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   Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor


   Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) - FUWD (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Re: [LACoBirds] Fulvous Whistling-Duck (and Marsh Wren rant) LINK
    DATE: Jul 20, 2018 @ 8:00pm, 2 day(s) ago
    The wren calls I heard from bulrushes and adjacent weedy growth within the Prado Basin today came from a molting adult House Wren and its begging fledgling. Clearly birds roaming well away from appropriate nesting habitat, along with Yellow Warblers, Yellow-breasted Chats, etc. Marsh Wrens in the Basin typically quit singing by July and can be hard to detect thereafter.
    
    Jim Pike
    HB
    
    On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 5:10 PM, Don Sterba donsterba@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
    Fri 20 July
    
    A little past 6:30 AM the continuing FUWD flew out of the water ~30 yards E of the blue dumpster near the Jefferson-Lincoln intersection "elbow". A few minutes later it was ~100 yards farther south, visible from the Lincoln path. Roughly an hour later I saw it flying, and heard it calling, about halfway downthe Lincoln path. Later I looked extensively but could not refind it.
    https://ebird.org/view/checkli st/S47319003
    
    I'd like to know other places where birders are finding the FUWD since LA Co. West Vector Control uses small boats to spray liquid and blow pellets over marsh reeds in efforts to control mosquitos. On Wed. they were very close to the "blue dumpster" area.
    
    I've noticed many eBird checklists for BFM that include summer-month sightings of Marsh Wren that I suspect are mostly in error. In 15 years of birding BFM, I've recorded only one MAWR in June and only two (different years)in late July. They do not breed at BFM. Checklists with MAWR rarely include comments, so I can only assume most "sightings" are based solely upon call notes. Today I heard odd, wren-likecalls from reeds that turned out to be recently fledged & begging Common Yellowthroats. Other "odd" calls I often hear at BFM are:
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/302 258 Common Y'throat rattle
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/290 140 Song Sparrow chitter
    Please delete uncertain eBird entries.
    Thanks for listening!!
    
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
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  3. Fulvous Whistling-Duck (and Marsh Wren rant) LINK
    DATE: Jul 20, 2018 @ 5:10pm, 2 day(s) ago
    Fri 20 July
    
    A little past 6:30 AM the continuing FUWD flew out of the water ~30 yards E of the blue dumpster near the Jefferson-Lincoln intersection "elbow". A few minutes later it was ~100 yards farther south, visible from the Lincoln path. Roughly an hour later I saw it flying, and heard it calling, about halfway downthe Lincoln path. Later I looked extensively but could not refind it.
    https://ebird.org/view/ checklist/S47319003
    
    I'd like to know other places where birders are finding the FUWD since LA Co. West Vector Control uses small boats to spray liquid and blow pellets over marsh reeds in efforts to control mosquitos. On Wed. they were very close to the "blue dumpster" area.
    
    I've noticed many eBird checklists for BFM that include summer-month sightings of Marsh Wren that I suspect are mostly in error. In 15 years of birding BFM, I've recorded only one MAWR in June and only two (different years)in late July. They do not breed at BFM. Checklists with MAWR rarely include comments, so I can only assume most "sightings" are based solely upon call notes. Today I heard odd, wren-likecalls from reeds that turned out to be recently fledged & begging Common Yellowthroats. Other "odd" calls I often hear at BFM are:
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/ 302258 Common Y'throat rattle
    https://www.xeno-canto.org/ 290140 Song Sparrow chitter
    Please delete uncertain eBird entries.
    Thanks for listening!!
    
