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The Spoonbill, Vol. 33, No. 11, November 1984 - Image 1. November 1984. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 27, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1285/show/1277.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 33, No. 11, November 1984
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXIII, No. 11, November 1984
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Robison, B. C.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date November 1984
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 11, Folder 18
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Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023
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Transcript r gPOOI^BIIX Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club Houston, Texas B. C. Robison, editor Vol. XXXIII, No. 11 November, 1984 CathU+£ 6v&h<U December 3 Deadline for Spoonbill Monday articles and announcements. Deadline for November Clearing House & Outer Circle. December 6 OG meeting at Bayou Manor at Thursday 7:30 p.m. The program will be given by Fred Collins - topic to be announced later. December 12 Piney Woods Wildlife Society Wednesday meeting. "Spring Creek Christinas Count Preview" by Gary Clark. 7:30 p.m. at North Harris County College Academic Bldg. Rm. A-126. Dec. 15 - Christmas Counts. See this Jan, 2 issue or October Spoonbill for details on all upcoming area counts. SOUTH AMERICAN BIRDING by Wesley Cureton It was with considerable expectation that I went in August 1983 to participate in an evangelical crusade in the most ornithologically endowed country in the world, Colombia. Visions of Toucans and King Vultures danced in my head. After spending a night in Bogota I was sent on an hour's flight to Paz de Ariporo, an isolated town of about 3000 on the palm-studded savanna of the eastern department of Casanare. My first new species came only a minute after stepping down from the 12-seater plane. There on the grassy runway, paying little attention to the crowd of people and the roar of the propellers, was a pair of Southern Lapwings. These were the first of a fine group of tropical lifers. The lowlands of eastern Colombia have a warm, humid climate, much like Houston's in summer, with perhaps a little more breeze. Paz de Ariporo is a weedy, unkempt town, just right for one who must do his birdwatching on the go; it was quite lively with birds. Constantly overhead was a swirl of black buzzards, that symbol of the New World tropics. Some of them roosted in shady courtyards and, before taking flight in the morning, mingled with chickens near back doors. Similar to our grackles, but smaller and even bolder, were the Carib grackles. As I ate lunch one afternoon in an open- air restaurant, one of these sleek opportunists descended under the corrugated plastic roof to an unoccupied table and began to eat grains of cooked rice that had fallen from forks. Gray-breasted Martins were sitting on the power lines. In the lot next to the church shiny Cowbirds and Cattle Tyrants carried on their mutually beneficial relationship with two horses, the latter bird, more like a thrasher than a flycatcher, sometimes perching on the horses' backs. Tropical Mockingbirds crept through garden shrubbery, Bananaquits and Glittering- throated Emeralds gleaned among hibiscus and other flowers, and Palm and Blue- gray Tanagers played chase in the mango trees. Walking down sandy side streets during our afternoon visit, we scared up Ruddy Ground Doves, Scaled Doves (similar in appearance and behavior to Inca Dovesi, Lesser Goldfinches, and flocks of lovely little Orange-fronted Yellow- finch--s. At dusk Tropical Kingbirds streamed in from the countryside to roost in the tress of the main plaza. BAJA WILDLIFE TOUR Armand Bayou Nature Center is offering a trip to Baja, California (Cabo San Lucas) on January 12-19, 19 85. Plant and animal life in and around the Sea of Corte.z will be featured, including a possible Gray Whale migration. $650.00 per person (includes airfare and accommodations) . Call Steve Russell or Gary Freeborg for more information at 474-2551.