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  1. America's Birdiest County April 27, 28, and 29: More information LINK
    DATE: Apr 20, 2018 @ 5:34pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Hi Everyone,
    
    Here's additional information about the "America's Birdiest County" event that will happen in Los Angeles County on April 27-29, 2018.
    
    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.
    
    I will act as compiler again this year. Thank you again to Wanda Dameron for helping out as compiler in 2017.
    
    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. In 2017 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
    2017 264
    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 bird sightings are permanently archived, so in addition to having fun, we're also making a scientifically useful contribution.
    
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    LOGISTICS
    
    Please email reports to me at lbenner@... 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 me.
    
    I 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 mid afternoon on Friday. We will also provide updates each night so that we everyone can see what we still need first thing in the morning.
    
    Please note that we can't count birds seen from boats, but birds seen from Santa Catalina and San Clemente Island count. Also, the Gambel's quail and chukars on San Clemente Island are self-sustaining so we can count them. Also, to continue the protocol we adopted last year, we are now glad to count bald eagles seen from Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands.
    
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    NON-NATIVE SPECIES:
    
    Kimball Garrett asks us to please report established non-native species even if they're not the list that's accepted by the AOS (formerly known as the AOU) or the CBRC.
    
    This means that we want to hear about introduced species such as parakeets and parrots, pin-tailed whydahs, orange bishops, red-whiskered bulbuls, Mandarin ducks, and so forth. Monitoring those populations is becoming increasingly important so please report them, and, of course, enter your sightings into eBird.
    
    We'll keep them in a supplemental list separate from the "regular" species.
    
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    RARE OR UNCOMMON SPECIES
    
    We've been keeping track of some notable species that have been in the area recently. Some are truly rare but others are regular winter visitors that become scarce and challenging to find in late April. Below is a partial list; we're sure there are some things that we missed. Please note that some of these species have not been found during previous ABC weekends, and for some birds it's been a few weeks since we've seen reports in eBird, on the listserve, or in various rare bird alerts.
    
    The list below includes species reported since about the middle of March, and we realize that some have probably left the area by now.
    
    n = new to the count if we find it
    
    Apr 04 n Eurasian wigeon Hansen Dam
    Mar 18 n Eurasian wigeon King Gillette Ranch
    Apr 01 canvasback Alondra Park Reservoir
    Mar 25 canvasback Lancaster Sewage Ponds
    Mar 17 canvasback Hansen Spreading Grounds
    Mar 11 canvasback Crystalaire Country Club
    Apr 04 greater scaup Castaic Lagoon
    Mar 29 greater scaup Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    Mar 14 greater scaup Westlake Lake
    Mar 28 white-winged scoter Dockweiler Beach
    Apr 04 black scoter Topanga Beach/Lagoon
    Apr 03 black scoter Playa del Rey Beach
    Mar 27 black scoter Dockweiler Beach
    Apr 17 common goldeneye Lake Palmdale
    Apr 18 hooded merganser Apollo Park
    Apr 07 hooded merganser Malibu Creek State Park
    Apr 06 hooded merganser LA River/Los Feliz Golf Course area
    Apr 01 hooded merganser Orcas Park
    Mar 29 hooded merganser Big Tujunga Wash N of 210
    Mar 27 hooded merganser LA River/Sunnynook Bridge
    Mar 26 hooded merganser Hansen Dam
    Mar 25 hooded merganser Franklin Canyon Park
    Apr 15 hooded merganser Hollywood Reservoir
    Mar 24 hooded merganser Hahamongna Park
    Apr 12 hooded merganser Piute Ponds
    Mar 31 hooded merganser Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    Mar 26 hooded merganser Del Rey Lagoon
    Mar 23 hooded merganser Bette Davis picnic area
    Mar 20 hooded merganser Atwater Village
    Mar 18 hooded merganser Sepulveda Basin
    Mar 18 hooded merganser LA River/Oros St.
    Mar 18 hooded merganser LA River/Glendale Narrows
    Mar 16 hooded merganser Barranca east side of hole #8
    Mar 28 n red-necked grebe Castaic Lagoon
    Apr 16 northern fulmar King Harbor, Redondo Beach
    Mar 31 neotropic cormorant Bonelli Park north side
    Apr 07 American bittern Piute Ponds
    Mar 24 American bittern Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    Mar 19 American bittern Harbor Regional Park
    Apr 12 yellow-crowned night heron MacArthur Park
    Apr 15 yellow-crowned night heron Ballona Creek
    Apr 18 yellow-crowned night heron Ballona Freshawater Marsh
    Apr 04 yellow-crowned night heron Topanga Beach/Lagoon
    Apr 04 bald eagle Pyramid Lake visitor center
    Apr 09 bald eagle Six Flags Magic Mountain vicinity
    Mar 28 bald eagle Highway 39, San Gabriel Dam
    Mar 28 bald eagle Covina Hills
    Mar 26 bald eagle Little Harbor Road, Santa Catalina Island
    Apr 06 bald eagle San Clemente Island, Lemon Tank
    Apr 17 ferruginous hawk Quail Lake
    Apr 17 ferruginous hawk 270th St West, Neenach
    Apr 03 ferruginous hawk Six Flags Magic Mountain area
    Apr 02 ferruginous hawk Hansen Dam
    Apr 01 ferruginous hawk E Ave. E/65th St. E, Antelope Valley
    Mar 29 ferruginous hawk Ave. A at 90th W, Antelope Valley (county line)
    Mar 25 ferruginous hawk Aqueduct/300th St. West, Antelope Valley
    Mar 25 ferruginous hawk Highway 138 between 269th and 265th West, Antelope Valley
    Mar 19 ferruginous hawk Ave. B/47th St. West, Antelope Valley
    Mar 16 ferruginous hawk Nebeker Ranch
