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Dear Friend,

We hope you will enjoy the new look of our monthly e-news, now called The Owl Post (we couldn't miss a chance to show off Percy!) Here are the latest happenings at Houston Audubon.

Lights Out for Birds!

Though it may still feel like summer, fall migration is officially upon us! Millions of birds will be flying overhead as they make their way to their wintering grounds. Light pollution can disorient migrating birds, causing injury and harm, especially to young birds making their first trip south. We have a responsibility to make this incredible journey easier for our birds, and you can help by turning your exterior lights out at night. 

Take the pledge and sign up for Lights Out Action Alerts »


Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

Mindful Mondays are back on September 14! 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 starts on September 23 and will be held every Wednesday at 10 AM. Kids ages 3 - 6 will explore their love of nature on a wild journey through the alphabet, learning about a different animal from A - Z each week. Register »
The Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary is open daily from 7 AM to 7 PM. The parking lot and main entrance remain closed, but you can park and access the sanctuary through the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church parking lot next door. 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: September 25,October 3, December 12 
Amateur and professional photographers can get a one-of-a-kind experience photographing our raptors in an intimate setting at a Raptor Photography Shoot.
Upcoming shoots: September 24, October 15, November 9 Register »
BIRD Buddies starts on September 22 and will be held every Tuesday at 10 AM. This program is for 3 to 6 year olds. Each week, we will explore birds from around the world from A to Z. Each class is full of hands-on learning, crafting, nature exploration, music, and more. Register »
Support the care of our education ambassador animals by adopting a bird like Percy, featured in the banner, or Geddy and Alex in this photo! Learn More »

The Raptor and Education Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM, by appointment only. Please contact us by phone at (713) 640-2407 to make an appointment. 

High Island and Bolivar Flats

Our coastal sanctuaries were predicted to be in Hurricane Laura’s path, so conservation staff prepared the sanctuaries and facilities for the storm before evacuating. Laura tracked more to the east, which put even our most easterly sanctuaries outside of tropical force winds. We experienced no damage from the storm, but it was good practice to prepare for a major hurricane. We’re just halfway through hurricane season so we will remain vigilant as we continue maintaining and improving wildlife habitat and public access to nature.
Fall migratory birds are starting to visit Bolivar Flats!
If you're planning on visiting High Island, watch out for the spiders!  Read our latest blog post »
High Island sanctuaries are open daily from 7 AM to 7 PM.
Visitor Information » 
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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Purple Martin Migration Madness Watch Party 
Sunday, September 13
7:30 PM | Stafford, TX
Details »
The full calendar for Houston's second annual Bird Week is now live! 
Avian Affair Benefitting Houston Audubon
Honoring the Houston Parks and Recreation Department
Thursday, October 22
6:30 PM
Sponsor or Donate »


Bird Photography - Beyond the Basics with Steve Gettle 
Wednesday, September 9
7:00 PM (Virtual)
Presented by the Houston Audubon Nature Photography Association (HANPA)
Birding Classes with Glenn Olsen
Hawk Migration in Texas
September 8 Class
September 12 Field Trip
September 29 Class
October 3 Field Trip
Classes offered remotely.


We're recruiting our first ever RV volunteers to be based out of the Hulsey Coastal Operations Center starting in October.
Learn More and Apply »


Upcoming Members-Only Trips
All members are welcome to join us at the Smith Point Hawk Watch on Saturday, September 19.
Members 50 and older are invited to a Navasota adventure on Wednesday, September 16 on our next bus trip.
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