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The Spoonbill, Vol. 42, No. 9, September 1993 - Image 1. September 1993. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 25, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/5542/show/5534.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 42, No. 9, September 1993
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date September 1993
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 12, Folder 13
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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 VOLUME 42, No. 9 September, 1993 The Spoonbill Published by The Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club, Houston CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE As Field Trip Coordinator for the past three years, I have heard many positive comments, several negative comments and a few great suggestions about OG field trips. I'd like to share with you some of the negatives and a few of my thoughts about our field trips. Some people feel the trips are too large and find it difficult hear what the leader k saying, or worse yet, not see what bird the leader k pointing out to the group. Others feel the trips are too fast paced while others think they go too slow. There are problems with a few people walking ahead of the leader flushing birds or people talking too loud, sending the birds flying for cover. Sometimes the leader only points out the bird and does not explain why it is what it k. There k truth to all of these comments, and your comments, positive and negative, are always welcome. It k your input that creates change for the better. It k important to remember that leaders on OG field trips are volunteers, not professional tour guides. Your leader may be leading hk or her very first field trip and may be a little nervous and apprehensive about the whole ordeal. Your leader may wish he or she was home at a family gathering, but because they committed to lead an OG trip weeks and sometimes months before, they are in the field and not at home. Your leader may not be able to identify all the birds on a trip. Not all leaders will be faced with the same difficulties, but they all will be volunteers. As a participant on a field trip there are some suggestions for what you can do to make the outing more enjoyable for everyone. Remember: 1) Your leader k a volunteer. 2) You are not the only one on the trip. 3) There may be people on the trip with far less knowledge of birds than you. 4) Let the leader lead. Do not scamper ahead flushing birds. 5) Ti you have to talk, do so in a low voice at the back of the group. 6) If your group k large and you can help identify birds, let the leader know. 7) Carpool when convenient. 8) Never trespass. Follow good birding ethics. With everyone now considering these few simple suggestions, leading OG field trips should be a breeze. Our field trip chairman, Dwight Peake, would love for a new leader to call him to volunteer. You do not need to be an expert on field identification. All you need k to be able to manage a group of very cooperative people, know your way around the birding location and be able to point out some birds. When I lead a trip there k always at least one person on the trip who knows more about birds than I do. I often will ask their opinion if there k a difficult bird to identify. If you manage a group correctly they will identify birds as they appear and all you need to do k get the group from one place to the next. If you have considered leading a field trip, but never could quite get the courage for it, call Dwight (409\740- 4621) and volunteer to lead one of hk trips designed for beginning birder. The more volunteer leaders, the more trips Dwight can schedule for our new birders. Thk, in turn, may help reduce the number of people on some of the field trips you choose to attend as well as be a great benefit to our beginners. Dwight has not selected all the sites for the beginning birders' trips, therefore, if you have a particular refuge or area in which you are well versed and would like to volunteer, call Dwight. Or, you could volunteer to co-lead a trip with a more experienced leader. David Bradford