    Apr 12 Ridgeway's rail Ballona Fresh Water Marsh
    Apr 07 stilt sandpiper Piute Ponds
    Apr 14 Wilson's snipe Crystalaire Country Club (private)
    Apr 19 Wilson's snipe Ballona Freshwater Marsh
    Apr 18 Wilson's snipe Entradero Park
    Apr 19 Wilson's snipe Madrona Marsh
    Apr 12 Wilson's snipe Piute Ponds
    Mar 29 Wilson's snipe Playa Vista Riparian Corridor
    Mar 29 Wilson's snipe Hansen Dam
    Mar 27 Wilson's snipe Harbor Regional Park
    Mar 25 Wilson's snipe Aqueduct/300th St. West, Antelope Valley
    Mar 20 Wilson's snipe Six Flags Magic Mountain park vicinity
    Apr 12 Wilson's snipe Newhall Ranch site
    Apr 19 solitary sandpiper Madrona Marsh
    Apr 14 solitary sandpiper Hansen Dam
    Apr 10 solitary sandpiper Piute Ponds
    Apr 02 solitary sandpiper San Clemente Island
    Apr 17 lesser yellowlegs Piute Ponds
    Mar 26 common murre Point Vicente
    Apr 01 Cassin's auklet Zuma Beach
    Mar 24 Sabine's gull Piute Ponds
    Apr 15 Franklin's gull Piute Ponds
    Apr 04 Franklin's gull Aqueduct: 165th East, Antelope Valley
    Mar 12 Franklin's gull Ballona Creek/Pacific Ave Bridge
    Apr 16 mew gull Polliwog Park
    Mar 19 mew gull Bonnelli Park east
    Mar 18 mew gull Golden Shore Reserve
    Apr 04 Iceland (Thayer's) gull Lake Balboa, Sepulveda Basin
    Mar 15 n lesser black backed gull Pico Rivera Spreading ponds (dry)
    Apr 01 long-eared owl Piute Ponds
    Apr 14 Lewis's woodpecker Sycamore Canyon, Whittier
    Apr 15 Lewis's woodpecker Chilao Campground
    Mar 31 Lewis's woodpecker Rose Hills, Whittier
    Mar 25 red-naped sapsucker St. Andrew's Priory
    Mar 28 red-naped sapsucker O'Melveny Park
    Apr 14 prairie falcon Pinon Hills
    Apr 18 prairie falcon Piute Ponds
    Apr 01 prairie falcon Castaic sports complex
    Apr 16 prairie falcon CA aqueduct 300th St. West
    Mar 23 prairie falcon Nebeker Ranch
    Apr 17 purple martin Piute Ponds
    Apr 17 purple martin LA River, North Atwater Park
    Apr 06 purple martin Charlton Flat
    Apr 19 vermilion flycatcher La Mirada Park
    Apr 13 vermilion flycatcher Griffith Park in Claremont
    Apr 05 vermilion flycatcher Castaic sports complex
    Apr 04 vermilion flycatcher Glen Haven Memorial Park
    Apr 14 vermilion flycatcher Crystalaire Country Club
    Apr 14 vermilion flycatcher Rancho Sierra Golf Club
    Apr 01 vermilion flycatcher Santa Anita Golf Course
    Apr 09 vermilion flycatcher Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora
    Mar 23 vermilion flycatcher Malibu Creek State Park
    Apr 03 dusky-capped flycatcher Ladera Park
    Mar 16 dusky-capped flycatcher Runnymede Recreation Center
    Mar 19 dusky-capped flycatcher North Weddington Recreation Center
    Apr 18 tropical kingbird Entradero Park
    Mar 19 tropical kingbird Harbor Regional park
    Apr 20 n gray vireo Bob's Gap, dirt road at south end
    Apr 11 plumbeous vireo Wheeler Park, Claremont
    Apr 05 plumbeous vireo Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery
    Apr 05 plumbeous vireo Garvey Ranch Park
    Apr 02 plumbeous vireo Farnsworth Park
    Mar 31 plumbeous vireo Los Nietos Park
    Mar 30 plumbeous vireo Wardlow Park
    Mar 27 plumbeous vireo Linden H. Chandler Preserve
    Mar 25 plumbeous vireo Bell Gardens Veterans Park
    Mar 24 purple martin El Dorado Regional Park
    Apr 17 purple martin Piute Ponds
    Apr 17 purple martin LA River, North Atwater Park
    Apr 06 purple martin Charlton Flat
    Apr 03 bank swallow Piute Ponds
    Mar 29 black-tailed gnatcatcher Edwards AFB
    Apr 07 golden-crowned kinglet Placerita Canyon Nature Center
    Mar 30 golden-crowned kinglet Buckhorn CG
    Mar 25 golden-crowned kinglet Chilao Visitor Center
    Mar 24 golden-crowned kinglet Descanso Gardens
    Mar 18 golden-crowned kinglet Table Mountain
    Mar 22 mountain bluebird CA aqueduct at 120th west
    Mar 19 mountain bluebird Brackett Airport
    Apr 14 n sage thrasher Piute Ponds
    Apr 18 sage thrasher Crystalaire Country Club (private)
    Apr 02 sage thrasher Nebeker Ranch area
    Mar 30 sage thrasher San Clemente Island, Airfield
    Mar 30 sage thrasher San Clemente Island, Lemon Tank
    Mar 28 sage thrasher 180th St. West/route 138, Antelope Valley
    Mar 26 sage thrasher 60th St. West/Ave C10, Antelope Valley
    Mar 24 sage thrasher Ave. E, 80th-90th St. East, Antelope Valley
    Apr 09 n ovenbird Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
    Apr 12 black and white warbler American Gold Star Manor/Long Beach
    Apr 14 black and white warbler Madrona Marsh
    Apr 11 black and white warbler LA County Arboretum
    Mar 27 black and white warbler Library Park
    Apr 07 black and white warbler DeForest Park
    Apr 07 palm warbler Entradero Park
    Apr 01 n Lucy's warbler North Weddington Recreation Park
    Apr 11 American redstart El Dorado Park near softball fields
    Mar 18 n pine warbler Runnymede Recreation Area
    Apr 08 n Grace's warbler Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
    Mar 24 painted redstart Culver City Park
    Apr 14 n lark bunting Agua Amarga Canyon
    Apr 05 lark bunting Garvey Ranch Park
    Apr 05 vesper sparrow Piute Ponds
    Apr 02 vesper sparrow Six Flags Magic Mountain area
    Apr 01 vesper sparrow California Poppy Preserve
    Mar 25 vesper sparrow 265th St. West/Ave. A, Antelope Valley
    Mar 19 clay-colored sparrow Westchester Park
    Apr 19 Harris's sparrow Hansen Dam
    Apr 16 white-throated sparrow Crystalaire neighborhood (private residence)
    Apr 16 white-throated sparrow Palos Verdes private residence
    Apr 10 white-throated sparrow Agua Amarga/Lunada Canyon Trail
    Apr 09 white-throated sparrow Ed Thomas' yard
    Mar 11 white-throated sparrow LA Arboretum
    Mar 18 white-throated sparrow Descanso Gardens
    Apr 18 white-throated sparrow Montrose Community Park
    Mar 25 white-throated sparrow Hopkins Wilderness Park
    Apr 14 summer tanager Village Green
    Mar 28 summer tanager Veteran's Park, Sylmar
    Mar 18 summer tanager LA Arboretum
    Apr 05 Baltimore oriole San Clemente Island, China Canyon
    Mar 24 n rusty blackbird Almansor Park
    
    As always, anything flagged as "rare" in eBird is going to require documentation, so please take photos, jot down notes, obtain recordings and videos, or make sketches.
    
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    SPECIES PREVIOUSLY RECORDED
    
    Below is the master list of every species we've found during previous ABC weekends.
    
    There are some species that we get regularly that are actually quite local and require special effort to find and/or that are just leaving or arriving at this time of year . Among them, in no particular order, are prairie falcon, American dipper, common ground-dove, Inca dove, spotted owl, northern saw-whet owl, northern pygmy owl, flammulated owl, burrowing owl, golden-crowned kinglet, Le Conte's thrasher, Williamson's sapsucker, red crossbill, Swainson's hawk, common merganser, hooded merganser, summer tanager, golden eagle, and wandering tattler.
    
    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
    13 Greater White-fronted Goose
    10 Snow Goose
    14 Ross's Goose
    13 Brant
    13 Cackling Goose
    14 Canada Goose
    14 Wood Duck
    14 Gadwall
    14 American Wigeon
    14 Mallard
    14 Blue-winged Teal
    14 Cinnamon Teal
    14 Northern Shoveler
    13 Northern Pintail
    14 Green-winged Teal
    03 Canvasback
    14 Redhead
    14 Ring-necked Duck
    01 Greater Scaup
    14 Lesser Scaup
    01 White-winged Scoter
    14 Surf Scoter
    03 Black Scoter
    01 Long-tailed Duck
    14 Bufflehead
    03 Common Goldeneye
    07 Hooded Merganser
    11 Common Merganser
    13 Red-breasted Merganser
    14 Ruddy Duck
    14 Mountain Quail
    14 California Quail
    10 Gambel's Quail
    10 Chukar
    14 Red-throated Loon
    14 Pacific Loon
    14 Common Loon
    01 Yellow-billed Loon
    14 Pied-billed Grebe
    10 Horned Grebe
    14 Eared Grebe
    14 Western Grebe
    14 Clark's Grebe
    01 Black-footed albatross
    03 Northern Fulmar
    11 Pink-footed Shearwater
    14 Sooty Shearwater
    06 Black-vented Shearwater
    14 Brandt's Cormorant
    01 Neotropic Cormorant
    14 Double-crested Cormorant
    14 Pelagic Cormorant
    13 American White Pelican
    14 Brown Pelican
    04 American Bittern
    14 Least Bittern
    14 Great Blue Heron
    14 Great Egret
    14 Snowy Egret
    12 Cattle Egret
    14 Green Heron
    14 Black-crowned Night-Heron
    01 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    14 White-faced Ibis
    14 Turkey Vulture
    14 Osprey
    14 White-tailed Kite
    12 Golden Eagle
    02 Bald Eagle
    13 Northern Harrier
    13 Sharp-shinned Hawk
    14 Cooper's Hawk
    14 Red-shouldered Hawk
    13 Swainson's Hawk
    14 Red-tailed Hawk
    04 Ferruginous Hawk
    01 Sandhill Crane
    13 Virginia Rail
    14 Sora
    01 Ridgeway's Rail
    14 Common Gallinule
    14 American Coot
    14 Black-bellied Plover
    02 Pacific Golden-Plover
    14 Snowy Plover
    14 Semipalmated Plover
    14 Killdeer
    14 Black Oystercatcher
    14 Black-necked Stilt
    14 American Avocet
    14 Spotted Sandpiper
    12 Solitary Sandpiper
    14 Wandering Tattler
    14 Greater Yellowlegs
    14 Willet
    13 Lesser Yellowlegs
    14 Whimbrel
    12 Long-billed Curlew
    14 Marbled Godwit
    14 Ruddy Turnstone
    14 Black Turnstone
    14 Surfbird
    02 Red Knot
    14 Sanderling
    02 Semipalmated Sandpiper
    14 Western Sandpiper
    14 Least Sandpiper
    03 Baird's Sandpiper
    14 Dunlin
    01 Ruff
    01 Stilt Sandpiper
    11 Short-billed Dowitcher
    14 Long-billed Dowitcher
    09 Wilson's Snipe
    11 Wilson's Phalarope
    14 Red-necked Phalarope
    01 Red Phalarope
    01 Sabine's Gull
    14 Bonaparte's Gull
    01 Laughing Gull
    07 Franklin's Gull
    13 Heermann's Gull
    02 Mew Gull
    14 Ring-billed Gull
    14 Western Gull
    13 California Gull
    12 Herring Gull
    02 Thayer's Gull (Iceland Gull)
    14 Glaucous-winged Gull
    01 Glaucous Gull
    13 Least Tern
    14 Caspian Tern
    04 Black Tern
    01 Common Tern
    14 Forster's Tern
    14 Royal Tern
    14 Elegant Tern
    14 Black Skimmer
    07 Pomarine Jaeger
    08 Parasitic Jaeger
    05 Common Murre
    02 Scripps' Murrelet
    02 Cassin's Auklet
    03 Rhinoceros Auklet
    14 Rock Pigeon
    14 Band-tailed Pigeon
    13 Eurasian Collared-Dove
    14 Spotted Dove
    02 White-winged Dove
    14 Mourning Dove
    10 Inca Dove
    12 Common Ground-Dove
    14 Greater Roadrunner
    14 Barn Owl
    09 Flammulated Owl
    14 Western Screech-Owl
    14 Great Horned Owl
    13 Northern Pygmy-Owl
    14 Burrowing Owl
    14 Spotted Owl
    05 Long-eared Owl
    12 Northern Saw-whet Owl
    14 Lesser Nighthawk
    14 Common Poorwill
    14 Vaux's Swift
    14 White-throated Swift
    14 Black-chinned Hummingbird
    14 Anna's Hummingbird
    14 Costa's Hummingbird
    14 Rufous Hummingbird
    14 Allen's Hummingbird
    10 Calliope Hummingbird
    14 Belted Kingfisher
    10 Lewis's Woodpecker
    14 Acorn Woodpecker
    12 Williamson's Sapsucker
    14 Red-breasted Sapsucker
    01 Red-naped Sapsucker
    11 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
    14 Nuttall's Woodpecker
    14 Downy Woodpecker
    14 Hairy Woodpecker
    14 White-headed Woodpecker
    14 Northern Flicker
    14 American Kestrel
    11 Merlin
    14 Peregrine Falcon
    12 Prairie Falcon
    01 Crested Caracara
    14 Red-crowned Parrot
    14 Olive-sided Flycatcher
    14 Western Wood-Pewee
    14 Hammond's Flycatcher
    14 Gray Flycatcher
    14 Dusky Flycatcher
    14 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
    14 Black Phoebe
    14 Say's Phoebe
    05 Vermilion Flycatcher
    03 Dusky-capped Flycatcher
    14 Ash-throated Flycatcher
    04 Tropical Kingbird
    14 Cassin's Kingbird
    02 Thick-billed Kingbird
    14 Western Kingbird
    14 Loggerhead Shrike
    14 Bell's Vireo
    08 Plumbeous Vireo
    14 Cassin's Vireo
    14 Hutton's Vireo
    14 Warbling Vireo
    14 Steller's Jay
    14 Western Scrub-Jay
    13 Clark's Nutcracker
    14 American Crow
    14 Common Raven
    14 Horned Lark
    14 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    06 Purple Martin
    14 Tree Swallow
    14 Violet-green Swallow
    12 Bank Swallow
    14 Barn Swallow
    14 Cliff Swallow
    14 Mountain Chickadee
    14 Oak Titmouse
    13 Verdin
    14 Bushtit
    14 Red-breasted Nuthatch
    14 White-breasted Nuthatch
    14 Pygmy Nuthatch
    14 Brown Creeper
    14 Rock Wren
    14 Canyon Wren
    14 House Wren
    14 Marsh Wren
    14 Bewick's Wren
    14 Cactus Wren
    14 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    14 California Gnatcatcher
    10 American Dipper
    05 Golden-crowned Kinglet
    14 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    14 Wrentit
    14 Western Bluebird
    01 Mountain Bluebird
    11 Townsend's Solitaire
    14 Swainson's Thrush
    14 Hermit Thrush
    14 American Robin
    01 Varied Thrush
    14 Northern Mockingbird
    14 California Thrasher
    10 Le Conte's Thrasher
    14 European Starling
    01 Red-throated Pipit
    14 American Pipit
    14 Cedar Waxwing
    14 Phainopepla
    02 Northern Waterthrush
    05 Black-and-white Warbler
    01 Tennessee Warbler
    14 Orange-crowned Warbler
    14 Nashville Warbler
    14 MacGillivray's Warbler
    14 Common Yellowthroat
    01 Hooded Warbler
    02 American Redstart
    01 Northern Parula
    14 Yellow Warbler
    01 Chestnut-sided Warbler
    07 Palm Warbler
    14 Yellow-rumped Warbler
    14 Black-throated Gray Warbler
    14 Townsend's Warbler
    14 Hermit Warbler
    14 Wilson's Warbler
    01 Painted Redstart
    14 Yellow-breasted Chat
    14 Green-tailed Towhee
    14 Spotted Towhee
    14 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
    14 California Towhee
    14 Chipping Sparrow
    02 Clay-colored Sparrow
    11 Brewer's Sparrow
    01 Field Sparrow
    14 Black-chinned Sparrow
    01 Vesper Sparrow
    13 Lark Sparrow
    14 Black-throated Sparrow
    14 Bell's Sparrow
    14 Savannah Sparrow
    04 Grasshopper Sparrow
    14 Fox Sparrow
    14 Song Sparrow
    13 Lincoln's Sparrow
    01 Swamp Sparrow
    10 White-throated Sparrow
    03 Harris' Sparrow
    14 White-crowned Sparrow
    14 Golden-crowned Sparrow
    14 Dark-eyed Junco
    06 Summer Tanager
    14 Western Tanager
    14 Black-headed Grosbeak
    14 Blue Grosbeak
    01 Indigo Bunting
    14 Lazuli Bunting
    14 Red-winged Blackbird
    14 Tricolored Blackbird
    14 Western Meadowlark
    14 Yellow-headed Blackbird
    14 Brewer's Blackbird
    14 Great-tailed Grackle
    14 Brown-headed Cowbird
    03 Orchard Oriole
    14 Hooded Oriole
    14 Bullock's Oriole
    01 Baltimore Oriole
    14 Scott's Oriole
    14 Purple Finch
    14 Cassin's Finch
    14 House Finch
    11 Red Crossbill
    12 Pine Siskin
    14 Lesser Goldfinch
    14 Lawrence's Goldfinch
    14 American Goldfinch
    01 Evening Grosbeak
    14 House Sparrow
    04 Scaly-Breasted Munia 2014 was the first year we could count it
    
    Total: 333 species
    
    Removed: black swift and willow flycatcher because we think those reports were in error.
    
