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Beak of the Week – Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) Family: Hirundinidae By Will McDaniel, former Houston Audubon Coastal Conservation Technician The Northern Rough-winged Swallow is a small species ranging…

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Beak of the Week – Black Tern

Black Tern (Chlidonias nigera) Family: Laridae The Black Tern is probably the most aesthetically unique of the terns found in North America. While in breeding…

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Beak of the Week – Tennessee Warbler

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) Family: Parulidae By Carrie Chapin, Houston Audubon Conservation Technician The Tennessee Warbler is one of the many species to pass through…

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Beak of the Week – Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis) Family: Scolopacidae By Jon Piasecki, Houston Audubon Conservation Technician Buff-breasted Sandpipers have one of the longest migration journeys of any bird…

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Beak of the Week – Hooded Oriole

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) Family: Icteridae By Carrie Chapin, Houston Audubon Conservation Technician A rare visitor to the eastern Texas coast, a Hooded Oriole was…

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Houston Audubon is a regional nonprofit conservation, education and advocacy organization that focuses on protecting the natural environment for birds and people. 

Learn more about Houston Audubon at www.houstonaudubon.org