TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 31 observers in 9 parties (we suffered from having too few observers}
with more observers and parties H am confident we could have broken 200)'..
WEATtreR; temperature range - 69° to 75c} sky:- overcast all day; humidity:: 6 cm. - 95$,
6 p.m. - 79$; rain:: trace in several areas, light thunderstorm activity .
The count day was humid and overcast. On the next day, a. severe thunderstorm hit
the area in the late afternoon with heavy rain aad winds up to 30 mph. The wind
shifted to the NW for a few hours that night. This activity was caused by a weak
cool front which barely reached Houston and caused only a temporary wind shift from
SE to NW.
PARTY SUMMARY: 1 am including a.brief sketch of the areas so the party results can be
interpreted in relation to the type of area covered. Party leader's name is underlined as are exclusive species (species seen by only one party).
PARTY IA: Walter S. Barbaree and Paul Miller.Area: northeast part of the circle, an area
with fairly good pine-sweet gum-palmetto association along Cedar Bayou, rest of area mostly
open fields. Exclusive species: Wood Ducks (2), Coopers Hawk (1).. Other "good"birds :■
Brewers Blackbird (10); late date, Buff-breasted Sandpiper (60)! high count, Field Sparrow (1))
PARTY IB: Mr. & Mrs. Henry S. Hoffman. Mr. Joe M. Heiser, Mrs. L. A. M. Barnette.
Area: A section of the eastern half of the circle just south of area IA and north of Farm
Boadi 565. Habitat similar to areailA. Exclusive species: Eastern Bluebird (2)), Brown
Creeper (1) late date, Bairds Sandpiper (1),, Mountain Plover (7). Swainson's Warbler (1).
Other "good"' birds:: Brewers Blackbird (ll); late date, Goldfinch (3) late date, Eared Grebe
(l);, Prothonotary Warbler (6) good count.
PARTY 2: Ella Wolfer. Helen Wolfer, Katrina Thompson, Mr. & Mrs. Kershner. Area:: the
northwest section of the circle including Highlands reservoir and the town of Highlands.
Mostly open country with some rice fields and some mixed pine oaks woods around Highlands.
Exclusive speoies: Gadwall. Mallard. Other "good" birds:: Water Pipit (50).
PARTY 3: Armand Yramategui. Mabel and Bob Deshayes. Areas the central section of the circle
west of Cedar Bayou, mostly deciduous woods, some pine, part of Tabbs Bay and a good deal of
urban area. Exclusive species: American Robin (2), Yellow-throated^ Vireo (1). Other
"good" birds:: Field Sparrow (1) late date, Brewers Blackbird (II,Canvasback (1)), Cerulean
Warbler (12) good count.
PARTY 4&r Carl H. Aiken. Paul Corneil, Harry Ghlendorf. Area: east of Cedar Bayou and
south of Farm Road 565, mostly, open fields with some rice fields, some huisache brush and
oak woods and some pine woods. Exclusive species:: White-winged Dove. Long-billed Curlew.
Yellow-shafted Flicker, Whimbrel. Other "good" birdss Blue-gray Cuatcatcher (7)), late date,
Ruhy-erownedKinglet (4) late date, Am. Bittern (1), Swamp Sparrow (!}.
PARTY 4B3: Arlie McKay. Victor Emanuel, Areas southeast section of the cirole including
Dutton Lake, Swan Marin, and parts of Trinity bay, mostly open fields, marsh, deciduous woods
(in patches) along the bay and brier thickets in ravines near the bay. Exclusive species:
Double-crested Cormorant (2)1, Black-billed Cuckoo (1). Eroad-wftnged Hawk (1), Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker (1). Great Horned Owl (1). Other "good" birdss Blue-gray Gnateateher (1)! late
date, Ruby-erowned Kinglet (ii) late date.
PARTY 5:: Steve Williams. George G. Williams, Jim Ambrose. Area: on west edge of the circle
including Lynchburg ferry marshes (north side), Burnett Bay, Scott Bay, Wooster, mostly
marsh, urban area^and oak woods. Exclusive species: Am. Widgeon (2), Lark Sparrow (1),
Rufous-sided Towhee. (2)> very late date. Other "good" birds:: Canvasback (1), S>ng SJarrow
PARTY 6:: Mr. & Mrs.. Jerry B. Striekling. Mr. & Mrs. Frazier Morian, John O'Neill, Doug
Stine. Area: section of the circle around San Jacinto battlegounds, mainly deciduous woods.
with.ravines:and gullies, Peggy lake and upper San Jacinto Bay. Exclusive species:
Caracara^ (2), Chuck-willsHWidow (1)}, Common Gallinule (2), Screech Owl (4), Stilt Sandpiper
(1), SnU^-fory Vireo (2). Blackpool! Warbler (&.) Bewiekj's.w'ren (1) very late date, Other
"good"'birds: Am. Bittern (2), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1), Song Slflarrow (.2), Warbling Vireo
(18) very high count. This party had 26 species of warblers and excellent counts on many