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1955 Spring Bird Roundup - Upper Gulf Coast Area of Texas - Image 9. May 1, 1955. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4539/show/4535.

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(May 1, 1955). 1955 Spring Bird Roundup - Upper Gulf Coast Area of Texas - Image 9. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4539/show/4535

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1955 Spring Bird Roundup - Upper Gulf Coast Area of Texas - Image 9, May 1, 1955, Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 20, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4539/show/4535.

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Title 1955 Spring Bird Roundup - Upper Gulf Coast Area of Texas
Contributor (Local)
  • Oates, Norma C.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date May 1, 1955
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 9, Folder 4
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/9840
Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
Use and Reproduction No Copyright - United States
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Transcript Page 6 are not considered suu-ier and winter residents/visitants (i.e. the SmsMmmwammmW M calendar is not always the authority for determining seasonal status of certain species as a whole) Note 3 - Summer Residents are birds \ hich breed in the check-list area or consistently remain in a specific locality six consecutive months or more, including June, July and August* Note 4 - Winter Residents are birds which consistently remain in a specific locality six months or more, including seme portion of Jan. but not later than June (except permanent residents) Note 5 - TyIttf without "S" or "W" indicates a non-migratory bird consistently found in a specific locality with the some relative abundance the year round. IV. Accidentals Giaitted from Check-list (Note: Those listed here are "possible but highly improbable", while those listed in check-list are considered ''possible with some degree of probability) Limpkin (7V)^r>/^t^H/ixV)c.,rc^-Sparrow, Tree (7WV) Oriole, Bullock's (77) fv- Swallow, Violet-green Ani, Smooth-billed (7V) Becard, Rose-throated (7V) Chickadee, Black-capped (7WR) Cowbird, Bronzed (7WE) Curlew, Eskimo ( 7m) Flamingo (7V) Heron, Great V/hite (7V) Hummingbird,Buff-bellied(7V) Ja ege r, Poma r ine (7WV) Kingbird, Cassin's (7V) Owl, Saw-whet (77jV) Pigeon, Whito-cr. (7V) Raven, American (7VJV) Redstart; Painted (7V) Sandpiper, Curlew (77) Sandpiper, purple (7'..V) Sparrow, Bifrewer' s (7VJV) Sparrow, Rufous-cr.(7V) ( Sw -in, Trump e t e r (7V) Swan, Whistling (7V) Swift, Black (7V) Tern, Roseate (7V) Inrush, Varied (7V) Uarbler, Bachmanf s ( 7m) Waxwing, Bohejiian (7WV) Wigeon, European (7V) This second edition of the field check-list of the Birds of the Upper Gulf Coast Area of Texas is sponsored by the Ornithology Group of the Outdoor Nature Club of Houston and may be obtained from Miss Leota Stilwell, 3009 Rice Blvd., Houston 5, Texas, at 5# each or 25 for $lf00i <JH mjs 5|- JfC mf^m Jj.. m^ p|C 4*1' Pp ^f^ ?|S *^- sf^a Jf» i*p, I THE HOUSTON CHRISTMAS COUNT MHMMnMwM»iMwMi«MaMM«>*WMMM»lMMMAr>«««MMW> >«WW*M> mmmmmmr—a mmmmmmmam Bigger and BiggerI — (Noel Parley) Last January 2nd, some 40 sharp-eyed observers made Christmas Count history in Texas by running up a record-breaking list of species (146) for the 3rd year in succession! But even though this feat stands unequaled in the entire 51-year history of the count in Texas, the birders of Houston are out to better their own all-time record for the fourth time in a row this December 31st. (For further information on the forthcoming bird census - see page 1 of this issue) However, Houston1s Christmas-counters have been setting State records ever since their first census back in 1914 when their list of 39 species was No. 1 in Texas. Houston was first again in 1924 (43 species), 1943 (78), and 1944 (84). Some 20 or more Texas localities have participated in the Count during each of the last three winters — with Houston finishing second only to Laguna Atascosa Refuge (in the Valley) from the standpoint oi total species. Only two areas in all of Texas have ever reported bigger lists than Houston1s 146 - Laguna Atascosa and Harlingen - both in the lower Rio Grunde Valley. With regard to number of observers, Houston has held first place in that category since 1950. State records aren't the only ones held by Houston, however, for a look at the latest census figures shows that out of a total of 516 reports from all over the U„S., the Houston group counted more individual birds of the following species than any other area: - gadwall, sharp-shinned hawk, western sandpiper, pileated woodpecker, eastern phoebe, gray-cheeked thrush (only bird of this species reported in the whole U.S.), pine warbler (2nd year in a row), Leuisia.ua waterthrush (tied with Great Snoicies, Tenn.), orchard oriole (only bird reported in whole U.S.) The Houston group has also been turning in some of the Nation's top counts for total species in recent years. In 1951 Houston's 123 was 8th in the U.S. while in 1952 only five localities exceeded Houston's list of 139 species - a national ranking never before attained in all the 19-count history of the census at the site of the Bayou City. In 1953 it was 143 species - 7th place, and last year 146 species - 10th in tho Nation. And just 6 years ago (19'13) Harlingen ran up the same total - 146 - and won top honors in the U.S., even though this figure had already been exceeded as early as 1933. As of the latest count, only 11 areas in the whole country - since 1900 - have turned in lists exceeding Houston's 146. It is interesting to note, too, that the total species recorded on the last four Houston counts is 176 - one over the present national record set by San Diego last year, while seme 207 species nave been recorded since the first census was taken in Houston some 40 years ago. if. if. ^. ?^ jf; jf. if. >,■ if ?j. * * *