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8/22/17 6:47 pm <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] White-winged Dove and Canyon Wren updates
8/22/17 1:33 pm Thomas Turner <tomleeturner...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] COPR Dune Pond
8/22/17 9:08 am <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] SB Bird Refuge Update
8/20/17 8:28 pm 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] SYRE AND COPR
8/20/17 5:42 pm Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Plovers galore at COPR
8/20/17 6:22 am Don Tate <osomocoso...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] lesser nighthawk at SYR at Lompoc
8/19/17 10:19 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Ocean Park,
8/19/17 6:12 pm Guy Tingos <guy.tingos...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] LLC swans
8/19/17 4:04 pm Larry Ballard <larryincarp...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Magpie flock
8/18/17 9:41 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Santa Maria
8/18/17 8:14 pm Ria Marsh <rrsmarsh...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] This AM at Bird Refuge
8/18/17 7:50 pm 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Dune Pond Solitary Sandpiper
8/18/17 3:34 pm Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Andree Clark Bird Refuge this a.m.
8/18/17 12:39 pm Guy Tingos <guy.tingos...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] migrants
8/18/17 6:26 am Don Tate <osomocoso...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] wood duck lower SYR
8/17/17 9:43 am <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] SB Bird Refuge Thursday am
8/16/17 2:29 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge this morning
8/16/17 1:46 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Next Five SB County Birds, two years later
8/16/17 1:10 pm Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] searching for cormorant
8/16/17 8:50 am 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] COPR
8/15/17 4:13 pm Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Neotropic? Cormorant
8/15/17 3:24 pm Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] "Neotropic" Cormorant
8/15/17 3:14 pm Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reddish Egret and other birds
8/15/17 10:52 am Brad Hacker <bradley_r_hacker...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Coal Oil
8/15/17 10:39 am John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Barka Slough
8/14/17 3:15 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Santa Maria Wastewater Treatment Plant, 2017-08-14
8/14/17 2:58 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Fall migration
8/14/17 1:40 pm Tessa Rhinehart <rhine3...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Surfbird at Campus Point
8/14/17 12:29 pm <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] SB Bird Refuge, Monday am
8/13/17 9:15 am Tom Turner <tomleeturner...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Pectoral Sandpiper
8/12/17 8:07 pm 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Sat birds
8/12/17 7:38 pm <sbgager...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Possible sighting of Tropical Kingbird at UCSB Lagoon
8/12/17 6:41 pm Larry Ballard <larryincarp...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Purple Martins still at Nojoqui
8/12/17 5:54 pm Thomas Turner <tomleeturner...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Refugio Road, Kinevan, SYRE birds today
8/12/17 11:21 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Carp Salt Marsh Reserve
8/12/17 12:38 am Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Greater Roadrunner
8/11/17 7:43 pm <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Gaviota area - Roadrunner
8/11/17 3:14 pm Jake Broad <californiajbroad...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Sandpiper activity
8/11/17 9:12 am <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge This Morning (Friday)
8/10/17 9:57 pm Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Early evening at Bird Refuge
8/10/17 7:35 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Harbor Area and Bird Refuge, Friday morning
8/10/17 3:37 pm 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> RE: [sbcobirding] Coal Oil Point Reserve this morning
8/10/17 3:36 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Coal Oil Point Reserve this morning
8/10/17 8:51 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Reddish Egret in Carp Salt Marsh Reserve
8/9/17 7:14 pm Tessa Rhinehart <rhine3...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Lesser Nighthawk at Devereux
8/9/17 3:59 pm Larry Ballard <larryincarp...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] White-crowned Sparrow
8/8/17 10:32 pm Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Lesser Nighthawk at Devereux
8/8/17 10:10 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Lesser Nighthawk at Devereux
8/8/17 8:55 pm <adrianologhlen...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Lesser Nighthawk at Devereux
8/8/17 8:29 pm <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] LLC Swan, Heron, Grebe
8/8/17 11:08 am Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] La Cumbre Peak Aug. 7
8/7/17 5:39 pm '<iseekbirds...>' <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Colson Canyon Mtn Quail
8/7/17 5:23 pm Barb Millett <millett12...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Juv. Semipalmated Sandpiper still present
8/7/17 1:21 pm Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] East Beach, then Bird Refuge
8/7/17 8:24 am Rebecca Fagan Coulter <rfcphoebe...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Semi Sandpiper
8/7/17 8:06 am <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Refugio State Park - White-winged Dove
8/7/17 2:03 am Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Santa Ynez Estuary
8/6/17 11:15 am Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge Sunday a.m.
8/6/17 8:16 am <galvan...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Winchester Cyn Goose - San Miguel tract
8/5/17 4:08 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Santa Maria and Goleta Water Treatment Plants last week
8/5/17 12:30 pm <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Ocean Park Reddish Egret now in west most part of estuary.
8/5/17 11:25 am Kay Emerick <kaybirder...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Semi-Palm SP yes! LBDow also
8/5/17 9:44 am 'Robert Lindsay' <capnbob...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> RE: [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge Semi Sand
8/5/17 9:38 am <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Gaviota Fennel Patch - a few warblers
8/4/17 10:02 pm David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge Semi Sand
8/4/17 9:33 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge Semi Sand
8/4/17 4:38 pm Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Semipalmated Sandpiper at Bird Refuge this a.m.
8/4/17 1:53 pm Kay Emerick <kaybirder...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge peeps gone?
8/4/17 9:44 am Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge Semipalmated Sandpiper
8/4/17 9:26 am <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge Semipalmated Sandpiper
8/3/17 10:53 pm <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Coal Oil Point - 200+ Black-bellied Plovers
8/3/17 6:54 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Mountain trip
8/3/17 4:41 pm Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Andree Clark Semipalmated Sandpiper
8/3/17 2:09 pm Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Andree Clark Semipalmated Sandpiper
8/2/17 4:51 pm Kay Grinnell <kaytgrinnell...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] East Beach this morning
8/2/17 8:32 am <diannaricky...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Early? Lincoln's Sparrow
8/1/17 7:47 pm 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Area K
8/1/17 5:42 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] 2 Reddish Egrets
8/1/17 5:35 pm Gyorgy Szimuly <gyorgy.szimuly...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] World Shorebirds Day 2017
7/31/17 2:59 pm 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Area K Semipalmated and Baird's Sandpipers
7/30/17 10:15 am Jake Broad <californiajbroad...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Mystery Duck
7/29/17 7:21 pm Larry Ballard <larryincarp...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Reddish Egret
7/29/17 9:35 am 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Area K
7/29/17 6:54 am Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Additional Area K Bird
7/28/17 7:52 pm Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Campus Birds
7/28/17 3:39 pm <Seegrate...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Blue grey gnatcatcher Montecito
7/28/17 10:57 am 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Area K nostalgia
7/27/17 10:58 pm <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Yet more shorebirds including Wandering Tattler - Isla Vista to Coal Oil Point
7/27/17 2:44 pm <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Shorebirds
7/27/17 2:44 pm Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] UCSB Campus beaches, Lagoon, and Area K
7/27/17 12:28 pm <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] East Beach/Bird Refuge Santa Barbara 7/27/17
7/27/17 8:29 am Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Hummingbirds
7/26/17 9:12 pm Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> Re: [sbcobirding] Please identify this bird?
7/26/17 8:17 pm <Seegrate...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Please identify this bird?
7/26/17 2:30 pm Larry Ballard <larryincarp...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] juvenile Heermann's Gulls
7/26/17 11:28 am <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Likely Rose-breasted Grosbeak
7/25/17 10:39 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Easy Input, Breeding Birds in August, and the Future of the SB Breeding Bird Study
7/24/17 6:58 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] Goleta: Atascadero Creek and Area K
7/24/17 12:23 pm <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] OOPS!
7/24/17 11:33 am <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> [sbcobirding] East Beach/Bird Refuge Santa Barbara 7/24/17
 
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Date: 8/22/17 6:47 pm
From: <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] White-winged Dove and Canyon Wren updates
I relocated the White-winged Dove previously reported August 7 at Refugio State Beach, this afternoon around 5:30. This time it was seen adjacent to the creek just N of the N bound on ramp.


The Canyon Wren I had last reported at my work place just south of the rail tracks directly across from Lake Los Carneros reappeared today after not having been detected since July 12. Seems certain I would have detected had it been around. Reporting as this location out on the coastal plain is a bit unusual.


The relentless stream of Hooded Orioles and Black-headed Grosbeaks I have had at my jam feeder since mid summer seems to have come to an end.




Peter Schneekloth
Buellton
 

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Date: 8/22/17 1:33 pm
From: Thomas Turner <tomleeturner...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] COPR Dune Pond
Hi birders,

I walked out to the Dune Pond today, on the Coal Oil Point UC Reserve. There were two Solitary Sandpipers and two Pectoral Sandpipers there. The Pectorals had me a bit confused at first, as I have almost no experience with them. Luckily Nick L. popped in for a quick scan while I was there and confirmed. Full list at the eBird link below.

There was also a Red Knot (in basic plumage) and a Surfbird, both foraging in the surf at the point.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38769488 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38769488>

-Tom.

Goleta
 

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Date: 8/22/17 9:08 am
From: <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] SB Bird Refuge Update
It's been fairly quiet at the Bird Refuge in Santa Barbara the last two mornings. YesterdayI saw a couple dozen Least / juv. Western / Semi. Plovers, about 6 juvenile Spotted Sandpipers and a group of 3 dowitchers standing together, one of which was a juvenile Short-billed (first juvenile dowitcher I have seen there this season). This morning I saw only 1 Least Sp. 1 Semi. Plover 1 Spotted Sandpiper and no dowitchers. Up to three Forster's Terns have been present, at least one of which is a brownish juvenile.

Of interest today was a pair female-type teal with the spatulate bills of Cinnamon Teal. One had a reddish eye, sky-blue forewing and green speculum of a male. The second had a dark eye. Female or juvenile? The number of Shovelers is slowly increasing.The terns were still present. No kingbirds seen.

Bird on...George Roland, Montecito, Cal.


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Date: 8/20/17 8:28 pm
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] SYRE AND COPR
All,

I had a Baird's Sandpiper and possibly 2 Reddish Egrets at the Santa Ynez River Mouth today.

