7:15 AM07:15

September Bird Hike

Houston Bird Week, sponsored by the Houston Audubon Society takes place September 21-28, 2019.

Houston Bird Week, sponsored by the Houston Audubon Society takes place September 21-28, 2019.

Come join us, in celebration of Houston Bird Week, for a morning of birding during our September Bird Hike at JBH Long Point Ranch, located at 8200 Whaley-Long Point Rd., in Richmond.

Gate will open at 7:00am. Event is free.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Charitable Activities Director at

RSVP is required.


As of now, weather looks favorable for Saturday’s Bird Hike. Please bring rain boots or shoes you don’t mind getting dirty as the ground will be soggy. We will continue to monitor weather conditions.

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9:00 AM09:00

Ducks Unlimited Youth Adventure Day

Come experience the great outdoors at the beautiful James B Harrison Foundation at Long Point Ranch. Activities will include archery, target shooting, bird house building, seed ball making, and much more! Open to ages 5 and up, and their families.

  • Admission is a new or gently used children's book .

  • A hotdog Lunch will be provided from 11am-12pm.

  • There will be a Kids Raffle held at 12:30pm.

    Event sponsored by The James B Harrison Foundation, Fort Bend Ducks Unlimited and Greenwing DU.

For more information visit:

JBH Long Point Ranch is located at approximately 8200 Whaley-Long Point Rd (FM 1994) in the Long Point area of Richmond.

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8:00 AM08:00

2019 City Nature Challenge

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
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.

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8:00 AM08:00

JBHF Spring Bird Count

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

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!

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Brazos Bend Christmas Bird Count
6:30 AM06:30

Brazos Bend Christmas Bird Count

  • The James B Harrison Foundation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Online registration is now CLOSED. To register contact 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 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.

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