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Newsroom Archive 12

From November 6, 2021 thru current

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the California Gull. It was posted by Carrie Chapin, Conservation Specialist, on November 26, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the American Avocet. It was posted by Jon Piasecki, Conservation Specialist, on November 19, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Burrowing Owl. It was posted by Wyatt Egelhoff, Conservation Specialist, on November 12, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Northern Shoveler. It was posted by Carrie Chapin, Conservation Technician, on November 5, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Northern Harrier. It was posted by Jon Piasecki, Conservation Technician, on October 31, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

On October 20, Houston Audubon celebrated the connection between art and nature at its annual fundraising dinner, Avian Affair.  Honorary Co-Chairs, Isabelle Scurry Chapman and Jim Blackburn, along with the Avian Affair Art Committee drew up a fun evening at The Revaire including a seated dinner for 275 guests, silent auction featuring works from 19 artists, a visit from art cars, raptor experience, stilt walkers, and more colorful fun, all in the name of raising awareness and funds to protect local habitat for birds and wildlife and create equitable opportunities for people to enjoy nature-based experiences.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Brown Thrasher. It was posted by Carrie Chapin, Conservation Technician, on October 15, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Belted Kingfisher. It was posted on October 8, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Pine Warbler. It was posted on October 1, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Houston Audubon is pleased to announce the winners of the Flock Together Photo Contest 2022! Thank you so much to everyone who participated. There were some wonderful submissions, which made selecting winners very difficult. Congratulations to the winning photographers!

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Red-bellied Woodpecker. It was posted on September 3, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. It was posted on August 27, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Caspian Tern. It was posted on August 20, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Based on our review of the Environmental Assessment (EA) related to the two proposed Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) in the Gulf of Mexico, insufficient data and analysis were provided to make sound scientific-based comments or decisions regarding the proposed sites. 

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Wood Stork. It was posted on August 13, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Mourning Dove. It was posted on August 6, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Purple Martin. It was posted on July 30, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

At Houston Audubon’s Purple Martin Watch Parties, sponsored this year by CenterPoint Energy, the community is invited to gather and witness the wonder of Purple Martin flying patterns as they come together to roost every night. During the parties, Houston Audubon staff and volunteers are on hand to educate attendees about Purple Martins, their amazing journey, and how people can help protect these birds.  These free, family-friendly events are fun for all ages.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Eastern Wood-Pewee. It was posted on July 23, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Red-tailed Hawk. It was posted on July 16, 2022. 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-eyed Vireo. It was posted on July 9, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Summer Tanager. It was posted on July 2, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Chimney Swift. It was posted on June 24, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck. It was posted on June 18, 2022. 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 Kingbird. It was posted on May 21, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Black-and-white Warbler. It was posted on May 7, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Exciting News! In the coming weeks game-changing wildlife conservation legislation—the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act— is expected to be scheduled for a vote in the US House of Representatives and US Senate. We need YOU to help ensure that the Recovering America's Wildlife Act crosses the finish line!

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Nashville Warbler. It was posted by Ryan McGinty, Conservation Technician, on April 23, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Houston Audubon Society is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance that recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards. Accreditation provides the public with the assurance that the land trust displaying the accreditation seal meets established standards for organizational quality and permanent land conservation.

Houston Audubon is excited to announce that the new Entergy Coastal Natives Nursery at the Hulsey Coastal Operations Center in High Island is operational, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on April 12, 2022.  Houston Audubon was awarded an environmental grant from Entergy Texas to build the new nursery, which will provide greater availability and access to native plants critical to birds, bugs, and other native wildlife. Specifically, Houston Audubon will be able to increase its native plant nursery capacity for plant distribution to individuals and organizations in the Gulf Coast region.

Houston Audubon is excited to announce that we have broken ground on the new Clint and Mary Frances Morse Field Station in High Island, Texas.   The new field station will serve as coastal headquarters for the staff and volunteers at High Island, as well as provide facilities for a variety of educational programs, workshops, and scientific research to promote conservation.  This 1700 sq. ft modern structure will include office space, a large conference room, restrooms, an ample kitchen, storage, and a screened-in porch.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Swainson's Warbler. It was posted by Ryan McGinty, Conservation Technician, on April 16, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the American Golden-Plover. It was posted by Averi Lohman, Conservation Technician, on April 9, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

In honor of Earth Month, local land trusts are highlighting the work being done to conserve land, strengthen communities, and create a healthier planet. Land trusts have conserved more than 60 million acres of land across the United States. Here in the Gulf Coast region, four land trusts – Bayou Land Conservancy, Galveston Bay Foundation, Houston Audubon, and Katy Prairie Conservancy – are protecting our natural world — our water, wildlife and open space — for all people, forever.

Support Houston Audubon with a night out at Angel Share HTX (formerly OKRA)! This charity bar in downtown works with Houston non-profits to raise awareness for their causes while competing for a financial reward as well!

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 and in person in May 2022. Write-in candidates will be allowed.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Louisiana Waterthrush. It was posted by Ryan McGinty, Conservation Technician, on March 26, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Mallard. It was posted by Averi Lohman, Conservation Technician, on March 19, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Houston Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Spaces Program recognizes individuals taking actions to make Houston a wildlife-friendly city by creating inviting habitat, limiting threats to birds and connecting with the community. Houston Audubon is calling on every Houstonian to help preserve nature in our city, for the love of wildlife and for the overall quality of life of current and future Houstonians.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the American Woodcock. It was posted by Wyatt Egelhoff, Conservation Technician, on March 12, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Great Egret. It was posted by Ryan McGinty, Conservation Technician, on March 5, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Purple Finch. It was posted by Averi Lohman, Conservation Technician, on February 26, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Engaging and supporting communities that reflect the diversity of our state and region are key to Houston Audubon achieving its mission of conserving birds and their habitats. As part of these efforts, we are pleased to collaborate on the nature-based experiences offered under the Witness Series.

For the second year in a row, Monty the “celebrity” Piping Plover was spotted at Houston Audubon’s Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary by the NYC Plover Project!

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Winter Wren. It was posted by Ryan McGinty, Conservation Technician, on February 19, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Ruby-crowned Kinglet. It was posted by Wyatt Egelhoff, Conservation Technician, on February 12, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Bock of Seagulls is a light bock lager created by Bakfish Brewing Co. in 2021 for Houston Bird Week. Bakfish is generously donating a portion of proceeds to Houston Audubon. Bock of Seagulls can be purchased at these locations.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the American Bittern. It was posted on January 29, 2022. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

On November 19, 2021, Houston Audubon’s Executive Director, Helen E. Drummond, received the Women in Coastal Conservation Award at Artist Boat’s Float the Boat fundraising dinner series. Drummond was one of the four exceptional women honored for their contributions towards coastal conservation, advocacy, restoration, and leadership.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Ruby-crowned Kinglet. It was posted by Ryan McGinty, Conservation Technician, on December 11, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.


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