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VSP: Houston Audubon’s Bird Survey at Woodland Park
February 22 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
An event every month that begins at 7:30 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 26, 2020
HAS Monthly Bird Survey at Woodland Park
Woodland Park, located a few miles from downtown Houston in Woodland Heights, is an excellent park for urban birding. Join the Friends of Woodland Park and members of Houston Audubon for a 2-hour bird walk from 7:30 to 9:30 AM. They have seen lots of great birds during every season over the past few years, including nice spring migrants. Several exotic species have also been seen at the park, including Red-vented Bulbuls, Nutmeg Mannikins, and Orange-cheeked Waxbills. Anyone is welcome to join in as they explore one of Houston’s oldest parks.
Meet count leader Jason Bonilla in the parking lot of Woodland Park. Please note that the park does not have a maintained trail system. As such, there is a lot of poison ivy that is somewhat unavoidable when walking the park and looking for birds. Additionally, there are terrain changes and unstable areas. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. They usually meet on the fourth Saturday of the month. Please check the website or email Jason Bonilla for last minute updates.
[VSP hours to be entered into VMS under the category “Houston Audubon Society”]
Spring 2019 Bird Report: April 27, 2019
We conducted our monthly Woodland Park bird survey on Saturday, April 27. There were several spring migrants around but not like last year. Here’s the eBird list for our group on Saturday and a few scope photos. Chris also located at least a Yellow-breasted Chat and Common Yellowthroat approaching from the other side and put us on a Tennessee Warbler right above our heads. Our next Woodland Park survey will be on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 AM. See the link at the top of the webpage for a spreadsheet containing the data on all walks.
— Jason Bonilla