VOLUME XVIV, Ho.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HEW YEAR AND
DON'T FORGET CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
JANUARY 2, 197H !!!
PUBLISHED BY THE ORHITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTOH, TEXAS
MIHUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF ORNITHOLOGY GROUP HELD DECEMBER 3, 1970
The December 3, 1970 meeting of the Ornithology Group was called to order by Chairman Sarah
Gordon at 7:40 at the Downtown Recreation Center,
Minutes of the October 1 meeting were read and approved.
Melba Drake read the Treasurer's Report of September 30-Hovember30, 1970 with Sept. 30
balance of $117,37, receipts $47,26, disbursements of $35.71, balance as of November 30,
Avis Brister, Vice Chairman, announced 44 members and 5 guests present. The guests were
introduced and were asked to visit with us again, Sarah Gordon extended a warm welcome to
all. The next OG meeting will be February 4, 1971,
Marilyn Crane announced field trip to Palmetto Park, meeting at the entrance at ':00 A.M.
Location on Highway 183, 6 miles from Luling, 12 miles from Gonzales. Many Sparrows are
expected to be sighted, Leader-Fred Webster,
Marilyn Krog announced program of February will consist of three movies; Dirk Hagmeyer on the
Sialas Canyon in Wyoming, Margaret Anderson on Black Hills, North Dakota and Marilyn Crane,
Big Bend, Texas,
Wally Mebane announced the January 2 Bird Count with the following comments: Last event supper and countdown at J, Moore Restaurant, Intersection Highway 146 (Alexander Drive) and
Texas Avenue, Baytown, Sign up tonight or contact Marilyn Crane. Birding from midnight Friday until midnight Saturday or come to supper when you have and "OWL", Clothes should be
adaptable to cold, water and/or mosquitoes. Bring your lunch, etc,, water, bug spray, also
bird books. We bird a 15 mile area at6 Baytown which is specified by Audubonj aame is divided
into 10 sections with a Leader for each section. Please sign up, be assigned, and either
recognize birds or deep records. Cost $1,00,
Jerry Baker gave an interestin account of TOS meeting during Thanksgiving Holidays, They were
not only entertained but had good birding which included Rufous-Crowied Sparrows, Golden
Eagle, Harris, Fox, Lincoln, White-throated and White-crowned Sparrow, McCown's and Chestnut
Collared Longspurs, a Loon, Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Horned Grebe (these 3 not usually here)
and Meadow Larks, one singing Eastern, the other Western, Last but not least viewed Dinosaur tracks about 150 millions year old,
Sarah Gordon made a report on Cleveland County Bird Bulletin, giving details on endangered
speciess another interest of note was suggestion that owners of animals destroyed by Eagles
be paid instead of killing Eagles. Also letter from Ernest P. Edwards rega-ding bird prints
by John Sutton,
John Tveten announced bird of Guatemala books are now available.
The OG has been presented the book "Birds Of North Ameriaa", a very early issue,
of Dr, Charles Phillips in November 1970 which is deeply appreciated.
by the family
Hew business was the election of Chairman, Avis Brister, Chairman of Hominating Committee,
announced the members were Jerry Baker, Norma Oates and Ewell Bradley, and presented the
Chairman Sarah Gordon
Vice Chairman Avis Brister
Secretary Louise Rogers
Treasurer Melba Drake