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   Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Toxostoma rufum


   Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) - BRTH (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Los Angeles RBA- 19 May 2018 LINK
    DATE: May 19, 2018 @ 8:15pm, 6 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California * Los Angeles RBA *May 19, 2018 * CALA1805.19
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Common Merganser Common Ground-Dove Herring Gull Pacific Loon Common Loon MASKED / NAZCA BOOBY Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Burrowing Owl Vermilion Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Purple Martin Brown Thrasher Northern Waterthrush Hooded Warbler 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 atJonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for May 19.
    Eight COMMON MERGANSERS were at Castaic Lagoon on May 13.
    
    Two COMMON GROUND-DOVES were stillalong the San Gabriel River in Bellflower on May 16. They are usually seen on the west side of the river along the bike path south of Trabuco.
    Late was a HERRING GULL at Zuma Creek mouth on May 12.
    
    A COMMON LOON continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through May 18.
    Also continuing here was a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT through May 17.
    It has usually been near the north shore of the reservoir, sometimes across from the RV Park.
    Other late or lingering loons included a PACIFIC LOON on the lake at Hansen Dam on May 12 and COMMON LOONS at Silverlake Reservoir on May 12 and at Quail Lake on May 13.
    
    A MASKED/NAZCA BOOBY was observed flying by Pt. Dume on May 12.
    
    TheYELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Sim's Pond Bio Reserve in Long Beach was present through May 14.
    A BURROWING OWL was at the LA Harbor by Pier 400 on May 11.
    
    A male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at the Sepulveda Basin from May 12-13. It was by the parking area and restrooms northwest of the wildlife area north entrance. Another was by the northwest parking lot at Castaic Lagoon on May 13.
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Entradero Park in Torrance continued around the pond through May 17.
     Two PURPLE MARTINS were at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on May 13. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The BROWN THRASHER at Lower Malaga Creek was present through May12.
    It has been in acacias along the creek side of the pathway (before the baseball field) and also around a dark paved circular parking lot.
    
    A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at the Piute Ponds from May 12-13 along Ave. C by the concrete spillway of Big Piute Pond.
    The male HOODED WARBLER at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach was last seen on May 16.
    
    An INDIGO BUNTING was on San Clemente Island on May 11.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
     EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website athttp://www.laaudubon.org
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  3. Brown thrasher continues LINK
    DATE: May 12, 2018 @ 7:00am, 14 day(s) ago
    At Malaga creek. Same place ss previously reported.
    Trish Gussler Anaheim
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  5. Los Angeles RBA- 11 May 2018 LINK
    DATE: May 11, 2018 @ 4:41pm, 14 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *May 11, 2018 * CALA1805.11
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Red-breasted Merganser Red Knot Common Loon Neotropic Cormorant Brown Pelican Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Tropical Kingbird Purple Martin Brown Thrasher Green-tailed Towhee Black-chinned Sparrow Hooded Warbler GRACE'S WARBLER 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 May 11.
    
    A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was at Lake Hollywood from May 6-7.
    
    A RED KNOT was at Del Rey Lagoon on May 5.
    
    A COMMON LOON continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through May 7.
    Also continuing here was a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas also through May 7.
    It has usually been near the north shore of the reservoir, sometimes across from the RV Park.
    
    A BROWN PELICAN was at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley on April 25.
    Others were at Alondra Park Reservoir on May 5, over the Santa Monica Mountains NRA on May 8 and at Entradero Park in Torrance on May 10.
    
    An immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista through May 7.
    The marsh is at the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson.
    What may well have been the same bird was at Ballona Lagoon on May 9.
    
    Another YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at Sim's Pond Bio Reserve in Long Beach on May 6.
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Entradero Park in Torrance continued around the pond through May 10.
     PURPLE MARTIN reports included four at Cabrillo Beach on May 3 and one at Augustus Hawkins Natural Park in Los Angeles on May 8.
    