    Added in 2017:
    Yellow-crowned night-heron
    
    Please start thinking of where you might be able to contribute, and we look forward to hearing from you on April 27, 28, and 29!
    
    Best wishes,
    
    Lance Benner
    
    Lance Benner
    Altadena, CA
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  3. Los Angeles RBA- 20 April 2018 LINK
    DATE: Apr 20, 2018 @ 1:59pm, 3 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *April 20, 2018 * CALA1804.20
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Common Goldeneye Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Vermilion Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Purple Martin Lark Bunting Harris’s Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Black-and-white Warbler 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 atJonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 20.
    
    A somewhat late COMMON GOLDENEYE was on Lake Palmdale (private property, but visible from outside the fence) on April 17.
    
    Both an adult and an immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista from April 15-18.
    The marsh is at the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson.
    
    A VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Griffith Park in Claremont on April 13.
    Another (male) continued in the central and western part of La Mirada Park on April 19.
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Entradero Park in Torrance continued around the pond through April 18.
     Three PURPLE MARTINS were along the LA River by North Atwater Park on April 16 with one still present the following day.
    Two more were at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on April 17 (a letter of permission is required for entry).
    
    The LARK BUNTING at Agua Amarga Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and was seen through April 14 near the north rim (on the south side of the ravine).
     The HARRIS’S SPARROW at Hansen Dam was present through April 18.
    The location can be reached by taking Dronfield Ave. off Osborne St. to the T-intersection inside the park; turn turning left.
    Then go right at the end into the fishing lake and swimming pool area.
    The bird was at the northeast corner of the first parking lot you come to on the left.
    Look for the large beige fenced tank- the bird has usually been on the slope to the west of the tank.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Montrose Community Park through April 18 on the slope south of the ballfields.
    Another was at a residence at the Crystalaire Country Club in Llano on April 14.
    
    The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through April 14.
    
    A female SUMMER TANAGER was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on April 14.
    It was seen northeast of the central lawn area.
    
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  5. Los Angeles RBA- 13 April 2018 LINK
    DATE: Apr 13, 2018 @ 2:09pm, 10 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *April 13, 2018 * CALA1804.13
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Ridgway’s Rail “Prairie” Merlin Tropical Kingbird Purple Martin Lark Bunting Harris’s Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Palm Warbler GRACE’S WARBLER
    
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     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 13.
    
    A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at the Ballona Wetlands on April 7.
    It was by the second channel of the ecological preserve- visible from the Ballona Creek berm upstream from Pacific Ave in Playa del Rey.
    What may be the same bird has been at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh (near the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson) from April 9-12.
    Also at the marsh is a RIDGWAY’S RAIL, present at the west end from April 7-12.
     A pale “PRAIRIE” MERLIN was at Rancho Sierra Golf Course in the Antelope Valley on April 8.
    This is private property, but birders may bird the perimeter after asking permission at the clubhouse.
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through April 12 around the pond.
    A PALM WARBLER continued in the northwest corner of the park through April 7.
    
    A female PURPLE MARTIN was briefly at Charlton Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on April 6.
    
    The previously discovered LARK BUNTING reappeared at Agua Amarga Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and was seen from April 7-11 near the north rim (on the south side of the ravine).
    In another part of Agua Amarga (near the top of the trail closest to Posey Way), a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was observed on April 10.
    
    A HARRIS’S SPARROW was at Hansen Dam from April 7-13.
    The location can be reached by taking Dronfield Ave. off Osborne St. to the T-intersection inside the park; turn turning left.
    Then go right at the end into the fishing lake and swimming pool area.
    The bird was at the northeast corner of the first parking lot you come to on the left (look for the fenced tank).
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at Montrose Community Park through April 6.
    
    BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through April 11 and at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia at the top of Tallac Knoll.
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW also continues near the top of the knoll.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at DeForest Park in Long Beach on April 7 south of the gym.
    
    American Gold Star Manor in Long Beach produced another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER on April 12.
    It was along the east side main road.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART at El Dorado Park in Long Beach continued through April 11. Entering from Studebaker (north of Willow), park in the lot behind the softball fields. The bird has been in eucalyptus trees and shrubs around
    the west side maintenance yard next to the golf course.
    
    A GRACE’S WARBLER was at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont from April 7-8.
    It was in pines near the northwest corner along Indian Hill Blvd.
    Also at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden was a continuing OVENBIRD on April 9.
    It has been north of the Indian Hill area, Google Earth coordinates 34.115614,-117.715920.
    
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  7. Los Angeles RBA- 6 April 2018 LINK
    DATE: Apr 6, 2018 @ 1:49pm, 17 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *April 6, 2018 * CALA1804.06
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Eurasian Wigeon Surf Scoter Calliope Hummingbird Stilt Sandpiper Red-throated Loon Neotropic Cormorant Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Vermilion Flycatcher Dusky-capped Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Green-tailed Towhee Lark Bunting Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco Baltimore Oirole Black-and-white Warbler Lucy’s Warbler American Redstart 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 atJonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for April 6.
    
    A EURASIAN WIGEON was present briefly at Hansen Dam on April 4.
    
    A SURF SCOTER continued at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through April 5.
    
    CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRDS were in Sunland on March 31 and in Claremont on April 1.
    
    A STILT SANDPIPER was at Duckbill Pond at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB on April 5.
    Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    A RED-THROATED LOON was at Castaic Lagoon from April 1-4.
    
    The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 31.
    It has been on the north side of the lake, usually on the dock or buoys.
    
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Lagoon was seen through April 4.
    
    VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continued at the Castaic Sports Complex (3 birds from April 1-4), at the Santa Anita Golf Course in Arcadia (3 visible from Campus Drive on April 1) and at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Kagel Canyon (2 birds on April
    4).
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights was seen again on April 3.
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through April 3 around the pond.
    A PALM WARBLER continued in the northwest corner of the park through April 5, east of the pond and around the batting cages.
    
    A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was at Ballona Discovery Park in Playa Vista on March 31.
    
    A LARK BUNTING was found on April 5 at Garvey Ranch Park in Monterey Park.
    It was on the sloped lawn west of the ball fields.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO continued through March 31 at St. Andrew’s Priory near Valyermo.
    
    A male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was on San Clemente Island on April 4.
    
    The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through April 5 in the meadow area.
    It was last seen northeast of the flooded “dip” near the west end of the middle road.
    Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued through April 4 at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia.
    It has been near the top of Tallac Knoll in the southwest part of the property.
    
