This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 31, 2017.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* March 31, 2017
* CALA1703.31

-Birds mentioned

White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Least Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-and-white Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
“Red” Fox Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Baltimore Oriole

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 31, 2017.

Three BLACK SCOTERS and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were north of Imperial Highway off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on March 24.

The LEAST FLYCATCHER continued through March 27 behind the Whittier Narrows Dam in Montebello. 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 and in and around a large eucalyptus below and just east of the parking area.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on March 30. Preserve hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10-5.

An adult male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from March 26-27. It was in the trees near the boat launch area. Also present in the vicinity was a PLUMBEOUS VIREO and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was seen briefly at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley on March 30.

Another PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Valley Plaza Park in North Hollywood on March 26. It was in the northeast corner of the northeast part of the park.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. It was reported through March 24.

A BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was on San Clemente Island on March 24.

A continuing “RED” FOX SPARROW was observed again at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on March 27 where it has been seen intermittently. It was in the southeast part of the basin.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS included one continuing at Neff Park in La Mirada through March 24.

The HARRIS’S SPARROW continued along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont through March 30. To reach the exact location, drive to the very north end of Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont. There is a free parking lot to the left. Walk northeast about one half mile along the Thompson Creek Trail by the water channel. The first feeding station can be seen on the right by a bench and drinking fountain. There are bird feeders and a solar panel water dish on the ground. Walk about one more block to E. Pomello Drive (closed to parking) where there is a locked large metal yellow gate to your left. Go past it at the channel, and just to the right is the second feeding station which the bird prefers.

A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was reported at Grant Park in Pasadena on March 30.

An adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at La Mirada Park (near Foster Road) on March 27.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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