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Grace's Warbler
Dendroica graciae


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  1. America's Birdiest County April 27, 28, and 29: More information LINK
    DATE: Apr 20, 2018 @ 5:34pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    Here's additional information about the "America's Birdiest County" event that will happen in Los Angeles County on April 27-29, 2018.
    
    The count starts at midnight on Thursday night/Friday morning and ends at midnight on Sunday night/Monday morning.
    
    The objective is to find as many species in Los Angeles County over this three day interval as possible. We've been doing this since 2003 and regularly find more than 260 species.
    
    Birds can be identified by sight or sound, and as usual, rare species require documentation. All birds must be counted from land, so we can't accept anything seen on a whale watch, or from a boat on a lake, but we'd be glad to count any birds seen from Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands or from seawatches at places such as Point Vicente and Point Dume.
    
    I will act as compiler again this year. Thank you again to Wanda Dameron for helping out as compiler in 2017.
    
    HISTORY
    
    America's Birdiest County started in 2003 in San Diego as a friendly competition among counties across the country to see how many species people could find in a single 24-hour period.
    
    After the first three years, the organizers changed the protocol to make it a three-day event. There were also various categories across the country to try to level the playing field so that counties in very different areas wouldn't be competing against those in other areas that have vastly more birds. Thus, counties in, say, Maine weren't competing against counties in California. Los Angeles was in the "Coastal West" category and our chief competition, at least initially, was with San Diego and Monterey. After the format changed to a three-day event, Monterey stopped competing in order to continue their traditional one-day county-wide birdathon. After 2011, the organizers discontinued the nationwide event, but selected counties continued due to strong local interest. Los Angeles and Kern Counties, which usually did very well, have both continued, and recently Orange and Ventura Counties have started similar events around the same time. In 2017 San Bernardino County started a count and had reported more than 230 species as of Sunday night.
    
    Here are the number of species found in Los Angeles County since 2003:
    Year Total
    2017 264
    2016 270
    2015 275
    2014 272
    2013 265
    2012 262
    2011 277
    2010 271
    2009 264
    2008 255
    2007 272
    2006 265
    2005 246
    2004 240
    2003 239
    
    Our total jumped in 2006 due to better organization and increased interest.
    
    This event has turned into an intensive sweep of the whole county each spring, and has provided a useful snapshot of the species that are present in late April. Many people who participate also record their observations in eBird, and as a result, tens of thousands of bird sightings are permanently archived, so in addition to having fun, we're also making a scientifically useful contribution.
    
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    LOGISTICS
    
    Please email reports to me at lbenner@... and/or to the LA County listserve.
    
    We welcome forwarding eBird checklists--they make checking for new species really easy. The easiest way to do this is to email the eBird list to yourself and then forward it to me.
    
    I will provide updates two to four times each day to track our progress and to help guide searches for species we're missing. The first update will probably happen by mid afternoon on Friday. We will also provide updates each night so that we everyone can see what we still need first thing in the morning.
    
    Please note that we can't count birds seen from boats, but birds seen from Santa Catalina and San Clemente Island count. Also, the Gambel's quail and chukars on San Clemente Island are self-sustaining so we can count them. Also, to continue the protocol we adopted last year, we are now glad to count bald eagles seen from Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands.
    
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    NON-NATIVE SPECIES:
    
    Kimball Garrett asks us to please report established non-native species even if they're not the list that's accepted by the AOS (formerly known as the AOU) or the CBRC.
    
    This means that we want to hear about introduced species such as parakeets and parrots, pin-tailed whydahs, orange bishops, red-whiskered bulbuls, Mandarin ducks, and so forth. Monitoring those populations is becoming increasingly important so please report them, and, of course, enter your sightings into eBird.
    
    We'll keep them in a supplemental list separate from the "regular" species.
    
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    RARE OR UNCOMMON SPECIES
    
    We've been keeping track of some notable species that have been in the area recently. Some are truly rare but others are regular winter visitors that become scarce and challenging to find in late April. Below is a partial list; we're sure there are some things that we missed. Please note that some of these species have not been found during previous ABC weekends, and for some birds it's been a few weeks since we've seen reports in eBird, on the listserve, or in various rare bird alerts.
    
    The list below includes species reported since about the middle of March, and we realize that some have probably left the area by now.
    
