This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 24.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* November 24, 2016
* CALA1611.24


-Birds mentioned

Black Scoter
Sandhill Crane
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
“Prairie” Merlin
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Eastern Phoebe
Tropical Kingbird
THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD
Verdin
Pacific Wren
Varied Thrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
White-throated Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow
Summer Tanager



California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/


Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird


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

-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 24.

Four female BLACK SCOTERS were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on November 18. They were seen from near Lifeguard Station #47.

A SANDHILL CRANE was seen briefly in the Antelope Valley on November 19. It was at 110th Street East and Ave. I.

The SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER on the lower Los Angeles River continued there through November 21. It has been seen in the area immediately below the Willow Street crossing. Park on DeForest on the east side of the river just above Willow Street, then walk up the paved ramp to the river and then head south to get below the bridge.

A “PRAIRIE” MERLIN was at 110th Street East and Ave. I in the Antelope Valley on November 20.

An EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through November 23 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through November 22. It is being seen by the large cottonwood at the “Chevron corner” (area closest to the Chevron gas station across the street). A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued through November 21 near the south side ponds.

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through November 19. It has been seen near the intersection of Wadsworth Ave. and 126th Street.

The THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD as Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas continued through November 21. It has been most often seen around the dog park and ravine immediately to the west, but it moves around the area.

The VERDIN at White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro remained through November 21.

A PACIFIC WREN was in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on November 23. It was along the trail between Sturtevant Falls and Spruce Grove Camp.

VARIED THRUSHES were at Eaton Canyon in Pasadena (west of the Nature Center) on November 21 and in Avalon on Santa Catalina Island on November 23.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through November 22. It has been by the large cottonwood at the southwest corner of the preserve. A NASHVILLE WARBLER was present in this area through November 21.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and a SUMMER TANAGER were at American Gold Star Manor in west Long Beach on November 22.

The CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles was seen through November 24. It is being seen between unit #5317 and garage #557. A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was in this same area on November 19 and 20. A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued by unit #5160 through November 23. This is private property, but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.

A PALM WARBLER was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds on November 21. It was about 200 yards south of Mines Ave. on the west side of the north basin. Access is possible at the east end of Mines Ave.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at a residence in Santa Monica on November 20.

The HARRIS’S SPARROW at a residence in Rolling Hills on the Palos Verdes Peninsula continued through November 17.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was in Harbor City in the Wilmington Drain about 300 feet above the Pacific Coast Highway from November 18-19.

Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on November 20. One was also in Porter Ranch on November 19.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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