Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Mature cu_b Houston, Texas
Judith Mueller Boyce, Editor; Don Richardson. Technical Consultant
VOLUME XLI, No. 11
Monday. December 7: ORNITHOLOGY GROUP
MEETING. 7:30 PJVL Harris County Bayland Community
Center located on the north -side of Bksonnet just west of
Hillcroft. OG member, John Tveten, will present a program
entitled, "Galapagos: The Enchanted Islands." His beautiful
-slides portray this exciting adventure in a world of
-spectacular settings and unique wildlife. John is a freelance
nature writer and photographer whose weekly column,
"Nature Trails," has appeared in the Houston Chronicle for
17 years. He is author/photographer of-several current and
forthcoming books on Texas wildlife, and his work has
appeared in numerous books and more than 200 regional
and national magazines. John has worked as a nature-tour
leader for the Smithsonian Institution, the Houston Museum
of Natural Science and the Spring Branch Nature Center.
For Learning Corner, David Bradford will continue with Part
II on identification of wintering-sparrows at 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday. December 9: OG WEEKDAY FIELD TRIP
TO ANAHUAC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Our
December weekday field trip will visit the Anahuac Refuge
and surrounding areas to-study winter waterfowl. Waterfowl
expert Buddy Hollk will lead this trip. Meet Buddy at the
-sign-in-station at the Anahuac Refuge at 8:00 A.M. The trip
will conclude in late morning. Bring water and insect
repellent. For more details, call Gail Luckner at 328-6236.
Satnrday, January 9: OG FIELD TRIP TO WEST HARRIS
COUNTY AND WALLER COUNTY. Join us on this all-
day trip to look for geese, ducks, hawks and-sparrows. We
hope to find Ross' Goose, Ferruginous Hawk, and LeConte'-s
and Harris' Sparrow. Meet our leader, David Bradford, at
the jogging trail parking lot at Bear Creek Park at 7:30 AM.
From Houston take I-10 west to Highway 6. Follow Hwy. 6
north (to the right) to Clay Road. Turn right on Clay and
continue past the golf course to the jogging trail parking lot.
Bring a -sack lunch.
Sunday. January 10: BEGINNERS" OG FIELD TRIP TO
WEST HARRIS COUNTY AND WALLER COUNTY. A
trip just for beginners that will go -slow and easy. David
Bradford will help the beginner identify and find -sparrows.
We will also -see geese, ducks and hawks. We will meet at
7:30 A.M. at Bear Creek Park. Follow directions given for
January 9 field trip to jogging trail parking lot Bring a-sack
lunch. Questions? Call David at 855-2615.
ffihrflfry. Tywy 30: OG "WINTER" PELAGIC TtttP.
Here we go again. OG pelagic trip out of Freeport, Texas.
The 65-foot Lady Ana will leave Freeport at 6:30 A.M. and
return to the dock about 6:00 P.M. The cost per person is
$46.00. We will take about 40 birders and NO
FISHERMEN. The intent of this trip is to look for near-
-shore wintering-sea birds-such as Northern Gannet,-scoters,
Pomarine and Parasitic Jaegers and Black-legged Kittiwake.
We will not go out beyond 20 miles. To reserve your -spot,
I must have your $46.00 check made payable to Captain
Elliot Party Boat by January 5,1992. Mail your checks to
David Bradford, 18046 Green Hazel Drive, Houston, 77084.
I must have checks ASAP. Remember: The Gulf of Mexico
can be very rough in January! Call David with questions or
concerns at 855-2615. There is a Motel 6 located within 15
minutes from the boat (409) 265-4764. To get directions to
the boat, call Captain Elliot'* Party Boat at (409) 233-1811
or from Houston 225-3497.
Monday. January 11: Ornithology Group Meeting. 7:30 P.M.
Harris County Bayland Community Center. Field
identification expert and author, Jon L. Dunn, will present a
program on the intricacies of North American flycatcher
identification. Birding-since age eight, Jon has-spent most of
his life in California where he began writing field
identification articles for Western Tanager and Birding at
age 23. In 1981 he, along with Kimball Garrett, published
Birds of Southern California and he has -since published
numerous articles in most of the finest ornithological