Woodland Park Bird Survey
Upcoming Survey: Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 AM
Great Horned Owl at Woodland Park
Latest Report: January 11, 2020
Happy New Bird Year! We had our January bird survey at Woodland Park today with 31 species. There was lots of activity this morning. We found a Lincoln's Sparrow which is new for the park. There have been some exciting birds in the area lately. Tim found a Ladder-backed Woodpecker at Woodland Park, also new, a few days ago, and a Bullock's Oriole has been seen recently at nearby White Oak Park. Seems like a good winter for western species. Total species reported for Woodland Park in eBird is now at 148 from all eBirders. I hope we can reach 150+ this year. Our next Woodland Park bird survey will be on Sat. Feb. 8 at 7:30 AM.
-- Jason Bonilla
Meet count leader Jason Bonilla in the parking lot of Woodland Park. Please note that the park does not have a maintained trail system. As such, there is a lot of poison ivy that is somewhat unavoidable when walking the park and looking for birds. Additionally, there are terrain changes and unstable areas. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. We usually meet on the fourth Saturday of the month. Please check the website for last minute updates.
Background Information: (by Jason Bonilla) Woodland Park, located a few miles from downtown in Woodland Heights, is an excellent park for urban birding. The Friends of Woodland Park and members of Houston Audubon get together monthly for a 2-hour bird walk from 7:30 to 9:30 AM. We have seen lots of great birds during every season over the past few years, including nice spring migrants. Several exotic species have also been seen at the park, including Red-vented Bulbuls, Nutmeg Mannikins, and Orange-cheeked Waxbills. Anyone is welcome to join us as we explore one of Houston's oldest parks.
Leader: Jason Bonilla (email@example.com)
Park Address: 212 Parkview, Houston, 77009