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Palm Warbler
Dendroica palmarum


   Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum) - PAWA (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Los Angeles RBA- 13 October 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 13, 2017 @ 2:19pm, 4 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *October 13, 2017
    * CALA1710.13
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    White-winged Dove
    Ridgway’s Rail
    Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    “Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
    Short-eared Owl
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Gray Vireo
    DUSKY WARBLER
    Lapland Longspur
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    Bobolink
    Ovenbird
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Tennessee Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Indigo Bunting
    Dickcissel
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 13.
    
    A RIDGWAY’S RAIL continued at Legacy Park in Malibu through October 10. A WHITE-WINGED DOVE continued there through October 10.
    
    A FORK-TAILED STROM-PETREL was by the Palos Verdes Escarpment on October 7.
    
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued near the “elbow” of the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista through October 7. A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was present here through October 7.
    
    A HARLAN’S RED-TAILED HAWK was in the east Antelope Valley on October 8. It was in the row of trees by 117 th Street East and Ave. I.
    
    A SHORT-EARED OWL was in the west Antelope Valley on October 8.
    
    An juvenile YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was seen briefly at Maywood Riverfront Park on October 11. It was east of the playground on the west side of the LA River south of Slauson.
    
    A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was in Area 2 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach on October 8. A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was in Area 3 on the east side of the lake on October 8. An immature male VERMILION FLYCATCHER
    continued through October 10 in Area 2 between the southbound exit road and the power lines. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues at the park.
    
    A CHESTNUT-COLLORED LONGSPUR continued through October 6 at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale near parking lot 5.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro on October 9.
    
    Up to three CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia this past week with at least one remaining through October 12. A BOBOLINK also continued here through October 9. A PALM WARBLER
    was here from October 8-12 and an INDIGO BUNTING was reported on October 8. All these birds have been in the same area. From the parking lot go west through the lawn and picnic area and then to your left and down the slope to the weedy flat area (adjacent
    to the north shore of the south lake).
    
    A LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through October 11. It was last reported by the south rim of the canyon.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at Apollo Park near Lancaster on October 10.
    
    An OVENBIRD continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 12 around the east-west trail. Two OVENBIRDS were present together there on October 10. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues.
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at Malibu Lake on October 6.
    
    
    Another TENNESEEE WARBLER was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on October 10 inside the fence at the bottom of the hill.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was in tamarisks in the northeast part of Pearblossom Park in the Antelope Valley on October 5.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Legacy Park in Malibu on October 11 on the north side of the pond area.
    
    A PAINTED REDSTART was found at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook on October 10 and seen at adjacent Culver City Park on October 12. It was up the hill from the handicapped parking across from the Little League
    field.
    
    A female type SUMMER TANAGER was at Malaga Dunes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on October 10.
    
    A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was in San Pedro on October 10.
    
    An INDIGO BUNTING was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on October 7 by the stream crossing in the northeast part of the park.
    
    San Clemente Island produced a GRAY VIREO on October 7, a CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR on October 5, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR from October 8-11, a LARK BUNTING from October 5-6 and a DICKCISSEL on October 8. More remarkable
    was a DUSKY WARBLER found on October 11.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  3. Palm Warbler at Malibu Legacy Park LINK
    DATE: Oct 11, 2017 @ 10:57am, 6 day(s) ago
    Hi,
    
    There is a Palm Warbler on the northern side of the water at Malibu Legacy Park (I haven't found the Ridgeway's Rail or the White-winged Dove). The Palm Warbler was with the sparrow flock (will enter photos in ebird tonight).
    
    Chris Dean
    
    Silver Lake
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  5. Continuing birds Peck Pond 9 Oct 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 9, 2017 @ 11:27am, 8 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    The Palm Warbler previously reported by Lance Benner, and a Vesper Sparrow foraged over the north side of the peninsula on the ground between the sapling oaks - late this morning along the dirt paths near information signs titled "Physical" and "Spiritual."
    
    Multiple Clay-colored Sparrows continue around the weedy swale on the south side of the peninsula.
    
    Again, multiple observers throughout.
    
    Tom Wurster
    
    Garden Grove
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  7. Palm Warbler at Peck Pits LINK
    DATE: Oct 8, 2017 @ 5:50pm, 9 day(s) ago
    While sifting thru the sparrows at Peck Pit we found a palm Warbler in the area where the bobolink et al. have been reported. No bobolink yet for us, tho.
    
    Lance & Kathi
    
    Lance Benner
    
    Altadena, CA
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  9. Los Angeles RBA- 6 October 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 6, 2017 @ 4:39pm, 11 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * October 6, 2017
    * CALA1710.06
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    White-winged Dove
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Lewis's Woodpecker
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Bell's Vireo (nominate)
    Plumbeous Vireo
    Yellow-green Vireo
    DUSKY WARBLER
    Varied Thrush
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    Bobolink
    Baltimore Oriole
    Ovenbird
    Tennessee Warbler
    Northern Parula
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Black-throated Green Warbler
    Summer Tanager
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Indigo Bunting
    
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 6.
    
    A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was along the south side trail at Malibu Legacy Park in Malibu on October 4.
    
    An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through October 3. It is usually seen near the elbow of the marsh near the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson.
    
    A LEWIS'S WOODPECKER flew over the intersection of Windsor Avenue and West Woodbury Road in La Canada on October 3. Several others were at Big Pines and at Chilao Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains this past week.
    
    An adult male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at DeForest Park in Long Beach on October 30. Another continued at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale near the picnic shelters at the west end of the lake through September 29.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on October 1.
    
    An apparent eastern/nominate type BELL'S VIREO was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach onOctober 1.
    
    A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation area in Willowbrook onOctober 4. It was in pines inthe southwest corner of the northeast section
    of the park.
    
    A YELLOW-GREEN VIREO was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on October 4 near the fence opening at the south sidevacant area. A VARIED THRUSH was also observed
    there on October 4.
    
    A DUSKY WARBLER (first county record) was found at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 29. It was seen through October 1.
    
    A CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 3.
    
    Also at Madrona Marsh was a continuing OVENBIRD through October 2, a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER through October 2and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW through October 1. A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was here from September 30-October 2.
    
    At least one and possibly two TENNESSEE WARBLERS were around the adminstration buildings near the north end ofDeForest Park in Long Beach on September 30. A continuing BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was here on October
    4.
    
    Another TENNESSEE WARBLER was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on October 5 in the Firewheel Tree behind unit 5343. This is private property but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    At Wilderness Park in Downey, a TENNESSEE WARBLER (oaks at the north end of the north lake) and a NORTHERN PARULA (in a hedge just east of the Tennessee Warbler location)were present on October 2.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was on the west side of White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro from September 29-October 2.
    
    A BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER was at Medea Creek in Agoura Hills on October 5.
    
    A GREEN-TAILEDTOWHEE was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas (by Group Picnic Area 2 and 3) on October 2. Another was in Tujunga from September 29-October 1.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont on September 28. One was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on September 29 and another was at the Spectator's Beach atBonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on
    October 1. Lastly, one was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on October 4.
    
    A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia from September 30-October 3. A BOBOLINK was there from October 2-6 and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was there from October 3-6 when it was joined
    by a second bird. A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was present on October 2 and an INDIGO BUNTING continued through October 4.
    
    A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at the Ballona Wetlands on September 29.
    
    A SWAMP SPARROW was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from October 2-3. It was at the small pond near the southeast corner of the basin.
    
    An adult male SUMMER TANAGER continued near the entrance at Veteran's Park in Sylmar through October 1.
    
    San Clemente Island had a BLACKPOLL WARBLER from September 29-October 3, a PALM WARBLER on September 29, a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER on October 3. Two ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS were there on September 30 and a BALTIMORE
    ORIOLE was found on October 1.
    
    
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  11. Los Angeles RBA- 29 September 2017 LINK
    DATE: Sep 29, 2017 @ 3:10pm, 18 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *September 29, 2017
    * CALA1709.29
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    BAR-TAILED GODWIT
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Broad-winged Hawk
    EURASIAN WRYNECK
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Least Flycatcher
    Gray Flycatcher
    Gray Vireo
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Black-throated Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    Nelson’s Sparrow
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Tennessee Warbler
    Virginia’s Warbler
    American Redstart
    Northern Parula
    Magnolia Warbler
    Blackburnian Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Canada Warbler
    Summer Tanager
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Indigo Bunting
    Painted Bunting
    Baltimore Oriole
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 29.
    
    A BAR-TAILED GODWIT was seen briefly and photographed along lower Ballona Creek near the Pacific Ave. bridge on September 24.
    
    An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through September 26.
    
    
    A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was in the west Antelope Valley on September 24.
    
    A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER continues at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale at the west end of the lake near the picnic shelters.
    
    Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Lone Hill Park in San Dimas near the basketball court on September 25.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on September 27.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the northeast part of the lower ball fields at Hansen Dam on September 23. Others were at the Sepulveda Basin on September 22 and at Occidental College in Eagle Rock on September 25.
    
    A NELSON’S SPARROW was at the Piute Ponds on September 25 on the north side of Duckbill Lake.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER were at the small park on the south side of Los Feliz Blvd. on the east side of the LA River near Atwater Village on September 23.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in Tujunga Wash below the concrete spillway (north of the 210 Freeway) on September 23.
    
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through September 26 at Madrona Marsh in Torrance (preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday)
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and an AMERICAN REDSTART were in Area 2 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach on September 28.
    
    A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds on September 25 along C dike.
    
