Volume XXVI I, No.
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP OF THE OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB
On all UTC field trips remember to bring lunch, insect repellent, and
sack for the aluminum litter which will enrich the OG treasury.
Saturday, Dec. 16 — Houston CC, Paul Nimmons, compiler, 682-3597
Sunday, Dec. 17 — Freeport CC, Ted Eubanks, co-compiler, 661-8082
Thursday, Dec. 21 — El Naranjo, Mary Ann Chapman, co-compiler, 665-2895
Friday, Dec. 22 — Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR CC, Wayne Shifflett, compiler,
Saturday, Dec. 23 — Galveston CC, Ted Eubanks, compiler, 661-8082
Monday, Dec. 25 — MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Thursday, Dec. 28 — Old River CC, Jonelle Buckels, compiler, 713/576-2504
Thursday, Dec. 28 — Deadline for SPOONBILL announcements, articles, etc.
Saturday, Dec. 30 — Buffalo Bayou CC, Fred Collins, compiler, 493-5409
Monday, Jan. I — Cypress Creek CC, Fred Collins, compiler, 493-5409
Monday, Jan. I — HAPPY NEW YEAR! Your dues are due today!
Wednesday Photography Group meeting, 7:30 p.m. in Bayou Manor auditorium, 4141 So.
Jan. 3 Braeswood Blvd.
Wednesday Deadline for Clearing House observations of December, Including compilers'
Jan. 3 CC lists. Please do not send any individual sightings made on any CC,
as those will be covered by the compilers' lists.
Thursday 0G regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Bayou Manor auditorium, 4141 So. Braes-
Jan. 4 wood Blvd. Tony Gallucci,"whom many of you know as an excellent young
ornithologist and a demon birder, will give us an insight on McKi++rick
Canyon, an area he has covered well during work on an advanced degree a+
Sul Ross University in Alpine. Here is what he has to say about the
subject: "McKittrick Canyon of +he Guadalupe Mountains of Texas Is a
unique biological area consisting of elements of the "Mexican Mountains
of the Sierra Madre and also of the Rocky Mountains. Geologically the
range is an exposed coral reef that is considered to be the southern
terminus of the Rocky Mountains. The unique assemblage of plants and the
geological diversity lead to a fascinating combination of wildlife. The
area is of particular note to Ornithologists and birders because of the
diversity of birdlife as well as being the only stronghold for many species in Texas.' Such species being the Plain Titmouse, Red Crossbill,
Stellar's Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Spotted Owl and Grace's Warbler. By
slides, we will investigate the diversity of the range in its many facets
and explore its beauty during different seasons". This sounds like an
exceptional program you won't want to miss.
Tuesday ONC regular meeting, 8:00 p.m.. Garden Center in Hermann Park. Marilyn
Jan. 9 Crane, paleontologist with Exxon, will talk about the use of microscopic
shells in the search for oil.
Saturday 0G field trip to W. Harris Co. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in front of small white
Jan. 13 church just north of i —10 on Hwy 6. Plan on car-pooling If possible.