Los Angeles RBAs 2017

Los Angeles RBAs 2017

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for May 26.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* May 26, 2017
* CALA1705.26


-Birds mentioned

Red-breasted Merganser
Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Mountain Plover
Common Loon
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Vermilion Flycatcher
Plumbeous Vireo
Mountain Bluebird
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Blackpoll Warbler
Summer Tanager


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


Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird


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


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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for May 26.

A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on May 21.

An INCA DOVE continued by 89th Street at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles through May 25.

A COMMON GROUND-DOVE continued along the San Gabriel River well south of Trabuco Street in Bellflower through May 19.

The Piute Ponds hosted a MOUNTAIN PLOVER on May 23.

Still present on May 19 was a continuing COMMON LOON at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas.

Also continuing through May 19 was a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh.

At least five VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at the Castaic Sports Complex through May 21. Several others remain at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO and a MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD were at Guffy Campground along Blue Ridge Road in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains on May 21.

A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at Jesse Brewer Park in Los Angeles (corner of Vermont and Exposition) on May 24. Despite searching, the bird was not detected on May 26.

A NORTHERN PARULA was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on May 20, but has not reported since. It was on the north side of the central lawn area near a large coral tree. This is private property, but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.

A female BLACKPOLL WARBLER was at the wildlife area in the Sepulveda Basin on May 20. It was near the lake at second viewing overlook (south of the second metal bridge).

A male SUMMER TANAGER was in Pasadena (west side of Mar Vista, between Claremont and Washington) on May 24.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 2.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* June 2, 2017
* CALA1706.02


-Birds mentioned

Red-breasted Merganser
Common Ground-Dove
Pectoral Sandpiper
Guadalupe Murrelet
Magnificent Frigatebird
Brown Pelican
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Swainson’s Hawk
WHITE-EYED VIREO
Purple Martin
Black-and-white Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Summer Tanager
Indigo Bunting



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


Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird


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 June 2.

A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook on June 1.

At least two COMMON GROUND-DOVES continued along the San Gabriel River by the nursery at the end of Trabuco Street in Bellflower through May 29. They have also been seen well south of Trabuco (i.e. Caruther’s Park just above the 91 Freeway).

Another COMMON GROUND-DOVE continues at Linden H. Chandler Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates, being reported through May 27.

Duckbill Lake at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) produced a PECTORAL SANDPIPER on June 2.

An apparently injured GUADALUPE MURRELET was by the Cabrillo Beach Fishing Pier in San Pedro on May 26.

Just outside of Long Beach Harbor on May 27, a MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD was seen.

Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas hosted a BROWN PELICAN on May 31.

What is likely an immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at Apollo Park near Lancaster on May 27 and was apparently present for up to two weeks prior.

At Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach, a SWAINSON’S HAWK was observed on May 27.

A WHITE-EYED VIREO was found along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor on May 29 and was still present on June 2. The bird has been vocal and moves around the area, but can be difficult and sometimes impossible to see. It has generally been around a hillside seep along Cabora Drive. This spot is well to the northeast of the dirt parking area at the head of Cabora Drive ( and just short of Oberrieder Park, but on the opposite side of the channel—Google Earth coordinates are 33.970790, -118.421365). Access to Cabora is from Lincoln Blvd. about 200 feet west of Loyola Marymount Drive. Alternative parking can be had at the bottom of the hill on Bluff Creek Drive.

Two PURPLE MARTINS were at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on May 29.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was on San Clemente Island on May 30 and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER was there on May 26.

A SUMMER TANAGER was near the southeast corner of Apollo Park near Lancaster on May 30.

Three INDIGO BUNTINGS were on San Clemente Island between May 29-31.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 9.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* June 9, 2017
* CALA1706.09


-Birds mentioned

White-winged Dove
Pectoral Sandpiper
Lewis’s Woodpecker
WHITE-EYED VIREO
Yellow-throated Vireo
Purple Martin
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting


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


Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird


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 June 9.

Single WHITE-WINGED DOVES were at Pt. Fermin Park in San Pedro and at the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor on June 2 and around the parking lot at Apollo Park near Lancaster on June 3.

Continuing through June 5 was a PECTORAL SANDPIPER at Duckbill Lake at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required).

Very out of season was a LEWIS’S WOODPECKER at the far end of the burn area at Charlton Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on June 3.

The WHITE-EYED VIREO along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor was present through June 8. The bird has been vocal and moves around the area, but can be difficult and sometimes impossible to see. It has generally been around a hillside seep along Cabora Drive. This spot is well to the northeast of the dirt parking area at the head of Cabora Drive ( and just short of Oberrieder Park, but on the opposite side of the channel—Google Earth coordinates are 33.970790, -118.421365). Access to Cabora is from Lincoln Blvd. about 200 feet west of Loyola Marymount Drive. Alternative parking can be had at the bottom of the hill on Bluff Creek Drive.

Two likely continuing PURPLE MARTINS were at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia through June 5.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Tierra Bonita Park in Lancaster on June 3.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was found near Big Pines in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains on June 2. This bird was east of Appletree Campground by mile marker 9.86 and about 100 yards upstream from Big Pines Highway along Mescal Creek.

San Clemente Island continued to be productive, reporting a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO on June 2, a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER on June 6, a TENNESSEE WARBLER on June 2, a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK from June 2-6 and one to two INDIGO BUNTINGS continuing through June 7.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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