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· Re: [LACoBirds] RE: What is a rare bird (in LA County)? (Sep 18, 2018)
· 5-Mile Radius (5MR) Update (Sep 16, 2018)
· 5-Mile Radius Challenge Update (Sep 17, 2018)
· PAS Monthly Meeting - Mickey and Jon's Bird ID Quiz - Wednesday, September 19 (Sep 17, 2018)
· RE: What is a rare bird (in LA County)? (Sep 17, 2018)
  1. Re: [LACoBirds] RE: What is a rare bird (in LA County)? LINK
    DATE: Sep 18, 2018 @ 8:41am, 1 day(s) ago
    I'll add two additional issues related to eBird filters resulting in some species being flagged and others not:
    
    One is that some land birds plotted near the immediate coast are assigned to the pelagic filter due to mapping issues (typically based on the underlying eBird map that drives the filter, but occasionally due to observer error). So you may see things like Song Sparrow get flagged from Marina del Rey or one of the beaches only because it's being run through a pelagic filter where Song Sparrow would be truly unexpected. Related to this, there is tiny sliver of area on Edwards AFB where this issue also occurs.
    
    The second is the island-specific filters for San Clemente and Catalina. For Clemente we have a pretty good handle on what's expected and what's not, and this differs drastically from the mainland. So while you may see alerts for Willet and roll your eyes, this species is less than annual this far offshore (at least on Clemente). On the other hand, some species like Baird's Sandpiper and Bobolink occur here in sufficient numbers each year in September (and August for Baird's) that they are not flagged during this period. Catalina, however, we're still trying to get a handle on, as there is a very low rate of visitation to this island, and unfortunately no resident/semi-resident birders there.
    
    And then, unrelated to filters, the Rare Bird Alert only acts on birds reported in the last 7 days. If something is only entered into eBird 10 days after it is observed, you won't get any alert for it, but it will show up on the maps once confirmed (although as Kimball mentions, the backlog of review is quite long and there is quicker action taken on the most recent submissions).
    
    Cheers,
    
    Justyn Stahl
    San Clemente Island
    
    On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 3:04 PM, Kimball Garrett kgarrett@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    Tom, In a nutshell, you see different treatments in the eBird filters for a species like Clay-colored Sparrow because mainland L. A. County has two different filters,
    one for the Coast (basically from the immediate coast inland for about 1.5 to 2.0 miles) and another for the remainder of the mainland part of the county. So you can experience different filters for, say, Madrona Marsh vs. Point Fermin, or Kenneth Hahn
    Park vs. Ballona. Also, filters will vary by date, so, for example, Clay-colored Sparrow was flagged everywhere in the County from 1 December to 31 August, but for the immediate coast it was set at 1 (i.e., not flagged unless you reported more than one individual)
    from 1 September to 30 November. These are arbitrary decisions, and there is a huge amount of variation in the occurrence of species in different parts of the county. Prompted by your query, Ive just changed the filters so that Clay-colored Sparrow is now
    flagged anywhere in the county at any time of year (i.e., set the filters at 0 for both coast and inland filters).
    Basically, filters were too lenient when they were first devised for L. A. County, and weve slowly been reducing the filter limits and setting many regular
    uncommon/rare species to 0 so that all sightings require documentation. Weve even set filters to 0 for some expected resident birds such as California Gnatcatcher and American Dipper because there just too many bogus entries from places in the county
    where these species do not occur. Dont take the filters as literally distinguishing rare from not rare. We take other things into account, including frequency of misidentification (which
    is alarmingly high for most species, but outlandishly high for many). You can pat yourself on the back for your Clay-colored Sparrow whether or not it was flagged by eBird.
    Ultimately, of course, it would be ideal to have many additional polygons (besides coast and inland) within L. A. County e.g. for Antelope Valley vs.
    high mountains, vs. coastal slope foothills and lowlands. But the region is so complex in topography and habitat, and bird occurrence is so complicated, that finely tuned filters will create lots of new problems. And the reviewers cant keep up with the hordes
    of flagged entries in L. A. County even under present circumstances. 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: Sunday, September 16, 2018 3:03 PM
    
    To: LA Co Birds
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] What is a rare bird (in LA County)
    
