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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 50, No. 1
March 2019
Western Field Ornithologists

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Nevada Bird Records Committee Report for 2017
Jeanne Tinsman and Martin Meyers

Return of Beach-Nesting Snowy Plovers to Los Angeles County Following a 68-Year Absence
Thomas P. Ryan, Stacey Vigallon, Daniel S. Cooper, Chris Dellith, Karina Johnston, and Lana Nguyen

Historical and Geographical Patterns in Knemidokoptes Mite Infestations in Southern California Birds
Kevin B. Clark, Bruce Rideout, Kimball L. Garrett, Philip Unitt, and Barry OConnor


Black Rosy-Finch: Utah Breeding Range Update and Survey Recommendations
Neil Paprocki and Theresa Pope

A White-eyed Spotted Towhee Observed in Northwestern Nebraska
Rick Wright

First Breeding Record of the Eared Grebe in Sonora, Mexico
Ryan P. O’Donnell and Kyla Garten

Book Reviews
Lori Hargrove, John T. Rotenberry, and André F. Raine

Featured Photo: Evidence for Suspension of Prebasic Molt in a White-eyed Vireo
Blaine H. Carnes and Abidas Ash

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Front cover photo by © Fred Petersen of Reno, Nevada: Black Scoter (Melanitta americana), at Warrior Point, Pyramid Lake, Washoe County, Nevada, 11–12 December 2016, representing the 13th record for Nevada endorsed by the Nevada Bird Records Committee. Nevada has had at least one record of the Black Scoter in 6 of the last 10 years.

Back cover “Featured Photo” by © Blaine H. Carnes of Coppell, Texas: White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) at Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve, Orange Walk district, Belize, 20–22 February 2018. Note the active molt in the secondaries and tertials, unexpected at this time in a species with only a single prebasic molt per year. Evidently, the molt during the preceding fall had been suspended, then resumed while the bird was in its winter range.