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12/15/18 3:41 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
12/15/18 3:15 pm Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] Article about Black Swifts
12/15/18 2:03 pm Robert Lindsay <capnbob...> [sbcobirding] SBAS Cachuma Boat Trip
12/14/18 3:48 pm John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] La Purisima CBC Scouting
12/14/18 3:20 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
12/14/18 12:20 pm Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Cachuma CBC Scouting - Armour Ranch and Happy Canyon areas
12/13/18 4:44 pm Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] South Vandenberg AFB
12/13/18 3:03 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
12/13/18 1:40 pm Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Myrtle's vs Audubon habitat
12/13/18 1:20 pm Ron Hirst <ronhirst...> Re: [sbcobirding] Myrtle's vs Audubon habitat
12/13/18 12:34 pm Thomas Turner <habarimbu...> Re: [sbcobirding] Myrtle's vs Audubon habitat
12/13/18 12:09 pm Thomas Turner <habarimbu...> [sbcobirding] Myrtle's vs Audubon habitat
12/12/18 9:46 pm Ken Hoesterey via Groups.Io <kenbee60=<yahoo.com...> Re: [sbcobirding] Hooded Merganser (female) at Lake Los Carneros
12/12/18 7:48 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Addendum to earlier report
12/12/18 4:38 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Happy Canyon and Armour Ranch Road
12/12/18 2:48 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
12/12/18 11:26 am Thomas Turner <habarimbu...> Re: [sbcobirding] Hooded Merganser (female) at Lake Los Carneros
12/12/18 11:24 am Pete Wolf <pete...> [sbcobirding] Hooded Merganser (female) at Lake Los Carneros
12/11/18 5:00 pm David Levasheff <levaweb...> [sbcobirding] Black-and-white Warbler in Isla Vista
12/11/18 3:19 pm Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] Cateye
12/11/18 3:05 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] La Cumbre Peak
12/11/18 2:47 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
12/11/18 11:16 am Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> [sbcobirding] Condors breeding in the county
12/11/18 10:34 am Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] Duck numbers
12/10/18 10:21 pm John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] Solitary Sandpiper at Lake Jocelyn
12/10/18 9:52 pm Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...> [sbcobirding] Yellow-crowned Night Herons and Snow Goose
12/10/18 6:41 pm Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> [sbcobirding] Devereux
12/10/18 2:43 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
12/10/18 2:23 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] Mountain species vs SBA CBC
12/10/18 12:28 pm Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Purisima CBC Scouting - Clay-colored Sparrow at River Park
12/10/18 12:28 pm Janice Levasheff via Groups.Io <jlevasheff=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Santa Barbara Audubon Upcoming Events and Deadlines- one is TODAY!
12/10/18 11:29 am Rebecca Coulter <rfcphoebe...> [sbcobirding] SM Foothills, Lewis's Woodpeckers
12/10/18 9:00 am Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] White Pelican Devereux Slough
12/9/18 6:17 pm Betsy Mooney <wingblossoms...> [sbcobirding] Summer Tanager on Persimmon Tree
12/9/18 5:51 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] Santa Barbara (aka Lone Star) Ranch and eastern Cachuma Lake
12/9/18 5:26 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Museum Persommon Tree
12/9/18 3:35 pm Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...> [sbcobirding] Birds of This Weekend
12/9/18 2:28 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
12/9/18 1:33 pm Thomas Turner <habarimbu...> [sbcobirding] Hermit Warbler at the zoo
12/9/18 12:42 pm Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] Toro Canyon Park
12/9/18 12:09 pm John Callender <jbc...> Re: [sbcobirding] Interesting flock of birds at Romero Saddle this morning
12/8/18 9:41 pm Steven Gaulin <gaulin...> [sbcobirding] Santa Ynez Valley
12/8/18 7:19 pm Hugh Ranson <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] Grasshopper Sparrow
12/8/18 5:17 pm Rob Hofberg <rhofberg...> Re: [sbcobirding] Interesting flock of birds at Romero Saddle this morning
12/8/18 3:59 pm John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] Interesting flock of birds at Romero Saddle this morning
12/8/18 3:16 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] waxwings
12/8/18 2:41 pm John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] A Street Pond
12/8/18 2:18 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
12/8/18 1:38 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] Armour Ranch Rd in Santa Ynez Valley
12/8/18 12:51 pm Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] White-throated Sparrows, Lake Los Carneros
12/8/18 9:51 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] Yellow-crowned Night Herons at Franklin Creek
12/8/18 9:09 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] Yellow-crowned Night Herons
12/8/18 8:52 am Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> [sbcobirding] Cattle egret at sb harbor
12/7/18 3:50 pm Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> [sbcobirding] Hybrid Mexican Duck x Mallard
12/7/18 3:18 pm Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] waxwings
12/7/18 3:17 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> Re: [sbcobirding] waxwings
12/7/18 3:11 pm Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Hooded Merganser recount - 31 on one small pond Santa Rosa Rd
12/7/18 3:06 pm Nancy States via Groups.Io <osprey123=<icloud.com...> [sbcobirding] waxwings
12/7/18 3:04 pm Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Hooded Merganser recount - 31 on one small pond Santa Rosa Rd
12/7/18 2:39 pm Elizabeth <lizmuraoka...> [sbcobirding] Red-necked Grebe in Santa Barbara Harbor on Thursday at 2:30 PM
12/7/18 2:17 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
12/7/18 2:02 pm John Deacon <iseekbirds...> [sbcobirding] Female Common Goldeneye
12/7/18 11:51 am Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Some SY Valley finds - Horned Larks are back and growing flock of Hooded Mergansers
12/7/18 9:28 am Rebecca Coulter <rfcphoebe...> [sbcobirding] SBMNH this morning
12/6/18 10:30 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] 3 immature Bald Eagles at Cachuma Lake
12/6/18 5:18 pm Jay “Bluejay” Bishop via Groups.Io <bjods=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Chickadee sp. Sb zoo
12/6/18 2:17 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
12/5/18 3:44 pm Scott Orlosky via Groups.Io <scottorlosky=<yahoo.com...> Re: [sbcobirding] Lewis Woodpecker, San Marcos Preserve
12/5/18 2:17 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
12/4/18 8:50 pm Peter Gaede <peteragaede...> Re: [sbcobirding] Carpinteria Salt Marsh
12/4/18 7:10 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] Red-necked Grebe and Common Loon in SB Harbor
12/4/18 5:12 pm Santiago Lupi <santi.e.lupi...> [sbcobirding] Ross’s/snow geese at NCOS
12/4/18 3:58 pm Mark Bright <pywiack...> [sbcobirding] Lewis Woodpecker, San Marcos Preserve
12/4/18 2:16 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
12/4/18 1:27 pm Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> Re: [sbcobirding] Carpinteria Salt Marsh
12/4/18 11:00 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] Carpinteria Salt Marsh
12/4/18 10:38 am Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> [sbcobirding] wintering Yellow Warbler
12/4/18 8:47 am Guy Tingos via Groups.Io <guytingos=<icloud.com...> [sbcobirding] More Mesa
12/3/18 7:46 pm Adrian O&#39;Loghlen via Groups.Io <adrianologhlen=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Continuing Lewis's Woodpecker @ San Marcos Foothills Preserve
12/3/18 6:59 pm Mark Bright <pywiack...> [sbcobirding] Santa Barbara Harbor from Sea Landing
