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The Spoonbill, Vol. 2, No. 2, August 1953 - Image 1. August 1953. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 16, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1052/show/1046.

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(August 1953). The Spoonbill, Vol. 2, No. 2, August 1953 - Image 1. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1052/show/1046

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 2, No. 2, August 1953
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. II, No. 2, August 1953
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Pettingell, Noel
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date August 1953
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 9, Folder 2
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Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
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/
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Transcript (9\tf(> \ J 1 # * ft ****** * * * * * * # * * Ludlow Griscom accumulated a * world-wide Life List of over * 2,500 species of birds by 19i*8. # * * *.* * * * * ******** * * '4\ Volume II Number 2 AUGUST 1953 13? CLXX *+ '^ CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT (1952). As most of (you probably know by now, "we did ourselves proud" with our last Christmas Bird vCount —>tigd -for #th place in s. 4H*«-0 I** " ^ the Nation out of a total of k$6 reports] Our ^(Sr species was;eqt^Je<^by St. Marks, Fla. (also reporting li|0 in 1951) and was exceeded by Wilmington, N. C.<-HW»~#ff| (lli2), Sabine Refuge, La. {lk2r, Los Angeles (l5l)f and Laguna Atascosa Refuge, 2/ Texas (151).* * * * We came withinJ3Xspecies of being tops in 1952, as com- *"**" >l pared to 2% "under par" in 1951 • If we increased our number of observers by */$© t**$\ another 20 (Los Angeles had 116 compared to Houston's 36) there's a good chance^ §- that we can top 150 species, even though a number of highly unusual species *♦€•> were recorded in this last Count. (See August Supplement for listXT Howeverj^J£(££c these unusual species may be around for the next count, along with still other**/*-** rarities. We'll keep you posted on the plans for the next Christmas Count. REPORT OF FIELD TRIP ON JULY 26, 1953 to GALVESTON. This trip was planned primarily to help beginning birders learn the birds of Galveston area. There was a good turn out of both experienced birders and beginners. Observers were: Jerry Baker, Dr. Lucille Robey, Luta Buchanan, Betty Crowley, Nance Cunningham, Jack Dolezal, Mr. & Mrs. Dexter and son, Mrs,Haver, Harriet Hunt, Mr. & Mrs. L.. A. McWhirter, Thelma Mockabee, Arthur Peterson, Norma Oates, Katrina Thompson, Josiephine Wilkin, Armand Yramategui Highlight of the trip was observations of the young of these species: Horned Lark (30 or itO) - Clapper Rail (3 or k) - Florida Gallinule (9 or 10) - Olivaceous Cormorant - Fulvous Bree Duck - Ruddy Turnstone - Black-bellied Plover - Black-necked Stilt - Black Tern (10 or 15) - Least Tern - and Louisiana Heron. We were, of course, surprised to see the Baldpate. Scaup, and Ruddy Ducks which normally nest in Northern U. S. and Canada and this year evidently decided to spend the Summer in Galveston. TOTAL of about 50 species were seen on this trip. CLEARING HOUSE. Vacation Reports: Josiephine Wilkin - "During the period of July 11-18, I was with a Boy Scout troop at Camp Pioneer located near Mena, Ark., in the Ouachita Mountains. The party consisted of 23 boys and 11 adults. The cabins were located on the edge of a forest near two streams and birds were all about. All of the birds were singing and it was an advantage to make an "on the spot" comparison of the bird songs with the recorded songs, if there was any doubt as to identity. I identified 5U species, but no life birds. The list would have been larger if it had been possible to identify all of the birds positively. The trip provided a marvelous opportunity to further study birds with which I was already familiar". .... Darris Massingill wrote from Paso Robles, Calif., to the Bird Study Class. Said there were lots of birds. Some she mentioned were: Inca Dove - Calif. Woodpecker - Phainopepla - House Finch - Song Sparrow - Bush Tit - Western Gull, Heermann Gull, Ruddy Duck - Plain- crested Titmouse. We are looking forward to hearing about her trip to Sequoia. »*.< Katrina Thompson spent 2 sessions at the Audubon of California Camp in the Sierra Nevadas (7000 ft.). Special birds for her were - Dipper m Sooty Grouse - Lewis's Woodpecker - Nutcracker - Scrub Jay - Calliope Hummingbird - White- headed Woodpecker - Oregon Junco - Western Tanager (in brilliant plummage) • Audubon Warbler - Goshawk - Yellow-headed Blackbird. Said it was like being in "another world" with the mountain beauty and snowy landscapes. Took one of the shortest swims on recordj 10 minutes in the icy lake water at the fofljfc of Dormer Pass. .... Your Editor spent July 10 - August 2nd roaming through some Ik States from Connecticut to Colorado - over 7*100 miles altogether. Colorado produced 13 -a-doae!*-new "lifers", including the Brown-capped Rosy Finch found while climbing a 13*623 ft. mountain above timberline (amid onslaughts of vertigo, rain, and sleet ftp but well worth the trouble!)• The other new birds weret Lazuli Bunting m Olive-sided Flycatcher 4 Nutcracker - Canada Jay - Virginia's Warbler - Rufous Hummingbird - Lewis's Woodpecker - Scaled Quail - Golden Eagle - Natalie's Sap sucker • Broad-tailed Hummingbird§ Total species while in Colorado, Ski 9 3L >rvns) i