Los Angeles RBAs 2017

Los Angeles RBAs 2017

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for August 4.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* August 4, 2017
* CALA1708.04

-Birds mentioned

Long-tailed Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Ground-Dove
Baird’s Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
American Bittern
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Ovenbird

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 August 4.

The female LONG-TAILED DUCK along the lower LA River in Long Beach just below Willow Street was reported through July 30.

The male RED-BREASTED MERGANSER continued on the lake at Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through August 1.

A COMMON GROUND-DOVE was at Azusa Pacific University on July 29.

A first of fall BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was along the LA River south of Rosecrans Blvd. in Paramount on July 31.

A SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was at Duckbill Lake at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on August 2.

Up to three YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS (and adult and two immature birds) have been at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa del Rey through August 2. Most frequently they have been seen near the bend of the marsh adjacent to the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson. An AMERICAN BITTERN was observed at the marsh on July 30.

An OVENBIRD was at Madrona Marsh Preserve in Torrance from July 28-30. It was near the “Chevron corner”, by the short flat boardwalk. It has been skulky but occasionally singing. Regular preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for August 11.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* August 11, 2017
* CALA1708.11

-Birds mentioned

Long-tailed Duck
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Sabine’s Gull
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
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

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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for August 11.


The female LONG-TAILED DUCK along the LA River in Long Beach just below Willow Street was reported through August 8.

A COMMON MERGANSER was at Quail Lake on August 6. Quail Lake is just east of Interstate 5 on the north side of Highway 138.

The male RED-BREASTED MERGANSER continued on the lake at Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through August 1.

SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were above the Willow Street crossing on the lower LA River in Long Beach from August 6-7 and in Cudahy between Florence Ave. and Clara Street on August 8.

An adult SABINE’S GULL was along the LA River in Cudahy from August 10-11. It has been seen south of Clara Street.

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. Two were observed on August 7 and at least one bird was reported there through August 11.

A SUMMER TANAGER was at Eaton Canyon in Altadena on August 7. It was at the north end where the fire road to Henninger Flat begins (just before you reach the bridge ahead of where the road begins its ascent). Parking and access to the fire road is from Pinecrest.

A male INDIGO BUNTING was in the San Gabriel River channel just below the San Gabriel River Parkway in South El Monte on August 6.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for August 18.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* August 18, 2017
* CALA1708.18


-Birds mentioned

Long-tailed Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Solitary Sandpiper
Sabine’s Gull
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Vermilion Flycatcher
California Gnatcatcher
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
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


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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for August 18.


The female LONG-TAILED DUCK continues along the LA River in Long Beach just below Willow Street. It was reported through August 18.

The RED-BREASTED MERGANSER continued on the lake at Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through August 14. Another continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through August 11.

A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was along the LA River below Burbank Blvd. in the Sepulveda Basin on August 18.

The adult SABINE’S GULL along the LA River in Cudahy from August 15. It has been seen south of Clara Street, but moves up and down the river.

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 18.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Castaic Lagoon on August 9.

A CALIFORNIA GNATCATCHER was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on August 9. Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

A BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHER was on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on August 12.

Single INDIGO BUNTINGS were in the Sepulveda Basin near Van Nuys (seen at the mouth of Haskell Creek, where it enters the LA River) on August 11 and at Peck Road Water Conservation Park (along the shore of the south lake) in Arcadia on August 9.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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