This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 20.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* January 20 2017
* CALA1701.20

-Birds mentioned

“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
Red-necked Grebe
Red Knot
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Lapland Longspur
Palm Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Painted Redstart
Green-tailed Towhee
“Red” Fox Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 20.

The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues in Pico Rivera. Check both the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds between Whittier and Washington Blvd. and also the river channel bordering their east side.

The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon continued through January 17.

A RED KNOT continues at the Ballona Creek mouth and was reported through January 13. Easiest access is from the end of Pacific Ave in Playa del Rey.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through January 18 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4. A “RED” FOX SPARROW was here on January 8 (and apparently present for some time prior). It was by the north shore at the north end of the large square parking lot northeast of the small green pier.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through January 17 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) corner. An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continues at Madrona as well and was reported through January 15. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

Two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continue at the Castaic Sports Complex on January 17. Another (female) was at Grand Park in Monrovia on January 18.

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Creek Park in La Mirada was reported through January 19. Check the eucalyptus grove north of Imperial Highway and Las Flores.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook was reported through January 19. It has recently been northeast of the end of the Avalon parking lot. The female VERMILION FLYCATCHER also continues, being last reported in the same area on December 17. The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continued through January 19 in the same spot.

The VERDIN at White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro continued through January 19. It has been around the native plant garden and parking lot. The most recent report placed it about 100 yards south of the garden.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was on San Clemente Island on January 18.

A PALM WARBLER was at Entradero Park in Torrance on January 19. It was northwest of the pond.

The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates was reported through January 19 around building 3604. A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was in this area also through January 19.

The West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a continuing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE reported through January 16. A good area to check is just south of the two green and white posts on the west side of the paved walkway.

A SWAMP SPARROW as at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on January 14.

A continuing WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on January 14.

DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCOS were at two locations in the Antelope Valley this past week. One was on the far west side of Apollo Park in Lancaster on January 16 and the other was at the Rancho Sierra Golf Club on January 17. For the golf club, be sure to ask permission at the club house to bird the perimeter.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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