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The Spoonbill, Vol. [40], No. 2, Supplement, February 1991 - Image 1. February 1991. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 11, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4184/show/4176.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. [40], No. 2, Supplement, February 1991
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 39, No. 2, Supplement, February 1991; The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXIX, No. 2, Supplement, February 1991
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date February 1991
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
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Transcript The 1 Spoonbill Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature CUi> Houston, Texas Judith Mueller Boyce, Editor; Don Richardson, Technical Consultant VOLUME XXXIX, No. 2 Supplement February, 1991 CHRISTMAS COUNT COMPILATION Phyllis and Tony Frank Since so many of you were so diligent in finding birds during the ninety-first Christmas count season, we had to issue a supplement to The Spoonbill in order to compile the results. Detailed data was received for twelve Christmas counts in the UTC. UTC counts were held throughout the official Christmas count season of December 15, 1990 through January 2, 1991. The early count for this report was the Brazoria count held on the first day of the season. The last count was Cypress Creek held on the next to last day of the official season, weather during the count season was unusually warm for the early counts with rain and cold for the later counts. The big freeze date for this Christmas count season was December 22. The Bolivar count was held that day, but detailed results were not available for this summary. Two out of three Yellow-throated Warblers, thirteen out of fourteen Black and white Warblers, and one out of two Prothonatary Warblers were reported pre-freeze. The post-freeze warbler species diversity was noticeably smaller. The following summary contains rarities and some old friends, residents and wintering birds. The 91st Christmas count season did not see some of the irruptive species such as nuthatches. For those of you who have not yet participated in a Christmas count, consider doing so next year. Next year's official season is December 14, 1991 through January 2, 1992. Local count dates will be published in The Spoonbill next November. You'll see good birds and visit with some nice people. The Freeport count had the highest species total for any of the area count and was the only count in which the observers outnumbered the species. Diverse quality habitat plus many observers equals many species. Eleven counts tallied 100 or more species on count day. A total of 265 species was reported for all twelve counts. Forty-nine of these species were found exclusively on one count. Forty-three species were found on all twelve counts. The prize for most numerous bird for the area counts goes to the Red-winged Blackbird with over 380,000 being reported. Snow Goose was second at 196,631 individuals. The unseasonably warm weather preceding the Christmas count season that lingered through December 22 probably contributed to the number of flycatchers and lingering warblers report from the early counts. Chordeiles species was reported from the Brazoria count on the 15th. One Least Flycatcher and a total of eight Empidonax sp. from three different counts were reported before the freeze. Couch's and western Kingbirds were reported from Attwater. Scissor-tailed Flycatchers were reported on three counts with one bird apiece. None of these species were reported for post-freeze counts. Warblers showed a similar trend, although some notable warblers were found on the post-freeze counts. Two Nashville and Magnolia Warblers were counted pre-freeze. ESKIMO CURLEW WATCH The Eskimo Curlew is a federally endangered species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting information on any reported sightings of this bird. The last confirmed sighting was in 1987 in Nebraska. The Texas Coast is a historic spring migration stopover for this species. Ted Eubanks is organizing a censusing effort this spring during migration, late March through mid-April. If you are interested in participating contact Ted. The Eskimo Curlew is smaller than a whimbrel with rich cinnamon color to upperparts and underwing.