Los Angeles RBAs 2017

Los Angeles RBAs 2017

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 15.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* December 15, 2017
* CALA1712.15


-Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Red-throated Loon
Ancient Murrelet
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Bald Eagle
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Pacific Wren
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Lark Bunting
“Large-billed” Savannah Sparrow
“Red” Fox Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Hooded Oriole
RUSTY BLACKBIRD
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Painted Redstart
Summer Tanager
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


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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 15.

A TUNDRA SWAN was at the Piute Ponds (Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB on December 14. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.

The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL remained along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through December 2.

Single BLACK SCOTERS were off both Dockwelier State Beach (south of Imperial Highway) and El Segundo Beach (by lifeguard station 61) on December 7.

A RED-THROATED LOON continued at Castaic Lagoon through December 2.

An ANCIENT MURRELET continued to be seen in the main channel of the Cabrillo Marina through December 3.

A GLAUCOUS GULL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through December 9. It has been in the north settling basin. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was present here through December 4 and a “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was reported through December 12. The basins are just west of the San Gabriel River and south of Whittier Blvd.

An adult BALD EAGLE was seen flying over Sycamore Canyon in Whittier on December 9.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was west of restroom 8 at Legg Lake in South El Monte from December 9-12.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at Valley Plaza Park in North Hollywood (northeast corner of the park) on December 9.

A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Bonelli Park in San Dimas on December 9 by the concrete inflow at the northeast corner of the reservoir.

Another PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at the South Coast Botanic Gardens on December 10.

A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights from December 1-13. It has been on the east side of the Hillside Picnic Area east of the center of the park.

Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Creek Park in La Mirada from December 6-8 (and almost certainly will winter there again). It was seen north of Imperial Highway.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was present through December 4 by the stream entering the reservoir on the north side.

VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach through December 8 (a female along the golf course fence) and at Hollydale Park in South Gate through December 12 (2 birds).

A PACIFIC WREN was above Altadena along the Fern Truck Trail by the El Prieto stream crossing on December 2.

Two more PACIFIC WRENS were in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on December 3. They were seen by Cabin 40 and also above Sturdevant Falls.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on December 5. It was at the west end of the Madagascar Garden. Another was in Altadena on December 14.

The LARK BUNTING at Agua Amarga Park was last reported on December 1.

A “LARGE-BILLED” SAVANNAH SPARROW was at Cabrillo Beach along the walkway to the pier on December 12.

A “RED” FOX SPARROW continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through December 3 by the Altadena Drain pond.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Griffith Park from December 3-9 (in the picnic area downslope from the Old Zoo area) and at the Mineral Wells Picnic Area, at Montrose Community Park through December 11 and at the lower meadow at the South Coast Botanic Gardens on the Palos Verdes Peninsula from December 4-11.

A HOODED ORIOLE (apparently injured but able to fly) was at Lincoln Park in Lincoln Heights on December 10.

A RUSTY BLACKBIRD was found by the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra on December 10 and seen through December 14.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER returned to El Segundo Library Park in El Segundo as of December 1. It was found in the southeast pat of the park.

Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through December 2.
A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through December 14 in the willows in the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. An EASTERN PHOEBE remained through December 12 under the large cottonwoods on reserve’s south side (east of the “Chevron corner”) and an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued through December 13. Also continuing was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW on the north side by the Maple Street gate through December 5.

A NASHVILLE WARBLER was on the north side of the Rose Garden at the LA County Museum of Natural History on December 1.

The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through December 2. It was last seen on the hill between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.

A SUMMER TANAGER continued behind unit 5349 at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through December 9.

A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK in Sierra Madre continued through December 14.


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* December 21, 2017
* CALA1712.21


-Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
"Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
Red-necked Grebe
Swainson's Hawk
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern "Yellow-shafted" Flicker
"Prairie" Merlin
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Pacific Wren
Green-tailed Towhee
"Red" Fox Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
RUSTY BLACKBIRD
Hooded Oriole
Black-and-white Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
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


-Transcript

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


The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through December 21. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.

The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through December 16 and one at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera was reported through December 15.

A RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through December 18.

A SWAINSON'S HAWK was at Brush Canyon in Griffith Park on December 14.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was in Topanga on December 17.

NORTHERN "YELLOW-SHAFTED" FLICKERS were at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on December 16 and at Ernest E. Debs Park on December 16.

A pale "Prairie" MERLIN was found at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on December 17.

A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through December 18. It has been on the east side of the Hillside Picnic Area east of the center of the park.

Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Runnymede Recreation Center in Canoga Park on December 16.

An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through November 20. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was there on November 14. An EASTERN PHOEBE also continued through December 20. The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued in the meadow area through December 20.

VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were in the Sepulveda Basin (Bull Creek Restoration Area) on December 16, continuing at Colorado Lagoon through December 16 and by the north pond at the Golf Course in the Sepulveda Basin on December 16.

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park through December 16.

PACIFIC WRENS were in Santa Anita Canyon (near Cabin 39) and along the nearby Winter Creek Trail on December 16.

GREEN-TAILED TOWHEES were in Altadena on December 16 and continuing in the parking lot at the Huntington Library in San Marino through December 16.

A “RED” FOX SPARROW continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through December 16 by the Altadena Drain pond.

A SWAMP SPARROW was at the confluence of the San Gabriel River and San Jose Creek on December 16.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Montrose Community Park in Montrose through December 15.

The RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Almansor Park in Alhambra continued through December 21. It has been seen mainly by the lower pond.

Another RUSTY BLACKBIRD was in the parking lot in front of the Starbucks at the entrance to Trancas Canyon on December 17.

A HOODED ORIOLE was in the Sepulveda Basin on December 16 and another was at the north end of the desert garden at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino on December 16.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued on the west side of El Segundo Library Park in El Segundo through December 15. Another continued at the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia through December 18.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (south of the administration building) and a PALM WARBLER (by the tennis courts) were at DeForest Park in Long Beach on December 16.

A MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER was found at a residence in Burbank on December 18.

A NORTHERN PARULA and an AMERICAN REDSTART were found at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on December 16. In the northeast part of the park, walk from the RV park along the "jungle" trail along the fence. Then take a right instead of continuing to follow the fence. On the left side there is a clearing next to where the creek enters the reservoir. Walk toward the creek to the oak and the ash tree where the birds have been seen. Both were present through December 20.

Another NORTHERN PARULA was at the far north end of Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Pasadena on December 18.

A female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums (by unit 5323) in Los Angeles through December 17


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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 29.

- RBA
* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* December 29, 2017
* CALA1712.29


-Birds mentioned

Tundra Swan
Cackling Goose
"Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Barrow's Goldeneye
Brown Booby
Neotropic Cormorant
Hammond's Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Bell's Vireo
Green-tailed Towhee
"Large-billed" Savannah Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
RUSTY BLACKBIRD
Ovenbird
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Painted Redstart


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 December 29.

The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through December 26. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.

A CACKLING GOOSE was at Almansor Park in Alhambra from December 22-24.

The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale continued through December 27.

Three BLACK SCOTERS and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on December 26 between lifeguard station 44 and 47.

An adult male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was on Lake Palmdale (private- no access) from December 24-26. The bird could be viewed from outside- at least at times- by parking on Lago Lindo Road, then walking north, or from the west side of the lake via Barrel Springs Road.

A BROWN BOOBY was observed offshore in the Catalina Channel on December 26.

Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia had a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT on the north lake from December 24-28. In the willows at the north end o the north lake were a BELL'S VIREO, a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, a NORTHERN PARULA and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER all seen at least through December 27-28.

A HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER was at The Estates property on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December 23.

A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW were at Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on December 23.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through December 26 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the marsh opposite the Chevron gas station). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continue at the marsh.

Another EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through December 24. It was seen on the north shore by the restroom at the easternmost group camping area.

VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included one at La Mirada Park in La Mirada on December 24 (between the tennis courts and baseball diamonds) and six at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora on December 27.

A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through December 26 in the northeast part of the park.

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park (south side of the main pond) through December 24.

A BELL'S VIREO was at Angels Gate Park in San Pedro on December 23.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at Portuguese Bend Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December 23.

A "LARGE-BILLED" SAVANNAH SPARROW was by the Fishing Pier at Cabrillo Beach on December 23.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Griffith Park (Mineral Wells Picnic Area) through December 24, in the Rose Garden at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on December 24 and at Montrose Community Park through December 28.

A HARRIS'S SPARROW was at a residence on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December 20.

A RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through December 28.

An OVENBIRD was reported at the South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December 28. It was in the area north of the Indian Hill Mesa.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Segundo Library Park through December 22.

A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at Marine Park in Santa Monica on December 21.

The NORTHERN PARULA and AMERICAN REDSTART continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. In the northeast part of the park, walk from the RV park and along the "jungle" trail along the fence. Then take a right instead of continuing to follow the fence. On the left side there is a clearing next to where the creek enters the reservoir. Walk toward the creek to the oak and the ash tree where the birds have been seen. Both were present through December 23. A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was near here (northeast part of the "jungle trail") on December 20. A SWAMP SPARROW was found on December 23 on the north side of the lake by the square parking lot lined with eucalyptus.

The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through December 28. It was in its usual spot between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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