Summer Species: Birds
An annual celebration of a native plant or animal found along Buffalo Bayou, Summer Species includes programs such as walks, talks, hands-on crafts, films, and more. Join us to learn more about who — and what — calls Buffalo Bayou home!
2023 Summer Species: Birds is co-presented with Houston Audubon.
Discover the diversity of birdlife with a guided walking tour along Buffalo Bayou. Expert guides will help you spot and identify a variety of species and share fascinating insights into their behavior and habitat.
Bird’s Eye View Pontoon Boat Tours
Climb aboard our pontoon boat for a unique and immersive experience observing birds in their natural habitat along Buffalo Bayou.
Books on the Bayou
Join us for a fun, free bilingual story time event for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers (best for 6 months – 4 years) and their parents/caregivers! There will be silly stories, rhymes, and songs all related to our feathered friends. The reading will be followed by a bird-related craft.
Lunch & Learn Series
Join us during your lunch hour to learn all about birds in your neighborhood, how to identify them, and ways to provide a safe environment for a variety of bird species. You are welcome to bring your lunch or purchase a lunch/snack from a food truck on site.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and settle in for an outdoor film series that celebrates the wonder of birding. Selected films inspire and entertain birders and nature enthusiasts of all ages.
Arrive at 7:30pm to meet Houston Audubon’s raptor ambassadors and other educational animals. Film begins at 8:15pm.
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