12/3/18 5:14 pm Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting
12/3/18 4:37 pm Rob Hofberg <rhofberg...> Re: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting
12/3/18 4:18 pm Cher Hollingworth <hollingw...> Re: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting
12/3/18 2:13 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
12/3/18 10:18 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] Cattle Egret
12/3/18 8:49 am Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting
12/3/18 7:10 am Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> Re: [sbcobirding] Santa Ynez River Estuary (Ocean Beach Park)
12/3/18 6:45 am Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] Santa Ynez River Estuary (Ocean Beach Park)
12/3/18 6:14 am Jamie Chavez <almiyi...> Re: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting
12/2/18 11:12 pm Rob Hofberg <rhofberg...> [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting
12/2/18 6:45 pm Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] N. County birds
12/2/18 2:12 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
12/2/18 8:34 am Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] Bald Eagle at UCSB Campus Lagoon
12/2/18 5:54 am Ron Hirst <ronhirst...> [sbcobirding] SB breakwater W. Tattler
12/1/18 7:03 pm Rob Hofberg <rhofberg...> [sbcobirding] Ocean Park
12/1/18 4:47 pm John Callender <jbc...> Re: [sbcobirding] Possible Stilt Sandpipers at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh?
12/1/18 3:45 pm John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] Possible Stilt Sandpipers at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh?
12/1/18 2:51 pm Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] NCOS geese
12/1/18 2:10 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/30/18 8:44 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] LAte post-Townsend's Solitaire
11/30/18 5:03 pm Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> [sbcobirding] Great Egret at North Campus Open Space
11/30/18 2:06 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/30/18 1:24 pm Jay “Bluejay” Bishop via Groups.Io <bjods=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Ferruginous hawk
11/30/18 11:11 am Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> [sbcobirding] Devereux/NCOS
11/29/18 2:06 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/29/18 9:40 am Rebecca Coulter <rfcphoebe...> [sbcobirding] Summer Tanager at SBMNH
11/28/18 4:51 pm Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] Carp CBC
11/28/18 2:05 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/28/18 1:32 pm Larry Ballard via Groups.Io <larryincarp=<aol.com...> [sbcobirding] Wood Ducks in Carp
11/27/18 11:02 pm Ken Hoesterey via Groups.Io <kenbee60=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Devereaux Redheads
11/27/18 2:05 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/27/18 11:31 am John Callender <jbc...> Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park
11/27/18 10:53 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] Gobernador Canyon Steller's Jays
11/26/18 2:05 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/26/18 9:44 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] Carp Salt Marsh
11/26/18 6:46 am Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park
11/25/18 8:59 pm Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park
11/25/18 7:56 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Farren Road
11/25/18 7:27 pm Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park
11/25/18 2:03 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/25/18 1:02 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] Continuing Red-necked Grebe
11/24/18 11:52 pm Sarah Lane and Jerry Stengel <surfbird04...> [sbcobirding] Ross’s Geese Lake Carneros
11/24/18 3:59 pm Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Armour Ranch and Happy Canyon Rds - winter visitors
11/24/18 2:48 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] Goleta birding
11/24/18 2:02 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/23/18 2:02 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/23/18 1:44 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] Carpinteria bird
11/23/18 12:55 pm Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Santa Rosa Road - Hooded Mergansers
11/23/18 10:22 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] Swarovski scope
11/23/18 10:05 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count
11/23/18 10:02 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] Carp Salt Marsh Nature Park
11/22/18 3:10 pm Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...> [sbcobirding] Lewis’s Woodpecker
11/22/18 2:01 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/22/18 11:44 am Hugh Ranson <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] Harbor, Thanksgiving morning
11/21/18 7:43 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] That Black-throated Green Warbler report
11/21/18 2:00 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/21/18 10:54 am Hugh Ranson <zonetail...> [sbcobirding] Red-necked Grebe continues
11/21/18 10:29 am Benjamin Byerly <benbyerly...> [sbcobirding] Common Goldeneyes at UCSB lagoon
11/20/18 2:26 pm John Callender <jbc...> Re: [sbcobirding] Red-necked Grebe at the SB harbor
11/20/18 1:57 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/20/18 9:34 am Jim Hodgson <jimhodgson...> [sbcobirding] Red-necked Grebe at the SB harbor
11/19/18 9:55 pm Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Black-throated Green Warbler
11/19/18 1:56 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/19/18 12:53 pm Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Riverview Park Buellton - Cassin's Kingbirds, American Goldfinc
11/18/18 9:41 pm Teresa Fanucchi <tfanucchi...> [sbcobirding] SB Audubon Nov. 28 program: the "Bhutiful Bhurds" of Bhutan
11/18/18 6:04 pm John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] Green-tailed Towhee at Jameson Lake
11/18/18 5:02 pm Don Tate via Groups.Io <osomocoso=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] turkeys in LaSalle Cyn
11/18/18 4:43 pm Steven Gaulin <gaulin...> [sbcobirding] UCSB North Campus Open Space (NCOS) this morning
11/18/18 2:50 pm Dave Compton <davcompton60...> [sbcobirding] Eurasian Green-winged Teal and an ibis
11/18/18 2:38 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] Refugio State Beach
11/18/18 2:31 pm Larry Ballard via Groups.Io <larryincarp=<aol.com...> [sbcobirding] Storke Field geese
11/18/18 1:54 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/18/18 11:32 am Guy Tingos via Groups.Io <guytingos=<icloud.com...> [sbcobirding] Backyard Spizella ID correction
11/18/18 10:26 am Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] Santa Ynez River Estuary
11/18/18 6:58 am Guy Tingos via Groups.Io <guytingos=<icloud.com...> [sbcobirding] More Mesa
11/17/18 1:53 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/17/18 9:59 am Noah Gaines <Noahgaines...> [sbcobirding] Indigo Bunting and other Alice Keck birds.
11/17/18 8:13 am Steven Gaulin <gaulin...> [sbcobirding] Selasphorus
11/16/18 11:01 pm Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> [sbcobirding] Clay-colored Sparrow at North Campus Open Space
11/16/18 5:06 pm John Callender <jbc...> [sbcobirding] Orchard Oriole is back at Santa Monica Creek
11/16/18 4:14 pm Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] La Cumbre Peak Nov. 14
11/16/18 1:50 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
11/15/18 4:28 pm Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...> [sbcobirding] Nojoqui Park - Candidate for Pink-sided Junco
11/15/18 7:01 am John Callender <jbc...> Re: [sbcobirding] Lake Cachuma
11/15/18 6:40 am Rob Hofberg <rhofberg...> Re: [sbcobirding] Lake Cachuma
11/15/18 6:18 am Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> [sbcobirding] Lake Cachuma
 
