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The Spoonbill, Vol. 39, No. 10, October 1990 - Image 2. October 1990. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 20, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/3038/show/3031.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 39, No. 10, October 1990
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXIX, No. 10, October 1990
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date October 1990
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
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Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
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Transcript The 1990 Christmas Bird Count Hill be the 91st count and will be held December 15, 1990 through January 2, 1991. Some early dates for area counts are Houston and Brazoria on December 15; Freeport on December 16; and Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge on December 19. Start planning now to participate. A more detailed listing of counts will be published in the November Spoonbill. If you are planning a trip to Belize in December contact Lydia Uaight, Belize Audubon Society, P.O. Box 1001, 29 Regent St., Belize City about participating in the two Belize Christmas Counts scheduled for Dec. 16th and 26th in the Belize City area and Belmopan. Last year the Belize City count with 15 participants identified 212 different species of birds. The October 2 meeting of the Ornithology Group was called to order by Chairman Richard Uzar. Richard thanked Jerry Patrick for his efforts in rounding up overdue members, and Peggy Milstead reminded members to please send a change of address before moving. Newsletters returned by the Post Office for incorrect addresses cost the OG 25 cents in return postage. Notifying Peggy before you move will give her time to update the mailing list before labels are printed. Richard Uzar introduced the speaker for the evening, Ted Eubanks. As a regional leader of the Piping Plover Recovery Team, Ted spoke about the international effort to determine the population dynamics and the status of the Piping Plover, which is endangered throughout most of its range and threatened in others. (The total population of Piping Plovers is thought to be no more than 3500.) Ted showed slides he took on a recent aerial survey of possible Piping Plover wintering sites in Mexico as welt as slides of plovers and the different shorebirds with which Piping Plovers are known to associate. Ted announced that a census of Piping Plovers will be taken the third week of January 1991 in Texas and Mexico. Snowy Plovers and Reddish Egrets will also be counted as both are candidates for listing as threatened or endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department. Ted stressed that the goal of this project is to identify and ultimately protect critical winter habitat of the Piping Plover. Ted asked that anyone who is interested in assisting with this project to please call him at 666-7639. Gretchen Mueller, Secretary Rockport/Fulton Hunner/Bird Celebration Report by Jerry Patrick Twenty OG members took advantage of an outstanding three-day weekend participating in the Second Annual Hummer/Bird Celebration. One is tempted to say the festival highlight was the bus trip around Rockport and to nearby Bayside to see the hundreds of Ruby-throated hummingbirds attracted to feeders and flowering plants with stops at "flats" where over 40 species of shorebirds were seen feeding. Besides the large number of Ruby-throats, most participants saw a Buff-bellied and a Rufous hummingbird. For those tempted to scratch through their field guide for a rare sub-species of Ruby-throated hummer with a yellow or whitish crown, don't! Instead, look nearby for a trumpet vine flower that has just been pollinated. Rating equally as the trip highlight were the seminars given by the outstanding lineup of speakers: Tom Stehn, Gene Blacklock, Jesse Grantham, Nancy Newfield, John Tveten, Ed Kutak, Don and Lillian Stokes and "Last Chance Forever." This last group was formed for the rehabilitation of raptors. They brought a Great-horned Owl, a Red-tailed and a Harris Hawk to their presentation. It was a bit disconcerting to have an adult Harris Hawk flying about a relatively small hall two feet above one's head. I'm glad these hawks do not feed on pink ears! Our thanks to the very gracious members of the Coastal Bend Audubon Society who organized this festival and shared their hummers with us. NOEL'S NICHE LOOKING BACK Bv Noel Pettingell 10 YEARS AGO/FROM OCTOBER 1980 SPOONBILL "Twenty years ago (1960) Ben Feltner became Editor of The Spoonbill, and devised the format of the Clearing House as we now know it. He decided the bird reports should be brought from a "catch-all" to a valuable monthly summary of all observations made in our checklist area by all observers. 'It was built around Arlie McKay's beautifully detailed reports, the Snyders' steady and complete coverage of the LaPorte area, and the periodic birding forays that regularly occur to Galveston, U. Harris County, Freeport, etc., by our urban-bound members. It will become a readily available history of our observations as a unit,' wrote Ben Feltner. And that it has become for sure!" Margaret Jones, Spoonbill editor, August 1974-March 1981 30 YEARS AGO/FROM OCTOBER 1960 SPOONBILL STATEMENT BY NEU EDITOR T. BEN FELTNER: After the literary ovation afforded me in the September issue by former editor, Vic Emanuel, I felt, to say the very least, a note of appreciation was forthcoming to both Vic and those others of you who have called with messages of congratulations and encouragement in the past few weeks. Please accept my heartfelt thanks. I should like to take advantage of this moment to explain some of the changes and additions that will occur in this and subsequent editions. The most important change, starting with this issue, is the revamping of the Clearing House. It is my hope that the changes wrought will bring it from an obscure catch-all to a valuable monthly summary of all observations made in our checklist area by all observers. KEY & CREDITS: Although this monster I have created may seem at first glance a little bewildering it is really quite simple to interpret after familiarizing yourself with the Key: The birds are arranged in A.O.U. Checklist order (approx.). The entry after the species' name in parenthesis represents the number of birds seen. This is followed by the date of the observation thus: Month/Day; Location; and Observers. I have underlined and numbered the observations that I personally thought most interesting and tendered details thereto. I would appreciate any help submitters could render in arrangement of material, either in alphabetical or A.O.U. form. I have been inundated by a deluge of information in all sorts of order, including no order at all. It took a little under 27 hours to compile. T. Ben Feltner, Spoonbill editor, October 1960-January 1961. ARTICLES UNCOMMON BIRDS OF THE UPPER TEXAS COAST by P.P. Hulce [This is the third installment in a series of short articles on some of the uncommon, rare and very rare birds that occur on the Upper Texas Coast (UTC). Spoonbill readers are invited to contribute to this series. Call P.D. to avoid duplication. 863-1142]