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The Spoonbill - Image 1. 1969. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 25, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2537/show/2533.

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(1969). The Spoonbill - Image 1. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2537/show/2533

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The Spoonbill - Image 1, 1969, Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 25, 2017, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2537/show/2533.

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Title The Spoonbill
Contributor (Local)
  • Lefkovits, David
  • Lefkovits, Dorothy
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date 1969
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 10, Folder 4
Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=373
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
Use and Reproduction No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
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Transcript ? ilfc3c3 PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS THE TRAVELING BIRDER - by Wallace C. Melbane Jr. What better place to find a new "lifer" than on the dome of the State Capitol Building in Austin, Thanks to advice from Mr0 Fred Webster of Austin, I added the Western Kingbird to my life list on July 23» 1969o Almost anywhere we go there are fellow bird watchers willing to help us by giving advice on local bird populations and habitat. The problem is to find the local birdero The phone book is not much help in locating local clubs0 The T.O.S. Roster is useful in Texas, The A.O.U, Roster is helpful when visiting other stateso Sometimes the Chamber of Commerce can give advice. But after exhausting these possibilities, there aren't many sources left. Perhaps what we need is a nationwide list of bird watchers who are willing to give assistance to the birder on vacation or passing through town on business. BIRDING IN THE ROCKIES - by Nettie Busby My daughter sat on the porch of our cabin at Sun Valley Ranch, her feet resting on the log baluster rail while she lazily watched a pair of Black-capped Chickadees just overhead in an aspen tree. They must have been equally interested in her, as one of them hopped down onto the toe of her shoe, and sat there returning her gaze for perhaps 20 seconds0 I had tried to entice these Chickadees to my hand filled with popcorn, which they loved. Obviously they put more trust in the moving human foot than in the quiet hand,, This ranch, near Grand Lake, Colorado, is an extraordinarily quiet and peaceful place, yet an exciting one for the birder. The Townsendfs Solitaire was not at all solitary there in June. They were quite numerous, and could be seen several times a day feeding near the edge of the lake behind our cabin. Tree Swallows, Violet-green and Cliff Swallows flying low to feed over the lake created colorful kaleidoscopic patterns. Pussy willows growing beside the water provide nesting sites for Wilson1s Warblers and Red-winged Blackbirds0 The Audubon1s Warblers breed here, and their breeding plumage is unbelievably rich in color. We saw nesting pairs of Audubon1s as high as 11,200 feet. Riding horseback up to this height, we came upon two handsome male Pine Grosbeaks, bathing in a trickle of water running down the mountain from a snowbank. The Ponderosa and lodgepole pine trees in this area buzz incessantly with Pine Siskins. They and the Gray-headed Juncos are the "House Sparrows" of the Rockies, and Pm told the latter species is one which has never been seen on the ranch. There are many other species which are common around Grand Lake in the summer, some of the most abundant being the Yellow-bellied and Williamsons Sapsuckers, Mountain Chickadee, Western and Mountain Bluebirds, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Gray and Stellar1s Jays, Red-shafted Flicker, Western Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Cassin's Finch, White- crowned and Chipping Sparrows, and of course, the Robin. Mallard and Ring-necked Ducks were present in good numbers on the lake this year, and Red-tailed Hawks and Ospreys roasted in the trees along the shoreline. As fascinating as it is to bird in Colorado at a time when birding has become dull at home, it's always good to be back here on the Gulf Coast for the fall migration. (