    A Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia, a VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was in the willows at the west end of the peninsula west of the parking area on September 22. One or two INDIGO BUNTINGS have also been at Peck
    from September 22-27 in the flat area south of the peninsula and bordering the south lake. A GRAY FLYCATCHER was in the lawn and picnic area west of the parking lot on September 28.
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER continues at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles. It has been in the Firewheel Tree behind unit 5343 and reported through September 27. A NORTHERN PARULA also continued at this spot
    through September 22 as did a BLACKPOLL WARBLER through September 23.
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER and an adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE were at Creek Park in La Mirada on September 26. Both were in the eucalyptus grove south (downstream) from Imperial Highway.
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW were in Avalon on Santa Catalina Island on September 24.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was along the LA River in the Sepulveda Basin from September 22-23. It was about 100 yards upstream from Burbank Blvd, in a large tree on the south side of the river (directly across the
    river from a large pepper tree and eucalyptus).
    
    Another CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds on September 25 in tamarisks along the road between the adobe ruins and Friends Pond.
    
    A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) from September 23-26. It was by the viewing platform on Ave. C.
    
    
    A CANADA WARBLER was at the George F Canyon Nature Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates on September 23. It was near trail marker number 5 along the nature trail.
    
    A male SUMMER TANAGER was at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar from September 23-26 between the olive grove and community center. Also at the park was a VIRGINIA’S WARBLER on September 24.
    
    San Clemente Island (no public assess) continues to impress, with a ROSE-BREASED GROSBEAK there from September 22-26, a MAGNOLIA WARBLER from September 23-26, a PALM WARBLER on September 23, a LEAST FLYCATCHER from
    September 24-25, a GRAY VIREO on September 24, a BLACKPOLL WARBLER from September 26-27, a BLACK-THROATED SPARROW and a LARK BUNTING on September 26 and a PAINTED BUNTING on September 25.
    
    Yet far more impressive was a EURASIAN WRYNECK photographed on San Clemente Island on September 25.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
    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- 19 May 2017 LINK
    DATE: May 19, 2017 @ 5:12pm, 5 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California * Los Angeles RBA *May 19, 2017 * CALA1705.19
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    CommonLoon Neotropic Cormorant
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Vermilion Flycatcher Yellow-throated Vireo Northern Waterthrush Black-and-white Warbler Tennessee Warbler Palm Warbler
    
     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 May 19.
    
    A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT has been seen off and on at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, with reports continuing through May 18.On May 16 two individuals were present.The birds have primarilybeen
    bythe north side of the reservoir.
    
    Also at Bonelli was a COMMON LOON from May 13-15.
    
    At least oneYELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued to be reported at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through May 13. Sightings havebeen east of Snake Road in Area 2 and also at the
    Nature Center pond south of Spring Street.
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continue at the Castaic Sports Complex, with six observed there onMay 13.
    Another three VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through May 18.
    A YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was at Sycamore Canyon in Whittier on May16.It was along the creek just past the parking area.
    A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH at
    the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required for access) on May 16 and aTENNESSEE WARBLER was there on May 14.Both were by the northeast corner of Big Piute Pond.
    
    A
    BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the p onds on May 18 along Ave. C east of the gazebo.
    A PALM WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through May 17. The last given location was west of the sump area fence.Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    
    
    - 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- 12 May 2017 LINK
    DATE: May 12, 2017 @ 2:50pm, 5 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *May 12, 2017 * CALA1705.12
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Brant Greater Scaup Red-breasted Merganser Inca Dove Ruff Glaucous-winged Gull Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Plumbeous Vireo Hooded Warbler Palm Warbler Indigo Bunting
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
     Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
     Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for May 12.
    
    A BRANT was at Quail Lake near Gorman on May 7.
    
    Two GREATER SCAUP were on the reservoir at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on May 7, with one still present on May 11. A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was present there on May 8.
    
    One INCA DOVE continued at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles through May 11. It was last reported near the intersection of 90 th and Maie Ave.
    
    A RUFF was on the beach on the east side of Pt. Dume on May 6 (to reach the spot, walk the stairs from the point down to the beach).
    
    Lake Balboa in Van Nuys had a late GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL from May 5-7.
    
    Two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through May 11. They have most often been seen east of Snake Road in Area 2 and also at the Nature Center pond south of
    Spring Street.
    
    Another YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at the Ballona Salt Pan (Playa del Rey on the south/east side of Ballona Creek) on May 6.
    
    A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Bixby Marshland in Carson on May 6.
    
    Zuma Canyon in Malibu held a male HOODED WARBLER on May 6. It was in a sycamore north of the parking area at the end of Bonsall Drive.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through May 9. The last given location was on the west side of the main entrance road near the sump. On May 6 a male INDIGO BUNTING was near
    the berm. Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    
    
    - 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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  17. America's Birdiest County Results: 264 Species LINK
    DATE: May 11, 2017 @ 3:05pm, 5 month(s) ago
    Greetings Everyone,
    
    This is the final summary for America's Birdiest County in Los Angeles in 2017.
    
    First, I want to extend a huge thank you to Wanda Dameron, who graciously stepped forward to compile the count this year. She put in a lot of hard work but had fun and learned a lot.
    
    The final total in 2017 was 264 species. After the last update, we subtracted some species due to lack of documentation, added American Goldfinch that I had somehow missed, added Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron from El Dorado Park that was reported on April 30 (with a photo) in eBird, and added a northern watherthrush seen at Malibu Creek on April 29.
    
    How does our total compare with results from previous years
    
    America's Birdiest County totals for 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 271
    2006 263 Format changed from one day to three days; more organization
    2005 246
    2004 239
    2003 239
    
    Average from 2003-present: 262.2 +- 12.2 Updated to include 2017
    
    Our total in 2017 was two species above our long-term average of 262.
    
    Finding 264 species takes a lot of effort, and we got that many because a lot of very dedicated and knowledgeable people went into the field on April 28-30 and covered the vast majority of the most important locations for birds across the county. This resulted in excellent coverage at the Piute Ponds, Bonelli Park, the Ballona/Playa de Rey area, Hansen Dam, Quail Lake, for seawatches from Point Vicente and San Clemente Islan, and in the San Gabriel Mountains. There were also three Pasadena Audubon Birdathon teams in the field on Saturday and Sunday who tallied 200+ species.
    
    Nevertheless, we struggled to find some rarities that had apparently left within a few days of the count, and we struggled with some wintering birds that are often still in the area (examples include Hooded Merganser and Lewis' Woodpecker). Some birds we usually get relatively easily simply aren't here right now such as Heermann's Gull and Pine Siskin.
    
    We had to contend with a Santa Ana wind storm on Friday and Saturday. This is the fourth consecutive year that wind has been a factor, although in 2014, 2015, and 2016 it also rained.
    
    Previous America's Birdiest County winners:
    ...discontinued after 2011...
    2011 277 Los Angeles
    2010 271 Los Angeles
    2009 264 Los Angeles
    2008 255 Los Angeles
    2007 271 Los Angeles
    2006 263 Los Angeles
    2005 250 Monterey and San Diego (tie)
    2004 266 San Diego
    2003 248 Monterey
    
    America's Birdiest County was a one-day event during its first three years. Starting in 2006, the format changed to three days. 2006 is also the first year that we really got organized in Los Angeles County and that accounts for the distinct uptick in the number of species that year relative to the first three years.
    
    We added one new species this year:
    Yellow-Crowned Night Heron
    
    How does one new species in 2017 compare with results from previous years Here are the number of new species that we've added since 2010:
    2017 1
    2016 5
    2015 4
    2014 5
    2013 3
    2012 5
    2011 7
    2010 5
    Our recent history of adding a few species annually suggests there are still new species to find in future years. Given the near misses we have every year, it may be several more years before we run out of new ones.
    
