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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 51, No. 3
August 2020
Western Field Ornithologists

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Plumage Variation in Bering Sea Plectrophenax Buntings and the Specific Status of McKay’s Bunting
Jack J. Withrow

Distribution and Abundance of Colonial Herons and Egrets in California, 2009–2012
W. David Shuford, John P. Kelly, T. Emiko Condeso, Daniel S. Cooper, Kathy C. Molina, and Dennis Jongsomjit 
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Changes in the Status and Distribution of the Cinereous and Fulvous Owls in Mexico
Nathan Pieplow, Andrew Spencer, Carlos Sanchez, and Manuel Grosselet

The 44th Annual Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2018 Records
Thomas A. Benson, Rob Fowler, Guy McCaskie, and Justyn T. Stahl


Book Review: An Expedition to Ramsey Canyon: The 1896 Field Journal of Ornithologist Harry S. Swarth
Kurt A. Radamaker

Featured Photo: Putative Canyon Towhee × Spotted Towhee: A New Intergeneric Hybrid
David Tønnessen

Front cover photo by © Aaron Maizlish of San Francisco, California: Common Ringed Plover, Abbotts Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, 15 October 2018, representing the second record for California and the fourth for the Pacific coast of North America south of Alaska of this primarily Old World species.

Back cover “Featured Photo” by © David Tønnessen of Colorado Springs, Colorado: Apparent hybrid of a Canyon Towhee (Melozone fusca) × Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus), the first example of this combination.