-Birds mentioned

Red-necked Grebe
Common Ground-Dove
Burrowing Owl
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Plumbeous Vireo
Black-and-white Warbler
Pine Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Lazuli Bunting


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* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* February 5, 2016
* CALA1602.05



This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 5.


The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon continued through January 28.


An adult KELP GULL (first county record) was found at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on February 4 and seen again the following day. The gulls here come and go throughout the day and the bird was missed by several who searched for it. The gull flock congregates in the south basin and viewing is best from the east side. Park on Pico Vista Road (on the north side of Washington, just west of the San Gabriel River) and walk up the paved walkway on the east side of the basins.


Continuing through January 30 were at least two COMMON GROUND-DOVES along the San Gabriel River at Trabuco Street in Bellflower. Their usual spot is on the west side of the river, south of Alondra. Check the area around the nursery.


A BURROWING OWL continues at Del Rey Lagoon in Playa del Rey, being seen daily in the iceplant at the north end of the lagoon.


A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar through February 2. It is usually by Frisbee Golf goal #7 in the southwest part of the park.


The EASTERN PHOEBE around the south pond at Madrona Marsh was seen through February 4. 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 February 1. Up to three VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continue at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora. They were reported through January 30.


The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER continued at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica through January 28. It has been regularly seen in a tall pine near the corner of cemetery roads Delaware and Palm.


A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Furman Park in Downey on February 4. It was working the northern part of the park.


A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at Legg Lake in South El Monte continued near restroom #7 through January 31.


The PINE WARBLER previously reported on December 24 at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale was found again on February 2 and also seen the following day. It is being seen around the southeast corner of Parking Lot #1.


A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued east of the dog park at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through January 30.


A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Arlington Gardens in Pasadena. Another was at Eaton Canyon on February 5 at the bottom of the trail that heads into the canyon from the Midwick Drive entrance.


Two DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCOS and two DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCOS continued at Highridge Park in Rolling Hills Estates through January 29.


Notable were four DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCOS along the main road at Charlton Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on February 3.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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