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  1. Los Angeles RBA- 13 October 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 13, 2017 @ 2:19pm, 4 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *October 13, 2017
    * CALA1710.13
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    White-winged Dove
    Ridgway’s Rail
    Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    “Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
    Short-eared Owl
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Gray Vireo
    DUSKY WARBLER
    Lapland Longspur
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    Bobolink
    Ovenbird
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Tennessee Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Indigo Bunting
    Dickcissel
    
    
    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 October 13.
    
    A RIDGWAY’S RAIL continued at Legacy Park in Malibu through October 10. A WHITE-WINGED DOVE continued there through October 10.
    
    A FORK-TAILED STROM-PETREL was by the Palos Verdes Escarpment on October 7.
    
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued near the “elbow” of the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista through October 7. A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was present here through October 7.
    
    A HARLAN’S RED-TAILED HAWK was in the east Antelope Valley on October 8. It was in the row of trees by 117 th Street East and Ave. I.
    
    A SHORT-EARED OWL was in the west Antelope Valley on October 8.
    
    An juvenile YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was seen briefly at Maywood Riverfront Park on October 11. It was east of the playground on the west side of the LA River south of Slauson.
    
    A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was in Area 2 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach on October 8. A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was in Area 3 on the east side of the lake on October 8. An immature male VERMILION FLYCATCHER
    continued through October 10 in Area 2 between the southbound exit road and the power lines. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues at the park.
    
    A CHESTNUT-COLLORED LONGSPUR continued through October 6 at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale near parking lot 5.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro on October 9.
    
    Up to three CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia this past week with at least one remaining through October 12. A BOBOLINK also continued here through October 9. A PALM WARBLER
    was here from October 8-12 and an INDIGO BUNTING was reported on October 8. All these birds have been in the same area. From the parking lot go west through the lawn and picnic area and then to your left and down the slope to the weedy flat area (adjacent
    to the north shore of the south lake).
    
    A LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through October 11. It was last reported by the south rim of the canyon.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at Apollo Park near Lancaster on October 10.
    
    An OVENBIRD continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 12 around the east-west trail. Two OVENBIRDS were present together there on October 10. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues.
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at Malibu Lake on October 6.
    
    
    Another TENNESEEE WARBLER was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on October 10 inside the fence at the bottom of the hill.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was in tamarisks in the northeast part of Pearblossom Park in the Antelope Valley on October 5.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Legacy Park in Malibu on October 11 on the north side of the pond area.
    
    A PAINTED REDSTART was found at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook on October 10 and seen at adjacent Culver City Park on October 12. It was up the hill from the handicapped parking across from the Little League
    field.
    
    A female type SUMMER TANAGER was at Malaga Dunes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on October 10.
    
    A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was in San Pedro on October 10.
    
    An INDIGO BUNTING was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on October 7 by the stream crossing in the northeast part of the park.
    
    San Clemente Island produced a GRAY VIREO on October 7, a CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR on October 5, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR from October 8-11, a LARK BUNTING from October 5-6 and a DICKCISSEL on October 8. More remarkable
    was a DUSKY WARBLER found on October 11.
    
    
    - 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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  3. Palm Warbler at Peck Pits LINK
    DATE: Oct 8, 2017 @ 5:50pm, 9 day(s) ago
    While sifting thru the sparrows at Peck Pit we found a palm Warbler in the area where the bobolink et al. have been reported. No bobolink yet for us, tho.
    
    Lance & Kathi
    
    Lance Benner
    
    Altadena, CA
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  5. Peck Road Water Conservation Park LINK
    DATE: Oct 7, 2017 @ 11:23am, 10 day(s) ago
    The previously reported Bobolink, and Clay colored sparrow were re-found. However, no sign of the Grasshopper sparrow.
    
    Donna Bray
    
    Norwalk
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  7. Los Angeles RBA- 6 October 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 6, 2017 @ 4:39pm, 11 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * October 6, 2017
    * CALA1710.06
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    White-winged Dove
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Lewis's Woodpecker
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Bell's Vireo (nominate)
    Plumbeous Vireo
    Yellow-green Vireo
    DUSKY WARBLER
    Varied Thrush
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    Bobolink
    Baltimore Oriole
    Ovenbird
    Tennessee Warbler
    Northern Parula
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Black-throated Green Warbler
    Summer Tanager
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    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
    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 October 6.
    
