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Bus Trips for 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! We offer monthly senior bus trips with buses provided free of charge as a service by Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey. Houston Audubon books a bus every month for adults age 50 and up. We provide snacks, refreshments and an experienced tour guide at our destination.

Reservations are required and attendance is limited due to bus capacity. A small fee is charged by Houston Audubon to cover costs for refreshments and entry fees. Participants will be required to sign Precinct 3 and Houston Audubon liability release forms for the trip. Precinct 3 regulations require that all participants must be 50 years or older.

Senior bus trips depart from Memorial City Mall. You will receive directions and times when you register. Bring your lunch in a soft-sided container and we will provide snacks, cold water, and an ice chest for your drinks. Note that there is no restroom on the county buses. Remember to bring your binoculars, insect protection, sturdy shoes, and rain gear if necessary. For more information and trip updates, contact Jesi Malowitz at


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Friday, August 2, 2024: Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

oin Houston Audubon for a birding adventure! Our August Senior Bus Trip will be a driving tour of Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. Nearly half of the refuge is saline wetlands. These watery ecosystems sustain massive oyster beds and serve as nurseries for shellfish and finfish, an important source of food for Great Blue Herons, Roseate Spoonbills, and Wood Storks. Recreationally important fish species, like red drum, speckled trout and gulf flounder, encircle the small islands crowded with nesting colonial waterbirds including Black Skimmers and Reddish Egrets. A drive on the tour loop enables visitors to view wildlife in both salt and freshwater habitats. Depending on tidal conditions in the marsh, it may seem that the freshwater wetlands are more productive with waterfowl lazily swimming by, and shorebirds rhythmically bobbing their heads, searching for invertebrates in the mud. We will stay on the air-conditioned bus and view the wildlife, with an option to explore one of the nature trails on foot.

We meet the bus at 7:30 am across from the Memorial City Mall movie theatre on Barryknoll. A map with the exact location and details about what to bring will be sent a few days before the trip.

We regularly have a waitlist for Senior Bus Trips-if you register and won't be able to make it, please contact Jesi Malowitz at so we can open up spots for other members to go.