Date: 1/26/21 11:28 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Tufted Duck (1 report)
- Red Knot (1 report)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 report)
- Merlin (Black) (1 report)
- Red Crossbill (1 report)
- Chestnut-collared Longspur (1 report)

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Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 07:23 by Kathy Burba
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-119.829812&<ll...>,-119.829812
- Checklist:
- Comments: "Hanging out under the pipe at 10:00am that crosses the Slough with Buffalo-head and coot. Seen from the platform. Distinct white lower body and black back, golden eyes, with obvious long tuft. Continuing at this location as reported by others."

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) (2)
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 08:00 by Dennis Doordan
- Goleta Beach Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-119.8322153&<ll...>,-119.8322153
- Checklist:
- Comments: "Two birds on the rocky ledge at the far western ed of the park beyond the parking lot; medium sized shore bird with stout black straight bill and winter plumage."

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 11:34 by Peter Schneekloth
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-120.0405478&<ll...>,-120.0405478
- Checklist:
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Juvenile plumage continuing bird, photos"

Merlin (Black) (Falco columbarius suckleyi) (1)
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 11:33 by David Blue
- Armour Ranch Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-120.0399256&<ll...>,-120.0399256
- Checklist:
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Perched in a tree eating a bird on the northeast side of Armour Ranch Road as it curves from north to west (34.6101449, -120.0306730)."

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 08:40 by Ron Hirst
- Ortega Ridge pines, Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-119.600994&<ll...>,-119.600994
- Checklist:
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "male & female in pine at Ortega Ranch Rd. entry"

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus) (1)
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 13:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Cuyama Valley (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-119.6431732&<ll...>,-119.6431732
- Checklist:
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "May have been second bird. ID'ed with extensive help from Paul Lehman and Mark Holmgren. ID differentiation (from McCown's) mostly on bill shape and details of plumage"


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