Los Angeles RBAs 2017

Los Angeles RBAs 2017

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 15.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* September 15, 2017
* CALA1709.15

-Birds mentioned

Sabine’s Gull
Franklin’s Gull
Mew Gull
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Vermilion Flycatcher
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Lark Bunting
“Large-billed” Savannah Sparrow
Ovenbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
MOURNING WARBLER
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Chestnut-sided 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


-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 15.

A SABINE’S GULL was at Lake Palmdale (no public access) on September 14. The lake can be viewed from the park and ride lot near the northwest corner.

A FRANKLIN’S GULL was at the Lancaster Water Reclamation Plant from September 8-9. Entrance is on the north side of Ave. D just east of the 14 Freeway. Be sure to sign in at the office.

A MEW GULL was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on September 7.

An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through September 12.

Yet another YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at Malibu Lagoon on September 10.

A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from September 9-10 near parking lot 6.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at a residence in Rolling Hills Estates from September 8-9.

The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued on the east side of Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through September 14.

A LARK BUNTING was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on September 9. It was around parking lot 6.

A “LARGE-BILLED” SAVANNAH SPARROW was at Malibu Lagoon on September 10.

The OVENBIRD at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through September 14. It has been seen south of the east end of the middle road and on duck island behind the sheds.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance from September 8-12. It was seen north of the middle road and east of the plywood bridge.

Other BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were at the Piute Ponds from September 7-8, was at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora on September 10 and at Schabarum Regional Park in Rowland Heights on September 13 by the creekside picnic area.

A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at Creek Park in La Mirada (lower park) on September 8.

Another VIRGINIA’S WARBLER continued at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach through September 8 near the fence at the south end of the park. Also at Sand Dune was a BLACK-THROATED SPARROW on September 10.

A MOURNING WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds on September 10. It was 100 yards from the parking lot and restrooms along C-dike. It could not be refound.

A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER and a BLACKPOLL WARBLER were at DeForest Park in Long Beach on September 11, with two BLACKPOLL WARBLERS there on September 12. The BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was reported through September 13. All were in the vicinity of the administration building restrooms at the north end of the park.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at Banning Park in Wilmington from September 13-14. It was inside the gated entrance to the museum on the southeast side.

San Clemente Island produced an INDIGO BUNTING on September 12 and a VIRGINIA’S WARBLER on September 13.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 21.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* September 21, 2017
* CALA1709.21


-Birds mentioned

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Vermilion Flycatcher
Purple Martin
Clay-colored Sparrow
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Virginia's Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Canada Warbler
Summer Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
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 21.

An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through September 21. It is usually seen near the "elbow" of the marsh by the intersection of Lincoln and Jefferson.

The female VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued by the picnic shelters at the west end of the lake at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale through September 18.

Four PURPLE MARTINS were at Lancaster City Park in the Antelope Valley on September 14. Another two were at Apollo Park near Lancaster on September 16 and two more were at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on September 17.

CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were at Malibu Lagoon on September 17, by the spillway at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on September 17, at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 19 and at Veteran's Park in Sylmar on September 21.

The OVENBIRD at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through September 19. It has been seen south of the east end of the middle road and on duck island behind the sheds. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues here in the mulefat and willows in the middle area of the preserve. On September 20, a NORTHERN PARULA was found in the inaccessible sump area, but likely to be seen elsewhere in the preserve.

A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at Creek Park in La Mirada September 17. It was by the creek at the east end. A female AMERICAN REDSTART was at Creek Park from September 15-16 near the Santa Gertrudes parking lot.

A BLACK-AND WHITE WARBLER was at the small park along the east side of the LA River just below Los Feliz in Atwater Village on September 17.

A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was on San Clemente Island on September 17. A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was on the island from September 17-20.

A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach from September 17-19 in bottlebrush near the fence.

Another TENNESSEE WARBLER was on San Clemente Island on September 20.

An AMERICAN REDSTART was at a residence in the southwest Antelope Valley on September 16.

Also at Madrona was a MAGNOLIA WARBLER from September 16-17. This bird was in willows in the meadow area.

A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER continued at DeForest Park in Long Beach through September 17. It has mainly been in the sycamores in the vicinity of the administration building near the north end of the park.

