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   Tundra Swan
Tundra Swan
Cygnus columbianus


   Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) - TUSW (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 “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal Pacific Golden-Plover SLATY-BACKED GULL Glaucous Gull Brown Booby Neotropic Cormorant Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker Eastern Phoebe Vermilion Flycatcher Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Sage Thrasher Green-tailed Towhee Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Scott’s 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.
    
    The“EURASIAN” 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 “YELLOW-SHAFTED” 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 SCOTT’S 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 “jungle trail”. 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. 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 “Eurasian” 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 Bell’s Vireo Pacific Wren Sage Thrasher Green-tailed Towhee Grasshopper Sparrow Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” 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.
    
    The“EURASIAN” 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 BELL’S 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 “jungle trail”. 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 Hoegee’s 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 “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was found at Gloria Heer Park in Rowland Heights on December 30.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” 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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  7. Los Angeles RBA- 29 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *December 29, 2017
    * CALA1712.29
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    Cackling Goose
    "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
    White-winged Scoter
    Black Scoter
    Barrow's Goldeneye
    Brown Booby
    Neotropic Cormorant
    Hammond's Flycatcher
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Bell's Vireo
    Green-tailed Towhee
    "Large-billed" Savannah Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Harris's Sparrow
    
    RUSTY BLACKBIRD
    Ovenbird
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Nashville Warbler
    American Redstart
    Northern Parula
    Magnolia Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 29.
    
     The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through December 26. Remember that a letter of permission
    is required for entry.
    
    A CACKLING GOOSE was at Almansor Park in Alhambra from December 22-24.
    
    The“EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEALalong the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale continued through December 27.
    
    Three BLACK SCOTERSand a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on December 26 between lifeguard station 44 and 47.
    
    An adult male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was on Lake Palmdale (private- no access) from December 24-26. The bird could be viewed from outside- at least at times- by parking on Lago Lindo Road, then walking
    north, or from the west side of the lake via Barrel Springs Road.
    
    A BROWN BOOBY was observed offshorein the Catalina Channel on December 26.
    
    Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia had a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT on the north lake from December 24-28. In the willows at the north end o the north lake were a BELL'S VIREO, aBLACK-AND-WHITE
    WARBLER, a NORTHERN PARULA and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER all seen at least through December 27-28.
    
    A HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER was at The Estates property on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December 23.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW were at Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on December 23.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through December 26 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the marsh opposite the Chevrongas station). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER and
    a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinue at the marsh.
    
    Another EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through December 24. It was seen on the north shore by the restroom at the easternmost group camping area.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included one at La Mirada Park in La Mirada on December 24 (between the tennis courts and baseball diamonds) and six at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora on December 27.
    
    A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through December 26 in the northeast part of the park.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park (south side of the main
    pond) through December 24.
    
    A BELL'S VIREO was at Angels Gate Park in San Pedro on December 23.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at Portuguese Bend Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December23.
    
    A "LARGE-BILLED" SAVANNAH SPARROW was by the Fishing Pier at Cabrillo Beach on December 23.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Griffith Park (Mineral Wells Picnic Area) through December 24, in the Rose Garden at Descanso Gardens in La Canada on December 24 and at Montrose Community Park through
    December 28.
    
    A HARRIS'S SPARROW was at a residence on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December 20.
    
    A RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through December 28.
    
    An OVENBIRD was reported at the South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on December 28. It was in the area north of the Indian Hill Mesa.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Segundo Library Park through December 22.
    
    A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at Marine Park in Santa Monica on December 21.
    
    The NORTHERN PARULA and AMERICAN REDSTARTcontinuedat Bon elli Regional Park in San Dimas.
    In the northeast part of the park, w alk from the RV park andalong the "jungle" trail along the fence. Thentake a right instead of continuing to follow the fence. On the left
    side there is a clearing next to where the creek enters the reservoir. Walk toward the creek to the oak and the ash tree where the birds have been seen. Both were present through December 23. A PACIFIC-SLOPE
    FLYCATCHER wasnear here(northeast part of the "jungle trail") on December 20.A SWAMP SPARROW wasfoundon December 23 on the north side of the lake by the square parking lot lined with eucalyptus.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through December 28. It was in its usual spot between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  9. Los Angeles RBA- 21 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 21, 2017 @ 10:12pm, 28 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *December 21, 2017
    * CALA1712.21
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
    Red-necked Grebe
    Swainson's Hawk
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Northern "Yellow-shafted" Flicker
    "Prairie" Merlin
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    
    WesternKingbird
    Pacific Wren
    Green-tailed Towhee
    "Red"Fox Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    RUSTY BLACKBIRD
    Hooded Oriole
    Black-and-white Warbler
    MacGillivray's Warbler
    American Redstart
    Northern Parula
    Summer Tanager
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for December 21.
    
