This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 2.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* June 2, 2017
* CALA1706.02

-Birds mentioned

Red-breasted Merganser
Common Ground-Dove
Pectoral Sandpiper
Guadalupe Murrelet
Magnificent Frigatebird
Brown Pelican
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Swainson’s Hawk
Purple Martin
Black-and-white Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Summer Tanager
Indigo Bunting

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for June 2.

A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook on June 1.

At least two COMMON GROUND-DOVES continued along the San Gabriel River by the nursery at the end of Trabuco Street in Bellflower through May 29. They have also been seen well south of Trabuco (i.e. Caruther’s Park just above the 91 Freeway).

Another COMMON GROUND-DOVE continues at Linden H. Chandler Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates, being reported through May 27.

Duckbill Lake at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) produced a PECTORAL SANDPIPER on June 2.

An apparently injured GUADALUPE MURRELET was by the Cabrillo Beach Fishing Pier in San Pedro on May 26.

Just outside of Long Beach Harbor on May 27, a MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD was seen.

Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas hosted a BROWN PELICAN on May 31.

What is likely an immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at Apollo Park near Lancaster on May 27 and was apparently present for up to two weeks prior.

At Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach, a SWAINSON’S HAWK was observed on May 27.

A WHITE-EYED VIREO was found along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor on May 29 and was still present on June 2. The bird has been vocal and moves around the area, but can be difficult and sometimes impossible to see. It has generally been around a hillside seep along Cabora Drive. This spot is well to the northeast of the dirt parking area at the head of Cabora Drive ( and just short of Oberrieder Park, but on the opposite side of the channel—Google Earth coordinates are 33.970790, -118.421365). Access to Cabora is from Lincoln Blvd. about 200 feet west of Loyola Marymount Drive. Alternative parking can be had at the bottom of the hill on Bluff Creek Drive.

Two PURPLE MARTINS were at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on May 29.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was on San Clemente Island on May 30 and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER was there on May 26.

A SUMMER TANAGER was near the southeast corner of Apollo Park near Lancaster on May 30.

Three INDIGO BUNTINGS were on San Clemente Island between May 29-31.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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