    n = new to the count if we find it
    
    Apr 04 n Eurasian wigeon Hansen Dam
    Mar 18 n Eurasian wigeon King Gillette Ranch
    Apr 01 canvasback Alondra Park Reservoir
    Mar 25 canvasback Lancaster Sewage Ponds
    Mar 17 canvasback Hansen Spreading Grounds
    Mar 11 canvasback Crystalaire Country Club
    Apr 04 greater scaup Castaic Lagoon
    Mar 29 greater scaup Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    Mar 14 greater scaup Westlake Lake
    Mar 28 white-winged scoter Dockweiler Beach
    Apr 04 black scoter Topanga Beach/Lagoon
    Apr 03 black scoter Playa del Rey Beach
    Mar 27 black scoter Dockweiler Beach
    Apr 17 common goldeneye Lake Palmdale
    Apr 18 hooded merganser Apollo Park
    Apr 07 hooded merganser Malibu Creek State Park
    Apr 06 hooded merganser LA River/Los Feliz Golf Course area
    Apr 01 hooded merganser Orcas Park
    Mar 29 hooded merganser Big Tujunga Wash N of 210
    Mar 27 hooded merganser LA River/Sunnynook Bridge
    Mar 26 hooded merganser Hansen Dam
    Mar 25 hooded merganser Franklin Canyon Park
    Apr 15 hooded merganser Hollywood Reservoir
    Mar 24 hooded merganser Hahamongna Park
    Apr 12 hooded merganser Piute Ponds
    Mar 31 hooded merganser Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    Mar 26 hooded merganser Del Rey Lagoon
    Mar 23 hooded merganser Bette Davis picnic area
    Mar 20 hooded merganser Atwater Village
    Mar 18 hooded merganser Sepulveda Basin
    Mar 18 hooded merganser LA River/Oros St.
    Mar 18 hooded merganser LA River/Glendale Narrows
    Mar 16 hooded merganser Barranca east side of hole #8
    Mar 28 n red-necked grebe Castaic Lagoon
    Apr 16 northern fulmar King Harbor, Redondo Beach
    Mar 31 neotropic cormorant Bonelli Park north side
    Apr 07 American bittern Piute Ponds
    Mar 24 American bittern Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    Mar 19 American bittern Harbor Regional Park
    Apr 12 yellow-crowned night heron MacArthur Park
    Apr 15 yellow-crowned night heron Ballona Creek
    Apr 18 yellow-crowned night heron Ballona Freshawater Marsh
    Apr 04 yellow-crowned night heron Topanga Beach/Lagoon
    Apr 04 bald eagle Pyramid Lake visitor center
    Apr 09 bald eagle Six Flags Magic Mountain vicinity
    Mar 28 bald eagle Highway 39, San Gabriel Dam
    Mar 28 bald eagle Covina Hills
    Mar 26 bald eagle Little Harbor Road, Santa Catalina Island
    Apr 06 bald eagle San Clemente Island, Lemon Tank
    Apr 17 ferruginous hawk Quail Lake
    Apr 17 ferruginous hawk 270th St West, Neenach
    Apr 03 ferruginous hawk Six Flags Magic Mountain area
    Apr 02 ferruginous hawk Hansen Dam
    Apr 01 ferruginous hawk E Ave. E/65th St. E, Antelope Valley
    Mar 29 ferruginous hawk Ave. A at 90th W, Antelope Valley (county line)
    Mar 25 ferruginous hawk Aqueduct/300th St. West, Antelope Valley
    Mar 25 ferruginous hawk Highway 138 between 269th and 265th West, Antelope Valley
    Mar 19 ferruginous hawk Ave. B/47th St. West, Antelope Valley
    Mar 16 ferruginous hawk Nebeker Ranch
    Apr 12 Ridgeway's rail Ballona Fresh Water Marsh
    Apr 07 stilt sandpiper Piute Ponds
    Apr 14 Wilson's snipe Crystalaire Country Club (private)
    Apr 19 Wilson's snipe Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    Apr 18 Wilson's snipe Entradero Park
    Apr 19 Wilson's snipe Madrona Marsh
    Apr 12 Wilson's snipe Piute Ponds
    Mar 29 Wilson's snipe Playa Vista Riparian Corridor
    Mar 29 Wilson's snipe Hansen Dam
    Mar 27 Wilson's snipe Harbor Regional Park
    Mar 25 Wilson's snipe Aqueduct/300th St. West, Antelope Valley
    Mar 20 Wilson's snipe Six Flags Magic Mountain park vicinity
    Apr 12 Wilson's snipe Newhall Ranch site
    Apr 19 solitary sandpiper Madrona Marsh
    Apr 14 solitary sandpiper Hansen Dam
    Apr 10 solitary sandpiper Piute Ponds
    Apr 02 solitary sandpiper San Clemente Island
    Apr 17 lesser yellowlegs Piute Ponds
    Mar 26 common murre Point Vicente
    Apr 01 Cassin's auklet Zuma Beach
    Mar 24 Sabine's gull Piute Ponds
    Apr 15 Franklin's gull Piute Ponds
    Apr 04 Franklin's gull Aqueduct: 165th East, Antelope Valley
    Mar 12 Franklin's gull Ballona Creek/Pacific Ave Bridge
    Apr 16 mew gull Polliwog Park
    Mar 19 mew gull Bonnelli Park east
    Mar 18 mew gull Golden Shore Reserve
    Apr 04 Iceland (Thayer's) gull Lake Balboa, Sepulveda Basin
    Mar 15 n lesser black backed gull Pico Rivera Spreading ponds (dry)
    Apr 01 long-eared owl Piute Ponds
    Apr 14 Lewis's woodpecker Sycamore Canyon, Whittier
    Apr 15 Lewis's woodpecker Chilao Campground