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Date: 12/15/18 3:41 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Black Scoter (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (2 reports)

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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

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (9) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 13, 2018 11:45 by Mark Holmgren
- South VAFB, Coastal 34.64299 -120.6193, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6429978,-120.6193837&ll=34.6429978,-120.6193837
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50677171
- Comments: "Mixture of adult males and females. Definitely different individuals than reported in checklist S50647437."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (8) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 14, 2018 10:45 by George Chapman
- 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/S50666688
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing group reported by many. At first bridge along channel. 3 Adults, 5 immature. Adults with distinctive head pattern; black head with white cheeks, yellow forehead and white crown."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Dec 15, 2018 07:18 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/S50685144
- Comments: "Continuing"

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 14, 2018 11:10 by Adrian O'Loghlen
- 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/S50664897
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Known at this location"

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Date: 12/15/18 3:15 pm
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Article about Black Swifts
I came across this article and thought some would find interesting, about a bird we see in SB County only as it passes through.

https://birdconservancy.org/black-swifts-new-horizons/

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara
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Date: 12/15/18 2:03 pm
From: Robert Lindsay <capnbob...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] SBAS Cachuma Boat Trip
Saturday, 12/15, 10:00 - 12:00



A dozen participants enjoyed flawless conditions on the SBAS Cachuma Boat trip this morning; clear skies, the gentlest of breezes and cool but comfortable temperatures. The raptors alone made the trip worthwhile. Species seen included Bald Eagle, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture, and an Accipiter too obscured by vegetation to determine if it was a Cooper's or a Sharp-shinned. Both Clark's and Western Grebe were seen, the later courting but not yet dancing over the water. Other birds of note included White Pelican and, as a finale at the end of the day, the promised Rock Wren giving close and un-obscured looks. Thanks to Park Naturalist Rosie Bishop, husband Jay, and the other members of the naturalist team for a splendid morning of birding, not to mention the abundant donuts and coffee.



If you missed it, try again next year,

Rob Lindsay

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Date: 12/14/18 3:48 pm
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] La Purisima CBC Scouting
I checked River Park, the Mission and Sweeney Road today.  The Vermillion Flycatcher continues at River Park.  All other birds were to be expected; 43 species in all at River Park alone.  I couldn't re-find the Clay Colored Sparrow that Peter Schneekloth and I found last Monday.  Hopefully with more eyes on Sunday we will be able to locate it for the Count.
At Sweeney Road the highlights were Rock Wrens and Rufous Crowned Sparrows.  Usual suspects were found at the Mission.  On the way home, a Golden Eagle was spotted near the intersection of Santa Lucia Road and Hwy 1.
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Date: 12/14/18 3:20 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
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- Black Scoter (4 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)

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Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 13, 2018 09:59 by Mark Holmgren
- (34.6355,-120.6233) coast road VAFB (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "All female type - extensive light cheek with dark cap."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 13, 2018 09:59 by Glenn Kincaid
- (34.6355,-120.6233) coast road VAFB (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "All female type - extensive light cheek with dark cap."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (9) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 13, 2018 11:45 by Mark Holmgren
- South VAFB, Coastal 34.6418 -120.6215, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Photos"

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (9) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 13, 2018 11:45 by Glenn Kincaid
- South VAFB, Coastal 34.6418 -120.6215, Santa Barbara, California
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Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Dec 14, 2018 09:15 by Barbara Millett
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Bright yellow belly and breast; longer bill than Cassin' Kingbird. Perched on stake a bit northeast of Venoco bridge."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Dec 13, 2018 12:15 by George Chapman
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Yellow belly and breast, slightly notched tail, longer bill than nearby Cassin's, darker eye mask than Cassin's. When harrased by Cassin's emitted a twitter call, much different than the quick "come-here" or ocassional squeaky call of Cassin's."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Dec 14, 2018 11:10 by Glenn Kincaid
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Known at this location"

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Date: 12/14/18 12:20 pm
From: Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Cachuma CBC Scouting - Armour Ranch and Happy Canyon areas
All - I did some birding along Armour Ranch and Happy Canyon Roads today. Along Armour Ranch a Merlin was the best find.

At Happy Canyon and Alisos the place was just bustling with birds. To the N. lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers, Western and Mountain Bluebird, Robins, Meadowlark, House Finch were almost more than I could sort through. I did manage one Vesper Sparrow and a Cassin's Kingbird which has been hard to find in the count circle thus far. The SE corner is freshly plowed and had a substantial flock of Horned Larks, several hundred I would guess. I spend about 30 minutes scoping through them but found nothing else but there is no way I saw all the birds as they were marching along in and out of the furrows. There were 70 or so Meadowlark, a mixed flock of Blackbirds and Starling using both E and W side of the road, Savannah Sparrow and a flock or Rock Pigeon. For raptors I had a nice male Northern Harrier, two White-tailed Kites, Kestrel and a Red-tailed Hawk.

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Date: 12/13/18 4:44 pm
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] South Vandenberg AFB
Today Mark Holmgren and I spent some time on the South portion of Vandenberg AFB to do some scouting for the upcoming La Purisma CBC.

A couple of hours of sea watch along Coast Road produced 1 White-winged Scoter, no less than 12 Black Scoters, and 2 ducks in flight that appeared promising for Long-tailed Duck.

At La Sal Canyon we did not find any Steller’s Jays, but did detect a Pacific Wren.

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Santa Barbara
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Date: 12/13/18 3:03 pm
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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 Dec 10, 2018 13:00 by Mario Borunda
- CA, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Salt Marsh & Beach, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Continuing group located on and near the Franklin Creek Bridge in the Marsh. Excellent views to within 10-20 feet of birds. Photographed by Dika G. as we were leaving."

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Date: 12/13/18 1:40 pm
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Myrtle's vs Audubon habitat
I think it would be interesting to understand the history of Audubon’s Warblers wintering in So Cal. It wouldn’t surprise me if they greatly increased with the widespread planting of Eucs and other ornamentals.

