Houston Audubon is a regional nonprofit conservation, education and advocacy organization that focuses on protecting the natural environment for birds and people. A significant part of our work is owning and managing nature sanctuaries to protect habitat for birds and provide people recreational opportunities in nature. We were accredited as a land trust in July 2017.

Houston Audubon’s mission is to advance the conservation of birds and positively impact their supporting environments.

Our vision is the creation of a healthier natural environment and more beautiful place to live by leading and nurturing a community that values and supports birds.

We created this blog to offer a place for bird and nature enthusiasts to find expert information on birds and conservation issues, stay in touch with the latest in Houston-area birding, and keep up with the happenings of Houston Audubon. We hope you’ll stop by to get your bird digest. 
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Our History

On September 24, 1969, Houston Audubon was formed by a dedicated group of eighteen men and women who saw the need for environmental education for youth and environmental advocacy for wildlife habitat. Today, Houston Audubon operates basically on the same values and purposes established by its founding fathers which were:

  • promote educational, scientific, literary, historical, and charitable purposes
  • provide education and instruction in natural science through nature walks, field trips, and seminars, both to its members and through programs in the public school system; to create awareness of conservation problems and to explore solutions for said problems
  • promote conservation of wildlife and natural resources through education, maintenance and management of sanctuaries and coordinated activity with governmental conservation agencies.

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”

– John Muir