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
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  5. Los Angeles RBA- 20 July 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jul 20, 2018 @ 2:32pm, 2 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California * Los Angeles RBA *July 20, 2018 * CALA1807.20 -Birds mentioned FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK Pectoral Sandpiper Semipalmated Sandpiper California Condor Vermilion Flycatcher Yellow-headed Blackbird 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 July 20. The FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh in Playa del Rey continued through July 19.
    It has generally been close to the intersection of Lincoln and Jefferson.
    A male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was at the marsh on July 14. A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was on the LA River just below Burbank Blvd. in the Sepulveda Basin through July 17. The SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER along the LA River above the Willow Street crossing in Long Beach was present through July 14. Six CALIFORNIA CONDORS were along the old Ridge Route Road west of Castaic Lake on July 16. A male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through July 14.
    A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at the south end of the wildlife lake at the Sepulveda Basin on July 17.
    A GRACE'S WARBLER was found at Chilao Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on July 15 and reported through July 19.
    Google Earth coordinates for the specific location are 34 19 40.88 N 118 00 31.00 W.
    The bird has been in tall pines along the road past the Visitor's Center and just beyond the picnic area loop "exit" where it intersects the main Chilao road again. A male SUMMER TANAGER at Charlton Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains continued through July 15.
    It was last seen near the restrooms along the main road (turn right about a hundred yards after the Charlton entrance off Highway 2). - 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. RE: [LACoBirds] Fulvous Whistling Duck LINK
    DATE: Jul 18, 2018 @ 4:08pm, 4 day(s) ago
    For the three people who havent yet seen the Fulvous Whistling-Duck at Ballona Freshwater Marsh, note that Mark intended to say off of Jefferson rather than Culver. Parking is along the south (eastbound) side of Jefferson. If youre at Culver, youre a block too far north. The referenced correct blue trash bin is just a short ways west of Lincoln along Jefferson.
    
    Do not use halfway between Jefferson and Culver as a reference, since that would put you north of the freshwater marsh; the proper question is why WOULD that area have whistling-ducks, not why WOULDNt it have whistling-ducks
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett
    
    Ornithology Collections Manager
    
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    
    Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA
    
    (213) 763-3368
    
    kgarrett@...
    
    http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Mark Singer mark_a_singer@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:48 PM
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Fulvous Whistling Duck
    
    The Fulvous Whistling Duck was seen at Ballona Wetlands around 12:30 PM today. The bird was seen in the eastern channel, along Lincoln Blvd about halfway between Jefferson and Culver. In past reports, it was noted that the bird was seen near a large blue trash bin. Please note that there are two large blue bins: one is near the open gate off of Culver near Lincoln; the other is also off of Culver but on the western side of the wetlands. It is the former bin that has been referenced.
    
    Mark Singer
    
    Huntington Beach
    
    
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  9. Los Angeles RBA- 13 July 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 3:28pm, 9 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *July 13, 2018 * CALA1807.13 -Birds mentioned FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK Inca Dove Chimney Swift Solitary Sandpiper Semipalmated Sandpiper Magnificent Frigatebird 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 July 13. A FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh in Playa del Rey from July 11-13.
    It is often near the blue dumpster near the intersection of Lincoln and Jefferson. An INCA DOVE continues at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles, being last reported on July 6. A CHIMNEY SWIFT was observed near Mt. Emma Road and 47th Street East in the Antelope Valley on July 4. A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was on the LA River in Glendale (adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area at Riverside Drive) on July 10. SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS (both adults) were at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on July 9 and along the LA River above the Willow Street crossing in Long Beach on July 11. A MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD was seen passing Pt. Dume in Malibu on July 10. A SUMMER TANAGER was seen at Charlton Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on July 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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  11. Fulvous Whistling-Duck present 13 July, Ballona LINK
    DATE: Jul 13, 2018 @ 5:45am, 10 day(s) ago
    At 542am, the duck is near the blue dumpster off Jefferson west of Lincoln, in the Ballona Freshwater Marsh.
    
    Justyn Stahl
    San Clemente Island
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  13. Re: [LACoBirds] Fulvous Whistling-Duck LINK
    DATE: Jul 12, 2018 @ 8:28pm, 10 day(s) ago
    The Fulvous Whistling-Duck continued through at least 5:30 pm today (July 12). It was easily seen from near the big blue dumpster that is 400 feet west of Lincoln Blvd along Jefferson Blvd.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    -------- Original message --------
    From: "deusvitae@... [LACoBirds]"
    Date: 7/12/18 11:02 AM (GMT-08:00)
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Fulvous Whistling-Duck
    
    The Fulvous Whistling-Duck at Ballona Freshwater Marsh was seen again by myself and Candace at 1015 at the bend near the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson. It was resting.
    
    I have pictures on the eBird checklist - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47151496
    
    Ethan Longhenry
    Los Angeles, CA
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  15. Fulvous Whistling-Duck LINK
    DATE: Jul 12, 2018 @ 11:02am, 10 day(s) ago
    The Fulvous Whistling-Duck at Ballona Freshwater Marsh was seen again by myself and Candace at 1015 at the bend near the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson. It was resting.
    
