Western Birds

Vol. 40, No. 1

March 2009

Western Field Ornithologists

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Contents

Main Articles

The Winter Distribution of the Western Gull-billed Tern
(Gelochelidon nilotica vanrossemi)

Kathy C. Molina, Kimball L. Garrett, Keith W. Larson, and David P. Craig

First Record of Newell’s Shearwater from the Mainland of North ­America
Philip Unitt,
Meryl A. Faulkner, and Charles Swanson

Nestling Provisioning by American Dippers near Juneau, Alaska
Mary F. Willson
and Katherine M. Hocker

NOTES

First Modern Record of the White-tailed Eagle in Hawaii
Brenda J. Zaun

Egg Retrieval by the Hawaiian Goose after Attempted Predation by a Cat
Brenda J. Zaun and Wesley W. Weathers

Book Reviews Alan Contreras

Featured Photo: First Record of the Variegated Flycatcher for Western North America
Steven G. Mlodinow and David S. Irons

Front cover photo by © Martin Myers of Truckee, California: Baird’s Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii), Highland Park, Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, 6 September 2008. First confirmed occurrence of Baird’s Sparrow in Nevada.

Back cover “Featured Photo” by © Steven G. Mlodinow of Everett, Washington: Variegated Flycatcher (Empidonomus varius), Windust Park, Franklin County, Washington, 7 September 2008. First known occurrence of this South American species in western North America and fourth known occurrence anywhere in North America.