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The Spoonbill, Vol. 45, No. 10, November 1996 - Image 5. November 1996. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/3403/show/3395.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 45, No. 10, November 1996
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Carey, Damien F.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date November 1996
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
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Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
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Transcript 1996 Christmas Bird Counts Friday, January 3 • Old River, P. D. Hulce (713) 863-1142 Saturday, January 4 •BuffaloBayouCONFIRMED, Bob Honig (713) 665-6963 or Doug Williams (713) 660-7625 • Beech Creek, David Baker (409) 899-1878 or (409) 839-2689 •Lake O the Pines CONFIRMED (Marion County)* Sunday, January 5 • Sea Rim State ParkCONFIRMED, John Whittle (409) 722-4193 or Rubert Hurt (409) 724-2202 Note: Counts marked with an asterisk (*) are viaNETFO, spokesperson is Hazel Bluhm. We are waiting to hear about: •AransasNWR, Tom Stehn(512) 286-3559 •Rockport •Spring Creek, John Jortes (713) 444-8369 or Calvin Blakely (713) 358-5407 • Chaparrel WMA, Jimmy Rutledge (210) 676- 3413 •lost Maples? • Rio Corona, Gene Blacklock (512) 882-7232 Whew! What a list. If you can check P.D.'s web page for the current information. Don't miss his CBC Learning Corner at the OG's next meeting. Good News for the Prairie OG Newswire Boosted by two consecutive years of good habitat conditions, duck breeding populations climbed 5 percent this spring to the highest level since 1979, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) says. The annual breeding duck survey recorded an estimated 37.5 million ducks, up from 35.9 million in 1995. The survey samples 1.3 million square miles across the north-central United States, western and northern Canada, and Alaska and estimates the approximate numbers of ducks in important breeding areas. Populations of four species (gadwall, blue-winged teal, northern shoveler, and can- vasback) reached record highs. In particular, blue-winged teal, up 25 percent to 6.4 million, and northern shoveler, up 15 percent to 3.4 million, showed substantial gains. Why the increase? First, Abundant precipitation and good habitat conditions on the breeding grounds. Second, conservation efforts over the last decade restored and conserved vital wetlands in key duck production areas. Duck populations naturally fluctuate over time as habitat and water conditions change, but the kind of recovery from the drought in the mid-1980s and early 1990s is not possible if not for the habitat conservation efforts, according to USFWS. The overall number of ponds in the survey area rose 18 percent to 7.5 million, the second highest level ever recorded. The pond count in Canada rose 29 percent, with the biggest gains in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. The U.S. pond count was similar to last year but still 84 percent above the long- term average. In addition, other government programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program and the Wetland Reserve Program have conserved significant tracts of wildlife habitat in recent years. For example, since 1986, the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, protected , restored or enhanced 2.5 million acres. Sportsmen and conservation organizations have conserved and restored millions of acres of prime habitat. Laws such as the Swampbuster provisions of the Farm Bill and the wetland protection provisions of the Clean Water Act also conserve waterfowl habitat. While some species expereinced robust increases (e.g. mallard), American widgeon populations experienced a significant decline to 2.3 million from 2.6 million in 1995. Populations of pintail, green-winged teal, scaup, canvas- back, redhead, and gadwall are at levels similar to 1995.