Volume XXVI, No. I
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS
A REMINDER DUES ARE DUE
Mary Gillette reports many members and subscribers have responded to our dues notice
of last month, but there are some of you who have not as yet done so. Please, wi11
you mall your check today? Remember, members' dues are $2.00 (plus $5.00 for ONC)
and non-member subscriptions to THE SPOONBILL are $3.00.
0G field trip to West Galveston to get those late migrants. Meet at 8:0Q
a.m. at Kempner Park. Half day trip, bring lunch and insect repellent.
Most of us, when going to Galveston, have birded the pond near the Galveston Daily News building. It Is extremely rich In blrdllfe and needs protection from development and also controls on the water level. Some Interested Galveston birders would like to see this area preserved as a Bin'
Sanctuary. You are Invited to a meeting to be held at 2:00 p.m. at the
Armand Bayou Nature Center so concerned birders can get together to form
some kind of plan and organization. There is a lot of Individual support
—what Is needed Is to get It all together. Your presence, with your
Ideas and Interest, will be appreciated. We groan a tot about the rapid
disappearance of familiar birding haunts, here Is a chance to actively
support an attempt to save a "Good Birding Spot"!
The 0G Henslow Census Is postponed pending permission from Santa Fe to
enter their property. Ted Eubanks asks everyone who plans to help with
the census to let him have your name, and as soon as he gets the word he
will calI each one and give the date and time.
Visitor's Day at Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary should be called Visitor':
Weekend, for Marian Taylor says camping will be allowed Friday and Saturday nights. The Sanctuary will be open until 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Be sure to take Insect repellent, food and water. Send your list of birds
seen (make a note of any nesting birds) to the 1977-78 Sanctuary Checklist Compiler, Alfred Chandler, 1200 Bettes, Conroe, Texas 77301.
Merlin Birding Tours trip to Arizona. Ben Feltner can lead you straight
to the birds for which Arizona Is famous. For information write P.O. Box
19687, Houston, Texas 77024.
FUTURE EVENTS TO PLAN FOR
Judy and Roger Novak of Galveston are arranging a trip to the Galapagos Islands, July
26 to Aug. 3. The trip Involves flying to the Galapagos and spending five days on the
M/V Buccaneer (90 passenger alr-condltloned cruise ship), visiting five of the Islands
Shore trips and nightly preview presentations will be conducted by local naturalists.
Optional extensions Including the Upper Amazon and Machu Plcchu CPeru) are available.
For further Information write the Novaks at 105 Tarpon, Galveston, Texas 77550. A
description of the trip and a film show, "The Galapagos Islands and Ecuador" will be
presented May 13, at 8:00 p.m. at the Galvez Hotel In the Director's Room. If you
wish, you may call the Novaks* after five, at AC7I3, 762-3272.
A Merlin Birding Tour to the Northwest Pacific Is planned for June 25 to July 5. You
can see both land birds and pelaglcs under Ben Feltner's leadership. For Information,
write P.O. Box 19687, Houston, Texas 77024.