VOLUME XXXII, NO.
APRIL, MAY, 1983
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR A SPECIAL TRIP
APLOMADO FALCON, PARROTS, TROGONS, TOUCANS, HONEYCREEPERS, EUPHONIAS. How do you like those?
Now how would you like to be able to see those and
many many more wonderful birds, see them with highly
experienced birder guides, and see them at a non-
The Piney Woods Wildlife Society is going to Palenque,
Mexico. And we want you to join us.
We'll leave on August 15 and return August 21. That
will give us 5h days of beautiful birding. We Ml be
in birding habitat 100% of the time: forest, savannah,
marsh. And we'll be led by two of the best fellows you
could hope to join forces with in Mexico: Ben Feltner
and Bob Behrstock.
The weather will be warm and humid: a high in the mid
80's, and a probable hour-long afternoon rain shower
each day. But we Ml get hours and hours of birding in
every day, tropical rain forest birding full of brilliant colors and jungle sounds. With fall migration,
the trip should net 150-200 species easily.
And it gets better. The special cost on this PWWS trip
is only $695 per person, double occupancy. That includes everything (airfare from Houston and all) but
meals. And you'll be hard-pressed to spend $50 per
person on your total week-long food Mil.
The trip has a limited number of spaces available. A
number of them are already reserved. If you want to reserve a space for yourself, send a deposit of $50 made
out to PWWS, to Randi Clark, PWWS, North Harris County
College, 2700 W. Thome Dr., Houston, Texas 77073. If
you want additional information, call me at the College
(443-6640, Ext. 212) or at home (350-5599) and I'll be
happy to give you further details.
If you have wanted to go to Mexico or other parts of
Central America to bird, you have probably already
checked regular tour prices. Going with the PWWS will
save you literally hundreds of dollars. And think of
the great company you Ml be in.
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR
NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TX. B.C. ROBINSON, ED
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Mr. Randy Pinkston
Houston, TX "77096
Dear Mr. Pinkston:
Congratulations are in order for Gov. Mark White, Sen.
Ted Lyon of Rockwall and Rep. Fred Agnich for their
successful efforts in passage of the Texas Wildlife
Conservation Act of 1983.
Not to be forgotten is Texans for Wildlife Conservation,
whose members include the more than 800 sportsmen's
clubs in Texas. The group was formed to promote passage
of the act, which would not have been possible without
their devotion and sacrifice of time and energy.
The act gives the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
statewide authority for wildlife management and eliminates locally specialized wildlife laws previously in
effect in 116 Texas counties. The Texas Wildlife
Conservation Act at last enables the Parks and Wildlife
Department to manage our state's wildlife resources on
a scientific basis statewide.
In my opinion, it is the most far reaching wildlife
conservation legislation ever passed in the state.
Generations to come of outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen truly owe Governor White, Senator Lyon, Representative Agnich and Texans for Wildlife Conservation a
debt of thanks.
Ed L. Cox, Jr.
Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission
PAN AMERICAN SHOREBIRD PROGRAM
Each spring millions of shorebirds migrate northward
from South America to breeding grounds in the U.S. and
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