eWestern BirdsThe Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists
Vol. 44, No. 3
Western Field Ornithologists
The 37th Annual Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2011 Records
Kristie N. Nelson, Stephen C. Rottenborn, and Scott B. Terrill
ABSTRACT: The California Bird Records Committee reached decisions on 254 records representing 309 individuals of 75 species and three species pairs documented since the 36th report (Johnson et al. 2012), endorsing 210 records of 264 individuals. The recent split of the Xantus’s Murrelet into the Scripps’s Murrelet (Synthliboramphus scrippsi) and Guadalupe Murrelet (S. hypoleucus), combined with first accepted state records of the Taiga/Tundra Bean-Goose (Anser fabalis/serrirostris), Common Crane (Grus grus), Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula), and Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) outlined in this report, brings California’s total list of accepted species to 649 as of the end of 2011, 10 of which are established introductions. Other notable records detailed in this report include those of the western Atlantic subspecies of the Common Eider (Somateria mollissima dresseri), White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), and Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus).