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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 45, No. 2
June 2014
Western Field Ornithologists

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First Occurrence of an Atlantic Common Eider (Somateria mollissima dresseri) in the Pacific Ocean
Kenneth P. Able, Alan Barron, Jon L. Dunn, Kevin E. Omland, and Larry Sansone

Abundance and Distribution of the Yellow-billed Magpie
Scott P. Crosbie, Levi E. Souza, and Holly B. Ernest

Rare Birds of Utah: The Nineteenth Report of the Utah Bird Records Committee
Ryan P. O’Donnell, Steve Carr, Craig Fosdick, Robert Bond, Rick Fridell, Steve Hedges, Colby Neuman, Ron Ryel, Terry Sadler, Jack J. Skalicky, Mark Stackhouse, and Merrill Webb

Apparent Sympatry of Two Subspecies of the White-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys pugetensis and gambelii, in Washington State
Eugene S. Hunn and David Beaudette

Recent Trends in Yellow-billed Cuckoo Occurrences in Southern California, with Observations of a Foraging Cuckoo in San Diego County
Kevin B. Clark, Beth Procsal, and Mark Dodero


Nesting of the Peregrine Falcon in the Desert Southwest
Brenda J. Zaun, Joseph R. Barnett, Christa D. Weise, and Linden A. Piest

Book Reviews
Robert A. Hamilton and Lauren B. Harter

Featured Photo: The Mangrove Yellow Warbler Reaches California
Oscar Johnson and Mark J. Billings

Front cover photo by © Tom Greer of Sacramento, California: Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli), Florin area, Sacramento County, California, 10 July 2003. Analyzed by habitat, the results of surveys in 2007 and 2008 imply a population of about 400,000 birds and substantial retraction of the range in the San Joaquin Valley.

Back cover: © Featured Photo by Vic Murayama of Chula Vista, California: Mangrove Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia, possibly of subspecies castaneiceps), near the mouth of the San Diego River, San Diego County, California, 13 January 2009, representing the second record of the Mangrove Warbler for California and third for the western United States of these subspecies normally restricted to mangroves along tropical coasts north to Baja California Sur and Sonora. The entirely chestnut head and a single generation of feathers in the wings indicate a definitive-plumaged male.