Western Birds

Vol. 44, No. 3

September 2013

Western Field Ornithologists

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Contents

Main Articles

Seabirds New to the Eastern Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska: Response
to a Changing Climate?
Robert H. Day, Adrian E.
Gall, Tawna C. Morgan, John R. Rose, Jonathan H. Plissner,
Peter M. Sanzenbacher, Jamie D. Fenneman,
Katherine J. Kuletz, and Bridget H. Watts

Third Report of the Alaska Checklist Committee, 2008–2012
Daniel D. Gibson, Lucas H. DeCicco, Robert E. Gill, Jr., Steven C. Heinl,
Aaron J. Lang, Theodore G. Tobish, Jr., and Jack J. Withrow

The Importance of Agriculture to Long-billed Curlews in California’s Central Valley in fall
W. David Shuford, Gary W. Page, Gary M. Langham, and Catherine M. Hickey

The 37th Annual Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2011 Records
Kristie N. Nelson, Stephen C. Rottenborn, and Scott B. Terrill

NOTES

Rare and Unusual Birds Observed on Tern Island, French Frigate Shoals,
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Phillip J. Howard, Sarah C. Harvey,
and Steven M. Ritt

A Winter Record of a Little Bunting from Interior Oregon
Alan Contreras and Craig Tumer

Book Reviews Héctor Gómez de Silva and Dave Krueper

Featured Photo: Dark-faced Common Murres off Central California in Fall and Winter
Peter Pyle

Front cover photo by © Steven C. Heinl of Ketchikan, Alaska: Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens), Ketchikan, Alaska, 7 November 2012, representing the first record for Alaska.

Back cover: “Featured Photos” by © Alan Wight of Petaluma, California: Common Murres (Uria aalge) over Cordell Bank off Bodega Bay, California, 7 October 2012, showing variation in the pattern of the head in basic plumage. Note also the white trailing edge to the secondaries on the whiter-headed bird, lacking on the darker-headed bird.