Starting January 2009 this gallery will no longer be adding new photo contributions. After twelve years we have almost run out of web hosting space at City College.
The good news is that new photos of western rarities will instead be hosted at Western Field Ornithologists new web site. A cool feature is that the most recently uploaded photo shows up right on the front page.
We think WFO is a more appropriate place for continuing this service and expanding it beyond California to other western states. We thank the wonderful people who have generously contributed their photos over the last twelve years and hope you will continue to submit your extraordinary photos as we upgrade to this new venue. The birding community remains in your debt. If you have photos which you would like to contribute to the new WFO gallery, please send feedback.
Here we offer photos of recent rarities from California and other western states.
To save download time for those on dialup, the gallery has been divided up by the years in which the images were posted: