Hello Volunteer,
Have you noticed that spring migration is already upon us? Cedar Waxwings, Summer Tanagers, and more are being seen in our sanctuaries and we're excited to see what we spot next! We have lots to do to prepare for the migration, from cleaning the coast to getting trails ready for birders. So if you want to get out and do some birding while also improving their habitat, check out our upcoming volunteer opportunities!
Houston Audubon Program Manager

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Spring Migration
March 9th - May 5th 
Daily 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location - High Island Sanctuaries
Spring migration brings thousands of people to the internationally acclaimed Smith Oaks and Boy Scout Woods sanctuaries. We need volunteers to help at both sanctuaries' kiosks with admission and merchandise sales, maintenance of daily sightings lists, and to provide sanctuary information to visitors. Training is given on site so no experience is required!
For more information and to register, click here.
Sanctuary Work Days
Saturday, February 17th
9 am - Noon
Houston Audubon and SPLASh continue our long time partnership to clean up the Frenchtown Road area adjacent to our Horseshoe Marsh sanctuary. Cleaning this area prevents trash from migrating into Horseshoe Marsh, which helps keep the habitat safe for beach nesting birds!
For more information and to register, click here.
Saturday, February 24th
9 am - Noon
February is a "twofer" for Houston Audubon and SPLASh! Right after the Frenchtown Road cleanup, the following weekend we will head to the Port Bolivar North Jetty for another day of cleaning up the beach. This is a great chance to see shorebirds as they are gathering for spring!
For more information and to register, click here.
Saturday, March 9th
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Meet us at this internationally known birding hot spot and help us beautify one of our 4 nature sanctuaries here, improving both the visitor infrastructure and wildlife habitat. This is a great opportunity to get outside while making a difference.
To register for the work day, click here.
Thursday, March 14th
8:30 am - Noon
Houston Audubon is seeking volunteers to help out at the Entergy Coastal Natives Nursery in High Island, Texas. Join Conservation Specialist Wyatt Egelhoff and our technicians to learn about and assist with the propagation of native Texas plants. If you are already familiar with the process, even better! We would love to have your leadership and expertise on the team. 
For more information and to register, click here.
Saturday, March 16th
9 am - Noon
Location - Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary (follow specific instructions on the registration web page)
The third and final beach cleanup of the season will be at our world renowned Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary. Your participation at this event will help make sure our migrants have safe and clean habitat.
For more information and to register, click here.
Long-Term Sanctuary Assistance
Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - Noon
We are recruiting for the Edith L. Moore Tuesday Trail Crew! This special team is made up of the people that keep the sanctuary trails beautiful and safe. If you are available fairly regularly on Tuesdays, we would love to have you join the team!
For more information, click here.
Outreach Assistance
Saturday, March 2nd
8:30am – 11:30am
11:30am – 2:30pm 
Nature lovers of all ages are invited to the annual NatureFest introducing visitors to local environmental organizations, outdoor activities, and native plants and wildlife. 
Houston Audubon will have a booth with various bird related activities and we need outreach volunteers to help! You can take a single shift, or come out for both depending on availability.
If you are interested in more information, please enter your info to be considered here.
Bird Surveys
Dates: TBD
Houston Audubon conducts bird surveys across the region. The volunteer leaders of these surveys engage participants of all birding skills, and it’s a great way to be introduced to the joys of birdwatching!
We are recruiting a new survey leader! The date and time are flexible but will need to be consistent. Birding and eBird experience are a plus; however, training is provided as part of onboarding. 
If you are interested in becoming the survey lead for the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, please email gdurham@houstonaudubon.org
Appreciation Events
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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