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HOUSTON AUDUBON GALA

Education that Soars

Honorary Chair
Lucie Wray Todd
 
Gala Chair
Jan Cato
 
Honorees
Dr. Dan Brooks
Fred Collins
Auction Total

Amount raised so far: $89,745.68

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Our Featured Items

Paradise in Pebble Beach <br />6 Night Stay

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Paradise in Pebble Beach
6 Night Stay -

Plan your next trip to Pebble Beach and stay 6 nights in this charming home located on the Cypress Point Golf Course nestled in the Del Monte Forest.

This home sleeps 6-8 people and has 3-4 bedrooms including a large outdoor deck. The home is a short drive from Big Sur, the Monterey Aquarium, Cannery Row, and the storybook charms of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Along with your stay, enjoy a half-day guided bird tour visiting Monterey Peninsula's top birding hotspots with local bird expert, Cooper Scollan.

Home available Spring and Fall 2017. Please confirm with homeowner.

Generously donated by: Jo Ann Levering/Cooper Scollan



Value
$4,500.00

Leading Bid
$5,750.00

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Baker's Dozen - Assorted Wines

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Baker's Dozen - Assorted Wines -

Assorted wines



Value
$500.00

Leading Bid
$350.00

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Original Audubon Abbeville Edition Print

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Original Audubon Abbeville Edition Print -

Custom framed Audubon Abbeville Edition print, “Meadow Lark” plate #136 of 435.

The Audubon Abbeville Press Limited Edition of John James Audubon’s “Birds of America” series represents only the second full reproduction of the entire set of images issued in the original Havell publication.

This set was issued in 1985 in coordination with the National Audubon Society to commemorate the 200th anniversary of John J. Audubon’s birth.

The set was limited to 350 full sets, 300 bound and 50 sold as loose sets. This print is from 1 of the 50 loose sets.

Generously donated by: David Duthu

Framed by: Speedy Picture Framing



Value
$1,150.00

Leading Bid
$750.00

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Life-Size Yellow Warblers <br />by Lonnie Dye

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Life-Size Yellow Warblers
by Lonnie Dye -

Lonnie Dye took first place with these beautiful Yellow Warblers in the Gulf South Championship at the Louisiana Wildfowl Festival in 2000.

Lonnie Dye began carving birds in the late 1970s and has competed and judged at scores of carving competitions across the United States. Lonnie works and competes in both miniature and life-size categories, preferring active, aggressive songbirds and birds of prey.

This life-sized carving of Yellow Warblers sits 23" tall and is truly an amazing piece of art.

Generously donated by: The Collection of John Whitmire



Value
$3,000.00

Leading Bid
$2,000.00

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Binoculars, Birding & Book

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Binoculars, Birding & Book -

Take your birding to the next level with this package that includes Leica Silverline 10x42 binoculars from our friends at Eagle Optics valued at 2149.00 and The Sibley Guide to Birds, signed by David Allen Sibley.

With these amazing binoculars, you also get the opportunity to go birding in High Island with Houston Audubon’s Conservation Director, Dr. Richard Gibbons.

The Leica Silverline 10x42 are made with magnesium frames for lightweight durability. They have a 336-foot field of view at 1,000 yards.

Generously donated by: Eagle Optics/David Allen Sibley/Richard Gibbons



Value
$2,500.00

Leading Bid
$1,500.00

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George Harrison<br />by Mark Seliger

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George Harrison
by Mark Seliger -

Get the chance to add this amazing photograph of George Harrison to your art collection by famed photographer, Mark Seliger.  This 20 x 24 gelatin and silver print is a signed limited edition (Artist’s Proof 2/5 and signed on the back).  This photo was used on the cover of Time Magazine on December 10, 2001.

Houston is proud to call Mark one of its own.  He grew up in Houston since the age of 5 (born in Amarillo) and graduated from HSPVA and East Texas State University.

Mark Seliger was the chief photographer for Rolling Stone magazine from 1992-2001.  He has been capturing amazing images of celebrities from around the world for magazines like Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ and many others.  He has published 7 books and is the recipient of the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award, Lucie Award, CLIO, Cannes Lions and ASME.

Generously donated by: Mark Seliger



Value
$3,000.00

Leading Bid
$1,500.00

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Camp Caroline <br />3 Night Stay

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Camp Caroline
3 Night Stay -

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life on a peaceful get-away located in the Texas Hill Country just outside of Hunt, Texas on the Guadalupe River. Swim, bird and relax for 4 days and 3 nights at the serene Camp Caroline.

