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The Spoonbill, Vol. 27, No. 9, January 1979 - Image 10. January 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 24, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1502/show/1493.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 27, No. 9, January 1979
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXVII, No. 9, January 1979
Contributor (Local)
  • Jones, Margaret
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date January 1979
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 4
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Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Page 10 a coun+-hlgh total of species. Fifty-eight observers birded east Galveston Island, the southwestern tip of Bolivar Peninsula, Texas City and the intervening areas to tally 162 species, eclipsing the previous count high of 156 by six species. Among the more, noteworthy species seen were two red-throated Loons off the Texas city dike, seven White-tailed Kites (not seen previously), and a Buff-bellied Hummingbird observed by Wes Cureton, et al, feeding on shrimp plant In a Galveston, yard (no feeder bird, this one!). With such an enthusiastic response, it looks as though the Galveston Christmas Count has returned to stay! —Ted Eubanks, Jr. Cypress Creek: In its third year of miserable weather this count still managed to hit a new high of 132 species. The 3-year composite to+al of over 160 species shows the "good-wea+her" po+en+ial of this count. Northern woodland birds are low as they have been on previous counts—i.e. Junco, Chippies, Purple Finch, Pine Warbler, etc. Best bird of the count was a male Oldsquaw found on a private tank. Other good birds were Henslow's Sparrow, Gulls, Terns, Rough-legged Hawk, 2 (maybe 3) Go I den"Eagles, Caracara, 16 Bald Eagles, 120,000 Geese, including Ross' Geese, Catbird, Blue-winged Tea I, swa11ow spec Ies. —Tony Go11uccI Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR: During perfect weather on December 22, the Attwater Coun+ was attended by 24 observers, many of which are OG members. With more observers than usual, and the good weather, Wayne Shlfflet (compiler) had his best count with 153 species seen. Along with the area specialties of Prairie Chicken, White- tailed Hawk, and Caracara, several other good birds were seen, most notably Ladder- backed Woodpecker, Wild Turkey, and possibly 3 Bell's Vireos. The Talt Ranch area produced most of the wintering woodland species and three lingering (or wintering) warbler species Black-and-white, Nashville, and a surprisingly beautiful adult Pine Warbler. As usual, this was a most enjoyable count and one +ha+ is highly recommended for OG members and o+hers +o a++end in future years. —Jim Morgan Old River: With 141 species + I form repor+ed by 24 observers this coun+ has ye+ +o achieve i+s true po+en+ial. Wl+h varied habi+a+, including Arlie MacKay's Cove area, Lake Charlo++e, Trlni+y and Old River marshes, as well as woodlands, this count seems to need only more participants to make It an outstanding one. Red-breasted nuthatche; Baltimore Oriole, Yellow-throated Vireo and Rough-winged Swallow were among species reported. Numbers were down, perhaps due to extremely dry conditions. Local trappers and hunters feel the growing populari+y of +he sport of air-boating and the j'oy- ridlng, ill-considered use of them is partly responsible- for the absence of ducks and other waterfowl from usual haunts In areas above and below the Trinity River brtdge at 1—10. —Jonelle Buckels and T. Paul Jones Bolivar: Approximately 37 observers reported 152 species on this count; two of the observers being the fortunate Dennis Caputo and David Dauphin who found THE_hird of +he UTC Chrls+mas Coun+s, in fact, THE bird of +he year: +he Varied Thrush. Otherwise, dry conditions seemed to limit numbers of waterfowl at Anahuac and other places, with numbers of individuals of many species down. —David Dauphin CLEARING HOUSE, December, 1978 The Clearing House Is a monthly record of bird sightings made In the six counties comprising the upper Texas coast: Jefferson, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Ft. Bend, and Brazoria. How to read the CH: Species: Location— Chow many) date, observers. Those common species which can be readily Identified" and are wTdely distributed in the UTC will also be listed, followed by number of reports, with lowest and highest numbers seen in parentheses, i.e. (1-42). If any of these species Is reported In unusual habitat or numbers that will be noted separately. (5)I6,H; Brazoria Co. -C6) Loon, Common: Galveston—(66)2,G, (2)30,TE,DD; Baytown- 17,F; Cooling Ponds—(I) 18,m.ob. Loon, Red-throated: Galveston—(2)23,G GREBE, RED-NECKED: Cooling Ponds—(I) l6,H(Davld Marrack), 18, m.ob.; Quintana Jetty— ( DI7,DC,DD(Freeport CC-see notes) Grebe, Horned: Baytown—(6) 16,H; Cool ing Ponds— (14) 18,m.ob.; Galveston— (5)23,G Grebe, Eared: 8 reports (2-356) Grebe, Pied-billed: 13 reports (2-129) Pelican, White: II reports (1-860) ,-,.M PELICAN, BROWN: Galveston—(4)23,G Cormorant, Double-crested: 15 reports (1-630) Cormorant, Olivaceous: Maner Lake—(7)2,PM; Bay+own—(44)I6,H; Brazoria Co.—(45)17, F; Galveston—(5)23,G; Bol ivar—(U29,WC; W.Harris Co.—(I )Jan. I ,C Anhfnga: 6 reports (1-19) Heron, Great Blue: 18 reports (1-429) Heron, Green: Baytown—(3)16,H; Freeport—(2) 17,F; Galveston~(2)23,G; Cove—CD28,J Hous+on—(1)28,PM (Wes+bury)