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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 43, No. 3
September 2012
Western Field Ornithologists

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Fall Bird Migration on Santa Barbara Island, California
Nick Lethaby, Wes Fritz, Paul W. Collins, and Peter Gaede

A Population Census of the Cactus Wren in Coastal Los Angeles County
Daniel S. Cooper, Robert A. Hamilton,and Shannon D. Lucas

The 36th Annual Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2010 Records
Oscar Johnson, Brian L. Sullivan, and Guy McCaskie


Snowy Plover Buried Alive by Wind-Blown Sand
J. Daniel Farrar, Adam A. Kotaich, David J. Lauten, Kathleen A. Castelein, and Eleanor P. Gaines

In Memoriam: Clifford R. Lyons
Jon Winter

Featured Photo: Multiple Color Abnormalities in a Wintering Mew Gull
Jeff N. Davis and Len Blumin

Front cover photo by © Robert H. Doster of Chico, California: Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus), offshore of Ft. Bragg, Mendocino County, California, 20 May 2012. Since the species was brought to the brink of extinction in the 1930s, it has recovered to the point where small numbers are seen regularly in the northeastern Pacific and one pair colonized Midway Atoll, fledging young in 2011 and 2012.

Back cover: “Featured Photo” by © Len Blumin of Mill Valley, California: Aberrant Mew Gull at Las Gallinas wastewater ponds in Terra Linda, Marin County, California, 22 December 2007, representing the first record of a bird displaying four distinct color abnormalities.