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   Pacific Wren
Pacific Wren
Troglodytes pacificus


   Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus) - PAWR (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records)

  1. possible Pacific ren Sand Dune Park LINK
    DATE: Oct 8, 2017 @ 11:02pm, 9 day(s) ago
    Today I and a friend who shall remain nameless (to protect the innocent) were walking out of Sand Dune Park when we heard a strange wren song. We had already heard multiple House Wren calls up and down the slopes of the park, proper, and this bird did not
    sound like a House Wren. It sounded like a Pacific Wren, but instead of the long, continuous warbling of a Pacific Wren, it consisted of segments of a Pacific type song, with pauses between the phrases. It was in the tall hedge row that borders the jungle
    gym. I have had Pacific Wren in this very same dense hedge/tree row in the past. I think the bird sounded like this recording that I found, tonight: http://www.xeno-canto.org/363719
    
    I would like comments from others who haveseen/heard terse Pacific Wrens like the one in this recording. Tom Miko Claremont
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  3. Upcoming 1st time Trip October 6th-8th Advice LINK
    DATE: Aug 20, 2017 @ 5:16pm, 58 day(s) ago
    Hello everyone! My wife are doing a road-trip this October. We are starting in LA through Arizona, up through Utah to Las Vegas toward Mammoth Lakes and a few days in SF. We have 144 target species for the whole trip but narrowed down a list for birds more common or only in California. We will be in LA October 6-8th. Speed birding is more like it. . I am trying to basically weed out birds from my list that most likely I will encounter with little to no effort in this date range so I can focus squarely on the other target birds. I have done that with a handful. Local common knowledge is priceless so I would appreciate it. Lots of books talk mostly of breeding birds or wintering. I am on the fringe of migration it seems. If anyone is interested in helping please email me off list. I also realize that some are pretty local, rare or just sporadic. We will be staying in Hollywood.  
    
    My cali list (keep in mind ill be going through Yosemite and SF so species reflect that.
    
    Mountain Quail Pink-footed Shearwater Blue-footed Booby Brandt's Cormorant Pelagic Cormorant California Condor White-tailed Kite Ridgway's Rail Black Oystercatcher Long-billed Curlew Black Turnstone Heermann's Gull Western Gull Glaucous-winged Gull Elegant Tern Band-tailed Pigeon Spotted Owl Common Poorwell Lewis's Woodpecker Red-breasted Sapsucker White-headed Woodpecker Red-crowned Parrot Steller's Jay California Scrub-Jay Black-billed Magpie Yellow-billed Magpie Clark's Nutcracker Mountan Chickadee Chestnut-backed Chickadee Oak Titmouse Bushtit Pygmy Nuthatch Pacific Wren Bewick's Wren California Gnatcatcher American Dipper Wrentit Western Bluebird California Thrasher Bell's Sparrow Tricolored Blackbird Brewer's Blackird Great-tailed Grackle Northern Red Bishop Scaly-breasted Munia
    
    Birds that can be in CA or AZ
    Golden Eagle Swainson's Hawk Ferruginous Hawk Ruddy-Ground Dove Greater Roadrunner Western Screech-Owl Northern Pygmy-Owl Burrowing Owl Spotted Owl Common Poorwell Vaux's Swift White-throated Swift Costa's Hummingbird Red-naped Sapsucker Prairie Falcon Western Wood-Pewee Pacific-slope Flycatcher Hutton's Vireo Cassin's Vireo Plumbeous Vireo Pinyon Jay Violet-green Swallow Canyon Wren Hermit Warbler Sagebrush Sparrow Rufous-crowned Sparrow Black-headed Grosbeak Lazuli Bunting Hooded Oriole Lawrence's Goldfinch
    
    Justin Lawson
    Worcester, Ma
    My Wildlife Photos/Videos
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinlawson/
    
    justindlawson AT gmail.com
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  5. Los Angeles RBA- 6 January 2017 LINK
    DATE: Jan 6, 2017 @ 2:07pm, 9 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *January 6 2017
    * CALA1701.06
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
    White-winged Scoter
    Red-necked Grebe
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Bald Eagle
    Hammond’s Flycatcher
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Cassin’s Vireo
    Plumbeous Vireo
    Pacific Wren
    Mountain Bluebird
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Pine Warbler
    Yellow-throated Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    Black-headed Grosbeak
    Hooded Oriole
    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 January 6.
    
    
    The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL along the San Gabriel River in Pico Rivera continued through January 2. Check both the river channel and the spreading basins between Whittier and Washington (on the west side of
    the river). Access can be had at the east end of Mines Ave. or from Pico Vista Road at the southwest corner of the basins.
    
    Four female type WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on January 4. Two were opposite lifeguard station 61, one was opposite the Imperial Highway and one was opposite lifeguard station
    53.
    
    Castaic Lagoon had a RED-NECKED GREBE on December 31 near the south end. Also present was a BALD EAGLE, a CASSIN’S VIREO (north of restroom 9) and two PLUMBEOUS VIREOS (near parking lot 13 and near restroom 10).
    
    At least one LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through December 30. Gull flocks can be in either the north or south basin and tend to congregate
    by late morning. Enter from the east end of Mines Ave.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through January 4 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4.
    