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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Myrtle's vs Audubon habitat

Hi Tom, I don't know more about the food but can vouch for a damp, poison oak habitat preference. The poison oak. scrub and willow slope of More Mesa along the path at intersection of Shoreline and Orchid, has had a consistent flock of 20-30 Myrtle Warblers every winter for the 30 years I've birded there. Ron Hirst, SB


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Date: 12/13/18 1:20 pm
From: Ron Hirst <ronhirst...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Myrtle's vs Audubon habitat
Hi Tom,  I don't know more about the food but can vouch for a damp, poison oak habitat preference. The poison oak. scrub and willow slope of More Mesa along the path at intersection of Shoreline and Orchid, has had a consistent flock of 20-30 Myrtle Warblers every winter for the 30 years I've birded there. Ron Hirst, SB

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Date: 12/13/18 12:34 pm
From: Thomas Turner <habarimbu...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Myrtle's vs Audubon habitat
Guy Tingos has replied to point out the association between Myrtle’s and poison oak in the County. I knew Myrtle’s liked riparian areas, but didn’t know this was perhaps due to poison oak:

Here’s an excerpt from Paul’s book regarding this: “The “Myrtle Warbler” (presumably S. c. hooveri) is an uncommon to locally fairly common transient and winter visitor. Most individuals are found in riparian areas and in wet, brushy oak woodland, especially where there is a growth of Poison Oak; and it may actually outnumber “Audubon’s” Warblers in some of these areas, especially on the North Coast.” -Guy

Indeed, the North Bluff is full of poison oak. Yellow-rumps are known to eat the fruits of this plant. I did some googling to try and find data on diet differences between subspecies but didn’t immediately find anything. Anyone know anything more about this?

Thanks,

Tom


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> I took a quick walk in the North Bluff restoration area today. This is a short, nice path through some oaks that lie between Goleta Slough and the Northern boundary of UCSB.
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> It is somewhat interesting to me how much the Myrtle’s Warblers love this habitat. I estimated that around 25% of the ~30 Yellow-rumps heard there were this subspecies today, and I see Holmgren ad others have reported more Myrtle’s than Audubon’s in this area on eBird in the past.
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Date: 12/13/18 12:09 pm
From: Thomas Turner <habarimbu...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Myrtle's vs Audubon habitat
I took a quick walk in the North Bluff restoration area today. This is a short, nice path through some oaks that lie between Goleta Slough and the Northern boundary of UCSB.

It is somewhat interesting to me how much the Myrtle’s Warblers love this habitat. I estimated that around 25% of the ~30 Yellow-rumps heard there were this subspecies today, and I see Holmgren ad others have reported more Myrtle’s than Audubon’s in this area on eBird in the past.

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Date: 12/12/18 9:46 pm
From: Ken Hoesterey via Groups.Io <kenbee60=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Hooded Merganser (female) at Lake Los Carneros
somebody should look for the flock of about 8 that are in Atascadero Creek between the nds of Turnpike and Patterson in the wooded section, I saw the flood control work clearing the reeds they swim amongst, so maybe yes, maybe no...I tried to go but something always happens etc etc...they have been pretty steadily there the few years, and soooo beautiful!
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Date: 12/12/18 7:48 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Addendum to earlier report
I forgot to mention that I also had one Mountain Bluebird on Armour Ranch Road this morning,  It was with 3-4 Western Bluebirds along the stretch of the road nearest the traffic circle.
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Date: 12/12/18 4:38 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Happy Canyon and Armour Ranch Road
My plan today was to hike East Pinery Road as it was probably my only chance to do so before next January.  I knew wind was forecast but I was encouraged by the calm conditions in the Valley.  I didn't hit any wind on Figueroa Mountain Road until I was past the Sedgewick Reserve boundary; then I ran smack into it.  I thought, oh well, birding will be poor but I'll give it a shot anyway because sometimes these winds die down in the mountains as the day warms up.  However, about 1/4 mile past the closed turnoff to Pino Alto, I found that a large dead pine had blown down and was completely blocking the road.  There was no room to turn around, so I had to back uphill that 1/4 mile to the Pino Alto turnoff.  I considered parking there and hiking up to Pino Alto, but then decided with all the dead trees up there, it was just not a good idea.  The next one could come down on me!
So I went back to the Valley and had a pleasant morning birding Armor Ranch Road and Happy Canyon.  At the intersection of Happy Canyon and Alisos, I turned up flocks of Meadowlarks, Lark Sparrows, and Horned Larks in the unplowed fields.  At Rancho Felicia, I saw two light-phase Ferruginous Hawks circling over the hills behind the Ranch.  There was also a nice male Red-naped Sapsucker in the large Oak at roadside that is right next to a Black Walnut Tree.  There were Yellow-billed Magpies at Rancho Felicia and also earlier this morning along lower Figueroa Mountain Road (near the pumpkin patch).
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Date: 12/12/18 2:48 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Orchard Oriole (2 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (7)
- Reported Dec 12, 2018 07:30 by Rob Denholtz
- CA, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Salt Marsh & Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3978981,-119.5374513&ll=34.3978981,-119.5374513
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50619481
- Media: 1 Photo

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (6)
- Reported Dec 12, 2018 12:28 by Hans Spiecker
- 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/S50623066
- Comments: "Two mature, four immature. By footbridge. Have photos . "

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Dec 12, 2018 11:00 by Joshua Stacy
- 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/S50620424
- Comments: "Continuing in Eucalyptus across from foot bridge. Photos. Adult male."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Dec 12, 2018 07:49 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/S50617124
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male. In the large flowering euc on the east side of the bike path just south of the footbridge."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 11, 2018 10:30 by David Levasheff
- Anisq'Oyo' Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4122741,-119.8563478&ll=34.4122741,-119.8563478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50605652
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bird was in the pine trees across from Isla Vista Market. Typical behavior or working the larger branches, this bird seemed a little hyper compared to others I have seen"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Dec 11, 2018 15:00 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/S50621452
- Comments: "Continuing female at persimmon tree. Observed with a museum guest also familiar with East Coast species, who recognized the call."

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Date: 12/12/18 11:26 am
From: Thomas Turner <habarimbu...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Hooded Merganser (female) at Lake Los Carneros
I finally saw a Hooded Merganser at Anisq’Oyo in IV, too, on 12/10. I haven’t been birding there, but I have peering in the pond as I bike by, and hadn’t seen them return until this week.

> On Dec 12, 2018, at 11:24 AM, Pete Wolf <pete...> wrote:
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> There was a female Hooded Merganser at Lake Los Carneros this morning (8:00 am SE side of lake - flew to North side of lake around 8:30 am)... and some very beautiful purple finch.
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Date: 12/12/18 11:24 am
From: Pete Wolf <pete...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Hooded Merganser (female) at Lake Los Carneros
There was a female Hooded Merganser at Lake Los Carneros this morning (8:00 am SE side of lake - flew to North side of lake around 8:30 am)... and some very beautiful purple finch.

