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Newsroom Archive 13

From November 12, 2022 thru current

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Merlin. It was written by Grace Yaros, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on March 2, 2024. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

After over a year of navigating permitting red-tape, we finally received the green light to update the vehicular barrier at Bolivar Flats, and the first phase of the project is complete just in time for breeding season!

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Royal Tern. It was written by Rachel Myers, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on February 24, 2024. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Seaside Sparrow. It was written by Grace Yaros, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on February 17, 2024. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Sedge Wren. It was written by Grace Yaros, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on February 3, 2024. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Gray Catbird. It was written by Rachel Myers, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on January 27, 2024. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Brown-headed Nuthatch. It was written by Grace Yaros, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on January 20, 2024. 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 Plover. It was written by Rachel Myers, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on January 13, 2024. 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 Vulture. It was written by Grace Yaros, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on January 6, 2024. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Snow Goose. It was written by Rachel Myers, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on December 23, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Kathrine (Kathy) G. McGovern. Houston Audubon has lost a dear friend, fellow champion of bird conservation, and longtime generous supporter.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Swamp Sparrow. It was written by Grace Yaros, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on December 2, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Franklin’s Gull. It was written by Rachel Myers, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on November 25, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Nelson’s Sparrow. It was written by Grace Yaros, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on November 18, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Crested Caracara. It was written by Rachel Myers, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on November 11, 2023. 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 Pipit. It was written by Grace Yaros, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on November 6, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

On October 19, Houston Audubon celebrated the sound of birds, their beauty and diversity, and the vital role they play in our region at its annual fundraising dinner, Avian Affair. 

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Blue-winged Teal. It was written by Rachel Myers, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on October 28, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Barred Owl. It was written by Grace Yaros, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on October 21, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Horned Lark. It was written by Rachel Myers, Coastal Conservation Technician, and posted on October 14, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Tufted Titmouse. It was written by Richard Gibbons, former Conservation Director, and posted on September 23, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Little Blue Heron. It was written by Azure Bevington, former Conservation Technician, and posted on September 16, 2023. 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 Flamingo. It was written by Wyatt Egelhoff, Conservation Specialist, and posted on September 9, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Tricolored Heron. It was written by Bryce Loschen, former Conservation Technician, and posted on August 19, 2023. 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 Yellowthroat. It was written by Daniel Elting, former Conservation Technician, and posted on August 12, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Anhinga. It was written by Richard Gibbons, former Conservation Director, and posted on August 5, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Marsh Wren. It was posted on July 29, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. It was written by Gislaine Peters, former Conservation Technician, and posted on July 22, 2023. 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 Northern Mockingbird. It was posted on July 15, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Least Tern. It was written by Kayla Ferron, former Conservation Technician, and posted on July 8, 2023. 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-whiskered Vireo. It was written by Wyatt Egelhoff, Conservation Specialist, on July 1, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Wilson’s Plover. It was written by Maria Hart, former Conservation Specialist, on June 24, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Audubon Texas is excited to announce the 2023 honorees of the Terry Hershey Award, as part of the Texas Women in Conservation Program. The honorees include Helen Drummond of the Houston Audubon Society and Virginia Rose of Birdability, as well as posthumous awards for Cecil Seixas and Estelle Hertford, both of Galveston. Audubon’s Texas Women in Conservation Program debuted in 2015 to honor the role women play in the conservation field and to provide opportunities for high school students to become inspired and involved in environmental science. This year’s honorees are a unique representation of the past, present, and future legacy of Audubon Texas, Audubon chapters, and community partners — a fitting tribute as the organization celebrates its centennial year of coastal protection activities.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Common Nighthawk. It was written by Will McDaniel, former Conservation Specialist, on June 17, 2023. 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-crowned Night-Heron. It was written by Azure Bevington, former Conservation Specialist, on June 10, 2023. 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 Rough-winged Swallow. It was posted by Will McDaniel, former Conservation Specialist, on May 27, 2023. 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 Tern. It was posted on May 20, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Olive-sided Flycatcher. It was posted by Jon Piasecki, Conservation Specialist, on April 29, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Tennessee Warbler. It was posted by Carrie Chapin, Conservation Specialist, on April 22, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Nominating Committee of the Houston Audubon Board of Directors recommends the following slate for election to the Board of Directors. The voting period is April 22-May 21, 2023. Write-in candidates will be allowed.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Buff-breasted Sandpiper. It was posted by Jon Piasecki, Conservation Specialist, on April 15, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Hooded Oriole. It was posted by Carrie Chapin, Conservation Specialist, on April 8, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Houston Audubon is excited to announce that the new Clint and Mary Frances Morse Field Station in High Island, Texas is now open!  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 1,700 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 Swallow-tailed Kite. It was posted by Jon Piasecki, Conservation Specialist, on April 1, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Worm-eating Warbler. It was posted by Carrie Chapin, Conservation Specialist, on March 25, 2023. 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 Tern. It was posted by Carrie Chapin, Conservation Specialist, on March 10, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Sandhill Crane. It was posted by Jon Piasecki, Conservation Specialist, on March 3, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

Bird-Friendly Spaces is a FREE program for the entire Houston community to join and actively support birds. The program aims to connect all Houstonians to the wonder and beauty of nature while improving life for birds, people, and our city. H-E-B works to champion sustainability initiatives throughout its own operations and through partnerships with environmental organizations across the Lone Star State. “H-E-B is delighted to partner with Houston Audubon to support healthy habitats for birds that contribute to functioning ecosystems,” said Anahi Villarruel, Project Manager H-E-B Environmental Affairs.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the Rock Pigeon. It was posted by Carrie Chapin, Conservation Specialist, on February 24, 2023. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.


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