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

Birds mentioned

Eurasian Wigeon

Common Loon
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Swainson’s Hawk
Solitary Sandpiper
Baird’s Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
White-winged Dove
Tennessee Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
Black-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Yellow-headed Blackbird

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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
* September 3, 2015
* CALA1509.03


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

An eclipse plumaged male EURASIAN WIGEON was at Hansen Dam from August 31-September 2. It has been both on the main lake and observed flying over the area.

A COMMON LOON continues at Quail Lake near Gorman, being reported through August 27.

The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in the Ballona area was last seen on August 29 at Del Rey Lagoon.

Three SWAINSON’S HAWKS were over Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on September 2.

SOLITARY SANDPIPERS included one on the LA River below the Rosecrans crossing on August 29 and three along the Rio Hondo between Garvey and Rush Street on August 30, with two still there on September 3 along with a PECTORAL SANDPIPER.

Another SOLITARY SANDPIPER was along the LA River in the Sepulveda Basin (about 150 yards south of Burbank Blvd.) on September 2.

A SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was along the lower LA River in Long Beach at the Willow Street crossing on August 28 and 29.

BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS were on the LA River north of the Del Amo crossing on August 31 and north of the Alondra crossing on September 1.

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at Colonel Leo H. Washington Park in Los Angeles on September 3.

A juvenile VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Wheeler Park in Claremont on August 30. It was by the southeast corner at the west end of the fence that borders Doane St.

A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at Hansen Dam from September 1-2. It was at the extreme northeast corner of the main lake. From the soccer fields, take one of the several paths down to the lake and work your way east to the northeast corner of the lake.

A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from August 28-September 2. It has been by the small pond near the southeast corner of the basin, both at the pond itself and in the lerp infested eucalyptus trees just above the east side of the pond. A TENNESSEE WARBLER was found here on September 1.

A juvenile BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was along Haines Creek in Big Tujunga Wash on August 29. From the end of Tujunga Valley Street in Sunland the bird was slightly downstream and on the south side of the channel.

A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW continues at the Sepulveda Basin, being reported through September 2. It has been near the north end of the Wildlife Area by the first paved lake overlook area.

A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was along the LA River at Willow Street in Long Beach on August 30.

This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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