Date: 7/24/20 11:29 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Virginia Rail (2 reports)
- Reddish Egret (1 report)

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Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) (2)
- Reported Jul 24, 2020 19:59 by Linus Blomqvist
- 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/checklist/S71793222
- Media: 4 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "One reported from here earlier today. I saw two at the same time. Rail with long-ish slightly curved bill, orange breast, gray cheek and striped back. Also heard high-pitched shriek and a metallic chi-di."

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 24, 2020 10:56 by David Blue
- 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/checklist/S71788812
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen in the near reeds looking down from the Phelps Creek bridge (toward the south). No vocalizations were heard. (See photo.)"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 23, 2020 11:00 by Bernice Hilton
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71791786
- Comments: "Known bird, near mouth of estuary. Roosting on log , near 5 Snowy Egrets on adjacent log."

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