    A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was along the south side trail at Malibu Legacy Park in Malibu on October 4.
    
    An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through October 3. It is usually seen near the elbow of the marsh near the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson.
    
    A LEWIS'S WOODPECKER flew over the intersection of Windsor Avenue and West Woodbury Road in La Canada on October 3. Several others were at Big Pines and at Chilao Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains this past week.
    
    An adult male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at DeForest Park in Long Beach on October 30. Another continued at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale near the picnic shelters at the west end of the lake through September 29.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on October 1.
    
    An apparent eastern/nominate type BELL'S VIREO was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach onOctober 1.
    
    A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation area in Willowbrook onOctober 4. It was in pines inthe southwest corner of the northeast section
    of the park.
    
    A YELLOW-GREEN VIREO was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on October 4 near the fence opening at the south sidevacant area. A VARIED THRUSH was also observed
    there on October 4.
    
    A DUSKY WARBLER (first county record) was found at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 29. It was seen through October 1.
    
    A CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 3.
    
    Also at Madrona Marsh was a continuing OVENBIRD through October 2, a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER through October 2and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW through October 1. A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was here from September 30-October 2.
    
    At least one and possibly two TENNESSEE WARBLERS were around the adminstration buildings near the north end ofDeForest Park in Long Beach on September 30. A continuing BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was here on October
    4.
    
    Another TENNESSEE WARBLER was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on October 5 in the Firewheel Tree behind unit 5343. This is private property but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    At Wilderness Park in Downey, a TENNESSEE WARBLER (oaks at the north end of the north lake) and a NORTHERN PARULA (in a hedge just east of the Tennessee Warbler location)were present on October 2.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was on the west side of White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro from September 29-October 2.
    
    A BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER was at Medea Creek in Agoura Hills on October 5.
    
    A GREEN-TAILEDTOWHEE was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas (by Group Picnic Area 2 and 3) on October 2. Another was in Tujunga from September 29-October 1.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont on September 28. One was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on September 29 and another was at the Spectator's Beach atBonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on
    October 1. Lastly, one was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on October 4.
    
    A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia from September 30-October 3. A BOBOLINK was there from October 2-6 and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was there from October 3-6 when it was joined
    by a second bird. A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was present on October 2 and an INDIGO BUNTING continued through October 4.
    
    A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at the Ballona Wetlands on September 29.
    
    A SWAMP SPARROW was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from October 2-3. It was at the small pond near the southeast corner of the basin.
    
    An adult male SUMMER TANAGER continued near the entrance at Veteran's Park in Sylmar through October 1.
    
    San Clemente Island had a BLACKPOLL WARBLER from September 29-October 3, a PALM WARBLER on September 29, a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER on October 3. Two ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS were there on September 30 and a BALTIMORE
    ORIOLE was found on October 1.
    
    
    
    
    - 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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  9. Peck Road WCP update- Bobolink and Clay-colored Sparrows (2) LINK
    DATE: Oct 6, 2017 @ 4:07pm, 11 day(s) ago
    6 October 2017
    At Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia, the BOBOLINK continues in the low flatgrassy area on the south side of the peninsula west of the parking area. There are now two CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS present, mainly sticking to the eastern portion of the
    area and often foraging together.
    
    Jon Fisher Glendale, CA
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  11. Re: [LACoBirds] Peck RD Watershed Park update 3 Oct 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 3, 2017 @ 3:40pm, 14 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Grasshopper Sparrow continues midday at Peck Water Conservation Park. Brittany O'Connor and Joyce Brady were leaving as I arrived about 2:20pm and directed me to the area where they left it minutes before. Still it took a hour of effort to refind it - perched in a small willow near the northeast end of the grassy swale on the south side of the peninsula.
    
    Bobolink, Clay-colored Sparrow and others were also easily seen.
    
    Good birding,
    
    Tom Wurster
    
    Garden Grove, CA
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  13. Peck RD Watershed Park update 3 Oct 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 3, 2017 @ 10:43am, 14 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    The Bobolink continues, posing for all the photographers. No reports on the Grasshopper Sparrow as of 10:30 - the pm crowd might have better luck as was the case yesterday.
    
    So far as I know a brightly marked Clay-colored Sparrow was the only new Sparrow - first reported by Ed Stonick.
    
