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Red-throated Caracaras: Social Living, Wasp-eating Raptors

This event is free and open to the general public.

Speaker: Sean McCann
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: Social at 7:00 PM. Presentation begins at 7:30 PM.
Place: United Way Center, 50 Waugh


Red-throated Caracaras are unusual falconid raptors found in forested habitats in tropical America. They are specialist predators of social wasps, and extraordinary cooperative breeders. Over five seasons in French Guiana, we investigated the nesting, territorial and predation behavior of these birds. Using nest cameras, we documented the types of wasp prey brought to the nests, as well as the social brood care exhibited by this species. [More]

Houston Audubon Hosts Event to Honor Women in Conservation in Texas
by Helen E. Drummond, Executive Director

Texas Women in Conservation website

Houston Audubon is delighted to introduce the Texas Women in Conservation Program featuring an inaugural celebratory luncheon and the Terry Hershey Award. On February 5, 2015, conservationists from across the Lone Star State will gather at River Oaks Country Club in Houston to celebrate extraordinary Texas women who work tirelessly to improve our environment. We certainly hope you will join us.

In 2015, Texas proudly joins National Audubon’s Women in Conservation movement, founded 10 years ago by Allison Whipple Rockefeller who will serve as luncheon keynote. The purpose of the overarching program is to underline the influence of women in conservation, to support girls and younger women in the environmental sciences and to engage women in important conservation issues.

Audubon Texas, in partnership with Houston Audubon as host chapter sponsor, is holding the first awards luncheon to honor four exceptional Texas women who have shown a deep commitment to protecting our native landscapes and wildlife. [More]

Houston Audubon Spring Raptor Photography Shoot

May 30, 2015: 9-11 AM

Registration begins in early 2015.

Hawks, falcons, owls and more await you at Houston Audubon’s Spring Raptor Photography Shoot. You will have the opportunity to photograph Houston Audubon’s education raptors in an intimate setting at Houston Audubon’s Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center. Whether you use a simple point and shoot or serious photography equipment, you will enjoy meeting and learning about these awesome birds. Breakfast will be served on the deck for all to enjoy during the shoot. [More]

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