Gary Clark is the weekly nature columnist for the Houston Chronicle. Gary’s latest books are Book of Texas Birds published by Texas A&M University Press and Backroads of Texas published by Voyageur Press. His other books include Texas Wildlife Portfolio , Texas Gulf Coast Impressions, Backroads of the Texas Hill Country, and Enjoying Big Bend National Park. Gary is also a contributing author in the book, Pride of Place: A Contemporary Anthology of Texas Nature Writing. Magazines such as Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas Highways, Living Bird, and AAA Journey have featured articles written by Gary with photos by his wife Kathy Adams Clark.
Gary’s won eight writing awards and is the recipient of the 2004 Excellence in Media Award and the 2010 Synergy Media Award for Environmental Reporting.
Gary has been active in the birding community for over 35 years. He founded the Piney Woods Wildlife Society in 1982 and founded the Texas Coast Rare Bird Alert in1983. He served as President of the Houston Audubon Society from 1989 to 1991 and purchased the North American Rare Bird Alert for Houston Audubon in 1990. He was vice-president of the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory from 2001–2008. He currently sits on the Board of Advisors for the Houston Audubon Society and Gulf Coast Bird Observatory.
Gary is a Professor at Lone Star College—North Harris and a recipient of the Teacher Excellence Award. During his collegiate career, Gary has also served as Vice President of Instruction, Dean of Business, Social, and Behavioral Sciences, and Dean of Natural Sciences.