This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 28.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 28, 2017
* CALA1704.28

-Birds mentioned

Common Ground-Dove
White-winged Dove
Yellow-throated Vireo
Plumbeous Vireo
Purple Martin
Gray Catbird
Northern Parula
Palm Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 28.

COMMON GROUND-DOVES continued to be reported along the San Gabriel River in Bellflower (by the nursery at the end of Trabuco Street) through April 23.

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was near Crystalaire Country Club in Llano on April 21. Another was reported at Cressa Park in Long Beach on April 24.

A YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was at Rocky Oaks Park in Malibu from April 22-23. The park is on Mulholland Drive, west of Kanan Road and the bird was along the Glade Trail by a group of picnic tables.

A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was along the Santa Clara River below the 5 Freeway crossing on April 21.

Three PURPLE MARTINS were at Piute Ponds on the Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on April 25 and five were at Hansen Dam on April 27.

The GRAY CATBIRD continues at Monte Verde Park (private) in Lakewood and was reported through April 23. The park is at the north end of the San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail. The bird can often be seen through the fence or just outside the small park.

A NORTHERN PARULA was at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia from April 22-23. It was at the far north end on the east side just west of Peck Road (and east of the lower end of the concrete drainage channel). On April 27 a COMMON GROUND-DOVE was at the northeast corner of the south lake at Peck.

A PALM WARBLER was in silk oaks in the fenced in area at Banning Park in Wilmington on April 22.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach, being reported through April 17 (near the top of the park by the end of 30th Street).

The HARRIS’S SPARROW continued along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont through April 28. To reach the exact location, drive to the very north end of Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont. There is a free parking lot to the left. Walk northeast about one half mile along the Thompson Creek Trail by the water channel. The first feeding station can be seen on the right by a bench and drinking fountain. There are bird feeders and a solar panel water dish on the ground. Walk about one more block to E. Pomello Drive (closed to parking) where there is a locked large metal yellow gate to your left. Go past it at the channel, and just to the right are the first and second feeding stations which the bird prefers.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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