    The LUCY’S WARBLER continued through April 1 at North Weddington Recreation park in North Hollywood. It frequents the northwest portion of the park, being partial to the area around the garden.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART at El Dorado Park in Long Beach continued through April 3. Entering from Studebaker (north of Willow), park in the lot behind the softball fields. The bird has been in eucalyptus trees and shrubs around
    the west side maintenance yard next to the golf course.
    
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  9. Los Angeles RBA- 16 March 2018 LINK
    DATE: Mar 16, 2018 @ 2:42pm, 38 day(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *March 16, 2018 * CALA1803.16
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan Common Ground-Dove Franklin’s Gull Lesser Black-backed Gull Neotropic Cormorant Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Long-eared Owl Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker Eastern Phoebe Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird BLUE-HEADED VIREO Pacific Wren White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco RUSTY BLACKBIRD Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Chestnut-sided Warbler Palm Warbler Pine Warbler Painted Redstart Summer Tanager
    
    
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
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     Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher atJonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 16.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB continued through March 14. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    A COMMON GROUND-DOVE continued along the San Gabriel River at the east end of Trabuco Street in Bellflower on March 12 (south of the horse exercise area).
    
    A FRANKLIN’S GULL was at the Ballona Creek mouth (by the Pacific Ave. bridge) on March 12.
    
    An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on March 15.
    
    The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 12.
    It has been on the north side of the lake, usually on the dock or buoys.
    
    The YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Lagoon was seen through March 11.
    
    An injured LONG-EARED OWL was found and subsequently captured for rehab at the El Dorado Park Nature Center area on March 9.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at DeForest Park in Long Beach through March 9.
    It is usually in the trees around the park administration buildings.
    
    Two NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKERS were at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles on March 13.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through March 14 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda and Madrona).
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continued here through March 14 and was last seen west of the green sheds. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER and PINE WARBLER continued at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka.
    The flycatcher was seen through March 13 and the warbler through March 15.
    
    An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continued at the Sepulveda Basin- near the north entrance to the wildlife reserve- through March 10.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through March 15 around the pond and in the northwest corner of the park.
    A PALM WARBLER continued here as well through March 11.
    
    The putative BLUE-HEADED VIREO continued along the LA River in Glendale just above the Los Feliz crossing.
    It has been on the east side along the fence bordering the golf course.
    A SUMMER TANAGER also continues in this area.
    Both were reported through March 10.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN continued in Big Santa Anita Canyon through March 10.
    It was seen across from cabin number 40.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Hopkins Wilderness Park through March 9, in and around the Rose Garden at Descanso Gardens in La Canada through March 14, at the South Coast Botanic Garden through March 11, at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation
    Area in Baldwin Hills (west of the Japanese Garden) through March 13.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO continued at St. Andrew’s Priory near Valyermo through March 11.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD at Almansor Park in Alhambra was reported through March 16.
    It is usually around the lower pond.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia through March 11.
    It has been at the top of Tallac Knoll near the southwest corner of the property.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART at El Dorado Park in Long Beach continued through March 13. Entering from Studebaker (north of Willow), park in the lot behind the softball fields. The bird has been in eucalyptus trees and shrubs around
    the west side maintenance yard next to the golf course.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Columbia Park in Torrance on March 11 on the lawn near the community garden.
    
    The CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER in Claremont continued through March 10.
    It has been near Wheeler Park, most recently feeding on lawns at the intersection of Carleton Ave. and Doane Street.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through March 11. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field, mostly in the palms and eucalyptus above the four dumpsters.
    
    A female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia through March 11.
    It was along the main path heading north from the Peacock Café, north of the Madagascar Spiny Forest in Weeping Bottle Brush.
    If not there, check nearby areas.
    
     A male SUMMER TANAGER was along Brooktree Road in Pacific Palisades on March 13 and a female SUMMER TANAGER was at Wardlow Park in Long Beach through March 15 (around the building).
    
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  11. Los Angeles RBA- 8 February 2018 LINK
    DATE: Feb 8, 2018 @ 4:53pm, 2 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *February 8, 2018 * CALA1802.08
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal White-winged Scoter Black Scoter Red-necked Grebe Inca Dove White-winged Dove Pacific Golden-Plover Yellow-crowned Night-Heron California Condor Lewis’s Woodpecker Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Cassin’s Vireo Pacific Wren Sage Thrasher Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco RUSTY BLACKBIRD Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler Lucy’s Warbler Nashville Warbler American Redstart Chestnut-sided Warbler Palm Warbler Pine 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 February 8.
    
     The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (usually on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through February 6. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    Male “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River in Glendale, adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area (through February 7) and at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds
    in Pico Rivera (last reported on February 2).
    
    Among the many scoters off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo, four BLACK SCOTERS and a single WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were found on February 6 (all between Hyperion Bluff and Grand Ave.).
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through February 5.
    
    A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles on February 2. An INCA DOVE continues at the park, being last reported along Maie Avenue on February 6. A LUCY’S WARBLER
    was found here on February 4 north of the pool.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through February 4, generally in the area north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Beach Lagoon continued through February 1.
    
    A CALIFORNIA CONDOR was along Interstate 5 at Smokey Bear Road on February 4 and two were at Quail Lake southeast of Gorman on February 3.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at De Forest Park in Long Beach from February 1-2 in eucalyptus south of the tennis courts.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at O’Melveny in Granada Hills on January 31.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through February 6 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda
    and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was reported through February 4 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinued here through February 4. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights was reported through February 4 around the picnic area at the north end of the park.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake was seen through February 4. It has been along the path behind the Recreation Center building.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka continued through February 6 (in the pines and sycamores around the blue fountain).
     A CASSIN’S VIREO continued at Mountain View Park in Burbank through February 2. Another CASSIN’S VIREO was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on February 4 on the west edge
    of the central lawn area.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was along the San Gabriel River West Fork off Highway 39 north of Azusa on February 3. It was opposite mile marker 1.8 (west of Highway 39).
    
    A SAGE THRASHER and a continuing BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK were at Malaga Dunes in Palos Verdes Estates on February 7.
    
    Another SAGE THRASHER was at Forest Lawn in Glendale on February 8 below the museum.
    
    Continuing through February 7 at Frank Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake. It is being seen at the small pond east of the green pier near
    the far northeast corner of the lake.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued at the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia (at the east edge of Tallac Knoll) through February 4. Another continued at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
    west of the Japanese Garden also through February 4.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at Chilao Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on February 3. At least a half dozen LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS continue at Chilao, near the start of the Manzanita
    Loop Campground turnoff.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through February 5.
     The OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through February 6. It has been north of the Indian Hill area, Google Earth coordinates
    34.115614,-117.715920.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at DeForest Park in Long Beach through February 6 north of the administration buildings and restrooms. A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at DeForest on February
    2 and a female SUMMER TANAGER was near the soccer field restrooms on February 3.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART at El Dorado Park in Long Beach was seen through February 6. Entering from Studebaker (north of Willow), park in the lot behind the softball fields. The bird
    has been in eucalyptus trees and shrubs around the west side maintenance yard next to the golf course.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER near Wheeler Park in Claremont continued through February 7. It is usually south of the intersection of Geneva and Doane, and was last reported at 645 Geneva.
    
    The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through February 1 around the pond. On February 7, a TROPICAL KINGBIRD was found around the pond area.
    
    A PINE WARBLER was at Sherman Oaks Park in Van Nuys on February 2. It was on the east side of the Little League fields, south of Magnolia.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued through February 5. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.
    
