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  1. Re: [LACoBirds] America's Birdiest County April 28-30: Detailed Information LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 12:19pm
    Lanca & Wanda: Sorry but I won't be able to participate this year.I will be birding in Spain as of April 28th.
    
    Irwin Woldman
    
    
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  3. America's Birdiest County April 28-30: Detailed Information LINK
    DATE: TODAY @ 11:50am
    Hi Everyone,
    
    Here's additional information about the "America's Birdiest County" event that will happen in Los Angeles County on April 28-30.
    
    The count starts at midnight on Thursday night/Friday morning and ends at midnight on Sunday night/Monday morning.
    
    The objective is to find as many species in Los Angeles County over this three day interval as possible. We've been doing this since 2003 and regularly find more than 260 species.
    
    Birds can be identified by sight or sound, and as usual, rare species require documentation. All birds must be counted from land, so we can't accept anything seen on a whale watch, or from a boat on a lake, but we'd be glad to count any birds seen from Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands or from seawatches at places such as Point Vicente and Point Dume.
    
    This year I will be out of town on Saturday and Sunday, so I will not act as the compiler. Intead, Wanda Dameron has kindly stepped forward and volunteered to compile this year's count. Please send emails with reports to her and/or post them on the LA County listserve.
    
    Wanda's email address is:
    
    wandadameron2@...
    
    HISTORY
    
    America's Birdiest County started in 2003 in San Diego as a friendly competition among counties across the country to see how many species people could find in a single 24-hour period.
    
    After the first three years, the organizers changed the protocol to make it a three-day event. There were also various categories across the country to try to level the playing field so that counties in very different areas wouldn't be competing against those in other areas that have vastly more birds. Thus, counties in, say, Maine weren't competing against counties in California. Los Angeles was in the "Coastal West" category and our chief competition, at least initially, was with San Diego and Monterey. After the format changed to a three-day event, Monterey stopped competing in order to continue their traditional one-day county-wide birdathon. After 2011, the organizers discontinued the nationwide event, but selected counties continued due to strong local interest. Los Angeles and Kern Counties, which usually did very well, have both continued, and recently Orange and Ventura Counties have started similar events around the same time. This year San Bernardino County started a count and had reported more than 230 species as of Sunday night.
    
    Here are the number of species found in Los Angeles County since 2003:
    Year Total
    2016 270
    2015 275
    2014 272
    2013 265
    2012 262
    2011 277
    2010 271
    2009 264
    2008 255
    2007 272
    2006 265
    2005 246
    2004 240
    2003 239
    
    Our total jumped in 2006 due to better organization and increased interest.
    
    This event has turned into an intensive sweep of the whole county each spring, and has provided a useful snapshot of the species that are present in late April. Many people who participate also record their observations in eBird, and as a result, tens of thousands of birds sightings are permanently archived, so in addition to having fun, we're also making a scientifically useful contribution.
    
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    LOGISTICS
    
    Please email reports to Wanda at wandadameron2@... and/or to the LA County listserve.
    
    We welcome forwarding eBird checklists--they make checking for new species really easy.
    The easiest way to do this is to email the eBird list to yourself and then forward it to Wanda.
    
    Wanda will provide updates two to four times each day to track our progress and to help guide searches for species we're missing. The first update will probably happen by early afternoon on Friday. We will also provide updates each night so that we everyone can see what we still need first thing in the morning.
    
    Please note that we can't count birds seen from boats, but birds seen from Santa Catalina and San Clemente Island count. Also, the Gambel's quail and chukars on San Clemente Island are self-sustaining so we can count them. Also, to continue the protocol we adopted last year, we are now glad to count bald eagles seen from Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands.
    
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    NON-NATIVE SPECIES:
    
    Kimball Garrett asks us to please report established non-native species even if they're not the list that's accepted by the AOU or the CBRC.
    
    This means that we want to hear about introduced species such as parakeets and parrots, pin-tailed whydahs, orange bishops, red-whiskered bulbuls, Mandarin ducks, and so forth. Monitoring those populations is becoming increasingly important so please report them, and, of course, enter your sightings into eBird.
    
    We'll keep them in a supplemental list separate from the "regular" species.
    
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    RARE OR UNCOMMON SPECIES
    
    We've been keeping track of some notable species that have been in the area
    recently. Some are truly rare but others are regular winter visitors that become
    scarce and challenging to find in late April. Below is a partial list; we're sure
    there are some things that we missed. Please note that some of these species have
    not been found during previous ABC weekends, and for some birds it's been a few
    weeks since we've seen reports in eBird, on the listserve, or in various rare bird alerts.
    
