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   Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Dendroica pensylvanica


   Chestnut-sided Warbler (Dendroica pensylvanica) - CSWA (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Bald Eagle photos, recordings of other bird sounds LINK
    DATE: Feb 15, 2018 @ 11:12pm, 3 day(s) ago
    !Hola! I read a posting/review on SD Birds about a directional microphone you can attach to your smart phone, and it pushed me over the line into buying it (I had read about this microphone, earlier, but was afraid to take the
    leap). I don't want to give any free endorsements (I am not benefitting from writing this email), but dang, am I glad I bought this thing. For under $65 (tax included) and another $5.99 for the same company's official iOS (iPhone) app, I now possess technology
    (a directional microphone with a digital audio recorder) that cost a lot of money 10 to 20 yearsago. I also downloaded a free Android app written by 2 German undergrads to do the same thingon my other cell phone (a Google Pixel). Today I used the Pixel. The Norwegian company only mentions iOS on their website, which led me to incorrectly believe that I can only use this "cell phone microphone" (which is made in Owstray-lee-yuh)to record bird sounds on my iPhone. Not
    true, atall. One thing that I learned while researching all of this is that the default recording mode that comes with your smart phone records sound in the .mp3 format, which apparently is terrible for bird sounds, and you needto use .wav format apps (software). If you'd like a taste of whatmodern technology has placed within your budget, you can listen to the recordings, below. Someof the reasons that I want to make my own bird soundrecordings are that: Sibley app et cie. only have warblers and some sparrows singing in the spring, when some guy with a parabola went out into the Canadian forest, and recorded them on their nesting grounds. I need to know what these various songbirds sound like when they
    winter in California, when they don't sing. The original LP records and CDs (had) have the same deficiency. PARROTS, and other non-natives: the various bird apps do not have sound recordings of the non-natives. I want to record, and learn to identify the various parrot species when they fly overhead. Some of those flocks of Red-crowned Amazons flying overhead
    are most likely Lilac-crowned, but unless they land, and let me see their heads, I wind up calling them "Red-crowned." Yes, I am aware of, and frequently peruse the bird sounds
    at
    
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/
    but I believe that the physical act of making myown recordings will help me learn bird sounds better than passively listening to other peoples' recordings.
    
    Bonelli Bald Eagle, California Gnatcatcher: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42811556
    Chestnut-sided Warbler sound recording: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42826115
    feral Peacocks on the mean streets of Pomona: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42826115(according to
    a resident, these Peacocks have lived here for 35 years)
    Tom Miko Claremont 909.241.3300
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  3. Los Angeles RBA- 15 February 2018 LINK
    DATE: Feb 15, 2018 @ 8:54pm, 3 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    
    * Los Angeles RBA
    
    *February 15, 2018
    
    * CALA1802.15
    
    
    
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    
    "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
    
    White-winged Scoter
    
    Black Scoter
    
    Red-necked Grebe
    
    Pacific Golden-Plover
    
    Neotropic Cormorant
    
    Bald Eagle
    
    Lewis's Woodpecker
    
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    
    Northern "Yellow-shafted" Flicker
    
    Eastern Phoebe
    
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    
    Tropical Kingbird
    
    Western Kingbird
    
    Cassin's Vireo
    BLUE-HEADED VIREO
    
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    Swamp Sparrow
    
    White-throated Sparrow
    
    RUSTY BLACKBIRD
    
    Ovenbird
    
    Black-and-white Warbler
    
    Lucy's Warbler
    
    American Redstart
    
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    
    Palm Warbler
    
    Pine Warbler
    
    Painted Redstart
    
    Summer Tanager
    
    Black-headed 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 atJonF60@...
    
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 15.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (usually on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through February 11. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    Male "EURASIAN" GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River in Glendale, adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area through February 14. Another was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through February 10.
    
    Among the many scoters off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo, six BLACK SCOTERS and three WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were present on February 14 (between Hyperion Bluff and Imperial Highway).
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through February 10.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through February11, generally in the area north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas from February 11-14. It has been around the north side of the lake. An adult BALD EAGLE was at the lake on February 15.
    
    Two LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS were at Rose Hills in Whittier on February 10 by Gate 17 off Workman Mill Road.
    
    The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at DeForest Park in Long Beach continued through February 10 just south of the tennis courts and administration buildings. Also continuing here was a PALM WARBLER on February 13 (by the northwest tennis court) and a female type
    SUMMER TANAGER near the soccer field restrooms on February 13. There were two BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS here the same day, one north and one south of the admin buildings.
    
    A NORTHERN "YELLOW-SHAFTED" FLICKER continued at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles through February 10.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through February 13 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was reported through February
    13 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinued here through February 10. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights was reported through February 9 near the north end restrooms.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake was seen through February 14. It moves around but has been along the path behind the Recreation Center building and at the north end garden.
    
    An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve (near the north entrance to the wildlife area) on February 8. Another was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista on February 13 (across from the Bluff Creek Drive traffic signal).
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through February 15 around the pond. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was here from February 8-10.
    
    The CASSIN'S VIREO continued near the middle of Mountain View Park in Burbank through February 14. Another CASSIN'S VIREO was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through February 10 north of the west edge of the central lawn area.
    
    A bird that looked very good for a BLUE-HEADED VIREO wasalong the LA River near Atwater Village just above the Los Feliz crossing on February 14. This bird was along the border of theLos Feliz Golf Course close to the first electrical
    tower along the river berm.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the south end of Westchester Recreation Center in Westchester on February 9. It was by the weedy lot and maintenance area.
    
    Continuing through February 11 at Frank Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake. It is being seen at the small pond east of the green pier near the far northeast corner of the lake.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia (at the east edge of Tallac Knoll) through February 8. Another was at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills Estates on February 11 and one was at Veteran's Park in Sylmar on
    February 14.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through February 12.
    
    The OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through February 11. It has been north of the Indian Hill area, Google Earth coordinates 34.115614,-117.715920.
    
    A LUCY'S WARBLER was at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake from February 10-13, mainly along the north fence line on the west side of the park.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART at Wilderness Park in Downey was reported through February 8, last seen in the row of vegetation between the park and the San Gabriel River.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART at El Dorado Park in Long Beach was seen through February 13. 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.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER near Wheeler Park in Claremont continued through February 10. It is usually south of the intersection of Geneva and Doane, and was last reported at 645 Geneva.
    
    The PINE WARBLER at Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks War Memorial Park in Van Nuys continued through February 14. It has been on the east edge of the Little League fields, south of Magnolia.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through February 11. 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 continued at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through February 11 near the west edge of the central lawn area. Another was found by the Los Feliz Golf Course along the LA River in Glendale on February 13.
    
    A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK continued at the Veteran's Administration garden in West Los Angeles through February 10.
    
    - 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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  5. continuing Claremont rarities LINK
    DATE: Feb 10, 2018 @ 11:40am, 8 day(s) ago
    Both continuing rarities in Claremont were very cooperative this morning. The OVENBIRD at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden was walking around in the open at a location just west of the coordinates that have been posted previously. This is in the "Communities" section of the gardens north of Indian Hill Mesa, along a small unpaved path that has interpretive signs for "California's Rarest Plants". The CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER is still in the neighborhood a block west of Wheeler Park. We first found it in the oak tree adjacent to 645 Geneva (described earlier in the week by Tom Miko), and then followed it as it moved a few houses south, where it stopped to spend some time foraging close to the ground in a short bamboo hedge. It's easy to locate by its sharp chip call.
    
    Good birding,
    Cathy McFadden & Paul Clarke
    Claremont
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  7. Los Angeles RBA- 8 February 2018 LINK
    DATE: Feb 8, 2018 @ 4:53pm, 10 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *February 8, 2018 * CALA1802.08
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal White-winged Scoter Black Scoter Red-necked Grebe Inca Dove White-winged Dove Pacific Golden-Plover Yellow-crowned Night-Heron California Condor Lewis’s Woodpecker Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Cassin’s Vireo Pacific Wren Sage Thrasher Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco RUSTY BLACKBIRD Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler Lucy’s Warbler Nashville Warbler American Redstart Chestnut-sided Warbler Palm Warbler Pine Warbler Painted Redstart Summer Tanager Black-headed 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 February 8.
    
     The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (usually on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through February 6. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    Male “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River in Glendale, adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area (through February 7) and at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds
    in Pico Rivera (last reported on February 2).
    
