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   Vermilion Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus


   Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) - VEFL (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records, range map
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  1. Re: [LACoBirds] Under-eBirded parks LINK
    DATE: Jan 22, 2018 @ 5:55pm, 27 day(s) ago
    YEAH, success! Thanks to all who have helped. I intend to print the email for reference! I will be bold and ask one more question that can be answered off group-list if that is preferred: What is the procedure for listing all the birds you've seen at a particular location I know if can be done, but not sure how. Big thanks to all, including those who emailed separately, Donna Bray Norwalk
    
    ----------------------------------------- From: "Justyn Stahl justyn.stahl@... [LACoBirds]"
    To: "David Bell", "lacobirds"
    Cc:
    Sent: 22-Jan-2018 17:07:59 +0000
    Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] Under-eBirded parks
    
    
    Thanks, David.
    
    I'll just add two brief clarification for the benefit of others. The instructions for changing the location of a single checklist are correct, however, if you have multiple checklists from a personal location that you want changed to a hotspot (e.g., you have 30 checklists from a park before it was a hotspot), it's best to modify the personal location itself by merging it. Instructions here:
    
    http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1010517-how-do-i-merge-a-personal-location-with-a-hotspot-
    
    If you have checklists from a personal location that you believe should constitute a hotspot, you can suggest it after the fact by the following the instructions here:
    
    http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1010518
    
    Unfortunately none of these options are available through the mobile app currently.
    
    Justyn Stahl
    
    San Clemente Island
    
    On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 8:56 AM, David Bell d@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
     Thanks Donna. I’ll take this opportunity to answer your question and also address a few hotspot-related topics: Moving your sightings to a Hotspot: You can move your existing checklists to a hotspot using these steps: View the checklist you want to change. Click “View or Edit” for the checklist you want to move Click “Edit Location” Choose “Nearby Location on a Map” You may need to zoom in a bit to see all of the hotspots. Your personal locations are blue and hotspots are larger and red. Choose the appropriate hotspot. When you do, you’ll see the name appear on the left. Hit “Continue” That’s it! Note: moving your checklists to the nearest hotspot is recommended but not required. Doing so has the benefit of making it easy for you to see a summary of your sightings for that location. It also makes it easier for other people to see and understand your sightings. Adding a new Hotspot: If you find areas that don’t have a hotspot, please suggest them using these following steps: Create a checklist for that location. ( http://ebird.org/ebird/ submit) Choose the “find it on a map” option to pick a location. Zoom in see a “Suggest as a Birding Hotspot” button on the left. Click that and hit “Continue”. Note: After you do these steps above the hotspot won’t immediately appear on eBird until I review and approve them which I do a few times a month. (So expect it to wait a week or two.) If you want faster service, feel free to email me and remind me to check the suggestion list. Note that I often make minor changes the name and/or location of the suggested hotspot to make them compliant with eBird’s requirements. 2 nd Note: I frequently receive hotspot suggestions that look like personal locations. Examples: a home address or a location that has a personal-sounding name like “park behind work”. I assume these were submitted in error and I reject them. So, if you really intend for a hotspot to be created, please give it a name that lines up with the name for that location in Google maps. That will help me to get them approved quickly. 3 rd note: stakeout rarities that aren’t at normal hotspots and are seen by many people often get their own hotspot name. If you don’t see one for a bird that you think needs one, please feel free to email me a reminder.
    
    Fixing Hotspot Errors: If you find hotspots that you think are mis-named, duplicates, positioned in the wrong spot, etc, please email me and I will do my best to fix them. Please make your suggestions as specific as possible: Please tell me the correct, full name of the hotspot you want to change as it appears in eBird. Many of the change requests I receive use hotspot names that are themselves vague, making it difficult for me to be sure that I’m fixing the right hotspot. Tell me exactly what you’d like to see changed . For example: “XYZ hotspot is in the wrong location” is difficult for me to address; rather more helpful is “I think XYZ hotspot should be moved to: 34..567 x -118.3452 because that’s the entrance to the park.” Similarly, with names: “I propose that we rename ‘XYZ hotspot’ to ‘XYYZ hotspot’” is the kind of very helpful and specific request that I can quickly address.
     David Bell La Cańada, CA
    
    
    From: LACoBirding < LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com > on behalf of " donnabray@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com >
    
    Reply-To: < donnabray@... >
    
    Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 8:21 PM
    
    To: David Bell < d@vidbell..com >, LACoBirding < LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com >
    
    Subject: RE: [LACoBirds] Under-eBirded parks
    
    
     Dear David. et al. Your post is timely for me, I also have been trying to bird some local under-birded places and do the eBird challenge of a list for every day in January.
    
