laas-logo-rba-textThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 2.

-Birds mentioned

Least Bittern

Bald Eagle
Pinyon Jay
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-and-white Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Summer Tanager
Indigo Bunting

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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
* October 2, 2015
* CALA1510.02

-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 2.

An AMERICAN BITTERN was reported on the far west side of the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on October 2.

A LEAST BITTERN was at the wildlife lake at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve on September 30.

A BALD EAGLE was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on September 30.

A flock of seven PINYON JAYS was observed by the Visitor’s Center at Chilao in the San Gabriel Mountains on October 1.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was seen south of the park buildings at DeForest Park in Long Beach on September 29.

Two BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were at DeForest Park in Long Beach on September 26. One was at the north end of the park and the other was on the south side of the nature area (at the park’s south end). The bird at the north end was seen through October 1.

Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve on September 25 near the north end lake viewing area.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was along Barley Flats Road in the San Gabriel Mountains on September 27 near the orange water tank.

A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was at Creek Park in La Mirada on September 27. It was in sycamores downstream from Imperial Highway.

Another BLACKPOLL WARBLER was at Silverlake Reservoir on September 27. It was in a eucalyptus northwest of the reservoir.

Yet another BLACKPOLL WARBLER was at the north end of DeForest Park in Long Beach on October 1.

A continuing male SUMMER TANAGER was at Descanso Gardens in La Canada through September 27. It has been in and around the Rose Garden (which is now temporarily closed)

An immature male INDIGO BUNTING continued at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia through September 27. This bird is in the weedy area at the northwest corner of the north lake. Access is through the open gate at the north side of the parking lot, then walking north then west around the lake (through holes in the fence along Peck Road). There are “no trespassing” signs, but to date access has not been an issue. Alternatively you can park at the golf course on the west side of the park and reach the area from there.

Another INDIGO BUNTING was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on September 26. It was just north of the small pond near the southeast corner of the basin.


This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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