Western Birds

Vol. 51, No. 3

August 2020

Western Field Ornithologists



Western Birds 45(4) Front Cover


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Main Articles

Plumage Variation in Bering Sea Plectrophenax Buntings and
the Specific Status of McKay’s Bunting

Jack J. Withrow

Distribution and Abundance of Colonial Herons and Egrets
in California, 2009–2012

W. David Shuford, John P. Kelly, T. Emiko Condeso, Daniel S. Cooper, Kathy C. Molina, and Dennis Jongsomjit

Changes in the Status and Distribution of the Cinereous and
Fulvous Owls in Mexico

Nathan Pieplow, Andrew Spencer,
Carlos Sanchez, and Manuel Grosselet

The 44th Annual Report of the California Bird Records Committee:
2018 Records

Thomas A. Benson, Rob Fowler, Guy McCaskie, and Justyn T. Stahl


Book Review: An Expedition to Ramsey Canyon: The 1896 Field Journal
of Ornithologist Harry S. Swarth

Kurt A. Radamaker

Featured Photo: Putative Canyon Towhee × Spotted Towhee:
A New Intergeneric Hybrid

David Tønnessen

Front cover photo by © Aaron Maizlish of San Francisco, California: Common Ringed Plover, Abbotts Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, 15 October 2018, representing the second record for California and the fourth for the Pacific coast of North America south of Alaska of this primarily Old World species.

Back cover “Featured Photo” by © David Tønnessen of Colorado Springs, Colorado: Apparent hybrid of a Canyon Towhee (Melozone fusca) × Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus), the first example of this combination.