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through December 21. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The“EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through December 16 and one
    at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera was reportedthrough December 15 .
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through December 18.
    
    
    A SWAINSON'S HAWK was at Brush Canyon in Griffith Park on December 14.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was in Topanga on December 17.
    
    NORTHERN "YELLOW-SHAFTED" FLICKERS were at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on December 16 and at Ernest E.Debs Park on December 16.
    
    A pale "Prairie" MERLIN was found at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on December 17.
    
    A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through December 18. It has been on the east side of the Hillside Picnic Area east of the center of the park.
    
    Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Runnymede Recreation Center in Canoga Park on December 16.
    
    An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through November 20. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was there on November 14. An EASTERN PHOEBE also continued through December 20. The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
    continued in the meadow area through December 20.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were in the Sepulveda Basin (Bull Creek RestorationArea) on December 16, continuing at Colorado Lagoon through December 16 and by the north pond at the Golf Course in the Sepulveda Basin on
    December 16.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park through December16.
    
    PACIFIC WRENS were in Santa Anita Canyon (near Cabin 39) and along the nearbyWinter Creek Trail on December 16.
    
    GREEN-TAILED TOWHEES were in Altadena on December 16 and continuingin the parking lot at the Huntington Library in SanMarino through December 16.
    
    A “RED” FOX SPARROW continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through December 16 by the Altadena Drain pond.
    
    A SWAMP SPARROW was at the confluence of the San Gabriel River and San Jose Creek on December 16.
    
    AWHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Montrose Community Park in Montrose through December 15.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Almansor Park in Alhambra continued through December 21. It has been seen mainlyby the lower pond.
    
    Another RUSTY BLACKBIRD was in the parking lot in front of the Starbucks at the entrance to Trancas Canyon on December 17.
    
    A HOODED ORIOLE was in the Sepulveda Basin on December 16 and another was at the north end of the desert garden at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino on December 16.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued on the west side of El Segundo Library Park in El Segundo through December 15. Another continued at the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia
    through December 18.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (south of the administration building)and a PALM WARBLER (by the tennis courts) were at DeForest Park in Long Beach on December 16.
    
    A MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER was found at a residence in Burbank on December 18.
    
    A NORTHERN PARULA and an AMERICAN REDSTART were found at Bon elli Regional Park in San Dimas on December 16. In the northeast part of the park, w alk
    from the RV park along the "jungle" trail along the fence. Thentake a right instead of continuing to follow the fence. On the left side there is a clearing next to where the creek enters the reservoir. Walk toward the creek to the oak and the ash tree
    where the birds have been seen. Both were present through December 20.
    
    Another NORTHERN PARULA was at the far north end of Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Pasadena on December 18.
    
    A female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums (by unit 5323)in Los Angeles through December 17
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  11. Los Angeles RBA- 15 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 15, 2017 @ 9:51am, 34 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *December 15, 2017
    * CALA1712.15
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
    Black Scoter
    Red-throated Loon
    Ancient Murrelet
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Glaucous Gull
    Bald Eagle
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Hammond’s Flycatcher
    Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    Ash-throated Flycatcher
    Pacific Wren
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    “Large-billed” Savannah Sparrow
    “Red” Fox Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Hooded Oriole
    RUSTY BLACKBIRD
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Nashville 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 December 15.
    
    A TUNDRA SWAN was at the Piute Ponds (Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB on December 14. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL remained along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through December 2.
    
    Single BLACK SCOTERS were off both Dockwelier State Beach (south of Imperial Highway) and El Segundo Beach (by lifeguard station 61) on December 7.
    
    A RED-THROATED LOON continued at Castaic Lagoon through December 2.
    
    An ANCIENT MURRELET continued to be seen in the main channel of the Cabrillo Marina through December 3.
    
    A GLAUCOUS GULL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through December 9. It has been in the north settling basin. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was present here through December
    4 and a “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was reported through December 12. The basins are just west of the San Gabriel River and south of Whittier Blvd.
    
