Willow Waterhole Bird Surveys

The Nature Discovery Center partners with Houston Audubon to conduct monthly bird surveys at the nearby Willow Waterhole Conservation Area. Join retired NDC Senior Naturalist Mary Ann Beauchemin on 3rd Saturdays for this free citizen science experience and help contribute to our understanding of resident and migrant birds. Cost: FREE

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The Nature Discovery Center partners with Houston Audubon to conduct monthly surveys at Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve, a 290-acre park on the site of a Harris County Flood Control District retention pond project. Participants can help by either spotting birds or helping to identify them on this 2.5 hour long survey. This is a great way to get involved with Houston’s citizen science community. To see the results from past surveys at the site, visit eBird. These surveys are open to experienced and beginning birders alike. Experienced birders lead groups of participants to try to cover as much of the park as possible.

Survey Day, Date & Time: 3rd Saturdays of every month except December.

  • April through September at 7am, October through March at 8 am
  • **Note** The September 17th survey is taking place during Houston Bird Week, a week of birding in the Greater Houston Area brought to you by the Houston Audubon and partner organizations like the Nature Discovery Center.


Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of the Gathering Place at 5310 South Willow Drive, Houston TX 77035

Cost: FREE

Registration: No registration is required. This is a drop in program.

Bring: Binoculars