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   Sage Thrasher
Sage Thrasher
Oreoscoptes montanus


   Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) - SATH (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Los Angeles RBA- 11 January 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 11, 2018 @ 4:07pm, 7 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *January 11, 2018 * CALA1801.11
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan ďEurasianĒ Green-winged Teal Pacific Golden-Plover SLATY-BACKED GULL Glaucous Gull Brown Booby Neotropic Cormorant Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Northern ďYellow-shaftedĒ Flicker Eastern Phoebe Vermilion Flycatcher Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Sage Thrasher Green-tailed Towhee Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Scottís Oriole RUSTY BLACKBIRD Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Northern Parula Magnolia Warbler Palm Warbler Pine Warbler Painted Redstart Black-headed Grosbeak
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
     Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
     Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 11.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through January 8. Remember that a letter of permission is required
    for entry.
    
    TheďEURASIANĒ GREEN-WINGED TEALalong the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale continued through January 10. Likewise did another at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin
    Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 8.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 10, generally north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    A SLATY-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on January 6. It was seen at the north end of the south basin. The basins are west of the river
    between Whittier and Washington (easy access is at the east end of Mines Ave. east of Passons Blvd.). A GLAUCOUS GULL was here on January 5.
    
    Two BROWN BOOBIES were observed off Manhattan Beach on January 7.
    
    Continuing at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia was a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (usually seen on the island at the north end of the north lake) through January 10. In the willows at
    the north end of the north lake (mainly in the area west of the inflow channel) was a continuingBLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER through January 7 and NORTHERN PARULA and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER both present through January 10.
     A continuing YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at Legg Lake in South El Monte on January 7. It was seen west of restroom 8.
    
    A NORTHERN ďYELLOW-SHAFTEDĒ FLICKER was at Mountain View Cemetery on January 7.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through January 9 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda and
    Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinued at the marsh. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were at Castaic Lagoon through January 7 (a male at the north end of the beach near the north end of the lagoon) and at the Castaic Sports Complex (three birds continuing
    by the athletic fields) through January 6. Another female was in the northern part of the West San Gabriel River Nature Trail in Lakewood on January 5 and four continued at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora.
     The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued on the east side of Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through January 10. Another continued at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka through January 7 (south of the
    playground).
    
    A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was found along the lower LA River in Long Beach on January 6. Check West 21 st Street (especially around street number 850-851) near San Francisco
    Avenue and in this general area from here to the river. The bird was reported through January 11.
    
    A SAGE THRASHER continued in Wilmington through January 7, northwest of the corner of Anchorage and Shore Roads. Also present here was a PALM WARBLER on January 6.
    
    Another SAGE THRASHER was at Augustus Hawkins Natural Park in south-central Los Angeles on January 10.
    
    A continuing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino through January 5 in the parking lot near the main entrance.
    
    Continuing Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake. It was last reported near the small dried pond east of the small green pier on January 10.
    An adult male SCOTTíS ORIOLE was west of restroom 2 in the northeast part of the park from January 6-8 (west of the white octagonal building near some green awnings).
     The WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued in the Rose Garden at Decsanso Gardens in La Canada through January 6.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 10.
    
    Another RUSTY BLACKBIRD was found along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale on January 10 near the confluence of the two channels by the west end of the park.
    It appears to move around the area however.
    
    The OVENBIRD at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont continued through January 7. It has been in a grove of oak trees in the area north of Indian Hill Mesa.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Segundo Library Park through January 6.
    
    The NORTHERN PARULA continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through January 7 and the AMERICAN REDSTART was reported through January 10. They are near the extreme northeast part
    of the lake accessed from the ďjungle trailĒ. They are usually seen in an oak and an ash tree along the eastern edge of the lake inflow channel.
    
    The PALM WARBLER continued at DeForest Park in Long Beach through January 8. It has been around the administration/restroom buildings near the north end of the park.
    
    A PINE WARBLER was found at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka on January 7. It was between the playground and tennis courts.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through January 8. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.
    
    A wintering BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK continues in Sierra Madre, being last reported on January 10.
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
     EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  3. Piute Ponds Sage Thrasher Sat Jan 6 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 10, 2018 @ 7:24pm, 8 day(s) ago
    Hi Birders
    
    Nick and I led an LAAS trip to Piute Pond and eastern Antelope Valley on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Though we missed the Tundra Swan at the Ducks Limited Pond, one of our participants photographed a single SAGE THRASHER not too far from the single potty near this pond. A letter for entry access is required to enter the Piute Ponds. These thrashers seem to be making guest appearances across the southland!
    
    Good Birding in 2018!
    
    Mary Freeman
    
    Glendale CA
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  5. RE: [LACoBirds] Sage Thrasher in South-Central LINK
    DATE: Jan 10, 2018 @ 6:16pm, 8 day(s) ago
    I hope I donít sound odd to write these thoughts to you. I read your messages from Canberra, the Australian capital city. I am curious or amused that so many of the messages give such precise detail about exact locations of individual birds. This would be unusual in similar Australian chat lines that tend to discuss more generalised information (bird behaviour, distribution, conservation issues, etc). Only teasing but it suggests to me that your birds donít know how to move around much......
    
    Philip
    
    From: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of busyday@... [LACoBirds]
    
    Sent: Thursday, 11 January, 2018 11:15 AM
    
    To: LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Sage Thrasher in South-Central
    
    Birders,
    
    Wed 10 Jan
    
    Mid-morning today there was a Sage Thrasher at Augustus Hawkins Natural Park, corner of Slauson Ave and Compton Ave in south-central L.A. It was in the shrubby area along the east side of the park, and stayed generally opposite a black and yellow sign across the street that says "No Parking/Caution". It was frequently chased around by two mockingbirds.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/39592311602
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/27844531179
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38913697414
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/24753606737
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
    
    
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  7. Sage Thrasher in South-Central LINK
    DATE: Jan 10, 2018 @ 4:14pm, 8 day(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Wed 10 Jan
    
    Mid-morning today there was a Sage Thrasher at Augustus Hawkins Natural Park, corner of Slauson Ave and Compton Ave in south-central L.A. It was in the shrubby area along the east side of the park, and stayed generally opposite a black and yellow sign across the street that says "No Parking/Caution". It was frequently chased around by two mockingbirds.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/39592311602
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/27844531179
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38913697414
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/24753606737
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  9. Los Angeles RBA- 5 January 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 5, 2018 @ 10:14am, 13 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *January 5, 2018 * CALA1801.05
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan Cackling Goose ďEurasianĒ Green-winged Teal Common Merganser Red-necked Grebe Pacific Golden-Plover Neotropic Cormorant California Condor Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Vermilion Flycatcher Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Western Kingbird Bellís Vireo Pacific Wren Sage Thrasher Green-tailed Towhee Grasshopper Sparrow Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed ďPink-sidedĒ Junco Dark-eyed ďGray-headedĒ Junco RUSTY BLACKBIRD Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Northern Parula Magnolia Warbler Palm Warbler Painted Redstart Summer Tanager Black-headed Grosbeak
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
     Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
     Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 5.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through January 4. Remember that a letter of permission is required
    for entry.
    
    A CACKLING GOOSE continued at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 3.
    
    TheďEURASIANĒ GREEN-WINGED TEALalong the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale continued through January 1. Likewise did another at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin
    Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through January 1.
    
    A COMMON MERGANSER was at Malibu Lagoon on January 1.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 4 north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    Continuing at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia was a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (usually seen on the island at the north end of the north lake) through January 3. In the willows at
    the north end of the north lake (mainly in the area west of the inflow channel) were a continuingBLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, a NORTHERN PARULA and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER all seen through January 2. A BELLíS VIREO was reported here through December 29.
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through January 4.
    
    Two CALIFORNIA CONDORS were seen above Interstate 5 south of Pyramid Lake on December 30.
    
