This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 28.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* October 28, 2016
* CALA1610.28

-Birds mentioned

Surf Scoter
Common Ground-Dove
Mountain Plover
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
BLUE-HEADED VIREO (possible)
Plumbeous Vireo
Verdin
Gray Catbird
Lapland Longspur
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Northern Waterthrush
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Palm Warbler
Canada Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Black-throated Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Dickcissel
Baltimore Oriole

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
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, Ventura County as warranted


-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 28.

Five SURF SCOTERS were at Castaic Lagoon on October 22.

A COMMON GROUND-DOVE was at a residence in Long Beach on October 23.

A MOUNTIAN PLOVER was at Malibu Lagoon (between the lagoon and beach) on October 23.

The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through October 23.

A LEWIS’S WOODPECKER was at the Old Zoo area in Griffith Park on October 22.

Another LEWIS’S WOODPECKER was at the southeast part of the Bette Davis Picnic area in Glendale from October 25-26. A male SUMMER TANAGER was also here on October 25 in the eastern section of the park (east of Victory) around the two small wooden building near the north end.

An EASTERN PHOEBE was at the Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on October 26. It was seen in the picnic area west of the parking lot.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Columbia Park in Torrance on October 22 and another (female) was at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in Westwood on October 24.

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh from October 22-23 along the Lincoln Blvd. side of the marsh.

The VERDIN continued at the White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro through October 22. It has been seen by the garden just outside the Nature Center and also around the parking lot.

A GRAY CATBIRD was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on October 25. It was at the east end of Ave. C in tamarisks. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.

The A&G Sod Fields in the Antelope Valley hosted a LAPLAND LONGSPUR from October 22-23. The fields are at 50th Street East and Avenue N. The bird was on the north side of Ave. N. As always, bird from the roadside only. This is private property.

A CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 22 and a PRAIRIE FALCON was also seen there.

A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was along the Wilmington Drain in Harbor City on October 25.

The West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail had a MAGNOLIA WARBLER from October 22-27. It has been near electrical tower #35. A DICKCISSEL was here from October 23-24 between the first and second tower south of the parking lot. A PALM WARBLER was present on October 23 and a PLUMBEOUS VIREO was found at the north end near Monte Verde Park on October 24. A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was there from October 21-26.

A possible BLUE-HEADED VIREO (or very bright Cassin’s) was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail on October 26. It was at the south end past the last electrical/utility tower.

Another PALM WARBLER continued at the Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia through October 22. It was on the east side of the north lake.

Yet another PALM WARBLER was near the Ballona Salt Pan in Playa del Rey on October 27. It was a short distance up the Ballona Creek south side berm above Pacific Ave.

A BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at Holmby Park near Westwood on October 23. The bird was in the south part of the park in a large magnolia tree.

San Clemente Island produced the following birds this past week. A CANADA WARBLER was found on October 26, a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER on October 25, a MAGNOLIA WARBLER from October 23-27, a SUMMER TANAGER from October 25-26 and a BLACK-THROATED SPARROW on October 22.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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