This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 21.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 21, 2017
* CALA1704.21

-Birds mentioned

Common Ground-Dove
Neotropic Cormorant
American Bittern
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Least Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Gray Catbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Palm Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

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 April 21.

COMMON GROUND-DOVE reports included at least two in Cerritos on April 16 (along the San Gabriel River Trail north of the Cerritos Golf Course) and two along the San Gabriel River in Bellflower about 250 yards south of Trabuco Street from April 17-20.

A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported again around the lake at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on April 20.

An AMERICAN BITTERN was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on March 15.

An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was by the duck pond at El Dorado Park West (southeast of Willow and Studebaker) on April 19.

The LEAST FLYCATCHER behind the Whittier Narrows Dam in Montebello continued through April 15. From San Gabriel Blvd., take Lincoln Ave. south to the parking area on your left at the top of the dam. The bird has been quite vocal in and around a large eucalyptus below and just east of the parking area.

The GRAY CATBIRD continues at Monte Verde Park (private) in Lakewood, being last reported on April 16. The park is at the north end of the San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail. The bird can often be seen through the fence or in adjacent areas just outside the small park.

A PALM WARBLER was at Madrona Marsh west of the north end of the berm in Torrance on April 15. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued there through April 19 at the east end of the interior willows. A VERMILION FLYCACHER also continues, last reported on April 15 near the far north pond (walk up the berm past the nursery and look from here). Official preserve hours are 10-5, Tuesday through Saturday.

Another PALM WARBLER was at South Gate Park behind the Sports Center (between Tweedy Blvd. and Southern Ave., west of Atlantic) on April 16.

The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale through April 17 near the boat launch area.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach, being reported through April 17.

Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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