    Among the many scoters off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo, four BLACK SCOTERS and a single WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were found on February 6 (all between Hyperion Bluff and Grand Ave.).
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through February 5.
    
    A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles on February 2. An INCA DOVE continues at the park, being last reported along Maie Avenue on February 6. A LUCY’S WARBLER
    was found here on February 4 north of the pool.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through February 4, generally in the area north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Beach Lagoon continued through February 1.
    
    A CALIFORNIA CONDOR was along Interstate 5 at Smokey Bear Road on February 4 and two were at Quail Lake southeast of Gorman on February 3.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at De Forest Park in Long Beach from February 1-2 in eucalyptus south of the tennis courts.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at O’Melveny in Granada Hills on January 31.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through February 6 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda
    and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was reported through February 4 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinued here through February 4. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights was reported through February 4 around the picnic area at the north end of the park.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake was seen through February 4. It has been along the path behind the Recreation Center building.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka continued through February 6 (in the pines and sycamores around the blue fountain).
     A CASSIN’S VIREO continued at Mountain View Park in Burbank through February 2. Another CASSIN’S VIREO was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on February 4 on the west edge
    of the central lawn area.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was along the San Gabriel River West Fork off Highway 39 north of Azusa on February 3. It was opposite mile marker 1.8 (west of Highway 39).
    
    A SAGE THRASHER and a continuing BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK were at Malaga Dunes in Palos Verdes Estates on February 7.
    
    Another SAGE THRASHER was at Forest Lawn in Glendale on February 8 below the museum.
    
    Continuing through February 7 at Frank Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake. It is being seen at the small pond east of the green pier near
    the far northeast corner of the lake.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia (at the east edge of Tallac Knoll) through February 4. Another continued at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
    west of the Japanese Garden also through February 4.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at Chilao Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on February 3. At least a half dozen LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS continue at Chilao, near the start of the Manzanita
    Loop Campground turnoff.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through February 5.
     The OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through February 6. It has been north of the Indian Hill area, Google Earth coordinates
    34.115614,-117.715920.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at DeForest Park in Long Beach through February 6 north of the administration buildings and restrooms. A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at DeForest on February
    2 and a female SUMMER TANAGER was near the soccer field restrooms on February 3.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART at El Dorado Park in Long Beach was seen through February 6. 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.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER near Wheeler Park in Claremont continued through February 7. It is usually south of the intersection of Geneva and Doane, and was last reported at 645 Geneva.
    
    The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through February 1 around the pond. On February 7, a TROPICAL KINGBIRD was found around the pond area.
    
    A PINE WARBLER was at Sherman Oaks Park in Van Nuys on February 2. It was on the east side of the Little League fields, south of Magnolia.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through February 5. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.
    
    
     - 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. Re: [LACoBirds] scoter notes - Dockweiler Hyperion Bluff to Grand Ave LINK
    DATE: Feb 6, 2018 @ 9:42pm, 12 day(s) ago
    I, on the other hand, decided that I would find my own scoter flocks between Zuma and Santa Monica, today. Quite possibly one of the dumbest ideas I've had in a while. I did find one small flock of surf scoters.
    
    There were numbers of red-throated loons near-shore, a breeding plumage Pelagic Cormorant, and a few Black-headed Shearwaters between Malibu Lagoon and Topanga Lagoon.
    
    Nanday Parakeets flew back and forth between Pepperdine Ponds and the beaches. It's amazing how common they are all over the entire Malibu area, even 5 or more miles in from the ocean e.g. King Gillette Ranch (male Eurasian Wigeon) and Malibu Creek State Park.
    
    BTW the Claremont Chestnut-sided Warbler may have jumped bail, along with the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at DeForest Park in Long Beach.
    