    I have pictures on the eBird checklist - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47151496
    
    Ethan Longhenry
    Los Angeles, CA
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  17. Re: [LACoBirds] Fulvous Whistling-Duck status in L. A. County LINK
    DATE: Jul 11, 2018 @ 4:26pm, 11 day(s) ago
    The California Bird Species of Special Concern account that Kimball refers to may be found online at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashxDocumentID=10376&inline
    
    And I re-iterate his plea for documentation of this bird to be sent to the CBRC: https://www.californiabirds.org/report_sighting.html
    
    Tom Benson
    CBRC Secretary
    
    
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  19. Fulvous Whistling-Duck status in L. A. County LINK
    DATE: Jul 11, 2018 @ 4:19pm, 11 day(s) ago
    Birders, With the discovery and excellent documentation of a Fulvous Whistling-Duck at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh this morning, it seemed appropriate to offer some comments on the species status. First off, this species is on the California Bird Records Committee review list, so documentation should be sent to the CBRC. It was added to the review list fairly recently because of strong declines in the state (and the species virtual
    disappearance from the Imperial Valley where it used to be regular in reasonable numbers). Although identification is not an issue, this is a species known to be kept commonly in captivity, and some previous local records have almost certainly pertained to
    escapees from waterfowl collections. Because we cannot predict how the CBRC will handle this particular record, we will probably validate eBird entries but note that the record is under CBRC review (and, of course, invalidate them if the CBRC does not accept
    the record as being of a naturally occurring vagrant). It seems reasonable to expect that this Ballona bird will end up being treated the same as the recent bird up in Santa Barbara County (currently submitted to the CBRC for review, but with no final decision). A Fulvous Whistling-Duck at Ballona is, in a sense, a return to the species former haunts. As noted by Larry Allen in the Los Angeles County Breeding Bird Atlas, this species nested sporadically in the Playa del Rey area in the first
    half of the 20 th century (but obviously did not survive the construction of Marina del Rey); there are older nesting records in what is now the Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park area as well (more correctly, in sloughs in that general area not the
    current Lake Machado). Severe declines occurred throughout the species California range around that time, and especially after the 1980s. A good discussion of the species status (and declines) in California can be found in the California Bird Species of
    Special Concern volume (Studies in Western Birds, No. 1, 2008).
    
    Recent records from the county involve a flock of 4 at Piute Ponds 16 May 1981 and one along the San Gabriel River near Peck Rd. (Whittier Narrows area) in December 2005. Additional sightings of known or suspected escapees have occurred. For example, five were at the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach in November 1977, but I dont believe these were treated as naturally occurring birds. I recall a bird
    (in the 1980s) at a pond near Marina del Rey that was also widely presumed to be an escapee. Perhaps others know of possible or probable escapees found in the county in recent decades. Kimball Kimball L. Garrett Ornithology Collections Manager Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 USA (213) 763-3368 kgarrett@... http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/ornithology 
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  21. Fulvous Whistling-Duck at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh LINK
    DATE: Jul 11, 2018 @ 12:27pm, 11 day(s) ago
    Wed 11 July
    
    This morning at around 7:30-8:00 AM Neysa Frechette and I had a Fulvous Whistling-Duck near the Jefferson-Lincoln "elbow" of the marsh, visible from the public path a few feet south of the rounded portion of the fence that encloses the :elbow.
    
    This is a new species for this eBird hotspot.
    
    Photos & Lat-Lon data: https://ebird.org/view/ checklist/S47134882
    
    Park along Jefferson Blvd, facing east.
    
    Don Sterba
    Culver City
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  23. (unconfirmed) Fulvous Wh Duck LINK
    DATE: Jul 11, 2018 @ 12:25pm, 11 day(s) ago
    If anybody sees this bird, please let us know:
    
    ############$$$$$$$$$
    
    NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
    
    Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) (1)
    
    - Reported Jul 11, 2018 05:50 by Neysa Frechette
    
    - Ballona Freshwater Marsh, Los Angeles, California
    
    - Map: http://maps.google.com/ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.9701285,-118.4305573&ll=33.9701285,-118.4305573
    
    - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47132975
    
    - Comments: "Details to be added"
    
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  25. SJWA Fulvous Whistling-Duck chase? LINK
    DATE: Jan 5, 2015 @ 9:21pm, 4 year(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    As you may have heard, two Fulvous Whistling-Ducks were shot by hunters at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area the other day, and four more were found by birders today in the ponds near the headquarters. These would be a life bird for me, and as a birder without a vehicle, I'm wondering if anyone here in the L.A. area was planning on heading over to Riverside County in the next few days to try and look for them; if so, I'd like to tag along if possible (I can pitch in for gas). If it'd be convenient for you to pick me up at my house or someplace nearby (I'm right off the 210 freeway)
    and you'd like another set of eyes to aid in the search for these and/or other rare birds, send me an email and we can work out the logistics from there. Thanks!
    
