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The Spoonbill, Vol. 38, No. 9, September 1989 - Image 3. September 1989. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 20, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/3178/show/3172.

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(September 1989). The Spoonbill, Vol. 38, No. 9, September 1989 - Image 3. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/3178/show/3172

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 38, No. 9, September 1989
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 9, September 1989
Contributor (Local)
  • Price, Libby
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date September 1989
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Transcript FRIGATEBIRD SURVEY by Mike Austin Since 1981, to herald the onset of "fall" birding, I have done an informal survey of Magnificent Frigatebirds in West Galveston Bay each July. At first I had no Questar telescope, so the results may have been skewed downwards a little. My route starts at the boat launch on Sportsman's Road for auld lang syne, since it was here I saw my life frigatebird July 1, 1979. (My, how time flies.) Usually the most productive area is Karankawa Reef, where posts mark the navigational obstruction. This area is at the northeast corner of Galveston State Park. Finally, I census the posts off San Luis Pass, which, this year, were more productive than Karankawa Reef. I used to end the day with a little shorebirding at the Pass sandflats, but the last two years there's been a "new" bird to census—Brown Pelican. If my first two years are any indication they're doing quite nicely, thank you, with about 1/3 of the birds observed being immature. Here are the numbers: Year Magnificent Frigatebird Brown Pelican 1981 14 0 1982 15 0 1983 15 0 1984 19 0 1985 35 0 1986 41 0 1987 8 0 1988 28 23 1989 36 67 MUSEUM OF NAT. SCIENCE CLASSES/TRIPS The Houston Museum of Natural Science is offering several kinds of classes and short field trips this fall and winter. For children there is a series of courses in natural science, beginning in October. Registration deadline is September 23. In conjunction with the exhibit, "The Legacy Endures: Conserving Waterfowl and Wetlands," there will be an exhibition of carving birds from wood, and finishing them with paint. For children there is also a class in sculpting. Both of these will take place on October 7. For adults there is a series of one-day field trips with Bill Goloby, focusing on birds, and a two- day field trip to Aransas to see Whooping Cranes. There is a fee for all of the above except the woodcarving - (museum admission only). For more information visit the literature table at the meeting September 5; or call the museum at 639-4600; or for the Whooper trip only call 639-4651. SCIENCE CENTER BIRDING CLASS The R.L. Vines Science Center is offering a class for birders with some previous experience consisting of an evening orientation and two field trips. Instructors are Carl Aiken and Randy Beavers. To find out the cost and times for these November sessions consult the brochure on the literature table at the October 3 meeting or call 465-9628. AUGUST FIELD TRIP TO BOLIVAR FLATS by Nancy Patrick The August OG field trip met at the Bolivar Ferry landing at 7:30 a.m. on August 12, with David Dauphin leading. The approximately 30 birders were each presented with a brand-new 1989 checklist before the trip began. David led the Group to Bolivar Flats, stopping briefly en route to view the Gull-billed Tern, beautiful Reddish Egrets, a pair of Black-shouldered Kites, and a few other species. When the birders arrived at the flats they were greeted by an Osprey just taking flight. During the course of the morning the group saw Piping, Semipalmated, Wilson's and Black-bellied Plovers, Willets, American Oystercatchers, Black Skimmers, Marbled Godwits, Long-billed Dowitchers, Dunlins, Ruddy Turnstones, Western and Semipalmated Sandpipers, five different terns, White and White-faced Ibis and many other species. As the group left the flats several Common Nighthawks were observed both in flight and on several of the fenceposts near the barrier. As a final treat, while boarding the ferry, we saw a Magnificent Frigate- bird soaring overhead. ANDEAN CONDORS IN CALIFORNIA [From Fish and Wildlife News, Nov-Dec-Jan, 1988- 1989, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service] "Six endangered Andean condors are ready to be released in December and January as stand-ins for their endangered cousin, the California condor. This is the Service's first major attempt to use a surrogate species to aid the recovery of another... Three young Andeans were released from their pen and allowed to roam at will during December at a remote site on Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge about 75 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The three were taken as chicks to the roost box on August 20. They were produced by Andean parents at the Service's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, the SanDiego Wild Animal Park, and the Buffalo, New York, Zoo. At a second release site, the U.S. Forest Service's nearby Sespe Condor Sanctuary, three more Andeans, to be joined by a fourth bird this month, will be released in January... The seven Andeans, all females, to be joined by another complement of up to 10 birds in the fall of 1989, will pave the way for eventual release of California condors, currently projected for the early 1990's. They will provide condor researchers with a 2-year test of various release and tracking techniques to be applied later in the reestablishment of California condors in their native habitat...Only . females are being used to guard against establishment of a permanent Andean condor population in California. When the experiment ends in 1990, all of the birds will be recaptured and released in South America to enhance their recovery in native habitat..." David Klinger, Assistant Regional Director, Public Affairs