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The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Vol. 53, No. 2
May 2022
Western Field Ornithologists

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Twelfth Report of the Washington Bird Records Committee (2016–2018)
Bill Tweit, Ryan Shaw, and Matt Bartels

The 46th Annual Report of the California Bird Records Committee: 2020 Records
Thomas A. Benson, Deborah J. House, Guy McCaskie, Alex M. Rinkert, and Ryan S. Terrill

Presumed Nocturnal Flight Call of the Green-tailed Towhee
William R. Evans

Diet of Nestling Willow Flycatchers in Meadows of the Sierra Nevada
Scott E. Dietrich


Incidence and Extent of Eccentric Preformative Molt in the California and Canyon Towhees
D. Julian Tattoni, Katie LaBarbera, and Charles D. Hathcock

An Introduction to Prey of the Mexican Spotted Owl in Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona
Jonathan G. Hardes

First Record of the Yellow-bellied Flycatcher for the El Paso Region of Texas
Oscar Johnson

Book Reviews
Robert A. Hamilton and Desmond E. Sieburth

In Memoriam: Terence R. Wahl, 1930–2022

Front cover photo by © Thomas M. Edell of Cayucos, California: Two Emperor Geese (Anser canagicus) that remained from 9 January to 15 March 2020 at Point Piedras Blancas, San Luis Obispo Co., California—the southernmost point the Emperor Goose reached that winter, as noted in this year’s report of the California Bird Records Committee.

Back cover photo by © Jack C. Daynes of Poway, California: Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus), Tubac, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, 26 October 2015. In this issue of Western Birds, on the basis of nocturnal recordings near Nogales, Arizona, William R. Evans outlines a basis for deducing the Green-tailed Towhee’s previously unknown nocturnal flight call.