    Mar 31 Lewis's woodpecker Rose Hills, Whittier
    Mar 25 red-naped sapsucker St. Andrew's Priory
    Mar 28 red-naped sapsucker O'Melveny Park
    Apr 14 prairie falcon Pinon Hills
    Apr 18 prairie falcon Piute Ponds
    Apr 01 prairie falcon Castaic sports complex
    Apr 16 prairie falcon CA aqueduct 300th St. West
    Mar 23 prairie falcon Nebeker Ranch
    Apr 17 purple martin Piute Ponds
    Apr 17 purple martin LA River, North Atwater Park
    Apr 06 purple martin Charlton Flat
    Apr 19 vermilion flycatcher La Mirada Park
    Apr 13 vermilion flycatcher Griffith Park in Claremont
    Apr 05 vermilion flycatcher Castaic sports complex
    Apr 04 vermilion flycatcher Glen Haven Memorial Park
    Apr 14 vermilion flycatcher Crystalaire Country Club
    Apr 14 vermilion flycatcher Rancho Sierra Golf Club
    Apr 01 vermilion flycatcher Santa Anita Golf Course
    Apr 09 vermilion flycatcher Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora
    Mar 23 vermilion flycatcher Malibu Creek State Park
    Apr 03 dusky-capped flycatcher Ladera Park
    Mar 16 dusky-capped flycatcher Runnymede Recreation Center
    Mar 19 dusky-capped flycatcher North Weddington Recreation Center
    Apr 18 tropical kingbird Entradero Park
    Mar 19 tropical kingbird Harbor Regional park
    Apr 20 n gray vireo Bob's Gap, dirt road at south end
    Apr 11 plumbeous vireo Wheeler Park, Claremont
    Apr 05 plumbeous vireo Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery
    Apr 05 plumbeous vireo Garvey Ranch Park
    Apr 02 plumbeous vireo Farnsworth Park
    Mar 31 plumbeous vireo Los Nietos Park
    Mar 30 plumbeous vireo Wardlow Park
    Mar 27 plumbeous vireo Linden H. Chandler Preserve
    Mar 25 plumbeous vireo Bell Gardens Veterans Park
    Mar 24 purple martin El Dorado Regional Park
    Apr 17 purple martin Piute Ponds
    Apr 17 purple martin LA River, North Atwater Park
    Apr 06 purple martin Charlton Flat
    Apr 03 bank swallow Piute Ponds
    Mar 29 black-tailed gnatcatcher Edwards AFB
    Apr 07 golden-crowned kinglet Placerita Canyon Nature Center
    Mar 30 golden-crowned kinglet Buckhorn CG
    Mar 25 golden-crowned kinglet Chilao Visitor Center
    Mar 24 golden-crowned kinglet Descanso Gardens
    Mar 18 golden-crowned kinglet Table Mountain
    Mar 22 mountain bluebird CA aqueduct at 120th west
    Mar 19 mountain bluebird Brackett Airport
    Apr 14 n sage thrasher Piute Ponds
    Apr 18 sage thrasher Crystalaire Country Club (private)
    Apr 02 sage thrasher Nebeker Ranch area
    Mar 30 sage thrasher San Clemente Island, Airfield
    Mar 30 sage thrasher San Clemente Island, Lemon Tank
    Mar 28 sage thrasher 180th St. West/route 138, Antelope Valley
    Mar 26 sage thrasher 60th St. West/Ave C10, Antelope Valley
    Mar 24 sage thrasher Ave. E, 80th-90th St. East, Antelope Valley
    Apr 09 n ovenbird Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
    Apr 12 black and white warbler American Gold Star Manor/Long Beach
    Apr 14 black and white warbler Madrona Marsh
    Apr 11 black and white warbler LA County Arboretum
    Mar 27 black and white warbler Library Park
    Apr 07 black and white warbler DeForest Park
    Apr 07 palm warbler Entradero Park
    Apr 01 n Lucy's warbler North Weddington Recreation Park
    Apr 11 American redstart El Dorado Park near softball fields
    Mar 18 n pine warbler Runnymede Recreation Area
    Apr 08 n Grace's warbler Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
    Mar 24 painted redstart Culver City Park
    Apr 14 n lark bunting Agua Amarga Canyon
    Apr 05 lark bunting Garvey Ranch Park
    Apr 05 vesper sparrow Piute Ponds
    Apr 02 vesper sparrow Six Flags Magic Mountain area
    Apr 01 vesper sparrow California Poppy Preserve
    Mar 25 vesper sparrow 265th St. West/Ave. A, Antelope Valley
    Mar 19 clay-colored sparrow Westchester Park
    Apr 19 Harris's sparrow Hansen Dam
    Apr 16 white-throated sparrow Crystalaire neighborhood (private residence)
    Apr 16 white-throated sparrow Palos Verdes private residence
    Apr 10 white-throated sparrow Agua Amarga/Lunada Canyon Trail
    Apr 09 white-throated sparrow Ed Thomas' yard
    Mar 11 white-throated sparrow LA Arboretum
    Mar 18 white-throated sparrow Descanso Gardens
    Apr 18 white-throated sparrow Montrose Community Park
    Mar 25 white-throated sparrow Hopkins Wilderness Park
    Apr 14 summer tanager Village Green
    Mar 28 summer tanager Veteran's Park, Sylmar
    Mar 18 summer tanager LA Arboretum
    Apr 05 Baltimore oriole San Clemente Island, China Canyon
    Mar 24 n rusty blackbird Almansor Park
    