Accommodates up to 8 people. Property available April 1 - September 1, 2017

Generously donated by: Caroline Callery



Value
$1,500.00

Leading Bid
$1,600.00

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Ecuador Photo Journey

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Ecuador Photo Journey -

Get the chance of a lifetime to photograph the birds of Ecuador with this spot for the Eduador Photo Journey by Tropical Birding on July 15-24, 2017.

This 10-day tour will visit two famous hummingbird lodges: Tandayapa Bird Lodge on the west slope, which boasts extraordinarily high species' numbers and Guango Lodge on the east slope that has a very different selection, including the incredible Sword-billed Hummingbird, a living cartoon.

Enjoy photographing gorgeous Blue-necked Tanagers, Carnunculated Caracaras and Crimpson-rumped Toucanets.

Generously donated by: Tropical Birding



Value
$3,290.00

Leading Bid
$2,500.00

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Little Blue Heron <br />Art, Poem and Book

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Little Blue Heron
Art, Poem and Book -

This original and creative painting of the Little Blue Heron by Isabelle Scurry Chapmanon a cigar box is featured with an engraved poem by Jim Blackburn from their book “Birds: A Collection of Verse and Vision” (page 53).

Also included is a signed copy of their book which is a collection of Scurry's art and Blackburn's poetry about birds and the relationship of humans and the nature.

Generously donated by: Donna Rybiski/Jim Blackburn/Isabelle Scurry Chapman



Value
$400.00

Leading Bid
$330.00

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The Great Galveston Getaway<br />2 Night Stay

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The Great Galveston Getaway
2 Night Stay -

Get ready for your weekend getaway on Galveston Island!

Enjoy a two night stay at the Bayhouse in Jamaica Beach. This house is great for birding... egrets, herons and spoonbills visit daily. It has a wetlands view of Galveston Island State Park from the upper deck with 3 bedrooms/2 baths.

Accommodates up to 8 people.

This trip is paired with a guided bird trip with Alice Anne O'Donell and Mort Voller. Spend a day experiencing the birds at Lafitte's Cove Nature Preserve,Galveston Island State Park, Dos Vacas Bird Sanctuary, and more.

Spend your next day touring Galveston with your two guest passes to the 13 Galveston Historical Foundation properties and attractions including the ELISSA, Bishop's Palace, Seagull II Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch, Pier 21 Theater, and many other historical sites. 

The Bayhouse is subject to availability and expires on 5.15.17.

Generously donated by: Andy Lopez / Alice Anne O'Donell & Mort Voller / Galveston Historical Foundation



Value
$1,000.00

Leading Bid
$700.00

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David Todd Collection

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David Todd Collection -

David Todd is the founder and executive director of the Conservation History Association of Texas, an Austin-based non-profit organization dedicated to environmental education. Along with his passion for conservation, David is a seasoned author and artist.

Enjoy two of his outstanding books, "The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People" and "The Texas Legacy Project: Stories of Courage and Conservation" paired with a framed and mounted original drawing of a Great Blue Heron (18x20) complete frame size.

Generously donated by: David Todd



Value
$200.00

Leading Bid
$390.00

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Birds, Bagels and Beyond

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Birds, Bagels and Beyond -

Meet some of the Houston Audubon Education raptors and enjoy a breakfast with Mary Anne Weber on the deck of the log cabin at Houston Audubon’s Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center.

You will step back in history as you tour the center built on the original land grant of John Richardson Harris who founded Harrisburg near the site in 1825. Raptors, native gardens, tall grass prairie, woods and the historic bayou morning adventure.

Minimum of 4 people, maximum of 8 people.

Generously donated by: Mary Anne Weber



Value
$500.00

Leading Bid
$500.00

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James Avery Artisan Jewelry

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James Avery Artisan Jewelry -

James Avery Artisan Jewelry is designed to reflect the things that are important in life.

These three timeless pieces are the perfect collection to add a cheerful and classic look to your day. Included in this collection: -Sterling Silver Daisy Pendant with a gleaming bronze center (1 5/8" long) -Bronze and Silver Twist Bangle Bracelet -Sterling Silver Collet Neck Collar (5" long)

Generously donated by: James Avery Artisan Jewelry



Value
$400.00

Leading Bid
$340.00

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A Day of Photography<br />with Greg Lavaty

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A Day of Photography
with Greg Lavaty -

Spend a day of birding and photography with Greg Lavaty.

Greg is a well-known Texas photographer who leads birding trips in North, South and Central America. Enjoy a day locating birds and learning about lighting and position... all this while getting some great shots.

Includes a full-day's instruction for 2 people in the Houston/Galveston Area.

Generously donated by: Greg Lavaty/Texas Target Birds



Value
$400.00

Leading Bid
$400.00

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Blue-winged Warbler<br />by Dennis Shepler

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Blue-winged Warbler
by Dennis Shepler -

Dennis Shepler is an experienced birder and talented artist. He started birding in 1962 and taught biological, environmental and marine sciences in Texas and California. By combining his artist talent with his love of birds, amazing results ensue.

Add this stunning framed and mounted watercolor painting of a Blue-winged Warbler to your art collection. (19x23 complete frame size)

Generously donated by: Dennis Shepler



Value
$400.00

Leading Bid
$280.00

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Bat Talk and Walk

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Bat Talk and Walk -

Bat expert Cullen K. Geiselman, PhD, will share her extensive knowledge of the world's bat species, their habitat, and life histories.

Afterwards join her on a twilight 'bat walk' at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary or another location of your choice to locate bats using an ultrasonic bat detector. Alternatively, you may prefer to visit Waugh Street Bridge over Buffalo Bayou, to see 250,000 Mexican Free-tailed bats emerge at dusk.

For 20 people.

Generously donated by: Cullen Geiselman



Value
$300.00

Leading Bid
$420.00

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Meissen Bowl From the Estate of Nina Cullinan

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Meissen Bowl From the Estate of Nina Cullinan -

You will be amazed at the beauty of this Meissen Ornithological hand-painted antique porcelain bowl from the Estate of Nina Cullinan.

This bowl dates back to the 18th century, and is known to have been made between 1732-1773. We know this from the Meissen Mark Blue Crossed Swords on the back of the bowl.

The bowl measures 9 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep.

Generously donated by: Lucie Wray Todd/from the Estate of Nina Cullinan



Value
$200.00

Leading Bid
$300.00

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Escape to Bolivar Peninsula<br />5 Night Stay

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Escape to Bolivar Peninsula
5 Night Stay -

Looking to escape to one of the world's birdiest locations on the Upper Texas Coast?

Enjoy a 5-night stay at Victor Emanuel's Bolivar beach house, travel on a golf cart by Golf Car Connections and share a lovely dinner for two at the Stingaree Restaurant. Whether you take your golf cart down to Port Bolivar or you enjoy the shore birds from the front porch, you will have the best time exploring.

Sleeps 6 people in one large living area (2 twin beds, 2 queen beds and a couch bed) with a large front viewing deck facing the salt marsh.

The house is avaliable by request between November 20, 2016 -December 31. 2017 (excluding March-April 2017)

Generously donated by: Victor Emanuel/Golf Car Connections/Stingaree Restaurant



Value
$1,400.00

Leading Bid
$840.00

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Private Wine Class<br />by The NICE Winery

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Private Wine Class
by The NICE Winery -

The NICE Winery's sommeliers and winemakers will guide you and your guests through a fun and educational tasting of several of their highly-rated, rare wines from all over the world.

Wines will be served with an assortment of light snacks.

This class is for 10-16 people.

Generously donated by: The Nice Winery



Value
$800.00

Leading Bid
$375.00

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Camping Adventure - Escape the Pavement

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Camping Adventure - Escape the Pavement -

Step into nature and experience an all-inclusive camping trip for two with Escape the Pavement.

Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary Manager, Bethany Foshee is the owner-operator of this outdoor adventure package.

Escape the Pavement takes you away from the bounds and stresses of modern life. They create thematic, all-inclusive, expert-guided escapes that allow you to break free and reconnect with your loved ones without worry or care. From your morning coffee to your transportation to camp, they take care of all the details for you.

You will be sporting the latest camp gear from REI co-op on your trip. Enjoy an Evrgrn Cold Case Cooler that holds up to 24 beverages with a waterproof, insulated liner and an Evrgrn Center Stage Rug, a roll out waterproof mat perfect for a picnic or sleeping pad.

