eWestern BirdsThe Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists
Vol. 33, No. 1
Western Field Ornithologists
Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 1999 Records
Lynne E. Stenzel, Catherine M. Hickey, Janet E. Kjelmyr, and Gary W. Page
ABSTRACT: The California Bird Records Committee reached decisions on 204 records involving 88 species in 1999, endorsing 150 of them. New to California was the Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta), extensively photographed 9 nautical miles W of Point Arena, Mendocino County. Also added to the state list was the Red-crowned Parrot (Amazona viridigenalis), now established in southern California cities and constituting the ninth nonnative species on the state list. The Three-toed Woodpecker (Picoides tridactylus) was removed from the state list following a reassessment of the lone single-observer sight record of this species, from Modoc County in 1985. Adjusted for these changes, California’s bird list stands at 614 species.