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High Island

Spring 2023 Special Events

Free Admission Day: April 1

Join us on April 1st for FREE admission at all of Houston Audubon’s High Island sanctuaries. This is no April Fool’s joke! We’re inviting the community out to explore our sanctuaries and immerse yourselves in nature. Walk the treetop Kathrine G. McGovern Canopy Walkway at Smith Oaks for a bird’s-eye view of the bustling Rookery full of nesting excitement. Visit the drip by Purkey’s Pond in Boy Scout Woods to be captured by the colorful migratory warblers stopping for a drink or a bath. Join us for a Rookery Talk at 11 AM with Houston Audubon’s Conservation Director, chat with our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers about birds and wildlife, and hike our scenic trails to connect with nature. We will be selling patches and merchandise, but your daily admission is on us. 

Free Events

All programs are free and do not require registration unless otherwise noted. Please check in at the visitor kiosks upon arrival for the latest information & meeting location.

Boy Scout Woods
Evening on the Canopy Fundraiser: April 15

We will gather in the renovated historic pumphouse and along the Kathrine G. McGovern Canopy Walkway to celebrate the wonder of spring migration, get an up close and personal view of the nesting birds in the rookeries, join a guided bird walk, and enjoy tacos and margaritas. 

Individual tickets are $50/person or $80/person with bus transportation to/from Houston. Sponsor opportunities available. 



Land Sea and Sky Optics Booth

The knowledgeable staff of Land Sea and Sky will once again provide High Island visitors the opportunity to try out several binoculars and scopes in the field.  They will be set up in Boy Scout Woods on April 14-16, April 21-23, and April 28-30.  A portion of purchases will go toward supporting Houston Audubon programs.

March 2023

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