Los Angeles RBAs 2017

Los Angeles RBAs 2017

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 24.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* March 24, 2017
* CALA1703.24

-Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
Lesser Black-backed Gull
“Prairie” Merlin
Least Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
White-throated Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow

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 March 24.

The TUNDRA SWAN continued at Pierce College in Woodland Hills through March 22. It has been in the fields south of El Rancho Drive.

A first cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued at the Rio Hondo spreading grounds through March 18. Gulls here have been at several of the basins here depending on water levels, but primarily in the basin below Washington Blvd. To reach this basin, take Paramount south to Canford and turn west and go to the end. There is access here through a hole in the fence.

A “PRAIRIE” MERLIN (ssp richardsoni) was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on March 23. Access to base property and the ponds requires a letter of permission.

The LEAST FLYCATCHER continued through March 23 behind the Whittier Narrows Dam in Montebello. From San Gabriel Blvd., take Lincoln Ave. south to the parking area on your left at the top of the dam. The bird was calling in a large eucalyptus below and to the east of the parking area.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at La Mirada Park (not to be confused with La Mirada Creek Park) through March 19.

An adult male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on March 18. Drive to the end of snake road and turn left as if to leave the park. The bird was in a tree on the left side of the road, about 100 feet before a blue dumpster.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCTCHER continued at Creek Park in La Mirada through March 22. It has been in the area north of Imperial Highway and east of Las Flores.

A continuing TROPICAL KINGBIRD was reported again from March 18-20 in Area 3 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at Legg Lake in South El Monte. It was seen in an oak near the playground area west of restroom 7 through March 20.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE (through March 18) and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (near the entrance through March 19) continued at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills Estates.

Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Neff Park in La Mirada through March 20.

A HARRIS’S SPARROW continued along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont through March 22. To reach the exact location, drive to the very north end of Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont. There is a free parking lot to the left. Walk northeast about one half mile along the Thompson Creek Trail by the water channel. The first feeding station can be seen on the right by a bench and drinking fountain. There are bird feeders and a solar panel water dish on the ground. Walk about one more block to E. Pomello Drive (closed to parking) where there is a locked large metal yellow gate to your left. Go past it at the channel, and just to the right is the second feeding station which the bird prefers.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 31, 2017.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* March 31, 2017
* CALA1703.31

-Birds mentioned

White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Least Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-and-white Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
“Red” Fox Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
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


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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 31, 2017.

Three BLACK SCOTERS and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were north of Imperial Highway off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on March 24.

The LEAST FLYCATCHER continued through March 27 behind the Whittier Narrows Dam in Montebello. From San Gabriel Blvd., take Lincoln Ave. south to the parking area on your left at the top of the dam. The bird has been quite vocal and in and around a large eucalyptus below and just east of the parking area.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on March 30. Preserve hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10-5.

An adult male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from March 26-27. It was in the trees near the boat launch area. Also present in the vicinity was a PLUMBEOUS VIREO and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was seen briefly at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley on March 30.

Another PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Valley Plaza Park in North Hollywood on March 26. It was in the northeast corner of the northeast part of the park.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. It was reported through March 24.

A BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was on San Clemente Island on March 24.

A continuing “RED” FOX SPARROW was observed again at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on March 27 where it has been seen intermittently. It was in the southeast part of the basin.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS included one continuing at Neff Park in La Mirada through March 24.

The HARRIS’S SPARROW continued along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont through March 30. To reach the exact location, drive to the very north end of Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont. There is a free parking lot to the left. Walk northeast about one half mile along the Thompson Creek Trail by the water channel. The first feeding station can be seen on the right by a bench and drinking fountain. There are bird feeders and a solar panel water dish on the ground. Walk about one more block to E. Pomello Drive (closed to parking) where there is a locked large metal yellow gate to your left. Go past it at the channel, and just to the right is the second feeding station which the bird prefers.

A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was reported at Grant Park in Pasadena on March 30.

An adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at La Mirada Park (near Foster Road) on March 27.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 7.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 7, 2017
* CALA1704.07

-Birds mentioned

White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Neotropic Cormorant
Calliope Hummingbird
Least Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Black-and-white Warbler
Pine Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow
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 April 7.

Two female BLACK SCOTERS and four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS (an apparent 3 males and one female) were near the Grand Ave. parking area off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on April 5.

A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was found at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on April 2. There have been no further reports.

A CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was at Malaga Dunes in Palos Verdes Estates on April 5.

The LEAST FLYCATCHER continued through April 5 behind the Whittier Narrows Dam in Montebello. From San Gabriel Blvd., take Lincoln Ave. south to the parking area on your left at the top of the dam. The bird has been quite vocal in and around a large eucalyptus below and just east of the parking area.

A male VERMILION FLYCATCHER and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued through April 4 at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale. Both have been near the boat launch area.

Five VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued through April 2 at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through March 31. It was last reported in the interior willow stand.

The continuing PINE WARBLER at Santa Fe Dam was reported again from March 31-April 2. It has usually been seen around parking lot 2.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach, being reported through April 2.

The HARRIS’S SPARROW continued along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont through April 5. To reach the exact location, drive to the very north end of Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont. There is a free parking lot to the left. Walk northeast about one half mile along the Thompson Creek Trail by the water channel. The first feeding station can be seen on the right by a bench and drinking fountain. There are bird feeders and a solar panel water dish on the ground. Walk about one more block to E. Pomello Drive (closed to parking) where there is a locked large metal yellow gate to your left. Go past it at the channel, and just to the right is the second feeding station which the bird prefers.

A male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was in Chavez Ravine in Elysian Park on April 5. It was northwest of the Grace E. Simons Lodge in some silk oaks.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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