    At Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, a PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued in the northeast part of the park(at the northeast part of the "jungle trail") through December 30.Also continuing
    at Bonelli was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake. It was last reported near the small dried pond east of the small green pier on January 4.
     The AMERICAN REDSTART and NORTHERN PARULA also continued at Bonelli through January 4. They are near the extreme northeast part of the lake accessed from the ďjungle trailĒ. They are usually
    seen in an oak and an ash tree along the eastern edge of the lake inflow channel. The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through January 3 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda and
    Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinue at the marsh. A WESTERN KINGBIRD continued, being last reported on January 2 as did a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW (along the north fence) through December 30. Official Preserve hours
    are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    Another EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through December 31. It has been on the north shore by the restroom at the easternmost group camping area.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were at Castaic Lagoon and at the Castaic Sports Complex (three birds continuing by the athletic fields) on December 30. Another continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long
    Beach (a female along the fence next to the golf course) through January 3.
    
    DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHERS continued on the east side of Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through January 2, at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka through January 4 and at Creek Park in La Mirada through
    January 4.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was at Hoegeeís Campground along the Winter Creek Mt. Wilson trail from Chantry Flat/Big Santa Anita Canyon on December 31.
    
    A SAGE THRASHER was in Wilmington on December 30, northwest of the corner of Anchorage and Shore Roads.
    
    A continuing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino through December 29. It was seen in the parking lot near the main entrance. Another continued at a residence
    in Altadena through January 3.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were along Sand Canyon Road in Santa Clarita on December 30, two were at Castaic Lagoon the same day (one by the campground on the east side of the lagoon and the
    other on the west side just east of the headquarters building), one was in the Rose Garden at Decsanso Gardens in La Canada through January 1, another continued at the Mineral Wells Picnic Area in Griffith Park through January 1 and one continued at Montrose
    Community Park through January 3.
    
    A DARK-EYED ďPINK-SIDEDĒ JUNCO was found at Gloria Heer Park in Rowland Heights on December 30.
    
    A DARK-EYED ďGRAY-HEADEDĒ JUNCO was at Kin Gillette Ranch near Calabasas on January 1.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 4.
    
    The OVENBIRD at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont continued through January 4. It has been in a grove of oak trees in the area north of the Indian Hill Mesa.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (through January 3) and a PALM WARBLER (through January 1) continued at DeForest Park in Long Beach. They have been around the administration/restroom buildings
    near the north end of the park.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Segundo Library Park through January 4.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through January 3. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.
    
    The SUMMER TANAGER at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles continued through January 1 on the west side of unit 5353. Another SUMMER TANAGER was at the Los Angeles Country Club
    on January 2.
    
    A female SUMMER TANAGER was at the Lakeside Village in Culver City on January 2.
    
    A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK continues in Sierra Madre, being last reported on January 2.
    
    
    
    - 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. Fw: San Fernando Valley CBC LINK
    DATE: Dec 19, 2017 @ 3:57pm, 30 day(s) ago
    Correction. I failed to mention another key
    sighting. (1) Hammondís Flycatcher at Valley Plaza Park.
    
    
    The SFV CBC was held Saturday, December 16. We tallied 125 species
    which is typical for the circle. Notable sightings include:
    
    (1) Iceland (Thayerís) Gull at Sepulveda Basin
    (2) Gray Flycatchers, one at Sepulveda Basin and another at Bee Canyon
    Park
    (2) Vermillion Flycatchers, one at Sepulveda Basin and the second east of
    Bull Creek. This could have been the same wide ranging bird.
    (1) Dusky-capped Flycatcher at Runnymede Park
    (1) One Brown Creeper at El Cariso Park
    (2) Red-breasted Nuthatches also at El Cariso Park
    (1) Sage Thrasher at Wilbur Tampa Park
    (16) Purple Finches in a single flock at Veteranís Park
    (1) Hooded Oriole at Sepulveda Basin
    
    Jim Moore
    Agua Dulce
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  13. San Fernando Valley CBC LINK
    DATE: Dec 19, 2017 @ 10:07am, 30 day(s) ago
    The SFV CBC was held Saturday, December 16. We tallied 125 species
    which is typical for the circle. Notable sightings include:
    
    (1) Iceland (Thayerís) Gull at Sepulveda Basin
    (2) Gray Flycatchers, one at Sepulveda Basin and another at Bee Canyon
    Park
    (2) Vermillion Flycatchers, one at Sepulveda Basin and the second east of
    Bull Creek. This could have been the same wide ranging bird.
    (1) Dusky-capped Flycatcher at Runnymede Park
    (1) One Brown Creeper at El Cariso Park
    (2) Red-breasted Nuthatches also at El Cariso Park
    (1) Sage Thrasher at Wilbur Tampa Park
    (16) Purple Finches in a single flock at Veteranís Park
    (1) Hooded Oriole at Sepulveda Basin
    
    Jim Moore
    Agua Dulce
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  15. Re: [LACoBirds] Lancaster CBC CBC- December 17 LINK
    DATE: Dec 18, 2016 @ 10:07pm, 1 year(s) ago
    The Lancaster Christmas Bird Count was conducted on Saturday, December 17
    
    The Count is sponsored by the LA Audubon Society
    
    The morning of this delightful day started out at about freezing, and never got hot, windy or cloudy. Overall bird numbers on this count were generally down, but the number of species found was fairly average (111 vs. 108.8 avg.). The area has been strongly impacted by the continuing drought, with the last few days providing only too little, too late - especially as relates to habitat quality for shorebirds and others. We would like to thank the near-record 35 participants that came out to make the 2016 Count another great success!
    
    Highlights were (remember, this is the desert!):
    
    Sage Thrashers (2) - NE & SE
    
    Tundra Swan (1) - Piute Ponds
    
    Common Merganser (6) - Apollo Park
    
    Red-breasted Merganser (1) - Apollo Park
    
    Roadrunner (1) - Piute Ponds - yes, pretty rare in the desert!
    
    Spotted Sandpiper (1) - NW - only one previous occurrence (2 birds)!
    
    Orange-crowned Warbler - Sheeplandia
    
    Purple Finch (1) - NE - only once ever before!
    
    Osprey (1) - SW
    
    Western Bluebird (6) - AV Country Club
    
    Of Note for Count Week:
    
    Long-tailed Duck (1) - Piute Ponds - first for the Count!
    
    Nick & Mary Freeman
    
    Co-compilers and purveyors of brownies
    
    Glendale, CA
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  17. Ovenbird and more Rancho Sierra Golf Course Lancaster LINK
    DATE: Sep 23, 2016 @ 5:37pm, 1 year(s) ago
    Hi All,
    
    After a seeing a promising overnight forecast, and wanting to scout a few spots for my local fall walks (details on my website), I had a really fantastic morning birding out in Lancaster. I started at Rancho Sierra Golf Course ( 47205 60th St E, Lancaster, CA 93535). W hen birding the course I always stop in at the club shop to grab a coffee, some snacks and ask permission to do some birding to be polite. You also need to make sure to just walk the perimeter, not on the course itself, and be respectful of golfers who are taking shots.
    
    The course today was incredibly birdy with ridiculous numbers of Common Yellowthroats. Among the seasonally uncommon/rare birds I had, the Ovenbird, Yellow-breasted Chat and Golden-crowned Sparrow were all found right down in the southwest corner of the course as were a bunch of Fox Sparrows in a variety of flavors. Unfortunately the course was busy and about two minutes after finding the Ovenbird someone came to tee off and then after that someone started mowing the exact section it was in! There are some pictures on my ebird checklist and flickr page from the day including my two best Ovenbird shots:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31718305
    
    Other stops while definitely busy with migrants no where else produced quite as well, with Brewer's Sparrow probably my best bird at Apollo and Virginia's Warbler and Sage Thrasher bonus species at Piute Ponds (with Jon Feenstra and David Bell)..
    
