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

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* February 15, 2018
* CALA1802.15


-Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
"Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Red-necked Grebe
Pacific Golden-Plover
Neotropic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Lewis's Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern "Yellow-shafted" Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Cassin's Vireo
BLUE-HEADED VIREO
Clay-colored Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
RUSTY BLACKBIRD
Ovenbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Lucy's Warbler
American Redstart
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Painted Redstart
Summer Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak


California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/



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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 February 15.


The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (usually on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through February 11. A letter of permission is required for entry.

Male "EURASIAN" GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River in Glendale, adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area through February 14. Another was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through February 10.

Among the many scoters off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo, six BLACK SCOTERS and three WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were present on February 14 (between Hyperion Bluff and Imperial Highway).

The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through February 10.

A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through February11, generally in the area north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.

A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas from February 11-14. It has been around the north side of the lake. An adult BALD EAGLE was at the lake on February 15.

Two LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS were at Rose Hills in Whittier on February 10 by Gate 17 off Workman Mill Road.

The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at DeForest Park in Long Beach continued through February 10 just south of the tennis courts and administration buildings. Also continuing here was a PALM WARBLER on February 13 (by the northwest tennis court) and a female type SUMMER TANAGER near the soccer field restrooms on February 13. There were two BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS here the same day, one north and one south of the admin buildings.

A NORTHERN "YELLOW-SHAFTED" FLICKER continued at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles through February 10.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through February 13 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 February 13 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continued here through February 10. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights was reported through February 9 near the north end restrooms.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake was seen through February 14. It moves around but has been along the path behind the Recreation Center building and at the north end garden.

An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve (near the north entrance to the wildlife area) on February 8. Another was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista on February 13 (across from the Bluff Creek Drive traffic signal).

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through February 15 around the pond. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was here from February 8-10.

The CASSIN'S VIREO continued near the middle of Mountain View Park in Burbank through February 14. Another CASSIN'S VIREO was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through February 10 north of the west edge of the central lawn area.

A bird that looked very good for a BLUE-HEADED VIREO was along the LA River near Atwater Village just above the Los Feliz crossing on February 14. This bird was along the border of the Los Feliz Golf Course close to the first electrical tower along the river berm.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the south end of Westchester Recreation Center in Westchester on February 9. It was by the weedy lot and maintenance area.

Continuing through February 11 at Frank Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake. It is being seen at the small pond east of the green pier near the far northeast corner of the lake.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia (at the east edge of Tallac Knoll) through February 8. Another was at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills Estates on February 11 and one was at Veteran's Park in Sylmar on February 14.

The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through February 12.

The OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through February 11. It has been north of the Indian Hill area, Google Earth coordinates 34.115614,-117.715920.

A LUCY'S WARBLER was at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake from February 10-13, mainly along the north fence line on the west side of the park.

The female AMERICAN REDSTART at Wilderness Park in Downey was reported through February 8, last seen in the row of vegetation between the park and the San Gabriel River.

The female AMERICAN REDSTART at El Dorado Park in Long Beach was seen through February 13. Entering from Studebaker (north of Willow), park in the lot behind the softball fields. The bird has been in eucalyptus trees and shrubs around the west side maintenance yard next to the golf course.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER near Wheeler Park in Claremont continued through February 10. It is usually south of the intersection of Geneva and Doane, and was last reported at 645 Geneva.

The PINE WARBLER at Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks War Memorial Park in Van Nuys continued through February 14. It has been on the east edge of the Little League fields, south of Magnolia.

The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through February 11. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field, mostly in the palms and eucalyptus above the four dumpsters.

A female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through February 11 near the west edge of the central lawn area. Another was found by the Los Feliz Golf Course along the LA River in Glendale on February 13.

A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK continued at the Veteran's Administration garden in West Los Angeles through February 10.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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