Date: 2/15/21 11:54 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- White-winged Dove (2 reports)
- Hammond's Flycatcher (1 report)
- Western Kingbird (1 report)
- Sage Thrasher (2 reports)
- Black-headed Grosbeak (1 report)

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White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 15, 2021 09:18 by Jessica Lovering
- Storke apartments (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.8629427&<ll...>,-119.8629427
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81597730
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "At feeders, private property. Dove, overall grayish brown, larger than mourning dove, size more like Eurasian Collared-dove (but only had Mourning for comparison). No black markings on wings, a single black mark on side of neck. Obvious white border at bottom of the wing when perched. Photos."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 15, 2021 09:18 by Linus Blomqvist
- Storke apartments (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.8629427&<ll...>,-119.8629427
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81597729
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "At feeders, private property. Dove, overall grayish brown, larger than mourning dove, size more like Eurasian Collared-dove (but only had Mourning for comparison). No black markings on wings, a single black mark on side of neck. Obvious white border at bottom of the wing when perched. Photos (phone camera through window; still diagnostic.)"

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (1)
- Reported Feb 15, 2021 08:50 by Deann Purcell
- 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/S81633353
- Comments: "Excellent extended close-up view of this not-shy little flycatcher at 9:40 am at the weir. Two whitish wing bars, gray back and yellowish belly, slight gray crest, whitish (maybe impartial) eye ring, small bill, pumped tail a lot."

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) (1)
- Reported Feb 15, 2021 13:27 by Laura Lyon
- 3056 Braemar Dr, Santa Barbara US-CA 34.40692, -119.74324, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.743242&<ll...>,-119.743242
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81675150
- Comments: "I usually see Cassin’s Kingbirds, but this one looked a little bigger and had no white on the tip of it’s tail. Also, no sound came from this bird. The Cassin’s K. are quite vocal. Seems early in the year though, so I’m not sure."

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (5)
- Reported Feb 15, 2021 15:14 by logan kahle
- SATH fields, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.529673&<ll...>,-119.529673
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81712091
- Comments: "Photos of some. Many running around. They seem to like it here"

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (5)
- Reported Feb 15, 2021 15:14 by Joachim Gonzalez
- SATH fields, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.529673&<ll...>,-119.529673
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81712111
- Comments: "Photos of some. Many running around. They seem to like it here"

Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) (1)
- Reported Feb 15, 2021 13:15 by Keni Miller
- 5050 Baseline Ave, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.0270543&<ll...>,-120.0270543
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81679794
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "At bird feeder in back yard"

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