    Luke Tiller, Altadena
    www.underclearskies.com
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  19. ABC Update: 237 Species LINK
    DATE: Apr 30, 2016 @ 8:40am, 2 year(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    Thank you for all the emails this morning. Our total has increased to 237.
    
    Among the most notable new birds are grasshopper sparrow at UCLA reported by Jun & Bin and the neotropic cormorant at Bonelli Park reported in eBird yesterday afternoon by Chuck Burt. Chuck posted photos that show key field marks. The cormorant is the third new species for the cound so far.
    
    We're cleaning up along the coast and in the Antelope Valley so from here onward it's going to be harder to find new species.
    
    Here's the list of what we've found so far:
    
    * Greater White-fronted Goose
    * Snow Goose
    * Ross's Goose
    * Brant
    * Cackling Goose
    * Canada Goose
    * Gadwall
    * American Wigeon
    * Mallard
    * Blue-winged Teal
    * Cinnamon Teal
    * Northern Shoveler
    * Northern Pintail
    * Green-winged Teal
    * Redhead
    * Lesser Scaup
    * Surf Scoter
    * Bufflehead
    * Common Merganser
    * Ruddy Duck
    * Mountain Quail
    * California Quail
    * Red-throated Loon
    * Common Loon
    * Pied-billed Grebe
    * Horned Grebe
    * Eared Grebe
    * Western Grebe
    * Clark's Grebe
    * Pink-footed Shearwater
    * Sooty Shearwater
    * American White Pelican
    * Brown Pelican
    * Brandt's Cormorant
    * Neotropic Cormorant
    * Double-crested Cormorant
    * Least Bittern
    * Great Blue Heron
    * Great Egret
    * Snowy Egret
    * Cattle Egret
    * Green Heron
    * Black-crowned Night-Heron
    * White-faced Ibis
    * Turkey Vulture
    * Osprey
    * White-tailed Kite
    * Northern Harrier
    * Cooper's Hawk
    * Red-shouldered Hawk
    * Swainson's Hawk
    * Red-tailed Hawk
    * Bald Eagle
    * American Kestrel
    * Peregrine Falcon
    * Virginia Rail
    * Sora
    * Ridgeway's Rail
    * Common Gallinule
    * American Coot
    * Black-bellied Plover
    * Semipalmated Plover
    * Killdeer
    * Black Oystercatcher
    * Black-necked Stilt
    * American Avocet
    * Spotted 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
    * Heermann's Gull
    * Ring-billed Gull
    * California Gull
    * Herring Gull
    * Western Gull
    * Glaucous-winged Gull
    * Least Tern
    * Caspian Tern
    * Forster's Tern
    * Royal Tern
    * Elegant Tern
    * Black Skimmer
    * Rock Pigeon
    * Band-tailed Pigeon
    * Eurasian Collared-Dove
    * Spotted Dove
    * Mourning Dove
    * Inca Dove
    * Common Ground-Dove
    * Red-crowned Parrot
    * Barn Owl
    * Flammulated Owl
    * Western Screech-Owl
    * Great Horned Owl
    * Northern Pygmy-Owl
    * Burrowing Owl
    * Spotted Owl
    * Common Poorwill
    * Vaux's Swift
    * White-throated Swift
    * Black-chinned Hummingbird
    * Anna's Hummingbird
    * Costa's Hummingbird
    * Rufous Hummingbird
    * Allen's Hummingbird
    * Belted Kingfisher
    * Acorn Woodpecker
    * Williamson's Sapsucker
    * Red-breasted Sapsucker
    * Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    * 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
    * Cassin's Vireo
    * Hutton's Vireo
    * Warbling Vireo
    * Steller's Jay
    * Western Scrub-Jay
    * American Crow
    * Common Raven
    * Horned Lark
    * 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
    * Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    * Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    * Western Bluebird
    * Townsend's Solitaire
    * Swainson's Thrush
    * American Robin
    * Wrentit
    * Northern Mockingbird
    * California Thrasher
    * LeConte's Thrasher
    * European Starling
    * American Pipit
    * Cedar Waxwing
    * Phainopepla
    * 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
    * Black-chinned Sparrow
    * Black-throated Sparrow
    * Bell's Sparrow belli and canescens
    * Savannah Sparrow
    * Grasshopper Sparrow
    * Fox Sparrow
    * Song Sparrow
    * Lincoln's Sparrow
    * White-throated Sparrow
    * White-crowned Sparrow
    * Golden-crowned Sparrow
    * Dark-eyed Junco
    * Black-headed Grosbeak
    * Blue Grosbeak
    * Lazuli Bunting
    * Red-winged Blackbird
    * Western Meadowlark
    * Yellow-headed Blackbird
    * Brewer's Blackbird
    * Great-tailed Grackle
    * Brown-headed Cowbird
    * Hooded Oriole
    * Bullock's Oriole
    * Purple Finch
    * Cassin's Finch
    * House Finch
    * Red Crossbill
    * Pine Siskin
    * Lesser Goldfinch
    * Lawrence's Goldfinch
    * House Sparrow
    * Scaly-breasted Munia
    
    Here's the list of species we're MISSING:
    
    # Wood Duck
    # Canvasback
    # Ring-necked Duck
    # Greater Scaup
    # White-winged Scoter
    # Black Scoter
    # Long-tailed Duck
    # Common Goldeneye
    # Hooded Merganser
    # Red-breasted Merganser
    # Chukar
    # Gambel's Quail
    # Pacific Loon
    # Yellow-billed Loon
    # Black-footed albatross
    # Northern Fulmar
    # Black-vented Shearwater
    # Pelagic Cormorant
    # American Bittern
    # Sharp-shinned Hawk
    # Ferruginous Hawk
    # Golden Eagle
    # Crested Caracara
    # Merlin
    # Prairie Falcon
    # Sandhill Crane
    # Pacific Golden-Plover
    # Snowy Plover
    # Solitary Sandpiper
    # Long-billed Curlew
    # Red Knot
    # Semipalmated Sandpiper
    # Baird's Sandpiper
    # Ruff
    # Stilt Sandpiper
    # Red Phalarope
    # Laughing Gull
    # Sabine's Gull
    # Mew Gull
    # Thayer's Gull
    # Glaucous Gull
    # Black Tern
    # Common Tern
    # Pomarine Jaeger
    # Parasitic Jaeger
    # Common Murre
    # Scripps's Murrelet
    # Cassin's Auklet
    # Rhinoceros Auklet
    # White-winged Dove
    # Greater Roadrunner
    # Long-eared Owl
    # Northern Saw-whet Owl
    # Lesser Nighthawk
    # Calliope Hummingbird
    # Lewis's Woodpecker
    # Red-naped Sapsucker
    # Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    # Tropical Kingbird
    # Thick-billed Kingbird
    # Plumbeous Vireo
    # Clark's Nutcracker
    # Purple Martin
    # American Dipper
    # Golden-crowned Kinglet
    # California Gnatcatcher
    # Mountain Bluebird
    # Hermit Thrush
    # 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
    # Brewer's Sparrow
    # Field Sparrow
    # Vesper Sparrow
    # Lark Sparrow
    # Swamp Sparrow
    # Harris' Sparrow
    # Indigo Bunting
    # Tricolored Blackbird
    # Orchard Oriole
    # Baltimore Oriole
    # Scott's Oriole
    # American Goldfinch
    # Evening Grosbeak
    
    Note that there are still some easy ones on the missing list--such as American Goldfinch, lesser nighthawk, lark sparrow, California gnatcatcher, and tricolored blackbird (I've head that the colony is back at Holiday Lake--could someone please check)
    
    In addition, here are unusual species reported recently that we've never found before:
    
    red-necked grebe N Mar 21 Castaic Lagoon
    brown booby N Mar 27 Point Vicente
     N Apr 05 Los Alamitos Bay middle jetty
    yellow-crowned nightheron N Apr 09 Ballona Creek
    California condor N Mar 22 Placerita Canyon Road
     N Apr 24 Hungry Valley
    American oystercatcher N Mar 29 Los Alamitos Bay jetties
    yellow-bellied sapsucker N Mar 19 Veteran's Park, Sylmar
    varied thrush N Mar 26 Rancho Sierra Golf Club
    gray catbird N Apr 23 Monte Verde Park, San Gabriel River
    sage thrasher N Mar 24 Nebeker Ranch
    
    Some of these are probably wishful thinking but the gray catbird was seen this week so we should have a decent chance to get it.
    
