Date: 10/2/20 5:12 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Curlew Sandpiper (4 reports)
- American Bittern (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Cliff Swallow (1 report)
- Northern Parula (1 report)

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Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 15:55 by Greg Homel
- 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/S74300563
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Photos to be posted."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 17:14 by Greg Homel
- 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/S74300717
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Photos."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 17:14 by Alana Vista
- 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/S74317167
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Photos."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 09:00 by nancy schnaitman
- 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/S74313740
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bird located about 1/4 mile east of stairs at #6 parking lot. Feeding in kelp along with Sanderlings, Least Sandpipers, and Black Turnstones.. Same bird as seen previously. White rump visible in flight."

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 08:01 by Sangeet Khalsa
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6003785&<ll...>,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74328574
- Comments: "Heron with long neck, white with dark brown streaking on the underside. Observed it stretching straight upwards, then flew off at which point I was able to note the contrasting dark wingtips/flight feathers with the rest of the upper wing and back. Seen just past the old abutments of the 35th street bridge here (34.6880469, -120.5868065)."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 15:58 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...>,-119.8713662&<ll...>,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74298583
- Comments: "On reed in pond in NE corner. Bright yellow up to neck"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 07:48 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...>,-119.8713662&<ll...>,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74299336
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird in the pond area just north of the east bridge."

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) (2)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 09:37 by David Blue
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.8756027&<ll...>,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74320744
- Comments: "Buffy rumps and collars, light underparts and squared-off tail Very late."

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 11:40 by Mario Borunda
- Orpet Park and Riviera Business Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.7047755&<ll...>,-119.7047755
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74331244
- Comments: "I believe it must be the continuing bird. Looked just like the photos taken by Adam Searcy. Yellow throat and chest fading into a light belly. Bluish gray head, nape, and onto wing. Two white wing bars. This sighting was further up Lasuen Rd, closer to Moreno Dr. I saw it in an oak on the Orpet Park side of Lasuen and it flew to a Euc on the other side of Lasuen. It was about 80-100 yards from the intersection of Lasuen and Alameda Padre Serra."

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