This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 17.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* November 17, 2017
* CALA1711.17

-Birds mentioned

“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Pacific Golden-Plover
Pectoral Sandpiper
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
“Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
Short-eared Owl
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Pacific Wren
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Lark Bunting
“Large-billed” Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Black-and-white Warbler
Palm Warbler


California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/


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Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 17.

Up to four female BLACK SCOTERS continued off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 16. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 44 to 49.

A “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November 14. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November 13.

Another “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale from November 11-15.

A PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo from November 11-16. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure. A “LARGE-BILLED” SAVANNAH SPARROW was found here on November 15.

A late PECTORAL SANDPIPER was along the LA River between Atlantic and Slauson on November 12.

A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on November 10.

A “HARLAN’S” RED-TAILED HAWK continued in the east Antelope Valley. It was in the row of trees bordering the east side of the field on the southeast side of the intersection of 110th Street East and Ave. I.

At least two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continue at the Castaic Sports Complex. They were seen on the south side south of the picnic area on November 11. Two more VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were reported at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on November 13 between the park ranger building and the parking lot. Another was at Hollydale Park in South Gate on November 14.

A PACIFIC WREN was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on November 13. A letter of permission is required for entry.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was near the main entrance at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino on November 13.

A SWAMP SPARROW was along the San Gabriel River in Duarte on November 11. It was at one of the drops adjacent to Encanto Park.

The LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through November 11. It has been by the south rim of the canyon.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was on the LA Zoo grounds on November 11 (by the Babirusa enclosure).

A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO continued at St. Andrew’s Priory near Valyermo through November 11. Another was at Rancho Sierra Golf Club in the east Antelope Valley on November 12.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the Linden H. Chandler Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates on November 10. Another was on the south side of Silverlake Reservoir on November 13.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 16 in the willows in the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. An EASTERN PHOEBE remained through November 16 and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen through November 12. New was a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW discovered on November 13. The preserve’s official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

A PALM WARBLER continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 11. It was last reported by the dam.

San Clemente Island had SHORT-EARED OWL on November 10.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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