Western Birds

Vol. 45, No. 1

March 2014

Western Field Ornithologists



Western Birds 45(4) Front Cover


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Main Articles

2012 Nevada Bird Records Committee Report
Martin Meyers

Elevation Ranges of Birds along California’s Pacific Crest Trail
Michael C. McGrann and James H. Thorne

A Population Census of the Cactus Wren in Ventura County, California
Daniel S. Cooper, Linnea S. Hall, and Adam J. Searcy

Documentation by Sound Spectrogram of a Cryptic Taxon, Vireo g. gilvus, in Boulder County, Colorado
Ted Floyd

Foraging Interactions of the Great Egret in Upland Habitats
Cole J. Caldwell

Book Review
James R. Tietz

Featured Photo: Hypermelanism in an American Pipit
Ken R. Schneider

Front cover photo by © Randall Bruce of North Las Vegas, Nevada: immature Harris’s Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus), Boulder City, Nevada, 15 January 2012, one of four Harris’s Hawks in the area that winter. A pair nested the following summer, the first known nesting of Harris’s Hawk in Nevada.

Back cover “Featured Photo” by © Ken R. Schneider of San Francisco, California: hypermelanistic American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) at Menlo Park, California, 8 December 2013. Such excessive melanin in the plumage is an abnormality much less frequent than abnormal deficiency of melanin.