    Thank you!
    
    Lance
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  21. ABC Missing species LINK
    DATE: Apr 29, 2016 @ 5:56pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Greetings Everyone,
    
    Here's a list of species we've found in previous years that we haven't found yet today. Some are very rare and certainly not expected...such as yellow-billed loon and field sparrow...but there are plenty of others that are relatively common.
    
    # Wood Duck
    # Canvasback
    # Ring-necked Duck
    # Greater Scaup
    # Lesser Scaup
    # White-winged Scoter
    # Surf Scoter
    # Black Scoter
    # Long-tailed Duck
    # Common Goldeneye
    # Hooded Merganser
    # Red-breasted Merganser
    # Chukar
    # Gambel's Quail
    # Red-throated Loon
    # Pacific Loon
    # Common Loon
    # Yellow-billed Loon
    # Horned Grebe
    # Black-footed albatross
    # Northern Fulmar
    # Black-vented Shearwater
    # American White Pelican
    # Brandt's Cormorant
    # Pelagic Cormorant
    # American Bittern
    # Cattle Egret
    # White-tailed Kite
    # Sharp-shinned Hawk
    # Swainson's Hawk
    # Ferruginous Hawk
    # Golden Eagle
    # Crested Caracara
    # American Kestrel
    # Merlin
    # Prairie Falcon
    # Sandhill Crane
    # Common Gallinule
    # Pacific Golden-Plover
    # Snowy Plover
    # Semipalmated Plover
    # Black Oystercatcher
    # Solitary Sandpiper
    # Greater Yellowlegs
    # Long-billed Curlew
    # Black Turnstone
    # Surfbird
    # Red Knot
    # Baird's Sandpiper
    # Ruff
    # Stilt Sandpiper
    # Short-billed Dowitcher
    # Wilson's Phalarope
    # Red Phalarope
    # Laughing Gull
    # Franklin's Gull
    # Sabine's Gull
    # Mew Gull
    # Herring Gull
    # Thayer's Gull
    # Glaucous-winged Gull
    # Glaucous Gull
    # Least Tern
    # Black Tern
    # Common Tern
    # Forster's Tern
    # Pomarine Jaeger
    # Parasitic Jaeger
    # Common Murre
    # Scripps's Murrelet
    # Cassin's Auklet
    # Rhinoceros Auklet
    # White-winged Dove
    # Greater Roadrunner
    # Barn Owl
    # Flammulated Owl
    # Western Screech-Owl
    # Great Horned Owl
    # Spotted Owl
    # Long-eared Owl
    # Northern Saw-whet Owl
    # Lesser Nighthawk
    # Common Poorwill
    # White-throated Swift
    # Black-chinned Hummingbird
    # Calliope Hummingbird
    # Rufous Hummingbird
    # Lewis's Woodpecker
    # Red-naped Sapsucker
    # Hammond's Flycatcher
    # Say's Phoebe
    # Vermilion Flycatcher
    # Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    # Tropical Kingbird
    # Thick-billed Kingbird
    # Plumbeous Vireo
    # Clark's Nutcracker
    # Purple Martin
    # Cactus Wren
    # Rock Wren
    # American Dipper
    # Golden-crowned Kinglet
    # California Gnatcatcher
    # Mountain Bluebird
    # Hermit Thrush
    # LeConte's Thrasher
    # American Pipit
    # Northern Waterthrush
    # Tennessee Warbler
    # Northern Parula
    # Chestnut-sided Warbler
    # Townsend's Warbler
    # Palm Warbler
    # Black-and-white Warbler
    # American Redstart
    # Painted Redstart
    # MacGillivray's Warbler
    # Hooded Warbler
    # Hepatic Tanager
    # Summer Tanager
    # Clay-colored Sparrow
    # Brewer's Sparrow
    # Field Sparrow
    # Vesper Sparrow
    # Lark Sparrow
    # Grasshopper Sparrow
    # Lincoln's Sparrow
    # Swamp Sparrow
    # Harris' Sparrow
    # White-crowned Sparrow
    # Golden-crowned Sparrow
    # Indigo Bunting
    # Tricolored Blackbird
    # Orchard Oriole
    # Baltimore Oriole
    # Scott's Oriole
    # American Goldfinch
    # Evening Grosbeak
    
    Note that we haven't gotten golden eagle, Clark's nutcracker, or golden-crowned kinglet yet even though all three species have been reported recently in the San Gabriel Mountains. I looked hard for these today and was really surprised to strike out with the nutcrackers. I even hiked 2/3 of the way from Dawson Saddle to Throop Peak to look for them. That's the location where I found the Williamson's Sapsuckers: about 1.5 miles up from Dawson Saddle just past the are where limber pines start to occur along the trail. The rest of the trail (along the north side of Throop Peak) still has a lot of snow so I didn't hike it.
    
    In addition, here's the list of recent unusual species that I mentioned in my email a few days ago. Some of them don't appear on the lists I've just sent because we've never found them before.
    
    Notable species present as recently as mid March:
    greater scaup Apr 02 Quail Lake
     Apr 20 Lancaster Sewer Ponds
    white-winged scoter Apr 09 Dockweiler State Beach
     Apr 17 Point Vicente
    black scoter Apr 03 Playa del Rey
     Apr 22 Point Vicente
    long-tailed duck Apr 03 Ballona Creek
    common goldeneye Mar 26 Quail Lake
    hooded merganser Apr 17 Hahamongna
     Apr 17 Apollo Park
     Apr 23 Ballona Fresh Water Marsh
    red-necked grebe N Mar 21 Castaic Lagoon
    brown booby N Mar 27 Point Vicente
     N Apr 05 Los Alamitos Bay middle jetty
    neotropic cormorant N Apr 25 Bonelli Park
    American bittern Apr 18 Piute Ponds
     Apr 02 Ballona fresh water marsh
    yellow-crowned nightheron N Apr 09 Ballona Creek
    California condor N Mar 22 Placerita Canyon Road
     N Apr 24 Hungry Valley
    broad-winged hawk N Apr 17 Hahamongna Park
    ferruginous hawk Apr 15 Edwards AFB
     Apr 12 Holiday Lake
    American oystercatcher N Mar 29 Los Alamitos Bay jetties
    red knot Apr 05 Los Alamitos Bay middle jetty
    common murre Apr 17 Point Vicente
    Franklin's gull Apr 18 Piute Ponds
    mew gull Mar 30 San Pedro Fishing Pier
     Apr 08 Playa del Rey/Ballona Creek
    long-eared owl Apr 06 Apollo Park
    calliope hummingbird Apr 23 Mt. Waterman Trail
     Apr 07 South Coast Botanic Garden
    Lewis' woodpecker Apr 20 Vogel Flats
     Mar 25 Glenville Dr/Glen Way, Claremont
     Mar 29 Chatsworth Oaks Park
    yellow-bellied sapsucker N Mar 19 Veteran's Park, Sylmar
    red-naped sapsucker Mar 12 Veteran's Park, Sylmar
    crested caracara Feb 13 Santa Catalina Island
    vermilion flycatcher Apr 20 Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora
     Apr 09 Piute Ponds
     Apr 13 Peck Pits
     Apr 21 La Mirada Park
    dusky-capped flycatcher Apr 10 La Mirada Creek Park
    tropical kingbird Apr 17 El Dorado Park area 3, Long Beach
    plumbeous vireo Apr 10 Wheeler Park, Claremont
     Apr 09 LA River bike path
     Apr 07 La Mirada Creek Park
     Apr 02 Hansen Dam
     Apr 01 Pomona Cemetery
    purple martin Apr 24 Piute Ponds
    golden-crowned kinglet Apr 23 Sycamore Canyon, Whittier
     Apr 23 Mt. Waterman Trail
    varied thrush N Mar 26 Rancho Sierra Golf Club
    gray catbird N Apr 23 Monte Verde Park, San Gabriel River
    sage thrasher N Mar 24 Nebeker Ranch
    black and white warbler Apr 17 DeForest Park
    palm warbler Apr 09 LA River Bike Path, E 60th to 91 freeway
     Apr 14 Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    vesper sparrow Apr 02 San Clemente Island, China Beach
     Mar 29 Chatsworth Oaks Park
     Apr 18 California Poppy Preserve
    grasshopper sparrow Apr 24 UCLA, 617 Charles E Young Drive East
    clay-colored sparrow Apr 06 Vina Vieja Park
     Apr 04 Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont
     Apr 13 Madrona Marsh
    summer tanager Apr 04 Sepulveda Basin
    Baltimore Oriole Apr 11 Bonelli Park
    