    3/22 *Tundra Swan Pierce College, Woodland Hills
    2/26 *Eurasian Wigeon Oxford Basin, Marina del Rey
    3/20 *Eurasian Wigeon Madrona Marsh
    3/06 Canvasback Rio Hondo Spreading Grounds
    3/27 Greater Scaup Quail Lake
    3/12 Greater Scaup Aqueduct/255th St. West
    4/05 Black Scoter Dockweiler Beach
    4/05 White-winged Scoter Dockweiler Beach
    3/06 Common Goldeneye Rio Hondo
    3/07 Common Goldeneye Cabrillo beach
    3/11 Common Goldeneye Peck R. Water Conservation Area
    3/11 Common Goldeneye Una Lake, just east of Lake Palmdale
    3/12 Common Goldeneye Quail Lake
    3/21 Common Goldeneye Piute Ponds
    3/25 Hooded Merganser Bette Davis Park & Glendale Narrows
    3/23 Hooded Merganser Apollo Park
    3/08 Hooded Merganser Piute Ponds
    3/21 Hooded Merganser Sepulveda Basin
    3/21 Hooded Merganser Ballona Fresh Water Marsh
    3/14 Hooded Merganser Descanso Gardens
    3/20 Hooded Merganser Malibu Creek State Park
    3/30 Hooded Merganser Hahamongna Watershed Park
    3/25 Hooded Merganser Hansen Dam
    3/25 Hooded Merganser Big Tujunga Wash north of 210
    4/10 *Brown Booby Cabrillo Beach Park/San Pedro Fishing Pier
    4/20 Neotropic Cormorant Bonelli Park
    4/15 American Bittern Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    3/08 Cattle Egret Piute Ponds
    3/26 Cattle Egret Santa Fe Dam
    4/13 Cattle Egret Malibu Lagoon
    4/20 *Yellow-crowned NightHeron El Dorado Park, main pond, along the edge
    3/14 *California Condor Pyramid Lake, north end near Emigrant Landing
    3/07 Ferruginous Hawk Petersen Ranch, just east of Lake Elizabeth Rd/Johnson Rd. junction
    3/12 Ferruginous Hawk Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve
    3/20 Bald Eagle San Gabriel Dam, Highway 39
    3/25 Bald Eagle Bonelli Park
    3/25 Virginia Rail Piute Ponds
    3/25 Virginia Rail Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    3/25 Long-billed Curlew Piute Ponds
    4/19 Long-billed Curlew Lancaster Sewer Ponds
    4/19 Long-billed Curlew Ballona Creek Jetties
    4/19 Long-billed Curlew Del Rey Lagoon
    3/22 Red Knot Playa del Rey end of jetties
    3/21 Red Knot Ballona Creek, Pacific Ave. bridge
    4/13 Wilson's Snipe Madrona Marsh
    3/11 Wilson's Snipe Bonelli Park
    3/14 Wilson's Snipe Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    3/20 Wilson's Snipe Cal State Dominguez Hills
    4/19 Wilson's Snipe Piute Ponds
    4/19 Solitary Sandpiper Madrona Marsh
    4/19 Solitary Sandpiper Piute Ponds
    4/19 Solitary Sandpiper Sepulveda Basin
    4/19 Common Murre Zuma Beach. Bird was oiled and rescued.
    2/26 Mew Gull Junipero Beach, Long Beach
    3/02 Mew Gull Ballona Creek, Lincoln to Highway 90
    3/25 Mew Gull Ballona Creek Mouth/Jetties & breakwater
    3/25 Mew Gull Cabrillo Beach Park
    3/04 Mew Gull Dockweiler State Beach
    3/22 Mew Gull LA River, Willow Street
    2/20 *Yellow-footed Gull Rio Hondo Spreading Grounds
    3/12 *Yellow-footed Gull LA River between Atlantic and Alondra
    3/18 *Lesser Black-backed Gull Rio Hondo Spreading Grounds
    3/04 *Iceland Gull Rio Hondo spreading grounds
    4/16 Common Tern Bonelli Park
    4/15 Inca Dove Lake Los Angeles
    4/10 Inca Dove Colonel Leon Washington Park
    4/20 Common Ground-Dove San Gabriel River Trail, Trabuco St. (Bellflower)
    4/17 Common Ground-dove San Gabriel River Trail, north of Cerritos golf course
    4/21 White-winged Dove Crystalaire, Antelope Valley
    3/18 Long-eared Owl Apollo Park, NW corner in tamarisks
    3/04 *Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Bixby Marshland in Carson
    2/21 Red-naped Sapsucker El Dorado Regional Park, Area 3
    2/27 Red-naped Sapsucker Hansen Dam
    2/27 Red-naped Sapsucker Lower Arroyo Seco, South Pasadena
    2/28 Red-naped Sapsucker Ponderosa Lane, Palos Verdes
    4/19 Prairie Falcon Piute Ponds
    4/15 *Least Flycatcher Whitter Narrows
    3/14 *Eastern Phoebe Madrona Marsh
    3/15 *Eastern Phoebe Bonelli Park north, picnic area 4
    2/25 Vermilion Flycatcher West Antelope Valley: 138/286th west
    2/26 Vermilion Flycatcher Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    4/02 Vermilion Flycatcher Oakdale Memorial Park (cemetery), Glendora
    3/10 Vermilion Flycatcher LA National Cemetery
    3/04 Vermilion Flycatcher Columbia Park in Torrance
    3/18 Vermilion Flycatcher El Dorado Regional Park, area 2
    3/19 Vermilion Flycatcher La Mirada Park
    4/04 Vermilion Flycatcher Santa Fe Dam
    4/15 Vermilion Flycatcher Madrona Marsh
    4/18 Vermilion Flycatcher Crystalaire Country Club, Antelope Valley
    4/15 Vermilion Flycatcher Apollo Park
    3/22 Dusky-capped Flycatcher La Mirada Creek Park, La Mirada
    3/15 Dusky-capped Flycatcher John Anson Ford Park, Bell Gardens
    3/06 Thick-billed Kingbird Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas
    2/27 Tropical Kingbird Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    3/20 Tropical Kingbird El Dorado Park, area 3
    3/30 Tropical Kingbird Lake Balboa
    4/17 Tropical Kingbird Peck Pits
    4/23 *Yellow throated Vireo Rocky Oaks Park, Mulholland Dr, West of Kanan-Dume Road
    2/26 Plumbeous Vireo Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    3/25 Plumbeous Vireo Hansen Dam
    3/26 Plumbeous vireo Santa Fe Dam
    3/26 Plumbeous Vireo Valley Plaza Park, North Hollywood
    4/08 Plumbeous Vireo Wardlow Park in Long Beach
    4/10 Plumbeous Vireo Arcadia County Park
    4/21 Plumbeous Vireo Santa Clara River, Santa Clarita (34.4366,-118.6099)
    3/23 *Black-tailed gnatcatcher Edwards AFB Mequite Forest (off limits to the public)
    3/04 American Dipper mile 4.75, West Fork, San Gabriel River
    3/12 American Dipper East Fork, San Gabriel River, near Bridge to Nowhere
    3/19 American Dipper Barrett-Stoddard Road, near Baldy Village
    3/03 Golden-crowned Kinglet 9800 East G10, Antelope Valley (N of 100th East/East Ave H)
    3/23 Golden-crowned Kinglet Peck Park, San Pedro
    2/25 Mountain Bluebird Gorman Post Road pond
    2/26 Mountain Bluebird San Clemente Island
    3/11 Mountain Bluebird Nebeker Ranch
    3/07 Mountain Bluebird Petersen Ranch, E of Lake Elizabeth
    4/22 *Gray Catbird West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail (Monte Verde Park)
    4/19 Le Conte's Thrasher Piute Ponds
    4/22 Northern Parula Peck Pits, far north end
    3/07 Palm Warbler Entradero park (Dave Moody)
    4/09 Palm Warbler Hahamongna Watershed Park
    4/22 Palm Warbler Banning Park in Wilmington
    4/15 Palm Warbler Madrona Marsh
    4/16 Palm Warbler Sand Dune Park
    4/16 Palm Warbler South Gate Park behind the large Sports Center Building, working trees
    3/12 *Yellow-throated Warbler Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    2/20 Black-and-white Warbler La Mirada Park
    2/25 Black-and-white Warbler LA County Arboretum
    3/02 Black-and-white Warbler El Segundo Library Park
    4/19 Black-and-white Warbler Madrona Marsh
    3/20 Black-and-white Warbler Legg Lake, near restroom 7
    4/08 Black and white Warbler LA River/Oros Street, 200 m upstream from lower end of riparian
    4/20 Black and white Warbler Ralph Dills Park
    4/02 Pine Warbler Santa Fe Dam
    2/21 Painted Redstart Palos Verdes, just north of South Coast Botanic Garden
    3/04 Green-tailed Towhee West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, Lakewood
    2/28 Swamp Sparrow Playa Vista riparian corridor
    3/09 Clay-colored Sparrow Exposition Park
    4/17 Clay-colored Sparrow Santa Fe Dam
    4/08 Clay-colored Sparrow West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, South of Del Amo
    4/09 Harris' Sparrow Thompson Creek Trail/Pomello, Claremont
    3/12 White throated Sparrow Cobb Estate, Altadena
    2/27 White-throated Sparrow LA County Arboretum
    2/24 White-throated Sparrow Holmby Hills
    3/01 White-throated Sparrow Wilmington Drain above PCH
    2/25 White-throated Sparrow Alta Vicente Preserve
    4/09 White-throated Sparrow South Coast Botanic Garden
    4/17 White-throated Sparrow Sand Dune Park
    4/13 White-throated Sparrow Los Liones Park, near the Getty Villa
    3/28 White-throated Sparrow Beverly Hills 2 SG neighborhood
    3/24 White-throated Sparrow Neff Park, La Mirada
    3/30 White-throated Sparrow David Bell's house in La Canada-Flintridge
    4/17 White-throated Sparrow 14 Crest Road, LA (private residence)
    4/19 White-throated Sparrow Ed Thomas' yard
    3/03 Vesper Sparrow Santa Fe Dam
    4/13 Vesper Sparrow Poppy Preserve
    3/11 Vesper Sparrow Nebeker Ranch
    2/26 Summer Tanager Mentor Ave/Arden Road, Pasadena
    4/08 Summer Tanager Wardlow Park, SE quadrant and near parking lot (Long Beach)
    3/27 Baltimore Oriole La Mirada Park
    4/05 Baltimore Oriole Elysian Park, Chavez Ravine. NW of Grace E. Simons Lodge in silk oaks.
    2/27 Orchard Oriole LA Arboretum
    4/07 Orchard Oriole 4823 Ben Ave., Los Angeles.
    
