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2/23/19 2:49 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/22/19 4:28 pm Peter Gaede <peteragaede...> [sbcobirding] Mesa P-Nut
2/22/19 3:37 pm Alexandra Loos <adornature...> Re: [sbcobirding] Santa Barbara Audubon - February 2019 - Field Trip: Ventura Duck Ponds / Wetlands
2/22/19 10:50 am Guy Tingos via Groups.Io <guytingos=<icloud.com...> Re: [sbcobirding] Sand point Snowy Plover
2/22/19 10:13 am David Levasheff <levaweb...> [sbcobirding] Sand point Snowy Plover
2/22/19 2:47 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/21/19 10:20 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> Re: [sbcobirding] Sandhill Crane eBird hotspot + PS
2/21/19 8:59 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] Sandhill Crane eBird hotspot + PS
2/21/19 8:44 am Benjamin Byerly <benbyerly...> [sbcobirding] Varied Thrush at UCSB Lagoon
2/21/19 2:48 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/20/19 3:05 pm Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Cackling Goose at Andre Clark Bird Refuge?
2/20/19 2:55 pm John Callender <jbc...> Re: [sbcobirding] Cackling Goose at Andre Clark Bird Refuge?
2/20/19 1:06 pm Ria Marsh via Groups.Io <rrsmarsh=<icloud.com...> Re: [sbcobirding] Cackling Goose at Andre Clark Bird Refuge?
2/20/19 1:00 pm Tom Riederer <bikertom...> [sbcobirding] Cackling Goose at Andre Clark Bird Refuge?
2/20/19 2:48 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/19/19 8:02 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] North County Birding.
2/19/19 7:37 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> Re: [sbcobirding] Uncommon Birds at Alice Keck
2/19/19 7:47 am Noah Gaines <Noahgaines...> [sbcobirding] Uncommon Birds at Alice Keck
2/19/19 2:46 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/18/19 8:27 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] SMV birds & road conditions
2/18/19 5:41 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] SMV
2/18/19 3:45 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park, 2019-02-18
2/18/19 2:54 pm Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Santa Maria Country Club - Continuing Vermilion Flycatcher and concentration of Ring-necked Ducks
2/18/19 8:07 am David Levasheff <levaweb...> [sbcobirding] WHWO Sunday 2/17
2/18/19 2:43 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/17/19 9:42 pm John Callender <jbc...> Re: [sbcobirding] LBBG
2/17/19 4:07 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> Re: [sbcobirding] LBBG
2/17/19 4:04 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> Re: [sbcobirding] LBBG
2/17/19 3:55 pm Noah Arthur via Groups.Io <semirelicta=<yahoo.com...> Re: [sbcobirding] LBBG
2/17/19 3:00 pm Bradley Hacker <hacker...> [sbcobirding] LBBG
2/17/19 2:39 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/16/19 6:55 pm Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Checking Around for Gulls
2/16/19 4:26 pm John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] White Headed Woodpecker at Richardson Park, New Cuyama
2/16/19 2:11 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park Lesser Black-backed Gull present NOW
2/16/19 1:49 pm Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Checking Around for Gulls
2/16/19 12:20 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park Lesser Black-backed Gull present NOW
2/16/19 11:13 am Bradley Hacker <hacker...> Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park Lesser Black-backed Gull present NOW
2/16/19 10:42 am Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> [sbcobirding] Ocean Park Lesser Black-backed Gull present NOW
2/16/19 10:39 am Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL
2/16/19 2:30 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/15/19 10:21 pm Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...> [sbcobirding] Checking Around for Gulls
2/15/19 6:19 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> Re: [sbcobirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull
2/15/19 3:46 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Common Merganser
2/15/19 2:15 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> Re: [sbcobirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull
2/15/19 2:15 pm Elaine Tan <elntan.u...> Re: [sbcobirding] Loads of shorebirds at Storke Field
2/15/19 1:11 pm Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Loads of shorebirds at Storke Field
2/15/19 1:03 pm Ken Hollinga <hollinga...> [sbcobirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull
2/15/19 11:41 am Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] Loads of shorebirds at Storke Field
2/15/19 2:28 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/14/19 8:03 pm Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park NO LBBG this am
2/14/19 5:54 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] Area K
2/14/19 5:34 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park NO LBBG this am
2/14/19 3:00 pm Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park NO LBBG this am
2/14/19 2:42 pm Bradley Hacker <hacker...> Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park NO LBBG this am
2/14/19 2:31 pm David Levasheff <levaweb...> [sbcobirding] Ocean Park NO LBBG this am
2/14/19 2:30 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/13/19 5:46 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] Ocean Park
2/13/19 4:56 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull
2/13/19 3:56 pm Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park Lesser Black-backed Gull
2/13/19 11:17 am Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] best practice: adding automatic signature to your posts
2/13/19 2:24 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/13/19 12:55 am Ken Hoesterey via Groups.Io <kenbee60=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Heermann's Gull juveniles at Goleta Beach and more
2/12/19 9:27 pm Janice Levasheff via Groups.Io <jlevasheff=<yahoo.com...> Re: [sbcobirding] My Scope for Sale
2/12/19 8:40 pm Steven Gaulin <gaulin...> [sbcobirding] Rancho Goleta Mobile Home Park
2/12/19 4:58 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] Black Road flooded fields
2/12/19 2:21 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/11/19 7:27 pm Paul Keller <496psk...> Re: [sbcobirding] My Scope for Sale
2/11/19 6:08 pm Don Tate via Groups.Io <osomocoso=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] band-tailed pigeons at Miguelito Co Park
2/11/19 3:25 pm Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...> [sbcobirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull - Black Rd Yesterday
2/11/19 2:18 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] Speed birding
2/11/19 12:00 pm Paul Keller <496psk...> [sbcobirding] My Scope for Sale
2/11/19 11:02 am Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] Black Rd and North County
2/11/19 2:20 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/10/19 8:19 pm Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] n. County
2/10/19 4:00 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] Santa Barbara Lucy's, Santa Maria Sandhill Crane, and misc
2/10/19 2:15 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/9/19 8:12 pm John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] White-header Woodpecker at Richardson Park
2/9/19 1:23 pm Cher Hollingworth <hollingw...> Re: [sbcobirding] Black Road flooded field
2/9/19 12:03 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] Black Road flooded field
2/9/19 2:13 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/8/19 10:53 pm Marissa DeVille <mdeville807...> Re: [sbcobirding] Owl calling at 6 pm tonight at East Beach
2/8/19 6:54 pm Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] Friday morning Audubon walk: Lake Los Carneros
2/8/19 2:11 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/7/19 7:08 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> Re: [sbcobirding] Owl calling at 6 pm tonight at East Beach
2/7/19 7:07 pm Ria Marsh via Groups.Io <rrsmarsh=<icloud.com...> [sbcobirding] Owl calling at 6 pm tonight at East Beach
2/7/19 6:44 pm Guy Tingos via Groups.Io <guytingos=<icloud.com...> [sbcobirding] More Mesa this evening
2/7/19 6:44 pm Alexandra Loos <adornature...> [sbcobirding] Santa Barbara Audubon - February 2019 - Upcoming Events
2/7/19 3:36 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] No Common goldeneye
2/7/19 2:09 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/6/19 6:26 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> [sbcobirding] Black Road SMV
2/6/19 2:32 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] TK BEHIND CHASE PALM PARK
2/6/19 2:07 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/5/19 5:55 pm Shawn McVicar <shawnmcvic...> [sbcobirding] Redheads on Campbell ponds
2/5/19 3:04 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> Re: [sbcobirding] [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
2/5/19 1:21 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
2/5/19 12:52 pm John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] Caution on Sandhill Crane
2/5/19 12:45 pm John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] Sandhill Crane Continues
2/5/19 2:04 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/4/19 9:58 pm Ken Hoesterey via Groups.Io <kenbee60=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Heermann's gull juvenile reporting on eBird, lack of
2/4/19 7:37 pm Larry Ballard via Groups.Io <larryincarp=<aol.com...> [sbcobirding] same birds, different day
2/4/19 2:00 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/3/19 10:50 pm Ken Hoesterey via Groups.Io <kenbee60=<yahoo.com...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
2/3/19 7:45 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
2/3/19 6:25 pm Rebecca Coulter <rfcphoebe...> Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
2/3/19 5:46 pm Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
2/3/19 5:38 pm Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
2/3/19 4:50 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
2/3/19 4:42 pm Bradley Hacker <hacker...> Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
2/3/19 4:27 pm Hugh Ranson <zonetail...> Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
2/3/19 4:14 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
2/3/19 3:26 pm Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
2/3/19 1:53 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/2/19 6:05 pm Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park
2/2/19 1:45 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
2/1/19 4:14 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> Re: [sbcobirding] Sandhill Crane and Trespassing
2/1/19 1:54 pm Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> Re: [sbcobirding] Sandhill Crane and Trespassing
2/1/19 1:09 pm Erik Dodos <edodos...> [sbcobirding] Sandhill Crane and Trespassing
2/1/19 7:50 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] Goldeneye
1/31/19 1:34 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
1/30/19 2:57 pm Larry Ballard via Groups.Io <larryincarp=<aol.com...> [sbcobirding] SB Tropical Kingbird, Carp roadrunner
1/30/19 1:25 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
1/29/19 6:54 am Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] Hollister Ranch, Sat., 26 Jan
1/29/19 1:16 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
1/28/19 7:52 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> Re: [sbcobirding] Joan Lentz blog
1/28/19 5:28 pm David Levasheff <levaweb...> [sbcobirding] Joan Lentz blog
1/28/19 4:46 pm James Pike <jimpike444...> Re: [sbcobirding] Vermillion Flycatcher at SMCC
1/28/19 3:57 pm John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] Vermillion Flycatcher at SMCC
1/28/19 1:48 pm Guy Tingos via Groups.Io <guytingos=<icloud.com...> [sbcobirding] Gaviota oddities
1/28/19 9:38 am Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] [typo] some recent CBEC decisions
1/28/19 9:33 am Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] some recent CBEC decisions
1/28/19 9:33 am John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] Vermillion Flycatcher
1/28/19 1:13 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
1/27/19 9:05 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] Santa Maria Valley birding
1/27/19 6:51 pm Steven Gaulin <gaulin...> [sbcobirding] Lewis's Woodpeckers
1/27/19 5:51 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Lake Cachuma today
1/27/19 12:55 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
1/26/19 7:24 pm Ken Hoesterey via Groups.Io <kenbee60=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Laughing Gull at Goleta Beach
1/26/19 4:28 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Wood Duck
1/26/19 7:33 am David Levasheff <levaweb...> Re: [sbcobirding] NCOS this morning (1/25/2019)
1/26/19 12:31 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
1/25/19 9:49 pm joelrbarrett <joelbsalty...> [sbcobirding] Red-necked Grebe at Prisoner's Harbor Santa Cruz Island
1/25/19 7:56 pm Steven Gaulin <gaulin...> [sbcobirding] NCOS this morning (1/25/2019)
1/25/19 7:38 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Armour Ranch Road and Happy Canyon
1/25/19 5:15 pm Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...> [sbcobirding] RN x RB sapsucker Hybrid
1/25/19 3:19 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] Armour Ranch Rd, 2019-01-25
1/25/19 2:25 pm Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Mid-winter backyard Bullock's Oriole
1/25/19 11:16 am Cruz Phillips via Groups.Io <cruzitas=<aol.com...> [sbcobirding] FOS male Rufous Hummingbird
1/25/19 12:08 am eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
1/24/19 4:13 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Mountain birding
1/24/19 7:45 am Steven Gaulin <gaulin...> [sbcobirding] No Tufted Duck but Common Merganser
 
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Date: 2/23/19 2:49 am
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (1 report)
- Merlin (Taiga) (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Santa Barbara County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35915
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2019 10:30 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3961231,-119.5283666&ll=34.3961231,-119.5283666
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53029842
- Comments: "1 adult was observed on east side of Franklin Creek. A group of 6 - 8 has been present in this location for several months."

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2019 14:00 by Erik Dodos
- Waller Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9029675,-120.4392958&ll=34.9029675,-120.4392958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53032243
- Comments: "Stopped briefly to observe a territorial battle between 2 RT Hawks and a RS Hawk. I then was attracted to a group of woodpeckers in the trees just east of Ranger House. Observed the Flickers for 5 mins. Clearly seen yellow under tail as it fanned out. Brownish/gray back with thin black bars, believe it was female as no malar stripe was observed. Was associated with a red shafted and was harassed occasionally by nearby Acorn WPs. "

Merlin (Taiga) (Falco columbarius columbarius) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2019 10:16 by Joey Negreann
- (34.0065,-119.7631), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.006548,-119.763126&ll=34.006548,-119.763126
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53033540
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "After reviewing photos I believe this might be the taiga subspecies. Weak mustache and overall lighter color. However, having not determined many down to sub-species I am happy for any observational help."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2019 07:01 by Benjamin Byerly
- Coal Oil Point, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4083967,-119.8797226&ll=34.4083967,-119.8797226
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53023950
- Comments: "Continuing in this area. Near nature center, vocalizing"

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Date: 2/22/19 4:28 pm
From: Peter Gaede <peteragaede...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Mesa P-Nut
Hi All:

This afternoon I was alerted to calls of a Pygmy Nuthatch outside and went out to find a single bird working a coast live oak tree in our yard on the Mesa in Santa Barbara (Fellowship Road). There are no pines in the immediate vicinity, but some not too far away on Skyline Circle. I see in eBird that up to two birds have been reported this year, in January, at the Ortega Ridge pines in Summerland. Maybe others will show up in the lowlands? Let’s keep an eye (ear) out!

Peter Gaede
Santa Barbara
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Date: 2/22/19 3:37 pm
From: Alexandra Loos <adornature...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Santa Barbara Audubon - February 2019 - Field Trip: Ventura Duck Ponds / Wetlands
Greetings!

Sunday, February 24, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Field Trip: Ventura Duck Ponds / Wetlands ( https://santabarbaraaudubon.org/events/field-trip-ventura-duck-ponds-wetlands-5/ )
Target Birds: Waterfowl, Virginia Rail, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, American Bittern, White-faced Ibis, Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Vermilion Flycatcher, Marsh Wren & others.

For those who wish to carpool, meet at 7:00 am at the Andree Clark Bird Refuge parking area. People will be on their own to sort themselves into car pools and continue on to the Ventura Duck Ponds. Trip leaders Jeff and Peggy will meet everyone at the Duck Ponds at 8:00 am.
$8.00 per rider to drivers for gas.

Trip details: https://santabarbaraaudubon.org/events/field-trip-ventura-duck-ponds-wetlands-5/

Happy Birding!
 
Alex
 
Alexandra Loos
Publicity Chair, Santa Barbara Audubon Society
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www.SantaBarbaraAudubon.org

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Date: 2/22/19 10:50 am
From: Guy Tingos via Groups.Io <guytingos=<icloud.com...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Sand point Snowy Plover
I had a small number of Snowy Plovers in that area a couple of years ago and there was a group of 30+ just up the coast on the Santa Claus Lane beach this past CBC.

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Date: 2/22/19 10:13 am
From: David Levasheff <levaweb...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Sand point Snowy Plover
I am on the SBAS Sandpoint field trip. We have a snowy Plover on the beach across from the main channel. Is this unusual? I don’t recall them reported down here.

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Date: 2/22/19 2:47 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (2 reports)
- Budgerigar (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2019 08:35 by Cate Uccel
- Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Park--from entrance to sand plant, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9591002,-120.6272971&ll=34.9591002,-120.6272971
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52994665
- Comments: "In field s/s of road abt 1/3 mile after entering Preserve"

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2019 08:55 by margeNdon thornton
- GaineyVineyard, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6096475,-120.0656909&ll=34.6096475,-120.0656909
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53004782
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "A female, bib was white triangle atop Red surrounded by black, red nape,breast stripe was more buffy than yellow"

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2019 11:30 by Anonymous eBirder
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "With the other woodpeckers"

Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2019 07:15 by Noah Gaines
- Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Calling several times from inside the park (not the nearby apartments)"

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2019 08:30 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria Country Club (Restricted Access), Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Ongoing rarity. Favorite location is near the willow on the southeast pond by the number 4 green."

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Date: 2/21/19 10:20 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Sandhill Crane eBird hotspot + PS
It turns out that this very fresh hotspot has not yet been processed by
eBird. Tomorrow it should be possible to merge things.

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Wim

On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 8:59 PM Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> wrote:

> For those of you who have an eBird report of the Sandhill Crane at Black
> Rd: please consider merging your personal location with this dedicated
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> Wim
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> PS: Congratulations go to Tom Turner who found the ichthyological
> equivalent of a Little Curlew on the beach at IV. See here for the details
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> https://groups.io/g/naturalhistory-083/topic/possible_1st_hemisphere/29988184
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Date: 2/21/19 8:59 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] Sandhill Crane eBird hotspot + PS
For those of you who have an eBird report of the Sandhill Crane at Black
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Date: 2/21/19 8:44 am
From: Benjamin Byerly <benbyerly...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Varied Thrush at UCSB Lagoon
All,

This morning, in addition to the this winter's typical compliment of waterfowl, there was a Varied Thrush on the western shore of the UCSB Lagoon. It was singing from the low brush, then flew into a eucalyptus tree below the Manzanita Village residence halls. 

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Goleta, CA

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Date: 2/21/19 2:48 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 20, 2019 12:08 by Wendy Dandridge
- 1309–1313 Black Rd, Santa Maria US-CA (34.9304,-120.4900), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.930431,-120.489996&ll=34.930431,-120.489996
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- Comments: "Far out in field beyond flooded area. Large gray wader with bustle and red crown. "

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Date: 2/20/19 3:05 pm
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Cackling Goose at Andre Clark Bird Refuge?
All,

Based on the breast coloration, this doesn’t look like a minima to me. That race also has a distinctive upperpart pattern, although I can’t remember exactly what the differences are. I think it is a bit odd that an Aleutian wouldn’t have a neck ring by now. Hopefully it will stay a bit longer.

Nick

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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Cackling Goose at Andre Clark Bird Refuge?

At least in terms of eBird submissions it looks like the earliest report was Noah Gaines' on December 30, 2018:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51102808

Among the reports since then, the following include photos:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51496820 <- me, January 9
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52038814 <- Catherine Labio, January 25
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52282560 <- Conor Scotland, February 1

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Date: 2/20/19 2:55 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Cackling Goose at Andre Clark Bird Refuge?
At least in terms of eBird submissions it looks like the earliest report was Noah Gaines' on December 30, 2018:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51102808

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https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51496820<- me, January 9
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52038814<- Catherine Labio, January 25
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52282560<- Conor Scotland, February 1

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Date: 2/20/19 1:06 pm
From: Ria Marsh via Groups.Io <rrsmarsh=<icloud.com...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Cackling Goose at Andre Clark Bird Refuge?
That goose has been at ACBR for at least a month, maybe longer.
Ria Marsh
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> On Feb 20, 2019, at 1:00 PM, Tom Riederer <bikertom...> wrote:
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> 2/20/2019
> I believe there's a Cackling Goose (minima, no white neck ring) at the ACBR. I've seen him several times while driving on Cabrillo Blvd. He's been there over a week and hangs out in the grass right along the bike path across from the Clark Estate.
> He's just slightly bigger than a mallard, and hangs out with the local coots. He was there this morning.
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Date: 2/20/19 1:00 pm
From: Tom Riederer <bikertom...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Cackling Goose at Andre Clark Bird Refuge?
2/20/2019
I believe there's a Cackling Goose (minima, no white neck ring) at the ACBR.    I've seen him several times while driving on Cabrillo Blvd.  He's been there over a week and hangs out in the grass right along the bike path across from the Clark Estate.
He's just slightly bigger than a mallard, and hangs out with the local coots.  He was there this morning.

