Other Urban Wildlife Projects in the Bayou City Hidden Life of Houston CBC Citizen Science Garden
2004 – Tickled pink by a Flamingo’s visit 2012 – Spider webs pose a danger for small birds 2015 – Elusive cardinals are beginning to show up 2018 – Update on Waugh bridge bat colony hit by Hurricane Harvey associated flooding 2020 – Aquatic turtles of McGovern Lake 2020 – Neighborhoods and parks let budding […]
The Houston Urban Wildlife Project (HUWP) is a program that was born around 2000 when collaborating on a project with colleagues from Rice University regarding the effect of bayou channelization upon urban avian diversity. View our image gallery below to catch a glimpse of the research being conducted, and learn how you can get involved.
Where to find wildlife in the ‘burbs Wildlife is all around us. Every once in a while when driving at night or going on an early morning walk its possible to see an Opossum or Raccoon running across the road. At the other end of the spectrum a variety of birds, lizards and squirrels are […]
Invasive Bird Projects The Texas Invasive Bird Project (TIBP) has been ongoing since 2008, resulting in many studies of invasive birds here in Houston. These include six core focal species: Mute swan, Egyptian geese , Monk parakeet, Red-vented bulbul , Scaly-breasted munia and Northern red bishop. Other studies (mostly prior to TIBP) were done for Blue-crowned parakeet and small seed-eating birds. Aquatic Bird Projects We have […]
Nutria and Beaver niche partitioning at an urban pond Carnivore Projects Range expansion and ecology of Ringtail Albinsm in Raccoons ‘Rediscovery’ of the Cougar in east Texas Carnivores (Bobcats, Coyotes, Striped skunks) and other species returning to Houston city limits Waugh Street Bat Projects The effects of a major flooding event on Free-tailed bats […]
Citizen science One of the best ways to get involved is through Citizen Science– research projects that rely on the efforts of local citizens to collect data. New ways of approaching old methods in data collection are a good thing! eBird I shrugged off eBird for years despite many friends and colleagues raving about it. I […]
What is it? The Houston Urban Wildlife Project (HUWP) is a program that was born around 2000 when collaborating on a project with colleagues from Rice University regarding the effect of bayou channelization upon urban avian diversity. What has taken place since is a diverse array of urban wildlife projects, primarily research. Coordinated by Daniel Brooks, […]