    A BROWN THRASHER was at Lower Malaga Creek from May 7-10.
    It has been in acacias along the creek side of the pathway (before the baseball field) and also around a dark paved circular parking lot.
    
    A BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW was at Forrestal Nature Preserve on May 8.
    
    Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach reported a GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE on May 6 and two HOODED WARBLERS on May 11.
    At least one HOODED WARBLER was in the large Grevillea Tree in the center of the park.
    
    A GRACE'S WARBLER was found along Blue Ridge Road in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains on May 5.
    Heading up Blue Ridge Road from Highway 2, the bird was by the first ski run crossing.
    
    Two SUMMER TANGERS were in the riparian near the pullout along Soledad Canyon Road on May 6.
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
     EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website athttp://www.laaudubon.org
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  7. Brown Thrasher 7:00 pm new location LINK
    DATE: May 10, 2018 @ 6:59pm, 15 day(s) ago
    The bird is in another acacia tree or set of trees on the west edge of the round circular dark paved parking lot. There is a No Parking sign to your right as you stand looking at these bushes, and to your left a collection of white boulders. Also there is a
    black plastic food tray of some kind face down on the ground in the bushes when you walk up to the bushes.
    
    If anybody has Evy's phone number please call her up, and tell her to come back.
    
    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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  9. ???Brown Thrasher Thursday 5/10/18??? LINK
    DATE: May 10, 2018 @ 8:41am, 15 day(s) ago
    Hi If anybody sees the Brown Thrasher in Palos Verdes today Thursday please holler. Tom Miko Claremont 909.241.3300
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  11. brown thrasher at lower malaga creek LINK
    DATE: May 7, 2018 @ 8:29am, 18 day(s) ago
    This morning around 7:55am, a Brown Thrasher was seen at Lower Malaga Creek of PVP. It was a loud bird, frequently giving out smacking calls, which got my attention in the first place.
    
    Ebird list and photos will follow shortly. Just getting the word out.
    
    Park your car at GPS (33.802270, -118.394427); walk toward inland/baseball cage. The bird was found in the Acacias on the creek side of the path before you even reach the baseball field. Exact location is (33.802175, -118.393599).
    
    Unlikely a wintering bird here, and relatively easy to see.
    
    Jun & Bin
    Redondo Beach
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  13. RE: [LACoBirds] help with ID: bendire's thrasher, ring-billed gull, long-tailedunidentified sp. LINK
    DATE: Jun 10, 2017 @ 10:36am, 12 month(s) ago
    HI Michael!
    
    Ring-billed Gulls are more numerous in winter, but there’s still some around in spring and summer.
    
    The thrasher is a California Thrasher, quite common in Eaton Canyon. You’d have to go to the eastern deserts of CA for a Bendire’s.
    
    The last bird in question is a Pin-tailed Whydah, an established exotic. The male is quite striking, and it often fools the observer. There is a small but growing number of Whydahs in Southern California and the San Gabriel Valley.
    
    Good birding!
    
    Ed
    
    Ed Stonick
    
    Pasadena, CA
    
    Sent from Mail for Windows 10
    
    From: Michael galovic@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2017 9:14 AM
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] help with ID: bendire's thrasher, ring-billed gull, long-tailedunidentified sp.
    
     
    
    I'm an Eastern US birder puzzled by 3 birds seen last week in LA County.
    
    Sorry for the vague descriptions. Any thoughts
    
    6/3/17 - Dockweiler Beach: lots of what looked like Ring-billed Gulls
    
    (size, yellow bill with dark patch, etc.) but the field guides say
    
    they're only around LA in winter. iBird and Peterson's show a
    
    Black-tailed Gull that looks similar for that part of the country.
    
    Sibley does not.
    
    6/6/17 - Eaton Canyon: Thrasher-like species. Size of a Brown Thrasher.
    
