laas-logo-rba-textThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for May 14.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* May 14, 2015
* CALA1505.14

-Birds mentioned

Cackling Goose
Canvasback
White-winged Scoter
Brown Pelican
Cattle Egret
Elegant Tern
Common Ground-Dove
White-winged Dove
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Ventura County)
Purple Martin
American Redstart
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Evening Grosbeak

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Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* May 14, 2015
* CALA1505.14

-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for May 14.

An “Aleutian” CACKLING GOOSE was seen flying over Santa Clarita on May 4.

The male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER continued at the Lancaster water treatment ponds through May 4. It has been in the northwestern part of the complex. Birders are welcome at the Lancaster Water Reclamation Plant between 7:00AM and 3:00PM. Be sure to check in at the new office location and let staff know that you are birding. From the facility entrance on the north side of Ave. D just east of the 14 Freeway, go north to the second intersection and office parking area. The office itself is at the northeast corner of the building.

Unexpected was a BROWN PELICAN found at Lake Palmdale (closed to public access) on May 14. The lake is visible- and can be scoped- from the Lamont Odett Vista Point on the northbound 14 Freeway.

A CATTLE EGRET was along the LA River just below Burbank Blvd. in the Sepulveda Basin on May 1.

Unusual inland was an ELEGANT TERN at Silver Lake Reservoir on May 8. A lingering male CANVASBACK was also present.

At Linden H. Chandler Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates, a COMMON GROUND-DOVE was observed on May 5.

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE flew over Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont on May 2.

A male PURPLE MARTIN was at South Gate Park on May 10.

The first spring male AMERICAN REDSTART continued in willows along the San Gabriel River in South El Monte through May 2. This bird is just east of the east end of Thienes Ave.

CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were on the east side of Madrona Marsh in Torrance (open from 10:00AM to 5:00PM and closed on Mondays) from May 2-10 and at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook on May 11, about 70 yards east of the northeast restroom building.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was along Pony Cross Road near Malibu Canyon on April 29.

A male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was at a feeder in west Palmdale on May 8.

Madrona Marsh in Torrance hosted a male INDIGO BUNTING on May 5. This bird was about 60 feet southeast of the sheds.

An EVENING GROSBEAK was at Grassy Hollow Picnic Area in the San Gabriel Mountains on May 10.


VENTURA COUNTY—

The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER has returned to Teague Park (where it paired with a Western Kingbird and fledged young last year) in Santa Paula as of May 1.


This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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