Date: 2/6/21 11:42 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Common Ground Dove (1 report)
- Common Poorwill (1 report)
- Short-eared Owl (2 reports)
- Hammond's Flycatcher (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Red Crossbill (1 report)
- Scott's Oriole (1 report)

---------------------------------------------
Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Santa Barbara County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35915
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) (4)
- Reported Feb 06, 2021 08:25 by David Blue
- Farren Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.9237752&<ll...>,-119.9237752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80522264
- Comments: "Four seen on the ground at the edge of the avocado grove. This was across the road from the eucalyptus row, immediately beyond the first row of cactus, and well before the large palm."

Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii) (1)
- Reported Feb 06, 2021 18:09 by Linus Blomqvist
- Figueroa Mountain Road, Los Olivos, California, US (34.722, -119.969), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.9688128&<ll...>,-119.9688128
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80560799
- Comments: "Seen at dusk from the car. First seen sitting flush against the gravelly ground, big yellow eyes reflecting the headlights. Took off and flew around a bit and then landed again. Overall size similar to a Robin. Fairly sleek build, darkish gray/brown, didn't have the white primary patch or the long wings and very buoyant flight of a nighthawk. Flight was somewhat floppy."

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1)
- Reported Feb 06, 2021 16:06 by George Chapman
- More Mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.7963064&<ll...>,-119.7963064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80559216
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Owl, dashes on breast extending to belly, underwing with dark wrists, dark patches on upper wings."

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1)
- Reported Feb 06, 2021 16:06 by James Chapman
- More Mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.7963064&<ll...>,-119.7963064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80559217
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Owl, barred breast, dark wrists, white patches on upper wings."

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (1)
- Reported Feb 06, 2021 09:00 by margeNdon thornton
- Arroyo Burro Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.7503543&<ll...>,-119.7503543
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80543787
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "small grayish flycatcher came to bid us farewell as we walked down the path past the weir. Small beak, eye ring round, primary projection longish."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Feb 06, 2021 14:26 by George Chapman
- UC Santa Barbara--Campus Lagoon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.845165&<ll...>,-119.845165
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80549745
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Large billed kingbird, bright yellow from belly to breast, slight notch at end of tail. Was silent. In favored dead pine at SW corner of art building, 34.41171, -119.84992."

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (1)
- Reported Feb 06, 2021 06:20 by John Callender
- La Cumbre Peak, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.7147721&<ll...>,-119.7147721
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80524746
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Female/immature-type bird calling from the top of a pine near the gate on the road to the summit, near (34.4954339, -119.7143202). At first I was confused by the similarity of the bird’s calls to those of the nearby Pygmy Nuthatches, but then I realized both species were in the area."

Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum) (1)
- Reported Feb 06, 2021 08:25 by David Blue
- Farren Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.9237752&<ll...>,-119.9237752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80522264
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "One male seen at 8:50 AM on the right side (looking west) of the first and largest gap in the eucalyptus row (when going “up” the road)."

***********

You received this message because you are subscribed to eBird's Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert

Manage your eBird alert subscriptions:
https://ebird.org/alerts

eBird Alerts provide recent reports of regionally or seasonally rare species (Rarities Alerts) or species you have not yet observed (Needs Alerts) in your region of interest; both Accepted and Unreviewed observations are included. Some reports may be from private property or inaccessible to the general public. It is the responsibility of every eBirder to be aware of and respectful of access restrictions. For more information, see our Terms of Use: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/terms-of-use/


-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Groups.io Links: You receive all messages sent to this group.
View/Reply Online (#32010): https://sbcobirding.groups.io/g/main/message/32010
Mute This Topic: https://groups.io/mt/79445477/858290
-=-=-
For everything birding in Santa Barbara County: http://www.sbcobirding.com
Read the County Reporting List guidelines: http://www.sbcobirding.com/countyreportinglist.html
Updated status &amp; distribution of Santa Barbara County birds: http://www.sbcobirding.com/lehmanbosbc.html
SB Breeding Bird Study: Contribute at http://santabarbaraaudubon.org/santa-barbara-county-breeding-bird-study/
-=-=-
Group Owner: main+<owner...>
Unsubscribe: https://sbcobirding.groups.io/g/main/unsub [<lists...>]
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-


 
Join us on Facebook!