Our Mission:
Protect birds and their habitats around the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory is an independent non-profit organization headquartered on the upper Texas coast.  We are recognized as an innovative conservation organization, designing and conducting a significant number of large avian conservation projects including migration studies, habitat enhancement, land acquisition, regional habitat mapping, and others. We accumulate, assess, and distribute high quality bird population and conservation information that will provide a scientific basis for the protection of birds and their habitats around the Gulf of Mexico and far beyond. We fulfill our mission of protecting the birds and their habitats by using sound scientific research, land protection and enhancement, community engagement and educational outreach.  For the Birds!

Support Us


Birding Tours

Avian Science

Bird Banding
Raptor ID Workshop

Hawk Watch


Where to find us

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory headquarters is located at 299 Hwy 332 West, Lake Jackson TX, 77566.

The Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary is located at 814 Lamar St, Quintana, TX 77541.

Smith Point Hawk Watch is located at the Candy Abshier Wildlife Management Area, Smith Point Road, Anahuac, TX 77514. (Right after the turn for Hawkins Camp Road)

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