European Starling in California
The European Starling in California
Under date of January 22, 1942, C. G. Fairchild, Refuge Manager of the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Siskiyou County, California, wrote me as follows: “Wish to advise you that Howard Cantrell collected a starling at the Peninsula Cabin. He saw a flight of about forty, east of the town of Tulelake, California. He also saw another bunch around the Peninsula Cabin of approximately four.” On February 4, 1942, I received by mail s specimen of starling (Sturnus wulgaris) in the flesh with a tag bearing the following incription: “Howard Cantrell, January 10, 1942-11:30 a.m. Peninsula Cabin.” The bird, an adult male, has been prepared as a study skin and the stomach saved for future study. So far as is known, this is the first record of the European Starling in the state of California.
Stanley G. Jewett
Portland, Oregon, February 4, 1942