Category Archives: Long Beach

Blue-winged Warbler, Long Beach


Usually found on the east coast, this Blue-winged Warbler visited El Dorado Park in February 2019.  The bird was last seen in Southern California in the 20th century.

Blue-winged Warbler featured in Grunion Gazette


Published in the Grunion Gazette, a weekly newspaper in Long Beach, on Feb. 21, 2019.


Black Skimmer, Long Beach


Lone Royal Tern in Long Beach


This Royal Tern was hanging out with 30 Black Skimmers.

Black Skimmers return to Long Beach



I first noticed the skimmers on Feb. 26, 2018.  Following two days off, they reappeared today, Mar. 1.  Their numbers, frequency and length of stay have diminished over the past few years so I was happy to see them reappear.  A group of 30 surrounded a lone Royal Tern on the sand between Redondo and Loma Avenues, just west of the pier.


Brown Pelican, Alamitos Bay; Long Beach



American Oystercatcher in Long Beach

American Oystercatchers are usually found in Baja and points south, and along the eastern US. This one was seen today in Alamitos Bay. (click here for additional photos)