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The Spoonbill, Vol. 35, No. 1, January 1986 - Image 4. January 1986. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/312/show/303.

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(January 1986). The Spoonbill, Vol. 35, No. 1, January 1986 - Image 4. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/312/show/303

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 35, No. 1, January 1986
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXV, No. 1, January 1986
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Robison, B. C.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date January 1986
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Transcript son's Warbler, Rufous-sided Towhee (all apparently hard to find this winter), Chipping Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird and Ringed Turtle-dove. Thanks to all who participated in a highly rewarding day. Bob Honig and Doug Williams WESTERN KINGBIRD OBSERVERS NEEDED by Bob Honig More volunteers are still needed to help in a study of Western Kingbird distribution and nest site preference. During the summers of 1984 and 1985 I have been keeping track of Western Kingbirds in west and south Houston as you may have read in past issues of the Spoonbill. In 1985 I observed approximately 15 nesting pairs. This represents either a recent range expansion or the discovery of a previously unobserved population of kingbirds. In addition, the kingbirds exhibited a fascinating nest site preference: nesting pairs were observed only at or immediately adjacent to HL&P substations (and never in seemingly appropriate habitat elsewhere). Steve Williams, who first observed the kingbirds in 1984, and I are writing a short paper about these observations for publication. We would also like to expand the investigation of Western Kingbird distribution and nest site preference (HL&P substations are widespread throughout the UTC.) To do this we will need help. if you are interested in monitoring a substation (or substations ), and other appropriate habitat if you have time, prferably once a week during the 1986 spring migration and nesting season, please give me a call (home 776-8619, office 757-3709). Most OG members undoubtedly live fairly close to at least one of the many HL&P substations. There are substations as' far flung as Boling, Wharton, East Bernard, Richmond/Rosenberg, Sealy, Katy, Hockley, Waller, Tombal1, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Baytown, Cedar Bayou, League City, Texas City, Galveston, Chocolate Bayou, Freeport and West Columbia; and they are more numerous as one moves in toward Houston, particularly in Houston itself. Thus helping out can involve only a minimum of time (maybe 30-45 minutes per week) and will likely result in more publishable data. TRIAL RUN FOR BRAZOS BEND CBC A SUCCESS Although the Brazos Bend State Park Christmas Bird Count was unofficial, over 30 participants made it a highly successful outing. A total of 130 species were observed, a promise of possibly bigger and better things in future official counts. Every part of the circle turned up something interesting. In the park itself were 10 Fulvous Whistling Ducks at Elm Lake, plus 4 Vermilion Flycatchers, an Empidonax flycatcher, a Wilson's Warbler, 2 LeConte's Sparrows and of course a number of barred owls. In addition, the park yielded the bird of the count: a male Blackburnian Warbler foraging in the bottomland forest near the Brazos River, seen by Scott Thornton. Dottie Praus' area, mostly in Brazoria Co., produced a Ferruginous Hawk, 8 Vermilion Flycatchers,. a Bewick's Wren and 2 Harris' Sparrows. A large variety of ducks were found on the ponds near Long Point, including 4 Canvasback, a Redhead, 10 Common Golden- eye and 12 Bufflehead. Nine Common Ground-Dove, 2 Hairy Woodpeckers, 7 Golden-crowned Kinglets, numerous Sedge Wrens, 4 Catbirds, a Rufous-sided Towhee and 30 Lapland Longspurs were also seen during the count. Finally, 2 partial albino birds were observed: a Common Grackle along the boundary of the park, and a Red-tailed Hawk near Damon. Thanks to all who came out to make this trial run a great start to what we expect will be a very popular Christmas Count. Remember, t:he next one will be officialI Because this count was unofficial the data wil not be submitted to American Birds. and the participants' names will not appear in print. Therefore we will take this opportunity to give them some recognition here: Debra, Michael, Rebecca and Sara Benisch; Chuck Berthoud; Laird Fowler; Andrew and Renee Franks; David Henderson; Martha Henschen; Bob Honig; Barbara and Sam House; Fay Meek; Kathy Merritt; Richard Orr; John Parrott; Stan Perkins; Dottie Praus; Carol Sloan; Charles and Wanda Smith; Scott Thornton; Dana Van Reenan; Doug Williams; Charlene, George, Kris, Nancy and Steve Wilson. Our apologies to those who didn't sign the registration sheet. Bob Honig and Doug Williams %