Volume IV No, 12
You see this little dove on telephone wires
and in fields; his voice is the voice that
is he»rd in the land — a sweet, melancholy
bird, mourning the passing of days, the
transitoriness of life, the depletion of
requited love. The iiourning Dove would be
smaller than the Passenger Pigeon if there
were any more, but there aren't.
E. B, White - November 1955 Ford Times
Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club, Houston, Texas
April 11 - The next regular meeting of the Ornithology Group will be held at
8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11th at the River Oaks Garden Forum,
2503 Westheimer, An election of club officers will be held at this
time.. After the business meeting there will be a repeat showing of
the picture - "Let's Go Birding."
April 25 - The Sanctuary Benefit Show this year will be given at Lamar High
School, April 25th, at 8:00 p.m. The program will consist of three
color films: - "In the Beginning", "Lives of Their Own" and
"Your Living Heritage."
April 28-29 Outdoor Nature Club overnight field trip to "The Devil's Backbone",
Meet: Courthouse, Columbus, Texas 9:00 a.m. Leader Mr. I.K.Sheffield.
CHANGE OF SPRING BIRD ROUNDUP PATE
Because of the Outdoor Nature Club field trip scheduled for April 88-
89 to '•The Pevil's Backbone" the 1956 Spring Bird Roundup - Upper
Gulf Coast Area of Texas (which was first set up for April 29) will be
held on Sunday, May 6, under the leadership of Noel Perley.
UPPER GULF COAST SPRING BIRD ROUNDUP - May 6, 1956 - (Noel Perley)
This year, in an all-out effort to out-list the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (whose '55 Roundup of 240 speoies was tops in the Nation), we are urging
all party leaders and individuals planning field trips on MAY 6th, within the
area outlined below, to send their check-lists to this writer at 2148 W. Alabama,
Apt. 4, Houston 6, Texas. Be sure to Include full details for all unusual
speoies plus names of all observers, route followed, total miles (by car and
by foot), and hours afield.
The Upper Gulf Coast Roundup area this year is semi-circular in shape, running along the coast from Rockport to Port Arthur, some 230 miles, and extending
about 110 miles inland as far as Conroe, This is roughly the same amount of
territory covered by the P.V.O.C. groups last year.
Here is the area in detail:— The upper coast of Texas from Port Arthur
(Jefferson County) south to Rockport (Aransas County) inland to Refugio, Cuero,
(DeWitt County), Yoakum (Lavaca County), LaGrange' (Fayette County), Brenham
(Wash, County), Navasota (Grimes County), Conroe (Montgomery County), Cleveland
(Liberty County), Beaumont and Port Arthur.
Let's Go Birding on May 6th