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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 50, No. 4
December 2019
Western Field Ornithologists

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Eleventh Report of the Washington Bird Records Committee (2014–2016)
Ryan J. Merrill, Charlie Wright, and Matt Bartels

ABSTRACT: Since its tenth report (Mlodinow and Bartels 2016) the Washington Bird Records Committee has reviewed 318 reports representing 98 species and six subspecies. A total of 225 reports were endorsed, an acceptance rate of 72%. Eight species and one subspecies were added to the Washington state checklist: the Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris), Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus), Least Auklet (Aethia pusilla), Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma woodhouseii), Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus), Gray Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea), Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla), Lucy’s Warbler (Oreothlypis luciae), and the Siberian subspecies of the American Pipit (Anthus rubescens japonicus). In addition, the decision to treat the Iceland (Larus glaucoides sensu stricto) and Thayer’s (L. thayeri) gulls as a single species, under the name of Iceland Gull (L. glaucoides sensu lato), reduced the state bird list by one. The Washington state list now stands at 514 species.

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