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


-Birds mentioned


Eurasian Wigeon
Red-necked Grebe
Neotropic Cormorant
American Bittern
Yellow-footed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Williamson’s Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Plumbeous Vireo
Pacific Wren
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Palm Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Summer Tanager


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* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* March 3, 2016
* CALA1603.03



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


Male EURASIAN WIGEONS continued along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale (just upstream of where the riverbed vegetation ends) and adjacent to Ralph Dills Park in Paramount through February 27.


A RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through February 28.


The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was seen through February 28. It has most often been near the north side of the lake, usually perched on the red buoys near the north shore boat ramp. If the bird is not here, it’s worth checking other parts of the lake. There is an entry fee on weekends.


An AMERICAN BITTERN was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on February 27.


A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on February 28. A YELLOW-FOOTED GULL was seen briefly there on February 2. The basins are located between Whitter and Washington. Easiest access is from the east end of Mines Ave, east of Passons.


At Veteran’s Park in Sylmar a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued around restroom #1 through February 29. Two WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKERS were also present at the park on February 29.


A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER continued at Wheeler Park in Claremont through March 2.


The PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued at Monte Verde Park in Lakewood through February 28. There is no access to the small park itself, but it can be birded from the perimeter.


An EASTERN PHOEBE (through February 27), an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW (both through February 28) continued around the south pond at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.


VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included two inside the Compton Golf Course on February 27, one continuing at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through February 28 (usually on the island in the south lake) and up to three continuing through February 29 at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora.


A WESTERN KINGBIRD was at Alondra Park Reservoir in Lawndale on February 28.


A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach through February 28. It is being seen between the north and south lakes. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in Area 2 of the park on February 26.


The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica was reported through March 2 near the intersection of cemetery roads Palm and Delaware.


PLUMBEOUS VIREOS were at Dearborn Park in Northridge (half way up along the west side of the park) on February 27 and at Anaconda Park in Whittier (in pines near the corner of Ben Hur and Dalman) on March 1.


A PACIFIC WREN continued near Fiddler’s Crossing in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia through March 1.


A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through February 27 at DeForest Park in Long Beach. Another continued just west of restroom #7 at Legg Lake in South El Monte through February 28.


AN AMERICAN REDSTART continued through February 29 at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera. It has been in the trees by the extreme northwest corner, just south of Whittier Blvd.


A PALM WARBLER continued in the fields north of the 91 Freeway on the east side of the LA River through February 27.


A SUMMER TANGER was along the Ballona Creek bike path on February 29 by 4998 Sycamore Drive in Culver City.


The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through February 28. Another continued at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont through February 29.


WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were along the LA River at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk (just south of the large blue ABC 7 sign) on February 28 and continuing at Hahamongna Watershed Park by the south bridge through February 28.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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