    Plain, medium-brown head, back, wings, tail. I did not see the
    
    underside. Rust-colored rump. Dark eye (as best I could tell from a
    
    distance). Long, sharp-pointed straight bill. My guess... Bendire's
    
    Thrasher (and the dark eye that I saw was a lighting issue).
    
    6/6/17 - Azusa Pacific University (NE corner of Wilden Hall): small bird
    
    with an unmistakeable long (sort of Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher tail,
    
    however it seemed to have large feather-groups at the ends of the
    
    tail--the 2 tips did not seem to come to a point). It seemed too small
    
    for a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Grayish back. Flew about 5' off the
    
    ground into a low handing branch. I did not have binoculars and could
    
    not get a better look other than the 2 sec. view of it flying. My
    
    guess... escaped exotic.
    
    --
    
    Michael Galovic
    
    Asheville, NC
    
    galovic@...
    
    ---
    
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  15. help with ID: bendire's thrasher, ring-billed gull, long-tailed unidentified sp. LINK
    DATE: Jun 10, 2017 @ 8:25am, 12 month(s) ago
    I'm an Eastern US birder puzzled by 3 birds seen last week in LA County.
    
    Sorry for the vague descriptions. Any thoughts
    
    6/3/17 - Dockweiler Beach: lots of what looked like Ring-billed Gulls
    
    (size, yellow bill with dark patch, etc.) but the field guides say
    
    they're only around LA in winter. iBird and Peterson's show a
    
    Black-tailed Gull that looks similar for that part of the country.
    
    Sibley does not.
    
    6/6/17 - Eaton Canyon: Thrasher-like species. Size of a Brown Thrasher.
    
    Plain, medium-brown head, back, wings, tail. I did not see the
    
    underside. Rust-colored rump. Dark eye (as best I could tell from a
    
    distance). Long, sharp-pointed straight bill. My guess... Bendire's
    
    Thrasher (and the dark eye that I saw was a lighting issue).
    
    6/6/17 - Azusa Pacific University (NE corner of Wilden Hall): small bird
    
    with an unmistakeable long (sort of Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher tail,
    
    however it seemed to have large feather-groups at the ends of the
    
    tail--the 2 tips did not seem to come to a point). It seemed too small
    
    for a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Grayish back. Flew about 5' off the
    
    ground into a low handing branch. I did not have binoculars and could
    
    not get a better look other than the 2 sec. view of it flying. My
    
    guess... escaped exotic.
    
    --
    
    Michael Galovic
    
    Asheville, NC
    
    galovic@...
    
    ---
    
    This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
    
    http://www.avg.com
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  17. Los Angeles RBA- 29 October 2015 LINK
    DATE: Oct 29, 2015 @ 4:47pm, 3 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * October 29, 2015
    * CALA1510.29
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Pacific Loon
    
    Brown Booby
    
    Bald Eagle
    
    Sandhill Crane
    
    Mountain Plover
    
    Red Knot
    
    Common Ground-Dove
    
    Long-eared Owl
    
    Williamson’s Sapsucker
    
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    
    Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
    
    Eastern Phoebe
    
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    
    Tropical Kingbird
    
    Brown Thrasher (Ventura County)
    
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    
    Black-and-white Warbler
    
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    
    Palm Warbler
    
    Pine Warbler
    
    Black-throated Green Warbler
    
    Painted Redstart (Ventura County)
    
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    Swamp Sparrow
    
    White-throated Sparrow
    
    Rose-breasted 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 October 29.
    
    A BROWN BOOBY was at Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach on October 25.
    
    An adult BALD EAGLE was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on October 29.
    
    A SANDHILL CRANE was along Ballona Creek (adjacent to Culver City High School) on October 28 and a RED KNOT was along Ballona Creek near the UCLA Boat Ramp (upstream from the end of Pacific Ave.) on October 27.
    
    A LONG-EARED OWL was at the north end of the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve on October 23.
    
