Date: 9/29/20 4:26 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (1 report)
- Curlew Sandpiper (4 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (4 reports)
- Tennessee Warbler (1 report)
- American Redstart (1 report)
- Blackpoll Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (4 reports)
- Palm Warbler (Western) (1 report)
- Dickcissel (1 report)

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Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 09:36 by Jamie Chavez
- Waller Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.4392958&<ll...>,-120.4392958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74214873
- Comments: "Long staying resident goose"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 14:30 by Pete Wolf
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.8419678&<ll...>,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74223143
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 09:16 by Hans Spiecker
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.8419678&<ll...>,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74212174
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen with others. Have. Photo. Appeared to be about the size of nearby Dunlins (3) and a bit smaller than Black Turnstones it was associating with."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 17:30 by Paul Mayer
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.8419678&<ll...>,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74195428
- Comments: "Continuing bird. White supercillium grayish brown scalloped back. Decurved bill and white rump in flight."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 13:37 by Pete Sole
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.8419678&<ll...>,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74185579
- Comments: "Continuing. Long winged, with black primaries that extend beyond the tail. White rump visible in images and very noticeable during flight. Less drab than dunlin. Associating with sanderlings. Images:
<a href="http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/documentary/sandpiper_curlew_200928a.jpg"><img src="http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/documentary/sandpiper_curlew_200928a.jpg" /></a><br />
<a href="http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/documentary/sandpiper_curlew_200928b.jpg"><img src="http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/documentary/sandpiper_curlew_200928b.jpg" /></a><br />
<a href="http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/documentary/sandpiper_curlew_200928c.jpg"><img src="http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/documentary/sandpiper_curlew_200928c.jpg" /></a>"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 09:58 by Teale Fristoe
- 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...>,-119.8713662&<ll...>,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74216702
- Comments: "Continuing near small mallard pond near main bridge. Kingbird with bright yellow belly up to throat and large bill."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 07:18 by Bradley Hacker
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.0694835&<ll...>,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74208430
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bathing with other towhees and sparrows in short wet grass west of big lerpy euc on W side of estuary. Then grubbing in dirt east of euc along edge of brush. Then flew SE a few meters into bushes and not seen for 20 minutes. Found yesterday by George C."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 07:16 by Linus Blomqvist
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.0694835&<ll...>,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74209741
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 13:58 by George Chapman
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.0694835&<ll...>,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74187731
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Towhee with red cap, yellow-green wing edges and tail. Along brush edge near lerp infested " warbler tree" just S of RR bridge."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 09:07 by Andrea Bruce
- Refugio State Beach, Goleta US-CA 34.46410, -120.06980, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.0698&<ll...>,-120.0698
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74214995
- Comments: "Continuing. Plumage and crown duller than we anticipated. On the ground foraging close to CATO"

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 13:58 by George Chapman
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.0694835&<ll...>,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74187731
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "In "warbler tree". Thin dark eye-line, greenish back, white UTC. Buffy breast, slight wing bar."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 12:51 by Teale Fristoe
- Bella Vista OSP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.8836064&<ll...>,-119.8836064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74218879
- Comments: "Continuing beautiful male in trees above picnic benches."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 08:27 by Deann Purcell
- La Mesa Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.7229957&<ll...>,-119.7229957
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74209347
- Comments: "Mid-sized yellow-ish warbler with two white wing bars, white under the tail, and distinctive orange feet. Seen in the eucalyptus next to the closest bench to the park exit, adjacent to the green fence."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 07:45 by Teale Fristoe
- Pershing Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.6964902&<ll...>,-119.6964902
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74207184
- Comments: "At least one continues. Initially seen across the road in front of the pool, later foraging on the ground and in a tree. Dull brown warbler with yellow undertail coverts and noticeable supercilium. Bobbing tail frequently."

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 15:11 by David Blue
- Pershing Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.6964902&<ll...>,-119.6964902
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74194669
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Discovered earlier in the day by Adam Searcy. Two different birds with one being duller than the other. They both pumped their tails almost non-stop while foraging on the ground with Yellow-rumped Warblers. Each bird had yellow undertail coverts, a yellowish rump, a prominent supercilium, a dark eye-line, a brown lateral throat stripe, and faint wing bars."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 13:19 by Mark Holmgren
- Pershing Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.6964902&<ll...>,-119.6964902
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74190777
- Comments: "Found by Adam Searcy earlier today. We never saw the two birds together, but one was strongly marked, the other weakly marked. Both birds were sighted in the half of the park closest to Cabrillo Blvd."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 13:19 by Lori Gaskin
- Pershing Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.6964902&<ll...>,-119.6964902
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74188253
- Comments: "Found by Adam Searcy earlier today."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 13:05 by margeNdon thornton
- Pershing Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.6964902&<ll...>,-119.6964902
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74202040
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Warbler, brown above, light below, primary edges light, yellow on rump above and below, small white patch on tail, lightly marked supercilium and dark eye line. The two birds were seen in different corners of the park, foraging in the grass."

Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 08:35 by David Levasheff
- Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.6832574&<ll...>,-119.6832574
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74221194
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Young Bird, white chin turning tan then yellow on the breast. Black streaks in breast and flank area, beginnings of a submoustachial stripe. Small light supercillium on generally brown face. Dark streaks on crown. Bold dark streaks on back. See Photos."

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