Los Angeles RBAs 2017

Los Angeles RBAs 2017

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

- RBA
* 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
Verdin
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): 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

-Transcript

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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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 27.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* January 27 2017
* CALA1701.27

-Birds mentioned

White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Common Merganser
Red-necked Grebe
White-winged Dove
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Black-and-white Warbler
Palm Warbler
Painted Redstart
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak

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

-Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 27.

A BLACK SCOTER (south of Imperial Highway) and five female WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS (opposite lifeguard station 53 and 61) were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on January 26.

Two COMMON MERGANSERS continued through January 24 at Malibu Lagoon (north of the PCH bridge).

The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon continued through January 21.

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was seen briefly at Wheeler Park in Claremont on January 23.

An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the Rio Hondo Spreading Basins (in the far west pond, scope required) on January 21. Entrance is at the intersection of Mines and Paramount. Another adjacent area to check for this bird and other gulls is the basin south of Washington.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was in the northeast corner of the Natural History Museum Nature Gardens on January 24 and 25. It was in the tall Casuarina tree along the north edge of the Garden, about 50 yards east of the Exposition Blvd. entrance gate to the museum. This area is accessible when the museum gates are open (9:30-5:00). Also check the cork oak at the northeast corner.

A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was north of the casting pond in Lower Arroyo Park in Pasadena on January 26.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at Occidental College from January 24-25.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through January 25 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through January 26 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) corner. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

The female VERMILION FLYCATCHER at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook was reported through January 23. It has recently been northeast of the end of the Avalon parking lot. The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continued through January 21 in the same spot.

The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at El Segundo Library Park continued through January 24 in the northwest corner.

The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance was seen through January 22 on the north side of the pond.

The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates was reported through January 21 around building 3604.

The West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a continuing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE reported through January 21. A good area to check is just south of the two green and white posts on the west side of the paved walkway. A continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was also at the park on January 21.

A SWAMP SPARROW continued along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loyola Marymount University through January 21. It is being seen near where Village Drive dead ends and a hillside concrete drainage channel.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS continued at Los Liones Canyon through January 21 and along the Wilmington Drain (north of the end of 255th Street) through January 26. A new bird was at Kenneth Hahn SRA on January 22, north of the Lotus Pond. Another was at a residence in Altadena on January 22.

A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO continued at Apollo Park in Lancaster through January 25.

A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK was in Topanga on January 22.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 3.

- RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * February 3 2017 * CALA1702.03  

-Birds mentioned

“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal White-winged Scoter Black Scoter Lesser Black-backed Gull SLATY-BACKED GULL Hammond’s Flycatcher Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Vermilion Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Western Kingbird Black-and-white Warbler Palm Warbler Yellow-throated Warbler Painted Redstart White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco Summer Tanager Hooded Oriole

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     -Transcript

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 3.

The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues in Pico Rivera.  Check both the San Gabriel River channel and the spreading basins just to the west.  The basins are between Whittier and Washington Blvds and west of the 605 Freeway.  Access is from the east end of Mines Ave. or at the southwest corner of the basins via Pico Vista Road.

A female BLACK SCOTER and a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were off Dockweiler State Beach near the end of Imperial Highway in El Segundo on February 2.

An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 31.  Late morning or afternoon is best for gulls here, often very few are present early in the day. 

Consensus thus far is that a gull found at these spreading grounds on January 31 was a second cycle SLATY-BACKED GULL.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at Valley Plaza Park in North Hollywood through January 28 and a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued at William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles through January 31. 

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through January 31 on the north side of the park around Group Picnic Area #4.   The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh  in Torrance was reported through January 31 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) corner.  Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.  An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER also continues at Madrona, being last seen on February 2.  Preserve hours are 10AM-5PM Tuesday through Sunday.

Four VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at the Castaic Sports Complex through January 29.  Check the lawns near the children’s play area.  Other VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included two at Oakdale Memorial Park through January 27 and one at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through February 2 (check the south pond area).

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continues at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook, being last reported at the south lake on February 2.

A WESTERN KINGBIRD was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on January 27.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through January 27 in the area west of restroom 7.  This spot is west of the Santa Anita parking area (just south of the 60 Freeway).  Also at Legg Lake was a continuing WHITE-THROATED SPARROW seen along the south fence line on January 27.

Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued east of the library at Ed Segundo Library Park through January 28.

A new BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in trees at the west end of the gully at Peck Park in San Pedro on February 1.

A PALM WARBLER continued at Entradero Park in Torrance through January 27.  It is being seen around the pond and observation platform.

The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continues at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through January 29.  Check the area east of the Avalon parking lot.

The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates was reported through January 28 around building 3604. 

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued through January 28 around the parking area at Sycamore Canyon (off Workman Mill Road) in Whittier.  Another continued through February 2 at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on the northeast slope of Tallac Knoll in the southwest corner of the property. 

A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at Gloria Heer Park in Rowland Heights on the slope north of the playground on February 2.

A male SUMMER TANGER continues at the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale.  It was seen through February 1 on the east side of Riverside Drive in sycamores around the small wooden sheds.

A male HOODED ORIOLE was near the picnic area at Temescal Canyon Park in Pacific Palisades on January 27.  Another was in Sierra Madre on January 31.

- end transcript   Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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