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Los Angeles RBA- 1 April 2010

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  • Jon Fisher
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * April 1, 2010 * CALA1004.01 -Birds mentioned Greater White-fronted Goose “Aleutian” Cackling Goose Harlequin Duck
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 2, 2010
      - RBA
      * California
      * Los Angeles RBA
      * April 1, 2010
      * CALA1004.01

      -Birds mentioned

      Greater White-fronted Goose
      �Aleutian� Cackling Goose
      Harlequin Duck
      White-winged Scoter
      Black Scoter
      Long-tailed Duck
      Yellow-billed Loon
      Common Murre
      Lesser Nighthawk
      Williamson�s Sapsucker
      White-headed Woodpecker
      Gray Flycatcher
      Vermilion Flycatcher
      Black-and-white Warbler (ventura County)
      Summer Tanager
      Hepatic Tanager (Ventura County)

      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@... or by phone 818-544-5009
      Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County


      This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for Thursday, April 1.

      A half dozen GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE continue at Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale and also at Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook. Also at the latter location is a continuing �ALEUTIAN� CACKLING GOOSE.

      A LONG-TAILED DUCK was in the Ballona Creek channel on from March 26-30. It has been seen between the Pacific Ave bridge and the Lincoln crossing.

      A male HARLEQUIN DUCK was off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo on March 28. Subsequent attempts to refind this bird were not successful.

      BLACK SCOTERS and WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS continue off Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo. The birds have been in the large Surf Scoter flock anywhere between Imperial Highway and Lifeguard tower #47.

      The YELLOW-BILLED LOON was reported at Castaic Lagoon through March 29. It may be seen anywhere on the lagoon and can be visible either from the east side fishing dock or from the west side where walking along the shore is possible. There is an $11 entrance fee at this location.

      The COMMON MURRE found off Redondo Beach Pier continued through March 30.

      LESSER NIGHTHAWKS had returned to Big Tujunga Wash as of March 29. Best viewing is by walking into the wash from the end of Tujunga Valley Ave. one block west of Oro Vista in Sunland. Obviously, these birds won�t be present until near sunset and later.

      A female WILLIAMSON�S SAPSUCKER was at Pearblossom Park in Pearblossom on March 28. It was near the north end of the parking lot.

      A WHITE-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Henninger Flat above Eaton Canyon. The only access is via a two mile hike.

      The GRAY FLYCATCHER at Augustus Hawkins Natural Area in Los Angeles continued through March 27. It is usually along the south side of the wetlands area.

      An adult male VERMILION FLYCATCHER continued at the Piute Ponds on Edwards Air Force Base through March 28. It was seen on the east side of the north pond. Remember that a letter of permission is required for entry.

      The male SUMMER TANAGER was seen through March 27 at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. It has been along the east side fence near the �T� intersection formed by cemetery roads Antietam and Appomattox.


      A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continues at Camino Real Park in Ventura. This bird was seen at several locations in the park on March 28, first near the Dean Drive entrance.

      On April 1, a male HEPATIC TANAGER was in the park (specific location not given).

      This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

      - end transcript

      Jon L Fisher
      Glendale, CA


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