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The Spoonbill, Vol. 9, No. 1, May 1960 - Image 12. May 1960. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 10, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1955/show/1950.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 9, No. 1, May 1960
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. IX, No. 1, May 1960
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Emanuel, Victor L.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date May 1960
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
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Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 9, Folder 13
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Transcript page 12 Ruddy Duck - 1, Prairie Chicken - 1, TOTAL: 17. Other birds seen, first put of the aresi on April 9 were: Black Skimmer,- Least Tern, Fulvous Tree Duck, E. Wood Pewee, Baltimore Oriole, Bank Swallow, Scarlet Tanager. htsaa. T-il+^-n reported Wood Duck quite common.on Big Caney, liberty County. Of the 96 species April 9» only 4 count in my local collection of identities, of which two were firsts,, both.goatsuckers. Reporting is difficult for me, especially deciding what to leave out. I do leave out more than I put in,, so if this report is inexcusably long, it is because your editor put in more than he left out. (Ed. Note: The editor has not and will not in the future delete any of Mr. McKay's valuable report) Blame him,not met. Eared-Grebe 1-April 29 (7 in Galveston the 9th); Pied-billed Grebe ll-3rd, 1 - 5th, 2- 7th, 3 - 13th, 1 - 18th; White Pelican about 80 - 13th, last 2 - 18th? Double-crested Cormorant, 1 migrating flock, 82 - 5th, 1 - 18th, 2 - 24th;. Olivaceous Cormorant, first 5 (est) - 2nd, last 2 - 10th;: Anhinga, 1 - 17th; Green Heron, first 1 - 5th (late)}, peak, 5 - 28th;. Black-crowned Night-Heron: none in March, except the 31st, none in April till spring migration - lSth^, spring migration usually finds some wintering birds; Yellow-c N. Heron; American Bittern 1 - 13th, 16th, 25th; Least Bittern: 1 or 2 heard - 24th; White Ibis 1 - 21st; Roseate Spoonbill 2 - 5th,. 5 - 24th, 7 - 27th; Fulvous Tree Duck 25 (est) 16th, about 60 - 18th;. White-fronted Goose 40+ -3rd, 1 (with stiff leg) - 17th; Canada Goose (Greater) 18 - 7th;. Show and Blue Geese:: a flock of about 65, half Blues, till - 21et. Ducks:. Mallard 4 - 18th, 2 - 21st, 28th; Mottled, on 18 days, peak, 15 - 28th; Gadwall 15•+ - 2nd, 8 - 5th, 2 - 18th, 25th} Baldpate, 10 + - 2nd, 2 - 5ht, 1 - 3rd, 17th, 28th;. Pintail, 1 - 17th, 18th (flight good); Green-winged Teal: from-26 - 2nd to 8 -13tK, l-18th| Shovelar, peak, 30 - 3rd, 3 - 21st; Canvasback, 20 + - 2nd, 4 - 5th, 3 - 10th; Lesser Scaup, peak_- about 100O - 18th, 100«s into May. Hawkas Sharp-shinned, 1 - 21st; Coopers, 2 - April 2; Red-shouldered, 1 to 3 on 9 days; Broad-wing,, only 3, 1 - 22nd, 23rd, 24th; Swainsons, 1,2, or 3 on 10 days; Bald Eagle, 1 - April 3; Marsh, 1 to 3 on 9 days, to 27th (2); Caracarai, 2 - 16th, 1 - 23rd; Sparrow, to 12th. Rails: King,. 1 - 1st, 16th, 18th, 25th, 27th, and 2 - 29th; Clapper 1 - 5th, 10th, 4 - 18th,. 2 - 24th, 3 - 27th; Sora, 1 - 28th; Coot, peak, about 100 - 13th, last, 2 - 25th. Plovers: Semipalmated, frequent, up to 20 - 13th; Golden,, seen 17 days, peak of about. 240 - 5thj- Black-bellied, 9 days, peak, about 15 - .24th, 27thj Ruddy Turnstone, 3 - 2nd, 1 - 5th, 18 - 18th;. Common Snipe, 2 - 2nd, 1 - 5th, 10th, 13th, 24th, 27th. Sandpipers: Long-billed Curlew on 5 days, 21 - 18th; Whimbrels, 7 days, 72 - 27th; Upland Plover, 21 days, 28 - 1st, 26 - 12th; Spotted, 1 - April 2^: same as seen December 25, first 2 migrants 13th, 1 on 6 other days; Solitary, 1 to 8, 7 days; Willet, 12. days, about 20 - 16th; Greater Yellowlegs, 23 days, 200 + - 3rd; Lesser Yellowlegs, 25 days, 3000 + - 16th;. Pectoral, 16 days, 150 +_- 16th; Least, 16 days; Semipalmated, identified only 6 days; Western, identified only 4 days; Dunlin, 9 days; Dowiteher, 9 days, about 30 - 16th; Buff-breasted, 10th to 27th, 8 days, peak, 18 - 27th; Hudsonian Godwit, only 1, ApM.1 13, earliest ever i^- two days; Sanderling, 1 - 13th, first I ever recall seeingin Trinity marshes, 1 - 18th at Swan marsh where they are not unexpected, they are unusual farther up the bay, 6 - April 28 (migrating), were the first I ever saw on Old River Lake at Cove; Wilson Phalarope, 2 - 28*h. Herring Gull, 9 days, peak, 17 - 21st, last 3 - 27th; Ring-billed Gull, to April 27; Least Tern, from 18th,, eggs in nest by 21st; Black Tern, 2 in spring dress - 24th; Black Skimmer,, from April 10; Yellow-billed Cuckoo, late and scarce, 1 - 18th, 21st, 28th, 2 - 27th; Black-billed Cuckoo, 1 - 21st, 28th. QwlsK Barn, 1 - 13th, 2 - 21st; Screech, 1 to 2 on 8 days; Horned, 1 or 2 on 7 days; Barred, 2 - 24th, 1 - 30th. Chiick-wills-widow, 1 - 9th, 5 - 10th, 1 - 21st, 27th; Whip-poor-will, 1 - 9th; Common. Night Hawk,, latest ever - irom 21st; Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 1 to 6 on 12 days; Baited Kingfisher, 1 - 1st, 13th, 21st; Yellow-shafted Flicker, 1 - 10th.. Woodpeckers:: Pileated - this bird can be found most any time in certain places, elsewhere it is infrequent; I went where it and the next species can be expected only on April 19, saw two; Red-headed, about 7 - 19th, 1 - 26th; Red-bellied, 1 to 2 on 22 days; Downy, 1 - 19th,. 25th, 28th. Flycatcher:: Eastern Kingbird, 12 days, 16 - 27th; Scissor-tailed, 16 days, not common till May,, peak, 6 - 18th; Great Crested, 1 - 10th, 2 - 18th, E. Wood Pewee, 2 - 10th, 12 days, peak, 33± - 27th. Yellow-bellied, 1 - 13th. Empidonax, (1-13), 1 - 27th, 28th Swallows: Tree, to April 18, 1 - 28th; Bank, 5 - 10th; Rough-winged, common most days; Barn,, first - 1st; Cliff, April 25 and 28th;- Purple Martin, very few except about nest boxes. House Wren, 2 - 10th;- Short-billed Marsh Wren, 1 - 18th, 24th, 29th; Catbird, from 13th,.. peak of ahout 55 - 27th. Robin, 4 - 1st,, 2nd, 5 - 3rd, Delois McKay saw one at Kemah - 9th. * SorryJ Blue-winged Teal got left out up there - peaks, 125+ - 17th, 19th, 501 - 28th.