Volume XXV, No. 2 '■■
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS
THIS IS YOUR LAST SPOONBILL!!!!!
Sad words, aren't they? But, for some of you, true ones. If you have not paid your
membership dues, or, as a non-member subscriber, you have not renewed your subscription, this is your last issue. If you are In doubt as to whether you have paid this
year, look at the address label on this month's issue. If there Is a red check, you
have not paid.
Herewith is the Information contained in the March and April issues:
"In the Outdoor Nature Club and Its'study groups, officers' terms and
of each year. So, it is "dues time" once again.
lues begin May
ONC dues are $3.50 per person per year, and OG dues are $2.00 per person per year.
(You must be a member of ONC to be a member of OG). If you have not already paid
your ONC dues this year, as a convenience to you,you may send one check for $5.50,
covering both dues (made payable to Ornithology Group), to Mrs. J.M. Gillette, 5027
Longmont, Houston, Texas 77056. Mrs. Gillette will then forward your ONC dues
to the ONC treasurer. (Do not send OG dues to ONC).
Non-member subscribers to THE SPOONBILL should send their check for $3.00 per subscription (made payable to Ornithology Group) to Mrs. Gillette at the above address."
There are no OG field trips scheduled for June or July.
Aug. 4-14 Merlin Birding Tour to Arizona, led by Ben Feltner. Exciting birding,
with a small group, led by a top-notch, experienced birder, who goes all
out to see that you get to see the specialties of the area. For further
information you may write MERLIN' BIRDING TOURS, PO Box 19687, Houston,
Aug. 13-29 West Coast Trip, led by Paul Nimmons, reviewed last month. A good opportunity to go with friends, and bird the west coast, by land and by sea.
Paul Nimmons can tell you more about it, write him at 7702 Westview, Houston, Texas 77055.
The 0G June meeting, a picnic in May by custom, Is usually a good time for all. This
year the meeting at the Little Thicket Sanctuary was outstanding. In addition to having people doing all the right things Harry managed to get the weather man to cooperate. The night before the meeting was delightful and cool enough to make Barney Barn-
ett's campfire a real success. Mary Tigner's finger food got the evening meal started
right and her greens on Sunday perked up the otherwise drab picnic sandwiches. In
addition to all those good things, Harry provided the Swainson's warbler, a life bird
I am sure the membership joins me in saying thanks to Harry Brister and his committees
for jobs extremely well done.
The committees for the new year are listed In the meeting minutes. Please add to that
list the name of Sue McConncII as Rare Bird Alert chairman; however, until the new
list Is published in August, please continue sending news of rare birds to Margaret
Anderson. This issue of the SPOONBILL contains a form that needs to be sent in if you
want to be included on the Rare Bird List for the coming year, (see last page Ed.)