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The Spoonbill, Vol. 7, No. 4, August 1958 - Image 1. August 1958. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 9, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/6666/show/6652.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 7, No. 4, August 1958
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. VII, No. 4, August 1958
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date August 1958
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 9, Folder 9
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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
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
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Transcript < VOLUME VII No. 4 AUGUST 1958 ************* ********** ♦On the basis of scientific investigation, it ♦ ♦is estimated that the insect eating birds are^ •worth $350,000,000 yearly to the farmer. One* •nighthawk's crop contained 340 grasshoppers, * *52 bugs, 3 beetles, 1 spider. The crop of a * ♦yellow-billed cuckoo had 250 tent caterpill- * ♦ars; that of a chickadee, 200 cankerworms. ♦ ♦Crops of mourning doves contain an average of* ♦7,000 weed seeds. A single klldeBr's stomach4 ♦examined in Texas contained 300 mosquito lar-^ •vae. Specialists estimate that if birds were* *to disappear entirely, human life would van- * ♦ish too in less than ten years. ♦ * * * * ****** PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS FORTHCOMING ACTIVITIES August l6 Ornithology Group Field Trip to FREEPORT. We will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Weingarten parking lot on Almeda at Cleburne. Lunch will be ravenoused (alright, troublemaker, so there's no such word) between noon and 1:00 p.m. at Lake Jackson Park. Join us there if you can't make it earlier. Clayton Gilman will lead the group and is enthusiastic about a new unexplored area. September 9 First regular meeting of OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB at 8:00 p.m. at Garden Center on Hermann Drive. At that time, the date of the September field trip will be announced. It will be led by Vie Emanuel and will be at Sheldon Reservoir. September 14 ORNITHOLOGY GROUP Field Trip to the Kountze-Silsbee area. Meet at the railroad station in LIBERTY at 9:30 a.m. Liberty is approximately an hour's drive from the outskirts of Houston. This is a wooded area that is new to most Houston birders. Armand Yramategui will lead the trip. With his enthusiasm and knowledge, it ought to be a dilly! ***************** ORNITHOLOGY GROUP REPORTS 0. G. FIELD TRIP TO GALVESTON REPORTED BY JERRY BAKER An enthusiastic group of birders assembled at the usual meeting place in Galveston - the Humble Station on Broadway and 6lst street. While waiting to get started, several prominent members of the group let it be known that they had been unfortunate in not yet seeing a cattle egret - so naturally this trip evolved into a quest for the said C. E. On the way out on Stewart Road where these birds have been found fairly regularly, several ponds and marshes were carefully inspected. Many of the ponds on the island have dried up, consequently, shore birds of various kinds were found in rather heavy concentrations on the remaining ponds. Black skimmers were cutting the surf°c*.e of the water with their bright red bills. Black-necked stilts scolded us for disturbing them. Interesting summer visitors, or perhaps early migrants, were several long-billed curlews, dowitchers and marbled godwlts. As the group proceeded down the island, every herd of cattle was carefully searched with binoculars for the C.X. About eight miles down the road, the first ones were found. One flew over the road in front of the excited crowd and gave everyone an opportunity for a close look. Another was seen sitting on the back of a cow a la Trader Horn. Three were sitting on some posts around a pipe with running water. The buffy color on their backs could easily be seen.