laas-logo-rba-textThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 6.

-Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
Black Scoter
Red-necked Grebe
California Condor
Bald Eagle
“Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-and-white Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
“Red” Fox Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* March 6, 2015
* CALA1503.06


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 6.

The TUNDRA SWAN continues near the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera. It is now being seen mainly in the San Gabriel River channel itself, just north of Whittier Blvd. It was reported through March 1.

A continuing female BLACK SCOTER was off Dockweiler State Beach on February 28. It was near lifeguard station #58.

The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon continued through March 4.

A BALD EAGLE and a CALIFORNIA CONDOR were seen at Quail Lake near Gorman on February 28. Three more BALD EAGLES were at Castaic Lagoon on February 28.

The “HARLAN’S” RED-TAILED HAWK continues in Area A of the Ballona Wetlands. This section is west of Lincoln and east of the marina (directions corrected from previous RBAs) and north of the bike path. Morning seems to be the time to find this bird. It was reported through March 4.

Continuing was a NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles. It was seen on March 4 in the northeast quadrant of the complex. This is private property but birders are welcome. Please remember to be considerate of the residents so that this privilege can continue.

A wintering ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through March 3.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through March 1 (usually around the south lake or on the island in the lake). Also continuing here near restroom #7 is a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER. Both were reported through March 1.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO continued at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through March 1. Look for it southeast of the northeast restrooms.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE continues at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Train in Lawndale. It was reported on March 1 about 150 feet from the start of the trail by the Monte Vista parking lot.

The AMERICAN TREE SPARROW at Castaic Lagoon continued through March 4. It is being seen around the Aquatic Center at the northwest side of the lagoon.

The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale continued through March 2. It has been on the lawns south and southeast of the boat launch parking lot and lifeguard station #1.

A “RED” FOX SPARROW was at Alta Vicente Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes on February 27. It was seen near the east parking lot.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through March 3. It has been near the southeast corner of the Rose Bowl Riders area.

This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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