Generously donated by: Escape the Pavement/REI co-op



Value
$350.00

Leading Bid
$375.00

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Camp Allen Retreat <br/>2 Night Stay

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Camp Allen Retreat
2 Night Stay -

Enjoy a 2-night stay for a family of four at Camp Allen’s Hotel & Conference Center in Navasota, Texas.

Package includes hotel accommodations, 6 buffet-style meals and use of the beautiful 1,000-acre property complete with lakes, pools, hiking trails, athletic courts, fitness center and more!

Subject to availability and valid through 12/31/2017.

Generously donated by: Camp Allen



Value
$450.00

Leading Bid
$400.00

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Log Cabin Rental at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

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Log Cabin Rental at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary -

Give your guests a memorable experience by hosting your next event at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary historic log cabin.

The cabin deck and gardens provide a great space for music and dining. You have access to the sanctuary grounds and trails. The 4-hour rental is for up to 80 people. Rental hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends.

Included is a 1-hour consultation with a professional event planner.

Generously donated by: Houston Audubon/Audubon Docent Guild



Value
$500.00

Leading Bid
$350.00

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Painted Bunting<br />by Alan Murphy Photography

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Painted Bunting
by Alan Murphy Photography -

Stunning framed and mounted photograph of a Painted Bunting by Alan Murphy Photography.

Alan’s artistic background cultivated his creative use of perches with uncluttered backgrounds and excellent lighting. Over the years this became Alan's signature: gorgeous perches paired with beautiful birds showcasing their natural environment with simple elegance. (19x23 complete frame size)

Generously donated by: Alan Murphy Photography



Value
$400.00

Leading Bid
$310.00

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Water Filtration System and Installation

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Water Filtration System and Installation -

Plumbers protect the health of the nation. And now you can protect your health with this Aqua Pure eMFF100 Filter. This filter unit is a full-flow drinking system hooked directly to your kitchen faucet.

No additional holes are needed on your countertop.

Included are delivery and installation by Sword Plumbing.

Generously donated by: Terrell Sword/Sword Plumbing



Value
$450.00

Leading Bid
$240.00

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The Eliminator Bird Feeder

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The Eliminator Bird Feeder -

Protect your bird seed from squirrels with the Eliminator Bird Feeder and Tree Hook from Wild Birds Unlimited.

When a squirrel touches the perch ring, its weight closes the seed ports, foiling its seed-stealing plot.

Fill up your bird feeder with this 5lb bag of Premium bird seed. (The Eliminator hold 3.5 quarts of seed)

Generously donated by: Wild Birds Unlimited



Value
$130.00

Leading Bid
$190.00

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GO Birding<br />with Glenn Olsen

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GO Birding
with Glenn Olsen -

Allow Glenn Olsen, Houston Audubon’s very own birding class instructor, to take you and up to 4 of your friends on a birding adventure tailored for you in the Houston/Galveston area.

This full-day trip will include transportation and guide services.

Enhance your day of birding with 2 REI co-op khaki paddler's hats and 2 REI co-op XR Series 8x42 binoculars.

Generously donated by: Glenn Olsen/REI co-op



Value
$900.00

Leading Bid
$475.00

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Family Portrait<br />by Robin Jackson

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Family Portrait
by Robin Jackson -

Capture the joy and laughter of your entire family with this family portrait package from Robin Jackson Photography.

Included is a consultation, portrait session and an 11x14 family portrait with an hour of retouching included.

To see a slide show of Robin's portraiture, go to http://rjackson1.photobiz.com/viewing
 
Robin makes the portrait session fun and easy! Pets are welcome!
 
(Our gift certificates do not expire. Session can be at your home or at one of Robin's beautiful outdoor locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston & surrounding areas.)

Generously donated by: Robin Jackson Photography



Value
$500.00

Leading Bid
$300.00

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Half-day Photo Instruction<br />with Kathy Adams Clark

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Half-day Photo Instruction
with Kathy Adams Clark -

Hone your photography skills alongside an expert for four hours of private photography instruction with Kathy Adams Clark.

Kathy is a photographer, naturalist, teacher and photo tour guide.

Kathy will photograph with you in the field, review your photos and provide feedback and even work with you on Photoshop or Lightroom.

This session can be tailored to meet your photographic needs regardless of skill level.

