This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for August 25.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* August 25, 2017
* CALA1708.25

-Birds mentioned

Long-tailed Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Solitary Sandpiper
Calliope Hummingbird
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Vermilion Flycatcher
Plumbeous Vireo
Lucy’s Warbler
Indigo Bunting


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 August 25.


The female LONG-TAILED DUCK continues along the LA River in Long Beach just below Willow Street. It was reported through August 22.

The RED-BREASTED MERGANSER continued on the lake at Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through August 23. Another RED-BRESTED MERGANSER was at Castaic Lagoon (among a few Common Mergansers) on August 20.

CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRDS turned up at feeders in Agua Dulce on August 17 and in Eagle Rock on August 18.

A SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was at the Piute Ponds (at Friends Pond) on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required for entry) from August 19-22.

Another SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was along the LA River in Glendale south of the 134 Freeway crossing on August 22. A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was north of the 134 on the same day.

YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS continue at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh in Playa Vista. Most frequently they have been near the bend of the marsh adjacent to the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson. Several have been present and at least one bird was reported there through August 24.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at Castaic Lagoon on August 20 by the swim beach.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Charlton Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on August 16.

A LUCY’S WARBLER was found at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on August 24. It was around the small pond near the southeast corner of the basin. Easiest access is by parking at the west end of La Canada Verdugo Road, then walking west then right (north) down the dirt road into the basin. The pond is on your left.

A male INDIGO BUNTING (probably a continuing bird) was at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on August 20. It was at the south end of the lakes.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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