    
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  13. Los Angeles RBA- 1 February 2018 LINK
    DATE: Feb 1, 2018 @ 3:48pm, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *February 1, 2018 * CALA1802.01
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal Inca Dove Common Ground-Dove Pacific Golden-Plover Glaucous Gull Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker Gray Flycatcher Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Cassin’s Vireo Pacific Wren Sage Thrasher Swamp Sparrow Baltimore Oriole RUSTY BLACKBIRD Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Chestnut-sided Warbler Palm Warbler Painted Redstart Summer Tanager Rose-breasted Grosbeak 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 February 1.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (usually on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through January 30. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The male “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued along the LA River in Glendale, adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area. It was last seen where the channel bottom transitions from smooth
    to rocky (below the confluence of the LA River and Burbank Channel).
    
    An INCA DOVE continued at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles through January 27.
    
    A COMMON GROUND-DOVE continued on the west side of the San Gabriel River at Trabuco Street on January 27, just south of the horse exercise area.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 28, generally in the area north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    The first cycle GLAUCOUS GULL continued in Pico Rivera through January 27. It has been seen at both the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds (between Whittier and Washington- easy
    access is at the east end of Mines Ave. east of Passons Blvd.) and at the Rio Hondo basins at the opposite (west) end of Mines, visible from Canford St.. Late morning or afternoon generally seems to be better
    for good numbers of gulls here.
    
    The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Beach Lagoon continued through January 26.
    
    A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER continued at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles through January 30.
     GRAY FLYCATCHERS were in the southeast area of Valhalla Memorial Park in Burbank from January 26-29 and continuing at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia (in the peninsula area west
    of the parking lot) on January 28.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through January 30 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda
    and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was reported through January 30 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinued here through January 28. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka continued through January 28 (in pines around the blue fountain).
     Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER was at North Weddington Park in Toluca Lake from January 27-29. It was along the path behind the Rec. Center building.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights was reported through January 31.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was found at El Segundo Recreation Park on January 31. It was seen inside the fence near the southwest corner.
    
    A CASSIN’S VIREO was at Mountain View Park in Burbank on January 30 in the north part of the park.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN continued in El Prieto Canyon above Altadena through January 27. Another continued in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on January 31, below cabin 49.
    
    Coastal slope SAGE THRASHERS included one continuing in the upper part of Abalone Cove Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through January 29 and one at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas
    on January 27 (Kikos Trail southeast of restroom 11).
    
    Continuing at Frank Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake through January 30. It is being seen at the small pond east of the green pier near
    the far northeast corner of the lake. Not far away, an AMERICAN REDSTART continued through January 30 along the “Jungle Trail” at the extreme northeast part of the lake. A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was in this same area through January 27.
     The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 28.
     An OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through January 27. It has been north of the Indian Hill area, Google Earth coordinates
    34.115614,-117.715920.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at the Arboretum in Arcadia through January 26 (at the top of Tallac Knoll).
    
    A female AMERICAN REDSTART was at El Dorado Park East in Long Beach on January 28.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER near Wheeler Park in Claremont continued through January 29. It was most recently reported south of the intersection of Geneve and Doane.
    
    The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through January 28 around the pond.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued throughJanuary 29. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field. An immature male SUMMER TANAGER was at the
    park in this same area on January 28.
    
    The female SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through January 30. It has been around units 5353 and 5263. This is private property, but birders are
    welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    At the Japanese Garden at the Veteran’s Administration in West Los Angeles, a male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was found on January 27, two BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS were present from January 28-29
    and an immature male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen from January 27-29.
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
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  15. Los Angeles RBA- 26 January 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 26, 2018 @ 11:26am, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *January 26, 2018 * CALA1801.26
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Tundra Swan “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal Red-necked Grebe Inca Dove Pacific Golden-Plover Lesser Black-backed Gull Glaucous Gull Neotropic Cormorant Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Cassin’s Vireo Sage Thrasher Evening Grosbeak Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco Hooded Oriole RUSTY BLACKBIRD Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Chestnut-sided Warbler Palm Warbler Pine Warbler Painted Redstart 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 January 26.
    
     The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through January 22. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through January 23.
    
    An INCA DOVE remained at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles through January 21.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 24, generally north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    A first cycle GLAUCOUS GULL continues in Pico Rivera. It has been seen at both the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds (between Whittier and Washington- easy access is at the east
    end of Mines Ave. east of Passons Blvd.) and at the Rio Hondo basins at the opposite (west) end of Mines, visible from Canford St.. Late morning or afternoon generally seems to be better for gulls here.
    
    A first cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds from January 20-21. A “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was still here on January 22 (usually on or near
    one of the islands in the south basin).
    
    An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Cabrillo Beach (on the inner beach) on January 22.
    
    The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continues at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia. It was reported through January 21 on the island in the south lake (though it has also frequented the island
    at the north end of the north lake).
    
    The immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Topanga Beach Lagoon continued through January 23.
    
    A male WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKER continued at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Sylmar through January 18 in pines below the road lined with olive trees near the center of the park.
    
    A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles on January 20. Another one continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through January 21.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued in the northeast corner of Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on January 22.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through January 24 near the "Chevron corner" (the area of the preserve opposite the Chevrongas station, corner of Sepulveda
    and Madrona). An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was reported through January 21 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER alsocontinued here through January 24. The TROPICAL KINGBIRD also in the southwest portion of the preserve was reported through January 21. A male HOODED
    ORIOLE was seen at Madrona on January 21 along the north fence line east of the entrance gate. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but access can often be had outside those hours.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka continued through January 23 (between the tennis courts and playground). Also continuing here was a PINE WARBLER north of the playground
    and around the blue water fountain also through January 24.
    
    A CASSIN’S VIREO continued at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through January 19 in cottonwoods near tower 35.
    
    Coastal slope SAGE THRASHERS were at Abalone Cove Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on January 22 and at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica on January 24.
    
    An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen flying over the Angeles Crest Highway just past Big Tujunga Road on January 22.
    
    Continuing Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake through January 21. It is being seen at the small pond east of the green pier near the far
    northeast corner of the lake.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS continued at Montrose Community Park (along the fence line above the ball fields) through January 20, at Descanso Gardens in La Canada (in the Rose Garden) through
    January 24. Others were found at Agua Amarga Reserve on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on January 23 and at The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Baldwin Hills (at the north edge of the Lotus Pond area) on January 23.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at Wheeler Park in Claremont on January 20.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at the Chilao Visitor’s Center in the San Gabriel Mountains on January 24.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 24.
     A HOODED ORIOLE was around the parking lot at Del Rey Lagoon in Playa del Rey on January 21.
    
    An OVENBIRD continued at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont through January 22. It has been north of Indian Hill, Google Earth coordinates
    34.115614,-117.715920.
    
    The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at El Segundo Library Park was seen through January 23 near the parking lot entrance.
    
    The female AMERICAN REDSTART was at Wilderness Park in Downey from January 19. It was originally found in a Brazilian Pepper tree northwest of the park building.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was found by Wheeler Park in Claremont on January 21 and reported through January 24. It has been feeding on lawns near Doane and Gilford and to the west of there.
    
    The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance continued through January 21 by the edge of the pond. A female BLUE GROSBEAK was found near the southeast corner of the park on January 24.
     Another PALM WARBLER was at a residence in Long Beach from January 21-24.
    
    The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued throughJanuary 22. Its usual spot is 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- 19 January 2018 LINK
    DATE: Jan 19, 2018 @ 1:36pm, 3 month(s) ago
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA *January 19, 2018 * CALA1801.19
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    Cackling Goose Tundra Swan “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal Red-necked Grebe Common Ground-Dove Pacific Golden-Plover Lesser Black-backed Gull SLATY-BACKED GULL Glaucous Gull Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Zone-tailed Hawk Williamson’s Sapsucker Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker Pacific-slope Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Dusky-capped Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Tropical Kingbird Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Bell’s Vireo Cassin’s Vireo Sage Thrasher “Red” Fox Sparrow Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow RUSTY BLACKBIRD Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart Northern Parula Magnolia Warbler Palm Warbler Pine Warbler Painted Redstart Hooded Oriole
    
     California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
     Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
     Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@... Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
     -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 19.
    
