Date: 10/14/20 8:23 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Curlew Sandpiper (2 reports)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)
- Scott's Oriole (1 report)
- Nashville Warbler (ridgwayi) (1 report)
- Northern Parula (1 report)

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Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 11:21 by Michael Hingerty
- 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/S74830264
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Spotted along the shore near the last ridge before the black rocks, about .5 miles from the steps. Associating with the groups of sanderlings."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 11:45 by karyl gabriel
- 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/S74831308
- Comments: "Continuing rarity. Feeding NE of parking lot 6 stairs with Sanderlings, Turnstones and Leasts. Similar size to Sanderling, but more slender and attenuated, long curved bill, black legs, pale supercilium, white below and white rump visible in flight and when preening. Photos to follow."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 15:27 by Noah Arthur
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.5140259&<ll...>,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74797501
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Stunning find by John Callender near the train tracks. Brilliant female with golden-red stomach and undertail coverts."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 07:57 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/S74818866
- Comments: "Continuing bird at the east pond bridge, first reported this fall by Libby Patten on September 20, 2020. Distinguished from nearby Cassin’s Kingbirds by its lighter gray head, longer black bill, greenish back, and brighter yellow belly which came higher up on the breast."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 08:10 by Alex Loos
- Hope Ranch Annex (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.7596846&<ll...>,-119.7596846
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74809397
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen foraging in yard near feeders. Both Spotted Towhee and California Towhee briefly stopped by."

Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 15:27 by Noah Arthur
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.5140259&<ll...>,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74797501
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "A very ratty tail-less oriole, in trees above the turk's-cap hibiscus just downstream from the footbridge. Likely hanging around the hibiscus patch for nectar. It was very elusive and difficult to view/photo. In the field I identified it as an Orchard Oriole, but was troubled by the long, hefty bill. Now I'm concluding that it's a Scott's, based on the cold yellow overall coloration, dusky face, black "beard" and large, long curved bill."

Nashville Warbler (ridgwayi) (Leiothlypis ruficapilla ridgwayi) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 17:03 by Noah Arthur
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.5140259&<ll...>,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74831071
- Comments: "Male with bright green rump and habitual tail-pump, at and near ground level in the thicket below the foot bridge."

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 09:46 by Deven Kammerichs-Berke
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.8908561&<ll...>,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74814685
- Comments: "Continuing; in the northwest corner of the parking lot, in the tipus bordering the brick wall. Smallish warbler with greenish-blue upperparts; broken eye ring; double white wing bars; yellow throat; yellow breast with a small chestnut patch separating the breast and throat; white belly and vent; white tail spots."

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