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The Spoonbill, Vol. 17, No. 8, December 1968 - Image 2. December 1968. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 13, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/95/show/90.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 17, No. 8, December 1968
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XVII, No. 8, December 1968
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date December 1968
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 10, Folder 1
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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 Page 2. It is felt that the use of a nationally known name will be advantageous in furthering conservation and solving pollution problems. The idea was proposed to the Board of the Outdoor Nature Club with the idea that the ONC would be the nucleus of the group. The Board felt that there was room for two groups in this area and the Committee to form an Audubon Branch has made plans for an organizational meeting on February 5. Further details will be in the Spoonbill and the Outdoor Nature Club newsletter. Mr. Charles Calison, Executive Vice-President of the National Audubon Society will be the speaker. Mr. John Spinks who is the Southwest Regional Representative of the Audubon Society will also attend. Wally Mebane expressed the opinion that he felt it was a good thing that a branch was being formed. There was a discussion of the membership. Those who are already members of the Audubon Society will be asked to affiliate with the Houston Audubon Society when their membership comes due. Pat Ridge commented that John Spinks was at the TOS Meeting in Brownsville and knew that the Houston group would look forward to meeting and working with him. J. C. Faris, President of the Outdoor Nature Club, announced that the regular meeting would be held Tuesday night and that Bill McClure would give the program. On December 14 there will be a rally at Silsbee to discuss saving the Big Thicket. Dirk Hagemeyer announced that the Audubon Society had asked Houston to protest the big push in sales of alligator items as this is an endangered species. Articles on the subject have appeared in the December issue of Readers Digest and in the September/October issue of Audubon Magazine. Most of the skins are from poachers - skins illegally obtained and sold. Louise Rogers called members'attention to an article on dredging on the Texas Coast which appeared in the November/December Audubon Magazine. Marian Washburn introduced Mr. Bill Brummel, Area Manager for the Sheldon Wildlife Management Area, who gave an interesting program regarding the aims and problems of the area. He issued an invitation for us to bird the area. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, /s/ Katrina Ladwig, Secretary FIELD TRIP TO THE MATAGORDA AREA NOVEMBER 21, by David Marrack Thirty-three members of the Ornithology Group met Levy and Sharon Davis at Cain's Cafe, Route 35, Bay City, in spite of the misdirections of the Field Trip Chairman, for which he apologized. We were pleased to see a number of new faces but missed some well known ones. This trip was deliberately organized to examine the potential of the area. No field trips had been made to this area in recent years and it is at the known Eastern limits of a number of wintering species. Levy and Sharon had, over previous weeks, made several extensive reconnoitering trips to the area on our behalf. They reported finding White- tailed Kite, White-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, and earlier the presence of numerous shore birds. We left going South by a back road to pick up Route 60 to Matagorda. As anticipated, it was an intermittent journey with stops for every large bird seen to insure all Hawks were given an opportunity to identify themselves. The first "goodies" from this was a pair of Caracaras following a plow. Near the coast 10 Spoonbills in flight made a fine sight. Turning East along the beach for some 5 miles before parking we got acquainted with most of the winter coastal birds. A oow track to the North led to the edge of Matagorda Bay and most of the party strolled through this recently flooded area and saw Bittern, Curlew, Long-billed Dowitchers and numerous Horned Larks. Two Dunlin conveniently made themselves available at close range. Dirk Hagemeyer strolling amongst the hummocky grass raised a Short-eared Owl and some 20 Groove-billed ani were seen in bushes close to the cars. It was a very warm day with a gentle gulf breeze awaiting a cold front pushing into the state. We had a leisurely lunch before returning back along the beach and on to Route 521 towards Brazoria and then South on a shell road to Quintos for a big effort to locate the White-tailed Hawk and White-tailed Kite. Numerous hawks were inspected including a fine but deceptive Kriters Red-tail and near the big lake at the South end we found a hawk which