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The Spoonbill, Vol. 32, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1983 - Image 2. June 1983 - July 1983. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 20, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4193/show/4186.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 32, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1983
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXII, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1983
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  • Robison, B. C.
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Date June 1983 - July 1983
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Transcript Bob Honig, field trip chairman, announced the field trip for Saturday, August 6, at Bolivar. He has a good line up for future trips, which will appear in the SPOONBILL. Ted Eubanks, leader for August 6 field trip is banding birds at night on Bolivar Flats. He suggested arriving early. Linda Feltner announced that an article she wrote and several of her pictures appear in the new "Animal Kingdom" magazine. Program Chairperson, Linda Douglas, announced the programs for the coming season. She would like suggestions for a few more programs. Steve Williams presented the evening program on Fall Migration and Migrants. He explained differences in the spring and fall warblers and sandpipers and their migration routes. Thank to Steve for an interesting program. The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m. 1983 SPRING ROUND-UP REPORT, UTC Maxine Davis Acting Secretary David Matson This year's OG Spring Round-up was held on May 7. A south wind had been present for the several days prior to the count and continued through Round-up day. Many observers noted that migrants were hard to find, especially early in the day. The day began generally overcast with some light mist and drizzle. The wind was 0-15 m.p.h. from the south. In the middle of the day the cloud cover broke up, the wind died down, and the sky became clear. A very local push of migrant warblers was noted about 2:30 p.m. in Galveston County, but not in Matagorda or Chambers Counties, at the same time. Fifty-six observers submitted their observations. All of the submitted reports have been sent to the Clearing House, where individual species totals and the list of participants will be found. All but two parties submitted complete report forms, making my life simpler. The county-by ^county efforts of^tfie~se observeTS"~are tabfHatedr~b"eTOWl Birding Effort by County County No. of Parties/Obs. Party Hours Foot/Car Party Miles Foot/Car No. of Sps./Inds. Jefferson 2/12 11/2 8/100 63/2574 Harris 3/6 9/6 4/167! 107/2295 Chambers 11/49 29/22* 19/570 180/15707 Brazoria 5/13 11/24 16/160 138/5856 Galveston# 11/43 41/28 24/528 160/15195 UTC Total 32/123 101/82 71/1525 224/41627 *0ne party did not report this information. #0ne party did not report any effort numbers. 1 Plus 1.5 miles on a bicycle. Most of the parties birded more than one county. In the table, they are considered to be separate parties and observers for each county birded. Altogether, nearly 200 hours and over 1600 miles of walking and driving were devoted to counting birds. Because no limits were placed on coverage, many of the 41,000 birds were counted twice. Like last year, the greatest number of individual birds and of species were seen by the parties which covered the most miles. In almost all categories fewer bird species were seen this year than last. The likely cause for this difference was the date of this year's Round-up, two weeks earlier in migration than last year's. In addition, twenty thousand fewer individual birds were found this year. The number of observers and party hours were about the same (59 and 56, 204 and 193), but there were about 25% fjewer party miles this year. I think the latter accounts for the fewer individuals, with only two large scale Round-ups for comparison, it is difficult to make comparisons of numbers. Despite the fewer numbers, just about every expected bird was found. This year several observers made special efforts to find species not seen on last year's Round-up. A Least Grebe was reported with details by Carolyn Dill from the Brazoria NWR. Eight Least Bittern from three counties were a good number. Five Snow Geese seen by the Austins at Warren Ranch Lake were late. The number of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks jumped from two in 1982 to 193 this year. A highly significant report were the three Bald Eagles in Brazoria County reported by the Taroni and Collins parties; an adult and two immature were on the nest. Robert Thacker and Sam Fruehling heard a Ring-necked Pheasant, an exotic barely established, at Anahuac NWR. The bird of the day was the Sulphur- bellied Flycatcher found by Peter Vennema at the Johnson Property on Bolivar Peninsula. His details were excellent and many observers were able to see and identifiably photograph the bird the next few days. This sighting should provide the second record for the UTC. The only two Fish Crow were found by the Meyers family in Jefferson County. Fifteen Yellow-headed Blackbird, remnants of the large invasion of April 23,were found in Chambers County by the McHenrys. A few species were not seen, which would not have been surprises. Among these are the following: Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Yellow Rail, Franklin's Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Ringed Turtle Dove, Common Ground Dove, Chuck-will's Widow, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Willow/Alder Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Wilson's Warbler, Grasshopper Sparrow, and Henslow's Sparrow. The following species were reported the same day in the TOS Region 8, not in the UTC (Covered counties were Austin, Colorado, Matagorda, and Wharton) : Gadwal1, White-tailed Hawk, Crested Caracara, American Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Water Pipit, Solitary Vireo, Louisiana Waterthrush, Mourning Warbler, Black-headed oriole, and Seaside Sparrow. Below is a table of species of which only one spotted on Round-up day. SPECIES Least Grebe Magnificent Frigatebird American Widgeon Mississippi Kite Red-tailed Hawk Broad-winged Hawk Ringed-necked Pheasant American Oystercatcher Snowy Plover ^-:--- Solitary Sandpiper Belted Kingfisher Hairy Woodpecker Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Cliff Swallow Sedge Wren Hermit Thrush Grey-cheeked Thrush Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Ruby-crowned Kinglet Golden-winged Warbler Blue-winged Warbler Black-throated Blue Warbler Cerulean Warbler Yellow-throated Warbler Western Tanager White-crowned Sparrow Lincoln's Sparrow Swamp Sparrow Song Sparrow Common Snipe Barn Owl Lesser Nighthawk Fish Crow Warbling Vireo Yellow-rumped Warbler White-throated Sparrow two individuals were