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Youth Birding Club

Birding at the UHCL wetlands
Birding at the UHCL wetlands
Birding on the UHCL campus
Birding on the UHCL campus
Birding on the UHCL campus
Rowena McDermid explains the use of a bird field guide

Next Meeting: Saturday, October 21

October 21 – Meet at Exploration Green parking lot on Diana Lane at 9 a.m.

Fall Schedule:

November 18 – Meet at EIH (NOA I Bldg) on the UHCL campus at 9 a.m.

December 16 – Meet at Exploration Green parking lot on Diana Lane at 9 a.m.

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EIH's youth birding club meets on the third Saturday of the month, January–June and September–November, from 9–11 a.m. The club is open to children aged 7-13 and their parents (or grandparents) interested in birds and birding—no experience necessary. We will be exploring the beautiful UHCL campus, or other local birding hot spots, and the many bird species that live and visit here with an experienced birder and birding educator.

  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children aged 10 -13 may be dropped off (there is a sign in), but parents are welcome to stay if they wish!

Meetings are free.

What to Bring

  • Closed-toed shoes (required)
  • Long pants & long sleeve shirt (recommended)
  • Sunhat, sunscreen, insect repellent (recommended)
  • Bottle of water (highly recommended)
  • Snack (if you wish)
  • Binoculars if you have them (we have loaners)
  • Birding book (not required)


We typically meet at the Environmental Institute of Houston (EIH) which is situated on the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus. You will find us in the NOA I building (look for the garden), which is on the north side of campus near Entrance 3 (Middlebrook Drive). Park in Lot D4. There is no fee for parking during the weekend. Occasionally, we take field trips to local hot spots such as Exploration Green and Bay Area Park. Location details are made available above and on the registration page for each event.

Directions to UHCL

This opportunity is organized with the wonderful help of volunteers from the Galveston Bay Area Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist. Youth Birding Club is funded by TPWD CO-OP Grant.

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