Rare Bird Alert - Mar 1, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

White-winged Scoter | American Oystercatcher | Mountain Plover | Neotropic Cormorant | Burrowing Owl | Yellow-bellied Sapsucker | “Black” Merlin | Prairie Falcon | Ash-throated Flycatcher | Tropical Kingbird | Hammond’s Flycatcher | Pacific-slope Flycatcher | Eastern Phoebe | Cassin’s Vireo | RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL | Green-tailed Towhee | Swamp Sparrow | Harris’s Sparrow | Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco | Yellow-breasted Chat | BLUE-WINGED WARBLER | Lucy’s Warbler | Nashville Warbler | Palm Warbler | Pine Warbler | GRACE’S WARBER | Painted Redstart | Summer Tanager
— Compiled by Jon L Fisher - JonF60@hotmail.com

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 1.

Four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were off Dockweiler State Beach (north of Imperial Highway) in El Segundo on February 23. 

The continuing AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro was reported through February 26. 

Ten MOUNTIAN PLOVERS were in the east Antelope Valley at 110th Street East and Ave. I on February 24.

The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continued on the lake at Echo Park in Los Angeles through February 25.

A BURROWING OWL was at Cal State Dominguez Hills on February 22.

The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER in the Sepulveda Basin north of the wildlife area was seen through February 27.  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 was on San Clemente Island on February 28.

A PRAIRIE FALCON was at Big Tujunga Wash above Foothill Blvd in Sunland on February 24.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued around the pond at Entradero Park in Torrance through February 28.  A PALM WARBLER also continued around the batting cages through February 22. 

Another TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach through February 26.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through February 27 near the “Chevron corner” of the marsh.  An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued here through February 26.

 Another HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on February 28.  This bird was in Area 2 in oaks west of the northwest corner of the main lake.

A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Wardlow Park in Long Beach through February 27.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Apollo Park near Lancaster continued through February 23.  It has usually been around the islands at the northeast part of the lake. 

A CASSIN’S VIREO was north of the northwest ball field at Northridge Recreation Center on February 27.

The RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL at Clark Library in the West Adams district of Los Angles was seen through February 28.  The library grounds are normally open to the public from 9-5 on weekdays only.  The area near the southeast U-shaped hedge may be the most reliable area for this bird, but it moves around the grounds.

A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on February 22.  It was seen about 100 yards above Carson Street.

Two SWAMP SPARROWS continued to be reported at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through February 26, with one reported through February 28.  Look for them by the southwest corner of the large square parking lot.  This spot is just northwest of the lake by the small dry pond.

Another SWAMP SPARROW continued at LA Valley College in Sherman Oaks through February 24.  It has been in the landscaped area along the dry creek in front of the Student Union and Cafeteria building.

A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through February 26.

The DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena was reported through February 25 and the HARRIS’S SPARROW was reported through February 28.  Both are usually around the sports field on the west side of the basin.

A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was at the Natural History Museum Nature Gardens in Los Angeles from February 25-27.  A NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen there on February 27.

The male BLUE-WINGED WARBLER continued at the El Dorado Park Golf Course in Long Beach through February 24.  Use the Studebaker entrance.  The bird has been between Studebaker and the south end of the duck pond. 

The LUCY’S WARBLER continued at North Weddington Park in North Hollywood.  It is being seen in the north section near the fence along the drainage channel (often on the far side of the channel) and was reported through February 28.

A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor on February 27.

 A PINE WARBLER (through February 24) and A GRACE’S WARBLER (through February 26) continued at Long Beach Recreation Park.  They have been in the same area south of the casting pond.

 The PAINTED REDSTART at Brookside Park in Pasadena was present through February 26.  It is being seen behind the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center between the playground area and Arroyo Terrace and favors the large dead pine tree.

 An adult male SUMMER TANAGER has been at Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center Park in West Hills from February 24-28.  It has been on the south side of the park, in the area southeast of the bridge crossing the ravine.

 Other SUMMER TANAGERS continued at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar (through February 24) and at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angles near the southwest border of the central lawn area (through February 23).

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

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