    AdditionallyI have recently come to understand that an eBird "hotspot" doesn't mean that it's a place with lots of rarities etc. Example, I have been birding Santa Fe Springs Park for years especially for the CBCs. However, as I always check the river when there, I'd initially entered it as San Gabriel River/SFS Park and never requested that it be designated a hotspot. I'd just kept entering it from the "My Locations" drop-down.. So it does appear to other people that it's not being birded.
    
    I have recently figured out the "Merge" feature, and have done this with another location. But I am at a loss to figure out this one: I've also birded Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs for years, but on the hotspot list, it is called the same name. (Jonathan Feenstra birded it once in 2011 for the hotspot designation). How can I merge my lists into the Hotspot when it's the same name I don't want to risk losing my previous lists over several years. I'd appreciate a tutorial on this one. Thanks in advance, Donna Bray Norwalk
    
    ----------------------------------------- From: "David Bell d@... [LACoBirds]"
    
    To: "LACoBirding"
    
    Cc:
    
    Sent: 21-Jan-2018 21:23:56 +0000
    
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Under-eBirded parks
    
     This morning Luke Tiller and I took up Kimball’s challenge to visit city parks with few prior eBird records. In all three cases there was no eBird hotspot so we created one for each of these.
    
    Don Knabe Community Regional Park in Cerritos: This place has interesting potential and has only a few prior eBird checklists. It is perhaps overly-manicured and sterile so the diversity of ducks and sparrows was low. On the other hand, there were 5 Long-billed Curlews, 5 Whimbrels and 1 Vermilion Flycatcher and a good variety of gulls.
    
    Lakewood Golf Course. This golf course has a large lake that is visible from the road and seems very promising. I’m sure it has been covered regularly such as in Christmas Bird Counts, but I could find zero prior records in eBird when searching for House Finch sightings.
    
    Santa Fe Springs Park. The weedy grass and dense hedges seem promising for sparrows.
    
     David Bell La Cańada, CA
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  3. Re: [LACoBirds] Under-eBirded parks LINK
    DATE: Jan 22, 2018 @ 9:07am, 27 day(s) ago
    Thanks, David.
    
    I'll just add two brief clarification for the benefit of others. The instructions for changing the location of a single checklist are correct, however, if you have multiple checklists from a personal location that you want changed to a hotspot (e.g., you have 30 checklists from a park before it was a hotspot), it's best to modify the personal location itself by merging it. Instructions here:
    http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1010517-how-do-i-merge-a-personal-location-with-a-hotspot-
    
    If you have checklists from a personal location that you believe should constitute a hotspot, you can suggest it after the fact by the following the instructions here:
    http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1010518
    
    Unfortunately none of these options are available through the mobile app currently. 
    