I'll defer positive ID to someone with more experience, and hopefully a better camera.

Tom Riederer
Santa Barbara CA

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Date: 2/20/19 2:48 am
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Greater Scaup (1 report)
- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)

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Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2019 11:36 by Mark Holmgren
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52945001
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Female. Seen well. Head shape was well towards Greater Scaup by having high point of crown anterior to the eye. White wing stripe extended boldly on to the primaries as shown in the photo below."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2019 12:44 by Wendy Dandridge
- 1122–1196 Black Rd, Santa Maria US-CA (34.9341,-120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.934092,-120.489878&ll=34.934092,-120.489878
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52940561
- Comments: "Found him far out beyond the fence beyond the flooded area and then he flew to the flooded area across the field from my location. Large gray wader with bustle. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (6)
- Reported Feb 19, 2019 08:20 by John Callender
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3961231,-119.5283666&ll=34.3961231,-119.5283666
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52931798
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing near the Franklin Creek bridge. Two adults, four immature/subadults. Each of the uploaded photos shows a different individual."

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Date: 2/19/19 8:02 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] North County Birding.
Today I returned to the flooded field at Windsett Farms on Black Road.   As Wes reported yesterday, the road was closed due to flooding but the water over the road was nearly gone and people were driving around the barrier from both sides.  I predict it will be gone tomorrow.
I parked outside the barrier and walked down to where I could set up my scope.  The Crane was present in the back field, almost to the back fence.  The seven Snow Geese were still present and a lot of ducks (Mallards) were at the edge of the flooded area as well. There were good numbers of shorebirds in the field, mostly Greater Yellowlegs and Dowitchers, but I also had 1 LESSER Yellowlegs, a few Marbled Godwits, a small flock of Least Sandpipers, and surprisingly, 1 Sanderling.  I found only a half-dozen gulls in the field today: 4 California, 1 Herring, and a small immature gull that was probably a Mew.  I had not read Wes's post before I left this morning, or I would have also checked out the pond on Bloesser Road.
I made a quick stop at the location near Foster Road to see if the Ferruginous Hawks were still around.  I did not find them this morning, but they could still be present in the area.  The Loggerhead Shrike I found on my first visit in January was present again this morning.
I then moved on to Ocean Beach in Lompoc, where there were NO gulls.  I then checked out the pond at O and Olive Streets in Lompoc, but the only ducks of note there were a few Ring-necked Ducks.  I decided to check River Park, where in past years there have been interesting gulls, but today the only gull there was a single Western Gull.  I parked in the lot to eat my lunch and had the wintering female Vermillion Flycatcher to entertain me. She chose the small bare tree in front of my car as her perch, from which she would sally forth after insects.   She was still at it when I left.
I returned to Ocean Park after lunch, where the tide was going out.  I bundled up against the wind and walked out as far as I could to survey a small group of gulls and terns that was gathering on the sand on the north bank of the river mouth.  The flock grew from 6 gulls to 35 within an hour and I was able to observe each individual as they joined the flock.  I did not have the LBBG today, but ended up with a nice assortment of gull species:  Western, California, Ring-billed, Mew, Herring (2 adults and one immature), and 1 adult Glaucous-winged.  Around 2:15 or so, the gull numbers began to swell as more and more Mew gulls came in from up-river in small groups.  By they time I called it quits the flock was up to 67 with more continuing to come in.   I tried to figure out where they were coming from and eventually located a spot well up-river that still had a lot of gulls present and splashing around, but they were very difficult to view from anywhere in the park.  I finally had to leave, but this may be where the LBBG Gull hangs out when it's not on the beach.
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Date: 2/19/19 7:37 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Uncommon Birds at Alice Keck
I walked through the park briefly on Monday afternoon after running an errand downtown.  There was one DC Cormorant at the pond yesterday and the Iceland/Thayer's Gull that has been hanging  around this winter was circling overhead with a lone California Gull.
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2.19.19

I just got back from my morning walk through Alice Keck Park and was surprised to see a few uncommon birds for the site.

Wilson’s Warbler. Continuing bird which wintered here.

DC Cormorant. I have only seen These as flyovers but there were three in the pond.

Black-crowned Night-Heron.  I have seen one or two juvs over the years but today there were two adults.

Red-shouldered Hawk. I hear this bird regularly but it is always a treat to see it (low in the tipu grove).

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Date: 2/19/19 7:47 am
From: Noah Gaines <Noahgaines...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Uncommon Birds at Alice Keck
2.19.19

I just got back from my morning walk through Alice Keck Park and was surprised to see a few uncommon birds for the site.

Wilson’s Warbler. Continuing bird which wintered here.

DC Cormorant. I have only seen These as flyovers but there were three in the pond.

Black-crowned Night-Heron. I have seen one or two juvs over the years but today there were two adults.

Red-shouldered Hawk. I hear this bird regularly but it is always a treat to see it (low in the tipu grove).

Noah Gaines
Santa Barbara CA

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Date: 2/19/19 2:46 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (2 reports)
- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (2 reports)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 15:47 by Wendy Dandridge
- 1122–1196 Black Rd, Santa Maria US-CA (34.9341,-120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Along the north edge of the flooded field adjacent to the pick and pull. Fairly near the fence. Well-documented bird. Large gray wader with red crown and bustle. Will upload photos. "

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 16:34 by Richard Norton
- Black Road, Santa Maria, California, US (34.931, -120.49), Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52908012
- Comments: "Known bird. Behind pond. Distant photos.
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White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 17, 2019 14:25 by David Levasheff
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52875096
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bird was found in the low branches of the large pine at the entrance oval of Hubbard Ave, it then flew 250 feet at a heading of 211 degrees to the trees at the corner of Hubbard and Caliente, which is where I got some photos. It remained there for 3 or 4 minutes then flew back to the pine fairly high up."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 08:30 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria Country Club (Restricted Access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.905972,-120.442061&ll=34.905972,-120.442061
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52893590
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Ongoing rarity previously confirmed."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 08:30 by Peter Schneekloth
- Santa Maria Country Club (Restricted Access), Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52900508
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Ongoing rarity previously confirmed."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (2)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 10:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Southern Cuyama Valley Grasslands, Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52906265
- Comments: "Continuing"

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Date: 2/18/19 8:27 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] SMV birds & road conditions

> SB Birders,
> I made a few quick stops in the Santa Maria Valley primarily to look for gulls and ducks.
> Black Road flooded fields, were way flooded with water running across the road and parking being a little dicey.
> Birds seen, Sandhill Crane, 7 Snow Geese, lots of ducks, a good turn over of gulls with 15 Herring Gulls being seen one one pass with the scope along with 2 Glaucous-winged Gulls, one adult Iceland Gull and a bunch of gulls to dig through. I did see one Gull that was a interesting candidate for Conor’s Gull, but it disappeared as I scanned the rest of the flock. There were many gulls coming and going. Also seen were at least 5 Violet-green Swallows mixed in with the 20ish Tree Swallows. At 3:30 on my last or third visit, I finally saw the Crane fairly close. It was extremely windy and the gulls numbers were down. Also of note, they closed Black Road while I was there. You can still park reasonably close and walk to your advantage point.
> Over at the corner of “ A”
> Street and Battles there was another Snow Goose.
> The Santa Maria Sewage had one Lesser Yellowlegs and two Palm Warblers, they both were seen in the middle pond at the western portion of the property that backs up to Ray Road.
> I also made a trip through Preisker Park, a lot of trees are gone and they were cutting and chipping wood while I was there, so I left. No birds to report.
> At the retention basin at the corner of Canal and Blosser I saw 16 Canvasbacks, 12 Ring-necked Ducks, and other assorted ducks too, also present was 3 American White Pelicans.
Jack O’Connell Park was birdless

It might be a good idea to call Rancho Guadalupe Dune Center or Santa Barbara Parks and Rec before heading out to SYRE. This area has been flooded and the road has been closed.
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> Good birding.
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Date: 2/18/19 5:41 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] SMV
SB Birders,
I made a few quick stops in the Santa Maria Valley primarily to look for gulls and ducks.
Black Road flooded fields, were way flooded with water running across the road and parking being a little dicey.
Birds seen, Sandhill Crane, 7 Snow Geese, lots of ducks, a good turn over of gulls with 15 Herring Gulls being seen one one pass with the scope along with 2 Glaucous-winged Gulls, one adult Iceland Gull and a bunch of gulls to dig through. I did see one Gull that was a interesting candidate for Conor’s Gull, but it disappeared as I scanned the rest of the flock. There were many gulls coming and going. Also seen were at least 5 Violet-green Swallows mixed in with the 20ish Tree Swallows. At 3:30 on my last or third visit, I finally saw the Crane fairly close. It was extremely windy and the gulls numbers were down. Also of note, they closed Black Road while I was there. You can still park reasonably close and walk to your advantage point.
Over at the corner of “ A”
Street and Battles there was another Snow Goose.
The Santa Maria Sewage had one Lesser Yellowlegs and two Palm Warblers, they both were seen in the middle pond at the western portion of the property that backs up to Ray Road.
I also made a trip through Preisker Park, a lot of trees are gone and they were cutting and chipping wood while I was there, so I left. No birds to report.
At the retention basin at the corner of Canal and Blosser I saw 16 Canvasbacks, 12 Ring-necked Ducks, and other assorted ducks too, also present was 3 American White Pelicans.

Good birding.

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Date: 2/18/19 3:45 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park, 2019-02-18
Today between 11:00 and 13:30 I failed to refind the Lesser Black-backed
Gull at Ocean Beach Park. High tide this morning was at 08:20 and low tide
was at 15:30. when I showed up (i.e. about 2.5 hrs after high tide) there
were close to zero gulls. At noon though they started to congregate at the
beach, and when I had to leave the flock was still growing. I'm not sure
what that means, but there you have it.

As I left I noticed 2+ VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW.

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Date: 2/18/19 2:54 pm
From: Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Maria Country Club - Continuing Vermilion Flycatcher and concentration of Ring-necked Ducks
John Deacon took me along on a walk around Santa Maria Country Club. The Vermilion Flycatcher he had previously reported continues and we counted a total of 51 mostly common species. We also saw and counted on one sweep 160 Ring-necked Ducks on a small pond, a pretty decent number for N County.

The e bird list is: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52893590( https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52893590 )

It was hard to capture the Ring-necked in a single still so I have a short (but somewhat choppy) video. There are a few Pied-billed Grebes, Buffleheads and Ruddy Ducks but only in low single digits so these are almost all Ring-necked.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/40174611723/in/dateposted-public/

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Date: 2/18/19 8:07 am
From: David Levasheff <levaweb...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] WHWO Sunday 2/17
Coming back from the SBAS Sandhill Crane overnight, I decided to stop to look for the White-headed Woodpecker. As we arrived in New Cuyama at about 2:20, a big dark could of wind and rain greeted us and the car thermometer read 36. We made quick use of the rest rooms and scanned the bare trees for the WHWO but only saw three Northern Flickers. Decided to park at the large pine at the entrance on Hubbard Ave and have a look. The wind and rain was abating, I got a glimpse of the bird in low branches then watched it fly to the SSW to the trees on the corner of Hubbard and Caliente. The sun was coming out so I grabbed the camera and was able to get some good shots as the sun was peering from behind clouds.

Will post photos soon on my flicker page.
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Date: 2/18/19 2:43 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Black-legged Kittiwake (1 report)
- Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 report)
- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)

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Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2019 07:12 by John Callender
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52859740
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult. On sandbar north of the river mouth with other gulls. Small size, unmarked yellow bill, dark auricular patch blending into gray hindcrown, small dark wingtips when it flew. I noted that this bird was oiled below; moreso, it looked like, than in the photos from Jamie Chavez's list from February 14 (if this is the same bird, which I'm not sure it is). See https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52705306."

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2019 07:12 by John Callender
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "While sheltering from the rain in my car at 8:55 a.m. I had a distant view of a gull bathing in the open water of the estuary east of the parking lot. Through binoculars I thought I saw a white patch at the base of the primaries on the bird's upper wing similar to the mark that the Lesser Black-backed Gull previously seen at Ocean Beach Park has. I took some (poor) photos that I believe show this to be the same bird.

I don’t believe the photos I took are sufficient to support the identification as Lesser Black-backed Gull on their own. Because of this bird’s specific pattern of leucistic marks at the base of its primaries and the dark smudging around the eye, though, I believe this is likely the same bird that was photographed the day before by Don Thornton (see https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52797397) and Dave Compton (see https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52795726).

The bird I photographed flew away to the west, but did not appear to be present when I (and others) subsequently examined the gulls at the river mouth."

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2019 11:24 by Herb Elliott
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 5 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "The previously reported male White-headed Woodpecker was observed between the restrooms and the footbridge this morning. It was overall black with the face, throat, crown, red on back of head and a large white patch on wings."

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Date: 2/17/19 9:42 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] LBBG
As it turns out I think I did see the bird, but I wasn't sure until I got home and looked at my photos.

During one of the times when it was raining and I had retreated to my car I observed a group of gulls bathing in the estuary. When I looked at them with binoculars I thought I saw one that had a dark mantle and some white at the base of the primaries on its upper wing, like the LBBG. I grabbed my camera and took a bunch of photos, but at the time I couldn't visually refind the bird and ended up deciding I probably hadn't seen what I thought I'd seen.

After I got home and reviewed the photos, though, I found that I had indeed photographed what I think was the bird. The photos are poor, but I think they're good enough to document that the bird was there at 8:55 a.m.:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52859740

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Date: 2/17/19 4:07 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] LBBG
Hi Noah,

No, the bird seen on Black Road last week was a 1st cycle individual, and
the one at SYRE (Ocean Park) is an adult.

As for where the SYRE bird goes when it isn't there, several have looked
for it at locations around Lompoc. There is a landfill just southwest of
town, but as far as I know you can't see into it from the outside. But
someone from Lompoc might know better than I do.

Yesterday, the SYRE bird left the estuary flying south along the beach,
toward Surf Beach.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

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> Is this the same LBBG that was on Black Rd. a week or two ago? Seems like
> it’s s troublesome bird that a lot of people are missing... Is there a
> landfill somewhere in the area it might be going to? If so, could be a good
> idea to check any gull flocks nearer the landfill. Landfill gulls tend to
> have predictable activity patterns, foraging during the day and going to
> loaf somewhere in the evening; if its regular evening loaf spot could be
> found, it might be a much easier bird...
>
> Noah
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> On Sunday, February 17, 2019, 5:00:20 PM CST, Bradley Hacker <
> <hacker...> wrote:
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> Various people, principally John C, watched the gulls at Ocean Beach from
> 7 AM to 2 PM today. LBBG was not seen.
>
> Snow geese and Sandhill Crane continue on Black Road
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Date: 2/17/19 4:04 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] LBBG
I believe this is NOT the LBBG that was on Black Road a few days ago.  That one was an immature Gull.  The Gull showing up at Ocean Beach is an adult (or near adult) from the photos.
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Is this the same LBBG that was on Black Rd. a week or two ago? Seems like it’s s troublesome bird that a lot of people are missing... Is there a landfill somewhere in the area it might be going to? If so, could be a good idea to check any gull flocks nearer the landfill. Landfill gulls tend to have predictable activity patterns, foraging during the day and going to loaf somewhere in the evening; if its regular evening loaf spot could be found, it might be a much easier bird...
Noah



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Various people, principally John C, watched the gulls at Ocean Beach from 7 AM to 2 PM today. LBBG was not seen. 
Snow geese and Sandhill Crane continue on Black Road

---------------------Bradley R. Hacker
Goleta
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Date: 2/17/19 3:55 pm
From: Noah Arthur via Groups.Io <semirelicta=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] LBBG
Is this the same LBBG that was on Black Rd. a week or two ago? Seems like it’s s troublesome bird that a lot of people are missing... Is there a landfill somewhere in the area it might be going to? If so, could be a good idea to check any gull flocks nearer the landfill. Landfill gulls tend to have predictable activity patterns, foraging during the day and going to loaf somewhere in the evening; if its regular evening loaf spot could be found, it might be a much easier bird...
Noah



On Sunday, February 17, 2019, 5:00:20 PM CST, Bradley Hacker <hacker...> wrote:

Various people, principally John C, watched the gulls at Ocean Beach from 7 AM to 2 PM today. LBBG was not seen. 
Snow geese and Sandhill Crane continue on Black Road

---------------------Bradley R. Hacker
Goleta
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Date: 2/17/19 3:00 pm
From: Bradley Hacker <hacker...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] LBBG
Various people, principally John C, watched the gulls at Ocean Beach from 7 AM to 2 PM today. LBBG was not seen.

Snow geese and Sandhill Crane continue on Black Road

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Date: 2/17/19 2:39 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (4 reports)
- Lesser Black-backed Gull (2 reports)
- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 16, 2019 16:15 by Erik Dodos
- 1586 Black Rd, Santa Maria US-CA (34.9328,-120.4885), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.932848,-120.48852&ll=34.932848,-120.48852
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52794720
- Comments: "Continuing near tractor east of pond. "

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 16, 2019 13:08 by Curtis Marantz
- Black Rd north of Betteravia, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9305803,-120.4901161&ll=34.9305803,-120.4901161
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52804535
- Comments: "We again saw the continuing crane in about the same place where I had previously seen it in mid-January, and thus at a distance of 300-400 meters, as it foraged in the field to the east of the one that was flooded. I again noted that this was a large wader that appeared to be just a little larger than a nearby Great Blue Heron. Also apparent was that it had a shorter bill, a steeper forehead and a more rounded crown on a head that sat atop a neck that lacked the S-curve of a heron. More obvious, however, was this birds hunch-backed appearance that included a "bustle" that appeared to represent elongate and conspicuously decurved tertials that covered the wingtips and tail.
The plumage was more uniformly medium-gray than that of the heron, but I also noted that the forehead was a deep&#61;red in color back to a point roughly above the eye, that the face was whitish, and that the neck, back, wings, and underparts were medium-gray apart from some warm-brown on the wing coverts, albeit with a pattern that I could not determine with certainty.
I thought the bill was dark, and I noted that the legs were dark gray, but I was unable to see the color of the eyes."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 16, 2019 13:08 by David Compton
- Black Rd north of Betteravia, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9305803,-120.4901161&ll=34.9305803,-120.4901161
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52795748
- Comments: "Continuing. See previous description. But note that this time, I could see clearly that the fore crown was red. Looks were very distant."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 16, 2019 12:23 by Tom Edell
- Black Road (34.932, -120.49), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9321757,-120.4900617&ll=34.9321757,-120.4900617
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52797463
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing immature bird (based on past photos taken by others) in field east of pond. Tall, long legged and long necked bird with a wide rear end that at distance appeared all gray with red above eye thought the extent of the red was difficult to determine. Distant photo"

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 16, 2019 11:13 by margeNdon thornton
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52797397
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "About the size of the California Gulls, but dark like the WesternGulls. The head was streaked, although the photos do not show it very well. The dark smudge around the eye emphasizes the clear iris. In flight, this bird displays squarish patches on the wing tops."

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 16, 2019 10:32 by David Compton
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52795726
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing/returning adult. Very distinctive individual with black horizontal line on the maxilla, small black area on the edge of the red spot on the bill, and signs of leucism evident in several white feathers on the tops of each wing. Another distinctive feature of the bird was the odd leg color, which I considered a dull pinkish yellow or dull pink/yellow. I've heard the legs of this bird described as yellow-green or greenish yellow, but I saw no greenish tones at all on the legs.

In other respects this bird looked like any adult Lesser Black-backed Gull. When the bird was at rest, the upper parts were a dark gray very similar in tone and darkness to nearby adult Western Gulls. The underparts were white. The head was mostly white, but with an obvious dark smudge around the pale yellow eye and fine white streaking on the crown and nape. The tail was white. When the bird was at rest, you could also see white spots on the black flight feathers. When the bird was in flight, you could see one flight feather (second from the feather?) that had an extensive black tip with a prominent white spot below the tip.

Structurally, the bird was smaller than Western Gull, and probably a little closer in size to California than to Western. It had a more slender, daintier appearance than Western Gull, and a longer-winged appearance. I felt the head also seemed proportionally smaller than that of Western Gull. The bill was both narrower and shorter than that of Western, and was of relatively even length. Compared to the bill of California Gull, it was broader and possibly shorter."

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 16, 2019 12:30 by John Deacon
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52794269
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found in Pine Tree at entrance to the park. He had been reported in the bare trees between the Pine Tree and the walking bridge. When not in these bare trees, it is possible that he is in the Pine Tree. We observed him foraging for pine cone seeds."

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Date: 2/16/19 6:55 pm
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Checking Around for Gulls
Another south coast spot that can be decent for gulls is the GSD. I didn't see any there on my last trip, but there is often a decent flock there.



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Date: Sat, Feb 16, 2019, 1:49 PM
To: Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...>, Sbcobirding <sbcobirding...>
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Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Checking Around for Gulls

Mission Creek and Goleta Beach are certainly worth checking as they do get a few gulls of interest. The N. County spots are historically better for Glaucous Gulls and Herring Gulls are much commoner on the North coast. I would say Kittiwake are much more frequent there as well. Franklin's Gulls seem commoner on the S. Coast.


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From: Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...>
Date: Fri, Feb 15, 2019, 10:21 PM
To: sbcobirding <sbcobirding...>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Checking Around for Gulls

As it seems like the north county is being well covered for gulls these last couple days, I checked some of the SB beach areas today. Despite the ever present tourist family harassing the birds, there were decent numbers. What I found:

At the Mission Creek outflow there were about 200 gulls. Best was a Thayer's, a Glaucous-winged, and a couple immature herring gulls (photos in the links below). I think it's likely the THGU and the GWGU are the same two birds that have been hanging around the area this winter. I also checked West Beach. The gull scene was uninteresting, but it was interesting to see ~25 snowy plovers on the beach at this location.

Goleta Beach Outflow area had a decent amount of gulls. Many mews. Best was a first winter glaucous-winged gull and a couple herring gulls.

I'm curious, these spots have had good gull numbers recently. Do others think they are worth checking consistently for interesting birds throughout winter? Or are the north county areas more vagrant inducing? I figure it's good to have all the areas covered. On that note, there have also been decent gull numbers at the Carp creek mouth lately.

Mission Creek: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52752282
Goleta: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52752533


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Date: 2/16/19 4:26 pm
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] White Headed Woodpecker at Richardson Park, New Cuyama
All:
Peter Schneekloth and I travelled to the Cuyama Valley today; mainly in search of the White Headed Woodpecker.  We missed him on our first attempt at around 1000 a.m.  After an hour or so, we left in search of other birds in the area.  With the help of Anonymous Ebirder, we found Brewer's Sparrows on Hwy 33 near the Ventura County line.  We returned to Richardson Park around 1230 p.m. and Peter found the White Headed Woodpecker near the large pine tree at the entrance to the park.  Peter accommodatingly/accidentally flushed the bird in my direction where I got several okay photos.  The bird then returned to the pine tree where he appeared to be feasting on pine cone seeds.  
If you go to see the bird, this pine tree might be where he is disappearing to when he isn't in some of the bare trees nearer the walking bridge.  
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Date: 2/16/19 2:11 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park Lesser Black-backed Gull present NOW
Sorry folks. For the record, and if it matters, the gull left at 12:10, not
11:10.

Dave

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> Flew south along the beach at about 11:10.
>
> Dave Compton
> Santa Barbara
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> On Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 11:13 AM Bradley Hacker <hacker...> wrote:
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>> When the gull flies off — as it does regularly — it would be interesting
>> to know the direction
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>> Bradley R. Hacker
>> www.geol.ucsb.edu/faculty/hacker/
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>> On Feb 16, 2019, at 10:42, Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> wrote:
>>
>> Dave Compton is reporting the Lesser Black-backed Gull now at Santa Ynez
>> River mouth at Ocean Park west of Lompoc. Good luck to those who try.
>> You've probably been following how erratic this gull is. On related note,
>> the Snowy Plover fencing goes up soon with beach closure usually on March 1
>> so make your attempts now.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Good birding,
>>
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Date: 2/16/19 1:49 pm
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Checking Around for Gulls
Mission Creek and Goleta Beach are certainly worth checking as they do get a few gulls of interest. The N. County spots are historically better for Glaucous Gulls and Herring Gulls are much commoner on the North coast. I would say Kittiwake are much more frequent there as well. Franklin's Gulls seem commoner on the S. Coast.


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Date: Fri, Feb 15, 2019, 10:21 PM
To: sbcobirding <sbcobirding...>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Checking Around for Gulls

As it seems like the north county is being well covered for gulls these last couple days, I checked some of the SB beach areas today. Despite the ever present tourist family harassing the birds, there were decent numbers. What I found:

At the Mission Creek outflow there were about 200 gulls. Best was a Thayer's, a Glaucous-winged, and a couple immature herring gulls (photos in the links below). I think it's likely the THGU and the GWGU are the same two birds that have been hanging around the area this winter. I also checked West Beach. The gull scene was uninteresting, but it was interesting to see ~25 snowy plovers on the beach at this location.

Goleta Beach Outflow area had a decent amount of gulls. Many mews. Best was a first winter glaucous-winged gull and a couple herring gulls.

I'm curious, these spots have had good gull numbers recently. Do others think they are worth checking consistently for interesting birds throughout winter? Or are the north county areas more vagrant inducing? I figure it's good to have all the areas covered. On that note, there have also been decent gull numbers at the Carp creek mouth lately.

Mission Creek: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52752282
Goleta: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52752533


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Date: 2/16/19 12:20 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park Lesser Black-backed Gull present NOW
Flew south along the beach at about 11:10.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 11:13 AM Bradley Hacker <hacker...> wrote:

> When the gull flies off — as it does regularly — it would be interesting
> to know the direction
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> On Feb 16, 2019, at 10:42, Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> wrote:
>
> Dave Compton is reporting the Lesser Black-backed Gull now at Santa Ynez
> River mouth at Ocean Park west of Lompoc. Good luck to those who try.
> You've probably been following how erratic this gull is. On related note,
> the Snowy Plover fencing goes up soon with beach closure usually on March 1
> so make your attempts now.
>
>
> --
> Good birding,
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Date: 2/16/19 11:13 am
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Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park Lesser Black-backed Gull present NOW
When the gull flies off — as it does regularly — it would be interesting to know the direction

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> On Feb 16, 2019, at 10:42, Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> wrote:
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> Dave Compton is reporting the Lesser Black-backed Gull now at Santa Ynez River mouth at Ocean Park west of Lompoc. Good luck to those who try. You've probably been following how erratic this gull is. On related note, the Snowy Plover fencing goes up soon with beach closure usually on March 1 so make your attempts now.
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Date: 2/16/19 10:42 am
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park Lesser Black-backed Gull present NOW
Dave Compton is reporting the Lesser Black-backed Gull now at Santa Ynez
River mouth at Ocean Park west of Lompoc. Good luck to those who try.
You've probably been following how erratic this gull is. On related note,
the Snowy Plover fencing goes up soon with beach closure usually on March 1
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Date: 2/16/19 10:39 am
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL
Dave is looking at Gull right now. At Ocean Park.

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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)
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White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 15, 2019 11:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Continuing"

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- Reported Feb 15, 2019 11:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
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Date: 2/15/19 10:21 pm
From: Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Checking Around for Gulls
As it seems like the north county is being well covered for gulls these
last couple days, I checked some of the SB beach areas today. Despite the
ever present tourist family harassing the birds, there were decent numbers.
What I found:

At the Mission Creek outflow there were about 200 gulls. Best was a
Thayer's, a Glaucous-winged, and a couple immature herring gulls (photos in
the links below). I think it's likely the THGU and the GWGU are the same
two birds that have been hanging around the area this winter. I also
checked West Beach. The gull scene was uninteresting, but it was
interesting to see ~25 snowy plovers on the beach at this location.

Goleta Beach Outflow area had a decent amount of gulls. Many mews. Best was
a first winter glaucous-winged gull and a couple herring gulls.

I'm curious, these spots have had good gull numbers recently. Do others
think they are worth checking consistently for interesting birds throughout
winter? Or are the north county areas more vagrant inducing? I figure it's
good to have all the areas covered. On that note, there have also been
decent gull numbers at the Carp creek mouth lately.

Mission Creek: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52752282
Goleta: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52752533


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Date: 2/15/19 6:19 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull
Hi folks,

I stayed at the beach until about 4:10, to no avail. The tide was coming in
about then, although it wasn’t particularly affecting gull numbers. I
suppose high tide is not good, but I’m not sure what the tide was like when
the bird was around the other day. The tide apparently was on the low side
when the bird was seen today.

About 150 gulls were present most of the two hours plus I was there.
Numbers probably never were higher than about 170.

I spoke with Wes Fritz by phone as I was leaving, and he had spent some
time hitting gull spots around Lompoc, with no luck.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

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> The gull is currently NOT being seen. 2:15pm.
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> Dave Compton
> Santa Barbara
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> On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 1:03 PM Ken Hollinga <hollinga...> wrote:
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>> Brad Hines reports seeing the LBB Gull at the Ocean Park river mouth at
>> 12:20 PM today.
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>> Serving as the messenger.
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>> Ken Hollinga, Lompoc
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Date: 2/15/19 3:46 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Common Merganser
Between showers this morning, I was able to walk into Rancho Goleta Mobile Home Park and survey their lake.  As previously reported, I found a nice flock of Ring-necked Ducks in the pond and also a pair of Lesser Scaup.   The bird of interest to me was the Merganser reported by Steve Gaulin, which I found in the south portion of the lake.  Compared to other Common Mergansers I've seen, this one is very washed out.  The head is a ginger rust, not red, and the body color is a lighter gray than I've encountered in the past.  However, the white chin patch and the sharp demarcation between the white of the breast and the reddish head clearly indicate this species.  I wonder if it is a young bird?
Florence Sanchez(Anyone who visits should please park outside the park on Ward Drive and walk around to the lake by turning right from the short entrance road and staying with that road as it curves west.  This is private property, so please bird the lake from the road.)

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Date: 2/15/19 2:15 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull
The gull is currently NOT being seen. 2:15pm.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 1:03 PM Ken Hollinga <hollinga...> wrote:

> Brad Hines reports seeing the LBB Gull at the Ocean Park river mouth at
> 12:20 PM today.
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Date: 2/15/19 2:15 pm
From: Elaine Tan <elntan.u...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Loads of shorebirds at Storke Field
No camera/photos and it's drizzling, but yesterday and today I made eBird checklists recording the 50+ shorebirds that have been showing up. Yesterday 2/14, there were at least 50 whimbrels, 15 curlews, and 6 godwits. This morning I took the time to quickly count them and came up with 68 whimbrels, 22 curlews, 28 godwits, and 1 willet. Also of interest in the field this morning was a Loggerhead Shrike. Every so often part of the flock lifted off and circled, sometimes seen from IV, or a few new individuals joined the mob. 

I went out a few minutes ago to take a quick look, and there are a bunch of the same 3-4 shorebird species on the far west side of the field, along with 7 light-backed gulls, and 15-20 killdeer. I don't have the time to get closer for photos or scan for any any aberrant curlew/godwit species. 

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Date: 2/15/19 1:11 pm
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Loads of shorebirds at Storke Field
All,

I went out and counted the birds. The flock consisted of 78 Marbled Godwits, 59 Whimbrels, and 34 Curlews. There were a few Willets as well. I imagine beach erosion by the recent storms has pushed birds on the damp fields.

I was happy to see so many Whimbrels as my impression from birding the beach at COPR was that this species had declined drastically in winter. It seems that is not so.

Nick

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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Loads of shorebirds at Storke Field

I just got a text from a UCSB employee reporting “a couple hundred curlews” on Storke Field.
Is anyone nearby with a camera who might be able to document this? Put it into eBird?
Thank you,

Mark Holmgren
San Marcos Pass



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Date: 2/15/19 1:03 pm
From: Ken Hollinga <hollinga...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull
Brad Hines reports seeing the LBB Gull at the Ocean Park river mouth at 12:20 PM today.

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Date: 2/15/19 11:41 am
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Loads of shorebirds at Storke Field
I just got a text from a UCSB employee reporting “a couple hundred curlews” on Storke Field.
Is anyone nearby with a camera who might be able to document this? Put it into eBird?
Thank you,

Mark Holmgren
San Marcos Pass
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Date: 2/15/19 2:28 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
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- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Black-legged Kittiwake (1 report)
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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 14, 2019 15:30 by Jay Carroll
- Flooded Field, Black Road (34.9310, -120.4900), Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing immature bird first reported at this location on 12 Jan 2019; the crane was foraging in a grassy field about 600 m east of Black Rd., and was visible from a slightly higher vantage point along the road that was just south of the seasonal wetland."

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2019 15:55 by Jamie Chavez
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "At the river mouth in the gull flock. It eventually flew off but returned. Photographed"

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- Reported Feb 14, 2019 11:16 by Libby Patten
- La Mesa Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Heard only. In pink blooming eucalyptus on east side of east lawn. "

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Date: 2/14/19 8:03 pm
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park NO LBBG this am
I tried after work this evening for about an hour and a half without
success. A Black-legged Kittiwake and a Black Skimmer at the mouth were
nice consolations. There were more gulls when I arrived at 3:45 but by 5:15
the numbers had dissipated somewhat but more gulls were flying out to the
beach from upriver so there was some turnover. I'm convinced your best
chance at actually seeing this gull is to have the first name, Nick.

Good birding,

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 5:34 PM Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just to add to Nick’s post, we both check the Gull flock out every few
> days. Nick normally does the am and I prefer the pm, so this estuary mouth
> is getting checked a lot more often than we report. Just between the two of
> us it is getting covered fairly consistent. There has been several days
> that I have been there for 8+ hours. Although with this good or bad weather
> depending how you look at it, this is way more favorable for this Gull to
> be seen again. But, from past experiences I would not get my hopes too
> high. The only way to see it is go look for it.
> Also, yesterday there was a massive gull flock circling above the dump,
> Miguelito Elementary School and Lompoc Valley Middle School, the gulls used
> to like to bunch up on their ball fields and roof tops. They have been
> hazing the gulls with a assorted team of raptors to prevent the gulls from
> hanging out. All three of these locations can be seen from West Olive
> Street.
> The retention basin is nearly full again at “ O” and Olive and there has
> been about 16 Ring-necked Ducks present. This has been good in the past for
> Canvasbacks too.
>
> Good birding.
>
> Wes
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Date: 2/14/19 5:54 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Area K
SB Birders,

Area K and L are full of water and there are a lot of ducks, maybe a lot of ducks by past standards. But it is definitely worth checking out.
Also today while cruising the Costco Parking Lot looking for Blackbirds I saw what appeared to be a feeding area for the Blackbirds in the flowerbed by the soda machines at the food court. This flowerbed had a bunch of bird seed in it. However I did see a Brewer’s Blackbird go after a hotdog bun. I guess you can not teach an old Blackbird new tricks.

Good birding.

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Date: 2/14/19 5:34 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park NO LBBG this am
Hi all,
Just to add to Nick’s post, we both check the Gull flock out every few days. Nick normally does the am and I prefer the pm, so this estuary mouth is getting checked a lot more often than we report. Just between the two of us it is getting covered fairly consistent. There has been several days that I have been there for 8+ hours. Although with this good or bad weather depending how you look at it, this is way more favorable for this Gull to be seen again. But, from past experiences I would not get my hopes too high. The only way to see it is go look for it.
Also, yesterday there was a massive gull flock circling above the dump, Miguelito Elementary School and Lompoc Valley Middle School, the gulls used to like to bunch up on their ball fields and roof tops. They have been hazing the gulls with a assorted team of raptors to prevent the gulls from hanging out. All three of these locations can be seen from West Olive Street.
The retention basin is nearly full again at “ O” and Olive and there has been about 16 Ring-necked Ducks present. This has been good in the past for Canvasbacks too.

Good birding.

Wes

> On Feb 14, 2019, at 3:00 PM, Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> wrote:
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> All,
>
> A word of caution about chasing this bird. I have now seen it on 3 occasions in the last 4 winters. I haven’t calculated how many times I have visited Ocean Park over those years during those winters, but it’s likely 25-30 times or more. The first two times I found it, I called Ken Hollinga immediately and he was there within 20 minutes, but both times it left before he came. So I don’t think showing up the next day is going to be a high % chance. Wes was able to see it once subsequently (perhaps a day later) but spent a long time waiting to see it. So I don’t think this bird hangs around the river mouth with any consistency. The first two times, I saw it fly upriver so it may be feeding inland some of the time (which LBBGs do in the UK in winter). This last time, there was an incredibly strong E wind that prevented any gulls from trying to head inland.
>
> I generally only visit to specifically look for gulls in stormy weather, so I would recommend trying such days (although today should have been decent). I think the fact the river mouth is now open also attracts more roosting gulls, with low tides being best. Nasty weather days also lessen the chances of disturbance from people and dogs. Note that access to the beach will end on March 1, so best to make an effort on stormy days for the rest of this month. My general impression is that this is a poor winter for gulls as I am seeing virtually no Thayer’s or Glaucous-winged and fewer than normal Herring Gulls so a lot of effort may go unrewarded.
>
> Nick
>
> From: <main...> [mailto:<main...>] On Behalf Of Bradley Hacker
> Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:42 PM
> To: <sbcobirding...>
> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park NO LBBG this am
>
> Not present now either
>
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> On Feb 14, 2019, at 14:31, David Levasheff <levaweb...> wrote:
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> We were at Ocean Park from 9:00 to 10:30
>
> No Lesser Black-backed Gull
>
> --
>
> David
>
>
>
>
>
> --
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Date: 2/14/19 3:00 pm
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park NO LBBG this am
All,

A word of caution about chasing this bird. I have now seen it on 3 occasions in the last 4 winters. I haven’t calculated how many times I have visited Ocean Park over those years during those winters, but it’s likely 25-30 times or more. The first two times I found it, I called Ken Hollinga immediately and he was there within 20 minutes, but both times it left before he came. So I don’t think showing up the next day is going to be a high % chance. Wes was able to see it once subsequently (perhaps a day later) but spent a long time waiting to see it. So I don’t think this bird hangs around the river mouth with any consistency. The first two times, I saw it fly upriver so it may be feeding inland some of the time (which LBBGs do in the UK in winter). This last time, there was an incredibly strong E wind that prevented any gulls from trying to head inland.

I generally only visit to specifically look for gulls in stormy weather, so I would recommend trying such days (although today should have been decent). I think the fact the river mouth is now open also attracts more roosting gulls, with low tides being best. Nasty weather days also lessen the chances of disturbance from people and dogs. Note that access to the beach will end on March 1, so best to make an effort on stormy days for the rest of this month. My general impression is that this is a poor winter for gulls as I am seeing virtually no Thayer’s or Glaucous-winged and fewer than normal Herring Gulls so a lot of effort may go unrewarded.

