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The Spoonbill, Vol. 45, No. 1, January 1996 - Image 6. January 1996. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 1, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1185/show/1180.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 45, No. 1, January 1996
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date January 1996
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 12, Folder 19
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Titmouse, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, White-eyed Vireo, Pine Warbler Savannah Sparrow and American Goldfinch. The best bird of the count was a shearwater spotted over the Gulf by Tom Morris, Bea Harrison and Rose Wagner. Other good finds were Masked Booby, Least Bittern, Harris' Hawk, Groove-billed Ani, Anna's Hummingbird Common Nighthawk, Great Crested Flycatcher, Couch's Kingbird, Cliff Swallow, Ovenbird, Painted Bunting, Yellow-headed Blackbird and Northern Oriole. Brent Ortego, Jim Bergan and David Sitz OLD RIVER CBC (1965-1995) Species: I 42 Individuals: I I 8,009 Participants : 40 Best Bird: Black-headed Grosbeak December 29,1995: The thermometer read 32 degrees at seven on the morning for the 30th ninning of tire Old River Christmas Bird Count. The temperature gradually rose into the mid 50's and the day turned out to be one of the most beautiful of the entire bird count period. Forty birdwatchers, the largest group ever to participate in this count, bundled up and headed out into the deep woods and wild waterways of the Trinity, Old and Lost River areas. This excellent attendance was due in large part to the members of the Lower Trinity Valley Bird Club, who elected to sponsor this count as their official club count. The participants were divided into ten different parties, nine of which drove and walked the fields and woodlands, and one that took a boat to the bayous and mudflats of Trinity Bay. By 5:30 p.m., everyone gathered at the Pizza Inn on Highway 146 for an exciting and enjoyable countdown dinner. The final total was an impressive 142 species, the highest total since 1987 and the sixth highest total in the count's thirty year history. The best bird of the count was the Black-headed Grosbeak, seen at the feeder of Art and Jonelle Buckels. Their backyard was also host to a hummingbird species, possibly a female Anna's. Other exceptional birds included a Tundra Swan at Lake Anahuac, two Summer Tanagers at Lake Charlotte, 24 White-winged Doves, three Brown Pelicans, Brown- headed and Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ross' Goose, Redhead Black- bellied Whistling Duck, Grasshopper Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco and Peregrine Falcon. House Finch were reported by two different groups. Fifty-five Golden-crowned Kinglet and eight Purple finch were also notable. P.D. Hulce GALVESTON CBC Species: I 62 Participants: 42 December 26,1995: The Galveston CBC enjoyed a good day for birding. There were four species new to the count: Franklin's Gull, Wood Duck, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Least Flycatcher. Once again, Union Carbide graciously allowed us into the plant ponds for duck counting. We had two visitors from northwest Ontario, who joined us for the day and at the usual jolly time at the countdown dinner at Hill's Pier 19. Arch Dillard CORPUS CHRISTI CBC Species: 227 Individuals: 42,606 Participants: 35 Best Bird: Goshawk and Pacific- slope Flycatcher December 16,1995: The Corpus Christi count set a new count high of 227 species this year. The Goshawk and Pacific-slope Flycatcher were easily the most exciting discoveries. These two species were observed by Willie Sekula of Falls City and John and Barbara Ribble of Austin. Their reports were accompanied with excellent details. Six species of hummingbirds (a Blue-throated was observed two weeks before the count), three species of kingfishers and three species of phoebe were observed. Other species of interest were: Swainson's Hawk, White- tipped Dove, Common Nighthawk, Cave Swallow, Northern Waterthrush, Dickcissel, Bullock's Oriole and Lesser Goldfinch. A possible Allen's Hummingbird Groove-billed Ani and Summer Tanager were known to be in the circle, but were not seen on count day. Gene W. Blacklock, Compiler. BRAZOS BEND CBC (1987-1995) Species: 139 Individuals: 457,686 Participants: 41 Best Bird: Golden-fronted Woodpecker December 30,1995: Rain threatened but stayed away nearly all day. But good weather was not enough to bring all those birds out that are possible in this count circle encompassing some of the best birding habitat around, namely Brazos Bend State Park, Davis Estates and private properties around the area rich in ducks, geese, and usually, sparrows. We had a hard time with sparrows this year. The best bird was probably the Golden-fronted Woodpecker spotted by Charlie Smith on what is called the Wisdom Lease. Equally as impressive, although becoming somewhat "ho-hum" by now, were the Masked Ducks, which have been recorded on the count each of the last four years. Their numbers are increasing. This year we counted five. These birds are almost surely breeding in the park, but are still unconfirmed. Keep looking, OK? The final tally of 139 species was a near record low for this count, however Northern Oriole, Boat- tailed Grackle and Prairie Warbler were observed for the first time on count day. Our optimism remains high that we will break the magical 150 species mark (the highest count for the circle was 149 in 1993). As always, we finished our day with the spectacular countdown lasagna dinner at our house in Friendswood. We thank all those who helped in this count, a great group of intrepid birders. Next year we may have access to private land between the park and the power plant. This count amount to thousands of acres to explore on foot! We'll get a preview in late February. See you all at Brazos Bend December 28, 1996. Lynne Aldrich and Peter Gottschling, Compilers