eWestern BirdsThe Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists
Vol. 38, No. 3
Western Field Ornithologists
The 31st Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2005 Records
Marshall J. Iliff, Guy McCaskie, and Matthew T. Heindel
ABSTRACT: The California Bird Records Committee reached decisions on 242 records involving 91 species and one species pair evaluated during 2005, endorsing 182. New to California were Parkinson’s Petrel (Procellaria parkinsoni), Ringed Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma hornbyi), Slaty-backed Gull (Larus schistisagus), and Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus). Adjusted for these additions, California’s bird list stands at 632 species, ten of which are nonnative. A Falcated Duck from 1969 (Anas falcata) and a Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) accepted from May 2000 predate previous records and thus become the state’s earliest of those species.