Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club
Houston, Texas, Libby Price, Editor; Ellen Red, Asst. Editor
VOLUME XXXVII, No. 4
Saturday, April 23: OG field trip (see March Spoonbill)
AM: HAS Bolivar Flats Cleanup
PM: High Island HAS Open House
and Bandathon at HI Audubon Sanctuary.
Sunday, April 24: HAS Birdathon, Bandathon and Open
House at Sanctuary. (Call 932-1392 for details).
Thursday May 5: Opening meeting of the Texas
Ornithological Society in Clear Lake. Call 932-
1392 for more information.
Thursday, May 12: N.B. change of date. Ornithology
Group meeting at Bayou Manor, 4141 S. Braes-
wood at 7:30 PM. Allen Mueller of the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife will talk about endangered
species in the Houston area.
Saturday, May 14: In place of the ONC meeting
there will be an Oldtimer's Day at the Little
Thicket Nature Sanctuary with a pot-luck lunch.
Saturday, May 21: Ornithology Group field trip to
Lake Charlotte, White Memorial Park and Ana-
huac NWR, led by Don Richardson. This trip
will concentrate on breeding birds of this area
and is a good opportunity to visit Lake Charlotte, which is closed due to archeological
reasons. Meet at 7:00 AM at DJ's Country
Store at the Hankamer exit off 1-10. Lunch
and mosquito repellent will be welcome.
PITTMAN PARK BIRD WALKS
On April 23, 30 and May 7, Paul and Margaret
Jones will lead bird walks in Pittman Park. They
will start at 8:00 AM from the parking lot off Evergreen at Newcastle. Many good migrants have been
seen in this small park each year, even a Cape May
Warbler in 1987.
MINUTES OF OG MEETING, APRIL 7, 1988
After opening the meeting, Chairman Rob
Thacker discussed changing the May meeting date
to the 12th rather than interfere with the Texas
Ornithological Society meeting May 5-8. The members voted to change the date.
Bob Honig, Program Chairman, introduced the
speaker, Randy Beavers, Director of the R. A. Vines
Science Center. Beavers expertly described the harmony between the desert and subtropical, land and
marine geography and life forms present in Baja
California. His interesting program was illustrated
by slides, some taken during the recent Science
Center's trip there in February.
Jerry Patrick, Treasurer, reported $3,393 cash
and $4000 CD. Rene Franks, Field Trip Co-Chairman
discussed the recent Valley field trip and the schedule for April and May trips. Bob Honig announced
the May program (see Coming Events).
It was announced that the new Clearing House
Editors would be Wally Gardner, Lynne Aldrich, Peter
Gottschling, Rene and Andrew Franks, alternating
months. Members approved the rental of: P.O. Box
271374, Houston TX 77277. All Clearing House
reports (on the new forms by June 1st) should be
mailed to this P.O. box in future. There will be
major location codes on the new form. Any suggestions for locations not mentioned at the meeting
should be mailed immediately to the above address
or telephoned to Rob Thacker at 952-9464.
Upcoming OG Chairman Ed Rozenburg asked
for volunteers or suggestions for the 1988-89 positions
of Field Trip and Program Chairmen.
Ted Eubanks, Jr., discussed the plans for the
Texas Ornithological Society Spring Meeting at
Nassau Bay, hosted by Houston Audubon Society,
which will also have the Bandathon-Open House at
High Island Audubon Sanctuary April 23 (PM) and
all day April 24, and the Birdathon on April 24.
Donations to these events are urgently needed to
maintain Texas Audubon sanctuaries, operate the
Regional Office in Austin and pay for the additional
percentage of Smith Oaks Sanctuary that Audubon