Volume XXVI, No. ToV
PLEASE SEE LATE VERY IMPORTANT BULLETINS
ON PAGE 191!
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS
Tuesday ONC regular meeting, 8:00 p.m. at Garden Cen+er In Hermann Park. Program
Feb. 14 wi 11 be on shel Is of the Intercoas+al and of-fshore waters of +he Gulf.
OG regular field trip to Brazoria Coun+y. Mee+ a+ 7:30 a.m. at roadside
park on Hwy 35 west of FM 521 Intersection with Hwy 35., (Go southjftn Hwy
288 from Houston, veer right on FM 521, turn right on Hwy 35, roadside
park will be on left within several miles). This Is an al1-day trip, bring
lunch, waterproof footgear (just in easel), and Insect repellent. Larry
Ballard, the leader, promises us some unfamiliar spots as well as some we
know. Bring a litter container for castaway aluminum, lunch, and repellent.
Saturday HAS regular field trip. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at roadside park on I — 10 just
Feb. 18 east of San Jacinto River. Bring lunch. Hopefully, the Oldsquaws that
were seen on the OG field trip In January will still be around.
Saturday ONC field trip to the Big Thicket Family Campground. Meet at 9:30 at the
Feb. 25 Registration Office. To reach the place go east out of Cleveland on Hwy
105—watch for left turn shortly after crossing R.R, tracks. At about 16
miles you cross Trinity River bridge. Turn right a+ nex+ road and follow
signs +o lef+. This was a sand and gravel pl+ 40 years ago but it is a
beauty spot today. You may want to camp over-night In your camper or tent,
a few cabins are available. Address: Box 41, Romayor, Texas 77368. Phone:
Thursday OG regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Bayou Manor auditorium, 4141 So. Braes-
March 2 wood Blvd. Barbara Duryea and Jane Dodge will advise us on "Attracting
Birds to the Yard", which comes at a good time for spring planting will
soon be taking place. Remember to bring aluminum.
Tuesday Photography Group regular meeting, 7:30 p.m., at Bayou Manor auditorium.
March 7 Elfle Zdlmal will take members and guests on a slide show trip to her native Austrian Alps. ;.._ ,
Last month Jim Morgan and the SPOONBILL editor let a Long-tailed Jaeger slip by them.
Jim, In his re-cap of birding during 1977 In the UTC, stated the Long-tailed was new
to the area, and the editor didn't catch the error. We were quickly reminded that
Hazel Nichols found a Long-tailed Jaeger November 28, 1971 at Rollover Pass during
the TOS meeting In Galveston. "It was seen next day by everyone, photographed by
many, and Is considered the 1st documented Texas record (see Checklist of the Birds
of Texas, p.34-35, and Oberholser's The Bird Life of Texas, p.376). Photos appeared
In American Birds and elsewhere." (It is also listed on the Vagrant/Migrant page of
our checklist. —Ed.)
BRAZOSPORT BIRDERS REPORT by Sherry Col I Ins
The Brazosport Birders will meet on Feb. 21 at 7:30 at the Brazosport Cen+er for +he
Ar+s and Sciences a+ 400 College Drive, Clu+e, Texas. Mrs. Al Learned will give a
slide presen+a+Ion of bird pictures. Our field trip Feb. 25 will be to the Big
Slough area. Meet at 7:30 a.m. In the Museum parking lot.
Dow has Issued a new bulletin on the use of the nature trail . The area open to us
is the one where we fdund 23 warbler species one day In the spring of last year.
Come use the trail again and Good Birding!