Rare Bird Alert - Feb 22, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

White-winged Scoter | American Oystercatcher | Pacific Golden-Plover | Mountain Plover | Neotropic Cormorant | Yellow-bellied Sapsucker | “Black” Merlin | Tropical Kingbird | Hammond’s Flycatcher | Cassin’s Vireo | RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL | White-throated Sparrow | Harris’s Sparrow | Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco | Orchard Oriole | BLUE-WINGED WARBLER | Black-and-white Warbler | Lucy’s Warbler | Pine Warbler | GRACE’S WARBER | Painted Redstart
— Compiled by Jon L Fisher - JonF60@hotmail.com

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 22.

The WHITE-WINGED SCOTER on Westlake Lake in Westlake Village was present through February 19. 

The continuing AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro was observed through February 21. 

The PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER along lower Ballona Creek was seen through February 18.  It is often by the UCLA boat ramp north of Pacific Avenue or in this general area. 

A single MOUNTIAN PLOVER was in the east Antelope Valley on February 12 at 110th Street East and Ave. I.

The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continued on the lake at Echo Park in Los Angeles through February 21.

The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER in the Sepulveda Basin north of the wildlife area was seen through February 20.  It has been in the trees around the amphitheater east of Haskell Creek.  Check the large pine (full of sapsucker holes) south of the restrooms. 

A “BLACK” MERLIN continued at the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through February 20.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued around the pond at Entradero Park in Torrance through February 17. 

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through February 20 near the “Chevron corner” of the marsh.  A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through February 19. 

Another HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER and a CASSIN’S VIREO were at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills Estates on February 16.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER also continued through February 18 at the southeast corner of Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena.

The RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL at Clark Library in the West Adams district of Los Angles was seen through February 21.  The library grounds are normally open to the public from 9-5 on weekdays only.  This Saturday (February 23) the grounds will be open from 9:00-1:00.  The area near the southeast U-shaped hedge may be the most reliable area for this bird, but it moves around the grounds.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Arlington Gardens in Pasadena through February 18, at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk (by the large ABC 7 sign) from February 16-18 and south of San Juan Street at Ralph Dills Park in Paramount through February 16.

The DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO and HARRIS’S SPARROW were reported through February 18 at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena.  Both are usually around the sports field on the west side of the basin.

The adult male ORCHARD ORIOLE was at Loyola Marymount University in Westchester through February 16.  It is most often seen in the coral tree on the bluff west of the chapel. 

A male BLUE-WINGED WARBLER was found at the El Dorado Park Golf Course in Long Beach on February 16 and reported through February 22.  Take the Studebaker entrance.  The bird has been between Studebaker and the south end of the duck pond. 

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Hemingway Park in Carson through February 16.  It was last seen in trees near the playground.

A LUCY’S WARBLER continued at North Weddington Park in North Hollywood.  It was seen in the north section near the fence along the drainage channel and around the garden through February 15.

A PINE WARBLER and A GRACE’S WARBLER continued (since January 24) at Long Beach Recreation Park through February 20 and 21 respectively.  They have been in the same area south of the casting pond.

The PAINTED REDSTART at Brookside Park in Pasadena was present through February 21.  It is being seen behind the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center between the playground area and Arroyo Terrace and favors the large dead pine tree.

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):  http://www.californiabirds.org/

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