This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 29.

 -Birds mentioned

Long-tailed Duck
Common Ground-Dove
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Palm Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
“Large-billed” Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Lazuli Bunting

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):

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Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* January 29, 2016
* CALA1601.29


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 29.

The in the Ballona Creek channel LONG-TAILED DUCK continued through January 24. It moves around this area and has been seen from the breakwater to well upstream from Pacific Ave.

Continuing through January 23 were at least two COMMON GROUND-DOVES 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 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar through January 27. It is usually by Frisbee Golf goal #7 in the southwest part of the park.

The PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER at the south end of Monte Verde Park in Lakewood was reported through January 23.

The EASTERN PHOEBE around the south pond at Madrona Marsh was seen through January 27. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, a LAZULI BUNTING and an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER also continue in this area. Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the northeast side of Columbia Park (just south of the Community Garden) in Torrance through January 17. Another continued at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook (usually on the island in the south lake). One was at Rosedale Angelus Cemetery from January 23-27. It has been seen on the east side and in the southeast part of the property. Three more VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through January 27.

The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER continued at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica through January 24. It has been regularly seen in a tall pine near the corner of cemetery roads Delaware and Palm.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Pearblossom Park in the Antelope Valley on January 27.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at Legg Lake in South El Monte continued near restroom #7 through January 23.

Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through January 22.

An AMERICAN REDSTART continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 23. It has been along the far west side just south of Whittier Blvd. (the extreme northwest part of the basin complex).

Two PALM WARBLERS were along the east side of the LA River just north of the 91 Freeway on January 23.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued east of the dog park at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through January 23.

Another CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont through January 26.

A “LARGE-BILLED” SAVANNAH SPARROW was reported at the Ballona Creek mouth on January 27.

A male SUMMER TANAGER was at F.E. Hopkins Wilderness Park (around the amphitheater) in Torrance through January 28.

A female SUMMER TANAGER was at Arlington Garden in Pasadena on January 26 and 27. It has been seen along the south side of Arlington Road and at the west end of the garden. A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was also seen at this location (and another half dozen were reported elsewhere in the county this past week).

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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