    N = new to the count if we find it
    
    I edited the last list so it doesn't show the unusual species that we found today.
    
    Finally, we've already swept up two species that are new to the count: Ridgeway's Rail and Bald Eagle.
    
    I'll send another update tonight after I look for owls.
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance
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  23. America's Birdiest County Logistics. Apr. 29-May 1. LINK
    DATE: Apr 24, 2016 @ 3:25pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    Here's additional information about the "America's Birdiest County" event that will happen on April 29 - May 1.
    
    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 average 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.
    
    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.
    
    Here are the number of species found in Los Angeles County since 2003:
    
    Year Total
    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.
    
    ######################################
    
    LOGISTICS
    
    Please email reports to the me at lbenner@... and/or to the LA County listserve.
    
    We welcome eBird checklists--they make checking for new species really easy.
    
    I'll provide updates two to four times each day to track our progress and to help guide searches for species we're missing. The first update will probably happen by mid afternoon on Friday.
    
    Please note that we can't count birds seen from boats. Birds seen from Santa Catalina and San Clemente Island count, except for Bald Eagles on Catalina, which we don't count because that population requires human intervention to survive. Bald eagles seen on the mainland are OK so please report any that you see.
    
    Also, the Gambel's quail and chukars on San Clemente Island are self-sustaining so we can count them.
    
    ######################################
    
    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.
    
    ######################################
    
    RARE OR UNCOMMON SPECIES
    
    Notable species present as recently as mid March:
    greater scaup Apr 02 Quail Lake
     Apr 20 Lancaster Sewer Ponds
    white-winged scoter Apr 09 Dockweiler State Beach
     Apr 17 Point Vicente
    black scoter Apr 03 Playa del Rey
     Apr 22 Point Vicente
    long-tailed duck Apr 03 Ballona Creek
    common goldeneye Mar 26 Quail Lake
    hooded merganser Apr 17 Hahamongna
     Apr 17 Apollo Park
     Apr 23 Ballona Fresh Water Marsh
    red-necked grebe N Mar 21 Castaic Lagoon
    brown booby N Mar 27 Point Vicente
     N Apr 05 Los Alamitos Bay middle jetty
    neotropic cormorant N Apr 09 Bonelli Park
    American bittern Apr 18 Piute Ponds
     Apr 02 Ballona fresh water marsh
    yellow-crowned nightheron N Apr 09 Ballona Creek
    California condor N Mar 22 Placerita Canyon Road
    bald eagle nest N Apr 01 Highway 39: San Gabriel Reservoir
     Apr 24 Bonelli Park
     Mar 26 Castaic Lagoon
     Apr 22 Fish Canyon
    broad-winged hawk N Apr 17 Hahamongna Park
    ferruginous hawk Apr 15 Edwards AFB
     Apr 12 Holiday Lake
    American oystercatcher N Mar 29 Los Alamitos Bay jetties
    red knot Apr 05 Los Alamitos Bay middle jetty
    common murre Apr 17 Point Vicente
    Franklin's gull Apr 18 Piute Ponds
    mew gull Mar 30 San Pedro Fishing Pier
     Apr 08 Playa del Rey/Ballona Creek
    long-eared owl Apr 06 Apollo Park
    calliope hummingbird Apr 23 Mt. Waterman Trail
     Apr 07 South Coast Botanic Garden
    Lewis' woodpecker Apr 20 Vogel Flats
     Mar 25 Glenville Dr/Glen Way, Claremont
     Mar 29 Chatsworth Oaks Park
    yellow-bellied sapsucker N Mar 19 Veteran's Park, Sylmar
    red-naped sapsucker Mar 12 Veteran's Park, Sylmar
    crested caracara Feb 13 Santa Catalina Island
    vermilion flycatcher Apr 20 Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora
     Apr 09 Piute Ponds
     Apr 13 Peck Pits
     Apr 21 La Mirada Park
    dusky-capped flycatcher Apr 10 La Mirada Creek Park
    tropical kingbird Apr 17 El Dorado Park area 3, Long Beach
    plumbeous vireo Apr 10 Wheeler Park, Claremont
     Apr 09 LA River bike path
     Apr 07 La Mirada Creek Park
     Apr 02 Hansen Dam
     Apr 01 Pomona Cemetery
    bank swallow Apr 12 Hahamongna Park
     Apr 22 Angeles National Golf Club
     Apr 23 Piute Ponds
     Apr 23 Alta Vicente Reserve
    golden-crowned kinglet Apr 23 Sycamore Canyon, Whittier
     Apr 23 Mt. Waterman Trail
    varied thrush N Mar 26 Rancho Sierra Golf Club
    gray catbird N Apr 23 Monte Verde Park, San Gabriel River
    sage thrasher N Mar 24 Nebeker Ranch
    black and white warbler Apr 17 DeForest Park
    palm warbler Apr 09 LA River Bike Path, E 60th to 91 freeway
     Apr 14 Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    vesper sparrow Apr 02 San Clemente Island, China Beach
     Mar 29 Chatsworth Oaks Park
     Apr 18 California Poppy Preserve
    grasshopper sparrow Apr 24 UCLA, 617 Charles E Young Drive East
    clay-colored sparrow Apr 06 Vina Vieja Park
     Apr 04 Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont
     Apr 13 Madrona Marsh
    white-throated sparrow Apr 11 Silver Lake Reservoir
     Apr 19 Blaisdell Dr., LA (Dan Guthrie)
    summer tanager Apr 04 Sepulveda Basin
    Baltimore Oriole Apr 11 Bonelli Park
    
    N = 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.
    