    Up to four VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were at the Castaic Sports Complex from December 31-January 1. Other VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included at least two continuing birds at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora, one at the
    LA National Cemetery on January 2 and one at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through January 3 (often on the island in the south lake).
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook was reported through January 4. It was most recently in the western section, but has also been near the intersection of Wadsworth
    Ave. and 126 thStreet and also north of the south lake.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC WREN was in Monrovia Canyon through January 2 near trail marker number 8.
    
    Up to ten MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS continue at Brackett Field in La Verne. They were last reported on January 4 past the west end of the runway adjacent to the nursery.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the Raintree Condominium complex in Culver City on January 2. Another continued in the southern part of Madrona Marsh Preserve in Torrance through January 3. Preserve hours are
    10-5, Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at the Los Angeles National Cemetery (along Christian Ave.) on January 2.
    
    A PINE WARBLER continued between parking lot 2 and the pier at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale through December 29.
    
    The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook continues. It was seen on January 4 and 5 near the east end of the Avalon parking lot and by picnic area 12 north of the south
    lake.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates was reported through January 2 around building 3603 and 3604. A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was in this area from January 1-2.
    
    The West San Gabriel Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood has a continuing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE reported through January 3. A good area to check is just south of the two green and white posts on the west side of the
    paved walkway. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a CASSIN’S VIREO were along the nature trail on January 2. A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER also continued through January 1 at the south end of Monte Verde Park (this is a reservation only fenced area at the north end
    of the Parkway Nature Trail).
    
    A SWAMP SPARROW continued along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loyola Marymount University through January 3. It is near where Village Drive dead ends and a hillside concrete drainage channel. A BLACK-HEADED
    GROSBEAK was also in this area on January 3.
    
    Another BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK (first winter male) was at Cheviot Hills Park in eucalyptus across from Motor Ave. on January 2.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at Elysian Park on January 3. It was above Elysian Park Drive west of Stadiumn Way.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the LA County Arboretum through January 4. It was on the northeast slope of Tallac Knoll. Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the Wilmington Drain in Harbor City north
    of PCH (in and around a pomegranate tree) through January 1.
    
    A female BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at Holmby Park near Westwood on January 2 and an immature male HOODED ORIOLE was at Creek Park in La Mirada on January 4.
    
    
    - 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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  7. Los Angeles RBA- 23 December 2016 LINK
    DATE: Dec 23, 2016 @ 9:53am, 10 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *December 23 2016 * CALA1612.23
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Snow Goose
    Tundra Swan
    Eurasian Wigeon
    Long-tailed Duck
    Burrowing Owl
    Long-eared Owl
    Short-eared Owl
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Hammond’s Flycatcher
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Pacific Wren
    Gray Catbird
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Blackburnian Warbler
    Pine Warbler
    Green-tailed Towhee
    “Red” Fox Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Hooded Oriole
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 23.
    
    A SNOW GOOSE was at Lincoln Park in Alhambra on December 17. Another flew over the Ballona Creek mouth on December 19.
    
    Continuing at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB property through December 17 was a TUNDRA SWAN (letter of permission required for entry).
    
    
    A EURASIAN WIGEON was at the pond along the entrance road to King Gillette Ranch near Calabasas on December 18.
    
    The BURROWING OWL at Esperanza Elementary School in the Westlake area of Los Angeles continued through December 22.
    
    A LONG-EARED OWL was along the LA River adjacent to Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley on December 17.
    
    
    At Big Piute (Piute Ponds, Edwards AFB), a SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on December 19.
    
    The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through December 20. It was last seen by the northwest corner of the property near Rodeo Road and Hauser Blvd.
    
    HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHERS included a continuing bird in the northeast part of Valley Plaza Park in North Hollywood and one in the Subtropical Garden at the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino, both on December
    17.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through December 18. It has been around the large cottonwood by the Chevron corner of the marsh (the area opposite the Chevron gas station at the corner
    of Sepulveda and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continues as well.
    The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at Madrona continued through December 17 also by the large cottonwood at the southwest corner of the preserve.
    Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through December 21 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4.
    
    A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continues at Columbia Park in Torrance in the northwest corner of the Community Garden. It was seen through December 21.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Creek Park in La Mirada was reported through December 18. Check the eucalyptus grove north of Imperial Highway and Las Flores.
    
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook was reported through December 19 near the intersection of Wadsworth Ave. and 126 th Street.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was found in Monrovia Canyon by trail marker number 8 on December 17 and was seen again the following day.
    
    The West San Gabriel Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a continuing GRAY CATBIRD at the north end around Monte Verde Park through December 17 as well as a continuing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE (farther south along the
    nature trail). A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER also continued here through December 17.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Segundo Library Park through December 19. It was seen between and library and bandstand and in the southeast corner of the property.
    
    Hansen Dam had a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER from December 17-19 in willows just east of the main lake. Directions are as follows.
    Walk the
    main dirt road east along the main lake (reached by walking south past the ball fields at the Soccer Complex/Sports Center off Foothill Blvd.) until you get to the broad north-south dirt road near the Little Tujunga Creek wash. Go right (south) a couple of
    hundred yards until you reach the main creek. On your right is a fairly obvious bridle trail leading west toward the lake and roughly paralleling Big Tujunga Creek. Take that trail, and after about 80 yards it will widen into a broad sandy area. Continue
    west through that area almost to the west end of it, and then take the smaller trail on the left (closer to the creek) where there is an isolatedsmall stand of tall Arundo (giant reed). Shortly down that trail you'll come to a singleyoung, lowpalm tree.
    The Blackburnian was in the tall willows around that palm. In the same area as the Blackburnian Warbler, a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was seen on December 20.
    
    A PINE WARBLER was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from December 17-18. It was between parking lot 2 and the pier.
    
    A “RED” FOX SPARROW was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on December 17 in the area north of Johnson field (on the east side of the basin).
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Legg Lake in South El Monte, in Zuma Canyon and at the Wilmington Drain in Harbor City north of PCH (2 birds) this past week.
    
    
    HOODED ORIOLES were along the Tujunga Wash in Valley Glen (between Oxnard St. and Burbank Blvd.) on December 18 and continuing in La Verne through December 21. Two HOODED ORIOLES were at the north end of the desert
    garden at the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino on December 17.
    
    
    - 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. Pasadena-San Gabriel Valley CBC- December 17 LINK
    DATE: Dec 18, 2016 @ 9:01pm, 10 month(s) ago
    The Pasadena-San Gabriel Valley CBC was held on Saturday, December 17.
    
    Observers generally feltthat bird numbers were below average, but the species count did not seem to be affected.
    
    With a preliminary total of 160 species (a few additional likely to follow) ,highlights
    were as follows--
    
    Snow Goose- Lincoln Park
    Cackling Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, Ross's Goose- Legg Lake
    Common Goldeneye (2)- Peck Road WCP and San Gabriel River
    Thayer's Gull, Herring Gull- San Gabriel River
    Least Bittern- Legg Lake
    N.Saw-Whet Owl- Santa Anita Canyon
    Hammond's Flycatcher- Huntington Gardens
    Pacific Wren- Monrovia Canyon
    Black-and-white Warbler- Legg Lake
    Vesper Sparrow- Santa Fe Dam
    White-throated Sparrow- Legg Lake
    Hooded Oriole (2)- Huntington Gardens
    
    Other good birds were seen at Santa Fe Dam on count day, but wereoutside of the count circle.
    
    Jon Fisher
    Glendale, CA
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  11. Los Angeles RBA- 24 November 2016 LINK
    DATE: Nov 24, 2016 @ 9:08pm, 11 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *November 24, 2016
    * CALA1611.24
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Black Scoter
    Sandhill Crane
    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
    “Prairie” Merlin
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Eastern Phoebe
    Tropical Kingbird
    THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD
    Verdin
    Pacific Wren
    Varied Thrush
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Green-tailed Towhee
    White-throated Sparrow
    Harris’s Sparrow
    Summer Tanager
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 24.
    
    Four female BLACK SCOTERS were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on November 18. They were seen from near Lifeguard Station #47.
    
    A SANDHILL CRANE was seen briefly in the Antelope Valley on November 19. It was at 110 th Street East and Ave. I.
    
    The SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER on the lower Los Angeles River continued there through November 21. It has been seen in the area immediately below the Willow Street crossing. Park on DeForest on the east side of the
    river just above Willow Street, then walk up the paved ramp to the river and then head south to get below the bridge.
    
    A “PRAIRIE” MERLIN was at 110 th Street East and Ave. I in the Antelope Valley on November 20.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through November 23 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4.
    
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through November 22. It is being seen by the large cottonwood at the “Chevron corner” (area closest to the Chevron gas station across the street). A
    CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued through November 21 near the south side ponds.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through November 19. It has been seen near the intersection of Wadsworth Ave. and 126 th
    
    Street.
    
    The THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD as Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas continued through November 21. It has been most often seen around the dog park and ravine immediately to the west, but it moves around the area.
    
    
    The VERDIN at White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro remained through November 21.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on November 23. It was along the trail between Sturtevant Falls and Spruce Grove Camp.
    
    VARIED THRUSHES were at Eaton Canyon in Pasadena (west of the Nature Center) on November 21 and in Avalon on Santa Catalina Island on November 23.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through November 22. It has been by the large cottonwood at the southwest corner of the preserve. A NASHVILLE WARBLER was present in this area through
    November 21.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and a SUMMER TANAGER were at American Gold Star Manor in west Long Beach on November 22.
    
    The CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles was seen through November 24. It is being seen between unit #5317 and garage #557. A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was in this same area on
    November 19 and 20. A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued by unit #5160 through November 23. This is private property, but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds on November 21. It was about 200 yards south of Mines Ave. on the west side of the north basin. Access is possible at the east end of Mines
    Ave.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at a residence in Santa Monica on November 20.
    
    The HARRIS’S SPARROW at a residence in Rolling Hills on the Palos Verdes Peninsula continued through November 17.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was in Harbor City in the Wilmington Drain about 300 feet above the Pacific Coast Highway from November 18-19.
    
    Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on November 20. One was also in Porter Ranch on November 19.
    
    
    - 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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  13. Los Angeles RBA- 21 October 2016 LINK
    DATE: Oct 21, 2016 @ 3:20pm, 12 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *October 21, 2016 * CALA1610.21
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Snow Goose Solitary Sandpiper Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Burrowing Owl Vermilion Flycatcher Plumbeous Vireo Verdin Pacific Wren Swainson’s Thrush Red-throated Pipit Black-and-white Warbler Tennessee Warbler Northern Parula Palm Warbler Clay-colored Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Black-headed Grosbeak Lazuli 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 October 21.
    
    Two SNOW GEESE were at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley on October 21.
    
    A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was at Hansen Dam on October 16. It was on the mudflat west of the willow islands.
    
    An immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through October 19.
    
    A BURROWING OWL was at the Rio Hondo spreading basins in Pico Rivera on October 16. It was on a boulder pile at the northwest edge of the triangular-shaped
    southeast basin. Easiest access is from the west end of Mines at Paramount.
    
    An immature male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Rancho Sierra Golf Course in the Antelope Valley on October 16.
    
    A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was south of the northeast restroom building at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook on October 16.
    
    Another PLUMBEOUS VIREO was just south of Huntington Drive at Arcadia County Park on October 20.
    
    A VERDIN was at the White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro from October 16-20. It has been seen by the garden just outside the Nature Center and
    also around the parking lot.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was near the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont on October 19.
    
    A late SWAINSON’S THRUSH was at Arcadia County Park on October 20.
    
    A RED-THROATED PIPIT was on San Clemente Island on October 14.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Creek Park in La Mirada on October 14. It continued through October 16 when a second bird was also present.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Legg Lake in South El Monte on October 14. It was just west of restroom #7.
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on October 20.
    
    A NORTHERN PARULA was on San Clemente Island on October 20.
    
    Two PALM WARBLERS were at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on October 15, with one continuing through October 18. They were along the
    east shore of the north lake.
    
    Another PALM WARBLER was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on October 16. Enter at the east end of Mines Ave. east
    of Passons Blvd.
    
    Yet another PALM WARBLER was on San Clemente Island from October 19-20.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continues at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on October 20. It was by unit #5118. This is private property but birders
    are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    A late BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK was in Pasadena on October 15 and a late LAZULI BUNTING was at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena on October 18.
    
    A BALTIMORE ORIOLE was in Chavez Ravine near Dodger Stadium on October 15. It was seen near the parking lot at Academy Road and Stadium Way.
    
     CORRECTION: The October 11 RED-THROATED PIPIT on last week’s RBA was on Santa Catalina Island, not San Clemente Island.
    
     - 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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  15. Los Angeles RBA- 23 September 2016 LINK
    DATE: Sep 23, 2016 @ 1:39pm, 1 year(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *September 23, 2016 * CALA1609.23
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    
    Common Merganser
    Red-breasted Merganser
    Common Ground-Dove
    Ridgway’s Rail
    Dunlin
    Pectoral Sandpiper
    Solitary Sandpiper
    Broad-winged Hawk
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Pacific Wren
    Northern Waterthrush
    American Redstart
    Blackburnian Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler
    Canada Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Black-throated Sparrow
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Bobolink
    Baltimore Oriole
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 23.
    
    A COMMON MERGANSER continued to be seen at Rowena Reservoir in Silverlake through September 19.
    
    Quail Lake near Gorman held a RED-BREASTED MERGANSER on September 17.
    
    A COMMON GROUND-DOVE was seen at Santa Fe Dam on September 18.
    
    The continuing RIDGWAY’S RAIL was still at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh (along the Lincoln arm of the marsh) through September 21.
    
    
    A few PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and SOLITARY SANDPIPERS have been reported along the lower LA River this past week and a DUNLIN was below the Wardlow crossing in Long Beach on September 20.
    
    A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was observed flying over Big Tujunga Wash on September 17.
    
    The continuing VERMILION FLYCATCHER at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) was reported through September 20. It is being seen near the southeast corner of Duckbill Lake.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was west of the parking area at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on September 22.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was at Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Park in West Hills on September 22.
    
    Continuing was a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH in the southwest part of Madrona Marsh in Torrance through September 18. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was present at the marsh from September 15-19.
    
    In the east Antelope Valley an AMERICAN REDSTART was northeast of 120 th Street East and Avenue B on September 22.
    
    A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was found along the LA River in Glendale on September 17. It was just north of the Los Feliz crossing in trees on the west side of the river.
    
    Wilson Cove on San Clemente Island produced a BLACKPOLL WARBLER on September 20.
    
    A CANADA WARBLER was at the north end of the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on September 17 and 18. It was in the sycamores between Monte Verde Park (fenced with no access) and several hundred
    feet down the paved pathway. Easiest access is from the parking area by the north end of Shadeway Road. Note however that it has not been reported in the last five days.
    
    Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach produced a PAINTED REDSTART on September 22. The bird was in the sycamores and elms near the entrance.
    
    A BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was just north of the Haines Creek Channel on September 17. Haines Creek is in Big Tujunga Wash at the end of Tujunga Valley Street in Sunland.
    