Generously donated by: Kathy Adams Clark



Value
$300.00

Leading Bid
$440.00

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Hummingbirds Volume 1

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Hummingbirds Volume 1 -

Written by esteemed avian biologist, John C. Arvin, and illustrated by three exceptional artists, Sangeetha Kadur, Raul Andrade, and Vydhehi Kadur, this large format, fine art book celebrates the beauty and diversity of hummingbirds.

This volume showcases the 127 species of hummingbird found throughout North America, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.

Measuring in at 12 x 16 inches with 216 pages, containing 100 full-color plates and 3 beautiful prints.

Generously donated by: Tim White



Value
$450.00

Leading Bid
$330.00

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Whooping Crane Weekend Tour for 2 with Penfeathers

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Whooping Crane Weekend Tour for 2 with Penfeathers -

Penfeathers Tours invites two people to join them on a Whooping Crane trip the weekend of December 3-4, 2016.

You will bird your way from Aransas National Wildlife Refuge to Mustang Island and end up on a touring boat to see the Whooping Cranes.

This outstanding trip includes ground transportation from Houston, hotel accommodations, entrance fees, boat fees and guided services. (Meals are not included) Don't miss out on this fabulous trip!

Generously donated by: Bill Goloby/Penfeathers



Value
$600.00

Leading Bid
$475.00

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High Island Cottage & Bird Walk<br />2 Night Stay

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High Island Cottage & Bird Walk
2 Night Stay -

High Island during spring migration is a mecca for birders on the Upper Texas Coast.

Enjoy a 2-night stay at The Cottage in High Island on April 7-8, 2017. 

This cozy cottage is located in a prime spot directly next door to Boy Scout Woods. You can bird from your back window. Along with your stay, enjoy a birding tour led by Winnie Burkett. No one knows High Island better than Winnie. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Houston Audubon's world-renowned birding hotspot through the eyes of Winnie Burkett.

The home accomodates 3 people (1 queen bed, 1 twin bed)

Two beautiful books has been included to remind you of your time in High Island.

Generously donated by: The Cottage at Boy Scout Woods/Winnie Burkett/Jan Cato



Value
$500.00

Leading Bid
$350.00

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Biodiversity Survey with Wood Duck Nesting Box

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Biodiversity Survey with Wood Duck Nesting Box -

Get the chance of a lifetime to have Houston Audubon's Conservation Director, Dr. Richard Gibbons and a team of experts join you on your property for a Biodiversity Survey.

Our experts will help identify birds and other wildlife of interest. In this survey you will get a birds-eye-view of your property with the DJI Phantom drone.  

Included with this survey is a handmade cedar Wood Duck Nesting Box crafted by Cary and Hunter Dietzmann. This box will assist in providing a safe nesting place for resident ducks on your property. Cary is a Lone Star Land Steward.

Generously donated by: Richard Gibbons/Cary Dietzmann



Value
$2,100.00

Leading Bid
$1,000.00

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1st Summer Camp Spot at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

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1st Summer Camp Spot at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary -

Be the first in line! We will hold your guaranteed, reserved space in our long-standing, always sold-out summer day camps - 2017 Nature Explorers Camp (5-10 year olds) or week-long Day Camp (9am-12pm, Mon-Fri). Choose from any week mid June-early August.

Exciting journeys await you as we discover the world of wildlife here in our own Bayou City. Hike the trails and play games in our forest’s habitat. Catch tadpoles and fish in the ponds. Meet our education animals. And so much more!

*tuition for camp not included

Generously donated by: Audubon Docent Guild



Value
$300.00

Leading Bid
$150.00

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Prairie Tour + Prairie in a Bucket

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Prairie Tour + Prairie in a Bucket -

Enjoy a morning tour with Flo Hannah, Houston Audubon Native Nursery's Conservation Specialist.

See and learn about native plants while exploring one of Houston's local prairie remnants. This is a great chance to get out of the city and learn about pollinators and wildflower-rich habitat. In addition, Flo will send you home with a “Prairie in a Bucket”. You can use these plants to start your very own native garden at home.

Trust us... this tour is filled with native plants, lovely birds and crazy fun.

Generously donated by: Flo Hannah



Value
$300.00

Leading Bid
$350.00

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Half-day of Photography<br />with Joe Smith

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Half-day of Photography
with Joe Smith -

This is your chance for a half-day of personalized photography with a very experienced nature and landscape photographer.

Spend a half-day in the field with hands-on instruction or focus on photography skills indoors. The structure, location, day and time is flexible depending on your needs and desires.

