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  1. Los Angeles RBA- 6 October 2017 LINK
    DATE: Oct 6, 2017 @ 4:39pm, 11 day(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * October 6, 2017
    * CALA1710.06
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    White-winged Dove
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
    Lewis's Woodpecker
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Bell's Vireo (nominate)
    Plumbeous Vireo
    Yellow-green Vireo
    DUSKY WARBLER
    Varied Thrush
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Green-tailed Towhee
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    Bobolink
    Baltimore Oriole
    Ovenbird
    Tennessee Warbler
    Northern Parula
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Black-throated Green Warbler
    Summer Tanager
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Indigo Bunting
    
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form):
    
    http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird:
    
    http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at
    
    JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 6.
    
    A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was along the south side trail at Malibu Legacy Park in Malibu on October 4.
    
    An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continued at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh through October 3. It is usually seen near the elbow of the marsh near the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson.
    
    A LEWIS'S WOODPECKER flew over the intersection of Windsor Avenue and West Woodbury Road in La Canada on October 3. Several others were at Big Pines and at Chilao Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains this past week.
    
    An adult male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was at DeForest Park in Long Beach on October 30. Another continued at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale near the picnic shelters at the west end of the lake through September 29.
    
    A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park in Harbor City on October 1.
    
    An apparent eastern/nominate type BELL'S VIREO was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach onOctober 1.
    
    A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation area in Willowbrook onOctober 4. It was in pines inthe southwest corner of the northeast section
    of the park.
    
    A YELLOW-GREEN VIREO was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach on October 4 near the fence opening at the south sidevacant area. A VARIED THRUSH was also observed
    there on October 4.
    
    A DUSKY WARBLER (first county record) was found at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 29. It was seen through October 1.
    
    A CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on October 3.
    
    Also at Madrona Marsh was a continuing OVENBIRD through October 2, a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER through October 2and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW through October 1. A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was here from September 30-October 2.
    
    At least one and possibly two TENNESSEE WARBLERS were around the adminstration buildings near the north end ofDeForest Park in Long Beach on September 30. A continuing BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was here on October
    4.
    
    Another TENNESSEE WARBLER was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on October 5 in the Firewheel Tree behind unit 5343. This is private property but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    At Wilderness Park in Downey, a TENNESSEE WARBLER (oaks at the north end of the north lake) and a NORTHERN PARULA (in a hedge just east of the Tennessee Warbler location)were present on October 2.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was on the west side of White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro from September 29-October 2.
    
    A BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER was at Medea Creek in Agoura Hills on October 5.
    
    A GREEN-TAILEDTOWHEE was at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas (by Group Picnic Area 2 and 3) on October 2. Another was in Tujunga from September 29-October 1.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont on September 28. One was at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on September 29 and another was at the Spectator's Beach atBonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on
    October 1. Lastly, one was at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood on October 4.
    
    A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia from September 30-October 3. A BOBOLINK was there from October 2-6 and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was there from October 3-6 when it was joined
    by a second bird. A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was present on October 2 and an INDIGO BUNTING continued through October 4.
    
    A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at the Ballona Wetlands on September 29.
    
    A SWAMP SPARROW was at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from October 2-3. It was at the small pond near the southeast corner of the basin.
    
    An adult male SUMMER TANAGER continued near the entrance at Veteran's Park in Sylmar through October 1.
    
    San Clemente Island had a BLACKPOLL WARBLER from September 29-October 3, a PALM WARBLER on September 29, a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER on October 3. Two ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS were there on September 30 and a BALTIMORE
    ORIOLE was found on October 1.
    
    
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    
    http://www.laaudubon.org
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  3. Re: [LACoBirds] Sand Dune Park: Yellow-green Vireo & Varied Thrush LINK
    DATE: Oct 4, 2017 @ 9:46pm, 13 day(s) ago
    Just adding some notes on locating the Yellow-green
    Vireo, or for that matter “good” birds in general, in Sand Dune park, around
    this time of the year. This is based on our personal experience and some
    speculation which could be way off. All you need might be just a bit of luck after
    all.
    
    Like many small city parks, some (or most) birds don’t spend
    the day inside the park but only sporadically pop in several times through a
    day. We suspect YGV is one such bird. So this is a matter of timing as much as
    location. When do they come We have no idea. But in a gloomy, marine layer
    covered morning, this could coincide with the sky clearing up (and the retreat
    of 2 very active cooper’s hawks in the park). So in general if you are sensing the
    activity suddenly picks up, or seeing a new bunch of birds, it might just be
    the time to look a bit harder.
    
    When a new batch of birds comes in, one pathway they take is starting
    at the SE corner (bottlebrushes and southern stair entrance area), gradually working
    their way up the slope, and ending up in trees lining the hill-top trail before
    dispersing again into the neighborhood (we personally lost some birds at this last
    moment). This could be a very quick process or a bit longer.
    
    
    
    
    Hope it helps.
    
    Jun & Bin
    Redondo Beach
    10/4/2017
    
    From: "Jun W junco_robin@... [LACoBirds]"
    To: LA Co Birds
    Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:57 PM
    Subject: [LACoBirds] Sand Dune Park: Yellow-green Vireo & Varied Thrush
    
    
    Hi all,
    
    This is the week for vireos at San Dune park. Please see our ebird
    report for description and photos: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39551308
    
    
    Yellow-green Vireo: it’s was seen around 920am, high in the
    tall-ish berry tree by the fence opening to the southern vacant area. We think it
    was a yellow-green, but your comments are welcome.
    
    Varied Thrush: seems to the returning bird; if that’s the
    case, either we noticed it too late last winter (11/20) or it has returned very
    early this year, or both. Almost always in the area inside fence near restroom
    as in previous winters. (Please view it from outside of the fence.)
    
    
    Jun & Bin
    Redondo Beach
    10/4/2017
    
    1 pm
    
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  5. Re: [LACoBirds] Sand Dune Park: Yellow-green Vireo & Varied Thrush LINK
    DATE: Oct 4, 2017 @ 1:02pm, 13 day(s) ago
    Jun and Bin,
    
    Yes, that is a Yellow-green Vireo.
    
    Tom Benson
    San Bernardino, CA
    
    
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  7. Sand Dune Park: Yellow-green Vireo & Varied Thrush LINK
    DATE: Oct 4, 2017 @ 12:52pm, 13 day(s) ago
    Hi all,
    
    This is the week for vireos at San Dune park. Please see our ebird
    report for description and photos: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39551308
    
    
    Yellow-green Vireo: it’s was seen around 920am, high in the
    tall-ish berry tree by the fence opening to the southern vacant area. We think it
    was a yellow-green, but your comments are welcome.
    