    * = new to the count if we find it
    
    As always, anything flagged as "rare" in eBird is going to require documentation,
    so please take photos, jot down notes, obtain recordings and videos, or make sketches.
    
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    SPECIES PREVIOUSLY RECORDED
    
    Below is the master list of every species we've found during previous ABC weekends.
    
    There are some species that we get regularly that are actually quite local and require special effort to find and/or that are just leaving or arriving at this time of year . Among them, in no particular order, are prairie falcon, American dipper, common ground-dove, Inca dove, spotted owl, northern saw-whet owl, northern pygmy owl, flammulated owl, burrowing owl, golden-crowned kinglet, Le Conte's thrasher, Williamson's sapsucker, red crossbill, Swainson's hawk, common merganser, hooded merganser, summer tanager, and golden eagle.
    
    We often struggle to find pelagic species; alcids are particularly difficult.
    
    The table below lists every species we've recorded during the ABC weekend since 2004 and the number of years in which we've found it.
    
    N = number of years we've found a species from 2004-present.
    
    N SPECIES
    12 Greater White-fronted Goose
    09 Snow Goose
    13 Ross's Goose
    12 Brant
    13 Cackling Goose
    13 Canada Goose
    13 Wood Duck
    13 Gadwall
    13 American Wigeon
    13 Mallard
    13 Blue-winged Teal
    13 Cinnamon Teal
    13 Northern Shoveler
    12 Northern Pintail
    13 Green-winged Teal
    03 Canvasback
    13 Redhead
    13 Ring-necked Duck
    01 Greater Scaup
    13 Lesser Scaup
    01 White-winged Scoter
    13 Surf Scoter
    03 Black Scoter
    01 Long-tailed Duck
    12 Bufflehead
    03 Common Goldeneye
    07 Hooded Merganser
    10 Common Merganser
    12 Red-breasted Merganser
    13 Ruddy Duck
    13 Mountain Quail
    13 California Quail
    09 Gambel's Quail
    09 Chukar
    13 Red-throated Loon
    13 Pacific Loon
    13 Common Loon
    01 Yellow-billed Loon
    13 Pied-billed Grebe
    09 Horned Grebe
    13 Eared Grebe
    13 Western Grebe
    13 Clark's Grebe
    01 Black-footed albatross
    03 Northern Fulmar
    10 Pink-footed Shearwater
    13 Sooty Shearwater
    05 Black-vented Shearwater
    13 Brandt's Cormorant
    01 Neotropic Cormorant
    13 Double-crested Cormorant
    13 Pelagic Cormorant
    12 American White Pelican
    13 Brown Pelican
    04 American Bittern
    13 Least Bittern
    13 Great Blue Heron
    13 Great Egret
    13 Snowy Egret
    12 Cattle Egret
    13 Green Heron
    13 Black-crowned Night-Heron
    13 White-faced Ibis
    13 Turkey Vulture
    13 Osprey
    13 White-tailed Kite
    11 Golden Eagle
    01 Bald Eagle
    12 Northern Harrier
    12 Sharp-shinned Hawk
    13 Cooper's Hawk
    13 Red-shouldered Hawk
    12 Swainson's Hawk
    13 Red-tailed Hawk
    04 Ferruginous Hawk
    01 Sandhill Crane
    12 Virginia Rail
    13 Sora
    01 Ridgeway's Rail
    13 Common Gallinule
    13 American Coot
    13 Black-bellied Plover
    02 Pacific Golden-Plover
    13 Snowy Plover
    13 Semipalmated Plover
    13 Killdeer
    13 Black Oystercatcher
    13 Black-necked Stilt
    13 American Avocet
    13 Spotted Sandpiper
    12 Solitary Sandpiper
    13 Wandering Tattler
    13 Greater Yellowlegs
    13 Willet
    12 Lesser Yellowlegs
    13 Whimbrel
    12 Long-billed Curlew
    13 Marbled Godwit
    13 Ruddy Turnstone
    13 Black Turnstone
    13 Surfbird
    02 Red Knot
    13 Sanderling
    02 Semipalmated Sandpiper
    13 Western Sandpiper
    13 Least Sandpiper
    03 Baird's Sandpiper
    13 Dunlin
    01 Ruff
    01 Stilt Sandpiper
    10 Short-billed Dowitcher
    13 Long-billed Dowitcher
    08 Wilson's Snipe
    10 Wilson's Phalarope
    13 Red-necked Phalarope
    01 Red Phalarope
    01 Sabine's Gull
    13 Bonaparte's Gull
    01 Laughing Gull
    06 Franklin's Gull
    13 Heermann's Gull
    02 Mew Gull
    13 Ring-billed Gull
    13 Western Gull
    13 California Gull
    12 Herring Gull
    02 Thayer's Gull
    13 Glaucous-winged Gull
    01 Glaucous Gull
    12 Least Tern
    13 Caspian Tern
    05 Black Tern
    01 Common Tern
    13 Forster's Tern
    13 Royal Tern
    13 Elegant Tern
    13 Black Skimmer
    07 Pomarine Jaeger
    07 Parasitic Jaeger
    04 Common Murre
    02 Scripps' Murrelet
    02 Cassin's Auklet
    03 Rhinoceros Auklet
    13 Rock Pigeon
    13 Band-tailed Pigeon
    12 Eurasian Collared-Dove
    13 Spotted Dove
    02 White-winged Dove
    13 Mourning Dove
    09 Inca Dove
    11 Common Ground-Dove