    At Veteran’s Park in Sylmar, at least one YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (on the west side of the park near restroom #1) and a female WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKER (along the olive tree row near the center of the park) were
    found on October 26 and still present on October 28.
    
    A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook on October 24. A PALM WARBLER was here from October 24-25 (along the fence where Wadsworth ends at the south end
    of the park) and a returning female VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued on the island in the south lake through October 25.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through October 25. This bird has best been viewed from Avocado Street. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued in the north part of the Park through October
    25.
    
    Another EASTERN PHOEBE was on San Clemente Island from October 27-28.
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach through October 25. It is usually northwest of the upper lake.
    
    Up to three CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS continue at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale, being reported through October 27. Check the large mostly barren field south and west of Parking Lot #5 and as far south as the dam
    itself as these birds move around this area. A MOUNTIAN PLOVER was found in this same area on October 26.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through October 24.
    
    A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was on Can Clemente Island from October 26-27.
    
    Two PALM WARBLERS were at Malibu Lagoon from October 26-28. They were near the viewing area just south of the Pacific Coast Highway bridge and east of the parking lot.
    
    A female BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER was at Quail Lake near Gorman on October 25. It was along the south side of the lake at the east end of the row of conifers just east of the parking area.
    
    Both a PALM WARBLER and a PINE WARBLER continued at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia through October 28. Look for these birds in the open area north of the lawn and west of the parking lot. Also at
    Peck in this same area was a COMMON GROUND-DOVE on October 25. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued through October 24 and a SWAMP SPARROW was found at the southeast corner of the north lake on October 28. A PACIFIC LOON was on the south lake on October 25.
    
    Arcadia County Park in Arcadia held a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW on October 25 north of the Lawn Bowling Greens. Another was in the Sepulveda Basin on the ball field lawns along the Wildlife Reserve paved access road
    (east of Woodley).
    
    A SWAMP SPARROW was at Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas on October 27 in the culvert at the south end of the parking area.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at a residence in Pasadena from October 24-25.
    
    A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was at Lancaster City Park in Lancaster on October 26 west of the tennis courts.
    
    VENTURA COUNTY—
    
    The BROWN THRASHER continued through October 28 at Big Sycamore Canyon. It has been around the large blue dumpster at the day use parking area.
    
    Also at Big Sycamore was a PAINTED REDSTART along the entrance road near the tire spikes on October 25.
    
    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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  19. Los Angeles RBA- 24 October 2015 LINK
    DATE: Oct 25, 2015 @ 9:00pm, 3 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * October 24, 2015
    * CALA1510.24
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Cackling Goose
    Broad-winged Hawk
    Pacific Golden-Plover
    Spotted Dove
    Common Ground-Dove
    White-winged Dove
    Lewis’s Woodpecker
    Prairie Falcon
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Bank Swallow
    Brown Thrasher (Ventura County)
    Sage Thrasher
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Northern Waterthrush
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Hooded Warbler
    Magnolia Warbler
    Blackburnian Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Pine Warbler
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Vesper Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    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
    October 24.
    
    Three BROAD-WINGED HAWKS were observed over
    Pasadena on October 22.
    
    A probable PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was on the
    Ballona Salt Pan on October 18. This area
    is easily viewed by walking from the end of Pacific Ave. up the east/south side
    berm of Ballona Creek.
    
    Two SPOTTED DOVES, now quite rare in the
    county, were at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles on October 18. They were seen in the fenced plant nursery
    across from the park itself.
    
    One (continuing) and possibly two COMMON
    GROUND-DOVES were at Linden H. Chandler Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates on
    October 22.
    
    A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was seen briefly at
    Pepperdine University Ponds in Malibu on October 21.
    
    LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS were seen flying over
    Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena on October 22 and over Wheeler Park in Claremont on
    October 24.
    
