This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 13, 2017

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* January 13 2017
* CALA1701.13

-Birds mentioned

White-winged Scoter
Mountain Plover
California Condor
Swainson’s Hawk
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flyactcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Plumbeous Vireo
Mountain Bluebird
Black-and-white Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Painted Redstart
Green-tailed Towhee
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Hooded Oriole

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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 13.

Four female type WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 7. All were opposite lifeguard station 61, but can be either north or south of there.

Eighty-eight MOUNTAIN PLOVER were southeast of the intersection of Avenue L and 50th Street East in the Antelope Valley on January 7.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at Bixby Marshland in Carson on January 7 on the south side of the parking lot.

A CALIFORNIA CONDOR was over Interstate 5 north of Castaic and just south of Vista del Lago on January 6. Another- or the same bird- was along Highway 138 between Quail Lake and Neenach on January 9.

A SWAINSON’S HAWK was over Almansor Park in Alhambra on January 6. Also present south of the ponds was an immature male HOODED ORIOLE, a RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER and a PLUMBEOUS VIREO. These latter birds were all where the jogger track straightens out and about parallel with the fenced-off baseball-type fields.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills Estates on January 8.

A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued at William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles through January 12. It was on the eastern side of the property near a Moreton Bay Fig tree.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through January 11 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through January 10 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) corner. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues, last reported in willows by the meadow area. A PALM WARBLER was seen on January 6 by the south trail overlook. An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continues at Madrona as well. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook was reported through January 10. It has recently been northeast of the end of the Avalon parking lot, but has previously been seen near the intersection of Wadsworth Ave. and 126th Street and also north of the south lake. The VERMILION FLYCATCHER continues, being last reported northeast of the end of the Avalon parking lot on December 10.

The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area also continues. It was seen through January 10 near the east end of the Avalon parking lot.

Up to ten MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS continue at Brackett Field in La Verne. They were last reported on January 6 past the west end of the runway adjacent to the nursery.

The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates was reported through January 9 around building 3604. A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was in this area through January 10.

The West San Gabriel Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a continuing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE reported through January 9. A good area to check is just south of the two green and white posts on the west side of the paved walkway.

A SWAMP SPARROW continued along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loyola Marymount University through January 8. It is near where Village Drive dead ends and a hillside concrete drainage channel.

Another SWAMP SPARROW was at UCLA on January 6 on the southwest side of Bunche Hall.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued in the Wilmington Drain above the Pacific Coast Highway through January 7. It has been hanging around a pomegranate tree.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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