Volume XXVII, No. 5
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB
L~On all Upper Texas Coast field trips remember to bring lunch, insect repellent, and
sack for aluminum IItter3
Saturday OG field trip to High Island and Bolivar Flats. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Rest
Sept. 16 Area on Hwy 124 In High Island. Half day and/or longer.
Saturday For those who will not be going on the field trip, Mary Bourgeois has the
Sept. 16 suggestion to attend the Institute of International Education's CANADIAN
FESTIVAL in the Imperial Ballroon of the Hyatt Regency. Bird prints and
note paper by two Canadian wild-life artists will be on sale at a Canadian
boutique. Anyone who wants to know more about the Festival should call
Mary at 223-5454 during the day.
Tuesday Brazosport Birders meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the Brazosport Center for the
Sept. 19 Arts and Sciences, 400 Col lege Dr., Clu+e ~Texas. Glynn Irby, one of our
members, will present a talk and slide show of his visit this summer to
the Island of R«Sst In Norway. Re$s+ has the largest breeding seabird population of all of Europe, and Glynn has many interesting observations to
Saturday Brazosport Birders field trip to the Freeport Municipal Park, Freeport
Sept. 23 Marsh and other "migrant traps" in this area. Meet at the Museum parking
lot at 7:50 a.m. Most Brazosport Birders are either members of the OG or
SPOONBILL subscribers, and OG'ers are always welcome at their meetings and
field trips. This would be a good opportunity for you to get acquainted
with them and learn their "backyard" birding haunts.
Monday Deadline for SPOONBILL articles, notices, etc. We would like to hear from
Sept. 25 some of our far-flung subscribers: what's the birding like in your area,
have you birded the Upper Texas Coast, why do you subscribe to the SPOONBILL, share with us a birding anecdote, let us get to know you.
Saturday ONC field trip, "Shore Birds at Bolivar Flats". Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the
Sept. 30 parking lot of the Bolivar side of the Galveston Bolivar Ferry. Shellers
and botanists can combine their interests with some birding, while the
photographers can have a field day!
Tuesday Deadline for Clearing House. Please have your material mailed or deliver-
Oct. 3 ed so that it reaches the CH editor by the 3rd., if you mail it on the
3rd it won't be in time. If the deadline comes on a weekend, please get
it to the editor at the beginning of the weekend. Because of working
commitments, the SPOONBILL editor and the CH editor are finding their
time of preparation is being drastically shortened, so all the help you
can give is deeply appreciated.
Wednesday Photography meeting a+ 7:30 p.m. In Bayou Manor Auditorium, 4141 So. Braes-
Oct. 4 wood. The program will be presented by Louise Hall, who uses her slides
"of beauty in Nature for Inspiration in achieving a semblance of abstract
art in fiber design.
Thursday 0G meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Bayou Manor Auditorium, 4141 So. Braeswood.
Oct. 5 Development of Texas Parks will be the topic, with the program being
arranged by David Riskind, Head of the Resource Management Section. Mr.
Riskind has first-hand knowledge of the problems In developing a state
park system that did not exist until 1923, and then was based on gifts
until 1967. He will give us an overview of the Texas Parks as well as
specific details on Hale Ranch and Galveston Island State Park. With