Western Birds

Vol. 43, No. 2

June 2012

Western Field Ornithologists



Western Birds 45(4) Front Cover


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Main Articles

The California Condor in Northwestern North America
Brian E. Sharp

Abundance and Site Fidelity of Migratory Birds Wintering
in Riparian Habitat of Baja California

Steven C. Latta, Horacio de la Cueva, and Alan B. Harper


Type Locality and Early Specimens of the Mountain Chickadee
T. R. Jervis

Recent Nesting and Subspecies Identity of the Merlin in Idaho
Bruce A. Haak and Scott Sawby

Book Review
Kimball L. Garrett

Featured Photo: First Documentation of a Juvenile Red-necked
Stint for the Lower 48 States

Todd B. Easterla and Lisa Jorgensen

Front cover photo by © Gary L. Woods of Fresno, California: Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica), San Simeon Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo County, California, 14 January 2012. Small numbers of this Old World counterpart of the Pacific Loon (G. pacifica) breed in and migrate through western Alaska. Elsewhere in western North America the Arctic Loon is a casual vagrant, recorded as far south as central Baja California and as far inland as Colorado.

Back cover “Featured Photos” of a juvenile Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis), Vic Fazio Wildlife Area, Yolo County, California, 30 August 2009, by © John Sterling of Woodland, California (top), and by © Todd Easterla of Rancho Cordova, California (bottom).