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Cooper Society Meetings

Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
60
Issue: 
1 (January-February)
Year: 
1958
Pages: 
72

COOPER SOCIETY MEETINGS

NORTHERN DIVISION

OCTOBER-The monthly meeting of the Northern Division of the Cooper Ornithological Society was held on October 3, 1957, at the University of California, Berkeley. The following names were proposed for membership: C. John Ralph, 1043 Merced Avenue, Berkeley 7, Calif., by Howard L. Cogswell, and Mrs. Brooke Clyde, 201 Laurel St., San Francisco 18, by Alden H. Miller.

The recently published fifth edition of the Check-list of North American Birds of the American Ornithologists’ Union was exhibited by Alden H. Miller.The Flamingos: Their Life History and Survival, by Robert P. Allen, was reviewed by Loye Miller.

Donald McLean reported two ‘California Condors feeding on a dead cow in San Antonio Valley near Mount Hamilton on July 15; this point is farthest north of those reported in recent years.

“Variations in the Awakening Times of Some Michigan Birds” was the subject of speaker George F. Fisler of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology.-A. LAURENCE CURL, Secretary pro tent.

NOVEMBER.--The monthly meeting of the Northern Division of the Cooper Ornithological Society was held on November 7, 1957, at the University of California, Berkeley. The following were proposed for membership: E. W. Jameson, Jr., Dept. Zoology, University of California, Davis, Calif., Herbert J. Dengler, 219 Wyndham Drive, Woodside, Calif., and Milton W. Weller, Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa.

Florence Plynell reported the presence of a female or immature male American Redstart in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, on October 26. Don McLean reported two Tropical Kingbirds at Steele Ranch near Aiio Nuevo Point, San Mateo County, on October 10; and on October 28 and 29 two were seen in the town of Bodega Bay, Sonoma County, by him and William H. Thomson. In October, McLean also saw a male Harlequin Duck on the Sacramento River between Courtland and Hood, the first record of this species known to the observer for the area between its breeding grounds in the Sierra Nevada and the winter range along the coast.

Mrs. Kelly reported Red-breasted Nuthatches carrying the winged seeds of Monterey pines to tree trunks where they stored them.

Mr. William J. Hamilton III gave an illustrated talk on “Territoriality Among Pectoral Sandpipers in Fall Migration,” based on observations in July and August at Delta, Manitoba.-H. L. COGSWELL, Secretary pro tern. 

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