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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 31, No. 1
March 2000
Western Field Ornithologists

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Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 1997 Records
Stephen C. Rottenborn, Joseph Morlan

ABSTRACT: The California Bird Records Committee assessed 241 records of 98 species in the past year, accepting 173 of them. New to California were the Great-winged Petrel (Pterodroma macroptera), photographed and videotaped at the Cordell Bank off Marin County, the Band-tailed Gull (Larus belcheri), photographed at the Tijuana River mouth, San Diego County, and Couch's Kingbird (Tyrannus couchii), photographed and audiotaped at Fullerton, Orange County. With the recognition of the Long-billed Murrelet (Brachyramphus perdix) and Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) as species, plus more recent additions, California's bird list stands at 613 species.

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