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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 52, No. 3
August 2021
Western Field Ornithologists

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Nevada Bird Records Committee Report for 2019–2020
Jeanne Tinsman and Martin Meyers

Requiem for the Tricolored Blackbird in Mexico?
Richard A. Erickson, Horacio de la Cueva, and Enrique D. Zamora-Hernández

Yellow-billed Magpie Population Status and Habitat Characteristics in Urban Sacramento, California
Daniel A. Airola, Lily A. Douglas, and Layla Airola

Toward Clarifying the Wyoming Ranges of the Vireo gilvus Complex
M. Ralph Browning

Update on the Status and Breeding Phenology of the Timberline Sparrow (Spizella breweri taverneri) in Alaska
Claire M. Stuyck, Paul B. Leonard, Gerald V. Frost,
Michelle L. S. Lake, and Jeffrey D. Walters


First Record of the Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler in Alaska
Aaron J. Lang and Steven C. Heinl

Egg Retrieval by Trumpeter Swans
Paige C. Miller and David J. Delehanty

Book Review: Birds of Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona, 3rd ed.
Catherine Waters

Featured Photo: An Apparent Red-backed Junco, Junco hyemalis dorsalis, in California
Kimball L. Garrett

Front cover photo by © David Walker of Las Vegas, Nevada: Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nye Co., Nevada, 3 September 2019, representing a fifth record of the species for Nevada. Two occurrences of the spoonbill in Nevada in 2019 were the first for that state since the irruption of 1977.

Back cover “Featured Photo” by © Larry Sansone of Los Angeles, California: Red-backed Junco (Junco hyemalis dorsalis), representing the first well-supported record for California of this subspecies that breeds largely in the mountains of Arizona and New Mexico and typically disperses only short distances from its breeding range.