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The Spoonbill, Vol. 43, No. 5, May 1994 - Image 2. May 1994. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 27, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1240/show/1235.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 43, No. 5, May 1994
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date May 1994
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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 15
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Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript were no more nominations, and the slate was approved unanimously. Mike Gremillion then noted the 11 potential spending options, two of which had not been published previously. A motion to accept these two new options for discussion and voting was passed. Eleven short presentations were given on each option, so that the membership could vote more knowledgeably. Each option was discussed separately during the meeting, and the results of the voting are as follows: YES to spending $45 on VIREO or other slide sets as appropriate, to be used in educational programs. TABLED voting on the money for T-shirts/patches until the end of the other discussions; when we finished the other voting we no longer had enough funds left for this option, so it was dropped. NO to spending $2,995 on The Birds of North America. This was considered too costly and possibly too difficult for the librarian to deal with. YES tospending $1,500 for a new 486 computer and Windows software, to further streamline publishing The Spoonbill. NO to spending $230 on buttons for the membership to wear when birding. The buttons would have advertised that the wearer was a birder who was spending money (this option was relevant to the program given by Ted Eubanks — see the previous issue of The Spoonbill). YES to giving $500 to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center for general operating funds, which will help in the HANC staffs management of the nature sanctuary and in the running of their educational programs. YES to giving $500 to the Texas Ornithological Society for help in the maintenance of Sabine Woods. YES to giving $500 to Latin American Optics for the purchase of optics, field guides, or other items they are in need of, for the purpose of helping to further the study of birds in Latin America. YES to giving $500 to the Katy Prairie Initiative for use as they see fit in their litigation efforts to preserve the prairie. YES to giving $500 toward the effort for habitat improvement (especially clearing of tallow trees) in Barker Reservoir. YES to giving $500 to the Houston Audubon Society for use in maintaining the Texas Rare Bird Alert. When the discussion and voting was finished, there was unfortunately not enough time left for members to show their slides or make any further presentations. Perhaps another time! Maggie Honig, Secretary. IN REPLY TO THE ARTICLE IN HOUSTON AUDUBON'S APRIL 1994THH NAT! IRAUSTrnnrprning the Collared Forest-Falcon, I would like to clarify some details of the reported chronology. The Collared Forest- Falcon was first positively identified at Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park on January 31. The influx of birders to look for it began on February 1, 1994. The bird was not definitely seen on February 3 and 4, but was seen by many on February 5 and 6. February 5 is apparently the date when "over 200 birders..." "worked toward the call (of the Collared Forest-Falcon) from several directions". By February 6, the bird had generated enough local interest to warrant an article in the local newspaper. On February 7 the bird was seen briefly, but was not well seen again until February 12 and 13 when it was found outside the state park along the levee road. From February 13 until it was last seen by a large group from the Liberty Valley Bird Club on February 27, the bird was not definitely seen but was occasionally heard. As the field trip leader for the combined OG-HAS Field Trip to the Rio-Grande Valley February 19-21, 1994, I would like to commend all of the trip participants for their enthusiasm and cooperation on this trip which enabled us to see many shy species of birds which an unruly group could not have seen. Unlike the many hundreds of other birders who traveled to Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park in February, 1994 just to look for the Collared Forest-Falcon, plans for the combined field trip were made 8 months before most North American birders had even heard of this species. Despite The Naturalist article's possible implication that our group was "...extremely loud," our entire group of about 80 birders was able to watch a Tropical Parula feeding and hopping on a branch above our heads on the state park dump road, stood quietly a few feet from feeding Scaled Quail, and had leisurely views of the secretive Olive Sparrow. Our group's noise level paled compared to the daily chorus of Chachalaca or picnicker's boomboxes. We were greeted warmly and invited back with open arms to the private property of Sharon Bennet, Mr. & Mrs. DeWind, and John Baird in Salineno. The seemingly disparaging comments in The Naturalist article further suggests that our group "blocked the dike and access," but all members of our group parked on the same side of the road and did not block the roadway anymore than a single car parked in the same area would have and vehicles passed our group during the time we parked along the levee at Bentsen; we had no control of birders not with our group. Our group did not trample the delicate native vegetation as many other birders in the area searching for the falcon had done because we stayed on dirt or paved roads or well marked paths the entire trip. We did not trespass on the Christian Youth Camp property adjacent to Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park as many other birders did. The manager did not willing grant permission for birders to enter this property, but how could lie deny access to hundreds of determined birders other than to physically stand guard at his gate? (I asked hhn for permission for myself to enter this property on February 7 after 50 other birders had entered without permission and his reply was "you might as well go ahead, everyone eke has.")