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The Spoonbill, Vol. 1, No. 2, September 20, 1952 - Image 1. September 20, 1952. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 23, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/3107/show/3105.

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(September 20, 1952). The Spoonbill, Vol. 1, No. 2, September 20, 1952 - Image 1. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/3107/show/3105

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 1, No. 2, September 20, 1952
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date September 20, 1952
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 9, Folder 1
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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 1 1 ffl 41 Wczm VOLUME 1 - NUMBER(2)~ S&PT\ TsO W€ ^X Well, here9s No0 2Q Bet you didn't think it would be out this soon0 The Group has been busy this summer 0 Frank Watson led a group to the Brownsville area on a very successful bird hunt0 Francis MacMahon did a swell job directing the lunar bird counto Read their special reports below0 Katrina Thompson finished her class work and went off to S0 M0 U0 for some more "larnin"0 Eleanore MacMahon will take her place this winter with a new class based on an extension course from Lo So U0 Better join! Here are the reports —- Field Trip No0 k* Over the Labor Day weekend the Ornithology Group made a trip to the Rio Grande Valley0 The following named made the trip which totalled about 1000 miles? Larry Burgess, Nance Cunningham, Kyle Durand, Billy Green, Blanche Kirk, Noel Pettingell, Ruth Stamm, Katrina Thompson, Ellen Watson, Frank Watson, Josiephine Wilkin, Ella Wolfer, and Armand Yramategui0 The trip was noteworthy in that although it was our longest so far the largest group on any trip went along0 On Saturday morning, August 30, the group, travelling in three cars, went directly to Harlingen where it made headquarters at The Little Creek Hotel (complete with swimming pool)0 In the afternoon a trip was made to Laguna Atascosa Refuge where shorebirds and ducks were studied0 The group stayed until after dark, having eaten a picnic lunch on the shore of Laguna Madre0 On the return trip to Harlingen two or three Pauraques were heard calling in the brush and were investigated, without success, by flashlighto Sunday was spent at Santa Ana Refuge, a sub-tropical area of about 2000 acres right on the Rio Grande River 0 This area is a jungle-like tangle of the original Rio Grande Valley vegetation which has in most of the Valley been replaced by cotton fields or citrus groveSo There many tropical birds were seen^ including several young Rose- throated BecardSo Picnic supper, eaten on the Refuge, consisted of watermelon and papaya0 On Monday morning the group visited the ranch of Mr0 Montgomery near Rio Hondo where about forty adult Black-bellied Tree Ducks as well as a family of fifteen downy young were seenQ From there it was just a short jump back to Laguna Atascosa Refuge where the drier sections were covered in search of the Verdin^ Curve-billed Thrasher, and the Black-throated Sparrow0 On Monday afternoon a weary group headed back to Houston and a week of rest after a strenuous weekend0 Birds seen which are not usually found around Houston includes Mexican Grebe, Black-bellied Tree Duck, Harris5 Hawk, Chachalaca, Red-billed Pigeon, White-winged Dove, Ground Dove, Inca Dove, White-fronted Dove, Groove-billed Ani, Merrill°s Pauraque, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Couch*s Kingbird, Rose-throated Becard, Mexican Crested Flycatcher0 Green Jay, White-necked Raven, Black-crested Titmouse, Verdin, Cactus Wren, Sennett's Thrasher, Curve-billed Thrasher Sennett's Warbler, Hooded Oriole, Bullock8s Oriole, Red-eyed Cowbird, Sharpe8s Seedeater, Texas Sparrow, Botteri9s Sparrow, and Black-throated Sparrow0 A total of 134 species were observed of which from 25 to 35 were "Lifers" for most of the birderso The group owes a vote of thanks to MrQ Luther C0 Goldman, Manager of Laguna Atascosa and Santa Ana Refuges, for his kind permission to spend as much time as we cared in his areas0 The project "Studying Nocturnal Bird Migration By Means of the Moon" was the result of a request from Robert Jo Newman and George Ho Lowery, Jr0 of Louisiana State Universityo It was carried out on the nights of September 2, 3* 4 and 5* watching until Is30 Ac Mo on all nights except the last, when an all night vigil was kepto One project and one practice station were set up on the old Polo Field in Memorial Park and many friends and visitors came to see, observe and learn, even the Houston Post photographero Did you see the picture? Those actually participating as observers and/or recorders were: M0 A0 Yramategui, Katrina Thompson, Betty Crowley, Carrie Holcomb, Mary Gene Johnson, Winnie Hurst, Dudley Bell, Eleanore MacMahon, Charles McNeese, Katherine MacMahon, Ruth Stamm, Gladys Taylor, Emmie Johnson, and Francis MacMahon0 Others joined in for practice in order to get some experience (we -over-