Armand Bayou Nature Center
Great Texas Birding Trail - UTC 081
8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena, TX (Directions)
Located near NASA’s Johnson Space Center, this 2,500-acre wildlife preserve has wetlands, woodlands, and tall-grass prairie with five miles of nature trails. The center offers pontoon cruises, guided canoe tours, and special night hikes.
Staff and volunteers have restored several hundred acres of coastal prairie and created a network of trails. Species such as Sedge Wren, Le Conte’s Sparrow, Northern Harrier, American Kestrel, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, White-tailed Kite, and Loggerhead Shrike can be found. In the forestlands, you can find warblers, grosbeaks, tanagers, buntings, vireos and other migrants. Osprey, herons, Belted Kingfisher, Anhinga, gulls and terns are commonly seen on the bayou which is accessible by trails.