This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 1.

-Birds mentioned

Brant
American Oystercatcher
Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Bank Swallow
Varied Thrush
Gray Catbird
Palm Warbler
White-throated Sparrow

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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
* April 1, 2016
* CALA1604.01

-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 1.

Twenty-one BRANT were at Quail Lake near Gorman on March 29.

A BROWN BOOBY was seen from Pt. Vicente on March 27.

The AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER at the San Gabriel River mouth in Long Beach was present through March 29. It has been seen on both the south (Orange County) side and the north side. Check for the bird from the end of East Ocean Blvd. For county listers, all of the middle jetty is considered to be within LA County.

A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at Columbia Park in Torrance on March 31.

A female type VERMILION FLYCATCHER (at the dog park) and a continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW were at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through March 31.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued between the north and south lakes in Area 3 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach through March 31.

Two BANK SWALLOWS were at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on March 30. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.

A VARIED THRUSH was at Rancho Sierra Golf Club in the Antelope Valley on March 26. Be sure to ask permission at the clubhouse before birding the perimeter.

The GRAY CATBIRD at Monte Verde Park in Lakewood was reported again on March 28. It was seen along the east (San Gabriel River) side by the bridge.

A PALM WARLBER continued along the east side of the LA River in the field just north of the 91 Freeway in Long Beach through March 25.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail. It was last reported on March 27 in its usual spot at the extreme south end just above Carson Street.

Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on March 29. It was along the east side perimeter road opposite map marker 23 and 24.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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