    Justyn Stahl
    San Clemente Island
    
    On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 8:56 AM, David Bell d@... [LACoBirds] < LACoBirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Thanks Donna. I’ll take this opportunity to answer your question and also address a few hotspot-related topics:                                                                                                                                                                                               Moving your sightings to a Hotspot: You can move your existing checklists to a hotspot using these steps: View the checklist you want to change. Click “View or Edit” for the checklist you want to move Click “Edit Location” Choose “Nearby Location on a Map” You may need to zoom in a bit to see all of the hotspots. Your personal locations are blue and hotspots are larger and red. Choose the appropriate hotspot. When you do, you’ll see the name appear on the left. Hit “Continue” That’s it! Note: moving your checklists to the nearest hotspot is recommended but not required. Doing so has the benefit of making it easy for you to see a summary of your sightings for that location. It also makes it easier for other people to see and understand your sightings.                           Adding a new Hotspot: If you find areas that don’t have a hotspot, please suggest them using these following steps: Create a checklist for that location. ( http://ebird.org/ebird/ submit) Choose the “find it on a map” option to pick a location. Zoom in see a “Suggest as a Birding Hotspot” button on the left. Click that and hit “Continue”. Note: After you do these steps above the hotspot won’t immediately appear on eBird until I review and approve them which I do a few times a month. (So expect it to wait a week or two.) If you want faster service, feel free to email me and remind me to check the suggestion list. Note that I often make minor changes the name and/or location of the suggested hotspot to make them compliant with eBird’s requirements. 2 nd Note: I frequently receive hotspot suggestions that look like personal locations. Examples: a home address or a location that has a personal-sounding name like “park behind work”. I assume these were submitted in error and I reject them. So, if you really intend for a hotspot to be created, please give it a name that lines up with the name for that location in Google maps. That will help me to get them approved quickly. 3 rd note: stakeout rarities that aren’t at normal hotspots and are seen by many people often get their own hotspot name. If you don’t see one for a bird that you think needs one, please feel free to email me a reminder.   Fixing Hotspot Errors: If you find hotspots that you think are mis-named, duplicates, positioned in the wrong spot, etc, please email me and I will do my best to fix them. Please make your suggestions as specific as possible: Please tell me the correct, full name of the hotspot you want to change as it appears in eBird. Many of the change requests I receive use hotspot names that are themselves vague, making it difficult for me to be sure that I’m fixing the right hotspot. Tell me exactly what you’d like to see changed . For example: “XYZ hotspot is in the wrong location” is difficult for me to address; rather more helpful is “I think XYZ hotspot should be moved to: 34.567 x -118.3452 because that’s the entrance to the park.” Similarly, with names: “I propose that we rename ‘XYZ hotspot’ to ‘XYYZ hotspot’” is the kind of very helpful and specific request that I can quickly address.   David Bell La Cańada, CA     From: LACoBirding < LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com > on behalf of " donnabray@... [LACoBirds]" < LACoBirds-noreply@ yahoogroups.com >
    Reply-To: < donnabray@... >
    Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 8:21 PM
    To: David Bell < d@... >, LACoBirding < LACoBirds@yahoogroups.com >
    Subject: RE: [LACoBirds] Under-eBirded parks
     
      Dear David. et al. Your post is timely for me, I also have been trying to bird some local under-birded places and do the eBird challenge of a list for every day in January.     Additionally I have recently come to understand that an eBird "hotspot" doesn't mean that it's a place with lots of rarities etc.  Example, I have been birding Santa Fe Springs Park for years especially for the CBCs.  However, as I always check the river when there, I'd initially entered it as San Gabriel River/SFS Park and never requested that it be designated a hotspot.  I'd just kept entering it from the "My Locations" drop-down..  So it does appear to other people that it's not being birded.   I have recently figured out the "Merge" feature, and have done this with another location.  But I am at a loss to figure out this one:  I've also birded Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs for years, but on the hotspot list, it is called the same name.  (Jonathan Feenstra birded it once in 2011 for the hotspot designation).  How can I merge my lists into the Hotspot when it's the same name  I don't want to risk losing my previous lists over several years.  I'd appreciate a tutorial on this one.  Thanks in advance, Donna Bray Norwalk   ------------------------------ ----------- From: "David Bell d@... [LACoBirds]"
    To: "LACoBirding"
    Cc:
    Sent: 21-Jan-2018 21:23:56 +0000
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Under-eBirded parks
    