    A PRAIRIE FALCON was seen near the Visitor’s
    Center at Malibu Creek State Park on October 18.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE was just south of Vina
    Vieja Park in Pasadena from October 22-23.
    This bird was best viewed from Avocado St.
    
    A male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was by the south
    side of the Torrance Community Gardens from October 16-22.
    
    Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER, this one a
    returning female, was back at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in
    Willowbrook as of October 16. It is
    usually on the island in the south lake, but can wander elsewhere.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continues in Area 3 at El
    Dorado Park in Long Beach. It was reported
    through October 17 and is usually north of the upper lake.
    
    A BANK SWALLOW was at Del Rey Lagoon on
    October 21.
    
    A SAGE THRASHER was at Alta Vista Reserve in
    Rancho Palos Verdes on October 16.
    
    From one to three CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS
    were at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from October 18-24. They have been in the large mostly dirt field
    south and west of Parking Area #5. Most recently
    they were well to the south close to the base of the dam. VESPER SPARROWS have also been in this area
    and a CACKLING GOOSE continues on the south side of the lake.
    
    A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at the Wilmington
    Drain in Wilmington on October 18.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Legg Lake on
    October 16. It was seen south of
    restroom #7.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was just
    north of the Ave. C dike at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of
    permission required for access) on October 23.
    
    A female HOODED WARBLER and an EVENING
    GROSBEAK were at Lake Palmdale on October 22.
    There is no public access to this area.
    
    A MAGNOLIA WARBLER continued on the Stub Hub
    property near Cal State Dominguez Hills through October 17.
    
    A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was on San Clemente
    Island on October 17.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER continued at
    Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through October 18. It has been near the maintenance yard along
    Oak Grove near Berkshire Creek.
    
    Another CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at a
    residence in La Crescenta on October 18.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was on San Clemente Island on
    October 19.
    
    One and then two PALM WARBLERS were at Peck
    Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia from October 20-24. They were both seen in the open area west of
    the parking lot.
    
    Another PALM WARBLER was at Angel’s Gate Park
    in San Pedro on October 22.
    
    A PINE WARBLER was on private property on the
    Firestone Scout Reservation near Yorba Linda on October 18.
    
    Another PINE WARBLER was at Peck Road Water
    Conservation Park in Arcadia from October 20-24. It has been in the area west of the parking
    lot, most recently along the dirt road due west of the parking lot and along
    the slope down to the lake.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Peck Road Water
    Conservation Park in Arcadia from October 18-21. Another was north of the dog park at Vina
    Vieja Park in Pasadena from October 21-23.
    
    VESPER SPARROWS were on the lawn by the ball
    fields at Del Rey Lagoon on October 19 and at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on
    October 17 (along the road east of the sheds).
    
    A LARK BUNTING was on San Clemente Island on
    October 17.
    
    A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at Peck Road WCP in
    Arcadia on October 19. It was in the
    open area west of the parking lot and north of the grassy picnic area.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was in the east side
    meadow area at Silverlake Reservoir on October 19. Another continued at the West San Gabriel River
    Parkway Nature Trail through October 21 and one was at a residence in Claremont
    on October 21.
    
    VENTURA COUNTY--
    
    A BROWN THRASHER was at Big Sycamore Canyon
    from October 21-24. It was last seen
    behind the large blue dumpster near the day use parking area.
    
    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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  21. Los Angeles RBA- 16 October 2015 LINK
    DATE: Oct 16, 2015 @ 10:36am, 3 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles
    RBA
    * October
    16, 2015
    * CALA1510.16
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Pacific Golden-Plover
    Ruff
    Baird’s Sandpiper
    Red Phalarope
    Long-tailed Jaeger
    White-winged Dove
    Lewis’s Woodpecker
    Plumbeous Vireo
    BLUE-HEADED VIREO
    Brown Thrasher
    Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
    Northern Parula
    Magnolia Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Canada Warbler
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Vesper Sparrow
    Grasshopper 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 at JonF60@...
    
