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   Black-legged Kittiwake
Black-legged Kittiwake
Rissa tridactyla


   Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) - BLKI (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Los Angeles RBA- 9 March 2018 LINK
    DATE: Mar 9, 2018 @ 3:06pm, 5 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *March 9, 2018 * CALA1803.09
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan Black Scoter Red-necked Grebe Inca Dove Common Ground-Dove Black-legged Kittiwake Neotropic Cormorant Eastern Phoebe Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Cassin’s Vireo Pacific Wren California Gnatcatcher Orchard Oriole RUSTY BLACKBIRD Black-and-white Warbler MacGillivray’s Warbler American Redstart Palm Warbler Painted Redstart Green-tailed Towhee Clay-colored Sparrow Summer Tanager
    
     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 atJonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 9.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (usually on the Ducks Unlimited Pond, but it does move around the area) on Edwards AFB continued through March 8. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through March 5. An INCA DOVE continued at Col. Leon H. Washintgon Park in Los Angeles through March 5.
    
    A COMMON GROUND-DOVE was along the San Gabriel River in Cerritos between Alondra and the 91 Freeway on March 4.
    Up to three more were at the east end of Trabuco Street in Bellflower on March 8 (south of the horse exercise area).
    
    An injured or sick BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on March 3.
    I was later found deceased.
    
    Two BLACK SCOTERS were off Dockweiler the same day.
    
    A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March4.
    It has been on the north side of the lake, usually on the docks or buoys.
     The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through March 6 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda and Madrona).
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued here through March 3. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at La Mirada Creek Park continued through March 8.
     ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHERS were at Madrona Marsh in Torrance, at Dennis the Menace Park in Downey and at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve on March 8.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through March 8 around the pond and in the northwest corner of the park.
    
    A CASSIN’S VIREO (likely a continuing bird) was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on March 4 (on the south side of the central lawn area).
    
    A PACIFIC WREN continued in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia through March 4.
    
    Away from expected areas was a CALIFORNIA GNATCATCHER along the San Gabriel River near the railroad crossing between Beverly and Whittier on March 4.
    
    Two ORCHARD ORIOLES- a male and a female- continued at Loyola Marymount University in Westchester through March 3.
    They were by the southeast corner of the dorms on the northeast part of the campus.
    Look for a sand volleyball court that is in this same area (check the two pink flowering eucalyptus trees).
     The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through March 2.
    
    The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at El Segundo Recreation Park continued through March4 in pines by the entrance to the parking lot at the corner of Pine Ave and Guaymas Way.
    
    A probable MACGILLIVRAY’S WARBLER was found at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on March 5 and seen again on March 6.
    It was in the southeast part of the park just before the dam.
    
    A female AMERICAN REDSTART continued at Vernon Hemingway Park in Carson through March 7. It has been in trees along the eastern fence, about 100 yards south of the parking lot.
    
    Another female AMERICAN REDSTART at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through March 7. Entering from Studebaker (north of Willow), park in the lot behind the softball fields. The bird has been in eucalyptus trees and shrubs around the west
    side maintenance yard next to the golf course.
    
    The PALM WARBLER at DeForest Park in Long Beach was reported through March 3 around the tennis courts.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through March 3. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field, mostly in the palms and eucalyptus above the four dumpsters.
    
    A female SUMMER TANAGER was at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia from March 4-6.
    It was along the main path heading north from the Peacock Café, north of the Madagascar Spiny Forest in Weeping Bottle Brush.
    A presumably continuing bird was a GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE at the north end of the Water Conservation Garden through March 6.
    
    Another SUMMER TANAGER continued at DeForest Park in Long Beach through March 8.
    It was last seen in a sycamore near by the office/administration building.
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
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  3. AMRE update (Carson); Dockweiler notes LINK
    DATE: Mar 6, 2018 @ 9:55pm, 5 month(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Tues 6 March
    
    The American Redstart at Hemingway Park was seen again this morning, having moved a bit south from it's spot on 26 Feb and 1 Mar. Today approx 0950-1020 it was working trees just past the last picnic table on that east side.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/25794999287
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/39770667545
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/39955646284
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/26794295308
    
