Hello Volunteer,
With May comes a bit of a slowdown in events, but migration is still going strong and we need the help! Check out the postings below to see how you can lend a hand during the second half of spring migration.
Warm regards,
Houston Audubon Program Manager

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

High Island Volunteering Spring 2023
RV Caretakers: March - May (Daily)
Canopy Walk Guides: March 11 - May 21 (Daily)
Kiosk and Sales: March 11 - May 21 (Daily) High Need
Each year, dozens of volunteers come out to our High Island sanctuaries to help make the most out of the season by helping with sales, assisting visitors, and more. We especially need your help in the coming weeks to help us make it through peak migration!
The dates for each activity are listed above for your reference.
For more info on the activities and to RSVP, click here.
As a new perk this year, volunteers that contribute 24 hours to High Island Migration activities will earn a special High Island 2023 Patch Pin exclusive to High Island volunteers! 2022 volunteers will receive this unique pin regardless of hours as a thank you for continued service.
Spring Bird Collision Monitoring
April 1st - May 26th (Daily)
Early Mornings
Location - Downtown Houston
Join this important community science project where you can make a difference by collecting data that will help us figure out how we can protect migrating birds from window strike deaths. This project is sponsored by Houston Audubon along with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature, and other partners.
Collision monitoring will take place in the early mornings (around 6 -7 am depending on sunrise). Monitors will work in teams of 2-3, patrolling a 2-mile predetermined route around 10 buildings in downtown, collecting data on birds that have been injured or killed by striking buildings.

Volunteers do not need to have expert knowledge about birds - data is entered into the iNaturalist app where others can help identify or confirm the species. Volunteers will receive a detailed training on collision monitoring and data collection, as well as what to do with injured or killed birds that are found in the course of monitoring. All the tools and materials needed to perform the job will be provided, but we need enthusiastic and meticulous monitors to patrol the routes daily.
For more info and to register for training, click here.
World Migratory Bird Day
May 13th 
8am - 11am
Join Houston Audubon and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day! We will gather in Sylvan Rodriguez Park and begin at 8am with a bird walk led by Houston Audubon Conservation Specialist and expert birder Schyler Brown. Then, from 9am-11am we will plant some native plants to expand the habitat of this Bird-Friendly Space. If you would like to volunteer to help with this planting, please reach out to us using the information provided below.
For more info and to register, click here.
Sanctuary Work Days
May 3rd
8 am - 12 pm
Join us at the Raptor and Education Center for the monthly sanctuary work day!
Activities include trail maintenance, filling bird feeders and baths, litter pick-up, native gardening, and invasive species removal. It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors and help out in the community. Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent & gloves. Wear close-toed shoes & long pants. Bring a sack lunch if desired. Children of all ages are welcome with their parent/guardian.
For more info and to register, click here.
Thank you for being a Houston Audubon volunteer. We hope to see you at one of our events or sanctuaries soon! 
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