    Here are the species that we FOUND in 2017:
    * Greater White-fronted Goose
    * Snow Goose
    * Ross's Goose
    * Brant
    * Cackling Goose
    * Canada Goose
    * Wood Duck
    * Gadwall
    * American Wigeon
    * Mallard
    * Blue-winged Teal
    * Cinnamon Teal
    * Northern Shoveler
    * Northern Pintail
    * Green-winged Teal
    * Redhead
    * Ring-necked Duck
    * Lesser Scaup
    * Surf Scoter
    * Bufflehead
    * Common Merganser
    * Red-breasted Merganser
    * Ruddy Duck
    * Chukar
    * Mountain Quail
    * California Quail
    * Gambel's Quail
    * Red-throated Loon
    * Pacific Loon
    * Common Loon
    * Pied-billed Grebe
    * Horned Grebe
    * Eared Grebe
    * Western Grebe
    * Clark's Grebe
    * Pink-footed Shearwater
    * Sooty Shearwater
    * Black-vented Shearwater
    * American White Pelican
    * Brown Pelican
    * Brandt's Cormorant
    * Double-crested Cormorant
    * Pelagic Cormorant
    * Least Bittern
    * Great Blue Heron
    * Great Egret
    * Snowy Egret
    * Green Heron
    * Black-crowned Night-Heron
    * Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    * White-faced Ibis
    * Turkey Vulture
    * Osprey
    * White-tailed Kite
    * Northern Harrier
    * Sharp-shinned Hawk
    * Cooper's Hawk
    * Red-shouldered Hawk
    * Swainson's Hawk
    * Red-tailed Hawk
    * Golden Eagle
    * Bald Eagle
    * American Kestrel
    * Peregrine Falcon
    * Prairie Falcon
    * Virginia Rail
    * Sora
    * Common Gallinule
    * American Coot
    * Black-bellied Plover
    * Snowy Plover
    * Semipalmated Plover
    * Killdeer
    * Black Oystercatcher
    * Black-necked Stilt
    * American Avocet
    * Spotted Sandpiper
    * Solitary Sandpiper
    * Wandering Tattler
    * Greater Yellowlegs
    * Willet
    * Lesser Yellowlegs
    * Whimbrel
    * Marbled Godwit
    * Ruddy Turnstone
    * Black Turnstone
    * Surfbird
    * Sanderling
    * Western Sandpiper
    * Least Sandpiper
    * Dunlin
    * Short-billed Dowitcher
    * Long-billed Dowitcher
    * Wilson's Snipe
    * Wilson's Phalarope
    * Red-necked Phalarope
    * Franklin's Gull
    * Bonaparte's Gull
    * Ring-billed Gull
    * California Gull
    * Western Gull
    * Glaucous-winged Gull
    * Least Tern
    * Caspian Tern
    * Forster's Tern
    * Royal Tern
    * Elegant Tern
    * Black Skimmer
    * Parasitic Jaeger
    * Common Murre
    * Rock Pigeon
    * Band-tailed Pigeon
    * Eurasian Collared-Dove
    * Spotted Dove
    * Mourning Dove
    * Inca Dove
    * Common Ground-Dove
    * Red-crowned Parrot
    * Greater Roadrunner
    * Barn Owl
    * Flammulated Owl
    * Western Screech-Owl
    * Great Horned Owl
    * Northern Pygmy-Owl
    * Burrowing Owl
    * Spotted Owl
    * Long-eared Owl
    * Northern Saw-whet Owl
    * Lesser Nighthawk
    * Common Poorwill
    * Vaux's Swift
    * White-throated Swift
    * Black-chinned Hummingbird
    * Anna's Hummingbird
    * Costa's Hummingbird
    * Calliope Hummingbird
    * Rufous Hummingbird
    * Allen's Hummingbird
    * Belted Kingfisher
    * Acorn Woodpecker
    * Williamson's Sapsucker
    * Red-breasted Sapsucker
    * Nuttall's Woodpecker
    * Downy Woodpecker
    * Hairy Woodpecker
    * White-headed Woodpecker
    * Northern Flicker
    * Olive-sided Flycatcher
    * Western Wood-Pewee
    * Hammond's Flycatcher
    * Gray Flycatcher
    * Dusky Flycatcher
    * Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    * Black Phoebe
    * Say's Phoebe
    * Vermilion Flycatcher
    * Ash-throated Flycatcher
    * Cassin's Kingbird
    * Western Kingbird
    * Loggerhead Shrike
    * Bell's Vireo
    * Plumbeous Vireo
    * Cassin's Vireo
    * Hutton's Vireo
    * Warbling Vireo
    * Steller's Jay
    * California Scrub-Jay
    * Clark's Nutcracker
    * American Crow
    * Common Raven
    * Horned Lark
    * Purple Martin
    * Tree Swallow
    * Violet-green Swallow
    * Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    * Bank Swallow
    * Cliff Swallow
    * Barn Swallow
    * Mountain Chickadee
    * Oak Titmouse
    * Verdin
    * Bushtit
    * Red-breasted Nuthatch
    * White-breasted Nuthatch
    * Pygmy Nuthatch
    * Brown Creeper
    * Cactus Wren
    * Rock Wren
    * Canyon Wren
    * Bewick's Wren
    * House Wren
    * Marsh Wren
    * American Dipper
    * Golden-crowned Kinglet
    * Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    * Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    * California Gnatcatcher
    * Western Bluebird
    * Townsend's Solitaire
    * Swainson's Thrush
    * Hermit Thrush
    * American Robin
    * Wrentit
    * Northern Mockingbird
    * California Thrasher
    * LeConte's Thrasher
    * European Starling
    * American Pipit
    * Cedar Waxwing
    * Phainopepla
    * Northern Waterthrush
    * Orange-crowned Warbler
    * Nashville Warbler
    * Yellow Warbler
    * Yellow-rumped Warbler
    * Black-throated Gray Warbler
    * Townsend's Warbler
    * Hermit Warbler
    * MacGillivray's Warbler
    * Common Yellowthroat
    * Wilson's Warbler
    * Yellow-breasted Chat
    * Western Tanager
    * Green-tailed Towhee
    * Spotted Towhee
    * California Towhee
    * Rufous-crowned Sparrow
    * Chipping Sparrow
    * Brewer's Sparrow
    * Black-chinned Sparrow
    * Lark Sparrow
    * Black-throated Sparrow
    * Bell's Sparrow
    * Savannah Sparrow
    * Fox Sparrow
    * Song Sparrow
    * Lincoln's Sparrow
    * White-throated Sparrow
    * Harris' Sparrow
    * White-crowned Sparrow
    * Golden-crowned Sparrow
    * Dark-eyed Junco
    * Black-headed Grosbeak
    * Blue Grosbeak
    * Lazuli Bunting
    * Red-winged Blackbird
    * Tricolored Blackbird
    * Western Meadowlark
    * Yellow-headed Blackbird
    * Brewer's Blackbird
    * Great-tailed Grackle
    * Brown-headed Cowbird
    * Hooded Oriole
    * Bullock's Oriole
    * Scott's Oriole
    * Purple Finch
    * Cassin's Finch
    * House Finch
    * Red Crossbill
    * Lesser Goldfinch
    * Lawrence's Goldfinch
    * American Goldfinch
    * House Sparrow
    * Scaly-breasted Munia
    
    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 each one. "11" indicates that we found a species in a given year and "00" indicates that we didn't. In an attempt to make the columns align, this year I added an extra "1" or "0" in each column.
    
