laas-logo-rba-textThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for August 7.

-Birds mentioned

Common Loon
Cattle Egret
Baird’s Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Vermilion Flycatcher
White-crowned Sparrow
Indigo Bunting
Yellow-headed Blackbird


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Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* August 7, 2015
* CALA1508.07

-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for August 7.

A basic plumaged COMMON LOON continued at Quail Lake near Gorman through July 30.

Two BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS were at Duckbill Lake (Piute Ponds/Edwards AFB) on August 1.

A juvenile SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER continued at the south end of Rosamond Lake on Edwards AFB through August 1. Letter of permission required for entry to Rosamond Lake and Piute Ponds.

SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were on the LA River at the Willow Street crossing in Long Beach from July 31-August 1 and in Vernon about 400 yards north of the Slauson crossing from August 1-2.

Three VERMILION FLYCATCHERS (a male and two hatch year birds) were near the intersection of 290th Street West and Malinda Ave. in the west Antelope Valley on August 4.

An unseasonal WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW with a missing tail was at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in Van Nuys on August 5. It was along the main pathway by the first (northernmost) viewing area. Nearby a CATTLE EGRET was on the LA River below Burbank Blvd.

A male INDIGO BUNTING continued through August 4 at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena. It has been near the pond at the southeast corner of the basin.

A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was seen flying over the Ballona Freshwater Marsh in Playa Vista on August 1.

This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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