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Membership Meeting
Great Horned Owls and Night-Herons Breeding in the Museum District of Houston

This event is free and open to the general public. The Houston Audubon Board election will precede the program.

Great Horned OwlsSpeaker: Robert Flatt
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: Refreshments at 7:00 PM. Presentation begins at 7:30 PM.
Place: United Way Center, 50 Waugh


Robert has had the joy over the past couple of years of photographing baby birds growing up. [More]

Give 5% for Conservation

Give 5%Thursday, April 3 will be the official kick-off for our third annual “Give 5% for Houston” Earth Day event at Ruggles Green in CityCentre. Together Houston Audubon, Air Alliance Houston, Bayou Land Conservancy, Bayou Preservation Association, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Galveston Bay Foundation, Katy Prairie Conservancy and Texas Campaign for the Environment—are collaborating with Houston area businesses to celebrate Earth Day and lend a helping hand to local conservation efforts.

Several local Houston businesses including Blue Willow Bookshop, Carmelo’s Ristorante Italiano, Olive & Wine, Wild Birds Unlimited and Bavarian Machine have committed to donating 5% of their gross sales on April 26, the Saturday after Earth Day. By doing this; they are supporting multiple conservation and quality of life initiatives within our region. [More]

Galveston Bay Oil Spill

Frequently Asked Questions, updated March 31, 2:30 PM

Galveston Bay is officially re-opened for commercial and recreational use, but what remains to be done for the wildlife still affected?

Houston Audubon will continue to monitor the Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary and other locations directly affected by the spill, or known to be inhabited by potentially impacted birds. Our independent observations and data collections are important evidence as to the short-term effects of the spill and its potential long-term impacts on wildlife, their habitats, and their food supply for which we remain very concerned. If affected negatively, this could impact the habitat’s ability to support robust populations, and especially could affect important nesting behaviors and outcomes. In summary, we are largely out of the woods for the immediate threats, but we will focus on short-term monitoring for the next few weeks and then revert to long-term monitoring..

What is happening at the Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary, and may I visit?

Houston Audubon is conducting conservation business as usual which means we are managing the land in a way to provide a safe haven for wild birds which feed, rest, and nest there. [More]

Nominations to the HA Board of Directors
and Proposed By-Law Changes

The nominating committee of the HA Board of Directors recommends the following slate for election to the Board of Directors. Elections will be conducted at the membership meeting on May 15, 2014. Also, according to the By-Laws, nominations will be accepted from the floor.

Mary Fitzgerald, Secretary – Mary was invited to join the Houston Audubon Board of Directors to fill an unexpired term in late 2013. [More]

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