Los Angeles RBAs 2017

Los Angeles RBAs 2017

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

- RBA
* 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


California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/


Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird


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


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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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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 21.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 21, 2017
* CALA1704.21

-Birds mentioned

Common Ground-Dove
Neotropic Cormorant
American Bittern
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Least Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Gray Catbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Palm Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/

Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird

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

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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 21.

COMMON GROUND-DOVE reports included at least two in Cerritos on April 16 (along the San Gabriel River Trail north of the Cerritos Golf Course) and two along the San Gabriel River in Bellflower about 250 yards south of Trabuco Street from April 17-20.

A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported again around the lake at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on April 20.

An AMERICAN BITTERN was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on March 15.

An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was by the duck pond at El Dorado Park West (southeast of Willow and Studebaker) on April 19.

The LEAST FLYCATCHER behind the Whittier Narrows Dam in Montebello continued through April 15. 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.

The GRAY CATBIRD continues at Monte Verde Park (private) in Lakewood, being last reported on April 16. 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 in adjacent areas just outside the small park.

A PALM WARBLER was at Madrona Marsh west of the north end of the berm in Torrance on April 15. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued there through April 19 at the east end of the interior willows. A VERMILION FLYCACHER also continues, last reported on April 15 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 PALM WARBLER was at South Gate Park behind the Sports Center (between Tweedy Blvd. and Southern Ave., west of Atlantic) on April 16.

The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale through April 17 near the boat launch area.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach, being reported through April 17.

Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 28.

- RBA
* 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

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/


Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird


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


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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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