Come join us for the 2019 City Nature Challenge! Let’s help Houston become the WILDEST city in Texas! This event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. You don’t have to be a bird or plant expert as this is a great learning opportunity for ALL ages!
Please RSVP for the challenge at www.agrilife.org/ftbend4h/event/CNC.
An RSVP is encouraged but not required.
Participants may feel free to come and go as they please. The event will open at 8:00am and close at 1:00pm.
We recommend that all participants come dressed for some easy hiking, wearing comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Please no sandals/flip-flops.
Wearing a cap, sunscreen, and insect repellant is highly encouraged.
Don’t forget to bring your smart phone or camera to document observations for the challenge.
If you have binoculars, bring them along for bird watching.
Prior to the challenge, we recommend that participants create a FREE account with iNaturalist. This is the app that the City Nature Challenge will be utilizing for the challenge. It is available for free for Apple or Android.
The Seek App by iNaturalist may also be downloaded for younger participants.
Come prepared with water and snacks.
Come join us to catch the birding action during the Spring Migration at our first Spring Bird Count, at JBH Long Point Ranch.
RSVP required. Please RSVP your spot on the count at email@example.com.
We will meet at 8:00AM at the JBH Long Point Office. Front gates will open at 7:45AM. We will go until roughly 12pm. Feel free to bring a sack lunch!
Online registration is now CLOSED. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
For those joining us at JBH Long Point for the bird count, we will be meeting at our office between 6:30am-7:00am and heading out once everyone arrives.
We will break at approximately noon for lunch, so for those staying all day please be sure to pack a lunch!
Join us for the 2018 Brazos Bend Christmas Bird Count at Long Point Ranch.
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society and is an early winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the country go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day to count birds in their local area.
Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers will take a count of all birds they see or hear throughout the day. It's not just a species tally—all birds are counted giving an indication of the total number of birds in the perimeter that day.
Birders of all ages and experiences are welcome.
Must registration prior to event. Registration is now open online at www.brazosbendcbc.com. Should you wish to join us at Long Point Ranch for the count, please list JBH Long Point in the comments section when registering online.
Further details will be emailed to you upon registration online.