Rare Bird Alert - August 9, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

White-winged Dove | Black Swift | American Oystercatcher | Red Knot | Dunlin | Semipalmated Sandpiper | Wilson’s Snipe | Lucy’s Warbler | Indigo Bunting
— Compiled by Jon L Fisher - JonF60@hotmail.com

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

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa del Rey on August 7. 

Three BLACK SWIFTS were seen from Cobal Canyon Motorway above Claremont Wilderness Park on August 3.  They were observed from the bench along the fire road.  Late afternoon and early evening is the best time to look for them in this area.

An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER continued at Royal Palms Beach on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through August 7.

A RED KNOT was at Malibu Lagoon from August 8-9.

A DUNLIN and four WILSON’S SNIPE were at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required for entry) on August 4.  The former was still present on August 5 at the Ducks Unlimited pond.

A SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was along the LA River in Long Beach (just above the Willow Street crossing) from August 3-7.

Two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through August 3 and one was reported through August 7.  They are usually along the Lincoln Blvd. arm of the marsh, but do move around the area. 

A LUCY’S WARBLER was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena (in willows and eucalyptus southeast of the lower parking lot) on August 9.  This is presumably a continuing bird as it was in the same area as one reported on July 21.

A male INDIGO BUNTING continued along the San Gabriel River in Pico Rivera through August 4.  It has been in the willow with bare branches along the west side of the river channel north of Mines Ave.


For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at http://www.laaudubon.org

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