This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 14.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 14, 2017
* CALA1704.14

-Birds mentioned

Inca Dove
Least Flycatcher
Black-and-white Warbler
Palm Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow
Summer Tanager

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 14.

At least one INCA DOVE continues at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles. The most recent report was on April 11.

A BROWN BOOBY was seen from April 7-10 in San Pedro. The bird has been visible from the Cabrillo Fishing Pier. From the end of the pier, look north-northeast. The bird has been on a channel marker.

The LEAST FLYCATCHER behind the Whittier Narrows Dam in Montebello continued through April 10. From San Gabriel Blvd., take Lincoln Ave. south to the parking area on your left at the top of the dam. The bird has been quite vocal in and around a large eucalyptus below and just east of the parking area.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through April 8 west of the equipment sheds. A VERMILION FLYCACHER also continues, last reported on April 14 near the far north pond (walk up the berm past the nursery and look from here). Official preserve hours are 10-5, Tuesday through Saturday.

Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was along the LA River adjacent to Elysian Park on April 7. It was near Oros Street about 150-200 yards upstream from the lower end of the riparian growth.

A PALM WARBLER was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on April 9 in oaks south of the JPL parking lot (in the northeast part of the basin).

Another PALM WARBLER was around the basketball court at Banning Park in Wilmington on April 13.

The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued through April 8 at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale near the boat launch area.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach, being reported through April 9. Another continued through April 9 at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills Estates.

The HARRIS’S SPARROW continued along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont through April 8. 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 is the second feeding station which the bird prefers.

A male SUMMER TANAGER was at Wardlow Park in Long Beach on April 8.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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