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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 41, No. 2
June 2010
Western Field Ornithologists

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Noteworthy Bird Observations from the Caroline and Marshall Islands 1988–2009, Including Five New Records for Micronesia
H. Douglas Pratt, Marjorie Falanruw, Mandy T. Etpison, Alan Olsen, Donald W. Buden, Peter Clement, Anuradha Gupta, Heather Ketebengang, Yalap P. Yalap, Dale R. Herter, David Klauber, Paul Pisano, Daniel S. Vice, and Gary J. Wiles

Occupancy of Habitats by Mexican Spotted Owls in Relation to Explosive Noise and Recreational Access at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Charles D. Hathcock, Leslie A. Hansen, and David C. Keller


A Brown Hawk-Owl (Ninox scutulata) from Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Alexander L. Bond and Ian L. Jones

Ladder-backed Woodpeckers Nest in Cismontane San Bernardino County, California
Debbie J. House, Doug Willick, and Robert L. McKernan

Mountain Bluebird Nesting in an Arroyo Bank in Northern New Mexico
Jeanne M. Fair
and Laura K. Marsh

Book Reviews
Jaan Lepson

Featured Photo: Differences between the Winter Plumages of the Black and Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches in New Mexico
Stephen M. Fettig, Nancy S. Cox, Steven W. Cox, Raymond L. VanBuskirk, and Michael O. Hilchey

Front cover photo by © John Sterling of Woodland, California: White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), off Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, California, 18 October 2009, evidently constituting the first record of this species for California and the North Pacific Ocean; as this issue goes to press still under consideration by the California Bird Records Committee.

Back cover “Featured Photos” by © Stephen Fettig of Los Alamos, New Mexico: (top) female Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, (Leucosticte tephrocotis), in the Sandia Mountains of north-central New Mexico, 23 March 2008; (bottom) female Black Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte atrata), (left) and female Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (right) in the Sandia Mountains, 11 January 2009.