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The Spoonbill, Vol. 32, No. 1, January 1983 - Image 7. January 1983. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 7, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2931/show/2929.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 32, No. 1, January 1983
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  • Robison, B. C.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date January 1983
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
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Transcript FIELD TRIP PREVIEW! Wayne Shifflett reports the following birds seen at the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge.between January 4 and 9: 14 Lark Buntings, 3 Groove-billed Anis, 2 adult Bald Eagles, 4 Eared Grebes, 1 Least Grebe, 1 Curve-billed Tharsher, and 2 Harris' Hawks (along FM 3013 toward Eagle Lake). Don't forget the OG field trip to Attwater on March 5! TWO CHRISTMAS COUNT REPORTS by Ben Feltner This year multiple parties recorded such exciting finds as Green-tailed Towhee, Bewick's Wren, Harris' Hawk, Say's Pfioebe, Pyrrhuloxia and Least Grebe. All appear to represent runaway western and southern trends. Individual stand-out birds Included Upland Sandpiper (not recorded on any 1981 Christmas Counts), Long- billed Thrasher, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Lark Bunting and Tennessee and YelTow-throatednfaTblers. plus others too numerous to list. Add to this the balmy weather, thousands of ducks, geese and cranes, and the cameraderie of the participants and one is hard pressed not to have a great day counting at Attwater. Enthusia El Naranjo, San Luis Potosi, Mexico King Vulture! Jim Morgan, Tony Gallucci, and Wayne Shifflett found the bird of the count, probably the decade, maybe the century. El Naranjo, suffering this year from bad weather - overcast, cold, drought, no water in Laguna Larga - and a paucity of observers (15), scored a respectable 225 species. Other notable birds included a Veery, the second in as Mny years, discovered by rookie Linda Graetz. Linda Tach added a new bird to the count by finding a Bank fwallow at a westside stock tank. Linda and Sue Stroyls also secured the now famous cornfield Greenish Elaenia for the third year in a row, and called up from the damp mists a Col 1ared Forest- Falcon. In the wet-oaks Bob Behrstock and his entourage managed a number of saves including Hermit Warbler, Hooded Grosbeak, and Rufous-capped Brush- Finch. In the western part of the circle Wes Cureton along with yours truly chipped away all day for an area total of 147 species. In the evening Wes went off a- lone and lifer-ed himself with the count's only Fan-tailed Warbler. Verdin, Bushtit, Brown-headed Cowbird, and~~Curve-bil led Thrasher represent some of the more underwhelming exclusivesv. Gray-Si 1 ky Flycatcher and White-throated Robin provided a couple of our many high points. The Morgan-Shifflett-Gallucci gang was responsible for the entire eastern sector of the count circle. They acquitted themselves well by finding 159 species. Their "good" birds included Bare-throated Tiger-Heron (same rock as last year), Laughing Falcon, Orange- billed Nightingale-Thrush, and Song Sparrow. All were overshadowed by the King Vulture^ It is difficult now to commiserate with a Morgan lamentation of a while back: "Hell, man, I never get any good birds! " El Naranjo continues to excite the birder's imagination as it moves toward its twelfth year. If you haven't joined us yet do try to come next year. Twin double-bedded rooms at Los Arcos cost $5.00 per night, and filet mignon was going for $1.00. At those prices, birding has never been more economical. _Attwater ■record number of 59 birders found a record number of iirds - 180 - on what will, without doubt, be the nation's highest inland count. Wayne Shifflett's Attwater Christmas Count, offering the only completely rural count within an hour or so of Houston, does it all without an inch of marine coastline. 1982 HOUSTON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT by Paul W. Nimmons, Jr., Co-Compiler The weather on December 18, 1982, was fantastic. The clear balmy weather attracted an all-time high of 159 birders to the Houston Christmas Bird Count. The birders attracted an all-time high number of mosquitoes. Presumably, the exceedingly dry summer coupled with a very wet November accounted for the numbers of mosquitoes. The bir highest Count. Houston Gal 1inu Houston held in Two bir hi story Marbled twice b Indigo White-t throate that wa consecu only on is Brow unusual Dove (6 usual ly Swallow ders c numbe Severa Count le, wh Count 1913, ds had of th Godwi efore: Buntin ai led d Warb s seen tive c ce (1n n Pel i ly hig 4) . Al low n (0) ounted r of sp 1 sight - the m i c h had . Consi a firs been s e Count t (1980 Piping g (1959 Hawk, A ler. Bu in goo ounts t 1965) can. Tw h numbe so nota umbers: 182 spec e c i e s e v ings wer ost unus never b dering t t-time s een only : Solita ). Two b PI over and 196 udubon' s t the be d number hrough 1 since th o notabl rs: Blac ble were Royal T ies of er seen e very ual bei efore b hat the ighting once b ry Sand irds ha (1972 a 3). 0th Warble st find s (aver 956, bu en. The e birds k Ski mm two bi em (16 birds - th on a Hous rare for t ng Purple een seen o Count was is remark efore 1n t piper (194 d been see nd 1980), er rare bi r and Yell of all wa aging 55) t had been bird, of were seen er (200) a rds seen i and Tree e fourth ton he n the first able, he 6), and only and rds were ow- s a bird for 19 reported course, in nd Inca n un- For t Bird eight Dur in cipan (1967 sped i s we sider Home er Sc Merl i Gull - bi 1 le Warbl Lark check In 19 occur able parti he ei Count h yea g the ts an -1974 es. W 11 co ed ra d Gre aup, n, Ki b i 11 e d Ani er, G Sparr list 75, t ring to i n cipat ghth had r in se e d 18 ), w ith vere rean be, Hood ng R d Te , Sh rass ow a now he c bi rd crea ion yea ano a ight 0 sp e av this d. 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