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

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* February 1, 2018
* CALA1802.01

-Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Pacific Golden-Plover
Glaucous Gull
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
Gray Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Cassin’s Vireo
Pacific Wren
Sage Thrasher
Swamp Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Painted Redstart
Summer Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


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

The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (usually on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through January 30. A letter of permission is required for entry.

The male “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River in Glendale, adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area. It was last seen where the channel bottom transitions from smooth to rocky (below the confluence of the LA River and Burbank Channel).

An INCA DOVE continued at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles through January 27.

A COMMON GROUND-DOVE continued on the west side of the San Gabriel River at Trabuco Street on January 27, just south of the horse exercise area.

A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 28, generally in the area north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.

The first cycle GLAUCOUS GULL continued in Pico Rivera through January 27. It has been seen at both the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds (between Whittier and Washington- easy access is at the east end of Mines Ave. east of Passons Blvd.) and at the Rio Hondo basins at the opposite (west) end of Mines, visible from Canford St.. Late morning or afternoon generally seems to be better for good numbers of gulls here.

The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Beach Lagoon continued through January 26.

A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER continued at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles through January 30.

GRAY FLYCATCHERS were in the southeast area of Valhalla Memorial Park in Burbank from January 26-29 and continuing at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia (in the peninsula area west of the parking lot) on January 28.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through January 30 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevron gas station, corner of Sepulveda and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was reported through January 30 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continued here through January 28. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka continued through January 28 (in pines around the blue fountain).

Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake from January 27-29. It was along the path behind the Rec. Center building.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights was reported through January 31.

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was found at El Segundo Recreation Park on January 31. It was seen inside the fence near the southwest corner.

A CASSIN’S VIREO was at Mountain View Park in Burbank on January 30 in the north part of the park.

A PACIFIC WREN continued in El Prieto Canyon above Altadena through January 27. Another continued in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on January 31, below cabin 49.

Coastal slope SAGE THRASHERS included one continuing in the upper part of Abalone Cove Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through January 29 and one at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on January 27 (Kikos Trail southeast of restroom 11).

Continuing at Frank Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake through January 30. It is being seen at the small pond east of the green pier near the far northeast corner of the lake. Not far away, an AMERICAN REDSTART continued through January 30 along the “Jungle Trail” at the extreme northeast part of the lake. A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was in this same area through January 27.

The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 28.

An OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through January 27. It has been north of the Indian Hill area, Google Earth coordinates 34.115614,-117.715920.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at the Arboretum in Arcadia through January 26 (at the top of Tallac Knoll).

A female AMERICAN REDSTART was at El Dorado Park East in Long Beach on January 28.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER near Wheeler Park in Claremont continued through January 29. It was most recently reported south of the intersection of Geneve and Doane.

The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through January 28 around the pond.

The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through January 29. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field. An immature male SUMMER TANAGER was at the park in this same area on January 28.

The female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through January 30. It has been around units 5353 and 5263. This is private property, but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.

At the Japanese Garden at the Veteran’s Administration in West Los Angeles, a male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was found on January 27, two BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS were present from January 28-29 and an immature male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen from January 27-29.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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