Western Birds

Vol. 46, No. 1

March 2015

Western Field Ornithologists



Western Birds 45(4) Front Cover


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Main Articles

Apparent Hybrid Downy Woodpecker x Hairy Woodpecker in Colorado
Steven G. Mlodinow, Tony Leukering, Tayler Brooks, and Nick Moore

Nevada Bird Records Committee Report for 2013
Martin Meyers

Notes on the Birds of Chirikof Island, Alaska Jack J. Withrow

Breeding of the Ashy Storm-Petrel in Central Mendocino County, California
Harry R. Carter, Michael W. Parker, Josh S. Koepke, and Darrell L. Whitworth


Haemorhous cassinii vinifer is Valid Robert W. Dickerman

Is the Long-eared Owl Dimorphic? Robert W. Dickerman

Western North American Records of Eurasian Bar-tailed Godwits
Nicholas R. Hajdukovich, Lucas H. DeCicco, and Pavel S. Tomkovich

Golden Eagle Mortality at a Wind-Energy Facility near Palm Springs, California
Jeffrey E. Lovich

Acorn Woodpecker Predation on the Western Fence Lizard in Northern California
Jackson D. Shedd

Book Reviews David Vander Pluym and Jon Feenstra

Thank You to Our Supporters

Featured Photo: Possible Tool Use by a Williamson’s Sapsucker
Anthony J. Brake and Yvonne E. McHugh

Front cover photo by © Rick Fridell of Hurricane, Utah: Nevada’s first Rufous-backed Robin (Turdus rufopalliatus), Williams Ranch, Lincoln Co., Nevada, 15 November 2012.

Back cover: “Featured Photos” by © Anthony J. Brake of Richmond, California: Williamson’s Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) approaching a flake of wood wedged in a bark crevice (top) and carrying the flake toward a sap well (bottom)—implying making and use of a tool. Inyo National Forest, Mono County, California, 17 June 2013.