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The Spoonbill, Vol. 18, No. 9, January 1970 - Image 2. January 1970. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 5, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/600/show/593.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 18, No. 9, January 1970
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XVIII, No. 9, January 1970
Contributor (Local)
  • Lefkovits, David
  • Lefkovits, Dorothy
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date January 1970
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 10, Folder 7
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Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Page 2. I have received the Revised Official Summary as of Oetober 15, 1969, from Earle R, Greene, in charge of the list. He is a notable birder himself, with 646 birds to his credit. This remarkable gentleman of some 80 years, according to his interesting book, "A Lifetime with the Birds" has traveled thousands and thousands of miles over most of North America to see new speeies or visit with a birding friend. He has been on a first-name basis with all the greats in the birding world from way-back-when to the present. He says, "Have you slept under the stars in the Chiricahuas of Arizona? Have you heard the distinctive song of the Song Sparrow along the Nantahala River in the mountains of Horth Carolina? Have you watched the Water Ouzel in the mountain streams of California? Have you been within a few feet of the lovely Ptarmigan in the Rockies of Colorado? If not, my friend, you have not really lived," Altho I do not see the names of anyone from Texas on the summary, I am sure there are those who would qualify. There are many people listed, however, who are well known to Texas birders, Ira, N. Gabrielson, whose name leads all the rest, with 673 species, was the principal speaker t the TOS spring meeting held in Galveston a few years ago. Some people may have birds on their list which, according to the A.0,U,, may no longer be considered separate speoies. Of course, it is a painful operation for a dedicated lister to have to remove a hard-earned bird from his life list. However, the life list is yours and operates on the honor system. How you indentified a bird, how well you did it, or whether a good birder with you said, "there goes a Purple- bellied Snipe" and you put it on your list is all up to you. Of course, I am sure many a lister has had a soul-searching ordeal before placing a bird on his lily- white list. I am sure many have been placed thereon but later removed, I know one birder who has make it a point to see every bird on her list twice, I like that system but naturally it is possible to only a fortunate few. There are many kinds of lists,—"yard lists", "State lists, etc. There are many fine birders who are no interested in any kind of listing and many an ornithologist who just couldn't care less. To me it is an incentive to see more birds and just the right spark needed to make that extra trip to add a "new one", I hope it won't be long before I can join this Club, Hote from Earle R, Greenes OUR MOTTO - CO-OPERATION - NOT COMPETITION. Changes in your Number of Birds recorded in North America will be appreciated if you will advise me. The next Summary will be February 1, 1970. Earle R, Greene 1600 West Fifth Street, Oxnard, California 93030 JULIA BRADLEY RECEIVES A LETTER Julia Bradley, prompted by the fact that several of our birders had noted a discrepancy in the different printings of RTP's FIELD GUIDE TO WESTERN BIRDS eonoerning the color of the .eye of the Western Gull, wrote a letter to Roger Tory Peterson. The following is the reply to her letter along with data that had been sent to the Petersons by a friend, Mr, R. Dudley Ross on the subject of the Western Gull, Mr, Ross' comment regarding our TCD Gull, etc: Dear Mrs. Bradley: Your letter of last March was received here while Roger and I were on lecture tour. Immediately after tour we went to the Galapagos, then Brazil and now RTP is in England, You may recall that you wrote because you had found a discrepancy in the different printings of RTP'S FIELD GUIDE TO WESTERN BIRDS concerning the color of the eye of the Western Gull, Because RTP has been away so much I wrote to the friend who had helped us so much with this particular seetion of the book, Mr. Dudley Ross, and he has sent me the following information whieh I now pass along to you. Incidentally, Mr, Ross was in Texas and asked about your bird and he also tells me that his active birding friends in Dallas have oome to the conclusion that the bird was a Western Gull, It is Mr, Ross' opinion that the change from Fi_r_t Printing where eye is dark to the Fifth printing indicating light is a printer's mistake and therefore inadvertent, Muoh to my chagrin we do not have copies of either printing, and I do not consider myself an ornithological authority so I hesitate to express myself at all.