    Hi
    A couple of days ago I found a Clay-colored Sparrow at Sand Dune Park.
    As far as I knew, I was the first person to see and report this bird. I only just discovered this weekend that that bird has been there and reported into eBird
    by multiple people for almost a week before I saw and reported it. I am signed up for all of the appropriate eBird alerts, and if I remember correctly this bird was never reported as being a rare bird that a showed up on any Rare Bird alerts, so I performed
    an experiment by entering Clay-colored Sparrow into an bird report that I was putting together for birds I had seen locally in my neighborhood here in Claremont, and eBird instantly flagged Clay-colored Sparrow as being a rare bird. Is Clay-colored Sparrow
    not flagged as being a rare bird if it is reported on the coast
    This afternoon I just had the opposite experience: Several days ago I had a Vaux's Swift in Claremont at the cemetery, and eBird did
    not flag it as a rare bird, but I just saw that Bob Shanman had one on the coast and eBird put it out there as a rare bird. Huh
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
    Claremont, CA 91711
    cell one: 909.241.3300
    cell two: 213.471.6001
    home: 909.445.1456
    office: 213.351.7382
    office main 213.351.7897
    www.tgmiko.com
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  3. 5-Mile Radius (5MR) Update LINK
    DATE: Sep 16, 2018 @ 9:44pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Birders:
    With fall migration in full swing, I figured it was time for an update on the 5-Mile Radius challenge. As you may recall, the 5MR is a circle that extends five miles in every direction away from your living room couch. The challenge is to concentrate your birding within that circle, and see what you can find. The ultimate goal is not a number - instead, the spirit of the challenge is to get to know your local area better and fill in gaps in eBird. Still - we are all birders, and we love our lists. So here is where the participants stand: number = bird species seen in 2018, including parakeets in whydahs but not helmeted guineafowl:
    Kevin Lapp, Culver City 214 species Andy Birch, Los Feliz 209 species Brooke Keeney, Lawndale 209 species Randy Ehler, Culver City 203 species Steve Morris, Huntington Beach 199 species Darren Dowell, N. Pasadena 193 species Culer Stapelmann, Los Feliz 185 species (before moving out of LA) Dan Cooper, Oak Park 156 species
    Rebecca Fenning Marschall, Valley Village 141 species
    Ruth Gravance, Crystalaire 131 species Yvonne Burch-Hartley, Brand Park 127 species (before moving out of LA) Rebecca Kitto, Palmdale 82 species Ed Stonick, Pasadena 74 species
    It's been amazing to me to see how many species people have been able to find while staying so close to home, and I'm excited for 5MR participants to keep turning up good birds that for others to chase.
    Kevin Lapp Culver City
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  5. 5-Mile Radius Challenge Update LINK
    DATE: Sep 17, 2018 @ 12:47pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Birders:
    
    With fall migration in full swing, I figured it was time for a 5-Mile Radius (5MR) Challenge update. As you may recall, the 5MR is a circle that extends 5 fives in every direction away from your living room couch. The challenge is to concentrate your birding in that circle, and see what you can find. The ultimate point is not a number of species - instead, the aim is to get to know your local area better and to fill in gaps in eBird. Of course, we are birders, so we love our lists. So here is the updated species tally, including parakeets and whydahs bt not helmeted guineafowl:
    
    Kevin Lapp, Culver City 214 species
    Andrew Birch, Los Feliz 209 species
    Brooke Keeney, Lawndale 209 species
    Randy Ehler, Culver City 203 species
    Steve Morris, Huntington Beach 199 species
    Darren Dowell, N. Pasadena 193 species
    Cuyler Stapelmann, Los Feliz 185 species (before moving out of LA)
    Dan Cooper, Paramount Park 156 species
    Rebecca Fenning Marschall, Valley Village, 141 species
    Ruth Gravance, Crystalaire 131 species
    Yvonne Burch-Hartley, Brand Park 127 species (before moving out of LA)
    Rebecca Kitto, Palmdale 82 species
    Ed Stonick, Pasadena   74 species
    
    As you can see, there are some big totals in that list, all without wandering very far from home. I can't encourage you enough to give your 5MR circle some of your attention - chances are there are some good birds waiting to be found.
    
    Kevin Lapp
    Culver City
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  7. PAS Monthly Meeting - Mickey and Jon's Bird ID Quiz - Wednesday, September 19 LINK
    DATE: Sep 17, 2018 @ 7:55pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Hi All,
    
    As fall migration gets into full swing, so do Pasadena Audubon's series of monthly meetings. Our traditional seasonal opening talk on ID Skills with Jon Fisher and Mickey Long gets a new twist with fun and games in the form of an expert panel of some of Pasadena Audubon's finest birders. The talk will help sharpen your ID skills for those "confusing fall warblers", "little brown jobs" and more. Everything you always wanted to know about bird ID but were afraid to ask!
    
