This will be an excellent course for all you less-than-expert birders, as well as the
true novice. Most of us can use help in sharpening our skills in order to heighten
our enjoyment in birding.
How to register? For Information on that, call the Continuing Education office at
the University of Houston, 749-1232.
Our OG membership is growing apace, and the SPOONBILL mailing list is growing even
more rapidly. We now have 133 members, and are welcoming one or two new members nearly every month, as Well as subscribers. Following is a breakdown of our mailing list:
109 members (where man and wife are members, only 1 newsletter is sent)
59 subscribers -_.-~.X -.,'_-':-._:'-
, 17 complimentary copies (includes six libraries)
196 SPOONBILLS mailed each month
The SPOONBILL Is sent from California to New York, and, in Texas, from El Paso to
Orange, Amarillo to the Valley. We even send one to a subscriber who recently
moved to London, England'
As you know, the creed of our group is: "The OG seeks to join together all those Individuals who have a love for and Interest In-birds, and who find pleasure and enjoyment In the fellowship of shared observation and study". We are delighted to welcome
more and more people who share these sentiments.
There is a certain amount of effort that needs to be expended In order to keep any
group "going". This includes the "effort" of attending meetings, as well as holding
office, for only at meetings are policies formed and voted on by members. Only at
meetings can opinions be voiced, suggestions aired, birding experiences shared, and
be heard by the group as a whole. So every organization needs a constant Infusion of
"new blood" to keep it from becoming static. We are Indeed fortunate that the OG is
a growing, out-reaching "great bunch of birders".
WELCOME TO THE FOLLOWING: '$§&
Miss Gwen Smith, 1001 S. Johnson, Pasadena, Texas 77506 — 473-7922
Miss Madeleine Baker, 6825 Leader, Houston, Texas 77036 — 772-8021
Neil S. Murray, McAllen Gen. Hosp., 701 S. Main, McAllen, Texas 78501
Miss Josephine Sims, 809 Front St., Orange, Texas 77630
PRAIRIE HORNED LARK
Mr. Kenneth Seyffert, 2709 S. Fairfield, Amarillo, Texas 79103
New complimentary copy:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept., Mr. Wm. T. Wright,
Route 5, Box 563-A, Houston, Texas 77044
Area Mgr., Sheldon WM Area
Dr. Stephen G. Williams, 7202 Edlow, Houston, Texas 77025 — 523-6856
Mrs. Raymond McDavid, 1718 Monarch Oaks, Houston, Texas 77055
Mrs. Dale Lee Ross, 2909 Cason, Houston, Texas 77006
Mrs. Richard Miller, 3987 Main St., Billiard, Ohio 43026
Mr. Randy Korotev, TN7 NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas 77058
Mr. John Cys, 4201 N. Garfield #247, Midland, Texas 79701
Mr. Michael Hoke, 1802 W. Rein, Orange, Texas 77630
TELL TP&WD BIOLOGISTS ABOUT EAGLES. OSPREYS — TP&WD News Bulletin
If you've seen a bald eagle or an osprey, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. officials
want to hear about it. Dept. biologists are continuing -a three-year survey of eagles
and ospreys .....Last year, there were 646 eagle sightings and 380 osprey sightings,
up slightly from the year before. Biologists are cautious about saying eagle populations are increasing, believing the increased sightings could be the result of better participation in the survey, from one year to the next.
According to John Smith, a department biologist, Texas has two populations of bald
eagles -- the southern and the northern subspecies. The southern bald eagle Is considered endangered. It spends the entire year in the southern states, building its