Birds of Bayou


Birds abound at Armand Bayou Nature Center! See bird specimens and artifacts and play fun games as you discover how bird's adaptations help them survive.  Stop by the red-tailed hawk exhibit to observe some birds of prey up-close. Then learn few birding tips and search for birds in forest, prairie and pond habitats on a guided hike.

Grades  K- 5th
Time 10:00am - 12:00 noon
Class Limit Minimum 10 

$10.00/participant (children and adults)

One chaperone or teacher per 10 participants is free of charge. A 10-to-1 ratio of students to adults is required.

Please see the field trip planner for more information about scheduling a field trip. (Call 713-274-2668 for class dates and to enroll.)

The following objectives, vocabulary, and TEKs may be addressed during this field trip.


Students will:

  • Observe and describe bird specimens.
  • Identify bird adaptations, such as hollow bones, feathers, and specially shaped feet and beaks.
  • Match bird beaks and feet to their corresponding foods and environments.
  • Look for birds in their natural habitats.


  • Bird - a warm-blooded vertebrate that lays eggs and has feathers and a beak
  • Vertebrate - an animal with a backbone
  • Warm-blooded - able to keep its body at a steady (warm) temperature
  • Adaptation - something that helps an animal survive or reproduce

TEKS (2012-2013 Science)

  • K.1A&B, K.2C, K.4A&B, K.10A&B
  • 1.1A&B, 1.2C, 1.4A, 1.5A, 1.10A, 2.1A&B
  • 2.2C, 2.4A, 2.9B, 2.10A
  • 3.1.A, 3.4.A, 3.10.A3.1A, 3.2B, 3.4A, 3.9A

Pre and Post Trip Materials

Birds of the Bayou Pre-Trip Activity