    Tom
    
    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
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com on behalf of busyday@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 7:34:44 PM
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] scoter notes - Dockweiler Hyperion Bluff to Grand Ave
    
     Birders,
    
    Tues 6 Feb
    
    Early this morning in the haze off Dockweiler Beach there were over two thousand scoters scattered from the Hyperion outlook building down to Grand Ave. I did my best to look through all the flocks but I'm sure I missed some stuff. I did find at least four
    Black Scoters and a White-winged. The White-winged was well off shore---I had good scope looks at it but got no usable photos. Black Scoter photos:
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/25255095067
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/40127137241
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/40094094322
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/25255053467
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/40127098531
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  11. Los Angeles RBA- 1 February 2018 LINK
    DATE: Feb 1, 2018 @ 3:48pm, 17 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *February 1, 2018 * CALA1802.01
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal Inca Dove Common Ground-Dove Pacific Golden-Plover Glaucous Gull Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker Gray Flycatcher Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Cassin’s Vireo Pacific Wren Sage Thrasher Swamp Sparrow Baltimore Oriole RUSTY BLACKBIRD Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Chestnut-sided Warbler Palm Warbler Painted Redstart Summer Tanager Rose-breasted Grosbeak Black-headed 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 February 1.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (usually on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through January 30. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The male “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River in Glendale, adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area. It was last seen where the channel bottom transitions from smooth
    to rocky (below the confluence of the LA River and Burbank Channel).
    
    An INCA DOVE continued at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles through January 27.
    
    A COMMON GROUND-DOVE continued on the west side of the San Gabriel River at Trabuco Street on January 27, just south of the horse exercise area.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 28, generally in the area north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    The first cycle GLAUCOUS GULL continued in Pico Rivera through January 27. It has been seen at both the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds (between Whittier and Washington- easy
    access is at the east end of Mines Ave. east of Passons Blvd.) and at the Rio Hondo basins at the opposite (west) end of Mines, visible from Canford St.. Late morning or afternoon generally seems to be better
    for good numbers of gulls here.
    
    The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Beach Lagoon continued through January 26.
    
    A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER continued at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles through January 30.
     GRAY FLYCATCHERS were in the southeast area of Valhalla Memorial Park in Burbank from January 26-29 and continuing at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia (in the peninsula area west
    of the parking lot) on January 28.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through January 30 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda
    and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was reported through January 30 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinued here through January 28. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka continued through January 28 (in pines around the blue fountain).
     Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake from January 27-29. It was along the path behind the Rec. Center building.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights was reported through January 31.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was found at El Segundo Recreation Park on January 31. It was seen inside the fence near the southwest corner.
    
    A CASSIN’S VIREO was at Mountain View Park in Burbank on January 30 in the north part of the park.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN continued in El Prieto Canyon above Altadena through January 27. Another continued in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on January 31, below cabin 49.
    
    Coastal slope SAGE THRASHERS included one continuing in the upper part of Abalone Cove Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through January 29 and one at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas
    on January 27 (Kikos Trail southeast of restroom 11).
    
    Continuing at Frank Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake through January 30. It is being seen at the small pond east of the green pier near
    the far northeast corner of the lake. Not far away, an AMERICAN REDSTART continued through January 30 along the “Jungle Trail” at the extreme northeast part of the lake. A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was in this same area through January 27.
     The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 28.
     An OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through January 27. It has been north of the Indian Hill area, Google Earth coordinates
    34.115614,-117.715920.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at the Arboretum in Arcadia through January 26 (at the top of Tallac Knoll).
    
    A female AMERICAN REDSTART was at El Dorado Park East in Long Beach on January 28.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER near Wheeler Park in Claremont continued through January 29. It was most recently reported south of the intersection of Geneve and Doane.
    
    The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through January 28 around the pond.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued throughJanuary 29. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field. An immature male SUMMER TANAGER was at the
    park in this same area on January 28.
    
    The female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through January 30. It has been around units 5353 and 5263. This is private property, but birders are
    welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    At the Japanese Garden at the Veteran’s Administration in West Los Angeles, a male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was found on January 27, two BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS were present from January 28-29
    and an immature male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen from January 27-29.
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
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  13. Los Angeles RBA- 26 January 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 26, 2018 @ 11:26am, 23 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *January 26, 2018 * CALA1801.26
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal Red-necked Grebe Inca Dove Pacific Golden-Plover Lesser Black-backed Gull Glaucous Gull Neotropic Cormorant Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Cassin’s Vireo Sage Thrasher Evening Grosbeak Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco Hooded Oriole RUSTY BLACKBIRD Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Chestnut-sided Warbler Palm Warbler Pine Warbler Painted Redstart Blue 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 January 26.
    