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Date: 12/11/18 5:00 pm
From: David Levasheff <levaweb...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Black-and-white Warbler in Isla Vista
Today Jeff Hanson and I found a Black-and-white Warbler in the smaller
pine tree across from the Isla Vista Market in Anisq'Oyo Park. We found
it just as we arrived, it looked like it came out of the larger taller
pine just to the north (Gray Pine?) and into the smaller more foliated
pine. We were going to see if there were any Hooded Mergansers there,
but all the reeds have been dug out of the pond so the water is very
exposed.

eBird list below with photos.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50605652

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Date: 12/11/18 3:19 pm
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Cateye
This morning at Lake Jocelyn I found a little electronic device stamped
"Cateye" sitting on one of the fence posts. Anyone lose it? Probably
still there. I didn't want to take it home in case it belonged to someone
associated with that property.

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Date: 12/11/18 3:05 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] La Cumbre Peak
I found I could squeeze out some time this morning to hike the La Cumbre Peak area.  I got there about 8:30 a.m. to clear skies, sunny but rather cool temperature (47 degrees).  It was one of those mornings I've had there before that was so quiet, one wonders if the apocalypse happened and no one told me.  I finally heard a couple of Wrentits in the chaparral well below the peak and eventually pished up 2 Fox Sparrows in the brush.  Two Juncos flew across the road as I started toward the Communications station.  That was it--not even a Scrub Jay.  A Raven flew by as I was walking along the road.
The Communications station was also very quiet.  I finally got a couple of Scrub Jays there and a Flicker in a pine across the road.  Only a few other incidental birds at that location, best of them being a Rufous-crowned Sparrow.
When I got back to the Peak area, it was mid morning and the temperature had warmed to about 60 degrees.  It was a different place.  I had lots of activity in the pine forest below the road, including Steller's Jays (2), Nuttall's Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch, more Wrentits, one Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and four species of Thrush:  Western Bluebird (3), American Robin (1), Hermit Thrush (2 or more), and finally, the continuing Solitaire made a brief appearance in the top of one of the dead pines.
My suggestion to whoever covers this area on count day would be to work the Peak area from mid-morning to noon for optimum activity.
Driving down Gibraltar Road on the way home, I spotted a soaring Peregrine Falcon riding thermals along the ridge anad gliding over the plain below.  This was at approximately 2702 Gibraltar Road.
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Date: 12/11/18 2:47 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Common Poorwill (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Nashville Warbler (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (2 reports)

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Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii) (1)
- Reported Dec 10, 2018 16:08 by Mark Holmgren
- Cachuma Lake, W of Sta Cruz Point, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5723666,-119.9374866&ll=34.5723666,-119.9374866
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50587836
- Comments: "At the end of my hike when it was mostly dark I found a bird flying around me with a medium length tail (therefore not a bat) issuing a single note call I have never heard before. Perhaps it can be described as a repeated ‘quup’. I pulled out my owling lamp and scanned the area but did not see it again in flight. I then searched the area looking for eye shine. I found eyeshine in nearby shrubs and I approached it. What seemed yellowish at a distance became slightly more orange-yellow as I got to within 50 feet of it. The eyeshine then flew away.

Upon returning home I found on Xeno-canto.org several December 2017 ‘flight calls’ of CoPo taken in Los Angeles County by Lance Benner (https://www.xeno-canto.org/394927). I believe these matched the calls I heard tonight. The outside temperature was in the low 50sF. The location of this detection was 34.57132 -119.94793 at Jackrabbit Flat."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Dec 10, 2018 09:18 by John Callender
- Lake Jocelyn, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3919961,-119.4772805&ll=34.3919961,-119.4772805
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50573623
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "At the time I saw this bird I thought it was a Spotted Sandpiper, but was bothered by the fine spotting on the upperparts and the lack of tail bobbing. After consulting references and getting a second opinion I've changed the ID to Solitary Sandpiper."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (7)
- Reported Dec 10, 2018 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/S50587867
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "4 juveniles and 3 adults were on and around Franklin creek bridge. Some almost lined up on west bank of creek. Birds appeared to be very tame."

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Dec 11, 2018 09:20 by Robert Hamilton
- Goleta Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4410705,-119.7804165&ll=34.4410705,-119.7804165
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50596522
- Comments: "One flew in to pishing, Tipu trees at Little League field. Photos to come."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Dec 10, 2018 16:00 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/S50585803
- Comments: "Continuing female. Came twice during the duration of the check. Dull yellow with darker wings and thick beak, with slight head crest visible much of the time. Always gave its "pi-tik-tik" call while perching in nearby oaks before approaching the persimmon tree. Chased by/chasing Western Tanager and Nuttall's Woodpecker when they neared, but disappeared after a pass by a Cooper's Hawk."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Dec 09, 2018 14:00 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/S50585587
- Comments: "Continuing female feeding from persimmon tree. Got good side-by-side looks with female Western Tanager as they squabbled over some of the torn-open fruit."

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Date: 12/11/18 11:16 am
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Condors breeding in the county
There is an article in the Newspress today about Condors nesting in the county for the first time since the 1980s. The male bird was one of original wild birds that was captured back in the late 80s.

Nick Lethaby
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Date: 12/11/18 10:34 am
From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Duck numbers
All,

I am seeing very low numbers of ducks on Devereux (incl. NCOS). In
particular, I have seen no more than 50 wigeon. I have seen no more than 8
wigeon at Ocean Beach this winter. Is any one else seeing decent numbers of
ducks elsewhere in the Goleta area? I am wondering if the wintering
populations are suddenly declining for some species, potentially due to the
combination of milder winters further N and drought down here.

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Date: 12/10/18 10:21 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Solitary Sandpiper at Lake Jocelyn
I reported it at first as a Spotted Sandpiper, but after getting home and checking references (and getting a second opinion) I've changed the ID on the bird I saw this morning at Lake Jocelyn to Solitary Sandpiper. Poor photos in my eBird list:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50573623

Here's hoping it hangs around until the CBC on Saturday.

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Date: 12/10/18 9:52 pm
From: Dika Golovatchoff <digolov...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Yellow-crowned Night Herons and Snow Goose
After scouting Gobernador Canyon with Rob Denholtz and John ? this morning
I checked out the nature park and was rewarded with wonderful views of
7 Yellow-crowned Night Herons, (3 adults and 4 juveniles) on and around the
Franklin Creek bridge. It puzzles me that these birds are so tame, almost
wishing to show off. There was also a very attractive Snow Goose posing
next to the creek. (I did not find an Orchard Oriole at the el Carro site
where John Callender has seen it this year.) I've included photos in my
checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50587867

and also on my flickr site, (which I use so much that I did have to upgrade
to PRO, so no advertising now.)

