Western Birds

Vol. 40, No. 3

September 2009

Western Field Ornithologists


Western Birds 45(4) Front Cover


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Main Articles

The 33rd Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2007 Records
Daniel S. Singer and Scott B. Terrill

Distribution, Abundance, and Survival of Nesting American Dippers
Near Juneau, Alaska Mary F. Willson, Grey W. Pendleton, and Katherine M. Hocker

Changes in the Winter Distribution of the Rough-legged Hawk in North America
Edward R. Pandolfino and Kimberly Suedkamp Wells

Nesting Success of California Least Terns at the Guerrero Negro Saltworks,
Baja California Sur, Mexico, 2005

Antonio Gutiérrez-Aguilar, Roberto Carmona, and Andrea Cuellar


Sandwich Terns on Isla Rasa, Gulf of California, Mexico
Enriqueta Velarde and Marisol Tordesillas

Curve-billed Thrasher Reproductive Success after a Wet Winter in the
Sonoran Desert of Arizona
Carroll D. Littlefield

First North American Records of the Rufous-tailed Robin (Luscinia sibilans)
Lucas H. DeCicco, Steven C. Heinl, and David W. Sonneborn

Book Reviews Rich Hoyer and Alan Contreras

Featured Photo: Juvenal Plumage of the Aztec Thrush
Kurt A. Radamaker

Front cover photo by © Bob Lewis of Berkeley, California: Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus), Richmond, Contra Costa County, California, 9 October 2008, discovered by Emilie Strauss. Known in North America including Alaska from over 30 records, the Dusky is the Old World Warbler most frequent in western North America south of Alaska, with 13 records from California and 2 from Baja California.

Back cover “Featured Photos” by © Kurt A. Radamaker of Fountain Hills, Arizona: Aztec Thrush (Ridgwayia pinicola), recently fledged juvenile, Mesa del Campanero, about 20 km west of Yecora, Sonora, Mexico, 1 September 2007.