    Varied Thrush: seems to the returning bird; if that’s the
    case, either we noticed it too late last winter (11/20) or it has returned very
    early this year, or both. Almost always in the area inside fence near restroom
    as in previous winters. (Please view it from outside of the fence.)
    
    
    Jun & Bin
    Redondo Beach
    10/4/2017
    
    1 pm
    
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  9. More West San Gabriel River Trail birds LINK
    DATE: Sep 12, 2015 @ 4:48pm, 2 year(s) ago
    Saturday, had good looks at a CASSIN'S VIREO and a female VERMILION FLYCATCHER, but was seconds too late for the Painted Bunting. However did see what I believe to be a Prothonotary Warbler. It flew toward the houses and disappeared as I raised my binoculars. Another birder took photos on Friday of a vireo which seemed to be a Yellow-green Vireo, or a very yellow Warbling Vireo with a yellow bill.
    Jim Roe, Seal Beach
    
    
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  11. Los Angeles RBA- 25 October 2013 LINK
    DATE: Oct 25, 2013 @ 9:46am, 4 year(s) ago
    
    - RBA
    
    * California
    
    * Los Angeles RBA
    
    * October 25, 2013
    
    * CALA1310.25
    
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    
    Cackling Goose
    
    MASKED BOOBY
    
    BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY
    
    Brown Booby (Ventura County)
    
    Zone-tailed Hawk (Ventura County)
    
    “Harlan’s” Red-tailed Hawk
    
    Williamson’s Sapsucker
    
    Red-naped Sapsucker
    
    Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
    
    Willow Flycatcher
    
    Hammond’s Flycatcher
    
    Dusky Flycatcher
    
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    
    Tropical Kingbird
    
    Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Ventura County)
    
    Plumbeous Vireo (Ventura County)
    
    YELLOW-GREEN VIREO (Ventura County)
    
    Varied Thrush
    
    Red-throated Pipit
    
    Black-and-white Warbler
    
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    
    Blackpoll Warbler
    
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    
    Palm Warbler
    
    Prairie Warbler
    
    Vesper Sparrow
    
    White-throated Sparrow
    
    Hepatic Tanager
    
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    
    Baltimore Oriole
    
    
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at JonF60@...
    
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 25.
    
    
    CACKLING GEESE were at Alondra Park in Lawndale through October 17, at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on October 20 and at Woodley Golf Course in Van Nuys on October 24 (in the pond near the office/clubhouse- bird from the west end of the pond only).
    
    
    Two MASKED BOOBIES continue just off Long Beach Harbor and were reported through October 23. These birds were about one quarter mile past the outermost harbor jetty. The best way to see these birds is on Harbor Breeze Cruises. The captain has been very accommodating in trying to obtain close views.
    
    
    A few BLUE-FOOTED BOOBIES continue on the breakwater at the Ballona Creek Mouth. Take Pacific Ave. in Playa del Rey to its end on the south side of Ballona Creek and park. Proceed on foot across the Pacific Ave. bridge and walk out to the end of the middle jetty. The boobies have typically been on the left half of the detached breakwater. They were reported through October 20.
    
    
    In the Antelope Valley, a “HARLAN’S” RED-TAILED HAWK was found on October 22. It was near the intersection of 140th Street West and Avenue D.
    
    
    A WILLIAMSON’S SAPSUCKER was at Chilao Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains on October 18.
    
    
    A RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica on October 24. It was in the tall trees near the east end.
    
    
    A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at the north end of the Wildlife Area (near the dirt parking area) in the Sepulveda Basin in Van Nuys on October 23.
    
    
    Late were a WILLOW FLYCATCHER at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia on October 22, a HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER at Legg Lake in South El Monte on October 22, and a DUSKY FLYCATCHER at Hansen Dam in Lakeview Terrace (along the dirt path from the Sports Center parking area to the lake) on October 23.
    
    
    An immature male VERMILION FLYCATCHER continues at Harbor Park in Harbor City. It has been between the boathouse and nearby parking area near the southwest side of the lake. The last report was on October 22, but this was of an apparent second individual.
    
    
    Another VERMILION FLYCATCHER- this one a returning female- continued on the island in the south lake at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook through October 18.
    
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD continues to be reported at Legg Lake in South El Monte. It is usually between the middle and south lakes near Restroom #7 and #8.
    
    
    A VARIED THRUSH was at Switzer’s Picnic Area in the San Gabriel Mountains on October 18.
    
    
    A RED-THROATED PIPIT was seen very briefly at the Cricket Fields at Woodley Park in the Sepulveda Basin on October 24.
    
    
    BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont through October 22, at Ed Vincent Park in Inglewood on October 20 (on the hill behind the outdoor amphitheater) and either a new or continuing one was at Legg Lake in South El Monte (southwest of restroom #7) on October 23.
    
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles on October 23. The bird was in front of unit #5366. This is private property, but birders are welcome. Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    
    A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was at Legg Lake in South El Monte on October 22 and 23. It was in the area southeast of restroom #7.
    
    
    San Clemente Island hosted a PRAIRIE WARBLER on October 18, a PALM WARBLER on October 20, a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER on October 22 and a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK on October 19.
    
    
    A VESPER SPARROW was in the extreme east end of Legacy Park in Malibu on October 22.
    
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at Augustus Hawkins Natural Park in South-Central LA on October 18.
    
    
    The female HEPATIC TANAGER was at Gonzalez Park in Compton through October 19. The park is north of Rosecrans and a few blocks east of Central. The bird was in the trees along the entrance road (Cressey St) and also flew to the center of the park.
    
    
    An adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at Sunnydale Park in Los Angeles on October 18 and a continuing one was at Creek Park in La Mirada through October 22 near the intersection of Los Flores and Ocaso.
    
    
    
    VENTURA COUNTY—
    
    
    The BROWN BOOBY continued on Tower 3 at the Ventura Harbor Entrance through October 19.
    
    
    In Ojai, a ZONE-TAILED HAWK was seen circling the intersection of Foothill Road north of Layton Street on October 24.
    
    
    A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was in the park southeast of the intersection of Rose Ave and Channel Islands Blvd. from October 21-22.
    
    
    The tamarisks on Hailes Road held a continuing YELLOW-GREEN VIREO and CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER through October 19.
    
    
    A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Barranca Vista Park in Ventura on October 24. It was in the trees behind the tool shed and basketball court.
    
