eWestern BirdsThe Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists
Vol. 47, No. 2
Western Field Ornithologists
Nevada Bird Records Committee Report for 2014
ABSTRACT: In 2014, the Nevada Bird Records Committee (NBRC) reviewed 96 reports covering the period 1 December 1929–19 September 2014 and endorsed 89 of them. There were no changes to the Nevada list or the Nevada review list in 2014. In this year, however, the NBRC endorsed records of five species that had been on the state list without specific records previously endorsed: the Least Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma microsoma), Wood Stork (Mycteria americana), Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus), and Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus). Nevada’s first successful nesting of the Common Black Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus) was documented. The continuing increase in the Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) in the southwestern U.S. is reflected in Nevada, with the number of NBRC-endorsed records rising from two to seven in 2014.