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Newsroom Archive 11

From November 11, 2020 thru current

Monday, August 30, 2021 was our monthly survey at Fiorenza Park. We saw very few passerines but hundreds of cormorants on nests and lots of water birds including the ol’ pelican with one wing who has been there for years. I was wondering about birds blown over by the hurricane before we started and we did get great looks at a Magnificent Frigatebird soaring with two Mississippi Kites.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Broad-winged Hawk. It was posted on August 28, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Pileated Woodpecker. It was posted by Ryan Call, Houston Audubon Young Professionals Advisory Council 2021, on August 21, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Downy Woodpecker. It was posted by Ryan Call, Houston Audubon Young Professionals Advisory Council 2021, on August 7, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Turkey Vulture. It was posted by Ryan Call, Houston Audubon Young Professionals Advisory Council 2021, on July 31, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Roseate Spoonbill. It was posted by Ryan Call, Houston Audubon Young Professionals Advisory Council 2021, on July 24, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Reddish Egret. It was posted by Ryan Call, Houston Audubon Young Professionals Advisory Council 2021, on July 17, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Cattle Egret. It was posted by Azure Bevington on July 2, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Eastern Meadowlark. It was posted by Maria Hart on June 26, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Eastern Meadowlark is featured in a brand new Texas license plate supporting bird conservation. Learn more and purchase your plate today!

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Carolina Wren. It was posted by Vicki Stittleburg and Berri Moffett on June 19, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. It was posted on June 12, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Our Beak of the Week is one of 12 birds featured in Confluence, a public art installation currently in progress along the Bayou Greenway trail at the confluence of White Oak and Buffalo Bayous. The 223-foot mural, created by artist Jane Kim, founder of Ink Dwell Studio, showcases the birds that call Houston's bayous home. Confluence is commissioned by Houston Parks Board and hosted in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Houston Audubon is pleased to provide ornithological expertise and collaborate on programming and promotion of the mural. Learn more about Confluence here.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. It was posted on June 5, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Our Beak of the Week is one of 12 birds featured in Confluence, a public art installation currently in progress along the Bayou Greenway trail at the confluence of White Oak and Buffalo Bayous. The 223-foot mural, created by artist Jane Kim, founder of Ink Dwell Studio, showcases the birds that call Houston's bayous home. Confluence is commissioned by Houston Parks Board and hosted in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Houston Audubon is pleased to provide ornithological expertise and collaborate on programming and promotion of the mural. Learn more about Confluence here.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Chestnut-sided Warbler. It was posted on May 22, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Our Beak of the Week is one of 12 birds featured in Confluence, a public art installation currently in progress along the Bayou Greenway trail at the confluence of White Oak and Buffalo Bayous. The 223-foot mural, created by artist Jane Kim, founder of Ink Dwell Studio, showcases the birds that call Houston's bayous home. Confluence is commissioned by Houston Parks Board and hosted in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Houston Audubon is pleased to provide ornithological expertise and collaborate on programming and promotion of the mural. Learn more about Confluence here.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Cedar Waxwing. It was posted on May 8, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Our Beak of the Week is one of 12 birds featured in Confluence, a public art installation currently in progress along the Bayou Greenway trail at the confluence of White Oak and Buffalo Bayous. The 223-foot mural, created by artist Jane Kim, founder of Ink Dwell Studio, showcases the birds that call Houston's bayous home. Confluence is commissioned by Houston Parks Board and hosted in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Houston Audubon is pleased to provide ornithological expertise and collaborate on programming and promotion of the mural. Learn more about Confluence here.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Magnolia Warbler. It was posted on May 1, 2021 by Phoebe Honscheid, Conservation Technician. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Our Beak of the Week is one of 12 birds featured in Confluence, a public art installation currently in progress along the Bayou Greenway trail at the confluence of White Oak and Buffalo Bayous. The 223-foot mural, created by artist Jane Kim, founder of Ink Dwell Studio, showcases the birds that call Houston's bayous home. Confluence is commissioned by Houston Parks Board and hosted in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Houston Audubon is pleased to provide ornithological expertise and collaborate on programming and promotion of the mural. Learn more about Confluence here.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. It was posted on April 24, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Our Beak of the Week is one of 12 birds featured in Confluence, a public art installation currently in progress along the Bayou Greenway trail at the confluence of White Oak and Buffalo Bayous. The 223-foot mural, created by artist Jane Kim, founder of Ink Dwell Studio, showcases the birds that call Houston's bayous home. Confluence is commissioned by Houston Parks Board and hosted in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Houston Audubon is pleased to provide ornithological expertise and collaborate on programming and promotion of the mural. Learn more about Confluence here.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. It was posted on April 17, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Our Beak of the Week is one of 12 birds featured in Confluence, a public art installation currently in progress along the Bayou Greenway trail at the confluence of White Oak and Buffalo Bayous. The 223-foot mural, created by artist Jane Kim, founder of Ink Dwell Studio, showcases the birds that call Houston's bayous home. Confluence is commissioned by Houston Parks Board and hosted in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Houston Audubon is pleased to provide ornithological expertise and collaborate on programming and promotion of the mural. Learn more about Confluence here.

HOUSTON, TX – April 09, 2021 – Mayor Sylvester Turner has proclaimed April 19 - May 7, 2021 “Lights Out Nights” in Houston, encouraging all businesses, residents, and building managers to turn off non-essential exterior lighting from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the period of peak migration for birds through Texas.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Blackburnian Warbler. It was posted on April 10, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Our Beak of the Week is one of 12 birds featured in Confluence, a public art installation currently in progress along the Bayou Greenway trail at the confluence of White Oak and Buffalo Bayous. The 223-foot mural, created by artist Jane Kim, founder of Ink Dwell Studio, showcases the birds that call Houston's bayous home. Confluence is commissioned by Houston Parks Board and hosted in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Houston Audubon is pleased to provide ornithological expertise and collaborate on programming and promotion of the mural. Learn more about Confluence here.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the American Kestrel. It was posted on April 3, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Our Beak of the Week is one of 12 birds featured in Confluence, a public art installation currently in progress along the Bayou Greenway trail at the confluence of White Oak and Buffalo Bayous. The 223-foot mural, created by artist Jane Kim, founder of Ink Dwell Studio, showcases the birds that call Houston's bayous home. Confluence is commissioned by Houston Parks Board and hosted in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Houston Audubon is pleased to provide ornithological expertise and collaborate on programming and promotion of the mural. Learn more about Confluence here.

The Nominating Committee of the Houston Audubon Board of Directors recommends the following slate for election to the Board of Directors. The election will be conducted online in May 2021. Write-in candidates will be allowed.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Yellow Warbler. It was posted on March 27, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Our Beak of the Week is one of 12 birds featured in Confluence, a public art installation currently in progress along the Bayou Greenway trail at the confluence of White Oak and Buffalo Bayous. The 223-foot mural, created by artist Jane Kim, founder of Ink Dwell Studio, showcases the birds that call Houston's bayous home. Confluence is commissioned by Houston Parks Board and hosted in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Houston Audubon is pleased to provide ornithological expertise and collaborate on programming and promotion of the mural. Learn more about Confluence here.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Mississippi Kite. It was posted on March 20, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Our Beak of the Week is one of 12 birds featured in Confluence, a public art installation currently in progress along the Bayou Greenway trail at the confluence of White Oak and Buffalo Bayous. The 223-foot mural, created by artist Jane Kim, founder of Ink Dwell Studio, showcases the birds that call Houston's bayous home. Confluence is commissioned by Houston Parks Board and hosted in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Houston Audubon is pleased to provide ornithological expertise and collaborate on programming and promotion of the mural. Learn more about Confluence here.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Scarlet Tanager. It was posted March 13, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Our Beak of the Week is one of 12 birds featured in Confluence, a public art installation currently in progress along the Bayou Greenway trail at the confluence of White Oak and Buffalo Bayous. The 223-foot mural, created by artist Jane Kim, founder of Ink Dwell Studio, showcases the birds that call Houston's bayous home. Confluence is commissioned by Houston Parks Board and hosted in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Houston Audubon is pleased to provide ornithological expertise and collaborate on programming and promotion of the mural. Learn more about Confluence here.

