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The Spoonbill, Vol. 37, No. 12, December 1988 - Image 1. December 1988. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 11, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/5706/show/5698.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 37, No. 12, December 1988
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXVII, No. 12, December 1988
Contributor (Local)
  • Price, Libby
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date December 1988
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 3
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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
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Transcript <" §POOIS[BILL Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club Houston, Texas, Libby Price, Editor; Ellen Red, Asst. Editor VOLUME XXXVII, No. 12 December, 1988 Gcth^hfiEve+fo Tuesday, Jan. 3: Deadline for Spoonbill material and for Clearing House reports. Thursday, Jan. 5: Ornithology Group meeting at Bayou Manor, 4141 S. Braeswood, at 7:30 p.m. David Dauphin will present a program on owls. Thursday, Jan. 12: Outdoor Nature Club meeting at the Houston Arboretum at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14: Ornithology Group field trip. Our first January field trip will be to West Harris and Waller Counties. The leader is to be Jim Morgan. Meet at Warren Lake at 7:30 a.m. for a full day of birding. Bring a lunch, comfortable shoes, insect repellent and your enthusiasm. These areas are particularly good for sparrows and waterfowl, but lots of other birds should be seen as well. The area is largely rural so facilities are scarce; we'll do the best we can for rest stops. For more information call Don or Lee Richardson (661-1365). Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 28-29: Ornithology Group field trip. Our second January field trip will be to Rockport and vicinity. The leaders will be Jerry and Nancy Patrick. Meet on the 28th at 7:30 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot on Hwy 35 in Rockport. We'll bird near that area in the morning. Meet again at 1:00 p.m. in front of the Sand Dollar pavilion on Fulton Beach Rd. to board the "Skimmer" for an afternoon of birding by boat. We should have close looks at the endangered Whooping Crane plus lots of other water birds. Sunday morning is optional birding with Jerry and Nancy. For information about motels and reservations for the boat trip call Don and Lee Richardson at 661-1365. THE CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE Happy New Year! I hope everyone was able to participate in at least one Christmas Count. Let's look forward to a great birding year. It is human nature to want to discuss new and exciting things, but overlook the mundane. This attitude is found in birding as well. Most warblers, eagles and Tundra Swans make their way into the Clearing House. The House Sparrows, starlings, mockingbirds and Laughing Gulls are overlooked or left off our reports. The information in the Clearing House can be a valuable record for tracing population trends, resident species and distribution along the UTC. We can skew the data by underreporting common birds. It may take a little longer to write down our less glamorous sightings. Remember, this data may be of significant value in bird management for our children and grandchildren. We have recorded data going back to the late 1800's that is being used today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife and our own Checklist Committee. Many OG members remember 10 to 15 years ago when shorebirds were two to four times more common than today. The most common waterfowl in Galveston Bay at the turn of the century was the Whistling Swan, These once common birds were indicators of problems in their habitat from Canada to Central Americal, but since they were "common" they were taken for granted. A constant downward trend in populations of common birds should be an alarm signal that there is a problem, and that we need to be more observant and involved in the management of our environment. We are all guilty. If we all kept yard lists we could probably follow trends from the changes in our neighborhood environments. Remember the old stories of the Passenger Pigeons blackening the sky for days? Ed Rozenburg, Chairman