This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 6.

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* April 6, 2018
* CALA1804.06

-Birds mentioned

Eurasian Wigeon
Surf Scoter
Calliope Hummingbird
Stilt Sandpiper
Red-throated Loon
Neotropic Cormorant
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Green-tailed Towhee
Lark Bunting
Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
Baltimore Oirole
Black-and-white Warbler
Lucy’s Warbler
American Redstart
Palm Warbler

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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 6.

A EURASIAN WIGEON was present briefly at Hansen Dam on April 4.

A SURF SCOTER continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through April 5.

CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRDS were in Sunland on March 31 and in Claremont on April 1.

A STILT SANDPIPER was at Duckbill Pond at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on April 5. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.

A RED-THROATED LOON was at Castaic Lagoon from April 1-4.

The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 31. It has been on the north side of the lake, usually on the dock or buoys.

The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Lagoon was seen through April 4.

VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at the Castaic Sports Complex (3 birds from April 1-4), at the Santa Anita Golf Course in Arcadia (3 visible from Campus Drive on April 1) and at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Kagel Canyon (2 birds on April 4).

The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights was seen again on April 3.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through April 3 around the pond. A PALM WARBLER continued in the northwest corner of the park through April 5, east of the pond and around the batting cages.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at Ballona Discovery Park in Playa Vista on March 31.

A LARK BUNTING was found on April 5 at Garvey Ranch Park in Monterey Park. It was on the sloped lawn west of the ball fields.

A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO continued through March 31 at St. Andrew’s Priory near Valyermo.

A male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was on San Clemente Island on April 4.

The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through April 5 in the meadow area. It was last seen northeast of the flooded “dip” near the west end of the middle road. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through April 4 at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia. It has been near the top of Tallac Knoll in the southwest part of the property.

The LUCY’S WARBLER continued through April 1 at North Weddington Recreation park in North Hollywood. It frequents the northwest portion of the park, being partial to the area around the garden.

The female AMERICAN REDSTART at El Dorado Park in Long Beach continued through April 3. Entering from Studebaker (north of Willow), park in the lot behind the softball fields. The bird has been in eucalyptus trees and shrubs around the west side maintenance yard next to the golf course.

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Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA
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