3/8/2021- High Island, TX- Houston Audubon along with Mrs. Kathrine McGovern officially opened the highly anticipated canopy walkway at Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary in High Island with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 04, 2021. The Kathrine G. McGovern Canopy Walkway, an elevated viewing experience through the forest canopy and sub-canopy, is designed to complement the natural backdrop and setting of the sanctuary and is now open to the public.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Rusty Blackbird. It was posted by Phoebe Honscheid, Conservation Technician, on March 6, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the White-crowned Sparrow. It was posted by Sarah Lefoley, Conservation Technician, on February 27, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Bonaparte’s Gull. It was posted by Phoebe Honscheid, Conservation Technician, on February 21, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Redhead. It was posted by Sarah Lefoley, Conservation Technician, on February 13, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The players gathered on this foggy morning in west Houston at Fiorenza Park. The tension was palpable as each player eyed a potential rival. The Gridiron Goatsuckers broke the ice and swayed some participants when their coach emerged with 2 dozen fresh donuts for all. The coach of the Superb Owls wanted to call a technical foul (or fowl) but got no support. Players were divided up into their prospective teams and at 10AM sharp the eBird lists were started.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Ruddy Duck. It was posted by Phoebe Honscheid, Conservation Technician, on February 6, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Common Grackle. It was posted by Sarah Lefoley, Conservation Technician, on January 30, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Sora. It was posted by Phoebe Honscheid, Conservation Technician, on January 23, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

We're pleased to announce that Houston Audubon’s Kathrine G. McGovern Canopy Walkway at Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary was selected for a special recognition in the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) annual Parks and Natural Areas Award Program.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Eastern Towhee. It was posted by Sarah Lefoley, Conservation Technician, on January 16, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Houston Audubon finalized the purchase of two key land transactions at the end of 2020, placing an additional 643 coastal acres under permanent conservation protection.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Greater White-fronted Goose. It was posted by Phoebe Honscheid, Conservation Technician, on January 9, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Houston Audubon is excited to announce a new environmental partnership with Entergy Texas. Houston Audubon was awarded an environmental grant from Entergy Texas to build the new Entergy Coastal Natives Nursery at the Hulsey Coastal Operations Center in High Island.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Northern Gannet. It was posted by Sarah Lefoley, Conservation Technician, on December 26, 2020. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Lone Star Coastal Alliance – representing a decade old coalition of local citizens, businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations - welcomes you to visit the Lone Star Coastal region. Experience our expansive and unique mosaic of natural, cultural and historic sites and recreational opportunities along the upper and middle Texas Gulf Coast from the Matagorda Peninsula to the Sabine Pass, all within just an hour or two drive from Houston and the gateway city of Galveston.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Common Redpoll. It was posted by Sarah Lefoley, Conservation Technician, on December 12, 2020. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Whether donating money or time, giving back has been shown to make a positive impact that goes far beyond the initial act of giving.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Pine Siskin. It was posted by Aidan Healey, Conservation Technician, on December 5, 2020. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Houston Audubon fully supports devising solutions to help mitigate the impacts of storm surge and flooding, but the gate and levee system being proposed by the Corps of Engineers under the Coastal Texas Study raises more concerns than it addresses. Proposed solutions of this magnitude, impact, and expense require exceptional consideration of the long-term effects on our shared natural heritage, values, and nature-based economy.

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The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Hermit Thrush. It was posted by Phoebe Honscheid, Conservation Technician, on November 21, 2020. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Houston Audubon recently responded to the US Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study. In the letter, we express concerns about the long-term ecological effects the project will have on the ecosystem and habitat, which is critical to thousands of resident, nesting, and migrating birds.


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