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Birds at Los Angeles State Historic Park

Wondering what birds may be found at Los Angeles State Historic Park? Look no further than this video to see a sampling of all the great birds that utilize our park. Birds included in the video are the Black Phoebe, the American Crow, Killdeer, Say’s Phoebe, Cliff Swallow and the Western kingbird. Any questions call Thomas at (three two three) 441-8819

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Western Kingbird Spotted!

The Western Kingbird

The park is full of bird activity and we are excited to announce that the Western Kingbird has made it to Los Angeles State Historic Park. At around noon, we spotted about five or six Western Kingbirds in and around the middle of the park.

Bird Fact: During mating season, the male Western Kingbird flies up to 60 feet in the air and then proceeds to free-fall, tumbling over and over as the ground approaches, in hopes of impressing a future mate.

A Western Kingbird surveys LASHP from Gold Line wires.


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Enough About Cheese

The Grilled Cheese Invitational was great fun and all, but now back to basics. In line with the Sate Parks Mission of protecting natural resources, of late LASHP has been fixated on birds – starting with the Cliff Swallows and our personal little San Juan Capistrano under the Broadway Bridge. Also, thanks to L.A. Creek Freak, this week we received a nifty guide to Animals of the Los Angeles River which includes a user friendly bird guide. Between that, and a recent field trip to the Audubon Center at Debs Park we are longing for some binos and a foray into serious birding. While we work on that, enjoy a couple of photos and LASHP’s novice attempt at bird ID. Birders out there? – Please let us know if we got it wrong, or right!

House Finch at LASHP

House Finch at LASHP

Western Kingbird at LASHP

Western Kingbird at LASHP

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