Houston Geological Society’s Earth Science Week Field Trip @ Panther Creek, Montgomery County Preserve, south of The Woodlands
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Houston Geological Society’s 2017 ESW Field Trip is a Free family-friendly outdoor geology field trip.

Come explore geological stream processes with us!  See point bars, cut banks, delta bar deposits, meanders, sediment flow structures and log jams.  Find out what a thalweg is.

Field Trip Leader:  Erik Scott

Wildlife Experts:  Available for plant, bug and bird identification.

This is a WALKING field trip.  There is nothing to collect.  Bring a camera and binoculars for birding.

Services:  No facilities on site.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  See the following 2017 Field trip Downloads:

Audubon Bird Survey at Baytown @ Baytown Nature Center
Nov 16 @ 3:00 am
Audubon Bird Survey at Baytown @ Baytown Nature Center | Baytown | Texas | United States

Houston Audubon in partnership with the Baytown Nature Center is leading a monthly count at the Baytown Nature Center. David Hanson is the leader. The survey is usually conducted on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, and results are posted on eBird. The survey normally begins at 8 AM. Fore more information, visit

Bird Banding at GCBO @ Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Banding at GCBO @ Gulf Coast Bird Observatory | Lake Jackson | Texas | United States
Bird Banding at GCBO 8:00am-noon
Event Date: Saturday, 09/19/15  8:00 AM
Bird Banding at the Lake Jackson Sanctuary and offices. The public is invited to join us as we work to collect baseline data on bird populations at our sanctuary. Banding will run from 8:00 am to noon. The banding station is operated by Robert and Kay Lookingbill and is conducted the 3rd Saturday of every month. Please put this on your calendar and do join us when you can. Free of charge and no reservations are necessary. The GCBO Nature Store will be open till noon each banding day.

Nature Discovery Center’s Monthly Winter Bird Walk @ Russ Pitman Park
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm


Mary Ann Beauchemin will lead a monthly bird walk in Russ Pitman Park throughout the winter. In addition to our “Winter Texan” songbirds, we have sometimes had interesting “migrants” stay and overwinter. Most winters we have some western hummers like Rufous & Black-chinned, and less commonly a few Calliopes visit the park.

Join us and witness this special, seasonal beauty of nature.

For more events by the Nature Discovery Center, visit their event Calendar!

Holiday with the Cranes @ Galveston Island
Dec 9 @ 6:30 am – Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm

For ​a ​unique ​holiday ​experience, ​spend ​a ​wild ​weekend ​in ​Galveston ​celebrating ​the ​return ​of ​the ​island’s ​wintering ​Sandhill ​Cranes ​at ​Holiday ​with ​the ​Cranes, ​Dec. ​9 ​– ​10, ​2017. ​The ​weekend ​is ​chock-full ​of ​indoor ​and ​outdoor ​nature ​activities ​combined ​with ​the ​ambiance ​of ​historic ​Galveston ​Island!

Holiday ​with ​the ​Cranes ​is ​presented ​by ​the ​Galveston ​Island ​Nature ​Tourism ​Council, ​a ​nonprofit ​volunteer ​organization ​that ​helps ​connect ​people ​with ​nature ​experiences ​and ​outdoor ​adventures, ​and ​promotes ​the ​value ​of ​natural ​habitats ​and ​resources ​in ​the ​Galveston ​Island ​area.  For more information and to register, visit

Second Saturday Bird Walks @ Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free to attend, donations appreciated.

Work on your bird watching skills while helping the Arboretum monitor bird populations on a fun, relaxed morning walk. Join us on the second Saturday of each month at the front door of the building for a two-hour bird walk led by Kelsey Low, a resident bird enthusiast. We welcome all levels of bird watching skill and all ages (as long as you’re quiet) – but no dogs, please! If you have binoculars of your own, please bring them. We do have some binoculars available to borrow.


For more events with the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, visit their Events Calendar!


High Island Workdays @ High Island
Dec 9 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Workdays are held once a month, October through March on the second Saturday of the month. We start work around 8:30 AM and work until about noon, when we break for lunch, provided by Houston Audubon and prepared by the lunch crew. Lunch at the picnic area of Boy Scout Woods is a good chance to visit with other volunteers and recharge from a morning of exercise and work. After lunch, we take about an hour to tie up any loose ends and clean up.

Come be a part of sanctuary maintenance, habitat restoration, and Houston Audubon’s amazing volunteer workforce. Email Pete Deichmann at for more information or to be put on the email list.

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  • January 13
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Amazing Raptors with Audubon @ Sims Bayou Nature Center
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Can’t get enough of hawks, falcons, owls and kites? Well join us for this special evening of Amazing Raptors. The program starts at 7 PM in the Bayou Barn with a fun interactive program on raptors. You will then meet some of the Houston Audubon education raptors and learn more about their natural history. This is a family–friendly program for all ages. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children (3-17 years old) All programs take place from 7 PM to 9 PM.

Upcoming Dates: December 9, 2017 (rescheduled from October 28); May 4, 2018