    Two BOBOLINKS were at the Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia from September 17-19. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was here on September 17. These birds were in the weeds and grasses at the north end of the north
    lake. Walk north from the parking area then down the slope at the north end, walking around the perimeter of the lake to the northwest corner. Remember to avoid trampling vegetation when looking for birds here. Also be aware that a number of homeless people
    live in the area and occasional aggressive behavior has been reported.
    
    At Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, an adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was in the eucalyptus trees near Group Picnic Area #1 in the northeast part of the park on September 19.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  17. Los Angeles RBA- 3 March 2016 LINK
    DATE: Mar 3, 2016 @ 4:23pm, 2 year(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *March 3, 2016 * CALA1603.03
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Eurasian Wigeon
    Red-necked Grebe
    Neotropic Cormorant
    American Bittern
    Yellow-footed Gull
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Williamson’s Sapsucker
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Western Kingbird
    Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Plumbeous Vireo
    Pacific Wren
    Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
    Palm Warbler
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Summer Tanager
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 3.
    
    Male EURASIAN WIGEONS continued along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale (just upstream of where the riverbed vegetation ends) and adjacent to Ralph Dills Park in Paramount through
    February 27.
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through February 28.
    
    The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was seen through February 28. It has most often been near the north side of the lake, usually perched on the red buoys near the north shore boat ramp.
    If the bird is not here, it’s worth checking other parts of the lake. There is an entry fee on weekends.
    
    An AMERICAN BITTERN was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on February 27.
    
    A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on February 28. A YELLOW-FOOTED GULL was seen briefly there on February 2. The basins are located between Whitter
    and Washington. Easiest access is from the east end of Mines Ave, east of Passons.
    
    At Veteran’s Park in Sylmar a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued around restroom #1 through February 29. Two WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKERS were also present at the park on February 29.
    
    A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER continued at Wheeler Park in Claremont through March 2.
    
    The PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued at Monte Verde Park in Lakewood through February 28. There is no access to the small park itself, but it can be birded from the perimeter.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE (through February 27), an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW (both through February 28) continued around the south pond at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through
    Sunday.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included two inside the Compton Golf Course on February 27, one continuing at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through February 28 (usually on the island in the south
    lake) and up to three continuing through February 29 at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora.
    
    A WESTERN KINGBIRD was at Alondra Park Reservoir in Lawndale on February 28.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach through February 28. It is being seen between the north and south lakes. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in Area 2 of the park on February
    26.
    
    The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica was reported through March 2 near the intersection of cemetery roads Palm and Delaware.
    
    PLUMBEOUS VIREOS were at Dearborn Park in Northridge (half way up along the west side of the park) on February 27 and at Anaconda Park in Whittier (in pines near the corner of Ben Hur and Dalman) on March 1.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN continued near Fiddler’s Crossing in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia through March 1.
    
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through February 27 at DeForest Park in Long Beach. Another continued just west of restroom #7 at Legg Lake in South El Monte through February 28.
    
    AN AMERICAN REDSTART continued through February 29 at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera. It has been in the trees by the extreme northwest corner, just south of Whittier Blvd.
    
    A PALM WARBLER continued in the fields north of the 91 Freeway on the east side of the LA River through February 27.
    
    A SUMMER TANGER was along the Ballona Creek bike path on February 29 by 4998 Sycamore Drive in Culver City.
    
    The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through February 28. Another continued at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont through February 29.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were along the LA River at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk (just south of the large blue ABC 7 sign) on February 28 and continuing at Hahamongna Watershed Park by the south bridge through
    February 28.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  19. Los Angeles RBA- 26 February 2016 LINK
    DATE: Feb 26, 2016 @ 2:14pm, 2 year(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *February 26, 2016 * CALA1602.26
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Neotropic Cormorant
    Red Phalarope
    Short-eared Owl
    Spotted Dove
    Inca Dove
    Common Ground-Dove
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    Plumbeous Vireo
    Pacific Wren
    Gray Catbird
    Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Lazuli Bunting
    Scott’s 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 February 26.
    
    The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was seen through February 25. It has most often been near the north side of the lake, most often perched on the red buoys near the north shore boat
    ramp. If the bird is not here, it’s worth checking other parts of the lake. There is an entry fee on weekends.
    
    A RED PHALAROPE was on Duckbill Lake at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on February 19. A SHORT-EARED OWL was at the ponds on February 25. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    Up to three SPOTTED DOVES were in the neighborhood just west of Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles through February 21. Three INCA DOVES also continued at the park through February 23.
    
    
    Up to four COMMON GROUND-DOVES continue along the San Gabriel River at Trabuco Street. They were seen through February 24 south of the nursery (on the west side of the river).
    
    At Veteran’s Park in Sylmar a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued around Frisbee Golf goal #7 through February 23.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE and a LAZULI BUNTING continued around the south pond at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continue at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora, with two being reported through February 21.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach through February 21. It was last seen between the north and south lake.
    
    Another TROPICAL KINGBIRD was found along Freshman Drive at West LA College on February 25.
    
    The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica was reported through February 23 near the north entrance on 14 th Street.
    