    Coverage:
    Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    -Transcript
    
    This
    is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 16.
    
    A
    PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at the Ballona Creek Mouth on October 11.
    
    Rosamond
    Lake on Edwards AFB produced a juvenile RUFF, a RED PHALAROPE and several
    BAIRD’S SANDPIPERS on October 15. Nearby
    Big Piute at Piute Ponds had a flyover LONG-TAILED JAEGER. Remember that a letter of permission is
    required to visit these areas.
    
    A
    WHITE-WINGED DOVE was by the entrance to Cabrillo Beach on October 14.
    
    Three
    LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS were at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont on October 11and two
    more were at the Bird Sanctuary at Griffith Park on October 14.
    
    A
    possible/probable BLUE-HEADED VIREO was at Monte Verde Park (private) adjacent
    to the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on October
    12. The park can be birded from the
    perimeter fence.
    
    San
    Clemente Island (closed to public access) produced a BROWN THRASHER on October
    13.
    
    A
    BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail
    in Lakewood on October 9.
    
    An AMERICAN
    REDSTART was west of the parking area at Banning Park in Wilmington on October
    13.
    
    A NORTHERN
    PARULA was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 10.
    
    A MAGNOLIA
    WARBLER was on the Stub Hub property near CSU Dominguez Hills on October 12.
    
    A
    CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at Hahamongna Watershed Park on October 15. It was near Oak Grove Drive and Berkshire
    Creek.
    
    A CANADA
    WARBLER continued at the W SGR Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through October
    14. It has been about one third of the
    way from Monte Verde Park to Carson Street or about 50 yards south of the
    second electrical tower (tower #35).
    Also in this area from October 11-12 was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.
    
    A GRASSHOPPER
    SPARROW and four VESPER SPARROWS were at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October
    12. These birds were in a weedy patch
    along the dirt road that heads west from Parking Lot 5 and 6 toward the
    dam. A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was in trees at
    the far east end near the park entrance.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED
    SPARROW was on the lawn west of the parking area at Peck Road Water
    Conservation Park in Arcadia on October 11.
    
    A SUMMER
    TANAGER was in eucalyptus trees by the maintenance shack at Ladera Park in
    Ladera Heights on October 9.
    
    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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  23. Brown Thrasher continues LINK
    DATE: Mar 10, 2012 @ 12:20am, 6 year(s) ago
    Today, 3-9-12, at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens in Claremont we saw the Brown
    Thrasher about 2 pm. It was in the same location as previously posted. It
    appeared soon after a pair of California Thrashers flew into the area.
    No sign of the Hooded Warbler.
    
    Becky & Steve Turley
    Long Beach
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
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  25. Los Angeles RBA - 1 March 2012 LINK
    DATE: Mar 1, 2012 @ 11:58pm, 6 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * March 1, 2012
    * CALA1203.01
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Snow Goose
    Eurasian Wigeon
    White-winged Scoter
    Black Scoter
    Long-tailed Duck
    Bald Eagle
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Gray Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Cassin’s Vireo
    Brown Thrasher
    Varied Thrush
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Hooded Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Vesper Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Hepatic Tanager
    Summer Tanager
    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
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, March 1.
    
    A previously reported SNOW GOOSE was back at Malibu Lagoon on February 25.
    
    The male EURASIAN WIGEON was still present along Ballona Creek through February
    27. At that time it was visible from the Centinela crossing.
    
    A female LONG-TAILED DUCK continues at the Ballona Creek Mouth. It was last
    seen around the middle jetty on February 26. Easiest access is from the south
    side of the channel from the end of Pacific in Playa del Rey.
    
    Another female LONG-TAILED DUCK and an adult male BLACK SCOTER continued off
    Santa Monica Beach through February 27.
    
    Five WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were off Dockwelier State Beach in El Segundo through
    February 29. Most of these were south of Imperial Highway.
    
