Date: 2/18/21 11:58 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Black-legged Kittiwake (1 report)
- Heermann's Gull (1 report)
- Black-vented Shearwater (3 reports)
- Fox Sparrow (Sooty) (2 reports)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed) (1 report)
- Lincoln's Sparrow (1 report)
- Tennessee Warbler (1 report)
- Common Yellowthroat (2 reports)

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Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2021 06:30 by Adam Searcy
- Santa Barbara Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.035716&<ll...>,-119.035716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81917697
- Comments: "Second-year bird. Flew past east side of island during high winds in early evening. Small gull with small black bill, white below with bold black "M" above, dark tail tip, and dark partial collar on back and sides of neck."

Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni) (1)
- Reported Feb 13, 2021 07:15 by Adam Searcy
- Santa Barbara Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.035716&<ll...>,-119.035716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81917867
- Comments: "Second-year. Flew in to the large gull flock on lee side of island. Chocolate brown with some pale feathering on back and wing panel, small bill peach at base with dark tip."

Black-vented Shearwater (Puffinus opisthomelas) (5)
- Reported Feb 14, 2021 07:30 by Adam Searcy
- Santa Barbara Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.035716&<ll...>,-119.035716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81917949
- Comments: "Small fast flapping black and white shearwaters"

Black-vented Shearwater (Puffinus opisthomelas) (1)
- Reported Feb 13, 2021 07:15 by Adam Searcy
- Santa Barbara Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.035716&<ll...>,-119.035716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81917867
- Comments: "Fast flapping small dark brown above and white below"

Black-vented Shearwater (Puffinus opisthomelas) (25)
- Reported Feb 12, 2021 06:30 by Adam Searcy
- Santa Barbara Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.035716&<ll...>,-119.035716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81917697
- Comments: "Small fast-flapping shearwaters, dark brown above and white below. Flying north ca. 0.75 to 1.5 km off east side of island"

Fox Sparrow (Sooty) (Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) (1)
- Reported Feb 15, 2021 07:30 by Adam Searcy
- Santa Barbara Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.035716&<ll...>,-119.035716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81918183
- Comments: "Continuing. Chunky sparrow, upperparts brownish with some gray on face, wings plain brown, some reddish tones in tail, belly to throat white with triangular brownish spots, bill yellowish with dusky top. Photographed on 12 Feb."

Fox Sparrow (Sooty) (Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2021 06:30 by Adam Searcy
- Santa Barbara Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.035716&<ll...>,-119.035716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81917697
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing near ranger station. Chunky sparrow, upperparts brownish with some gray on face, wings plain brown, some reddish tones in tail, belly to throat white with triangular brownish spots, bill yellowish with dusky top. Photographed."

Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed) (Junco hyemalis caniceps)
- Reported Feb 17, 2021 12:00 by Howard Friedman
- Aliso Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.7673745&<ll...>,-119.7673745
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81916261
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Gray body with black eye line and rusty shoulder"

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) (1)
- Reported Feb 16, 2021 by Adam Searcy
- Santa Barbara Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.035716&<ll...>,-119.035716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81918273
- Comments: "Small sparrow with finely streaked breast underlain by buff, buffy malar and eyering, gray supercilium and dark brown cap. Back gray and brown streaked, wings brownish. Seen in Coreopsis above house."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 17, 2021 15:15 by Becky Turley
- Stakeout Tennessee Warbler, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.7798186&<ll...>,-119.7798186
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81913811
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing in bottlebrush tree. Flew into the south side of southern tree as previously reported. Vocalizing. Gray head, supercilium, pale yellow wash on throat and sides, mostly whitish, greenish wings, white undertail."

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) (1)
- Reported Feb 15, 2021 07:30 by Adam Searcy
- Santa Barbara Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.035716&<ll...>,-119.035716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81918183
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Second SBI winter record. Male. Small warbler hopping around low veg near house/greenhouse giving familiar calls. Olive green above with black mask bordered by white above and yellow below on throat and upper breast turning to olive below breast on underparts. (Photographed through window.)"

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2021 07:30 by Adam Searcy
- Santa Barbara Island (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.035716&<ll...>,-119.035716
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S81917949
- Comments: "Second SBI winter record. Male. Small warbler hopping around low veg near house/greenhouse giving familiar calls. Olive green above with black mask bordered by white above and yellow below on throat and upper breast turning to olive below breast on underparts. (Photographed on 15 Feb.)"

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