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Woodland Park Bird Survey

Upcoming Survey: Saturday, August 31 at 7:30 AM

Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl at Woodland Park

Photo by Les Ruthven

Latest Report: July 13, 2019

We had our Woodland Park Bird survey today. We saw two Great Horned Owls (and have been seeing GHOWs pretty regularly now with sightings five out of the last six months). We had an exotic species day as well with Red-vented Bulbuls, Scaly-breasted Munia, and Monk Parakeets. Our next walk will be on Saturday, August 31, 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