Date: 7/21/20 10:33 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (2 reports)
- Common Ground Dove (1 report)
- Willet (Western) (2 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (12)
- Reported Jul 21, 2020 18:14 by Sarah Toner
- Santa Maria River Estuary (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9671044,-120.6473815&ll=34.9671044,-120.6473815
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71712421
- Comments: "Counted by 1s. One female with 6 young and 5 in a separate group that drifted over into SLO co. Plain brown medium-sized Aythya with white bellies, smudgy white on face, rounded heads. Lacked prominent white patch on front of head. Young birds actively diving with female in SBco."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (12)
- Reported Jul 21, 2020 18:14 by Larry Chen
- Santa Maria River Estuary (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9671044,-120.6473815&ll=34.9671044,-120.6473815
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71712422
- Comments: "Counted by 1s. One female with 6 young and 5 in a separate group that drifted over into SLO co. Plain brown medium-sized Aythya with white bellies, smudgy white on face, rounded heads. Lacked prominent white patch on front of head. Young birds actively diving with female in SBco."

Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) (3)
- Reported Jul 21, 2020 07:40 by Susanne Meyer
- Farren Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.443548,-119.9237752&ll=34.443548,-119.9237752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71710053
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Heard at least 3 vocalizations from different areas, some closer by, some further away. Recorded one, unfortunately with airplane noise in the background"

Willet (Western) (Tringa semipalmata inornata) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 18, 2020 09:34 by Catherine Steinberg
- Coal Oil Point--Devereux Beach and Sands Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4071359,-119.8783064&ll=34.4071359,-119.8783064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71686406
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Two birds, overall grayish plumage, white lateral stripe I'm wings when in flight, bluish gray legs, photos to add."

Willet (Western) (Tringa semipalmata inornata) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 18, 2020 09:34 by Sandrine Biziaux-Scherson
- Coal Oil Point--Devereux Beach and Sands Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4071359,-119.8783064&ll=34.4071359,-119.8783064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71697562
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Two birds, overall grayish plumage, white lateral stripe I'm wings when in flight, bluish gray legs, photos to add."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 15, 2020 08:03 by Laurel S Luby
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71706199
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen from bike path across from bushes behind park residence. Grayish back, large black bill. Photo attached"

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