Los Angeles RBAs 2017

Los Angeles RBAs 2017

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/


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 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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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 1.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* September 1, 2017
* CALA1709.01

-Birds mentioned

Long-tailed Duck
Common Merganser
Baird’s Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Swainson’s Hawk
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Gray Flycatcher
Green-tailed Towhee
Black-throated Sparrow
Tennessee Warbler
Lucy’s Warbler
American Redstart

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 September 1.

The female LONG-TAILED DUCK continues along the LA River in Long Beach just below Willow Street. It was reported through August 27.

A summering COMMON MERGANSER remained on the LA River in Glendale (just below North Atwater Park) through August 27.

A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was along the Rio Hondo between Rosemead and Garvey in South El Monte on August 27.

SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on August 26 (letter of permission required for access) and on the lower LA River above Willow Street on August 27.

A SWAINSON’S HAWK was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on August 27.

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. The most recent report was of a single bird on August 30.

A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on August 29 near tower H34.

The LUCY’S WARBLER at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena was reported through August 29. It was around the small pond near the southeast corner of the basin. NOTE: Do not park at the west end of La Canada Verdugo Road (though the pond can be accessed from the entrance there). New parking restrictions are in effect and tickets are being issued.

An AMERICAN REDSTART was found at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 1. It was along the middle east-west road that goes through the wetlands. Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

San Clemente Island recorded a GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE on August 30 and a GRAY FLYCATCHER a BLACK-THROATED SPARROW on August 31.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 8.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* September 8, 2017
* CALA1709.08


-Birds mentioned

White-winged Dove
Stilt Sandpiper
Eastern Kingbird
Clay-colored Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Black-and-white Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Dickcissel



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 September 8.


A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 7. Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

A STILT SANDPIPER was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required for access) from September 2-3.

An EASTERN KINGBIRD was on San Clemente Island (no public access) from September 1-4.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena on September 7.

A LARK BUNTING was on San Clemente Island from September 1-2 and a second one was there on September 5. A BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW was found on the island on September 6.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on September 3 in a sycamore east of unit 5436. This is private property, but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.

VIRGINIA’S WARBLERS were at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach from September 1-5, at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula from September 3-5, at Alta Vicente Preserve on the PVP on September 3, and in Pasadena on September 4.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on September 4 near the center of the park.

A DICKCISSEL (flyover) and a WHITE-WINGED DOVE were at Pt. Dume in Malibu on September 4.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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