The latest happenings at Houston Audubon
The latest happenings at Houston Audubon

MARCH 2020

Dear Friend,
Here are the latest happenings at Houston Audubon, brought to you in a brand new format! 


Houston is officially designated a Bird City! Our conservation team worked with Houston Parks and Recreation Department to apply for the Bird City designation, a new certification program by Audubon Texas and Texas Parks and Wildlife. We were approved as a Bird City, thanks to significant conservation efforts by many organizations working together to make our city more bird friendly. Read more here.

See more of our latest news here.


March 8
Whether you're a new or experienced birder, everyone is welcome to participate in our annual spring FUNdraiser. Learn more at the Kick-off Workshop.
March 12
Attend our March speaker event to hear about six birders who spent 33 days seeking birds for the first-ever marathon Mad Mega-tour of Madagascar.
March 29
Lost Bird Project Exhibit

All are invited to the grand unveiling of the Eskimo Curlew memorial sculpture by Todd McGrain as part of The Lost Bird Project. The exhibit is presented by Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council, Houston Audubon, and The Bryan Museum.


New this spring! We're opening the brand new Kathrine G. McGovern Canopy Walkway in Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary. Come out and enjoy a breezy vantage point along the 700-foot elevated boardwalk with commanding overlooks at both Smith and Claybottom ponds. We are also opening new restrooms in Smith Oaks.
High Island Kiosk opens March 27!
Land Sea and Sky will once again provide visitors the opportunity to try out several binoculars and scopes in the field. They will be set up in Boy Scout Woods Friday through Sunday from April 10 - 26. 
May 2 - 3
Join us for a weekend dedicated to bird photography, including workshops with top bird photographers, a live raptor photo shoot, opportunities to try out the newest camera equipment, and more!
Bird walks begin April 1st. Tropical Birding guides will lead three bird walks every day from Thursday to Monday. Houston Audubon will lead walks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Houston Audubon's Education Team offers camps at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary in West Houston and the Raptor and Education Center in Southeast Houston. Limited spots available. 

Register now.

Introduction to Birding with Glenn Olsen

Class: March 17
Field Trip: March 21

Learn the basics of birding, including habitat, migration, and bird behavior, as well as how to identify by family and species. Get ready to be fascinated by birds!
* Member discount *
Raptor and Education Center Tour

March 28

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about our native raptors and raptor conservation, what it takes to run a raptor center, and get plenty of photo ops when you're up close and personal with our education ambassador birds!
Mindful Mondays at Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary
Now through April 27
Join us for weekly mindfulness classes at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary. Classes begin with a 20-minute guided lesson, followed by a quiet mindfulness practice in the forest, and conclude with wild-collected tea and sharing at the cabin. 

Galveston County Audubon Group (GCAG)

Meeting: March 19 | Update on the Beach-nesting Program presented by Kristen Vale, ABC
Field Trip: March 21 | Galveston's East End
Click for the full calendar of events


Birding Guide Training
Interested in leading bird walks at High Island this spring? Attend our bird guide volunteer training on March 18 or March 21.
Bird Surveys
Join us on one of our upcoming bird surveys! Houston Audubon volunteers lead urban bird surveys in 14 locations. 
Sanctuary Work Parties

High Island: March 14
Dos Vacas Muertas: March 18
Raptor & Education Ctr: March 21
Bolivar Beach Cleanup: March 21
Edith Moore: March 28
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