    As always, anything flagged as "rare" in eBird is going to require documentation, so please take photos, jot down notes, obtain recordings and videos, or make sketches.
    
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    SPECIES PREVIOUSLY RECORDED
    
    Below is the master list of every species we've found during previous ABC weekends.
    
    There are some species that we get regularly that are actually quite local and require special effort to find and/or that are just leaving or arriving at this time of year . Among them, in no particular order, are prairie falcon, American dipper, common ground-dove, Inca dove, spotted owl, northern saw-whet owl, northern pygmy owl, flammulated owl, burrowing owl, golden-crowned kinglet, Le Conte's thrasher, Williamson's sapsucker, red crossbill, Swainson's hawk, common merganser, hooded merganser, summer tanager, golden eagle, and wandering tattler.
    
    We often struggle to find pelagic species; alcids are particularly difficult.
    
    The table below lists every species we've recorded during the ABC weekend since 2004 and the number of years in which we've found it.
    
    N = number of years we've found a species from 2004-present.
    
    N SPECIES
    13 Greater White-fronted Goose
    10 Snow Goose
    14 Ross's Goose
    13 Brant
    13 Cackling Goose
    14 Canada Goose
    14 Wood Duck
    14 Gadwall
    14 American Wigeon
    14 Mallard
    14 Blue-winged Teal
    14 Cinnamon Teal
    14 Northern Shoveler
    13 Northern Pintail
    14 Green-winged Teal
    03 Canvasback
    14 Redhead
    14 Ring-necked Duck
    01 Greater Scaup
    14 Lesser Scaup
    01 White-winged Scoter
    14 Surf Scoter
    03 Black Scoter
    01 Long-tailed Duck
    14 Bufflehead
    03 Common Goldeneye
    07 Hooded Merganser
    11 Common Merganser
    13 Red-breasted Merganser
    14 Ruddy Duck
    14 Mountain Quail
    14 California Quail
    10 Gambel's Quail
    10 Chukar
    14 Red-throated Loon
    14 Pacific Loon
    14 Common Loon
    01 Yellow-billed Loon
    14 Pied-billed Grebe
    10 Horned Grebe
    14 Eared Grebe
    14 Western Grebe
    14 Clark's Grebe
    01 Black-footed albatross
    03 Northern Fulmar
    11 Pink-footed Shearwater
    14 Sooty Shearwater
    06 Black-vented Shearwater
    14 Brandt's Cormorant
    01 Neotropic Cormorant
    14 Double-crested Cormorant
    14 Pelagic Cormorant
    13 American White Pelican
    14 Brown Pelican
    04 American Bittern
    14 Least Bittern
    14 Great Blue Heron
    14 Great Egret
    14 Snowy Egret
    12 Cattle Egret
    14 Green Heron
    14 Black-crowned Night-Heron
    01 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    14 White-faced Ibis
    14 Turkey Vulture
    14 Osprey
    14 White-tailed Kite
    12 Golden Eagle
    02 Bald Eagle
    13 Northern Harrier
    13 Sharp-shinned Hawk
    14 Cooper's Hawk
    14 Red-shouldered Hawk
    13 Swainson's Hawk
    14 Red-tailed Hawk
    04 Ferruginous Hawk
    01 Sandhill Crane
    13 Virginia Rail
    14 Sora
    01 Ridgeway's Rail
    14 Common Gallinule
    14 American Coot
    14 Black-bellied Plover
    02 Pacific Golden-Plover
    14 Snowy Plover
    14 Semipalmated Plover
    14 Killdeer
    14 Black Oystercatcher
    14 Black-necked Stilt
    14 American Avocet
    14 Spotted Sandpiper
    12 Solitary Sandpiper
    14 Wandering Tattler
    14 Greater Yellowlegs
    14 Willet
    13 Lesser Yellowlegs
    14 Whimbrel
    12 Long-billed Curlew
    14 Marbled Godwit
    14 Ruddy Turnstone
    14 Black Turnstone
    14 Surfbird
    02 Red Knot
    14 Sanderling
    02 Semipalmated Sandpiper
    14 Western Sandpiper
    14 Least Sandpiper
    03 Baird's Sandpiper
    14 Dunlin
    01 Ruff
    01 Stilt Sandpiper
    11 Short-billed Dowitcher
    14 Long-billed Dowitcher
    09 Wilson's Snipe
    11 Wilson's Phalarope
    14 Red-necked Phalarope
    01 Red Phalarope
    01 Sabine's Gull
    14 Bonaparte's Gull
    01 Laughing Gull
    07 Franklin's Gull
    13 Heermann's Gull
    02 Mew Gull
    14 Ring-billed Gull
    14 Western Gull
    13 California Gull
    12 Herring Gull
    02 Thayer's Gull (Iceland Gull)
    14 Glaucous-winged Gull
    01 Glaucous Gull
    13 Least Tern
    14 Caspian Tern
    04 Black Tern
    01 Common Tern
    14 Forster's Tern
    14 Royal Tern
    14 Elegant Tern
    14 Black Skimmer
    07 Pomarine Jaeger
    08 Parasitic Jaeger
    05 Common Murre
    02 Scripps' Murrelet
    02 Cassin's Auklet
    03 Rhinoceros Auklet
    14 Rock Pigeon
    14 Band-tailed Pigeon
    13 Eurasian Collared-Dove
    14 Spotted Dove
    02 White-winged Dove
    14 Mourning Dove
    10 Inca Dove
    12 Common Ground-Dove
    14 Greater Roadrunner
    14 Barn Owl
    09 Flammulated Owl
    14 Western Screech-Owl
    14 Great Horned Owl
    13 Northern Pygmy-Owl
    14 Burrowing Owl
    14 Spotted Owl
    05 Long-eared Owl
    12 Northern Saw-whet Owl
    14 Lesser Nighthawk
    14 Common Poorwill
    14 Vaux's Swift
    14 White-throated Swift
    14 Black-chinned Hummingbird
    14 Anna's Hummingbird
    14 Costa's Hummingbird
    14 Rufous Hummingbird
    14 Allen's Hummingbird
    10 Calliope Hummingbird
    14 Belted Kingfisher
    10 Lewis's Woodpecker
    14 Acorn Woodpecker
    12 Williamson's Sapsucker
    14 Red-breasted Sapsucker
    01 Red-naped Sapsucker
    11 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    14 Nuttall's Woodpecker
    14 Downy Woodpecker
    14 Hairy Woodpecker
    14 White-headed Woodpecker
    14 Northern Flicker
    14 American Kestrel
    11 Merlin
    14 Peregrine Falcon
    12 Prairie Falcon
    01 Crested Caracara
    14 Red-crowned Parrot
    14 Olive-sided Flycatcher
    14 Western Wood-Pewee
    14 Hammond's Flycatcher
    14 Gray Flycatcher
    14 Dusky Flycatcher
    14 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    14 Black Phoebe
    14 Say's Phoebe
    05 Vermilion Flycatcher
    03 Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    14 Ash-throated Flycatcher
    04 Tropical Kingbird
    14 Cassin's Kingbird
    02 Thick-billed Kingbird
    14 Western Kingbird
    14 Loggerhead Shrike
    14 Bell's Vireo
    08 Plumbeous Vireo
    14 Cassin's Vireo
    14 Hutton's Vireo
    14 Warbling Vireo
    14 Steller's Jay
    14 Western Scrub-Jay
    13 Clark's Nutcracker
    14 American Crow
    14 Common Raven
    14 Horned Lark
    14 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    06 Purple Martin
    14 Tree Swallow
    14 Violet-green Swallow
    12 Bank Swallow
    14 Barn Swallow
    14 Cliff Swallow
    14 Mountain Chickadee
    14 Oak Titmouse
    13 Verdin
    14 Bushtit
    14 Red-breasted Nuthatch
    14 White-breasted Nuthatch
    14 Pygmy Nuthatch
    14 Brown Creeper
    14 Rock Wren
    14 Canyon Wren
    14 House Wren
    14 Marsh Wren
    14 Bewick's Wren
    14 Cactus Wren
    14 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    14 California Gnatcatcher
    10 American Dipper
    05 Golden-crowned Kinglet
    14 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    14 Wrentit
    14 Western Bluebird
    01 Mountain Bluebird
    11 Townsend's Solitaire
    14 Swainson's Thrush
    14 Hermit Thrush
    14 American Robin
    01 Varied Thrush
    14 Northern Mockingbird
    14 California Thrasher
    10 Le Conte's Thrasher
    14 European Starling
    01 Red-throated Pipit
    14 American Pipit
    14 Cedar Waxwing
    14 Phainopepla
    02 Northern Waterthrush
    05 Black-and-white Warbler
    01 Tennessee Warbler
    14 Orange-crowned Warbler
    14 Nashville Warbler
    14 MacGillivray's Warbler
    14 Common Yellowthroat
    01 Hooded Warbler
    02 American Redstart
    01 Northern Parula
    14 Yellow Warbler
    01 Chestnut-sided Warbler
    07 Palm Warbler
    14 Yellow-rumped Warbler
    14 Black-throated Gray Warbler
    14 Townsend's Warbler
    14 Hermit Warbler
    14 Wilson's Warbler
    01 Painted Redstart
    14 Yellow-breasted Chat
    14 Green-tailed Towhee
    14 Spotted Towhee
    14 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
    14 California Towhee
    14 Chipping Sparrow
    02 Clay-colored Sparrow
    11 Brewer's Sparrow
    01 Field Sparrow
    14 Black-chinned Sparrow
    01 Vesper Sparrow
    13 Lark Sparrow
    14 Black-throated Sparrow
    14 Bell's Sparrow
    14 Savannah Sparrow
    04 Grasshopper Sparrow
    14 Fox Sparrow
    14 Song Sparrow
    13 Lincoln's Sparrow
    01 Swamp Sparrow
    10 White-throated Sparrow
    03 Harris' Sparrow
    14 White-crowned Sparrow
    14 Golden-crowned Sparrow
    14 Dark-eyed Junco
    06 Summer Tanager
    14 Western Tanager
    14 Black-headed Grosbeak
    14 Blue Grosbeak
    01 Indigo Bunting
    14 Lazuli Bunting
    14 Red-winged Blackbird
    14 Tricolored Blackbird
    14 Western Meadowlark
    14 Yellow-headed Blackbird
    14 Brewer's Blackbird
    14 Great-tailed Grackle
    14 Brown-headed Cowbird
    03 Orchard Oriole
    14 Hooded Oriole
    14 Bullock's Oriole
    01 Baltimore Oriole
    14 Scott's Oriole
    14 Purple Finch
    14 Cassin's Finch
    14 House Finch
    11 Red Crossbill
    12 Pine Siskin
    14 Lesser Goldfinch
    14 Lawrence's Goldfinch
    14 American Goldfinch
    01 Evening Grosbeak
    14 House Sparrow
    04 Scaly-Breasted Munia 2014 was the first year we could count it
    
    Total: 333 species
    
    Removed: black swift and willow flycatcher because we think those reports were in error.
    
    Added in 2017:
    Yellow-crowned night-heron
    
    Please start thinking of where you might be able to contribute, and we look forward to hearing from you on April 27, 28, and 29!
    
    Best wishes,
    
    Lance Benner
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  3. No Grace's Warbler Monday 4/9/18 LINK
    DATE: Apr 9, 2018 @ 3:14pm, 14 day(s) ago
    Claremont 3:00 p.m.
    
    An intrepid mixed band of retired birders, birders who are off work on Mondays, and birders who snuck out the emergency exit of their jobs without telling anybody stood in the baking Inland Empire sun all morning, with the last of the foolhardy leaving after
    2:15 p.m., or later, without seeing or hearing the Grace's Warbler at the botanical garden.
    
    There are, however, Lawrence's Goldfinches "everywhere" in Claremont, which also has a bumper crop of Fiddleneck in any and all patches of disturbed soil. (Lawrence's Goldfinches favor this food source).
    
    Amazingly the Ovenbird was seen heard/seen by a few people.
    
    I am going to email Kimball photos of a tiny female hummingbird that was probably a Calliope at the Grace's Warbler spot.
    
    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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  5. Re: [LACoBirds] Grace's Warbler in Claremont (Apr 8) LINK
    DATE: Apr 8, 2018 @ 4:27pm, 15 day(s) ago
    I have posted some photos of the Grace's Warbler from today in both my eBird checklist and on Flickr. It was rather cooperative for the 30 minutes it was present in the botanic gardens, staying in the same tree, and calling frequently and singing occasionally.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44374664
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/40928097@N07/
    
    
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  7. Re: [LACoBirds] Grace's Warbler in Claremont (Apr 7) LINK
    DATE: Apr 8, 2018 @ 2:27pm, 15 day(s) ago
    The Grace's Warbler flew off at a little after 12:20pm, heading roughly southwest, and may have ended up at Cahuilla Park. It may be worth checking there first, if one wants to try for it this afternoon.
    
    Brittany O'Connor
    Claremont
    
    On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 12:12 PM, Brittany O'Connor ba.oconnor@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
     Hi,
    
    The Grace's Warbler is currently in the same lines along Indian Hill Blvd that it was in yesterday, 11:45am 4/8/18.
    
    Brittany O'Connor
    Claremont
    
    On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 5:23 PM, Tom Benson Thomasabenson@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
     Earlier today David Rankin found a Grace's Warbler at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens in Claremont. The bird was seen for about 30 minutes between 12 and 1 pm in the pine trees in the northwest corner of the gardens along Indian Hill Blvd. His ebird checklist is here:https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44335343. Several of us looked this afternoon but could not refind the bird. It is possible to see the pines from outside the gardens along Indian Hill Blvd (you can park at nearby Cahuilla Park), although this might not offer the best views, especially in the morning looking east.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
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  9. Re: [LACoBirds] Grace's Warbler in Claremont (Apr 7) LINK
    DATE: Apr 8, 2018 @ 12:11pm, 15 day(s) ago
    Hi,
    
    The Grace's Warbler is currently in the same lines along Indian Hill Blvd that it was in yesterday, 11:45am 4/8/18.
    
