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

-Birds mentioned

Cackling Goose
“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Cattle Egret
Bald Eagle
Inca Dove
Red-naped Sapsucker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Plumbeous Vireo
Townsend’s Solitaire
Black-and-white Warbler
Painted Redstart
Clay-colored Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* January 30, 2015
* CALA1501.30


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

A CACKLING GOOSE continued at Scherer Park in Long Beach through January 25.

The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued in the south basin at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 29. Easiest access is from just above Washington west of the 605 Freeway (at the southwest gate to the basins).

A male BLACK SCOTER continued off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo (adjacent to the Hyperion parking area) through January 24.

A CATTLE EGRET was at the White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro on January 23 and the same bird was at Cabrillo Beach later in the day.

A near adult BALD EAGLE was again reported at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on January 29. At that time it was around the north part of the lake.

INCA DOVES continue at Col. Leo H. Washington Park in Los Angeles. Up to five were present through January 25.

A female RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER was on the north side of Furman Park in Downey on January 24 and another (continuing bird) was behind the mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica on January 26

A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Loyola Marymount University on January 24.

Two male VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through January 25. They have been in the northwest part of the property.

A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through January 27. Also present on January 27 was a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER northeast of the restroom building.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Legg Lake in South El Monte was reported through January 28 (usually around the south lake, often near restroom #7 or #8 between the middle and south lakes or on the island in the south lake). The continuing SWAMP SPARROW was reported through January 28. It is being seen just north of restroom #8 on the grass at the south edge of the lake.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City on January 22. It was by the Playa Street west side entrance, west of the first “T” intersection. In this same area was a male RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER on January 25.

The WORM-EATING WARBLER at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles was seen through January 28. It has been seen at a number of locations mainly on the south side of the property by units in the 5300 to 5400 range. A likely spot to check is behind unit 5396 (often early- between 7:00 and 7:30AM) adjacent to the laundry room as this seems to be on the bird’s regular route. A red camellia at the back of unit #5392 has also recently attracted this bird. A TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE has also been in this area, last reported on January 24. The complex is south of Rodeo Road, west of La Brea. This is private property, but birders are welcome.

The PAINTED REDSTART continued at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through January 25. Head southwest about 200 feet from the two white mausoleum/columbarium structures in the north central part of the property to a large Cork Oak tree. This is where the bird is being seen.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continues at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale. It was reported through January 25. It has been on the lawns south and southeast of the boat launch parking lot and lifeguard station #1.

The WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena continued through January 25 near the southeast corner of the Rose Bowl Riders area. Others were in residential areas in La Canada (continuing) and in Altadena on January 24.

This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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