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May 2024

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Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: High Island Spring Migration

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
8:00 am4:30 pm

Spring migration brings thousands of people to the internationally acclaimed Smith Oaks and Boy Scout Woods sanctuaries. We need volunteers to help at both sanctuaries' kiosks with admission and merchandise sales, maintenance of daily sightings lists, and to provide sanctuary information to visitors. All training is given on site so no experience is required!

Shifts*:

- Daily from March 9th to May 5th.

- 8 am to 4:30 pm. (partial shifts can be discussed)

*This volunteer opportunity is eligible for RV Caretaker hours. Please visit the RV Caretaker Page for more information on how to qualify.

Nature Photography Meeting

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
7:00 pm8:30 pm
Online event

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Thursday, May 2, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: High Island Spring Migration

Thursday, May 2, 2024
8:00 am4:30 pm

Spring migration brings thousands of people to the internationally acclaimed Smith Oaks and Boy Scout Woods sanctuaries. We need volunteers to help at both sanctuaries' kiosks with admission and merchandise sales, maintenance of daily sightings lists, and to provide sanctuary information to visitors. All training is given on site so no experience is required!

Shifts*:

- Daily from March 9th to May 5th.

- 8 am to 4:30 pm. (partial shifts can be discussed)

*This volunteer opportunity is eligible for RV Caretaker hours. Please visit the RV Caretaker Page for more information on how to qualify.

Lorraine Cherry Nature Preserve

Thursday, May 2, 2024
5:30 pm6:30 pm
Lorraine Cherry Nature Preserve

Moody Gardens Bird Survey

Friday, May 3, 2024
Moody Gardens, Galveston

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Friday, May 3, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: High Island Spring Migration

Friday, May 3, 2024
8:00 am4:30 pm

Spring migration brings thousands of people to the internationally acclaimed Smith Oaks and Boy Scout Woods sanctuaries. We need volunteers to help at both sanctuaries' kiosks with admission and merchandise sales, maintenance of daily sightings lists, and to provide sanctuary information to visitors. All training is given on site so no experience is required!

Shifts*:

- Daily from March 9th to May 5th.

- 8 am to 4:30 pm. (partial shifts can be discussed)

*This volunteer opportunity is eligible for RV Caretaker hours. Please visit the RV Caretaker Page for more information on how to qualify.

Rookery Talk

Friday, May 3, 2024
11:00 am11:30 am
Smith Oaks Rookery

Smith Oaks Rookery

Seabrook Bird Count

Saturday, May 4, 2024
Pine Gully Park

Jesse H. Jones Survey

Saturday, May 4, 2024
Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center

Sylvan Rodriguez Survey

Saturday, May 4, 2024
Sylvan Rodriguez Park

Spring Creek Nature Trail Bird Survey

Saturday, May 4, 2024
Spring Creek Nature Trail

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Saturday, May 4, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: High Island Spring Migration

Saturday, May 4, 2024
8:00 am4:30 pm

Spring migration brings thousands of people to the internationally acclaimed Smith Oaks and Boy Scout Woods sanctuaries. We need volunteers to help at both sanctuaries' kiosks with admission and merchandise sales, maintenance of daily sightings lists, and to provide sanctuary information to visitors. All training is given on site so no experience is required!

Shifts*:

- Daily from March 9th to May 5th.

- 8 am to 4:30 pm. (partial shifts can be discussed)

*This volunteer opportunity is eligible for RV Caretaker hours. Please visit the RV Caretaker Page for more information on how to qualify.

Cabin, Coffee, Conversation

Saturday, May 4, 2024
9:00 am12:00 pm
Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Bolivar Flats Beach Ramble

Saturday, May 4, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
Bolivar Flats

Rookery Talk

Saturday, May 4, 2024
11:00 am11:30 am
Smith Oaks Rookery

Sheldon Lake SP Survey

Sunday, May 5, 2024
Sheldon Lake State Park

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Sunday, May 5, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Rookery Talk

Sunday, May 5, 2024
11:00 am11:30 am
Smith Oaks Rookery

Spring Creek Nature Trail Bird Survey

Monday, May 6, 2024
Spring Creek Nature Trail

Eastern Glades Memorial Park Survey

Monday, May 6, 2024
Eastern Glades

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Monday, May 6, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Lorraine Cherry Bird Survey

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Lorraine Cherry Nature Preserve

Rice U. Bird Survey

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Rice University

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Thursday, May 9, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Friday, May 10, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Member Field Trip