    The TUNDRA SWAN at the Piute Ponds (on the Ducks Unlimited Pond) on Edwards AFB continued through January 18. 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 14.
    
    A COMMON GROUND-DOVE was at the usual spot along the San Gabriel River in Bellflower at the east end of Trabuco Street on January 11.
    
    The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon was reported through January 18.
    
    A continuing PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through January 16, generally north of the Snowy Plover enclosure.
    
    A SLATY-BACKED GULL was again seen at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on January 13. A first cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on January 15 and 17.
    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.). Late morning or afternoon
    generally seems to be better for gulls here.
    
    Another LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, presumably the same adult bird previously seen at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin
    Spreading Grounds, was at the Rio Hondo basins (at the opposite- west- end of Mines Ave.) on January 17. Also at the Rio Hondo basins (visible from Canford St.) was a first cycle GLAUCOUS GULL from January 17-19
     An immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at Topanga Beach Lagoon from January 14-17.
    
    A probable ZONE-TAILED HAWK was over the Verdugo Hills (seen from Beaudry North Motorway) on January 13.
    
    A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was in the northeast corner of Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach on January 11.
    
    The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh inTorrance was reported through January 18 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 here through January 17. A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at Madrona on January 12 and a TROPICAL KINGBIRD was in the southwest portion of the preserve from January
    17-18. Official Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Ladera Park in Ladera Heights through January 18.It moves around the park but seems to favor the east side. A HOODED ORIOLE was at the northwest
    corner of Ladera Park on January 12.
    Another DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued at Runnymeade Park in Winnetka through January 17 (between the tennis courts and playground). Also continuing here was a PINE WARBLER north of the
    playground and around the blue water fountain also through January 17.
    
    An ASH-THROATED FYCATCHER was at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Los Angeles on January 13.
    
    The SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER along the lower LA River in Long Beach was present through January 15. 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.
    
    Another SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was at a residence in Westchester on January 18.
    
    A CASSIN’S VIREO was along the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on January 16 in cottonwoods near tower 35.
    
    A SAGE THRASHER continued in Wilmington through January 18, it has been seen northwest of the corner of Anchorage and Shore Roads and most recently along Peninsula Road, northwest of Anchorage.
    Google Earth coordinates for the exact spot are 33.76518, -118.24874.
    
    Continuing Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was a SWAMP SPARROW on the north side of the lake through January 12. It is being seen near the small (usually dry) pond east of the small green
    pier. Near here (on the north edge of the eucalyptus lined square parking lot) a “RED” FOX SPARROW was found on January 13.
     Also continuing at Bonelli was an AMERICAN REDSTART and NORTHERN PARULA. These birds 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. In this vicinity is a continuing PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS continued at Montrose Community Park along the fence line above the ball fields through January 16 and south and east of the Old Zoo area at Griffith Park through
    January 18.
    
    The RUSTY BLACKBIRD continued around the lower pond at Almansor Park in Alhambra through January 17. A CACKLING GOOSE is present as well.
    
    A female type AMERICAN REDSTART was at Wilderness Park in Downey from January 15-18. It was in a Brazilian Pepper tree northwest of the park building.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Entradero Park in Torrance from January 15-17 by the edge of the pond.
     Continuing through January 11 at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia were aBLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER. Check the area around the inflow channel
    at the north end of the north lake. After being missed for a number of days the BELL’S VIREO was seen in the same area on January 15.
     The PAINTED REDSTART at Culver City Park continued throughJanuary 15. Its usual spot is between Botts Field and the Culver Little League Field.
    
    At Veteran’s Park in Sylmar, the SUMMER TANAGER was seen through January 14 and a WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKER was in pines below the road lined with olive trees through January 18.
    
     - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher Glendale, CA JonF60@...
    
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  19. Yellow-crowned night-heron, Topanga beach lagoon LINK
    DATE: Jan 14, 2018 @ 9:42am, 3 month(s) ago
    Hi everyone,
    
    There's a Yellow-crowned Night-heron in the trees on the west edge of the lagoon at Topanga Beach, Jan 14 940am.
    Best viewed from the beach just east of the lagoon.
    
    Mark and Janet Scheel 
    Pasadena.
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  21. Los Angeles RBA- 17 November 2017 LINK
    DATE: Nov 17, 2017 @ 1:46pm, 5 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@...
    
    
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  23. Los Angeles RBA- 10 November 2017 LINK
    DATE: Nov 10, 2017 @ 3:08pm, 5 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *November 10, 2017
    * CALA1711.10
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal
    White-winged Scoter
    Black Scoter
    Red-necked Grebe
    Lesser Black-backed Gull
    American Bittern
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Swainson’s Hawk
    “Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
    Burrowing Owl
    Lewis’s Woodpecker
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Lapland Longspur
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco
    Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Black-throated Green 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 10.
    
    Two female BLACK SCOTERS continued off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo through November 6. They were joined on that date by a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER. These birds have been north of Imperial Highway in
    the vicinity of lifeguard station 49.
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE was along the LA River at Willow Street in Long Beach on November 4.
    
    A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera on October 31 and November 3. A probable “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was here on November 9. There has been water
    only in the north basin, though that can change at any time. A BURROWING OWL was on the north berm of the south most basin (just above Washington) on November 5 and a SWAINSON’S HAWK flew over the area on November 4.
    
    Another SWAINSON’S HAWK was at the Crystalaire Golf Club (private property) near Llano on November 8.
    
    A dark morph “HARLAN’S” RED-TAILED HAWK was seen on November 10 over Virginia Country Club in Long Beach.
    
    About twenty LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS were at Chilao Flat (where similar numbers have been reported previously) in the San Gabriel Mountains on November 6. They were mainly on the Manzanita Campsite Loop.
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park was seen through November 7 near the boat ramp.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was in Santa Anita Canyon above Arcadia on November 8. It was past the green bridge at the bottom of the road down to the canyon bottom between the first and second concrete check dams.
    
    The LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through November 5. It has been by the south rim of the canyon.
    
    A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO was at St. Andrew’s Priory near Valyermo on November 4.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. It was last reported in Area 2, south of Snake Road near where it makes a wide left turn. A VERMILION FLYCATCHER also continues in Area 2.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (through November 8) and an AMERICAN REDSTART (through November 3) continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. Check the willows in the meadow area. A continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was
    in mulefat east of the “dog willows” from November 3-4. The preserve’s official hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Hollydale Park in South Gate on November 3. It was at the north end along the fence east of the north horse exercise area.
    
    Another PALM WARBLER was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on November 5 by the dam.
    
    A male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through November 7. Enter the park at Los Arcos and park at the end. The bird has been in bottlebrush along the golf course fence near
    a banner featuring a picture of an American Coot.
    
    Another BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER continued at a residence in Sherman Oaks through November 7.
    
    San Clemente Island had an AMERICAN BITTERN continuing through November 6, a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continuing through November 4, , LAPLAND LONGSPUR from November 7-8, a PALM WARBLER from November 2-6 and a
    BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER on November 1.
    
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  25. Los Angeles RBA- 3 November 2017 LINK
    DATE: Nov 3, 2017 @ 2:08pm, 6 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *November 3, 2017
    * CALA1711.03
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Black Scoter
    Ridgway’s Rail
    American Bittern
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    GREATER PEWEE
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Lapland Longspur
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Lark Bunting
    White-throated Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
    Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Pine Warbler
    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 3.
    
