Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Photographs and Artwork

An Introduction to the CBRC and to this Book

Purpose and Operation of the Committee

Table A: Meetings of the California Bird Records Committee, 1967–2007

Table B: Membership of the California Bird Records Committee, 1970–2007

Table C: California Bird List

Main List

Supplemental List

Table D: Naturalized Bird Species Not Reviewed by the CBRC

Table E: Annual Additions of Native Species to the Main List, 1900–2006

Trends in the California Bird List: Jehl (1980) Revisited

Table F: Analysis of Source Regions for 228 Native Species
Added to the Main List, 1900–2006

Birding in California, 1960–2007

Documenting and Reporting Records

Explanation of Species Accounts

Account Heading

Table of Records

Narrative

Additional Important Information

Accounts of Species on the California Bird List

Main List

Supplemental List

Accounts of Species of Hypothetical Occurrence or Origin

Natural Occurrence Questionable (Identification Established)

Identification Not Established

Establishment of Introduced Population Questionable

Literature Cited

Appendix A: Bylaws of the Western Field Ornithologists’ California Bird Records Committee

Appendix B: Reports of the California Bird Records Committee

Appendix C: Standard Abbreviations for Counties in California

Appendix D: Abbreviations for Institutions Holding Cited Specimens

Appendix E: Master List of Contributors

Appendix F: Gazetteer for Records Reviewed Through 31 December 2003

Appendix G: Maps

Appendix H: Noteworthy Records, 1 January 2004–31 December 2006

Index