    Earlier AM I spent some time at Dockweiler Beach, mostly near lifeguard station #47 and the Snowy Plover enclosure. I missed the Pacific Golden-Plover today and didn't see any Black-legged Kittiwakes, but tried to check through the huge Surf Scoter flocks. Many of the birds were well off-shore and difficult to adequately cover, but in the rafts near shore I picked up three Black Scoters and at least three White-wingeds.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/26794183658
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/26794170298
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/39955455054
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/25794612527
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/25794585817
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/26793984988
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/26793974138
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/39955287144
    
    Also at Dockweiler there were two Black Skimmers on the beach south of the Hyperion Bluff Outlook.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/39955139974
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  5. Re: [LACoBirds] Deceased Kittiwake @ Dockweiler LINK
    DATE: Mar 3, 2018 @ 1:21pm, 5 month(s) ago
    Hi all,
    
    Not having seen the eBird report or Mark's email about its demise, I was at Dockweiler this morning looking for scoters (found a pair of black scoters) and the golden plover (no luck). On my way back, I found this gull by station 49 at 12:20 pm. It was alive, and while it allowed somewhat close approach like all gulls on the beach, it was able to fly a few feet without any obvious trouble. I haven't seen kittiwakes in a few years, and I am very often wrong, so corrections always welcome, but I could not turn this into a mew gull. A phone screenshot is attached to my eBird checklist, more photos will have to wait until Monday.
    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43345952
    
    Regards,
    Naresh
    
    --
    Naresh Satyan
    Pasadena, CA
    
    On Sat, Mar 3, 2018, 9:57 AM Mark Scheel scheel314@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Hi all,
    
    Just the messenger.
    
    You may have seen the eBird report of the sick Black-legged Kittiwake at Dockweiler this morning. I just received a call from Becky Turley, who found the Kittiwake now deceased. Becky will see that the body gets to Kimball. So don't bother chasing this bird. 
    
    Mark Scheel
    Pasadena
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  7. Deceased Kittiwake @ Dockweiler LINK
    DATE: Mar 3, 2018 @ 9:57am, 5 month(s) ago
    Hi all,
    
    Just the messenger.
    
    You may have seen the eBird report of the sick Black-legged Kittiwake at Dockweiler this morning. I just received a call from Becky Turley, who found the Kittiwake now deceased. Becky will see that the body gets to Kimball. So don't bother chasing this bird. 
    
    Mark Scheel
    Pasadena
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  9. Los Angeles RBA- 24 December 2015 LINK
    DATE: Dec 25, 2015 @ 11:25pm, 3 year(s) ago
    
    - RBA
    
    * California
    
    * Los Angeles RBA
    
    * December 24, 2015
    
    * CALA1512.24
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Red-throated Loon
    
    Brown Booby
    
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    
    California Condor
    
    Black-legged Kittiwake
    
    Common Ground-Dove
    
    White-winged Dove
    
    Short-eared Owl
    
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    
    Hammond’s Flycatcher
    
    Gray Flycatcher
    
    Eastern Phoebe
    
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    
    Tropical Kingbird
    
    Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    
    Pacific Wren
    
    Black-and-white Warbler
    
    Nashville Warbler
    
    Pine Warbler
    
    Painted Redstart
    
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    
    LE CONTE’S SPARROW
    
    “Red” Fox Sparrow
    
    Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
    
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    
    Summer Tanager
    
    Lazuli Bunting
    
    Hooded Oriole
    
    Baltimore Oriole
    
    Red Crossbill
    
    Evening Grosbeak
    
    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 December 24.
    
    A RED-THROATED LOON continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through December 23. The bird is being seen on the south lake.
    
    Another RED-THROATED LOON continued at Lincoln Park in Los Angeles through December 19.
    
    Two BROWN BOOBIES were seen off Point Dume on December 20. Also seen here was a BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE.
    
    Another BROWN BOOBY was at Malibu Lagoon on December 22.
    
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in San Pedro continued through December 23. It has been seen by the cruise ship docks at 600 N. Harbor Drive, most recently on the cement pilings behind the cruise ship
    building. The spot is about 400 feet east of the intersection of Swinford St. and A. Street. This is between the cruise ship building and the Vincent Thomas Bridge.
    
    Three CALIFORNIA CONDORS were over Interstate 5 north of Highway 138 on December 18.
    
    A COMMON GROUND-DOVE was along the San Gabriel River at Trabuco Street on December 19.
    
    At least one WHITE-WINGED DOVE continued near the entrance to Cabrillo Beach along Stephen M. White Drive through December 21. Another was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood
    on December 18.
    