     The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through January 22. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through January 23.
    
    An INCA DOVE remained at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles through January 21.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 24, generally north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    A first cycle GLAUCOUS GULL continues in Pico Rivera. It has been seen at both the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds (between Whittier and Washington- easy access is at the east
    end of Mines Ave. east of Passons Blvd.) and at the Rio Hondo basins at the opposite (west) end of Mines, visible from Canford St.. Late morning or afternoon generally seems to be better for gulls here.
    
    A first cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds from January 20-21. A “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was still here on January 22 (usually on or near
    one of the islands in the south basin).
    
    An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Cabrillo Beach (on the inner beach) on January 22.
    
    The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continues at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia. It was reported through January 21 on the island in the south lake (though it has also frequented the island
    at the north end of the north lake).
    
    The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Beach Lagoon continued through January 23.
    
    A male WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKER continued at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Sylmar through January 18 in pines below the road lined with olive trees near the center of the park.
    
    A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles on January 20. Another one continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through January 21.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued in the northeast corner of Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on January 22.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through January 24 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda
    and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was reported through January 21 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinued here through January 24. The TROPICAL KINGBIRD also in the southwest portion of the preserve was reported through January 21. A male HOODED
    ORIOLE was seen at Madrona on January 21 along the north fence line east of the entrance gate. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka continued through January 23 (between the tennis courts and playground). Also continuing here was a PINE WARBLER north of the playground
    and around the blue water fountain also through January 24.
    
    A CASSIN’S VIREO continued at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through January 19 in cottonwoods near tower 35.
    
    Coastal slope SAGE THRASHERS were at Abalone Cove Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on January 22 and at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica on January 24.
    
    An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen flying over the Angeles Crest Highway just past Big Tujunga Road on January 22.
    
    Continuing Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake through January 21. It is being seen at the small pond east of the green pier near the far
    northeast corner of the lake.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS continued at Montrose Community Park (along the fence line above the ball fields) through January 20, at Descanso Gardens in La Canada (in the Rose Garden) through
    January 24. Others were found at Agua Amarga Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on January 23 and at The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Baldwin Hills (at the north edge of the Lotus Pond area) on January 23.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at Wheeler Park in Claremont on January 20.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at the Chilao Visitor’s Center in the San Gabriel Mountains on January 24.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 24.
     A HOODED ORIOLE was around the parking lot at Del Rey Lagoon in Playa del Rey on January 21.
    
    An OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through January 22. It has been north of Indian Hill, Google Earth coordinates
    34.115614,-117.715920.
    
    The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at El Segundo Library Park was seen through January 23 near the parking lot entrance.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART was at Wilderness Park in Downey from January 19. It was originally found in a Brazilian Pepper tree northwest of the park building.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was found by Wheeler Park in Claremont on January 21 and reported through January 24. It has been feeding on lawns near Doane and Gilford and to the west of there.
    
    The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through January 21 by the edge of the pond. A female BLUE GROSBEAK was found near the southeast corner of the park on January 24.
     Another PALM WARBLER was at a residence in Long Beach from January 21-24.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued throughJanuary 22. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
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  15. Los Angeles RBA- 20 October 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 20, 2017 @ 5:47pm, 4 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *October 20, 2017
    * CALA1710.20
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    White-winged Dove Red-necked Grebe Baird's Sandpiper Brown Booby American Bittern Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Lewis's Woodpecker GREATER PEWEE Tropical Kingbird Pacific Wren Red-throated Pipit Lapland Longspur Chestnut-collared Longspur Clay-colored Sparrow Lark Bunting White-throated Sparrow Bobolink Baltimore Oriole Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler Tennessee Warbler Lucy's Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler Palm Warbler Painted Redstart Summer Tanage r Scarlet 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 20.
    
    A continuing WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at Legacy Park in Malibu through October 14.
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE was on Lake Mahcadoat Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City from October 15-18. A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued near the boat ramp through
    October 18 and a SUMMER TANAGER was at the park (in the northeast willows) on October 17.
    
    A rather late BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was on the LA River adjacent to DeForest Park in Long Beach on October 18.
    A GREATER PEWEE was in Rustic Canyon in Pacific Palisades from October 12-19. It has most often been seen at 830 Brooktree Road.
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through October 16 on the east side of the lake in Area 3.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was at Icy Springs in the San Gabriel Mountains on October 15.
    
