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Western Birds, Volume 40, Number 1 (2009)


The Winter Distribution of the Western Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica vanrossemi). 2.
Kathy C. Molina, Kimball L. Garrett, Keith W. Larson, David P. Craig.
First Record of Newell’s Shearwater from the Mainland of North America. 21.
Philip Unitt, Meryl A. Faulkner, and Charles Swanson.
Nestling Provisioning by American Dippers near Juneau, Alaska. 29.
Mary F. Willson and Katherine M. Hocker.


First Modern Record of the White-tailed Eagle in Hawaii. 35.
Brenda J. Zaun.
Egg Retrieval by the Hawaiian Goose after Attempted Predation by a Cat. 39.
Brenda J. Zaun and Wesley W. Weathers.
Book Reviews. 43.
Alan Contreras.
Featured Photo: First Record of the Variegated Flycatcher for Western North America. 47.
Steven G. Mlodinow and David S. Irons.

Front cover photo by © Martin Myers of Truckee, California: Baird's Sparrow (Ammodramus bairdii), Highland Park, Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, 6 September 2008. First confirmed occurrence of Baird's Sparrow in Nevada.

Back cover "Featured Photo" by © Steven G. Mlodinow of Everett, Washington: Variegated Flycatcher (Empidonomus varius), Windust Park, Franklin County, Washington, 7 September 2008. First known occurrence of this South American species in western North America and fourth known occurrence anywhere in North America.

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