This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 22.

-Birds mentioned

Eurasian Wigeon
Red-necked Grebe
Brown Booby
Ferruginous Hawk
Common Ground-Dove
Burrowing Owl
Short-eared Owl
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Gray Catbird
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Clay-colored Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Summer Tanager
Lazuli Bunting

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* January 22, 2016
* CALA1601.22


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 22.

A male EURASIAN WIGEON was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on January 17.

The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon continued through January 16.

A BROWN BOOBY was seen off Leo Carillo State Beach on January 18.

A FERRUGINOUS HAWK was seen flying over the Lake Balboa area in Van Nuys on January 15.

Continuing through January 21 was a COMMON GROUND-DOVE along the San Gabriel River at Trabuco Street in Bellflower. The usual spot is on the west side of the river, south of Alondra. Check the area around the nursery.

A BURROWING OWL continued along Ballona Creek just upstream from the end of Pacific Ave in Playa del Rey through January 18.

At dusk on January 17, a SHORT-EARED OWL was reported at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh.

A LEWIS’S WOODPECKER was at Newcomb Saddle near the Edison helicopter yard on January 16.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar through January 20. It is usually by Frisbee Golf goal #7 in the southwest part of the park.

The Kewen Canyon area of Pasadena held a NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER on January 18.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at the northeast corner of the Lake Balboa area through January 15.

The PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER at the south end of Monte Verde Park in Lakewood was reported through January 17.

The EASTERN PHOEBE around the south pond at Madrona Marsh was seen through January 18. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, a LAZULI BUNTING and an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER also continue in this area. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at Columbia Park/Community Garden in Torrance through January 17. Another continued at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through January 18 (usually on the island in the south lake).

The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER continued at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica through January 18. It has been regularly seen in a tall pine near the corner of cemetery roads Delaware and Palm.

The GRAY CATBIRD at Monte Verde Park (adjacent to the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail) in Lakewood was seen through January 16. 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 at Legg Lake in South El Monte continued near restroom #7 through January 18.

The AMERICAN REDSTART continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 17. 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 continued east of the dog park at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through January 17.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS continued at Brand Park in San Fernando through January 15 and at the very south end of the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through January 19.

DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED JUNCOS including a continuing bird along the north edge of Rancho Sierra Golf Club in the Antelope Valley through January 17 and a new one at Resurrection Cemetery in Montebello (in the northwest section near the west side entrance) on January 15.

A male SUMMER TANAGER was at F.E. Hopkins Wilderness Park in Torrance on January 21.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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