Western Birds

Vol. 46, No. 3

September 2015

Western Field Ornithologists

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Contents

Main Articles

Avifauna of Juárez Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Israel Moreno-Contreras, Héctor Gómez de Silva, Adrián Torres-Vivanco, Nohemi Villalpando-Navarrete, and Alejandro Botello

Colorado Bird Records Committee Report: 1986–2013 Douglas W. Faulkner

History and Status of the White-tailed Ptarmigan in New Mexico
Clait E. Braun and Sartor O. Williams III

Loop Migration by a Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo Wintering in the Gran Chaco
Shannon E. McNeil, Diane Tracy, and Caroline D. Cappello

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Black-capped Vireo Breeding Habitat in North-Central Texas
Ashley M. Long, Heather A. Mathewson, Dianne H. Robinson, Joseph A. Grzybowski, and Michael L. Morrison

Golden-cheeked Warbler: New Maximum Longevity Record
Melanie R. Colón, Ronnisha S. Holden, Michael L. Morrison, Tiffany M. McFarland, and Heather A. Mathewson

Hypermelanistic American Pipit Returns to Winter in Central California
Ken R. Schneider

First Occurrence of the Cave Swallow in British Columbia
Paul G. Levesque, Jamie Fenneman, and Jeremiah Kennedy

Direct Removal of Fecal Sacs by Rock Wrens
Aran Meyer, Nathanial Warning, and Lauryn Benedict

Prolonged Incubation and Two Clutches in a New Mexico Great Horned Owl Nest: 2011–2012
Dale W. Stahlecker

Featured Photo: Interspecific Feeding of Mountain Bluebird Nestlings
by a Pygmy Nuthatch

Steve Zamek and Edward R. Pandolfino

Front cover photo by © Rachel Hopper of Fort Collins, Colorado: Colorado’s first Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) at Manitou Lake, Teller Co., 28–30 June 2013, apparently unrelated to any storm.

Back cover: “Featured Photos” by © Steve Zamek of Los Altos, California: Nest of a Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) near Prosser Creek Reservoir, Nevada Co., California—and a Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea) that fed the nestling bluebirds repeatedly.