eWestern BirdsThe Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists
Vol. 32, No. 1
Western Field Ornithologists
Report of the California Bird Records Committee
Richard A. Erickson, Robert A. Hamilton
ABSTRACT: The California Bird Records Committee assessed 269 records of 92 species in 1998, accepting 195 of them. New to California were the Bulwer's Petrel (Bulweria bulwerii), photographed on Monterey Bay, Monterey Co., the Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis), photographed and videotaped at Crescent City, Del Norte Co., and Pt. Reyes, Marin Co., the American Woodcock (Scolopax minor), photographed at Iron Mountain Pumping Plant, San Bernardino Co., the Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides), photographed at Bodega Harbor, Sonoma Co., and Otay, San Diego Co., the Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus), sketched and described at Bolsa Chica, Orange Co., and the Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni), photographed at Southeast Farallon Island, San Francisco Co. The Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) is no longer considered extirpated from California. With these additions, California's bird list stands at 613 species, eight of which are nonnative.