Western Birds

Vol. 34, No. 3September 2003

Western Field Ornithologists

Front Matter

Back Matter


Western Birds 45(4) Front Cover


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Main Articles

Report of the Alaska Checklist Committee, 1997–2002
Daniel D. Gibson, Steven C. Heinl, and Theodore G. Tobish

1994–1997 Water Bird Surveys of Lake Powell, a Large Oligotrophic Reservoir on the Colorado River, Utah and Arizona
John R. Spence and Benny R. Bobowski

Forest Owls Detected in the Central Sierra Nevada
Michelle L. Crozier, Mark E. Seamans, and R. J. Gutiérrez

Specimen Record of a Long-billed Murrelet from Eastern Washington, with Notes on Plumage and Morphometric Differences between Long-billed and Marbled Murrelets Christoper W. Thompson, Kevin J. Pullen, Richard E. Johnson,
and Eric B. Cummins


California Quail Lays Egg in Wild Turkey Nest
Alan H. Krakauer

Ruddy Ground-Dove Breeding in California
Guy McCaskie

Extension of the Northernmost Breeding Range of the White-collared Swift
in Western Mexico
Eduardo Santana C., José Carrillo Ortiz, and Alfredo Aragón Cruz

Nesting of Western Gulls in Bahía de Santa María–La Reforma, Sinaloa, Mexico
Marco Antonio González-Bernal, Xicoténcatl Vega, and Eric Mellink

Book Review
Richard C. Hoyer

Featured Photo
Peter Gaede

Front cover photo by © Bill Hill of Carmel, California: Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway), Marina, California, 11 August 2002. The recent extralimital sightings of this species have led to re-examination of the question of natural vagrancy vs. escape from captivity.

Back cover “Featured Photo” © by Peter Gaede of Carpinteria, California: Flammulated Owl (Otus flammeolus), Sublett Mountains, Cassia County, Idaho, July 1992.