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The Spoonbill, Vol. 44, No. 8, August 1995 - Image 1. August 1995. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 5, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/797/show/789.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 44, No. 8, August 1995
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date August 1995
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 12, Folder 17
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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 The Volume 44, No. 8 August 1995 Spoonbill Published by The Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club, Houston Chairman's Message BY BOB LUCKNER Take note that we have two meetings in September: our regular membership meeting on the llth with Nancy Newfield on hummingbirds, and on the 28th, a special program in conjunction with Houston Audubon Society, Peter Ginn speaking on birds of Zimbabwe. See you there. It's fall and though the Houston weather may not convince you that summer is ending, the birds know. The annual migration south has already begun. While fall migration doesn't get the fanfare of the spring migration along the Upper Texas Coast (UTC), it is still a great time to be in the field. Have you ever seen the sky "black" with Broad-winged Hawks or been luck or persistent enough to see American Swallow-tailed Kites passing through the UTC? I have. If you are also one of the lucky ones, there's a good chance you experienced this at the OG-sponsored Smith Point Hawk Watch. This watch is held at the Candy Abshier WMA in Chambers County. If you haven't yet had these experiences (or not enough of them, if that's possible), then come to the Smith Point Hawk Watch this year. For the past several years Winnie Burkett has coordinated and compiled this count. Each day an experienced leader will be present to assist in raptor identification and to collect the count data. The count begins this year on September 9 and runs through October 15. The travel time to Smith Point for most of us is about the same as a trip to High Island. The birds' migration strategy of waiting at their overnight roost for the day's thermal uplifts to develop makes for a very pleasant 8:00 a.m. to noon outing. The concentrating effect of Smith Point, on the shores of Galveston Bay, brings the birds to you! It's quite a sight to see large flights of Broad-winged Hawks riding thermals up and then streaming out in search of the next uplift. The thrill of a fleeting view of a Merlin as it barrels through giving any other raptor in the way a "hard time" is not to be forgotten. How about sharpening your identification skills? Was that a Sharp-shinned or a Cooper's? The OG has been a sponsor of the Smith Point Hawk Watch since it began through the efforts of Winnie, Gail Yovanovich and Frank Peace. For the past few years the OG has provided financial support to the Watch. Texas Parks and Wildlife has also been a recent active supporter of the Watch. "Migrate" to the Smith Point Hawk Watch this September and October and participate. Try it. You'll like it. Good birding!