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The Spoonbill, Vol. 41, No. 12, December 1992 - Image 10. December 1992. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/189/show/188.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 41, No. 12, December 1992
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XLI, No. 12, December 1992
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date December 1992
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 12, Folder 11
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Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
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Transcript CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE By the time you receive tins Spoonbill another successful Christmas Bird Count (CBC) period will have ended—or almost ended, if the U.S. Mail cooperates. It has been another year in which upper Texas coast (UTC) birders have had their choice of a large number of CBCs concentrated in a relatively small region. There are a dozen or so CBCs in the Houston vicinity that I regularly hear UTC birders mention, most are concentrated on the three weekends of the CBC period. Those of us who enjoy these events often must forego one or more counts because they occur on the same day as another in which we participate. While CBCs are still fresh in our minds, I propose an approach to ease these conflicts: hold each UTC CBC every second year rather than annually, thus only about half the current number of UTC counts will occur in a given year. There seems to be general agreement that the primary objective of CBCs is to have fun. There is a secondary objective of compiling a long-term record of bird populations, a record that often serves as an indicator of environmental quality. Neither of these goals would be compromised by this plan. In fact, with tins system birders can maintain commitments to certain counts, yet explore new areas in alternate years (that's more fun, isn't it?). From a compiler's viewpoint, every second year would have no pressure to organize a count (as a count compiler, I wouldn't mind that at all). Furthermore, the value of the long-term records provided by these counts would not be impaired; in fact, I suspect there will be increased participation in each count due to the elimination of conflicts, resulting in more thorough coverage. I suggest a schedule in which one count from each of the following, somewhat adjacent pairs be held in alternate years: Houston/Old River; Freeport/San Bernard; Attwater/Cypress Creek; Brazos Bend/Brazoria; Galveston/Bolivar; Buffalo Bayou/Armand Bayou. Spring Creek would also need to be worked into the schedule. What do you think? Please send your opinions to Spoonbill Editor Judy Boyce. I would especially like to hear from the compilers of each of the CBCs noted above. I also will send a copy of this to American Birds, the journal that coordinates the CBC program worldwide, for their thoughts. Bob Honig, 665-6963 ORNITHOLOGY GROUP (Outdoor Nature Club) P.O. Box 270894 Houston, Texas 77277-0894 (OO correspondence should be addressed to OG members listed under CONTACTS.) SOLICITED MAIL TIME SENSITIVE MATERIAL DO NOT DELAY Nonprofit Org U.S. Postage PAID Houston, Texas Permit No. 1063 PRINTED ON 100% RECYCLED PAPER