Western Birds

Vol. 47, No. 1

March 2016

Western Field Ornithologists



Western Birds 45(4) Front Cover


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Main Articles

The 39th Annual Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2013 Records
Stephen C. Rottenborn, Guy McCaskie, Brian E. Daniels, and John Garrett

Survey of Megapode Nesting Mounds in Palau, Micronesia
Alan R. Olsen, Milang Eberdong, Heather Ketebengang,
Princess Blailes, and Po-Hao Chen

Factors Influencing the Abundance and Distribution of the Snowy Plover
at Mono Lake, California
W. David Shuford, Gary W. Page, Sacha K. Heath, and Kristie N. Nelson

Canyon Wrens Breeding in Desert Riparian Vegetation: First Records in a Novel Habitat Dawn Fletcher, David Vander Pluym, Mel Preston, and Amy Leist

First California Records of the Little Stint and Nazca Booby Confirmed
through Molecular Analysis
Dou-Shuan Yang, Stephen C. Rottenborn, Scott Terrill,
Adam James Searcy, and Francis X. Villablanca

Type I and II Songs of Townsend’s Warbler in Oregon and Washington
Stewart W. Janes and Lee Ryker


A Record of the Siberian Rubythroat in the Arctic Ocean
Andrey V. Bushuev and Elizaveta A. Ershova

Book Reviews
Steven G. Mlodinow and David E. Quady

Thank You to Our Supporters

Featured Photo: Southernmost Breeding of the Northern Hawk Owl in the United States
Jay Carlisle

Front cover photo by © Rob Fowler of McKinleyville, California: The fourth Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla) recorded in California, at McKinleyville, Humboldt County, 12–21 December 2013. The species breeds in the Old World from northern Scandinavia east across Russia to the Anadyr River basin and occurs intermittently on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, casually in northern Alaska and the western Aleutians, and as an accidental in the contiguous Pacific states.

Back cover: “Featured Photo” by © Paul Bannick of Seattle, Washington: Fledgling Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) in the Salmon River Mountains, Valley County, central Idaho, 28 July 2013. This was one of two families in 2013 representing a southward extension of the Northern Hawk Owl’s known breeding range by over 440 km.