    #########################################
    
    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
    11 Greater White-fronted Goose
    08 Snow Goose
    12 Ross's Goose
    11 Brant
    11 Cackling Goose
    12 Canada Goose
    12 Wood Duck
    12 Gadwall
    12 American Wigeon
    12 Mallard
    12 Blue-winged Teal
    12 Cinnamon Teal
    12 Northern Shoveler
    11 Northern Pintail
    12 Green-winged Teal
    03 Canvasback
    12 Redhead
    12 Ring-necked Duck
    01 Greater Scaupe
    12 Lesser Scaup
    01 White-winged Scoter
    12 Surf Scoter
    03 Black Scoter
    01 Long-tailed Duck
    11 Bufflehead
    03 Common Goldeneye
    06 Hooded Merganser
    09 Common Merganser
    11 Red-breasted Merganser
    12 Ruddy Duck
    12 Mountain Quail
    12 California Quail
    08 Gambel's Quail
    08 Chukar
    12 Red-throated Loon
    12 Pacific Loon
    12 Common Loon
    01 Yellow-billed Loon
    12 Pied-billed Grebe
    08 Horned Grebe
    12 Eared Grebe
    12 Western Grebe
    12 Clark's Grebe
    01 Black-footed albatross
    03 Northern Fulmar
    09 Pink-footed Shearwater
    12 Sooty Shearwater
    05 Black-vented Shearwater
    12 Brandt's Cormorant
    12 Double-crested Cormorant
    12 Pelagic Cormorant
    11 American White Pelican
    12 Brown Pelican
    03 American Bittern
    12 Least Bittern
    12 Great Blue Heron
    12 Great Egret
    12 Snowy Egret
    11 Cattle Egret
    12 Green Heron
    12 Black-crowned Night-Heron
    12 White-faced Ibis
    12 Turkey Vulture
    12 Osprey
    12 White-tailed Kite
    10 Golden Eagle
    11 Northern Harrier
    11 Sharp-shinned Hawk
    12 Cooper's Hawk
    12 Red-shouldered Hawk
    11 Swainson's Hawk
    12 Red-tailed Hawk
    03 Ferruginous Hawk
    01 Sandhill Crane
    11 Virginia Rail
    12 Sora
    12 Common Gallinule
    12 American Coot
    12 Black-bellied Plover
    01 Pacific Golden-Plover
    12 Snowy Plover
    12 Semipalmated Plover
    12 Killdeer
    12 Black Oystercatcher
    12 Black-necked Stilt
    12 American Avocet
    12 Spotted Sandpiper
    11 Solitary Sandpiper
    12 Wandering Tattler
    12 Greater Yellowlegs
    12 Willet
    11 Lesser Yellowlegs
    12 Whimbrel
    12 Long-billed Curlew
    12 Marbled Godwit
    12 Ruddy Turnstone
    12 Black Turnstone
    12 Surfbird
    02 Red Knot
    12 Sanderling
    02 Semipalmated Sandpiper
    12 Western Sandpiper
    12 Least Sandpiper
    03 Baird's Sandpiper
    12 Dunlin
    01 Ruff
    01 Stilt Sandpiper
    09 Short-billed Dowitcher
    12 Long-billed Dowitcher
    07 Wilson's Snipe
    09 Wilson's Phalarope
    12 Red-necked Phalarope
    01 Red Phalarope
    01 Sabine's Gull
    12 Bonaparte's Gull
    01 Laughing Gull
    05 Franklin's Gull
    12 Heermann's Gull
    02 Mew Gull
    12 Ring-billed Gull
    12 Western Gull
    12 California Gull
    11 Herring Gull
    02 Thayer's Gull
    12 Glaucous-winged Gull
    01 Glaucous Gull
    11 Least Tern
    12 Caspian Tern
    05 Black Tern
    01 Common Tern
    12 Forster's Tern
    12 Royal Tern
    12 Elegant Tern
    12 Black Skimmer
    07 Pomarine Jaeger
    07 Parasitic Jaeger
    04 Common Murre
    02 Scripps' Murrelet
    02 Cassin's Auklet
    03 Rhinoceros Auklet
    12 Rock Pigeon
    12 Band-tailed Pigeon
    11 Eurasian Collared-Dove
    12 Spotted Dove
    02 White-winged Dove
    12 Mourning Dove
    08 Inca Dove
    10 Common Ground-Dove
    12 Greater Roadrunner
    12 Barn Owl
    07 Flammulated Owl
    12 Western Screech-Owl
    12 Great Horned Owl
    11 Northern Pygmy-Owl
    12 Burrowing Owl
    12 Spotted Owl
    03 Long-eared Owl
    10 Northern Saw-whet Owl
    12 Lesser Nighthawk
    12 Common Poorwill
    12 Vaux's Swift
    12 White-throated Swift
    12 Black-chinned Hummingbird
    12 Anna's Hummingbird
    12 Costa's Hummingbird
    12 Rufous Hummingbird
    12 Allen's Hummingbird
    08 Calliope Hummingbird
    12 Belted Kingfisher
    09 Lewis's Woodpecker
    12 Acorn Woodpecker
    10 Williamson's Sapsucker
    12 Red-breasted Sapsucker
    01 Red-naped Sapsucker
    10 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    12 Nuttall's Woodpecker
    12 Downy Woodpecker
    12 Hairy Woodpecker
    12 White-headed Woodpecker
    12 Northern Flicker
    12 American Kestrel
    10 Merlin
    12 Peregrine Falcon
    11 Prairie Falcon
    01 Crested Caracara
    12 Red-crowned Parrot
    12 Olive-sided Flycatcher
    12 Western Wood-Pewee
    12 Hammond's Flycatcher
    12 Gray Flycatcher
    12 Dusky Flycatcher
    12 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    12 Black Phoebe
    12 Say's Phoebe
    03 Vermilion Flycatcher
    03 Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    12 Ash-throated Flycatcher
    04 Tropical Kingbird
    12 Cassin's Kingbird
    02 Thick-billed Kingbird
    12 Western Kingbird
    12 Loggerhead Shrike
    12 Bell's Vireo
    07 Plumbeous Vireo
    12 Cassin's Vireo
    12 Hutton's Vireo
    12 Warbling Vireo
    12 Steller's Jay
    12 Western Scrub-Jay
    11 Clark's Nutcracker
    12 American Crow
    12 Common Raven
    12 Horned Lark
    12 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    05 Purple Martin
    12 Tree Swallow
    12 Violet-green Swallow
    10 Bank Swallow
    12 Barn Swallow
    12 Cliff Swallow
    12 Mountain Chickadee
    12 Oak Titmouse
    11 Verdin
    12 Bushtit
    12 Red-breasted Nuthatch
    12 White-breasted Nuthatch
    12 Pygmy Nuthatch
    12 Brown Creeper
    12 Rock Wren
    12 Canyon Wren
    12 House Wren
    12 Marsh Wren
    12 Bewick's Wren
    12 Cactus Wren
    12 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    12 California Gnatcatcher
    08 American Dipper
    04 Golden-crowned Kinglet
    12 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    12 Wrentit
    12 Western Bluebird
    01 Mountain Bluebird
    09 Townsend's Solitaire
    12 Swainson's Thrush
    12 Hermit Thrush
    12 American Robin
    12 Northern Mockingbird
    12 California Thrasher
    08 Le Conte's Thrasher
    12 European Starling
    12 American Pipit
    12 Cedar Waxwing
    12 Phainopepla
    01 Northern Waterthrush
    04 Black-and-white Warbler
    01 Tennessee Warbler
    12 Orange-crowned Warbler
    12 Nashville Warbler
    12 MacGillivray's Warbler
    12 Common Yellowthroat
    01 Hooded Warbler
    02 American Redstart
    01 Northern Parula
    12 Yellow Warbler
    01 Chestnut-sided Warbler
    07 Palm Warbler
    12 Yellow-rumped Warbler
    12 Black-throated Gray Warbler
    12 Townsend's Warbler
    12 Hermit Warbler
    12 Wilson's Warbler
    01 Painted Redstart
    12 Yellow-breasted Chat
    12 Green-tailed Towhee
    12 Spotted Towhee
    12 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
    12 California Towhee
    12 Chipping Sparrow
    02 Clay-colored Sparrow
    10 Brewer's Sparrow
    01 Field Sparrow
    12 Black-chinned Sparrow
    01 Vesper Sparrow
    11 Lark Sparrow
    12 Black-throated Sparrow
    12 Bell's Sparrow
    12 Savannah Sparrow
    03 Grasshopper Sparrow
    12 Fox Sparrow
    12 Song Sparrow
    11 Lincoln's Sparrow
    01 Swamp Sparrow
    08 White-throated Sparrow
    02 Harris' Sparrow
    12 White-crowned Sparrow
    12 Golden-crowned Sparrow
    12 Dark-eyed Junco
    06 Summer Tanager
    12 Western Tanager
    12 Black-headed Grosbeak
    12 Blue Grosbeak
    01 Indigo Bunting
    12 Lazuli Bunting
    12 Red-winged Blackbird
    12 Tricolored Blackbird
    12 Western Meadowlark
    12 Yellow-headed Blackbird
    12 Brewer's Blackbird
    12 Great-tailed Grackle
    12 Brown-headed Cowbird
    03 Orchard Oriole
    12 Hooded Oriole
    12 Bullock's Oriole
    01 Baltimore Oriole
    12 Scott's Oriole
    12 Purple Finch
    12 Cassin's Finch
    12 House Finch
    09 Red Crossbill
    11 Pine Siskin
    12 Lesser Goldfinch
    12 Lawrence's Goldfinch
    12 American Goldfinch
    01 Evening Grosbeak
    12 House Sparrow
    02 Nutmeg Mannikin 2014 was the first year we could count them
    
