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Winnie Burkett

burkettWinnie Burkett was introduced to birding at age four by her grandmother.  She grew up looking for birds in the wetlands of South Florida and attended Florida State University.  Moving around the country with her petroleum geologist husband gave her the opportunity to get to know birds and habitat around the US while raising three sons. In 2011 Winnie retired from her position as sanctuary manager for Houston Audubon where she was instrumental in the addition of 1800 acres to the Houston Audubon sanctuaries on the Bolivar Peninsula. Winnie’s main interests and concerns are waterbirds and waterbird habitat protection.

Upcoming Events

April 2017
April 6 @ 11:30 am - 8:30 pm

Boy Scout Woods, Smith Oaks, The Rookery, and more! High Island is the surface expression of a salt dome on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Due to its elevation above the saltwater table, it supports wooded habitat that supplies food, water and places to rest for tired trans-Gulf migrants. The Houston Audubon Society has two large sanctuaries in the area - Boy Scout Woods and Smith Oaks, which are known worldwide for their spectacular variety of spring migrants.…

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April 7 @ 6:30 am - 3:30 pm

Boy Scout Woods, Smith Oaks, The Rookery, and more! High Island is the surface expression of a salt dome on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Due to its elevation above the saltwater table, it supports wooded habitat that supplies food, water and places to rest for tired trans-Gulf migrants. The Houston Audubon Society has two large sanctuaries in the area - Boy Scout Woods and Smith Oaks, which are known worldwide for their spectacular variety of…

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April 8 @ 6:30 am - 3:30 pm

Boy Scout Woods, Smith Oaks, The Rookery, and more! High Island is the surface expression of a salt dome on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Due to its elevation above the saltwater table, it supports wooded habitat that supplies food, water and places to rest for tired trans-Gulf migrants. The Houston Audubon Society has two large sanctuaries in the area - Boy Scout Woods and Smith Oaks, which are known worldwide for their spectacular variety of spring migrants.…

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