This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for July 31.
A HOODED MERGANSER was on the wildlife lake at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve on July 23.
Up to four BLACK SWIFTS were along the fire road above Claremont Wilderness Park through July 28. They are usually seen only late in the day, after 6:00PM.
An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro on July 27.
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were along the Los Angeles River in Long Beach from July 25-27. An adult was seen above the Willow Street crossing on July 25 and one to two juveniles were between Willow and Wardlow from July 25-27.
Up to three NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS continued along the lower Los Angeles River south of the Willow Street crossing in Long Beach through July 30.
A REDDISH EGRET continued along the Los Angeles River near downtown Los Angeles through July 25 just below the 10 Freeway crossing.
At Sims Bio Pond Reserve in Long Beach, up to three YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were present through July 30.
Another YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was along lower Ballona Creek (west of the Culver crossing) on July 26,
A NORTHERN HARRIER was at lower Zuma Canyon on July 25.
A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was over Altadena on July 28.
The GRACE'S WARBLER at Charlton Flat in the San Gabriel Mountains was still present as of July 24. From the entrance road take the first right and look for the bird around the first and second restrooms.
One SUMMER TANAGER continued at Pearblossom Park in the Antelope Valley through July 28.