Rare Birds of California

This 600-page book synthesizes the work of the California Bird Records Committee from 1970 through 2003 with selected additions through 2006, putting every vagrant to California in its geographical and historical context. It is generously illustrated with color and black and white photography, including the best photographs ever taken in California of rare birds. Maps and charts depict spatial and temporal distributions, and the interpretive text adds value far beyond the lists of records. The table of records has been updated through 14 January 2024.