    
    Six RED-THROATED PIPITS were along Arnold Road (south of Hueneme Road) on October 18. These birds have been in the last two short grass sod fields adjacent to the Agromin facility. Two were observed there on October 19.
    
    
    
    This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    
    Jon L Fisher
    
    Glendale, CA
    
    JonF60@...
    
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at http://www.laaudubon.org
    
           
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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  13. Trip report, 10/4-10/6, Boobies yes, Loon and Vireo no LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    First, thank you to everyone who responded to my request for Booby and Loon viewing information last week.
    Between conference obligations this weekend, I managed 3 birding forays with mixed success.  Results below:
    
    10/4 8am - 3 Blue-footed Boobies on the south end of the Playa del Rey breakwater.  Also plentiful Brown Pelicans, Double-crested Cormorants, Heerman's and Western Gulls, 4 Snowy Egrets, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Ruddy Turnstone.
    
    10/5 2pm - No Arctic Loon at Bonelli Lake.  It appears to have moved on.  Many Western Grebes and American Coots.
    
    10/6 8am - No Yellow-Green Vireo at Laguna Tamarisks in Oxnard, but amazing migrant activity at Laguna Tams.  Plentiful Townsend's, Black-throated Gray, and Yellow-rumped Warblers.  Several Yellow, Wilson's, and Orange-crowned Warblers, 1 Hermit Warbler, 1 Yellowthroat, several Warbling Vireos and Pacific-slope Flycatchers ( no Willows ), 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet, numerous Bushtits, 1 California Towhee.....hope I'm not forgetting anything....
    
    12pm - Great looks at both Brown and Blue-footed Boobies at the Ventura Harbor breakwater.  Usual Pelican and Cormorant activity.  
    
    3pm - No Yellow-green Vireo luck at John Baca Park in Huntington Beach, but a flock of 6 Nutmeg Mannakins made a nice end to the day before I had to get to LAX for my flight.  I just got through security and learned that two Masked Boobies were seen off Long Beach Harbor on a buoy....almost could have been a 3-Booby-day!!
    
    Thanks again for the help everyone!
    
    -Nathaniel Peters
    Seattle, WA
    
    
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  15. Los Angeles RBA- 3 October 2013 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    
    - RBA
    
    * California
    
    * Los Angeles RBA
    
    * October 3, 2013
    
    * CALA1310.03
    
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    
    ARCTIC LOON
    
    BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY
    
    Brown Booby (Ventura County)
    
    Cattle Egret
    
    Broad-winged Hawk
    
    Pacific Golden-Plover (Ventura County)
    
    Common Tern
    
    White-winged Dove
    
    Chimney Swift
    
    Least Flycatcher
    
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    
    Tropical Kingbird
    
    Red-eyed Vireo (Ventura County)
    
    YELLOW-GREEN VIREO (Ventura County)
    
    Red-throated Pipit
    
    Black-and-white Warbler
    
    Tennessee Warbler
    
    Lucy’s Warbler (Ventura County)
    
    Virginia’s Warbler
    
    American Redstart (Ventura County)
    
    Blackburnian Warbler (Ventura County)
    
    Chestnut-sided Warbler (Ventura County)
    
    Blackpoll Warbler
    
    Palm Warbler (Ventura County)
    
    Black-throated Green Warbler (Ventura County)
    
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    White-throated Sparrow
    
    Bobolink
    
    Hooded Oriole
    
    Baltimore Oriole
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at JonF60@...
    
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for October 3.
    
    
    The ARCTIC LOON at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was reported through September 28. It is usually between the Swim Beach and Sailboat Cove North, but if the bird is not in this area then check the remainder of the west and south parts of the lake. The park has has a $10 entry fee.
    
    
    BLUE-FOOTED BOOBIES continue to be reported on the breakwater at the Ballona Creek Mouth. Take Pacific Ave. in Playa del Rey to its end on the south side of Ballona Creek and park. Proceed on foot across the Pacific Ave. bridge and walk out to the end of the middle jetty. The boobies have typically been on the left half of the detached breakwater. These birds were reported through October 2. A COMMON TERN was also seen in the area on September 27.
    
    
    A CATTLE EGRET was at the confluence of Ballona Creek and Centinela Creek (accessed from the end of Beethoven St.) on September 27.
    
    
    A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen flying over Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont on September 29.
    
    
    Single WHITE-WINGED DOVES were along the lower LA River in Long Beach just above the Willow Street crossing on September 29, at Cal State Dominguez Hills (briefly) on October 1 and flying over Long Beach on October 2.
    
    
    An obviously unchaseable CHIMNEY SWIFT was in the west Antelope Valley (Ave. I and 120th Street West) on October 2.
    
    
    A LEAST FLYCATCHER was reported from Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on October 3.
    
    
    A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER returned to the island in the south lake (where it spent last winter) at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook as of September 29.
    
    
    The TROPICAL KINGBIRD that spent the past few winters at Legg Lake in South El Monte has returned as of September 29. It was reported through October 1 and is usually between the middle and south lakes near Restroom #7 and #8.
    
    
    Another TROPICAL KINGBIRD was at Banning Park in Wilmington on October 2.
    
    
    A RED-THROATED PIPIT was at Legacy Park in Malibu on October 3.
    
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Legg Lake in South El Monte from September 29-October 1. It was by the east side inflow of the south lake.
    
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER continued at Creek Park in La Mirada through October 1. It was by the second bridge upstream from Biola University. An adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE continued through September 30 at the park in a ficus tree and nearby sweet gums and sycamores near the intersection of Golden Lantern and La Serna. Also at the park on September 30 was a late female HOODED ORIOLE.
    
    
    Two TENNESSEE WARBLERS were at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from September 29-October 1 (with just one reported on the latter date). These birds have been in the lerp infested eucalyptus by the pond at the southeast corner of the basin near the dam. Also present here is a continuing immature male AMERICAN REDSTART.
    
    
    A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER continued at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles through October 3. It has been near the far northeast corner of the property behind unit #5119. This is private property, but birders are welcome. This property is southwest of the corner of Rodeo Road and LaBrea Ave.
    
    
    Other VIRGINIA’S WARBLERS were found at Hansen Dam in the willows north of the spillway on September 28 and at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 29.
    
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at Malibu Creek State Park on September 27.
    
    
    A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was at Cal State Dominguez Hills on October 1. It was between buildings 1 and 2 of the South Academic Complex, at the northwest corner of parking lot #7.
    
    
    CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 27 and at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena from September 28-29.
    
    
    Early was a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW along the border of Rose Hills Memorial Park and the Puente Hills Landfill in Whittier on October 2.
    
