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The Spoonbill, Vol. 26, No. 1, May 1977 - Image 6. May 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 24, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/61/show/50.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 26, No. 1, May 1977
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXVI, No. 1, May 1977
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  • Jones, Margaret
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date May 1977
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
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Transcript Page 6 ran into rain which would continue for the rest of the day. Unfortunately, we encountered no significant land bird "waves" as a result of the bad weather at either Port Bolivar or Kempner Park on Galveston, so we concentrated on marsh birds, finishing up the day's birding at Galveston Island State Park with a total of 178 species, Including the pheasant (breeding and perhaps established in Chambers County) and 20 species of warblers. The biggest "misses" of the day were Shoveler, Red-shouldered Hawk, and Painted Bunting. Also missing were some 8 warblers we had expected to find, including Cerulean, Chestnut-sided, Kentucky, Chat, and Canada. Also not on the list were Loon, all the hawks except for Marsh, Snowy Plover, Snipe, Solitary Sandpiper, Acadian (or Empidonax) flycatcher, Long-billed Marsh Wren, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Bluebird, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Yellow-throated Vireo. Had we been able to find all 30 of the missing expected species, as well as the 178 we actually recorded (which included II "unexpected" or "bonus" species), our total would have exceeded our goal of over 200 In one day by a single par+y. We were never more than 45 minutes behind our schedule and actually reached Galveston Island a full hour ahead of our planned arrival because we didn't have to use that amount of time which had been allowed for the Bolivar Ferry wait (thanks to the rain). The route we had chosen for this "experimental" party run certainly has the potential for a 200-plus Big Day If it were to bescheduled a week earlier and the route as well as the timetable were to be modified somewhat (e.g., more time spent In woodlands and rice fields by remaining on Bolivar Peninsula until dark). ANNOUNCING A "NEWS EXCHANGE" OF UNUSUAL BIRDS The OG has the Rare Bird Alert, which was formed years ago for the purpose of quickly getting news to a few avid birders of a really rare feathered visitor to our area, i.e., the Texas City Dike Kittiwake, and the Quintana Purple Sandpiper. However, it has been felt for sometime that news of unusual birds should be available on a current basis, not extremely rare birds, but ones that a lot of people would like the opportunity of seeing such as the Bobolinks at Galveston Island State Park. The decision was made at the planning session of the board at the recent picnic to have someone handle news of current sightings of unusual birds. David Dauphin, Rare Bird Alert Chairman, said that, since he already receives numerous calls from out-of-town as well as local birders requesting Information on what is being seen, he and Jan would handle this new chore. So when next you are out birding, and you see something you think would be of interest to some of our members, especially many of our new birders, report it to the Dauphins. (Of course, this list will change from week to week). And you members who would like to know what has been seen within the past few days when planning an outing can call the Dauphins and find out. Since most of us slow down in our birding during the hot summer here on the coast, there may not be much news for the next few months! A REQUEST FROM THE C-H EDITOR Please submit reports to C-H in the Clearing House format. This will make compilation of reports much easier. Also, Indicate a quantity for each species submitted. In the event a count cannot be made, use the abbreviation: n/c. Field notes of rare and unusual birds must contain the information set out In the March, 1977 SPOONBILL on pages 5 and 6. CLEARING HOUSE April, 1977 How to read the C-H: Name of bird: (how many), date, location, observers Abbreviations used: Anahuac NWR - Anahuac; HL&P Cooling Ponds - HL&P; Freeport Municipal Park - Fr. Park; Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary - ELMNS. Loon, Common: (1)4, Bayou Vista, PJ; (I)23,Bolivar.M; (2)23,GaIveston,A. Grebe, Eared: (5)3,Bolivar,TE.DD; (I 0)23,Brazoria Co.,A; (3)23,Bryan Beach,TC. Pelican, White: (25)3,BolIvar,TE.DD; (I 5)23,Brazoria,A; (I00)23,G1Ichrist.R; (n/c) 23,24,Galveston,M. Cormorant, Double crosted:" (I )2,Fr.Park,BB; (25)23,Bol ivar.R. Cormorant, Olivaceous: (I)8,Galveston,L&MB; (n/c)23,GaIveston,M; (I)23,Brazoria Co.,A Heron, Green: (I)6,(2)30,Stafford,DM; (I)14,I7,ELMNS,HH,DR; (1-25)16,17,23,30,Hlgh I. G&PC.TE,JMo,B&AM,R; (I)18,W.Galveston,JH; (n/c)23,24,Galveston,M. Egret, Reddish: (2-5)3,23,Bolivar,TE,DD,R; (I-2)I 6,1 7,23,Galveston,A,S&TC.M. Night Heron, Yellow-crowned: (I )9, W.Harris Co., JH; (2) I 6,ELMNS,HH&DeK; (DI6,High I., G&PC.JMo; (DI9,20,29,Whlte Oak Bayou,WC; (1)23, Gal veston, A.M. Bittern, Least: (I)6,30,Stafford,DM; (1)9,W.Galveston,D&JD; (I)16,23,30,Anahuac,T&JE, JMo,B&AM,R; (1)20,Freeport,LJ; (7)23,Brazoria Co.,A. Bittern, American: ( D2,Fr.Park,BB; (I )2, Gal veston, M; (4-5)3,8,Ft.Bend Co.,H,B; (I) 8,l6,30,Anahuac,GP&WC, D&JD,T&JE; (3)20,Freeport,LJ; (1)23,Galveston,A. Ibis, White: (5-25)3,23,Galveston,A,DD,TE,M; (25)8,Ft.Bend Co.,B; (5-50)9,16,30,Cham- bers Co.,G&PC,T&JE,JMo,B&AM; (3)30,Trinlty R.,G,P&WC.