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Woodland Park Bird Survey

Upcoming Survey: Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 AM

Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl at Woodland Park

Photo by Les Ruthven

Latest Report: September 14, 2019

We conducted our September bird survey this morning at Woodland Park with good looks at a Baltimore Oriole and an Eastern Kingbird during their fall migration pit stop as they work their way south to Central and South America for the winter. We also had a good scope view of established non-native exotic species such as Scaly-breasted Munia thanks to the keen eyes of our UHD group, and Red-vented Bulbuls at the bridge by locals Mary and Susan. As the last of us were about to leave, an Osprey glided low overhead which was a nice way to end the morning with our 21st species for the day. Our next Woodland Park survey will be on Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 AM. See the link at the top of the page for a spreadsheet containing the data on all walks.

-- Jason Bonilla 


Monthly Surveys

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 (

Park Address: 212 Parkview, Houston, 77009