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

Dika Golovatchoff, Santa Barbara

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Date: 12/10/18 6:41 pm
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Devereux
All,

South of the broken bridge, there were 3 Goldeneyes today by the Redhead flock. No sign of Glenn's pelican.

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Date: 12/10/18 2:43 pm
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 (2 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (4)
- Reported Dec 08, 2018 13:02 by Aaron Kreisberg
- 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/S50562572
- Comments: "Three adults and one juvenile present on the Western bank of Fanklin creek just below the bridge. Four of the five previously reported birds."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Dec 09, 2018 08:45 by Conor Scotland
- Baseline and Linda Vista, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6353341,-120.0353018&ll=34.6353341,-120.0353018
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50558246
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos. Red nape. Red in throat extending to white malar (appearing to "cover" a black stripe). White on back in somewhat neat vertical rows, as opposed to the somewhat messed up white seen in the back of a YBSA. Red restricted to throat, not bleeding into breast like RBSA, and showing black markings in the breast."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Dec 09, 2018 08:45 by Julie Scotland
- Baseline and Linda Vista, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6353341,-120.0353018&ll=34.6353341,-120.0353018
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50558290
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos. Red nape. Red in throat extending to white malar (appearing to "cover" a black stripe). White on back in somewhat neat vertical rows, as opposed to the somewhat messed up white seen in the back of a YBSA."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Dec 10, 2018 07:48 by Glenn Kincaid
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50573466
- Comments: "Known to be in the area. Seen near old caretaker’s house. Large-bill, yellow breast extends up towards throat, forked tail."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 08, 2018 11:15 by Julie Scotland
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50557331
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Heavy bill. Bright yellow underparts all the way up to throat."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Dec 09, 2018 10:14 by Libby Patten
- 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/S50563110
- Comments: "Female. Continuing. Yellow all over. Bill had a hint of orange. Seen high up in a tree near the middle of the loop. "

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Date: 12/10/18 2:23 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Mountain species vs SBA CBC
Dear all

As the Santa Barbara CBC is getting closer the mountain team is getting
increasingly anxious about the following species:
Pine Siskin, Mountain Chickadee, Red-Breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper,
Golden-Crowned Kinglet, Townsend’s Solitaire, Common Raven, Mountain Quail,
Northern Pygmy-Owl, Common Poorwill, Steller’s Jay, Yellow-billed Magpie,
Rock Wren, Canyon Wren. The coming weeks, if you see any of these birds in
the Santa Barbara circle and you don’t report it on sbcobirding or eBird,
please let me know in person. It seems that it is going to be a difficult
year for the montane species this year.

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Date: 12/10/18 12:28 pm
From: Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Purisima CBC Scouting - Clay-colored Sparrow at River Park
John Deacon and I did some light scouting for the Purisima CBC this morning. Our stop at River Park turned up a Clay-colored Sparrow. If interested a few looks at my flickr site:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/44446817530/in/dateposted-public/( https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/44446817530/in/dateposted-public/ )

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Date: 12/10/18 12:28 pm
From: Janice Levasheff via Groups.Io <jlevasheff=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Barbara Audubon Upcoming Events and Deadlines- one is TODAY!
Dear all,
Today is the deadline to contact Rob Lindsay if you're interested in our December 15 (this Saturday) Eagle Cruise on Cachuma Lake with Rosey Bishop.  Please contact Rob today at <ThisisRobLindsay...> so he can confirm your reservation.
Friday, December 14, is the deadline to sign up for our next premier trip to Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station.  Join us for a wonderful trip to a very special place not normally accessible to the public.  Participants on our November trip saw a couple of rare visitors to the region!  January 25 will present opportunities for different sightings from November, so it will be fun to check out.  Please see our website here for details on registration.
Registration is on-going for our CBC dinner on January 5 in Fleischmann Auditorium at the Museum of Natural History.  Dinner tickets are still $17 and you have your choice or meat or vegetarian lasagne.  Bird all day and leave the dinner cooking to us (well, actually, we'll serve it to you. Jack's Bistro is doing the cooking).
Our next 8:30AM Friday birdwalk is December 21, at Arroyo Burro School Open Space.


Please make a note and join us!  
Good birding!

Janice LevasheffMembership Chair,Santa Barbara Audubon Society

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Date: 12/10/18 11:29 am
From: Rebecca Coulter <rfcphoebe...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] SM Foothills, Lewis's Woodpeckers
At least two Lewis’s Woodpeckers continue in the same location at the San Marcos Foothills this morning, about .85 mile up the main n/s trail accessed from Antone Rd. (For those not using GPS coordinates, follow the trail up the arroyo, across the dry creek, climb the slope, and continue north uphill to the point where the trail turns west. As it becomes less steep there, the Lewis’s Woodpeckers were on both sides of the trail in the dead oaks, stashing what looked like insects in crevices. I saw and heard one of them call, a harsh chirp note, but not too loud. They were also aggressive toward Acorn Woodpeckers and White-breasted Nuthatches. At one point, I thought there might have been three but I couldn’t confirm three at once.

Flyover Lawrence’s Goldfinches, calling the “tink-oo” note as they moved north, were also a highlight.

Rebecca Coulter
Santa Barbara
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Date: 12/10/18 9:00 am
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] White Pelican Devereux Slough
There is presently an American White Pelican at Devereux Slough, resting on the West side across from the first pullout.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara

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Date: 12/9/18 6:17 pm
From: Betsy Mooney <wingblossoms...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Summer Tanager on Persimmon Tree
I observed a female Summer Tanager at the persimmon tree at the Santa
Barbara Museum of Natural History on Friday afternoon (12/8). I was with
Eyes in the Sky at the time, and tried to take a photo with my cell phone.
It didn't work well, but Rebecca Coulter was in the Backyard and confirmed
it. I also took a short video clip, and the sounds the bird was making
match the sounds for a Summer Tanager (iBird app). There was a woodpecker
also, briefly; I think it was the Nuttall's that has been frequenting the
tree also.

Betsy Mooney
Santa Barbara/Goleta

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Date: 12/9/18 5:51 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Barbara (aka Lone Star) Ranch and eastern Cachuma Lake
With Brad Hacker at Santa Barbara Ranch and the far east end of water in
Lake Cachuma.
At SB Ranch we found *3 Lewis' Woodpeckers* together in an area where they
have been seen at least as long ago as Jan 2000. There must be something
about this spot that LeWo recognize as suitable. See:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50556275
We saw an exceptional *8 Sapsuckers*, all either Red-breasted or
intergrades with Red-naped in pepper trees. *7 Yellow-billed Magpies* were
across The Narrows on Rancho San Fernando Rey property. Between *150 and
300 White-throated Swifts* were overhead for 40 minutes. Singles of *Vesper
Sparrow* and *Phainopepla*. We were stunned at how few White-crowned
Sparrows, California Quail, and Western Meadowlarks were present.
Brad will be covering this area on the Cachuma CBC on 27 December. He
would appreciate an experienced birder to accompany him, preferably someone
new to the Cachuma count. This is a great opportunity to get on this
special property.

