This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 9.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* December 29 2016
* CALA1612.09

-Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
Long-tailed Duck
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Common Tern
Burrowing Owl
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Gray Catbird
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Hooded 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 December 9.

A TUNDRA SWAN was at Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on December 8 (letter of permission required for entry), and a LONG-TAILED DUCK was in the McKee Slough section.

An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera from December 4-7. Enter from the east end of Mines Ave. (between Whittier and Washington Blvd.) and check the gull flocks.

A COMMON TERN was at Malibu Lagoon on December 5.

A BURROWING OWL continued at Esperanza Middle School in Los Angeles through December 2.

The West San Gabriel Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER on December 3. Also present was a continuing GRAY CATBIRD at the north end around Monte Verde Park. A continuing NASHVILLE WARBLER and GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE were also reported. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was also present on December 3 and may be visiting Rynerson Park on the opposite side of the river as well.

Another PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Creek Park in La Mirada on December 4.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through December 5 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4 (and occasionally just south of there).

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through December 8. It has been around the large cottonwood by the Chevron corner of the marsh (the area opposite the Chevron gas station at the corner of Sepulveda and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continues as well. The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through December 6 also by the large cottonwood at the southwest corner of the preserve. Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Creek Park in La Mirada was reported through December 4. Check the eucalyptus grove north of Imperial Highway and Las Flores.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook was present through December 5. It has been in the area around the south parking lot, accessed from Wadsworth. A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continues at the park as well, being reported through December 4 (usually on the island in the south lake).

A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook from December 3-6. It has been on the east side of the park in pines north of the fenced area.

The SWAMP SPARROW continues at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. It was reported through December 3 near the small green pier on the north side of the lake.

Two WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach through December 7. Another was in La Canada on December 3. One also continued at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles (behind unit #5160) through December 4.

A female ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was at a feeder in the Los Feliz area on December 8.

The HOODED ORIOLE visiting a feeder at a residence in La Verne was seen through December 8.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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