    13 Greater Roadrunner
    13 Barn Owl
    08 Flammulated Owl
    13 Western Screech-Owl
    13 Great Horned Owl
    12 Northern Pygmy-Owl
    13 Burrowing Owl
    13 Spotted Owl
    04 Long-eared Owl
    11 Northern Saw-whet Owl
    13 Lesser Nighthawk
    13 Common Poorwill
    13 Vaux's Swift
    13 White-throated Swift
    13 Black-chinned Hummingbird
    13 Anna's Hummingbird
    13 Costa's Hummingbird
    13 Rufous Hummingbird
    13 Allen's Hummingbird
    09 Calliope Hummingbird
    13 Belted Kingfisher
    10 Lewis's Woodpecker
    13 Acorn Woodpecker
    11 Williamson's Sapsucker
    13 Red-breasted Sapsucker
    01 Red-naped Sapsucker
    11 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    13 Nuttall's Woodpecker
    13 Downy Woodpecker
    13 Hairy Woodpecker
    13 White-headed Woodpecker
    13 Northern Flicker
    13 American Kestrel
    10 Merlin
    13 Peregrine Falcon
    11 Prairie Falcon
    01 Crested Caracara
    13 Red-crowned Parrot
    13 Olive-sided Flycatcher
    13 Western Wood-Pewee
    13 Hammond's Flycatcher
    13 Gray Flycatcher
    13 Dusky Flycatcher
    13 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    13 Black Phoebe
    13 Say's Phoebe
    04 Vermilion Flycatcher
    03 Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    13 Ash-throated Flycatcher
    04 Tropical Kingbird
    13 Cassin's Kingbird
    02 Thick-billed Kingbird
    13 Western Kingbird
    13 Loggerhead Shrike
    13 Bell's Vireo
    07 Plumbeous Vireo
    13 Cassin's Vireo
    13 Hutton's Vireo
    13 Warbling Vireo
    13 Steller's Jay
    13 Western Scrub-Jay
    12 Clark's Nutcracker
    13 American Crow
    13 Common Raven
    13 Horned Lark
    13 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    05 Purple Martin
    13 Tree Swallow
    13 Violet-green Swallow
    11 Bank Swallow
    13 Barn Swallow
    13 Cliff Swallow
    13 Mountain Chickadee
    13 Oak Titmouse
    12 Verdin
    13 Bushtit
    13 Red-breasted Nuthatch
    13 White-breasted Nuthatch
    13 Pygmy Nuthatch
    13 Brown Creeper
    13 Rock Wren
    13 Canyon Wren
    13 House Wren
    13 Marsh Wren
    13 Bewick's Wren
    13 Cactus Wren
    13 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    13 California Gnatcatcher
    09 American Dipper
    04 Golden-crowned Kinglet
    13 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    13 Wrentit
    13 Western Bluebird
    01 Mountain Bluebird
    10 Townsend's Solitaire
    13 Swainson's Thrush
    13 Hermit Thrush
    13 American Robin
    01 Varied Thrush
    13 Northern Mockingbird
    13 California Thrasher
    09 Le Conte's Thrasher
    13 European Starling
    01 Red-throated Pipit
    13 American Pipit
    13 Cedar Waxwing
    13 Phainopepla
    01 Northern Waterthrush
    05 Black-and-white Warbler
    01 Tennessee Warbler
    13 Orange-crowned Warbler
    13 Nashville Warbler
    13 MacGillivray's Warbler
    13 Common Yellowthroat
    01 Hooded Warbler
    02 American Redstart
    01 Northern Parula
    13 Yellow Warbler
    01 Chestnut-sided Warbler
    07 Palm Warbler
    13 Yellow-rumped Warbler
    13 Black-throated Gray Warbler
    13 Townsend's Warbler
    13 Hermit Warbler
    13 Wilson's Warbler
    01 Painted Redstart
    13 Yellow-breasted Chat
    13 Green-tailed Towhee
    13 Spotted Towhee
    13 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
    13 California Towhee
    13 Chipping Sparrow
    02 Clay-colored Sparrow
    11 Brewer's Sparrow
    01 Field Sparrow
    13 Black-chinned Sparrow
    01 Vesper Sparrow
    12 Lark Sparrow
    13 Black-throated Sparrow
    13 Bell's Sparrow
    13 Savannah Sparrow
    04 Grasshopper Sparrow
    13 Fox Sparrow
    13 Song Sparrow
    12 Lincoln's Sparrow
    01 Swamp Sparrow
    09 White-throated Sparrow
    02 Harris' Sparrow
    13 White-crowned Sparrow
    13 Golden-crowned Sparrow
    13 Dark-eyed Junco
    06 Summer Tanager
    13 Western Tanager
    13 Black-headed Grosbeak
    13 Blue Grosbeak
    01 Indigo Bunting
    13 Lazuli Bunting
    13 Red-winged Blackbird
    13 Tricolored Blackbird
    13 Western Meadowlark
    13 Yellow-headed Blackbird
    13 Brewer's Blackbird
    13 Great-tailed Grackle
    13 Brown-headed Cowbird
    03 Orchard Oriole
    13 Hooded Oriole
    13 Bullock's Oriole
    01 Baltimore Oriole
    13 Scott's Oriole
    13 Purple Finch
    13 Cassin's Finch
    13 House Finch
    10 Red Crossbill
    12 Pine Siskin
    13 Lesser Goldfinch
    13 Lawrence's Goldfinch
    13 American Goldfinch
    01 Evening Grosbeak
    13 House Sparrow
    03 Nutmeg Mannikin 2014 was the first year we could count it
    
