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The Spoonbill, Vol. [40], No. 5, May 1991 - Image 1. May 1991. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/5853/show/5843.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. [40], No. 5, May 1991
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 39, No. 5, May 1991; The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXIX, No. 5, May 1991
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date May 1991
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Transcript The Spoonbill Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club Houston, T< Judith Mueller Boyce, Editor; Don Richardson, Technical Consultant VOLUME XXXIX, Ho. 5 Hay, 1991 COMING EVENTS Saturday. June 1: TEXAS BREEDIHG BIRD ATLAS PROJECT OUTING. (See Chairman's Message on back page of this newsletter.) Call Jerry Caraviotis (668-2344) or Bob Schwartz (499-8256) if you can bird an area near Houston--exact site to be determined--to gather data for the Breeding Bird Atlas. Also, call Jerry or bob if you are willing to atlas on other dates in June and July. Saturday. June 8: OG FIELD TRIP AMD SECOND ANNUAL PICNIC at Brazos Bend State Park. This outing will provide the opportunity to bird an excellent park, meet new friends, mingle with OG members, exchange bird stories, learn bird songs and have fun with people that share a common interest. For all you members new to our group, come share a morning of birding and good food with some of our regulars. The picnic lunch is pot luck so bring your specialty to share with friends and don't forget your aluminum cans for the 06 bank account! To reach the park, take U.S. 59 south over the Brazos River to FM 2759 and follow the signs. Meet at Elm Lake picnic tables at 7:00 AM. Direct questions to David Bradford (855-2615). July 4th FOUR-DAY WEEKEND: TEXAS BREEDING BIRD ATLAS OUTING. Location to be determined. Call Bob Honig (665- 6963) if you can bird all or only part of the weekend to gather Atlas data. Monday. August 5: ORNITHOLOGY GROUP MEMBERSHIP MEETING. 7:30 P.M. Harris County Bayland Community Center. Program to be announced. Remember there is no OG meeting in June or July and the next issue of The Spoonbill will be mailed prior to the August 5 meeting. """In. ftamrrt Hi OG PELAGIC TRIP OUT OF PORT ARANSAS on the Scat-Cat, an 80 foot catamaran, for birders only. There is still space on this trip; however, you must act fast to reserve a ticket. It is important to reserve your hotel room ss soon aa possible. The coat, including tax, at the Port Aransas Best Western Seaside Hotel, (512) 749-4105, is $72.00 for four people per night. Mike Austin will be our leader as we look for Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Northern Gannet, boobies, shearwaters and more. The boat leaves from Fisherman's Wharf in Port Aransas at 6:00 A.M. and is scheduled to return at approximately 5:00 P.M. A $20 deposit must be mailed to David Bradford, 18046 Green Hazel Drive, Houston, TX 77084, as soon as possible to hold your place. Deposit checks must ba received before June 30, 1991. The $20 balance must be paid when boarding (5:30 A.H.) on the day of the trip. Contact David Bradford for further details at 713-855-2615. Saturday. September 21: 1991 SIXTH ANNUAL TEXAS COASTAL CLEANUP from 9:00 A.M. to Noon. Last September, 15,000 Beach buddies removed 233 tons of trash from Texas beaches. Plan on joining your OG and Houston Audubon friends at Bolivar Flats and make the "Flats" safe for birds. NEWS BRIEFS AND YARD REPORTS On Hay 6, 1991 the final meeting of the OG was called to order by Chairman Richard Uzar. New acquisitions to the club library were announced: Birds of Houston. John Tveten and B.C. Robinson (donated by John Tveten); and Sea Birds. Peter Harrison. Libby Price announced that there is one more chance (I) to donate your collection of aluminum cans by bringing them with you to the 0G Annual Picnic on June 8 at Brazos Bend State Park. OG's incoming chairman. Bob Honig, announced a new plan to encourage participation of 06 members in the Texas Breeding Bird Atlas Project (see this issue's Chairman's Message). The speaker for the evening was introduced by Program Chairman Ed Rozenburg. Nike Lang, wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, gave a talk on colonial nesting birds of the Texas Coast and described the new land acquisition for Brazoria National Uildlife Refuge. The new section is almost 30,000 acres, 60% of which is wetlands. Refuge officials are preparing a Master Plan for the refuge, including bird and plant transects, and would welcome volunteers to assist them with this project. If you are concerned with how this land will be used in the refuge system, get involved! Gretchen Mueller, Secretary If you are concerned about the protection of Bolivar Flats, please write to the Galveston County Commissioners Court, 722 Moody Street, Galveston, Texas 77550, and if you observe vehicles on the "Flats," you are urged to call the Galveston County sheriff's office at 409-766-2300. Writ* this phone number in your bird guide so you'll have it whan you need itl "There Mas a funny science story in The New York Times recently...Apparently, all God's creatures fool around. Contrary to popular belief,• there's infidelity throughout the animal and bird kingdom, and 'much of that debauchery is committed by females,' according to the latest biological research. The male Idaho ground squirrel will try to stop his mate from cheating on him by chasing bar down a hole, then sitting on top of it. This works! The article went on to say that about 30 percent of all birds