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[CALBIRDS] Red-Flanked Bluetail – special hours Monday 1/21

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From: "Rebecca Marschall" <rebecca.fenning@…>
Date: January 18, 2019 at 9:34:24 AM PST

Subject: [CALBIRDS] Red-Flanked Bluetail – special hours Monday 1/21

My colleagues and I have received at least a hundred phone calls and emails in the last 3 days, inquiring if the Clark Library will be open this holiday weekend for birders to look for the Red-Flanked Bluetail. I'm happy to say that:

** I will be able to open the library grounds on Martin Luther King Day, Monday 1/21 from 9am until 1:30pm. **

We will NOT be open on Saturday or Sunday this weekend (1/19 and 1/20) or next weekend (1/26 and 1/27)! This Monday will be our only exception to our regular hours (M-F, 9a-4:45p except for national/state holidays) this month. I do not have any information
about potential weekend openings in February yet.

Since birders will be the only library users on Monday 1/21, please feel free to park inside the library grounds. There will be a security guard in the parking lot for directional help and to monitor cars.
*Use caution when walking off of maintained pathways, and also use caution when walking on u-shaped brick pathways behind the library – they can be quite slick for weeks after rainstorms!
*Please respect any caution tape or orange cones, as they are there for your safety
*Please don't stand on top of any statuary or benches – they have been sitting outside since 1926 and we can't vouch for their stability or structural integrity!
The Clark Library is located at 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles 90018. We are a UCLA special collections library and more information about library collections, programs and tours are on our website (
The property is fully gated and the grounds are closed when the library itself is closed (again, M-F, 9a-4:45p). 
The bird is still being seen (at least as of yesterday 1/17) in the eastern half of the library property, especially in the southeast corner behind the historic library building. 
Thank you to all who have already come to see the RFBL and shown my non-birding colleagues how well-behaved birders can be! 
Rebecca Marschall
Clark Library/Valley Village

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports