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Edith Moore

Visitor Information

COVID-19 Response: Open every day from 7 AM to 7 PM. Restrooms are closed. The only entrance is at the sanctuary's east gate in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church parking lot. The gate is at the west end of the church's west parking lot. Parking is available in the church parking lot.  See map below for location. 

The Sanctuary will open 12:30 PM on Tuesdays to allow volunteers to work on maintenance and upkeep.  

440 Wilchester Boulevard
Houston, TX 77079
Telephone: 713-932-1639

  • Privately owned and managed by the Houston Audubon Society. We welcome your donations!  
  • Open 365 days a year - gates open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM (9 PM in summer).  
  • Stay on marked trails - walking only - creek & pond access limited to staff-supervised programming.  
  • The Log Cabin is open for scheduled programming only. (Saturday in Nature program currently on hold for the season.) 
  • Boardwalks may be slippery when wet.  
  • Beware of venomous snakes, mosquitoes, fire ants, poison ivy and armadillo burrows.  
  • Your generous donation helps to preserve the sanctuary for the birds and for our future.
  • Note: web searches for “zip lining in Houston” will direct you here. However, this is incorrect information; we do not have a recreational zip line at the sanctuary. Our apologies for the confusion.


Group Visits

  • Awesome Avian Adventures for all grade levels K-12. Tours include activities and interactions with live birds.

  • Tours include up-close encounters with live birds, presentation in the historic cabin and a guided walk along Rummel Creek. Harris County Senior Bus Trips Welcome!

  • All groups (defined as larger than 7 persons) who are not accompanied by a Houston Audubon guide must preregister by completing the form linked above.


Because this is a wildlife sanctuary, we ask you to observe the following rules.

  • Respect all wildlife

    You are the visitor – this is their home

  • Respect the peace

    Be considerate of other sanctuary visitors

  • Pet-free sanctuary

    For the well-being of our birds and wildlife, and the safety of our visitors, leave all dogs and pets at home.

  • Leave nature as you found it

    No harming or collecting or introduction of plants or animals

  • Pack out everything you pack in

    Leave no waste

  • Stay on marked trails

    Walking only - Rummel Creek & pond access limited to staff-supervised programming

  • Use of laser pointers is prohibited at all sanctuaries

    No pishing or use of playback devices unless special permission is obtained

  • Firearms are not permitted on the grounds
  • No smoking or alcohol consumption
  • No pishing or use of playback devices unless special permission is obtained


  • Nature photography is encouraged.
    Click the link above to register online for Portrait Photography.
    Note that all portrait photographers (amateur or professional) must pre-register and pay Houston Audubon a permit fee to take posed portraits of individuals or groups on our grounds.

Contact Berri Moffett at with any questions.

Maps & Directions

  • Houston Audubon headquarters in west Houston.

  • Map prepared by Don Gray and Charlie Wright.

  • Park at the Memorial Methodist Church Lot (12995 Memorial) on the eastern boundary of the sanctuary