Volume XXV, No. 4
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sunday Regular OG field trip. David Dauphin has set Memorial Park for this, our
Aug. 29 first field trip this season. Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the picnic area. We
particularly hope that our new members will join us to get acquainted In
a leisurely manner, and the new birders among us can get any help they may
feel they need, neither of which can be done successfully when In a caravan of cars rushing from spot to spot. Bring Insect repellent, and lunch
If you wish to bird longer than just a few hours in the morning. Maps of
the West Harris County area will be available, as well as reprints of the
Smither's Lake - Maner Lake "run", for those who wish to continue birding
after our bird "walk".
Sept. 2 OG seminar on "Shorebirds", presented by T. Ben Feltner, 7:30 p.m., at
Thursday Fonde Recreation Center, Memorial Drive at Sabine St. This is an excellent
time for this subject, for our wintering population of shorebirds are now
beginning to return to our area.
Tuesday ONC regular meeting, 8:00 p.m., Houston Garden Center, 1500 Hermann Drive.
Sept. 14 The program is "Bayou Strategy", presented by a member of the Department
of Architecture of Rice University. This Is the slide show that was presented to the Chamber of Commerce and Harris County Flood Control District,
containing the University's architectural studies of Buffalo Bayou, and
suggestions for Improvements.
Saturday OG regular field trip to Anahuac Wildlife Refuge. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at
Sept. 25 registration booth area, just inside entrance to Refuge. If weather permits and the marsh buggy Is available, Russ Clapper says we will have a
rati trip. This Is set for a 1/2 day trip, but you'd better bring lunch
along with your Insect repellent, for Anahuac is about one hour and a half
Sunday Audubon regular field trip to same place, Anahuac. Details will be In
Sept. 26 Audubon newsletter, and next month's SPOONBILL. Because so many are eager
to make the buggy trip, you who are members of both groups, are asked to
please not go both days. . - • •*
ROSTER READY FOR MAILING
The 1976 - 1977 roster of the OG has been completed and Is being mailed this week. If
you find an error In your name or address, please call Margaret Jones at 665-4197, and
give her the corrected information, which will then appear in next month's SPOONBILL.
Please make these corrections in your copy of the roster, so you will have the right
Information. Also, as new members and non-member subscribers are added and their
names appear in the SPOONBILL, add them on the back pages of the roster.
WHERE DID YOU BIRD THIS SUMMER?
For the edification of the stay-at-homes and those who went in an opposite direction,
share your birding trip by sending the SPOONBILL a short resume of your trip, including some of the most Interesting sightings, or perhaps just an anecdote of some birding experience that you thought out-of-the-ordinary. For most of us, birding is considered slow in the summertime, so we would like to vicariously share your birding
trips. So........where did you go and what did you see?