    Lots more seedeaters and Yellow-rumps than yesterday morning.
    
    All in the weedy area on south side of the "peninsula."
    
    Tom Wurster
    
    Garden Grove
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  15. Bobolink at Peck Rd ponds. 2 Oct 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 2, 2017 @ 11:55am, 15 day(s) ago
    Birders
    
    1 Bobolink popped out of the tall grass and posed nicely on bare branches for photos by Chris Dean and Judy ..., in the weedy area on the south side of the Peninsula, due west of the parking lot at about 10:30 this morning.
    
    Only negative reports for the Grasshopper Sparrow present this weekend.
    
    Tom Wurster
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  17. San Clemente Island recent highlights, large flight 4 September LINK
    DATE: Sep 7, 2017 @ 2:19pm, 40 day(s) ago
    L.A. County Birders,
    
    For those of you interested in what's been passing through the county, albeit offshore, I provide a summary below. Particularly on 4 September, a large flight occurred consisting mainly of "Western" Flycatchers, Western Tanagers, and Black-headed Grosbeaks, but also several notable vagrants. Additionally, shorebirds of note continued from late August.
    
    Baird's Sandpiper - Three were present on 29 August, with two still known on 4 September. 
    
    Solitary Sandpiper - Two were found on 31 August, with one still there on 3 September.
    
    Lesser Yellowlegs - One present 29 August-4 September.
    
    White-winged Dove - 11+ island-wide, with 9 in one flock in Wilson Cove on 4 September.
    
    Eastern Kingbird - Likely the same bird roaming the north end of the island seen 1 and 4 September.
    
    Northern Waterthrush - Present 2-4 September
    
    Chestnut-sided Warbler - One on 4 September.
    
    Black-chinned Sparrow - Probably the most interesting bird for the location, in my opinion, was present 4 September.
    
    Bobolink - One on 4 September.
    
    Baltimore Oriole - One on 4 September.
    
    Yellow-headed Blackbird - 8 in one flock with Brown-headed Cowbirds on 2 September.
    
    Cheers,
    Justyn Stahl
    San Clemente Island
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  19. Los Angeles RBA- 11 November 2016 LINK
    DATE: Nov 11, 2016 @ 9:30am, 11 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *November 11, 2016 * CALA1611.11
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Swainson’s Hawk
    Burrowing Owl
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD
    Western Kingbird
    Mountain Bluebird
    Gray Catbird
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Lucy’s Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    Magnolia Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Prairie Warbler
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
    
    
    
    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 November 11.
    
    
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh continued through November 5. It is most often seen near the “elbow” of the marsh close to the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson.
    
    A SWAINSON’S HAWK was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on November 6.
    
    A BURROWING OWL returned to the Ballona Wetlands as of November 4. To reach the viewing spot, walk the Ballona Creek south side berm upstream from the end of Pacific Ave. in Playa del Rey. Once you reach the the
    tide gate and channel to your right, look south for the iceplant covered mound. This is the spot the bird generally frequents.
    
    
    The returning female VERMILION FLYCATCHER was on the island in the south lake at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through November 7. Another continued at Columbia Park in Torrance through
    November 4.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook on November 6 and 7. It was seen northeast of the south lake and in trees along Wadsworth Ave.
    
    The THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD back for its fourth winter to Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas was reported through November 8. This bird tends to move around the area, but one fairly reliable spot has been around
    the fenced dog park by the westernmost parking area and the ravine just to the west of the dog park.
    
    A late WESTERN KINGBIRD was on the north side of Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on November 6.
    
    The returning GRAY CATBIRD was seen in and around the south end of Monte Verde Park (at the north end of the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail) in Lakewood through November 4.
     A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through November 5. It was around the playground west of restroom #7 between the middle and south lakes.
    
    A LUCY’S WARBLER was at DeForest Park in Long Beach on November 5. It was in the extreme northwest part of the park (between the pepper trees and the north wall bordering the park).
    
    Late was a NASHVILLE WARBLER at Exposition Park in Los Angeles (west of the north entrance to the rose garden) on November 4.
    The West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a continuing MAGNOLIA WARBLER around electrical tower #35 through November 7 and a continuing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE near tower #34 through November 9.
    A NASHVILLE WARBLER was present through November 6.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was found at a residence in San Gabriel on November 8.
    
