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The Spoonbill, Vol. 41, No. 10, October 1992 - Image 3. October 1992. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 27, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/3489/show/3483.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 41, No. 10, October 1992
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XLI, No. 10, October 1992
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date October 1992
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 12, Folder 11
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript -sighting of a wild Aplomado Falcon is near the top of almost every birder'* list. The northern Aplomado, which in Spanish means, "lead colored," is a colorful, narrow-winged, long-tailed, medium-sized falcon which was historically found in the United States in-south and west Texas,-southern New Mexico, Arizona, Mexico, Central and South America in habitats of -savanna grasslands with yucca, mesquite and cacti. The Aplomado Falcon which is abundantly found in South America is a separate -sub-species and differs slightly in size and coloration from the northern Aplomado subspecies. Work to recover this beautiful falcon includes the completion of a five-year pilot study to develop new techniques in both captive breeding and release in south Texas where the bird was historically found. Efforts to restore the Aplomado falcon to its unoccupied range began in 198S when four young birds were hacked on the King Ranch. Since then, an additional 20 young birds produced by The Peregrine Fund were hacked at the Laguna Atascosas National Wildlife Refuge near Harlingen, Texas. The goal of the recovery program is to hack 50 or more falcons per year. So far, no nesting has been confirmed from the released falcons. Numerous sightings of banded falcons have been reported since 1989 in the vicinity of the release sites. Sightings have been recently reported in New Mexico and Texas of unhanded (released birds all have leg bands) falcons indicating there is some nesting in northern Mexico or possibly the U.S. Last year, the FWS funded a project to survey northern Mexico for Aplomado Falcons...a population containing .a minimum of 25 birds on several large private Mexican ranches was documented. Exact locations of these birds are not being disclosed in order to protect the birds and ensure privacy for cooperating landowners. FWS News Release, September 23,1992. _~JkfflNUTES OF OCTOBER 5, 1992 OG MEETING: Karen Beekman conducted an informative Learning Corner on migrating hawks. David Bradford, chairing the meeting, had the opportunity of introducing an honored guest, Roger Tory Peterson. Mr. Peterson explained he was present to compare Greg La-ley's slides to his taken on a trip to Venezuela. He also discussed how photography had become an important medium of artistic expression and an added dimension to birding. Librarian Julie D'Ablaing noted several new books now in the library. Since she cannot bring all OG's books and tapes to the meetings, please check her complete listing and she'll make available your requests. Frank Peace asked for reports on any kettles of Broad-winged Hawks consisting of 100 or more individuals. He is working with a radar service and needs these reports to help distinguish migrants from other radar blips. Gail Luckner introduced the speaker for the evening, Greg Lasley. Greg's slide program on the llanos of Venezuela brought us close to another world consisting of exotic birds, rivers loaded with Cayman, territory where five foot iguanas roam and 12-14 foot Anacondas can be found. It was a great presentation enjoyed by all. Christine Bourgeois, Secretary NOEL'S NICHE LOOKING BACK Bv Noel Pettingell 20 YEARS AGO/FROM OCTOBER 197? SPOONBTIJ. Minutes of regular OG meeting, Oct. 5,1972: Harry Brister reported that Pasadena still needs a great deal of money towards the purchase of the 930 acres along Armand Bayou. A nationwide solicitation for funds will be made in Time, Newsweek Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and U.S. News and World Report BIRD SURVEY OF ARMAND BAYOU: At the end of August those club members organizing the survey of birds in the vicinity of Armand Bayou met with Dr. Walter Abbott of Environomics and Mr. Carl Aiken to discuss Environomics' survey of Dickinson and Armand Bayous. At this meeting we told Dr. Abbott that we had been contemplating the need for a birding checklist of the area surrounding Armand Bayou and wished to include the bayou -since it is receiving so much publicity. After some discussion the matter Dr. Abbott and Mr. Aiken agreed that the Outdoor Nature Club survey would in no way interfere with their data as the activities would be taking place on opposite sides of the bayou. Dr. Abbott then explained the appropriate-scientific method to be used in collecting data. He suggested that if the birders participating in the survey would use this method, the data collected might very well be helpful for his survey as well as for compiling a birding checklist. ARTICLES OG OCTOBER 1992 PELAGIC TRIP by Mike Austin On Sunday, October 4th, eighty-five intrepid birders spent thirteen hours cruising the placid waters of the Gulf of Mexico off Port Aransas on a pelagic trip sponsored by the Ornithology Group of the Houston Outdoor Nature Club. Birders from as far away as Waco, Austin and Fort Worth attended in numbers. Although pelagic birding in the Gulf was, as usual, spotty, we did manage exceptional looks at most of the pelagic species we encountered thanks to the cooperative crew of the Scat-Cat. The trip got off to a slow start. Although we cruised a promising-looking line of sargassum weed and prowled through a squadron of active -shrimpers, we encountered only in-sh ore species until we reached the deep blue water about 9:30 A.M. As flying fish exploded from the