The California Bird Records Committee has added Slaty-backed Gull (Larus
schistisagus) to its official California state bird list, based on the
well-documented occurrence of this species at Half Moon Bay, San Mateo
Co., in January and February of 2005. In AOU check-list sequence this
species comes between Lesser Black-backed Gull and Yellow-footed Gull.
This addition brings the official state list to 630 species.
California Bird Records Committee
Kimball L. Garrett
Ornithology Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90007
(213) 746-2999 FAX
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