Los Angeles RBA- February 24 2023

Jon Fisher

- RBA   
* California   

* Los Angeles RBA   

* February 24, 2023   

* CALA2302.24  


-Birds mentioned  

American Oystercatcher 

Lesser Black-backed Gull 

California Condor 

Zone-tailed Hawk 

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 

Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker 

Dusky-capped Flycatcher 

Tropical Kingbird 

Western Kingbird 

Least Flycatcher 

Hammond’s Flycatcher 

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 

Eastern Phoebe 

Cassin’s Vireo 

Grasshopper Sparrow 

Clay-colored Sparrow 

Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco 

Harris’s Sparrow 

Swamp Sparrow 

Green-tailed Towhee 

Scott’s Oriole 

Black-and-white Warbler 

Tennessee Warbler 

Nashville Warbler 

Cape May Warbler 

Palm Warbler 

Painted Redstart 

Summer Tanager 

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Coverage:  Los Angeles County   





This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for February 24, 2023. 


An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER continued at the Ballona Creek mouth in Palay del Rey through February 18. 


Four LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were again below the dam outlet at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia from February 18-20. 


Another LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was along the Los Angeles River at Downey Road on February 20. 


Six CALIFORNIA CONDORS were along Gorman Post Road near Gorman on February 21. 


A ZONE-TAILED HAWK continued in Monrovia through February 19. 


Several YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS continued at and around the Ballona Creek mouth through February 23.  Another half dozen YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS continued at Alamitos Bay through February 20. 


A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at the frisbee golf course in the southwest corner of Veteran’s Park in Sylmar through February 20. 


A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER” continued at a residence in Pasadena through February 20. 


The wintering DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued near the southeast corner of Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley through February 23.  It has been at the south end of the riparian strip bordering the west side of the golf course. 


A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued along the lower Los Angeles River in Long Beach below the Willow Street crossing through February 19. 


Another TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Golden Shore Marine Reserve in Long Beach through February 18. 


A WESTERN KINGBIRD continued at Madrona Marsh in Torrance through February 23. 


A LEAST FLYCATCHER continued at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail between Monte Verde Park and Del Amo through February 21.   


The HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at Bonelli Regional Park through February 23 by the small north shore pond near the northeast corner of the reservior. 


Another HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through February 22 and one was at Monte Verde Park in Lakewood through February 21. 


A PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER was at Tournament Park (Cal Tech campus) in Pasadena on February 18. 


An EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Castaic Lagoon through February 21 between parking lot 11 and 13. 


A CASSIN’S VIREO continued at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through February 18 as did a GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE through February 22 and a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER through February 20.   


A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was at Malibu Creek State Park along the Grassland Trail on February 21. 


A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the Westwood Recreation Center on February 21. 


A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas in the Sailboat Cove area through February 22. 


A HARRIS’S SPARROW continued at a residence in Beverly Hills through February 22. 


Several SWAMP SPARROWS continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through February 23 at the north shore in the vicinity of the small pond.  A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER also continued in the oaks by the playground area through February 23 and a SUMMER TANAGER was nearby through February 20. 


A SCOTT’S ORIOLE continued at Crystalaire in the east Antelope Valley through February 18. 


A NASHVILLE WARBLER was at Col. Leon H. Washington Park in Los Angeles through February 20. 


A TENNESSEE WARBLER and a PAINTED REDSTART continued at Birdcage Park in Long Beach through February 23. 


The CAPE MAY WARBLER at Loyola Marymount University continued through February 21. Parking is free on weekends, park by the church. Google Earth coordinates 33.9687, -118.4167. 


The PALM WARBLER along the Los Angeles River below Willow Street in Long Beach was seen through February 21. 


A SUMMER TANAGER was at North Hollywood Park in February 17.  Another was in Cerritos on February 21. 

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Jon L Fisher   

Glendale, CA   






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