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Bird Surveys


Woodland Park

Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl at Woodland Park

Photo by Les Ruthven

Next Survey: September 21, 2024

Survey Leader: Mary Goldsby

Park Address: 212 Parkview, Houston, 77009

Meet count leader Mary Goldsby in the parking lot of Woodland Park at 7:30 AM. 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 third Saturday of the month, and take a break during the summer (June - August). Please check the website for last-minute updates.

About the Survey

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.