Los Angeles RBAs 2017

Los Angeles RBAs 2017

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 6.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* October 6, 2017
* CALA1710.06


-Birds mentioned

White-winged Dove
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Lewis's Woodpecker
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Bell's Vireo (nominate)
Plumbeous Vireo
Yellow-green Vireo
DUSKY WARBLER
Varied Thrush
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Bobolink
Baltimore Oriole
Ovenbird
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Summer Tanager
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


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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 6.

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was along the south side trail at Malibu Legacy Park in Malibu on October 4.

An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through October 3. It is usually seen near the elbow of the marsh near the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson.

A LEWIS'S WOODPECKER flew over the intersection of Windsor Avenue and West Woodbury Road in La Canada on October 3. Several others were at Big Pines and at Chilao Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains this past week.

An adult male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at DeForest Park in Long Beach on October 30. Another continued at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale near the picnic shelters at the west end of the lake through September 29.

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on October 1.

An apparent eastern/nominate type BELL'S VIREO was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on October 1.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation area in Willowbrook on October 4. It was in pines in the southwest corner of the northeast section of the park.

A YELLOW-GREEN VIREO was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on October 4 near the fence opening at the south side vacant area. A VARIED THRUSH was also observed there on October 4.

A DUSKY WARBLER (first county record) was found at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 29. It was seen through October 1.

A CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 3.

Also at Madrona Marsh was a continuing OVENBIRD through October 2, a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER through October 2 and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW through October 1. A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was here from September 30-October 2.

At least one and possibly two TENNESSEE WARBLERS were around the adminstration buildings near the north end of DeForest Park in Long Beach on September 30. A continuing BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was here on October 4.

Another TENNESSEE WARBLER was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on October 5 in the Firewheel Tree behind unit 5343. This is private property but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.

At Wilderness Park in Downey, a TENNESSEE WARBLER (oaks at the north end of the north lake) and a NORTHERN PARULA (in a hedge just east of the Tennessee Warbler location) were present on October 2.

A PALM WARBLER was on the west side of White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro from September 29-October 2.

A BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER was at Medea Creek in Agoura Hills on October 5.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas (by Group Picnic Area 2 and 3) on October 2. Another was in Tujunga from September 29-October 1.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont on September 28. One was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on September 29 and another was at the Spectator's Beach at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on October 1. Lastly, one was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on October 4.

A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia from September 30-October 3. A BOBOLINK was there from October 2-6 and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was there from October 3-6 when it was joined by a second bird. A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was present on October 2 and an INDIGO BUNTING continued through October 4.

A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at the Ballona Wetlands on September 29.

A SWAMP SPARROW was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from October 2-3. It was at the small pond near the southeast corner of the basin.

An adult male SUMMER TANAGER continued near the entrance at Veteran's Park in Sylmar through October 1.

San Clemente Island had a BLACKPOLL WARBLER from September 29-October 3, a PALM WARBLER on September 29, a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER on October 3. Two ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS were there on September 30 and a BALTIMORE ORIOLE was found on October 1.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 13.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* October 13, 2017
* CALA1710.13

-Birds mentioned

White-winged Dove
Ridgway’s Rail
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
“Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
Short-eared Owl
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Gray Vireo
DUSKY WARBLER
Lapland Longspur
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Bobolink
Ovenbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Painted Redstart
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 October 13.

A RIDGWAY’S RAIL continued at Legacy Park in Malibu through October 10. A WHITE-WINGED DOVE continued there through October 10.

A FORK-TAILED STROM-PETREL was by the Palos Verdes Escarpment on October 7.

The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued near the “elbow” of the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista through October 7. A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was present here through October 7.

A HARLAN’S RED-TAILED HAWK was in the east Antelope Valley on October 8. It was in the row of trees by 117th Street East and Ave. I.

A SHORT-EARED OWL was in the west Antelope Valley on October 8.

An juvenile YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was seen briefly at Maywood Riverfront Park on October 11. It was east of the playground on the west side of the LA River south of Slauson.

A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was in Area 2 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach on October 8. A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was in Area 3 on the east side of the lake on October 8. An immature male VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued through October 10 in Area 2 between the southbound exit road and the power lines. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues at the park.

A CHESTNUT-COLLORED LONGSPUR continued through October 6 at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale near parking lot 5.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro on October 9.

