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The Spoonbill, Vol. 19, No. 11, March 1971 - Image 1. March 1971. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 9, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4911/show/4903.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 19, No. 11, March 1971
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XVIV, No. 11, March 1971
Contributor (Local)
  • Lefkovits, David
  • Lefkovits, Dorothy
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date March 1971
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 10, Folder 10
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/9856
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
Note Incorrect volume number, XVIV, printed on front page.
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Transcript tefc=a VOLUME XVIV, No. 11 March, 1971 PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE.CLBB, HOUSTON, TEXAS FIELD TRIP TO BRAZORIA WILDLIFE REFUGE by^Jerry.Baker . The ears of Ornithology Group members and visitors almost filled the parking area in front of the Angleton Courthouse by 7:30 A.M. January 30. The leader, Dirk Hagemeyer, suggested some doubling up, so several oars were left behind. The still, long procession wended its way out of town to the Brazoria Refuge southeast of Angleton, This refuge has been in existence only a few years and is still inaccessible to the public, because the only access is over private ranch roads. The Interior Department is in the process of bargaining for more land to build it up to approximately 12,000 acres. The terrain is mostly pasture land with many clumps of thorny deciduous bushes. Several small lakes and marshy ponds provide the habitat for many ducks and shore- birds. Snow, Blue and Canada Geese in larj^e numbers were grazing in the fields. Some time was spent in searching for Ross' Geese which had been seen on the Refuge this winter, but none were feund. A flock of approximately 35 adult Black-orowned Night Herons were flying around a grove of Salt Cedars. Small groups began to scatter about to look for sparrows. At least three times a Le Conte's and Grasshopper Sparrow were seen sitting near each other in the same bush. But as more and more people joined in the search the Le Contes changed their tactics. They would fly to a bush and go into the thick grass at the base. The hunters (birders) would surround the bush and kick the grass, hoping to flush the sparrow. Several times one would be seen sneaking through the grass away from the bush, but usually they just disappeared. But whe'n a big rattlesnake in a slightly somnolent state was found under a bush, the hunters quickly changed their tactics, Le Conte's Sparrow hunting can be very exciting. Sixty-eight species of birds were found by 39 birders. Our thanks to Dirk, who filled in ditches for the cars to cross, helped maneuver the many cars in and out of small turn-around places, and for the good birding spots he found. CINCO RANCH FIELD TRIP By Jane Dodge The star of the Saturday, February 28, Cinco Ranch trip was the Le Conte's Sparrow, who sat patiently while most of the 31 birders viewed him from distances of 5 er 6 feet. The buffy ocher eye-line, the white stripe through the crown and the pinkish brown collar on the nape were plainly visible marks whieh brought group concensus that he was indeed Le Conte's Sparrow. The Fox Sparrow and the Grasshopper Sparrows were others of the 11 sparrow species. The hawk, red tail outstretched, circling in the sun, and two handsome male Cinnamon Teal swimming on the pond clese to the houses were notable sights. Some others of the 70 species seen were Widgeons, Blue-winged Teal, Grebes, Coots, Dowitchers, Yellowligs, Short-billed Marsh Wren, Purple Finch, Myrtle and Orange- crowned Warblers and Sandhill Cranes. Many plants were blooming including a hawthorn, a patch of tiny, dainty Texas baby blue-eyes (Nemephila), western paintbrushes, bull thistles, toad flax, squaw weed