Rare Bird Alert - July 26, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

Black Swift | American Oystercatcher | Semipalmated Sandpiper | MASKED BOOBY | Neotropic Cormorant | Brown Pelican | Yellow-crowned Night-Heron | Lucy’s Warbler | Chestnut-sided Warbler | Indigo Bunting
— Compiled by Jon L Fisher - JonF60@hotmail.com

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for July 26.

Three BLACK SWIFTS were near Claremont Wilderness Park on July 19.  Late afternoon and early evening is the best time to look for them in this area.

Two AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were at Royal Palms Beach through July 26.

A SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was along the LA River in Glendale from July 24-25.  It was seen below the 134 Freeway crossing.

A MASKED BOOBY was off the Palos Verdes Peninsula on July 19.  Two MASKED BOOBIES were offshore (one off LA Harbor and one off Long Beach Harbor) on July 25.

Two NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS continued near Hansen Dam through July 24.  They have been at the settling ponds around Branford and Glenoaks, just south of the dam.

A BROWN PELICAN continued at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley through July 22.

Two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through July 23.  They are usually along the Lincoln Blvd. arm of the marsh. 

A LUCY’S WARBLER was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance from July 19-25 and a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was there from July 22-25.  Both were in an elderberry tree on “duck island”.  From the entrance head left toward the sheds.  Go past the sheds and about halfway to the eucalyptus.  By the bird house (now housing a beehive) look to the right.  You can see the mound “duck island” from here.

Another LUCY’S WARBLER was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena (in willows and eucalyptus southeast of the lower parking lot) on July 21 and one was on Edwards AFB (no public access) on July 23.

A male INDIGO BUNTING continued along the San Gabriel River in Pico Rivera through July 21.  It has been in the willow with bare branches along the west side of the river channel north of Mines Ave.

Another INDIGO BUNTING was on San Clemente Island on July 25.


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