Volume XXVIII, Not*
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP OF THE OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sa+urday Birding Research Group's pelagic trip on "New Buccaneer"'out of Galves+on.
August 18 Contact Colin Summerhayes, 977-9139, if you wish to join them. The BRG,
by going out at least once a month, Is trying to establish records of
what may be found all during the year.
Saturday OG field trip to Galveston and Bolivar Flats led by Elric McHenry. Meet
August 25 at Kempner Park in Galveston at corner of 27th and 0 streets at 7:30 a.m.
Bring lunch and repellant. Make an effort to car pool!
Saturday SPOONBILL deadline for announcements, articles, etc. We would like to
August 25 hear about any interesting birding experiences you have had this summer
on your vacation, or give directions to some birding spot you enjoyed
which may not be as famous as, say, Cave Creek Canyon.
The Brazosport Birders will resume their meeting schedule on August 28 at
7:30 p.m. at the Brazosport Center for the Arts-Sciences, on College Ave.
in Clute. Bruce Thompson of the Welder Wildlife Foundation will present
the program and guests are always welcome. Please note that this date
deviates from the usual 3rd Tuesday-of-the-month mee+ing da+e.
Clearing House deadline. No+e +ha+ Is Labor Day, so +ry to ge+ your
sigh+ings in early, please.
Thursday OG mee+ing, 7:30 p.m., Bayou Maner audl+orium, 4141 S. Braeswood Blvd.
Sep. 6 This is a seminar, subject flycatchers, led by T. Ben Feltner. We can
always plan on learning a lot from these seminars, so Join us.
Saturday OG field trip to High Island for fall migrants. Meet at Roadside Rest
Sep. 8 Area on Hwy 124 in High Island at 8:00 a.m. Bring lunch and repellant
(especially repellant!). Try to car pool!
Saturday Birding Research Group's monthly pelagic trip on "New Buccaneer"
Sep. 15 with Colin Summerhayes, 977-9139.
Sep. 13-22 The Chickadee is announcing a showing of bird paintings by Larry Haines,
a local artist, who works in watercolors and acrylics. During the show
they are having expanded hours: Monday-Friday, 12 to 6, Thursday till
9, and Saturday, 9 to 6. The artist will be in attendance Thursday evening and air day Saturday.
Sunday HAS pelagic trip out of Galveston. LimIt-35, send checks for $20.00 +o
0c+. 7 David Ma+son, 5510 Aboles, Hous+on, 77035, made payable +o Hous+on Audubon
Society, by October 1st.
HOW TO COPE WITH THESE PELAGIC TRIPS
If you tend to queasiness when on the water, or you've never been and wonder about
it, Betty Young, an experienced seaman (seawoman?) has some advice for you which she
says never fails: take one Dramimlne the night before, another early In the morning,
bring plenty of food to munch on, crackers, etc., and eat all day with never a worry.
And have a good time!
A NEW MAP
In this Issue you will find a new map, prepared and keyed by Ted Eubanks, Jr., of
Chambers county and the High Island area. Use this map as your Places to Go suggestions this month. Ray Little, of Portland, Texas, has promised us a map of birding
spots in the Portland-Corpus Christ! area in the near future. If you have an area
you would like to have mapped, send your suggestion +o the Editor.