    Two female BLACK SCOTERS were off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on November 1. Both were north of Imperial Highway in the vicinity of lifeguard station 49.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at Blaisdell Park in Claremont from October 29-30 behind the softball field backstop on the east side of the park.
    
    The GREATER PEWEE at Rustic Canyon in Pacific Palisades was reported through October 29. It has most often been seen at 830 Brooktree Road.
    
    A VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica on October 26. Another was at Columbia Park in Torrance on October 31 in the northwest part of the Community Garden.
    
    A VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued in Area 3 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach through October 31. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues at the park, last seen in Area 2 in oaks northwest of the lake.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Legacy Park in Malibu on October 28 near the pond. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on the north side of the pond the same day. A RIDGWAY’S RAIL continues at the pond, being reported
    through October 29.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 31 by parking lot 2.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at the Chilao Visitor’s Center in the San Gabriel Mountains from October 28-31.
    
    A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was at the parking lot for the San Gabriel River West Fork along Highway 39 north of Azusa on October 31.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at a residence in Brentwood on November 1 and another continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 31.
    
    A female AMERICAN REDSTART was at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on November 2 in willows in the meadow area.
    
    A male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on November 2. Enter the park at Los Arcos and park at the end. The bird was in bottlebrush along the golf course fence near a banner featuring
    a picture of an American Coot.
    
    Another BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was at a residence in Sherman Oaks form November 1-2.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Biola University in La Mirada (below the bluff apartments) on October 31.
    
    A PINE WARBLER was at La Mirada Creek Park on October 31. It was in the lower part of the park, south of Imperial Highway and south of the northernmost bridge.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER continued at the Village Green Condominiums on Los Angeles through October 29. It was last seen on the west side of the large central lawn area.
    
    San Clemente Island had a number of continuing birds, with an AMERICAN BITTERN through October 31, a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON through November 1, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR continuing through October 31, a CHESTNUT-COLLARED
    LONGSPUR through November 2 and a PALM WARBLER through November 1. A LARK BUNTING was found on October 30.
    
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
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  27. Los Angeles RBA- 27 October 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 27, 2017 @ 1:36pm, 6 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *October 27, 2017
    * CALA1710.27
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Cackling Goose
    Surf Scoter
    Red-necked Grebe
    American Bittern
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Zone-tailed Hawk
    GREATER PEWEE
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Pacific Wren
    Evening Grosbeak
    Lapland Longspur
    CASSIN’S SPARROW
    Lark Bunting
    White-throated Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Lucy’s Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Summer Tanager
    Scarlet 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 October 27.
    
    A CACKLING GOOSE was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh near Playa Vista on October 23.
    
    A SURF SCOTER was at the Piute Ponds (on Big Piute Pond) on Edwards AFB on October 26. A letter of permission is required for entry.
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE continued on Lake Machadoat Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City through October 23.
     A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was seen flying over Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates on October 20.
    
    The GREATER PEWEE at Rustic Canyon in Pacific Palisades was reported through October 22. It has most often been seen at 830 Brooktree Road. At the same location from October 21-22 was a
    CASSIN’S SPARROW.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through October 21 on the east side of the lake in Area 3. A VERMILION FLYCATCHER also continued in Area 3 through October 21.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was in Big Tujunga Wash on October 22.
    
    An EVENING GROSBEAK was at the Chilao Visitor’s Center in the San Gabriel Mountains on October 22.
    
    A LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through October 22. It has been by the south rim of the canyon.
     A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was in San Pedro on October 21. Another was reported at the LA County Arboretum on October 26 (possibly the continuing bird near the top of Tallac Knoll).
    
    BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were continuing at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 22 (in the southeast area) and at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through October 24 (in Area 2 west of the
    north end of the lake.
    
    A PAINTED REDSTART was seen briefly at the Village Green Condominiums on Los Angeles on October 23. It was in the Firewheel Tree behind unit 5343. Nearby was a SUMMER TANAGER in the bottlebrush
    in front of unit 5339. This is private property, but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    San Clemente Island had a flock of 25 CACKLING GEESE on October 19, an AMERICAN BITTERN on October 24, a continuing YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON through October 23, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR from October
    24-26, a “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO from October 22-24, a LUCY’S WARBLER on October 24, a PALM WARBLER continuing through October 26, a SUMMER TANAGER on October 25 and a SCARLET TANAGER continuing through October 22.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
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  29. Los Angeles RBA- 20 October 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 20, 2017 @ 5:47pm, 6 month(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    *October 20, 2017
    * CALA1710.20
    
     -Birds mentioned
    
    White-winged Dove Red-necked Grebe Baird's Sandpiper Brown Booby American Bittern Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Lewis's Woodpecker GREATER PEWEE Tropical Kingbird Pacific Wren Red-throated Pipit Lapland Longspur Chestnut-collared Longspur Clay-colored Sparrow Lark Bunting White-throated Sparrow Bobolink Baltimore Oriole Ovenbird Black-and-white Warbler Tennessee Warbler Lucy's Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler Palm Warbler Painted Redstart Summer Tanage r Scarlet 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 October 20.
    
    A continuing WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at Legacy Park in Malibu through October 14.
    
    A RED-NECKED GREBE was on Lake Mahcadoat Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City from October 15-18. A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued near the boat ramp through
    October 18 and a SUMMER TANAGER was at the park (in the northeast willows) on October 17.
    
    A rather late BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was on the LA River adjacent to DeForest Park in Long Beach on October 18.
    A GREATER PEWEE was in Rustic Canyon in Pacific Palisades from October 12-19. It has most often been seen at 830 Brooktree Road.
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at El Dorado Park in Long Beach through October 16 on the east side of the lake in Area 3.
    
    A PACIFIC WREN was at Icy Springs in the San Gabriel Mountains on October 15.
    
    A CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required) on October 15.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS continued at
    Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadiathrough October 1 5. From
    the parking lot go west through the lawn and picnic area and then to your left and down the slope to the weedy flat area (adjacent to the north shore of the south lake). A BOBOLINK continued here through October 18 and aSUMMER
    TANAGER was in willows at the west end of the flat on October 20. Lastly, a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER was on the west side of the park on October 18.
    
    A LARK BUNTING continued at Agua Amarga Canyon on the Palos Verdes Peninsula through October 15. It
    has been by the south rim of the canyon. A LUCY'S WARBLER was here from October 14-16.
    
    WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were in Porter Ranch on October 13 and in Torrance on October 19.
    Two BALTIMORE ORIOLES were seen brieflyat Wardlow Park in Long Beach on October 14.
    
    An OVENBIRD continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 14 around the east-west trail. Also
    continuing through October 18was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.
    
    BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were in Brentwood on October 12, continuing at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through October 19,in Santa Monica on October 14, at Jackson
    Lake near Big Pines on October 15, at the LA County Arboretum from October 15-18 (top of Tallac Knoll) and at Creek Park in La Mirada on October 19 (just west of he east parking lot).
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER was in Pasadena on October 13.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (possibly a continuing bird) was at Banning Park in Wilmington on October 17
    
    A PAINTED REDSTART continued at Culver
    City Park through October 13, up the hill from the handicapped parking across from the Little League field.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER was at the LA County Arboretum (at the top of Tallac Knoll) on October 15.
    
    On San Clemente Island aYELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen from October 14-16, an
    AMERICAN BITTERN was there on October 18 and a BROWN BOOBY was observed on October 14. A RED-THROATED PIPIT was on the island on October 13, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR continued there through
    October 14, a PALM WARBLER was seen on October 16, a SCARLET TANAGER was present from October 13-15 and a SUMMER TANAGER was there on October 14and four BOBOLINKS were also present as was a
    "GRAY-HEADED" JUNCO .
     - end transcript
    
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