DeForest Park Field Trip Report

By Kim Moore

Seven El Dorado Audubon members participated in the DeForest Park field trip.  This park is located in north Long Beach adjacent to the LA river and offers great opportunities for migratory warblers in the park and shorebirds in the river.  We saw 30 species including Wilson’s Warbler, Townsend Warbler, Black-headed Grosbeak, Semipalmated Plover, and a Pectoral Sandpiper!  This was only the start of the migration and we hope many of you get back to visit.  There has been some work being done clearing brush in the south end of the park.  With the workmen there and more birders showing up, the park seems safer and the birds are being flushed more north into the park.  Recent sightings have included Summer Tanager, Palm Warbler, Virginia’s Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, and Blackpoll Warbler.

DeForest Park, Long Beach 09/24/2016

DeForest Park, Long Beach 09/24/2016

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