The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory is an independent non-profit organization with 501(c) status. We have become recognized as an innovative organization, which has designed and conducted a significant number of large conservation projects, including migration studies, habitat enhancement, land acquisition, regional habitat mapping, and others.
To protect birds and their habitats around the Gulf of Mexico.
A healthy ecosystem with abundant space for birds to survive and thrive around the Gulf of Mexico.
Being a reliable science-based partner with communities, educators, governments, industry, individuals, and other conservation groups to pursue our mission.
View our 2012-2014 Strategic Plan here
Our permanent headquarters are located in Lake Jackson, Texas, where we have built an Interpretive Center and Research Center for public education and volunteer-based avian monitoring programs. We are open Mon-Fri 8:30 - 4:30 and the third Saturday of every month from 8:00 until noon for bird banding. Weekend hours are available for special events.