Nick

From: <main...> [mailto:<main...>] On Behalf Of Bradley Hacker
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:42 PM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park NO LBBG this am

Not present now either
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On Feb 14, 2019, at 14:31, David Levasheff <levaweb...><mailto:<levaweb...>> wrote:
We were at Ocean Park from 9:00 to 10:30

No Lesser Black-backed Gull

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Date: 2/14/19 2:42 pm
From: Bradley Hacker <hacker...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park NO LBBG this am
Not present now either

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> On Feb 14, 2019, at 14:31, David Levasheff <levaweb...> wrote:
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> We were at Ocean Park from 9:00 to 10:30
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> No Lesser Black-backed Gull
>
> --
>
> David
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Date: 2/14/19 2:31 pm
From: David Levasheff <levaweb...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park NO LBBG this am
We were at Ocean Park from 9:00 to 10:30

No Lesser Black-backed Gull

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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
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- Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 report)
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Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 13, 2019 15:18 by Mark Holmgren
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Adult gull with medium black back. Viewed by scope from 45 meters in very windy but fairly warm conditions. Temp 59F. Bird was smaller than Western Gulls nearby, slightly larger than California Gulls. Legs not yellow but dullest possible pink; it’s as though the feet didn’t reach maturity but the rest of the bird had. White head with fine streaks to nape and back. Bill yellow, slender with distinctive dark marks circling the base and elsewhere giving it the appearance of some sort of lamination problem. Oval red mark on distal mandible. Iris yellow or white stood out due to the dark smudge encircling the eye. I couldn’t figure out the orbital ring color. White tips to 6 or 7 primaries protruding beyond the folded secondaries. Bird not seen in flight."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Yellow-crowned) (Nyctanassa violacea [violacea Group]) (2)
- Reported Feb 13, 2019 15:30 by Mario Borunda
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Continuing presence of birds by Franklin Bridge."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Yellow-crowned) (Nyctanassa violacea [violacea Group]) (2)
- Reported Feb 13, 2019 15:30 by ANDREA BRUCE
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
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Date: 2/13/19 5:46 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park
SB Birders,

I failed to mention that one of the two wintering Palm Warblers was hanging out near the bench on the west side of the train trestle this afternoon. I did not take the time to look for the second one, but both were seen together a couple of weeks ago.

Good birding.

Wes Fritz
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Date: 2/13/19 4:56 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull
SB Birders,
Here a a few images of the Gull Nick re-found again this year. This is a returning Gull and has a few odd field marks that help show that it is the same bird.











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Date: 2/13/19 3:56 pm
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park Lesser Black-backed Gull
All,

I was able to find the returning adult Lesser Black-backed Gull at Ocean Beach Park today. This time it hung around long enough for several people to chase it. I think this is the 3 winter out of the last 4 I have seen it. It is definitely the same bird as it has white primary coverts and some vestigial black on the bill.

Other gull variety was poor with not a single Herring Gull or Glaucous-winged.

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Date: 2/13/19 2:24 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Lesser Yellowlegs (1 report)
- White-headed Woodpecker (2 reports)
- Ovenbird (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (Western) (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2019 11:06 by Mark Holmgren
- Flooded Field, Black Rd (34.9319 -120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.931867,-120.489943&ll=34.931867,-120.489943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52631417
- Comments: "Continuing"

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2019 12:46 by Mark Holmgren
- Santa Maria WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9487269,-120.4915452&ll=34.9487269,-120.4915452
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52643329
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Sometimes seen here at the SM WTP in winter, but otherwise unusual in winter."

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2019 14:51 by Grace Romero
- Richardson Community Park, New Cuyama US-CA (34.9454,-119.6839), Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52636856
- Comments: "Male. White head with red patch. White wing patches. "

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2019 13:15 by margeNdon thornton
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52641993
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In a tree between the football field and the footbridge. The group of woodpeckers clearly seem to associate, in that they were in and out of the same tree, but did not appear to interact ."

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 09:51 by Dave Ward
- Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4215353,-119.6572856&ll=34.4215353,-119.6572856
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52568775
- Comments: "Saw this guy hanging with a hermit thrush. I thought it was a variation but my research lead me to an Oven Bird. "

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2019 12:46 by Mark Holmgren
- Santa Maria WTP, Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52643329
- Comments: "Continuing since at least yesterday. Wes says there are 2 PaWa here. Probably the same individual as seen yesterday but. Today I noticed faint gray streaking on the gray-brown breast, whitish supercilium, bold yellow undertail coverts. No wingbars. Flitting along the southern fence again as yesterday."

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Date: 2/13/19 12:55 am
From: Ken Hoesterey via Groups.Io <kenbee60=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Heermann's Gull juveniles at Goleta Beach and more
About noon today there was a usual assortment of 100ish gulls around the slough exit/entrance, and among them appeared a small collection of 10 Heermann's Gulls. That's not unusual, but what was unusual was that 7 of them were juveniles. This is good news for Heermann's Gulls fans, I know you are out there.
I am guessing these are adults and juveniles slowly heading north after nesting and hatching and fledging. Audubon webpage says they are heading to the Mexican Islands for nesting now in February, but I have seen several close adult/juvenile pairs, no begging seen but very attached.  That recent fledgling behavior seems to me to imply an early nesting and that these birds are heading north/west for the summer instead of south to nest: maybe they have nested already. Heh, I could be wrong.
   An earlier flock (2 weeks ago) I saw in Carpinteria seem to be same flock I saw the next day west in Goleta, the same count of 45 adults and 15 juveniles in both flocks seems quite a coincidence.
   The Goleta flock was in attendance of about 40 Brown Pelicans as well. Sure, they could have been just following the Pelicans west and then could/would head back south to nest...the dependent acting juveniles seems hard to explain after a whole season however.
   The last week has seen a few now and again, a high of 12 with 2 juveniles one day, but they are not staying there long.  

The dropping tide produced quite a show as a dozen DC Cormorants team fished in the shallow channel with 6-10 Snowy Egrets and two Great Blue herons in attendance, the whole plot making three passes from the exit back up to the intersection near the viewing stand.
At one point a Great Blue got over excited and landed in the deeper channel and had to swim to shore.. a slow and very elegant display it was too, only the second time I have ever seen one swim in 50 years of bird watching, I even got a picture this time. ('I meant to do that.')

      Another event: for the third time this week I have seen two GBH's dance. Whether romance or showdown I cannot say, but two about 25' apart on the sand were posed with tails arched up, their bills up at a 60 degree angle, one with neck plumes displayed, the stomachs and necks in a sweeping s-curve while they pivoted and walked slowly in a display circle. Both times (just) one would extend a wing out flat and slowly circle, then the other wing, then both wings while the other bird watched. There was no combative noise or behavior or chasing...only this magical display. Lucky me to see it!

  Earlier in the week a Eucalyptus fell from behind and to the east of the rookery, one of the live healthy trees toward the gas co. road at the east, I don't think nested in. The noise was like several gunshots and all the nesting 8-12 Herons were instantly in the air above the nests, and all the gulls and terns launched.   I heard it and saw the herons, a nearby walker was looking right at the tree when it fell across some wires and a fence.
Today the tree was chipped and no Herons or Egrets were on nests for 2-3 hours.

  The Peregrines have lately made a couple of short appearances but don't stay long.
A juvenile Red Tail seems to be settling in to the main park area trees, near the entrance, and in the  trees around the Ranger's cottages as well as on the light poles near the Hwy 217 bridge. I would guess it's likely related to the adult pair that circle the gas co. property.
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Date: 2/12/19 9:27 pm
From: Janice Levasheff via Groups.Io <jlevasheff=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] My Scope for Sale
Dear Paul,
Thank you SO much for donating this scope to Santa Barbara Audubon Society!  This will be so helpful on our bird walks, kids' events, and other activities, and we really appreciate it!
Good Birding!
Janice Levasheff,Membership Chair, Santa Barbara Audubon Society
On Monday, February 11, 2019, 7:27:39 PM PST, Paul Keller <496psk...> wrote:

SBAS contacted me and has accepted my offer so my scope setup is no longer for sale.

> On Feb 11, 2019, at 12:00, Paul Keller via Groups.Io <496psk=<gmail.com...> wrote:
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> I’m thinking of upgrading my scope setup but before I put my current setup on eBay I’ll tender it to all you sbcobirders.
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> Bty, If any of you know of a conservation charity that could use this setup, let me know. (Last week I offered to donate it to SBAS but haven’t heard back,)
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> Here are the particulars:
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> Kowa Prominar tsn-4 fluorite lens straight-thru spotting scope
> TE-9Z 20-60X eyepiece
> Manfrotto 3211 aluminum tripod + Bogen 3126 screw-on head
> custom cloth carrying case
> glass solar-viewing filter that fits this 77mm scope
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Date: 2/12/19 8:40 pm
From: Steven Gaulin <gaulin...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Rancho Goleta Mobile Home Park
... at the south end of Ward Drive. As Wes notes, please walk in: no cars!
Not the most exciting or scenic of venues but much better than some (unnamed) I've seen...

8 Ring-necked Ducks (5 males, 3 females)
1 winter-plumaged Pacific Loon (in the south-western lobe of the lake)
1 female Common Merganser (heavy bill, sharp delineation between rusty head and white throat, white chin, head plumage less "spiky" than Red-breasted)
Other more expected species were also present...

Wishing you the best of birds,
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Santa Barbara

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Date: 2/12/19 4:58 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Black Road flooded fields
SB Birders,

Today this location was continuously covered from late this morning until 4:30pm with no sign of the LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. The Sandhill crane is still present along with most of the other reported birds. Today’s high count for Herring Gull was 11 on one pass with a scope. Also of note for this location was 5 White-tailed Kites.
At the Santa Maria Sewage works one Lesser Yellowlegs was present with the many Greater Yellowlegs. A first winter Iceland ( Thayer’s) was also seen here.

I am sorry for the not so positive report, good birding.

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Date: 2/12/19 2:21 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (5 reports)
- Lesser Black-backed Gull (3 reports)
- Palm Warbler (Western) (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 11, 2019 13:52 by Seth Ontiveros
- 1564 Black Road, Santa Maria, California, US (34.933, -120.49), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9330763,-120.4900396&ll=34.9330763,-120.4900396
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52617303
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 15:05 by Jamie Chavez
- Black Road Pasture, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9316823,-120.489099&ll=34.9316823,-120.489099
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52612719
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. It was very close to the road this day feeding in the pasture immediately north of the pond."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 11, 2019 09:09 by Mark Holmgren
- Flooded Field, Black Rd (34.9319 -120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.931867,-120.489943&ll=34.931867,-120.489943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52615931
- Comments: "Big, long-legged gray bird. No further details available because the bird was 250 m away. Viewed by scope. Present since at least 12 Jan 2019, found by John Deacon."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 12:43 by Julie Scotland
- Flooded Field, Black Rd (34.9319 -120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.931867,-120.489943&ll=34.931867,-120.489943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52610366
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Photo. At first in field east of flooded field. Later flew in close and foraged close to Black Road."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 12:43 by Conor Scotland
- Flooded Field, Black Rd (34.9319 -120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.931867,-120.489943&ll=34.931867,-120.489943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52581650
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Photo. At first in field east of flooded field. Later flew in close and foraged close to Black Road."

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 15:05 by Jamie Chavez
- Black Road Pasture, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9316823,-120.489099&ll=34.9316823,-120.489099
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52612719
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "I met Conor and Julie at the Black Road pasture after receiving a message about a possible Lesser Black-backed Gull they had been looking at. After several minutes of scoping through all the gulls, it was located along the east shoreline of the pond. It was picked out by its very pale or whitish head and neck with contrasting all black bill. The bill looked rather straight and not especially large. It had a grayish area on the cheek below the eye. The lower belly and sides were marked with grayish spots at the sides of the neck and larger mottling along the sides and on the belly. It was intermediate in size somewhere between Herring Gull and Ring-billed Gull and was approximately the same size as a California Gull of which there were many nearby for direct comparison. It moved around and stood in profile for a short time where it showed fairly long wings extending beyond the end of the tail. Upperpart and wing patterning was noticeably checkered dark brown. Leg color was dull pinkish. Eventually, the bird flew and the large blackish tail band was seen. Upper wing pattern showed two dark bars and the primaries were very dark and nearly blackish. The bird returned to the water and wandered to the grass where it stood for a time and then settled down to roost. Total viewing time was about 45 minutes."

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 12:43 by Conor Scotland
- Flooded Field, Black Rd (34.9319 -120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.931867,-120.489943&ll=34.931867,-120.489943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52581650
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "This apparent first winter bird was very contrastingly dark and white (kind of a black and white look), with a bright whitish face and breast contrasting with darker back. Overall much less warm coloration than seen in neighboring immature gulls. On the light face, the area around the eye was smudged darker. The bill was all dark, straight-sided, and somewhat stubby. In the flight photos you can see a white rump contrasting with a thick dark tail band. Breast was pale with dark streaking or spotting mostly on breast sides. I only saw the bird from the side briefly. It showed what seemed like long wings that extended visibly out past the tail. I would have liked to have seen it at this angle for more time though. As seen in the flight shot, the inner primaries are dark, where a HEGU would have a lighter window here."

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 12:43 by Julie Scotland
- Flooded Field, Black Rd (34.9319 -120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.931867,-120.489943&ll=34.931867,-120.489943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52610366
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "This apparent first winter bird was very contrastingly dark and white (kind of a black and white look), with a bright whitish face and breast contrasting with darker back. Overall much less warm coloration than seen in neighboring immature gulls. On the light face, the area around the eye was smudged darker. The bill was all dark, straight-sided, and somewhat stubby. Luckily, Julie was able to get flight photos, in which you can see a white rump contrasting with a thick dark tail band. Breast was pale with dark streaking or spotting mostly on breast sides. I only saw the bird from the side briefly. It showed what seemed like long wings that extended visibly out past the tail. I would have liked to have seen it at this angle for more time though. As seen in the flight shot, the inner primaries are dark, where a HEGU would have a lighter window here."

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (1)
- Reported Feb 11, 2019 09:55 by Mark Holmgren
- Santa Maria WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9487269,-120.4915452&ll=34.9487269,-120.4915452
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52615417
- Comments: "Unable to photograph this bird. It was along the southern fence south of any ponds darting in and out of the cyclone fence. The bird’s behavior was most notable: it’s rear end bobbed up-and-down exposing bright yellow undertail coverts. I saw no yellow elsewhere in the body. Otherwise, the bird was conspicuously grayish-brown throughout. A long pale white supercilium was the most distinctive mark on the face. I am aware that this species is quite uncommon this distance (9.1 miles) from the coast of northern Santa Barbara County."

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Date: 2/11/19 7:27 pm
From: Paul Keller <496psk...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] My Scope for Sale
SBAS contacted me and has accepted my offer so my scope setup is no longer for sale.

> On Feb 11, 2019, at 12:00, Paul Keller via Groups.Io <496psk=<gmail.com...> wrote:
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> I’m thinking of upgrading my scope setup but before I put my current setup on eBay I’ll tender it to all you sbcobirders.
>
> Bty, If any of you know of a conservation charity that could use this setup, let me know. (Last week I offered to donate it to SBAS but haven’t heard back,)
>
> Here are the particulars:
>
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> TE-9Z 20-60X eyepiece
> Manfrotto 3211 aluminum tripod + Bogen 3126 screw-on head
> custom cloth carrying case
> glass solar-viewing filter that fits this 77mm scope
> The original 20-60X eyepiece and 25X long eye-relief eyepiece included.
>
> Condition is Used. Objective lens cap cracked yet still works. This model is not waterproof.
> This setup is plenty tall enough for me and I'm over 5' 10”.
> The TE-9Z eyepiece, that Kowa sells for $450, yields significantly better resolution at higher powers than the original.
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> For now i’m asking $900.
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Date: 2/11/19 6:08 pm
From: Don Tate via Groups.Io <osomocoso=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] band-tailed pigeons at Miguelito Co Park
Monday 4:30 PM about 15 band-tailed pigeons in top branches (dead) of very tall living pine trees across the road from Miguelito Park south of Lompoc. I don't know if that's a routine occurrence or not, but there ya go.
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Date: 2/11/19 3:25 pm
From: Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Lesser Black-backed Gull - Black Rd Yesterday
Hi All,

Yesterday afternoon at the Black Rd. flooded field in Santa Maria, Julie
and I observed what I thought at the time looked good for a 1st winter
Lesser Black-backed Gull. Since then, others have chimed in in support of
that identification.

The bird was mixed in with the main gull flock, flushing occasionally and
returning to the field. Most of the time, it had it's head tucked away,
under which circumstances it would be difficult to spot, so some patience
may be required for anyone who looks for it. Jamie C showed up just before
Julie and I left, and he was also able to see the bird.

Pictures and my notes in this ebird list:
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Date: 2/11/19 2:18 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Speed birding
SB Birders,
I went out today to look for ducks and gulls. I did manage to miss going to Laguna Blanca, dang.

Mission Creek Outflow,
No birds of note, just a few gulls and Black Skimmers.

Lauro Canyon Reservoir,
No Ducks,

San Marcos Foothills,
At least one Lewis’s Woodpecker
2 WT Kites, kinda interacting, possibly prospecting nest site.

La Pattera Ranch pond- - private
2 Ring-necked Ducks

LLC, entered from east side.
One Ring-necked Duck
A raft of Ruddy Ducks
Handful of Gulls, none of interest.
3 Tree Sesllows
One Mutant Swan, one Mute Swan, equaling 2 swans.
2 more feet of water and the lake will be full again, hooray!!!

GSD,
Mostly dominated by Gadwall & Mallards, then N Shovelers, 12 Blue-winged Teal, the hybrid Teal, 2 Lesser Scaup , a few gulls and a Spotted Sandpiper are my notable birds.

Goleta Beach,
All the expected gulls and one Royal Tern in the mix, one Horned Grebe and 2 Surf Scoters feeding on east side of pier.

Rancho Goleta - walk in, please.
5 Ring-necked Ducks, 2 Greater Scaup and one unidentified scaup( Lesser) A female Merganser that has a thick strait bill and white throat patches, Red-breasted Merganser?

Atascadero Creek@ Ward Ave.
Nothing of interest, one Kingfisher and the sound of a couple Chestnut-backed Chickadees.

Devereux Slough,
The expected birds, but what seemed to be in lower numbers. There was a decent patch of gulls at NCOS, no I did not go out there.

Sandpiper Golf Course,
No ducks, there was a guy on a hookah line diving for golf balls, it was totally all messed up.

Refugio State Beach,
A mixed flock of 30 or so gulls and 12 Royal Terns. A gestamation of 50+ gulls rafting offshore.

Gaviota State Beach,
Just a few gulls and Cormorants could be seen on the pier from the train trestle, although a large raft of gulls were seen offshore.
The day use and campground are closed and all campground hosts are off property right now. The parking area is a muddy mess.

Good birding,

Wes Fritz
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Date: 2/11/19 12:00 pm
From: Paul Keller <496psk...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] My Scope for Sale
I’m thinking of upgrading my scope setup but before I put my current setup on eBay I’ll tender it to all you sbcobirders.

Bty, If any of you know of a conservation charity that could use this setup, let me know. (Last week I offered to donate it to SBAS but haven’t heard back,)

Here are the particulars:

Kowa Prominar tsn-4 fluorite lens straight-thru spotting scope
TE-9Z 20-60X eyepiece
Manfrotto 3211 aluminum tripod + Bogen 3126 screw-on head
custom cloth carrying case
glass solar-viewing filter that fits this 77mm scope
The original 20-60X eyepiece and 25X long eye-relief eyepiece included.