    An adult BALD EAGLE was seen flying over Sycamore Canyon in Whittier on December 9.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was west of restroom 8 at Legg Lake in South El Monte from December 9-12.
    
    A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at Valley Plaza Park in North Hollywood (northeast corner of the park) on December 9.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Bonelli Park in San Dimas on December 9 by the concrete inflow at the northeast corner of the reservoir.
    
    Another PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at the South Coast Botanic Gardens on December 10.
    
    A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights from December 1-13. It has been on the east side of the Hillside Picnic Area east of the center of the park.
    
    Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at Creek Park in La Mirada from December 6-8 (and almost certainly will winter there again). It was seen north of Imperial Highway.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was present through December 4 by the stream entering the reservoir on the north side.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach through December 8 (a female along the golf course fence) and at Hollydale Park in South Gate through December 12 (2 birds).
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was above Altadena along the Fern Truck Trail by the El Prieto stream crossing on December 2.
    
    Two more PACIFIC WRENS were in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on December 3. They were seen by Cabin 40 and also above Sturdevant Falls.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on December 5. It was at the west end of the Madagascar Garden. Another was in Altadena on December 14.
    
    The LARK BUNTING at Agua Amarga Park was last reported on December 1.
    
    A “LARGE-BILLED” SAVANNAH SPARROW was at Cabrillo Beach along the walkway to the pier on December 12.
    
    A “RED” FOX SPARROW continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through December 3 by the Altadena Drain pond.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Griffith Park from December 3-9 (in the picnic area downslope from the Old Zoo area) and at the Mineral Wells Picnic Area, at Montrose Community Park through December 11 and at the
    lower meadow at the South Coast Botanic Gardens on the Palos Verdes Peninsula from December 4-11.
    
    A HOODED ORIOLE (apparently injured but able to fly) was at Lincoln Park in Lincoln Heights on December 10.
    
    A RUSTY BLACKBIRD was found by the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra on December 10 and seen through December 14.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER returned to El Segundo Library Park in El Segundo as of December 1. It was found in the southeast pat of the park.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through December 2.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through December 14 in the willows in the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. An EASTERN PHOEBE remained through December 12 under the large cottonwoods on reserve’s south
    side (east of the “Chevron corner”) and an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued through December 13. Also continuing was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW on the north side by the Maple Street gate through December 5.
    
    A NASHVILLE WARBLER was on the north side of the Rose Garden at the LA County Museum of Natural History on December 1.
     The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through December 2. It was last seen on the hill between Botts Field and the Culver Little
    League Field.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER continued behind unit 5349 at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through December 9.
    
    A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK in Sierra Madre continued through December 14.
    
    
    - 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. Probable Tundra Swan LINK
    DATE: Dec 14, 2017 @ 11:14am, 35 day(s) ago
    Hi,
    
    There is a probable Tundra Swan at Piute Ponds, Ducks Unlimited Pond. Please note Piute Ponds has restricted access.
    
    Chris Dean & John Birsner
    
    Silver Lake & Quartz Hill
    
    Sent from my iPhone
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  15. America's Birdiest County Reminder LINK
    DATE: Apr 27, 2017 @ 6:16pm, 9 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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  17. Re: [LACoBirds] America's Birdiest County April 28-30: Detailed Information LINK
    DATE: Apr 24, 2017 @ 12:19pm, 9 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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  19. America's Birdiest County April 28-30: Detailed Information LINK
    DATE: Apr 24, 2017 @ 11:50am, 9 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.
    
    ######################################
    
    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.
    
    ######################################
    
    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
    
    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.
    
    #########################################
    
    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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  21. Los Angeles RBA- 24 March 2017 LINK
    DATE: Mar 24, 2017 @ 1:53pm, 10 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *March 24, 2017 * CALA1703.24
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan Lesser Black-backed Gull “Prairie” Merlin Least Flycatcher Vermilion Flycatcher Dusky-capped Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Black-and-white Warbler Green-tailed Towhee 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 March 24.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN continued at Pierce College in Woodland Hills through March 22. It has been in the fields south of El Rancho Drive.
    
    A first cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued at the Rio Hondo spreading grounds through March 18. Gulls here have been at several of the basins here depending on water levels, but primarily
    in the basin below Washington Blvd. To reach this basin, take Paramount south to Canford and turn west and go to the end. There is access here through a
    
    hole in the fence.
    
