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The Spoonbill, Vol. 30, No. 2, June 1981 - Image 5. June 1981. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 17, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/147/show/133.

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(June 1981). The Spoonbill, Vol. 30, No. 2, June 1981 - Image 5. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/147/show/133

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 30, No. 2, June 1981
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXX, No. 2, June 1981
Contributor (Local)
  • Pinkston, Randy
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date June 1981
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 11, Folder 10
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript VISIT TO THE GILCHRIST ROOKERY page 5 by.Tony Gallucci On May 5, David and Linda Ferry, and I, took a boat to the rookery islands visible from Rollover Pass, for the express purpose of count- . ing nests and individual birds present and to determine the state of their nesting there. There are actually four spoil islands in the rookery. They range in size from 32 X 6b meters to 80 X 200 meters. Among the more interesting discoveries on the islands include several Yellow Warblers (two were found in an egested heron pellet) and a Bay-breasted Warbler. There were present also a Herring GuljV'in molt and an adult White- faced IbiS-under heavy siege by Forster's Terns. The terns were defending their young, many of which were floating on grassy vegetation due to an extremely high tide. This same tide was responsible for the drowning of many Laughing Gull, Forster's Tern and Snowy Egret nests still with eggs. Following is a listing of the species found breeding on the island. The numbers that follow indicate the number of nests (n), the number of individual birds (i) when nests were notCaeSurately counted, and then follows a statement of the'conditions of the nests. White Pelican 6oi, non-breeding birds — either migrants or lingering summer lairds. Olivaceous Cormorant lln, all with eggs -- one egg seen pipping. Great Blue Heron 2n, both with very large young Cattle Egret 25n, all with eggs Reddish Egret lOn, most with young', some very large Great Egret 324n counted, another j>00i in areas where nests were not counted, most with small to medium-sized young Snowy Egret 175n + 1901, most with large young Louisiana Heron 135n + 150i, most with medium-sized young Black-crowned Night Heron lj>n, most with medium to large young White-faced Ibis li, in breeding plumage but not asscooiated with any nest White Ibis li, Holly Hobart expecteS us to find these breeding since they breed early and he had not previously found any when he did later summer Spoonbill surveys. Nevertheless there was only a single bird present and not associated with a nest Roseate Spoonbill 183n + 135i, most with medium to large young American Oystercatcher 2 pair present though apparently not yefc-nest- ing B'Ub Herring Gull li, non-breeding Laughing Gull 3075i, all nests in eggs, many drowned a-a&is Royal Tern 1200i, all nests in eggs Sandwich Tern li, probably with eggs although nest not spee-ifically found Forster's Tern 120n + 290i, about equally split between eggs and very small young Black Skimmer 5i> 2n Only two nests were found with eggs, another 5 nest scrapes were locatedi ■ There was actually very little a- , vailable shell and sand for nesting by skimmers and we' suspect that the high tide may have covered many nests ANOTHER RARE BIRD. ANOTHER RACE AGAINST TIME by T. Ben Feltner The canyons of Southeastern Arizona are thick with birders in the spring and at least four major tour companies are present there at that time. Linda Roach and I were just tailing-out our Peregrine tour at Cave Creek Canyon, birding hotspot of the Chiricahuas, when the rumor reached us that a Black-capped Gnatcatcher had been found nesting in the Santa Rita Mountains.i We had done extremely well on "good birds" having seen six species of owls including Elf, Spotted, Flammulated, and Whiskered. Earlier on we had discovered a beautiful Goshawk guarding her eggs in the Huachuca