    Total: 332 species
    
    Removed: black swift and willow flycatcher because we think those reports were in error.
    
    Added in 2016:
    Neotropic Cormorant
    Ridgeway's Rail
    Bald Eagle
    Red-throated Pipit
    Varied Thrush
    
    Please start thinking of where you might be able to contribute, and we look forward to hearing from you this coming weekend!
    
    Best wishes,
    
    Lance Benner and Wanda Dameron
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  5. Yellow throated vireo seen at rocky oaks this am 9:30 LINK
    DATE: Apr 23, 2017 @ 9:56am, 1 day(s) ago
    After searching and listening all morning, several birders present saw the yellow throated vireo as it came to life and started calling and feeding actively around 9:30 am after being apparently still and silent since sunrise. Seen in same general area as yesterday in oaks east and northeast of parking lot.
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  7. Re: [LACoBirds] Yellow-throated Vireo at Rocky Oaks Park LINK
    DATE: Apr 22, 2017 @ 2:23pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Hi everyone,
    
    We just refound the Yellow-throated Vireo, which is now mostly silent, in oaks on the Glade Trail near a collection of 6 picnic tables.
    
    Janet Scheel 
    Mark Scheel 
    Dessi Seiburth
    Beatrix Schwartz
    
    On Apr 22, 2017 13:38, "Kimball Garrett kgarrett@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Birders,   I was marching for science in spirit, but it seemed more fruitful to bird for science so I headed out to Pt. Dume this morning (22 April), where seawatching highlights included about 4,250 Pacific Loons passing by (in about 1 hr 45 min), 120 Black-vented
    Shearwaters along with a handful of distant Sooties and one Pink-footed, and an alternate plumage Franklin's Gull heading up the coast. Alcids were limited to 11 Common Murres and 3 Rhinoceros Auklets.   I stopped at Rocky Oaks Park (on Mulholland Drive just west of Kanan-Dume Dr.), arriving at 1120 hr, and immediately heard a "solitary vireo-type" song which proved to be coming from a Yellow-throated Vireo. It was in the oaks along the east edge of the
    parking lot, eventually moving into the oaks just beyond the parking lot. I'll post photos soon in eBird.  The pond at Rocky Oaks has lots of water, finally, and the highlight here was a Common Whitetail among the many other odes.   Lots of traffic heading to the coast over Kanan-Dume as I headed home after noon. Don't know why they're not marching instead.   Kimball   Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/ research-collections/ ornithology
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  9. Yellow-throated Vireo at Rocky Oaks Park LINK
    DATE: Apr 22, 2017 @ 1:35pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    I was marching for science in spirit, but it seemed more fruitful to bird for science so I headed out to Pt. Dume this morning (22 April), where seawatching highlights included about 4,250 Pacific Loons passing by (in about 1 hr 45 min), 120 Black-vented
    Shearwaters along with a handful of distant Sooties and one Pink-footed, and an alternate plumage Franklin's Gull heading up the coast. Alcids were limited to 11 Common Murres and 3 Rhinoceros Auklets.
    
