Western Birds

Vol. 37, No. 3September 2006

Western Field Ornithologists

Front Matter

Back Matter


Western Birds 45(4) Front Cover


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Main Articles

Effects of a Changing Environment on Nesting Snowy Plovers at Owens Lake, California
Tamiko D. Ruhlen, Gary W. Page, and Lynne E. Stenzel

A Historical Perspective on the Citrus-like Scent of the Crested Auklet
Spencer G. Sealy

Swift-Hunting Behavior of the Peregrine Falcon in Arizona
David H. Ellis

Long-billed Curlew Distributions in Intertidal Habitats: Scale-Dependent Patterns
Ryan L. Mathis, Mark A. Colwell, Linda W. Leeman, and Thomas S. Leeman

Occurrence of Bridled and Gray-Backed Terns in American
Samoa Mark J. Rauzon

Book Reviews
Steve N. G. Howell

Featured Photo: Staffelmauser and Other Adaptive Strategies for Wing Molt in Larger Birds
Peter Pyle

31st Annual WFO Conference, Boulder, Colorado: Retrospective
Ted Floyd, Catherine Waters, and Jay Withgott

Front cover photo by © Dave Furseth of Murrieta, California: Thick-billed Kingbird (Tyrannus crassirostris), Del Dios, San Diego County, California, 3 December 2005.

Back cover “Featured Photos” by © Bill Clark of Harlingen, Texas: Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni), March 2003 (top); and © Peter LaTourrette of Los Altos, California: Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), April 1988 (bottom).