Bird Notes: January 2019

Marcus C. England

Los Angeles County Life List

As noted in my end of the year blog post, it is a goal of mine (likely an impossible one) to boost my Los Angeles County life list of bird species observed to 400. I started the year at 302. I brought the total to 310 by the end of January. Here are the species I added this month.

303: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher along the Los Angeles River south of Willow Street on January 4, 2019.

On January 4, I chased reports of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher along the Los Angeles River south of Willow Street. This was my second time going after what was presumably the same bird, which has wintered at this location before. On this trip, I finally saw it and even managed some photographs.

304: Clay-colored Sparrow

A Clay-colored Sparrow at Madrona Marsh on January 4, 2019.

After observing…

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