Date: 2/1/21 11:35 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Tufted Duck (1 report)
- Short-eared Owl (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Chestnut-collared Longspur (1 report)

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Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 13:20 by Dan Cooper
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-119.829812&<ll...>,-119.829812
- Checklist:
- Comments: "Adult male, solid black back/rear end, long thin tuft. About the first bird I saw scanning the flock of scaup/Ruddies. Didn't realize it was a known bird at first. Glad I didn't cause a scene. Stunner."

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2021 16:58 by Guy Tingos
- More Mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-119.7963064&<ll...>,-119.7963064
- Checklist:
- Comments: "Being harassed by crows high over Mesa at 5 pm. At 5:35, it was flying low around the perimeter of the Mesa."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2021 10:58 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria Country Club (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-120.442061&<ll...>,-120.442061
- Checklist:
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Ongoing male. Photos"

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus) (2)
- Reported Feb 01, 2021 10:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Cuyama Valley (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-119.6431732&<ll...>,-119.6431732
- Checklist:
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Second bird confirmed"


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