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Here are the latest happenings at Houston Audubon.

Celebrating Houston as a Bird City

Our annual fundraiser is going virtual this year, and you’re invited! Join us in honoring the Houston Parks and Recreation Department for their work in creating a stronger, more resilient community for people and birds. All are welcome to attend for free. The show will be livestreamed on October 22 at 6:30 PM, with the silent auction opening October 8. We hope to see you there!

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Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Mindful Mondays are back! Join us for weekly mindfulness classes in the forest or from the comfort of your own home as a virtual Zoom participant. Register »
Bayou Buddies is held every Wednesday. Kids ages 3 - 6 explore their love of nature on a wild journey through the alphabet, learning about a different animal from A - Z each week. Limited spots available. Register »
The Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary is open daily from 7 AM to 7 PM. The parking lot and restroom remain closed, but there is access through the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church parking lot. Visitor Information »

Raptor and Education Center

Get an inside look with a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about our native raptors, raptor conservation, and get up close and personal with our education birds.
Upcoming tours: October 24, October 31 (come in costume!), November 7
Amateur and professional photographers can have a one-of-a-kind experience photographing our raptors in an intimate setting at a Raptor Photography Shoot.
Upcoming shoots: October 15, December 7
Volunteer at a Raptor Center Work Party on the second Saturday of each month from September - May. Activities include trail maintenance, filling bird feeders and baths, litter pick-up, native gardening, and invasive species removal. 
Upcoming Work Parties: October 10, November 14, December 12
Support the care of our education ambassador animals by adopting a bird! Learn More »
The Raptor and Education Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM, by appointment only. 

High Island and Bolivar Flats

Volunteer at a High Island Work Party on the second Saturday of each month from October - March. Meet us at this internationally known birding hot spot and help us beautify one of our four nature sanctuaries here, improving both the visitor infrastructure and wildlife habitat. 

Upcoming Work Parties: October 10, November 14, December 12
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Fall migratory birds are visiting Bolivar Flats, and you can join them from the comfort of your own home!
High Island sanctuaries are open daily from 7 AM to 7 PM.
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Members-Only Trips
All members are welcome to join us on an urban adventure at Keith-Wiess Park on October 17.
Members 50 and older are invited to join our bus trip to the Smith Point Hawk Watch on October 9.
Your donations and memberships make these programs possible, and allow us to continue our mission to advance bird conservation and positively impact their supporting environments.
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Farewell to Houston Bird Week 2020! 🦉
Bird Week just wrapped up and we couldn't be more pleased with the turnout. Thank you to our conservation partners and all who participated to make Bird Week a huge success. If you missed out, you can still watch many of the programs online.  


Owl Prowls
Join us on Halloween weekend for a spooky Owl Prowl! Meet and learn about our live, rehabilitated owls, and then join us in search of wild owls on the wooded trails. For all ages.
October 30: Raptor and Education Center
October 31: Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary


Beginning Birdwatching
October 20 Class
October 24 Field Trip
Winter Birds of the Upper Texas 
November 10 Class
November 14 Field Trip
Sparrows of the Upper Texas Coast
December 1 Class
December 5 Field Trip
Classes offered remotely.


Join Houston Audubon volunteers on a bird survey! All levels of experience are welcome.
If you're new to birdwatching, this is an excellent way to start.
October Bird Surveys
October 10: Armand Bayou Nature Center
October 15: Baytown Nature Center
October 19: Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve
October 22: Mercer Botanic Gardens
October 26: Archbishop Fiorenza Park


Whether you're into hands-on outdoor conservation work or prefer contributing your talents in another way, we have a variety of volunteer opportunities.
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