* Los Angeles RBA
* January 20 2017
=93Eurasian=94 Green-winged Teal
=93Red=94 Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed =93Pink-sided=94 Junco
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Hotline: Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 20.
The =93EURASIAN=94 GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues in Pico Rivera. Check both =
the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds between Whittier and Washin=
gton Blvd. and also the river channel bordering their east side.
The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon continued through January 17.
A RED KNOT continues at the Ballona Creek mouth and was reported through Ja=
nuary 13. Easiest access is from the end of Pacific Ave in Playa del Rey.
The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through =
January 18 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4. A =93RED=
=94 FOX SPARROW was here on January 8 (and apparently present for some time=
prior). It was by the north shore at the north end of the large square pa=
rking lot northeast of the small green pier.
The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through Janua=
ry 17 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) c=
orner. An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continues at Madrona as well and was rep=
orted through January 15. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
Two VERMILION FLYCATCHERS continue at the Castaic Sports Complex on January=
17. Another (female) was at Grand Park in Monrovia on January 18.
The DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER at Creek Park in La Mirada was reported through=
January 19. Check the eucalyptus grove north of Imperial Highway and Las =
The TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willow=
brook was reported through January 19. It has recently been northeast of t=
he end of the Avalon parking lot. The female VERMILION FLYCATCHER also con=
tinues, being last reported in the same area on December 17. The YELLOW-TH=
ROATED WARBLER continued through January 19 in the same spot.
The VERDIN at White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro continued through Ja=
nuary 19. It has been around the native plant garden and parking lot. The=
most recent report placed it about 100 yards south of the garden.
A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was on San Clemente Island on January 18.
A PALM WARBLER was at Entradero Park in Torrance on January 19. It was nor=
thwest of the pond.
The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates w=
as reported through January 19 around building 3604. A HAMMOND=92S FLYCATC=
HER was in this area also through January 19.
The West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a continuin=
g GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE reported through January 16. A good area to check is=
just south of the two green and white posts on the west side of the paved =
A SWAMP SPARROW as at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on January 14.
A continuing WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was at Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beac=
h on January 14.
DARK-EYED =93PINK-SIDED=94 JUNCOS were at two locations in the Antelope Val=
ley this past week. One was on the far west side of Apollo Park in Lancast=
er on January 16 and the other was at the Rancho Sierra Golf Club on Januar=
y 17. For the golf club, be sure to ask permission at the club house to bi=
rd the perimeter.
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Jon L Fisher
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