This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 11.

-Birds mentioned

Eurasian Wigeon
Red-necked Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
Yellow-footed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Prairie Falcon
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Clay-colored Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Lazuli Bunting

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/


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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
* March 11, 2016
* CALA1603.11

-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 11.

A EURASIAN WIGEON was on the south lake at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook on March 4.

The RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through March 5.

The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was seen through March 10. It has most often been near the north side of the lake, usually perched on the red buoys near the north shore boat ramp. If the bird is not here, it’s worth checking other parts of the lake. There is an entry fee on weekends.

The YELLOW-FOOTED GULL at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera was seen through March 6. The basins are located between Whitter and Washington. Easiest access is from the east end of Mines Ave, east of Passons. A continuing LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was also reported here through March 6.

At Veteran’s Park in Sylmar the YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued around restroom #1 and Frisbee Golf Goal #7 and was reported through March 6.

A PRAIRIE FALCON was briefly at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area on March 10.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at John Anson Ford Park through March 3.

At Madrona Marsh in Torrance, the EASTERN PHOEBE, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, LAZULI BUNTING and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW all continued around the south pond at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included a female continuing at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook (northwest of the south lake) through March and up to three continuing through March 6 at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora.

The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica was reported through March 6 by the intersection of cemetery roads Palm and Delaware.

Another SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was by the DWP reservoir at the end of Chautauqua Blvd on March 3. This area is north of Sunset Blvd. and just east of Temescal Gateway Park.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Granada Hills Park on March 6 north of the community center building.

At El Dorado Park in Long Beach, a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued in Area 2 through March 3. From the Spring Street entrance bear left at the fork and look for a grove of pines and oaks in the Snake Road area left of the stream. This is where the bird is being seen.

The female AMERICAN REDSTART continued through March 5 at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera. It has been in the trees by the extreme northwest corner and black metal gate just below Whittier Blvd.

An adult male AMERICAN REDSTART was at American Gold Star Manor in Long Beach on March 10. It was observed behind the maintenance building at the north end.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont through March 6.

Up to five GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were at Mormon Canyon above Porter Ranch on March 9, though getting to the spot requires a bit of a hike. The birds were around the weather station in the high pasture area overlooking Mason Ave.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park by the south bridge through March 6.

A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at Gloria Heer Park in Rowland Heights on March 5.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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