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Links to Important Organizations

Houston Audubon Society
Houston Audubon is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the conservation and appreciation of birds and wildlife habitat. The Society protects over 3,000 acres of critically important habitat, including superb bird sanctuaries on High Island and at Bolivar Flats.

American Birding Association
Any birder with more than just a passing interest should be a member of this organization. The ABA is an NGO that provides leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of birding. ABA is the only organization in North America that specifically caters to recreational birders, and also contributes to bird and bird habitat conservation through a variety of programs.

Native Plant Society of Texas
Promotes the conservation, research, and utilization of the native plants and plant habitats of Texas.

Texas Ornithological Society
TOS was founded in 1953 as a nonprofit organization. The purpose of the Society is to promote the discovery and dissemination of knowledge of birds; to encourage specifically the observation, study and conservation of birds in Texas; to encourage the formation of local birding clubs; and to stimulate cooperation among professional ornithologists.

American Bird Conservancy
American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve native wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. ABC works to safeguard the rarest bird species, restore habitats, and reduce threats, unifying and strengthening the bird conservation movement.

Mindo Cloudforest Foundation
This Ecuadorian NGO owns four bird sanctuaries protecting over 1000 acres of cloudforest, providing important habitat for 25 North American migrants as well as several globally threatened resident species.