This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 12.

-Birds mentioned

Red-throated Loon
Red-necked Grebe
Bald Eagle
Heermann’s Gull
Burrowing Owl
Williamson’s Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Vermilion Flycatcher
Varied Thrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Pine Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco

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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
* February 12, 2016
* CALA1602.12


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 12.

A RED-THROATED LOON was at Castaic Lagoon on February 8. A RED-NECKED GREBE continued here through February 6.

An adult BALD EAGLE continues at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, being reported through February 9.

Unusual inland was a HEERMANN’S GULL along the LA River in Glendale on February 6.

A BURROWING OWL continues at the northwest corner of Del Rey Lagoon in Playa del Rey. It was seen through February 11.

A female WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKER continued at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar through February 9 and a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was present down the path from restroom #1 through February 10.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the northeast side of Columbia Park (just south of the Community Garden) in Torrance through February 6.

Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER continues at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook, being reported through February 8. It is usually on the island in the south lake.

A VARIED THRUSH was at Rancho Sierra Golf Club in the Antelope Valley on February 9. The course is private property but the perimeter can be birded. Please ask permission at the club house.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Segundo Library Park through February 9 on the north side of the park.

The PINE WARBLER at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale was seen through February 9. It has been seen around the southeast corner of Parking Lot #1 and most recently around lot #2 west of the restrooms. A BURROWING OWL was also at Santa Fe Dam last week along the north side of the dam.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont though February 9. It was last seen along the east side fence.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the west end of the dam at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through February 5.

Other WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS continued at the south end of the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through February 8, at Brand Park in San Fernando through February 7 and at Arlington Gardens in Pasadena (southeast edge) through February 11.

Two DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCOS continued in the junco flock along the main road at Charlton Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains through February 9.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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