      This morning Luke Tiller and I took up Kimball’s challenge to visit city parks with few prior eBird records. In all three cases there was no eBird hotspot so we created one for each of these.   Don Knabe Community Regional Park in Cerritos: This place has interesting potential and has only a few prior eBird checklists. It is perhaps overly-manicured and sterile so the diversity of ducks and sparrows was low. On the other hand, there were 5 Long-billed Curlews, 5 Whimbrels and 1 Vermilion Flycatcher and a good variety of gulls.   Lakewood Golf Course. This golf course has a large lake that is visible from the road and seems very promising. I’m sure it has been covered regularly such as in Christmas Bird Counts, but I could find zero prior records in eBird when searching for House Finch sightings.   Santa Fe Springs Park. The weedy grass and dense hedges seem promising for sparrows.     David Bell La Cańada, CA
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  5. Re: [LACoBirds] Under-eBirded parks LINK
    DATE: Jan 22, 2018 @ 8:56am, 27 day(s) ago
    Thanks Donna. I’ll take this opportunity to answer your question and also address a few hotspot-related topics:                                                                                                                                                                                         Moving your sightings to a Hotspot: You can move your existing checklists to a hotspot using these steps: View the checklist you want to change. Click “View or Edit” for the checklist you want to move Click “Edit Location” Choose “Nearby Location on a Map” You may need to zoom in a bit to see all of the hotspots. Your personal locations are blue and hotspots are larger and red. Choose the appropriate hotspot. When you do, you’ll see the name appear on the left. Hit “Continue” That’s it! Note: moving your checklists to the nearest hotspot is recommended but not required. Doing so has the benefit of making it easy for you to see a summary of your sightings for that location. It also makes it easier for other people to see and understand your sightings.                           Adding a new Hotspot: If you find areas that don’t have a hotspot, please suggest them using these following steps: Create a checklist for that location. ( http://ebird.org/ebird/submit) Choose the “find it on a map” option to pick a location. Zoom in see a “Suggest as a Birding Hotspot” button on the left. Click that and hit “Continue”. Note: After you do these steps above the hotspot won’t immediately appear on eBird until I review and approve them which I do a few times a month. (So expect it to wait a week or two.) If you want faster service, feel free to email me and remind me to check the suggestion list. Note that I often make minor changes the name and/or location of the suggested hotspot to make them compliant with eBird’s requirements. 2 nd Note: I frequently receive hotspot suggestions that look like personal locations. Examples: a home address or a location that has a personal-sounding name like “park behind work”. I assume these were submitted in error and I reject them. So, if you really intend for a hotspot to be created, please give it a name that lines up with the name for that location in Google maps. That will help me to get them approved quickly. 3 rd note: stakeout rarities that aren’t at normal hotspots and are seen by many people often get their own hotspot name. If you don’t see one for a bird that you think needs one, please feel free to email me a reminder.
    
    Fixing Hotspot Errors: If you find hotspots that you think are mis-named, duplicates, positioned in the wrong spot, etc, please email me and I will do my best to fix them. Please make your suggestions as specific as possible: Please tell me the correct, full name of the hotspot you want to change as it appears in eBird. Many of the change requests I receive use hotspot names that are themselves vague, making it difficult for me to be sure that I’m fixing the right hotspot. Tell me exactly what you’d like to see changed . For example: “XYZ hotspot is in the wrong location” is difficult for me to address; rather more helpful is “I think XYZ hotspot should be moved to: 34.567 x -118.3452 because that’s the entrance to the park.” Similarly, with names: “I propose that we rename ‘XYZ hotspot’ to ‘XYYZ hotspot’” is the kind of very helpful and specific request that I can quickly address.
    
    David Bell La Cańada, CA
    
     From: LACoBirding on behalf of "donnabray@... [LACoBirds]"
    Reply-To:
    Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 8:21 PM
    To: David Bell , LACoBirding
    Subject: RE: [LACoBirds] Under-eBirded parks
    
     Dear David. et al. Your post is timely for me, I also have been trying to bird some local under-birded places and do the eBird challenge of a list for every day in January.
    
    AdditionallyI have recently come to understand that an eBird "hotspot" doesn't mean that it's a place with lots of rarities etc. Example, I have been birding Santa Fe Springs Park for years especially for the CBCs. However, as I always check the river when there, I'd initially entered it as San Gabriel River/SFS Park and never requested that it be designated a hotspot. I'd just kept entering it from the "My Locations" drop-down.. So it does appear to other people that it's not being birded.
    
    I have recently figured out the "Merge" feature, and have done this with another location. But I am at a loss to figure out this one: I've also birded Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs for years, but on the hotspot list, it is called the same name. (Jonathan Feenstra birded it once in 2011 for the hotspot designation). How can I merge my lists into the Hotspot when it's the same name I don't want to risk losing my previous lists over several years. I'd appreciate a tutorial on this one. Thanks in advance, Donna Bray Norwalk
    
    ----------------------------------------- From: "David Bell d@... [LACoBirds]"
    To: "LACoBirding"
    Cc:
    Sent: 21-Jan-2018 21:23:56 +0000
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Under-eBirded parks
    
     This morning Luke Tiller and I took up Kimball’s challenge to visit city parks with few prior eBird records. In all three cases there was no eBird hotspot so we created one for each of these.
    
