Date: 2/9/21 11:46 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Elegant Tern (2 reports)
- Hammond's Flycatcher (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 08, 2021 08:59 by Linda Callender
- Cachuma Lake Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-119.9579144&<ll...>,-119.9579144
- Checklist:
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Female."

Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans) (1)
- Reported Feb 09, 2021 15:46 by John Callender
- Carpinteria City Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-119.5270188&<ll...>,-119.5270188
- Checklist:
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "On the beach with the Royal Tern flock. Smaller overall; more extensive black crest; longer, thinner beak."

Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans) (2)
- Reported Feb 09, 2021 11:01 by Chad Moura
- Goleta Beach Park, Goleta US-CA 34.41732, -119.83015, Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-119.830148&<ll...>,-119.830148
- Checklist:
- Comments: "Darker black crown the runs past eyes, slimmer bill with a droop compared to Royals"

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (1)
- Reported Feb 07, 2021 14:33 by Aaron Kreisberg
- Arroyo Burro Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-119.7503543&<ll...>,-119.7503543
- Checklist:
- Comments: "Seen in oaks just downstream from concrete weir on housing side of path. Flying and perching in oak tree. Empidonax flycatcher with two white wing bars, partial white eye rings, and small crest. Drab greenish olive overall.

Continuing bird, not distinguishable from me from the dusky flycatcher seen at Bella Vista Open Space this winter also. Primaries did seem longish but not an identification I have much experience."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 09, 2021 10:56 by Libby Patten
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-119.8673469&<ll...>,-119.8673469
- Checklist:
- Comments: "Continuing female , first found by Dave Compton on 1/23/21. Pale cheek and underparts. Black and white stripes on head and back, somewhat bold markings for a female. Was foraging on trunks of shrubs and creekside oaks to the east of the playground. Made little seet flight calls as it moved from tree to tree."


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