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Here are the latest happenings at Houston Audubon.
Join us for our annual fundraising dinner honoring Jim Winn with the Lifetime Service Award and Western Academy with the Lucie Wray Todd Education Award. Featuring keynote speaker Sneed B. Collard III, Author and Naturalist.

October 21 | 6:30 PM | The Revaire


Join Houston Audubon for a season of virtual learning all about birds at the NEST Academy - Nature Education & Skills Training.  All classes are virtual and held 6:30 PM - 8 PM. $25 per household. After the class, join us for one of our monthly member field trips, bus trip, or one of the many local bird surveys.


Birds are still migrating, so let's keep up the great work! Turn out all non-essential lights outside and inside from 11 pm - 6 am every night through November 30, especially during the peak migration period of  September 5 - October 29.


Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

The Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary is open daily from 7 AM to 7 PM. Access and parking are available in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church's west parking lot. Admission is free; if you enjoy your visit, you can help preserve nature in the city by making a donation. Visitor Information »
Fall migration is here and the cooler weather has us in the mood to be outside. While you are seeking fall migrant birds, keep your eye out for the new Midway Crossing boardwalk and other projects around the sanctuary! 

Raptor and Education Center

The Raptor and Education Center is welcoming visitors from 10 AM to 4 PM on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free for members and $5/person for non-members. 
Come check out the newly refurbished deck overlooking Sims Bayou and brand new kayak launch, both generously funded by The Wortham Foundation.

High Island and Bolivar Flats

Great progress has been made toward the completion of the new Entergy Coastal Natives Nursery with irrigation installed and soil delivered. We’ll be churning out plant material in no time and look forward to an official ribbon cutting in Spring 2022.
We also have two new conservation technicians that will be with us through spring migration helping to monitor our birds and restore habitat in our sanctuaries. Jadyn Starnes is from Rowlett, TX, and Ryan Mcginty is from Wichita, KS. Both have quite the affinity for bird conservation and habitat restoration! A third Conservation Technician, Hope Caliendo from Grayslake, IL, will be joining the team in mid-October.


Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to join us for a Raptor Photo Shoot at the Raptor and Education Center! Photograph these beautiful birds of prey in an intimate and natural setting. Register »
Announcing Raptor One-on-Ones, a new and unique opportunity for photographers to have a private session shooting a raptor of their choice. Learn more »
Photographing Birds in Flight with Alan Murphy
Join the Houston Audubon Nature Photography Association (HANPA) on October 6 for a virtual program with Alan Murphy! Register now »


Book on a Wing by Sneed B. Collard IIl
"When my 13-year-old son Braden and I arrived at High Island in the spring of 2016, we quivered with anticipation. After two years of birding in our home state of Montana, we had finally decided to venture beyond our borders and attempt a modest ABA Big Year for ourselves. Our Number One priority? To catch spring migration at High Island, Texas. Our visit did not disappoint, but what I never foresaw is how many new writing ideas it would give me." Read more »


October 4, 18, 25
October 19 & 23
Shorebirds of the Upper Texas Coast with the Galveston Audubon Group
October 23 & 30


We're also looking for RV Volunteers at High Island, Visitor Experience Volunteers at the Raptor Center, Education Program Assistants at Edith Moore, and more! 
Support birds by purchasing our brand new license plate, featuring an Eastern Meadowlark.


Members-Only Field Trips
All Houston Audubon members are invited to join our October 16 field trip to Keith-Wiess Park. Register »
Houston Audubon members 50 and older are invited to join our southside birding adventure on Ocober 4. We will be visiting Ann Taylor Park, El Franco Lee Park and Robert C Stuart Park. Register » 
Join the Flock!
Support bird conservation and get great benefits, such as free admission to the Raptor Center, members-only field trips, discounts at our nature shops and nursery open houses, and more!
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