    
    At Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia, BOBOLINKS continued to be reported in the weed patches on the west side of the extreme north end of the north lake and in the weedy area between the north and south lakes through September 30. To get to the park, take Myrtle Ave. south from the 210 to the park entrance on your right below Live Oak Ave. Take care to avoid trampling the vegetation.
    
    
    A female or immature male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was at El Segundo Recreation Park on September 30. It was along the west side of the picnic area, but quickly flew south from there.
    
    
    
    VENTURA COUNTY—
    
    
    The BROWN BOOBY continued on the breakwater off Marina Park at the Ventura Harbor at least through September 29.
    
    
    The Laguna Road tamarisks had first one then two YELLOW-GREEN VIREOS between September 27 and October 2. An AMERICAN REDSTART was present here from September 27-October 1 and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was there on October 1. A PALM WARBLER was found on October 2.
    
    
    The tamarisks on Hailes Road also held a YELLOW-GREEN VIREO, a LUCY’S WARBLER and a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER on October 1. A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was present there on October 2.
    
    
    At the Agromin plant entrance at the south end of Arnold Road, a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was present in a row of myoporum trees from September 27-October 2. Two PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVERS were on the adjacent sod fields on September 28.
    
    
    On the beach side of Big Sycamore Canyon, a RED-EYED VIREO was found on September 27.
    
    
    This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    
    Jon L Fisher
    
    Glendale, CA
    
    JonF60@...
    
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at http://www.laaudubon.org
    
           
    
    
    
    
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  17. Los Angeles RBA- 26 September 2013 LINK
    DATE: Dec 31, 1969 @ 4:00pm, TODAY
    
    - RBA
    
    * California
    
    * Los Angeles RBA
    
    * September 26, 2013
    
    * CALA1309.26
    
    
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    
    ARCTIC LOON
    
    BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY
    
    Brown Booby (Ventura County)
    
    Little Blue Heron
    
    Reddish Egret
    
    Ferruginous Hawk
    
    Prairie Falcon
    
    YELLOW-GREEN VIREO
    
    Red-throated Pipit (Ventura County)
    
    Tennessee Warbler
    
    Lucy’s Warbler
    
    Virginia’s Warbler
    
    American Redstart
    
    Black-and-white Warbler
    
    Blackburnian Warbler
    
    Green-tailed Towhee
    
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    
    Vesper Sparrow
    
    Indigo Bunting
    
    Dickcissel
    
    Bobolink
    
    Orchard Oriole
    
    Baltimore Oriole
    
    
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at JonF60@...
    
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    
    
    -Transcript
    
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for September 26.
    
    
    The ARCTIC LOON at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas was reported through September 24. It is usually between the Swim Beach and Sailboat Cove North, but if the bird is not in this area then check the remainder of the west and south parts of the lake. The park has has a $10 entry fee.
    
    
    Up to eleven BLUE-FOOTED BOOBIES have been seen on the breakwater at the Ballona Creek Mouth. Take Pacific Ave in Playa del Rey to its end on the south side of Ballona Creek and park. Proceed on foot across the Pacific Ave bridge and walk out to the end of the middle jetty. Most often the birds have been on the left half of the detached breakwater. These birds were reported through September 25.
    
    
    Another BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY continued at the Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia at least through September 22. It has been on the small islands in the south lake as well as flying around the area.
    
    
    A REDDISH EGRET was at Ballona Lagoon in Marina del Rey from September 22-24. Access is from Via Dolce on the north side of the Ballona channel. This bird is very active and was also seen along Ballona Creek west of the Marina Freeway (#90).
    
    
    An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was at the Ballona Wetlands on September 23. This area can be viewed from the south side berm of Ballona Creek upstream from the Pacific Ave bridge.
    
    
    A FERRUGINOUS HAWK was over Del Rey Lagoon in Playa del Rey on September 22.
    
    
    At the Sepulveda Basin in Van Nuys a PRAIRIE FALCON was photographed flying north over the dam on September 26.
    
    
    A YELLOW-GREEN VIREO was photographed on private property on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on September 24.
    
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER continued at Creek Park in La Mirada through September 22. It was by the second bridge upstream from Biola University. On September 20, a VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was in the lower part of the park downstream from the middle bridge. The park also hosted a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER in sycamores near Hartdale and Golden Lantern Streets from September 21-23 and an adult male BALTIMORE ORIOLE in a ficus tree near the intersection of Golden Lantern and La Serna on September 26.
    
    
    At DeForest Park in Long Beach a continuing LUCY’S WARBLER was in sycamores at the extreme north end of the park through September 24.
    
    
    A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los Angeles from September 21-23. It was near the far northeast corner of the property behind unit #5119. This is private property, but birders are welcome. These condos are southwest of the corner of Rodeo Road and LaBrea Ave.
    
    
    A young male AMERICAN REDSTART was found at Hahamongna Watershed Park on September 26. It was by the small pond in the southeast corner of the basin.
    
    
    On September 24, the Haines Creek Channel and adjacent portion of Big Tujunga Wash produced several good birds. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was in the wash by the green Conservancy signs and working its way east and farther up the wash. In this same general area, but eventually moving well to the north into the wash north of the Angeles National Golf Course, was a female-plumaged ORCHARD ORIOLE. A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was along Haines Creek, about two hundred yards downstream (west) from where you first encounter the riparian. It was briefly seen in willows and a eucalyptus.
    
    To get to the above area, take the Sunland Blvd. exit from 210 Freeway in Sunland. Go northeast on Sunland, which quickly becomes Foothill Blvd. Continue to the traffic signal at Oro Vista, turn north (left) and go a few blocks to Wentworth. Turn left on Wentworth, right on the first street (Wescot), then immediately left at Tujunga Valley. Park near the end and walk out into the wash, then head toward the riparian channel (Haines Creek) on your left.
    
    A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the far east end of Legacy Park in Malibu on September 23.
    
    At Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia up to nine BOBOLINKS were present in the weed patch on the west side of the extreme north end of the north lake through September 21. A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was seen at the north end of both the north and south lakes from September 15-21. To get to the park, take Myrtle Ave. south from the 210 to the park entrance on your right below Live Oak Ave.
    
    
    Another GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was south of the meadow area at Madrona Marsh in Torrance on September 21. Note that the marsh is open only from 10-3 and closed on Monday.
    
    
    The Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds adjacent to the San Gabriel River in Pico Rivera have good conditions for seedeaters. A VESPER SPARROW, a DICKCISSEL and two INDIGO BUNTINGS were found here on September 22 and 23. These birds were on the east side and just south of the dike that separates the two large (and now dry) north and south basins. Access to the ponds can be had at the east end of Mines Ave. or through the southwest corner gate along Washington.
    
    
    An INDIGO BUNTING was along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loyola Marymount University on September 23.
    
    
    
    VENTURA COUNTY—
    
    
    A BROWN BOOBY and a BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY continued at the Ventura Harbor breakwater off Marina Park through September 26. Also present on September 26 at the north jetty was a RED-THROATED PIPIT.
    
    
    On September 26, a YELLOW-GREEN VIREO was at the Laguna Road tamarisks (just off Pleasant Valley Road) on the Oxnard Plain. BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were at the Laguna Road tamarisks (September 23) and at the Wolff Road tamarisks (September 24). A TENNEESSEE WARBLER was at the Laguna tamarisks on September 25.
    
    
    
    This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.
    
    
    - end transcript
    
    
    Jon L Fisher
    
    Glendale, CA
    
    JonF60@...
    
    
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at http://www.laaudubon.org
    
           
    
    
    
    
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  19. Los Angeles RBA- 8 November 2012 LINK
    DATE: Nov 8, 2012 @ 10:11pm, 5 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * November 8, 2012
    * CALA1211.08
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Eurasian Wigeon
    Hooded Merganser
    Cattle Egret
    BLACK VULTURE (probable)
    Swainson’s Hawk
    “Richardson’s” Merlin
    White-winged Dove
    Short-eared Owl
    Lewis’s Woodpecker
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Red-naped Sapsucker
    Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
    Olive-sided Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Western Kingbird
    Yellow-green Vireo (Ventura County)
    Horned Lark
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Black-and white Warbler
    Northern Parula
    Chestnut-sided Warbler (Ventura County)
    Blackpoll Warbler (Ventura County)
    Palm Warbler
    Pine Warbler
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
    Summer Tanager
    Red Crossbill
    Evening Grosbeak
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare
    bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, November 8.
    
    The EURASIAN WIGEON along the LA River in Glendale continued through November 1.
    It has been on the river adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area, corner of
    Victory and Riverside.
    
    HOODED MERGANSERS have returned again to Los Encinos Historical Monument in
    Encino with 2 males and 2 females on the pond there on November 2.
    
    A CATTLE EGRET was along the San Gabriel River north of Thienes Ave on October
    26.
    
    A probable BLACK VULTURE was seen between the Verdugo Hills and 210 Freeway on
    November 7. This bird should be watched for (and confirmed) in the general
    area. This would be a first record for L.A. County.
    
    Several SWAINSON’S HAWKS were over the Whittier Narrows area on October 25.
    
    A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at the Rancho Palos Verdes Civic Center on November 6.
    
    One or two SHORT-EARED OWLS have been present at the Ballona Wetlands near Playa
    del Rey from October 26-November 1. These birds have been seen early or late in
    the day in Area B, on the north side of Ballona Creek (west of Lincoln), and
    also south of Jefferson.
    
    LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS were at Topanga State Park (east end of the Trippet Ranch
    parking lot on November 4), at Chumash Park in Agoura (three birds) on November
    5, and north of Puddingstone Reservoir in San Dimas from November 5-7.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was near Restroom #7 at Legg Lake in South El Monte
    on October 26. Another YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at Ed Vincent Park in
    Inglewood through November 1. It is often in the carob tree by the Warren Lane
    parking lot exit. Still another was found at Murphy Ranch Park in Whittier on
    November 3.
    
    A RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER was at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills
    Estates from October 28-November 4. It was seen at the north end of the gardens
    along Creek Lane. Another RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER (male) was in the Solano Canyon
    area of Elysian Park from November 1-2.
    
    An apparent pure NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at Madrona Marsh in
    Torrance from October 30-31.
    
    Rather late was an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER at the Huntington Gardens in San
    Marino on October 28 (though this bird was in a private part of the gardens).
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE was found at the Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia
    on November 7. It was in willows on the north side of the broad peninsula that
    extends west of the parking area. It was still present on November 8.
    
    A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation
    Area in Willowbrook through November 11. It has been on the island in the south
    lake. What may well be the same bird has been seen nearby at Enterprise Park.
    
    Late WESTERN KINGBIRDS were at CSU Dominguez Hills on October 26, at Madrona
    Marsh in Torrance on October 27, at Ralph Dills Park in Paramount on October 30
    and at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on November 6.
    
    Three to four HORNED LARKS were at Malibu Lagoon on October 27.
    
    At Santa Fe Dam in Iwrindale, a CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS continued through
    October 28. It has been in the large dirt field west/southwest of the last
    parking areas near the southwest corner of the lake.
    
    Several HORNED LARKS were also present at Santa Fe Dam as was a TROPICAL
    KINGBIRD (by restroom #7 near the western most children’s play area on October
    28).
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at the north shore of Bonelli Regional Park
    in San Dimas. It is often in the area north of the small green pier and ranges
    to the entrance of the north shore parking lot.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at El Segundo Library Park in El Segundo
    from October 30-31. It was in sycamores along the east side of the library
    building.
    
    The NORTHERN PARULA continues at Legg Lake in South El Monte near Restroom #7.
    It was last seen on November 7. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was also seen near
    Restroom #7 on November 3. A female type “RICHARDSON’S” MERLIN was also at Legg
    Lake on November 3.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Pico Rivera Bicentennial Park on October 25.
    
    A PINE WARBLER continued at La Mirada Regional Park near Foster Road through
    October 26. Another PINE WARBLER has returned for yet another winter to Hansen
    Dam. Enter off Osborne and check the area around the west parking area and down
    the slope to the amphitheater. Also present at Hansen was a SWAMP SPARROW on
    October 28 (this bird was calling along the east edge of the main lake).
    
    At Madrona Marsh in Torrance, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was present though October
    27 next to the Nature Center. Several PALM WARBLERS continue at Madrona as
    well, often seen feeding in the sunflower patch west of the main path inside the
    front gate. Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at Temescal Gateway Park in Tarzana on October 31.
    It was in the grassy area on the east side of the parking lot.
    
    DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCOS were seen at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach
    and at Debs Park in Los Angeles on October 28.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER was in the Los Feliz Hills on November 4.
    
    Several RED CROSSBILLS were at Pearblossom Park in the Antelope Valley on
    November 4 and present for over a week prior to that date.
    
    An EVENING GROSBEAK was heard along the Angeles Forest Highway on November 1
    north of Aliso Canyon Road.
    