At COPR, I had 4 Red Knot, 2 Baird's Sandpiper on the beach and 2 Soras and the continuing Solitary Sandpiper on the Dune Pond.

Nick

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Date: 8/20/17 5:42 pm
From: Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Plovers galore at COPR
I walked the beach at COPR and through the Pond trail around midday today.
At first I saw just four Black-bellied Plovers on the shore along with
Western Sandpipers. Also two Spotted Sandpipers. Then I start seeing
Semi-palmated Plovers (5) and Snowy Plovers (6). At the 275' marker just
behind the rope I observed another 89 Black-bellied Plovers, including a
couple in full breeding plumage. Earlier this week we saw at least 100 BBP
at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh, but they were quite distant - whereas the
ones today were right in front of me. I did not see any Killdeer, only two
Whimbrels, no Willets or Long-billed Curlews. Also, an absence of terns
and gulls other than 1 Western floating on water.

Along the Pond trail I observed a Great Blue Heron perched on a dead tree,
and then later several Western Bluebirds perched on posts near one of the
nest boxes.

There were a few other birds I've yet to identify from photos, but I've
posted a few of the plovers on:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/digolov/


Dika Golovatchoff
Santa Barbara​ <https://japanimages2016.wordpress.com/>

 

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Date: 8/20/17 6:22 am
From: Don Tate <osomocoso...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] lesser nighthawk at SYR at Lompoc
Saturday noon I flushed a lesser nighthawk out of a tangle of driftwood at Santa Ynez River near Riverbend Park in Lompoc. It flew low and slowly away from me, allowing good views of subterminal white wingbars.
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Date: 8/19/17 10:19 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park,
SB Birders,

I birded Ocean Park in Lompoc today at 5:00pm with hopes that the overcast skies would have burned off a little. No great birds but, we are having a great shorebird turnover. Birds seen are, 3 Loggerhead Shrikes on W. Ocean Ave. between Artesian and Renwick Roads. One Red-breasted Merganser, 2 juv and 2 adult Least Terns, 3 juv and 1 adult Snowy Plovers, 56 Dowitchers, 7 Long-billed Curlews, 5 Marbled Godwits, 12 Greater Yellowlegs, 3 Lesser Yellowlegs and one Solitary Sandpiper. There was a sprinkling of Western and Least Sandpipers.
The water lever is not very high, but is full of fish breaking the surface. This had good numbers of Snowy and Great Egrets flying out and catching fish, pretty entertaining. The Great Blue Herons seemed to be in higher than usual numbers and chasing each other around while others perched atop of sand dunes. I could see a steady stream of Black-vented Shearwater headed north. A large raft of Shearwater's were sitting off shore to distant to ID. Also seen was one very young Nuttall's White-crowned Sparrow and a few adults. This is a great location to see this sparrow year round.

Good birding,

Wes Fritz
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Solvang CA


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Date: 8/19/17 6:12 pm
From: Guy Tingos <guy.tingos...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] LLC swans
I’ve updated my eBird list from the other day at Lake Los Carneros to reflect 1 Mute Swan and 1 Swan hybrid.

Guy Tingos
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Date: 8/19/17 4:04 pm
From: Larry Ballard <larryincarp...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Magpie flock
A flock of 56 Yellow-billed Magpies was foraging in the the field just east of Nojoqui. Three juvenile Chipping Sparrows were in the area where one was photographed previously by Peter S. One Cassin's Vireo was singing closer to Alisal Ranch and no Purple Martins were seen. The repairs on Alisal Rd. are finished and all they have to do is take down the road closed signs.
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Date: 8/18/17 9:41 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Maria
SB Birders,
I spent a few hours birding around the Santa Maria Valley today. The birds of note are one Tricolored Blackbird in the cow pins across from the Rancho Maria Golf Club another 3 Tricolored Blackbirds on a private ranch and a dozen or more in a Broccoli field along Hwy 1. The SMRE had I Baird's Sandpiper, Red-necked and Wilson's Phalaropes. They were seen in the riverbed near the entrance road. It was a very short stop just to have a quick look as I was leaving the park. Santa Maria Sewage had 2 Baird's Sandpipers, 1 White-faced Ibis, 1 A. Avocet, a few of both Phalaropes, what appeared to be both Long and Short-billed Dowitchers and the most note worthy sighting was 17 Lesser Yellowlegs along with the many Greater Yellowlegs.

Good birding,

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Date: 8/18/17 8:14 pm
From: Ria Marsh <rrsmarsh...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] This AM at Bird Refuge
Just want to add to Joan's list (I met her coming out as I was going in):

Some Semipalmated Plovers and several Kildeer along with a gang of Snowy Egrets.
Ria Marsh
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Date: 8/18/17 7:50 pm
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Dune Pond Solitary Sandpiper
This evening there was a Solitary Sandpiper on the Dune Pond in COPR. Best to visit this location in the morning to have good light from the of overlook.


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Date: 8/18/17 3:34 pm
From: Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Andree Clark Bird Refuge this a.m.
Hi All:
Just reporting on the Bird Refuge as far as shorebird habitat goes: the habitat is there, but no waders to speak of except for 2 Short-billed & one dowitcher sp., and a few peep, mostly Least.
If you’re having any confusion with Least vs. Western Sandpipers, sitting at the Third Platform towards the zoo gives you pretty good views, scope always helpful.
I had a Caspian Tern fly over, and a couple of Forster’s Terns were there, too.
The explosion of young Great-tailed Grackles at this location this year is quite something. I had 3 separate adult females feeding begging young, plus a gang of a bunch of other grackles. The Costco parking lot will be full this fall & winter, if that’s where they’re going. Also, the same happening with Eurasian Collared Doves there. Hmmm.
A reminder, to echo Wim’s comment, that fall is coming up, and anything can drop in. The Bird Refuge has a long history of migrants, some of them rare, some not so rare. But, this is a place where “anything can show up”! Kingbirds of all kinds like to perch on the tops of the islands, too.
I’m ready for fall, are you? And remember, if you see an unusual bird or one that you’re not too sure of, get the word out quickly to have another birder come look at your find, especially if you or your buddy can TAKE A PHOTO of it!
Good birding!

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Date: 8/18/17 12:39 pm
From: Guy Tingos <guy.tingos...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] migrants
There was a small sample of migrants at Lake Los Carneros this morning including Wilson’s Warbler (1), Western Tanager (3), and Western Wood-Pewee (1). Others included 2 Mute Swans by the dam, a couple of Chestnut-backed Chickadees, and a Green Heron below the foot bridge.

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Date: 8/18/17 6:26 am
From: Don Tate <osomocoso...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] wood duck lower SYR
A lone male wood duck flew downstream, about a km upstream from Floraldale bridge, W of Lompoc, Thurs 7:20 PM.
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Date: 8/17/17 9:43 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] SB Bird Refuge Thursday am
I was there for about 1/2 hour from 9 am. Pretty quiet with few shorebirds: 3 Semipalmated Plovers, couple of Least Sp. Of note for me were two Northern Shovelers (first I have seen there this season) and a Cassin's Kingbird.

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Date: 8/16/17 2:29 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge this morning
I went down to the Bird Refuge late this morning to see if there were any new Shorebirds about and found an investigative team looking for a reported possible Little Blue Heron.  Close looks through scopes and the fact that there were now two birds with the same suspicious plumage led us to conclude that we were seeing extremely juvenile Snowy Egrets, not Little Blues (plumage that is poorly illustrated in the field guides and that we don't often see). 
Another new sighting was two Forester's Terns.  One of them was a very buffy juvenile.  This too is a plumage we don't often see.  It's certainly the time of year to look for familiar birds like these in unfamiliar dress.
There were about 20 small shorebirds present.  They seemed to be divided pretty equally between Least and Western Sandpipers, with a single Spotted Sandpiper and Semi-palmated PLOVER making up the group while I was there.  Someone who was there earlier found 3 SP Plovers.
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Date: 8/16/17 1:46 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Next Five SB County Birds, two years later
[Fall migration is clearly here and yesterday's cormorant gives me a good
excuse for an update on the 2015 prediction of SBCO's Next Five County
Birds".]

Two years ago 16 birders had a stab at predicting the Next Five Birds for
Santa Barbara County. Below you will find these predictions, including some
additional comments.

Where are we now, two years later?

The most predicted bird was Lesser Black-backed Gull: 10 out of 16 people
predicted this one. Sure enough one was found a few months later by Nick
Lethaby at the Santa Ynez River mouth. Probably the same bird returned a
year later, so it's going to be interesting if it shows up again this
coming winter.

What else? Well, we have had a ship-assisted Hawfinch and a
Black-billed/Eurasian Magpie of dubious origin on Santa Rosa Island, but
that's it. Unless I'm mistaken, that is pretty pathetic.

So, let's hope that the coming months we can add something new to the
county. After the LBB Gull, the most predicted birds were the following:

1. Arctic Loon [predicted by 6 birders: AA, JC, NL, CM, HR, BS]
2. Neotropic Cormorant [LB, WvD, WF, GK, NL, FS]
3. Ruby-throated Hummingbird [JC, DC, WF, LL, CM, BS]
4. Blue-winged Warbler [AA, WF, GK, GL, NL, HR]
5. King Eider [LB, PL, BS, GT]
6. Little Stint [AA, DC, WF, HR]
7. White-rumped Sandpiper [WvD, GK, FS]
8. Thick-billed Kingbird [DC, NL, FS]
9. Le Conte's Sparrow [PL, CM, HR]
10. Great Shearwater [JC, PL]
11. Glossy Ibis [WvD, GK]
12. Common Black Hawk [GL, GT]
13. Lesser Sand-Plover [PL, FS]
14. Terek Sandpiper [BS, GT]
15. Hudsonian Godwit [AA, CM]

Please. Any one will do. Thank you.


Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
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2015 Predictions of SBCO's next Five County Birds

Alex Abela

Arctic Loon
Hudsonian Godwit
Little Stint
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Blue-winged Warbler

Additional predictions: King Eider, Nazca Booby, White-rumped Sandpiper,
Iceland Gull, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Brambling.
For bragging rights: "Hugh Ranson will find all five (although he was
actually really just looking for dragonflies at the time)."
---

Larry Ballard

King Eider
Masked Booby
Neotropic Cormorant
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Black-billed Magpie
---

Jamie Chaves

Arctic Loon
Great Shearwater
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Cerulean Warbler

Additional prediction: Thick-billed Kingbird
---

Dave Compton

Wedge-tailed shearwater ("I tried hard to think of a new seabird that would
show up during El Nino, and I don't think this is one. But we have a good
chance of getting one, soon, and I really had to include a seabird.")
Little Stint ("We're all looking hard for this one, right?")
Lesser Black-backed Gull ("C'mon, how can we not have a Lesser Black-backed
Gull?")
Ruby-throated Hummingbird ("Make sure you bone up on identifying females
before September,")
Thick-billed Kingbird ("San Mateo County has several, so they aren't all
south of us.")

Additional prediction: King Eider ("OK, maybe not a great idea during El
Nino, but there's no reason we can't get one of these some day relatively
soon.")
---

Wim van Dam

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Random stranger with camera)
Neo-tropic Cormorant (Tom Turner at UCSB lagoon)
Glossy Ibis (Dave Compton at Ocean Beach Park)
White-rumped Sandpiper (Nick Lethaby at Devereux)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Wes Fritz at River Park)
---

Wes Fritz

Neotropic Cormorant
Little Stint
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Blue-winged Warbler

Additional predictions: Trumpeter Swan, King Eider, Arctic Loon, Wood
Sandpiper, Hudsonian Godwit, White-rumped Sandpiper, Black-tailed Gull,
Slaty-backed Gull, Thick-billed Kingbird, Northern Shrike, Arctic Warbler,
Snow Bunting, Cerulean Warbler, Red-faced Warbler, LeConte's Sparrow
---

Glenn Kincaid

Neotropic Cormorant
Glossy Ibis
White-rumped Sandpiper
Bronzed Cowbird
Blue-winged Warbler
---

Paul Lehman

King Eider
Great Shearwater
Lesser Sand-Plover
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Le Conte's Sparrow

Additional predictions: Arctic Loon, Little Stint, Rock Sandpiper,
Slaty-backed Gull, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Thick-billed Kingbird,
Northern Wheatear, Smith's Longspur, Blue-winged Warbler, Brambling
---

Gary Lester

Common Black Hawk
Purple Gallinule
White-winged Tern
White-collared Swift
Blue-winged Warbler
---

Lauren Lester

Magnificent Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Xantus's Hummingbird
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Golden-cheeked Warbler
---

Nick Lethaby

Arctic Loon
Neotropic Cormorant
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Thick-billed Kingbird
Blue-winged Warbler

Additional prediction: Baird's Sparrow
---

Curtis Marantz

Arctic Loon (at Goleta Bay or the harbor)
Hudsonian Godwit (at Santa Ynez River Mouth)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (at Goleta Beach)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (at somebody's feeder)
Le Conte's Sparrow (at Patterson Ave fields or the farm off Hollister)

Additional predictions: King Eider, Arctic Loon, Great Shearwater, Lesser
Sand-Plover, Hudsonian Godwit, Rock Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper,
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black-billed Cuckoo, Ruby-throated Hummingbird,
Thick-billed Kingbird, Northern Shrike, Blue-winged Warbler, Le Conte's
Sparrow
---

Hugh Ranson

Arctic Loon
Little Stint
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Blue-winged Warbler
Le Conte's Sparrow
---

Florence Sanchez

Bulwer's Petrel
Neotropic Cormorant
White-rumped Sandpiper
Lesser Sand-Plover
Thick-billed Kingbird

Additional prediction: Short-tailed Hawk
---

Brad Schram

King Eider
Arctic Loon
Terek Sandpiper
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Gray Wagtail

"In the late 70s Larry, Louis, Paul, and I did predictions before spring
and fall, sealing them in an envelope for opening when the season ended.
The most bizarre predictions (seemingly as outlandish as Gray Wagtail then)
tended to win. So....look for that Gray Wagtail around creek mouths this
fall!"
---

Guy Tingos

King Eider (at Santa Barbara Harbor)
Common Black Hawk (in Carpinteria)
Terek Sandpiper (at Santa Maria Sewage Ponds)
Northern Shrike (in Cuyama)
Olive-backed Pipit (at South Patterson)
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Date: 8/16/17 1:10 pm
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] searching for cormorant
Carpinteria Salt Marsh, Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

Early this morning I returned to the Salt Marsh Reserve to look for the
NEOTROPIC/NEOTROPIC X DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT. No luck.

REDDISH EGRET continues as does the large flock of WILLETS and several
dozen BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, some still showing quite a bit of black.

New this morning was a small group of fos (juvenile) SANDERLINGS.

On the way home I spotted a juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON in the
Nature Park, immediately east of the conduit.

Rob Denholtz
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Date: 8/16/17 8:50 am
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] COPR
All,

I was able to find 2 juv Baird's along the beach here today, one between the Corte Madera steps and the point, with the other near the Snowy Plover area by the slough mouth. I rechecked the second bird on the way back to make sure there were two.

I also checked the Dune Pond. The hoped for yellowlegs-fest hasn't materialized at all with just a single Greater. There were a few dowitchers, including both species, and a Pintail. There was a large Cliff Swallow flock feeding over the pond and perching up in the tules. This should be a good location for a Bank Swallow if the flock persists. You should come in the early morning and bring a scope to scan from the overlook area.

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Date: 8/15/17 4:13 pm
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Neotropic? Cormorant
I've added two pics to our eBird posting at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38658693.
White outline at base of bill argues for Neotropic. Large size and
relatively short tail point to Double-crested. I'm going to call it a
hybrid. Interestingly, when I started to type "Neotropic" in the "Add
Species" box, one alternative that popped up was that hybrid. So, there
are enough of them around . . . .

Rob Denholtz
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Date: 8/15/17 3:24 pm
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] "Neotropic" Cormorant
More on Dika's report on what we first thought was a Neotropic Cormorant .
. .

Wes has pointed out that they have been know to hybridize with
Double-crested. The bird we saw had, at a minimum, enough Neotropic genes
to produce the characteristic fine white angled border around the base of
the bill. However, we did not get a good look at the tail and, as I
remember the bird, it did not look appreciably smaller than the
Double-cresteds with which it was associated. (Neotropics are 25" long vs.
33" for the Double-crested. That's a big difference.) So, in my mind, I'm
going to think of it as a hybrid.

Rob Denholtz
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Date: 8/15/17 3:14 pm
From: Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reddish Egret and other birds
This Morning Rob Denholtz gratiously led three birders/photographers from
the Ventura/Camarillo area and myself through a restricted portion of the
salt marsh. I had been especially eager to see the Reddish Egret that has
been there for a while, and was not disappointed. I had previously tried
to find it by walking along the beach to the mouth of the lagoon at low
tide but had not been successful. Although distant we had good views of it
through spotting scope ( which I was glad to have brought along) and
binoculars and several of us got photos as well. Also interesting to see
were about 200 black-bellied plovers some still in their breeding plumage
(showing the black belly).

For starters we saw two Oprey perch and then fly through, two Green Herons,
Song Sparrows, the first Marbled Godwit this season for me, abundant
Willets, and three Great Blue Herons. The Reddish Egret appears to be an
adult dark morph (I had previously only seen a juvenile).

Rob spotted a cormorant in the mix that appears to be a Neotropic Cormorant
- based on the white triangular line marking near the base of the bill
(back of gular pouch pointing into the cheek.) As it was quite distant it
would have been better if I had been able to get a photo through the scope,
but that was not to be. This would be quite rare for our area.

I posted the list Rob shared with our group, adding a couple of photos, at:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38659010

Dika Golovatchoff,
Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 8/15/17 10:52 am
From: Brad Hacker <bradley_r_hacker...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Coal Oil
Coal Oil Point was good this AM. Lots of SAND, BBPL, SEPL, WESA; one Black Turnstone and one Bairds Sandpiper in the wrack west of the Del Playa Dr/Camino Majorca stairs (34.4091814,-119.8708328).http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38657278(no pictures)
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Date: 8/15/17 10:39 am
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Barka Slough

I spent a couple of hours at Barka Slough yesterday. No real rarities, but for those birding in the North County note that the Lompoc Casmalia Road from Triangle Pond to Highway 1 is open.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38653623



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Date: 8/14/17 3:15 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Maria Wastewater Treatment Plant, 2017-08-14
Migration is showing itself at the Santa Maria WTP. This Monday I had the
following wader-wise: 6 BLACK-NECKED STILT (including 3 juvenile), 1
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, ~65 LEAST SANDPIPER, ~100 WESTERN SANDPIPER, 4
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 3 WILSON'S PHALAROPE, 1 RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, 70+
GREATER YELLOWLEG, and 7+ LESSER YELLOWLEG.

Non-waders of note were 1 PEREGRINE FALCON and 1 LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE. I did
not pay attention to the waterfowl.

Also: the people at the plant found a pair of prescription glasses last
Friday; they think a birder must have lost it. If that birder is you, you
can pick it up at the main office.


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Date: 8/14/17 2:58 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Fall migration
Just some general things I've noted while walking my usual route (behind Museum of Nat history; then up and back through Rocky Nook Park) over the past couple of weeks:
-- I started finding Wilson's warblers both behind the Museum and in the park last week.  On most days, I've found at least one.  Today I had one in each place
-- A Yellow Warbler that was present all summer is still continuing to sing in Rocky Nook Park
--  A Hairy Woodpecker in Rocky Nook yesterday
--  A Western Tanager calling from Eucalyptus trees next to the Old St. Anthony's Chapel (at the top of the bluff overlooking Mission Creek)
Florence Sanchez

 

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Date: 8/14/17 1:40 pm
From: Tessa Rhinehart <rhine3...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Surfbird at Campus Point
I took some folks out to Campus Point this morning. The highlight was a
surfbird. Also got nice looks at several wandering tattlers, three species
of cormorant, a handsome short-billed dowitcher, and others.

