laas-logo-rba-textThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 30.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 30, 2015
* CALA1504.30

-Birds mentioned

Ross’s Goose
Cackling Goose
Eurasian Wigeon
White-winged Scoter
Solitary Sandpiper
Common Ground-Dove
Tropical Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Plumbeous Vireo
Bank Swallow
Mountain Bluebird
Black-and-white Warbler
Palm Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow
Orchard Oriole

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 30, 2015
* CALA1504.30


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 30.

A CACKLING GOOSE continues at Scherer Park in Long Beach, last seen on April 24.

Both a CACKLING GOOSE and a ROSS’S GOOSE were at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles on April 29.

The male EURASIAN WIGEON continued on the main lake at Hansen Dam through April 29. It has been lingering near the east willow island.

A male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was at the Lancaster water treatment ponds from April 24-29. 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.

Two SOLITARY SANDPIPERS were in the San Gabriel River channel just north of Mines Avenue/Dunlap Crossing on April 27.

The RUFF continued at Cabrillo Beach through April 24 in the area south of the boat launch.

At least two COMMON GROUND-DOVES continued at the end of Trabuco Street in Bellflower on the west side of the San Gabriel River. They were reported through April 24.

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was found on the north side of the golf course at the Linden H. Chandler Preserve in Rancho Palos Verdes on April 30.

An apparently continuing SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER (first reported on April 16) was found again at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on April 27. The marsh is at the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson adjacent to Playa Vista.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was west of the tennis courts at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills on April 23.

A BANK SWALLOW was at Silver Lake Reservoir in Silver Lake on April 24.

A female MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD was along Sunset Ridge Trail in Altadena on April 26.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued along the San Gabriel River near the confluence of San Jose Creek through April 26. This area can be reached from the east end of Thienes Ave (east of Durfee).

PALM WARBLERS included continuing birds along Compton Creek and at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through April 24 and one at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh along the Lincoln side pathway also on April 24. Other PALM WARBLERS were at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia (near the parking lot), at Legg Lake in South El Monte (southwest of restroom #7) and at DeForest Park in Long Beach- all on April 25. Another was at Banning Park in Wilmington on April 28.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont through April 28. It has been along the east side south of the east side gate.

The HARRIS’S SPARROW in San Pedro was reported through April 30. It was most recently seen on the grass between the sidewalk and the baseball field across the street from White Point Nature Preserve

The male ORCHARD ORIOLE at a residence in Cheviot Hills continued through April 27, but has not been seen since.

This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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