eWestern BirdsThe Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists
Vol. 45, No. 1
Western Field Ornithologists
2012 Nevada Bird Records Committee Report
Elevation Ranges of Birds along California’s Pacific Crest Trail
Michael C. McGrann and James H. Thorne
A Population Census of the Cactus Wren in Ventura County, California
Daniel S. Cooper, Linnea S. Hall, and Adam J. Searcy
Foraging Interactions of the Great Egret in Upland Habitats
Cole J. Caldwell
James R. Tietz
Featured Photo: Hypermelanism in an American Pipit
Ken R. Schneider
Front cover photo by © Randall Bruce of North Las Vegas, Nevada: immature Harris’s Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus), Boulder City, Nevada, 15 January 2012, one of four Harris’s Hawks in the area that winter. A pair nested the following summer, the first known nesting of Harris’s Hawk in Nevada.
Back cover © Featured Photo by Ken R. Schneider of San Francisco, California: hypermelanistic American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) at Menlo Park, California, 8 December 2013. Such excessive melanin in the plumage is an abnormality much less frequent than abnormal deficiency of melanin.