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The Spoonbill, Vol. 38, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1989 - Image 3. June 1989 - July 1989. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 26, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4332/show/4324.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 38, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1989
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 6 - 7, June - July 1989
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  • Price, Libby
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date June 1989 - July 1989
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript II. Over 1000 man-hours were spent compiling this checklist. Of course we agreed from the beginning to accept all occurrences established by previous checklist compilers and Checklist Committees, but to account for and document EVERY dot and dash (or lack thereof) on the checklist. Also we had to update the checklist from January 1988 through mid-May 1989. About two-thirds of our time was spent obtaining, researching and reviewing every published bird record for the UTC that we could locate. Thousands of records were reviewed and put into a basic format from which we could begin compiling. Much of the checklist, the form, style and size, etc., was subjective, although we tried as much as possible to keep to the formats of previous OG-ONC checklists . However, the "meat" of the checklist, the occurrences, frequencies, dates, etc. was, we believe, objective; in that we let the notes [of sightings] speak for themselves to identify the birds. And, as mentioned before, all decisions concerning the checklist were unanimous. This criteria is extremely important to keep the checklist as accurate as possible, and so that future compilers do not have to review all those records. All of us, the Checklist Committee included, are guilty of failing to provide convincing details in our notes to the Clearing House at some time or other. No one who has seen and reported a bird likes to see that record missing from a Checklist Update. We are convinced that the 7th Edition is accurate and error free. Much of the time was spent by Ed Rozenburg, putting all this data into a newly-created checklist. Ten years ago the personal computer was not available to most of us! But, besides a new checklist, two other fantastic objectives were met: 1. The UTC Checklist is on a computer! 2. An annotated list (including early spring arrival date, observer, location, etc.) will be in one place for every bird on the checklist not occurring all year long! This means that all future checklists will take a fraction of the time to produce as this and previous editions required. Compiling the checklist was seldom fun (Ed types too slow, David has to see every record, and Noel is too meticulous), but it was always interesting. We argued often—remember all of our decisions had to be unanimous. The eleventh commandment must say, "Thou shalt have no more than three people on a checklist committee." But we learned a great deal about the history and demography of our Upper Texas Coast birds. Please criticize the checklist and make suggestions for improvements, and we will note them down. We hope you all enjoy YOUR new checklist. David Dauphin list with the data and grid generated by WORD-PERFECT but we found that we could get a more pleasing checklist by printing the WORD PERFECT data files, then printing a grid generated by ALLWAYS over the data for each panel of the checklist. The printing on the cover and codes/explanatory notes page was generated with LOTUS 1-2-3 and ALLWAYS. However, due to a limitation in the graphic symbol capability of ALLWAYS, we decided to cut and paste the cover map and drawing, as well as the occurrence graphics symbols at the appropriate places due to time limitations. The seven graphic pages of abundant-to-vagrant birds were reduced 69% to get proper checklist size (4x6 inches), resulting in a minimal loss of clarity when reproduced in camera-ready form. Ed Rozenburg The following is a list of institutions, government agencies and individuals that provided much assistance towards compiling this checklist, and we wish to thank them all for all the work, searches, data, records and specimens: Alvin Community College, American Museum of Natural History, Baylor University, Brazosport College, Congressman Jack Brooks, Chambers County Library, College of the Mainland, Deer Park Public Library, Larry Dennis, Ted Eubanks, Jr., Exxon Research and Engineering Company, Ben Feltner, Fort Bend County Library, Steve Gast, Houston Baptist University, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Public Library, Lamar University, Lee College, Library of Congress, Louisiana State Museum, Louisiana State University, Mark McElroy, Jim Morgan, Phillips 66, Rice University, Rosenberg Library, Sam Houston State University, San Jacinto Junior College, Smithsonian Institution, Southern Methodist University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Sterling Municipal Library, Sul Ross State University, Texas A&I University, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection, Texas Ornithological Society's Bird Records Committee, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Tech University, U.S. Bird Banding Laboratory, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Dallas, University of Houston, University of St. Thomas, University of Texas, Robert A. Vines Environmental Science Center, Wallisville Heritage Park, West Texas State University, and, especially, all those people who submitted their sightings to the Spoonbill's Clearing House. Houston, Texas, June 30, 1989 D.D., N.P., E.R. THE SPOONBILL STAFF III. The word processing and formatting of the checklist was done on a Dell System 310 Personal Computer. The printer used was a Hewlett-Packard Laser Jet II, and the WORD PERFECT 42 was used as the word processor. LOTUS 1-2-3-2.0 and ALLWAYS were used for setting up the data and graphics formatting. Bird names and abundance symbols were first entered into a spreadsheet using LOTUS 1-2-3. This data was converted to a print file which could be used with WORD PERFECT. Our initial intentions were to print the check- , Editor Libby Price Assistant Editor Ellen Red Clearing House Editors: Lynne Aldrich and Peter Gottschling, Rene and Andrew Franks, and Wally Gardner Layout Artist Connie Clark Typing Libby Price Labels Peggy Milstead Mailing Connie Schimbor Checklist Committee: Noel Pettingell, David Dauphin and Ed Rozenberg