    A CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on October 15.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS continued at
    Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadiathrough October 1 5. 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 BOBOLINK continued here through October 18 and aSUMMER
    TANAGER was in willows at the west end of the flat on October 20. Lastly, a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER was on the west side of the park on October 18.
    
    A LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through October 15. It
    has been by the south rim of the canyon. A LUCY'S WARBLER was here from October 14-16.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were in Porter Ranch on October 13 and in Torrance on October 19.
    Two BALTIMORE ORIOLES were seen brieflyat Wardlow Park in Long Beach on October 14.
    
    An OVENBIRD continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 14 around the east-west trail. Also
    continuing through October 18was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.
    
    BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were in Brentwood on October 12, continuing at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 19,in Santa Monica on October 14, at Jackson
    Lake near Big Pines on October 15, at the LA County Arboretum from October 15-18 (top of Tallac Knoll) and at Creek Park in La Mirada on October 19 (just west of he east parking lot).
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER was in Pasadena on October 13.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (possibly a continuing bird) was at Banning Park in Wilmington on October 17
    
    A PAINTED REDSTART continued at Culver
    City Park through October 13, up the hill from the handicapped parking across from the Little League field.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER was at the LA County Arboretum (at the top of Tallac Knoll) on October 15.
    
    On San Clemente Island aYELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen from October 14-16, an
    AMERICAN BITTERN was there on October 18 and a BROWN BOOBY was observed on October 14. A RED-THROATED PIPIT was on the island on October 13, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR continued there through
    October 14, a PALM WARBLER was seen on October 16, a SCARLET TANAGER was present from October 13-15 and a SUMMER TANAGER was there on October 14and four BOBOLINKS were also present as was a
    "GRAY-HEADED" JUNCO .
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
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  17. Los Angeles RBA- 13 October 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 13, 2017 @ 2:19pm, 4 month(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@...
    
    
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  19. Los Angeles RBA- 6 October 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 6, 2017 @ 4:39pm, 5 month(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@...
    
    
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  21. Los Angeles RBA- 29 September 2017 LINK
    DATE: Sep 29, 2017 @ 3:10pm, 5 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *September 29, 2017
    * CALA1709.29
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    BAR-TAILED GODWIT
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Broad-winged Hawk
    EURASIAN WRYNECK
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Least Flycatcher
    Gray Flycatcher
    Gray Vireo
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Black-throated Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    Nelson’s Sparrow
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Tennessee Warbler
    Virginia’s Warbler
    American Redstart
    Northern Parula
    Magnolia Warbler
    Blackburnian Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Canada Warbler
    Summer Tanager
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Indigo Bunting
    Painted Bunting
    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 29.
    
    A BAR-TAILED GODWIT was seen briefly and photographed along lower Ballona Creek near the Pacific Ave. bridge on September 24.
    
    An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through September 26.
    
    
    A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was in the west Antelope Valley on September 24.
    
    A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER continues at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale at the west end of the lake near the picnic shelters.
    
    Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Lone Hill Park in San Dimas near the basketball court on September 25.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on September 27.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the northeast part of the lower ball fields at Hansen Dam on September 23. Others were at the Sepulveda Basin on September 22 and at Occidental College in Eagle Rock on September 25.
    
    A NELSON’S SPARROW was at the Piute Ponds on September 25 on the north side of Duckbill Lake.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER were at the small park on the south side of Los Feliz Blvd. on the east side of the LA River near Atwater Village on September 23.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in Tujunga Wash below the concrete spillway (north of the 210 Freeway) on September 23.
    
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through September 26 at Madrona Marsh in Torrance (preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday)
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and an AMERICAN REDSTART were in Area 2 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach on September 28.
    
    A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds on September 25 along C dike.
    