    A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at the Sepulveda Basin in Van Nuys on February 19. It was in the wildlife area along the stream near the south bridge.
    
    Two PACIFIC WRENS were in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on February 21. One was near Robert’s Camp and the other was just above Fiddler’s Crossing.
    
    The GRAY CATBIRD continued at Monte Verde Park in Lakewood through February 23. It has been seen both along the path on the west side of Monte Verde Park and also from the San Gabriel River bike path on the opposite
    side. There is no access to the small park itself. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER both continued in this general area also through February 23.
    
    BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through February 20 (southwest edge of the central lawn area), at Lindberg Park in Culver City on February 22 (west side, along Ocean
    Drive and south of the school/meeting buildings) and continuing at Legg Lake in South El Monte through February 25 (around restroom #7).
    
    AN AMERICAN REDSTART continued through February 21 at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera. It has been in the trees by the extreme northwest corner, just south of Whittier Blvd.
    
    The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through February 18. Another continued at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont through February 21.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the west end of Arlington Gardens in Pasadena through February 19.
    
    A male SCOTT’S ORIOLE was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on February 20. It was northeast of the lake around Group Picnic Area #3.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  21. Los Angeles RBA- 1 January 2016 LINK
    DATE: Jan 1, 2016 @ 2:33pm, 2 year(s) ago
    
    - RBA
    
    * California
    
    * Los Angeles RBA
    
    * January 1, 2016
    
    * CALA1601.01
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Eurasian Wigeon
    
    “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
    
    Long-tailed Duck
    
    Red-necked Grebe
    
    Brown Booby
    
    Cattle Egret
    
    Bald Eagle
    
    Swainson’s Hawk
    
    Sandhill Crane
    
    White-winged Dove
    
    Rufous Hummingbird
    
    Hammond’s Flycatcher
    
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    
    Eastern Phoebe
    
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    
    Tropical Kingbird
    
    Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    
    Plumbeous Vireo
    
    Cassin’s Vireo
    
    Pacific Wren / Winter Wren
    
    Gray Catbird
    
    Black-and-white Warbler
    
    American Redstart
    
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    LE CONTE’S SPARROW
    
    Swamp Sparrow
    
    White-throated Sparrow
    
    Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
    
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    
    Lazuli Bunting
    
    Summer Tanager
    
    Black-headed Grosbeak
    
    Baltimore Oriole
    
    Red Crossbill
    
    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 1.
    
    A EURASIAN WIGEON was at Elizabeth Lake Golf Course on the north side of the San Gabriel Mountains from December 26-28. Though this is private property, the bird can be seen from Elizabeth Lake Road
    on the pond east of the restaurant.
    
    The EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 1. It has been in the middle basin, north of Mines Ave.
    
    A LONG-TAILED DUCK continued along Ballona Creek upstream from Pacific Ave. through January 1.
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through December 26.
    
    A BROWN BOOBY was at the entrance to the LA Harbor (not visible from shore) on December 27.
    
    Three CATTLE EGRETS were at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley on December 31.
    
    An adult BALD EAGLE continued off and on at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through December 29.
    
    A dark morph SWAINSON’S HAWK was over Whiting Woods near La Cresenta on December 31.
    
    A SANDHILL CRANE was at Nebeker Ranch at West Ave. B and 60th Street West in the Antelope Valley on December 31.
    
    A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on December 27. A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at the extreme south end of the park through December 29.
    
    A male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was south of the pond at Franklin Canyon on December 29.
    
    A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through December 26. It is being seen along the north fence of the maintenance yard at the corner of Durfee and Santa Anita and south of
    restroom #6.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at the south end of Monte Verde Park in Lakewood on December 31.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE on the north side of Duckbill Lake at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB continued through December 24. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE around the south pond at Madrona Marsh was seen through December 29. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a LAZULI BUNTING were present here through December 27 and an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER
    was present through December 29.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora (two birds) through December 31, at Columbia Park/Torrance Community Gardens in Torrance through December 28 and continuing at the Earvin
    Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook (often on the island in the south lake).
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at in Area 3 or El Dorado Park in Long Beach continued through December 31.
    
    The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER continued at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica through December 30. It has usually been near the corner of cemetery roads Delaware and Palm.
    
    A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Hermon Park in northeast Los Angeles on December 25. It was in sycamores between the “Art in the Park” building and the main road.
    
    Another PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Alma Park in San Pedro on December 27.
    
    A CASSIN’S VIREO was at Harbor Regional Park (currently closed to public access) on December 27.
    
    Either a WINTER WREN or PACIFIC WREN was on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December 27. It was along the creek below St. Francis Church, between the fenced church playground and the riparian area.
    
    A GRAY CATBIRD was found at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on December 26. It was reported on December 27 as well. The location is near the park entrance gate at the northwest
    part of Monte Verde Park (which is at the north end of the SGR Parkway Naturel Trail). This bird has been searched for since but not refound.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBER was found in Torrance on December 23. A number of others continued. These included birds at Legg Lake in South El Monte (near restroom #7) through January 1, at the Village
    Green Condominiums in Los Angeles (southwest corner of the east lawn area) through December 31, at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park (park is closed for renovation), at El Segundo Library Park through December 29, at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature
    Train in Lakewood through December 27.
    
