Date: 3/29/21 12:04 am
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Eurasian Wigeon (2 reports)
- Swainson's Hawk (1 report)
- Willow Flycatcher (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Sage Thrasher (2 reports)

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Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Mar 28, 2021 09:42 by Andrew McGrath
- Dune Pond at COPR, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.881839&<ll...>,-119.881839
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84274951
- Comments: "Continuing with flock of American wigeon. Orange head with cream colored stripe clearly visible"

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Mar 28, 2021 08:39 by Barry Rowan
- Dune Pond at COPR, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.881839&<ll...>,-119.881839
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84315705
- Comments: "Wigeon with ref head, bluish bill and Buffy forehead."

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1)
- Reported Mar 28, 2021 10:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- 166, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.6244714&<ll...>,-119.6244714
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84279839
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Initially on ground"

Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) (1)
- Reported Mar 28, 2021 11:34 by Mario Borunda
- Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden, Santa Barbara US-CA 34.42937, -119.70690, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.706898&<ll...>,-119.706898
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84288148
- Comments: "Initially attracted by loud, single tweet whistle expressed every few seconds. Spotted moving between trees at NW corner of park, at Arrellaga and Santa Bárbara Streets. Two good looks, but unable to take photos. Brownish upper parts. Gray throat. Two bars on dark wings."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Mar 28, 2021 09:42 by Andrew McGrath
- Dune Pond at COPR, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.881839&<ll...>,-119.881839
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84274951
- Comments: "Kingbird with long bill, extensive yellow on breast, and no white visible on sides or tip of tail in flight"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Mar 28, 2021 16:15 by George Chapman
- UC Santa Barbara--Campus Lagoon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.845165&<ll...>,-119.845165
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84306849
- Comments: "Large-billed kingbird. Bright yellow of belly extending up onto breast, just below throat. Notched tail."

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 26, 2021 08:29 by Satie Airame
- Foothill Rd 34.90079, -119.61551, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-119.61579&<ll...>,-119.61579
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84290338
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "3 very skittish birds together more or less, and constantly keeping their distance from us. Distinguished from Pipit by: White tips on tail only to the outer tail feathers; no bobbing behavior; short tertials. No vocals."

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1)
- Reported Mar 28, 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/S84284439
- Comments: "Continuing"

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