League City has created a lineup of activities and events in April to celebrate spring bird migration and educate locals about League City’s role in the bird migration cycle.
Take the Challenge - Earn your Badge!
Spring Migration Celebration kicks off on April 1 with the Spring Migration Birding Challenge. The printable challenge features nine migratory birds known to stop in League City during spring migration. Participants need to spot at least one bird to earn an official 2022 League City Spring Migration Birding Badge.
Facts about each of the birds featured in the challenge will be shared on social media during the weeks of April 4 and April 11.
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Film, Food Trucks, and Feathers will be hosted at Lynn Gripon Park at Countryside on April 8. Guests can arrive at 5 p.m. to grab a copy of the birding challenge and walk the Feathered Friends Trail to learn fascinating bird facts from special signage along the way. Cornhole and other yard games will be available for free play, and beginning at sundown there will be an outdoor showing of the movie “Rio.” Food trucks will be on site for those who want a meal while they enjoy the film.
On April 9, The Wildlife Center of Texas will be giving a presentation about responsible wildlife stewardship and rehabilitation at Helen Hall Library from 10 a.m. to noon.
Also on April 9, Kristine Rivers—a Texas Master Naturalist—will host a kid-friendly nature and bird walk at the Clear Creek Nature Center from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by nature arts and crafts from 2 to 4 p.m. at Rustic Oaks Park.
April 30, adults are invited to register for a more in-depth guided Bird Walk with Kristine Rivers the morning of April 30. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bird-walk-april-30-2022-tickets-292581638557
League City joins cities and organizations in Audubon Texas' Lights Out Texas initiative. Spring bird migration brings hundreds of millions of birds migrating through our state on their way north from their southern wintering grounds. On April 12, League City's Mayor will announce a “Lights out League City” proclamation at the City Council meeting, encouraging local businesses to turn off their lights at night to ensure safe passage for birds during peak migration.
On the afternoon of April 13, the City will broadcast a Facebook Live chat with Houston Audubon bird expert, Kathy Sweezey, who will talk all things birding and migration.
The Houston Audubon will also present a “Bird-Friendly Spaces” program at 10 a.m. on April 16 at the Helen Hall Library. The program will teach residents about spring migration and how to create spaces that will attract birds. There will be bird-related crafts for kids, as well.
Additionally, the Helen Hall Library will have a curated collection of bird-related books on display during the month of April and will have a special Nature Journal Challenge focused on birds and migration.
April 29- League City is participating in the City Nature Challenge which lasts through May 2.
April 30 - Register for a guided Bird Walk at the Clear Creek Nature Center with ouur local birding guide, Kristine Rivers.
Armand Bayou Nature Center
FIREFLY FRIDAYS are BACK! Firefly Hikes every Friday in April. Space is limited and they book up quickly, don’t miss your chance to be delighted by the sight of fireflies in the forest and prairie! Book your spot today at abnc.org/firefly-hikes
ABNC Pollination Celebration - April 23, 2022, 10am to 4pm
Join us in celebrating the pollinators that do so much for us! Pollination is essential not just for our survival, but also the survival of every living thing! We'll be highlighting how vital pollinators are to everyday life, shed light on the pollinators that often get overlooked, and empower you to become a pollinator champion while having a fun time outdoors with your friends and family! Activities will include demonstrations, games, and crafts for all ages to celebrate our lovely pollinators.
Participate in local Houston Audubon Birding Counts and Surveys
April 2, Seabrook Bird Count, 9am-11:30, Pine Gully Park https://houstonaudubon.org/birding/bird-surveys/seabrook.html
April 9, Armand Bayou Bird Survey 7am https://houstonaudubon.org/birding/bird-surveys/armand-bayou.html