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The Spoonbill, Vol. 39, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1990 - Image 1. June 1990 - July 1990. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 23, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2133/show/2125.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 39, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1990
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXIX, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1990
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date June 1990 - July 1990
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Transcript The Spoonbill Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club Houston, Texas, Judy Boyce, Editor; Don Richardson, Technical Consultant VOLUME XXXIX, No. 6 - 7 June/July, 1990 COMING EVENTS Tuesday. August 7: Ornithology Group meeting. 7:30 P.M. Harris County Bayland Community Center (north side of Bissonnet just west of Hillcroft). Dr. Keith Arnold, Head of the Ornithology Department at Texas A&M University, will present a program on identifying gulls and terns. Dr. Arnold is Chairman of the Texas Bird Records Committee, an organizer of the Texas Breeding Bird Atlas and Treasurer of the Texas Ornithological Society. LEARNING CORNER will meet at 7:00 P.M. as usual. Don Richardson will lead a discussion on the identification of migrating shorebirds. Remember to bring your aluminum! Tuesday. September 4: Ornithology Group meeting. 7:30 P.M. Harris County Bayland Community Center. Nancy L. Newfield will present slides and lecture on the hummingbirds of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. LEARNING CORNER will meet at 7:00 P.M. Leader and subject to be announced. Saturday. August 25: Ornithology Group field trip. The year's first field trip will be a half-day outing from 7:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon, starting at East Beach and ending at Bolivar Flats. Don Richardson will be our leader as we look for migrant shorebirds and anything else with wings. We will meet at 7:00 A.M. where Seawall Blvd. ends at the extreme east end of Galveston Island. Expect a hot, half- day filled with numerous migrant and resident shorebirds. Bring plenty of water and insect repellent. Call David Bradford at 855-2615 for more information. Friday and Saturday. September 7-8: Ornithology Group field trip. The first of two field trips in September will be to the Rockport/Fulton area to attend the 2nd Annual Hummer/Bird Celebration. Scheduled to speak are well-known authors, Don and Lillian Stokes, authors of The Hummingbird Book, and Ed Kutac, author of The Birder's Guide to Texas. Although seminars and hummingbirds will be the emphasis of the trip, many other birds can be expected in this rich birding area of the Texas Coast. More information will follow in the August Spoonbill. If you have any questions or intend to participate in this logistically-difficult trip, please contact David Bradford at 855-2615. You are encouraged to make motel reservations as soon as possible. Saturday, September 22: Fifth Annual Texas Coastal Cleanup and Ornithology Group field trip. The Cleanup is sponsored by the Center for Marine Conservation and the Texas Adopt-A- Beach program. Come to Bolivar Flats and help remove the tons of human refuse endangering our shorebirds. Analysis of the 158 tons of trash collected last year showed that Texas ranked second in the nation behind Louisiana in galley waste and had more plastic six-pack rings than any other state! Plan to arrive early, beat the crowd and enjoy some fine birding before you work. Richard Uzar will lead an early-bird field trip at Bolivar Flats from 7:00 to 9:00 A.M. The Cleanup is from 9:00 A.M. to Noon. Who says you can't play before you work?! NEWS BRIEFS AND YARD REPORTS On Hay 2, 1990 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added the Golden-cheeked Warbler to the Federal list of endangered wildlife because its habitat is threatened by urban expansion and the widespread clearing of Ashe junipers. "Because of recent habitat clearing and the potential for additional destruction in some of the best warbler habitat, the Service decided to emergency list this species. Habitat fragmentation may make the species more susceptible to increased predation and cowbird parasitism. The Golden-cheeked Warbler nests exclusively in central Texas in mature Ashe juniper-oak woodlands. It winters in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and possibly Belize. A recent status survey reports an estimated loss of 15-45% of warbler habitat in Texas over about a 10-year period. At present rates, the estimated carrying capacity of the habitat will suffer a reduction of more than 50% by the year 2000." Submitted by Bob Honig "The Bald Eagle is not yet out of the endangered species woods," wrote Steve Sherrod, Exe. Dir., Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesvilie, Oklahoma to the New York Times on March 13, 1990. Mr. Sherrod cited the misuse of statistics to try to prove a point. He stated that the figures used in a March 6 issue of "Science Times" showed 1989 wintering eagle counts were defined by breeding numbers. "For example," Sherrod wrote, "the Science Times article listed Oklahoma as having 728 eagles, but this state had zero breeding eagles in 1989. These 728 birds came for the winter only, from Canada and the Great Lakes, where bald eagles Care] in little, if any, danger of extinction." Mr. Sherrod concluded that "a wide distribution of nesting eagles is clearly essential for the safety of the eagles in the long run, and the long run is what we all have to begin thinking about in this country instead of continual crisis management." Submitted by Bob Honig If you use a computer, you may submit your articles and stories for the Spoonbill in an ASCII file on 5 1/4" diskettes. We promise to return your diskette and we'll even thank you for saving us typing time. Questions?! Call Don Richardson at 661-1365.