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The Spoonbill, Vol. 3, No. 8, December 1954 - Image 7. December 1954. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 23, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1938/show/1934.

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(December 1954). The Spoonbill, Vol. 3, No. 8, December 1954 - Image 7. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1938/show/1934

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 3, No. 8, December 1954
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. III, No. 8, December 1954
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Pettingell, Noel
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date December 1954
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 9, Folder 3
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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 Pas© 4 Advice to the Birder Vfoen you see a duck :>n etc water- this time of year take a good long look, for you will find it is hard to distinguish between the McCoy and the decoy. Excerpts from article in the HOUSTON PRESS, November 8, 1954 "Whooping Cranes Sing Swan Song; Or: There Ain't No Good in Man" by Carl Victor Little - I whoop from bleak Saskatchewan Back home to Rockport, Texas; I whoop because we!ll soon be gone-- Platonic grew our sexes. We cranes whooped when the dinosaur Conked out in Mesozoic fen, Yet to the age of Eisenhower We have survived, alas, amenl • We watched the happy Dodo Goose That got along just swell; But when man came, said, Whatrs the use? With people we wonft dwell!- We cranes cavorted with great Awks Who one day grew disgusted— Came man. Awks cried, Oh, gosh it talks, Such creatures can't be trusted. Going, going, ftwonrt be long, Mohicans we're the last; We Whooping Cranes, two dozen strong, Are fleeing man—but fast! ULy crane swan song I'm singing, I'm whooping out the words— To man this message bringing: You're not even for the birds! to to to to FOR YOUR INFORMATION mmmmmmmmmmam»mm~m~mmmtmmM»mmmmmmmmmmmm^*mm^mmmmm'mm0mmi'~mm*mmm Houston's Christmas Counts for the last two years have been most impressive, as the following chart shows: Christmas Counts in the U.S. smsmm~~*mvsmmmmmmmm*mmmmsmsmmm^mmmnsmm>———W■—» i I ■ tmmm.ssmmmmmmmmimmmsmmmmfmmmmmmmmwm.m 1954 ~ Species Rank by Area ■ ■■ ■ ■ —^m^i i-^b ,■■ i, ■ i. .^w.. ■ m,, mw ■ mm ■ mmmm^ . ■ ■■ ■■■■■ ■- ■■■ ■«—■ ■ lli< 1 - Wilmington, N.C. 2 - Laguna Atascosa, Texas 3 m Sabine Refuge, La, 3 - Los Angeles, Calif* 5 - St. Marks, Fla. 6 - Cocoa, Fla. 7 ^ HOUSTON, TEX. The graphic history of the Hou* SPOONBILL gives a clear picture of the progress of the census through the years. A repeat performance of last year's !tall-out-effort" is vrcicipated this Jan. 2 and should therefore-reflect a continued rise in total species, individual birds, and observers*.. Species 1953 Rank & Species 162 3(tie) - 142 157 l(tie) - 151 153(tie) 3(tie) - 142 153(tie) l(tie) - 151 148 5 - 140 147 8 - 130 143 6 - 139 :on Count attached to this month's The following persons are now enrolled in the Ornithology Group of the Outdoor Nature Club, thus bringing the total up to 66l Miss Mabel Cline Mr. Francis MacMahon Dr. Charles Hall Lloyd Lambert Mr. Dan Hanby Mr. Alfred Schultz Mrs. Agnes Andrews Mrs. Nettie Barnes Mr. George Charlton Mrs.George Charlton DID YOU KNOW to to to to • o o That of the 100,000-or-so species of vertebrate animals in the world, some 14,000 (14$) are birds—as compared with 3,500 mammals (3-1/2$). 5.800 reptiles (5.8$), 1,000 amphibians (1$), and 40,000 fishes \*\0/qj ...? TO EACH AND EVERYONE MERRY CHRISTMAS MD A HAPPY MEW YEAR Noel Pettingell, Editor, 1814 Berry Street, Houston 4, Texas.