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The Spoonbill, Vol. 39, No. 9, September 1990 - Image 1. September 1990. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4902/show/4894.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 39, No. 9, September 1990
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXIX, No. 9, September 1990
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date September 1990
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Transcript The Spoonbill Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club Houston, Texas, Judy Boyce, Editor; Don Richardson, Technical Consultant VOLUME XXXIX, No. September, 1990 COMING EVENTS Tuesday. October 2: Ornithology Group meeting. 7:30 P.M. Harris County Bayland Community Center (north side of Bissonnet just west of Hillcroft). Ted Eubanks will talk about the Piping Plover, its life history and its status on the UTC. As a member of the Piping Plover Recovery Program, Ted is directing the International Piping Plover Survey in Texas and Mexico. He will be asking for volunteers to help with the Survey to be held the third week in January 1991. Learning Corner at 7:00 P.M. as usual. Saturday and Sunday. October 6 8 7: OG field trip to Mitchell Lake and Breckenridge Park in San Antonio. On Saturday Willie Sekulla will lead the group as we look for some of the many migrants that use Mitchell Lake as a fueling stop. Red-necked Phalaropes stop at Mitchell Lake in October. We will meet Willie at the entrance to Mitchell Lake at 7:30 A.M. Take I-10 West from Houston to San Antonio's Loop 410. Go south and follow the Loop west past 281 to Moursund Blvd. Exit Moursund and go south 4/10 of a mile to JSR Party House (!). Opposite the Party House, on the east, is the entrance to Mitchell Lake. A reasonably priced hotel nearby is the Obachman Inn (512-337-7171). On Sunday we will meet Steve Hanselmann at 7:30 A.M. in the San Antonio Zoo parking lot to bird Breckenridge Park until Noon. For more information call David Bradford at 855-2615. Friday-Sunday. October 12-14: OG and Botany Group field trip to Brazos Bend State Park. There will be a bird walk Saturday morning starting in the 40-Acre Lake parking lot at 8:00 A.M. For more detailed itinerary call Dorothy Parmesan at 622-7139. Saturday. October 20: OG field trip to Bolivar Flats and High Island lead by Ted Eubanks. We will meet at 7:00 A.M. at Bolivar Flats where the cable prevents entry onto the Flats. Bring food and be prepared for a full day of birding! Need directions? Call David Bradford, 855-2615. Sunday. November 4: OG "pelagic" field trip out of Port Aransas on the Scat-Cat. Leaders: Peter Gottschling and Lynne Aldrich. We have reserved the boat for a day of birding at $40.00 per person. The boat departs from Fisherman's Wharf at the north end of McAlister Street in Port Aransas at 6:00 A.M. (not 5:30 as previously reported) and will return about 4:00 P.M. A deposit check of $20.00 must be received before October 6 to reserve your place on the boat. Make check payable to David Bradford and send to David at 18046 Green Hazel Drive, Houston, TX 77084. The balance can be paid when boarding the Scat-Cat. If you miss the deadline, call to see if space is still available. If you are planning to go call David before November 4 and confirm that enough people signed up and that the trip will be made. (855-2615) Tuesday. November 6: Ornithology Group meeting. 7:30 P.M. Harris County Bayland Community Center. Dr. Mike Austin, will discuss, with slides and occasional wit, "little brown jobs," otherwise known as sparrows. Mike's interest in birding is primarily listing. He has a North American life list of 740 and is among the top twenty listers in Texas. A past president of the Piney Woods Wildlife Society, Mike is currently serving a two-year term as Vice President of External Affairs of the Houston Audubon Society. He has also just completed a two-year term as the "token environmentalist" on the Friendswood Parks & Recreation Board.Place comming events here. NEWS BRIEFS "Go away," said Alex, the African gray parrot thought to be the first creature other than man to understand the words it speaks, to scientists when it gets bored with them. Newsweek Magazine, May 1990. This fall 155 endangered Whooping Cranes are expected to migrate south from their Canadian nesting grounds at Wood Buffalo National Park in Northwest Territories to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service report 32 nests found in the Park this spring. Twenty-two to twenty-seven chicks hatched and an estimated 14 young survived to flight age. The summers between 1984-89, have experienced increasingly good production with 15, 16, 21, 25, 19 and 21 young, respectively, reaching flight age. This year's decline in survival is attributed to drought in the nesting area which makes the chicks more vulnerable to predators and food shortages. The experimental flock that migrates each fall from Grays Lake NWR in Idaho to Bosque del Apache NWR near Socorro, New Mexico, contains only 13 birds, which have failed to breed since it was established by placing eggs in the nests of Sandhill Cranes. For this reason, no Whooping Crane eggs have been transferred to the Grays Lake experiment since 1988. However, project personnel are continuing to promote pairing in the remaining birds. There are presently 66 Whooping Cranes in captivity- -35 at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland; 30 at International Crane Foundation in Wisconsin; and 1 at the San Antonio Zoo. Coupled with the wild populations, the total world population of Whooping Cranes exceeds 230--a new high since records have been kept in the early 1900's.