Saturday, May 11, 2024
Keith Wiess Park

Houston Arboretum Bird Survey

Saturday, May 11, 2024
Houston Arboretum

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Saturday, May 11, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Armand Bayou Bird Survey

Saturday, May 11, 2024
7:00 am10:00 am
Armand Bayou Nature Center

Volunteer Planting - World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 11, 2024
8:00 am11:00 am

Join Houston Audubon and Houston Parks and Recreation to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day! We will gather in Sylvan Rodriguez park and begin at 8am with a bird walk lead by Houston Audubon Conservation Specialist and pro-birder Schyler Brown. Then, from 9am-11am we will plant some native plants to expand the park's certified Bird Friendly Space. If you would like to volunteer to help with this planting, please reach out to us using the information provided below.

3rd Ward Block Party

Saturday, May 11, 2024
10:00 am2:00 pm
Cuney Homes, 3260 Truxillo Street

3rd Ward on Tap: Tre Edition
10 AM - 2 PM

Block Party, Music, Food Trucks, Kids Zone, and more! Houston Audubon is a co-sponsor

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Sunday, May 12, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Hermann Park Bird Survey

Monday, May 13, 2024
Hermann Park

Spring Creek Nature Trail Bird Survey

Monday, May 13, 2024
Spring Creek Nature Trail

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Monday, May 13, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Archbishop Fiorenza Bird Survey

Monday, May 13, 2024
7:30 am11:00 am
Archbishop Fiorenza Park

Stories & Crafts in the Cabin

Monday, May 13, 2024
10:30 am11:30 am
Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Lorraine Cherry Bird Survey

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Lorraine Cherry Nature Preserve

Rice U. Bird Survey

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Rice University

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Senior Bus Trip

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Sea Center TX

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

TX City Dike Bird Survey

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Texas City Dike

Baytown Bird Survey

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Baytown Nature Center

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Thursday, May 16, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Friday, May 17, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Edith Moore Bird Survey

Friday, May 17, 2024
8:00 am10:00 am
Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Willow Waterhole Bird Survey

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Willow Waterhole

Woodland Park Bird Survey

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Woodland Park

Sylvan Rodriguez Survey

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Sylvan Rodriguez Park

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Saturday, May 18, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Digital by Nature

Saturday, May 18, 2024
9:00 am11:30 am
Almeda Rd. Nature Reserve
Houston, TX 77047
US

Digital by Nature: The Art of Remembering & Visioning Using Smartphones, A.I. and 3D Photographing

Join Emerging artist Jaime González- a Houston-based conservationist and storyteller - as he leads a hands-on digital art workshop. Jaime will discuss how the prairie plants are a sense memory of the Indigenous peoples that preceded us, ethnobotany of the prairie plants, and how and why prairies are being saved. Attendees will make digital art using native prairie plants. Come learn how artificial intelligence apps and a 3D camera can be used to create visions of natural areas and/or greener futures.

No registration is required. This event is the 4th part of The Witness Series and co-sponsored by Houston Audubon.

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Sunday, May 19, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Houston Botanic Garden Survey

Monday, May 20, 2024
Houston Botanic Garden

Spring Creek Nature Trail Bird Survey

Monday, May 20, 2024
Spring Creek Nature Trail

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Monday, May 20, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Rice U. Bird Survey

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Rice University

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Brush & Beak Workshop canceled

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm
Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Thursday, May 23, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Mercer Botanic Gardens Bird Survey

Thursday, May 23, 2024
8:00 am10:00 am

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Friday, May 24, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

UH Coastal Center Bird Survey

Saturday, May 25, 2024
UH Coastal Center, La Marque

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Saturday, May 25, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Sunday, May 26, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Monday, May 27, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Thursday, May 30, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.

Volunteer: Bird Collision Monitoring

Friday, May 31, 2024
6:30 am9:00 am
Downtown Houston

Collision monitors are community scientists. They share their enthusiasm for conservation by volunteering to collect data on bird collisions in downtown Houston. In a recent peer-reviewed study, Houston ranked #2 among US cities in exposing night migrating birds to the hazards of light pollution, trailing only Chicago at #1. Most migratory birds fly at night, and building lights attract and disorient these migrants, causing collisions or exhausting them and leaving them vulnerable to ground threats. Houston Audubon is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature and other conservation organizations in Texas to create bird collision monitoring programs in order to collect data that will be used to better understand the problem and work towards long-term systemic solutions.

Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings. Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.

Training is mandatory for volunteers to cover all needed info before volunteering begins. Please watch the Collision Monitor Training video linked below before registering.


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