    VENTURA COUNTY—
    
    Two EASTERN PHOEBES were at the Ojai Meadows Preserve in Ojai on October 26.
    They were near the large eucalyptus grove and cottonwood/sycamore riparian area.
    
    The YELLOW-GREEN VIREO at the Wolff Road tamarisks (just below 5th Street) was
    present through October 28. A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was also present from October
    28-November 3, with a PALM WARBLER also seen there starting on October 29.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at the Hailes Road tamarisks (near Pleasant Valley
    Road) on October 30. It continued through November 3 and when it was joined by
    a PALM WARBLER.
    
    This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org
    
    
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  21. RE: Los Angeles RBA- 25 October 2012 LINK
    DATE: Nov 8, 2012 @ 10:09pm, 5 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * November 8, 2012
    * CALA1211.08
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Eurasian Wigeon
    Hooded Merganser
    Cattle Egret
    BLACK VULTURE (probable)
    Swainson’s Hawk
    “Richardson’s” Merlin
    White-winged Dove
    Short-eared Owl
    Lewis’s Woodpecker
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Red-naped Sapsucker
    Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker
    Olive-sided Flycatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Western Kingbird
    Yellow-green Vireo (Ventura County)
    Horned Lark
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Black-and white Warbler
    Northern Parula
    Chestnut-sided Warbler (Ventura County)
    Blackpoll Warbler (Ventura County)
    Palm Warbler
    Pine Warbler
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco
    Summer Tanager
    Red Crossbill
    Evening Grosbeak
    
    California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the rare
    bird report form): http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    Enter your bird sightings on eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, November 8.
    
    The EURASIAN WIGEON along the LA River in Glendale continued through November 1.
    It has been on the river adjacent to the Bette Davis Picnic Area, corner of
    Victory and Riverside.
    
    HOODED MERGANSERS have returned again to Los Encinos Historical Monument in
    Encino with 2 males and 2 females on the pond there on November 2.
    
    A CATTLE EGRET was along the San Gabriel River north of Thienes Ave on October
    26.
    
    A probable BLACK VULTURE was seen between the Verdugo Hills and 210 Freeway on
    November 7. This bird should be watched for (and confirmed) in the general
    area. This would be a first record for L.A. County.
    
    Several SWAINSON’S HAWKS were over the Whittier Narrows area on October 25.
    
    A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was at the Rancho Palos Verdes Civic Center on November 6.
    
    One or two SHORT-EARED OWLS have been present at the Ballona Wetlands near Playa
    del Rey from October 26-November 1. These birds have been seen early or late in
    the day in Area B, on the north side of Ballona Creek (west of Lincoln), and
    also south of Jefferson.
    
    LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS were at Topanga State Park (east end of the Trippet Ranch
    parking lot on November 4), at Chumash Park in Agoura (three birds) on November
    5, and north of Puddingstone Reservoir in San Dimas from November 5-7.
    
    A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was near Restroom #7 at Legg Lake in South El Monte
    on October 26. Another YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at Ed Vincent Park in
    Inglewood through November 1. It is often in the carob tree by the Warren Lane
    parking lot exit. Still another was found at Murphy Ranch Park in Whittier on
    November 3.
    
    A RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER was at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills
    Estates from October 28-November 4. It was seen at the north end of the gardens
    along Creek Lane. Another RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER (male) was in the Solano Canyon
    area of Elysian Park from November 1-2.
    
    An apparent pure NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at Madrona Marsh in
    Torrance from October 30-31.
    
    Rather late was an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER at the Huntington Gardens in San
    Marino on October 28 (though this bird was in a private part of the gardens).
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE was found at the Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia
    on November 7. It was in willows on the north side of the broad peninsula that
    extends west of the parking area. It was still present on November 8.
    
    A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation
    Area in Willowbrook through November 11. It has been on the island in the south
    lake. What may well be the same bird has been seen nearby at Enterprise Park.
    
    Late WESTERN KINGBIRDS were at CSU Dominguez Hills on October 26, at Madrona
    Marsh in Torrance on October 27, at Ralph Dills Park in Paramount on October 30
    and at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on November 6.
    
    Three to four HORNED LARKS were at Malibu Lagoon on October 27.
    
    At Santa Fe Dam in Iwrindale, a CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS continued through
    October 28. It has been in the large dirt field west/southwest of the last
    parking areas near the southwest corner of the lake.
    
    Several HORNED LARKS were also present at Santa Fe Dam as was a TROPICAL
    KINGBIRD (by restroom #7 near the western most children’s play area on October
    28).
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at the north shore of Bonelli Regional Park
    in San Dimas. It is often in the area north of the small green pier and ranges
    to the entrance of the north shore parking lot.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at El Segundo Library Park in El Segundo
    from October 30-31. It was in sycamores along the east side of the library
    building.
    
    The NORTHERN PARULA continues at Legg Lake in South El Monte near Restroom #7.
    It was last seen on November 7. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was also seen near
    Restroom #7 on November 3. A female type “RICHARDSON’S” MERLIN was also at Legg
    Lake on November 3.
    
    A PALM WARBLER was at Pico Rivera Bicentennial Park on October 25.
    
    A PINE WARBLER continued at La Mirada Regional Park near Foster Road through
    October 26. Another PINE WARBLER has returned for yet another winter to Hansen
    Dam. Enter off Osborne and check the area around the west parking area and down
    the slope to the amphitheater. Also present at Hansen was a SWAMP SPARROW on
    October 28 (this bird was calling along the east edge of the main lake).
    
    At Madrona Marsh in Torrance, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was present though October
    27 next to the Nature Center. Several PALM WARBLERS continue at Madrona as
    well, often seen feeding in the sunflower patch west of the main path inside the
    front gate. Preserve hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at Temescal Gateway Park in Tarzana on October 31.
    It was in the grassy area on the east side of the parking lot.
    
    DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCOS were seen at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach
    and at Debs Park in Los Angeles on October 28.
    
    A SUMMER TANAGER was in the Los Feliz Hills on November 4.
    
    Several RED CROSSBILLS were at Pearblossom Park in the Antelope Valley on
    November 4 and present for over a week prior to that date.
    
    An EVENING GROSBEAK was heard along the Angeles Forest Highway on November 1
    north of Aliso Canyon Road.
    
    VENTURA COUNTY—
    
    Two EASTERN PHOEBES were at the Ojai Meadows Preserve in Ojai on October 26.
    They were near the large eucalyptus grove and cottonwood/sycamore riparian area.
    
    The YELLOW-GREEN VIREO at the Wolff Road tamarisks (just below 5th Street) was
    present through October 28. A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was also present from October
    28-November 3, with a PALM WARBLER also seen there starting on October 29.
    