    A “PRAIRIE” MERLIN (ssp
    richardsoni ) was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on March 23. Access to base property and the ponds requires a letter of permission.
    
    The LEAST FLYCATCHER continued through March 23 behind the Whittier Narrows Dam in Montebello. From San Gabriel Blvd., take Lincoln Ave. south to the parking area on your left at the top of
    the dam. The bird was calling in a large eucalyptus below and to the east of the parking area.
    
    A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at La Mirada Park (not to be confused with La Mirada Creek Park) through March 19.
    
    An adult male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on March 18. D rive
    to the end of snake road and turn left as if to leave the park. The bird was in a tree on the left side of the road, about 100 feet before a blue dumpster.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCTCHER continued at Creek Park in La Mirada through March 22. It has been in the area north of Imperial Highway and east of Las Flores.
    
    A continuing TROPICAL KINGBIRD was reported again from March 18-20 in Area 3 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at Legg Lake in South El Monte. It was seen in an oak near the playground area west of restroom 7 through March 20.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE (through March 18) and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (near the entrance through March 19) continued at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills Estates.
    
    Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Neff Park in La Mirada through March 20.
    A HARRIS’S SPARROW continued along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont through March 22. 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 is the second feeding station 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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  23. Los Angeles RBA- 17 March 2017 LINK
    DATE: Mar 17, 2017 @ 2:33pm, 10 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *March 17, 2017 * CALA1703.17
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan Yellow-footed Gull Lesser Black-backed Gull Least Flycatcher Hammond’s Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Vermilion Flycatcher Dusky-capped Flycatcher Black-and-white Warbler Yellow-throated Warbler Green-tailed Towhee Clay-colored Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Harris’s Sparrow Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    
    
    
     California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
     Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
     Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 17.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN continued at Pierce College in Woodland Hills through March 11. It has been in the fields south of El Rancho Drive.
    
    An adult YELLOW-FOOTED GULL was along the LA River at the Atlantic Blvd. crossing from March 9-12. This is likely the same bird seen previously at the Rio Hondo spreading basins in Pico Rivera.
    
    A first cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the Rio Hondo spreading grounds on March 16. There is access at the intersection of Mines and Paramount. Gulls here have been at several of the
    basins here depending on water levels. To reach the basin south of Washington Blvd., the simplest way (other than taking the long walk from the Mines entrance) is to take Paramount to Canford and turn west. There is access here through a
    
    hole
    in the fence.
    
    A LEAST FLYCATCHER was found on March 17 behind the Whittier Narrows Dam in Montebello. From San Gabriel Blvd., take Lincoln Ave. south to the parking area on your left at the top of the dam.
    The bird was calling in a large eucalyptus below and to the east of the parking area.
    
    A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER was at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills Estates on March 12. Also present through March 12 was a continuing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 12. It has been on the north side near group picnic area 4.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through March 15 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) corner. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues
    here, last seen behind the equipment sheds on March 15. Preserve hours are 10AM-5PM Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included one continuing at the LA National Cemetery through March 10 and four at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora reported through March 8.
    
    A DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was found at John Anson Ford Park in Bell Gardens on March 10 and continued through March 15. It has been in the northwest corner of the park.
    
    The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continued at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook continued through March 12. It has most often been around picnic table 12 and around the area
    northwest of the south lake.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at the west end of the Rose Garden in Exposition Park through March 9.
    The WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at the Cobb Estate at the north end of Lake Avenue in Altadena continued through March 13. It has been just north and east of the entrance.
    
    Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach.
    A HARRIS’S SPARROW continued along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont through March 12. 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. Slip past it at the channel, and just to the right is the second feeding station which the Harris's seems to prefer.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO continued at Apollo Park near Lancaster through March 7.
    
     - 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. Los Angeles RBA- 8 March 2017 LINK
    DATE: Mar 8, 2017 @ 9:54pm, 11 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *March 8, 2017
    * CALA1703.08
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan
    ICELAND GULL
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD
    Palm Warbler
    Green-tailed Towhee
    White-throated Sparrow
    Harris’s Sparrow
    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 March 8.
    
    A TUNDRA SWAN continued at Pierce College in Woodland Hills through March 6. It has been in the fields south of El Rancho Drive.
    
    A first cycle ICELAND GULLwas reported again onMarch 4 at the Rio Hondo spreading basins. The gulls here have been in the basin below Washington Blvd. Afternoons are best and Sundays should be avoided (as the
    nearby Puente Hills Landfill that attracts gulls is not operating). To reach the basin south of Washington Blvd., take Paramount to Canford and turn west. There is access here through a hole
    in the fence.
    