    Don Knabe Community Regional Park in Cerritos: This place has interesting potential and has only a few prior eBird checklists. It is perhaps overly-manicured and sterile so the diversity of ducks and sparrows was low. On the other hand, there were 5 Long-billed Curlews, 5 Whimbrels and 1 Vermilion Flycatcher and a good variety of gulls.
    
    Lakewood Golf Course. This golf course has a large lake that is visible from the road and seems very promising. I’m sure it has been covered regularly such as in Christmas Bird Counts, but I could find zero prior records in eBird when searching for House Finch sightings.
    
    Santa Fe Springs Park. The weedy grass and dense hedges seem promising for sparrows.
    
     David Bell La Cańada, CA
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  7. RE: [LACoBirds] Under-eBirded parks LINK
    DATE: Jan 21, 2018 @ 8:21pm, 28 day(s) ago
    Dear David. et al. Your post is timely for me, I also have been trying to bird some local under-birded places and do the eBird challenge of a list for every day in January.
    AdditionallyI have recently come to understand that an eBird "hotspot" doesn't mean that it's a place with lots of rarities etc. Example, I have been birding Santa Fe Springs Park for years especially for the CBCs. However, as I always check the river when there, I'd initially entered it as San Gabriel River/SFS Park and never requested that it be designated a hotspot. I'd just kept entering it from the "My Locations" drop-down. So it does appear to other people that it's not being birded.
    I have recently figured out the "Merge" feature, and have done this with another location. But I am at a loss to figure out this one: I've also birded Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs for years, but on the hotspot list, it is called the same name. (Jonathan Feenstra birded it once in 2011 for the hotspot designation). How can I merge my lists into the Hotspot when it's the same name I don't want to risk losing my previous lists over several years. I'd appreciate a tutorial on this one. Thanks in advance, Donna Bray Norwalk
    
    ----------------------------------------- From: "David Bell d@... [LACoBirds]"
    To: "LACoBirding"
    Cc:
    Sent: 21-Jan-2018 21:23:56 +0000
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Under-eBirded parks
    
     This morning Luke Tiller and I took up Kimball’s challenge to visit city parks with few prior eBird records. In all three cases there was no eBird hotspot so we created one for each of these.
    
    Don Knabe Community Regional Park in Cerritos: This place has interesting potential and has only a few prior eBird checklists. It is perhaps overly-manicured and sterile so the diversity of ducks and sparrows was low. On the other hand, there were 5 Long-billed Curlews, 5 Whimbrels and 1 Vermilion Flycatcher and a good variety of gulls.
    
    Lakewood Golf Course. This golf course has a large lake that is visible from the road and seems very promising. I’m sure it has been covered regularly such as in Christmas Bird Counts, but I could find zero prior records in eBird when searching for House Finch sightings.
    
    Santa Fe Springs Park. The weedy grass and dense hedges seem promising for sparrows.
    
     David Bell La Cańada, CA
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  9. Under-eBirded parks LINK
    DATE: Jan 21, 2018 @ 1:23pm, 28 day(s) ago
    This morning Luke Tiller and I took up Kimball’s challenge to visit city parks with few prior eBird records. In all three cases there was no eBird hotspot so we created one for each of these.
    
    Don Knabe Community Regional Park in Cerritos: This place has interesting potential and has only a few prior eBird checklists. It is perhaps overly-manicured and sterile so the diversity of ducks and sparrows was low. On the other hand, there were 5 Long-billed Curlews, 5 Whimbrels and 1 Vermilion Flycatcher and a good variety of gulls.
    
    Lakewood Golf Course. This golf course has a large lake that is visible from the road and seems very promising. I’m sure it has been covered regularly such as in Christmas Bird Counts, but I could find zero prior records in eBird when searching for House Finch sightings.
    
    Santa Fe Springs Park. The weedy grass and dense hedges seem promising for sparrows.
    
     David Bell La Cańada, CA
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  11. Los Angeles RBA- 11 January 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 11, 2018 @ 4:07pm, 38 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@...
    
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  13. Los Angeles RBA- 5 January 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 5, 2018 @ 10:14am, 44 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
    
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    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@...
    
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  15. 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@...
    
    
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  17. Los Angeles RBA- 21 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 21, 2017 @ 10:12pm, 59 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@...
    
    
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  19. Los Angeles RBA- 15 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 15, 2017 @ 9:51am, 2 month(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@...
    
