Volume XXV, No. 6
October, 1975 .?,._v
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS
ONC field trip to Big Thicket, Photography Group sponsored. Meet at 8:30
a.m. at Big Thicket Museum on Hwy 770 in Saratoga (distance from Houston
Is approximately 77 miles. Bring drinking water, lunch insect repellent.
The varied habitat to be covered may well attract a number of bird species
during the early migratory season.
ONC's first film of the season, "Africa's Wild Zoo Parade", will be shown
at 8:00 p.m. in a new place, the auditorium of Pershing Junior School,
7000 Braes Blvd., Just a few blocks south of the 3800 block of Bellaire Blvd
Audubon's first film of the season. "Sri Landa (Ceylon)
Land", at 8:00 p.m., In the Houston Music Hall.
Audubon field trip to Anahuac NWR, led by Margaret Anderson. Meet at 8:00
a.m. at entrance to refuge by registration building. Bring lunch and Insect repellent. Those that can share a ride and those that need a ride,
please call Holly Hobart between 8-9:30 p.m. on Monday evenings, 774-3054.
Regular meeting of Photography Group, 7:30 p.m., Bayou Manor Auditorium,
4141 S. Braeswood Blvd. In a program of slides to be presented by Mr. J.C.
Faris "Wild Flowers of Central Texas" will bloom again.
ONC Little Thicket Sanctuary Open House. Saturday - 10 a.m. until....and
on Sunday from breakfast until 3 p.m. Bring water (none available at the
Sanctuary) and food. Camping will be permitted Friday and Saturday nights
In the Cove area. Directions: IH 45 north to Willis, turn right on
FM 1097, proceed to FM 150, turn right to town of Evergreen, turn right on
FM 945, go 2.2 miles, entrance is on left. This is a great opportunity to
get better acquainted with our Little Thicket.
ONC regular meeting, 8:00 p.m., Garden Center, 1500 Hermann Drive. Program
by S. Harold Reuter."0ur Underwater World". This should be a real treat.
0G field trip to Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at
Stuckey's, 10 miles west of Sealy on IH 10. Bring lunch and insect repellent. Mr. Lee Herzberger will lead us. Prairie Chickens will not be booming, but some will probably be seen, as well as migratory and early wintering birds.
Future dates to be planned for now:
Nov. I I
Victor Emanuel will offer seminars on bird finding and bird identification
In the Rockport area on two dates, Nov. 27-30, 1975, and Feb. 12-15, 1976.
The seminars will emphasize habitat preferences, field Identification techniques and the use of the tape recorder as a birding aid. Areas to be covered include Arans is NWR, Padre Island, Mustang Island, Rockport, Corpus
Christi, and the King Ranch. Part of the seminar will Include a boat trip
to see the Whooping Cranes. Topics to be emphasized include Identification
of hawks, shorebirds and sparrows. The seminar fee will be $35. For further
Information, contact Emanuel, 1603 West Clay, Houston, Texas 77019.
December 20- OG's Houston Christmas Count
Dec. 29-Jan. 4 - A Winter trip to Rancho del Cielo. The ranch is maintained as a biological station by Texas Southmost College of Brownsville, Texas, and is
located at about 3700-feet elevation on eastern flank of the Sierra de
Guatemala In southwest Tamaulipas, Mexico. Participants are encouraged