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The Spoonbill, Vol. 23, No. 3, July 1974 - Image 1. July 1974. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 9, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2407/show/2399.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 23, No. 3, July 1974
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXIII, No. 3, July 1974
Contributor (Local)
  • Greenbaum, Laura
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date July 1974
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 10, Folder 19
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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 VOLUME XXIII, NO. 3 JULY, 1974 PpLTS!Eb_BY. THJ. ORNITHOLOGY' GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, ""HOUSTON,TEXAS ; RARE BIRD ALERT CALL ''"! % A/x/.') If you would like to be.-added or deleted from the Rare Bird'"'Alert in the next roster(to be published soon), please notify Margaret Anderson at 668-6405; if there'is no answer, call Margaret Jones at 665-4197. SAN LUIS PASS TAMERISK GROVE CENSUS SPRING 1974 - by T. Ben Feltner Approximately two miles east of San Luis Pass, Galveston Island, on the north side of S Road is an isolated stand of Salt Cedars (Tamarisk grandiflora). It Is roughly 85-90 yards wide (east/west) and about 75 yards deep (north/south). The grove Is horseshoe shaped with the open end exposed to the Gulf of Mexico. In the middle of the horseshoe are several detatched clumps of Tamarisk, one of which encloses a small pond; another small pond is located in the northwestern arc of the horseshoe. The stand appears to be fairly old as several of the trees possess 12" diameter holes. In places the width of the grove is up to 25', and some of the older trees reach a heighth of 16' - 17'. Since cattle are grazing the area almost constantly, these cedars are rather open and allow periodic entry to the center of the thickets, in a stooped fanner. Between 28 April and 18 May 1974 this grove was cen.sused on seven separate occasions between the hours of 6 P.M. and 8 P.M. C.D.S.T. The counts were accomplished by walking the grove from its Southwest point to its Southeast point with observers either side of the hedge and someone working the middle bird-dog fashion. The results were always interesting and sometimes 'spectacular. A mixed flock of 25 to 35 migrants exploding out of one clump of bushes and diving into another nearby elicited exclamations from even the most jaded observers. On three occasions 5 May, 7 May and 12 May migrants were actually observed "dropping-in from the Gulf. Although weather conditions were probably a factor in determining the numbers of birds seen, no accurate correlation was recorded. Nevertheless, migrants were present every day, in some cases when they were almost absent at other migrant traps (ie Old House 5 May). This,-1 believe, is due to the isolation of the grove. The counts were restricted to those birds thought to be migrants although resident species were present and recorded. On the 12 May two mist nets were set up and 4l birds of 17 species were banded in about a 2| hour period. This represents over 18$ of the migrants counted there that day. A remarkably high percentage that points outhow concentrated the birds are. The accompanying chart is self-explanatory, and details on the rare birds have already been submitted to the Clearing House. It is hoped that future censuses will be started earlier in the spring and that will allow us to build up statistics more indicative of Trans-Gulf migration in our area. Entry to this property is allowed only with a permit at the cost of $25. per annum.