Vol. 44, No. 1
Western Field Ornithologists
A Twenty-Year Investigation of the Effects of Fire on a Coastal Sage Scrub Bird Community David J. Moriarty
2011 Nevada Bird Records Committee Report Martin Meyers
Nesting Ecology and Nest Success of the Blue Grosbeak along Two
Rivers in New Mexico Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Deborah M. Finch,
David L. Hawksworth, and Scott H. Stoleson
Distribution and Movement Patterns of Individual Crested Caracaras
in California Kristie N. Nelson and Peter Pyle
Conspecific Nest Aggression of the Pacific Wren on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Ann Nightingale and Ron Melcer, Jr.
First Record of a Surfbird in the Hawaiian Islands
Eric A. VanderWerf
Common Nesting Habitats and Weights at Fledging of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters on Tern Island, Hawaii Phillip J. Howard, Sarah C. Harvey, Paula L. Hartzell, Pete Leary, and Ty J. Benally
An Apparent Long-Distance Flight by a Dusky Grouse in Montana
Ronald J. Kienholz and Aleen M. Kienholz
Melanistic Adult Male Northern Harrier Wintering in Idaho
Robert A. Miller, Neil Paprocki, and Elizabeth H. Urban
In Memoriam: Gale Monson Richard L. Glinski
Book Review Lauren Harter
President’s Message Edward R. Pandolfino
Featured Photo: Carotenism in the Hairy Woodpecker
Ron LeValley and Jeff N. Davis
Front cover photo by © Sophie Webb of Felton, California: Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus), Southeast Farallon Island, San Francisco County, California, 25 April 2012. It remained at least through February 2013 and is the first of this Atlantic species recorded in the North Pacific Ocean. Possibly the recent decrease of arctic ice allowed it to traverse the Arctic Ocean and enter the Pacific through the Bering Strait.
Back cover: “Featured Photo” by © Beth Hamel of Morgan Hill, California: Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus), Golden Gate Park, San Francisco County, California, 26 October 2012. The yellow rectrices represent an unusual case of carotenism, affecting both the type and distribution of carotenoid pigment. Yet such carotenistic Hairy Woodpeckers have been noted repeatedly in coastal northern California.