    
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  21. Los Angeles RBA- 1 December 2017 LINK
    DATE: Dec 1, 2017 @ 2:01pm, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *December 1, 2017
    * CALA1712.01
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
    Red-necked Grebe
    Pacific Golden-Plover
    Ancient Murrelet
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Glaucous Gull
    Red-throated Loon
    Little Blue Heron
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
    Prairie Falcon
    Pacific-slop Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    “Red” Fox Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    Black-headed Grosbeak
    Blue 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 1.
    
    The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November 27. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued here through November 24 and a GLAUCOUS GULL
    was found here on December 1 on the south side of the north basin.
    
    Another “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL remained along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through November 28.
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through November 29 and a RED-THROATED LOON was seen there on November 25.
    
    The PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo was seen through November 26. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
     The ANCIENT MURRELET at the Cabrillo Marina was reported through November 26. Viewing spots include from the end of Whaler's Walk and at the
    22nd Street Landing.
    San Clemente Island produced a LITTLE BLUE HERON present from November 24-26.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at the LA County Natural History Museum Nature Gardens on November 29.
    
    An apparent NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was seen at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on November 26.
    
    A late PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on November 27.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE was found at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on November 26 near Group Picnic Area 2. A PRAIRIE FALCON was seen nearby on the north side of Brackett Field.
    
    At least two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at the Castaic Sports Complex through November 29. Another continued at Hollydale Park in South Gate through November 28.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD (last seen near the Ranger Station) and a PALM WARBLER (by the east end of the dam) continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 25 and November 29 respectively.
    
    On November 24, Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale had a continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW north of the restrooms by parking area 5.
    
    A “RED” FOX SPARROW and a continuing DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO were at Rancho Sierra Golf Course in the Antelope Valley on November 26. At this locale, always ask permission to bird (perimeter only) at the club
    house.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Montrose Community Park on November 29 and at the Mineral Wells Picnic Area in Griffith Park on November 30.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 25 in the willows in the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance and an EASTERN PHOEBE remained through November 25 under the large cottonwoods on reserve’s
    south side.
     A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued through November 30at a residence in Studio City.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through November 26. It was last seen on the hill between Botts Field and the Culver Little
    League Field.
    
    A female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums (south of Rodeo Road and west of La Brea Ave.) in Los Angeles. It was last seen behind units 5343 and 5349 on November 25. This is private property
    but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    Another female type SUMMER TANAGER was at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar on November 29.
    
    Late was a BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK in Sierra Madre through November 29 and a BLUE GROSBEAK at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach through November 25.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  23. Vermilion continues in South Gate LINK
    DATE: Nov 28, 2017, 3 month(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Tues 28 Nov
    
    Mid morning today the male Vermilion Flycatcher was still at Hollydale Park in South Gate. It was northeast of the northernmost parking lot, foraging from small trees and the bottom rungs of three powerline towers.
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38677984822
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/37992661764
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38677942552
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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  25. Los Angeles RBA- 24 November 2017 LINK
    DATE: Nov 24, 2017 @ 6:14pm, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *November 24, 2017
    * CALA1711.24
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal
    White-winged Scoter
    Black Scoter
    Red-necked Grebe
    Pacific Golden-Plover
    Ancient Murrelet
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Swainson's Hawk
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Eastern Phoebe
    VermilionFlycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Pacific Wren
    Lapland Longspur
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    "Red" Fox Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Lucy's Warbler
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    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 November 24.
    
    The “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale was seen through November 23.
    
    Another “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November
    22. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the spreading grounds continued through November 20.
    
    A couple offemale BLACK SCOTERS and a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER continued
    off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 24. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 46 to 49 and also by station 61 .
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE was at Castaic Lagoon on November 19.
    
    The PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER continued at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 23. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    An ANCIENT MURRELET has been seen in and around the Cabrillo Marina from November 18-24. Viewing spots include from the end of Whaler's Walk and at the 22nd Street Landing.
    
    A late SWAINSON'S HAWK was at 110th Street East and Ave. I in the east Antelope Valley on November 19.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was by the cricket field near the nature preserve in the Sepulveda Basin in Van Nuys on November 24.
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE remained at Madrona Marsh through November 24 (northeast of the large cottonwood
    on the south side of the preserve. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 21 in the willows in the meadow area and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen through November 24. AGRASSHOPPER SPARROW continued through November 20. The preserve’s
    official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS included three at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora through November 17 one at the Colorado Lagoon in long Beach on November 21. also at Colorado Lagoon was a TROPICAL KINGBIRD on November 20.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN continued in Big Santa Anita Canyon through November 18 near Cabin 51 and 71.
    