    A female YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at Bixby Marshland in Carson on March 4. It was in willows south of the parking area.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 6. It has been on the north side near group picnic area 4.
    
    A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continues at Columbia Park in Torrance, being reported there through March 4. Another continues at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.
    
    The THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD at Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas was reported through March 6. It tends to favor the wooded ravine just west of the dog park, but can move widely around the area. It has recently
    been reported around the horse property south of the dog park.
    
    A continuing PALM WARBLER was at Entradero Park in Torrance through March 7. It was seen around the batting cages.
    
    The wintering GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood was reported through March 4. Look for it along the paved pathway south of the two green and white poles that are
    on the west side of the path.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at the Cobb Estate and the north end of Lake Avenue in Altadena. It’s been north and east of the entrance and last reported along the old paved road that runs through the property.
    
    A HARRIS’S SPARROW continued along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont through March 6. 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 east 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 Pomello Ave. (closed to parking) where there is a locked large metal yellow gate to your left. Slip past it at the channel, and just to the right is the second feeding station which the
    Harris's seems to prefer.
    
    An adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at La Mirada Park (not to be confused with La Mirada Creek Park) on March 7.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  27. Los Angeles RBA- 3 March 2017 LINK
    DATE: Mar 3, 2017 @ 1:55pm, 11 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *March 3, 2017 * CALA1703.03
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan Eurasian Wigeon White-winged Scoter Black Scoter ICELAND GULL Eastern Phoebe Vermilion Flycatcher Dusky-capped Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD Black-and-white Warbler Palm Warbler Swamp Sparrow Green-tailed Towhee White-throated Sparrow Harris’s Sparrow Summer Tanager Orchard 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 March 3.
    
    A TUNDRA SWAN continued at Pierce College in Woodland Hills through February 27. It has been in the fields south of El Rancho Drive.
    
    The female EURASIAN WIGEON continues at Oxford Basin in Marina del Rey. It was reported there though February 27. Low tide appears to be the best time to look for it.
     Four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and two BLACK SCOTERS were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on February 24. They were opposite lifeguard station 55 north of Imperial Highway.
    
    Following the discovery of a first cycle ICELAND GULL on February 18, a probable second bird (also first cycle) was found at the Rio Hondo spreading basins on March 2. The gulls here have been
    in the basin below Washington Blvd. Afternoons are best and Sundays should be avoided (as the nearby Puente Hills Landfill that attracts gulls is not operating). To reach the basin south of Washington Blvd., take Paramount to Canford and turn west. There
    is access here through a
    hole in the fence.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through March 2 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) corner. Preserve hours are 10AM-5PM Tuesday
    through Sunday.
    
    Another EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 2. It has been on the north side near group picnic area 4.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued to be reported at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through February 27. Also continuing was a female at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook
    through February 26 (often on the island in the south lake). Another continued at the LA National Cemetery in Westwood through February 26.
    
    The continuing DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Creek Park in La Mirada was reported in and near the eucalyptus grove north of Imperial Highway and east of Las Flores Ave. through March 2.
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook continued through February 26. The island in the south lake is a good spot to check, as well as adjacent areas.
    The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was reported here northwest of the south lake through February 26.
    
    The THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD at Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas was reported through March 1. It tends to favor the wooded ravine just west of the dog park, but can move widely around the
    area. It has recently been reported around the horse property south of the dog park.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at the LA County Arboretum on Tallac Knoll through February 25. A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW also continued through March 27 on the east slope of the knoll.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at El Segundo Library Park through March 2. It was in pines at the intersection of Main Street and Mariposa.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at the LA National Cemetery on February 26. It was in the northern section along Shiloh Drive between San Juan Hill Ave. and Gettysburg Ave.
    
    A continuing GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills Estates through February 26.
    
    A SWAMP SPARROW continued along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loyola Marymount University through February 28. It is being seen near the hillside concrete drainage channel adjacent to the end of Village
    Drive.
    A HARRIS’S SPARROW continued along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont through March 2. 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 east 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 Pomello Ave. (closed to parking) where there is a locked large metal yellow gate to your left.
    Slip past it at the channel, and just to the right is the second feeding station which the Harris's seems to prefer.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued in Holmby Hills through February 24. Others were at the Wilmington Drain above the Pacific Coast Highway through March 1, at the Alta Vicente Preserve on February
    25, north of the entrance at the Cobb Estate in Altadena on February 25 and at the South Coast Botanic Garden through February 25.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER continues in Pasadena near the corner of Arden Road and Mentor. It was last reported on February 26.
    
