Western Birds

Vol. 52, No. 1

February 2021

Western Field Ornithologists

 

 

The 45th Annual Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2019 Records

Thomas A. Benson, Deborah J. House, Guy McCaskie,
Alex M. Rinkert, Adam J. Searcy, and Ryan S. Terrill

ABSTRACT: From its last report through 2019, the California Bird Records Committee reached decisions on 204 records involving 225 individuals of 62 species and one species group, endorsing 176 records of 197 individuals. These include the first accepted state record of the Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus), bringing California’s total list of accepted species to 676, of which 13 represent established introductions. Other especially notable records detailed in this report include the state’s third Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), third Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula), fourth and fifth Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus), a significant incursion of Cassin’s Sparrows (Peucaea cassinii) into the eastern Mojave Desert, and the first Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) in 30 years.

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