laas-logo-rba-textThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 17.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 17, 2015
* CALA1504.17

-Birds mentioned

Eurasian Wigeon
Solitary Sandpiper
Franklin’s Gull
Gull-Billed Tern
Calliope Hummingbird
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Palm Warbler
Harris’s Sparrow
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 17, 2015
* CALA1504.17


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 17.

A male EURASIAN WIGEON was on the main lake at Hansen Dam on April 15.

A SOLITARY SANDPIPER and five FRANKLIN’S GULLS were at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on April 12. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.

The RUFF at Cabrillo Beach was present through April 13. It has been seen on the west side of the inner beach, south of the boat launch and near the pier.

Two GULL-BILLED TERNS made a brief visit to the Ballona Wetlands area on April 11. They were seen late in the day on the salt pan.

A male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was at the hummingbird feeders at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area on April 12. To get to the feeders, park in the parking lot at the end of the road at the top of the hill, then walk south past the large Cape Honeysuckle and bottlebrush (in the Hummingbird Garden). The feeders are in the trees east of the large bottlebrush. There are good numbers of other hummingbirds here as well.

A male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Garvey Ranch Park in Monterey Park on April 10.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was near Freemont Park in Glendale on April 11.

A first spring male AMERICAN REDSTART was along the San Gabriel River in South El Monte from April 10-16. It was singing in the willows just upstream from the end of Theines Ave. (east of Durfee). A male BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was also present here on April 16, about 500 yards upstream from Theines.

A PALM WARBLER (likely a continuing bird) was along Compton Creek between the Del Amo and Santa Fe crossings (opposite some DWP pump station buildings) on April 11.

Another PALM WARBLER was found at Legg Lake in South El Monte on April 12. It was at the southwest corner of the south lake. Continuing in the area is a TROPICAL KINGBIRD (last seen on the island in the south lake) also reported through April 12.

PALM WARBLERS were also in West Long Beach (briefly) and at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on April 16. The latter bird was by the path at the “elbow” by the intersection of Jefferson and Lincoln.

The HARRIS’S SPARROW at White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro was reported through April 15. It has been by the baseball field, batting cage and around the garden area to the right of the ball field.

A male ORCHARD ORIOLE continued to be seen through April 16 at a residence in Cheviot Hills.

An adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at Cheviot Hills Park on April 11 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was seen there the following day.

Another adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE in South El Monte on April 15. It was seen in a burned eucalyptus along San Gabriel Blvd. near its junction with Lincoln Blvd.

This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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