This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 18.

-Birds mentioned

Red-necked Grebe
Red-billed Tropicbird
Neotropic Cormorant
American Oystercatcher
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Common Murre
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Tropical Kingbird
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Summer Tanager

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
* March 18, 2016
* CALA1603.18

-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 18.

The RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through March 13.

A RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD was seen offshore in the Santa Catalina Channel on March 14.

The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was seen through March 15. 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.

An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was at the San Gabriel River mouth in Long Beach from March 13-18. 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.

A continuing LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera was seen through March 11. The basins are located between Whitter and Washington. Easiest access is from the east end of Mines Ave, east of Passons.

A COMMON MURRE was in the Ballona Creek channel between Centinella and the 90 Freeway on March 11.

A female YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at the LA County Museum of Natural History’s Nature Gardens on March 16.

At Madrona Marsh in Torrance, an EASTERN PHOEBE continued through March 17 and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued through March 13, both around the south pond. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued between the north and south lakes in Area 3 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach through March 13.

PLUMBEOUS VIREOS were at Temescal Gateway Park about 100 feet south of the Temescal Camp Store on March 15 and at the northeast corner of the Lake Balboa area on March 15.

The female AMERICAN REDSTART continued through March 12 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. A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was seen at the spreading basins on March 8.

A continuing adult male AMERICAN REDSTART was at American Gold Star Manor in Long Beach through March 13. It has been seen behind the maintenance building at the north end. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was found here on March 15 east of the maintenance building.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through March 11.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through March 14. It has been at the extreme south end of the park by Carson Street.

Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk through March 11. It is in the small landscaped patch on the east side of the river just below Victory and the large ABC7 sign.

A male SUMMER TANAGER was in the middle area of Wardlow Park in Long Beach from March 12-13.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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