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The Spoonbill, Vol. 44, No. 2, February 1995 - Image 1. February 1995. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 9, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/5005/show/4997.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 44, No. 2, February 1995
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date February 1995
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript D The Volume 44, No. 2 February 1995 Spoonbill Published by The Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club, Houston Eleven Christmas Bird Counts on the Upper Texas Coast 1994-95 by P.D. Hulce Between December 17,1994 and January 2,1995, P.D. Hulce participated in eleven CBCs. He plans on doing even more this year. I want to share the highlights of the 11 Christmas Bird Counts I participated in on the Upper Texas Coast during the 1994-9S count period. The Houston CBC was my first count and I again worked Area Five on the south side of Baytown. Fellow participant, Don Ryan, started the day by spotting two Wilson's Warblers at Bayland Park. Shortly thereafter we found ten Semi-palmated Plovers on the same small stretch of beach as last year. After lunch, we birded an exceptional piece of private property. Within an hour we found three count exclusives~a lovely Western Tanager, a Northern (Bullock's) Oriole and a Harris' Sparrowl The next day on the Freeport CBC, we spotted the Masked Duck staked out at a Brazoria NWR pond. Photos were taken and we moved on to a large area of salt cedars where we found an extremely tame, immature Scissor-tailed Flycatcher—gorgeous in the sunshine. Thousands of Snow Geese started up. Mark Scheuerman yelled out, "Bald Eagle." A near-adult bird, with a slightly dusky head and tail, flew in through the mass of geese, giving me a new bird for the refuge! After the count dinner that night, I headed for Matagorda to spend the night and the Mad Island count on Monday. Expectations were high that the count would exceed 200 species on this, the second Mad Island CBC. My first good birds of the day were a pair of Grasshopper Sparrows that literally posed for me and a pair of Ladder-backed Woodpeckers. Leaving the town of Matagorda, we headed for the property known as Old Gulf We had excellent looks at Ash- throated Flycatchers, Palm Warblers and count exclusives Tree Swallows and Sprague's Pipit After all the numbers were in, the Mad Island count did break 200 species, hitting 20S species and beating Freeport CBC in the process! The San Bernard CBC was the next day and as usual, I hit the beach in a refuge 4-wheel drive vehicle. The day was beautiful and I recorded my highest total ever of Piping Plover for this area—42 birds. On our way out, we had good looks at three Black Scoters that flew up from the surf very close to shore. In the late afternoon, some very light showers passed through, but I still managed to find a single Harris' Sparrow—in the same spot as last year. At 4:301 passed the low water crossing on the main refuge road to check out the Scissortail Trail. Nothing was happening there, but as I drove back past the low water crossing, there was a single Greater Scaup on the small (Hulce continues on page 4)