    A SHORT-EARED OWL was in the Antelope Valley south of Avenue K and East of 50th Street East on December 19.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar through December 20. It is
    usually by frisbee golf goal #7 in the southwest part of the park.
    
    A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through December 19. It is being seen along the north fence of the maintenance yard at the corner of Durfee and Santa Anita and south of
    restroom #6.
    
    Another HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at Pan American Park in Lakewood through December 21. It has been on the west side of the park, north of the playground.
    
    GRAY FLYCATCHERS were at Arcadia Park on December 23 (along the south side fence) and at Santa Fe Dam (near parking lot #2) on December 24.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE on the north side of Duckbill Lake at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB continued through December 19. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE around the south pond at Madrona Marsh was seen through December 22. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a LAZULI BUNTING were present here through December 20.
    
    A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at Columbia Park in Torrance through December 19. Another continued at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through December 23 (most often on the island
    in the south lake).
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at El Dorado Park in Long Beach was seen through December 20 in Area 3.
    
    The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER continued at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica through December 23. It has usually been near the corner of cemetery roads Delaware and Palm.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN continued at Big Santa Anita Canyon through December 19. It has been near the first footbridge at the bottom of the paved road.
    
    A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at Exposition Park in Los Angeles on December 18. Another was at Pt. Dume on December 20.
    
    A NORTHERN PARULA was at Legg Lake in South El Monte through December 23. It was just west of restroom #7. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued in the same area through December 23.
    
    Other BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS included a continuing bird at the West San Gabriel River Parkway in Lakewood through December 19 and one at the confluence of the San Gabriel River and San Jose Creek in
    South El Monte on December 19.
    
    A PINE WARBLER was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on December 24. It was seen north and northeast of parking lot #2.
    
    A PAINTED REDSTART continued in Mar Vista through December 17. It has been at and around 3747 Barry Avenue.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through December 22.
    
    A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at UCLA at the corner of Westwood Plaza and Charles E. Young Drive on December 21.
    
    The LE CONTE’S SPARROW at Castaic Lagoon was seen through December 17. There is an $11 entry fee at this location. From the park entrance on Castaic Lake Drive (north of Lake Hughes Road) head north
    to the last parking area. Walk down to the shoreline and then north to the weed patch that is just before you reach the bank/rock pile. This is where the bird is being seen. As always, take care not to trample or disturb habitat.
    
    A “RED” FOX SPARROW continued at Loma Alta Park in Altadena through December 19. Another was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena (at the pond by the southeast corner) on December 19.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO continued at a residence in La Canada through December 24. Another was at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino near the Chinese Garden on December 19.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at Linden H. Chandler Preserve (near the junction of Circle and Barking Dog Trail) in Rolling Hills Estates on December 17.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER was at Pt. Dume in Malibu in the trees east of Boniface Drive on December 20.
    
    A male HOODED ORIOLE was in the north part of the Desert Garden at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino on December 19.
    
    A BALTIMORE ORIOLE continued at Holmby Park in Los Angeles through December 20.
    
    Eight RED CROSSBILLS were at Apollo Park in Lancaster on December 19.
    
    An EVENING GROSBEAK was at a residence in Glendale on December 17.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    
    Glendale, CA
    
    JonF60@...
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at http://www.laaudubon.org
    
