Volume 43, No. 12
Published by The Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club, Houston
Calendar oi Events
Saturday, January 7: OG FIELD
TRIP TO WEST HARRIS
COUNTY. Join this all-day field trip
to look for geese, ducks, hawks and
sparrows. Meet David Bradford at
the jogging trail parking lot in Bear
Creek Park at 7:30 a.m. (From
Houston take I-10 west to Highway
6. Turn north onto Highway 6, then
turn right or east on Clay Road.
Continue past the golf course to the
jogging trail parking lot.) Bring a
Sunday, January 8: "Beginners"
OG FIELD TRIP TO WEST
HARRIS COUNTY. Designed for
beginners, this trip will go slow and
easy. Leader, Dave Bradford, will
help the beginner identify and find
sparrows. We will also see geese,
ducks and hawks. Meet at 7:30 a.m.
in Bear Creek Park at the jogging trail
parking lot. See directions above.
Saturday, January 14: OG
"Youth" FIELD TRIP TO
WILDLIFE REFUGE. Leaders
David Bradford and David Veselka
invite youth ages 10-18 to join them.
Call David Veselka at 692-1384 for
Monday, February 6: OG
Membership Meeting. 7:00 p.m.
Larry Lof, Director of Research at
Rancho del Cielo, will speak on
birding at the research station.
Earning Corner begins at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, February
11 and 12: OG FIELD TRIP TO
LAKE TAWOKONI near Dallas.
The main object of this trip will be to
see Smith's Longspur, but the Lake
Tawokoni and Dallas areas have
many good birding opportunities.
Many species of waterfowl and
sparrows are likely. If we get the
Smith's Longspur on Saturday
afternoon, then we will bird our way
back to Houston on Sunday morning
looking for any rarities along the way.
This trip will be limited to the first 20
people who sign up. To sign up, call
Dwight Peake at (409) 740-4621. We
will meet in the parking lot of the
Brown Education Center at Houston
Zoological Gardens, Gate 5 at 7:00
a.m. on February 11, and we will
drive to the Best Western Motel at
Exit 500 on 1-20 at Terrel, Texas.
For people who drive up separately,
we should arrive at the Best Western
between Noon and 1:00 p.m. For
reservations at the Best Western, call
Saturday, February 25: OG
FIELD TRIP TO WALLER
trip to Waller County. This trip will
require strenuous walking but should
be very productive for sparrows,
including Henslow's Sparrow. For
more information, call Jon at (409)
Speaker: Bill Goloby
Date: Monday, January 9
Location: Harris County Bayland
Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet,
just west of Hillcroft.
Time: 7:00 p.m. Pre-meeting
Learning Comer to hear David
Bradford discuss identification of
sparrows at 6:30 p.m
Bill Goloby, an environmental
scientist and owner of Penfeathers
Tours, will discuss Purple Martins
and give us an update on the what he
calls the "OG's colony" in Hermann
ParkAn OG member since 1966,
Bill has actively birded the upper
Texas coast since 1966 and has led
professioinal birding tours in this
area since 1984. Penfeathers Tours
leads birding trips in Texas,
Colorado and Arizona.