From SB Ranch we hiked westwards to find the eastern-most shore of Cachuma.
See: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50555269
We found a smattering of ducks but nothing unusual and no shorebirds.

Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara

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Date: 12/9/18 5:26 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Museum Persommon Tree
I checked out the tree with ripe persimmons on the grounds of the Museum of Natural History this morning.  I did not see the Summer Tanager that has been hanging around, but a Western Tanager was actively feeding on persimmon pulp.  I heard another one further back on the woods.  Later, a female Nuttall's woodpecker also came to the same persimmon.
I checked out Rocky Nook Park this morning, but nothing of interest was going on there.

Florence Sanchez

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Date: 12/9/18 3:35 pm
From: Conor Scotland <scotland.conor...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Birds of This Weekend
Yesterday: Greater Scaup (I’m pretty sure) at Devereaux, near the bridge to
nowhere. Photos here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50555472

NCOS had a Tropical Kingbird, 2 each of Snow and Ross's Geese, and the
Burrowing Owl.

Today the Red-naped Sapsucker that Mark H reported near Los Olivos was easy
to find, in what is presumably the same tree that Mark saw it in.

Conor Scotland
Santa Barbara

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Date: 12/9/18 2:28 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Grebe (1 report)
- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)

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Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 08, 2018 09:50 by margeNdon thornton
- Santa Barbara Harbor--Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4098907,-119.6858793&ll=34.4098907,-119.6858793
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50530877
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Swam from just east of sea landing to the east side of Sterns Wharf without diving. Heavy dark yellowish bill. light around the cheeks and down the throat, otherwise grayish overall."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 08, 2018 14:38 by Bradley Hacker
- 1100 Vereda Ciervo, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4583,-119.9145&ll=34.4583,-119.9145
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50526670
- Comments: "Continuing at birdfeeder"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (4)
- Reported Dec 09, 2018 12:59 by Mark Kinsman
- 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/S50551521
- Comments: "Near footbridge. Three adults and one immature."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 08, 2018 09:00 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- 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/S50525666
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "I thought the two TRKIs had decided to move on having been absent for more than a month. Perhaps this is one of those two birds, or possibly a new one."

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Date: 12/9/18 1:33 pm
From: Thomas Turner <habarimbu...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Hermit Warbler at the zoo
Of possible Santa Barbara CBC interest, Wren and I went to the zoo today and saw a Hermit Warbler. It was foraging inside the Toco Toucan exhibit, along with a bunch of House Sparrows.

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Date: 12/9/18 12:42 pm
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Toro Canyon Park
Toro Canyon Park, Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2018

This morning, scouting for the CBC, Mario Borunda and I spent a few hours
in Toro Canyon Park. We found 28 species including insane numbers of Scrub
Jays, Acorn Woodpeckers and quite a few Ruby-crowned Kinglets.

Best birds: HAIRY WOODPECKER (male), SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, and PURPLE FINCH.

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Carp

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Date: 12/9/18 12:09 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Interesting flock of birds at Romero Saddle this morning
Besides Rob's Mountain Bluebird suggestion, I've received the following responses privately:

- "Did you hear them?" [Noting that I replied no, I didn't hear any vocalizations.]

- "they look [like] robins to me. Seeing flocks fly around at dusk is normal for this species."

- "They don’t look like Robins to me.  I can’t say that they definitely look like PJ’s, but that does not mean they aren’t. Pinyon Jays are around...where we live (sometimes), and they tend to be loud and boisterous.  Typically a flock like this would be easy to hear, often before seeing them. Maybe PJ’s visiting SoCal are not typical."

- "I'm going with AmRo."

- "The tails seem to be too long for Pinyon Jays."

- "Going by their location high in the air, and their shape, I would go with Mountain Bluebird."

- "Interesting set of photos! I assume you didn’t hear them making any vocalizations. I’m wondering if the bills are too small for Pinyon Jays. I’ll take a closer look when I get home on the computer... [Later] Yeah, I think we might see a longer bill for [Pinyon Jays]. On the one photo where two birds are interacting, it seems like there might be contrasting pale undertail coverts there, which would be better for a robin. I mostly just guessing though, I could be wrong."

[Me again]

So, overall a mixed bag of responses with no strong support for Pinyon Jay. I plan to leave them as "passerine sp." in eBird, but if forced to take a position I'd go with my original guess that they were American Robins. Not that the photos make a very strong case for that; I think the photos themselves are ambiguous. But a big flock of medium-sized birds flying around there is more likely to be American Robin than anything else, so absent strong evidence to the contrary (which I don't have) I think it makes sense to assume that's what they were.

Thank you to everyone who offered feedback. I'm going to try to revisit the spot again some morning this week. If they were Pinyon Jays (or Mountain Bluebirds) I wouldn't expect them to make a repeat appearance, but if they were American Robins they just might, in which case I'll be more prepared than I was this time. :-)

John Callender
Carpinteria

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Date: 12/8/18 9:41 pm
From: Steven Gaulin <gaulin...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Ynez Valley
Obviously I should have birded Armour Ranch Road, based on Mark Holmgren's report.
I didn't get out there, but I saw at least a dozen White-throated Swifts foraging over the Santa Ynez River bridge on Refugio Rd. south of Solvang, and a male Northern Harrier hunting low along Highway 154 just north of the traffic circle.

Steven Gaulin
Santa Barbara

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Date: 12/8/18 7:19 pm
From: Hugh Ranson <zonetail...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Grasshopper Sparrow
Late this afternoon there was a Grasshopper Sparrow at Elings Park. It was to the east of the main north-south path that heads to the paragliding take off spot.
I've been to Bohnett Park twice recently in the hope that the Warbling Vireo has returned, but alas, no sign yet. There were very few birds in the park.
This morning I visited the municipal golf course. The coral trees are not in bloom, and there was no sign of orioles. There was a Lark Sparrow at La Mesa Park.
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Santa Barbara

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Date: 12/8/18 5:17 pm
From: Rob Hofberg <rhofberg...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Interesting flock of birds at Romero Saddle this morning
To me they look like Mountain Bluebirds, and they sometimes form large
flocks.

