Who and what are we?

Welcome to Gulf Coast Bird Observatory!

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

Check us out at gcbo.org

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.


Our Mission

To protect birds and their habitats around the Gulf of Mexico.

Our Vision

A healthy ecosystem with abundant space for birds to survive and thrive around the Gulf of Mexico.

Core Values

Being a reliable science-based partner with communities, educators, governments, industry, individuals, and other conservation groups to pursue our mission.

Strategic Plan

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.


One response to “Who and what are we?

  1. I’ve been trying to send an email to Susan Heath, but the address is somehow wrong. Please send an update. I have another idea for catching wintering shorebirds. Thanks – Susan Craig, Colorado Springs

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