Houston Audubon was established in 1969 to promote conservation of wildlife and natural resources in the Houston area and on the Upper Texas Coast. Houston Audubon’s core programming consists of three mission-focused strategies: (1) Inspiring Awareness, Appreciation and Action through Education, (2) Protecting Priority Bird Habitats and (3) Creating Bird-Friendly Communities. In August 2017, Houston Audubon became an Accredited Land Trust. Our 17 world-renowned nature sanctuaries consisting of 3,477 acres in the Houston area and on the Upper Texas Coast are community assets where people walk, relax, learn, gather and explore. They are sought-after places of exploration, refuge and fun for all; and they serve as a vital refuge for birds and other wildlife. Our goal is to connect people to nature within our sanctuaries and in their communities.