laas-logo-rba-textThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March13.

 -Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
Black Scoter
“Prairie” Merlin
Red-necked Grebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Plumbeous Vireo
Northern Parula
American Tree Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* March 13, 2015
* CALA1503.13


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 13.

The TUNDRA SWAN continues near the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera. It is now being seen mainly in the San Gabriel River channel itself, just north of Whittier Blvd. It was reported through March 12.

A continuing female BLACK SCOTER was off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through March 7. It has been offshore near lifeguard station #58.

A “PRAIRIE” MERLIN (ssp richardsoni) was at Castaic Lagoon on March 8.

The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon continued through March 12.

A male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena on March 11. It was near the drainage channel south of the dog park.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Mayfair Park in Lakewood on March 9. It was first seen between the ballfield and community center and later in ash trees by the playground on the east side.

The WORM-EATING WARBLER at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles was seen through March 11. It was most recently near unit #5332. In the past one of the most reliable spots to check has been behind unit #5396 adjacent to the laundry room (the best time at this spot is early- at or just after sunrise). The complex is south of Rodeo Road, west of La Brea. This is private property, but birders are welcome.

A male NORTHERN PARULA was along the LA River just north of Fletcher Drive on March 12. It was about 100 yards north of the power lines that cross the river north of Fletcher.

The AMERICAN TREE SPARROW on the west side of Castaic Lagoon continued through March 12. It is being seen around the Northridge Aquatic Center near the north end of the lagoon.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through March 12. It has been near the southeast corner of the Rose Bowl Riders area. Another continued at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through March 7.

This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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