Date: 3/22/21 12:04 am
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Short-eared Owl (1 report)
- Black-throated Sparrow (2 reports)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)

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Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 21, 2021 09:38 by John Callender
- New Cuyama--Foothill Rd, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.653557&<ll...>,-119.653557
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S83824439
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Flying together north of Foothill Road, observed from near the intersection of Foothill Road and Bell Road (34.8984821, -119.6542243). Photos."

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 21, 2021 11:31 by John Callender
- Deer Park Canyon (SBA Co), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.463974&<ll...>,-119.463974
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S83834486
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Saw clearly though briefly through binoculars at 60 feet. Just east of the lower (western) gate. Gray-brown sparrow with plain upperparts and an unmarked breast. Strong white eyebrow that extended well behind the eye, white whiskers, and a black throat patch. There was a second bird with it that may have been another black throated sparrow but I didn’t see it well."

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 21, 2021 09:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- New Cuyama--Foothill Rd, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.653557&<ll...>,-119.653557
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S83829908
- Comments: "Grey Back, Black bib, white brow and mustache. In the 'gully' with remnant chaparral. Not known from this site, but nests at nearby Ballinger, so this bird may be on its way to nesting locally"

Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) (Junco hyemalis mearnsi) (1)
- Reported Mar 21, 2021 09:46 by margeNdon thornton
- Los Alamos Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.2791357&<ll...>,-120.2791357
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S83861022
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "light grey head, lighter grey throat, pink sides."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 21, 2021 11:45 by Jenny Slaughter
- 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/S83834996
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Adult male, dark rust color with black head, ongoing bird. Observed in large blooming eycalyptus tree and also in large sycamore tree."

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