Published by the Ornithology Group. Outdoor Nature Club
Houston, Texas, Libby Price, Editor; Ellen Red, Asst. Editor
VOLUME XXXVIII, No. 8
Tuesday, Sept. 5: Ornithology Group meeting at 7:30
p.m. at Bayland Park, off Bissonnet just west of
Hillcroft. Since the August meeting was canceled because of weather, we will finally get a
look at the new UTC Checklist, presented to the
membership by Ed Rozenburg, who will field any
questions members may wish to ask.
NOVICE TIME: At 7:00 p.m., BEFORE the
meeting, Don Richardson will hold a 20-minute
session for novice birders. Novice time will be
held before each meeting henceforth, and will
cover such things as identification, behavior,
technique, equipment, etc. Bring your National
Geographic or other guide to the session.
Saturday, Sept. 9 : Ornithology Group field trip.
There will be two field trips in September. The
first will be to Brazoria NWR. Tom Taroni will
lead this trip for fall migrants and hopefully
Wood Storks. Meet at the refuge entrance on
Hoskins Mound Rd. (CR 227) off FM 523 at 7:30
a.m. The refuge entrance is about 1.7 mi. from
the FM 523 turnoff. Bring waterproof boots,
insect repellent, a hat for sun protection, lunch
and plenty to drink. The field trip will extend
to mid-afternoon, and affords a chance to bird
a choice area with a leader who really knows
the place. For more information call John
Buckman at 713-359-4685.
Thursday, Sept. 14: Outdoor Nature Club meeting
at the Houston Arboretum at 7:30 p.m. Carlos
Hernandez will present a program on Costa Rica.
Saturday, Sept. 23: TEXAS COASTAL CLEANUP.
Meet at Bolivar Flats. Cleanup time is 9:00 a.m.
to noon. Bring gloves, sun protection and shovel.
For more information contact Coordinators
George and Celeste Hinds at 984-1634.
Sunday, Sept. 24: Ornithology Group field trip. The
second September field trip will be held on Sunday to avoid a conflict with the beach cleanup
(see above). Marilyn Crane will lead this expedition for fall migrants to White Memorial Park,
Anahuac NWR and High Island. Meet at 8:00
a.m. at the park entrance. Take 1-10 east from
Houston to the Hankamer exit, Routes 61/562,
mile marker 812, and make a right turn at DJ's
Convenience Store. The entrance to White Memorial Park is just behind the store. Bring lunch,
drinks, insect repellent, a hat for sun protection
and passes or money ($2 each) to gain admission
to the High Island sanctuaries.
Marilyn was one of a group of three, which also
included Ellen Red, which recently found a new
bird for North America at Attu. While she
won't guarantee that for this trip, there should
be plenty of birds to look at. The trip will last
most of the day. We will make carpooling
arrangements as feasible after meeting at the
park. Call John Buckman at 713-359-4685 if
you need more information.
KUTAC'S GUIDE TO TEXAS BIRDS UPDATED
Texas Birds, the birder's guide to locating
Texas birds, with directions and maps for finding the
right spots, has been updated and published in a
pocket-sized edition. The author, Ed Kutac, is past
president of the Texas Ornithological Society, and
Travis Audubon Society, among other honors. New
birders especially will want this helpful guide as
they seek new species.
The Rockport-Fulton area will inaugurate their
first annual Hummer/Bird Celebration September
9-12. The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
is sponsoring the event, and National Audubon will
participate. There will be tours, speakers, special
events and many hummers at feeders in the area.
More information is available on the literature table.