As of September 29th, 2015, Laguna Niguel Regional Park has spiked recently with several new arrivals. Over the past 2 weeks a Blackpoll Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Virginia’s Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, an American Redstart (1st year) and a Least Flycatcher have all been properly documented and recorded by a variety of notable birders.
I was able to find and locate quite a few of these as shown below.
In addition, a rarely seen American Oystercatcher (pacific / frazeri) appeared in Newport Beach and was seen on various jetty’s over the course of a week. Last recorded sighting in Orange County was 2004. A photo is included below. San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary also offered a few more rarities since the sighting of the Dickcissel, Painted Bunting and Bobolink.
I was able to visit both the Newport Beach and San Joaquin location on September 22 and document these sightings as well.
Here’s 4 photos from Laguna Niguel. Other photos of the American Oystercatcher (pacific), Pectoral Sandpiper and Green-tailed Towhee are below.