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The Spoonbill, Vol. 45, No. 10, November 1996 - Image 6. 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/3396.

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(November 1996). The Spoonbill, Vol. 45, No. 10, November 1996 - Image 6. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/3403/show/3396

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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
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 12, Folder 19
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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
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
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Transcript Birding Doesn't Get Any Classier The Great Texas Birding Classic by Hannah Gould Ever wonder why Texas doesn't host a competitive birding event? Well, wonder no more. Get your binoculars and bird guides ready! On April 19, 1997, Texas Parks and Wildlife Nongame and Urban Program staff will kick off the Great Texas Birding Classic-a week long bird watching tournament and celebration of Texas birds to benefit habitat conservation along the Texas Coast. Modeled after New Jersey's annual World Senes of Birding, this first annual event promises to be the biggest, longest, and wildest birding tournament ever held in the United States. Because this is Texas, the Great Texas Birding Classic is bigger by design. We are offering 3 days of competitive birding: April 21 for the Upper Texas Coast, April 23 for the Central Texas Coast, and April 26 for the Lower Texas Coast. These three sections break the 624 mile Texas Coast into manageable segments, let birders thoroughly explore the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail and allow for more participants by having three competition days. Birders can form teams of 3-6 members and compete in each section individually, or try for one of the two Grand Prizes by competing in all three. Special categories of competition will also be available for out-of-state birders, college and youth teams and celebrity birders. Birders can compete as sponsored teams by seeking the sponsorship of an organization, business or individual, or as an independent team without a sponsor. For teams who choose to compete in all three sections ofthe coast, we are offering two ways to win the Grand Prize. The first method is to find the greatest number of species over the course of the three competition days. This winning team using this methods will win the Conservation Cash Grand Prize, a cash award of at least $50,000 which the winning team will designate to one of several habitat conservation projects along the Texas Coast. The second method is to accrue the greatest number of "ticks" during the course of the three competition days. Like doing three Big Day counts, this method concentrates on searching for the maximum number of species on each ofthe three competition days. Each day's tally will be added for the final score. The Birding Classic Traveling Bronze, a beautiful bird sculpture will be awarded to the sponsor of the winning team. Teams must indicate which way they will compete when they register for the Classic. Exciting merchandise prizes will be given to the runners up and in the other competition categories. In conjunction with the Birding Classic local communities and organizations are busily preparing activities to attract both competitors and bird enthusiasts to the Texas Coast in April 1997. These activities will include guided bird walks, "workshops, children's activities and Earth Day programs. Getting involved in these programs will be a way to increase your knowledge of Texas birds, learn a new birding skill and support local Texas communities as they further resources for birders. Perhaps the most important focus ofthe Great Texas Birding Classic is on conservation. Because both resident species and neotropcial migrants rely on the Texas Coast for their existence and are increasingly finding their homes in jeopardy, the Birding Classic is committed to raising awareness about the need for habitat conservation and contributing directly to this cause. This will be done in several ways. First, the Birding Classic has been structured to have zero impact on threatened and endangered species. The rules of the event explicitly forbid any activity which will interfere with any birds, wildlife or their natural habitats. Secondly, the Conservation Cash Grand Prize is targeted to provide more than $50,000 for avian habitat conservation. As previously mentioned, the winning team will have the chance to