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The Spoonbill, Vol. 33, No. 2, February 1984 - Image 2. February 1984. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 23, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/6835/show/6828.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 33, No. 2, February 1984
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXIII, No. 2, February 1984
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Robison, B. C.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date February 1984
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Transcript . . .Ten Years Ago This Month •from February 1974 Spoonbill: "T. Ben Feltner Finds 431 Species in Texas During 19 73" "Ben found 422 of the 445 species which occur annually in Texas, plus the following 9 'bonus birds' in 1973: Goshawk (Jan. 12 at Sheldon Reservoir) Red Crossbill (Jan. 20 at Bastrop St. Pk.) Evening Grosbeak (Same date & location) Oldsquaw (Jan. 21 at Texas City Dike) Black-legged Kittiwake (Jan. 22 at TCD) Clark's Nutcracker (Feb. 28 at Ft. Davis & Mar. 2 in Guadalupe Mountains) Arctic Loon (Mar. 3 at Balmorhea Lake) Ruff (Mar. 31 in Chambers Co.) Red Phalarope (Sept. 20 at Austin Sewage Pnds) Of the 47 warbler species occurring regularly in Texas, only the following six were missed by Ben in 1973: Virginia's, Tropical Parula, Black-throated Blue, Hermit, Prairie, and Painted Redstart. Ben's Texas total as of May 13 was 397 species, thereby exceeding the previous personal record for this state of 396 set by Jim Tucker in 1971. On December 2nd he surpassed the all-time highest annual record of 428 species within a single state which had been established within California by Richard Stallcup in 19 72. Ben Feltner's big year was a truly remarkable birding feat from many aspects, but perhaps the most impressive result was that he had seen more species in Texas within a single year than he had recorded during all his 22 previous years of birding in the Lone Star State..." . . .Twenty Years Ago This Month From February 1964 Spoonbill: "A Challenge to Conservationists Richard Pough " "Pulling the Attwater Prairie Chicken Back From the Brink of Extinction." "Some 3,428 acres of prairie... occupied by several hundred...prairie chickens, is now under option to conservation interests. The total cost of the land will be $364,000 which is less than many an art museum has paid for a single painting in recent years. Is that which the Lord produced less worthy of preservation than a painting from the hand of man?" (The Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge was established on July 1, 1972 as a result of purchases made by The Nature Conservancy of Texas and The World Wildlife Fund. As of June, 1983 the Refuge encompassed a total of 8,000 acres. Prairie Chicken population in this area numbered some 25 birds in 1965, 125 in 1975, and 180-200 in the spring of 1983. The original Texas population of 1,000,000 birds was reduced to less than 1,000 by 1965, increased to an estimated 2,400 by 1975 and declined to approximately 1,300 in 1983...) MINUTES OF THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP MEETING- FEBRUARY 2,1984 Don Richardson, OG Chairman, called the meeting to order and announced that the minutes of the last meeting were printed in the January Spoonbill. There were no additions or corrections. There was no treasurer's report available. David Dauphin announced that Clearing House reports were due and encouraged their prompt submission. He also asked that field notes be submitted when required and that they be thorough but specific to the bird being reported. Meg Temkin was present and prepared to take care of any aluminum collected by our members. Don reported that the January Spoonbill had been printed by a new printer at considerably less cost than we are used to. He asked for comments or complaints. B. C. Robison talked about several new (regular) features including a "Learning Corner" and book reviews. Don announced that dues are due and encouraged all members to pay up promptly. A newly revised set of birding maps has been printed and are available at 25C per set. Peggy Milstead was thanked for the great deal of work she did in preparing them. The February 4 field trip to Lake Livingston was announced as was the March 3 trip to West Harris County. Linda Douglas reported that the March program is to be presented by Ed Kutac - author of Texas Birds. Don introduced Gary Montoya who presented a program on the Attwater Prairie Chicken and the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuges. ANNOUNCEMENT The South Central Region of the Hawk Migration Association of North America will sponsor a 4-day conference on birds of prey from March 29 through April 1 at the Airport Hilton in McAllen, Texas. In conjunction with the seventh annual spring Rio Grande close-site study, to be held on Saturday, March 31, the conference will include (besides hawk watching in the mornings) presentation of papers, a panel discussion on problems of hawk identification, and a birds in art display. Those wishing to present papers on various aspects of raptor behaviour, identification, migration, etc. should send an abstract to Mrs. Gladys Donohue, P. O. Drawer 400, Penitas, Texas 78576. For more information and registration forms, write Mrs. Donohue at the above address or phone (512)581-6545. Preregistration is necessary in order to get hotel convention rates. We will welcome all admirers of raptors.