    I stopped at Rocky Oaks Park (on Mulholland Drive just west of Kanan-Dume Dr.), arriving at 1120 hr,and immediately heard a "solitary vireo-type" song which proved to be coming from a Yellow-throated Vireo. It was in the oaks along the east edge of the
    parking lot, eventually moving into the oaks just beyond the parking lot. I'll post photos soon in eBird. The pond at Rocky Oaks has lots of water, finally, and the highlight here was a Common Whitetail among the many other odes.
    
    Lots of traffic heading to the coast over Kanan-Dume as I headed home after noon. Don't know why they're not marching instead.
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
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  11. Northern Parula at Peck Rd. WCP, Arcadia LINK
    DATE: Apr 22, 2017 @ 8:40am, 2 day(s) ago
    22 April, 2017
    
    There is a female Northern Parula at the far north end of Peck.
    
    If you walk north from the parking lot, it's in the last eucalyptus before you reach the fence and Peck Road. Right by the bottom of the spillway.
    
    Jon Fisher
    Glendale, CA
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  13. Los Angeles RBA- 21 April 2017 LINK
    DATE: Apr 21, 2017 @ 11:20am, 3 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *April 21, 2017 * CALA1704.21
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Common Ground-Dove Neotropic Cormorant American Bittern Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Least Flycatcher Vermilion Flycatcher Gray Catbird Black-and-white Warbler Palm Warbler Clay-colored Sparrow White-throated Sparrow
    
     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
    
     Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 21.
    
    COMMON GROUND-DOVE reports included at least two in Cerritos on April 16 (along the San Gabriel River Trail north of the Cerritos Golf Course) and two along the San Gabriel River in Bellflower
    about 250 yards south of Trabuco Street from April 17-20.
    
    A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was reported again around the lake at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on April 20.
    
    An AMERICAN BITTERN was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on March 15.
    
    An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was by the duck pond at El Dorado Park West (southeast of Willow and Studebaker) on April 19.
    
    The LEAST FLYCATCHER behind the Whittier Narrows Dam in Montebello continued through April 15. From San Gabriel Blvd., take Lincoln Ave. south to the parking area on your left at the top of
    the dam. The bird has been quite vocal in and around a large eucalyptus below and just east of the parking area.
    
    The GRAY CATBIRD continues at Monte Verde Park (private) in Lakewood, being last reported on April 16. The park is at the north end of the San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail. The bird can
    often be seen through the fence or in adjacent areas just outside the small park.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Madrona Marsh west of the north end of the berm in Torrance on April 15. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued there through April 19 at the east end of the interior willows.
    A VERMILION FLYCACHER also continues, last reported on April 15 near the far north pond (walk up the berm past the nursery and look from here). Official preserve hours are 10-5, Tuesday through Saturday.
     Another PALM WARBLER was at South Gate Park behind the Sports Center (between Tweedy Blvd. and Southern Ave., west of Atlantic) on April 16.
    
    The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale through April 17 near the boat launch area.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach, being reported through April 17.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
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  15. America's Birdiest County: April 28-30 LINK
    DATE: Apr 19, 2017 @ 5:40pm, 5 day(s) ago
    Hi Folks,
    
    This is a heads-up that we're going to do America's Birdiest County in Los Angeles again this year on April 28-30.
    
    We'll provide more information in the next couple of days about how this works, how we've done in previous years, and will include a summary of rare and uncommon birds that have been in the area recently that we hope to find.
    
