The California Bird Records Committee has completed evaluation of the
record of a Tristram's Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma tristrami) captured on
Southeast Farallon Island, San Francisco Co., on 22 April 2006; the
record has been accepted unanimously. This species should be placed on
the California list between Black Storm-Petrel and Least Storm-Petrel,
and of course is now added to the Review List as well. This record is
also a first for the ABA area, if accepted by the ABA-CLC. Note that a
sight record of another Tristram's Storm-Petrel at the San Juan
Seamount, Santa Barbara Co., on 21 July 2007 is currently circulating
through the CBRC.
Acceptance of this species brings the California state list to 637
species (ten of which are non-native).
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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