    Brittany O'Connor
    Claremont
    
    On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 5:23 PM, Tom Benson Thomasabenson@... [LACoBirds]
    wrote:
    
     Earlier today David Rankin found a Grace's Warbler at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens in Claremont. The bird was seen for about 30 minutes between 12 and 1 pm in the pine trees in the northwest corner of the gardens along Indian Hill Blvd. His ebird checklist is here:https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44335343. Several of us looked this afternoon but could not refind the bird. It is possible to see the pines from outside the gardens along Indian Hill Blvd (you can park at nearby Cahuilla Park), although this might not offer the best views, especially in the morning looking east.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
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  11. Grace's Warbler in Claremont (Apr 7) LINK
    DATE: Apr 7, 2018 @ 5:23pm, 16 day(s) ago
    Earlier today David Rankin found a Grace's Warbler at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens in Claremont. The bird was seen for about 30 minutes between 12 and 1 pm in the pine trees in the northwest corner of the gardens along Indian Hill Blvd. His ebird checklist is here:https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44335343. Several of us looked this afternoon but could not refind the bird. It is possible to see the pines from outside the gardens along Indian Hill Blvd (you can park at nearby Cahuilla Park), although this might not offer the best views, especially in the morning looking east.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
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  13. Grace's Warbler in Rolling Hills LINK
    DATE: Dec 26, 2007 @ 10:15pm, 10 year(s) ago
    Hi all,
    
    26 Dec 2007
    
    I had a Grace's Warbler in Rolling Hills today. The big problem with
    Rolling Hills is access. It is an exclusive, private, gated city. For
    those familiar with the area, from Poppy Trail Lane take the Sleepy
    Hollow Trail (signed). After a ways, take the Purple Canyon Trail
    (signed) to the right. Up a ways, the willows will thin out on the right
    after a bend to the left. Up above on the left begins a nice grove of
    Monterey Pines that continues up canyon. I kept track of the bird for
    about an hour by its call (a soft Yellow Warbler-type chip) as it moved
    through the pines here. Views were difficult to obtain because it often
    stayed hidden high in the pines.
    
    For those without access, there is a trail from the outside that will
    get you to Poppy Trail Lane. This is the way I went. It is quite a long
    and steep hike. Going up Palos Verdes Drive East, take Bronco Dr. to the
    right. Continue up to the Martingale Trailhead on the right. Take the
    steep trail down to the bottom of the canyon and take the trail to the
    right down the canyon. A ways down, the trail will turn left up another
    canyon. Continue up until you reach the road (Poppy Trail Lane). Follow
    the road a short distance up canyon to the Sleepy Hollow Trail and
    continue as mentioned above.
    
    Kevin Larson
    Lawndale
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  15. Los Angeles RBA October 12, 2006 LINK
    DATE: Oct 13, 2006 @ 4:01pm, 12 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * October 12, 2006
    * CALA0610.12
    
    - Birds mentioned
    
    Brown Pelican
    Sandhill Crane
    Pectoral Sandpiper
    Arctic Tern
    Eurasian Collared-Dove
    RUDDY GROUND-DOVE
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Bell's Vireo
    Tennessee Warbler
    Grace's Warbler
    Black-and-White Warbler
    American Redstart
    Painted Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    California Bird Records Committee:
    Report sightings on the rare bird report form:
    http://www.wfo-cbrc.org/cbrc/
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    Telephone Number: (323) 874-1318
    E-mail reports to: JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County.
    
    - Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for Thursday October 12, 2006.
    Please report sightings to Jon Fisher at 818-544-5009 or via e-mail to
    JonF60@...
    
    A SANDHILL CRANE was seen briefly at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 7.
    After being found the bird flew off.
    
    A PECTORAL SANDPIPER and an ARTIC TERN were at the Piute Ponds on Edwards
    Air Force Base on October 8. Note that the ponds are closed to the general
    public and a letter of permission is required to enter.
    
    An exceptional bird was a RUDDY GROUND-DOVE seen and photographed at a
    private residence in La Canada on October 10. This would constitute a first
    LA County record.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was reported at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City on
    October 9.
    
    The male VERMILION FLYCATCHER that spent last winter in South El Monte has
    returned. The bird is at the soccer fields just southwest of the west end
    of Rush Street. The bird was seen on October 11. Take Rush west from
    Rosemead Blvd., just north of the 60 Freeway.
    
    Several interesting birds were along the San Gabriel River on October 7. A
    CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was 1/2 mile south of Slauson, a BROWN PELICAN and two
    EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were at Wilderness Park in Downey.
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at the Village Green Condominiums on October 7. The
    bird was behind unit 5119. The condominiums are located at the southwest
    corner of Rodeo and South LaBrea. This is private property, but birders are
    welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    A GRACE'S WARBLER was found at DeForest Park in Long Beach on October 12.
    The bird was seen in the northwest area of the park in the morning, but
    could not be refound later in the day. Also present was an AMERICAN
    REDSTART in willows south of the Nature Trail and a BELL'S VIREO southwest
    of the building near the tennis courts.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Ed Vincent Park in Inglewood on October 10.
    The bird was seen near the park office. Another BLACK-AND-WHITE was at
    Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach the same day.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART that spent last winter at Bonelli Regional Park in San
    Dimas has returned. The bird was seen in its usual place at the parking
    area near Restroom #8.
    
    A male SUMMER TANAGER was at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve on October
    12. The bird was north of the north entrance to the Wildlife area in an oak
    near the concrete bridge over Haskell Creek.
    
    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.
    
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BIRD SIGHTING WEBSITE
    You may also leave or receive instant updates (no e-mail,- web based) on
    Southern California bird sightings by clicking the Bird Sighting Board
    module on the home page of http://www.laaudubon.org/
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  17. Grace's Warbler @ DeForest Park LINK
    DATE: Oct 12, 2006 @ 10:52pm, 12 year(s) ago
    Hi Folks-
    
    Thurs 12 Oct
    
    Shortly after 0800 I had an adult Grace's Warbler at DeForest Park
    in N. Long Beach, foraging in pine trees near the NW corner of the
    park. The bird soon left these trees and got away, but I hooked up
    with Karen Gilbert and we refound it about 150 yds. south in pines
    along the west edge of the playground. The bird again moved and
    this time could not be relocated. Jeff Boyd, Karen and I spent a
    great deal of time looking for it without success---it was not seen
    after about 0930.
    