Expires October 2017.

Bring your camera and get ready to learn and have fun!

Generously donated by: Joe Smith



Value
$300.00

Leading Bid
$250.00

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Peregrine Falcon<br />by Cin-Ty Lee

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Peregrine Falcon
by Cin-Ty Lee -

Cin-Ty Lee is a well known scientist at Rice University. Among his various skills, he is a talented artist.

This unique piece is a framed and mounted drawing of a Peregrine Falcon with Red Knot on the internationally recognized Bolivar Flats on Bolivar Peninsula. (19-1/2 x 23-1/2 complete frame size)

Generously donated by: Cin-Ty Lee



Value
$350.00

Leading Bid
$275.00

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Health and Wellness Package

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Health and Wellness Package -

Give yourself the gift of wellness with a 1-hour massage, acupuncture facial rejuvenation treatment, 3 private personal fitness training sessions, 5 private yoga/meditation lessons, hair styling, luxurious pedicure and dinner at an organic farm-to-table restaurant.

• 1-Hour Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage (Houston)
• Wellness Evaluation and Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation treatment consists of traditional acupuncture and cosmetic facial cupping (Cypress)
• Personal Fitness Training Sessions include Fitness Evaluation, SMART Goal Setting and Individualized training (Copperfield)
• Private yoga/meditation instruction (Cypress)
• Treat yourself to a shampoo and hairstyling (Cypress)
• Pamper yourself with a first-class Pedicure (Cypress)
• Dine at a farm-to-table restaurant in Cypress, Texas, serving whole foods that are in-season, grown locally, organic and hormone free

Generously donated by: 

Executive Massage Center, Norma ReynaBCTMB

Wholly Alive Acupuncture, Dawn Pirone L.Ac, M.A.O.M

Bright Circle Wellness, Victoria Walls

Shanti Tree Yoga, Shamron Owen

Rooted Salon, Jenny Williams

Venetian Nail Salon, Jimmy Tran

Season’s Harvest Café, Beket and Joanne Griffith

 



Value
$700.00

Leading Bid
$350.00

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Green Jay<br />by Joe Smith

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Green Jay
by Joe Smith -

Joe Smith is an expert birder and local bird photographer.

His photographs are a great example of local Texas birds. This piece is a striking photograph of a Green Jay taken at the Luguna Seca Ranch in South Texas. It is an 8x12 acrylic image mounted in a metal frame and comes with a kit to hang it to a wall.

 Generously donated by:Joe Smith



Value
$200.00

Leading Bid
$150.00

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Eco-Art Kayak Adventure for Two

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Eco-Art Kayak Adventure for Two -

The Artist Boat provides a guided tour that combines art and science.

Enjoy this learning experience that connects you to nature and the Gulf Coast with a new perspective.

Tour includes the opportunity to paint while sitting in your kayak on the water.

Don’t miss out on this chance to experience the Gulf Coast in a new way!

Generously donated by: Artist Boat



Value
$200.00

Leading Bid
$140.00

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Curatorial Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Curatorial Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Houston Museum of Natural Science -

Behind-the-Scenes tour led by Dr. Dan Brooks, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology (the bird guy!) at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Up to five people will recieve a personal tour either of the off-site Ornithology collection or the museum's Wildlife Exhibits.

This is a unique experience.

Generously donated by: Dr. Dan Brooks/HMNS



Value
$400.00

Leading Bid
$330.00

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Great Horned Owl<br />by Shelbi Nicole

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Great Horned Owl
by Shelbi Nicole -

This is a custom painting created and framed by the talented Shelbi Nicole.

Shelbi is a local Houston artist with a joyful and unique style. Her artwork can been seen all over the city through a number of murals, and in various art galleries.

Shelbi has created this piece specifically for the Houston Audubon Gala: Education that Soars.

Generously donated by: Shelbi Nicole



Value
$900.00

Leading Bid
$450.00

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Landscape Architect Consultation

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Landscape Architect Consultation -

Learn how to enhance your property's landscaping with a consultation by Scott Barnes of Applied Habitats.

Scott will assess the native plants on your property and provide a plan to increase the native landscaping. He will also give you tips on how to make your property more welcoming to birds.

A unique way to improve your home.

The birds will love it and love you!

Generously donated by: Scott Barnes/Applied Habitats



Value
$1,000.00

Leading Bid
$650.00

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