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News Release
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Seabrook Birding: A Seminar and Walking Tour by Audubon Houston

Seabrook, Texas – Join the Seabrook Open Space and Trails Committee as they host a free Seabrook Birding: A Seminar and Walking Tour event at Carothers Coastal Gardens (502 Pine Gully Rd., Seabrook, TX) on Saturday, February 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sarah Flournoy and Stennie Meadours, with Houston Audubon, will present a short seminar and take attendees on a walking tour in Pine Gully Park to spot and watch birds.

Sarah Flournoy, who will be instructing the seminar, is the Program Manager for Houston Audubon’s Friendly Communities Initiatives. Sarah used to believe that nature meant mountain landscapes and faraway places, but the discovery of migrating warblers in neighborhood oak trees led to a whole new world of nature appreciation in her hometown of Houston. Sarah’s work connects people to the fascinating diversity of the Texas Upper Coast, where Houston Audubon conserves and restores habitats for birds and other wildlife.

Stennie Meadours, who will be giving the walking tour, has served on several Upper Texas Coast birding organizations including President of Houston Audubon, Chair of Houston Ornithology Group of the Outdoor Nature Club and as Program Director and Board Member of Armand Bayou Nature Center. During her 12 years living in Austin, she started the Hornsby Bend monthly bird survey and Hornsby Bend Living Lab program, which continues today, and served on the Travis Audubon Board. In addition, she has coached and chaperoned several youth teams in the Great Birding Classic and recently taught a birding mini-course at Westbrook Intermediate School and is currently sponsoring the Westbrook Birding Club and coordinating activities and bird sightings with a Ninas and Crias youth group in Yaxha, Yucatan, Mexico. The only thing Stennie enjoys more than seeing good birds is sharing them with others.

Houston Audubon is a charitable conservation organization that maintains and oversees several bird sanctuaries in Houston and the surrounding area, including Bolivar Flats and High Island. Their vision is the creation of a healthier, more beautiful place to live by leading and nurturing a community that values and supports birds.

The Open Space and Trails Committee invites the community to attend this free event and enjoy complimentary coffee and breakfast snacks. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed for the outdoors and bring a pair of binoculars for bird watching. The Open Space and Trails Committee was formed in May 2009, with the primary purpose of beautifying and preserving the city’s natural resources.

Seabrook is listed on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Great Texas Birding Trail and is a birding hotspot for both amateur and professional birders alike.

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