The record of the widely-seen Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) at Watsonville, Santa Cruz Co. 28 Sep-2 Oct 2012 has been accepted by the CBRC. The species is added to the official state list at the beginning of the cuckoos (family Cuculidae), thus residing between Ruddy Ground-Dove and Yellow-billed Cuckoo on the species list. It is annotated with an asterisk (on the CBRC review list) and a "P" code (photographed).
This brings the California state list to 649 (or possibly to 650 or 651, depending on how the CBRC resolves issues surrounding the Taiga/Tundra Bean-Goose and the Common Crane at its annual meeting later this week). News from the CBRC's annual meeting will be posted early next week.
Kimball L. Garrett
Ornithology Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
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