eWestern BirdsThe Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists
Vol. 42, No. 3
Western Field Ornithologists
The 35th Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2009 Records
Peter Pyle, Jim Tietz, and Guy McCaskie
ABSTRACT: Since its 34th report (Pike and Compton 2010), the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) has accepted records of 176 individuals of 58 species, 2 species pairs, and 1 hybrid, most of which were of birds observed in 2009. Two species, the White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis) and the recently split Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis), are added to the California state list, bringing the total to 643 accepted species. We introduce a new tabular format to present CBRC records, similar to that found at the CBRC’s webpage Update to Rare Birds of California (). In 2011, the CBRC added two species to its review list, the Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) and Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina).