* Los Angeles RBA
* January 13 2017
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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 13.
Four female type WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were off Dockweiler State Beach in El=
Segundo through January 7. All were opposite lifeguard station 61, but ca=
n be either north or south of there.
Eighty-eight MOUNTAIN PLOVER were southeast of the intersection of Avenue L=
and 50th Street East in the Antelope Valley on January 7.
A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was at Bixby Marshland in Carson on January 7 on=
the south side of the parking lot.
A CALIFORNIA CONDOR was over Interstate 5 north of Castaic and just south o=
f Vista del Lago on January 6. Another- or the same bird- was along Highwa=
y 138 between Quail Lake and Neenach on January 9.
A SWAINSON=92S HAWK was over Almansor Park in Alhambra on January 6. Also =
present south of the ponds was an immature male HOODED ORIOLE, a RED-NAPED =
SAPSUCKER and a PLUMBEOUS VIREO. These latter birds were all where the jog=
ger track straightens out and about parallel with the fenced-off baseball-t=
A HAMMOND=92S FLYCATCHER was at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling H=
ills Estates on January 8.
A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER continued at William Andrews Clark Memorial Libr=
ary in Los Angeles through January 12. It was on the eastern side of the p=
roperty near a Moreton Bay Fig tree.
The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through =
January 11 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4.
The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through Janua=
ry 10 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) c=
orner. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continues, last reported in willows =
by the meadow area. A PALM WARBLER was seen on January 6 by the south trai=
l overlook. An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continues at Madrona as well. Hour=
s are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willow=
brook was reported through January 10. It has recently been northeast of t=
he end of the Avalon parking lot, but has previously been seen near the int=
ersection of Wadsworth Ave. and 126th Street and also north of the south la=
ke. The VERMILION FLYCATCHER continues, being last reported northeast of t=
he end of the Avalon parking lot on December 10.
The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area als=
o continues. It was seen through January 10 near the east end of the Avalo=
n parking lot.
Up to ten MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS continue at Brackett Field in La Verne. They =
were last reported on January 6 past the west end of the runway adjacent to=
The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates w=
as reported through January 9 around building 3604. A HAMMOND=92S FLYCATCH=
ER was in this area through January 10.
The West San Gabriel Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a continuing GREE=
N-TAILED TOWHEE reported through January 9. A good area to check is just s=
outh of the two green and white posts on the west side of the paved walkway=
A SWAMP SPARROW continued along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loy=
ola Marymount University through January 8. It is near where Village Drive=
dead ends and a hillside concrete drainage channel.
Another SWAMP SPARROW was at UCLA on January 6 on the southwest side of Bun=
A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continued in the Wilmington Drain above the Pacifi=
c Coast Highway through January 7. It has been hanging around a pomegranat=
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Jon L Fisher
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