This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 2.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* September 2, 2016
* CALA1609.02

-Birds mentioned

Surf Scoter
American Golden-Plover
Solitary Sandpiper
Baird’s Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Red-naped Sapsucker
Vermilion Flycatcher
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Indigo Bunting
Yellow-headed Blackbird

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
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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 2.


A SURF SCOTER continued through August 26 along Ballona Creek between the 90 Freeway and Centinela.

A COMMON MERGANSER continued at Rowena Reservoir in the Los Feliz area through August 26.

An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER has been on the LA River in the Commerce/Maywood area from August 30-September 2. It is being seen about 200 yards north of Slauson. Parking can be had on the east side of the Slauson bridge.

A SOLITARY SANDPIPER continued on the LA River in Glendale (just below the 134 Freeway) through August 28. Park by the Ferraro Soccer Field on Zoo Drive and walk to the river.

Two more SOLITARY SANDPIPERS were seen along the San Gabriel River just south of Mines Ave. on August 28.

Two BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS were along the LA River at the end of Southern Ave. in South Gate on August 26-27 and one was north of DeForest Park in Long Beach on August 27.

A SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on August 30.

The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh was reported through August 31.

A RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER was at St. Andrew’s Priory near Valyermo on August 27.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) through August 30. It has been by the gazebo along Ave. C, near the southeast corner of Duckbill Lake.

Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Holiday Lake in the west Antelope Valley on August 27.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on August 28. It was seen in front of unit #5452 and #5468. This is private property, but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.

The TENNESSEE WARBLER at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena continued through August 29 (note that based on differences in plumage, two different individuals may have been present here). The location is at the pond near the southeast corner of the basin. From the trail at the west end of La Canada Verdugo Road (just west of Vista Laguna Terrace) walk west and then north down into the basin and watch for the pond on your left below a row of eucalyptus trees.

A continuing VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was reported at this same spot through August 26 and an immature BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was seen on August 29. Continuing at Hahamongna Watershed Park is a summering WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, reported there through August 27.

Another TENNESSEE WARBLER was at Wilson Cove on San Clemente Island on August 31.

A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was found at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on August 28 and continuing the following day near the northeast corner of Big Piute pond.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera from September 25-28. It has been on the east side of the south basin. Access points are along the west side of the perimeter fence, especially just above Washington and at the east end of Mines.

An INDIGO BUNTING was at the north end of Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on August 26. There was a recent incident here where a homeless person threatened and demanded money from a birder. Remember to be aware of your surroundings and use caution and common sense when birding here (and elsewhere in the county).

Single female YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS were on the LA River north of Willow St. in Long Beach and at the end of Southern Ave in South Gate on August 27.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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