Rare Bird Alert - Mar 8, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal | White-winged Scoter | Black Scoter | American Oystercatcher | Rhinoceros Auklet | Brown Booby | Neotropic Cormorant | Zone-tailed Hawk | Yellow-bellied Sapsucker | Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker | Ash-throated Flycatcher | Tropical Kingbird | Hammond’s Flycatcher | Eastern Phoebe | Cassin’s Vireo | RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL | Swamp Sparrow | White-throated Sparrow | Harris’s Sparrow | Dark-eyed “Oregon” Junco | BLUE-WINGED WARBLER | Black-and-white Warbler | Lucy’s Warbler | Palm Warbler | GRACE’S WARBER | Summer Tanager
— Compiled by Jon L Fisher - JonF60@hotmail.com

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 8.

A “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through March 1.

A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER continued on Westlake Lake in Westlake Village through March 3.

Four BLACK SCOTERS and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on March 1.  They were between Imperial Highway and lifeguard tower 55.

The continuing AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro was reported through March 5. 

 A BROWN BOOBY and three RHINOCEROS AUKLETS were seen by San Clemente Island on February 26.

 The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continued on the lake at Echo Park in Los Angeles through March 3.

 The ZONE-TAILED HAWK in Monrovia continued through February 6 around Grand Park.  It was last reported on Encinitas Ave. north of Greystone Ave.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was in Huntington Civic Park in Huntington Park (just east of Miles and Zoe Ave.) on February 28.

The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER in the Sepulveda Basin north of the wildlife area was seen through March 3.  It has been in the trees around the amphitheater east of Haskell Creek.  Check the trees (especially the large pine full of sapsucker holes) south of the restrooms. 

A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was seen at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena at the head of the Gabrielino Trail on March 2.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued around the pond at Entradero Park in Torrance through March 5.  A PALM WARBLER also continued around the batting cages and pond through March 5. 

Another TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach through March 3.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through March 7 near the “Chevron corner” of the marsh.  An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued here through March 1.

Another HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on March 5.  This bird was in Area 2 in oaks west of the northwest corner of the main lake.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Apollo Park near Lancaster continued through March 5.  It has usually been around the islands at the northeast part of the lake 

A CASSIN’S VIREO was at Blaisdell Park in Claremont on March 3.

The RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL at Clark Library in the West Adams district of Los Angles was seen through March 7.  The library grounds are normally open to the public from 9-5 on weekdays only.  On Saturday March 9, 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.

At least one of two SWAMP SPARROWS continued to be reported at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 7.  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.

College Park in Claremont had a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW from March 3-7 and a HARRIS’S SPARROW (around ball field 2) and a DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO (by ball field 1) from March 3-5.

The DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena was reported through March 6 and the HARRIS’S SPARROW was reported through March 7.  Both are usually around the sports field on the west side of the basin.

A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO continued along the north shore at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 4.  Another was found in Glendora on March 2.

The male BLUE-WINGED WARBLER continued at the El Dorado Park Golf Course in Long Beach through March 7.  Use the Studebaker entrance.  The bird has been between Studebaker and the south end of the duck pond.  Check the area north of the clubhouse, along the fence and in the oaks between the golf course and parking lot.

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued by the northwest corner of the Banning House at Banning Park in Wilmington through March 3.

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 March 7.

A PALM WARBLER was on San Clemente Island on March 7.

The GRACE’S WARBLER continued at Long Beach Recreation Park through March 1.  It has been in the same area south of the casting pond.

The PAINTED REDSTART at Brookside Park in Pasadena was present through March 4.  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 continued at Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center Park in West Hills through March 5.  It has been on the south side of the park, in the area southeast of the bridge crossing the ravine.

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

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