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The Owl Post | Houston Audubon Monthly News

JUNE 2021

Dear Friend,

Here are the latest happenings at Houston Audubon.
Congratulations to our 2021 Birdathon winners, and thank you to all who participated, fundraised, and donated. 
We surpassed our goal by 25% and raised over $50,000! 


Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Come on by this summer to immerse yourself in 17 acres of wildlife habitat. Experience and contemplate nature with the birds, bugs, flora, and other wildlife. Take a self-guided tour to get acquainted »
Summer camps are starting soon, so expect some kiddos around the sanctuary!
* Volunteer Opportunities *
We have many volunteer opportunities at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary this summer. You can be a Sanctuary Steward, join our Tuesday Trail Crew, or assist us with a brand new Tree Survey Project. Consider joining our Habitat Hawks Work Day on June 5 for a morning of invasive plant removal. View all volunteer opportunities » 
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 »

Raptor and Education Center

Summer hours: Due to summer camps, the Raptor and Education Center will be open for limited hours through August 9. We are open every Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM. For all other days, please call ahead to schedule a time for your visit. Visitor Information »
Join our new Monday Maintenance Crew from 7-10 AM every other Monday! Tasks include tending to the gardens, weeding and pruning the prairie habitat and wooded areas, maintaining trails and boardwalks, repaired infrastructure, painting and cleaning aviaries. All skill levels welcome!

High Island and Bolivar Flats

In some exciting news from Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary, the Texas colonial waterbird counts revealed that five bird species nested in Cattail Island for the first time this year. This now three-year-old island was part of a nesting expansion project completed with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Ducks Unlimited to help recover species affected by the Gulf Oil Spill. Roseate Spoonbill, Snowy Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, and Cattle Egret are making themselves at home at this primo nesting site. Read more »
Adopt a Bird!
Did you know you can adopt one of our education ambassador birds? It's the perfect gift for graduation or a summer birthday for the nature lover in your life. 


YPAC Members on a Mission: Supporting Houston's Feathered Friends
It doesn’t take much effort to find advice on how to support birds. In fact, a simple Google search produces hundreds of helpful resources in a matter of seconds. So, if the information is out there, then why are so few people taking action? Read more »


Flying WILD Program Training for Educators
Flying WILD encourages environmental stewardship among youth with hands-on classroom and outdoor field experiences connected to bird biology, conservation, and natural history. Workshops are for formal and informal educators; all participants receive CPE hours.
June 5 


Zooming with Raptors
Can’t get enough of hawks, owls and kites? Bring our education ambassador animals into your home and learn all about them during this virtual program for all ages.
June 2
Go birding from the comfort of your home with our bird cameras!
Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary
Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary


Member Survey
We invite you to take a brief 2-minute survey to help us improve your experience as a Houston Audubon member.
Members-Only Field Trips

Members 50 and older are invited to join our bus trip to Winters Bayou Sanctuary on June 10.
Join the Flock!
Become a Houston Audubon member for as little as $35. Support bird conservation while receiving great benefits, such as free admission to the Raptor Center, members-only field trips, discounts at our natives nursery and nature shops, and more!
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