    
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  11. 2015 Malibu CBC Results LINK
    DATE: Dec 23, 2015 @ 7:35am, 3 year(s) ago
    Los Angeles Audubon's 2015 Malibu Christmas Bird Count, which took place on Sunday, December 20th, produced 152 species. This is up a few from the last two years, but still approximately 10 species below results of 15 - 20 years ago. 49 observers in 29 parties contributed to this year's effort. Only 5 participants live in the count circle, so thanks is given to those who live elsewhere, particularly the large number from the Pasadena area.The total bird count was 21,752, up from last year's 17,849. 2,000 of this increase is due to estimates of the size of the offshore gull flock. Otherwise, numbers were simply higher.The continuing drought has certainly affected bird numbers in the inland chaparral areas. It rained the night before the count, which left things moist, and birds seemed to be more plentiful than when scouting earlier in the week. 18 Red-breasted Nuthatches were reported by 6 parties. 4 Pine Siskens were reported by 2 parties. Lewis's Woodpeckers and Varied Thrushes were not seen this year.The weather was pleasant for the observers, with somewhat overcast skies. Temperatures were in the 60's during the day. Winds was none to light.The boat we have had in a few years was unavailable this year.  Birds seen this year that are infrequently seen on the count included:14 Brant - off of south Malibu  (S & B Turley) (K. Garrett)1 Summer Tanager - Point Dume residential area (K. Garrett)1 Wilson's Warbler - Point Dume residential area (K. Garrett)1 Nashville Warbler - Point Dume residential area (K. Garrett)2 Brown Boobies - Point Dume seawatch (K. Garrett) (J. Garrett)1 Black-legged Kittiwake  - Point Dume seawatch (K. Garrett)1 Least Bittern - Westlake Dam (M & J Scheel)1 Chipping Sparrow - Bennett Park, Westlake Village (M & J Scheel)1 Bell's Sparrow - Cheseboro (Ventura County) - (J. Garrett)2 Eurasian Collared Doves - Rocky Oaks Park (I. Woldman, B Johnson, J. Matsouka) Misses include: Northern FulmarShearwaters other than Black-vented JaegersRed-crowned ParrotLoggerhead ShrikeOriolesAfter review by the regional editors, this year's species list and participant list will be added to past results on  http://netapp.audubon.org/CBCObservation/Historical/ResultsByCount.aspx# . Click on "Current Year" or "Historical" with the count code "CAMU." 
    Next year's Malibu CBC will be on December 18, 2016Dick NortonTopanga, CA
    
    
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  13. Los Angeles RBA- 11 December 2015 LINK
    DATE: Dec 11, 2015 @ 9:21am, 3 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * December 11, 2015
    * CALA1512.11
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Eurasian Green-winged Teal
    
    Long-tailed Duck
    
    Red-throated Loon
    
    Red-necked Grebe
    
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    
    Bald Eagle
    
    Black-legged Kittiwake
    
    Short-eared Owl
    
    Burrowing Owl
    
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    
    Hammond’s Flycatcher
    
    Dusky Flycatcher
    
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    
    Eastern Phoebe
    
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    
    Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    
    Pacific Wren
    
    Black-and-white Warbler
    
    American Redstart
    
    Palm Warbler
    
    Painted Redstart
    
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    
    LE CONTE’S SPARROW
    
    Swamp Sparrow
    
    White-throated Sparrow
    
    Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
    
    Lazuli Bunting
    
    Hooded Oriole
    
    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 December 11.
    
    A EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL (presumably the same bird present last winter) was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on December 6.
    
    The male LONG-TAILED DUCK at the Ballona Creek mouth in Playa del Rey was reported through December 8. It is usually between Pacific Avenue and the UCLA boat ramp, but has also been seen well upstream from there.
    
    Another LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen on December 8 at the nearly dry Silver Lake Reservoir in Los Angeles.
    
    A RED-THROATED LOON continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through December 7. The bird has generally been at the east end of the south lake.
    
    Another RED-THROATED LOON was at Lincoln Park in Los Angeles on December 4.
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE continues at Castaic Lagoon and was reported through December 9.
    
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in San Pedro continued through December 8. It has been seen by the cruise ship docks at 600 N. Harbor Drive, most recently on the cement pilings behind the cruise ship building.
    The spot is about 400 feet east of the intersection of Swinford St. and A. Street. This is between the cruise ship building and the Vincent Thomas Bridge.
    
    An immature BALD EAGLE was at the Sepulveda Basin over the wildlife lake on December 6.
    
    A BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was on Torrance Beach just south of Miramar Park on December 8.
    
    The WHITE-WINGED DOVE continued near the entrance to Cabrillo Beach along Stephen M. White Drive through December 7. A second bird was seen here briefly last week.
    
    A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen flying over the Rio Hondo at Rush Street in Rosemead on December 6.
    
    A BURROWING OWL was at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Los Angeles on December 8 along Ron’s Trail.
    
    A
    YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar through December 9 by frisbee golf goal #7 near the southeast corner of the park.
    
    A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at Legg Lake in South El Monte on December 9. It was along the north fence of the maintenance yard at the corner of Durfee and Santa Anita.
    
    A DUSKY FLYCATCHER was found in Zuma Canyon on December 5.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on December 9. It was in eucalyptus trees along the pathway north of the RV park that borders Brackett Field (this is in the northeast
    section of Bonelli RP).
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE was on the north side of Duckbill Lake at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB from December 5-7. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE around the south pond at Madrona Marsh was seen through December 9. An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was seen here through December 5. Two CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS also continue and a LAZULI
    BUNTING and a HOODED ORIOLE were seen from December 4-5.
    
