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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