This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for May 13.

-Birds mentioned

Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Neotropic Cormorant
Least Tern
Black Tern
Black Swift
Vermilion Flycatcher
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-and-white Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Northern Parula
Grasshopper Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak


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


Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird


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
* May 13, 2016
* CALA1605.13

-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for May 6.

A late HOODED MERGANSER was at the upper pond at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on May 7.

One of the three RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS found last week at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through May 9.

Ten more RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS were at Hansen Dam on May 7.

The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Bonelli was reported through May 9. It has generally been at the north shore, often sitting on the buoys and floats just offshore. A BLACK TERN was in this area on May 8.

The adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through May 5. It is being seen along the Lincoln Blvd. side of the marsh.

A LEAST TERN was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on May 12.

Eight BLACK SWIFTS were over Cobal Canyon at the north end of Mills Ave in Claremont on May 7. Look for these birds in the late afternoon and early evening.

An immature male VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at La Mirada Park through May 12. It has been south of the east end of the lake and up the hill toward Alicante Road.

Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER (an adult male) was at lower Hansen Dam Park on May 7.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Apollo Park near Lancaster on May 9.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at DeForest Park in Long Beach through May 7. Look for it in the trees around the restrooms and community center.

An adult male HOODED WARBLER was found at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on May 11. It was reported through May 13 near the bottom of the hill/slope behind the women’s restroom. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was seen in the middle of the park on May 12.

A NORTHERN PARULA and a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK were found on San Clemente Island (no public access) on May 12.

A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW continued at UCLA through May 7. It was in the planters at the south end of the Court of Sciences.



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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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