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

-Birds mentioned 

American Bittern
Least Bittern (Ventura County)
Ferruginous Hawk
Pacific Golden-Plover (Ventura County)
Mountain Plover (Ventura County)
Common Ground-Dove
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird (Ventura County)
Pacific Wren (Ventura County)
Varied Thrush (Ventura County)
Lapland Longspur (Ventura County)
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Black-and-white Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow (Ventura County)
Lark Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Hooded Oriole


California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):

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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
* November 6, 2015
* CALA1511.06



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


The Ballona Freshwater Marsh in Playa Vista had a continuing AMERICAN BITTERN seen along the Lincoln Blvd. side of the marsh through November 5. Also in the area was a PALM WARBLER and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.


A FERRUGINOUS HAWK was near Los Angeles International Airport on November 2.


At Veteran’s Park in Sylmar, a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (on the west side of the park near restroom #1) was reported through November 3.


A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through October 30.


A returning THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD was at Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas as of November 1. It was in its usual area around the dog park, north of the parking lot at the far end of the park access road.


Up to three CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS continued at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale through October 31. Check the large mostly barren field south and west of Parking Lot #5 and as far south as the dam itself as these birds move around this area.


A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights on October 31. It was seen north of the basketball court and by the picnic area.


Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued near the playground at Legg Lake in South El Monte. An INDIGO BUNTING was on the north side of the middle lake on November 1.


Both the PALM WARBLER and COMMON GROUND-DOVE continued at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia through October 29. These birds have been in the open area north of the lawn and west of the parking lot.


Another PALM WARBLER was on San Clemente Island on October 31 as was a LARK BUNTING and two DICKCISSELS.


A BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from November 2-3. It was just east of the access road and south from the fenced maintenance building and parking lot just east of Oak Grove Drive. Look for the spot where the path drops east of the paved road along Berkshire Creek.


Madrona Marsh (hours 10-5, closed Mondays) in Torrance had a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW on October 29 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (in the willow patch at the center of the preserve) on October 30.
A late HOODED ORIOLE was at a residence in Altadena on November 2.


NOTE: the Pacific Loon reported last week at Peck Rd WCP in Arcadia was subsequently identified as a Common Loon.




A LEAST BITTERN and a TROPICAL KINGBIRD were at Round Mountain through November 1.


The sod fields along Casper Road produced a PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER and a MOUNTAIN PLOVER on October 31. The former was still present on November 1 (near the Verizon building) and up to three LAPLAND LONGSPURS were also observed.


A PACIFIC WREN and two WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Big Sycamore Canyon on November 1.


At Hill Canyon, four VARIED THRUSHES were briefly observed on November 5.


This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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