North American Birds. This fine periodical, published quarterly by the American Birding Association (ABA), is the compendium for bird records in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean region. A separate issue summarizes each year's Christmas Bird Census—the longest- running bird-related database ever! Reports on field sightings should be sent to regional editors: see http://americanbirding.org/publications/nabgen; call ABA at (800) 850-2473; or ask your birding friends.
Western Birds. Many states and provinces have committees in charge of records of out-of-range birds. Ours, the California Bird Records Committee, publishes annual reports in Western Birds, the Western Field Ornithologists' journal. For information, see www.wfo-cbrc.org, or write Robbie Fischer, 1359 Solano Drive, Pacifica, CA 94044.