laas-logo-rare-bird-alert-rbaThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 27.

-Birds mentioned

Pacific Loon
Red-necked Grebe
Bald Eagle
Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Calliope Hummingbird
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Bell’s Vireo
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Hepatic Tanager
Summer Tanager

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* March 27, 2014
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 27.

The PACIFIC LOON continues at Castaic Lagoon. It was reported through March 22.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was in the channel at the Ballona Creek mouth on March 20. This area is accessed from the end of Pacific Ave in Playa del Rey.

A BLAD EAGLE continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 23.

A first cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on March 26. It was a short distance north of Imperial Highway and west of Vista del Mar.

INCA DOVES continue to be reported at Col. Leo H. Washington Park in southeast Los Angeles, primarily on the south side of the park.

A COMMON GROUND-DOVE continues along the San Gabriel River at Trabuco Street in Bellflower. It was observed there through March 21.

CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRDS were at feeders in Sunland on March 22 and in Pasadena on March 25 and 26.

At least three LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS continue at Wilson Canyon Park in Sylmar ($5 fee or park on the street and walk in). The birds may be at the small flood basin or up one of the three small canyons that feed into the basin. These birds were last reported on March 21.

A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on March 21.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at the Village Green Condominiums on Los Angeles on March 22.

The GRAY FLYCATCHER continues at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena. It was last seen on March 24 around the small spreading basin just north of Johnson Field on the east side of the main basin.

At Ralph Dills Park in Paramount, the DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was reported through March 24. This bird could be almost anywhere in this small park, including adjacent residential areas. A couple of reports placed the bird near the end of San Vicente St., so this may be a good place to start searching for it.

Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continues in the eucalyptus grove at La Mirada Creek Park. It was still present as of March 25.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Legg Lake in South El Monte was present near restroom #7 on March 22. It should be looked for between the middle and south lakes near restroom #7 and #8 and also on the island in the south lake. Nearby, on the grass bordering the south shore of the middle lake just north of restroom #8, a SWAMP SPARROW continued through March 24.

A BELL’S VIREO was along the lake shore southwest of the parking area at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on March 22.

The PALM WARBLER at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh continued through March 23. It is being seen along the dirt path that parallels Lincoln, usually about 200 yards south of Lincoln’s intersection with Jefferson.

The wintering PINE WARBLER at Hansen Dam in Lakeview Terrace was seen through March 23. It moves around the area and can be anywhere near the amphitheater, up the hill from there to the restrooms and down to the ball fields.

The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Lacy Park in San Marino through March 25. There is a fee on weekends for non residents.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS continued at the Dominguez Museum and Seminary on S. Alameda in Rancho Dominguez and at Descanso Gardens (usually in or near the Rose Garden). A female type SUMMER TANAGER also continues at the former location.

The female HEPATIC TANAGER continued at Gonzales Park in Compton through March 24. It is often in the trees near the playground at the north end of the park.

A male VARIED BUNTING was found and photographed along the San Gabriel River near Encanto Park in Duarte on March 26. From Encanto Park, walk a short distance south and cross the road to the bridge that crosses the river. The bird was on the far west side of the fiver channel about 50 feet below the bridge. The origin of this bird is of course questionable, but it may well be a naturally occurring vagrant. Note that this bird has been looked for but not yet seen again.

This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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