Breeding Birds of the Wilmington Drain
Wilmington (L.A. City & Co.) CA




Wilmington Drain is the greenbelt or waterway that feeds Ken Malloy-Harbor Regional Park. It is mostly between Pacific Coast Highway and Lomita Blvd., and extends about a hundred meters north of Lomita Blvd.

These species have been recorded nesting in "the drain" during the 1990's. Some are sporadic due to habitat availability.

Native Nesters -
Pied-billed Grebe
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Mallard
Cinnamon Teal
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Killdeer
Mourning Dove
Anna's Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird (sedentarius)
Downy Woodpecker
Black Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
No. Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Bushtit
Marsh Wren
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Orange-crowned Warbler (sordida)
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
California Towhee
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Hooded Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch

Total of 35 native nesters


Non-Native Nesters -
(five introduced species)
Spotted Dove
European Starling
House Sparrow
Orange Bishop
Nutmeg Mannikin


Red-hot Rarities -


Groove-billed Ani

These vagrants (rare birds) have been seen there during the 1990's:

Little Blue Heron
Hooded Merganser
Groove-billed Ani
Black Swift
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Brown Creeper
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris' Sparrow
Painted Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink
Orchard Oriole