Condition is Used. Objective lens cap cracked yet still works. This model is not waterproof.
This setup is plenty tall enough for me and I'm over 5' 10”.
The TE-9Z eyepiece, that Kowa sells for $450, yields significantly better resolution at higher powers than the original.

For now i’m asking $900.

Paul Keller
Vandenberg Village
805-291-0277
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Date: 2/11/19 11:02 am
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Black Rd and North County
Sandhill Crane is present this morning on Black Road north of Betteravia. Five species of expected gulls also present, none out of the ordinary. I will return there for another look later this morning.
A Palm Warbler at Santa Maria Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Full results posted to eBird later.
Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara

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> All,
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> My original plan was to spend some time birding the trail towards Pt Sal for raptors. But I arrived to find the parks service had closed the trail and fenced it off. It seems like N. County parks are conspiring against me. Fortunately, the SMRE was open. I had 37 White Pelicans at the mouth and the gull flock here had 22 Herring and an adult Thayer's. The flooded fields by the entrance road had a lot of ducks included a Wood Duck and 2 BW Teals. At the flooded field along Black Rd, I saw the crane and more gulls.
>
> I then checked out Ocean Park. The gull flock here was pretty small but had 13 Herring Gulls and an adult Black-legged Kittiwake. There are still plenty of Eared Grebes and a Horned Grebe and Pelagic Cormorant are still present. A cursory check of Sudden Rd failed to turn up any raptors of interest.
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Date: 2/11/19 2:20 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (2 reports)
- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)
- Lucy's Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 11:33 by David Compton
- Black Rd north of Betteravia, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9305803,-120.4901161&ll=34.9305803,-120.4901161
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52572067
- Comments: "Continuing in field east of the flooded pasture. Tall, long-legged bird with large wing coverts drooping over flight feathers; overall gray with paler face and darker fore-crown down to eye. (My description originally said "red fore-crown," as it appeared that way from a distance. Good, more up close photos of this bird show it is not red n the fore crown. Not sure if it could be molting to red since these photos were taken, or if I just assumed it was red.) Bill a little shorter than that of nearby Great Egret, but less pointed and tapering."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 07:59 by Tommy Goodwin
- Happy Canyon Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6204067,-120.0126958&ll=34.6204067,-120.0126958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52557487
- Comments: "Sapsucker with no red on chest and red stripes around head. Vertical white line on side of bird. Did not photograph because I didn't think it was rare. Differentiated from YBSS by range and breast."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 07:59 by Jessie Goodwin
- Happy Canyon Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6204067,-120.0126958&ll=34.6204067,-120.0126958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52557488
- Comments: "Sapsucker with no red on chest and red stripes around head. Vertical white line on side of bird. Did not photograph because I didn't think it was rare. Differentiated from YBSS by range and breast."

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 11:00 by Peter Gaede
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52573885
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing male; photos."

Lucy's Warbler (Oreothlypis luciae) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 09:49 by David Compton
- US-CA-Santa Barbara-222 Pesetas Ln, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.443102,-119.758168&ll=34.443102,-119.758168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52559530
- Comments: "Continuing. description to come. In tipu trees in the CenCal lot, just northeast and east of the office building."

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Date: 2/10/19 8:19 pm
From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] n. County
All,

My original plan was to spend some time birding the trail towards Pt Sal
for raptors. But I arrived to find the parks service had closed the trail
and fenced it off. It seems like N. County parks are conspiring against me.
Fortunately, the SMRE was open. I had 37 White Pelicans at the mouth and
the gull flock here had 22 Herring and an adult Thayer's. The flooded
fields by the entrance road had a lot of ducks included a Wood Duck and 2
BW Teals. At the flooded field along Black Rd, I saw the crane and more
gulls.

I then checked out Ocean Park. The gull flock here was pretty small but had
13 Herring Gulls and an adult Black-legged Kittiwake. There are still
plenty of Eared Grebes and a Horned Grebe and Pelagic Cormorant are still
present. A cursory check of Sudden Rd failed to turn up any raptors of
interest.

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Date: 2/10/19 4:00 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Barbara Lucy's, Santa Maria Sandhill Crane, and misc
I checked several far-flung places on the north and south coasts this
morning. After the rain stopped, I checked Peseta Lane (off Calle Real in
Santa Barbara), where the Lucy's Warbler was feeding in Tipuana tipu trees
in the CenCal lot, just east and northeast of the building. Tons of
Yellow-rumped Warblers were active in the iron-bark eucalyptus across the
street, in the lot at the Sansum Clinic, but this species was virtually
absent in the tipu trees.

Later, I was at Black Rd in Santa Maria, where I caught up with the
Sandhill Crane, which showed up in the recently mowed field to the east of
the pasture, just as I was about to leave. An Iceland (Thayer's) Gull was
with the gull flock, which included at least 150 Mew Gulls (probably more),
15 Herrings, and 5 Westerns, with a handful of Ring-billeds and more than
100 Californias. Seven Snow Goose were also present.

What makes this spot so great for me is how variable the bird assemblage
must be. Not only do birds seem to shuttle between this location and other
nearby habitats (such as, presumably, the sewage plant up the road), but
water levels rise and fall with the weather, changing the nature of the
attractant. I saw far fewer shorebirds today, more gulls, and a completely
different assemblage of ducks compared with two weeks ago. Also, I saw a
bunch of snipe here two weeks ago, but none today. I suppose there are a
lot more places for them to go, now, compared with two weeks ago.

A couple of other notes from random stops: I checked the "A Street ponds"
(aka, Getty Basin) on the east side of A St north of Betteravia. All I saw
here were several dozen coots and five American Wigeons.

At Gaviota State Beach, I thought I might see some gulls on the beach in
the stormy conditions. The gate to the campground was closed, mud was all
over the campground, and (having walked down from the bluffs west of the
campground) I found that the beach was pretty much stripped away and
supported no gulls at all. I did not even see a gull on the pier. Lots of
debris on the beach. I really not a pleasant stop at the moment.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

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From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (6)
- Reported Feb 09, 2019 13:38 by Bradley Hacker
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3961231,-119.5283666&ll=34.3961231,-119.5283666
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- Comments: "Continuing "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (8)
- Reported Feb 08, 2019 08:39 by Peter Colasanti
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3961231,-119.5283666&ll=34.3961231,-119.5283666
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- Comments: "photos 2 adults, 6 juveniles"

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 09, 2019 14:22 by John Callender
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
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- Comments: "Male. Unmistakable. Loosely associating with a pair of Nuttall’s Woodpeckers and a Red-breasted Sapsucker in the bare trees near the footbridge over the creek, not far from the entrance."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (2)
- Reported Feb 09, 2019 09:53 by John Callender
- Southern Cuyama Valley Grasslands, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8032135,-119.4517392&ll=34.8032135,-119.4517392
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- Comments: "Spizella sparrows with small beak, weak face pattern, complete white eye ring, streaked nape."

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Date: 2/9/19 8:12 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] White-header Woodpecker at Richardson Park
Today I birded the Cuyama Valley, hoping to see the male White-headed Woodpecker that was seen at Richardson Park on Wednesday afternoon. He wasn’t there when I looked around 7:30 a.m., but I tried again at 2:30 p.m. and there he was. What a gorgeous bird!

 

He was with a pair of Nuttall’s Woodpeckers and a Red-breasted Sapsucker, the same as he was on Wednesday. They were in the bare trees near the footbridge close to the park entrance.

 

I didn’t see the Clay-colored Sparrow previously reported from the park, but apparently I was looking in the wrong spot. I was sifting through the White-crowned Sparrows in and around the creek channel, but I’ve since heard I should have been looking for the Clay-colored associating with a group of Chipping Sparrows on the ball field.

 

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Date: 2/9/19 1:23 pm
From: Cher Hollingworth <hollingw...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Black Road flooded field
I stopped by the field on the way to bird Oso Flaco.The crane was there about 09:30 or 10.It's a lot easier to see with no weeds.


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Subject: [sbcobirding] Black Road flooded field

SB Birders,

I made a trip up to Santa Maria to look for the Tropical Kingbird that I heard a couple days ago on  Furukawa Way, I did not see any kingbirds.
  It is still a little muddy on the west side of Black Road for parking, but you still can park there safely.
  Today I missed the Crane again, but invested little effort. They have cut the tall weeds/grass in the back fields where I have seen it on 2 visits. This flooded field has a great turnover of birds. Today 16 Sanderlings, down to 2 Snow Geese, 4 Bufflehead in the mix of ducks. A good number of gulls were hanging out. I saw 2 Glaucous-winged Gulls a Gull that looked very much like a Thayer’s along with all the previous mentioned birds.

Good birding.

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Date: 2/9/19 12:03 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Black Road flooded field
SB Birders,

I made a trip up to Santa Maria to look for the Tropical Kingbird that I heard a couple days ago on Furukawa Way, I did not see any kingbirds.
It is still a little muddy on the west side of Black Road for parking, but you still can park there safely.
Today I missed the Crane again, but invested little effort. They have cut the tall weeds/grass in the back fields where I have seen it on 2 visits. This flooded field has a great turnover of birds. Today 16 Sanderlings, down to 2 Snow Geese, 4 Bufflehead in the mix of ducks. A good number of gulls were hanging out. I saw 2 Glaucous-winged Gulls a Gull that looked very much like a Thayer’s along with all the previous mentioned birds.

Good birding.

Wes Fritz
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Solvang CA

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Date: 2/9/19 2:13 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)

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Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 08, 2019 08:00 by Bradley Hacker
- UC Santa Barbara--West Campus Bluff Trail, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4093262,-119.8750877&ll=34.4093262,-119.8750877
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- Comments: "Female. Feeding in gum. Chatter call. Very pale individual. Extensive white breast."

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Date: 2/8/19 10:53 pm
From: Marissa DeVille <mdeville807...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Owl calling at 6 pm tonight at East Beach
Sounds like Western Screech Owl.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Western_Screech-Owl/sounds

-Marissa


On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 7:08 PM Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> wrote:

> That’s most likely a Western Screech Owl.
>
> Wim
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> On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 19:07 Ria Marsh via Groups.Io <rrsmarsh=
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>> I heard the bouncing ball call of an owl as I returned home at El
>> Escorial tonight at 6:05 pm. Can someone help with this? I heard this
>> call once before quite a while ago. Can’t remember when it was.
>> Ria Marsh
>> East Beach
>>
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Date: 2/8/19 6:54 pm
From: Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Friday morning Audubon walk: Lake Los Carneros
This morning Dolores Pollock and David Levashev led a rather large group
around the park, with Guy Tingos lending his expertise as well. We had a
nice assortment of birds, noted the paucity of ducks - though we did see 3
Ring-necked Ducks (which actually have rings around their bills, not their
necks.) An unusual sighting was a White-throated Sparrow on the ground
right at the beginning. We had nice views of a Cooper's Hawk and the
resident White-tailed Kites. For me the highlight was the sizeable flock
of Cedar Waxwings which are often present in the area but I had never seen
any at such close range. They were actively feeding on berries of Toyon
bushes. My eBird checklist is at: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52505701
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Pacific-slope Flycatcher (1 report)
- Eastern Phoebe (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (2 reports)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 07, 2019 09:35 by margeNdon thornton
- BlackRoadFloodedField, Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "tall gray bird with long thin neck and longish beak foraging in the brushy field east of the flooded field."

Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) (1)
- Reported Feb 07, 2019 08:23 by Robert Krug
- Santa Cruz Island--Frasier Point, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0589882,-119.9213076&ll=34.0589882,-119.9213076
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52477098
- Comments: "Confirmed by accompanying naturalist. Fly catcher is frequent on Santa Cruz Island, part of Channel Islands National Park."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Feb 07, 2019 08:23 by Robert Krug
- Santa Cruz Island--Frasier Point, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Infrequent but not rare on Santa Cruz Island, part of Channel Islands National Park."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 07, 2019 15:01 by Mark Holmgren
- River Park (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6545154,-120.4344893&ll=34.6545154,-120.4344893
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52481680
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Adult female. Present this season since at least 30 Sept 2018. Present also during winter of 2017-18."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 07, 2019 12:00 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria Country Club (Restricted Access), Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52480641
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird at southern pond on the front nine."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2019 07:49 by Cathy Hay
- Richardson Community Park, New Cuyama US-CA (34.9453,-119.6839), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.945261,-119.683897&ll=34.945261,-119.683897
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- Comments: "Clear gray Nape, clear box Auriculars, no dark line between Eye and bill."

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Date: 2/7/19 7:08 pm
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Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Owl calling at 6 pm tonight at East Beach
That’s most likely a Western Screech Owl.

Wim

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> I heard the bouncing ball call of an owl as I returned home at El Escorial
> tonight at 6:05 pm. Can someone help with this? I heard this call once
> before quite a while ago. Can’t remember when it was.
> Ria Marsh
> East Beach
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From: Ria Marsh via Groups.Io <rrsmarsh=<icloud.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Owl calling at 6 pm tonight at East Beach
I heard the bouncing ball call of an owl as I returned home at El Escorial tonight at 6:05 pm. Can someone help with this? I heard this call once before quite a while ago. Can’t remember when it was.
Ria Marsh
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Date: 2/7/19 6:44 pm
From: Guy Tingos via Groups.Io <guytingos=<icloud.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] More Mesa this evening
1 Loggerhead Shrike, 2 Northern Harriers, 10 White-tailed Kites, 2 Burrowing Owls, 1 Barn Owl

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Date: 2/7/19 6:44 pm
From: Alexandra Loos <adornature...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Barbara Audubon - February 2019 - Upcoming Events
Greetings!

 

Our events this month:

 

Friday, February 8, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

*Bird Walk: Lake Los Carneros - Goleta ( https://santabarbaraaudubon.org/events/friday-bird-walk-lake-los-carneros-9/ )*

Target Birds: water birds, song birds & others

 

Saturday, February 16, 6:00 AM - Sunday, February 17, 5:00 PM 

*Field Trip: Sandhill Crane Overnight ( https://santabarbaraaudubon.org/events/field-trip-sandhill-crane-overnight-4/ )*

This Audubon field trip will visit the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park, The Atwell Island Wetlands, the Pixley National Wildlife Refuge and the Kern National Wildlife Refuge.

Target Birds: Sandhill Cranes, Burrowing Owls, Common Gallinule, Horned Larks, Loggerhead Shrike, Lark Sparrows, Blue-winged Teal, Marsh Wren, Great Horned Owls, White-faced Ibis plus many other species

 

Saturday, February 16, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

*Field Trip: Lake Los Carneros County Park - Goleta ( https://santabarbaraaudubon.org/events/field-trip-lake-los-carneros-county-park/ )*

Target Birds: Freshwater ducks and other waterfowl, raptors and winter woodland birds

 

Friday, February 22, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

*Field Trip: Sand Point in Carpinteria – Special Bonus for SBAS Members Only ( https://santabarbaraaudubon.org/events/field-trip-sand-point-special-bonus-for-sbas-members-only-5/ )*

Target Birds: Long-bill Curlew, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Osprey, White-tailed Kite, Sandpipers and waterfowl

 

Sunday, February 24, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

*Field Trip: Ventura Duck Ponds / Wetlands ( https://santabarbaraaudubon.org/events/field-trip-ventura-duck-ponds-wetlands-5/ )*

Target Birds: Waterfowl, Virginia Rail, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, American Bittern, White-faced Ibis, Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Vermilion Flycatcher, Marsh Wren & others

 

Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

*Evening Program: The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act: 50 years of protection ( https://santabarbaraaudubon.org/events/program-the-national-wild-and-scenic-rivers-act-50-years-of-protection/ )*

Join Steve Evans as he brings us up to date on the history and future of California’s wild and scenic rivers. 

 

Due to trail conditions, Field Trips or Bird Walks locations may be subject to change. Please check our website for updates.

 

All are welcome. Please join us! 

 

Happy Birding!

 

Alex

 

 

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Date: 2/7/19 3:36 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] No Common goldeneye
This morning, I failed to find the Common goldeneye that has been reported on Franklin Creek.  However, there was a nice assortment of Teal in the marsh, plus American Wigeons, a Bufflehead, and a nice Clark's Grebe in the creek below the bridge.  Three Yellow-crowned Night Herons were present, one of them and adult; also Great blue Heron, Snowy Egret and Great Egret.  for shorebirds, I had three Willets, a Greater Yellowlegs and a Spotted Sandpiper.
Great views from the marsh of the burn scars greening up.
Florence Sanchez

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Date: 2/7/19 2:09 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)
- Yellow Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 06, 2019 14:20 by Anonymous eBirder
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52447707
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Near ballpark, skirmishing with Nuttall's and sapsucker"

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 06, 2019 08:39 by John Callender
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52435610
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male. He was vocalizing (quiet “chuck” calls) from the bottlebrush bush on the east side of the footbridge over Santa Monica creek south of El Carro Lane."

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 06, 2019 08:39 by John Callender
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Continuing bright individual. Loud, distinctive chip note. Overall yellow, relatively large and short-tailed, relatively thick bill, yellow undertail coverts and underside of tail."

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Date: 2/6/19 6:26 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Black Road SMV
SB Birders,
Black Road is open again with good parking on the west side of Black Rd. The Sandhill Crane is still present for those that are still interested. I have seen it 2 times out of 7 trips/drive bys, but I have not looked for it too hard.
Also seen today was 7 Snow Geese, 2 Canada Geese, 5 Green-winged Teal, 6 American Wigeon, many Cinnamon Teal and Mallards, Garbled Modwits, Dowitchers, one Willet, W Snipe, L Sandpipers, WT Kites, RT Hawks one Ferruginous Hawk. A nice mix of Gulls, but I could not find any stand outs.
Last Friday, Feb 1st this field had 6 Sanderlings and 3 Glaucous-winged Gulls along with a large variety of Gulls. These fields are having a good turn over of birds, so if you are birding the SMV try to make a couple visits.
Also, this afternoon I was over near Stowell and Blosser I saw two Cassin’s Kingbirds and I heard what I believe was a Tropical Kingbird call twice, back to back. There are a few trees with berries on Furukawa Way ( is the actual location where the kingbirds were seen) If anybody happens to be over that way please look for this bird. I plan on returning Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

Good birding.

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Date: 2/6/19 2:32 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] TK BEHIND CHASE PALM PARK
The Tropical Kingbird reported by others is still hanging around the railroad tracks behind Chase Palm Park.  I saw it around 11:30 today along with a Cassin's Kingbird as well.  Both birds seem to prefer the fairly new landscaping behind the Estero sewage treatment facility (the area between the spiky wrought iron fence and the black chain link fence).
Be aware of the Amtrak schedule as trains are supposed to come through around 11:40 a.m.
I also walked over to the Mission Creek outfall.  I counted 178 Black Skimmers resting on the sand along with 5 species of gull:  Western, California, Ring-billed, Mew, and Heerman's (one adult in the middle of the Skimmer flock).  The Skimmer total was higher than the 144 Skimmers I had here last Wednesday.
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Date: 2/6/19 2:07 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (6) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 05, 2019 06:30 by Rob Denholtz
- CA, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Salt Marsh & Beach, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "continuing"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (7) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 07:15 by Rob Denholtz
- CA, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Salt Marsh & Beach, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "continuing"

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (3)
- Reported Feb 05, 2019 09:30 by Anonymous eBirder
- Southern Cuyama Valley Grasslands, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Continuing. Very hard to see as they were staying close to ground"

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Date: 2/5/19 5:55 pm
From: Shawn McVicar <shawnmcvic...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Redheads on Campbell ponds
On my way home I've been checking the ponds near where Campbell road meets 246 every day as they are growing with the rains. This afternoon I saw 2 male Redheads on the new pond northwest of Campbell road, along with about 16 cinnamon teal. The other side of the road had 2 male and 2 female ring-necked ducks as well. In years past these ponds have had a lot of waterfowl, so I'm excited to have a commute that passes them every weekday!