    Good birding,
    John Oliver
    La
    Crescenta, CA
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  27. Re: [LACoBirds] dusky-capped flycatcher, et al. LINK
    DATE: Jan 9, 2006 @ 2:58am, 13 year(s) ago
    Hi Tom Benson and All,
    
    You should have gone to Almansor Park. I failed to find it (the other
    Scisoor-tailed Flycatcher) between 08:15 a.m. and 09:30 a.m. this morning, but
    immediately found it at 3:15 p.m.,. The bird was in a sycamore by the
    basketball courts, and it actually followed me to my car in the parking lot.
    Maybe 8 Cassin's but no Western Kingbird seen or heard.
    
    My friend Ed Stonick has been trying to explain to me why he thinks the F W Duck
    is gone-at least from its known location, and I finally understood while
    standing this afternoon on the EAST side of the river, 200 yards south of the
    Peck Road bridge, facing west. The devastation to the reeds i.e. hiding habitat
    where the duck could hide from humans is extensive. Also no Common Teal. There
    were also A LOT of people in the river, and their dogs. Unfortunately, I did not
    have 2 more hours to take a big walk a few miles north and south (most likely
    south) of Peck Road, to possibly rediscover the bird.
    
    Peck Water Conservation park has a nice Myrtle Warbler, and an Osprey
    (surprise). No Bald eagle there or 1/4 east of there at Livinstone Graham
    reservoir. I laughed while there, when I saw the 2 "Gentlemen's Clubs". Now I
    know the truth as to why those birders were there on that street in an
    industrial neighborhood...
    
    Q: is the West LA College Tropical Kingbird the only one around
    Tom
    
    >From: Thomasabenson@...
    >Date: Sun Jan 08 18:31:42 CST 2006
    >To: lacobirds@yahoogroups.com
    >Subject: [LACoBirds] dusky-capped flycatcher, et al.
    
    >I spent Saturday birding in Los Angeles County. I started in La Verne where I
    found the continuing Dusky-capped Flycatcher at Heritage Park. Then at Bonelli
    Regional Park I found the continuing Painted Redstart opposite restroom #8. At
    Sante Fe Dam, near the northwest end of parking lot #4, the Scissor-tailed
    Flycatcher was present, as were 2 Cackling Geese, 4 Greater White-fronted Geese,
    and a Ross' Goose. I probably should have stopped there, because I dipped out on
    all my afternoon birds: no Fulvous Whistling-duck at the San Gabriel River, no
    Baltimore Oriole or Tropical Kingbird at West L.A. College, and no
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker or Thick-billed kingbird at Banning Park, although I
    did see a Red-breasted Sapsucker at the last location.
    >
    >Good birding,
    >Tom Benson
    >San Bernardino, CA
    >
    >
    >
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  29. dusky-capped flycatcher, et al. LINK
    DATE: Jan 9, 2006 @ 12:31am, 13 year(s) ago
    I spent Saturday birding in Los Angeles County. I started in La Verne where I
    found the continuing Dusky-capped Flycatcher at Heritage Park. Then at Bonelli
    Regional Park I found the continuing Painted Redstart opposite restroom #8. At
    Sante Fe Dam, near the northwest end of parking lot #4, the Scissor-tailed
    Flycatcher was present, as were 2 Cackling Geese, 4 Greater White-fronted Geese,
    and a Ross' Goose. I probably should have stopped there, because I dipped out on
    all my afternoon birds: no Fulvous Whistling-duck at the San Gabriel River, no
    Baltimore Oriole or Tropical Kingbird at West L.A. College, and no
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker or Thick-billed kingbird at Banning Park, although I
    did see a Red-breasted Sapsucker at the last location.
    
    Good birding,
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    
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