missed were the Pied-billed Grebe, Ruddy Turnstone, White-crowned and White-throated
Sparrows, Brown-headed Nuthatch and the Fulvous Tree Duck (245 F.T.Ducks reported in
I960 Spring Census. Coincidental with the farmer's poisoning their rice seed, this bird
has not been reported in the Cove or Houston area this spring. The Spring Census was
held in the Cove
AREA: Same as for Houston Christmas Count, 15 mile diameter circle with center just
north of Baytown, including parts of San Jacinto Monument, Highlands, Dutton Lake, Mont
Belvieu, and La Porte at its limits. Following is the:
IA BEN FELTNER, Dudley Deaver, Mabel & Bob Deshayes. Northeast part of the circle;
an area: with fairly good pine-sweet gum-palmetto association along Cedar Bayou
(and muck up to your knees), rest of area.mostly open fields and rice fields.
IB L. A.- M. BARNETTE, Mrs. Barnette, Joe Heiser, Edna Miner. A section of the eastern
half of the circle just south of area IA. and north of Farm Road 565. Habitat
- similar to area* IA.
CLAYTON B. GILMAN, EvaGilman, Helen Wolfer, Johanna. Grabbe. The northwest
section of the circle including Highlands Reservoir and the town of Highlands.
Mostly open country with some rice fields and some mixed pine-oak woods around
ARMAND YRAMATEGUI, Mr. & Mrs. Frasier Morian. The central section of the circle
west of Cedar Bayou, mostly deciduous woods, and some pine.
KATRINA THOMPSON, Jerry Baker, Thelma Smith, Pat Sullivan,
some coastal plains. A bird or so here and there.
Greater Baytown and
ARLIE K.. McKAY, Vic. Emanuel, Frank Oatman. Southeast section of the circle, east
of Cedar Bayou and south of Farm Road 565 including Dutton Lake, Swan Marsh, and
parts of Trinity Bay. Mostly open fields, marsh, deciduous and pine woods, some
huisache brush, rice -fields and brier thickets, in ravines near the bay. Just
everything including the birds.
HENRY HOFFMAN, Louise Hoffman, Jack & Peggy Smith, Frank ardMary Bell Kokesh.
On the west edge of the circle including Lynchburg ferry marshes (north side),
Burnett Bay, Scott Bay and Wooster. Mostly marsh, urban area.and oak woods.
JERRY STRICKLING, Nan oy Strickling, Dr. & Mrs. Harwell, Skippy Wehner and Doug
Stein. Section of the circle around San Jacinto battlegrounds, mainly deciduous
woods with ravines and gullies, Peggy Lake and upper San Jacinto Bay.
LINDA SNYDER, Clinton Snyder, Mr. & Mrs. S. G. Kerschner. Southwest section of the
circle including the Baytown tunnel, Morgans Point, La Porte and lower half of
San Jacinto Bay. Mostly marsh, open water, deciduous woodaand urban areas.
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