Member Field Trips
See the field trip guidelines below for details. Click this link to learn more about membership.
Saturday, September 23, 2017: Smith Point
Smith Point on the eastern shore of Galveston Bay is a natural concentration point for southwardly moving raptors in fall migration. At the peak of fall migration, it’s not unusual to see thousands of Broad-winged Hawks, the most numerous species that migrates through Smith Point, on a single day.
Saturday, October 28, 2017: Matagorda County Birding Nature Center
The Matagorda County Birding Nature Center (MCBNC) covers 34 beautiful acres and is located on the Colorado River in Bay City, Texas. MCBNC has six botanical gardens and three major eco-systems to enjoy.
Saturday, November 18, 2017: Gulf Coast Bird Observatory (bird banding demonstration), Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary and Quintana Beach County Park
The Neotropical Bird Sanctuary is owned by the Town of Quintana and the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory (GCBO). It opened in 1994 with the Town's purchase of a small tract of land across from the Town Hall and a grant through Partners in Flight. The sanctuary is a popular birding spot with trails, ponds and park benches and allows easy access and close viewing of migratory birds.
Field Trip Guidelines
Each trip will have a limited number of participants, normally 25, and participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis. There may be some field trips in which the number of participants will vary from the 25 stated above, depending on the logistics of the trip.
Houston Audubon field trips are a benefit of membership. Each participant must be a Houston Audubon local member or be a guest of a Houston Audubon local member. An individual may be a guest on no more than two field trips during the birding season (September - May). Not a Houston Audubon member? Sign up now and then join us! To check on your membership status please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston Audubon invites members and young birding enthusiasts age 12 and older to participate in our monthly field trips. We encourage families with younger children to participate in the Family Nature Explore Club instead.
Questions about Houston Audubon field trips can be directed to Mary Anne Weber at email@example.com or 713-640-2407.