This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 3.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* June 3, 2016
* CALA1606.03

-Birds mentioned

Brant
GLOSSY IBIS
Semipalmated Plover
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Arctic Tern
White-winged Dove
Inca Dove
Black Swift
Vermilion Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Northern Waterthrush
Tennessee Warbler
Lucy’s Warbler
American Redstart
Yellow-rumped “Myrtle” Warbler
Summer Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red Crossbill


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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

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* June 3, 2016
* CALA1606.03

-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 3.

The GLOSSY IBIS in the Sepulveda Basin continued through June 1. It is being seen along the LA River below Burbank Blvd. and north of the dam. Easiest parking is along Woodley just north of Burbank Blvd., then walking south and then west to get to the river. Be aware that the bird has been joined by a White-faced Ibis the past couple of days.

The Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) hosted a BRANT, a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (at the east end of Big Piute pond) and a YELLOW-RUMPED “MYRTLE” WARBLER on May 27. The plover continued through May 30 and the Brant was seen through May 28.

On June 3 the Piute Ponds had at least one ARCTIC TERN (at Big Piute) and a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (southeast corner of Duckbill Lake).

Two more SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were at Malibu Lagoon on June 2.

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at Apollo Park (near the entrance) in Lancaster on May 26 and another was in west Palmdale on May 27.

INCA DOVES included two at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles on May 28 and two at Lake Los Angeles in the east Antelope Valley on May 30.

BLACK SWIFTS are being encountered along Cobal Canyon Trail. Start from the trailhead parking lot by 5:45PM and head north on Cobal Canyon Trail. Black Swifts can be seen between the split in the Burbank/Cobal Canyon trails, and the 4.5 mile marker on the Cobal Canyon Trail (about a half mile north of the parking area).

Alternatively you can start at 5:30PM and hike one mile uphill until you arrive at the bench that looks down towards the parking lot. Scan the horizon above the hill to your south/southeast. The oak tree at the bench has grown to the point where it blocks your view, so stand to the left of the bench, as you face downhill in the direction of the parking lot.

An immature male VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at La Mirada Park through May 28. It has been south of the east end of the lake and up the hill toward Alicante Road.

Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on May 30. It was east of the restrooms in the northeast part of the park near the horse properties.

A LUCY’S WARBLER was found on private property on Edwards AFB on June 2.

An adult male SUMMER TANAGER was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on May 29. It was in the Rose Bowl Rider area in the northwest section of the park.

At least two RED CROSSBILLS remained at Apollo Park near Lancaster through May 28.

San Clemente Island had a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK on May 28, an EASTERN KINGBIRD and a TENNESSEE WARBLER on May 30 and a continuing AMERICAN RESTART through June 2.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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