Date: 2/7/21 11:43 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Short-eared Owl (2 reports)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (2 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Cassin's Finch (1 report)
- Red Crossbill (1 report)
- Chestnut-collared Longspur (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (2 reports)

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Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1)
- Reported Feb 07, 2021 16:14 by Betsy Mooney
- 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/S80628469
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Medium-sized owl with dark brown streaked body flying low hunting near Northern Harriers. The Short-eared Owl had a larger rounded head than the harriers, a shorter tail, and rounded wings. It had dark eye patches and its face was white."

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1)
- Reported Feb 07, 2021 15:58 by Barry Rowan
- 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/S80629643
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Medium-sized owl, hunting near Harriers. See photos."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 06, 2021 11:11 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Jack O'Connell Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.5904007&<ll...>,-120.5904007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80575498
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Imm male observed foraging between water treatment plant fence on north side of ball fields and main parking area."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 07, 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/S80596329
- Comments: "Ongoing bright red male in willow by #4 green."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Feb 06, 2021 11:50 by Dika Golovatchoff
- 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/S80590305
- Comments: "Perched on dead tree between 2nd and 3rd platform; sallied out over water frequently. Bright yellow chest and belly. Thick bill"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Feb 07, 2021 16:15 by James 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/S80622161
- Comments: "Continuing, notched tail, yellow belly/breast, heavy bill"

Cassin's Finch (Haemorhous cassinii) (3)
- Reported Feb 07, 2021 07:00 by Peter Schneekloth
- Backyard, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.1948929&<ll...>,-120.1948929
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80623843
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Haemorhous with straight culmen, eye arcs and long wing extension. Continuing, photos."

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (4)
- Reported Feb 07, 2021 07:17 by David Blue
- 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/S80599935
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Was standing at the gate to La Cumbre Peak at 7:20 AM when four crossbills flew into the tall pine next to the parking pullout. Two clicks of the shutter and off they went..."

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus) (2)
- Reported Feb 07, 2021 10:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Cuyama Valley (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.6431732&<ll...>,-119.6431732
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80597614
- Media: 2 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing. Probably four birds (two males, two female-types)"

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Feb 07, 2021 08:49 by Laurel S Luby
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.5278168&<ll...>,-119.5278168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80597405
- Comments: "Yellow head and throat, faint black eye line, lighter underpart and white wing bar"

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Feb 07, 2021 08:49 by Tom Beland
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.5278168&<ll...>,-119.5278168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80596694
- Comments: "Yellow head and throat, faint black eye line, lighter underpart and white wing bar"

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