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Date: 2/5/19 3:04 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
Someone needs to get Brad Hines' good photos.  Others may have been taken but I haven't seen them.
Florence Sanchez

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 1:21:31 PM PST, Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> wrote:

For those who do not subscribe to CALBIRDS: The Bar-tailed Godwit of last September at Ocean Beach County Park is in need of documentation. 
Wim
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California birders,

 

In early March the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) will begin reviewing the following records, for which we have little or no documentation. If you have any documentation to submit for these records, please do so as soon as possible. Feel free to forward this request to local listservs as appropriate. Thank you.

 

Tom

 

Thomas A. Benson

Secretary, California Bird Records Committee

 

 

2018-182     Common Ringed Plover, 8-15 Oct 2018, Abbotts Lagoon, MRN (documentation from 3 observers)

2018-142     Bar-tailed Godwit, 11-12 Sep 2018, Ocean Beach County Park, SBA (no documentation)

2018-171     White-rumped Sandpiper, 5-12 Oct 2018, Centerville Wetlands, HUM (documentation from 2 observers)

2018-034     Black Vulture, 22-29 Apr 2018, Pt. Reyes NS, MRN (no documentation)

2018-076     Black Vulture, 15 Jul-10 Oct 2018, Pt. Reyes Station & Inverness, MRN (no documentation)

 

 

What kind of documentation should one submit to the CBRC? Following are some guidelines for submitting media and written descriptions that will be useful for helping the CBRC evaluate records and archive documentation. Documentation may be submitted directly to the secretary via email (<secretary...>), or by using the online submission form (http://www.californiabirds.org/report_sighting.html).

 

Media: This includes photos, audio recordings, and video. Photographs are usually the most useful documentation for evaluating records. If you have reasonably good (=identifiable) photos, please submit them. If possible, please crop the photos before submission so that the bird fills most of the frame. Also, please send originals whenever possible, and not screenshots or back-of-camera photos. How many photos should you submit? That really depends on the record. If it is a long-staying rarity that is easily identifiable and seen by dozens of people, then a few photos (1-3 per person) are sufficient. If it is a mega-rarity that is difficult to identify and only seen by one or few people, then send as many photos as possible that show the bird at different angles, postures, lighting, etc. Sometimes it is also useful to submit audio and/or video recordings of the bird, as some birds are more easily identified by their vocalizations. If relatively short, most audio recordings are small enough to be submitted via email; please submit those along with a brief note indicating the date and location of the recording. Large audio files and video files can be submitted by using a file sharing service; please contact the secretary if you need to submit a file that is too large for email.

 

Written descriptions: Some written details should always be provided – even the best photos should be accompanied by the name of the observer, the date, and the location, at a minimum. Sometimes a photo can’t be obtained or vocalizations can’t be recorded. In some cases, behaviors might be noted in the field that aren’t preserved well by photos. In these cases, it is helpful to submit a written description of the bird. Ideally, this description should be written as soon after observing the bird as possible; it is often helpful to make written notes in the field, or even dictate notes into the voice recorder on your smartphone while observing the bird, from which you can later generate a written description. The most important aspect of a written description is that you report only what you observed, and not a general description of the bird from a field guide. At a minimum, your description should include the date and location of the observation, and a description of the bird (size and structure, plumage, vocalizations, behavior). A brief discussion of how the bird was identified, and how similar species were eliminated is also helpful. Other useful information you might report includes optics used, distance from bird, lighting or weather conditions, length of time viewed, and other observers present.

 

 





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Date: 2/5/19 1:21 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
For those who do not subscribe to CALBIRDS: The Bar-tailed Godwit of last
September at Ocean Beach County Park is in need of documentation.

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Date: Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 11:31 AM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
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California birders,



In early March the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) will begin
reviewing the following records, for which we have little or no
documentation. If you have any documentation to submit for these records,
please do so as soon as possible. Feel free to forward this request to
local listservs as appropriate. Thank you.



Tom



Thomas A. Benson

Secretary, California Bird Records Committee





2018-182 Common Ringed Plover, 8-15 Oct 2018, Abbotts Lagoon, MRN
(documentation from 3 observers)

2018-142 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11-12 Sep 2018, Ocean Beach County Park,
SBA (no documentation)

2018-171 White-rumped Sandpiper, 5-12 Oct 2018, Centerville Wetlands,
HUM (documentation from 2 observers)

2018-034 Black Vulture, 22-29 Apr 2018, Pt. Reyes NS, MRN (no
documentation)

2018-076 Black Vulture, 15 Jul-10 Oct 2018, Pt. Reyes Station &
Inverness, MRN (no documentation)





What kind of documentation should one submit to the CBRC? Following are
some guidelines for submitting media and written descriptions that will be
useful for helping the CBRC evaluate records and archive documentation.
Documentation may be submitted directly to the secretary via email (
<secretary...>), or by using the online submission form (
http://www.californiabirds.org/report_sighting.html).



Media: This includes photos, audio recordings, and video. Photographs are
usually the most useful documentation for evaluating records. If you have
reasonably good (=identifiable) photos, please submit them. If possible,
please crop the photos before submission so that the bird fills most of the
frame. Also, please send originals whenever possible, and not screenshots
or back-of-camera photos. How many photos should you submit? That really
depends on the record. If it is a long-staying rarity that is easily
identifiable and seen by dozens of people, then a few photos (1-3 per
person) are sufficient. If it is a mega-rarity that is difficult to
identify and only seen by one or few people, then send as many photos as
possible that show the bird at different angles, postures, lighting, etc.
Sometimes it is also useful to submit audio and/or video recordings of the
bird, as some birds are more easily identified by their vocalizations. If
relatively short, most audio recordings are small enough to be submitted
via email; please submit those along with a brief note indicating the date
and location of the recording. Large audio files and video files can be
submitted by using a file sharing service; please contact the secretary if
you need to submit a file that is too large for email.



Written descriptions: Some written details should always be provided – even
the best photos should be accompanied by the name of the observer, the
date, and the location, at a minimum. Sometimes a photo can’t be obtained
or vocalizations can’t be recorded. In some cases, behaviors might be noted
in the field that aren’t preserved well by photos. In these cases, it is
helpful to submit a written description of the bird. Ideally, this
description should be written as soon after observing the bird as possible;
it is often helpful to make written notes in the field, or even dictate
notes into the voice recorder on your smartphone while observing the bird,
from which you can later generate a written description. The most important
aspect of a written description is that you report only what you observed,
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Date: 2/5/19 12:52 pm
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Caution on Sandhill Crane
No trespassing and watch for vehicles ignoring “Road Closed” signs.

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Subject: [sbcobirding] Sandhill Crane Continues
However, Black Road is flooded between Winset greenhouses and the auto wrecking yard. You can park at barriers and easily walk to a vantage point. Come in from Betteravia not Stowell.

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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
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- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 04, 2019 11:50 by Adam Searcy
- Black Road, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Photos."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2019 07:49 by Cathy Hay
- Richardson Community Park, New Cuyama US-CA (34.9453,-119.6839), Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Clear gray Nape, clear box Auriculars, no dark line between Eye and bill."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 04, 2019 09:30 by Rebecca Coulter
- Mission Creek--SB Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Continuing female type, all yellow with a few orangey feathers. Callin “pi-tuck” from the area around pink blooming eucalyptus west of club house. "

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Date: 2/4/19 9:58 pm
From: Ken Hoesterey via Groups.Io <kenbee60=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Heermann's gull juvenile reporting on eBird, lack of
Hi all

Heermann's gulls have in the recent past suffered some colony failures and in a couple of years fledged very few babies. They nest on a few Mexican islands and conditions can go either way for them.
Looking at the flocks as they moved back up the coast we could see maybe one or two juveniles among flocks of 30-80 adults, for several years.
This year it sure looks better for them.
I saw a flock of about 45 last week on Carp beach by the Carp Creek outlet that contained 15 juveniles, Yay!
The next day a similar sized, and maybe the same flock was resting at the Goleta Beach outlet with about 30 Brown pelicans...and the same 15ish juveniles.
Yesterday was two pair adult and juveniles, today just one adult at Goleta Beach outlet.
Scanning ebird reports I see some people have reported some large flocks along the south coast in the last couple of weeks...but few noted any were juveniles.
What I noticed about the Goleta beach juveniles were that several stayed in close proximity to an adult, would stay near them, follow them, fly and land with them...so I am assuming those are this year's fledglings. Last years are going to be there as well, subtle plumage differences can be discussed, haha...
In my opinion we should perhaps still be counting and reporting the juveniles for this species since there was a call for such in the last few years for Citizen Science to do so,...so I am surprised to not see such reporting from the usual ebird reporters.
I did not report these to ebird and still could of course...as they wander north perhaps others will report the juveniles.
I could not say for sure the same flock I saw was all the way to Goleta from Carp in one day. I would expect them to have languished for some while at the always popular with Heerman's gulls SB harbor/Mission Creek outlet...so could be, or not the same flock. I did not want to double report.
Perhaps the local ebird report monitor could pitch in here about reporting juvenile Heermann's gulls?
 Whatever, it sure is nice to see some healthy youngins in this beautiful and graceful species.
cheers
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Date: 2/4/19 7:37 pm
From: Larry Ballard via Groups.Io <larryincarp=<aol.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] same birds, different day
The continuing Common Goldeneye, 6 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, Green-winged, Cinammon and four Blue-winged Teal were at the Franklin Creek footbridge. About 300 gulls (90% adults) were on the beach at the mouth of Carp Creek with a single Heermann's and two Herring Gulls among the sub-adults. The Tropical Kingbird continues behind the SB water treatment plant.Larry B.Carpinteria

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Date: 2/4/19 2:00 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
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- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)
- Yellow Warbler (1 report)

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Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 02, 2019 16:03 by Thomas Turner
- UC Santa Barbara--West Campus Bluff Trail, Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Catching flies over the beach at the jailhouse. Big bill, yellow up to throat."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2019 07:49 by Michelle Romedy
- Richardson Community Park, New Cuyama US-CA (34.9453,-119.6839), Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52355033
- Comments: "Clear gray Nape, clear box Auriculars, no dark line between Eye and bill."

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2019 07:49 by Michelle Romedy
- Richardson Community Park, New Cuyama US-CA (34.9453,-119.6839), Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "All yellow warbler with yellow inertial converts. Photo by Wes Fritz available."

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Date: 2/3/19 10:50 pm
From: Ken Hoesterey via Groups.Io <kenbee60=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
Hi all,    NCOS saturday night:...after sundown almost dark about 200 Geese flew in in three large flights from the west and low, I would guess they had been in pasture or the golf course.They landed in the NCOS near the creek confluence where the Redheads are still feeding, some floated, some on the muddy banks. cheersKen Hoesterey

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Date: 2/3/19 7:45 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
Thanks, Nick, for clarifying. I agree about duck numbers being low in the
area this year, and didn't mean to imply otherwise.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 5:46 PM Lethaby, Nick <nlethaby...> wrote:

> All,
>
> While I agree many birds that use Devereux also use NCOS, I don't agree
> there are more birds than before. In fact most counts are lower for ducks
> this winter.
>
> Nick
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
> Date: Sun, Feb 3, 2019, 4:14 PM
> To: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...>
> CC: "<sbcobirding...> Group Moderators" <sbcobirding...>
> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
>
> I hit many of the same spots Nick did over the past couple of days, to get
> an idea of what the water birds are doing after the big rain Saturday
> morning.
>
> The only addition of even minor note was that this afternoon I saw a
> female COMMON GOLDENEYE at North Campus Open Space. My Blue-winged Teal
> count at Area K yesterday was about 10, and I suspect there were more than
> that. There were reasonably good numbers of gulls at NCOS, Goleta Beach,
> and Goleta Slough in one of the basins (B/C) northeast from Area K. But, as
> Nick said, nothing unusual.
>
> I did want to comment on NCOS. The restoration here has added a new
> element to water bird occurrence. In the past, it would attract some geese
> and maybe some large shorebirds. But now, if you want to check on the
> shorebirds or the ducks around Devereux, a trip around to NCOS will be
> necessary to know what's going on. More habitat, more birds, more birding.
>
> And a comment on geese in Goleta. I could find only a handful of geese,
> despite looking for them all over Goleta the past two days. Looks like
> recent eBird reports haven't had more than 30 Canadas anywhere, and it's
> been a while since anyone has reported Ross's or Greater White-fronted.
>
> Dave Compton
> Santa Barbara
>
> On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 3:26 PM Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> wrote:
>
>> I did a quick tour of LLC, Goleta Beach, Area K, Stork Field, and
>> Devereux late morning. Didn't use a scope to properly check any of them.
>> LLC is getting nicely full, but still well short of the overflow level. If
>> the overflow pond actually gets full, then I will declare the drought over.
>> Area K has lots of water as do the surrounding areas.
>>
>> Gull variety was similarly disappointing to Ocean Beach yesterday with no
>> GW, Herring, or Thayer's, and just a couple of hybrids. I didn't check the
>> gull flock on NCOS closely, but there was nothing obviously good.
>>
>> Area K and the surrounding ponds had a nice variety of ducks including 4
>> BW Teal. These were probably the most interesting birds I saw.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Nick Lethaby
>> Goleta, CA
>>
>> <nlethaby...>
>> Mobile: 805 284 6200
>> Work: 805 562 5106
>>
>>
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Date: 2/3/19 6:25 pm
From: Rebecca Coulter <rfcphoebe...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
To add a comment on the geese: this morning around 8:30, a flock of 36 Canada Goose and 2 white Chen sp (I suspect Snow but couldn’t be certain) flew over my house and the SB municipal golf course, circled a few times, and returned toward the northwest without settling anywhere. There are two ponds on the course that might attract the geese—as well as a lot of wet grass and no doubt delicious wriggly things—but they were not convinced. They honked continuously, which is how I knew they were flying low overhead. My golfing sources say the geese are not regular on this course.

Rebecca Coulter
SB

> On Feb 3, 2019, at 4:14 PM, Dave Compton <davcompton60...> wrote:
>
> I hit many of the same spots Nick did over the past couple of days, to get an idea of what the water birds are doing after the big rain Saturday morning.
>
> The only addition of even minor note was that this afternoon I saw a female COMMON GOLDENEYE at North Campus Open Space. My Blue-winged Teal count at Area K yesterday was about 10, and I suspect there were more than that. There were reasonably good numbers of gulls at NCOS, Goleta Beach, and Goleta Slough in one of the basins (B/C) northeast from Area K. But, as Nick said, nothing unusual.
>
> I did want to comment on NCOS. The restoration here has added a new element to water bird occurrence. In the past, it would attract some geese and maybe some large shorebirds. But now, if you want to check on the shorebirds or the ducks around Devereux, a trip around to NCOS will be necessary to know what's going on. More habitat, more birds, more birding.
>
> And a comment on geese in Goleta. I could find only a handful of geese, despite looking for them all over Goleta the past two days. Looks like recent eBird reports haven't had more than 30 Canadas anywhere, and it's been a while since anyone has reported Ross's or Greater White-fronted.
>
> Dave Compton
> Santa Barbara
>
> On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 3:26 PM Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> <mailto:<nlethaby...>> wrote:
> I did a quick tour of LLC, Goleta Beach, Area K, Stork Field, and Devereux late morning. Didn't use a scope to properly check any of them. LLC is getting nicely full, but still well short of the overflow level. If the overflow pond actually gets full, then I will declare the drought over. Area K has lots of water as do the surrounding areas.
>
> Gull variety was similarly disappointing to Ocean Beach yesterday with no GW, Herring, or Thayer's, and just a couple of hybrids. I didn't check the gull flock on NCOS closely, but there was nothing obviously good.
>
> Area K and the surrounding ponds had a nice variety of ducks including 4 BW Teal. These were probably the most interesting birds I saw.
>
>
> --
> Nick Lethaby
> Goleta, CA
>
> <nlethaby...> <mailto:<nlethaby...>
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> Work: 805 562 5106
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Date: 2/3/19 5:46 pm
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
All,

While I agree many birds that use Devereux also use NCOS, I don't agree there are more birds than before. In fact most counts are lower for ducks this winter.

Nick

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Date: Sun, Feb 3, 2019, 4:14 PM
To: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...>
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday

I hit many of the same spots Nick did over the past couple of days, to get an idea of what the water birds are doing after the big rain Saturday morning.

The only addition of even minor note was that this afternoon I saw a female COMMON GOLDENEYE at North Campus Open Space. My Blue-winged Teal count at Area K yesterday was about 10, and I suspect there were more than that. There were reasonably good numbers of gulls at NCOS, Goleta Beach, and Goleta Slough in one of the basins (B/C) northeast from Area K. But, as Nick said, nothing unusual.

I did want to comment on NCOS. The restoration here has added a new element to water bird occurrence. In the past, it would attract some geese and maybe some large shorebirds. But now, if you want to check on the shorebirds or the ducks around Devereux, a trip around to NCOS will be necessary to know what's going on. More habitat, more birds, more birding.

And a comment on geese in Goleta. I could find only a handful of geese, despite looking for them all over Goleta the past two days. Looks like recent eBird reports haven't had more than 30 Canadas anywhere, and it's been a while since anyone has reported Ross's or Greater White-fronted.

Dave Compton
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On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 3:26 PM Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...><mailto:<nlethaby...>> wrote:
I did a quick tour of LLC, Goleta Beach, Area K, Stork Field, and Devereux late morning. Didn't use a scope to properly check any of them. LLC is getting nicely full, but still well short of the overflow level. If the overflow pond actually gets full, then I will declare the drought over. Area K has lots of water as do the surrounding areas.

Gull variety was similarly disappointing to Ocean Beach yesterday with no GW, Herring, or Thayer's, and just a couple of hybrids. I didn't check the gull flock on NCOS closely, but there was nothing obviously good.

Area K and the surrounding ponds had a nice variety of ducks including 4 BW Teal. These were probably the most interesting birds I saw.


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Date: 2/3/19 5:38 pm
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
The Santa Maria River Mouth is almost always closed during after storms. I have given up trying to look for gulls there in such conditions.


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From: Bradley Hacker <hacker...>
Date: Sun, Feb 3, 2019, 4:42 PM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday

No unusual gulls/ducks noted at Ocean Beach or Oso Flaco (SLO Co.) today by me either.
Santa Maria River mouth is closed, by the way.

I spoke with a state game warden at Ocean Beach today who told me that prior to the river breaking out to the ocean, the water had covered the entire marsh and road (some new boat hulks high and dry were the only evidence I noted of this event). Would have been a good time to see marsh birds (e.g., bitterns) getting flushed; sorry I missed it and hope to make an effort to be there when the marsh floods prior to breakout next year.

On 2/3/2019 16:14, Dave Compton wrote:
I hit many of the same spots Nick did over the past couple of days, to get an idea of what the water birds are doing after the big rain Saturday morning.

The only addition of even minor note was that this afternoon I saw a female COMMON GOLDENEYE at North Campus Open Space. My Blue-winged Teal count at Area K yesterday was about 10, and I suspect there were more than that. There were reasonably good numbers of gulls at NCOS, Goleta Beach, and Goleta Slough in one of the basins (B/C) northeast from Area K. But, as Nick said, nothing unusual.

I did want to comment on NCOS. The restoration here has added a new element to water bird occurrence. In the past, it would attract some geese and maybe some large shorebirds. But now, if you want to check on the shorebirds or the ducks around Devereux, a trip around to NCOS will be necessary to know what's going on. More habitat, more birds, more birding.

And a comment on geese in Goleta. I could find only a handful of geese, despite looking for them all over Goleta the past two days. Looks like recent eBird reports haven't had more than 30 Canadas anywhere, and it's been a while since anyone has reported Ross's or Greater White-fronted.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 3:26 PM Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...><mailto:<nlethaby...>> wrote:
I did a quick tour of LLC, Goleta Beach, Area K, Stork Field, and Devereux late morning. Didn't use a scope to properly check any of them. LLC is getting nicely full, but still well short of the overflow level. If the overflow pond actually gets full, then I will declare the drought over. Area K has lots of water as do the surrounding areas.

Gull variety was similarly disappointing to Ocean Beach yesterday with no GW, Herring, or Thayer's, and just a couple of hybrids. I didn't check the gull flock on NCOS closely, but there was nothing obviously good.

Area K and the surrounding ponds had a nice variety of ducks including 4 BW Teal. These were probably the most interesting birds I saw.


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Date: 2/3/19 4:50 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
On my more recent visits to Goleta Sanitary Plant I noticed that the number
of Canada Goose there seems to be dropping significantly the past year. I
would not be surprised if SB Airport has something to do with that.

Wim

On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 4:14 PM Dave Compton <davcompton60...> wrote:

> I hit many of the same spots Nick did over the past couple of days, to get
> an idea of what the water birds are doing after the big rain Saturday
> morning.
>
> The only addition of even minor note was that this afternoon I saw a
> female COMMON GOLDENEYE at North Campus Open Space. My Blue-winged Teal
> count at Area K yesterday was about 10, and I suspect there were more than
> that. There were reasonably good numbers of gulls at NCOS, Goleta Beach,
> and Goleta Slough in one of the basins (B/C) northeast from Area K. But, as
> Nick said, nothing unusual.
>
> I did want to comment on NCOS. The restoration here has added a new
> element to water bird occurrence. In the past, it would attract some geese
> and maybe some large shorebirds. But now, if you want to check on the
> shorebirds or the ducks around Devereux, a trip around to NCOS will be
> necessary to know what's going on. More habitat, more birds, more birding.
>
> And a comment on geese in Goleta. I could find only a handful of geese,
> despite looking for them all over Goleta the past two days. Looks like
> recent eBird reports haven't had more than 30 Canadas anywhere, and it's
> been a while since anyone has reported Ross's or Greater White-fronted.
>
> Dave Compton
> Santa Barbara
>
> On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 3:26 PM Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> wrote:
>
>> I did a quick tour of LLC, Goleta Beach, Area K, Stork Field, and
>> Devereux late morning. Didn't use a scope to properly check any of them.
>> LLC is getting nicely full, but still well short of the overflow level. If
>> the overflow pond actually gets full, then I will declare the drought over.
>> Area K has lots of water as do the surrounding areas.
>>
>> Gull variety was similarly disappointing to Ocean Beach yesterday with no
>> GW, Herring, or Thayer's, and just a couple of hybrids. I didn't check the
>> gull flock on NCOS closely, but there was nothing obviously good.
>>
>> Area K and the surrounding ponds had a nice variety of ducks including 4
>> BW Teal. These were probably the most interesting birds I saw.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Nick Lethaby
>> Goleta, CA
>>
>> <nlethaby...>
>> Mobile: 805 284 6200
>> Work: 805 562 5106
>>
>>
>
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Date: 2/3/19 4:42 pm
From: Bradley Hacker <hacker...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
No unusual gulls/ducks noted at Ocean Beach or Oso Flaco (SLO Co.) today
by me either.
Santa Maria River mouth is closed, by the way.

I spoke with a state game warden at Ocean Beach today who told me that
prior to the river breaking out to the ocean, the water had covered the
entire marsh and road (some new boat hulks high and dry were the only
evidence I noted of this event). Would have been a good time to see
marsh birds (e.g., bitterns) getting flushed; sorry I missed it and hope
to make an effort to be there when the marsh floods prior to breakout
next year.

On 2/3/2019 16:14, Dave Compton wrote:
> I hit many of the same spots Nick did over the past couple of days, to
> get an idea of what the water birds are doing after the big rain
> Saturday morning.
>
> The only addition of even minor note was that this afternoon I saw a
> female COMMON GOLDENEYE at North Campus Open Space. My Blue-winged
> Teal count at Area K yesterday was about 10, and I suspect there were
> more than that. There were reasonably good numbers of gulls at NCOS,
> Goleta Beach, and Goleta Slough in one of the basins (B/C) northeast
> from Area K. But, as Nick said, nothing unusual.
>
> I did want to comment on NCOS. The restoration here has added a new
> element to water bird occurrence. In the past, it would attract some
> geese and maybe some large shorebirds. But now, if you want to check
> on the shorebirds or the ducks around Devereux, a trip around to NCOS
> will be necessary to know what's going on. More habitat, more birds,
> more birding.
>
> And a comment on geese in Goleta. I could find only a handful of
> geese, despite looking for them all over Goleta the past two days.
> Looks like recent eBird reports haven't had more than 30 Canadas
> anywhere, and it's been a while since anyone has reported Ross's or
> Greater White-fronted.
>
> Dave Compton
> Santa Barbara
>
> On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 3:26 PM Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...>
> <mailto:<nlethaby...>> wrote:
>
> I did a quick tour of LLC, Goleta Beach, Area K, Stork Field, and
> Devereux late morning. Didn't use a scope to properly check any of
> them. LLC is getting nicely full, but still well short of the
> overflow level. If the overflow pond actually gets full, then I
> will declare the drought over. Area K has lots of water as do the
> surrounding areas.
>
> Gull variety was similarly disappointing to Ocean Beach yesterday
> with no GW, Herring, or Thayer's, and just a couple of hybrids. I
> didn't check the gull flock on NCOS closely, but there was nothing
> obviously good.
>
> Area K and the surrounding ponds had a nice variety of ducks
> including 4 BW Teal. These were probably the most interesting
> birds I saw.
>
>
> --
> Nick Lethaby
> Goleta, CA
>
> <nlethaby...> <mailto:<nlethaby...>
> Mobile: 805 284 6200
> Work: 805 562 5106
>
>

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Date: 2/3/19 4:27 pm
From: Hugh Ranson <zonetail...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
Dave mentioned the lack of geese. On Thursday I saw a skein of geese heading west over Hollister School that consisted of c. 30 Canadas and two white geese. I’m guessing they were flying from Laguna Blanca, which is probably filling and more attractive to geese.
Hugh Ranson
SB

On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 04:14 PM, Dave Compton wrote: I hit many of the same spots Nick did over the past couple of days, to get an idea of what the water birds are doing after the big rain Saturday morning.
The only addition of even minor note was that this afternoon I saw a female COMMON GOLDENEYE at North Campus Open Space. My Blue-winged Teal count at Area K yesterday was about 10, and I suspect there were more than that. There were reasonably good numbers of gulls at NCOS, Goleta Beach, and Goleta Slough in one of the basins (B/C) northeast from Area K. But, as Nick said, nothing unusual.
I did want to comment on NCOS. The restoration here has added a new element to water bird occurrence. In the past, it would attract some geese and maybe some large shorebirds. But now, if you want to check on the shorebirds or the ducks around Devereux, a trip around to NCOS will be necessary to know what's going on. More habitat, more birds, more birding.
And a comment on geese in Goleta. I could find only a handful of geese, despite looking for them all over Goleta the past two days. Looks like recent eBird reports haven't had more than 30 Canadas anywhere, and it's been a while since anyone has reported Ross's or Greater White-fronted.
Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 3:26 PM Nick Lethaby wrote:
I did a quick tour of LLC, Goleta Beach, Area K, Stork Field, and Devereux late morning. Didn't use a scope to properly check any of them. LLC is getting nicely full, but still well short of the overflow level. If the overflow pond actually gets full, then I will declare the drought over. Area K has lots of water as do the surrounding areas.
Gull variety was similarly disappointing to Ocean Beach yesterday with no GW, Herring, or Thayer's, and just a couple of hybrids. I didn't check the gull flock on NCOS closely, but there was nothing obviously good.
Area K and the surrounding ponds had a nice variety of ducks including 4 BW Teal. These were probably the most interesting birds I saw.
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Date: 2/3/19 4:14 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
I hit many of the same spots Nick did over the past couple of days, to get
an idea of what the water birds are doing after the big rain Saturday
morning.

The only addition of even minor note was that this afternoon I saw a female
COMMON GOLDENEYE at North Campus Open Space. My Blue-winged Teal count at
Area K yesterday was about 10, and I suspect there were more than that.
There were reasonably good numbers of gulls at NCOS, Goleta Beach, and
Goleta Slough in one of the basins (B/C) northeast from Area K. But, as
Nick said, nothing unusual.

I did want to comment on NCOS. The restoration here has added a new element
to water bird occurrence. In the past, it would attract some geese and
maybe some large shorebirds. But now, if you want to check on the
shorebirds or the ducks around Devereux, a trip around to NCOS will be
necessary to know what's going on. More habitat, more birds, more birding.

And a comment on geese in Goleta. I could find only a handful of geese,
despite looking for them all over Goleta the past two days. Looks like
recent eBird reports haven't had more than 30 Canadas anywhere, and it's
been a while since anyone has reported Ross's or Greater White-fronted.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 3:26 PM Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> wrote:

> I did a quick tour of LLC, Goleta Beach, Area K, Stork Field, and Devereux
> late morning. Didn't use a scope to properly check any of them. LLC is
> getting nicely full, but still well short of the overflow level. If the
> overflow pond actually gets full, then I will declare the drought over.
> Area K has lots of water as do the surrounding areas.
>
> Gull variety was similarly disappointing to Ocean Beach yesterday with no
> GW, Herring, or Thayer's, and just a couple of hybrids. I didn't check the
> gull flock on NCOS closely, but there was nothing obviously good.
>
> Area K and the surrounding ponds had a nice variety of ducks including 4
> BW Teal. These were probably the most interesting birds I saw.
>
>
> --
> Nick Lethaby
> Goleta, CA
>
> <nlethaby...>
> Mobile: 805 284 6200
> Work: 805 562 5106
>
>
>

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Date: 2/3/19 3:26 pm
From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Goleta wetlands, Sunday
I did a quick tour of LLC, Goleta Beach, Area K, Stork Field, and Devereux
late morning. Didn't use a scope to properly check any of them. LLC is
getting nicely full, but still well short of the overflow level. If the
overflow pond actually gets full, then I will declare the drought over.
Area K has lots of water as do the surrounding areas.

Gull variety was similarly disappointing to Ocean Beach yesterday with no
GW, Herring, or Thayer's, and just a couple of hybrids. I didn't check the
gull flock on NCOS closely, but there was nothing obviously good.

Area K and the surrounding ponds had a nice variety of ducks including 4 BW
Teal. These were probably the most interesting birds I saw.


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- Elegant Tern (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)
- Yellow Warbler (1 report)

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Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2019 12:05 by Eric Hopson
- Goleta Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "With ROTEs at Slough outlet. Long thin bill is slightly down curved. Will post photos ASAP. "

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2019 07:49 by Janet Neath
- Richardson Community Park, New Cuyama US-CA (34.9453,-119.6839), Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52295389
- Comments: "Clear gray Nape, clear box Auriculars, no dark line between Eye and bill."

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 15:15 by Cathy Hay
- Jack O'Connell Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "All yellow warbler with under yellow tail coverts and undertail. Photo taken by Wes Fritz"

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Date: 2/2/19 6:05 pm
From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park
I checked this for 30-45 minutes this afternoon on the way back from SLO.
As hoped, the storm had brought in a large gull flock at the river mouth
but it was virtually all Cal Gulls with just a few birds of other commoner
gulls. In the river mouth 2 RT Loons were very unusual and a count of 229
Eared Grebes was high.

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Date: 2/2/19 1:45 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (minima) (2 reports)
- Lesser Yellowlegs (3 reports)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (2 reports)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)
- Yellow Warbler (2 reports)

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Cackling Goose (minima) (Branta hutchinsii minima) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 17:09 by Michelle Romedy
- Waller Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9029675,-120.4392958&ll=34.9029675,-120.4392958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52281708
- Comments: "No white collar separating sock from breast. Darker color, purplish in tone. Have pictures."

Cackling Goose (minima) (Branta hutchinsii minima) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 16:55 by Janet Neath
- Waller Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9029675,-120.4392958&ll=34.9029675,-120.4392958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52281677
- Comments: "Higher white cheek, purple dark breast, rounded head shape. Picture available."

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 13:09 by Janet Neath
- 93458, Santa Maria US-CA (34.9474,-120.4921), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.947441,-120.492084&ll=34.947441,-120.492084
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52276933
- Comments: "Bill and body smaller than greater yellow legs. Legs were narrower. "

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 13:15 by Cathy Hay
- Santa Maria WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9487269,-120.4915452&ll=34.9487269,-120.4915452
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52275940
- Comments: "Pic to follow"

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 13:07 by Michelle Romedy
- Santa Maria WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9487269,-120.4915452&ll=34.9487269,-120.4915452
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52276883
- Comments: "Smaller than the greater yellowlegs it was standing next to. Shorter bill than greater yellowlegs."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 07:43 by Michelle Romedy
- California 246, Santa Ynez, California, US (34.61, -120.066), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6096303,-120.0662304&ll=34.6096303,-120.0662304
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52264440
- Comments: "Red patch at back of nape"

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 07:45 by Janet Neath
- Mission Dr, Santa Ynez US-CA (34.6100,-120.0665), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.610025,-120.066478&ll=34.610025,-120.066478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52264351
- Comments: "Red patch at back of Nap."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 09:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Southern Cuyama Valley Grasslands, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8032135,-119.4517392&ll=34.8032135,-119.4517392
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52271387
- Comments: "Continuing at this location. Very difficult to observe today, in windy and cold conditions - up to 14 seen here on previous days."

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 15:16 by Michelle Romedy
- Jack O'Connell Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9586988,-120.5904007&ll=34.9586988,-120.5904007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52279082
- Comments: "All yellow bird. Yellow inertial converts. Plain face and light streaking on flanks. Have photos.
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Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 15:15 by Janet Neath
- Jack O'Connell Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9586988,-120.5904007&ll=34.9586988,-120.5904007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52279168
- Comments: "All yellow bird with undertail yellow coverts. Plain face. Have a photo."

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Date: 2/1/19 4:14 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Sandhill Crane and Trespassing
This is so thoughtless.  The Crane is usually visible from the road, especially if one walks east along the embankment when you can look down into the facility.  No picture is worth bad will on the part of property owners.
Amen, Jamie
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On Friday, February 1, 2019, 1:54:50 PM PST, Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> wrote:

Thank you very much Erik for this reminder. If I have any say I am in favor of you writing a ticket for a misdemeanor. 
Jamie ChavezSanta Maria, CA

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The Sandhill Crane continues as of 12pm on 02/01 at Black Rd. Unfortunately I had to make a visit to the site for work reasons (law enforcement). A complaint was made regarding people trespassing through the fence to obtain pictures. This is a bad look for Birders as most know. As a rule of thumb, consent must be obtained prior to entering a fenced, private property. “No Trespassing” signs will be posted on the fences and I would hate to have to write a misdemeanor ticket to a fellow Birder.  Please respect this property.
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Date: 2/1/19 1:54 pm
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Sandhill Crane and Trespassing
Thank you very much Erik for this reminder. If I have any say I am in favor
of you writing a ticket for a misdemeanor.

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

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> The Sandhill Crane continues as of 12pm on 02/01 at Black Rd.
> Unfortunately I had to make a visit to the site for work reasons (law
> enforcement). A complaint was made regarding people trespassing through the
> fence to obtain pictures. This is a bad look for Birders as most know. As a
> rule of thumb, consent must be obtained prior to entering a fenced, private
> property. “No Trespassing” signs will be posted on the fences and I would
> hate to have to write a misdemeanor ticket to a fellow Birder. Please
> respect this property.
> Thank you,
> E. Dodos
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Date: 2/1/19 1:09 pm
From: Erik Dodos <edodos...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Sandhill Crane and Trespassing
The Sandhill Crane continues as of 12pm on 02/01 at Black Rd. Unfortunately I had to make a visit to the site for work reasons (law enforcement). A complaint was made regarding people trespassing through the fence to obtain pictures. This is a bad look for Birders as most know. As a rule of thumb, consent must be obtained prior to entering a fenced, private property. “No Trespassing” signs will be posted on the fences and I would hate to have to write a misdemeanor ticket to a fellow Birder.  Please respect this property.
Thank you,
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Date: 2/1/19 7:50 am
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Goldeneye
Female again on Santa Monica Creek, south of RR bridge.

Rob Denholtz
Carp

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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (7)
- Reported Jan 30, 2019 10:08 by Miles Feinstein
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3961231,-119.5283666&ll=34.3961231,-119.5283666
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- Comments: "2 adults, 5 juveniles "

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Date: 1/30/19 2:57 pm
From: Larry Ballard via Groups.Io <larryincarp=<aol.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] SB Tropical Kingbird, Carp roadrunner
The TK found by Conor and Julie on the 21st continues north of Chase Palm Park. Walk along the railroad tracks about 150m east of Garden St. The bird was foraging from the long black fence at the back of the water treatment plant due north of the round purple railroad sign with a white letter D on it.
The resident roadrunner at Ash Ave. was basking on a post on the east side of the Franklin Creek bridge as the ornithology class from Westmont walked up.
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Grebe (1 report)
- Brown Booby (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (3 reports)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2019 11:04 by Edward Raynor
- Santa Cruz Island--Prisoners Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0187319,-119.6821404&ll=34.0187319,-119.6821404
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52186447
- Comments: "Photos in harbor"

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2019 15:28 by Edward Raynor
- US-CA-Pacific Ocean (34.0513,-119.5539), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.05131,-119.553928&ll=34.05131,-119.553928
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52187854
- Comments: "Adult"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2019 07:00 by Rob Denholtz
- CA, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Salt Marsh & Beach, Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52173910
- Comments: "continuing and often reported . . . ."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (6) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2019 16:23 by Miles Feinstein
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52190469
- Comments: "1 adult, 5 juveniles "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3)
- Reported Jan 29, 2019 13:30 by Giacomo Catalina
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52195000
- Comments: "Continuing bird at same location. 2 adults, 4 juveniles. On bank resting."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2019 12:30 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria Country Club (Restricted Access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.905972,-120.442061&ll=34.905972,-120.442061
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52189193
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2019 14:05 by Elaine Tan
- Mission Creek--SB Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4406812,-119.7149599&ll=34.4406812,-119.7149599
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52184860
- Comments: "Continuing female heard in woodland loop"

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Date: 1/29/19 6:54 am
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Hollister Ranch, Sat., 26 Jan
On Saturday, 26 January, Santa Barbara Audubon took about 20 people to the
eastern half of Hollister Ranch for the morning. Guides were Guy Tingos
and Rob Lindsay. We made about 5 or 6 stops near the main coastal road.
Birding was difficult due to low numbers of individuals. About 60 species
were seen. Highlights were: a couple of Roadrunners, 24 or so Snowy
Plovers on Santa Anita Beach, and an Anna's Hummingbird on a nest. A list
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Access to Hollister Ranch is restricted.