    The female ORCHARD ORIOLE at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia continued through February 27. It has been in and around the Aloe Garden (just northwest of the entrance complex) and Peacock
    Café.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
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  29. Los Angeles RBA- 24 February 2017 LINK
    DATE: Feb 24, 2017 @ 3:57pm, 11 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *February 24 2017 * CALA1702.24
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan Eurasian Wigeon “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal Yellow-footed Gull ICELAND GULL Lesser Black-backed Gull SLATY-BACKED GULL Hammond’s Flycatcher Gray Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Vermilion Flycatcher Dusky-capped Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD Black-and-white Warbler Painted Redstart Clay-colored Sparrow Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Harris’s Sparrow Summer Tanager Black-headed Grosbeak Orchard Oriole Scott’s Oriole
    
     California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
     Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
     Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 24.
    
    A TUNDRA SWAN was at Pierce College in Woodland Hills from February 19-23. It has been in the fields south of El Rancho Drive.
    
    A female EURASIAN WIGEON is being seen at Oxford Basin in Marina del Rey. It was reported there though February 21. Low tide appears to be the best time to look for it.
     A “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale. It was reported through February 20.
    
    A first cycle ICELAND GULL was found at the Rio Hondo spreading basins at the west end of Mines Ave. on February 18. Two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS (both an adult and an immature have been present)
    continued off and on at the basins through February 20. The also irregular YELLOW-FOOTED GULL was seen again on February 20.
     The gulls have mostly been in the basin below Washington Blvd. Afternoons are best and Sundays should be avoided (as the nearby landfill that attracts gulls is not operating). To reach the
    basin south of Washington Blvd., take Paramount to Canford and turn west. There is access here through a
    
    hole in the fence.
    
    A second cycle SLATY-BACKED GULL at the Rio Hondo spreading basins was last seen there on February 11. More recently it was spotted at Junipero Beach in Long Beach (near Shoreline Drive) on
    February 19.
    
    A HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at Valley Plaza Park in North Hollywood through February 21.
    
    A GRAY FLYCATCHER was at Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood on February 21.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through February 23 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) corner. Preserve hours are 10AM-5PM Tuesday
    through Sunday.
    
    Up to five VERMILION FLYCATCHERS have seen at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through February 20.
    
    The continuing DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Creek Park in La Mirada was reported in and near the eucalyptus grove south of Las Flores Ave and north of Imperial Highway through February 20.
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook continued through February 20. The island in the south lake is a good spot to check, as well as adjacent areas.
    
    After going unreported for some time, the wintering THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD at Horsethief Canyon Park in San Dimas was seen again on February 19 and also through February 21. It tends to favor
    the wooded ravine just west of the dog park, but can move widely around the area. The entrance road may be gated after storms, but the road can be walked, with parking available near the San Dimas Nature Center.
     A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at La Mirada Community Regional Park on February 20. It was inside the Splash! property.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates was reported through February 21 around building 3604.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at the Rose Garden in Exposition Park in Los Angeles through February 18.
    A SWAMP SPARROW continued along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loyola Marymount University through February 23. It is being seen near the hillside concrete drainage channel adjacent to the end of Village
    Drive.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued through February 23 at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia on the northeast slope of Tallac Knoll in the southwest corner of the property.
    
    
    A HARRIS’S SPARROW was found along Thompson Creek Trail in Claremont on February 22 (but reportedly present before then). It was seen again on February 23. 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 east 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 Pomello Ave. (closed to parking) where there is a locked large metal yellow gate to your left.
    Slip past it at the channel, and just to the right is the second feeding station which the Harris's seems to prefer.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER was at a residence in the La Canada area in February 18.
    
    A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK was at a feeder in Trancas Canyon on February 17.
    
    The female ORCHARD ORIOLE at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia continued through February 21. It has been in the Aloe Garden (just northwest of the entrance complex). It especially favors
    the Kei Apple Trees, but if missed there check other flowering plants in the vicinity.
    
    A male SCOTT’S ORIOLE was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on February 20 and 21. It was seen from Group Picnic Area 4.
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
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