NEW MEMBERS, SUBSCRIBERS AND ADDRESS CHANGES
Mrs. B.W. Burns (sub.), P.O. Box 3591, Baytown, Texas.
Mrs. E.H. Busby (sub.), P.O. Box 3717, Baytown, Texas.
Mrs. E.B. Lewis (mem.), 1712 Banks, Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Miller (mem.) 10023 Sugar Hill, Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Miley, (mem.), 3814 Tartan Lane, Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Orton (mem.), 1610 Milford, Houston.
Mrs. James S. Robertson (sub.) 2705 Centenary, Houston.
Martin Terry (mem.), 2624 Carolina Way, Houston.
Mrs. D.C. Ring (sub.), Box 747, Alamo, Texas
Mrs. Frank Rompf, (sub.), Alamo, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wright, 6711 Kapri Lane, Houston 77025.
Clinton Snyder's new address is 2627 Virginia St. , Berkeley, Calif.
Jack and Peggy Smith's new address is 4507 Merrie Lane, Bellaire.
GALVESTON CHRISTMAS COUNT (late flash)
Several persons have shown interest in having another Christmas Count in
the Galveston area. After a lapse of several years, the Galveston Count was
revived last year and apparently a lot of people had a good time. Steve
Williams is again leading this count. If you are interested, write or call
him at 4326 Alconbury, #3, Houston 77021, RI 7-8830. The date is Jan.l.
CLEARING HOUSE FORMAT
For the benefit of new members and subscribers who may be bewildered by the
Clearing House format, we will recapitulate. The Clearing House is a list
of birds seen in the checklist area (generally, Harris, Chambers, Galveston,
Brazoria, and Fort Bend Counties) for the month preceding the SPOONBILL issue
in which it is printed. The number of individuals of any particular species
is enclosed in parentheses with the date of the month immediately following.
Then the place of observation and the initials of the observer are given.
Contributions to the Clearing House from anyone are solicited. The compilation of statistical data is a tedious and time consuming one and we have
a few rules to make our work easier.
1. Submit lists in taxonomic (A.O.U.) order. The list in the front of
Peterson's guides is in this order.
2. Include detailed descriptions of identification criteria if rare
or unusual species are reported. (If the Clearing House is to be
of value, it must be sanitary.)
3. Mail contributions so that they will be received by the editors
by the seventh of the month.
It is helpful, but not mandatory, if reports are made exactly in the Clearing House format. Careful adherence to rule no. 1 makes our work easier,
to rule no. 2 enhances the value of the Clearing House, and to rule no. 3
makes sure that the contribution will be printed.
Published by the Ornithology Group of the Outdoor Nature Club of Houston
Field Trip Chairman:
Co-editors of the SPOONBILL:
Dr. William S. Harwell
Miss Katrina Thompson
Miss Ella Wolfer
Mrs. Nancy Strickling
Mrs. Jerry Baker
Pat and Jim Ellis, 5414 Fairdale, Houston 77027