Up to three CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia this past week with at least one remaining through October 12. A BOBOLINK also continued here through October 9. A PALM WARBLER was here from October 8-12 and an INDIGO BUNTING was reported on October 8. All these birds have been in the same area. From the parking lot go west through the lawn and picnic area and then to your left and down the slope to the weedy flat area (adjacent to the north shore of the south lake).

A LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through October 11. It was last reported by the south rim of the canyon.

A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at Apollo Park near Lancaster on October 10.

An OVENBIRD continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 12 around the east-west trail. Two OVENBIRDS were present together there on October 10. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues.

A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at Malibu Lake on October 6.

Another TENNESEEE WARBLER was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on October 10 inside the fence at the bottom of the hill.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was in tamarisks in the northeast part of Pearblossom Park in the Antelope Valley on October 5.

A PALM WARBLER was at Legacy Park in Malibu on October 11 on the north side of the pond area.

A PAINTED REDSTART was found at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook on October 10 and seen at adjacent Culver City Park on October 12. It was up the hill from the handicapped parking across from the Little League field.

A female type SUMMER TANAGER was at Malaga Dunes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on October 10.

A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was in San Pedro on October 10.

An INDIGO BUNTING was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on October 7 by the stream crossing in the northeast part of the park.

San Clemente Island produced a GRAY VIREO on October 7, a CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR on October 5, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR from October 8-11, a LARK BUNTING from October 5-6 and a DICKCISSEL on October 8. More remarkable was a DUSKY WARBLER found on October 11.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 20.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* October 20, 2017
* CALA1710.20


-Birds mentioned

White-winged Dove
Red-necked Grebe
Baird's Sandpiper
Brown Booby
American Bittern
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Lewis's Woodpecker
GREATER PEWEE
Tropical Kingbird
Pacific Wren
Red-throated Pipit
Lapland Longspur
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Clay-colored Sparrow
Lark Bunting
White-throated Sparrow
Bobolink
Baltimore Oriole
Ovenbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Lucy's Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Painted Redstart
Summer Tanager
Scarlet 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


-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 20.

A continuing WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at Legacy Park in Malibu through October 14.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was on Lake Mahcado at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City from October 15-18. A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued near the boat ramp through October 18 and a SUMMER TANAGER was at the park (in the northeast willows) on October 17.

A rather late BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was on the LA River adjacent to DeForest Park in Long Beach on October 18.

A GREATER PEWEE was in Rustic Canyon in Pacific Palisades from October 12-19. It has most often been seen at 830 Brooktree Road.

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through October 16 on the east side of the lake in Area 3.

A PACIFIC WREN was at Icy Springs in the San Gabriel Mountains on October 15.

A CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on October 15.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS continued at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia through October 15. From the parking lot go west through the lawn and picnic area and then to your left and down the slope to the weedy flat area (adjacent to the north shore of the south lake). A BOBOLINK continued here through October 18 and a SUMMER TANAGER was in willows at the west end of the flat on October 20. Lastly, a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER was on the west side of the park on October 18.

A LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through October 15. It has been by the south rim of the canyon. A LUCY'S WARBLER was here from October 14-16.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were in Porter Ranch on October 13 and in Torrance on October 19.

Two BALTIMORE ORIOLES were seen briefly at Wardlow Park in Long Beach on October 14.

An OVENBIRD continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 14 around the east-west trail. Also continuing through October 18 was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were in Brentwood on October 12, continuing at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 19, in Santa Monica on October 14, at Jackson Lake near Big Pines on October 15, at the LA County Arboretum from October 15-18 (top of Tallac Knoll) and at Creek Park in La Mirada on October 19 (just west of he east parking lot).

A TENNESSEE WARBLER was in Pasadena on October 13.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (possibly a continuing bird) was at Banning Park in Wilmington on October 17

A PAINTED REDSTART continued at Culver City Park through October 13, up the hill from the handicapped parking across from the Little League field.

A SUMMER TANAGER was at the LA County Arboretum (at the top of Tallac Knoll) on October 15.

On San Clemente Island a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen from October 14-16, an AMERICAN BITTERN was there on October 18 and a BROWN BOOBY was observed on October 14. A RED-THROATED PIPIT was on the island on October 13, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR continued there through October 14, a PALM WARBLER was seen on October 16, a SCARLET TANAGER was present from October 13-15 and a SUMMER TANAGER was there on October 14 and four BOBOLINKS were also present as was a "GRAY-HEADED" JUNCO.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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