Honoring Tom Greer with the 2022 Laura Singleton Exceptional Volunteer Award!

By Gabriel Durham, Volunteer Manager Each February, Houston Audubon hosts a Volunteer Picnic to present the annual Laura Singleton Exceptional Volunteer Award and celebrate the collective contributions of our valued volunteers. To best understand the award, it is good to understand the contributions of Laura Singleton herself. Lauded as the “consummate soldier in Audubon’s army”, […]

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Introducing Wyatt Egelhoff, Coastal Sanctuaries Conservation Specialist

If you’ve visited any of the High Island Sanctuaries or Bolivar Flats in the past year, you may have run across our Coastal Sanctuaries Conservation Specialist, Wyatt Egelhoff. Wyatt started working for Houston Audubon as a Conservation Technician in December 2021 and then transitioned to doing beach-nesting bird stewardship in March 2022. He was hired […]

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Welcome to Jesi Malowitz, Houston Audubon’s New Membership and Event Coordinator!

Please join us in welcoming our new Membership and Event Coordinator, Jesi Malowitz! Jesi Malowitz is a native Ohioan who has lived in Houston since 2004. Originally a 7th grade mathematics teacher, her two girls Eleanor (8) and Benny (6) have kept her very busy as a stay-at-home mom over the past several years, especially […]

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Introducing Shelby Fletcher, Houston Audubon Environmental Educator!

Shelby started working at Houston Audubon this May after being a dedicated volunteer at the Raptor and Education Center. Shelby has a degree in Conservation Biology from LSU and just finished a seasonal naturalist position at Lake Houston Wilderness Park. She worked previously as an Environmental Specialist both in Texas and Puerto Rico. Before being […]

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Welcome to Scott Jones, Houston Audubon’s New Operations Director!

Please join us in welcoming our new Operations Director, Scott Jones! Scott is a dedicated conservationist with a passion for protecting wildlife and the environment and for working in collaboration with others. He brings with him to Houston Audubon a love for people, enthusiasm for teamwork, and a broad range of skills and knowledge garnered […]

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Join in on the Fun and Help Spread the Word

What Folks are Saying about the New Houston Audubon Conservation License Plate Houston Audubon launched its first-ever conservation license plate sponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in June 2021. Since that time, people are proudly displaying their support by ordering plates and placing them on their vehicles. The plates are showing up around […]

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Welcome to Kelsey Biles, Houston Audubon’s New Conservation Director!

Please join us in welcoming our new Conservation Director, Kelsey Biles! Kelsey is an avian ecologist with a passion for conservation and public outreach. In her previous years of conservation research, she has led research teams and mentored undergraduate students in deepening their hands-on experience of bird conservation. She frequently gives lectures to birding organizations […]

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Welcome to Gabriel Durham, Houston Audubon’s Volunteer Manager!

Please join us in welcoming our newest team member, Gabriel Durham! Before Houston Audubon, Gabriel grew up on the road with musician parents. This took him all over the U.S. and he birded out the truck window and in campsites to pass the time. This cultivated a lifelong passion for conservation that culminated in a […]

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