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The Spoonbill, Vol. 6, No. 11, March 1958 - Image 7. March 1958. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 30, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4974/show/4966.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 6, No. 11, March 1958
Contributor (Local)
  • Aiken, Carl H., III
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date March 1958
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 9
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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/
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Transcript Page 4 Group and served as field trip chairman there. Mac was a charter member of the Texas Ornithological Society attending many of the organization's field trips and meetings. He was a person of highest integrity; his keen sense of humor, pleasant manner and enthusiasm assured his popularity in all business and social activities. His warm friendship enriched the lives of those who knew him, and in the hearts of his family and friends there will always be pleasant, happy memories of Mac, ********************** UNOFFICIAL CHRISTMAS COUNT RESULTS - January 22,-1983 1 - Cocoa, Fla. — 193 2 - Laguna Atascosa, Texas 165 3 - San Diego, Calif. —164 4 - Tomales Bay, Calif. -155 5 - Houston, Texas 154 * 6 - "Coot Bay, Fla.— -152 7 - Los Angeles, Calif. ■ 148 8 - St, Marks, Fla. 144 (tie) Wilmington, N. 0.- 144 10 = Panacea, Fla. >- --142 11 - Oakland, Calif.- < 135 12 - Charleston, S. C- -133 13 - Jacksonville, Fla. ,—-.__ 131 * Both Dowitchers to be counted as of 1958 count ********************** March 2, 1958 - (Carl Aiken) The month of March brings without a doubt the official beginning of spring migration along the Texas Gulf Coast. With a fortunate break in the winter weather many birds make their long awaited appearance In our area, and the enthusiasm of local birders is once again freed from the confinement of cold and rain. With high hopes of a gala christening to this wonderful event, Ronald Fowler and I arrived in a wooded section near the San Jacinto Battlegrounds about 7:15 a,m. House Wrens, Phoebes, and Song Sparrows added the usual touch of winter to the overcast day while Myrtle Warblers paraded through the trees. It was the note of another winter bird, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet, that led us to our first spring migrant and summer resident, a Blue-gray Gnateateher, The two were feeding in a low Yaupon bush, A pond on the Battlegrounds produced a beautiful male Mallard and his mate, while from the nearby reeds we flushed the resident Little Blue Herons and Snowy Egrets. Many Lesser Scaup were feeding in the marsh near Peggy Lake but, with the exception of large flocks of Brewer's Blackbirds, the land birds were completely absent. Baytown Tunnel offered Pintails, Canvasbacks, and Water pipits, but In the face of bad weather we quickly headed for Seabrook and Kemah. However, before arriving at these coastal towns lt began to rain and the wind Increased considerably. The marshes and woods were disappointingly void of birdlife, so we ate our lunch nearby in hopes that the weather would clear off and give us a better opportunity to search for migrants. Although lt had stopped raining at 11:15, the woods were still quiet and we proceeded south on highway 146 toward Galveston. Laughing Gulls in summer plumage sailed over the causeway and several Lesser Scaup swam In the cloudy waters below. Two Common Loons were added to our list at Offatt's Bayou and another near the bridge in town. Common Gallinules were feeding in a small marsh on Stewart Road but we decided to explore that later and try to cover the west end of the island while the weather remained calm. The pond behind the golf course was covered with Coots and Scaup, and in the tall grass we found a Green Heron, our second spring migrant. As we continued out S Road it became evident that many ducks had already arrived from the south. Pintails, Baldpates, Shovelers, Blue and Green-winged Teal, and Ruddy Ducks were in great abundance over the entire