    BALD EAGLES (from one to three birds) continue at Bonelli Regional Park in San
    Dimas. They are most often seen near the east shore RV Park.
    
    The male YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continues at Ed Vincent Park in Inglewood.
    Though it has been hard to find, the best spot is in the carob tree near the
    Warren Lane parking lot exit.
    
    The GRAY FLYCATCHER continues at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City southwest of
    the office complex near the top of the hill. February 29 was the latest report.
    
    An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continues at the Sepulveda Basin in Van Nuys. It is
    most often seen around the northern part of the wildlife reserve (near the north
    entrance) and adjacent areas.
    
    The CASSIN’S VIREO at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles was present
    through March 1. At that time it was in the northeast quadrant of the property.
    This is private property, but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the
    residents.
    
    The BROWN THRASHER continues at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont.
    The bird is on the east side of the gardens. Take the pathway from the entrance
    staying as close to the east border of the gardens as you can. Look for some
    leafless grape vines draped over the chain link fence on the east boundary
    adjacent to the Field Station. Hours are 8-5 and there is an $8 entry fee.
    
    Also still present at the Botanic Garden is a HOODED WARBLER. From the entrance
    take the path to the right and then go left just before the palm oasis. Look
    for the bird from this spot up to the base of the ramp that leads up the hill.
    
    A VARIED THRUSH continues at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach, being last
    reported on February 26.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER is still present at El Segundo Library Park in El
    Segundo. It was last seen on the west side foraging in a sycamore on February
    28.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART continues in the Chavez Ravine area of Elysian Park. From
    the parking area at Stadium Way and Academy Road, walk north toward the
    playground and restrooms. The bird is most often seen in a White Oak south of
    the restrooms and play area. This bird was reported through February 24.
    
    A VESPER SPARROW was in the Sepulveda Basin on February 24. It was on the west
    side of the LA River below Burbank Blvd.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Augustus Hawkins Park in South Los
    Angeles. It was last seen around the maintenance building/restrooms on February
    24. Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at Descanso Gardens in La Canada in the
    Rose Garden on February 27.
    
    The female HEPATIC TANAGER at Gonzales Park in Compton continued through
    February 29. Also present are two SUMMER TANGERS. The south end of the park
    has been the best area to look for these birds. Take Dwight north from
    Rosecrans and go left on Cressey to the park.
    
    Another SUMMER TANAGER continues on the west side of South Gate Park in South
    Gate. It was last seen on February 26.
    
    Also continuing is an adult male SUMMER TANAGER at West LA College. Look for it
    along Freshman Drive just inside the entrance to the campus. This bird was also
    seen near the baseball field in a jacaranda on February 26.
    
    The wintering ORCHARD ORIOLE and HOODED ORIOLE continue at Ralph Dills Park in
    Paramount. They have been most often seen at the south end of the park. Check
    also the eucalyptus in front of 6443 San Luis St.
    
    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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  27. RSABG, 02/26/12 LINK
    DATE: Feb 26, 2012 @ 7:02pm, 6 year(s) ago
    The HOODED WARBLER and BROWN THRASHER continue this a.m. In their usual spots.
    
    Johnny Bovee, San Antonio Heights
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  29. Los Angeles RBA - 23 February 2012 LINK
    DATE: Feb 24, 2012 @ 5:15pm, 6 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * February 23, 2012
    * CALA1202.23
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Brant
    Eurasian Wigeon
    Greater Scaup
    White-winged Scoter
    Black Scoter
    Long-tailed Duck
    Bald Eagle
    Rough-legged Hawk
    Lesser Yellowlegs
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Pomarine Jaeger
    Common Murre
    Rhinoceros Auklet
    Gray Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Cassin’s Vireo
    Sage Thrasher
    Brown Thrasher
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Lucy’s Warbler
    Black-throated Green Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    White-throated Sparrow
    Hepatic Tanager
    Summer Tanager
    Rose-breasted 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
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, February 23.
    
