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The Spoonbill, June - July 2001 - Image 3. June 2001 - July 2001. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 23, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4444/show/4438.

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Title The Spoonbill, June - July 2001
Contributor (Local)
  • Haddican, Mary Pat
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date June 2001 - July 2001
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  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 13, Folder 5
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Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
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Transcript Chairman's Message Skip Almoney As you can see by the above by-line I am the new Chairman ofthe OG. The first thing I want to say is THANK YOU to David Sarkozi for his leadership over the past two years. I believe that our organization is stronger due to his hard work and I hope that when I step down in two years, the same can be said for my leadership. If you attended either ofthe last two meetings, you know that I had members fill out a questionnaire about the OG's activities. I wanted this information to help develop the upcoming activities ofthe organization. The results of the survey showed that the membership is mostly concerned about bird topics, with bird identification (93%) and ornithology (89%) as the two most important interests. The travelogue came in with a 66% positive response. The primary reason why members did not attend field trips was the number of people on the trips. Many respondents prefer to bird in small groups or alone and felt the OG field trips were too large. Comments on the type of activities we should do showed strong support for some type of program for youth or schools and for more field trips. And finally, the Learning Corner received very good reviews and there was very strong support for keeping it I wish to thank David Bradford for his excellent work in providing the Learning Corner last year and for making it a critical element in the OG activities. David has agreed to continue for the next year. Based upon this information, the current leadership has begun to plan the activities for the remainder of 2001 and for 2002. Let me outline what this plan includes. 1) The meeting programs are heavily planned toward bird related topics with emphasis on identification. We hope to have programs on warblers, raptors, and other still to be determined birds. Also, foe programs are being coordinated so that they are appropriate to the occurrence of birds on the Upper Texas coast. 2) We plan to have monthly field trips and foe location/topic will be coordinated with foe monthly meeting program. Glen Olson will again be coordinating the field trips and I know he will continue planning and organizing interesting and rewarding field trips. Please give Glen your thanks for a job well done when you see him. 3) We plan to expand the field trip program to include a quarterly 3-day weekend trip to such places as the Rio Grande Valley, Rockport/Corpus Christi and possible Del Rio. The monthly field trips will be day trips on either Saturday or Sunday and on most months will be held on foe third weekend ofthe month. In those months that this weekend conflicts with ONC activities or holidays, we will accommodate these conflicts. 4) Largely due to poor attendance, we are planning not to have any mid-week field trips. If foe membership feels strongly that they want to retain these mid-week field trips, and if a volunteer to organize them comes forward, then we are willing to include them as a sanctioned activities. 5) In response to foe desire to bird in smaller groups, we are planning to have co-leaders for every field trip. This will allow the group to break into smaller units, but still have the advantages ofthe expertise and birding skills ofthe leader nearby and lots more eyes to find that special bird while on the trip. 6) We are planning to have a week long summer field trip in 2002. The goal is to have the itinerary in place by foil in order to give the membership plenty of time to make plans to join foe trip. The location has not been determined, but two areas under consideration are foe Davis Mountains or Costa Rica. 7) The leadership has discussed a youth program but nothing firm has been planned. One idea would be to develop a program for the Boy Scouts and/or Girl Scouts to help them achieve their merit badge in the area of birding. Again, we need someone to champion mis area. 8) We will continue to sponsor foe Houston Christmas Count and support various other counts. 9) Finally, we are considering a fund raising to help foe Houston Audubon's purchase ofthe Bolivar Flats expansion property. This idea is still in the planning stages, but we are thinking of having a one-day bird-a- thon at Bolivar Flats in late foil/early winter. The funds would be raised by pledges based upon either the number of species or number of birds a birder sees during a specific time frame. Hopefully, we can bring this to fruition, but it will require strong support from the membership to make it a meaningful activity. I am looking forward to an active and exciting year of birding activities. As foe above list suggests, we are planning an ambitious program of interesting and far-flung activities for foe OG membership. In order to fulfill mis plan, we need the support and participation of you, foe members ofthe OG. In addition to attending foe meetings and participating in foe field trips, there are still two openings as officers, namely Vice Chairman and Secretary. I encourage you to provide any ideas that you have about the planned activities and I ask that you give serious consideration to volunteer as an officer. With your help we can make this coming year ofthe OG a truly successful one. Skip Almoney can be reached through e-mail at shpalmaaol.com or by phone at 713-432-2505. 3