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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.

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!

This April, celebrate Keep America Beautiful Month by working in your community to get up and clean up. There are lots of ways to beautify our world, and together we can keep it that way for generations to come.

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.

In the spirit of “going green” this month, use this holiday  as a reminder to focus on the world around us. Check out these ways you can give the month of March new meaning by going green!

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.

Houston Audubon is excited to announce a second environmental partnership project with Entergy Texas. Houston Audubon was awarded an environmental grant from Entergy Texas to restore habitat and provide new community outreach opportunities at Damuth Bird Sanctuary in Liberty County, Texas.

The Beak of the Week on the Houston Audubon Facebook page featured the American Coot. It was posted by Averi Lohman, Conservation Technician, on December 4, 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 Greater Roadrunner. It was posted by Ryan McGinty, Conservation Technician, on November 6, 2021. Click the link to see the profile in our Bird Gallery.

This link is to an Instagram post about the fishing line that entangled a While Pelican. Pulled two hooks and untangled a giant weight. The video only shows the aftermath of the wrestling match unfortunately. Needed both hands and both knees to do the dirty work. Hoping the bird was able to recover and rejoin the squadron!

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

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is approaching so quickly. Wasn’t it just 2020, after all? Time flies faster than you think, which is why it’s important to think about your end-of-year giving plan now. 

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.

When it comes to our world, it’s always a good time to check in with how we can love it back for providing us with a home all these years.

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!

Houston Audubon is pleased to announce the launch of its new conservation license plate which will raise money to protect birds and their habitat. The plate is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and can be put on Texas-registered vehicles, trailers and motorcycles.

Inspiration is a fickle thing. It comes and goes with little warning. The good news is, you can always reignite inspiration when you’re feeling uninspired.

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.


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