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High Island

Birding and Walks

Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler (male)

Photographed at High Island © Joanne Kamo

Drones and laser pointers are prohibited at Houston Audubon sanctuaries. No pishing or use of playback devices unless special permission is obtained.

1st Saturday Bolivar Flats Beach Rambles

People walking on Bolivar Flats

Note: The ramble scheduled in May has been canceled. Please join us on June 2 for our next ramble.

Come explore Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary and see what the forces of nature have left for us on the beach and in the wrack lines with Conservation Specialist Pete Deichmann. You’ll walk along the beach and out onto the flats discovering the diversity of life along the gulf coast. It’s a perfect opportunity for a family day trip. Ride the Galveston ferry, see dolphins, birds, shellfish and learn about coastal ecosystems. This program is FREE, suitable for all ages and runs on the first Saturday of each month. No preregistration required. We meet at 10:00 AM at the vehicular barrier. Take TX-87 to Rettilon Rd. Turn right at the beach and travel 3/4 mile. Hope to see you there!

Spring 2018 Birding Walks

The Tropical Birding guides will lead three bird walks a day, five days a week (every day except Tuesday and Wednesday) in our High Island sanctuaries and surrounding hotspots. The walks begin on Friday, April 6 and end on Monday, April 30. The 8:30 AM walk is at Boy Scout Woods. The Noon shorebird walk meets at the gate for Boy Scout Woods and visits various sites for shorebirds and other coastal birds. The 4:00 walk starts at the Old Mexico Rd parking lot at Smith Oaks and searches for warblers in the woods followed by a quick circuit of the Rookery. They post reports about their walks on their Birding High Island website.