Rare Bird Alert

Rare Bird Alert - Mar 29, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

Inca Dove | American Oystercatcher | Neotropic Cormorant | Yellow-bellied Sapsucker | Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker | Tropical Kingbird | Eastern Phoebe | RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL | Clay-colored Sparrow | “Red” Fox Sparrow | White-throated Sparrow | Harris’s Sparrow | Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco | Baltimore Oriole | Scott’s Oriole | BLUE-WINGED WARBLER | Black-and-white Warbler | Lucy’s Warbler | Palm Warbler | Black-throated Green Warbler | Painted Redstart | Summer Tanager
— Compiled by Jon L Fisher - JonF60@hotmail.com

This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 29.

One to two INCA DOVES have been seen in Lake Los Angeles on 169th Street south of Mossdale from March 17-25.  Remember to be respectful of residents.

The continuing AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro was reported through March 23. 

Another AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was at the Cabrillo Beach Pier on March 27 and one was at Malibu Lagoon on March 28.

A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas from March 24-27.

The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued in the trees south of the restrooms just north of the wildlife area in the Sepulveda Basin.  It was reported through March 24.

A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through March 28.  It has been around the southwest campsite and picnic area.

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued around the pond at Entradero Park in Torrance through March 27.

A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through March 27.  It was last reported by the east fence of the archery range.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Apollo Park near Lancaster was seen through March 25.  It has been frequenting the northeast corner of the park of late, sometimes well outside the boundary fence.

The RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL at Clark Library in the West Adams district of Los Angles was seen through March 22.  It has been searched for and not seen since.  Presumably it has left the area.

A continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on March 26 near the entrance gate.  A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued near the Chevron Corner through March 26.

A “RED” FOX SPARROW was at La Mirada Park on March 19.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was in the southeast part of Arlington Gardens in Pasadena through March 27.

The HARRIS’S SPARROW continued at College Park in Claremont through March 27.  It was last seen at the Claremont train station parking lot in the bushes directly across from the baseball fields

Continuing at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena were a DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO (through March 24) and HARRIS’S SPARROW (through March 23).  They have been on the west side around the athletic field adjacent to the lower parking area.

Continuing (though not reported since early December) was an adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on March 25.  It was by Group Picnic Area 1 in the far northeast section of the park.

An adult male SCOTT’S ORIOLE was along Haines Creek in Big Tujunga Wash on March 24.  Access is from the end of Tujunga Valley Street or from Oro Vista Park.

The male BLUE-WINGED WARBLER continued at the El Dorado Park Golf Course in Long Beach through March 26.  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 through March 22 near Foster Road west of the parking lot at La Mirada Park in La Mirada.

Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was along the LA River adjacent to the Los Felix Golf course on March 23.

The LUCY’S WARBLER continued at North Weddington Park in North Hollywood.  It is being seen in the far north section near the fence along the drainage channel (often on the far side of the channel) and was reported through March 23.

A PALM WARBLER was along the San Gabriel River in Pico Rivera on March 24.  It was just north of Washington Blvd. on the east side of the river.

A BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER was at Alondra Park Reservoir from March 24-27.  It was on the east side of the parking lot on Redondo Beach Blvd. and north of the west end of the aquatic building.

The PAINTED REDSTART at Brookside Park in Pasadena continued through March 22.  It was in its usual haunt-- the large dead pine on the hill behind the aquatic center.

An adult male SUMMER TANAGER continued at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar through March 24.  It was last seen near the north restroom number 3.

Another adult male SUMMER TANAGER continued at Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center Park in West Hills through March 28.  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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Rare Bird Alert - Mar 22, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

White-winged Scoter | American Oystercatcher | Zone-tailed Hawk | Yellow-bellied Sapsucker | Northern "Yellow-shafted" Flicker | Ash-throated Flycatcher | Tropical Kingbird | Hammond's Flycatcher | RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL | Swamp Sparrow | White-throated Sparrow | Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco | Baltimore Oriole | BLUE-WINGED WARBLER | Black-and-white Warbler | Lucy's Warbler | GRACE'S WARBLER | Summer Tanager

Compiled by Jon Fisher

Rare Bird Alert - Mar 15, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

White-winged Scoter | American Oystercatcher | California Condor | Zone-tailed Hawk | Yellow-bellied Sapsucker | Northern "Yellow-shafted" Flicker | "Black" Merlin | "Prairie" Merlin | Tropical Kingbird | Eastern Phoebe | RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL | Swamp Sparrow | Harris's Sparrow | Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco | Yellow-breasted Chat | BLUE-WINGED WARBLER | Black-and-white Warbler | Lucy's Warbler | Summer Tanager

  • Compiled by Jon Fisher

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 Fisher

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 Fisher

Rare Bird Alert - Feb 22, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

White-winged Scoter | American Oystercatcher | Pacific Golden-Plover | Mountain Plover | Neotropic Cormorant | Yellow-bellied Sapsucker | "Black" Merlin | Tropical Kingbird | Hammond’s Flycatcher | Cassin's Vireo | RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL | White-throated Sparrow | Harris's Sparrow | Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco | Orchard Oriole | BLUE-WINGED WARBLER | Black-and-white Warbler | Lucy's Warbler | Pine Warbler | GRACE'S WARBER | Painted Redstart

  • Compiled by Jon Fisher

Rare Bird Alert - Feb 15, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

White-winged Scoter | Black Scoter | American Oystercatcher | Pacific Golden-Plover | Black-footed Albatross | Neotropic Cormorant | Yellow-bellied Sapsucker | Ash-throated Sapsucker | Tropical Kingbird | Scissor-tailed Flycatcher | Hammond’s Flycatcher | Bank Swallow | RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL | White-throated Sparrow | Harris's Sparrow | Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco | Orchard Oriole | Hooded Oriole | RUSTY BLACKBIRD | Black-and-white Warbler | Lucy's Warbler | American Redstart | Palm Warbler | Painted Redstart

  • Compiled by Jon Fisher