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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 45, No. 4
December 2014
Western Field Ornithologists

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The 38th Annual Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2012 Records
James E. Pike, Kimball L. Garrett, and Adam J. Searcy

Effects of Natural Habitat on Pest Control in California Vineyards
Katharine A. Howard and Matthew D. Johnson

The Nominate Subspecies of the Purple Finch in California and Western North America
Cameron L. Rutt, Peter Pyle, Paul W. Collins, Matthew L. Brady, James R. Tietz, and Jon L. Dunn

Roost Sites of the Black-backed Woodpecker in Burned Forest
Rodney B. Siegel, Robert L. Wilkerson, Morgan W. Tingley, and Christine A. Howell

Characteristics of Sites of Western Bluebird Nests in Managed Ponderosa Pine Forests of Washington
Jeffrey M. Kozma

Documenting Western Burrowing Owl Reproduction
and Activity Patterns with Motion-Activated Cameras

Derek B. Hall and Paul D. Greger


Presence of the Neotropic Cormorant in Chihuahua, Mexico
Fernando Mondaca-Fernández and Israel Moreno-Contreras

Thanks to Western Birds’ Reviewers and Associate Editors

Featured Photo: Inland Records of the Black Skimmer in the Western United States
Floyd E. Hayes

Daniel D. Gibson

Front cover photo by © Larry Sansone of Los Angeles, California: White Wagtail (Motacilla alba), Cabrillo Beach, Los Angeles Co., California, 8 December 2012. The clean gray rump, dark base to the secondaries, and extensively dark centers to the median and greater secondary coverts specify the subspecies ocularis.

Back cover “Featured Photo” by © Floyd Hayes of Angwin, California: Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) over Clear Lake near Lakeport, Lake County, California, 3 July 2013, representing the northernmost inland record in western North America.