This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 30.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* September 30, 2016
* CALA1609.30

-Birds mentioned

Sabine’s Gull
Brown Pelican
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Least Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Horned Lark
SMITH’S LONGSPUR
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Palm Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink
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 September 30.

A SABINE’S GULL was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on the north side of Duckbill Lake on September 25.

Another SABINE’S GULL was at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on September 25.

A BROWN PELICAN was at Lake Palmdale on September 29. There is no public access to the area, but the lake can be scoped from the overlook on the northbound side of Highway 14.

The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through September 28.

A LEAST FLYCATCHER was found on Edwards AFB on September 23.

Four VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora, being reported through September 25.

The continuing VERMILION FLYCATCHER at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) was reported through September 24. It is being seen near the southeast corner of Duckbill Lake.

Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at La Mirada Park on September 28.

A probable TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at the north end of Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on September 29. Two BOBOLINKS were here through September 25. The latter birds have been in the weeds and grasses at the north end of the north lake. Walk north from the parking area then down the slope at the north end, walking around the perimeter of the lake to the northwest corner. Remember to avoid trampling vegetation when looking for birds here. Also be aware that a number of homeless people live in the area and occasional aggressive behavior has been reported.

A HORNED LARK was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on September 28.

A SMITH’S LONGSPUR was found on San Clemente Island on September 23. A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (September 28-29), a PALM WARBLER (September 28) and a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and a TENNESEE WARBLER (both on September 29) were at Wilson Cove on the island this past week.

An OVENBIRD was at Rancho Sierra Golf Course in the east Antelope Valley on September 23. It was near the southwest corner of the course. Remember to ask permission to bird (perimeter only) at the clubhouse. The location is 60th Street East, just north of East Ave F.

A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood from September 24-25. The location was close to the south end just above Carson Street, between the last two electrical towers and southwest of the pathway.

A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds (in the tamarisks northwest of Duckbill Lake) on September 23.

Peck Park in San Pedro had a NORTHERN PARULA at on September 23. It was south of the baseball field and bordering the dirt trail. An adult male SUMMER TANAGER was in trees around the parking lot and baseball field.

A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at Zuma Creek mouth/lagoon on September 26.

Legg Lake in South El Monte produced a BLACKPOLL WARBLER on September 24. It was west of restroom #7 and east of the playground area. Park on the west side of Santa Anita Ave, just south of the 60 Freeway and walk west.

A PALM WARBLER was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale (entry fee required) on September 28. It was at the far west end of the picnic area.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Highridge Park in Rolling Hills Estates on September 29.

Two INDIGO BUNTINGS were at the Pepperdine University Ponds in Malibu on September 23.

At Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, the adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE continued in the eucalyptus trees near Group Picnic Area #1 in the northeast part of the park through September 27.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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