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What to Do at High Island When the Winds are South

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The sanctuary is of global importance, a complex of mudflats, salt marsh, coastal prairie uplands and open beach owned and managed by Houston Audubon Society. I was at Boy Scout Woods, one of the High Island sanctuaries owned and operated by Houston Audubon.

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Write a Post, Help a Dog!

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Here’s all you need to include in your post: The Write a Post, Help a Dog program is aimed at raising awareness and food for the more than four million dogs that wind up in shelters and breed rescues each year. This year the Foundation has already raised more than $376,570 against its goal of $1.5 Ryan Rice at Houston Dog Blog. Pedigree is resurrecting is insanely successful Write a Post, Help a Dog program. If you are a blogger, please join in and help shelter animals!

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Big Year Birding Update

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Not only that, but they are doing their big year to raise money for the Houston Audubon Society and the Katy Prairie Conservancy. She is also doing her big year to raise money to help a youngster, Peyton Behrens, in his fight against leukemia. Seeing as it is near the midway point of the year I thought it would be nice to check in on how the blogging Big Year birders are doing thus far in 2012. It’s quite a list!

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Don’t Mess with the Great Texas Birding Classic

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Competitions like these can also be powerful drivers of habitat and species conservation, which raises the stakes for a Big Day or Big Sit even more. The Great Texas Birding Classic, which is sponsored by the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, is no exception in this area, having raised more than $736,000 over the last 14 years to support habitat work along the Texas coast. Bird races, as anyone who’s competed in one knows, can be big fun.

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Wrap-Up of 2012 Big Year Birding

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A new Australian Big Year Record was set by John Weigel, who did his big year to raise money for Tasmanian Devil conservation. Not only that, but they raised money for the Houston Audubon Society and the Katy Prairie Conservancy. She also did her big year to raise money, but in her case it was to help a youngster, Peyton Behrens, in his fight against leukemia. There were quite a few big years that took place in 2012.

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