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The Spoonbill, Vol. [36], No. 5, May 1987 - Image 1. May 1987. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 21, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/5122/show/5114.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. [36], No. 5, May 1987
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 17, No. 5, May 1987; The Spoonbill, Vol. XVII, No. 5, May 1987
Contributor (Local)
  • Price, Libby
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date May 1987
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 12, Folder 1
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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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Note Incorrect volume number, XVII, printed on front page.
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Transcript r §POOJXBIIX Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club Houston, Texas Libby Price, Editor Ellen Red,Assistant Editor: VOLUME XVII, NO. 5 MAY, 1987 0«Wvvf*£ £l£*>7* Wednesday, June 3: Deadline for Clearing House sightings for May. Friday, July 3: Deadline for Clearing House sightings for June, and for Spoonbill material to appear in the June-July issue. THERE WILL BE NO OG MEETINGS OR FIELD TRIPS IN JUNE OR JULY. WHITE OAK BAYOU-- AN INNER CITY RETREAT by Wesley Cureton Since the fall of 1974 I have observed 179 species at the stretch of White Oak Bayou that is enclosed by Ella Blvd., T.C. Jester and the North Loop. The best part is a stream which leads into White Oak Bayou itself, which is paved. There are mostly willows, cottonwoods and ashes in the stream bottom, surrounded by higher land with pines, oaks and sweet gums. On the east side is a small city park and two rocky landfills, and on the west side are some open fields and thickets. The best way to enter is to turn west off of Ella on 22nd, 23rd or 24th and park at the dead end. Because of its relatively small size and increasing fragmentation, White Oak Bayou's breeding list is small, and summer is the dullest time. The woods serve mostly as a migrant trap. Thirty-four species of warblers have been recorded. The spring record for warblers in a single day is fifteen species (three times); the fall record is twelve species (one time). The most exciting warbler was a Black- throated Gray. Some mulberry trees attract thrushes, Catbirds and grosbeaks. Early May is usually better than late April, depending of course on the weather. The older of the two landfills, although quite brushy around the edges, is bare and rocky in the middle, and apparently reminds some dry-country species of home. Here have occurred ground dove, Groove-billed Ani, Ash-throated Flycatcher, and Lark and Clay-colored Sparrows. White Oak Bayou formerly held the early spring record on the Upper Texas Coast for Louisiana Waterthrush (March 6) and early fall record for Slate-colored Junco (October 9), but these records have since been broken. It currently holds the record for Nashville Warbler (May 20) and Wilson's Warbler (May 22). It also has the late fall record for Cerulean Warbler (November 4) and ties the early fall record for Blue-winged Warbler (August 8). The rarest bird ever recorded there was the UTC's second Rufous-crowned Sparrow on September 15, 1979. About six years ago I began observing at another section of White Oak Bayou, a little farther south from the original tract. It has more open space. Not as many species have been recorded here, but this area has contributed a few exclu- sives: Common Snipe, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Rufous Hummingbird and Sharp-tailed Sparrow. The last species is one of the few recorded away from the immediate coast. Some interesting non-avian findings are possum, coon, armadillo, coral snake, snapping and soft- shelled turtles, marijuana seedlings, a stolen purse, a stolen car and motorcycle, and a dead man. As is usually the case these days, the habitat at White Oak Bayou is deteriorating. The thicket that hosted the Rufous-crowned and so many other sparrows now has a building on it. The Bobwhite