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Field Trips & Travel

Bus Trips for Houston Audubon Seniors

Are you over 50 and eager for birding and natural history adventures? Are you tired of driving through Houston traffic to reach a birding destination? We have the solution! Our monthly senior bus trips with buses provided free of charge by Harris County Precinct 3 as a senior service by Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack can easily satisfy your "natural" side. Houston Audubon books a bus every month for our Houston Audubon members who are 50 and over. We provide snacks, refreshments and an experienced tour guide at our destination.

Reservations are required and attendance will be limited to the bus capacity. The buses are provided by Precinct 3 free of charge. A small fee is charged by Houston Audubon to cover snacks, water, and any entry fee at destination. Participants will be required to sign Precinct 3 and HA liability release forms for the trip. Precinct 3 regulations require that all participants must be 50 years or older. Remember to bring your binoculars, insect protection, sturdy shoes, and raingear if necessary. For more information and trip updates, contact Mary Anne Weber at

Senior bus trips depart from Memorial City Mall. You will receive directions and times when you register. Buses are kindly provided by Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack. You will need to bring your lunch in a soft-sided container and Houston Audubon will provide snacks, cold water, and an ice chest for your drinks, since we will not have room for everyone to bring their own ice chest. Note that there is no restroom on the county buses.

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Monday, June 25, 2018: Natural History Museum at Sam Houston State University and local birding hot spots

Sam Houston State University is the first in Texas to integrate all university research collections in Natural History under one facility. This includes the following collections with approximate numbers of specimens...
entomology 400,000, mammalogy 2000, ornithology 2000, zoology 200, ichthyology 2000 fossils, freshwater mussels, Horace Burke Library of Natural History 4000 volumes of rare books, natural history archives including paintings by Geraldine Watson and Dan lay...two important Texas ecologists. Also Peigler Collection of wild silks...a textile collection.

Sunday, July 22, 2018: Destination TBA

Tuesday, August 21, 2018: Destination TBA

Wednesday, September 12, 2018: Destination TBA