooms.

Upcoming Survey: Tuesday, November 19, starting at 8:0 AM

Leaders: Mary Anne Weber, Skip Almoney, Geoff Newton

Precinct 4’s Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve is an 80-acre property featuring Marshall Lake, which spans approximately 40 acres, plus a staff building, paved roads and parking lots, restroom facilities, and 1.7 miles of trails. Our survey takes place on the third Tuesday of each month. Email Mary Anne Weber at to be put on the notification list.

Latest Report: October 15, 2019

Thanks to everyone who came out for the October Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Bird Survey. Not much diversity but the Red-shouldered Hawk gripping a pigeon for breakfast and a large flock of munias were fun to watch. A recently birthed copperhead had us stopped on the trail for some photos.
-- Mary Anne Weber

Photos from October 15, 2019 survey.

Bird List: October 15, 2019 online at eBird.

Background Information

The preserve was donated to Precinct 4 in January 2009, after Kickerillo Companies and Mischer Investments acquired it from Hewlett-Packard to create The Vintage, a community in northwest Harris County. Ultimately, the property will connect with the 100-acre Wood Preserve on the opposite side of Highway 249 and become part of the Cypress Creek Greenway trail system, which connects hundreds of acres of parks along Cypress Creek.

Sunrise at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve
Sunrise at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve

Photo by Mary Anne Weber