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Date: 1/29/19 1:16 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Lucy's Warbler (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (6)
- Reported Jan 28, 2019 15:41 by Miles Feinstein
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3961231,-119.5283666&ll=34.3961231,-119.5283666
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52152369
- Comments: "2 adults, 4 juveniles "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Jan 28, 2019 11:40 by Mark Holmgren
- UC Santa Barbara--Lagoon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4071221,-119.8483944&ll=34.4071221,-119.8483944
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52158149
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Seen yesterday (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52118537) and today, better photos today. Bird is at 34.40875 -119.84604."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 28, 2019 09:14 by John Deacon
- US-CA-Santa Maria-Santa Maria Country Club - 34.9060x-120.4421, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.905972,-120.442061&ll=34.905972,-120.442061
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52151017
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found at the eastern pond."

Lucy's Warbler (Oreothlypis luciae) (1)
- Reported Jan 28, 2019 14:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Cencal Health, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4426425,-119.7582272&ll=34.4426425,-119.7582272
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52155983
- Comments: "Continuing. Grey warbler. Right next to building"

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Date: 1/28/19 7:52 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Joan Lentz blog
Wow!

Mark

On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 5:28 PM David Levasheff <levaweb...> wrote:

> For those who don't frequent Joan's blog there is a really cool post she
> has done on her recent illness and owls in the ICU:
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Subject: [sbcobirding] Joan Lentz blog
For those who don't frequent Joan's blog there is a really cool post she
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Date: 1/28/19 4:46 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Vermillion Flycatcher at SMCC
I've spent a lot of time photographing Vermilion Flycatchers in Orange
County this winter, and I want to point out that this interesting bird is
an immature male. It does look similar to an adult female, although one
with a little red on the crown. However, Pyle (1997) does note that some
adult females do "show a few pinkish red feathers on the crown and breast."
Ultimately, what marks this as an immature bird (and, thus an especially
drab male) are the notably pale brown primary coverts, as those feathers
would be dark gray in an adult. Having sat next to Mr Pyle at the recent
CBEC meeting, he confirmed for me that a recently photographed female with
rich yellow flanks wasn't an immature but instead a 'cryptic' adult on the
basis of those telltale dark gray primary coverts. I'm learning that these
Vermilions are trickier than we think.

Jim Pike
Huntington Beach

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> All:
>
> The Santa Maria Country Club was closed today. I had noticed a very large
> number of Ring Necked Ducks there last week when I played golf. I went
> back today to weed through them to see if possibly a Tufted Duck might be
> in the mix. No Tufted Duck but I found a Vermillion Flycatcher near the
> bridge. I also found a Scaup, which I believe is a Lesser, but I listed it
> as Lesser/Greater. A pic is included with the checklist, so if you have
> any input, please let me know. Finally, I found a Merlin dismembering a
> small Passerine.
>
> The SMCC is adjacent to Waller Park with similar habitats.
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> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52151017
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> John Deacon
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Subject: [sbcobirding] Vermillion Flycatcher at SMCC
All:
The Santa Maria Country Club was closed today.  I had noticed a very large number of Ring Necked Ducks there last week when I played golf.  I went back today to weed through them to see if possibly a Tufted Duck might be in the mix.  No Tufted Duck but I found a Vermillion Flycatcher near the bridge.  I also found a Scaup, which I believe is a Lesser, but I listed it as Lesser/Greater.  A pic is included with the checklist, so if you have any input, please let me know.  Finally, I found a Merlin dismembering a small Passerine.
The SMCC is adjacent to Waller Park with similar habitats.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52151017
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Date: 1/28/19 1:48 pm
From: Guy Tingos via Groups.Io <guytingos=<icloud.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Gaviota oddities
While in the Gaviota area near the state park this morning, I saw a pair of Common Ravens soaring together. What was unusual to me was the fact that both bird flew for extended periods with their legs hanging down. This is certainly common behavior in many hawks, but I had never seen Ravens do this. Also slightly unusual for this area was one White-tailed Kite.

Guy Tingos
Santa Barbara

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Date: 1/28/19 9:38 am
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [typo] some recent CBEC decisions
Typo alert: that should have been "some recent CB*R*C decisions". In my
excitement I also forgot to update my signature.

Wim


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> Good news for me and likely for some of you as well. A few days ago the
> California Birds Records Committee announced its verdicts on some review
> species in our county and all the ones *I* cared about are accepted:
>
> - GARGANEY, found by Mark Holmgren at Waller Park in November 2017
> - FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK, found by Art Chavez at Lake Los Corneros in
> April 2018
> - NAZCA BOOBY, found by ? on pelagic trip, near Santa Barbara Island
> on October 6, 2018
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> I don't know if anything has been decided about the possible Eurasian
> Golden Plover.
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Date: 1/28/19 9:33 am
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] some recent CBEC decisions
Good news for me and likely for some of you as well. A few days ago the
California Birds Records Committee announced its verdicts on some review
species in our county and all the ones *I* cared about are accepted:

- GARGANEY, found by Mark Holmgren at Waller Park in November 2017
- FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK, found by Art Chavez at Lake Los Corneros in
April 2018
- NAZCA BOOBY, found by ? on pelagic trip, near Santa Barbara Island on
October 6, 2018

I don't know if anything has been decided about the possible Eurasian
Golden Plover.

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Date: 1/28/19 9:33 am
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Vermillion Flycatcher
There is a Vermillion Flycatcher at the eastern pond at the Santa Maria Country Club. Restricted access but if you want to see it e mail me. Checklist and pics to follow.

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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 27, 2019 10:43 by Mark Holmgren
- UC Santa Barbara--Lagoon, Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52118537
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Compared to other night-herons present in the willow patch on the north side of the lagoon, this bird was over all grayish in tone, although breast was not well seen. I viewed it by spotting scope from the south side of the lagoon looking north. Bill was slightly stubbier than other herons present and grayish-black with minimal pale color at the base of the mandible. Those breast streaks that are visible seem thin and not blurry. Spots on the wings seem small and round, not tear-drop shaped. The greater wing coverts show a white margin on their outer edge. Perhaps this is the first sighting for Campus Lagoon. The other night-herons present should be checked more carefully than I was able to do today."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 27, 2019 10:43 by Mark Holmgren
- UC Santa Barbara--Lagoon, Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Large kingbird with largely yellow breast and belly. White throat, Long, protruding bill from which a black shadow passes across the face over the eye. Slight greenish cast to the gray back. Tail not black, but brownish with thin white margins."

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Date: 1/27/19 9:05 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Maria Valley birding
I checked several spots today, including the flooded field along Black Rd
between Stowell and Bettaravia, Mitchell Rd, and Waller Park. Not a whole
lot to report, but I did see some things of minor interest.

Black Rd: Spent about 1:15 here and did NOT see a Sandhill Crane. Looks
like no one has reported it since Monday. The most interesting find here
was three SANDERLINGS unusually far from the ocean. Also, the six SNOW
GEESE continued, hanging out with the two Canadas. A decent size flock of
blackbirds included about a half dozen Great-tailed Grackles. The gull
flock was dominated by Mew Gulls, with about 125 of this species, which I
thought was a lot for so far from the coast. Not sure if others have been
looking at the little pond in the southwest corner of the field, but I saw
several species here that others haven't been reporting (Eared Grebe,
Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, American Wigeon).
I checked recent eBird lists from this location, by the way, and they are
amazingly variable. Maybe that has something to do with water levels rising
and falling with rainy and dry periods.

Mitchell Rd. Two FERRUGINOUS HAWKS and at least 80 TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS
were the best here. There was a small flock of Horned Larks. I checked the
flock for longspurs, but found none.

Waller Park. I was here in early afternoon, and there were a ton of people.
A frisbee golf tournament made it worse than your average Sunday. The
long-staying CACKLING GOOSE was present, but I was unable to find anything
notable in the park.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

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Date: 1/27/19 6:51 pm
From: Steven Gaulin <gaulin...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Lewis's Woodpeckers
There are still at least two birds present in the oak grove at the same location on the high plateau accessible from the E entrance of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve on Antone Road. The birds are active and not especially shy.

Good birding,
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Santa Barbara

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Date: 1/27/19 5:51 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Lake Cachuma today
I took the nature cruise this morning.  I wanted to get out on the Lake while the weather continues to be nice, and it was a gorgeous day--warm, no wind, beautiful viewing conditions.
Our best sighting was two immature bald eagles, one of them blue-tagged with the number 99.  Our naturalist said that is "Corazon," who was part of the restoration project on the northern (our) Channel Islands.  This is her second winter at the Lake.
We also saw 7-8 White Pelicans, most of them single individuals on various parts of the lake.  The naturalist said their winter population this year is about 12.  There was n't much variety in waterfowl, but we saw a lot, most of it large Grebes.  Western Grebes were the most numerous until we got to Santa Cruz bay, where we had a lot more Clark's Grebe's.  There were only a few gulls out and most of them were Ring-billed, but one sitting on a buoy near the dock was an adult Herring Gull.  A single tree swallow flew over while I was eating my lunch up on shore after the cruise.
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Date: 1/27/19 12:55 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)
- Lucy's Warbler (2 reports)
- Yellow Warbler (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (5) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2019 14:04 by Miles Feinstein
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3961231,-119.5283666&ll=34.3961231,-119.5283666
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52077090
- Comments: "Resting on bank"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2019 09:45 by Rio Vogt
- Salt Marsh Nature Park, Carpinteria US-CA (34.3965,-119.5282), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.396497,-119.528235&ll=34.396497,-119.528235
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52079966
- Comments: "Resting, below bridge"

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 26, 2019 08:12 by James Hickner
- Gainey Vineyard, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.608098,-120.0651598&ll=34.608098,-120.0651598
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52083130
- Comments: "Not a hybrid. This one had red crown and red throat but had no yellow mark. We have a photo."

Lucy's Warbler (Oreothlypis luciae) (1)
- Reported Jan 26, 2019 13:35 by Julie Scotland
- CenCal Parking Lot, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44305,-119.758025&ll=34.44305,-119.758025
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52069062
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Small gray Warbler with pointy bill. Cream color underneath. "

Lucy's Warbler (Oreothlypis luciae) (1)
- Reported Jan 26, 2019 13:35 by Conor Scotland
- CenCal Parking Lot, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44305,-119.758025&ll=34.44305,-119.758025
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52069581
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Small gray Warbler with pointy bill. Cream color underneath. "

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2019 15:40 by John Callender
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4070435,-119.5278168&ll=34.4070435,-119.5278168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52075176
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Foraging in the canopy of the large sycamore near the west end of El Carro Lane. Relatively bright individual; possibly the same overwintering bird seen here previously over the past few months. Overall yellow, compact shape, relatively heavy warbler bill, yellow undertail coverts and yellow underside of the relatively short tail."

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Date: 1/26/19 7:24 pm
From: Ken Hoesterey via Groups.Io <kenbee60=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Laughing Gull at Goleta Beach
Hi, that is a big maybe...in the 50 some gulls resting opposite the parking lot east end, there was at least one small gull with a black beak and grey/green/black legs, his head and shoulder feathers mostly white with shades of grey/brown...some websites show pictures claiming it is a first winter bird, but I sure can't say.
It was nervous, stayed by itself, faced me the whole time, had no black marks behind it's eyes when it looked left and right.
I had watched it with binocs, and when I went to get my camera a GBHeron flew over and the whole mob panicked and flew out to sea.
There was another nearby but separate group of maybe ten other small gulls there with bill tips of black with the rest of the bill grey green.
Interested birders may want to try to look for it at low tide in the afternoon.
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Date: 1/26/19 4:28 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Wood Duck
I went back to Lake Jocelyn this morning for another crack at the Wood Ducks that have been reported from there and found a nice male paddling in the center of the pond.  Beautiful bird, well worth seeking out.
Also present were 3-4 pairs of Green-winged Teal, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Gadwall, 15 or more American Wigeon, a few Mallards, a couple of Ruddy Ducks, and a host of Coots.
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Date: 1/26/19 7:33 am
From: David Levasheff <levaweb...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] NCOS this morning (1/25/2019)
I was at Pt. Mugu NAS on the field trip yesterday. Oddly enough we had a
single Lawrence's Goldfinch fly over the parking lot at the camping area
at the end of Beach Road.

David

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> I tagged along with the Friday SB Audubon bird walk at the North
> Campus Open Space. I had to leave early but some of the more
> interesting birds before I left were: Loggerhead Shrike, Hairy
> Woodpecker, Rock Wren, 4 Snow Goose (one juvenile), and a small group
> of 3 Lawrence’s Goldfinches.The latter were surprising to me this
> close to the coast.
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> Good birding!
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> Santa Barbara
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Date: 1/26/19 12:31 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (6)
- Reported Jan 25, 2019 16:21 by Miles Feinstein
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3961231,-119.5283666&ll=34.3961231,-119.5283666
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52040449
- Comments: "Resting "

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 25, 2019 10:15 by margeNdon thornton
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4070435,-119.5278168&ll=34.4070435,-119.5278168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52033388
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Small Oriole, similar to Baltimore, but much darker color. Tail was black with white tips"

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 25, 2019 13:47 by Peter Schneekloth
- Backyard, Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Was looking out window when bird appeared, camera was nearby so photo obtained."

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Date: 1/25/19 9:49 pm
From: joelrbarrett <joelbsalty...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Red-necked Grebe at Prisoner's Harbor Santa Cruz Island
Hi all,
There was a Red-necked Grebe out at Prisoner's Harbor, Santa Cruz Island today.
Here is a link to the ebird list with a couple of photos.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52044878
It was near enough to the pier that it could have been seen with scope or some patience, but later in the day I could not relocate it in that area. It probably moved off shore a bit with a huge group of western/clark's grebes.
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Date: 1/25/19 7:56 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] NCOS this morning (1/25/2019)
I tagged along with the Friday SB Audubon bird walk at the North Campus Open Space. I had to leave early but some of the more interesting birds before I left were: Loggerhead Shrike, Hairy Woodpecker, Rock Wren, 4 Snow Goose (one juvenile), and a small group of 3 Lawrence’s Goldfinches. The latter were surprising to me this close to the coast.

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Date: 1/25/19 7:38 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Armour Ranch Road and Happy Canyon
I birded both areas this morning, apparently not quite at the same time as Wim, but I found the humongous Starling flock for sure and I would not fault his estimate.  I didn't even try.  
When I first arrived, there were almost no birds visible except for one Horned Lark near the fence on the north side of the road that kept calling repeatedly.  But after a while, the Western Meadowlarks started sounding off and I found more Horned Larks in the field on the south side of the road, and that's where most of the action continued to be.  I checked out every sparrow that popped up on the fence, but they were all Savannahs.  The Mountain Bluebirds took a while to locate, but I found the flock well out in the south field, working in a little swale,   After I walked east along the roadside to the top of the rise, I found I could see them better.  Because not all of the flock was ever visible at once, I did not try to estimate the flock size, but at one point, at least 25 Bluebirds were briefly up in the air.  Most were Mountain Bluebirds, but I detected the rusty breast of Western Bluebirds in there as well.  No significant raptor activity at this spot while I was there--just a couple of perched Red-tails in the back of the south field and a hovering male American Kestrel.
Moving on to Happy Canyon Road, I had a Loggerhead Shrike on the fence of the first ranch after turning on to Happy Canyon.  I parked at the intersection with Alisos Road, and as I exited the car I saw an apparent White-tailed Kite flying toward me. I put up my binoculars just as a Prairie Falcon came from out of nowhere and made a strong pass at the Kite.  The Kite circled higher in an apparent attempt to avoid the Falcon and when it did so, I could see prey in its talons. The Falcon made another vicious swipe at the Kite, forcing it to drop the prey.  The Falcon did a quick barrel roll, picked the prey out of mid-air, and flew off with it, leaving the poor Kite to start all over again.  All this took less that 30 seconds.   If I'd been a minute later, I would have missed the show completely.  It was impressive!  I didn't find much else of interest there or at Rancho Felicia, so called it a morning and headed home.
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Date: 1/25/19 5:15 pm
From: Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] RN x RB sapsucker Hybrid
Today at lunch there was a Red-naped x Red-breasted Sapsucker hybrid at
Franceschi Park on the Riviera.

A couple photos here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52038500


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Date: 1/25/19 3:19 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Armour Ranch Rd, 2019-01-25
Weekend tip for those who like a challenge: try counting the size of the
flock of EUROPEAN STARLINGS at Armour Ranch Rd. My best estimate (counting
in 100s) is that there are 2000 of them. And yes they do frequently do
their murmuration thing. Also present: 2 FERRUGINOUS HAWK, ~150 far away
HORNED LARK, MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD, 50+ WESTERN MEADOWLARK.

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Date: 1/25/19 2:25 pm
From: Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Mid-winter backyard Bullock's Oriole
Yet another bizarre backyard arrival, a male Bullock's Oriole appeared in a neighbor's fruit tree this afternoon. Looking at e bird and reviewing Lehman's Birds of SBCo this may be a first for the valley in winter.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/39910904213/in/dateposted-public/

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Date: 1/25/19 11:16 am
From: Cruz Phillips via Groups.Io <cruzitas=<aol.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] FOS male Rufous Hummingbird
We had our First of the season male Rufous Hummingbird at our feeders this morning.  It is very early.  My earliest other dates look like early February.  
CruzLas Cruzitas Ranch

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Date: 1/25/19 12:08 am
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (6)
- Reported Jan 24, 2019 16:13 by Miles Feinstein
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52007214
- Comments: "Resting "

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 24, 2019 08:40 by Mario Borunda
- CA, Carpinteria, Shepard Mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3944629,-119.474503&ll=34.3944629,-119.474503
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52013422
- Comments: "Continuing bird on private property. Seen and identified during Carpinteria CBC. Red throat, crown, and pinkish nape patch. Long white stripe on primary wing is different from patterns on various web sites. Drilling neat rows of holes in an apple tree. Good view from 10 yards for 15 minutes."

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Date: 1/24/19 4:13 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Mountain birding
. . .is pretty quiet right now.  At least East Pinery Road was almost dead, even though it was a beautiful morning and viewing conditions were excellent.  I've run into this before in our mountains, but it was a little frustrating.   The only Montane species I found at East Pinery Road was a heard-only Mountain Chickadee.  Even the oak woodland/chaparral birds were pretty quiet.  I turned up only one Fox Sparrow (Sooty).  The usual "Fox Sparrow city" at the end of the keyhole was also dead.
I ate lunch at the Sawmill Basin (Tunnell Road) and there was a little more activity there, but again from only Oak Woodland species, though I did hear three times a Steller's Jay call.  
Thanks to all who replied to my request for info abut the road conditions.   They are O.K. but there are new large boulders at the road edge in a couple of places that have to be negotiated carefully.   Also some new downed trees.
I check out the mountain again in a few weeks.
Florence Sanchez

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Date: 1/24/19 7:45 am
From: Steven Gaulin <gaulin...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] No Tufted Duck but Common Merganser
I spent a little bit of time looking for the Tufted Duck late yesterday (1/23/19) afternoon. It was not present at Lauro Reservoir. There were several Scaup too distant to ID more precisely (but none with enough contrast between back and flanks to be the Tufted); and a male American Kestrel was feeding on a small rodent on the utility lines.

Next I checked the mobile home park at the South end of Ward Drive because there have been Ring-necked Ducks there and because I believe that was the location where Nick Lethaby first found this vagrant (as a first-winter bird) several winters ago. A dozen Ring-necks were present but without their exotic cousin. Somewhat surprisingly, a single female Common Merganser (sharply demarcated white throat) was present. At risk of repeating information everyone knows, our welcome at the mobile home park depends on our parking on Ward Drive and walking in.

Good birding everyone!
Steven Gaulin
Santa Barbara

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