laas-logo-rba-textThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 10.

-Birds mentioned

Brown Booby
Swainson’s Hawk
Solitary Sandpiper
Baird’s Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Common Tern
Common Ground-Dove
Black-and-White Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Lucy’s Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
American Redstart
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Lark Bunting
White-crowned Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Indigo Bunting

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* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* September 10, 2015
* CALA1509.10


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 10.

A CANVASBACK that summered along the LA River just below Willow Street was still present on September 6.

A BROWN BOOBY was offshore about ten miles south of Long Beach on September 6. Another was seen from Pt. Vicente on September 7.

A lone SWAINSON’S HAWK was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on September 9.

PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were along the Rio Hondo north of Rush Street in South El Monte on September 3 along with up to three SOLITARY SANDPIPERS. Another PECTORAL SANDPIPER was on the LA River by the Alondra crossing on September 8, with two there on September 10.

BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS have been along the LA River with one north of the Willow Street crossing on September 6, between Alondra and Somerset on September 8 and near the Metro Blue Line crossing on September 9. Another was along the Rio Hondo south of the Garvey crossing on September 8.

A COMMON TERN was at Malibu Lagoon on September 5.

A COMMON GROUND-DOVE continued at the Linden H. Chandler Preserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through September 6.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at a residence in Rancho Palos Verdes from September 3-6.

A TENNESSEE WARBLER was in coral trees at the east end of the rose garden at Exposition Park in Los Angeles on September 4. Another was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 6.

The VIRGINIA’S WARBLER at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through September 6. It has been by the small pond near the southeast corner of the basin, both at the pond itself and in the lerp infested eucalyptus trees just above the east side of the pond. At the grassy patch a short distance south of the small pond, INDIGO BUNTINGS were present on September 6 and 9 and a BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was seen on September 9.

An AMERICAN REDSTART was at residence in Santa Monica on September 9.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at Temescal Canyon Park in Pacific Palisades from September 7-9. It has been seen mainly in sycamores along the main road south of the main parking lot.

A PRAIRIE WARBLER was at Apollo Park near Lancaster from September 4-9. It has been in the rows of tamarisks just outside the west boundary of the park.

Continuing through September 3 was a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW at the north end of the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve. Another was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on September 6.

A SUMMER TANAGER was at Wheeler Park in Claremont on September 2 and 3.

San Clemente Island (off limits to the public) produced a handful of interesting birds this past week. A TENNESSEE WARBLER was on the island on September 9 and a LUCY’S WARBLER was present from September 5-6. On September 10 an AMERICAN REDSTART, a LARK BUNTING and two CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were found.

This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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