Date: 7/26/19 10:26 am
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Blue-winged Teal (1 report)
- Eared Grebe (1 report)
- Buller's Shearwater (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (3 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 25, 2019 15:56 by Eric Hopson
- Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve--Area K, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.42119,-119.84824&ll=34.42119,-119.84824
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58449099
- Comments: "Pair. Male loosing breeding plumage, but white crescent on forehead and white hip patch still plain to see. "

Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 25, 2019 11:04 by Mark Holmgren
- Jameson Reservoir 34.4890 -119.5061, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.48904,-119.506057&ll=34.48904,-119.506057
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58452724
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Due to the iris being as red as that of the other bird, I believe this bird was an adult and possible partner to the Alternate-plumaged adult. There was no begging, just the two birds together tracking each other."

Buller's Shearwater (Ardenna bulleri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 25, 2019 13:25 by Joel Barrett
- Offshore--Santa Cruz Island vicinity (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.8612931,-119.6630859&ll=33.8612931,-119.6630859
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58452307
- Comments: "Pure white underside. Gray on top with dark pattern across the wings. Flying with two Sooty Shearwater’s but had more buoyant flight with much less flapping. Even more buoyant than a Pink-footed Shearwater. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 25, 2019 15:21 by Eric Hopson
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58448848
- Comments: "Continuing juv. near end of road at blocked bridge. Overall plumage darker than juv YCNHs. All black bill thicker and stubbier. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 25, 2019 10:56 by Joan Kent
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58442781
- Comments: "2 juveniles at half bridge. Distinguished by spots & thick bill. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 21, 2019 09:57 by margeNdon thornton
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58445142
- Media: 1 Photo

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