    NN 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 SPECIES
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Greater White-fronted Goose
    10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 00 00 00 11 Snow Goose
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Ross's Goose
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Brant
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Cackling Goose
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Canada Goose
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Wood Duck
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Gadwall
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Wigeon
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Mallard
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Blue-winged Teal
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cinnamon Teal
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Northern Shoveler
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 Northern Pintail
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Green-winged Teal
    03 00 00 11 11 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 Canvasback
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Redhead
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Ring-necked Duck
    01 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Greater Scaup
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Lesser Scaup
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Surf Scoter
    03 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 00 00 00 11 00 Black Scoter
    01 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 White-winged Scoter
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 Long-tailed Duck
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Bufflehead
    03 00 00 11 11 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 Common Goldeneye
    07 00 11 00 11 00 11 00 11 00 00 11 11 00 11 Hooded Merganser
    11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 11 11 11 00 11 Common Merganser
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Red-breasted Merganser
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Ruddy Duck
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Mountain Quail
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 California Quail
    10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 00 00 00 Gambel's Quail
    10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 00 00 00 Chukar
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-throated Loon
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Pacific Loon
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Common Loon
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 Yellow-billed Loon
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Pied-billed Grebe
    10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 00 00 Horned Grebe
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Eared Grebe
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Grebe
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Clark's Grebe
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Black-footed albatross
    03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 11 11 Northern Fulmar
    11 11 11 11 11 00 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Pink-footed Shearwater
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Sooty Shearwater
    06 11 00 11 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 11 11 Black-vented Shearwater
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Brandt's Cormorant
    01 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Neotropic Cormorant
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Double-crested Cormorant
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Pelagic Cormorant
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 American White Pelican
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Brown Pelican
    04 00 11 00 00 00 11 11 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 American Bittern
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Least Bittern
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Great Blue Heron
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Great Egret
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Snowy Egret
    12 00 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cattle Egret
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Green Heron
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-crowned Night-Heron
    01 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 White-faced Ibis
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Turkey Vulture
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Osprey
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 White-tailed Kite
    12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 00 Golden Eagle
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Northern Harrier
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 Sharp-shinned Hawk
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cooper's Hawk
    02 11 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Bald Eagle
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-shouldered Hawk
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 Swainson's Hawk
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-tailed Hawk
    04 00 11 00 00 11 00 11 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 Ferruginous Hawk
    01 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Sandhill Crane
    01 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Ridgway's Rail
    12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 Virginia Rail
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Sora
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Common Gallinule
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Coot
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-bellied Plover
    02 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 Pacific Golden-Plover
    14 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Snowy Plover
    14 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Semipalmated Plover
    14 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Killdeer
    14 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black Oystercatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-necked Stilt
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Avocet
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Spotted Sandpiper
    12 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Solitary Sandpiper
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Wandering Tattler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Greater Yellowlegs
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Willet
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Lesser Yellowlegs
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Whimbrel
    13 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Long-billed Curlew
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Marbled Godwit
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Ruddy Turnstone
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black Turnstone
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Surfbird
    02 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 Red Knot
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Sanderling
    02 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 Semipalmated Sandpiper
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Sandpiper
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Least Sandpiper
    03 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 11 11 00 00 00 00 00 Baird's Sandpiper
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Dunlin
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 Stilt Sandpiper
    01 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Ruff
    11 11 11 11 00 11 00 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 Short-billed Dowitcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Long-billed Dowitcher
    09 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 00 00 11 00 11 11 00 Wilson's Snipe
    11 11 11 11 00 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 Wilson's Phalarope
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-necked Phalarope
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 Red Phalarope
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 Sabine's Gull
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Bonaparte's Gull
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 Laughing Gull
    07 11 11 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 11 11 Franklin's Gull
    13 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Heermann's Gull
    02 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 Mew Gull
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Ring-billed Gull
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Gull
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 California Gull
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Herring Gull
    02 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 Thayer's Gull
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Glaucous-winged Gull
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 Glaucous Gull
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 Least Tern
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Caspian Tern
    04 00 00 11 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 00 Black Tern
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 Common Tern
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Forster's Tern
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Royal Tern
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Elegant Tern
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black Skimmer
    07 00 00 00 11 00 00 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 00 Pomarine Jaeger
    08 11 00 00 00 11 00 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 00 Parasitic Jaeger
    05 11 00 11 11 11 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Common Murre
    02 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 Scripps's Murrelet
    02 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 Cassin's Auklet
    03 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 00 Rhinoceros Auklet
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Rock Pigeon
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Band-tailed Pigeon
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Eurasian Collared-Dove
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Spotted Dove
    02 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 White-winged Dove
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Mourning Dove
    10 11 11 11 11 00 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 00 Inca Dove
    12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 00 11 Common Ground-Dove
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Greater Roadrunner
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Barn Owl
    09 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 00 00 11 00 11 00 Flammulated Owl
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Screech-Owl
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Great Horned Owl
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Northern Pygmy-Owl
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Burrowing Owl
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Spotted Owl
    05 11 11 00 00 00 11 11 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 Long-eared Owl
    12 11 11 00 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Northern Saw-whet Owl
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Lesser Nighthawk
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Common Poorwill
    02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 11 Black Swift ** SUSPECT **
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Vaux's Swift
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 White-throated Swift
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-chinned Hummingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Anna's Hummingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Costa's Hummingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Rufous Hummingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Allen's Hummingbird
    10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 00 11 11 00 00 Calliope Hummingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Belted Kingfisher
    10 00 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 00 11 00 11 11 Lewis's Woodpecker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Acorn Woodpecker
    12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 00 Williamson's Sapsucker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-breasted Sapsucker
    01 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Red-naped Sapsucker
    11 00 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Nuttall's Woodpecker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Downy Woodpecker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Hairy Woodpecker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 White-headed Woodpecker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Northern Flicker
    01 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Crested Caracara
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Kestrel
    11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 Merlin
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Peregrine Falcon
    12 11 00 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Prairie Falcon
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-crowned Parrot
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Olive-sided Flycatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Wood-Pewee
    02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 00 Willow Flycatcher ** SUSPECT **
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Hammond's Flycatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Gray Flycatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Dusky Flycatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black Phoebe
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Say's Phoebe
    05 11 11 11 11 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Vermilion Flycatcher
    03 00 00 00 11 00 11 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Ash-throated Flycatcher
    04 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 00 11 00 11 00 Tropical Kingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cassin's Kingbird
    02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 11 00 00 Thick-billed Kingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Kingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Loggerhead Shrike
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Bell's Vireo
    08 11 00 00 00 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 00 Plumbeous Vireo
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cassin's Vireo
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Hutton's Vireo
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Warbling Vireo
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Steller's Jay
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Scrub-Jay
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 Clark's Nutcracker
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Crow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Common Raven
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Horned Lark
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    06 11 00 00 11 00 11 00 11 11 00 11 00 00 00 Purple Martin
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Tree Swallow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Violet-green Swallow
    12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 11 Bank Swallow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Barn Swallow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cliff Swallow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Mountain Chickadee
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Oak Titmouse
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Verdin
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Bushtit
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-breasted Nuthatch
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 White-breasted Nuthatch
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Pygmy Nuthatch
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Brown Creeper
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Rock Wren
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Canyon Wren
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 House Wren
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Marsh Wren
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Bewick's Wren
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cactus Wren
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 California Gnatcatcher
    10 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 00 00 American Dipper
    05 11 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 11 11 00 11 Golden-crowned Kinglet
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Wrentit
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Bluebird
    01 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Mountain Bluebird
    11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 00 00 Townsend's Solitaire
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Swainson's Thrush
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Hermit Thrush
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Robin
    01 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Varied Thrush
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Northern Mockingbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 California Thrasher
    10 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 00 11 00 11 00 Le Conte's Thrasher
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 European Starling
    01 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Red-throated Pipit
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Pipit
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cedar Waxwing
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Phainopepla
    02 11 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Northern Waterthrush
    05 00 11 11 11 00 00 00 11 00 00 11 00 00 00 Black-and-white Warbler
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 Tennessee Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Orange-crowned Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Nashville Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 MacGillivray's Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Common Yellowthroat
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 Hooded Warbler
    02 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 American Redstart
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Northern Parula
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Yellow Warbler
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Chestnut-sided Warbler
    07 00 00 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 00 00 11 00 11 Palm Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Yellow-rumped Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-throated Gray Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Townsend's Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Hermit Warbler
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Wilson's Warbler
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 Painted Redstart
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Yellow-breasted Chat
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Green-tailed Towhee
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Spotted Towhee
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 California Towhee
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Chipping Sparrow
    02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 00 Clay-colored Sparrow
    11 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 00 11 Brewer's Sparrow
    01 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Field Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-chinned Sparrow
    01 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Vesper Sparrow
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 Lark Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-throated Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Bell's Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Savannah Sparrow
    04 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 00 11 00 00 Grasshopper Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Fox Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Song Sparrow
    13 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Lincoln's Sparrow
    01 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Swamp Sparrow
    10 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 11 11 00 11 11 00 00 White-throated Sparrow
    03 11 00 11 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Harris' Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 White-crowned Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Golden-crowned Sparrow
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Dark-eyed Junco
    06 00 00 00 00 11 11 00 11 00 11 11 00 00 11 Summer Tanager
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Tanager
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Black-headed Grosbeak
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Blue Grosbeak
    01 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Indigo Bunting
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Lazuli Bunting
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Red-winged Blackbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Tricolored Blackbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Western Meadowlark
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Yellow-headed Blackbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Brewer's Blackbird
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Great-tailed Grackle
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Brown-headed Cowbird
    03 00 00 11 11 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Orchard Oriole
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Hooded Oriole
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Bullock's Oriole
    01 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Baltimore Oriole
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Scott's Oriole
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Purple Finch
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Cassin's Finch
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 House Finch
    11 11 11 11 11 11 00 11 00 11 11 11 11 11 00 Red Crossbill
    12 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 00 Pine Siskin
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Lesser Goldfinch
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Lawrence's Goldfinch
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 American Goldfinch
    01 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Evening Grosbeak
    14 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 House Sparrow
    04 11 11 11 11 ........not countable........ Scaly-breasted Munia
    
    Total: 333 species
    
    If you look closely you'll see that we flagged willow flycatcher and black swift as "suspect." We no longer believe earlier records of Willow Flycatcher and Black Swift because those species don't usually occur before the end of the first week of May and because we neglected to request documentation when they were reported in 2004-2007.
    
    Of the 333 species we've found to date, we have found the same 208 during every year, accounting for about 80% of our annual total. We have also found 34 species only once, indicating that about 10% are "one-hit wonders." Examples from previous years include yellow-billed loon, field sparrow, ruff, and red-throated pipit. There are also numerous species that we find about 1/2 of the time, probably a consequence of the fact that we schedule the event in late April when wintering birds are leaving and when many spring migrants are just arriving.
    
    This year we did pretty well with ocean birds. This was one of the only the fifth time in 15 years that we've gotten three shearwater species. We also got one alcid, which usually give us trouble. Seawatches from San Clemente Island and Point Vicente were fruitful despite the strong winds on Friday and Saturday around the county.
    
    We also did better than usual in the Antelope Valley, foothills, and in the San Gabriel Mountains.
    
    In more detail, if you scan through the table above, you'll see that we swept up a number of species this year that we find less than 1/2 of the time. Here are species we found that were particularly notable:
    06 Black-Vented Shearwater
    01 Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron NEW
    02 Bald Eagle
    07 Franklin's Gull
    05 Common Murre
    04 Long-Eared Owl
    05 Vermilion Flycatcher
    06 Purple Martin
    05 Golden-Crowned Kinglet
    02 Northern Waterthrush
    03 Harris' sparrow
    
    Once again, the number in the first two columns gives the number of years when we have found this species since 2004. These are species reported during seven or fewer counts except for Scaly-Breasted Munia, which was recently added to the offical count list. Bald eagle is a species we didn't count previously due to concerns that they required human assistance for nesting. The presence of a nest at the San Gabriel Dam clearly establishes that they're nesting without our help and that our previous approach was too conservative.
    
    Among these species, the most unusual was the Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron, which was new for ABC weekend. The Harris' sparrow is obviously rare but its presence was known well in advance. The northern waterthrush was a very pleasant surprise: this was only the second time we've found one during the count.
    
    On the other hand, although this is only the fifth time we've found vermilion flycatcher, it's also the fourth consecutive year that we've found it. When compiling the list of possible rarities prior to the weekend, it became apparent that vermilion flycatchers are now being reported widely across Los Angeles County, so their numbers are clearly increasing. This appears to represent an actual expansion of their range.
    
    Here are the worst misses from 2017:
    12 Cattle Egret
    12 Long-Billed Curlew
    13 Heermann's Gull
    12 Herring Gull
    10 Lewis' Woodpecker
    11 Ladder-Backed Woodpecker
    11 Merlin
    12 Pine Siskin
    
    This is the first time that we've missed Heermann's Gull. That species has been scarce in our area recently, perhaps because most of the adults have left for the breeding grounds in Mexico, and possibly also because of three consecutive years of breeding failure. One (but only one) Heermann's gull was reported on a pelagic trip on April 29, but the ABC rules prevent us from counting birds seen from boats.
    
    In addition, something is going on with pine siskins. This was the most significant species from the mountains that we missed. There are very few reports in eBird in the local mountains of Los Angeles Cou
    
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  19. Los Angeles RBA- 5 May 2017 LINK
    DATE: May 5, 2017 @ 3:03pm, 6 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *May 5, 2017 * CALA1705.05
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Inca Dove Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Solitary Sandpiper Elegant Tern Plumbeous Vireo Purple Martin Palm Warbler White-throated Sparrow
    
     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 May 5.
    
    An INCA DOVE continued at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles through April 28.
    
    Two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were in Area 2 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach on April 30 and nest-building activity was observed.
     Several SOLITARY SANDPIPERS were found this past weekend with birds along the LA River below Burbank Blvd., at Bonelli Park in San Dimas and at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena.
    
    An ELEGANT TERN was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on May 2.
    
    A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was in the Antelope Valley in the tree row at 117 th Street East and Ave. I on April 28.
    
    Four PURPLE MARTINS were at Hansen Dam near Lake View Terrace on April 28.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance from May 1-2. It was on the west side of the main entrance road near the sump. Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach, being reported through April 28 (most recently it was near the top of the park by the end of 30 th Street).
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
     EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  21. ABC MISSING species LINK
    DATE: May 1, 2017 @ 9:50pm, 6 month(s) ago
    Hi again,
    
    Here are all the species we've found during previous America's Birdiest County weekends that weren't reported during this past weekend. If you saw any of these, please let us know!
    
