Date: 2/23/21 12:01 am
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- American Bittern (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Black-throated Sparrow (1 report)

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American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2021 16:40 by Susanne Meyer
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-119.84975&<ll...>,-119.84975
- Checklist:
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Viewed from the dam looking right (East). Bittern flew in and landed in front of the reeds at the east end of the dam and remained visible for a few minutes before disappearing in the reeds."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2021 14:12 by Eric Wier
- Jack O'Connell Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-120.5904007&<ll...>,-120.5904007
- Checklist:
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing, first reported on eBird by “Pair of Wing Nuts” on February 6th"

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2021 08:20 by John Deacon
- Rancho Sisquoc Winery (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map:<q...>,-120.2100313&<ll...>,-120.2100313
- Checklist:
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Known individual. In newly plowed field north of Rancho Sisquoc overhead sign. Closely associated with a flock of WCSP. Black bib and white eyebrow bordered by black. White malar stripe. Diagnostic but unartistic photos obtained."


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