2005 Annual Meeting
The 2005 annual meeting of the Texas Bird Records Committee (hereafter committee or TBRC) was held at Davis Mountains State Park, Texas, on Saturday, 23 July 2005. In attendance were
• Randy Pinkston, Chairman
• Mark Lockwood, Secretary
• Kelly Bryan
• Eric Carpenter
• Mel Cooksey
• Jim Paton
• Willie Sekula
TBRC members Keith Arnold and Brad McKinney were unable to attend the meeting. The meeting was convened at 9:20 AM.
Election of Members
Jim Paton’s 1st term expired at the conclusion of the summer 2005 meeting. This left one vacancy to be filled. Paton was confirmed for his second term. Lockwood and Arnold were again nominated for the positions of Secretary and Academician and re-elected by acclamation.
Current membership and term of service are as follows:
• Randy Pinkston, Chair - term expires fall 2006; can be re-elected
• Mark Lockwood, Secretary - term expires in fall 2006; can be re-elected
• Keith Arnold, Academician - term is as listed for Secretary
• Kelly Bryan - 2nd term expires fall 2006
• Mel Cooksey - 2nd term expires fall 2007
• Jim Paton - 2nd term expires fall 2008
• Brad McKinney - 1st term expires fall 2006; can be re-elected
• Willie Sekula - 1st term expires fall 2007; can be re-elected
• Eric Carpenter - 1st term expires fall 2007; can be re-elected
Regular Agenda Items
Fourth Round Records
1. 2002-91 Black Noddy
Nueces Co., 22 June 1975
2. 2003-1, Golden-crowned Warbler
Brewster Co., 26 January 1992
not accepted 1-6
3. 2004-31, Red-necked Grebe
Matagorda Co., 15 December 2003
not accepted 2-5
4. 2004-32, Baird's Sparrow
Randall Co., 11 April 2004
not accepted 5-2
5 2004-44, Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Chambers Co., 3 April 2004
not accepted 5-2
Mailing Sequence remains unchanged
Review Species Specimens
A "Great White" Heron specimen collected at Galveston Is., Galveston County, ca. 1936 has been widely cited in Texas literature was reportedly held at the Dallas Museum of Natural History. The TBRC discussed this specimen at the 2004 meeting and Lockwood had agreed to solicit additional information. Personnel at the museum were unable to locate the specimen and no additional information could be uncovered.
Motion to Remove (Mangrove) Yellow Warbler from the list of Review Species
Lockwood asked the committee to consider removing (Mangrove) Yellow Warbler from the Review List. This species has been determined to be a permanent resident in mangroves surrounding the South Bay of the Laguna Madre based on work done by Scarlet and George Colley and David Benn. There was no disagreement about the removal of the species. Lockwood moved (Pinkston: second) to remove (Mangrove) Yellow Warbler from the Review List and the committee voted 7-0 in favor.
Motion to Remove Little Gull from the list of Review Species
Paton asked the committee to consider removing Little Gull from the Review List. The committee discussed the number of current records and if there was a good understanding of the occurrence of the species in Texas. The species is well below the criterion for removal (four records per year for four years). Paton moved to remove Little Gull from the Review List, but the motion failed to get a second.
Motion to Add Black-legged Kittiwake to the list of Review Species
Black-legged Kittiwake was removed from the Review List in 1999 after several years of higher than average records. Discussions centered on the fact that this species appears to have returned to a much lower level of occurrence. Lockwood moved (Bryan: second) to add Black-legged Kittiwake to the Review List and the committee voted 7-0 in favor.
With no other formal business on the agenda, the meeting was adjourned at 11:20 AM.
Mark W. Lockwood
Secretary, Texas Bird Records Committee