Date: 2/1/20 6:42 am
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Black-legged Kittiwake (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Sage Thrasher (1 report)
- Cassin's Finch (1 report)
- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 10:07 by Ken Rosenberg
- 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/S63990499
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Floating in center of inundated basin. We never saw it fly or spread its wings. Medium-small gull with black bill and no gonydeal angle. Dark smudges behind eye and along nape. Black outer primaries. Viewed in poor light. Found by David Levasheff."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2020 10:16 by Libby Patten
- 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/S63975608
- Comments: "Making twitter call and interacting aggressively with a Cassin’s Kingbird."

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 07:45 by Fred Machetanz
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63976612
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Cassin's Finch (Haemorhous cassinii) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2020 08:35 by Peter Schneekloth
- East Pinery, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.7296569,-119.9531293&ll=34.7296569,-119.9531293
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63973722
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Distinct red crown, rosy wash, distinct brown malar, pointy Bill, streaked undertail will add photos."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 30, 2020 10:00 by Becky Turley
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63966569
- Comments: "Continuing in creek south of 6th St. Yellowish, streaked underparts, dark upperparts. Bobbing, called several times. Photos soon."

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