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

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 27, 2018
* CALA1804.27

-Birds mentioned

Hooded Merganser
Inca Dove
Neotropic Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
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 27.

Thirty BRANT were at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on April 26. A letter of permission is required for entry.

Up to five HOODED MERGANSERS continued at Apollo Park in Lancaster, with two still present as of April 25.

A single INCA DOVE continued at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles through April 26.

The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was seen through April 20. It was last in a tree in the cove by the RV park (extreme northwestern part of the lake).

A BROWN PELICAN was at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley on April 25.

An immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista through April 22. The marsh is at the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson.

Another immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at Topanga Lagoon through April 21.

A male VERMILION FLYCATCHER (possibly two birds) continued in the central and western part of La Mirada Park on April 23. Another male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was in the southeast corner of Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena and three continued at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Entradero Park in Torrance continued around the pond through April 25.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Rio de Los Angeles State Park from April 25-26. It has been in the weedy area by the retention basin in the north central area of the park.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW as at Cypress Park in Los Angeles on April 21.

The HARRIS’S SPARROW at Hansen Dam was last reported on April 19. The location can be reached by taking Dronfield Ave. off Osborne St. to the T-intersection inside the park; turn turning left. Then go right at the end into the fishing lake and swimming pool area. The bird was at the northeast corner of the first parking lot you come to on the left. Look for the large beige fenced tank- the bird has usually been on the slope to the west of the tank.

An immature male SUMMER TANAGER continued at Veteran's Park in Sylmar through April 20. It is usually seen by the north restrooms.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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