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The Spoonbill, Vol. 42, No. 10, October 1993 - Image 1. October 1993. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/332/show/322.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 42, No. 10, October 1993
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date October 1993
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript VOLUME 42, No. 10 October, 1993 The Spoonbill Published by The Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club, Houston CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE This year hundreds of Archilochus colubris could be seen in one day at the numerous hummingbird feeding stations throughout the Rockport /Fulton area, however even if no Ruby-throated Hummingbirds were seen at the Fifth Annual Hummer/Bird Celebration (HBC), there would have been more to do and see than one could possibly fit into three days. The Sixth Annual Hummer/Bird Celebration will be held September 8-11, 1994 in the Rockport/Fulton area. As always there will be plenty of speakers, field trips, boat trips, booths, birders and maybe even a few hummingbirds. The point I am trying to make is the HBC involves far more than just watching Ruby-throated Hummingbirds stop at feeders to gather nutrients before continuing their migration southward across the open expanse of the Gulf of Mexico, some 600 miles to the Yucatan. If you want a variety of hummingbirds, go to the tropics or southeastern Arizona, not a HBC. Yes, there are always reports of Buff- bellied, Black-chinned and Rufous Hummingbirds, but those species are rare and seldom seen by many observers at the HBC. For me, the wide array of speakers and topics addressed each year is enough to keep me coming back—far more than hummingbirds is discussed. Topics such as: Rare Shorebirds in Texas; Shorebirds of Texas; Shorebirds Made Easier; Status of Neotropical Migrants in Texas; Owls of North America; Sparrow Identification; Vireos and Warblers; Birding Across Texas; What's Happening to Our Ducks?; and much more has been presented in previous years. Past speakers include Nancy Newfield, Kenn Kaufman, Pete Dunne, John Tveten, Don and Lillian Stokes, Esther and Robert Tyrell, Ted Eubanks, Greg Lasley and Peter StangeL As Rob Thacker put it, "It's like having-a year's worth of OG speakers all in a three-day weekend." I did not go on a single field trip, boat trip or visit a feeding station at the third or fourth HBC I attended. Instead I listened to the many fine programs, shopped at the many fine booths and watched Nancy Newfield net, band and release hummingbirds at the banding station. Because of the cooperation of the Rockport/Fulton Chamber of Commerce, local birders, more than 150 volunteers and the local community this year, the Fifth Annual HBC attracted over 2^00 people. Participation has steadily increased starting with a mere 200 the first year, 800 the second, 1500 the third and 2,000 last year. Many local residents have landscaped their yards to attract hummingbirds and have made their yards and feeders open for hummingbird viewing. A new addition to HBC this year was a demonstration garden displaying what types of plants can be used to attract hummingbirds into residential yards along the Texas coast. Betty Baker, the HBC coordinator, predicts an even better time will be had in 1994. If you plan to attend next year, as I do, make motel reservations early and plan on doing much more than looking at Archilochus colubris. Dave Bradford, 855-2615