Rare Birds

rare birdThe mission of Los Angeles Audubon is to promote the enjoyment and protection of birds and different wildlife by recreation, training, conservation and restoration. A flock of about 20 PINE GROSBEAKS was seen on Base Station Street off of Route 302 near Bretton Woods on November twenty fourth, a single fowl was seen in Plymouth on the 24th, and 5 have been seen behind the Vintage Bakery in Glen on the 25th.

Thirteen species of shorebirds had been reported on the complex this week. Some helmeted hornbill poachers are opportunistic hunters who will shoot any animal they’ll eat or sell, says Dwi Adhiasto, who oversees the wildlife crime models of the nonprofit Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Indonesia Program.

The BROWN BOOBY reported final week is still present at the north end of Cayuga Lake. Shorebird species were all the way down to eight this week. Shorebird numbers picked up this week with 21 species being reported. Shorebird species numbers were down this week but there were nonetheless 15 species reported including WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and BAIRD’S SANDPIPER.

Small flocks of AMERICAN PIPITS have been reported from farm area habitats in scattered areas throughout the past week. COMMON REDPOLLS, EVENING GROSBEAKS and PINE SISKINS have been reported from scattered areas throughout the previous week and sightings appear to be growing in quantity.