Western Birds

Vol. 41, No. 3

September 2010

Western Field Ornithologists

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Contents

Main Articles

The 34th Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2008 Records
James E. Pike and David M. Compton

Molecular Data Confirm the First Record of the Long-billed Murrelet for New Mexico
Christopher C. Witt, Matthew S. Graus, and Hira A. Walker

Counting the Countless: Estimating the Number of Least Auklets Attending the Colony on St. George Island, Alaska
Heather M. Renner and Martin Renner 168

Winter Movements by California Spotted Owls in a Burned Landscape
Monica L. Bond, Derek E. Lee, and Rodney B. Siegel

NOTES

First Evidence Suggesting Hybridization between
the Summer Tanager and Western Tanager

Edward R. Pandolfino, Pam Risser, and Larry Risser

Killdeer Observed Depredating a Western Snowy Plover Nest
David L. Riensche, Caitlin Robinson-Nilsen, and Carin High 184

Nesting of the Golden Eagle in the Guadalupe Valley, Baja California, Mexico
Sandra Gallo-Corona and Ricardo Rodríguez-Estrella

Software and Book Reviews
Rich Hoyer and Chuck Trost

Featured Photo: Carotenism in Cassin’s Finch
Nancy Bell

In Memoriam: Michael R. San Miguel, 1939–2010
Michael J. San Miguel

Front cover photo by © Mark Scheel of Sierra Madre, California: Hudsonian Godwits (Limosa haemastica), Edwards Air Force Base, Los Angeles County, California, 15 May 2010.

Back cover “Featured Photo” by © Nancy Bell of Livermore, Colorado: Xanthochroistic male Cassin’s Finch (Carpodacus cassinii) near Livermore, Larimer County, Colorado, 26 March 2009, in which yellow-orange has replaced the normal red.