"One Good Tern Deserves
The Roseate Tem as an example
of endangered species problem
Adrian del Nevo, PhD.
Date: November 6,1995
Location: St. Philip's Methodist Church,
5501 Beechnut at Renwick
Tune: 7:00 p.m.
Pre-meeting Learning Comer at 6:30 p.m.
Don Richardson will discuss
identification of ducks and geese in the
first of a two-part series.
Dr. Adrian del Nevo is uniquely qualified
to talk about the endangered and
uncommon Roseate Tem, having
researched them for six years. A leading
authority on this highly maritime species,
lie is chair of the European Technical and
Research Committee for Roseate Terns
and a leading contributor to the Roseate
Tem species recovery plan. He has
extensive experience with other tem
species, including Least Terns, and has
chaired four international workshops on
tern ecology and conservation.
Currently Dr. del Nevo is Senior
Project Scientist with ENTRTX, Inc., an
environmental consulting firm based in
Walnut Creek, California. He is
responsible for ecological projects such as
restoration of sand dunes and riparian
Formerly with the Royal Society
for the Protection of Birds and in charge
of all international research, he managed
seabird research projects throughout the
U.K. and advised the British government
and private industry on oil related issues
(spills, chronic releases and its effect
upon seabird ecology, populations and
Treasurer Bob Ohmart will present the
1996 OG budget at this meeting.
Saturday, November 4: HAS
Workday at High Island.
8:00 a.m. Meet at Boy Scout
Woods. Bring gloves and
mosquito repellent. Lunch will be
provided! If you are unable to
come to this scheduled work day,
but want to help in Audubon
sanctuaries, call Winnie Burkett,
Saturday, November 11: OG
Field Trip to Brazoria
National Wildlife Refuge.
Leaders are Bob and Maggie
Honig. Meet at the refuge
entrance. 11:00 a.m. From
Houston take Hwy. 288 south past
Angleton. Turn left (east) on FM
2004. Cross Hwy 227 (old 288)
and almost immediately turn right
on County Road 223. Proceed 2.5
miles. County Road 223 will end
at Hwy. 523 . Turn right and take
523 for 2-3 miles. Turn left on
County Road 227. You will see
the refuge entrance road on your
right after about two miles. If you
arrive early, the gate may be
locked. Not to worry! Maggie
and Bob will be there to open it.
The refuge is reliable for
waterfowl, shorebirds and hawks.
After visiting the refuge, we may
head on to other sites, e.g., the
beach or western Brazoria County.
Bob and Maggie Honig, 665-
Friday, November 17: OG
Weekday Field Trip to
Bolivar Flats. Meet Winnie
Burkett at Bolivar Flats, 9:00
a.m., for a half day of birding the
flats and surrounding area until
noon. If the weather and the birds
promise continuing excitement,
this excursion could extend past
noon. Because anything can
happen at this premier birding site,
come prepared. Bring a scope if you
have one. Take the Bolivar ferry off
Galveston Island Follow Hwy. 87 to
Rettilon Road (3.7 miles). Turn right
to the beach then right again on the
beach. Proceed to the bollards. Tom
Monday, December 4: OG
Membership Meeting. 7:00 p.m.
St. Philip's United Methodist Church,
5501 Beechnut. John L. Tveten will
talk about "Birds at Your Backyard
Wednesday, December 13: OG
Weekday Field Trip to
Brazoria NWR. This trip is still in
the planning stages. We are assured
access can be obtained at a time when
the refuge is not usually open to the
pubhcrDetjuTs wtlTbe published"
later. Tom Lewis, 497-2550.
OTHER BIRDING TRIPS
King Ranch: One-day and four-day
birding trips on the ranch. According
to resident ornithologist Tom
Langschied, Ferruginous Pygmy-
Owl, Tropical Parula and Northern
Beardless-Tyrannulet can be seen on
the early April trips. Call the King
Ranch for information. (512) 592-
Texas Panhandle: January 12-15,
1996. Sponsored by Houston
Audubon, this trip includes birding at
Muleshoe NWR, Buffalo Lake NWR
and Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
Make your reservations at Travelodge
East in Amarillo (806) 372-8171 and
request special Audubon rate $34
single, $38 double. Limited to 20
participants. Call Tom Lewis to
register and for more information.