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Los Angeles RBA - 1 July 2010

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  • Jon Fisher
    - RBA * California * Los Angeles RBA * July 1, 2010 * CALA1007.01 -Birds mentioned Brant American Oystercatcher Lesser Yellowlegs Wilson’s Phalarope
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      - RBA
      * California
      * Los Angeles RBA
      * July 1, 2010
      * CALA1007.01

      -Birds mentioned

      American Oystercatcher
      Lesser Yellowlegs
      Wilson�s Phalarope
      Chimney Swift
      Williamson�s Sapsucker
      Clark�s Nutcracker
      Townsend�s Solitaire
      Red Crossbill

      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


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

      Eight BRANT continue at Malibu Lagoon, being last reported on June 28.

      The AMERICAN OYSETERCATCHER at Golden Shore Reserve in Long Beach continued through June 26. The bird has often been west across the river from the Marine Reserve. Most recently it was in the small inlet/estuary adjacent to the reserve parking area (metered). The entrance to the Marine Reserve is on Golden Shore off Ocean Ave.

      A few southbound shorebirds have been turning up on the lower LA River. A LESSER YELLOWLEGS was between the 405 Freeway and Metro Blue Line crossing on June 28 and four WILSON�S PHALAROPES were between just south of Wardlow to the Blue Line on June 30.

      The WHIP-POOR-WILL in the San Gabriel Mountains was present and calling through June 26. The bird is along Highway 2 at mile marker 67.44, about two miles west of Dawson Saddle. This marker is visible from the westbound side only. The bird has been a few hundred feet down slope (north) of the road and can be difficult to hear. Between 8:30 to 9:30PM has been the best time to listen for this bird.

      A CHIMNEY SWIFT was seen over Westchester on June 27.

      The higher San Gabriel Mountains offer good birding at this time of year. On June 26, the trail from Dawson Saddle to Throop Peak (a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail) produced a RED CROSSBILL, WILLIAMSON�S SAPUCKERS, TOWNSEND�S SOLITAIRES and CLARK�S NUTCRACKERS. Remember that the Angeles Crest Highway is closed north of La Canada, so access is via Big Tujunga Canyon Road or from the east through Wrightwood.

      This report is sponsored by the Los Angeles Audubon Society.

      - end transcript

      Jon L Fisher
      Glendale, CA


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