laas-logo-rba-textThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 4.

-Birds mentioned

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Least Tern
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* June 04 , 2015
* CALA1506.04


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 4.

A second year YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was found at Del Rey Lagoon on May 31 and continued in the area through June 4. In Playa del Rey, take Pacific Ave. to its end on the south side of the Ballona Creek channel and park. The bird has been seen at Del Rey Lagoon proper, along the adjacent Ballona Creek channel and in the Ballona Wetlands-- to view this last area, walk the south side Ballona Creek berm east (upstream) from Pacfic and look for the bird in the wetlands area to the south and east.

A LEAST TERN continued at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB through June 4. A letter of permission is required for access.

An AMERICAN REDSTART was on San Clemente Island on May 30 and a NORTHERN PARULA and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER were there from May 29-30. There is no public access to the island.

Another NORTHERN PARULA was seen briefly in Altadena on June 2.

The CASSIN’S SPARROW in Castaic continued to be reported through May 31. The exact spot is south of where Violin Canyon enters Castaic Creek just northeast of the Castaic Regional Sports Complex. Exit the 5 Freeway at Parker Road and go right to the first intersection (a four way stop sign) and turn right again. Go down to the sports complex and turn left into the parking lot. Go east to the northeast corner and park at the baseball fields. Go northeast through the baseball fields and cross under the power lines. Under the power lines are weedy/grassy fields with a fence line. On the other side of the fence is alluvial sage scrub. The sparrow has been singing from the sagebrush near the fence. There are several places to enter this area through the fence.

A late WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista on May 30.

A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK continued along Cabora Drive at the Playa Vista Bluffs through May 31. It was in an elderberry bush about one quarter mile west of Lincoln. Google Earth coordinates are 33.966714, -118.429983. Cabora Road is on your right as you head south on Lincoln (and about 200 feet before the traffic light at Loyola Marymount University Drive). Parking is problematic, be sure to watch for signs indicating parking restrictions.

An INDIGO BUNTING was on San Clemente Island on May 28 and 29 and a BOBOLINK was on the island from May 31- June 1.

This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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