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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 8.

Birds Mentioned

 

Eurasian Wigeon
“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
Long-tailed Duck
Red-necked Grebe
Brown Booby
American Bittern
Bald Eagle
White-winged Dove
Burrowing Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Williamson’s Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
“Prairie” Merlin
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Gray Catbird
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Nashville Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
“Red” Fox Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
Lazuli Bunting
Summer Tanager
Orchard 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
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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted

 

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* January 8, 2016
* CALA1601.08

-Transcript

 

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 8.

 

The EURASIAN WIGEON at Elizabeth Lake Golf Course on the north side of the San Gabriel Mountains was reported through January 1. Though this is private property, the bird can be seen from Elizabeth Lake Road on the pond east of the restaurant.

The EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 2. It has been in the middle basin, north of Mines Ave.

The LONG-TAILED DUCK continued along Ballona Creek upstream from Pacific Ave. through January 3.

The RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through January 3.

A BROWN BOOBY was seen from a boat in the San Pedro Channel on January 1.

 

An AMERICAN BITTERN was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh in Playa Vista on January 3.

 

One to two BALD EAGLES continue to be seen at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. They were reported through January 2.

 

The WHITE-WINGED DOVE at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood continued through January 3.

 

Another WHITE-WINGED DOVE continued at Cabrillo Beach (usually seen on the wires along Stephen M. White Drive) through January 3.

BURROWING OWLS were at Kenneth Hahn SRA in the Baldwin Hills on January 3 (along “Ron’s Trail”) and at the Ballona Wetlands.

 

A SHORT-EARED OWL was on the east side of Rosamond Lake on Edwards AFB on January 2. A letter of permission is required for entry.

 

A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was in Brush Canyon at Griffith Park on January 3.

A female WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKER was in Griffith Park along Commonwealth Canyon Road on January 3.

 

The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar continued through January 3. It is usually by Frisbee Golf goal #7 in the southwest part of the park.

 

A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at Holmby Park in Los Angeles on January 3.

 

A pale “PRAIRIE” MERLIN (subspecies richardsonii) was in the Antelope Valley near 50th Street East south of Ave. L on January 3.

 

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was photographed at the northeast corner of the Lake Balboa area on January 2. Another continued at Pan American Park in Lakewood through January 6.

The PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER at the south end of Monte Verde Park in Lakewood was reported through January 4.

An EASTERN PHOEBE on the north side of Duckbill Lake at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB continued through December 24. A letter of permission is required for entry.

The EASTERN PHOEBE around the south pond at Madrona Marsh was seen through January 3. It was last observed by the sheds. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, a LAZULI BUNTING and an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER all continue at Madrona as well. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were at by the northeast corner of Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley on January 1 and continuing at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook (often on the island in the south lake) with a second bird also present there.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD in Area 3 or El Dorado Park in Long Beach continued near the lake through January 4.

The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER continued at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica through January 6. It has been near the corner of cemetery roads Delaware and Palm.

The GRAY CATBIRD at Monte Verde Park (adjacent to the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail) in Lakewood was seen through January 4. It has been most often seen on the east side of Monte Verde Park from the bike trail along the San Gabriel River.

 

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS included birds at Legg Lake in South El Monte, at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood, south of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, at Blair Field in Long Beach, on private property in Culver City on January 3, at El Segundo Library Park through January 4.

The AMERICAN REDSTART continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 4. It has been along the far west side about just south of Whittier Blvd. (the extreme northwest part of the basin complex).

 

A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at the east end of the Rose Garden at Exposition Park in Los Angeles on January 3.

 

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through January 5.

 

“RED” FOX SPARROWS were at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail on January 4 and at Vista Hermosa Natural Park in Los Angeles (around the stairway at the north end of the parking lot) on January 7.

 

A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW continued at UCLA (at the Rock Garden north of the Life Sciences Building) through January 5.

 

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were in the Rose Garden at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on January 1, continuing at the extreme south end of the West San Gabriel River Parkway Trail in Lakewood through January 1, in Claremont through January 4, at Augustus Hawkins Nature Park in Los Angeles through January 4 and in La Canada on January 5.

 

DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCOS included one at the Rancho Sierra Golf Club in the Antelope Valley on January 3 and two at Highridge Park in Rolling Hills Estates on January 7.

 

DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCOS included one at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont on January 3 and two at Highridge Park in Rolling Hills Estates on January 7.

 

A SUMMER TANAGER was at West LA College on January 3.

 

An adult male ORCHARD ORIOLE was at the Los Angeles Country Club (private property) on January 3. A SUMMER TANAGER was also found here on January 3.

 


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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