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VOLUME XXI, No, 1
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP. OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB. HOUSTON. TEXAS -
MINUTES. REGULAR MEETING. ORNITHOLOGY GROUP. APRIL 13. 1972
Sarah Gordon, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
The minutes of the February 3, 1972, meeting were approved as corrected.
The Treasurer's Report for February 1 through April JLjel972, was accepted as read.
It showed receipts of $90i8i, disbursements of $103.90, and balance on hand of
Miss Gordon reported that Station KTRH had made an announcement of our meeting,
telling of the program, and giving the time and place.
She also reported that John Tveten,'s picture of the Jaeger had appeared in the
February issue of American Birds.
Marilyn Crane announced that 98 species were seen on the March Corpus Christi field
trip. Twenty-five people turned out for the trip. Highlights were the wildflowers
at Vlelder; the sighting pf the Olive Sparrow - a lifer for many of us; and sighting
the Pauraque Saturday night. The April trip to High Island coincided \7ith a cold
front., resulting in 27 species of warblers being seen.
Miss Crane also announced, that results of the Big Day Run, April 22, were to be sent
to Dan Hardy, who had accepted the newly created position of Editor of the Clearing
House. Dan has worked up a procedure which he hopes we will follow when turning
in material to him. Details will be in THE SPOONBILL.
Margaret Anderson reported that the Hermit -Warbler has been sighted at High Island
and the Eskimo Curlew at Galveston. '.fejE ft'lfii
The Chairman called our attention to the following: the ceremony by the County at
Armand's Bayou on April 16 to be addressed by Robert Vines; the Yellow Rail trips
at Anahuac; and the 2nd Annual Big Thicket Nature Pilgrimage April 21-22. She
announced that the last load of aluminum had brought in $27.56, bringing the total
for aluminum to almost $155,00. . Miss Gordon mentioned the letter from the Texas
Parks and Y/ildlife Department requesting information on.nesting of the Bald Eagle
and the Qep^ay, which many of us have received. She asked for our cooperation on
this project. Dorothy Sorrells has donated a book, "Bird Finding in Interior and
South Central ..Alaska," to our library and Miss Gordon has thanked her on behalf of
OG. „-Tn addition,, Sarah has an order blank for "A Field Guide to'the Birds of Mexico"
by Ernest P. Edwards,'.if anyone is'interested.
The .lat.est 'Item for the Good News Department, according to Sarah, is that South
Houston 'has.-Seen,c-eciared a Bird Sanctuary, ■:^ j™
The Lefkovitses and the Joneses were given a round of applause for the work the
former havedone and the' latter, are now doing on THE SPOONBILL.
George ..Goloby vdfuAteered to write a bird column for THE HOUSTON POST, which has
agreed to pay ftafiand publish an occasional column. Miss Gordon, who worked out
this aire-igeoent .wit_,3eor__>C_-_stian of THE POST, has not yet been able to contact
anyone witn's-THE' CHRONICLE. ^V- *
Margaret Jones again recommended the use of the Travelers' Checklist, especially
during vacations, and said that she had some on hand for sale. Several other members
present also endorsed their use, 1. -ITiOB . "-l.TOi
Miss Gordon then thanked the-officers and committee :ehairi_en who had served with her
during the past year and turned the meet^g-over to the incoming chairman, Miss Marilyn Crane.
Miss Crane recognized Miss Gladys Galbreath who extended the Group's sincere appreciation to Sarah Gordon as an outstanding chairman of O.G.