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The Clint and Mary Frances Morse Field Station

Now Open!

We held the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Morse Field Station on March 25, 2023.

Houston Audubon is excited to announce the opening of our new field station which will serve as coastal headquarters for the staff and volunteers at High Island, as well as provide facilities for educational outreach and research work.  The new field station is part of a master plan developed by key stakeholders to address the need to enhance stewardship and conservation of critical bird habitat, expand and enhance nature tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities, and build a more resilient nature-based coastal economy. 

The old field station, which was dilapidated and reached the sunset of its service, was torn down last year, and in its place is a new 1700 sq. ft modern structure to include office space, large meeting/conference room, restrooms, an ample kitchen, storage, and screened-in porch. Thanks to a generous lead gift from Sara and Mark Bettencourt, the building is named for Sara's parents, The Clint and Mary Frances Morse Field Station.

Field Station Fundraising Campaign

With the support of our generous donors, we were able to open the new field station in March 2023! The Morse Field Station will provide much needed amenities to the dozens of volunteers who are vital to High Island operations, staff, and visiting researchers in addition to hosting a variety of education classes, workshops, and bird conservation science research.

If you would like to contribute toward the field station campaign, you may donate online or send a check. Funds raised will support design, construction, and ongoing maintenance costs. 

If you prefer to send a check, please make payable to "Houston Audubon" with "field station campaign" in the memo line. 

Mail to: Houston Audubon, 440 Wilchester Blvd., Houston, TX 77079

If you have any questions, please email Aimee Friend, Development Director, at