    # Canvasback
    # Greater Scaup
    # White-winged Scoter
    # Black Scoter
    # Long-tailed Duck
    # Common Goldeneye
    # Hooded Merganser
    # Yellow-billed Loon
    # Black-footed albatross
    # Northern Fulmar
    # Neotropic Cormorant
    # American Bittern
    # Cattle Egret
    # Ferruginous Hawk
    # Crested Caracara
    # Merlin
    # Sandhill Crane
    # Ridgeway's Rail
    # Pacific Golden-Plover
    # Long-billed Curlew
    # Red Knot
    # Baird's Sandpiper
    # Ruff
    # Stilt Sandpiper
    # Red Phalarope
    # Laughing Gull
    # Sabine's Gull
    # Heermann's Gull
    # Mew Gull
    # Herring Gull
    # Thayer's Gull
    # Glaucous Gull
    # Black Tern
    # Common Tern
    # Pomarine Jaeger
    # Scripps's Murrelet
    # Cassin's Auklet
    # Rhinoceros Auklet
    # White-winged Dove
    # Lewis's Woodpecker
    # Red-naped Sapsucker
    # Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    # Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    # Tropical Kingbird
    # Thick-billed Kingbird
    # Mountain Bluebird
    # Varied Thrush
    # Red-throated Pipit
    # Northern Waterthrush
    # Tennessee Warbler
    # Northern Parula
    # Chestnut-sided Warbler
    # Palm Warbler
    # Black-and-white Warbler
    # American Redstart
    # Painted Redstart
    # Hooded Warbler
    # Hepatic Tanager
    # Summer Tanager
    # Clay-colored Sparrow
    # Field Sparrow
    # Vesper Sparrow
    # Grasshopper Sparrow
    # Swamp Sparrow
    # Indigo Bunting
    # Orchard Oriole
    # Baltimore Oriole
    # Pine Siskin
    # Evening Grosbeak
    
    Thank you,
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
     
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  23. Los Angeles RBA- 28 April 2017 LINK
    DATE: Apr 28, 2017 @ 2:35pm, 6 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *April 28, 2017 * CALA1704.28
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Common Ground-Dove White-winged Dove Yellow-throated Vireo Plumbeous Vireo Purple Martin Gray Catbird Northern Parula Palm Warbler White-throated Sparrow Harris’s Sparrow
    
    
    
    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 April 28.
    
    COMMON GROUND-DOVES continued to be reported along the San Gabriel River in Bellflower (by the nursery at the end of Trabuco Street) through April 23.
    
    A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was near Crystalaire Country Club in Llano on April 21. Another was reported at Cressa Park in Long Beach on April 24.
    
    A YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was at Rocky Oaks Park in Malibu from April 22-23. The park is on Mulholland Drive, west of Kanan Road and the bird was along the Glade Trail by a group of picnic tables.
    
    A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was along the Santa Clara River below the 5 Freeway crossing on April 21.
    
    Three PURPLE MARTINS were at Piute Ponds on the Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on April 25 and five were at Hansen Dam on April 27.
    
    The GRAY CATBIRD continues at Monte Verde Park (private) in Lakewood and was reported through April 23. The park is at the north end of the San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail. The bird
    can often be seen through the fence or just outside the small park.
    
    A NORTHERN PARULA was at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia from April 22-23. It was at the far north end on the east side just west of Peck Road (and east of the lower end of the
    concrete drainage channel). On April 27 a COMMON GROUND-DOVE was at the northeast corner of the south lake at Peck.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was in silk oaks in the fenced in area at Banning Park in Wilmington on April 22.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach, being reported through April 17 (near the top of the park by the end of 30 th Street).
    
    The HARRIS’S SPARROW continued along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont through April 28. To reach the exact location, drive to the very north end of Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont. There is a free parking lot
    to the left. Walk northeast about one half mile along the Thompson Creek Trail by the water channel. The first feeding station can be seen on the right by a bench and drinking fountain. There are bird feeders and a solar panel water dish on the ground. Walk
    about one more block to E. Pomello Drive (closed to parking) where there is a locked large metal yellow gate to your left. Go past it at the channel, and just to the right are the first and second feeding stations which the bird prefers.
    
    
    
    - 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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  25. America's Birdiest County Reminder LINK
    DATE: Apr 27, 2017 @ 6:16pm, 6 month(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    This is a reminder that our America's Birdiest County event starts tonight at midnight and runs through midnight on Sunday night.
    
    Although I'm helping to organize things, this year Wanda Dameron will be the compiler, so please send reports to her at:
    
    wandadameron2@...
    
    Please feel free to post reports on the LA County listserve as well, regardless of whether you found anything rare.
    
    In our organizational email earlier this week, we provided a list of uncommon birds that have been reported in recent weeks. There have been some new reports so here's an update of that list, which now includes recent purple martins, among other things:
    
    * = Potential new species for ABC weekend
    
    3/22 *Tundra Swan Pierce College, Woodland Hills
    2/26 *Eurasian Wigeon Oxford Basin, Marina del Rey
    3/20 *Eurasian Wigeon Madrona Marsh
    3/06 Canvasback Rio Hondo Spreading Grounds
    3/27 Greater Scaup Quail Lake
    3/12 Greater Scaup Aqueduct/255th St. West
    4/05 Black Scoter Dockweiler Beach
    4/22 Black Scoter Venice Beach
    4/05 White-winged Scoter Dockweiler Beach
    3/06 Common Goldeneye Rio Hondo
    3/07 Common Goldeneye Cabrillo beach
    3/11 Common Goldeneye Peck R. Water Conservation Area
    3/11 Common Goldeneye Una Lake, just east of Lake Palmdale
    3/12 Common Goldeneye Quail Lake
    3/21 Common Goldeneye Piute Ponds
    3/25 Hooded Merganser Bette Davis Park & Glendale Narrows
    3/23 Hooded Merganser Apollo Park
    3/08 Hooded Merganser Piute Ponds
    3/21 Hooded Merganser Sepulveda Basin
    3/21 Hooded Merganser Ballona Fresh Water Marsh
    3/14 Hooded Merganser Descanso Gardens
    3/20 Hooded Merganser Malibu Creek State Park
    3/30 Hooded Merganser Hahamongna Watershed Park
    3/25 Hooded Merganser Hansen Dam
    3/25 Hooded Merganser Big Tujunga Wash north of 210
    4/25 *Magnificent Frigatebird Cabrillo Beach Bluffs
    4/10 *Brown Booby Cabrillo Beach Park/San Pedro Fishing Pier
    4/20 Neotropic Cormorant Bonelli Park
    4/15 American Bittern Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    4/25 Cattle Egret Piute Ponds
    3/26 Cattle Egret Santa Fe Dam
    4/13 Cattle Egret Malibu Lagoon
    4/20 *Yellow-crowned NightHeron El Dorado Park, main pond, along the edge
    3/14 *California Condor Pyramid Lake, north end near Emigrant Landing
    3/07 Ferruginous Hawk Petersen Ranch, just east of Lake Elizabeth Rd/Johnson Rd. junction
    3/12 Ferruginous Hawk Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve
    4/25 Bald Eagle San Gabriel Dam, Highway 39
    3/25 Bald Eagle Bonelli Park
    3/25 Virginia Rail Piute Ponds
    3/25 Virginia Rail Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    4/26 Pacific Golden-plover San Clemente Island
    3/25 Long-billed Curlew Piute Ponds
    4/19 Long-billed Curlew Lancaster Sewer Ponds
    4/19 Long-billed Curlew Ballona Creek Jetties
    4/19 Long-billed Curlew Del Rey Lagoon
    4/26 Long-billed Curlew Antelope Valley 90th-100th East, Ave. F
    3/22 Red Knot Playa del Rey end of jetties
    3/21 Red Knot Ballona Creek, Pacific Ave. bridge
    4/25 Wilson's Snipe Madrona Marsh
    3/11 Wilson's Snipe Bonelli Park
    3/14 Wilson's Snipe Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    3/20 Wilson's Snipe Cal State Dominguez Hills
    4/19 Wilson's Snipe Piute Ponds
    4/19 Solitary Sandpiper Madrona Marsh
    4/25 Solitary Sandpiper Piute Ponds
    4/19 Solitary Sandpiper Sepulveda Basin
    4/22 Solitary Sandpiper Peck Pits
    4/22 Solitary Sandpiper San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds, Pico Rivera
    4/19 Common Murre Zuma Beach. Bird was oiled and rescued.
    2/26 Mew Gull Junipero Beach, Long Beach
    3/02 Mew Gull Ballona Creek, Lincoln to Highway 90
    3/25 Mew Gull Ballona Creek Mouth/Jetties & breakwater
    3/25 Mew Gull Cabrillo Beach Park
    3/04 Mew Gull Dockweiler State Beach
    3/22 Mew Gull LA River, Willow Street
    2/20 *Yellow-footed Gull Rio Hondo Spreading Grounds
    3/12 *Yellow-footed Gull LA River between Atlantic and Alondra
    3/18 *Lesser Black-backed Gull Rio Hondo Spreading Grounds
    3/04 *Iceland Gull Rio Hondo spreading grounds
    4/16 Common Tern Bonelli Park
    4/15 Inca Dove Lake Los Angeles
    4/10 Inca Dove Colonel Leon Washington Park
    4/23 Common Ground-Dove San Gabriel River Trail, Trabuco St. (Bellflower)
    4/17 Common Ground-Dove San Gabriel River Trail, north of Cerritos golf course
    4/27 Common Ground-Dove Peck Pits, NE corner of south lake
    4/21 White-winged Dove Crystalaire, Antelope Valley
    4/24 White-winged Dove LA River/Hill St., DeForest Ave. side of the river
    3/18 Long-eared Owl Apollo Park, NW corner in tamarisks
    4/14 Williamson's Sapsucker Table Mountain
    3/04 *Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Bixby Marshland in Carson
    2/21 Red-naped Sapsucker El Dorado Regional Park, Area 3
    2/27 Red-naped Sapsucker Hansen Dam
    2/27 Red-naped Sapsucker Lower Arroyo Seco, South Pasadena
    2/28 Red-naped Sapsucker Ponderosa Lane, Palos Verdes
    4/26 Prairie Falcon Piute Ponds
    4/15 *Least Flycatcher Whitter Narrows
    3/14 *Eastern Phoebe Madrona Marsh
    3/15 *Eastern Phoebe Bonelli Park north, picnic area 4
    2/25 Vermilion Flycatcher West Antelope Valley: 138/286th west
    2/26 Vermilion Flycatcher Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    4/02 Vermilion Flycatcher Oakdale Memorial Park (cemetery), Glendora
    3/10 Vermilion Flycatcher LA National Cemetery
    3/04 Vermilion Flycatcher Columbia Park in Torrance
    3/18 Vermilion Flycatcher El Dorado Regional Park, area 2
    3/19 Vermilion Flycatcher La Mirada Park
    4/04 Vermilion Flycatcher Santa Fe Dam
    4/15 Vermilion Flycatcher Madrona Marsh
    4/23 Vermilion Flycatcher Crystalaire Country Club, Antelope Valley
    4/15 Vermilion Flycatcher Apollo Park
    3/22 Dusky-capped Flycatcher La Mirada Creek Park, La Mirada
    3/15 Dusky-capped Flycatcher John Anson Ford Park, Bell Gardens
    3/06 Thick-billed Kingbird Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas
    2/27 Tropical Kingbird Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    3/20 Tropical Kingbird El Dorado Park, area 3
    3/30 Tropical Kingbird Lake Balboa
    4/17 Tropical Kingbird Peck Pits
    4/23 *Yellow throated Vireo Rocky Oaks Park, Mulholland Dr, West of Kanan-Dume Road
    2/26 Plumbeous Vireo Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    3/25 Plumbeous Vireo Hansen Dam
    3/26 Plumbeous vireo Santa Fe Dam
    3/26 Plumbeous Vireo Valley Plaza Park, North Hollywood
    4/08 Plumbeous Vireo Wardlow Park in Long Beach
    4/10 Plumbeous Vireo Arcadia County Park
    4/21 Plumbeous Vireo Santa Clara River, Santa Clarita (34.4366,-118.6099)
    4/25 Purple Martin Piute Ponds
    4/27 Purple Martin Hansen Dam
    3/23 *Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Edwards AFB Mequite Forest (off limits to the public)
    3/04 American Dipper mile 4.75, West Fork, San Gabriel River
    4/03 American Dipper mile 3.2, West Fork, San Gabriel River
    3/12 American Dipper East Fork, San Gabriel River, near Bridge to Nowhere
    4/22 American Dipper Barrett-Stoddard Road
    3/03 Golden-crowned Kinglet 9800 East G10, Antelope Valley (N of 100th East/East Ave H)
    3/23 Golden-crowned Kinglet Peck Park, San Pedro
    2/25 Mountain Bluebird Gorman Post Road pond
    2/26 Mountain Bluebird San Clemente Island
    3/11 Mountain Bluebird Nebeker Ranch
    3/07 Mountain Bluebird Petersen Ranch, E of Lake Elizabeth
    4/23 *Gray Catbird West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail (Monte Verde Park)
    4/19 Le Conte's Thrasher Piute Ponds
    4/23 Northern Parula Peck Pits, far north end
    2/26 Palm Warbler LA National Cemetery
    3/07 Palm Warbler Entradero park (Dave Moody)
    4/09 Palm Warbler Hahamongna Watershed Park
    4/22 Palm Warbler Banning Park in Wilmington
    4/15 Palm Warbler Madrona Marsh
    4/16 Palm Warbler Sand Dune Park
    4/16 Palm Warbler South Gate Park behind the large Sports Center Building, working trees
    3/12 *Yellow-throated Warbler Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    2/20 Black-and-white Warbler La Mirada Park
    2/25 Black-and-white Warbler LA County Arboretum
    3/02 Black-and-white Warbler El Segundo Library Park
    4/19 Black-and-white Warbler Madrona Marsh
    3/20 Black-and-white Warbler Legg Lake, near restroom 7
    4/08 Black and white Warbler LA River/Oros Street, 200 m upstream from lower end of riparian
    4/20 Black and white Warbler Ralph Dills Park
    4/02 Pine Warbler Santa Fe Dam
    2/21 Painted Redstart Palos Verdes, just north of South Coast Botanic Garden
    3/04 Green-tailed Towhee West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, Lakewood
    2/28 Swamp Sparrow Playa Vista riparian corridor
    4/22 Brewer's Sparrow Bob's Gap
    3/09 Clay-colored Sparrow Exposition Park
    4/17 Clay-colored Sparrow Santa Fe Dam
    4/08 Clay-colored Sparrow West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, South of Del Amo
    4/26 Harris' Sparrow Thompson Creek Trail/Pomello, Claremont
    3/12 White throated Sparrow Cobb Estate, Altadena
    2/27 White-throated Sparrow LA County Arboretum
    2/24 White-throated Sparrow Holmby Hills
    3/01 White-throated Sparrow Wilmington Drain above PCH
    2/25 White-throated Sparrow Alta Vicente Preserve
    4/09 White-throated Sparrow South Coast Botanic Garden
    4/26 White-throated Sparrow Sand Dune Park
    4/13 White-throated Sparrow Los Liones Park, near the Getty Villa
    3/28 White-throated Sparrow Beverly Hills 2 SG neighborhood
    3/24 White-throated Sparrow Neff Park, La Mirada
    3/30 White-throated Sparrow David Bell's house in La Canada-Flintridge
    4/17 White-throated Sparrow 14 Crest Road, LA (private residence)
    4/19 White-throated Sparrow Ed Thomas' yard
    3/03 Vesper Sparrow Santa Fe Dam
    4/13 Vesper Sparrow Poppy Preserve
    3/11 Vesper Sparrow Nebeker Ranch
    2/26 Summer Tanager Mentor Ave/Arden Road, Pasadena
    4/08 Summer Tanager Wardlow Park, SE quadrant and near parking lot (Long Beach)
    3/27 Baltimore Oriole La Mirada Park
    4/05 Baltimore Oriole Elysian Park, Chavez Ravine. NW of Grace E. Simons Lodge in silk oaks.
    2/27 Orchard Oriole LA Arboretum
    4/07 Orchard Oriole 4823 Ben Ave., Los Angeles.
    
    Good luck to us!
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance Benner and Wanda Dameron
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  27. Re: [LACoBirds] America's Birdiest County April 28-30: Detailed Information LINK
    DATE: Apr 24, 2017 @ 12:19pm, 6 month(s) ago
    Lanca & Wanda: Sorry but I won't be able to participate this year.I will be birding in Spain as of April 28th.
    
    Irwin Woldman
    
    
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  29. America's Birdiest County April 28-30: Detailed Information LINK
    DATE: Apr 24, 2017 @ 11:50am, 6 month(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    Here's additional information about the "America's Birdiest County" event that will happen in Los Angeles County on April 28-30.
    
    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.
    
    This year I will be out of town on Saturday and Sunday, so I will not act as the compiler. Intead, Wanda Dameron has kindly stepped forward and volunteered to compile this year's count. Please send emails with reports to her and/or post them on the LA County listserve.
    
    Wanda's email address is:
    
    wandadameron2@...
    
    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. This year 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
    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 birds 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 Wanda at wandadameron2@... 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 Wanda.
    
    Wanda 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 early 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 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.
    
    3/22 *Tundra Swan Pierce College, Woodland Hills
    2/26 *Eurasian Wigeon Oxford Basin, Marina del Rey
    3/20 *Eurasian Wigeon Madrona Marsh
    3/06 Canvasback Rio Hondo Spreading Grounds
    3/27 Greater Scaup Quail Lake
    3/12 Greater Scaup Aqueduct/255th St. West
    4/05 Black Scoter Dockweiler Beach
    4/05 White-winged Scoter Dockweiler Beach
    3/06 Common Goldeneye Rio Hondo
    3/07 Common Goldeneye Cabrillo beach
    3/11 Common Goldeneye Peck R. Water Conservation Area
    3/11 Common Goldeneye Una Lake, just east of Lake Palmdale
    3/12 Common Goldeneye Quail Lake
    3/21 Common Goldeneye Piute Ponds
    3/25 Hooded Merganser Bette Davis Park & Glendale Narrows
    3/23 Hooded Merganser Apollo Park
    3/08 Hooded Merganser Piute Ponds
    3/21 Hooded Merganser Sepulveda Basin
    3/21 Hooded Merganser Ballona Fresh Water Marsh
    3/14 Hooded Merganser Descanso Gardens
    3/20 Hooded Merganser Malibu Creek State Park
    3/30 Hooded Merganser Hahamongna Watershed Park
    3/25 Hooded Merganser Hansen Dam
    3/25 Hooded Merganser Big Tujunga Wash north of 210
    4/10 *Brown Booby Cabrillo Beach Park/San Pedro Fishing Pier
    4/20 Neotropic Cormorant Bonelli Park
    4/15 American Bittern Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    3/08 Cattle Egret Piute Ponds
    3/26 Cattle Egret Santa Fe Dam
    4/13 Cattle Egret Malibu Lagoon
    4/20 *Yellow-crowned NightHeron El Dorado Park, main pond, along the edge
    3/14 *California Condor Pyramid Lake, north end near Emigrant Landing
    3/07 Ferruginous Hawk Petersen Ranch, just east of Lake Elizabeth Rd/Johnson Rd. junction
    3/12 Ferruginous Hawk Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve
    3/20 Bald Eagle San Gabriel Dam, Highway 39
    3/25 Bald Eagle Bonelli Park
    3/25 Virginia Rail Piute Ponds
    3/25 Virginia Rail Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    3/25 Long-billed Curlew Piute Ponds
    4/19 Long-billed Curlew Lancaster Sewer Ponds
    4/19 Long-billed Curlew Ballona Creek Jetties
    4/19 Long-billed Curlew Del Rey Lagoon
    3/22 Red Knot Playa del Rey end of jetties
    3/21 Red Knot Ballona Creek, Pacific Ave. bridge
    4/13 Wilson's Snipe Madrona Marsh
    3/11 Wilson's Snipe Bonelli Park
    3/14 Wilson's Snipe Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    3/20 Wilson's Snipe Cal State Dominguez Hills
    4/19 Wilson's Snipe Piute Ponds
    4/19 Solitary Sandpiper Madrona Marsh
    4/19 Solitary Sandpiper Piute Ponds
    4/19 Solitary Sandpiper Sepulveda Basin
    4/19 Common Murre Zuma Beach. Bird was oiled and rescued.
    2/26 Mew Gull Junipero Beach, Long Beach
    3/02 Mew Gull Ballona Creek, Lincoln to Highway 90
    3/25 Mew Gull Ballona Creek Mouth/Jetties & breakwater
    3/25 Mew Gull Cabrillo Beach Park
    3/04 Mew Gull Dockweiler State Beach
    3/22 Mew Gull LA River, Willow Street
    2/20 *Yellow-footed Gull Rio Hondo Spreading Grounds
    3/12 *Yellow-footed Gull LA River between Atlantic and Alondra
    3/18 *Lesser Black-backed Gull Rio Hondo Spreading Grounds
    3/04 *Iceland Gull Rio Hondo spreading grounds
    4/16 Common Tern Bonelli Park
    4/15 Inca Dove Lake Los Angeles
    4/10 Inca Dove Colonel Leon Washington Park
    4/20 Common Ground-Dove San Gabriel River Trail, Trabuco St. (Bellflower)
    4/17 Common Ground-dove San Gabriel River Trail, north of Cerritos golf course
    4/21 White-winged Dove Crystalaire, Antelope Valley
    3/18 Long-eared Owl Apollo Park, NW corner in tamarisks
    3/04 *Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Bixby Marshland in Carson
    2/21 Red-naped Sapsucker El Dorado Regional Park, Area 3
    2/27 Red-naped Sapsucker Hansen Dam
    2/27 Red-naped Sapsucker Lower Arroyo Seco, South Pasadena
    2/28 Red-naped Sapsucker Ponderosa Lane, Palos Verdes
    4/19 Prairie Falcon Piute Ponds
    4/15 *Least Flycatcher Whitter Narrows
    3/14 *Eastern Phoebe Madrona Marsh
    3/15 *Eastern Phoebe Bonelli Park north, picnic area 4
    2/25 Vermilion Flycatcher West Antelope Valley: 138/286th west
    2/26 Vermilion Flycatcher Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    4/02 Vermilion Flycatcher Oakdale Memorial Park (cemetery), Glendora
    3/10 Vermilion Flycatcher LA National Cemetery
    3/04 Vermilion Flycatcher Columbia Park in Torrance
    3/18 Vermilion Flycatcher El Dorado Regional Park, area 2
    3/19 Vermilion Flycatcher La Mirada Park
    4/04 Vermilion Flycatcher Santa Fe Dam
    4/15 Vermilion Flycatcher Madrona Marsh
    4/18 Vermilion Flycatcher Crystalaire Country Club, Antelope Valley
    4/15 Vermilion Flycatcher Apollo Park
    3/22 Dusky-capped Flycatcher La Mirada Creek Park, La Mirada
    3/15 Dusky-capped Flycatcher John Anson Ford Park, Bell Gardens
    3/06 Thick-billed Kingbird Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas
    2/27 Tropical Kingbird Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    3/20 Tropical Kingbird El Dorado Park, area 3
    3/30 Tropical Kingbird Lake Balboa
    4/17 Tropical Kingbird Peck Pits
    4/23 *Yellow throated Vireo Rocky Oaks Park, Mulholland Dr, West of Kanan-Dume Road
    2/26 Plumbeous Vireo Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    3/25 Plumbeous Vireo Hansen Dam
    3/26 Plumbeous vireo Santa Fe Dam
    3/26 Plumbeous Vireo Valley Plaza Park, North Hollywood
    4/08 Plumbeous Vireo Wardlow Park in Long Beach
    4/10 Plumbeous Vireo Arcadia County Park
    4/21 Plumbeous Vireo Santa Clara River, Santa Clarita (34.4366,-118.6099)
    3/23 *Black-tailed gnatcatcher Edwards AFB Mequite Forest (off limits to the public)
    3/04 American Dipper mile 4.75, West Fork, San Gabriel River
    3/12 American Dipper East Fork, San Gabriel River, near Bridge to Nowhere
    3/19 American Dipper Barrett-Stoddard Road, near Baldy Village
    3/03 Golden-crowned Kinglet 9800 East G10, Antelope Valley (N of 100th East/East Ave H)
    3/23 Golden-crowned Kinglet Peck Park, San Pedro
    2/25 Mountain Bluebird Gorman Post Road pond
    2/26 Mountain Bluebird San Clemente Island
    3/11 Mountain Bluebird Nebeker Ranch
    3/07 Mountain Bluebird Petersen Ranch, E of Lake Elizabeth
    4/22 *Gray Catbird West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail (Monte Verde Park)
    4/19 Le Conte's Thrasher Piute Ponds
    4/22 Northern Parula Peck Pits, far north end
    3/07 Palm Warbler Entradero park (Dave Moody)
    4/09 Palm Warbler Hahamongna Watershed Park
    4/22 Palm Warbler Banning Park in Wilmington
    4/15 Palm Warbler Madrona Marsh
    4/16 Palm Warbler Sand Dune Park
    4/16 Palm Warbler South Gate Park behind the large Sports Center Building, working trees
    3/12 *Yellow-throated Warbler Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area
    2/20 Black-and-white Warbler La Mirada Park
    2/25 Black-and-white Warbler LA County Arboretum
    3/02 Black-and-white Warbler El Segundo Library Park
    4/19 Black-and-white Warbler Madrona Marsh
    3/20 Black-and-white Warbler Legg Lake, near restroom 7
    4/08 Black and white Warbler LA River/Oros Street, 200 m upstream from lower end of riparian
    4/20 Black and white Warbler Ralph Dills Park
    4/02 Pine Warbler Santa Fe Dam
    2/21 Painted Redstart Palos Verdes, just north of South Coast Botanic Garden
    3/04 Green-tailed Towhee West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, Lakewood
    2/28 Swamp Sparrow Playa Vista riparian corridor
    3/09 Clay-colored Sparrow Exposition Park
    4/17 Clay-colored Sparrow Santa Fe Dam
    4/08 Clay-colored Sparrow West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, South of Del Amo
    4/09 Harris' Sparrow Thompson Creek Trail/Pomello, Claremont
    3/12 White throated Sparrow Cobb Estate, Altadena
    2/27 White-throated Sparrow LA County Arboretum
    2/24 White-throated Sparrow Holmby Hills
    3/01 White-throated Sparrow Wilmington Drain above PCH
    2/25 White-throated Sparrow Alta Vicente Preserve
    4/09 White-throated Sparrow South Coast Botanic Garden
    4/17 White-throated Sparrow Sand Dune Park
    4/13 White-throated Sparrow Los Liones Park, near the Getty Villa
    3/28 White-throated Sparrow Beverly Hills 2 SG neighborhood
    3/24 White-throated Sparrow Neff Park, La Mirada
    3/30 White-throated Sparrow David Bell's house in La Canada-Flintridge
    4/17 White-throated Sparrow 14 Crest Road, LA (private residence)
    4/19 White-throated Sparrow Ed Thomas' yard
    3/03 Vesper Sparrow Santa Fe Dam
    4/13 Vesper Sparrow Poppy Preserve
    3/11 Vesper Sparrow Nebeker Ranch
    2/26 Summer Tanager Mentor Ave/Arden Road, Pasadena
    4/08 Summer Tanager Wardlow Park, SE quadrant and near parking lot (Long Beach)
    3/27 Baltimore Oriole La Mirada Park
    4/05 Baltimore Oriole Elysian Park, Chavez Ravine. NW of Grace E. Simons Lodge in silk oaks.
    2/27 Orchard Oriole LA Arboretum
    4/07 Orchard Oriole 4823 Ben Ave., Los Angeles.
    
    * = new to the count if we find it
    
    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, and golden eagle.
    