Full checklist, plus some digiscoped photos of varying qualities:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38643068

Tessa Rhinehart
Isla Vista

 

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Date: 8/14/17 12:29 pm
From: <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] SB Bird Refuge, Monday am
I was there from about 10:30 to noon, mostly sitting on the back viewing platform. Highlight was an adult Greater Yellowlegs loafing in plain view. Also moving around: about a dozen Least Sp., about half a dozen juvenile Western Sp., four Spotted Sp.( three juveniles. and one molting adult). A distant kingbird showed a lot of yellow on the chest but I couldn't get a good enough view to be sure of the i.d.

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Date: 8/13/17 9:15 am
From: Tom Turner <tomleeturner...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Pectoral Sandpiper
There is a Pectoral Sandpiper in the beach wrack at the West Campus Bluffs. About 200 yards E of COP.

Also a peregrine hunting a Red Necked Phalarope! After about 3 minutes of dive bombing, with the Phalarope submerging, the falcon gave up.

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Date: 8/12/17 8:07 pm
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Sat birds
All,

I had a couple of WF ibis in the pond NE of Mesa x Los Carneros. At COPR, I had 2 Least Terms and Lesser & Greater Yellowlegs and Short-billed Dowitcher on the Dune Pond.

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Date: 8/12/17 7:38 pm
From: <sbgager...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Possible sighting of Tropical Kingbird at UCSB Lagoon
About 2 p.m. today, George and I saw what we believe to be a TROPICAL KINGBIRD. The bird had a dark brown notched tail with no white on outer edges (sides or tip); extensively greenish back; dark mask; and a particularly bright yellow belly. We watched the bird for approximately 5 minutes alternately flycatching just over the water and then perching in one of the small bare trees at the NW corner of the lagoon. It then flew off in the direction of Manzanita Village. I have seen Tropical Kingbirds only a couple of times before and although this bird appeared to be a Tropical Kingbird, I am particularly suspicious given the lack of records for this date.


Location: Seen in the NW corner of UCSB Lagoon where the path curves; nearby are steps leading to Manzanita Village. In this NW corner, there are three to four small, bare (dead?) trees in which the bird perched. I see that Jasen Liu posted a September 30, 2016 sighting at this same location.


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Santa Barbara
 

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Date: 8/12/17 6:41 pm
From: Larry Ballard <larryincarp...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Purple Martins still at Nojoqui
At least four Purple Martins were still around the park this morning. Unfortunately repairs to Alisal Rd. may have it open to traffic again in a week or two.
Larry B.
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Date: 8/12/17 5:54 pm
From: Thomas Turner <tomleeturner...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Refugio Road, Kinevan, SYRE birds today
I did some birding with Tessa Rhinehart today. Refugio Road and Kinevan both had some nice migration beginning.

The Refugio Road first creek crossings had at least three male Western Tanagers, Warbling Vireo, Yellow & Wilson’s Warblers. I also had Rufous-Crowned Sparrow on the hillside for the second time this summer. Full list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38604777

Kinevan was also great, with all of Refugio migrants plus Cassin’s Vireo and Black-Throated Gray Warbler. We were also happy to see Brown Creeper and Stellar’s Jays. Full list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38612304

We also went to Ocean Beach Park and saw the juvenile Reddish Egret reported by Dave C a week or so ago. Full list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38608053

-Tom

Goleta

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Date: 8/12/17 11:21 am
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Carp Salt Marsh Reserve
Carp Salt Marsh Reserve, Santa Monica Creek lagoon, Sat., Aug 12, 2017

In the restricted area, one juvenile REDDISH EGRET continues as does the
very large flock of WILLETS. today they were joined by at least 100
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, many still showing much breeding black.

Rob Denholtz
Carp

 

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Date: 8/12/17 12:38 am
From: Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Greater Roadrunner
On Wednesday afternoon (8/11), while heading northbound: There was a Greater Roadrunner running around in the dirt pull-out on Cat Canyon Road, just 50 ft. north of Hwy 101 at Los Alamos.

Aaron Maizlish
San Francisco, CA
(but a Santa Barbara native for what it’s worth)


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Subject: [sbcobirding] Gaviota area - Roadrunner
My son reported seeing a Greater Roadrunner at Gaviota as he drove home from work. It was on the N side of the road just before entering the curve headed N. Never a ton of reports on them so thought I would post.


Peter Schneekloth (for jr.)
Buellton


 

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Date: 8/11/17 7:43 pm
From: <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Gaviota area - Roadrunner
My son reported seeing a Greater Roadrunner at Gaviota as he drove home from work. It was on the N side of the road just before entering the curve headed N. Never a ton of reports on them so thought I would post.


Peter Schneekloth (for jr.)
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Date: 8/11/17 3:14 pm
From: Jake Broad <californiajbroad...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Sandpiper activity
The sandpiper activity sure has picked up in the area. Today at the Goleta Sanitary District I counted 12 Wilson's phalaropes and 1 lesser yellow legs. This is the first time that I've seen a lesser yellowlegs here and the most phalaropes I've seen here. Must have some good food sources. The birds are in the northern lagoon.

-Jake Broad
Goleta


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Date: 8/11/17 9:12 am
From: <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge This Morning (Friday)
I was there from about 8 to about 9 am this morning. My shorebird totals (all from Platform 3): 6 Western Sandpipers (all juveniles), one Least Sandpiper, one adult Spotted Sandpiper, three adult dowitchers, Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs (heard only). I did not see the Semipalmated Sandpiper. My take on the adult dowitchers: I. thought one was definitely a Short-billed and the other two probably were. There's a lot of shorebird comings and goings so any time is worth a visit--who knows what might be there now?

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Date: 8/10/17 9:57 pm
From: Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Early evening at Bird Refuge
After walking my dogs around the lake I spent some time observing the two
juvenile Black-necked Stilts from the parking area and then from the third
viewing platform I had very clear views of three Long-billed Dowitchers
among the many Mallards. At first there were only four Snowy Egrets but
then 16 more flew in from the west. The two Coots were quite young - a
charcoal gray color. Among the Western Sandpipers I'm pretty sure there
was still one Semipalmated - but what I noticed in particular was a larger,
chunkier, perhaps rounder sandpiper which I couldn't identify - but wonder
if it might perhaps have been a Baird's. Unfortunately by this point my
camera battery had given out - so no photo of this bird. A few others are
uploaded at https://www.flickr.com/photos/digolov/

The early evening light was quite lovely and it was really quite peaceful
being there alone.

--
Dika Golovatchoff
Santa Barbara​ <https://japanimages2016.wordpress.com/>

 

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Date: 8/10/17 7:35 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Harbor Area and Bird Refuge, Friday morning
I walked from Shoreline Park down to the Harbor Sandspit and Back starting a little after 7:00 a.m. this morning.  The low tide had turned and was slowly coming i--the fog had already burned off.  Ot was a fairly uneventful walk, bird wise.  
At the base of the breakwater where it meets the beach in front of the Yacht Club, there were 4 Black Turnstones.Inside the breakwater on the exposed mud was a single Spotted Sandpiper.Only a few shorebirds were present on the Sandspit, which showed signs of a lot of recent wave erosion: 1 Willet showing vestiges of breeding plumage1 Marbled Godwit4 Long-billed Curlews
There was a huge flock or terns on the Sandspit when I arrived, but before I could even set foot on the wooden groin that runs along the breakwater to the end of the spit, the starting taking off in large groups for the open sea.  I thought at first something must have spooked htem and kept looking for Peregrine, Jaeger, Dog, or Kayaker, but none of these were around.  All I can say based on the calls, most if not all of them were Elegant Terns.  Too bad they flew because sometimes in a big flock like this, one can find a rarity.
The only birds that remained on the spit were the usual Brown Pelicans, Western Gulls, Heerman's Gulls, and a few California Gulls.
No ducks or Loons in the harbor; a few Double-cressted Cormorants were on the bait barge, and a single Great Blue Heron stood on the Sandspit breakwater for a while.
I then drove over to the Bird Refuge and checked out the area beyond the furthest viewing platform.  I did not have my scope this morning and most of the shorebirds were on the far side of the muddy area.  There were about 20 of them, with the greater number appearing to be Least Sandpipers.  I also picked out at least 3 Western Sandpipers in the mix.  I'm pretty sure I also found the Semi-plamated Sandpiper--its stubby bill is distinctive even at a distance.  No Dows or larger shorebirds here this morning except for the usual Black-necked Stilts.
I think this area will continue to turn over in the days ahead and it should continue to be checked regularly.
Florence Sanchez
 

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Date: 8/10/17 3:37 pm
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [sbcobirding] Coal Oil Point Reserve this morning
Did the Dune Pond have any other shorebirds like yellowlegs?

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Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:37 PM
To: SBCo Birding
Subject: [sbcobirding] Coal Oil Point Reserve this morning

Birds are released from their breeding obligations and many are tumbling coastwards. COPR had lots of birds in areas that were empty during the breeding period. Devereux Beach had a Baird's Sandpiper and a Short-billed Dowitcher at 7am, both of which were seen in the lower slough channel at 11:30. Kipp Callahan spotted a tight flock of about 250 Cliff Swallows slightly inland of the beach and moving downcoast. Many other ClSw also passed through heading east. More than 100 Snowy Plovers were on the beach. The Dune Pond was crazy with activity--a Red-necked Phalarope was the highlight. We had fun aging first, then identifying juvenile Cassin's vs Western kingbirds. On Devereux Slough a baby Green Heron was accompanied by 2 adults near the half bridge. Only 7 Least and about 17 Western Sandpipers were present there.

Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara

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Date: 8/10/17 3:36 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Coal Oil Point Reserve this morning
Birds are released from their breeding obligations and many are tumbling coastwards. COPR had lots of birds in areas that were empty during the breeding period. Devereux Beach had a Baird's Sandpiper and a Short-billed Dowitcher at 7am, both of which were seen in the lower slough channel at 11:30. Kipp Callahan spotted a tight flock of about 250 Cliff Swallows slightly inland of the beach and moving downcoast. Many other ClSw also passed through heading east. More than 100 Snowy Plovers were on the beach. The Dune Pond was crazy with activity--a Red-necked Phalarope was the highlight. We had fun aging first, then identifying juvenile Cassin's vs Western kingbirds. On Devereux Slough a baby Green Heron was accompanied by 2 adults near the half bridge. Only 7 Least and about 17 Western Sandpipers were present there.

Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara

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Date: 8/10/17 8:51 am
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Reddish Egret in Carp Salt Marsh Reserve
Carpinteria Salt Marsh, Thursday morning, August 10, 2017

Juvenile Reddish Egret in the Santa Monica Creek Lagoon along with a huge
number of wallets (approx. 400), one Caspian Tern, 2 Common Mergansers, 3
fos Least Sandpipers, 2 fos Greater Yellowlegs, and a few Whimbrels.

On the Santa Monica Creek, near the northern border of the Marsh, I found 2
Spotted Sandpipers (basic plumage) and 2 Green Herons (2 together is
unusual there).

Rob Denholtz
Carp

 

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Date: 8/9/17 7:14 pm
From: Tessa Rhinehart <rhine3...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lesser Nighthawk at Devereux
Hello!

Another useful mark for distinguishing perched common and lesser nighthawk:
the light primary bar on the lesser nighthawk is located beyond the tips of
the tertials on the bird's folded wing. On a common nighthawk the tertials
extend relatively far past the primary bar.

Good birding,
Tessa Rhinehart (Isla Vista)

 

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Date: 8/9/17 3:59 pm
From: Larry Ballard <larryincarp...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] White-crowned Sparrow
The White-crowned Sparrow (gambelii) seen sporadically in the yard since 3 May showed up again today.
Larry B.
Carpinteria CA
 

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Date: 8/8/17 10:32 pm
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lesser Nighthawk at Devereux
This individual was quite similar to the juvenile shown in Sibley. According to this guide the juvenile Common Nighthawk would be more cinnamon color in the body with contrasting gray wings.

Glenn



On Aug 8, 2017, at 10:09 PM, Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
> Nice. I'm curious, how does one tell a sitting juvenile Lesser Nighthawk from a Common Nighthawk?
>
> Wim
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> Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
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> On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 8:55 PM, <adrianologhlen...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
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>
> Cris Sandoval spotted a Lesser Nighthawk along Venoco Rd. this afternoon. It was perched on the fence enclosing the North Campus Open Space at approx. 34.41786, -119.88051 where the fence turns north from Venoco Rd. This is most likely the same bird Tessa Rhinehart (eBird:S38544618) saw yesterday evening at the beach entrance to the Pond Trail at COPR.
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> https://flic.kr/p/Xhzhuo
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> Adrian O'Loghlen
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Date: 8/8/17 10:10 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lesser Nighthawk at Devereux
Nice. I'm curious, how does one tell a sitting juvenile Lesser Nighthawk
from a Common Nighthawk?

Wim


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On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 8:55 PM, <adrianologhlen...> [sbcobirding] <
<sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Cris Sandoval spotted a Lesser Nighthawk along Venoco Rd. this afternoon.
> It was perched on the fence enclosing the North Campus Open Space at
> approx. 34.41786, -119.88051 where the fence turns north from Venoco Rd. This
> is most likely the same bird Tessa Rhinehart (eBird:S38544618) saw yesterday
> evening at the beach entrance to the Pond Trail at COPR.
>
> https://flic.kr/p/Xhzhuo
>
>
> Adrian O'Loghlen
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> Goleta
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Date: 8/8/17 8:55 pm
From: <adrianologhlen...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Lesser Nighthawk at Devereux
Cris Sandoval spotted a Lesser Nighthawk along Venoco Rd. this afternoon. It was perched on the fence enclosing the North Campus Open Space at approx. 34.41786, -119.88051 where the fence turns north from Venoco Rd. This is most likely the same bird Tessa Rhinehart (eBird:S38544618) saw yesterday evening at the beach entrance to the Pond Trail at COPR.
https://flic.kr/p/Xhzhuo https://flic.kr/p/Xhzhuo


Adrian O'Loghlen
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Date: 8/8/17 8:29 pm
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] LLC Swan, Heron, Grebe
A quick visit to the south end of Lake Los Carneros this afternoon was fairly
productive. The hybrid swan is back -- or did it ever leave? The bill pattern
and coloration appears to be identical to how it was in the spring. There was a
Clark's Grebe near the dam , looking more classically Clarkian than most --
look at the pics and you'll see what I mean. Finally, in the south-west corner,
a juvenile Green Heron (it still has pin feathers on its crown--suggestive of
local breeding) puzzled me by pointing its bill heavenward like a bittern. Then
I saw what it was up to as it deftly snatched a blue dasher (dragonfly) in
flight. And for those of you interested in odonates -- and why wouldn't you
be?-- I photographed a male red-tailed pennant in the same corner of the lake.

Photos of the swan, grebe, and heron (and lots of dragonflies) here--

https://www.flickr.com/photos/zonetail/

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Date: 8/8/17 11:08 am
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] La Cumbre Peak Aug. 7
I hiked Las Cumbre Peak from the Peak to the communications station and back Monday morning.  It was warm (74 degrees at 8:30) but the temperature was not oppressive.  What were awful were the flies!  Worst I'ver encountered so far this summer.  Bird activity was low, but I did have a few things of interest: -- A Roadrunner at the Peak parking area when I arrived.  It continued walking down the road for 100 yards or so before meandering into the brush.  I've never had one at this location before.
 -- A continuing Steller's Jay in the pines
 -- A family of House Wrens:  two adults, 3 juveniles
 -- A juvenile Red-Shafted Flicker, similar to those Joan and I spotted on Reyes Peak last week
Canyon Wren, Wrentit, Bushtits, California Scrub Jay, California Thrasher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and fly-over Black Phoebe were also seen at the peak.
The communications station was even quieter than the Peak, with 1 Junco and the usual Towhees, Wrentit, and Scrub Jay.
Most flowers are done. A few patches of California Fuchsia are still blooming.  The introduced invasive Star Thistle was also in bloom all along the road edges.  Chamise flowers have turned to deep russet, and the buckwheats are in various stages of turning brown.  I also found a purple-flowered plant in full bloom that I think might be a species of Monardella, but I'm not sure which one if that is the case.
The scar of the Whittier fire to the west was very much in view.  A lot of habitat burned in that fire, so I'll be curious how this affects bird activity in the unburned areas over the next few months.
Florence Sanchez

 

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Date: 8/7/17 5:39 pm
From: '<iseekbirds...>' <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Colson Canyon Mtn Quail
I visited Colson Canyon today with Kay and Phil Grinnell. The high point for our trip was a group of 20 Mountain Quail at the Bathtub Loop. While this number seems unusually high, Peter Schneekloth and I saw a group of 40 a few weeks ago. In this group/covey, we saw 4 adults and 16 juveniles.

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Date: 8/7/17 5:23 pm
From: Barb Millett <millett12...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Juv. Semipalmated Sandpiper still present
At 5:10 pm at westernmost viewing platform at Andree Clark Bird Refuge. With 3 Western Sandpipers.

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Date: 8/7/17 1:21 pm
From: Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] East Beach, then Bird Refuge
I made two fairly short birding stops this morning. What was unusual to me
was the two juvenile Heermann's Gulls, the first that I've ever seen. They
stood out from mix of Heermann's adult gulls (12) and Western gulls (about
40) by being so dark brown as to appear almost black. Also present were 9
Black Skimmers and a distant group of Long-billed Curlews, two Snowy Egrets
and a magnificent Great Blue Heron.

Walk to 3rd viewing platform at Bird Refuge showed that as of 10 AM this
the Semipalmated Sandpiper is still actively feeding among western and
least sandpipers. The other usual black-necked stilts, snowy egrets,
spotted sandpiper, red-winged blackbirds, great-tailed grackles, and ducks
(mostly mallards but also a ruddy) were present. I did not see the
Long-billed Dowitchers that have been there recently.

I posted a few photos including the Juv. Heermann's since it hasn't been
seen in a few years I'm told.

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Dika Golovatchoff, Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 8/7/17 8:24 am
From: Rebecca Fagan Coulter <rfcphoebe...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Semi Sandpiper
Showing well this morning on the small peninsula opposite the westernmost platform.

Rebecca Coulter
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Date: 8/7/17 8:06 am
From: <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Refugio State Park - White-winged Dove
Made a stop at Refugio beach on the way to work this morning. There was a White-winged Dove which flew out of the big Eucalyptus just west of the creek as you enter the park. It was subsequently seen perched along the creek below the bridge. Two Western Tanager were in the big euc as well, nothing else or real interest.


Peter Schneekloth
Buellton
 

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Date: 8/7/17 2:03 am
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Ynez Estuary
One juv Reddish Egret was visible near the mouth of the Santa Ynez River
Estuary at Ocean Park late this morning, 6 August. It was in clear view
when I arrived, but later settled in behind a large snag, where it was
barely visible. Not a lot else of interest. I counted at least 20 Least
Terns, and I suspect there were more. At least three Aechmophorus grebes
had established nests well upstream of the parking lot. One nest was
occupied by a Western, but the others were too far out for me to ID the
occupants. With some patience, I was able to get a respectable shorebird
list at the mouth (west of the RR), but the birds were coming and going,
and few individuals were present at any one time. Some Willets and
dowitchers (all juvs, and at least one a Short-billed) were playing hide
and seek in a side channel. Also in the area at one time or another were 2
curlews, small numbers of Western and Least Sandpipers, 2 Semipalmated
Plovers, a Black Turnstone, and a sprinkling of Greater Yellowlegs.

One last note about habitat conditions: water is much lower than it was in
the past couple of years, so don't expect the large numbers of shorebirds
along the road, or east of the railroad in general. In fact, vegetation has
grown over much of the mudflat area where we watched scores of shorebirds
the past several years.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 8/6/17 11:15 am
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge Sunday a.m.
The Semipalmated Sandpiper is still hanging around.  It was visible and active in its usual spot on the exposed mud opposite the third viewing platform (nearest the zoo).  With it were usually two Western Sandpipers and a Spotted Sandpiper.  Just as I arrived, two or three Least Sandpipers flew off from the water's edge east of the platform and continued heading east.  Two Dowitchers were resting on the mud with the Mallards, presumably the Long-billed Dows reported earlier.  I heard a Yellowlegs calling from somewhere as I started up the trail from the parking area, and there were Black-necked Stilts both on the mud off the platform and at the parking area.  One Green Heron flew by the island as we were watching the sandpipers.
Best views I've ever had of a Semipalm--no heat shimmer!
Florence Sanchez

 

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Date: 8/6/17 8:16 am
From: <galvan...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Winchester Cyn Goose - San Miguel tract
Woke up this morning to find a Canada goose wandering about the cul-de-sac around 5:30 am. It walked around the circle, had a stare off with a crow and finally took off as sunlight began illuminating the road. This makes a first for some of the more unusual birds we've had around the house.

