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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 15.

-Birds mentioned

Eurasian Wigeon
“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
Red-necked Grebe
Bald Eagle
Glaucous Gull
White-winged Dove
Burrowing Owl
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Plumbeous Vireo
Gray Catbird
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Clay-colored Sparrow
“Red” Fox Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” 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
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
* January 15, 2016
* CALA1601.15

-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 15.

A EURASIAN WIGEON was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on January 12. It was along the east shore, north of the southeast pier.

The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 12. It has been in the middle basin, north of Mines Ave.

The RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through January 12.

An adult BALD EAGLE continued to be seen at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through January 11.

A GLAUCOUS GULL was found at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on January 10. It was seen flying away and has not been reported since. Obviously it could return at any time or be seen elsewhere in the vicinity.

The WHITE-WINGED DOVE at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood continued through January 10.

An injured BURROWING OWL was along Ballona Creek just upstream from Pacific Ave in Playa del Rey on January 14.

Both a female and an immature male YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar through January 12. Both are usually by Frisbee Golf goal #7 in the southwest part of the park.

A RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER was seen at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on January 11. It was near the East Shore restrooms.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at the northeast corner of the Lake Balboa area through January 11.

The PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER at the south end of Monte Verde Park in Lakewood was reported through January 12.

The EASTERN PHOEBE around the south pond at Madrona Marsh was seen through January 14. It was last observed by the sheds. A SWAMP SPARROW was at Madrona on January 8 in the southwest part of the preserve. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, a LAZULI BUNTING and an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER also continue in this area. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued through January 9 at Oakdale Memorial Park (on the west side) in Glendora and at Columbia Park in Torrance through January 10.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD in Area 3 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach continued around the lake through January 8.

The THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD at Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas was seen through January 8. The previously reliable spot was around the fenced dog park, but it seems to range up and down the slope and into the adjacent neighborhood.

The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER continued at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica through January 11. It has been regularly seen in a tall pine near the corner of cemetery roads Delaware and Palm.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was in the northeast corner of Cerritos Park East on January 8.

The GRAY CATBIRD at Monte Verde Park (adjacent to the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail) in Lakewood was seen through January 12. It has been most often seen on the east side of Monte Verde Park from the bike trail along the San Gabriel River.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Monte Verde Park/West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail through January 14.

Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in West Long Beach at American Gold Star Manor, behind the Administration Building (#3201) and by building #3015 in a liquidambar tree.

The AMERICAN REDSTART continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 12. It has been along the far west side just south of Whittier Blvd. (the extreme northwest part of the basin complex).

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was on the west side of Valhalla Cemetery in North Hollywood on January 10.

Another CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued east of the dog park at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through January 11.

A “RED” FOX SPARROW was along Ficus Lane at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills Estates on January 11.

Two “PINK-SIDED” JUNCOS and two “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCOS continued at Highridge Park in Rolling Hills Estates through January 11.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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