laas-logo-rba-textThis is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 23.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 23, 2015
* CALA1504.23

-Birds mentioned

Eurasian Wigeon
Cattle Egret
Solitary Sandpiper
Baird’s Sandpiper
Franklin’s Gull
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Purple Martin
CAPE MAY WARBLER
Palm Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Orchard Oriole


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Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 23, 2015
* CALA1504.23

-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 23.

The male EURASIAN WIGEON continued on the main lake at Hansen Dam through April 21. It has been lingering near the east willow island.

A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was by the Antelope Valley State Prison near Lancaster on April 21. It was in the ditch on the east side of the prison (on the west side of 50th Street West, between Avenue I and J).

A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was at the Lancaster water treatment ponds on April 19. It was on the large northeast pond, just south of Ave. C. Birders are welcome at the Lancaster Water Reclamation Plant between 7:00AM and 3:00PM. Be sure to check in at the new office location and let staff know that you are birding. From the facility entrance on the north side of Ave. D just east of the 14 Freeway, go north to the second intersection and office parking area. The office itself is at the northeast corner of the building.

Up to eight FRANKLIN’S GULLS were at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on April 18. A CATTLE EGRET was at the Ducks Unlimited Ponds on April 18 and a SOLITARY SANDPIPER was there on April 19. On April 23, a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and a PURPLE MARTIN were at the south shore of Rosamond Dry Lake. As always, there is no access to these base areas without a letter of permission.

Two FRANKLIN’S GULLS were along the lower LA River in Long Beach on April 19. They were just above the Willow Street crossing.

A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was observed and photographed at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on April 16.

A male CAPE MAY WARBLER was in Marina del Rey on April 21. It was across the street (Admiralty Way) from the Ritz Carlton in a tall eucalyptus. Unfortunately this bird has not been seen since the date of its discovery.

A PALM WARBLER continued along Compton Creek between the Del Amo and Santa Fe crossings (opposite some DWP pump station buildings) through April 17.

Another PALM WARBLER was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance from April 18-21. It has been in the area about 20 meters south of the portable toilets along the edge of the water.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was northwest of the main lake at Hansen Dam on April 18.

The ORCHARD ORIOLE at a residence in Cheviot Hills continues, being seen through April 23.


This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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