At The Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles, a BLACKPOLL WARBLER and a NORTHERN PARULA were seen on September 21. Both were in a Firewheel Tree behind unit 5343 (northwest of the central lawn area).

The CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER at Banning Park in Wilmington continued through September 18. It has been inside the gated entrance to the museum on the southeast side. A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at Banning on the north side of the fenced area from September 16-18. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Banning on September 18.

Another CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at Rio San Gabriel Park in Downey on on September 18. It was in elms and eucalyptus north of the fenced dog park (in the southeast area of the park).

A CANADA WARBLER was found in the Peace Garden at Loyola Marymount University on September 16.

A male SUMMER TANAGER was at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar on September 17.

A female ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was at a residence in Baldwin Hills on September 15.

A female INDIGO BUNTING was in the vegetation in Baldwin Lake at the LA County Arboretum on September 18.

A DICKCISSEL was at Avalon on Catalina Island from September 15-20. A VIRGINIA'S WARBLER there on September 21.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at http://www.laaudubon.org

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 29.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* September 29, 2017
* CALA1709.29


-Birds mentioned

BAR-TAILED GODWIT
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Broad-winged Hawk
EURASIAN WRYNECK
Vermilion Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Gray Vireo
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Nelson’s Sparrow
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Palm Warbler
Canada Warbler
Summer Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting
Baltimore Oriole



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 29.

A BAR-TAILED GODWIT was seen briefly and photographed along lower Ballona Creek near the Pacific Ave. bridge on September 24.

An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through September 26.

A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was in the west Antelope Valley on September 24.

A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER continues at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale at the west end of the lake near the picnic shelters.

Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Lone Hill Park in San Dimas near the basketball court on September 25.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on September 27.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the northeast part of the lower ball fields at Hansen Dam on September 23. Others were at the Sepulveda Basin on September 22 and at Occidental College in Eagle Rock on September 25.

A NELSON’S SPARROW was at the Piute Ponds on September 25 on the north side of Duckbill Lake.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER were at the small park on the south side of Los Feliz Blvd. on the east side of the LA River near Atwater Village on September 23.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in Tujunga Wash below the concrete spillway (north of the 210 Freeway) on September 23.

Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through September 26 at Madrona Marsh in Torrance (preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday)

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and an AMERICAN REDSTART were in Area 2 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach on September 28.

A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds on September 25 along C dike.

A Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia, a VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was in the willows at the west end of the peninsula west of the parking area on September 22. One or two INDIGO BUNTINGS have also been at Peck from September 22-27 in the flat area south of the peninsula and bordering the south lake. A GRAY FLYCATCHER was in the lawn and picnic area west of the parking lot on September 28.

A TENNESSEE WARBLER continues at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles. It has been in the Firewheel Tree behind unit 5343 and reported through September 27. A NORTHERN PARULA also continued at this spot through September 22 as did a BLACKPOLL WARBLER through September 23.

A TENNESSEE WARBLER and an adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE were at Creek Park in La Mirada on September 26. Both were in the eucalyptus grove south (downstream) from Imperial Highway.

A TENNESSEE WARBLER and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW were in Avalon on Santa Catalina Island on September 24.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was along the LA River in the Sepulveda Basin from September 22-23. It was about 100 yards upstream from Burbank Blvd, in a large tree on the south side of the river (directly across the river from a large pepper tree and eucalyptus).

Another CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds on September 25 in tamarisks along the road between the adobe ruins and Friends Pond.

A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) from September 23-26. It was by the viewing platform on Ave. C.

A CANADA WARBLER was at the George F Canyon Nature Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates on September 23. It was near trail marker number 5 along the nature trail.

A male SUMMER TANAGER was at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar from September 23-26 between the olive grove and community center. Also at the park was a VIRGINIA’S WARBLER on September 24.

San Clemente Island (no public assess) continues to impress, with a ROSE-BREASED GROSBEAK there from September 22-26, a MAGNOLIA WARBLER from September 23-26, a PALM WARBLER on September 23, a LEAST FLYCATCHER from September 24-25, a GRAY VIREO on September 24, a BLACKPOLL WARBLER from September 26-27, a BLACK-THROATED SPARROW and a LARK BUNTING on September 26 and a PAINTED BUNTING on September 25.

Yet far more impressive was a EURASIAN WRYNECK photographed on San Clemente Island on September 25.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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