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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 45, No. 3
September 2014
Western Field Ornithologists

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Persistence of the Boreal Owl in New Mexico: 1987–2012
Dale W. Stahlecker, Edward P. MacKerrow, Hira A. Walker, Jonathan P. Batkin, and Bernard R. Foy

First Successful Nesting of Swainson’s Hawk in Santa Clara County, California, since the 1800s
Ryan A. Phillips, William G. Bousman, Mike Rogers, Ryan Bourbour, Breanna Martinico, and Michael Mammoser

Reuse of Nest Sites by Pelagic Cormorants in Northern California
Ellen S. Martinsen and Joseph J. Schall

Status of Ospreys Nesting on San Francisco Bay
Anthony J. Brake, Harvey A. Wilson, Robin Leong, and Allen M. Fish

First Nesting of the California Gull in New Mexico
William H. Howe and Sartor O. Williams III

Conservation Concerns for Sierra Nevada Birds Associated with High-Severity Fire Chad T. Hanson

Call Types of the Red Crossbill in the San Gabriel, San Bernardino, and San Jacinto Mountains, Southern California
Walter Szeliga, Lance Benner, John Garrett, and Kathi Ellsworth


Interspecific Nest Parasitism by Chukar on Greater Sage-Grouse
Michelle L. Fearon and Peter S. Coates

California Breeding of the Black-throated Magpie-Jay,
Including Evidence of Helping

William E. Haas

A Rapid Field Assessment of the Rufous Night-Heron Population
of Palau, Micronesia

Alan R. Olsen and Milang Eberdong 231

Book Reviews
Lauren B. Harter and Eugene S. Hunn

Featured Photo: Occurrence of Amelanistic Marbled Murrelets
in Southeast Alaska and Northern British Columbia
Sean E. McAllister and Janet Neilson

Front cover photo by © Ed MacKerrow, Mountain Horizon Photographs, of Santa Fe, New Mexico: Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus), near Apache Creek, New Mexico, 29 July 2012. The bird retains chocolate-colored juvenal feathers on the throat and upper breast but is undergoing molt and shows basic plumage elsewhere. First photograph of a juvenile Boreal Owl published from New Mexico, where the species persists at the southern tip of its range in subalpine forests of the San Juan, Jemez, and Sangre de Cristo mountains.

Back cover: “Featured Photo” by © S. E. McAllister of Eureka, California: Amelanistic Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus), Glacier Bay, Alaska, 5 July 2009.