    Three VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora on December 4, another continued at Columbia Park in Torrance (on the north side by the nursery) through December 6
    
    ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHERS were at the Sepulveda Basin in Van Nuys (near the north entrance to the wildlife area and at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia (along the east shore of the north lake)
    on December 5.
    
    The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER continued at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica through December 9. It has been reported near the mausoleum.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN continued in Big Santa Anita Canyon through December 5. It has been near the bottom of the paved road down that leads down to the canyon, either above or below the bridge.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was by unit #5347 at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on December 6. This is private property but birders are welcome.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through December 7. It was near the playground area west of restroom #7.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through December 6. It has been by the bench at the northwest part of the north basin.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was along the east side of the LA River in the Sepulveda Basin (just north of Haskell Creek) on December 6.
    
    A PAINTED REDSTART continued in Mar Vista through December 6. It has been at 3747 Barry Avenue.
    
    The LE CONTE’S SPARROW found at Castaic Lagoon was seen through December 9. There is an $11 entry fee at this location. From the park entrance on Castaic Lake Drive (north of Lake Hughes Road) head north
    to the last parking area. Walk down to the shoreline and then north to the weed patch that is just before you reach the bank/rock pile. This is where the bird is being seen. As always, take care not to trample or disturb habitat.
    
    A SWAMP SPARROW was at Wheeler Park in Claremont on December 5 near the corner of Bucknell and San Jose.
    
    Two more SWAMP SPARROWS were at Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas on December 9. Both were in the spillway/creekbed area just south of the parking area.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was by the north end of the pond at Augustus Hawkins Natural Park in Los Angeles from December 6-8.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont on December 6.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    
    Glendale, CA
    
    JonF60@...
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org
    
    
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  15. Black-legged Kittiwake on Torrance Beach LINK
    DATE: Dec 8, 2015 @ 10:40am, 3 year(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    This morning around 8 am I briefly saw (hopefully) a
    juve/immature Black-legged Kittiwake on Torrance Beach. It suddenly flew out
    thin air into the gull flocks roosting on the beach south of Miramar Park &
    below the parking lot. But within a minute it was flushed off by joggers and I
    didn't see it for the next 30 minutes in the vicinity. It might have flown off
    or to other parts of the beach - north more likely.
    
    Two photos here: https://flic.kr/p/BWitho
    
    Jun & Bin
    Redondo Beach
    
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  17. LAAS WEDNESDAY Sept 9, 2015 mtg reminder LINK
    DATE: Sep 9, 2015 @ 11:37pm, 3 year(s) ago
    Hi Birders
    
    Los Angeles Audubon Society is resuming their monthly meetings, 7:30pm, Wednesday September 9, 2015 in Debs Park (just off the 110 Pasadena Freeway), free parking: Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and are over at 9:30 p.m. If you want to not deal with LA traffic, arrive early and bird the local area or Debs Park and enjoy supper at a local eatery in the area. All are welcome!
    Audubon Center at Debs Park4700 North Griffin Ave.Los Angeles, CA 90031Phone: 323-221-2255
    http://debspark.audubon.org/visit-us
    Birding Alaska: ABA Young Birder of the Year 2015, Dessi Sieburth, presents his 2015 Alaska Birding Trip
    Young birder, Dessi Sieburth, who is 12 years old, has already birded in many States. This July, he went to Alaska and this trip was for sure a highlight among his birding trips in the U.S. Dessi will present some photos and relate interesting facts learned about the birds he saw in Alaska. His goal was to see many specialty birds of Alaska such as: Gyrfalcon, Northern Hawk Owl and Ptarmigan. He started out his birding trip to Denali National park where he also got a chance to interview Carol McIntyre, a biologist who studies the reproductive success of Golden Eagles. Then, he travelled to Seward to find seabirds at Resurrection Bay. Black-legged Kittiwakes, Marbled Murrelet, Puffins, and Harlequin ducks were some highlights on his boat trip. After that, Dessi went to the Homer spit where he saw the Rock Sandpiper and more pelagic birds such as the Kittlitz's Murrelet. Dessi ended up with over 90 species including 23 lifers. This year Dessi will participate in the 2015 ABA young birder photography contest. Some of the photos taken during the Alaska trip will be part of the contest. Good Luck Dessi!
    
    Cheers!
    