    A Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia, a VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was in the willows at the west end of the peninsula west of the parking area on September 22. One or two INDIGO BUNTINGS have also been at Peck
    from September 22-27 in the flat area south of the peninsula and bordering the south lake. A GRAY FLYCATCHER was in the lawn and picnic area west of the parking lot on September 28.
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER continues at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles. It has been in the Firewheel Tree behind unit 5343 and reported through September 27. A NORTHERN PARULA also continued at this spot
    through September 22 as did a BLACKPOLL WARBLER through September 23.
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER and an adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE were at Creek Park in La Mirada on September 26. Both were in the eucalyptus grove south (downstream) from Imperial Highway.
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW were in Avalon on Santa Catalina Island on September 24.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was along the LA River in the Sepulveda Basin from September 22-23. It was about 100 yards upstream from Burbank Blvd, in a large tree on the south side of the river (directly across the
    river from a large pepper tree and eucalyptus).
    
    Another CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds on September 25 in tamarisks along the road between the adobe ruins and Friends Pond.
    
    A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) from September 23-26. It was by the viewing platform on Ave. C.
    
    
    A CANADA WARBLER was at the George F Canyon Nature Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates on September 23. It was near trail marker number 5 along the nature trail.
    
    A male SUMMER TANAGER was at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar from September 23-26 between the olive grove and community center. Also at the park was a VIRGINIA’S WARBLER on September 24.
    
    San Clemente Island (no public assess) continues to impress, with a ROSE-BREASED GROSBEAK there from September 22-26, a MAGNOLIA WARBLER from September 23-26, a PALM WARBLER on September 23, a LEAST FLYCATCHER from
    September 24-25, a GRAY VIREO on September 24, a BLACKPOLL WARBLER from September 26-27, a BLACK-THROATED SPARROW and a LARK BUNTING on September 26 and a PAINTED BUNTING on September 25.
    
    Yet far more impressive was a EURASIAN WRYNECK photographed on San Clemente Island on September 25.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  23. Black-and-white and Chestnut-sided Warblers, Atwater Village LINK
    DATE: Sep 23, 2017 @ 8:33am, 5 month(s) ago
    This morning, there are a Black-and-white Warbler and Chestnut-sided Warbler in the very small park on the southside of Los Feliz Blvd (adjacent to and east of the LA River). The park is directly opposite (other side of the street) from the 9 Hole Golf course and cafe signs.
    
    Best, Andy Birch
    
    Los Feliz
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    .
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  25. Los Angeles RBA- 21 September 2017 LINK
    DATE: Sep 21, 2017 @ 7:22pm, 5 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *September 21, 2017
    * CALA1709.21
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Purple Martin
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Ovenbird
    Northern Waterthrush
    
    Black-and-white Warbler
    
    Prothonotary Warbler
    TennesseeWarbler
    Virginia's Warbler
    American Redstart
    
    Northern Parula Magnolia Warbler
    
    Blackburnian Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler
    Canada Warbler
    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 September 21.
    
    An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through September 21.It is usually seennear the "elbow" of the marsh by the intersection of Lincoln and Jefferson.
    
    The female VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued by the picnic shelters at the west end of the lake at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale through September 18.
    
    Four PURPLE MARTINS were at Lancaster City Park in the Antelope Valley on September 14. Another two were at Apollo Park near Lancaster on September 16 and two more were at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on September 17.
    
    CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were at Malibu Lagoon on September 17, by the spillway at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on September 17, at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 19 and at Veteran's Park in Sylmar on September 21.
    
    The OVENBIRD at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through September 19. It has been seen south of the east end of the middle road and on duck island behind the sheds. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues here
    in the mulefat and willows in the middle area of the preserve. On September 20, a NORTHERN PARULA was found in the inaccessible sump area, but likely to be seen elsewhere in the preserve.
    
    A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at Creek Park in La Mirada September 17. It was by the creek at the east end. A female AMERICAN REDSTART was at Creek Park from September 15-16 near the Santa Gertrudes parking lot.
    
    A BLACK-AND WHITE WARBLER was at the small park along the east side of the LA River just below Los Feliz in Atwater Village on September 17.
    
    A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was on San Clemente Island on September 17. A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was on the island from September 17-20.
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach from September 17-19 in bottlebrush near the fence.
    
    Another TENNESSEE WARBLER was on San Clemente Island on September 20.
    
    An AMERICAN REDSTART was at a residence in the southwest Antelope Valley on September 16.
    
    Also at Madrona was a MAGNOLIA WARBLER from September 16-17. This bird was in willows in the meadow area.
    
