Volume XXVI, No. 4
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS
Conservation Group Inspect.lqn tQUr. Meet at 7:00 a.m. at McDavld's, 1718
Monarch Oaks. The Houston Toad habitat area Is Included In tour.
Wetlands preservation meeting. The governor will make his decision on the
McFaddin Marsh (Industrial development Is our omPhously potent opponent)
jaf+er this meeting. Go to Jefferson County Courthouse, 7:00 p.m, pleasel
OG regular field trip. Meet at the Houston Arboretum parking lot at
8:45 a.m. for our annual bird walk. We urge our new members and subscribers to join us .
OG Seminar. 7:30 p.m. at Fonde Recreation Center, Memorial Drive at Sabine
Ben Feltner will help make our future beach birding trips more enjoyable
by focusing this seminar on the gulls we will see or might possibly see
on the upper Texas coast.
HAS field trip to High Island to look for warblers and fall migrants.
Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Roadside Park in High Island.
ONC regular meeting, 8:00 at Garden Center, Hermann Park. The program
will be on whales. A vote will be taken on the new Constitution, over
which the Constitution Revision Committee labored many months. As members
of the ONC, we In the OG are bound,by the ONC Constitution, so Jt_ls vi+a|
that we attend this meeting and vote our approval of this new one.
OG field trip to West Galveston. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Kempner Park In
Galveston, 28th and 0.
ONC field trip to Galveston Island State Park to watch for fal
during a full moon. Details next month.
Sunday HAS & OG pelagic trip on "Scat Cat" out of Port Aransas, led by Ben Felt-
0c+. 2 ner. Tickets are $20.00, make checks payable to Elaine Robinson, marked
"Boat Trip", and send to her at P.O. Box 19687, Houston, 77024. You are
urged to get your check In early, for groups In Corpus Chrlstl, Austin,
Dallas, and San Antonio are being Invited. The deadline Is September 12,
and money Is non-refundable after that date. (You wl11 note the date has
been changed from the 1st to the 2nd, the reason being a saving of $15 on
each ticket!) Meet at 6:00 a.m. at Fisherman's Wharf, #1 Tarpon St., Port
Aransas. Boat will leave at 6:30 a.m., go 50 miles out and return at
6:00 p.m. The Scat Cat is a fast boat, so a lot of time won't be spent
going and coming. Some birds that have been seen at this time of year Include Corey's and Audubon Shearwaters, Bridled Tern, Masked (Blue-faced)
Booby, and Jaegers. Tentative plans are afoot for a field trip in the
Aransas-Corpus area, details on that will be later.
Last month a small questlonaire was Included at the bottom of the last page at the
request of the Conservation Group. Information on a specific reason for this was
lacking, but we have learned since that the CG Is working with some Galveston birders
to have an area set aside as a bird sanctuary: the small marsh beside the Galveston
Daily News building with possibly more areas to come. A statement of the financial
impact of birders as a group on a community would be helpful to convince the authorities that such small areas are deserving of being set aside as sanctuaries. So please