Los Angeles RBAs 2017

Los Angeles RBAs 2017

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 17.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* November 17, 2017
* CALA1711.17

-Birds mentioned

“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Pacific Golden-Plover
Pectoral Sandpiper
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
“Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
Short-eared Owl
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Pacific Wren
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Lark Bunting
“Large-billed” Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Black-and-white Warbler
Palm Warbler


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 November 17.

Up to four female BLACK SCOTERS continued off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 16. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 44 to 49.

A “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November 14. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November 13.

Another “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale from November 11-15.

A PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo from November 11-16. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure. A “LARGE-BILLED” SAVANNAH SPARROW was found here on November 15.

A late PECTORAL SANDPIPER was along the LA River between Atlantic and Slauson on November 12.

A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on November 10.

A “HARLAN’S” RED-TAILED HAWK continued in the east Antelope Valley. It was in the row of trees bordering the east side of the field on the southeast side of the intersection of 110th Street East and Ave. I.

At least two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continue at the Castaic Sports Complex. They were seen on the south side south of the picnic area on November 11. Two more VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were reported at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on November 13 between the park ranger building and the parking lot. Another was at Hollydale Park in South Gate on November 14.

A PACIFIC WREN was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on November 13. A letter of permission is required for entry.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was near the main entrance at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino on November 13.

A SWAMP SPARROW was along the San Gabriel River in Duarte on November 11. It was at one of the drops adjacent to Encanto Park.

The LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through November 11. It has been by the south rim of the canyon.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was on the LA Zoo grounds on November 11 (by the Babirusa enclosure).

A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO continued at St. Andrew’s Priory near Valyermo through November 11. Another was at Rancho Sierra Golf Club in the east Antelope Valley on November 12.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the Linden H. Chandler Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates on November 10. Another was on the south side of Silverlake Reservoir on November 13.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 16 in the willows in the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. An EASTERN PHOEBE remained through November 16 and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen through November 12. New was a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW discovered on November 13. The preserve’s official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

A PALM WARBLER continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 11. It was last reported by the dam.

San Clemente Island had SHORT-EARED OWL on November 10.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 24.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* November 24, 2017
* CALA1711.24


-Birds mentioned

"Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Red-necked Grebe
Pacific Golden-Plover
Ancient Murrelet
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Swainson's Hawk
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Pacific Wren
Lapland Longspur
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Clay-colored Sparrow
"Red" Fox Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Black-and-white Warbler
Lucy's Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Painted Redstart
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 November 24.


The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale was seen through November 23.

Another “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November 22. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the spreading grounds continued through November 20.

A couple of female BLACK SCOTERS and a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER continued off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 24. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 46 to 49 and also by station 61.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was at Castaic Lagoon on November 19.

The PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER continued at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 23. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure.

An ANCIENT MURRELET has been seen in and around the Cabrillo Marina from November 18-24. Viewing spots include from the end of Whaler's Walk and at the 22nd Street Landing.

A late SWAINSON'S HAWK was at 110th Street East and Ave. I in the east Antelope Valley on November 19.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was by the cricket field near the nature preserve in the Sepulveda Basin in Van Nuys on November 24.

An EASTERN PHOEBE remained at Madrona Marsh through November 24 (northeast of the large cottonwood on the south side of the preserve. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 21 in the willows in the meadow area and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen through November 24. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW continued through November 20. The preserve’s official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included three at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through November 17 one at the Colorado Lagoon in long Beach on November 21. also at Colorado Lagoon was a TROPICAL KINGBIRD on November 20.

A PACIFIC WREN continued in Big Santa Anita Canyon through November 18 near Cabin 51 and 71.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was at Hansen Dam on November 24. It was initially seen in the channel below the dam, but flew toward the main basin and thus might be refound at the sports fields there or south of the dam at the golf course.

A CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was at Ave. M anbd 50th Street East in the Antelope Valley on November 19.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from November 18-24 near Parking Lot 5, last seen north of the restrooms and children's water play area.

A "RED" FOX SPARROW was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from November 19-23 by the Altadena drain pond.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Alma Park in San Pedro on November 19, continuing at the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia through November 21 and in Rolling Hills Estates on November 23.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Ralph Dills Park in Paramount on November 19 between San Mateo and San Marcus on the east side of the park. Another continued in oaks near the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum though November 21.

A LUCY'S WARBLER was at the South Pasadena Nature Park on November 18.

A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued through November 22 at a residence in Studio City.

A PALM WARBLER continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 18 near the east end of the dam.

The PAINTED REDSTART at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and adjacent Culver City Park (most recently at the native plant greenhouse) was reported through November 18.

A SUMMER TANAGER was near Freshman Drive at West LA College on November 21.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 1.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* December 1, 2017
* CALA1712.01


-Birds mentioned

“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
Red-necked Grebe
Pacific Golden-Plover
Ancient Murrelet
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Red-throated Loon
Little Blue Heron
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
Prairie Falcon
Pacific-slop Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Clay-colored Sparrow
“Red” Fox Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Black-and-white Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Painted Redstart
Summer Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak


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 December 1.

The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November 27. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued here through November 24 and a GLAUCOUS GULL was found here on December 1 on the south side of the north basin.

Another “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL remained along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through November 28.

A RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through November 29 and a RED-THROATED LOON was seen there on November 25.

The PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo was seen through November 26. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure.

The ANCIENT MURRELET at the Cabrillo Marina was reported through November 26. Viewing spots include from the end of Whaler's Walk and at the 22nd Street Landing.

San Clemente Island produced a LITTLE BLUE HERON present from November 24-26.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at the LA County Natural History Museum Nature Gardens on November 29.

An apparent NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was seen at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on November 26.

A late PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on November 27.

An EASTERN PHOEBE was found at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on November 26 near Group Picnic Area 2. A PRAIRIE FALCON was seen nearby on the north side of Brackett Field.

At least two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at the Castaic Sports Complex through November 29. Another continued at Hollydale Park in South Gate through November 28.

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD (last seen near the Ranger Station) and a PALM WARBLER (by the east end of the dam) continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 25 and November 29 respectively.

On November 24, Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale had a continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW north of the restrooms by parking area 5.

A “RED” FOX SPARROW and a continuing DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO were at Rancho Sierra Golf Course in the Antelope Valley on November 26. At this locale, always ask permission to bird (perimeter only) at the club house.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Montrose Community Park on November 29 and at the Mineral Wells Picnic Area in Griffith Park on November 30.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 25 in the willows in the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance and an EASTERN PHOEBE remained through November 25 under the large cottonwoods on reserve’s south side.

A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued through November 30 at a residence in Studio City.

The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through November 26. It was last seen on the hill between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.

A female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums (south of Rodeo Road and west of La Brea Ave.) in Los Angeles. It was last seen behind units 5343 and 5349 on November 25. This is private property but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.

Another female type SUMMER TANAGER was at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar on November 29.

Late was a BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK in Sierra Madre through November 29 and a BLUE GROSBEAK at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach through November 25.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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