    A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was at the Hailes Road tamarisks (near Pleasant Valley
    Road) on October 30. It continued through November 3 and when it was joined by
    a PALM WARBLER.
    
    This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org
    
    
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  23. Los Angeles RBA- 25 October 2012 LINK
    DATE: Oct 25, 2012 @ 10:31pm, 5 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * October 25, 2012
    * CALA1210.25
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Swainson’s Hawk
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    Eastern Phoebe (Ventura County)
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Tropical Kingbird
    Thick-billed Kingbird
    Western Kingbird
    Yellow-green Vireo (Ventura County)
    Varied Thrush
    Chestnut-collared Longspur
    Tennessee Warbler
    Virginia’s Warbler
    American Redstart
    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Palm Warbler
    Pine Warbler
    Canada Warbler
    Painted Redstart
    Clay-colored Sparrow
    Vesper Sparrow
    Grasshopper Sparrow
    Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
    Summer Tanager
    Yellow-headed Blackbird
    
    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 Thursday, October 25.
    
    Nine SWAINSON’S HAWKS were in South Pasadena on October 24. These birds were in
    the area around Mound and Oxley, north of Monterey between Fremont and Fair
    Oaks.
    
    A female VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation
    Area in Willowbrook through October 19. It has been on the island in the south
    lake.
    
    A THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD was found at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on October 19.
    It was in Area 3 on the south side of the model airplane field. It was seen
    through October 23. A TROPICAL KINGBIRD and a late WESTERN KINGBIRD have also
    also been in this area.
    
    In Area 2 of El Dorado Park, a VARIED THRUSH was found on October 22. It was in
    the mid-section pines along Snake Road.
    
    At Santa Fe Dam in Iwrindale from October 19-22, two to three PALM WARBLERS, and
    up to three CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPURS were present. The warblers were on the
    grassy areas around Parking Area 3-5 and the longspurs were mostly in the large
    dirt field west/southwest of the last parking areas near the southwest corner of
    the lake.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. It
    was seen near the north shore of the reservoir in the area north of the small
    green pier on October 19.
    
    Another BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Alondra Park northwest of the playground
    near the northeast corner of the park from October 20-25. A SUMMER TANAGER was
    reported there on October 25.
    
    A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was at the Vets Garden at the V.A. in Westwood on October
    24. From the 405 Freeway, exit at Montana and go south. At the National
    Cemetery, turn right instead of left and follow signs to the garden next to the
    baseball stadium.
    
    A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach from October 19-21.
    It was last reported in the upper area of the park.
    
    A probable CANADA WARBLER was at Loyola Marymount University on October 20. It
    was viewed from the fourth floor of the University Hall building (adjacent to
    the hill). A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was also present.
    
    A very drab PINE WARBLER was at La Mirada Park in La Mirada on October 24. It
    was in pines around the memorial near Foster Road, behind the centerfield fence
    of the westernmost softball field. A late WESTERN KINGBIRD was seen a short
    distance from here.
    
    A PAINTED REDSTART and a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER were at Ed Vincent Park in
    Inglewood on October 24 (in the trees across the swale from the tennis courts),
    but they could not be found again. However, a returning male YELLOW-BELLIED
    SAPSUCKER was present in the carob at the exit of the Warren Lane parking lot on
    October 25.
    
    First one and then two WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at Madrona Marsh in Torrance
    on October 20. Also seen at the marsh were two PALM WARBLERS (in the open area
    along the main path) on October 20. On October 25, three PALM WARBLERS were
    feeding in the sunflower patch west of the main path inside the front gate.
    Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
    
    Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at Evey Canyon in Claremont on October 22.
    
    The north end of the north lake at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia
    hosted a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, SWAMP SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a BOBOLINK
    on October 21. The next day, all these birds continued with the addition of a
    VESPER SPARROW. The park is on Peck Road south of Live Oak.
    
    VENTURA COUNTY—
    
    An EASTERN PHOEBE (between the bridge and eucalyptus grove) and a SUMMER TANAGER
    (near the pistachio trees) were at Ojai Meadow Preserve in Ojai on October 23.
    A late WESTERN KINGBIRD was also reported.
    
    A YELLOW-GREEN VIREO was found at the Wolff Road tamarisks on October 24. An
    AMERICAN REDSTART was there along with the vireo on October 25. The tamarisks
    are on Wolff Road below 5th Street.
    
    This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org
    
    
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  25. Los Angeles RBA - 20 October 2010 LINK
    DATE: Oct 20, 2010 @ 11:17pm, 7 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * October 20, 2010
    * CALA1010.20
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Greater White-fronted Goose
    Cackling Goose
    White-faced Ibis
    Zone-tailed Hawk (Ventura County)
    Dunlin
    Burrowing Owl
    Common Poorwill
    Red-naped Sapsucker
    Vermilion Flycatcher
    Plumbeous Vireo
    Yellow-green Vireo (Ventura County)
    Varied Thrush (Ventura County)
    Blackpoll Warbler (Ventura County)
    Black-throated Blue Warbler (Ventura County)
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Evening Grosbeak
    
    California Bird Records Committee:
    Report sightings on the rare bird report form: http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    Telephone Number: (323) 874-1318
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, October 20.
    
    A single CACKLING GOOSE and a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE were at Harbor Park in
    Wilmington on October 16 (continuing birds).
    
    Two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were at the Pico Rivera spreading basins
    adjacent to the San Gabriel River on October 17. Three DUNLIN were also at this
    location which is between Whittier and Washington. Entry is from the west end
    of Mines Ave. or Glencannon Drive.
    
    A WHITE-FACED IBIS was on Venice Beach adjacent to Windward on October 19.
    
    The BURROWING OWL continues at the Ballona salt pan, being reported through
    October 15. From Pacific Ave, take the levee path up the south side of Ballona
    Creek about one quarter mile. Looking south, watch for the owl on a raised part
    of the ground near a wooden post.
    
    COMMON POORWILLS were reported at Kenneth Hahn Park on October 16 and at the
    Nature Center area of El Dorado Park in Long Beach on October 19.
    
    At Harbor Park in Wilmington a RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER was in willows by the boat
    house through October 16.
    
    Three VERMILION FLYCATCHERS have been in Area 3 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach.
    These birds have been at the south end of the north lake and southwest of the
    Police Academy.
    
    A PLUMBEOUS VIREO was at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont on October 18. It was
    seen in pines north of the office.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in a Brentwood backyard on October 18.
    
    An EVENING GROSBEAK was at El Dorado Park in Long Beach on October 19.
    
