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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 51, No. 1
March 2020
Western Field Ornithologists

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The 43rd Annual Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2017 Records
Daniel S. Singer, Thomas A. Benson, Guy McCaskie, and Justyn Stahl

ABSTRACT: From its last report through 2017 the California Bird Records Committee reached decisions on 178 records involving 176 individuals of 71 species and two species groups, endorsing 154 records of 153 individuals. The first accepted state records of Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Hydrobates castro), Kermadec Petrel (Pterodroma neglecta), Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla), and Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) are outlined in this report. These additions plus additions in 2018 bring California’s total list of accepted species to 673, of which 11 represent established introductions. Other notable records detailed in this report include the state’s second Ross’s Gull (Rhodostethia rosea) and third Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus).

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