Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club
Houston, Texas Libby Price, Editor Ellen Red, Assistant Edi
VOLUME XVI, No. 9
Thursday. Oct. 1: Ornithology Group meeting at
Bayou Manor, 4141 S. Braeswood at 7:30 PM.
Mike Austin will present an identification program: "Flycatchers of Texas."
Saturday, Oct. 3: Ornithology Group field trip to
Hermann Park and the zoo. Meet at 7:00 AM
in front of the zoo entrance. We will bird
the park, expertly guided by P. D. Hulce, until about 9:00. We should catch some migrants
as well as the resident birds—no, not the big
white ducks! Then the zoo staff will introduce us to the zoo's birds, many of which are
not on public display. N. B. The zoo needs
a rough idea of how many are coming, so call
Andrew or Rene' Franks (943-7609) by the preceding Saturday, Sept. 26, if you are going.
Deadline for Clearing House reports to Art
MacKinnon, P.O. Box 9437, Beaumont 77709.
Deadline for Spoonbill material.
Thursday, Oct. 8: Outdoor Nature Club meeting at
the Houston Arboretum. Ned Fritz will present
"East Texas Wilderness - Present and Future."
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 16-18: Outdoor Nature Club
camping trip to Glen Rose Dinosaur Valley
State Park. Reservations are necessary: call
Virginia Anderson at 932-8139 NOW.
Wednesday. Oct. 21: The Houston Audubon meeting
at Houston Garden Center will feature "Birds
of Peru," by John O'Neill, a local artist, now
a professor at LSU. Meeting at 7:30 PM.
PICK UP YOUR BIRO SEED FROM PWWS
The Piney Woods Wildlife Society will fill all
phone orders for bird seed on Saturday, Oct. 10 at
North Harris County College, 2700 WW. Thome Dr.,
Houston 77073 (between US59 and US45). PWWS
always buys extra seed, so if you have delayed
ordering, call Lana Delgado at 874-3448 (w) or
A NEW EDITOR FOR THE CLEARING HOUSE
Ron Braun has resigned from the position of
Clearing House Editor. Ron has meticulously compiled members' sightings each month for over three
years, and added some interesting and informative
comments and statistics to help clarify the status
of individual species when questions arose. His
painstaking efforts and willingness to spend time to
make the Clearing House an accurate record of reported UTC sightings have been a great contribution to the OG and the area. We owe Ron our
thanks for a hard job superbly done!
Art MacKinnon will take over as Clearing
House Editor. He brings to the job his valuable
experience working with the Big Thicket National
Park and the Nature Conservancy, and doing his individual research work. The OG is fortunate to
have a member with Art's qualifications to serve.
Let's support him by recording our sightings and
sending them off promptly by the third of the
month to Art MacKinnon, P.O. Box 9437, Beaumont
Texas 77709; phone 1-409-385-6789.
HOUSTON ARBORETUM BIRDING TRIPS
Doug Williams and Bob Honig are conducting
a series of birding trips for the Houston Arboretum
as follows: September 19 to Bolivar Flats, starting
at 1:00 PM after the beach cleanup; November 14
to Attwater NWR; and December 12 to Brazos
Bend State Park. Enrollment is limited; advance
registration is required. Call the Arboretum (681-
8433) or sign up there. Fee per trip: $15 for non-
members, $10 for members.
Also at the Arboretum, a free program in the
"Brown Bag Naturalist Series," (bring your lunch)
may be of interest to birders: Pat Marks presenting
"Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden,"
at 12:15 PM on September 25.