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The Spoonbill, Vol. 3, No. 1, May 1954 - Image 1. May 1954. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 5, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4175/show/4169.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 3, No. 1, May 1954
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. III, No. I, May 1954
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Pettingell, Noel
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date May 1954
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 9, Folder 3
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Transcript VCLUIiE III ttU&BEI MAY 1954 r*% 4\ is »V * ►:;- x %r ft •Sift ft I « ft «« *• Jratcffifiig^RS « KbW ^afevlSF3 sion, a sport, a game, a quest that can be carried on by one or more persons of either or both sexes from childhood to old age, and the longer one stays at it, the more enjoyment is derived from it,11 — John Kieran, Strictly for the Birds. - American Magazine, June, 1953. ft •» »• • .. *. »/ ii •• «. *• «• *• «• + * *# •. » •• » * * •• *» »• •/ »• *» * * %» • * * •• •• •• »• ■« • ■• »* j*» »• ?# ■ ■ B. , _. . > m * mm * m, •*>'•• —t m, m mi s sm - m* ■ « ■ * - * * ■ m +> % sm- « » * • • . "* » • . « » * »' » • • *• * * *• ^ "• * • * ** '* " * * * *" » ^ • . » . • * - v» %» ..«.%»*..«r ..«»....».#......... .» .. ...*..«. « «• ............ .» «• •• .. .♦ .. ft ft ft < • -li ft Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Mature Club, Houston, Texa SCHEDULED: Ifay 23 Vint !un Island Field Trip May 29-30 Little Thicket Nesting Census June 3 0, G. Meeting June 8-10 T.O.S. Big Bend Field Trip Our annual Spring Roundup on May 2nd was a huge success; 58 observers in 21 parties produced a total of 230 species in the 100-mile area. This exceeds our '53 total by 9 species (excluding Rock Dove in both counts) and is 2.more than the Rio Grande Valley's 228 this year! Further details on Roundup will be in the forthcoming 1954 Spring Roundup Supplement. May 23 - Island Birdlife - Vint!un Island The Vint'un Island trip is one trip anyone interested in birds will not want to miss, as it is always one of the outstanding trips of the year. Details in the May ?th Nature Club Notes. May 29 - 30 - Annual Nesting Census - Little Thicket Sanctuary . Vfe have been informed by Director of Sanctuaries, Joe Heiser, that the bird population at the Little Thicket Sanctuary is increasing. Vfe missed only 6 of the known nesting birds last year with 15 observer To ascertain the changes taking place, the 0. G. consented to conduct this census yearly. Therefore, in an effort to find all nesting birds, we will camp overnight again this year so as to get an early start. You should arrive at Camp Cove In ample time Saturday evening to arrange your sleeping quarters. A good time was had by all last year and we are looking forward to the same on this trip. Area assignments will be outlined Saturday night and Sunday morning. June 3 - 8>?M -0.G. Meeting - Library - Second Floor T.7ing Results of the Nesting Census and a discussion of plans and activities for the coming year. June 8-10 - Big Bend National Park F The Texas Ornithological Society is mailing tentative plans to conduct a major field trip to Big Bend National Park on June 8, 9, and 10 Conducted tours will be led on each of these dates. Mrs. Harold L. Milliams Rt. 2, Box 45-B, Midland, Texas is arranging trip leaders for each day. It is suggested that those planning to participate write Mrs. Williams* DID YOU KNOW . • • That thousands upon thousands of birds roost in the heart of downtown Houston..';' At dusk, horde of English Sparrows may be seen flying into the trees surrounding the old County Courthouse at Preston and Fannin, while at thc same time, just a few blocks away at Capitol and Fannin, thousands of Chimney Swifts may be seen streaming into the chimney atop the Shell Building. Then, too, a great many Rock Doves (Domestic Pigeons) and Nlgjhthawks nest amidst the downtown Houston skyscrapers.... FOR YOUR INFORMATION. .—The following is an excerpt from Vance Packard irSie Human Side of Animals" (1950) : One of the most astounding acts performed by any bird is part of the behaviour pattern of the Honey-guide Bird of Central Africa. Thiy creature is so rare that it is difficult to say just what goes on in its mind during its amazing performance, but presumably it acts from instinct. At any rate, it teams up with ground animals to get its food. 7/hen- ever it spots a bees1; nest in the forest the Honey-guide Bird goes tearing out over the forest emitting a harsh, distinctive noise, "NYSTEH-IIYSTEH" , which apparently is produced by the vibration of its tail feathers.