    A female BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued at Descanso Gardens in La Canada through November 6. It has been south of the Japanese Tea Garden and around the Ancient Forest pathway and in this general area.
    
    
    A PALM WARBLER was along the LA River below Burbank Blvd. in the Sepulveda Basin on November 5.
    
    The PRAIRIE WARBLER at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through November 10. It has been in and around a tall cottonwood in the southwest part of the preserve. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued in this area
    through November 10. A PALM WARBLER was at the marsh through November 4 and a late NASHVILLE WARBLER was there through November 5. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was in the southeast corner of Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont on November 6.
    
    Another CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was in the weedy patch at the far north end of Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on November 4 and a BOBOLINK continued here as well.
    
    A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena on November 8 and 9. It was on the lawn east of the parking lot. A MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD was found here on November 10 in the open space south of the park.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were on San Clemente Island from October 30-November 3, continuing in the southeast quadrant of the Village Green Condominiums on Los Angeles through November 9 and in Rolling Hills Estates
    on November 7.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at Grassy Hollow Picnic Area in the San Gabriel Mountains on November 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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  21. Los Angeles RBA- 4 November 2016 LINK
    DATE: Nov 4, 2016 @ 1:36pm, 12 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *November 4, 2016 * CALA1611.04
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Common Ground-Dove
    Sabine’s Gull
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Burrowing Owl
    Bald Eagle
    Lewis’s Woodpecker
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD
    Verdin
    Gray Catbird
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Tennessee Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    Magnolia Warbler
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Black-throated Green Warbler
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
    White-throated Sparrow
    Summer Tanager
    Bobolink
    Orchard Oriole
    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 November 4.
    
    A COMMON GROUND-DOVE was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 28. It was seen by the far west parking lot, southwest of the lake.
    
    A SABINE’S GULL was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on October 31. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through November 1. It is often near the “elbow” of the marsh close to the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson.
    
    A BURROWING OWL was at the patio of the LAX Flight Path Learning Center off Imperial Highway on October 29.
    
    At Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, a BALD EAGLE continued to be reported off and on through October 28. It is most often around the north side of the reservoir.
    
    The LEWIS’S WOODPECKER at the Bette Davis Picnic area in Glendale continued through November 2. Walk along the north berm of the LA River west of Victory and watch for the bird to your right.
    
    
    A returning VERMILION FLYCATCHER was on the island in the lake at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook on October 30. Another continued at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora on November 1.
    
    A late ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 27. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER has been seen here from October 27-November 4 in the southeast portion of the preserve.
    
    Another late ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was at the Rancho Sierra Golf Club in the east Antelope Valley on October 30. Be sure to ask permission to bird (perimeter only) at the Club House.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was reported at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on October 29.
    
    The THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD has returned for its fourth winter to Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas as of October 31. This bird tends to move around the area, but one fairly reliable spot has been around the fenced
    dog park by the westernmost parking area.
    
    The very unusual coastal VERDIN continued at the White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro through October 30. It has been seen by the garden just outside the Nature Center and also around
    the parking lot.
    
    A returning GRAY CATBIRD was seen in and around Monte Verde Park in Lakewood on November 2. Remarkably an apparent second GRAY CATBIRD was seen at the south end (just above Carson Street)
    of the adjacent West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail also on November 2.
    Also at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, a MAGNOLIA WARBLER continued around electrical tower #35 through November 3. A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE continued here through November 2 near tower #34 and a
    NASHVILLE WARBLER was present on November 2.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in the southeast corner of El Segundo Library Park on October 31.
    
    Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach had a TENNESSEE WARBLER (likely a continuing bird) on October 27.
    
    A female BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was at Descanso Gardens in La Canada from October 27-November 4. It has been near the Japanese Tea Garden, Tea House, Ancient Forest pathway and in this general area.
    
    
    Highridge Park in Rolling Hills Estates produced a PALM WARBLER on November 1. It was in the northeast part of the park.
    
    A PRAIRIE WARBLER was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on November 3 and 4. It has been in and around a tall cottonwood in the southwest part of the preserve. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    A BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER was in the east Antelope Valley on October 30. It was in the row of trees at 117 th Street East and Ave. I. The bird was about 300 yards down the row, south of Ave. I.
    
    Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale produced a GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE on November 1. It was in tamarisks near the dam.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was in the southeast corner of Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont on November 1.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at Sunset Peak Saddle along Glendora Ridge Road on October 29.
    
    Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach had a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW on November 1. It was seen around the stairs near the top of the park.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER was at Malaga Dunes in Palos Verdes Estates on October 27.
    
    The weedy patch at the far north end of Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia held a BOBOLINK on October 29.
    
    A HOODED ORIOLE and an apparent ORCHARD ORIOLE were both at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on November 1. They were in the Wedding Garden north of the Peacock Café.
    
    San Clemente Island had a TENNESSEE WARBLER on October 27, a MAGNOLIA WARBLER from October 30-November 2, a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW from October 27-30, a SUMMER TANAGER from October 27-29.
    
    - 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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  23. Los Angeles RBA- 7 October 2016 LINK
    DATE: Oct 7, 2016 @ 2:17pm, 1 year(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * October 7, 2016 * CALA1610.07  
     
    -Birds mentioned
     
    Horned Grebe
    Common Ground-Dove
    Sabine’s Gull
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Bald Eagle
    Lewis’s Woodpecker
    Red-throated Pipit
    Lapland Longspur
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Northern Waterthrush
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Tennessee Warbler
    Virginia’s Warbler
    American Redstart
    Magnolia Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Summer Tanager
    Indigo Bunting
    Dickcissel
    Bobolink
     
     
    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 October 7.
     
    A HORNED GREBE was at Apollo Park in Lancaster on October 6.
     
    A COMMON GROUND-DOVE was along the San Gabriel River at Trabuco Street in Bellflower on September 30.  Look for it on the west side by the nursery.
     
    A SABINE’S GULL was along Ballona Creek by Inglewood Blvd in Culver City from October 1-4.
     
    The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through October 2.
     
    A BALD EAGLE was seen again at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on October 3.
     
    A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was in Exposition Park in Los Angeles on October 7.  It was in the west half of the Rose Garden.  Anyone planning to look for this bird over the weekend should be aware that the Coliseum is
    hosting football games both Saturday and Sunday.
     
    DeForest Park in Long Beach held a PALM WARBLER (October 1-2), a VIRGINIA’S WARBLER (October 1-4) and a SUMMER TANAGER (October 1) in the area north of the baseball field.  A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was by the administration
    building from October 4-6 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in the same area on October 6.
     
    An AMERICAN REDSTART was in the Sepulveda Basin in Van Nuys on October 1.  It was along Haskell Creek by the bridge just above its confluence with the LA River.
     
    Another AMERICAN REDSTART was at the Rancho Sierra Golf Club in the Antelope Valley on October 6.  Be sure to ask permission to bird (perimeter only) at the clubhouse.
     
    A PALM WARBLER was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 4 between Parking Lot #3 and the “beach”.
     
    A MAGNOLIA WARBLER was at Tierra Bonita Park in Lancaster on October 1.
     
    CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were at the Linden H. Chandler Preserver on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on September 30, along the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood from September 30-October 2 and at
    the Madrona Marsh in Torrance from October 1-4.
     
    An immature male INDIGO BUNTING was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on October 4.  It was by the small pond near the southeast corner of the basin. 
    From the trail at the west end of La Canada Verdugo Road (just west of Vista Laguna Terrace) walk west and then north down into the basin and watch for the pond on your left.
     
    A BOBOLINK was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on October 2, about half way down the pathway between Del Amo and Carson.
     
    San Clemente Island produced the following birds this past week.  A PALM WARBLER on September 30, a RED-THROATED PIPIT and a CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR on October 1, a TENNESSEE WARBLER from October 1-2, a DICKCISSEL
    on October 3, a BLACKPOLL WARBLER and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR on October 5 and a LEWIS’S WOODPECKER on October 6.
     
    - end transcript
     
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
     
     
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
     
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  25. Bobolink at West San Gabriel River Trail. LINK
    DATE: Oct 2, 2016 @ 9:02am, 1 year(s) ago
    Good morning birders,
    
    There is a bright BOBOLINK about half way down the trail - it was actively calling from the top of a Lemonade berry bush. Also, there are many many sparrows - including the continuing CLAY.
    
    Happy birding!
    