    Mary Freeman
    Glendale, CA
    Program Chair and Fieldtrip Leader for Los Angeles Audubon Society
    http://losangelesaudubon.org/index.php
    
    
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  19. Los Angeles Audubon Society WEDNESDAY Sept 9, 2015 meeting LINK
    DATE: Sep 4, 2015 @ 4:11pm, 3 year(s) ago
    Hi Birders
    
    Los Angeles Audubon Society is resuming their monthly meetings, 7:30pm, Wednesday September 9, 2015 in Debs Park (just off the 110 Pasadena Freeway), free parking: Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and are over at 9:30 p.m. If you want to not deal with LA traffic, arrive early and bird the local area or Debs Park and enjoy supper at a local eatery in the area. All are welcome!
    Audubon Center at Debs Park4700 North Griffin Ave.Los Angeles, CA 90031Phone: 323-221-2255
    http://debspark.audubon.org/visit-us
    Birding Alaska: ABA Young Birder of the Year 2015, Dessi Sieburth, presents his 2015 Alaska Birding Trip
    Young birder, Dessi Sieburth, who is 12 years old, has already birded in many States. This July, he went to Alaska and this trip was for sure a highlight among his birding trips in the U.S. Dessi will present some photos and relate interesting facts learned about the birds he saw in Alaska. His goal was to see many specialty birds of Alaska such as: Gyrfalcon, Northern Hawk Owl and Ptarmigan. He started out his birding trip to Denali National park where he also got a chance to interview Carol McIntyre, a biologist who studies the reproductive success of Golden Eagles. Then, he travelled to Seward to find seabirds at Resurrection Bay. Black-legged Kittiwakes, Marbled Murrelet, Puffins, and Harlequin ducks were some highlights on his boat trip. After that, Dessi went to the Homer spit where he saw the Rock Sandpiper and more pelagic birds such as the Kittlitz's Murrelet. Dessi ended up with over 90 species including 23 lifers. This year Dessi will participate in the 2015 ABA young birder photography contest. Some of the photos taken during the Alaska trip will be part of the contest. Good Luck Dessi!
    
    Upcoming fieldtrips: 9/13, South Bay Parks - Dave Moody, 9/19-20, Mojave Desert weekend for MIGRANTS - N&M Freeman, 9/27, Huntington Central Park/Bolsa Chica Wetlands - Irwin Woldman, 10/3 Malibu to McGrath - Barbara Johnson, 10/10 Oxnard Plain for MIGRANTS - M&N Freeman. 10/17/15 Condors at Bitter Creek is filled. More info is in the LAAS website. Join us for fun and knowledge!
    
    Remember, we were all baby birders and Dessi has accomplished a lot in his young life with birding, bird photography, and bird conservation. I’ll see you Wednesday September 9, 2015.
    
    Happy Birding!
    
    Mary Freeman
    Glendale, CA
    Program Chair and Fieldtrip Leader for Los Angeles Audubon Society
    http://losangelesaudubon.org/index.php
    
    
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  21. L.A. CBC wrap up, pt. II LINK
    DATE: Jan 1, 2014 @ 9:48am, 5 year(s) ago
    Only because today is the last day of Count Week, I just wanted to update folks on where our tally stands.
    
    We're still at 174 not counting parrots (I have to look into if Rose-ringed and Yellow-chevroned parakeet are "countable" for our CBC or not).
    
    A couple additional sightings that need to be worked out are the Ross's Goose at MacArthur Park which I assume was seen on count day, and which was transported from Echo Park (where it had been resident for several years after - presumably - arriving on its own). A true counting conundrum. Also awaiting the verdict on the possible Kumlein's Gull. A gull without a name. Terrible.
    
    We had some late additions - someone recalled seeing a quail during a daily walk in the hills above Sherman Oaks (which were otherwise not covered on count day).
    
    A couple Count Week birds trickled in (Pacific Loon, which I'd omitted in the earlier email; Least Bittern, and Osprey). So below is a list of everything we're still totally missing that are at least semi-regular in the circle:
    
    Gr. White-fronted Goose
    Snow Goose
    Canvasback
    Black/WW scoters
    Long-tailed Duck
    Am. White Pelican
    Cattle Egret
    Wandering Tattler
    Mew Gull
    Black-legged Kittiwake
    Vaux's Swift
    Costa's Hummingbird
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Plumbeous/Cassin's vireos
    Tree Swallow
    Mtn. Chickadee
    Red-breasted Nuthatch
    Canyon Wren
    Phainopepla
    Hermit Warbler
    Hooded/Baltimore orioles
    Pine Siskin
    Lawrence's Goldfinch
    
    Hoping for some more recovered-memory incidents.
    