    Total: 327 species
    
    Regards,
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  25. Los Angeles RBA- 24 October 2015 LINK
    DATE: Oct 25, 2015 @ 9:00pm, 2 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * October 24, 2015
    * CALA1510.24
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Cackling Goose
    Broad-winged Hawk
    Pacific Golden-Plover
    Spotted Dove
    Common Ground-Dove
    White-winged Dove
    Lewis’s Woodpecker
    Prairie Falcon
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Bank Swallow
    Brown Thrasher (Ventura County)
    Sage Thrasher
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Northern Waterthrush
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Hooded Warbler
    Magnolia Warbler
    Blackburnian Warbler
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Pine Warbler
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Vesper Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Evening Grosbeak
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report
    rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura
    County as warranted
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for
    October 24.
    
    Three BROAD-WINGED HAWKS were observed over
    Pasadena on October 22.
    
    A probable PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was on the
    Ballona Salt Pan on October 18. This area
    is easily viewed by walking from the end of Pacific Ave. up the east/south side
    berm of Ballona Creek.
    
    Two SPOTTED DOVES, now quite rare in the
    county, were at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles on October 18. They were seen in the fenced plant nursery
    across from the park itself.
    
    One (continuing) and possibly two COMMON
    GROUND-DOVES were at Linden H. Chandler Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates on
    October 22.
    
    A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was seen briefly at
    Pepperdine University Ponds in Malibu on October 21.
    
    LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS were seen flying over
    Vina Vieja Park in Pasadena on October 22 and over Wheeler Park in Claremont on
    October 24.
    
    A PRAIRIE FALCON was seen near the Visitor’s
    Center at Malibu Creek State Park on October 18.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE was just south of Vina
    Vieja Park in Pasadena from October 22-23.
    This bird was best viewed from Avocado St.
    
    A male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was by the south
    side of the Torrance Community Gardens from October 16-22.
    
    Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER, this one a
    returning female, was back at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in
    Willowbrook as of October 16. It is
    usually on the island in the south lake, but can wander elsewhere.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continues in Area 3 at El
    Dorado Park in Long Beach. It was reported
    through October 17 and is usually north of the upper lake.
    
    A BANK SWALLOW was at Del Rey Lagoon on
    October 21.
    
    A SAGE THRASHER was at Alta Vista Reserve in
    Rancho Palos Verdes on October 16.
    
    From one to three CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS
    were at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from October 18-24. They have been in the large mostly dirt field
    south and west of Parking Area #5. Most recently
    they were well to the south close to the base of the dam. VESPER SPARROWS have also been in this area
    and a CACKLING GOOSE continues on the south side of the lake.
    
    A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at the Wilmington
    Drain in Wilmington on October 18.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Legg Lake on
    October 16. It was seen south of
    restroom #7.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was just
    north of the Ave. C dike at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of
    permission required for access) on October 23.
    
    A female HOODED WARBLER and an EVENING
    GROSBEAK were at Lake Palmdale on October 22.
    There is no public access to this area.
    
    A MAGNOLIA WARBLER continued on the Stub Hub
    property near Cal State Dominguez Hills through October 17.
    
    A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was on San Clemente
    Island on October 17.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER continued at
    Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through October 18. It has been near the maintenance yard along
    Oak Grove near Berkshire Creek.
    
    Another CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at a
    residence in La Crescenta on October 18.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was on San Clemente Island on
    October 19.
    
    One and then two PALM WARBLERS were at Peck
    Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia from October 20-24. They were both seen in the open area west of
    the parking lot.
    
    Another PALM WARBLER was at Angel’s Gate Park
    in San Pedro on October 22.
    
    A PINE WARBLER was on private property on the
    Firestone Scout Reservation near Yorba Linda on October 18.
    
    Another PINE WARBLER was at Peck Road Water
    Conservation Park in Arcadia from October 20-24. It has been in the area west of the parking
    lot, most recently along the dirt road due west of the parking lot and along
    the slope down to the lake.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Peck Road Water
    Conservation Park in Arcadia from October 18-21. Another was north of the dog park at Vina
    Vieja Park in Pasadena from October 21-23.
    
    VESPER SPARROWS were on the lawn by the ball
    fields at Del Rey Lagoon on October 19 and at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on
    October 17 (along the road east of the sheds).
    
    A LARK BUNTING was on San Clemente Island on
    October 17.
    
    A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at Peck Road WCP in
    Arcadia on October 19. It was in the
    open area west of the parking lot and north of the grassy picnic area.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was in the east side
    meadow area at Silverlake Reservoir on October 19. Another continued at the West San Gabriel River
    Parkway Nature Trail through October 21 and one was at a residence in Claremont
    on October 21.
    
    VENTURA COUNTY--
    
    A BROWN THRASHER was at Big Sycamore Canyon
    from October 21-24. It was last seen
    behind the large blue dumpster near the day use parking area.
    