    A male American Redstart was in the willows south of the Nature
    Trail area, and a Bell's Vireo was in the alders and Australian
    Willows southwest of the building by the tennis courts. The Bell's
    is probably the same one seen on 24 Sep and might be the bird that
    wintered here the past three winters.
    
    Also in the park were two Cassin's Vireos and a continuing Plumbeous
    (first seen on 23 Sep).
    
    Richard Barth
    West Hollywood
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  19. RE: [BIRDWEST] Los Angeles RBA December 1, 2005 LINK
    DATE: Dec 2, 2005 @ 5:07pm, 12 year(s) ago
    Hi Jon:
    
    A much easier place to see Hooded Mergansers is from the El Torito
    Restaurant in Encino. There are at least 2 pairs on the small lake in the
    Los Encinos Historical Monument (they usually winter here). The location is
    just east of the intersection of Ventura Blvd. and Balboa Blvd. If you don't
    want to have lunch, you can walk into the park any old time.
    
    Jean
    
    
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  21. Los Angeles RBA December 1, 2005 LINK
    DATE: Dec 2, 2005 @ 4:59pm, 12 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * December 1, 2005
    * CALA0512.01
    
    - Birds mentioned
    
    Northern Fulmar
    Short-tailed Shearwater
    Long-tailed Duck
    Black Scoter
    White-winged Scoter
    Eurasian Wigeon
    Hooded Merganser
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Least Flycatcher
    Gray Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Thick-billed Kingbird
    Bell's Vireo
    Winter Wren
    Virginia's Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    Grace's Warbler
    Black-and-White Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    American Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    Black-headed Grosbeak
    
    California Bird Record Committee, report sightings on the
    rare bird report form: http://www.wfo-cbrc.org/cbrc/
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    Telephone Number: (323) 874-1318
    E-mail reports to: JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County.
    
    - Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, December 1. Please
    report sightings to Jon Fisher at 818-544-5009 (or e-mail to
    JonF60@...).
    
    Eighteen NORTHERN FULMAR and two SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATERS were seen from
    Point Vicente on the Palos Verdes Penninsula on November 27. Parking is
    available at the Public Fishing Access parking area.
    
    A LONG-TAILED DUCK, a male BLACK SCOTER and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were off
    Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on November 29. Parking can be found
    along the Pacific Coast Highway at the Hyperion outlook between Imperial and
    Grand. Check near Lifeguard Platform #58 and #59.
    
    A EURASIAN WIGEON was at Mountain Meadows Golf Course in San Dimas on
    November 24. Take Fairplex north from the 10 Freeway and then go left on
    Via Verde. The bird was in a small fenced pond about 500 feet west of
    Fairplex along Via Verde.
    
    Those with an interest in HOODED MERGANSERS should check the Soka University
    Ponds near Mulholland Drive and Malibu Canyon Road and also the Woodley Golf
    Course pond near the driving range in Van Nuys. Multiple birds have been
    reported from both locations.
    
    A LEAST FLYCACHER was found in Area 2 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach on
    November 29. Take Snake Road past the 15 MPH speed limit sign and look in
    the oaks on the north side of the road. Also in this part of Area 2 was a
    TROPICAL KINGBIRD. A GRAY FLYCATCHER was in oaks near Restroom #38. In
    Area 3, an AMERICAN REDSTART was north of Wardlow at the far northwest end
    of the lakes. El Dorado Park is on Willow Street just west of the 605
    Freeway. There is an entry fee of $4.
    
    The THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD at Banning Park in Wilmington was reported through
    November 24. The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was also reported through the
    24th. Banning Park is on the Pacific Coast Highway, just east of the 110
    Freeway.
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at West LA College was seen through December 1. The
    bird moves around and one strategy is to wait at the ball field for the bird
    to show up there.
    
    At Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale, the SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen through
    November 24. Look around Parking Lot #5, though it may been seen anywhere
    in the general area. The entrance is on the north side of Arrow Highway
    between Irwindale Ave. and the 605 Freeway. There is an entry fee on
    weekends.
    
    Three WINTER WRENS appeared this past week with one at Sand Dune Park in
    Manhattan Beach on November 25th, another in Rolling Hills Estates the same
    day, and a third along the San Gabriel River's West Fork Road on November
    26th.
    
    A VIRGINIA'S WARBLER was along the LA River on November 24. This bird was
    half way between DeForest Park and the Artesia crossing in sycamores on the
    hillside. At DeForest Park proper, a BELL'S VIREO continued in alders south
    of the tennis courts.
    
    A GRACE'S WARBLER was at Buckhorn Campground on November 25th. This may be
    the same bird reported here earlier in the year. The bird was seen about 50
    feet down the road from the locked exit gate at Buckhorn. You can park
    outside the exit and walk down
    the road to reach this spot.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WABLER was at Camino Real Park in Ventura on November
    27th. It was seen near the first parking lot next to the freeway.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Bonelli Regional Park was reported through December
    1. Look for it near Restroom #8, especially in the oak on the median strip
    between the road and parking area.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Elysian Park was reported through November 18. This
    bird is in the Solano Canyon area of Elysian Park near Park and Academy.
    Look for it in the maple trees north of the upper playground area.
    
    A apparent second PAINTED REDSTART was found in the same area on November
    27. This bird was in Chavez Ravine along Stadium Way, east of Academy Drive
    and just east of the playground.
    
    Also in this part of Chavez Ravine were two BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS and a
    NASHVILLE WARBLER. On November 30, the Redstart was not refound, but a
    SUMMER TANAGER previously reported here on October 27 was still present.
    
    Yet another PAINTED REDSTART was reported from Big Dalton Canyon above
    Glendora on November 30. The bird was near a fire ring at the picnic area
    on the left side of the road as you enter 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, you may consult our
    website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org.
    
