Field Trip Report–Ralph C. Dills Park, Paramount

Big thanks to Donna for leading this great walk!  Beautiful spot, very birdy – 23 species observed, see the eBird checklist at

Field Trip Report, Ralph Dills Park, by Donna Bray:

February 16, 2019, twelve birders had the opportunity to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count by attending the field trip at Ralph Dills Park in Paramount.  After a rainy week, the sunny and clear weather was welcome.  The Nature Trail’s native plantings harbored lots of sparrows, and we were fortunate to see a White-throated Sparrow.   A perched flock of Cedar Waxwings was also a treat to see and photograph.  A quick check of the adjoining L.A. River revealed it higher and swifter than it has been in a long time.  Instead of the concrete bottom, a few gulls could only rest on the concrete sides!

Pictured below:  Allen’s Hummingbird, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Lesser Goldfinch, Black Phoebe and the group walking in Dills Park.  Photo credit © Cindy Crawford

Ralph C. Dills Park Bird Walk

Join leader Donna Bray on Saturday, Feb. 16th, 8:30am at Ralph C. Dills Park in Paramount. This location is along the L.A. River, and has a lovely half-mile walking trail that has been planted with natives. It draws lots of birds and butterflies. Check out the Ralph Dills Park eBird hotspot, 135 bird species observed, see park is in a residential area, with limited parking, so carpooling is recommended.  Those carpooling from the Long Beach area should meet at the usual place, El Dorado Library parking lot on 2900 N. Studebaker Rd, LB 90815, at 8:00am.

The leader (Donna) will meet the group at Ralph Dills Park at 8:30am. The address is 6500 San Juan Street, Paramount CA, 90723.

Directions from Rosecrans Avenue (east off 710 Freeway) go south on Orange Avenue to San Juan St. Proceed to the end of the street and park or find nearby street parking.   

Please note heavy rain cancels.


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