This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 23.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* September 23, 2016
* CALA1609.23

-Birds mentioned

Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Ground-Dove
Ridgway’s Rail
Pectoral Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Broad-winged Hawk
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Pacific Wren
Northern Waterthrush
American Redstart
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Canada Warbler
Painted Redstart
Black-throated Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 23.

A COMMON MERGANSER continued to be seen at Rowena Reservoir in Silverlake through September 19.

Quail Lake near Gorman held a RED-BREASTED MERGANSER on September 17.

A COMMON GROUND-DOVE was seen at Santa Fe Dam on September 18.

The continuing RIDGWAY’S RAIL was still at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh (along the Lincoln arm of the marsh) through September 21.

A few PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and SOLITARY SANDPIPERS have been reported along the lower LA River this past week and a DUNLIN was below the Wardlow crossing in Long Beach on September 20.

A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was observed flying over Big Tujunga Wash on September 17.

The continuing VERMILION FLYCATCHER at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) was reported through September 20. It is being seen near the southeast corner of Duckbill Lake.

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was west of the parking area at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on September 22.

A PACIFIC WREN was at Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Park in West Hills on September 22.

Continuing was a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH in the southwest part of Madrona Marsh in Torrance through September 18. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was present at the marsh from September 15-19.

In the east Antelope Valley an AMERICAN REDSTART was northeast of 120th Street East and Avenue B on September 22.

A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was found along the LA River in Glendale on September 17. It was just north of the Los Feliz crossing in trees on the west side of the river.

Wilson Cove on San Clemente Island produced a BLACKPOLL WARBLER on September 20.

A CANADA WARBLER was at the north end of the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on September 17 and 18. It was in the sycamores between Monte Verde Park (fenced with no access) and several hundred feet down the paved pathway. Easiest access is from the parking area by the north end of Shadeway Road. Note however that it has not been reported in the last five days.

Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach produced a PAINTED REDSTART on September 22. The bird was in the sycamores and elms near the entrance.

A BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was just north of the Haines Creek Channel on September 17. Haines Creek is in Big Tujunga Wash at the end of Tujunga Valley Street in Sunland.

Two BOBOLINKS were at the Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia from September 17-19. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was here on September 17. These birds were in the weeds and grasses at the north end of the north lake. Walk north from the parking area then down the slope at the north end, walking around the perimeter of the lake to the northwest corner. Remember to avoid trampling vegetation when looking for birds here. Also be aware that a number of homeless people live in the area and occasional aggressive behavior has been reported.

At Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, an adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was in the eucalyptus trees near Group Picnic Area #1 in the northeast part of the park on September 19.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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