laas-logo-rba-textThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 3.

-Birds mentioned

Common Ground-Dove
Calliope Hummingbird
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Plumbeous Vireo
White-throated Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow
Painted Bunting
Orchard Oriole

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Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 3, 2015
* CALA1504.03


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 3.

A RUFF has been seen at Cabrillo Beach from March 30-April 2. It has been on the west side of the inner beach and in this general area.

Three COMMON GROUND-DOVES were along the San Gabriel River in Bellflower Trabuco Street on March 29. The birds were about 200 yards south of Trabuco (west side of the river, south of Alondra).

A CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was at a feeder in Agua Dulce on March 29.

Up to three LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS are being seen in a residential area of Monrovia. Check the area west of North Magnolia Ave. and north of West Hillcrest Blvd. They were reported through March 31 and apparently have been seen there since January.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO continues at Wheeler Park in Claremont. It was last seen on March 27 between the park office and children’s pool.

Another PLUMBEOUS VIREO continues near Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena. It was last seen in a pine by the intersection of Rida St. and Lomora Ave. on April 1.

The WORM-EATING WARBLER at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles was seen through March 30 by unit #5378. It has been looked for but not seen since that date and thus may be gone. The Village Green complex is south of Rodeo Road, west of La Brea. This is private property, but birders are welcome.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont from March 27-30. Another continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena by the Rose Bowl Rider area through March 29.

The HARRIS’S SPARROW at White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro was reported through April 2. Originally the bird was around the entrance road and parking lot, though most recently it has been by the baseball field and adjacent dumpster.

A female PAINTED BUNTING has been at a residence in La Canada through April 2 and was present for about ten days prior to that.

A male ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen through April 2 at a residence in Cheviot Hills.

This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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