Western Birds

Vol. 24, No. 4December 1993

Western Field Ornithologists

Front Matter

Back Matter


Western Birds 45(4) Front Cover


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Main Articles

Breeding Birds of Four Isolated Mountains in Southern California
Joan Easton Lentz

First Record of the Common Pochard in California
Michael A. Patten

Comments on the Taxonomy of Empidonax traillii (Willow Flycatcher)
M. Ralph Browning

President's Message
Robert Mckernan

Western Birds, Index, Volume 24, 1993
Mildred Comar


Additional Records of Breeding Birds from Montague Island, Northern Gulf of California
Eduardo Palacios, Eric Mellink

Observations on Esteros El Coyote and La Bocana, Baja California Sur, Mexico, in September 1991
Gustavo D. Danemann, Roberto Carmona

Anna's Hummingbirds with Hymenoptera Impaled on Bills
Michael C. Long


Cover photo by © Mike Danzenbaker of Mountain View, California: Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus), Mountain View Shoreline Park, California, December 1988. This strikingly beautiful and once common West Coast resident appears to have suffered a precipitous population decline in recent years.