    The AMERICAN REDSTART continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 1. It has been along the far west side about just south of Whittier Blvd. (the extreme
    northwest part of the basin complex).
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park (closed for construction) on December 27 and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was nearby in the Wilmington Drain the same day.
    
    The LE CONTE’S SPARROW at Castaic Lagoon was seen through December 27. There is an $11 entry fee at this location. From the park entrance on Castaic Lake Drive (north of Lake Hughes Road) head north
    to the last parking area. Walk down to the shoreline and then north to the weed patch that is just before you reach the bank/rock pile. This is where the bird is being seen. As always, take care not to trample or disturb habitat.
    
    A SWAMP SPARROW continued at Wheeler Park in Claremont through December 29. It was last seen at the south end of Bucknell Ave.
    
    Both a DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO and a “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO were on private property near Castaic on December 26.
    
    A male SUMMER TANAGER was at Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach from December 24-26. A female type SUMMER TANAGER was at Malaga Dunes in Palos Verdes Estates on December 31.
    
    A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK was at a residence near West Hollywood on December 27.
    
    A BALTIMORE ORIOLE continued at Holmby Park in Los Angeles through December 27. It was last reported along Comstock between 624 Comstock and the stop sign.
    
    RED CROSSBILLS were at Castaic Lagoon (fourteen) and at Lake Hughes Road and Dry Gulch Road (eighteen) on December 27. Another three were at Pearblossom Park in the Antelope Valley on December 31.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    
    Glendale, CA
    
    JonF60@...
    
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  23. Cabrillo Beach Black Skimmers, etc LINK
    DATE: Dec 28, 2015 @ 8:21pm, 2 year(s) ago
    HiRick Fisher and I covered portions of San Pedro today for the sae CBC, and it was equally underwhelming. Among the more interesting birds were a hybrid mostly Yellow-shafted Flicker (the gray vs. brown on the head was wrong) at Canada (Cañada) Park i.e. trail near Miraleste, a Plumbeous Vireo at Alma Park (Sorry, no Pacific Wren, Varied Thrush, or White throated Sparrow, like last year.), the expected pair of Peregrines roosting on the cliff at Pt Fermin Park, 43 Black Skimmers on the sand at Cabrillo Beach, and numerous Royal Terns from Cabrillo Beach to Royal Palms Beach. Rocky shorebird habitat was useless, due to the large number of Christmas vacationers out on the rocks, everywhere, denying rocky shorebirds any resting spots.
    Andrew and John Ellis pointed out the 9 Whimbrels to us that were hiding among the bushes at White Point, which of course had multiple California Gntacatchers. We searched the area around the batting cages to see if the Harris' Sparrow was back, but no such luck. Very few raptors, today, besides the other Peregrine at Canada Trail, and a Red-tailed Hawk over Alma Park.
    We, along with other groups all missed the Yellow-crowned Night Heron in the harbor.
    Tom Miko
    Claremont (brrr!)
    
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  25. PV Winter/Pacific Wren LINK
    DATE: Dec 28, 2015 @ 5:19pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Far fewer birds were present in the nooks and crannies in and around Palos Verdes golf course and environs today as compared to recent counts. The only real highlight was a briefly calling but unseen Winter/Pacific Wren in the creek below St. Francis church. It responded to pishing with three dry, rapid, doubled chips before shutting up. I'd be hard-pressed to compare the calls to another bird species, but it definitely didn't bring Wilson's Warbler to mind. I think it would be worthwhile for someone with a fancy-schmancy smartphone to play Winter Wren calls at this bird. It was about halfway between the church's fenced-in playground and the east end of the riparian area. In that area, I jammed a trailside stick into the ground and topped it with an upturned Boyd's (appropriate) coffee cup. In the creek-bottom near where I heard the bird, there was a notably tall, straight fan-palm. Also in this area were 3 Purple Finches, a Bullock's Oriole, and a Red-breasted Sapsucker.
    
    Jim Pike
    HB
    
    
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  27. Los Angeles RBA- 24 December 2015 LINK
    DATE: Dec 25, 2015 @ 11:25pm, 2 year(s) ago
    
    - RBA
    
    * California
    
    * Los Angeles RBA
    
    * December 24, 2015
    
    * CALA1512.24
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Red-throated Loon
    
    Brown Booby
    
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    
    California Condor
    
    Black-legged Kittiwake
    
    Common Ground-Dove
    
    White-winged Dove
    
    Short-eared Owl
    
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    
    Hammond’s Flycatcher
    
    Gray Flycatcher
    
    Eastern Phoebe
    
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    
    Tropical Kingbird
    
    Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
    
    Pacific Wren
    
    Black-and-white Warbler
    
    Nashville Warbler
    
    Pine Warbler
    
    Painted Redstart
    
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    
    LE CONTE’S SPARROW
    
    “Red” Fox Sparrow
    
    Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
    
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    
    Summer Tanager
    
    Lazuli Bunting
    
    Hooded Oriole
    
    Baltimore Oriole
    
    Red Crossbill
    
    Evening Grosbeak
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at JonF60@...
    