Bird did not have any visible injuries.

In the past we've had Red-winged Black Birds in the walnut tree (no water source nearby) and wild turkeys on the roof and sitting out the rain in the back porch. Once in awhile I see mallards in the creek fed by the Bell Canyon run off but nothing this large.

Goose can be seen here http://dosgatos.com/birds/geese/culdesac-goose.jpg http://dosgatos.com/birds/geese/culdesac-goose.jpg

http://dosgatos.com/birds/geese/culdesac-goose.jpg

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Date: 8/5/17 4:08 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Maria and Goleta Water Treatment Plants last week
I'm glad to read that fall migration has properly kicked off. My own
attempts this week to find something interesting have been less successful
though.

On Tuesday August 1 I checked Santa Maria Wastewater Treatment Plant but
there were barely double digits of WESTERN and LEAST SANDPIPER. Otherwise I
got 1 EARED GREBE (early, late?), 10+ BLACK-NECKED STILT, 7 LONG-BILLED
DOWITCHER, ~20 WILSON'S PHALAROPE, 1 SPOTTED SANDPIPER, ~25 GREATER
YELLOWLEGS, and no interesting ducks. Without a doubt this location will
get more interesting soon.

On Thursday August 3 I checked Goleta Sanitary District Plant, but there is
just too much water there to attract waders. The only bird of note was a
summering GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL.


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Date: 8/5/17 12:30 pm
From: <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park Reddish Egret now in west most part of estuary.
Took a quick run out to Ocean Park in Lompoc after some shopping. The Reddish Egret has moved into the far western section of the estuary so good scope views of the bird canopy feeding. Two American Avocet and 20+ Least Tern were the other birds of interest. Still no flooding along the entry road.


Peter Schneekloth
Buellton
 

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Date: 8/5/17 11:25 am
From: Kay Emerick <kaybirder...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Semi-Palm SP yes! LBDow also
Hi, all. to piggyback on Rob's report, the Semi-Palm SP remains. When I arrived at 8 am, there was a group of peeps along the mud close to the platform. 5 Westerns were in different plumages from adult molting from breeding - very red on back V and head, to juveniles with spotted sides still. Those five juveniles all had some red on their feathers, even the heads. Made me determined to read up on molt!


Five birds had that subtly downturned bill. Which one is different? Scope views made this relatively easy. Semi-palmated SP was very gray and black feathered, only one red feather on the whole bird (outer primary). Bill was sturdy and straight with a small but obvious widening at the end. Mixed in with the Westerns it appeared lower to the ground. Determined scope views revealed webbing between toes when it pulled its feet out of the muck. Of course, I was looking for that...but still... Probably this ID was easier, since most of the Westerns were younger. Good fun.


The LB Dowitchers were present also, but on the far shore, and still sleeping. Their orange breasts attracted attention, and when they began preening, you could see the bill length, again through scope.


Have fun! Kay Regester, Ventura PS. Amusing RWBBs foraging in the mud, with head feathers askew.






 

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Date: 8/5/17 9:44 am
From: 'Robert Lindsay' <capnbob...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge Semi Sand
Saturday, 8/5, 8:30 am



Arrived at the third observation platform to find Kay from Ventura. She already had the Semipalmated Sandpiper about 20 feet from the platform among 6 Western Sandpipers. The contrast between these two species made identification fairly easy. The bill on the Semipalmated is noticeably shorter, the head more rounded with much less distinct face and crown markings. While these peeps stayed on the mudflat they moved farther from the platform as additional observers arrived.



Other birds of interest included two Long-billed Dowitcher (with more orange undersides than I usually see on this species) below some reeds on the zoo shoreline. A green heron stopped in briefly. One Spotted Sandpiper made a quick fly-by. A Black Skimmer was skimming the lagoon when I first arrived. Otherwise, only common birds.



Rob Lindsay


 

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Date: 8/5/17 9:38 am
From: <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Gaviota Fennel Patch - a few warblers
Walked out to the Gaviota Fennel Patch this morning. Singles on Wilson's and Orange-Crowned along with two Yellow Warblers were moving about. Had a single Chestnut-backed Chickadee, two Peregrine Falcon and numbers of other expected birds. The fennel is coming into a heavy bloom.


Peter Schneekloth
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Date: 8/4/17 10:02 pm
From: David Levasheff <dj_levasheff...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge Semi Sand
Around noon till 1:30+ there were up to 6 Western peeps and the Semi-p peep. 2 spotted peeps, 1 pale Foresters Tern. All at the 3rd platform. The peeps worked the far edges of the mud flats, I waited for a closer approach but alas it was not to be.

Photos at the Sept Audubon program featuring Karl Hutterer speaking on climate change.

David
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> On Aug 4, 2017, at 21:33, Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I know there have already been several posts about this bird today, but since it was missed at least once, I wanted to mention that the Semipalmated Sandpiper was in the flats just off the third platform at the Andree Clark Bird Refuge at dusk tonight. So it could still be around tomorrow. It was with a small flock of peeps that also included 2 Leasts, a juvenile Western, and 3 adult Westerns. Two Spotted Sandpipers and 2 adult Long-billed Dowitchers were also in the area.
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> Dave Compton
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Date: 8/4/17 9:33 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge Semi Sand
I know there have already been several posts about this bird today, but
since it was missed at least once, I wanted to mention that the
Semipalmated Sandpiper was in the flats just off the third platform at the
Andree Clark Bird Refuge at dusk tonight. So it could still be around
tomorrow. It was with a small flock of peeps that also included 2 Leasts, a
juvenile Western, and 3 adult Westerns. Two Spotted Sandpipers and 2 adult
Long-billed Dowitchers were also in the area.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 8/4/17 4:38 pm
From: Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Semipalmated Sandpiper at Bird Refuge this a.m.
Hi All:
Run don’t walk to the last viewing platform at the Bird Refuge to see great close up views of this rare shorebird. For those of you who are feeling your way through shorebird i.d., this is your chance to get up close and personal with peeps. Of course, I’m not sure the bird is still there, but it’s so easy to see, once you know what to look for. I’m guessing that it might stay another few days, or maybe I’m wrong? Take photos, it’s that close! Also, a chance to compare juvenile Westerns with this juvenile Semi. Look for the shorter, stubbier bill on the Semi. It’s not as short as some I’ve seen, but you can get close enough to see the difference from the longer, tapered bill of the Westerns.
And, let’s hope more waders will drop in to this place. Water levels are perfect.

Joan Lentz

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Date: 8/4/17 1:53 pm
From: Kay Emerick <kaybirder...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge peeps gone?
Hi, all. I got there at 10:20 or so this Friday am. First scoped from the nearest platform 1, and could see no peeps. I continued on to the third platform, but there were no small peeps there. Sad. (haha) Two beautiful Long-Billed Dowitchers still in alternate plumage, 4 Killdeer or so, many BN Stilts, including two fuzzy juveniles, and the other usual suspects. Hope some other peeps find the place later. Kay Regester, Ventura





 

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Date: 8/4/17 9:44 am
From: Joan Lentz <joanlentz...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge Semipalmated Sandpiper
Hi all, Libby Patten and I had great views of the juvenile semi palmated sandpiper off platform three at the bird refuge. it's now 9:45 AM. Thanks to Conor Scotland for this great find. Joan Lentz

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> On Aug 4, 2017, at 9:25 AM, <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:
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> Hi all::
>
> The Semipalmated Sandpiper found at the Bird Refuge in Santa Barbara yesterday by Connor Scotland was still present between about 7:30 and 8:15 am this morning on mud flats at the zoo end of the chipped trail. It was hanging out with a couple of juvenile Westerns and easy to see from the viewing platform. A half dozen or so Least Sandpipers were also on hand. I did see any dowitchers.
>
> Bird on...George Roland, Montecito
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Date: 8/4/17 9:26 am
From: <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bird Refuge Semipalmated Sandpiper
Hi all::

The Semipalmated Sandpiper found at the Bird Refuge in Santa Barbara yesterday by Connor Scotland was still present between about 7:30 and 8:15 am this morning on mud flats at the zoo end of the chipped trail. It was hanging out with a couple of juvenile Westerns and easy to see from the viewing platform. A half dozen or so Least Sandpipers were also on hand. I did see any dowitchers.

Bird on...George Roland, Montecito


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Date: 8/3/17 10:53 pm
From: <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Coal Oil Point - 200+ Black-bellied Plovers
Walked out to Coal Oil Point after work and found 200 + Black-bellied Plovers hunkered down in the roped off flat area at the mouth of the slough (counted to 190 or so then got lazy but easily 20-30 more). Looked through them as best I could but could not pick out anything different. Also a fair number of Sanderling, Semi-palmated Plover and Snowy Plover. Smaller numbers of Whimbrel, Western Sandpiper, Black Turnstone and Long-billed Dowitcher were present. It was an impressive accumulation of birds.