    Tracy
    
    Tracy Drake
    
    Madrona Marsh Preserve
    
    Torrance
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  27. Los Angeles RBA- 30 September 2016 LINK
    DATE: Sep 30, 2016, 1 year(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *September 30, 2016 * CALA1609.30
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Sabine’s Gull
    Brown Pelican
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Least Flycatcher
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Horned Lark
    SMITH’S LONGSPUR
    Ovenbird
    Northern Waterthrush
    Prothonotary Warbler
    Tennessee Warbler
    Virginia’s Warbler
    Northern Parula
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler
    Blackburnian Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Summer Tanager
    Indigo Bunting
    Bobolink
    Baltimore 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 September 30.
    
    A SABINE’S GULL was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on the north side of Duckbill Lake on September 25.
    
    Another SABINE’S GULL was at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on September 25.
    
    A BROWN PELICAN was at Lake Palmdale on September 29. There is no public access to the area, but the lake can be scoped from the overlook on the northbound side of Highway 14.
    
    The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through September 28.
    
    A LEAST FLYCATCHER was found on Edwards AFB on September 23.
    
    Four VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora, being reported through September 25.
    
    The continuing VERMILION FLYCATCHER at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) was reported through September 24. It is being seen near the southeast corner of Duckbill Lake.
    
    Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at La Mirada Park on September 28.
    
    A probable TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at the north end of Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on September 29. Two BOBOLINKS were here through September 25. The latter birds have been in the weeds and grasses
    at the north end of the north lake. Walk north from the parking area then down the slope at the north end, walking around the perimeter of the lake to the northwest corner. Remember to avoid trampling vegetation when looking for birds here. Also be aware
    that a number of homeless people live in the area and occasional aggressive behavior has been reported.
    
    A HORNED LARK was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on September 28.
    
    A SMITH’S LONGSPUR was found on San Clemente Island on September 23. A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (September 28-29), a PALM WARBLER (September 28) and a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and a TENNESEE WARBLER (both on September
    29) were at Wilson Cove on the island this past week.
    
    An OVENBIRD was at Rancho Sierra Golf Course in the east Antelope Valley on September 23. It was near the southwest corner of the course. Remember to ask permission to bird (perimeter only) at the clubhouse.
    The location is 60 th Street East, just north of East Ave F.
    
    A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood from September 24-25. The location was close to the south end just above Carson Street, between the last two electrical
    towers and southwest of the pathway.
    
    A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds (in the tamarisks northwest of Duckbill Lake) on September 23.
    
    Peck Park in San Pedro had a NORTHERN PARULA at on September 23. It was south of the baseball field and bordering the dirt trail. An adult male SUMMER TANAGER was in trees around the parking lot and baseball field.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at Zuma Creek mouth/lagoon on September 26.
    
    Legg Lake in South El Monte produced a BLACKPOLL WARBLER on September 24. It was west of restroom #7 and east of the playground area. Park on the west side of Santa Anita Ave, just south of the 60 Freeway and
    walk west.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale (entry fee required) on September 28. It was at the far west end of the picnic area.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Highridge Park in Rolling Hills Estates on September 29.
    
    Two INDIGO BUNTINGS were at the Pepperdine University Ponds in Malibu on September 23.
    
    At Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, the adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE continued in the eucalyptus trees near Group Picnic Area #1 in the northeast part of the park through September 27.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
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  29. Peck water conservation park Tropical Kingbird LINK
    DATE: Sep 29, 2016 @ 12:39pm, 1 year(s) ago
    ¡Hola!
    It is12:15 p.m. noon, on a very hot and someone humid Thursday and I'm standing at the north end of Peck water conservation park. I parked at 8th and Daine streets and walked in from there, crossing the concrete channel that empties into the lake. I was
    looking for Bobolinks, and listening for them, scouting out a potential return after work today to stay until sunset to see or hear them. A kingbird flew in from north of the park and landed out in the open on a tree right in front of me. I started to photograph
    it, but it soared down closer to the water's edge, disappearing from my view. Since I'm on my lunch break, I had to leave. I probably will go back this afternoon and stay there until the sun goes down, looking for Bobolinks.
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    653 S. Indian Hill Blvd.,#C
    Claremont CA 91711
    
    http://www.tgmiko.com
    
    Personal cell 909.241.3300
    Work cell 213.471.6001
    Office 213.351.7382
    Home 909.445.1456
    
    "Planes are, of course,designed for wind; but people aren't. "-Chuck Henry
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