    More coming soon!
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena
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  17. RE: Status of hummingbirds in San Gabriels LINK
    DATE: Apr 18, 2017 @ 12:44pm, 6 day(s) ago
    Tom:   Your post points out how much we don’t know about
    Selasphorus hummingbirds in our local mountains because of field identification difficulties.  My take on the overall situation is as follows, but this will surely need refining from detailed studies of specimens or birds carefully identified in the
    hand.   First, migratory Allen’s Hummingbirds ( Selasphorus sasin sasin ) have largely passed through our area by the end of March (with females coming through,
    on average, later than males). These birds probably make use of the coastal-slope foothills as they move through (mainly from the end of January to early March), but with the explosion of resident Allen’s Hummingbirds ( S. s. sedentarius ) throughout
    the coastal slope of Los Angeles County it’s very hard to tease apart the status of the two subspecies.  Just based on date, your female
    Selasphorus in Evey Canyon were not likely to have been nominate (migratory) Allen’s.   Second, Rufous Hummingbirds are fairly common to common spring migrants through the area (including both the coastal and desert foothills of the San Gabriel
    Mountains). We seem to see fewer than we used to, but I attribute this in part to the sheer numbers of Allen’s, which make it harder to pick out Rufous, and which may keep migrant Rufous away from feeders and other food sources. If you go out to the desert
    foothills in March and April, where there are few or no Allen’s to speak of, you’ll see lots of
    Selasphorus streaming by heading west/northwest – and the adult males always turn out to be Rufous.  In spring, the largest numbers of Rufous Hummingbirds move through in late March and early April, but since females average later than males, they can
    routinely be seen through April and even into early May. So Evey Canyon in mid-April would be a typical time to see migrant Rufous.   Third, resident Allen’s have fledged lots of young by March and April, and these birds may well wander up into coastal slope canyons such as Evey Canyon.  Although
    the mantra is that resident Allen’s (away from their “natural” coastal sage scrub and riparian haunts near the immediate coast and on the islands) need human-modified habitats such as parks and gardens with lots of exotic flowering shrubs, it wouldn’t be too
    surprising if some of them wandered into foothill or perhaps even montane habitats in spring, summer and early fall.  We simply don’t know because we’re not catching and measuring lots of birds.
      Finally, there is, of course, a third
    Selasphorus in the San Gabriels. Calliopes (formerly Stellula ) have a somewhat protracted spring migration (mainly mid-March to early May, with a peak in late March and early April), but they are certainly always scarce. Female Calliopes can be
    told from immature or adult female Rufous/Allen’s only with care (emphasizing smaller size, shorter bill, shorter tail, lack of strong white collar effect, pale cinnamon-buff rather than rufous tones in the plumage, a tiny white mark at the base of the bill,
    and distinctive very high-pitched vocalizations). I think Calliopes may be vastly over-reported in our mountains in spring and summer (late April through June) because many birders may assume this is the “default”
    Selasphorus hummer in such habitats before the hordes of fall migrant Rufous/Allen’s come through. The long drought seems to have virtually eliminated Calliope Hummingbirds as a breeding species in the San Gabriels in recent years (though we can certainly
    hope for a rebound this year), and even before the drought they were always quite localized to a handful of springs and riparian areas above about 6,000 feet. For these reasons, and because Calliope is always scarce as a lowland spring migrant, we’ve set the
    eBird filters at “0” and request that documentation be included for all sightings in L. A. County. There are many reports in the last couple of years in the mountains that have no useful documentation (despite being flagged as unusual).   Kimball   Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
      From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com]
    On Behalf Of Thomas Miko thomas_miko@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 6:28 PM
    
    To: LA Co Birds
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Status of hummingbirds in San Gabriels
    
      Hello, Last Monday I had two "female" Selasphorus hummingbirds well up Evey Canyon. This area is at 2600 feet, and very far from the nearest suburbs that would have non-native plants,
    hummingbird feeders, and other things that would enable Allen's Hummingbirds to live and breed. The habitat is a mix of chaparral, oaks, and streamside riparian. My assumption was that these two birds were female-type Rufous, but I never got a look at/or photographs
    of their tails. This area is over 50 miles from the coast, so I assume that the migratory subspecies of Allen's does not migrate through here, while the non-migratory Allen's snub their noses at native habitat at this elevation. I would like to elicit public comments on this topic, as there are eBird entries for Allen's Hummingbird up here in previous years, and I don't know how I feel about these entries. Tom Miko Claremont 909.241.3300
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  19. RE: Quail error in field guides LINK
    DATE: Apr 18, 2017 @ 12:13pm, 6 day(s) ago
    Tom,   The L. A. birding community does not want you to be bothered, so I offer some modest input to try to alleviate your botheredness.  With the planet in imminent
    jeopardy, I would not be concerned about the shape of the brown patch on the bellies of male California Quail.  This patch represents an area where feathers of the scaly belly have brown (chestnut) centers with black fringes, rather than creamy (“yellow”)
    centers with black fringes.  It is clear in looking at a series of specimens that the shape and extent of this brown patch is variable – certainly varying by exactly how the specimen was prepared but also individually. In the field the shape of the patch will
    vary with the angle of view, and with the posture and attitude of the bird. These feathers can be sleeked down, puffed out, and variably covered by the creamy-centered feathers surrounding them.  A chocolate Mickey Mouse head is just one arrangement option,
    and only in some individuals.   There is a little red book called “Birds of Southern California” with a stunning Brian Small photo of a male California Quail whose brown patch wouldn’t even
    suggest Mickey Mouse’s head to somebody tripping on acid-laced cheese; instead it looks oval (as in the NGS guide’s depiction). In the case of the Sibley guide, his painting is a profile view, such that the brown patch would barely be visible. I agree with
    you that even at that side view some of the brown patch should have been depicted (as is the black path of the Gambel’s in a similar pose). Sibley’s painting does stress two much better features: the scaly upper belly of California (plain creamy in Gambel’s)
    and the California’s white-streaked gray-brown flanks (chestnut with white streaks in Gambel’s).
      Finally, bear in mind that Inyo County has a different subspecies of California Quail than the nominate subspecies you are used to seeing in the rest of southern
    California. That subspecies (Callipepla californica canfieldae) should have the same sort of belly patterning as nominate californica, but the gray areas of the plumage are a bit paler. With landscape changes on the northern deserts and muddling by game agency
    introductions, I can’t speak to the exact range boundaries and degree of intergradation between canfieldae and californica.
      So I hope you are less bothered, or at least resigned to be bothered about more important things (like Selasphorus hummingbirds).
      Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
      From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com]
    On Behalf Of Thomas Miko thomas_miko@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 6:41 PM
    
    To: LA Co Birds
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Quail error in field guides
    
      Something has been bothering me, and I need others' input:   When I stare carefully at California Quails in LA County, they clearly have a large brown spot on their lower belly, behind i.e. beneath the yellow abdomen with black scalloping.
    This brown area is heart-shaped, but the "bottom" pointy end of the heard is rounded off. Another way to describe this large brown spot is that it looks like a chocolate Mickey Mouse head after Mickey got depressed, and gained weight.   This brown area is depicted in Sibley as being all yellow, with no "chocolate Mickey Mouse head" anywhere. Instead, the yellow abdomen has black scalloping all the way to the vent.   The National Geographic Field Guide shows a brown area (they even got the color right) but the shape is wrong (they show it as a fairly round oval), and show the scalloping as
    being visible through i.e. underneath the brown area. As far as I can tell, this is not true in real life.   Why am I whining about this
      Well, the first time I noticed this was on the eastern slope of the Sierras in Inyo County, and I attributed this appearance i.e. what they actually look like to the Inyo County
    birds' being hybrid Gambel's/California Quails. Having seen this same brown area on local California Quail, I threw that idea out the window.
      So, what's going on, here   Tom Miko Claremont 909.241.3300
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  21. Re: [LACoBirds] Status of hummingbirds in San Gabriels LINK
    DATE: Apr 17, 2017 @ 7:03pm, 7 day(s) ago
    Hi Tom
    
