This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 2.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* March 2, 2018
* CALA1803.02

-Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
Red-necked Grebe
Pacific Golden-Plover
Ancient Murrelet
Neotropic Cormorant
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Sage Thrasher
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Orchard Oriole
Scott’s Oriole
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
American Redstart
Summer Tanager

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 2.

The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (usually on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through March 1. 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 24.

The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through February 24.

A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through February 25, generally in the area north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.

The ANCIENT MURRELET was in the channel at the Ballona Creek Mouth in Playa Del Rey through February 25. Access is from the end of Pacific Ave., adjacent to Del Rey Lagoon.

A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through February 24. It has been around the north side of the lake.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve on February 24.

A GRAY FLYCATCHER was at Bloomfield Park in Lakewood on March 1 along the main walkway from Pioneer Blvd.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through February 25 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevron gas station, corner of Sepulveda and Madrona). Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake was seen through February 21. It moves around but has been along the path behind the Recreation Center building and at the north end garden. The LUCY’S WARBLER continued through February 24, usually in the northeast part of the park near the community garden.

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through March 1 around the pond and in the northwest corner of the park.

The presumed BLUE-HEADED VIREO continued near Atwater Village through February 24. It has been along the LA River near Atwater Village just above the Los Feliz crossing on the border of the Los Feliz Golf Course and close to the first electrical tower along the river berm.

A SAGE THRASHER was at Abalone Cove in Rancho Palos Verdes on February 24.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE continued near the main entrance at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino through February 25.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Westchester Recreation Center in Westchester on March 1. It was last seen at the south end of the baseball field.

A SCOTT’S ORIOLE was at San Ramon Preserve in Rancho Palos Verdes on February 17.

The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through February 23.

Two ORCHARD ORIOLES- a male and a female- were at Loyola Marymount University in Westchester from February 24-26. They were by the southeast corner of the dorms on the northeast part of the campus. Look for a sand volleyball court that is in this same area.

The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia continued near the top of Tallac Knoll (southwest corner of the arboretum) through March 1.

A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at Huntington Park Municipal Park near the playground on February 25.

A female AMERICAN REDSTART was at Vernon Hemingway Park in Carson from February 26-March 1. It has been in trees along the eastern fence, about 100 yards south of the parking lot.

A female SUMMER TANAGER continued at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar through February 25. It was last seen in the northeast corner north of the last paved pathway.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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