    A BRANT continues at Ballona Creek mouth. It was seen again on February 20.
    
    The EURASIAN WIGEON was still present through February 19 along Ballona Creek
    about 500 yards southwest of the Duquesne crossing in Culver City.
    
    A female LONG-TAILED DUCK was off Santa Monica Beach from February 17-21. It
    ranged from lifeguard tower 4 and 6 to the north end of the beach. Also present
    on February 21 was an adult male BLACK SCOTER.
    
    A female GREATER SCAUP was on Gwen Moore Lake at Kenneth Hahn Park in Baldwin
    Hills on February 18. Nearby an immature male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was on the
    east side of the Olympic Forest parking area.
    
    Up to four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS have been seen off Dockwelier State Beach in El
    Segundo through February 21.
    
    Up to three BALD EAGLES (one adult and two immature) are being seen at Bonelli
    Park in San Dimas. They are most often seen near the east shore RV Park.
    
    The ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK near Quail Lake continued to be seen through February 20.
    At that time it was observed flying west over the north shore of the lake.
    
    A LESSER YELLOWLEGS was along Ballona Creek between the 405 Freeway and
    Inglewood Blvd. on February 23.
    
    A first year/cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Malibu Lagoon on February 19.
    It could not be found the following day.
    
    A major movement of seabirds was observed from Malibu Lagoon on February 20.
    These included over 400 RHINOCEROS AUKLETS, 30 COMMON MURRES and a POMARINE
    JAEGER. A lone COMMON MURRE continues on the beach/rocks at the lagoon.
    
    The GRAY FLYCATCHER continues at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City southwest of
    the office complex near the top of the hill.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER and a LUCY’S WARBLER continue at Veteran’s Park in
    Bell Gardens. Check the area around the Senior Center.
    
    Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continues at La Mirada Creek Park in the
    eucalyptus grove, but it has proved difficult to find this winter.
    
    A CASSIN’S VIREO was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on
    February 18. It was in the coral tree north of the central lawn area. This is
    private property, but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the
    residents.
    
    Another CASSIN’S VIREO and a female SUMMER TANGER were at Elysian Park on
    February 22. As you enter the park going southwest on Stadium Way, look for
    some concrete picnic tables and a wall reading "Charles S. Jones Memorial Grove"
    on your right. Both birds were in the area around the wall.
    
    The BROWN THRASHER continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont
    through February 20. The bird is on the east side of the gardens. Take the
    pathway from the entrance staying as close to the east border of the gardens as
    you can. Look for some leafless grape vines draped over the chain link fence on
    the east boundary adjacent to the Field Station. Hours are 8-5 and there is an
    $8 entry fee.
    
    About a dozen SAGE THRASHERS were north of Highway 138 along 140th Street West
    on February 21 along with a number of other Antelope Valley specialties.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was found near Zuma Creek mouth on February 22. It
    was along Westward Beach Road at Zuma Bay Way and was seen on both sides of the
    road.
    
    The BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER continues along the San Gabriel River in the
    first willow patch north of Whittier Blvd. (on the east side of the river).
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART continues in the Chavez Ravine area of Elysian Park. From
    the parking area at Stadium Way and Academy Road, walk north toward the
    playground and restrooms. The bird is most often seen in a White Oak south of
    the restrooms and play area.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. It was last by
    the stand of trees in front of the fountain next to Madrona Ave. on February 18.
    The marsh is open from 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Kenneth Hahn Park in Baldwin Hills,
    often being seen by the Butterfly Garden.
    
    A female HEPATIC TANAGER was found at Gonzales Park in Compton on February 18
    and remained through February 23. Look for it on the east side of the park in
    eucalyptus though it was also seen on the ground by the picnic tables. Take
    Dwight north from Rosecrans and go left on Cressey to the park.
    
    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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