    When Nick and I have visited the Angeles Crest, we have seen Anna’s Hummingbirds in the few areas with running water.Numerous times we have seen female selasphorus hummingbirds but we’ve not put a species name to them. We see these females mainly during the summer foraging on the flowers along the springs. Our guess is Calliope Hummingbird but we’ve yet to observe males. Do Allen’s make it upslope to 5K+ elevation is the question. This hasbeen our observations over the years.
    
    Cheers!
    
    Mary Freeman
    Glendale, CA
    
    
    On Apr 17, 2017, at 6:28 PM, Thomas Miko thomas_miko@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    Hello, LastMonday I had two "female" Selasphorus hummingbirds well up Evey Canyon. This area is at 2600 feet, and very far from the nearest suburbs that would have non-native plants, hummingbird feeders, and other things that would enable Allen's Hummingbirds to live and breed. The habitat is a mix of chaparral, oaks, and streamside riparian. My assumption was that these two birds were female-type Rufous, but I never got a look at/or photographs of their tails. This area is over 50 miles from the coast, so I assume that the migratory subspecies of Allen's does not migrate through here, while the non-migratory Allen's snub their noses at native habitat at this elevation. I would like to elicit public comments on this topic, as there are eBird entries for Allen's Hummingbird up here in previous years, and I don't know how I feel about these entries. Tom Miko Claremont 909.241.3300
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  23. Quail error in field guides LINK
    DATE: Apr 17, 2017 @ 6:40pm, 7 day(s) ago
    Something has been bothering me, and I need others' input:
    When I stare carefully at California Quails in LA County, they clearly have a large brown spot on their lower belly, behind i.e. beneath the yellow abdomen with black scalloping. This brown area is heart-shaped, but the "bottom" pointy end of the heard is
    rounded off. Another way to describe this large brown spot is that it looks like a chocolate Mickey Mouse head after Mickey got depressed, and gained weight.
    This brown area is depicted in Sibley as being all yellow, with no "chocolate Mickey Mouse head" anywhere. Instead, the yellow abdomen has black scalloping all the way to the vent.
    The National Geographic Field Guide shows a brown area (they even got the color right) but the shape is wrong (they show it as a fairly round oval), and show the scalloping as being visible through i.e. underneath the brown area. As far as I can tell, this
    is not true in real life.
    Why am I whining about this
    Well, the first time I noticed this was on the eastern slope of the Sierras in Inyo County, and I attributed this appearance i.e. what they actually look like to the Inyo County birds' being hybrid Gambel's/California Quails. Having seen this same brown
    area on local California Quail, I threw that idea out the window.
    So, what's going on, here
    Tom Miko Claremont 909.241.3300
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  25. Status of hummingbirds in San Gabriels LINK
    DATE: Apr 17, 2017 @ 6:28pm, 7 day(s) ago
    Hello, LastMonday I had two "female" Selasphorus hummingbirds well up Evey Canyon. This area is at 2600 feet, and very far from the nearest suburbs that would have non-native plants, hummingbird feeders, and other things that would enable Allen's Hummingbirds
    to live and breed. The habitat is a mix of chaparral, oaks, and streamside riparian. My assumption was that these two birds were female-type Rufous, but I never got a look at/or photographs of their tails. This area is over 50 miles from the coast, so I assume
    that the migratory subspecies of Allen's does not migrate through here, while the non-migratory Allen's snub their noses at native habitat at this elevation. I would like to elicit public comments on this topic, as there are eBird entries for Allen's Hummingbird up here in previous years, and I don't know how I feel about these entries. Tom Miko Claremont 909.241.3300
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  27. Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society Monthly Meeting 4/18 LINK
    DATE: Apr 16, 2017 @ 10:28pm, 8 day(s) ago
    Hello all,
    
    Please join the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 18, at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center in Torrance for "Birds, Butterflies, and Landscapes: Spring on the Road" presented by Dr. John Thomlinson.
    
    John Thomlinson received a sabbatical for Spring 2016 to write a textbook for a class that he teaches at California State University/Dominguez Hills onLandscape Ecology. John decided to write it on the road, traveling through four states and immersing himself in different kinds of landscape to gain different viewpoints. Along the way, he took a little time to observe nature as well. He also took a few photographs. John will present a sampler of the results.
    
    Light refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome! Come and enjoy the program, socialize with friends, and fill out a ticket for the door prize drawing. Prizes are donated by Wild Birds Unlimited in Torrance, courtesy of Bob Shanman.
    
    The Madrona Marsh Nature Center is located at 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance, CA, 90503: www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com
    
    David Quadhamer
    San Pedro
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  29. Palm W. in South Gate LINK
    DATE: Apr 16, 2017 @ 4:58pm, 8 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Sun 16 Apr
    
    Early this morning there was a Palm Warbler at South Gate Park (between Tweedy Blvd and Southern Ave, west of Atlantic Ave). It was behind the large Sports Center Building, working trees beyond the Skate Board enclosure and also on the ground along the fence bordering the second ballfield. There was briefly a Cassin's Vireo in the lone pine tree between the Sports Center and the Skate Board enclosure. Photos of the warbler:
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/33697959280
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/34041899106
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/33270830873
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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