Peter Schneekloth
Buellton
 

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Date: 8/3/17 6:54 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Mountain trip
Joan and I made another foray to the high country on Tuesday, Aug.2, this time to the Pine Mountain-Reyes Peak Area.  This is in Ventura County, but thought I'd make a brief post since this is a good place to drive to higher mountain vegetation than any place in SB County, and it's much closer than Mt. Pinos.
The Pine Mountain Road off Highway 33 starts at about 4000' elevation and proceeds through high chaparral and Pinyon Pines before reaching the Pine forest above 5000'.  We stopped to check on some small birds foraging in chaparral at roadside and found juvenile Black-chinned Sparrows there.  We than made several stops along the road to the Reyes Peak Trailhead (6950'), where we hiked along the trail around the north side of the Peak for about 3/4 mile.
Our most birdy area was the first campground (Pine Mountain campground), where we had lots of young birds of various species, including a family of White-headed Woodpeckers and a Juvenile Red-Breasted Sapsucker. On the road  to the trailhead, we had great views of a male Mountain Quail crossing the road in front of the car and back again to rejoin a small family group.  The mixed pine-fir forest along the flank of the peak yielded several Olive-sided Flycatchers and all three Nuthatches.  Our only disappointment was Raspberry Spring, a short steep hike down from the Reyes Peak Campground.  The spring has dried up to few drops coming out of two pipes and all the vegetation I remembered from years ago (including the wild raspberries for which the spring is named) is gone.  The area is pretty barren and not pulling in birds at this time.
Our best sighting however was mammalian.  We were treated to good views of a large Black Bear on Highway 150 about 3 miles northeast of the intersection with Highway 192.  The bear was at least 2 years old, maybe older, and in excellent condition.  It crossed the road twice in front of us before heading down into the canyon ranches on the east side.  Perhaps it has a fondness for avocados--its coat was very thick and healthy.  We were so surprised that neither of us grabbed our cameras and go a photo.
Some wildflowers are still in bloom up there including Penstemon bridgesii, Scarlet Bugler, different kinds of Buckwheat, and Paintbrush.   Sadly, we found few Hummers enjoying the red flowers.
Joan has published a full list on e-bird.
Florence Sanchez

 

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Date: 8/3/17 4:41 pm
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Andree Clark Semipalmated Sandpiper
This report got my curiosity up so I went down to the Bird Refuge and found the Semipalmated Sandpiper in the spot as described. I was joined by Joan Lentz and we had great views of this peep, standing side by side with Western Sandpipers for comparison. Also, a handsome Long-billed Dowitcher arrived, and along the shore was a juvenile Stilt with a very excited and protective parent.

The last time the water level was this low in the refuge there were many more shorebirds there, perhaps they will still come.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara

On Aug 3, 2017, at 1:59 PM, Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...> wrote:

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> About 30 minutes ago there was a Semipalmated Sandpiper with 4 Western Sandpipers just off the third viewing deck on the path at Andree Clark (near the end of the path). The water has receded from this area leaving a good amount of exposed mudflat. The birds were behaving nicely no more than 20-25 feet away, affording excellent views of the Semipalmated right alongside the Westerns for comparison.
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> An Ash-throated Flycatcher was also present, flying back and forth along the path. This seemed unusual for the location.
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> Conor Scotland
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Date: 8/3/17 2:09 pm
From: Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Andree Clark Semipalmated Sandpiper
About 30 minutes ago there was a Semipalmated Sandpiper with 4 Western
Sandpipers just off the third viewing deck on the path at Andree Clark
(near the end of the path). The water has receded from this area leaving a
good amount of exposed mudflat. The birds were behaving nicely no more than
20-25 feet away, affording excellent views of the Semipalmated right
alongside the Westerns for comparison.

An Ash-throated Flycatcher was also present, flying back and forth along
the path. This seemed unusual for the location.

Conor Scotland
Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 8/2/17 4:51 pm
From: Kay Grinnell <kaytgrinnell...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] East Beach this morning
My husband and I are visiting the area from South Carolina for 6 weeks this July/Aug/Sept.
This morning at around 10am we went to East beach near the wharf and saw 21 long billed curlew, 9 whimbrel and 21 black skimmers.  (and many gulls, including a juvenile Heerman's).  

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Date: 8/2/17 8:32 am
From: <diannaricky...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Early? Lincoln's Sparrow
We have a Lincoln's Sparrow in our yard, which I first noticed at our seed feeder on Monday, July 28. At first I was not certain it was a Lincoln's Sparrow because the glimpse was fleeting, but it had the proper markings and a sparrow-like bill. This morning Don saw it feeding on the deck and a short time later I saw it at the same seed feeder, and I did get documentary photos, good enough for a positive ID anyway. I thought it was early in the fall for this species, so checked Lehman's Birds of Santa Barbara County, and he indicates they usually arrive in mid-September and are very uncommon at feeders.


Dianna Ricky
Santa Barbara
 

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Date: 8/1/17 7:47 pm
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Area K
Checked in the good evening light and got much better looks at the juv Baird's and Semipalmated Sandpipers. Lots of Wilson's Phalaropes and 2 WF Ibis. A Western Kingbird was also present.

Nick

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Date: 8/1/17 5:42 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] 2 Reddish Egrets
In a restricted access area of Carp Salt Marsh, Glenn Kincaid and I saw 2
Reddish Egrets. Though both were juvenile birds, they looked very
different. Photos are here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38433844 Carp Salt Marsh nr mouth

At the Ash Avenue (eastern) side of the marsh, tidal flow is absent for
some reason. We saw almost no shorebirds there.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38433849 Ash Ave.

Mark Holmgren
Goleta

 

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Date: 8/1/17 5:35 pm
From: Gyorgy Szimuly <gyorgy.szimuly...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] World Shorebirds Day 2017
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Date: 7/31/17 2:59 pm
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Area K Semipalmated and Baird's Sandpipers
All,

This morning I was able to see the continuing Baird's Sandpiper as well as a juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper at Area K. There are a couple of juv Westerns around as well. Most of the Saturday birds continue including the WF Ibis, but is smaller numbers. It's best to look for the birds early AM if there is a marine layer or after 6 pm, when good light is present and the heat haze will start to die down. A scope is needed as well as patience, as the birds often feed out of sight for periods.

Nick Lethaby
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Date: 7/30/17 10:15 am
From: Jake Broad <californiajbroad...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Mystery Duck
Good morning all
Today I had to briefly go to my work at the Goleta Sanitary District. When I was finished I decided to swing by the lagoons and an unusual duck immediately caught my eye. Thankfully I had my camera and was able to snap some photos. 
I first saw the bird on land and it appeared to be a little larger than the mallards. Most striking was its white breast. It had a dark body and dark head but the white breast continued up the neck and around the bill. I thought it might be a northern pintail but some features don't match. Its head is splotchy with a white streak behind its eye and an apparent broken white eye ring, possibly transitioning plumage? I've gone through a couple field guides but I can't identify it. Please find the link below to view some images of it, let me know what you all think. Thank you.
If the bird does turn out to be something noteworthy please remember that the district is not open to the public until tomorrow morning.
Unknown Duck


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Cheers!
Jake BroadGoleta & Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 7/29/17 7:21 pm
From: Larry Ballard <larryincarp...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Reddish Egret
A juvenile was at the mouth of the Carpinteria salt marsh reserve (restricted access). It is exceptionally reddish and has a very pale bill and looks like the same bird photographed in Malibu eight days ago.
Larry B.
Carpinteria CA
 

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Date: 7/29/17 9:35 am
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Area K
All,

I checked out Area K again today and found Mark Holmgren and Conor Scotland already there. Area K is definitely back and there were lots of egrets and shorebirds. Highlights were the juv Baird's, an adult Lesser Yellowlegs, an ibis, and both dowitchers.

Nick

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Date: 7/29/17 6:54 am
From: Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Additional Area K Bird
During my visit to Area K yesterday evening, one sandpiper stood out as
being larger and "longer" looking than the other peeps in the area. The
bird was over towards the northwest part of the viewable section of Area K,
just in front of the congregation of Egrets. After examining several
terribly distant photos and getting some other feedback, I think it might
be good for a Baird's Sandpiper.

Photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/raks3JGEQboaHUhc2

The primaries seem to extend quite a bit, and it also appears to have a
more "oval" or flat body shape.

Again, my looks were brief and distant so I could certainly be wrong. I
would love to hear any feedback or contradiction on this one, or general ID
tips for Baird's.

Conor Scotland
Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 7/28/17 7:52 pm
From: Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Campus Birds
This evening around 7pm on the beach between Campus Point and Goleta Beach
there were 6 Black Turnstones, 10 or so Black-bellied Plovers, 3 Greater
Yellowlegs, 3 Whimbrel, and a handful of Semipalmated Plovers.

At Area K I was very rushed because of social obligations, but counted 6
Wilson's Phalaropes, 16 Greater Yellowlegs, 20 or so peeps, and 40 or so
Egrets, one Dowitcher, and a Green Heron.

Conor Scotland
Santa Barbara

 

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Date: 7/28/17 3:39 pm
From: <Seegrate...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Blue grey gnatcatcher Montecito
At my feeder in Montecito

K Bonowitz


 

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Date: 7/28/17 10:57 am
From: 'Lethaby, Nick' <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Area K nostalgia
All,

I made a quick stop by Area K this AM. I had 12 Greater Yellowlegs, 3 Wilson's Phalaropes, 28 Western and 5 Least Sandpipers, and 7 Semipalmated Plovers. I was just thinking Area K was 'back' when the yellowlegs and phalaropes took off. Up until the mid 2000s, Area K would routinely have at least 5-10 yellowlegs all the time when low like this. I once had 70 at once. However the last couple of times it has got low in July-Aug, it's been really poor and the birds don't seem to be sticking around. I was wondering if Mark H. or others might have some theory as to why this is happening. I am guessing there may be less food but don't know why that would be.

Hopefully that flock will come back and be joined by more birds.

Nick Lethaby
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Date: 7/27/17 10:58 pm
From: <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Yet more shorebirds including Wandering Tattler - Isla Vista to Coal Oil Point
After work I took the stairs at the west end of Del Playa in IV and walked west on the beach almost to the point. A good number of birds present including a single Wandering Tattler, a Wilson's Phalarope and 3 Black Turnstone. Others included some Sanderlings still showing a fair amount of breeding colors, Western and Least Sandpipers, Black-bellied Plover, perhaps 20 or more Semi-palmated plover, Killdeer and a few Whimbrel.


At the top of the bluffs there were good numbers of Hummingbirds, Orioles and Starlings being attracted to some flowering Agave (not a plant guy so I assume they are Agave of some variety).


Peter Schneekloth
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Date: 7/27/17 2:44 pm
From: <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Shorebirds
This morning at the SB harbor breakwater there were 7 Black Turnstone, 7
Whimbrel, and a Surfbird. It was good to see a juvenile Heerman's Gull, which
have been in short supply in recent years.

