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The Spoonbill, Vol. 32, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1983 - Image 3. 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/4187.

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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
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Robison, B. C.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date June 1983 - July 1983
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
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Transcript Most of the Least Reported are either winter visitors or early migrants, but a number are species considered to be UTC breeders (marked with the B). It cannot be said that these are prolific breeders; information of this kind suggests to me that detailed Breeding Bird Census routes should be designed specifically to better assess the status of these species. The twenty species reported in the greatest cumulative numbers on the 1983 Round-up, their 1982 rank, and several attempts at adjustment for the effort factors totalled above are tabulated below. Twenty Top Reported Species, 1983 Round-up 1982 1983 Rank Rank SPECIES Total/ Total/ Total/Total UTC No. of No. of Party Party Total Parties Obs. Hours Miles TRIP TO COZUMEL Come join a group of birders to visit this island on the southern tip of Mexico. Cost of trip is a bargain at $250.00 per person (double occupancy) which includes air fare and seven (7) nights at Hotel Cantarell. Have fun on clean white beaches. Swim and snorkle in the crystal waters and check off lifers. We will leave the Saturday before Thanksgiving, November 19, 1983 and return the following Saturday, November 26, 1983. There will be no formal leadership but common interests should let us do many things together. Anyone will be welcome to join me on any of my excursions. Reservations need to be made as soon as possible as airplane and hotel space is usually booked two months in advance. For additional information call Sam Fruehling - evenings,880-8786 or day, 526-1935. 3 1 Red-winged Blackbird 1 2 Laughing Gull 18 3 Black Skimmer 8 4 European Starling 10 5 Cattle Egret 125 6 Cedar Waxwing 5 7 Barn Swallow 11 8 Eastern Kingbird 16 9 White-faced Ibis 9 10 Long-billed Dowitcher 90 14 14 15 50 16 60 17 26 18 13 19 23 20 6881 215 55.9 37.6 4.31 5542 173 45.1 30.3 3.47 1228 38 . 10.0 6.7 0.77 1191 37 9.7 6.5 0.75 963 30 7.8 5.3 0.60 963 30 7.8 5.3 0.60 801 25 6.5 4.4 0.50 776 24 6.3 4.2 0.49 668 21 5.4 3.7 0.42 660 21 5.4 3.6 0.41 636 20 5.2 3.5 0.40 631 20 5.1 3.4 0.40 629 20 5.1 3.4 0.39 612 19 5.0 4.9 3.3 3.3 0.38 601 19 0.38 519 16 4.2 2.8 0.33 506 16 4.1 2.8 0.32 489 15 4.0 2.7 0.31 472 15 3.8 2.6 0.30 436 14 3.5 2.4 0.27 Great-tailed Grackle Forster's Tern American White Pelican Dickcissel Common Grackle Northern Mockingbird Black-bellied Plover Eastern Meadowlark Dunlin Mourning Dove Many of the most frequently reported species were also most frequently reported in 1982. Three species ranked far higher in 1983 than in 1982: Cedar Waxwing, Dickcissel, and Black-bellied Plover. This was a banner year for Cedar Waxwing and many were still in the UTC on Round-up Day. Observers from around the State commented to me that Dickcissels were particularly obvious on Round-up Day and I think the same was true in the UTC. The plovers- traditionally fluctuate greatly in number. The White Pelican number illustrates a problem with the format of the Round-up. There surely were not 629 White Pelican in the UTC on May 7. Rather, the 629 are the total of the 11 reports from Galveston County, different counts of the same 60 birds at Bolivar Flats. The adjustment for various effort factors may make meaningful comparisons possible in the future. This year's Round-up was different from last year's, primarily because it was conducted later in migration. Good coverage of Chambers and Galveston Counties was accomplished, and Harris and Jefferson Counties had better coverage than last year. More species, including the locally rare Bachman's Sparrow are to be looked for in Jefferson County. No report from Fort Bend County has been received. As far as I know, no census of birds is conducted as loosely as is our Round-up. One benefit from trying to analyze the Round-up data from year to year may be a method for gleaning more information from the similarly loosely structured Clearing House reports which have been amassed over the years. Next year's Round-up is scheduled for May 5, 1984- I look forward to hearing from you then. A.O.U. CHECK-LIST OF NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS Noel Pettingell has notified us that the "A.O.U. Check-list of North American Birds" (6th edition) is about to be published. The list includes the species of birds of North American from the Arctic through Panama, including the West Indies and Hawaiian Islands. Publication is scheduled for summer, 1983. Pre-publication price $28.00 ($22.50 to A.O.U. members) Post-publication price $35.00 ($28.00 to A.O.U. members) Orders may be placed with A.O.U., P. O. Box 368, Lawrence, Kansas 66044. PEOPLE YOU NEED TO KNOW Chairman and Rare Bird Alert Chairman (unusual birds Don Richardson, 5475 Grape, Houston, TX 77096 Office - 656-6518 Home - 661-1365 Send dues, subscriptions and changes of address to: Linda Walsh, 702 Marshall, Houston, TX 77006 Home - 528-0139 Annual Membership dues: $11.00 (ONC $5.00, OG $6.00) Annual Subscription : $ 9.00 Send bird records for Clearing House before 3rd of month to: Wesley Cureton, 6623 Grovewood, Houston Home - 862-5255 Send requests for OG information, checklists, maps to: Maxine Davis, 10602 Cedarhurst, Houston, TX 77096 SPOONBILL STAFF Editor ----------B. C. Robinson Co-publishers ------ -Lee Richardson Connie Clark Clearinghouse ------ -Wes Cureton Typists --------- -Henrietta Richardson Barbara Darr Labels ---------- Peggy Milstead Mailing --------- -Ann Booth report on inquire)