    A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER continued at DeForest Park in Long Beach through September 17. It has mainly been in the sycamores in the vicinity of the administration building near the north end of the park.
    
    At The Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles, a BLACKPOLL WARBLER and a NORTHERN PARULA were seen on September 21. Both were in a Firewheel Tree behind unit 5343 (northwest of the central lawn area).
    
    The CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER at Banning Park in Wilmington continued through September 18. It has been inside the gated entrance to the museum on the southeast side. A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at Banning on the north
    side of the fenced area from September 16-18. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Banning on September 18.
    
    Another CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at Rio San Gabriel Park in Downey on on September 18. It was in elms and eucalyptus north of the fenced dog park (in the southeast area of the park).
    
    A CANADA WARBLER was found in the Peace Garden at Loyola Marymount University on September 16.
    
    A male SUMMER TANAGER was at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar on September 17.
    
    A female ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was at a residence in Baldwin Hills on September 15.
    
    A female INDIGO BUNTING was in the vegetation in Baldwin Lake at the LA County Arboretum on September 18.
    
    A DICKCISSEL was at Avalon on Catalina Island from September 15-20.A VIRGINIA'S WARBLER there on September 21.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  27. Chestnut-sided Warbler, Rio San Gabriel Park; 9/18 LINK
    DATE: Sep 18, 2017 @ 10:59am, 5 month(s) ago
    There's a first-fall female type Chestnut-sided Warbler in Rio San Gabriel Park in Downy. It was in the elm and eucalyptus just north of the fenced dog park in the southeast corner of the park.
    
    Jon Feenstra
    
    Altadena
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  29. Los Angeles RBA- 15 September 2017 LINK
    DATE: Sep 15, 2017 @ 2:13pm, 5 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *September 15, 2017
    * CALA1709.15
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Sabine’s Gull
    Franklin’s Gull
    Mew Gull
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Black-throated Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    “Large-billed” Savannah Sparrow
    Ovenbird
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Virginia’s Warbler
    MOURNING WARBLER
    Blackburnian Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler
    Chestnut-sided 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 at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 15.
    
    A SABINE’S GULL was at Lake Palmdale (no public access) on September 14. The lake can be viewed from the park and ride lot near the northwest corner.
    
    A FRANKLIN’S GULL was at the Lancaster Water Reclamation Plant from September 8-9. Entrance is on the north side of Ave. D just east of the 14 Freeway. Be sure to sign in at the office.
    
    
    A MEW GULL was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on September 7.
    
    An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through September 12.
    
    
    Yet another YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at Malibu Lagoon on September 10.
    
    A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from September 9-10 near parking lot 6.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at a residence in Rolling Hills Estates from September 8-9.
    
    The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued on the east side of Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through September 14.
    
    A LARK BUNTING was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on September 9. It was around parking lot 6.
    
    A “LARGE-BILLED” SAVANNAH SPARROW was at Malibu Lagoon on September 10.
    
    The OVENBIRD at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through September 14. It has been seen south of the east end of the middle road and on duck island behind the sheds.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance from September 8-12. It was seen north of the middle road and east of the plywood bridge.
    
    Other BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were at the Piute Ponds from September 7-8, was at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora on September 10 and at Schabarum Regional Park in Rowland Heights on September 13 by the creekside
    picnic area.
    
    A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at Creek Park in La Mirada (lower park) on September 8.
    
    Another VIRGINIA’S WARBLER continued at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach through September 8 near the fence at the south end of the park. Also at Sand Dune was a BLACK-THROATED SPARROW on September 10.
    
    A MOURNING WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds on September 10. It was 100 yards from the parking lot and restrooms along C-dike. It could not be refound.
    
    A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER and a BLACKPOLL WARBLER were at DeForest Park in Long Beach on September 11, with two BLACKPOLL WARBLERS there on September 12. The BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was reported through September 13.
    All were in the vicinity of the administration building restrooms at the north end of the park.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at Banning Park in Wilmington from September 13-14. It was inside the gated entrance to the museum on the southeast side.
    
    San Clemente Island produced an INDIGO BUNTING on September 12 and a VIRGINIA’S WARBLER on September 13.
    
    
    
    - 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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