eWestern BirdsThe Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists
Vol. 33, No. 3
Western Field Ornithologists
Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2000 Records
Tristan McKee and Richard A. Erickson
ABSTRACT: In 2000, the California Bird Records Committee reached decisions on 165 records of 78 species, endorsing 116 of them. New to California were the Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), seen and photographed west of Calipatria, Imperial County, and Nutting's Flycatcher (Myiarchus nuttingi), extensively documented in Irvine, Orange County. From Southeast Farallon Island, San Francisco County, in the late 1980s, one specimen and one in-hand record of the Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum) predate other accepted records. California's bird list now stands at 616 species, nine of which are not native.