Date: 7/25/20 11:46 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Eared Grebe (1 report)
- Virginia Rail (5 reports)
- Reddish Egret (1 report)

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Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) (4)
- Reported Jul 25, 2020 10:00 by Cachuma Lake
- Cachuma Lake Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5739701,-119.9579144&ll=34.5739701,-119.9579144
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71818821
- Comments: "West end near dam"

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) (1)
- Reported Jul 25, 2020 14:45 by margeNdon thornton
- NCOS-Creekside, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4216121,-119.8790442&ll=34.4216121,-119.8790442
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71819480
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In the reeds south of the bridge. Mostly a rufous brown, grey on the head with brown center stripe and black around the orangish eye. Beak bi-colored, black above and dark orange below."

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) (1)
- Reported Jul 25, 2020 18:20 by Susanne Meyer
- 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/S71827612
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird on south side of Phelps bridge"

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) (1)
- Reported Jul 25, 2020 08:25 by Andrew McGrath
- 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/S71806601
- Comments: "Continuing bird in reeds south of Phelps creek bridge"

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) (2)
- Reported Jul 25, 2020 06:50 by James Chapman
- 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/S71807299
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Rusty brown rail with gray cheeks."

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) (2)
- Reported Jul 25, 2020 06:50 by George Chapman
- 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/S71807298
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Rusty brown rail with gray cheeks and long bill. One on north side of the Phelps bridge and one on south side, as previously reported by Libby Patten."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 24, 2020 14:20 by Mark Holmgren
- Santa Ynez River Estuary, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.690362,-120.600358&ll=34.690362,-120.600358
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71804300
- Comments: "One seen from 35th St looking up the channelbut details were difficult to get due to heat waves. Another seen at Ocean Beach Park. Probably the same individual."

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