eWestern BirdsThe Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists
Vol. 47, No. 1
Western Field Ornithologists
The 39th Annual Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2013 Records
Stephen C. Rottenborn, Guy McCaskie, Brian E. Daniels, and John Garrett
ABSTRACT: The California Bird Records Committee reached decisions on 285 records involving 562 individuals of 68 species and three species groups documented since the 38th report (Pike et al. 2014), endorsing 254 records of 532 individuals of 63 species and three species groups. First accepted state records of the Tundra Bean-Goose (Anser serrirostris), Nazca Booby (Sula granti), Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis), Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus), and Common Swift (Apus apus) outlined in this report bring California’s total list of accepted species to 658, 11 of which are established introductions. Other notable records detailed in this report include the state’s first Gray Hawk (Buteo plagiatus) during its return for a second winter, second Eastern Whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus), fourth Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla), and the largest incursions yet of the Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii), Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus), Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis), and Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea).