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The Spoonbill, Vol. 5, No. 8, December 1956 - Image 1. December 1956. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 21, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/6257/show/6241.

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(December 1956). The Spoonbill, Vol. 5, No. 8, December 1956 - Image 1. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/6257/show/6241

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 5, No. 8, December 1956
Contributor (Local)
  • Oates, Norma C.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date December 1956
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 9, Folder 5
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/9841
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/
Use and Reproduction No Copyright - United States
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Transcript *..*_ acsn ' ' fc=a Volume 5 No. 8 December 1956 * J£'/f frg £■ ****** *************** * "The Christmas Bird Couni is essentially a sport. "' if: The National.Audubon Society earr-ies on the pro-' ,* j joct chiefly because'it has proved to bo one * way of stimulating greater interest in birds. * One reason many people participate so enthusi- * astieally is the additional feeling of doing * something worthwhile. It is probably the * largest organized cooperative bird-watching * * activity in the entire world." * * Allan D. Craickshank * * /.'.Audubon Field Notes - April, 1956 * **************************** Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club, Houston, Texas FORTHCOMING ACTIVITIES December 23 - Houston Christmas Bird Count - The 1956 (21st) Houston Census will be eon- same 15-mile eircle as last year, viz., between Houston in tho all-day intensive may do so by contacting ducted within the and Cedar Bayou. Those who wish to participate search for birds (both species and individuals) one of the following persons: Hrs. Jerry Baker ... WA 1-2644 Jimmie Hurray .... UN 1-8837 Norma Oates -HA 3-6140 Noel Perley ..... JA 4-7663 C. B. Oilman HI 9-7716 There will be an entry fee of 50# per participant (initiated last year by the National Audubon Society for publication expenses). Christmas Count Editor, Allan D. Craickshank wrote as follows in Audubon Field Notes, April, 1956: "Once it is understood that the 50f* contribution is needed, if the publication of the CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT is to continue, there are not apt te bo valid objeetions." See Page 7 for additional Christmas Count information. • ■ * j* _»_************ * ORNITHOLOGY GROUP REPORTS Field Trip to Sheldon Reservoir-Lake Houston area, November 25th - (Vie Emanuel) At about 8:30 a.m. the grenp set out from the Sears parking lot on Wayside for the Sheldon Reservoir. Wo turned off the Beaumont Highway on Ralston Road and drove toward Garrett Road. Birding along the way, we found Brown creepers, Lincoln's sparrows, Common goldfinch, Song sparrows and many other ccmmon birds. Driving up Lockwood Road and catting over to tho pumping station road we added Slate-colored juncos, Vesper sparrows, Pileated and Hairy woodpeckers, Brown-headed nuthatches, a Caracara, pine warblers, $> Chipping, Field and Savannah sparrows, Bluebirds and a Hermit thrush. In a pecan orchard we found a large flock of Rusty Blackbiias and noted examples of the three types (Male, autumn Immature and female), At Buckhorn Lake we found Canvasbacks, Hallards, Redhead, Wood and Ring-necked'ducks as well as Anhlngas aad Double-crested cormorants. We then drove to Jimmie Hurray's cottage for a picnic lunch. Several Pileated woodpeckers wot* - observed here, attracted by the Dogwood berries. Baek on Garrett Road we searched in vain for the Vermilion flycateher. Farther — down the road we found many sparrows- (Chipping, White-throated, Field) and numerous Slate-colored Jnncos; We also found two unusual sparrows-tho Ihlto-crown (4WR) and the" find of the day a Harris' sparrow (6WV). A group whieh wont to Lake Houston found Double crested cormorants and Ruddy ducks. A few members drove down to San Jaeinto, arriving there Just -before dark. In the reflection pond we added Eared grebes, Baldpates and Pintails. A total of 76 speeies