Date: 1/31/21 11:35 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Tufted Duck (1 report)
- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)
- Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 report)
- MacGillivray's Warbler (2 reports)

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Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 11:45 by Andrew Masaitis
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.829812&<ll...>,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80209066
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Spotted from the East overlook diving for food near some Lesser Scaup and Bufflehead along the left bank then it separated and came very close to the platform and headed West toward the bridge. Black overall, white flanks, obvious tuft. Pictures will follow."

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 10:42 by margeNdon thornton
- Santa Maria Mesa Road Ponds, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.279007&<ll...>,-120.279007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80226970
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "males in breeding plumage, the white backs stood out clearly. In the southermost pond with 3 Ring-necked Ducks(1 male, 2 female)"

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 08:00 by Ryanne Pritchard-Bee
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.0405478&<ll...>,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80237666
- Comments: "continuing bird with juvenile plumage"

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 08:43 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria Country Club (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.442061&<ll...>,-120.442061
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80201994
- Comments: "Ongoing bright red male."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 30, 2021 12:49 by Andrew Masaitis
- Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.6572856&<ll...>,-119.6572856
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80147798
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Large, bright yellow bellied, gray head and gray-green back. Heavier, longer bill. Spotted near the shore between the first and second overlooks. Picture to follow."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (5) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 08:30 by Anonymous eBirder
- New Cuyama--Foothill Rd, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.653557&<ll...>,-119.653557
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80218489
- Comments: "Small grey-brown sparrows with few features except eye-rings. In gully (species has occurred in this locale in previous years)"

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (10)
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 10:42 by margeNdon thornton
- Santa Maria Mesa Road Ponds, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.279007&<ll...>,-120.279007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80226970
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "mixed in the large flock of Tricolored Blackbirds (along with a few Red-winged Blackbirds)"

MacGillivray's Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 14:34 by margeNdon thornton
- 7402 - 7418 Hollister Ave (LogMeIn Tipus), 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/S80236203
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Warbler with olive back, yellow breast, blue head with white eyearcs."

MacGillivray's Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 09:54 by John Callender
- 7402 - 7418 Hollister Ave (LogMeIn Tipus), 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/S80205897
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male on the slope at the north end of the eucalyptus grove near (34.4308907, -119.8894525)."

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