Volume XXVIV, No. 3
published BV THE ORMTtioLo5Y GROUP OF THE Outdoor NATUrE clUS, housTOn, Texas"
THE CLEARING HOUSE HAS A NEW COMPILER
After five years of compiling the Clearing House, Paul Jones Is retiring and
passing on the job to Ted Eubanks, Jr. During those years, Paul, adhering
to policies suggested by the previous compiler, Dan Hardy, and the checklist
committee, and changed as experience dictated, has Succeeded In firmly establishing the Clearing House as a formidably trustworthy account of observations
on the UTC. His cheerful solicitation of observations helped tn encouraging
00 members and subscribers to contribute to the Clearing House on a more or
less regular basts. The Ornithology Group Is Indebted to Paul for +he countless thousands of hours he has willingly spent on the Clearing House on behalf
of the Group.
Please send all future observations, begtnnlng with July observations for
the August SPOONBILL, to Ted Eubanks, Jr., 730 W. 42nd St., Houston 77018.
(A revised Clearing House policy will be found Immediately preceding the
Clearing House tn this Issue).
"To Readers of the Clearing House:
It has been a great satisfaction to me to compile the Clearing House for
the past five years. I am grateful to all observers who have made the effonto get reports to me of their sightings each month. Thanks a lot to all of you.
T. Paul Jones"
Thursday 00 regular meeting, first one after our summer hiatus. It will
Aug. 7 be good to get together again, greet old birdIng friends and meet
new ones. Meet at 7:30 P.M., 4141 South Braeswood, Bayou Manor
auditorium. The program will feature Ron Bisbee, Refuge manager
of Brazoria and San Bernard National"WMdl-Ife Refuges (de+alls
(We are grateful to Bayou Manor for allowing the OG to use their
comfortable and convenient auditorium, and welcome any Bayou Manor
residents to our meetings. We must remember to leave the auditorium In as orderly a condition as we always find it. When you
leave the meetings, do your part by helping to s+ralgh+en +he
chairs, and see there Is nothing left lying around. It Is not
fair that the Taylors, Ed and Marian, who are Instrumental In
getttng permissions for the 0G to use the auditorium, should have
to tidy up after us.)
Saturday 00 field trip to Galveston and Bolivar Flats, looking for early
Aug. 30 fall migrants and shorebirds. Meet at Kempner Park, 27+h and 0,
Galves+on, a+ 7:30 a.m. Half-day birding (or longer for those
+ha+ wish5, bring lunch.
August SPOONBILL: A report on the HAS - Merlin Birding Tour to Great Britain