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The Spoonbill, Vol. 38, No. 1, January 1989 - Image 1. January 1989. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 17, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/3187/show/3179.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 38, No. 1, January 1989
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 1, January 1989
Contributor (Local)
  • Price, Libby
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date January 1989
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 12, Folder 5
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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 r °Htie §POOJXBILL Published by the Ornithology Group. Outdoor Nature Club Houston, Texas, Libby Price, Editor; Ellen Red, Asst. Editor VOLUME XXXVIII, No. 1 January, 1989 Cc*»*h£Ev**»fo Thursday, Feb. 2: Ornithology Group meeting at Bayou Manor, 4141 S. Braeswood, at 7:30 p.m. Fred Collins will talk about sparrow habitats and where to find various species. (This is a help to finding, not an ID program.) Friday, Feb. 3: Deadline for Spoonbill material and for Clearing House reports. Thursday, Feb. 9: Outdoor Nature Club meeting at the Houston Arboretum at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Richard Baldauf will present "Environmental Education in Any Subject for Any Age;" Saturday, Feb. 18: Ornithology Group field trip. Our February field trip will be to Bear Creek Park and nearby areas in West Harris County; the leaders are Ellen Red and Sterling Essen- macher. Meet at the park entrance located at the. corner of the park, the golf course and Clay Road. Meeting time is 8:00 a.m. for a half day of birding. Be prepared for some wet walking. Bring your insect repellent. Some of us will bring a lunch and eat in the park, but it's a half day trip, so lunch isn't necessary. The park has plenty of rest rooms. For more information call Don and Lee Richardson at 661-1365. HOUSTON ARBORETUM BIRDING CLASSES Doug Williams will teach evening birding classes at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center in January and February. Beginning Birding will be held January 24, 26 and 31, and Intermediate Birding will be on February 28, March 2 and March 7. All classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and the fee for each of the two courses is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For information call 681-8433. A birding trip ($10 for members, $15 for non- ■ members) will be to Colorado County, including Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR. The trip date is February 11. This area offers a number of western migrants, especially sparrows and raptors. Call 681- 8433 to register. "-.'_-,- ANOTHER MIMIC IN HOUSTON by Bob Honig In the late 1970's I had the good fortune to participate in a conference attended by professors from around the world. One of these professors, a Norwegian who happened to be a birdwatcher, mentioned that he had originally been skeptical about the bad reputation that starlings have in North America: in Europe, he informed me, starlings beautifully mimic the voices of other birds. Dr. Vader quickly became convinced by the raucous squawks, clucks and whistles that the reputation was deserved. I, on the other hand, had remained very skeptical that starlings could be effective imitators (despite statements to the contrary in field guides and texts); and I had never heard anyone make claims similar to Dr. Vader's. However, I have started to realize that starlings indeed have a great, capacity for mimicry: at sunrise on Christmas day, the clearly recognizable calls of a robin, Yellow- rumped Warbler, bobwhite and flicker emanated in short order from a group of three starlings perched on a telephone line. I would hardly call the entire performance beautiful, with all the grating notes mixed in with the imitations, but it certainly provided a few enjoyable moments (and it's really something for me to say a kind word about starlings; after all, they are the only species that has ever accurately bombed me). Take notice on occasion and see if you can recognize mimicry in starling calls. As long as we have to live with these pests, we might as well try to get some enjoyment from them. A DONATION TO OUR LIBRARY Joe Kennedy has donated An Atlas of the Birds of the Western Palearctic, by Colin Harrison, to the OG library. We still need a volunteer to take charge of the library and bring it to meetings. Our thanks to Joe for this donation. Someone traveling to this area will benefit from this atlas eventually.