    Thanks!
    
    Dan Cooper
    Ventura Co.
    
    
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  23. Los Angeles RBA - 31 March 2011 LINK
    DATE: Mar 31, 2011 @ 11:30pm, 7 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * March 31, 2011
    * CALA1103.31
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Greater White-fronted Goose
    Aleutian Cackling Goose
    Black Scoter
    Long-tailed Duck (Ventura County)
    Red-necked Grebe
    White-faced Ibis
    Black-legged Kittiwake
    Gray Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Palm Warbler
    Black-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
    Telephone Number: (323) 874-1318
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, March 31.
    
    At the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook, two GREATER
    WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, an ALEUTIAN CACKLING GOOSE and two WHITE-FACED IBIS were
    present on March 31.
    
    A female BLACK SCOTER was off Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades on
    March 29. It was in a scoter flock about 300 yards north of Chautaugua Blvd.
    
    In Malibu on March 27, a RED-NECKED GREBE was slowly working its way west along
    the coast off Pt. Dume.
    
    A BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was seen in the harbor channel at San Pedro on March
    26.
    
    The GRAY FLYCATCHER continues at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. This bird
    has been very regular on the hillside southwest of the main office complex. It
    was seen through March 30.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Bell Gardens
    through March 31. The park is at Loveland Street and Perry Road, north of
    Florence Ave. The bird has often been near the Senior Center building, but can
    be elsewhere in the park.
    
    PALM WARBLERS were at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on March 27 (about midway
    along the path that parallels Lincoln) and at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach
    also on March 27 (in eucalyptus at the bottom of the south stairs).
    
    A BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City on
    March 30. It was seen around the parking lot at the top of the park, but
    eventually flew to the south.
    
    VENTURA COUNTY—
    
    Three female LONG-TAILED DUCKS continued in Oxnard off Hollywood Beach. From
    Ventura, take Harbor Blvd. to the south end at Channel Islands Harbor and walk
    out the breakwater to the beach. These birds were still there on March 26.
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE continues in the Ventura Marina Channel. It was last seen
    from the Island Packers dock on March 26.
    
    This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org
    
    
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  25. Black-legged Kittywake and alcids LINK
    DATE: Mar 27, 2011 @ 9:19am, 7 year(s) ago
    Hi all.
    
    The American Cetacean Society, Los Angeles Chapter, conducted its annual
    Ultimate Whalewatch aboard the "First String" out of Ports O'Call Village in San
    Pedro on Saturday, March 26, 2011. We left Berth 79 at 08:07, headed straight to
    the West end of Catalina Island, poked around the West end and then headed West
    towards Santa Barbara Island for a few miles and then returned straight to
    Angel's Gate at 16:40. Weather was mostly overcast with almost no wind and a
    gently rolling 6-foot swell.
    
    In the Main Channel of the harbor we saw a Black-legged kittywake just south of
    the entrance to the fish harbor. Alcids were abundant throughout the trip. It
    might be refound near the fish market or at Ports O'Call Village. I recorded 172
    Rhinoceros Auklets, 134 Cassin's Auklets, 10 Common Murres and 5 Xantus's
    Murrelets, but the birds were mostly feeding and therefore under water for much
    of the time, actual numbers are probably much higher. The only tubenoses were
    two Sooty Shearwaters, we did not see a single Black-vented Shearwater, as has
    been the case most of this winter. Surf Scoters were migrating in large numbers
    but we only saw three loons.
    
    Cetacean sightings were great. We had several pods of Long-beaked Common
    Dolphins throughout the day, about a dozen very showy Dall's Porpoises, a couple
    of Minke Whales, one of which offered great views and a pod of at least ten gray
    whales.
    
    The eBird reports below divide the trip into two parts, inside the harbor and
    outside of Angel's Gate.
    
