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The Spoonbill, Vol. 47, No. 4, April 1998 - Image 1. April 1998. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2662/show/2646.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 47, No. 4, April 1998
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Carey, Damien F.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date April 1998
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 12, Folder 23
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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
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Transcript e Volume 47, No. 4 April 1998 "Spoonbill Meeting Speaker & Topic "The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory & More" a presentation by Cecelia Riley Ms. Riley will bring you up-to-date on an organization near and dear to our UTC birds and birders. Come hear how the GCBO is gaining momentum. The OG meeting is to be held Monday, May 4 at the Baylands Community Center, 6400 Bissonett (just west of Hillcroft) and starts at 7 PM. Learning Corner "Owls Part Duex" An OG Video Presentation The video tape series continue with the second owl video. Please join your fellow OG members at 6:30 p.m. Meeting Speaker TBA The Changing Nature of Our Avifauna by Fred Collins Director, Nature Discovery Center Russ Pitman Park Those of us who have been birding the UTC during the last 40 years cherish every encounter with a Swallow-tailed Kites (STK). They came infrequently, once every five to ten years. The encounter was an unexpected surprise. In 1824, Audubon considered the STK the most characteristic bird of Houston and Buffalo Bayou. Kites now breed in several locations in east Texas and they are producing young and are more abundant than before. STKs were reported with more frequency in 1997 than any year in my remembrance {see story page 5). What struck me most about these sightings were that so many were multiple birds. During an Earth Day v97 celebration and festival at Russ Pitman Park in Bellaire a once in a decade migrant "fallout" occurred along the entire UTC. In spite of our Earth Day Celebration activities, we saw a STK soar by and minutes later it soared back and again finally back in the opposite direction again. Within two hours two other Bellaire residents observed "the birds" from their yards. I was amazed that one passing bird had been observed independently at three different continued page 14 What's inside Cha-cha-cba-changes 1 OG News, Announcements & Notes 2 Field Trips 5 Clearing House 6 Checklist Update 12