Western Birds

Vol. 40, No. 1

March 2009

Western Field Ornithologists



Western Birds 45(4) Front Cover


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Main Articles

The Winter Distribution of the Western Gull-billed Tern
(Gelochelidon nilotica vanrossemi)

Kathy C. Molina, Kimball L. Garrett, Keith W. Larson, and David P. Craig

First Record of Newell’s Shearwater from the Mainland of North ­America
Philip Unitt,
Meryl A. Faulkner, and Charles Swanson

Nestling Provisioning by American Dippers near Juneau, Alaska
Mary F. Willson
and Katherine M. Hocker


First Modern Record of the White-tailed Eagle in Hawaii
Brenda J. Zaun

Egg Retrieval by the Hawaiian Goose after Attempted Predation by a Cat
Brenda J. Zaun and Wesley W. Weathers

Book Reviews Alan Contreras

Featured Photo: First Record of the Variegated Flycatcher for Western North America
Steven G. Mlodinow and David S. Irons

Front cover photo by © Martin Myers of Truckee, California: Baird’s Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii), Highland Park, Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, 6 September 2008. First confirmed occurrence of Baird’s Sparrow in Nevada.

Back cover “Featured Photo” by © Steven G. Mlodinow of Everett, Washington: Variegated Flycatcher (Empidonomus varius), Windust Park, Franklin County, Washington, 7 September 2008. First known occurrence of this South American species in western North America and fourth known occurrence anywhere in North America.