    Social time kicks off at 7:00pm and the program runs from 7:30pm until 9:00pm.
    
    Luke Tiller, Programs Chair PAS
    
    Mickey and Jon's Bird ID Quiz
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm
    Jon Fisher and Mickey Long
    
    As is traditional, we will kick off our fall season of meetings with Mickey Long and Jon Fisher hosting an evening of bird identification challenges. This year we will be including fun and games that involve an expert panel of PASs birding glitterati. We will get into the swing of fall migration by helping sharpen your ID skills and have some laughs along the way. Come join in the fun!
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  9. RE: What is a rare bird (in LA County)? LINK
    DATE: Sep 17, 2018 @ 3:04pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Tom, In a nutshell, you see different treatments in the eBird filters for a species like Clay-colored Sparrow because mainland L. A. County has two different filters,
    one for the Coast (basically from the immediate coast inland for about 1.5 to 2.0 miles) and another for the remainder of the mainland part of the county. So you can experience different filters for, say, Madrona Marsh vs. Point Fermin, or Kenneth Hahn
    Park vs. Ballona. Also, filters will vary by date, so, for example, Clay-colored Sparrow was flagged everywhere in the County from 1 December to 31 August, but for the immediate coast it was set at 1 (i.e., not flagged unless you reported more than one individual)
    from 1 September to 30 November. These are arbitrary decisions, and there is a huge amount of variation in the occurrence of species in different parts of the county. Prompted by your query, Ive just changed the filters so that Clay-colored Sparrow is now
    flagged anywhere in the county at any time of year (i.e., set the filters at 0 for both coast and inland filters).
    Basically, filters were too lenient when they were first devised for L. A. County, and weve slowly been reducing the filter limits and setting many regular
    uncommon/rare species to 0 so that all sightings require documentation. Weve even set filters to 0 for some expected resident birds such as California Gnatcatcher and American Dipper because there just too many bogus entries from places in the county
    where these species do not occur. Dont take the filters as literally distinguishing rare from not rare. We take other things into account, including frequency of misidentification (which
    is alarmingly high for most species, but outlandishly high for many). You can pat yourself on the back for your Clay-colored Sparrow whether or not it was flagged by eBird.
    Ultimately, of course, it would be ideal to have many additional polygons (besides coast and inland) within L. A. County e.g. for Antelope Valley vs.
    high mountains, vs. coastal slope foothills and lowlands. But the region is so complex in topography and habitat, and bird occurrence is so complicated, that finely tuned filters will create lots of new problems. And the reviewers cant keep up with the hordes
    of flagged entries in L. A. County even under present circumstances. 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: Sunday, September 16, 2018 3:03 PM
    
    To: LA Co Birds
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] What is a rare bird (in LA County)
    
    Hi
    A couple of days ago I found a Clay-colored Sparrow at Sand Dune Park.
    As far as I knew, I was the first person to see and report this bird. I only just discovered this weekend that that bird has been there and reported into eBird
    by multiple people for almost a week before I saw and reported it. I am signed up for all of the appropriate eBird alerts, and if I remember correctly this bird was never reported as being a rare bird that a showed up on any Rare Bird alerts, so I performed
    an experiment by entering Clay-colored Sparrow into an bird report that I was putting together for birds I had seen locally in my neighborhood here in Claremont, and eBird instantly flagged Clay-colored Sparrow as being a rare bird. Is Clay-colored Sparrow
    not flagged as being a rare bird if it is reported on the coast
    This afternoon I just had the opposite experience: Several days ago I had a Vaux's Swift in Claremont at the cemetery, and eBird did
    not flag it as a rare bird, but I just saw that Bob Shanman had one on the coast and eBird put it out there as a rare bird. Huh
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
    Claremont, CA 91711
    cell one: 909.241.3300
    cell two: 213.471.6001
    home: 909.445.1456
    office: 213.351.7382
    office main 213.351.7897
    www.tgmiko.com
    
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  11. Re: [lacobirds] Male American Redstart at Madrona Marsh LINK
    DATE: Sep 17, 2018 @ 1:39pm, 2 day(s) ago
    As of 1:15 it had moved east to the willows at Wilson's alley. Pretty Bird! Merryl Edelstein
    Long Beach
    
    On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 11:09 AM, Chris Dean via Groups.Io
    wrote:
    
    Hi,
    
    There is a gorgeous male black and orange American Redstart at Madrona Marsh, near the plywood bridge (main east-west trail in middle of Marsh). Madrona Marsh is closed today, however if you wish to visit, call Tracy Drake at 562-244-8767 and she will make arrangements for your visit. The Redstart is fluttering up and down multiple willow trees. September 17, 11:06am. I'm posting to both laco groups while we are transitioning to the new groups io.
    