Hugh Ranson
SB




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Date: 7/27/17 2:44 pm
From: Florence Sanchez <sanchezucsb11...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] UCSB Campus beaches, Lagoon, and Area K
The low tide was favorable for a walk around Campus Point this morning. so I started at the wood stairs on the east-facin gbluff and walked the beach around Campus Point and continued west along the beach to the Lagoon.  I walked the west and north sides of the Lagoon before returning to my car; then drove to lot 17 where I walked across the street and scoped Area K.
On the east facing beach below the bluffs, I had 8 Whimbrels, I Marbled Godwit, 1 Willet, and 4 molting adult Black-bellied Plovers.  At the usual gull resting spot near the Marine science lab, there was a large mixed flock of gulls and Brown Pelicans, no terns.  The gulls were mostly adult California gulls, with Heerman's and Western mixed in.  Among the Heerman's gulls were 4 dark first-year birds.  Approaching Campus Point, I had 3 Black Turnstones on the lower rocks and a nice Surfbird up on top (lots of breast markings still evident).  At the very end of Campus Point, a Brandt's Cormorant was perched.
There was almost nothing on the west-facing beach--only two Black-bellied Plovers.  The Lagoon was devoid of birds until I reached the northwest corner near the Faculty Club.  There I found 3 Black-necked Stilts and 8 Greater Yellowlegs.  Continuing around the Lagoon, I found no waterfowl except for one Western Grebe.  A couple of Black-crowned Night Herons were fishing near the edge.  On a few Double-crested cormorants were on the downed-trees at the edge--nothing on the float.  With them at one spot was 1 Great Egret, 3 Snowy Egrets, and a Great Blue Heron.
Scoping Area K, i found good numbers of Great and Snowy Egrets--at least 15 of each--one Great Blue Heron, and 8 Canada Geese.  Kildeer were very evident and calling. Scoping the very back of the wetland, I found 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 1 Dowitcher, and a few sandpipers.   The heat haze made identification of the latter difficult even through my excellent scope, but I was able to determine that at least 2 of them were Western Sandpipers, and 2 more were Least.  One of the undetermined appeared to have a rather thick, stubby bill,, but I could not say for sure that it was a Semi-palmated Sandpiper.  Swallows were present in good numbers over the wetland, including Cliff, Tree, and Northern Rough-winged.
Probably the most interesting birds I had were two small dove with short squared-off tails that flew over my head as I left my car and walked toward the street.  Unless the young young Eurasian Collared Doves (which are common on the campus) are very much smaller than adults and also have shorter tails in proportion to their bodies than adults, these would have to be Common Ground Doves.   Sorry--no chance to get binoculars on them.
Florence Sanchez

 

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Date: 7/27/17 12:28 pm
From: <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] East Beach/Bird Refuge Santa Barbara 7/27/17
Yo birders:

I walked East Beach and the Bird Refuge again this morning. Pretty quiet. Beach: Long-billed Curlew (20, more than I've been seeing), Whimbrel (5), Marbled Godwit (3), Black Skimmers (7), Heermann's Gulls (ca. 75). No Snowy Plovers. There was a large noisy flock of terns between the wharf and the Landing (est. 75+). I did nor check it out to see whether they were Elegants, Royals or both. My ear can't tell the difference in their calls. At the Bird Refuge were the usual + 3 Spotted Sandpipers (still the spotted adults).

It's probably heresy to admit this but I think fresh juvenile-plumaged Western Gulls are a really really cool bird. They are so neatly checkered black and dark brown and the feather edgings are so neat and crisp. It's hard to believe how ratty they will look in six months or so. I saw two this morning, my first for the season. Right on time--I usually see the first on East Beach in Fiesta week.

Bird on...George (Roland), Montecito, Calif.


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Date: 7/27/17 8:29 am
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Hummingbirds
I have a friend visiting the area this weekend from out of state, looking to photograph hummingbirds. Ive been gone for a few weeks. Can anyone recommend locations with good numbers of hummingbirds in the Santa Barbara, or even Ventura areas?

Thanks,
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Date: 7/26/17 9:12 pm
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Please identify this bird?
Sorry folks. This was a moderated message with a perfectly fine photo of a
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Date: 7/26/17 8:17 pm
From: <Seegrate...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Please identify this bird?
In Montecito, new this year.....anyone help?
Thanks!



 

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Date: 7/26/17 2:30 pm
From: Larry Ballard <larryincarp...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] juvenile Heermann's Gulls
Two juveniles were with about 25 adult Heermann's Gulls at East Beach.
Larry B.
Carpinteria CA
 

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Date: 7/26/17 11:28 am
From: <peterschneekloth...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Likely Rose-breasted Grosbeak
At my feeder this morning, very close range (5 feet) but somewhat brief look at a female Grosbeak with very heavily streaked side and breast. Hoping it sticks around for longer looks/photo's.


Peter Schneekloth
Buellton
 

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Date: 7/25/17 10:39 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Easy Input, Breeding Birds in August, and the Future of the SB Breeding Bird Study
Hi Folks,

A new and easier way to *submit breeding records* to the *Santa Barbara
Breeding Bird Study* is at:

http://santabarbaraaudubon.org/sb-breeding-bird-survey-data-submittal/

Thanks to David Levasheff for developing this clever input method.

For assistance with data input, including a helpful video by David, see:

http://santabarbaraaudubon.org/santa-barbara-county-breeding-bird-study/



People with multiple records may wish to download the* Excel Data Entry *file
from here:
<https://goo.gl/HpNvnb>

https://goo.gl/HpNvnb


Once again, you may view and query the *SB BBS* map and database at
https://goo.gl/AJQxKj

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*The Importance of August to the Breeding Bird Database*

Of the 171 species in the *SB BBird Study* database, 59 species show
evidence of breeding into August. Because it’s useful to know when the
breeding period starts and ends for each species, please keep your eyes
peeled for breeding evidence that you encounter in August and early
September. Thank you.



This chart below appears to represent the intensity of bird breeding in SB
County. (It’s based on records in the BBS database from 1927 through July
2017.) More accurately, however, this may reflect the human effort
expended to gather breeding records. I suspect that July would be the
month of greatest breeding intensity if we had even effort to gather
records across the breeding period. August is important to establish end
dates of breeding for many species.

* [image: Inline image 4]*



The list below shows the species and the number of records of each that
continues to breed into August. (I’ve omitted the many species for which
there is only 1 record.) Several species would seem to be pretty active
still.



Acorn Woodpecker

6

American Coot

2

American Goldfinch

4

American Robin

6

Barn Swallow

7

Black Phoebe

2

Brown-headed Cowbird

3

Bullock's Oriole

2

California Quail

4

California Scrub-Jay

3

California Towhee

7

Clark's Grebe

4

Cliff Swallow

5

Common Yellowthroat

4

Dark-eyed Junco

3

Eurasian Collared-Dove

2

Gadwall

4

Great-tailed Grackle

6

Hooded Oriole

8

House Finch

7

Lesser Goldfinch

11

Northern Mockingbird

8

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

6

Pied-billed Grebe

2

Rock Pigeon

2

Ruddy Duck

2

Scaly-breasted Munia

4

Song Sparrow

4

Western Bluebird

3

Western Grebe

7

Western Kingbird

2

Western Wood-Pewee

2

White-crowned Sparrow

2

White-tailed Kite

7



*Plans for the Future of the SB Breeding Bird Study*

In the next year, Adrian O’Loghlen and I intend to:

1. Continue to collect new and historical breeding records. Hopefully the
new data input
portal on the SB Audubon Society website will encourage data input and
feedback on
the BBS from the birding community.

2. Integrate the BBS with Lehman’s, ‘The Birds of Santa Barbara County,
California.’

3. Demonstrate the utility of the BBS to conservation groups, regulatory
agencies,
governments, planners, and other users.

4. Seek funding to support future uses and expand geographical coverage
of the SB BBS.

5. Use the SB Audubon Society website to encourage data input and provide
feedback on
the status of breeding birds to the birding community.

6. Further develop the UCSB CCBER website to explore the research and
educational utility of the BBS.

We are looking for volunteer assistance in managing the database, seeking
funding, exploring other capabilities of Google Fusion Tables, researching
the data, and looking for additional display and analysis options for the
database. In the long term, we can use the BBS to decide the next, most
meaningful steps we might take to advance our understanding of the birds in
Santa Barbara County.

Thanks to all of you for the support we’ve enjoyed so far.

Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara


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Date: 7/24/17 6:58 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Goleta: Atascadero Creek and Area K
On Atascadero Creek this morning, a couple species were finishing breeding
(Yellow Warbler, Robin, Black-headed Grosbeak, 2 Wilson's Warbler were in
an area where present earlier this summer) and a couple of post-breeders
from elsewhere (Western Tanager, Western Wood-Pewee) were present.
At Goleta Slough, Area K were 61 egrets, 12 Wilson's Phalaropes, 40 or so
peeps, and 1 dowitcher. A pair of Virginia Rails performed a 'grunt' duet
from the ditch below the bluff.

Mark Holmgren
Goleta

 

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Date: 7/24/17 12:23 pm
From: <georger244...> [sbcobirding] <sbcobirding-noreply...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] OOPS!
I must have stayed uo too late last night watching The Open Golf Match from England . Of course not Oystercatchers. Black Skimmers.
Sorry about that....Bird on anyway...George , Montecito Ca.


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Date: 7/24/17 11:33 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] East Beach/Bird Refuge Santa Barbara 7/24/17
Hi everybody:

Finally! Some shorebird diversity along East Beach and at the Bird Refuge. This morning along East Beach--Whimbrel (8), Long-billed Curlew (10), Marbled Godwit (4). I did nor find any Snowy Plovers although in the last several years they have appeared by now. Also 9 Am. Oystercatchers, 2 Say's Phoebes and the first juvenile California Gulls (2) I've seen this season. And 2 Ring-billed Gulls (1 adult, 1 second cycle). I have probably looked at well over 100 Heerman's Gulls on East Beach in the last couple of weeks and so I've seen no juveniles, which seems odd because they are being reported at various locations north and south of Santa Barbara.

At the Bird Refuge were a couple of Spotted Sandpipers and 3 Western Sandpipers . Earlier in the week there were several Least Sandpipers (adults) and an adult Long-billed Dowitcher there. Dragonfly migration is definitely on!

Bird on...George (Roland), Montecito, Ca.


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