Western Birds

Vol. 38, No. 4December 2007

Western Field Ornithologists

Front Matter

Back Matter


Western Birds 45(4)-Front Cover


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Main Articles

Status of the Broad-winged and Red-shouldered Hawks during
Fall Migration in Southwestern Idaho, 1995–2006

Jay D. Carlisle, Gregory S. Kaltenecker, and Ryan S. Brady

Insects Predominate in Peregrine Falcon Predation Attempts in Arizona
David H. Ellis, Charles T. LaRue, James K. Fackler, and R. Wayne Nelson

Colonization of the Brown Booby at the Coronado Islands, Baja California, Mexico
Darrell L. Whitworth, Harry R. Carter, Josh S. Koepke, and Richard J. Young

An Apparent Hybrid Brewer’s × Black-chinned Sparrow
Philip Unitt


Additional Notes on Leucistic Eared Grebes at Mono Lake
Joseph R. Jehl, Jr.

Carcass Scavenging by a Black-necked Stilt at the Salton Sea, California
Thomas W. Anderson

California Brown Pelican Nesting on Isla Alcatraz, Sonora, Mexico
Juan Pablo Galván

Commensal Feeding of Great Egrets with Black-tailed Deer
Garth Herring and Heidi K. Herring

Book Review Steve N. G. Howell

Featured Photo: Notes on Plumage Maturation in the Red-tailed Tropicbird
Ron LeValley and Peter Pyle

President’s Message
Dave Krueper

Index Philip Unitt

Front cover photo by © Arlene Ripley of Dunkirk, Maryland: Smew (Mergellus albellus), Willow Springs, Tuolumne County, California, 29 January 2007.

Back cover “Featured Photo” by © Ron LeValley of Arcata, California: Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda), about 400 miles southwest of the tip of Baja California, 9 April 2006.