    Take care,
    
    Bernardo
    
    Bernardo Alps
    Whalephoto@...
    San Pedro, CA
    
    Location: Los Angeles Harbor
    Observation date: 3/26/11
    Notes: Boat trip from Ports O'Call Village, Bert 79, to Angel's Gate.
    Number of species: 18
    
    Mallard 4
    Surf Scoter 30
    Western Grebe 6
    Brandt's Cormorant 20
    Double-crested Cormorant 60
    Brown Pelican 200
    Great Blue Heron 3
    Snowy Egret 1
    Wandering Tattler 1
    Surfbird 4
    Black-legged Kittiwake 1
    Heermann's Gull 10
    Mew Gull 1
    Western Gull 300
    California Gull 6
    Rock Pigeon 10
    American Crow 2
    Barn Swallow 1
    
    Location: Pelagic San Pedro Channel
    Observation date: 3/26/11
    Number of species: 19
    
    Surf Scoter 450
    Pacific Loon 1
    Common Loon 2
    Sooty Shearwater 2
    Brandt's Cormorant 300
    Brown Pelican 240
    Bald Eagle 1
    Red-necked Phalarope 10
    Bonaparte's Gull 12
    Western Gull 250
    California Gull 150
    Caspian Tern 1
    Royal Tern 20
    Elegant Tern 2
    Royal/Elegant Tern 100
    Common Murre 10
    Xantus's Murrelet (scrippsi) 5
    Cassin's Auklet 134
    Rhinoceros Auklet 172
    Common Raven 2
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  27. Los Angeles RBA - 24 February 2011 LINK
    DATE: Feb 25, 2011 @ 12:56am, 7 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * February 24, 2011
    * CALA1102.24
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    White-winged Scoter
    Mountain Plover
    Black-legged Kittiwake
    Burrowing Owl
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (or hybrid)
    Gray Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    White-throated Sparrow
    Summer Tanager
    Indigo Bunting
    
    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
    Telephone Number: (323) 874-1318
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, February 24.
    
    A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER continues at Cabrillo Beach. It was reported through
    February 21.
    
    MOUNTAIN PLOVERS are still being seen in the Antelope Valley with over 100 near
    Ave. I east of 110th Street East present as recently as February 21.
    
    A BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was observed briefly at Malibu Lagoon on February 19.
    
    A continuing BURROWING OWL was reported at the Ballona Salt Pan through February
    21. From Pacific Ave in Playa del Rey, walk upstream along the south side of
    the channel about one quarter mile. Look for the bird on a raised earth berm
    (look for a wooden stick on the iceplant covered berm) to your right on the salt
    pan.
    
    Another BURROWING OWL was seen on February 23 at Rio de Los Angeles State Park.
    This bird was near the gravel parking lot. The park is located at 1900 San
    Fernando Road in Los Angeles.
    
    Either a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER or hybrid YELLOW-BELLIED X RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER
    was at Claremont Memotial Park on February 19.
    
    The GRAY FLYCATCHER continues at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City southwest of
    the main office complex. It was seen through February 22.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE continues at Malibu Creek State Park near the start of the
    Braille Nature Trail. It was reported through February 21.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Bell Gardens
    through February 21. This park is at Loveland Street and Perry Road, north of
    Florence Ave. The bird has been near the Senior Center building but elsewhere
    in the park as well.
    
    An immature male SUMMER TANAGER was near West Los Angeles College on February
    20. It was in eucalyptus trees west of Freshman Drive in the private Lakeside
    Village residential area. Another SUMMER TANAGER has been in Palos Verdes
    Estates at the end of Via Bodega.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued above La Crescenta at Dukmejian Wilderness
    Park through February 20. The area near the restrooms seems to be the best
    place to look.
    
    Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was found at Wilson Canyon in Sylmar on February
    24. It was along the main paved path that leads over the hill across from the
    parking lot. The bird was about 75 yards past the crest of the hill.
    
    A female INDIGO BUNTING was near Griffith Park in a residential area along Los
    Feliz Blvd. from February 20-22.
    
    This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  29. Malibu Lagoon Black-Legged Kittiwake LINK
    DATE: Feb 20, 2011 @ 4:01am, 7 year(s) ago
    Birders:
    
    Spent an hour and a half at Malibu Lagoon this afternoon 2:45-4:15PM. I spend
    most of my time scoping through the several thousand California Gulls roosting
    on the lagoon, the tide exposed rocks, and the ocean.
    
    At about 4pm an adult Kittiwake flew into the lagoon area and bathed near the
    PCH bridge.
    
    No other rare gulls, and it seemed as if there were fewer Glacous-winged and
    Herring, but about the same number of Westerns and ring-billed as my last visit.
    
    Todd McGrath
    SKUA@...
    Calabsas, CA
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