This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 7.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 7, 2017
* CALA1704.07

-Birds mentioned

White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Neotropic Cormorant
Calliope Hummingbird
Least Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Black-and-white Warbler
Pine Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 7.

Two female BLACK SCOTERS and four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS (an apparent 3 males and one female) were near the Grand Ave. parking area off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on April 5.

A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was found at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on April 2. There have been no further reports.

A CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was at Malaga Dunes in Palos Verdes Estates on April 5.

The LEAST FLYCATCHER continued through April 5 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 in and around a large eucalyptus below and just east of the parking area.

A male VERMILION FLYCATCHER and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued through April 4 at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale. Both have been near the boat launch area.

Five VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued through April 2 at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through March 31. It was last reported in the interior willow stand.

The continuing PINE WARBLER at Santa Fe Dam was reported again from March 31-April 2. It has usually been seen around parking lot 2.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach, being reported through April 2.

The HARRIS’S SPARROW continued along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont through April 5. 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 male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was in Chavez Ravine in Elysian Park on April 5. It was northwest of the Grace E. Simons Lodge in some silk oaks.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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