eWestern BirdsThe Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists
Vol. 41, No. 3
Western Field Ornithologists
The 34th Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2008 Records
James E. Pike and David M. Compton
ABSTRACT: The California Bird Records Committee reached decisions on 233 records involving 76 species, one species pair, and one hybrid combination evaluated during 2008, endorsing 200 of them. New to California was the Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica), bringing California’s bird list to 641 species, ten of which are non-native. A potential first state record of a Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima) was not accepted on grounds of questionable natural occurrence, and potential first state records of the Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) and Oriental Greenfinch (Chloris sinica) were not accepted on grounds of identification.