Rare Bird Alert - August 23, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

White-winged Dove | Black Swift | Calliope Hummingbird | Semipalmated Sandpiper | Glaucous-winged Gull | Brown Booby | Neotropic Cormorant | Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
— Compiled by Jon L Fisher - JonF60@hotmail.com

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for August 23.

The WHITE-WINGED DOVE was seen at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa del Rey through August 18.  

A CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was along Barley Flats Road in the San Gabriel Mountains on August 19.

One of several BLACK SWIFTS at Cobal Canyon Motorway above Claremont Wilderness Park continued to be seen through on August 18.  These birds have been observed from the bench along the fire road.  Late afternoon and early evening is the best time to look for them in the area.

A SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was on the lower LA River between Cudahy Park and Firestone Blvd. on August 19.

A GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL continued along the LA River at Southern Ave. through August 19.

Near San Clemente Island, a BROWN BOOBY was observed on August 17.

Two NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS continued at the spreading ponds just below Hansen Dam through August 20.  They have been in the pond on the south side of Glenoaks closest to Branford St.

Two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through August 19 and one was reported through August 21.  They are usually along the Lincoln Blvd. arm of the marsh, but move around the area. 

Another YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at Sims Bio Pond in Long Beach through August 19.


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