    A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was at Hansen Dam on November 24. It was initially seen in the channel below the dam, but flew toward the main basin and thus might be refound at the sports fields thereor south of the dam at the
    golf course.
    
    A CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was at Ave. M anbd 50th Street East in the Antelope Valley on November 19.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale from November 18-24 near Parking Lot 5, last seen north of the restrooms and children's water play area.
    
    A "RED" FOX SPARROW was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from November 19-23 by the Altadena drain pond.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Alma Park in San Pedro on November 19, continuingat the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia through November 21 and in Rolling Hills Estates on November 23.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Ralph Dills Park in Paramount on November 19 between San Mateo and SanMarcus on the east side of the park. Another continued in oaks near the top of Tallac Knoll at the LA County Arboretum though November 21.
    
    A LUCY'S WARBLER was at the South Pasadena Nature Park on November 18.
    
    A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued through November 22at a residence in Studio City.
    
    A PALM WARBLER continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 18 near the east end ofthe dam.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and adjacentCulver City Park (most recently at the native plant greenhouse) was reported through November 18.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER was near Freshman Drive at West LA College on November 21.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  27. Los Angeles RBA- 17 November 2017 LINK
    DATE: Nov 17, 2017 @ 1:46pm, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *November 17, 2017
    * CALA1711.17
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
    Black Scoter
    Pacific Golden-Plover
    Pectoral Sandpiper
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    “Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
    Short-eared Owl
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Pacific Wren
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    “Large-billed” Savannah Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for November 17.
    
    Up to four female BLACK SCOTERS continued off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 16. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 44 to 49.
    
    A “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera continued through November 14. The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds
    in Pico Rivera continued through November 13.
    
    Another “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was along the LA River adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale from November 11-15.
    
    A PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo from November 11-16. It has been near the Snowy Plover enclosure. A “LARGE-BILLED” SAVANNAH SPARROW was found here on November 15.
    
    A late PECTORAL SANDPIPER was along the LA River between Atlantic and Slauson on November 12.
    
    A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on November 10.
    
    A “HARLAN’S” RED-TAILED HAWK continued in the east Antelope Valley. It was in the row of trees bordering the east side of the field on the southeast side of the intersection of 110 th Street East and
    Ave. I.
    
    At least two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continue at the Castaic Sports Complex. They were seen on the south side south of the picnic area on November 11. Two more VERMILION FLYCATCHERS were reported at Ken Malloy Harbor
    Regional Park in Harbor City on November 13 between the park ranger building and the parking lot. Another was at Hollydale Park in South Gate on November 14.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on November 13. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was near the main entrance at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino on November 13.
    
    A SWAMP SPARROW was along the San Gabriel River in Duarte on November 11. It was at one of the drops adjacent to Encanto Park.
    
    The LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through November 11. It has been by the south rim of the canyon.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was on the LA Zoo grounds on November 11 (by the Babirusa enclosure).
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO continued at St. Andrew’s Priory near Valyermo through November 11. Another was at Rancho Sierra Golf Club in the east Antelope Valley on November 12.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the Linden H. Chandler Preserve in Rolling Hills Estates on November 10. Another was on the south side of Silverlake Reservoir on November 13.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through November 16 in the willows in the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. An EASTERN PHOEBE remained through November 16 and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen through
    November 12. New was a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW discovered on November 13. The preserve’s official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    A PALM WARBLER continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through November 11. It was last reported by the dam.
    
    San Clemente Island had SHORT-EARED OWL on November 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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  29. Vermilion @ Hollydale (South Gate) LINK
    DATE: Nov 14, 2017 @ 3:40pm, 3 month(s) ago
    Birders,
    
    Tues 14 Nov
    
    Late morning today there was a male Vermilion Flycatcher at Hollydale Park in South Gate. It was foraging from scattered small trees northeast of the northernmost parking lot and opposite powerline tower "H 92". (I could not find the Palm Warbler seen 3 Nov.)
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38425066201
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/24554109868
    
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbarth/38425142071
    
    Richard Barth
    
    West Hollywood
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