laas-logo-rba-textThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 13. 

-Birds mentioned


Long-tailed Duck
Brown Booby
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Swainson’s Hawk
Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Pacific Wren
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Palm Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Baltimore Oriole


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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* November 13, 2015
* CALA1511.13



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


A male LONG-TAILED DUCK was near the Ballona Creek mouth from November 10-12. It is being seen between Pacific Avenue and the UCLA boat ramp.


A BROWN BOOBY was seen from Pt. Dume in Malibu (off Westward Beach) on November 7. Three BROWN BOOBIES were at San Clemente Island on November 10.


A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was in San Pedro on November 12. It was by the cruise ship docks at 600 N. Harbor Drive. The spot was about 400 feet east of the intersection of Swinford St. and A. Street, but the bird could not be found the following day.


A SWAINSON’S HAWK was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on November 6. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the marsh at the north end of the berm on November 6 and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was there from November 6-8. Marsh hours are 10-5, closed Mondays.


A male NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was behind the Nature Center at Eaton Canyon in Pasadena on November 12.


VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included a continuing female at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook (usually on the south island of the lake) and a continuing adult male at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through November 12.


Also at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area was an EASTERN PHOEBE found on November 7. This bird was close to the intersection of Wadsworth and 126th Street.


The THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD at Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas was reported through November 7. It is usually seen in the area around the dog park, north of the parking lot at the far west end of the park access road. Most recently it was at the bottom of the slope south of the dog park.


A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen briefly near the mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica on November 11.


PACIFIC WRENS were reported in Griffith Park in the Ferndell area near bridge #4 on November 10 and in Pasadena at the Eaton Canyon Flood Basin on November 11 (on the northeast side of the equestrian circle).


A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was near the southeast corner of the basin at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on November 11.


A PALM WARBLER was at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar on November 7. It was near the center of the park, north of the olive tree row. Another was on San Clemente Island on November 8.


A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was reported at Cobb Estate in Altadena on November 12. It was by the water spout at the entrance to the lower canyon.


A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at the South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on November 8. It was with other juncos in the Sakura Meadow area.


A female SUMMER TANAGER continued through November 8 at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights. It was last seen at the south end near the basketball court and maintenance shed.


A female SCARLET TANAGER was at DeForest Park in Long Beach from November 5-7. It was seen around the playground area and behind the basketball courts. Also in the same area at DeForest Park was a PALM WARBLER from November 6-11, a PRAIRIE WARBLER from November 7-8 and a late NASHVILLE WARBLER from November 7-8.


An adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at Holmby Park in Los Angeles from November 7-10. It has been seen in sycamores a the east side of the park.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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