laas-logo-rba-textThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 12.

-Birds mentioned

Horned Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant (Ventura County)
Reddish Egret (Ventura County)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Semipalmated Plover
Lesser Yellowlegs
Vermilion Flycatcher
Summer Tanager
Baltimore Oriole

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* June 012 , 2015
* CALA1506.12


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 12.

A male CANVASBACK was just below Willow Street on the lower LA River in Long Beach on June 10.

The second year YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON found at Del Rey Lagoon on May 31 continued through June 7. To reach this location-- in Playa del Rey, take Pacific Ave. to near its end on the south side of the Ballona Creek channel and park in the lot adjacent to the lagoon on your right. The bird has been seen mainly at Del Rey Lagoon proper, but also along the nearby Ballona Creek channel and in the Ballona Wetlands (for this last area, walk the south side Ballona Creek berm east/upstream from the end of Pacfic Ave. and look for the bird in the wetlands area to the south and east).

One then two SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were on Edwards AFB property from June 4-6. A late HORNED GREBE was at the nearby Piute Ponds on June 6.

A LESSER YELLOWLEGS was at the north end of the south lake at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on June 10.

Two immature VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were in Neenach in the west Antelope Valley on June 7. They were observed along 290th Street West, just north of Highway 138.

A SUMMER TANAGER was at Three Sisters Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes on June 6. It was on the north side of the gully that parallels Ocean Terrace Drive.

A BALTIMORE ORIOLE was on San Clemente Island (no public access) on June 4


A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was present at Ormond Beach from June 5-10. From Hueneme Road, turn south on Perkins Road and go to the end- the parking area is on your right. Then from the parking area head southeast and cross the small bridge over the channel and continue to head southeast a short distance. The bird has been seen perched on snags in the lagoon but has been hit and miss.

A REDDISH EGRET was at Mugu Lagoon (visible from the Highway 1 pullout) on June 10.

This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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