Western Birds

Vol. 38, No. 3September 2007

Western Field Ornithologists

Front Matter

Back Matter


Western Birds 45(4) Front Cover


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Main Articles

The 31st Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2005 Records
Marshall J. Iliff, Guy McCaskie, and Matthew T. Heindel

Colonization of the Eastern Bluebird along the Rio Grande in New Mexico
Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Michael D. Means, David L. Hawksworth and Deborah M. Finch


Increasing Winter Abundance of the Marbled Godwit in Washington
Joseph B. Buchanan

Pellet-Casting by a Western Scrub-Jay
Mary J. Elpers and Jeff B. Knight

A White-crowned Sparrow with Three Legs
Anja M. Schiller, Keith W. Larson, and John D. Alexander

Great Horned Owl Diurnal Response to a Passerine Distress Vocalization
Robert M. Bogardus, Kent A. Hatch, and Landon R. Jones

A California Specimen of the Wedge-tailed Shearwater
Steve N. G. Howell

A Nesting Record of the Masked Booby from Guerrero, Southern Mexico
José Alfredo Castillo-Guerrero, Juan Pablo Ceyca, and Eric Mellink

Predation by the Sonoran Whipsnake on Birds in Southwestern
New Mexico Carroll D. Littlefield

The Short Tale of a Melanistic Black-vented Shearwater
Steve N. G. Howell

Book Reviews Steve N.G. Howell and David Lukas

Featured Photo: Identification at Sea of Hawaiian and Galapagos Petrels
Michael P. Force, Sophie W. Webb, and Steve N. G. Howell

Front cover photo by © Bob Steele of Inyokern, California: Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus), Zzyzx, San Bernardino County, California, 13 October 2006.

Back cover “Featured Photos” by © George Armistead of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Galapagos Petrel (Pterodroma phaeopygia), near Isla San Cristobal, Galápagos, 21 July 2005 (top); and © Malcolm and Michael Boswell of Kitimat, British Columbia: Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis), off Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California, 13 August 2006 (bottom).