This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 19.

-Birds mentioned

Bald Eagle
Common Ground-Dove
Spotted Dove
Inca Dove
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Crested Caracara
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Plumbeous Vireo
Gray Catbird
American Redstart
Pine Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

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* Los Angeles RBA
* February 19, 2016
* CALA1602.19


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 19.

A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was found at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on February 17 and still present through February 19. It has been near the north side of the lake, most often perched on the red buoys near the north shore boat ramp. There is an entry fee on weekends.

An adult BALD EAGLE continues at Bonelli and was reported through February 15, usually at the northwest part of the lake.

At least two COMMON GROUND-DOVES continue along the San Gabriel River at Trabuco Street. They were seen through February 15 about 40 yards south of the nursery (on the west side of the river).

Now rare in the county, SPOTTED DOVES were at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on February 13 (at the east corner of the citrus grove), along the LA River at Meadow Road on February 15 and in the neighborhood just west of Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles on February 17.

An INCA DOVE continued at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles (south of the picnic shelter south of the basketball court) through February 17.

At Veteran’s Park in Sylmar at least one YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was present down the path from restroom #1 through February 16. Also check around Frisbee Golf goal #7.

A previously reported CRESTED CARACARA continued on Santa Catalina Island (at Thompson Reservoir/McGee Lake) through February 13.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at John Anson Ford Park in Bell Gardens from February 12-16. It has been in the central area of the eastern section of the park.

An EASTERN PHOEBE, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW all continued through February 14 around the south pond at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER was in the Sepulveda Basin on February 15, possibly the same bird seen previously at Lake Balboa. It was at the southwest edge of the Cricket Field.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO continued at Furman Park in Downey (on the east side, north of the playgrounds) through February 14.

The GRAY CATBIRD continued at Monte Verde Park in Lakewood through February 19. It has been seen both along the path on the west side of Monte Verde Park and also from the San Gabriel River bike path on the opposite side. There is no access to the park itself. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER both continue in this general area.

An AMERICAN REDSTART was on Santa Catalina Island on February 13 at Middle Ranch.

The PINE WARBLER at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale was seen through February 15. It has been seen around the south of parking lot #1 and between parking lot 1 and 2. There is an entrance fee at this location.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS continued at the south end of the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through February 13, at Arlington Gardens in Pasadena (usually near the southeast edge) through February 17 and at Augustus Hawkins Nature Park in Los Angeles through February 17.

Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at the LA County Arboretum on February 16. It was at the southeast corner of the property, just east of #23 on the Arboretum map.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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