Western Birds

Vol. 47, No. 2

June 2016

Western Field Ornithologists



Western Birds 45(4) Front Cover


Back to Volumes






Main Articles

Tenth Report of the Washington Bird Records Committee (2010–2013) 
Steven G. Mlodinow and Matt Bartels

Nevada Bird Records Committee Report for 2014 
Martin Meyers

Factors Influencing Nontarget Bird Occupancy of Restored Wetlands
in California’s Central Valley 
Sharon N. Kahara, Walter G. Duffy, Ryan DiGaudio, and Rosemary Records

Breeding of the Short-eared Owl in New Mexico 
Raymond A. Meyer, Deeanne T. Meliopoulos,
Grant M. Beauprez, and Sartor O. Williams III

Allen’s Hummingbird Nests in Mexico: Expansion of Selasphorus
sasin sedentarius
into Baja California
Richard A. Erickson


First Record of the Common Sandpiper for the Hawaiian Islands 
Thane K. Pratt, Reginald E. David, and Eben H. Paxton

A Kleptoparasitic Chase by Brown Pelicans on a Western Gull 
David Vander Pluym

Book Reviews
Lauren B. Harter and John Yerger

Featured Photo: First Record of the Gray Hawk in California 
Eric B. Culbertson

Front cover photo by © Gregg Thompson of Shoreline, Washington: Washington’s second Wilson’s Plover (Charadrius wilsonia), at Grayland Beach State Park, Grays Harbor Co., 2 October–4 November 2012 (photo 9 October). It followed the first, at Bennington Lake, Walla Walla Co., by less than one month. Together, these birds represent the northernmost records of Wilson’s Plover in the Pacific states; the species occurs regularly north only to Baja California.

Back cover: “Featured Photos” by © Eric B. Culbertson of Carpinteria, California, and John Sterling of Woodland, California: (upper) Juvenile Gray Hawk (Buteo plagiatus) at Carpinteria, California, 25 November 2012–16 March 2013, representing the first well-supported record of the species in California. The bird returned, in adult plumage, for two successive winters, 5 December 2013–22 March 2014 and 29 November 2014–2 February 2015 (lower). The Gray Hawk’s range in the U.S. has been expanding gradually since the 1960s.