    This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles
    Audubon Society.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and
    announcements, please see our website at http://www.laaudubon.org
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  27. ABC Update: 273 species LINK
    DATE: Apr 27, 2015 @ 10:09pm, 3 year(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    We finally got lesser nighthawk tonight so our total is up to 273 species. This is the second highest total we've ever gotten during ABC weekend.
    We may still add more species so stay tuned for more emails to summarize our results.
    In the meantime, here are the species we're MISSING:
    # Black Scoter
    # Long-tailed Duck
    # Hooded Merganser
    # Yellow-billed Loon
    # Black-footed albatross
    # Northern Fulmar
    # American Bittern
    # Ferruginous Hawk
    # Crested Caracara
    # Sandhill Crane
    # Pacific Golden-Plover
    # Semipalmated Sandpiper
    # Baird's Sandpiper
    # Stilt Sandpiper
    # Red Phalarope
    # Laughing Gull
    # Franklin's Gull
    # Sabine's Gull
    # Mew Gull
    # Thayer's Gull
    # Glaucous Gull
    # Common Tern
    # Pomarine Jaeger
    # Parasitic Jaeger
    # Scripps's Murrelet
    # Rhinoceros Auklet
    # White-winged Dove
    # Long-eared Owl
    # Northern Saw-whet Owl
    # Black Swift
    # Red-naped Sapsucker
    # Willow Flycatcher
    # Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    # Tropical Kingbird
    # Thick-billed Kingbird
    # Plumbeous Vireo
    # Purple Martin
    # Golden-crowned Kinglet
    # Northern Waterthrush
    # Tennessee Warbler
    # Northern Parula
    # Chestnut-sided Warbler
    # Painted Redstart
    # Hooded Warbler
    # Hepatic Tanager
    # Summer Tanager
    # Clay-colored Sparrow
    # Field Sparrow
    # Vesper Sparrow
    # Grasshopper Sparrow
    # Swamp Sparrow
    # Indigo Bunting
    # Baltimore Oriole
    # Evening Grosbeak
    Recent uncommon species not reported yet:
    Eurasian Wigeon Hansen Dam 4/21
    Greater Scaup Golden Shore Marine Reserve 4/2; Del Rey Lagoon 3/30; Playa del Rey 4/13
    Red-necked Grebe Castaic Lagoon 3/15
    Brown Booby Off LA Harbor; countable only from shore
    Bald Eagle South Coast Botanic Garden 4/4; White Point Nature Preserve 4/5
    Gull-billed terns Ballona Wetlands 4/11
    Scissor-tailed flycatcher Ballona Freshwater Marsh 4/16
    Mountain Bluebird Antelope Valley, mid March
    Varied Thrush Descanso Gardens 4/18; Oak Park Cemetery 4/12; Hopkins Wilderness Park 4/23
    Sage Thrasher Route 138/120th West (Antelope Valley) 4/15
    Worm-eating Warbler Village Green 3/30
    Blackburnian warbler Wardlow Park 4/8
    Cape May Warbler Marina del Rey 4/21
    Painted Redstart Oakdale Memorial Park 2/26; Sturtevant Drive in Sierra Madre in January
    American Tree Sparrow Castaic Lagoon 3/12
    Hooded Merganser Piute Ponds 4/19
    Black Scoter Dockweiler/Hyperion/Playa del Rey beaches in March
    American Bittern Sepulveda Basin 4/16
    Baird's Sandpiper Lancaster Sewer Ponds 4/19; Rosamond Lake 4/23
    Franklin's Gull Piute Ponds 4/19, Willow St. 4/18
    Tropical Kingbird Legg Lake 4/12
    Plumbeous Vireo Near Freemont Park in Glendale 4/11, Roxbury Park/Bevery Hills 4/23
    Purple Martin Rosamond Lake 4/23
    Northern Parula Castaic Lagoon 2/25
    Vesper Sparrow Near the California Poppy Preserve 4/21
    Clay-colored Sparrow Santa Fe Dam 3/2
    Painted Bunting Private residence in La Canada-Flintridge 4/4
    Baltimore Oriole Cheviot Hills Park 4/11; also San Gabriel Blvd/Lincoln Blvd in S. El Monte 4/15
    Has anyone found any of these species this weekend
    Thank you,
    Lance
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
    
    
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  29. Re: [LACoBirds] ABC Update: 266 Species! LINK
    DATE: Apr 26, 2015 @ 12:43pm, 3 year(s) ago
    Found b and w warbler and American redstart at sg river. 
    Norm Vargas
    PJ Kahl Goldfinger
    Andrew & Joey  On Sunday, April 26, 2015, Lance Benner lbenner@... [LACoBirds] <LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
     
    Hi Everyone,
    We've added least tern, northern pintail, long-billed curlew, and lesser yellowlegs this morning so our total is now 266 species.  This is the 4th highest total we've ever gotten during this event, so we're doing well.
    Here's the list of what we're missing:
    #  Black Scoter                      
    #  Long-tailed Duck                  
    #  Hooded Merganser                  
    #  Yellow-billed Loon                
    #  Black-footed albatross            
    #  Northern Fulmar                   
    #  American White Pelican            
    #  American Bittern      
    #  Ferruginous Hawk                  
    #  Crested Caracara
    #  Sandhill Crane
    #  Pacific Golden-Plover             
    #  Solitary Sandpiper                
    #  Semipalmated Sandpiper            
    #  Baird's Sandpiper                 
    #  Stilt Sandpiper                   
    #  Red-necked Phalarope              
    #  Red Phalarope                     
    #  Laughing Gull                     
    #  Franklin's Gull                   
    #  Sabine's Gull                     
    #  Mew Gull                          
    #  Thayer's Gull                     
    #  Glaucous Gull                     
    #  Common Tern                       
    #  Pomarine Jaeger                   
    #  Parasitic Jaeger                  
    #  Scripps's Murrelet   
    #  Rhinoceros Auklet                 
    #  White-winged Dove                 
    #  Long-eared Owl                    
    #  Northern Saw-whet Owl             
    #  Lesser Nighthawk                  
    #  Black Swift                       
    #  Red-naped Sapsucker
    #  Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    #  Tropical Kingbird                 
    #  Thick-billed Kingbird             
    #  Plumbeous Vireo                   
    #  Purple Martin                     
    #  Golden-crowned Kinglet            
    #  LeConte's Thrasher               
    #  Northern Waterthrush
    #  Tennessee Warbler                 
    #  Northern Parula                   
    #  Chestnut-sided 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
    #  White-throated Sparrow            
    #  Indigo Bunting
    #  Baltimore Oriole
    #  Evening Grosbeak                  
    Here are various uncommon species that have been in the area recently:
    Eurasian Wigeon           Hansen Dam 4/21
    Greater Scaup             Golden Shore Marine Reserve 4/2; Del Rey Lagoon 3/30; Playa del Rey 4/13
    Red-necked Grebe          Castaic Lagoon 3/15
    Brown Booby               Off LA Harbor; countable only from shore
    Bald Eagle                South Coast Botanic Garden 4/4; White Point Nature Preserve 4/5
    Gull-billed tern         Ballona Wetlands 4/11
    Scissor-tailed flycatcher Ballona Freshwater Marsh 4/16
    Mountain Bluebird         Antelope Valley, mid March
    Varied Thrush             Descanso Gardens 4/18; Oak Park Cemetery 4/12; Hopkins Wilderness Park 4/23
    Sage Thrasher             Route 138/120th West (Antelope Valley) 4/15
    Worm-eating Warbler       Village Green 3/30
    Blackburnian warbler      Wardlow Park 4/8
    Cape May Warbler          Marina del Rey 4/21
    Painted Redstart          Oakdale Memorial Park 2/26; Sturtevant Drive in Sierra Madre in January
    American Tree Sparrow     Castaic Lagoon 3/12
    Hooded Merganser          Piute Ponds 4/19
    Black Scoter              Dockweiler/Hyperion/Playa del Rey beaches in March
    American Bittern          Sepulveda Basin 4/16
    Baird's Sandpiper         Lancaster Sewer Ponds 4/19; Rosamond Lake 4/23
    Solitary sandpiper        Piute Ponds 4/19
    Franklin's Gull           Piute Ponds 4/19, Willow St. 4/18
    Tropical Kingbird         Legg Lake 4/12
    Plumbeous Vireo           Near Freemont Park in Glendale 4/11, Roxbury Park/Bevery Hills 4/23
    Purple Martin             Rosamond Lake 4/23
    Bank Swallow              Piute Ponds 4/19; Rosamond Lake 4/23
    American Redstart         San Gabriel River/S. El Monte 4/16  end of Theinese Road east of Durfee
    Northern Parula           Castaic Lagoon 2/25
    Black and white warbler   Same spot as the Redstart; also Cheviot Hills Park 4/12;El Segundo Libary Park 4/18
    White-throated Sparrow    Private residences in Pasadena and La Canada-Flintridge; Hahamongna stables; Hansen Dam
    Vesper Sparrow            Near the California Poppy Preserve 4/21
    Clay-colored Sparrow      Santa Fe Dam 3/2
    Painted Bunting           Private residence in La Canada-Flintridge 4/4
    Baltimore Oriole          Cheviot Hills Park 4/11; also San Gabriel Blvd/Lincoln Blvd in S. El Monte 4/15
    Thank you,
    Lance
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
    
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