    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
    12 Greater White-fronted Goose
    09 Snow Goose
    13 Ross's Goose
    12 Brant
    13 Cackling Goose
    13 Canada Goose
    13 Wood Duck
    13 Gadwall
    13 American Wigeon
    13 Mallard
    13 Blue-winged Teal
    13 Cinnamon Teal
    13 Northern Shoveler
    12 Northern Pintail
    13 Green-winged Teal
    03 Canvasback
    13 Redhead
    13 Ring-necked Duck
    01 Greater Scaup
    13 Lesser Scaup
    01 White-winged Scoter
    13 Surf Scoter
    03 Black Scoter
    01 Long-tailed Duck
    12 Bufflehead
    03 Common Goldeneye
    07 Hooded Merganser
    10 Common Merganser
    12 Red-breasted Merganser
    13 Ruddy Duck
    13 Mountain Quail
    13 California Quail
    09 Gambel's Quail
    09 Chukar
    13 Red-throated Loon
    13 Pacific Loon
    13 Common Loon
    01 Yellow-billed Loon
    13 Pied-billed Grebe
    09 Horned Grebe
    13 Eared Grebe
    13 Western Grebe
    13 Clark's Grebe
    01 Black-footed albatross
    03 Northern Fulmar
    10 Pink-footed Shearwater
    13 Sooty Shearwater
    05 Black-vented Shearwater
    13 Brandt's Cormorant
    01 Neotropic Cormorant
    13 Double-crested Cormorant
    13 Pelagic Cormorant
    12 American White Pelican
    13 Brown Pelican
    04 American Bittern
    13 Least Bittern
    13 Great Blue Heron
    13 Great Egret
    13 Snowy Egret
    12 Cattle Egret
    13 Green Heron
    13 Black-crowned Night-Heron
    13 White-faced Ibis
    13 Turkey Vulture
    13 Osprey
    13 White-tailed Kite
    11 Golden Eagle
    01 Bald Eagle
    12 Northern Harrier
    12 Sharp-shinned Hawk
    13 Cooper's Hawk
    13 Red-shouldered Hawk
    12 Swainson's Hawk
    13 Red-tailed Hawk
    04 Ferruginous Hawk
    01 Sandhill Crane
    12 Virginia Rail
    13 Sora
    01 Ridgeway's Rail
    13 Common Gallinule
    13 American Coot
    13 Black-bellied Plover
    02 Pacific Golden-Plover
    13 Snowy Plover
    13 Semipalmated Plover
    13 Killdeer
    13 Black Oystercatcher
    13 Black-necked Stilt
    13 American Avocet
    13 Spotted Sandpiper
    12 Solitary Sandpiper
    13 Wandering Tattler
    13 Greater Yellowlegs
    13 Willet
    12 Lesser Yellowlegs
    13 Whimbrel
    12 Long-billed Curlew
    13 Marbled Godwit
    13 Ruddy Turnstone
    13 Black Turnstone
    13 Surfbird
    02 Red Knot
    13 Sanderling
    02 Semipalmated Sandpiper
    13 Western Sandpiper
    13 Least Sandpiper
    03 Baird's Sandpiper
    13 Dunlin
    01 Ruff
    01 Stilt Sandpiper
    10 Short-billed Dowitcher
    13 Long-billed Dowitcher
    08 Wilson's Snipe
    10 Wilson's Phalarope
    13 Red-necked Phalarope
    01 Red Phalarope
    01 Sabine's Gull
    13 Bonaparte's Gull
    01 Laughing Gull
    06 Franklin's Gull
    13 Heermann's Gull
    02 Mew Gull
    13 Ring-billed Gull
    13 Western Gull
    13 California Gull
    12 Herring Gull
    02 Thayer's Gull
    13 Glaucous-winged Gull
    01 Glaucous Gull
    12 Least Tern
    13 Caspian Tern
    05 Black Tern
    01 Common Tern
    13 Forster's Tern
    13 Royal Tern
    13 Elegant Tern
    13 Black Skimmer
    07 Pomarine Jaeger
    07 Parasitic Jaeger
    04 Common Murre
    02 Scripps' Murrelet
    02 Cassin's Auklet
    03 Rhinoceros Auklet
    13 Rock Pigeon
    13 Band-tailed Pigeon
    12 Eurasian Collared-Dove
    13 Spotted Dove
    02 White-winged Dove
    13 Mourning Dove
    09 Inca Dove
    11 Common Ground-Dove
    13 Greater Roadrunner
    13 Barn Owl
    08 Flammulated Owl
    13 Western Screech-Owl
    13 Great Horned Owl
    12 Northern Pygmy-Owl
    13 Burrowing Owl
    13 Spotted Owl
    04 Long-eared Owl
    11 Northern Saw-whet Owl
    13 Lesser Nighthawk
    13 Common Poorwill
    13 Vaux's Swift
    13 White-throated Swift
    13 Black-chinned Hummingbird
    13 Anna's Hummingbird
    13 Costa's Hummingbird
    13 Rufous Hummingbird
    13 Allen's Hummingbird
    09 Calliope Hummingbird
    13 Belted Kingfisher
    10 Lewis's Woodpecker
    13 Acorn Woodpecker
    11 Williamson's Sapsucker
    13 Red-breasted Sapsucker
    01 Red-naped Sapsucker
    11 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    13 Nuttall's Woodpecker
    13 Downy Woodpecker
    13 Hairy Woodpecker
    13 White-headed Woodpecker
    13 Northern Flicker
    13 American Kestrel
    10 Merlin
    13 Peregrine Falcon
    11 Prairie Falcon
    01 Crested Caracara
    13 Red-crowned Parrot
    13 Olive-sided Flycatcher
    13 Western Wood-Pewee
    13 Hammond's Flycatcher
    13 Gray Flycatcher
    13 Dusky Flycatcher
    13 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    13 Black Phoebe
    13 Say's Phoebe
    04 Vermilion Flycatcher
    03 Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    13 Ash-throated Flycatcher
    04 Tropical Kingbird
    13 Cassin's Kingbird
    02 Thick-billed Kingbird
    13 Western Kingbird
    13 Loggerhead Shrike
    13 Bell's Vireo
    07 Plumbeous Vireo
    13 Cassin's Vireo
    13 Hutton's Vireo
    13 Warbling Vireo
    13 Steller's Jay
    13 Western Scrub-Jay
    12 Clark's Nutcracker
    13 American Crow
    13 Common Raven
    13 Horned Lark
    13 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    05 Purple Martin
    13 Tree Swallow
    13 Violet-green Swallow
    11 Bank Swallow
    13 Barn Swallow
    13 Cliff Swallow
    13 Mountain Chickadee
    13 Oak Titmouse
    12 Verdin
    13 Bushtit
    13 Red-breasted Nuthatch
    13 White-breasted Nuthatch
    13 Pygmy Nuthatch
    13 Brown Creeper
    13 Rock Wren
    13 Canyon Wren
    13 House Wren
    13 Marsh Wren
    13 Bewick's Wren
    13 Cactus Wren
    13 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    13 California Gnatcatcher
    09 American Dipper
    04 Golden-crowned Kinglet
    13 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    13 Wrentit
    13 Western Bluebird
    01 Mountain Bluebird
    10 Townsend's Solitaire
    13 Swainson's Thrush
    13 Hermit Thrush
    13 American Robin
    01 Varied Thrush
    13 Northern Mockingbird
    13 California Thrasher
    09 Le Conte's Thrasher
    13 European Starling
    01 Red-throated Pipit
    13 American Pipit
    13 Cedar Waxwing
    13 Phainopepla
    01 Northern Waterthrush
    05 Black-and-white Warbler
    01 Tennessee Warbler
    13 Orange-crowned Warbler
    13 Nashville Warbler
    13 MacGillivray's Warbler
    13 Common Yellowthroat
    01 Hooded Warbler
    02 American Redstart
    01 Northern Parula
    13 Yellow Warbler
    01 Chestnut-sided Warbler
    07 Palm Warbler
    13 Yellow-rumped Warbler
    13 Black-throated Gray Warbler
    13 Townsend's Warbler
    13 Hermit Warbler
    13 Wilson's Warbler
    01 Painted Redstart
    13 Yellow-breasted Chat
    13 Green-tailed Towhee
    13 Spotted Towhee
    13 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
    13 California Towhee
    13 Chipping Sparrow
    02 Clay-colored Sparrow
    11 Brewer's Sparrow
    01 Field Sparrow
    13 Black-chinned Sparrow
    01 Vesper Sparrow
    12 Lark Sparrow
    13 Black-throated Sparrow
    13 Bell's Sparrow
    13 Savannah Sparrow
    04 Grasshopper Sparrow
    13 Fox Sparrow
    13 Song Sparrow
    12 Lincoln's Sparrow
    01 Swamp Sparrow
    09 White-throated Sparrow
    02 Harris' Sparrow
    13 White-crowned Sparrow
    13 Golden-crowned Sparrow
    13 Dark-eyed Junco
    06 Summer Tanager
    13 Western Tanager
    13 Black-headed Grosbeak
    13 Blue Grosbeak
    01 Indigo Bunting
    13 Lazuli Bunting
    13 Red-winged Blackbird
    13 Tricolored Blackbird
    13 Western Meadowlark
    13 Yellow-headed Blackbird
    13 Brewer's Blackbird
    13 Great-tailed Grackle
    13 Brown-headed Cowbird
    03 Orchard Oriole
    13 Hooded Oriole
    13 Bullock's Oriole
    01 Baltimore Oriole
    13 Scott's Oriole
    13 Purple Finch
    13 Cassin's Finch
    13 House Finch
    10 Red Crossbill
    12 Pine Siskin
    13 Lesser Goldfinch
    13 Lawrence's Goldfinch
    13 American Goldfinch
    01 Evening Grosbeak
    13 House Sparrow
    03 Nutmeg Mannikin 2014 was the first year we could count it
    
    Total: 332 species
    
    Removed: black swift and willow flycatcher because we think those reports were in error.
    
    Added in 2016:
    Neotropic Cormorant
    Ridgeway's Rail
    Bald Eagle
    Red-throated Pipit
    Varied Thrush
    
    Please start thinking of where you might be able to contribute, and we look forward to hearing from you this coming weekend!
    
    Best wishes,
    
    Lance Benner and Wanda Dameron
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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-revision history-
v1.30 - 01/05/16 - Revamped cloud logic, optimized database queries, linked to eBird rarities.
v1.23 - 12/08/11 - Added direct link to CBRC records.
v1.22 - 12/03/11 - Corrected GMT offsets on dates. Added last 5 posts at top.
v1.21 - 11/24/11 - Added direct link to range map for NA birds.
v1.2  - 11/23/11 - Greatly improved graphing technology - separates month vs. year by posts. Added species auto-complete functionality.
v1.14 - 11/22/11 - Added cloud bubble for common thread topics.
v1.13 - 11/22/11 - Added integrated photos where available.
v1.12 - 11/22/11 - Added multiple input boxes for additional refinement, negative search criteria (eg. -keyword).
v1.11 - 11/22/11 - Added banding code, species look-up. Also direct link to recent eBird observations.
 v1.1 - 11/22/11 - Added 'date' functionality. Shows top 'month/year' combinations for a query. Restrict results to that 'month/year'.
 v1.0 - 11/21/11 - Initial version coded. Currently archiving 'lacobirds' and 'calbirds'.