Western Birds

Vol. 42, No. 2

June 2011

Western Field Ornithologists



Western Birds 45(4) Front Cover


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Main Articles

Winter Habitat Associations of Diurnal Raptors in California’s Central Valley
Edward R. Pandolfino, Mark P. Herzog, Stacie L. Hooper, and Zachary Smith

Trends in Riparian Songbirds Banded at Big Sur, Central California Coast
Mike M. Stake and Kelly Sorenson

Nesting Success of the Yellow Warbler in a Disturbed Riparian Forest
in Coastal California
Matthew Timmer, David L. Suddjian,
Susan Lambrecht, and Shannon Bros-Seemann

Status and Distribution of the Barred Owl in Marin County, California
Scott Jennings, René L. Cormier, Thomas Gardali,
David Press, and William W. Merkle


Two Recent Records of the Clapper Rail from the Ballona Wetlands,
Los Angeles County, California
Daniel S. Cooper

Important Recent Bird Records from Attu Island, Alaska
Jack J. Withrow and David W. Sonneborn

Book Review Peter Pyle

Regional Reports from the Northwest Now Available on the Web
Alan Contreras

Featured Photo: Attraction of Birds to Human Food in Yosemite
National Park, California
Douglas E. Weidemann and Floyd E. Hayes

Front cover photo by © Glen Tepke of Oakland, California: Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea), Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County, California, 6 November 2010, representing the second California record of this arctic species.

Back cover “Featured Photo” by © Floyd E. Hayes of Angwin, California: Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus), Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, 6 August 2006.