Join us for the 2024 Great Backyard Bird Count! Sunday, February 18, 9 am – 10:30 am

The Nature Discovery Center will again take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Join us on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 from 9:00 to 10:30 am for the count here at the Nature Discovery Center.  Families are welcome.  We will meet at the front porch of the Nature Discovery Center.  If you are a little late, just find us in the park.

Bring a pair of binoculars, but if you don’t have any, we have some here you can borrow.  Please call or e-mail the Center (713.667.6550) at least a day ahead of time so we can have a pair ready for you.

Bird watchers from around the world will take part in this annual event. Participants in the free event will join tens of thousands of volunteers of all levels of birding experience to count birds in their own backyards, local parks or wildlife refuges.

You can also add a checklist from your own back yard or favorite local birding spot. Checklists submitted by all “citizen scientists” help scientists and researchers learn more about how different bird species are doing, how their populations and ranges are changing, and how to protect them. Visit to learn more about the count and to explore the results and check out species distribution or shifts in abundance by looking at the maps and lists in their “Explore Data” section.