Los Angeles RBA- March 10 2023

Jon Fisher

- RBA   
* California   

* Los Angeles RBA   

* March 10, 2023   

* CALA2303.10  


-Birds mentioned  


Red-necked Grebe 

White-winged Dove 

Sandhill Crane 

Tufted Puffin 

Lesser Black-backed Gull 

Brown Booby 

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 

Zone-tailed Hawk 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 

Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker 

Tropical Kingbird 


Least Flycatcher 

Hammond’s Flycatcher 

Pacific Wren 

Clay-colored Sparrow 

Dark-eyed “Pink-sided” Junco 

Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco 

Swamp Sparrow 

Green-tailed Towhee 

Scott’s Oriole 

Black-and-white Warbler 

Tennessee Warbler 

Cape May Warbler 

Palm Warbler 

Painted Redstart 

Summer Tanager 

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Hotline:  Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert   

E-mail reports to:  Jon Fisher at JonF60@...   

Coverage:  Los Angeles County   





This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for March 10, 2023. 


A TUNDRA BEAN-GOOSE was seen at the Piute Ponds on Edwards AFB (letter of permission required for access) on March 6 and continued both there and at the Lancaster Water Reclamation Plant in the Antelope Valley through March 8.  Access at the latter location is possible on weekdays (barring rain), but visitors must obtain permission at the office.  The bird has sometimes been visible from bordering streets.  It was not seen on March 10 despite attempts. 


A RED-NECKED GREBE was off Pt. Dume in Malibu from March 2-5. 


A WHITE-WINGED DOVE continued in Duarte through March 8.  It has most recently been seen at and near these Google Earth coordinates 34.1536, -117.9276. 


A continuing SANDHILL CRANE has been in the San Gabriel River channel adjacent to the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through March 9.   


A TUFTED PUFFIN was offshore above Redondo Canyon west of the Palos Verdes Peninsula on March 4. 


LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS included one at MacArthur Park through March 3, three below the spillway at Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia through March 2 and one at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on March 6. 


A BROWN BOOBY was offshore about 3 miles southwest of San Pedro on March 4. 


A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was at the Ballona Lagoon and Ballona Creek mouth jetties through March 9. 


ZONE-TAILED HAWKS were in South Pasadena on March 2 and in Altadena the same day.  Others were at the LA County Arboretum on March 3 and in Monrovia through March 6. 


A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER continued at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Sylmar through March 3 near the southwest corner by the restrooms. 


A NORTHERN “YELLOW-SHAFTED” FLICKER was at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh on March 4. 


A TROPICAL KINGBIRD continued along the Los Angeles River below the Willow Street crossing through March 7. 


A THICK-BILLED KINGBIRD continued in and near the Los Angeles Zoo through March 5.  It was last seen by the clubhouse at the Wilson Harding Golf Course in Griffith Park. 


A LEAST FLYCATCHER and a HAMMOND’S FLYCATHER continued at the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail between Monte Verde Park and Del Amo through March 4.  A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE continued along the pathway south of Monte Verde Park through March 7. 


Another HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHER continued at the Bette Davis Picnic Area in Glendale through March 9 in the area north and east of the restrooms and one was in Area 2 of El Dorado Park in Long Beach on March 9. 


A PACIFIC WREN continued at La Mirada Community Park through March 7. 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. 


A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Long Beach Recreation Park on March 9. 


A DARK-EYED “PINK-SIDED” JUNCO continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas (Sailboat cove area) through March 6. 


A DARK-EYED “GRAY-HEADED” JUNCO continued at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena through March 3 in the oaks north of the sports field in the frisbee golf course area. 


Up to four SWAMP SPARROWS continued at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas through March 9 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 through March 5 and a SUMMER TANAGER did so through March 9. 


A SCOTT’S ORIOLE continued at Crystalaire in the east Antelope Valley through March 9. 


A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER continued at the extreme north end of the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds in Pico Rivera through March 9.  It has been in the trees in the picnic area. 


A TENNESSEE WARBLER and a PAINTED REDSTART continued south of Birdcage Park in Long Beach through March 7 and 8 respectively.  Closest address is 3946 Hackett Ave. in Long Beach. 

The CAPE MAY WARBLER at Loyola Marymount University in Westchester was seen through March 9.  Park by the chapel.  The bird is being seen at these Google Earth coordinates 33.9687, -118.4167 


A PALM WARBLER continued along the Los Angeles River by 19th Street (below Willow) in Long Beach through March 7. 


SUMMER TANAGERS were at El Retiro Park in Redondo Beach on March 5 and by Taper Hall on the USC campus on from March 2-7. 

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Jon L Fisher   

Glendale, CA   






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