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The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the American Wigeon. It was posted by Jon Piasecki, Conservation Specialist, on January 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 Pomarine Jaeger. It was posted by Carrie Chapin, Conservation Specialist, on January 7, 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 Scoter. It was posted on December 31, 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 White Pelican. It was posted by Carrie Chapin, Conservation Specialist, on December 17, 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 Bald Eagle. It was posted by Jon Piasecki, Conservation Specialist, on December 10, 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 Robin. It was posted on December 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 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.

There are many ways you can say ‘thank you’ to the people in your life. Use these ideas both today and year round!

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 workplace is a space to get stuff done. However, it doesn’t have to be all about making money. In fact, the workplace can be a great place to give back.

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.

While Halloween is normally reserved for scary-good fun, that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved to benefit a scary-good cause!

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.

When it comes to saving our planet, small steps make a big impact. Every person can make an effort toward reducing their carbon footprint and living a more altruistic lifestyle for the world.

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.

Taking the first step to volunteer or get involved with an organization is hard, but these steps can help you dive in!

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.

Water sustains life. Therefore, it’s vitally important to all of us. This August, celebrate National Water Quality Month by being aware of your water habits and taking steps to ensure clean water for everyone. When we have clean water, we can lead satisfying lives.

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.

Family Fun Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of the summer before your children head back to school. Take advantage of these creative and altruistic ideas in order to have the best Family Fun Month possible this August.

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.

Whether you choose to volunteer your time, get involved in the community or even commit time to strengthening your relationships, living an altruistic life provides many ways to impact others around you. 

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.

June is the first official month of summer, which makes it the perfect opportunity to celebrate the great outdoors!

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.

Summer is the perfect time to show your kids that giving back can be fun. Choose an organization that has a shared interest among your family and ask about volunteer opportunities.

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!

In order to preserve our beautiful planet, it’s going to take work from everybody. Encourage your family and friends to join you so that we can preserve the place we call home!

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.

Whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned volunteer advocate, read on for ways that you can celebrate Global Volunteer Month and inspire others to join in to make our world a better place.


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