Volume XXIX, No. <T\
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP OF THE OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON
The Ornithology Group joins the many other friends of Avis and Harry Brister In their
grief over the recent death of their son, Richard. Many OG'ers were privileged to
know this fine young man, who will be sorely missed by his.family and friends.
Saturday HAS field trip to Freeport area, looking for waterfowl and shorebirds.
Jan. 24 Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Brazosport Museum of Arts and
Sciences in Clute. From Houston take Hwy 288 to Clute, turn right on
College Drive, which is marked with a sign to the Brazosport College.
It Is an all day trip, so bring lunch. For more Information, call
Larry Ballard at 1-297-2190. "
Sunday DeadlIne for SPOONBILL announcements, articles, etc. NOTE: Guest_Editer
Jan. 25 for the February issue is Ellen Red, 1802 Sunset Blvd., Houston ,77005,
or call at 523-4287. She will need your Input, so please contribute.
Dr. B. C. Robison, veterinarian, will have the first of his series of
fascinating articles on diseases birds get and carry, and their effects
In this February Issue. Please send or call tn your contributions to
Monday Armand Bayou Nature Center Is having another Bird Seed Savings Day. You
Jan. 26 who feed the birds will be glad of that, what with the skyrocketing cost
of seed In the stores! All Sunflowers, mixes of 15? and 30?, peanut
hearts, thistle seed get your order In now by this date. They will
accept phone orders, so If you haven't time for a written order, call
474-2551 be+ween 9 and 5 +o order your seed. Approximately 120 persons
took advantage of the November QSSD to stock up on more than 7500 lbs. of
seed. Pickup will be Feb 7 and 8.
Wednesday HAS regular meeting, 7:30 p.m., downstairs in the Houston Museum of
Jan 28 Natural Science. Mike Noel will give the program on exotic birds of &.MS
Tuesday Deadline for Clearing House observations for January. Please send In
Feb 3 your bird trip observations as early as possible.... If you bird the
middle of the month and the last of the month, send In two lists! See
"Assembling a SP00N3ILL Staff....Progress Report" on the next page.
Wednesday Photography Group regular meeting, 7:30 at Bayou Manor auditorium, 4141
Feb. 4 So. Braeswood Blvd. Frank Hse, 0G member, inveterate world traveler, and
excellent photographer, will delight us with a program on "Recreation
areas of Taiwan and Mainland China.
Thursday 0G regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Bayou Manor auditorium, 4141 So. Braes-
Feb. 5 wood Blvd. David Matson will give us some highlights of his tour of
Russia last year, and the birds he saw there.
Saturday 0G field trip to W. Harris Co. Meet at Bear Creek Park playground at
Feb. 7 7:30 a.m. Bring lunch and plan to car pool. We will be looking for
sparrows, ducks, geese and hawks.
ONC regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Garden Center In Hermann Park. The
program will be on "Solar Energy", presented by Dr. Carolyn Summers.