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The Spoonbill, Vol. 43, No. 10, October 1994 - Image 4. October 1994. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 21, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/115/show/108.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 43, No. 10, October 1994
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date October 1994
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 12, Folder 15
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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 OG FIELD TRIP TO HIGH ISLAND September 24,1994 Cool weather and a beautiful day! About sixteen birders gathered to look for migrants at the Audubon Scout Woods. The leaders, Martha Micks and Ellen Red, warned not to expect the variety of birds seen in the spring. Beginning in July, birds drift slowly south all during the fall and are seen a few at a time. We would find mosquitoes to be plentiful though, and insect repellent was a necessity. Dozens of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds were fighting over the flowers near the gate. Cardinals, Brown Thrashers and Blue Jays were abundant in the woods. Gradually some of the sharp-eyed participants began to spot a few warblers including Yellow-throated, Canada, Ovenbird and American Redstart. We had good looks at Northern and Orchard Orioles and Great Creasted Flycatchers at Smith Oaks. One Olive-sided Flycatcher perched in a dead tree near the back pond. Beyond were spoonbills and White Ibis. We noted that though the road is open to Smith Oaks, birders are encouraged to use the Audubon parking lot beyond Birders Haven. On the back side we found the huge oil storage tanks have been removed. We appreciate all that Houston Audubon Society is doing to care for and enhance these wonderful woods at High Island. Ellen Red by Noel Pettingell 30-YEARS AGO/FROM OCTOBER 1964 SPOONBILL "Birdwatching is not usually listed among the spectator sports but it is nowadays one of the most popular. Once largely a New England specialty, it has spread over the entire United States. On any fine Saturday afternoon there are probably more of us out with binoculars than are congested in all the stadia. ...Birds are everywhere, even in the city. Game birds and water birds may have diminished in numbers but many species of songbirds are certainly more numerous since forests have been thinned and open country is more abundant. Many a man and woman has begun noticing birds in the course of a walk... and almost before he was aware of what was happening found himself walking to see birds instead of seeing birds while he walked, perhaps even visiting the city dump!" (From introduction to A Treasury of Birdlore edited by Krutch and Erikkson, published in 1962.) [Perhaps Krutch and Erikkson intended to say that birds were easier to see thirty years ago "since forests have been thinned and open country is more abundant." Current thinking is that deforestation is the major factor in the declining numbers of songbirds. "Early settlers in the eastern United States speculated that a squirrel might travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River without ever touching the ground, so vast was the forest cover. Today, that squirrel could retrace its steps without ever leaving asphalt.... As forests are fragmented—as they become islands of green in a paved or plowed sea—they undergo a number ecological changes that render them increasingly unsuitable, even dangerous, to many birds." Wilcox, David "Empty Skies." The Nature Conservancy Magazine: January/February 1990. Ed.] The Spoonbill, October 1994 The Spoonbill Published 11 times a year by Ornithology Group, of the Houston Outdoor Nature Club. EDITOR: Judy Boyce 668-5359 CLEARINGHOUSE: Phyllis and Tony Frank PRINTING' Downtown Duplicating MAILING: Gregg Mueller and Liz Dear MAILING LABELS: Pat Wight • 1 CITAIRMAN: David Bradford 855-2615 VICE-CHAIRMAN: Gail Luckner TREASURER: Mike Gremillion SECRETARY: Maggie Honig FIELD TRIPS: Dwight Peake (409) 740-4621 PROGRAMS: Steve Bennett LIBRARY/RESOURCES: M. A. Correll LEARNING CORNER: Karen Beekman MEMBERSHIP: Mary Pat Haddican 241-5315 ALUMINUM RECYCLING: Bob Schwartz BIRDING MAPS: P.D. Hulce m A CLEARINGHOUSE REPORTS Ornithology Group P.O. Box 271374 Houston, Texas 77277 TEXAS RARE BIRD ALERT TAPE: Houston Audubon Society 992-2757 m Page 4