Upcoming Piney Woods Wildlife Society Field Trips
Every month on the second Saturday join Al Barr for a Birding Walk at Spring Creek Nature Center (1300 Riley Fuzzel Road in Spring) from 7:30 a.m. to about 9 a.m -- call the Nature Center at 281-364-4225 to confirm dates. Many other programs are also available at the Nature Center -- see the latest newsletter or the Nature Center website for dates, times and subjects.
Other Local Bird Club's and Nature Center's Field Trips
In addition to Piney Woods Wildlife Society, there are other local bird clubs and Nature Centers in the Houston area that offer field trips that you can join as well. A few examples are:
"Second Saturday in Kingwood's East End Park" with LHANC (Lake Houston Area Nature Club) at 7:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month from September through May. No need to RSVP. Just meet the LHANC group t the parking lot of Kingwood's East End Park (located at the intersection of Kingwood Drive and Sweetstem Drive). Everyone is invited -- you don't have to be a member of this (free) group of birders. To see some information about the park, go to their web site at http://www.eastendpark.com and click on "Wildlife".
Kleb Woods Nature Preserve (http://www.pct3.hctx.net/parks/klebwoodsnaturepres.aspx) is a nice property in Tomball opened in the 1990's. There is an impressive list of birds that they have seen on the property over the last many years of bird walks. You can join them at any of their walks which generally happen each Wednesday (currently scheduled for 8:30 a.m.) plus on the first Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. The Nature Center says that the bird walks at Kleb go through the summer as well, but please go to the calendar on Kleb Woods web site above or call the Nature Center at (281) 357-5324 to double check their calendar for the most up to date times and days.
Sheldon Lake State Park's
"Bird Walk & Talk" at 8:00 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month from
September through May. No need to RSVP. Just meet the
group at the Environmental Learning Center
located at 15315 Beaumont Highway (Business 90).
For more information about Sheldon Lake State Park, visit their web site
The Ornithology Group of the Outdoor Nature Club in Houston offers field trips most months in September through May usually on the third Saturday. See more information at their web site at http://www.ornithologygroup.org and click on "Upcoming Fieldtrips".
The Houston Audubon offers field trips each month in September through May usually on the fourth Saturday. They also sponsor many bird survey outings each month. You can find more information at their web site at http://www.houstonaudubon.org. Make sure and RSVP for the field trips you would like to attend. The contact information is listed with the descriptions of the field trips. Click on the "Calendar" link on the right side of their main web page.