Los Angeles RBA- March 2 2023

Jon Fisher

- RBA   
* California   

* Los Angeles RBA   

* March 2, 2023   

* CALA2303.02  


-Birds mentioned  

Sandhill Crane 

American Oystercatcher 

Lesser Black-backed Gull 

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 

Short-eared Owl 

Dusky-capped Flycatcher 

Brown-crested Flycatcher 

Tropical Kingbird 


Western Kingbird 

Least Flycatcher 

Hammond’s Flycatcher 

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 

Eastern Phoebe  

Bell’s Vireo 

Pacific Wren 

Lapland Longspur 

Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco 

Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco 

Swamp Sparrow  

Green-tailed Towhee 

Scott’s Oriole 

Black-and-white Warbler 

Palm Warbler 

Painted Redstart 

Summer Tanager 

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This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 2, 2023. 


A continuing SANDHILL CRANE was at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through February 27.  Access is at the east end of Mines Ave.  This bird has also been seen about a mile away at the west end of Mines at the Rio Hondo Spreading Basins. 


AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS have been reported at Topanga Lagoon through February 28 and at Malibu Lagoon through February 25. 


Four LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS continued below the dam outlet at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia through February 26. 


Several YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS continued at Alamitos Bay near Maurice Kent Park through February 26.  Another five were at Ballona Lagoon in Marina Del Rey through February 26. 


Two SHORT-EARED OWLS were on San Clemente Island on February 26 and 28. 


The wintering DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER continued near the southeast corner of Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley through February 25.  This bird has usually been seen at the south end of the riparian strip bordering the west side of the golf course. 


A BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER continued near the South Coast Botanic Garden through February 26.  It was near the north end of Palos Verdes Drive North. 


A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued at Golden Shore Marine Reserve in Long Beach through February 27. 


A THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD at the Los Angeles Zoo continued through February 28 by the Addax exhibit. 


The wintering WESTERN KINGBIRD at Madrona Marsh in Torrance continued through February 28.   


A LEAST FLYCATCHER continued at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail between Monte Verde Park and Del Amo through February 27.   


HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHERS continued at Tournament Park in Pasadena (on the Cal Tech campus) through February 23 and at Monte Verde Park in Lakewood through March 1. 


PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYATCHERS were in Chavez Ravine in Elysian Park on February 25 and at La Mirada Creek Park on February 28. 


An EASTERN PHOEBE continued at Lake Lindero in Agoura Hills through February 26 about on hundred feet north of the dam. 


A BELL’S VIREO was at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino (south end of the Desert Garden) on February 26. 


A PACIFIC WREN was at La Mirada Community Park from February 23-28. The bird has been at the west edge of the northern part of the park in the vegetation near the blue and yellow water slide. 


Three LAPLAND LONGSPURS continued in the east Antelope Valley through February 26 near Ave. F and 70th Street East. 


A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO was in Juniper Hills from February 25-26. 


Another DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through February 26 in the oaks north of the sports field in the frisbee golf course area. 


A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas (Sailboat cove area) through March 1. 


Two SWAMP SPARROWS continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 1 around the small north shore pond.  This is adjacent to the large square parking lot near the northeast corner of the lake. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued just northwest of here in the oaks. 


Another SWAMP SPARROW continued at Quail Lake southeast of Gorman through February 25.  This bird has been in the reeds at the southwest corner of the lake bordering Highway 138. 


A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE continued at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood through February 26. 


A SCOTT’S ORIOLE continued at Crystalaire in the east Antelope Valley through March 1. 


A TENNESSEE WARBLER and a PAINTED REDSTART continued south of Birdcage Park in Long Beach through March 1.  Closest address is 3946 Hackett Ave. in Long Beach. 


The PALM WARBLER along the Los Angeles River below Willow Street in Long Beach was seen through February 26.  It has been visible from the east side river berm near 91st Street. 


A SUMMER TANAGER was on the USC Campus on March 2 by Taper Hall. 

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Jon L Fisher   

Glendale, CA   






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