    VENTURA COUNTY—
    
    A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was seen over the Ojai Meadows Preserve on October 14. A
    BOBOLINK was seen in this area on October 17. It was along the Nordoff High
    School fence, just west of the Nordoff drain.
    
    At Big Sycamore Canyon a VARIED THRUSH was seen on October 17. It was between
    Campsite 32 and 34.
    
    A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was at the Wolff Road tamarisks through October 19. This
    bird was in the northernmost tamarisks at the end of Wolff Road. Also present
    was a continuing YELLOW-GREEN VIREO seen through October 19-- it was most
    recently seen near the gap in the eucalyptus trees halfway between the Chase
    Dairy driveway and the overhead phone wires. To reach this spot, take the Del
    Norte exit off the 101 Freeway and head toward the coast. When the road ends at
    5th Street, go left and then right on Wolff. The tamarisks will be on your
    right.
    
    A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was at Camino Real Park in Ventura on October
    16-17. It was seen in pines between the backstop and parking lot nearest the
    park entrance. Later it was found near the barranca restrooms. A
    BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in this same area on October 17.
    
    This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org
    
    
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  27. Los Angeles RBA - 14 October 2010 LINK
    DATE: Oct 14, 2010 @ 10:00pm, 7 year(s) ago
    - RBA
    * California
    * Los Angeles RBA
    * October 14, 2010
    * CALA1010.14
    
    -Birds mentioned
    
    Greater White-fronted Goose
    Purple Gallinule
    Swainson’s Hawk
    Solitary Sandpiper (Ventura County)
    Red Knot
    Pectoral Sandpiper
    Sabine’s Gull
    Red-naped Sapsucker
    White-eyed Vireo
    Plumbeous Vireo
    Yellow-green Vireo (Ventura County)
    Red-throated Pipit
    Tennessee Warbler (Ventura County)
    Palm Warbler (Ventura County)
    Black-and-white Warbler
    Northern Waterthrush
    Summer Tanager
    Evening Grosbeak
    
    California Bird Records Committee:
    Report sightings on the rare bird report form: http://www.californiabirds.org/
    
    Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
    Telephone Number: (323) 874-1318
    E-mail reports to: Jon Fisher at JonF60@...
    Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County
    
    -Transcript
    
    This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, October 14.
    
    A flock of up to 15 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE has been on the lawn north of
    Balboa Lake in Van Nuys through October 10.
    
    The PURPLE GALLINULE along the San Gabriel River was last reported on October 7.
    Park in the dirt equestrian parking area off Rooks Road, accessed just east of
    the SGR off Peck Road. Take the dirt horse trail to your right and to the top
    of the berm on the east side of the river and stop. Look across the channel from
    here. This bird can be anywhere in this general area and may require time and
    patience to see as it is often hidden in the vegetation.
    
    A few SWAINSON’S HAWKS have been moving through, with six in the Whittier
    Narrows area on October 9 and another one over Sepulveda Basin on October 10.
    
    A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was at Malibu Lagoon through October 9 and five more were
    along the LA River between Artesia and Long Beach Blvd on October 11.
    
    Two RED KNOTS were on the south jetty at Marina del Rey on October 10.
    
    A juvenile SABINE’S GULL was at the Lancaster Sewer Ponds on October 9. Enter
    from Avenue D just east of the 14 Freeway. Remember to ask permission at the
    office before birding. Another juvenile SABINE’S GULL continued through October
    8 at Lake Balboa, favoring the north side of the lake.
    
    RED-NAPED SAPSUCKERS were at the east end of Lacy Park in San Marino on October
    5 and in the Solano Canyon area of Elysian Park on October 8. The latter bird
    was at the upper end of the canyon’s east fork.
    
    A WHITE-EYED VIREO was at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont on October 12.
    
    On San Clemente Island, a RED-THROATED PIPIT was found on October 9.
    
    A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in the Chavez Ravine area at Elysian Park on
    October 13. It was about 150 yards north of the parking area by Stadium Way and
    Academy Road.
    
    A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was at Creek Park in La Mirada from October 12-13. It
    was southwest of Imperial Highway on the southeast side of the drainage channel
    at the west end of the park.
    
    An immature male SUMMER TANAGER was at the Village Green Condominiums in Los
    Angeles from October 8-10. It was on the north side of the central lawn area.
    Also in this area is a PLUMBEOUS VIREO. The condos are located southwest of
    Rodeo Road and La Brea. This is private property, but birders are welcome.
    Please be thoughtful of the residents.
    
    A probable EVENING GROSBEAK was heard along the Angeles Forest Highway southwest
    of Acton on October 9. This report along with another bird seen in Ventura on
    October 7 indicates that birders should watch for this species in the region.
    
    VENTURA COUNTY—
    
    A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was at Revlon Slough from October 11-13. It has been seen
    just upstream from the Wood Road bridge.
    
    A YELLOW-GREEN VIREO, a PALM WARBLER and a TENNESSEE WARBLER were at the Wolff
    Road tamarisks on October 11. Both the vireo and the Palm Warbler continued
    through October 14. To reach this spot, take the Del Norte exit off the 101
    Freeway and head toward the coast. When the road ends at 5th Street, go left
    and then right on Wolff. The tamarisks will be on your right.
    
    An immature male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was at a residence in Ventura on October
    9.
    
    This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.
    
    - end transcript
    
    Jon L Fisher
    Glendale, CA
    JonF60@...
    
    EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    
    For all events, field trips and announcements, please see our website at
    http://www.laaudubon.org
    
    
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  29. migration picking up on San Clemente Island LINK
    DATE: Sep 14, 2008 @ 12:24am, 9 year(s) ago
    Yesterday (9/12), Jason Fidorra and I found a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH on SCI,
    in addition to relocating the 6 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS that Matt Hethcoat and I
    had seen on 9/11. The waterthrush was the 2nd earliest fall record (9/11
    being the record) and the sandpipers set a high count for that species.
    
    Today (9/13), we found a 2nd NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH on a completely different
    part of the island around lunch. When I returned at 330pm to show Matt York
    the bird, not only was it in the same exact spot, but it was accompanied by
    a first-fall BLACKPOLL WARBLER, which is the earliest fall Blackpoll by 9
    days. Matt also had a rare OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER while in the field today.
    Good numbers of other expected species like WILSON'S, YELLOW, and
    BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLERS.
    
    Who knows what else is out there
    
    Feel free to send the Yellow-green Vireo this way. We could use a 2nd record
    for that guy.
    
    Cheers,
    Justyn Stahl
    San Clemente Island, CA
    
    
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