Volume XXVIV, No. 4
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP OF THE OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS
August Mississippi Kite Watch. Please plan a watch for one of these days and
23-24 send your reports to G. Donohue, Dr. 400, Penitas, TX 78576. Kites must
be migrants. Data sheets will be sent on request.
Saturday CO field trip to Galveston and Bolivar Flats, looking
Aug. 30 migrants and shorebirds. Meet at Kempner Park, 27th and 0, Galveston,
at 7:30 a.m. Half-day birding (or longer for those who desire). Bring
Weekend: August 29 to September I. Labor Day weekend Is a good time for Visitors
Days, the first for this season at our Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary.
For a peaceful Summer-wlndup/Fall beginning, plan to enjoy
Sanctuary for all or part of this long weekend. You can camp Friday,
Saturday and Sunday nights, or any one or two of them, just as you choose.
Remember to bring plenfy of water, drinking and face-washing, and bags
in which to carry home your trash. (There are a few mosquitoes, not
many, according fo Marian Taylor).
Wednesday Photography Group regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Bayou Manor auditorium,
Sep. 3 4141 South Braeswood. A slide show of the past on the Little Thicket
will be shown and plans made to update it and replace any faded slides.
Visitors are welcome.
Thursday OG regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Bayou Manor auditorium, 4141 South
Sep. 4 Braeswood. In recognition of the growing Interest of many of our mem
bers in birding in Central America, Linda Roach will present a program
on the Merlin Birding Tour to Panama this past January. An artist with
the camera as well as the brush, Linda's slides are well worth seeing.
Tuesday ONC regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Garden Center in Hermann Park. Dr.
Sep. 9 Dwight Deal of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute will present a
program on the "Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande". We especially invite
new members to attend and get acquainted.
Sep. 13 HAS field trip to Cypress Creek and north Harris Co. No details known.
Sep. 13-14 Mississippi Kite Watch, 2nd section. Same directions as above.
Saturday OG field trip to Bolivar Peninsula and Anahuac. This field trip will be
Sep. 20 the first in a newly designed format for field trips. (See David Mat-
son's statement on this on page 2k) You may meet either at the gate of
Anahuac NWR at 7:30 a.m. or at the Bolivar side of the Bolivar ferry at
7:30 a.m. The Anahuac party will bird at the Refuge and work toward High
Is; the Bolivar party will work Bolivar Flats, then also move toward High.
Is. Both groups will meet between 11:30 a.m. and noon for lunch at the
roadside park in High Island. After lunch and an exchange of sightings,
we will check Smith and Boy Scout woods for migrants. Bring lots of
mosquito repellent, lunch, and enthusiasm for a half or a full day.
Sunday Photography Group's field trip to Anahuac NWR. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at
Sep. 21 enfrrifcs. Exchange Ideas, sightings of flora or fauna, photograph what
you will, from-birds to alligators. Bring lunch and mosquito repellent.
26, 27, 28 — The first of Ben Feltner's UTC Fall Birding Seminars.
2 for details.