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The Spoonbill, Vol. 2, No. 4, October 1953 - Image 1. October 1953. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 9, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/5298/show/5290.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 2, No. 4, October 1953
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. II, No. 4, October 1953
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Pettingell, Noel
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date October 1953
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 9, Folder 2
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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 Volume II Number U OCTOBER 1953 0 <ZoA/u rvrCi *vf< »^3 7 * * * * * -x- * a- * #*#*## * *■«■•»• * * Birding cannot be called "an escape * * from reality" for birds are,perhaps,* * the most eloquent expression of * * reality . . . - R. T. Peterson * * "Birds Over America" (Paraphrased)* * * tt «fc * * tt * * * -X- # fc fc tt * ^ ^ W Published by the Ornithology Group of the Outdoor Nature Club - Houston, Texas SCHEDULED I October 16th October 21st October 2^th October 30th Elementary Bird Study Class Program 0. G. Field Trip Elementary Bird Study Class 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 AM 7:30 PM Of noteworthy significance to all bird watchers and conservationists is the great crusade currently being waged by the Nation1 s press in behalf of the near- extinct Whooping Crane, Newspaper editors (prompted by the Audubon Society and Fish and Wildlife Service) all along the migration route of these magnificent birds are doing all they can 1fo impress upon the public the importance of allowing the 21 remaining Cranes to return to their wintering grounds at nransas gefuge unmolested. Last year at least two of the birds died of gunshot wounds. If the flock shows an increase this Fall, we can thank the power of the Press for its contribution to a cause that involves far more than the salvation of one of Nature*s life-forms, . . (See Robert P. Allen's reports in Texas Game and Fish, September Issue, and the Audubon Magazine, for September-October,) 0. G. PROGRAM, This month's program will, consist chiefly of a display of nests of birds commonly found in Texas. Brief discussions of the nests will be made by members of the Group. Outstanding nests to be displayed will include those of the Verdin, Hummingbird, Vireo, and Oriole. The meeting will be held at the Julia Ideson Library, Wednesday, October 21st. Visitors are cordially invited to this meeting. 0. G. FIELD TRIP FOR OCTOBER. All of you who received the September Supple- ment to the Spoonbill containing Mr. McKay1 s life list report can readily see why we have scheduled this trip to the Cove Area in N.W. Chambers County. The wealth of bird life to be found in this re^lA^ivp^ small area offers an excellent opportunity to those fortunate enough toigo Tio add new "life birds" to their lists. MEETING PLACE is at the comer of Cullen Blvd. just off the Freeway, adjacent to the Buffalo Stadium Parking lot. Beginners and visitors are especially invited on this full day trip. Bring a picnic lunch. REPORT OF FIELD TRIP ON SEPT. 13th. This outing was organized primarily for the purpose of counting Spoonbill nests on the recently discovered rookery near Morgan1s Point. Two minor "catastrophes" momentarily marred an otherwise highly successful venture. The first of these "incidents" took the form of a flat tire on Pettingell*s car at the La Porte ferry landing. (Last year Messrs. Heiser and Pettingell had a flat at the Baytown ferry landing — maybe the new tunnel will break the jinxj) Four minutes later (many hands, etc..) we were on our way again. On Hog Island at the south end of the Tabbs Bay bridge we stopped to catch brief glimpses of the Seaside Sparrows to be found there all the year round. A few more birding stops and then we set out for the island in two boats* We counted the nests,- thrashing 7-abreast formation thru the marsh elder thicket. Despite the combined assaults of heat, mosquitoes and brambles a successful count was obtained, as follows: Large Island Actual Small Island Roseate Spoonbill .... American Egret/Black-Cr. Night Heron Snowy Egret/Louisiana Heron Nest Count mmmmmmmmmammmmmmmwmmmmmmmmmm Uo U33 7U2 1215 Min. Est. Nest Count It to 121 Totals U76 816 1336