    The countdown to Halloween has officially begun!
    
    Chris Dean
    
    Silver Lake
    
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  13. Male American Redstart at Madrona Marsh LINK
    DATE: Sep 17, 2018 @ 11:09am, 2 day(s) ago
    Hi,
    
    There is a gorgeous male black and orange American Redstart at Madrona Marsh, near the plywood bridge (main east-west trail in middle of Marsh). Madrona Marsh is closed today, however if you wish to visit, call Tracy Drake at 562-244-8767 and she will make arrangements for your visit. The Redstart is fluttering up and down multiple willow trees. September 17, 11:06am. I'm posting to both laco groups while we are transitioning to the new groups io.
    
    The countdown to Halloween has officially begun!
    
    Chris Dean
    
    Silver Lake
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  15. Canada Warbler continued Sunday afternoon LINK
    DATE: Sep 16, 2018 @ 9:44pm, 3 day(s) ago
    I was at Banning Park from 2-ish until about 3:30pm today, Sunday the
    
    16th. I spotted the Canada Warbler quite a few times in the same
    
    location as reported, but it never came down much from near tree-top
    
    height. I was easier to see when it went into Euc tree that grows
    
    alongside and inside the Ficus. Given the afternoon light, I did my
    
    observing from inside the compound.
    
    The main other birds, quite active, were some Western Tanagers. I
    
    didn't see, at least enough to ID, any other warblers.
    
    Michael Zarky
    
    10963 Citrus Drive
    
    Moorpark, CA 93021 USA
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  17. What is a rare bird (in LA County)? LINK
    DATE: Sep 16, 2018 @ 3:02pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi
    
    A couple of days ago I found a Clay-colored Sparrow at Sand Dune Park.
    
    As far as I knew, I was the first person to see and report this bird. I only just discovered this weekend that that bird has been there and reported into eBird by multiple people for almost a week before I saw and reported it. I am signed up for all of the
    appropriate eBird alerts, and if I remember correctly this bird was never reported as being a rare bird that a showed up on any Rare Bird alerts, so I performed an experiment by entering Clay-colored Sparrow into an bird report that I was putting together
    for birds I had seen locally in my neighborhood here in Claremont, and eBird instantly flagged Clay-colored Sparrow as being a rare bird. Is Clay-colored Sparrow not flagged as being a rare bird if it is reported on the coast
    
    This afternoon I just had the opposite experience: Several days ago I had a Vaux's Swift in Claremont at the cemetery, and eBird did not flag it as a rare bird, but I just saw that Bob Shanman had one on the coast and eBird put it out there as a rare bird.
    Huh
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    
    653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
    
    Claremont, CA 91711
    
    cell one: 909.241.3300
    
    cell two: 213.471.6001
    
    home: 909.445.1456
    
    office: 213.351.7382
    
    office main 213.351.7897
    
    www.tgmiko.com
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  19. Banning Park Canada Warbler continues LINK
    DATE: Sep 16, 2018 @ 11:57am, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi Birders
    
    The CANADA WARBLER continues this morning. Park on PCH near green dumpsters. Its in a large ficus trees at the iron fence in front of the historical building. Watch out for warbler neck!
    
    Mary Freeman
    
    Glendale CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  21. Canada Warbler was at Banning late Saturday LINK
    DATE: Sep 16, 2018 @ 6:25am, 4 day(s) ago
    For those who may not have seen it Saturday morning, Naresh S. (who HATES CHASING WARBLERS) stopped by Banning Park late Saturday (after chasing the Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the wrong side of the curtain, and it had returned.
    
    Good luck to all warbler-chasers!
    
    Merryl Edelstein
    Long Beach
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  23. Canada Warbler at Banning Park LINK
    DATE: Sep 15, 2018 @ 4:09pm, 4 day(s) ago
    The bird was briefly seen at about 1 p.m. today (Saturday, September 15), high in the canopy of the previously identified ficus trees, by two birders.
    