    SOUTHERN CAL. BIRD SIGHTING WEBSITE
    You may also leave or receive instant updates (no e-mail,- web based) on
    Southern California bird sightings by clicking the Bird Sighting Board
    module on the home page of
    http://www.laaudubon.org/
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  23. Grace's Warbler, Buckhorn LINK
    DATE: Nov 26, 2005 @ 1:25am, 12 year(s) ago
    LACo Birders,
    
    Today at noon there was a Grace's Warbler at the exit to Buckhorn Campground,
    San Gabriel Mountains. After parking at the locked exit gate to Buckhorn, it
    was in the crown of the tallest pine about 20 yards beyond the gate to the left
    of the exit road. I would think this is the same warbler found earlier this
    year.
    
    There was also a Golden Eagle being chased out of territory by a Common Raven at
    the same location.
    
    Good Birding,
    
    Ron Cyger
    Pasadena
    
    
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  25. Los Angeles RBA May 19, 2005 LINK
    DATE: May 20, 2005 @ 5:18pm, 13 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * May 19, 2005
    * CALA0505.19
    
    - Birds mentioned
    
    Franklin's Gull
    Tropical Kingbird
    Grace's Warbler
    Red Crossbill
    
    California Bird Record Committee, report sightings on the
    rare bird report form: http://www.wfo-cbrc.org/cbrc/
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    Telephone Number: (323) 874-1318
    E-mail reports to: JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County.
    
    - Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, May 19.
    Sightings should be reported to Jon Fisher at 818-544-5009.
    
    A FRANKLIN'S GULL was seen briefly at Del Rey Lagoon in Playa del Rey on May
    13.
    
    A dozen FRANKLIN'S GULLS were at the Lancaster Sewer Ponds on May 17.
    Remember to check in at the office before birding the ponds. Take the
    Avenue D exit from the 14 Freeway in Lancaster. The ponds are immediately
    east of the freeway on the north side of Avenue D.
    
    There are two continiung TROPICAL KINGBIRDS at West LA College. Most
    recently, they were reported on May 13. Check for them around the steel
    posts along the west side of the vacant lot above Parking Lot #7. Parking
    is available on Stocker, Freshman or Sophomore, the three streets bordering
    the campus.
    
    A singing male GRACE'S WARBLER was found at Charlton Flat in the San Gabriel
    Mountains on May 13 and seen again the following day. The bird was in pines
    in the picnic area. The bird has been looked for since then but has not
    been refound.
    
    Also in the San Gabriel Mountians were singing RED CROSSBILLS at Cooper
    Cayon trailhead, just past Cloudburst Summit on May 15.
    
    On a related note: Angeles Crest Highway is closed past Islip Saddle.
    
    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, you may consult our
    website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org.
    
    SOUTHERN CAL. BIRD SIGHTING WEBSITE
    You may also leave or receive instant updates (no e-mail,- web based) on
    Southern California bird sightings by clicking the Bird Sighting Board
    module on the home page of
    http://www.laaudubon.org/
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  27. Angeles Crest Highway, Sunday 15 May LINK
    DATE: May 16, 2005 @ 5:40pm, 13 year(s) ago
    Birders:
    
    A couple of notes from yesterday morning (15 May) in the San Gabriels.
    
    Charlton Flat: No sign of the Grace's Warbler between 7 and 8 am and
    again 10:30 to 11 am.
    
    Cooper Canyon trail head between Cloudburst Summit and Buckhorn: 2-3
    singing Red Crossbills
    
    Between Buckhorn exit and Vista Picnic Area: one singing Hermit Warbler
    
    Islip Saddle to Cortelyou Spring: two singing Hermit Warblers, one
    singing MacGillivray's Warbler (in Ceanothus, since willow thickets are
    still under snow), one singing Golden-crowned Kinglet (Cortelyou),
    nest-building Pine Siskins.
    
    The usual common species (Green-tailed Towhee, Townsend's Solitaire,
    Dusky and Olive-sided flycatchers, White-headed Woodpecker, etc.), were
    well-represented, although Clark's Nutcracker was notably absent.
    
    Angeles Crest Highway is closed at Islip Saddle. If you choose to walk
    from there the short distance to Cortelyou Spring, bear in mind that not
    only is the highway impassible to cars, it is also difficult to traverse
    on foot (avalanches, rocks, trees, etc. in the roadbed).
    
    Gnats and small flies are extraordinarily abundant this year, so bird
    very early, then hope for cool winds. Because ACH is closed at Islip,
    the hordes of motorcyclists are mostly only going as far as Newcomb
    Ranch (above Chilao), but enough are going higher up to still constitute
    a major annoyance.
    
    Kimball
    
    Kimball L. Garrett
    
    Ornithology Collections Manager
    
    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    
    900 Exposition Blvd.
    
    Los Angeles CA 90007
    
    (213) 763-3368
    
    (213) 746-2999 FAX
    
    kgarrett@...
    
    
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  29. LA Area "Long" Day - Yellow Breasted Chat and more LINK
    DATE: May 15, 2005 @ 7:53pm, 13 year(s) ago
    Elisabeth Koster from Sweden and I birded from 7 AM to midnight
    yesterday, but since we weren't focused on our day list, "long day"
    seems more appropriate than "big day".
    
    We started with the Chat at Sepulveda Basin making lots of noice and
    giving great looks along with a loud Bell's Vireo. Black-chinned
    Hummingbirds give good looks here as well (mostly down at the end of
    the path where it turns to under the highway).
    
    We then hiked the very hot Hummingbird trail in Simi Valley looking
    for Canyon Wren and Rufous-crowned Sparrow, hearing both but seeing
    neither but getting great looks at a Costa's Hummingbird and also
    many adult and juvenille Sage Sparrows.
    
    Then we were off into the Mountains to see White-headed Woodpecker
    and Olive-sided Flycatcher (plus a virtual chorus of Mountain Quail
    that kept hidden) at Charlton Flats. We then linked up with Lance
    Brenner's great Owl field trip, hearing five species and getting walk
    away looks of Northern Pygmy Owl plus the bonus of hearing (and kind
    of seeing) the Grace's Warbler at Charlton Flats which we had missed
    that day. It was a very well run trip.
    
    We ran into a whole bunch of great people throughout the day.
    
    Walter Lamb
    Culver City
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