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 24.
    
    A RED-THROATED LOON continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through December 23. The bird is being seen on the south lake.
    
    Another RED-THROATED LOON continued at Lincoln Park in Los Angeles through December 19.
    
    Two BROWN BOOBIES were seen off Point Dume on December 20. Also seen here was a BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE.
    
    Another BROWN BOOBY was at Malibu Lagoon on December 22.
    
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in San Pedro continued through December 23. It has been seen by the cruise ship docks at 600 N. Harbor Drive, most recently on the cement pilings behind the cruise ship
    building. The spot is about 400 feet east of the intersection of Swinford St. and A. Street. This is between the cruise ship building and the Vincent Thomas Bridge.
    
    Three CALIFORNIA CONDORS were over Interstate 5 north of Highway 138 on December 18.
    
    A COMMON GROUND-DOVE was along the San Gabriel River at Trabuco Street on December 19.
    
    At least one WHITE-WINGED DOVE continued near the entrance to Cabrillo Beach along Stephen M. White Drive through December 21. Another was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood
    on December 18.
    
    A SHORT-EARED OWL was in the Antelope Valley south of Avenue K and East of 50th Street East on December 19.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar through December 20. It is
    usually by frisbee golf goal #7 in the southwest part of the park.
    
    A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at Legg Lake in South El Monte through December 19. It is being seen along the north fence of the maintenance yard at the corner of Durfee and Santa Anita and south of
    restroom #6.
    
    Another HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at Pan American Park in Lakewood through December 21. It has been on the west side of the park, north of the playground.
    
    GRAY FLYCATCHERS were at Arcadia Park on December 23 (along the south side fence) and at Santa Fe Dam (near parking lot #2) on December 24.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE on the north side of Duckbill Lake at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB continued through December 19. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE around the south pond at Madrona Marsh was seen through December 22. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a LAZULI BUNTING were present here through December 20.
    
    A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at Columbia Park in Torrance through December 19. Another continued at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through December 23 (most often on the island
    in the south lake).
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at El Dorado Park in Long Beach was seen through December 20 in Area 3.
    
    The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER continued at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica through December 23. It has usually been near the corner of cemetery roads Delaware and Palm.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN continued at Big Santa Anita Canyon through December 19. It has been near the first footbridge at the bottom of the paved road.
    
    A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at Exposition Park in Los Angeles on December 18. Another was at Pt. Dume on December 20.
    
    A NORTHERN PARULA was at Legg Lake in South El Monte through December 23. It was just west of restroom #7. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued in the same area through December 23.
    
    Other BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS included a continuing bird at the West San Gabriel River Parkway in Lakewood through December 19 and one at the confluence of the San Gabriel River and San Jose Creek in
    South El Monte on December 19.
    
    A PINE WARBLER was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on December 24. It was seen north and northeast of parking lot #2.
    
    A PAINTED REDSTART continued in Mar Vista through December 17. It has been at and around 3747 Barry Avenue.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena through December 22.
    
    A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at UCLA at the corner of Westwood Plaza and Charles E. Young Drive on December 21.
    
    The LE CONTE’S SPARROW at Castaic Lagoon was seen through December 17. There is an $11 entry fee at this location. From the park entrance on Castaic Lake Drive (north of Lake Hughes Road) head north
    to the last parking area. Walk down to the shoreline and then north to the weed patch that is just before you reach the bank/rock pile. This is where the bird is being seen. As always, take care not to trample or disturb habitat.
    
    A “RED” FOX SPARROW continued at Loma Alta Park in Altadena through December 19. Another was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena (at the pond by the southeast corner) on December 19.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO continued at a residence in La Canada through December 24. Another was at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino near the Chinese Garden on December 19.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at Linden H. Chandler Preserve (near the junction of Circle and Barking Dog Trail) in Rolling Hills Estates on December 17.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER was at Pt. Dume in Malibu in the trees east of Boniface Drive on December 20.
    
    A male HOODED ORIOLE was in the north part of the Desert Garden at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino on December 19.
    
    A BALTIMORE ORIOLE continued at Holmby Park in Los Angeles through December 20.
    
    Eight RED CROSSBILLS were at Apollo Park in Lancaster on December 19.
    
    An EVENING GROSBEAK was at a residence in Glendale on December 17.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    
    Glendale, CA
    
    JonF60@...
    
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  29. claremont cbc LINK
    DATE: Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:30am, 2 year(s) ago
    The Pomona Valley Audubon Christmas Bird Count was held on Saturday, December 19. A beautiful day but cool and no rain till after 5 p.m.
    Some 50 birders in 18 groups found about 150 species. We could not find loggerhead shrike and white-tailed kite and three high mountain species, Cassin’s finch, Pacific wren and white headed woodpecker were also missed. Making up for this were three species
    of parrot, two munias and some good wintering and vagrant species, including white-throated and clay-colored sparrow,plumbeous vireo, varied thrush, Lewis woodpecker and thick-billed kingbird. Totally unexpected was a summer tanager which flew into a window
    the day after our count. It was picked up alive by one of our members, photographed for documentation and subsequently released.
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