    David Barton
    Sherman Oaks, CA
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  25. Canada Warbler Banning Park Photos LINK
    DATE: Sep 14, 2018 @ 9:40pm, 5 day(s) ago
    As David Ellsworth remarked there were great photo opportunities for the Canada Warbler from 10 to 11 this morning. It moved around constantly (as warblers do) from high to low on the left hand side of the Ficus behind the house at Banning Park. My two best images are here following the Buff-breasted Sandpiper photos taken later at San Joaquin Marsh.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/25876581@N00/
    
    Jim Hecht Hermosa Beach CA
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  27. No Canada Warbler on Saturday So Far LINK
    DATE: Sep 15, 2018 @ 10:05am, 4 day(s) ago
    07:30 - 10:00 AM
    
    up to 8 searching, including a person who saw it yesterday.
    
    No Canada Warbler.
    
    4 common warbler species seen.
    
    Dick Norton
    Topanga, CA
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  29. Canada Warbler (Banning Park) video clip LINK
    DATE: Sep 15, 2018 @ 9:28am, 4 day(s) ago
    Here's a video clip of the Canada Warbler:
    
    https://youtu.be/WBoaeTw_Ndc
    
    Please view this at 1440p60 if you possibly can, by clicking the gear
    icon on the lower right and choosing 1440p60 next to "Quality"
    in the pop-up menu. I would also recommend watching it at 0.5 or 0.25
    speed, also accessible through the menu opened by clicking the gear
    icon.
    
    In this 53.7 second clip, it is eating what I believe to be an assassin
    bug nymph. This was the only clip I got in which I could clearly see the
    CAWA eating prey; at another point (at 11:05am) it had a large prey item,
    possibly an adult assassin bug, which escaped to the CAWA's chin,
    resulting in the CAWA rapidly shoving the insect away with a foot while
    flying off from the branch it was perched on.
    
    I will probably post more footage later, an edited-together sequence of
    the best shorter clips.
    
    I'd also like to add something I forgot to mention in yesterday's post:
    When I arrived at Banning Park on Sep 14, I heard at least two definite
    Audubon's Warblers ( Yellow-rumped Warblers ) in the tallest
    tree inside the fenced area, at 33.78998N,118.25920W I think. I would
    have spent some time to actually visually spot them, but wanted to try as
    much as possible to take advantage of the early morning light to observe
    the Canada Warbler, so I didn't tarry.
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
    
    At 2018-09-14 13:54, David Ellsworth davidells@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
    The Canada Warbler (CAWA) and
    Black-and-white Warbler (BWWA) were at Banning Park this morning (Sep
    14), in the previously described location (the cluster of large ficus
    trees at 33.79083N,118.25913W, at edge of the north fence, just west of
    the staff parking lot; the green dumpsters previously mentioned are
    north-adjacent to the staff parking lot, on the outside). Thanks to
    Merryl Edelstein for this great find! Since the ficus trees are so close
    to the fence, it's possible to observe the CAWA and other birds from
    either the outside or the inside, and on the whole I think it's a lot
    easier to get good looks and photos from the outside (the north side).
    The entrance to the fenced-off area is on the south side, about as far
    from the CAWA & BWWA location as it could be.
    
    The BWWA was seen by another birder even before I arrived around 8:20am;
    he said it was on the main trunk of the smaller tree at
    33.79074N,118.25903W (just southwest-adjacent of the ficuses). While I
    was there, we got to see the BWWA several times in the large ficuses,
    mostly on intermediate-thickness branches.
    
    The CAWA was present around the time I arrived, and showed up several
    times following that, but the best looks were to be had when the CAWA
    came down to the lower branches around 10:30pm and continued to be there
    until 11:10pm. (The CAWA continued to be there even afterward, but
    returned to the higher branches.)
    
    Some photos (frames from video):
    
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/46139346@N00/albums/72157701058137074
    
    I'll post more later (and maybe even video, but it'll take a while to
    process).
    
    I also visited Banning Park yesterday afternoon (Sep 13) and observed the
    CAWA from 6:02pm to 6:08pm at the same location, but it was at the high
    branches. A juvenile Cooper's Hawk, elsewhere at Banning Park, was
    repeatedly swooping at Fox Squirrels when I watched from around 5:20pm to
    5:30pm, and they seemed to be amazingly nonchalant about it. (I notice
    that Phil Carnehl noted a similar behavior in a
    July 8, 2017
    checklist .)
    
    David Ellsworth
    
    San Pedro, CA
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