Rob Hofberg

On Sat, Dec 8, 2018 at 3:59 PM John Callender <jbc...> wrote:

> I was birding this morning from Romero Canyon Road a short way south of
> Romero Saddle when an interesting flock of birds flew through the pass
> heading south, passing a little above eye level to the east of me. I got
> some distant photos that you can see in this eBird list:
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50515299
>
> At the time the closest thing I could think of was American Robin, because
> they were roughly robin-sized and flying in a flock, but a commenter has
> suggested that they might be Pinyon Jays, and looking at them with that
> possibility in mind they do look suggestive, at least.
>
> I'm interested in opinions. Thanks!
>
> John Callender
> Carpinteria
>
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Date: 12/8/18 3:59 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Interesting flock of birds at Romero Saddle this morning
I was birding this morning from Romero Canyon Road a short way south of Romero Saddle when an interesting flock of birds flew through the pass heading south, passing a little above eye level to the east of me. I got some distant photos that you can see in this eBird list:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50515299

At the time the closest thing I could think of was American Robin, because they were roughly robin-sized and flying in a flock, but a commenter has suggested that they might be Pinyon Jays, and looking at them with that possibility in mind they do look suggestive, at least.

I'm interested in opinions. Thanks!

John Callender
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Date: 12/8/18 3:16 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] waxwings
There is at lest 2 dozen Waxwings in my neighbor hood and some Phainopeplas. Possibly the growing flock of Cassin’s Kingbirds that Peter is reporting are coming over to get some the berries too.

Good birding.

Wes Fritz
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> On Dec 7, 2018, at 3:18 PM, Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...> wrote:
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> I head one somewhere in the last couple of weeks. I can’t recall where.
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> From: <main...> [mailto:<main...>] On Behalf Of Wim van Dam
> Sent: Friday, December 07, 2018 3:16 PM
> To: Nancy States
> Cc: <sbcobirding...>; <main...> Group Moderators
> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] waxwings
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> Along those lines: eBird suggests that nobody has seen any Pine Siskins yet this winter in SBCO. Is that really true?
>
> Wim
>
> On Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 3:06 PM Nancy States via Groups.Io <osprey123=<icloud.com...> wrote:
> This may not be of too much interest but Cathy Rose Nina Bliss and I saw 7 Cedar Waxwings today at LLC.
>
> We haven’t seen waxwings this fall as of today.
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> Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
> SBCO #378+5: Blue-footed Booby
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Date: 12/8/18 2:41 pm
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] A Street Pond
At 2:30, no Common Goldeneye but there are now 2 female Hooded Mergansers on the South pond.

John Deacon

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Date: 12/8/18 2:18 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (2 reports)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (5)
- Reported Dec 08, 2018 09:00 by Rob Denholtz
- CA, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Salt Marsh & Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3978981,-119.5374513&ll=34.3978981,-119.5374513
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50516221
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Returning birds. Distinct facial pattern distinguishes from Black-crowned. Erect posture. Longer-legged and more slender than BCNH."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 07, 2018 15:46 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/S50502957
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Under the Franklin Creek footbridge. 2 adults, 1 immature. Each of the closeup photos shows a different individual."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 07, 2018 11:35 by Mark Holmgren
- Linda Vista vicinity, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.635125,-120.035252&ll=34.635125,-120.035252
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50499159
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photos"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Dec 08, 2018 11:15 by Conor Scotland
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50522268
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Heavy bill. Bright yellow underparts all the way up to throat."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Dec 08, 2018 09:17 by John Callender
- 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/S50516540
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird reported by Elaine Tan and others. In the clubhouse persimmon tree. Plain wings, large beak."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Dec 08, 2018 08:04 by Noah Gaines
- 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/S50513598
- Comments: "Feeding from persimmons. Mustard yellow all over. Grayer in belly and browner on wings. No wing bars. Long thick horn colored billed. Calling. Pit tick. "

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Date: 12/8/18 1:38 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Armour Ranch Rd in Santa Ynez Valley
Jim Hodgson and I birded the Santa Ynez Valley this morning. Armour Ranch
Rd was pretty active, but not with Longspurs. We saw at least *20 Horned
Larks*. We saw no flock formation, just small groups of 2 or 3 birds
scattered here and there mostly on the N side of the road. We had a
minimum of *15 Mountain Bluebirds*. At times they were focused along the
fence line, at other times they were dispersed in the fields primarily S of
the road. *2 Ferruginous Hawks* were present. At around 11:15am an
immature *Golden
Eagle *was present.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50522355

Elsewhere, we saw the *Red-naped Sapsucker* along Baseline Rd near Linda
Vista Drive where it was seen yesterday. Photos here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50499159

Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara

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Date: 12/8/18 12:51 pm
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] White-throated Sparrows, Lake Los Carneros
Around noon today there were 3 White-throated Sparrows staying close together along the fence line adjacent to the old road between Stow House and the lake. One white-striped adult and 2 darker birds.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara

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Date: 12/8/18 9:51 am
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Subject: [sbcobirding] Yellow-crowned Night Herons at Franklin Creek
Photos of the YCNH's on the footbridge over Franklin Creek are available at

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Rob Denholtz
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Date: 12/8/18 9:09 am
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Yellow-crowned Night Herons
Carp Salt Marsh, Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

3 adult and 2 juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS perched on the railings
of the footbridge over Franklin Creek. Very approachable. Pics to follow.

Rob Denholtz
Carp

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Date: 12/8/18 8:52 am
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Cattle egret at sb harbor
On the pontoon
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Date: 12/7/18 3:50 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] Hybrid Mexican Duck x Mallard
One was photographed by Lauren Harten/Adam Searcy/David Van der Plum at Devereux a couple of days ago and is probably still around. I saw the bird on Saturday at a distance while walking with my wife and blew it off as a Mallard still in eclipse plumage. I couldn't find it today, but didn't check NCOS where most of the Mallard are hanging out.

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Date: 12/7/18 3:18 pm
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] waxwings
I head one somewhere in the last couple of weeks. I can’t recall where.

From: <main...> [mailto:<main...>] On Behalf Of Wim van Dam
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] waxwings

Along those lines: eBird suggests that nobody has seen any Pine Siskins yet this winter in SBCO. Is that really true?

Wim

On Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 3:06 PM Nancy States via Groups.Io <osprey123=<icloud.com...><mailto:<icloud.com...>> wrote:
This may not be of too much interest but Cathy Rose Nina Bliss and I saw 7 Cedar Waxwings today at LLC.

We haven’t seen waxwings this fall as of today.

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Date: 12/7/18 3:17 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] waxwings
Along those lines: eBird suggests that nobody has seen any Pine Siskins yet
this winter in SBCO. Is that really true?

Wim

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> This may not be of too much interest but Cathy Rose Nina Bliss and I saw
> 7 Cedar Waxwings today at LLC.
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> We haven’t seen waxwings this fall as of today.
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> Nancy States
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Date: 12/7/18 3:11 pm
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Hooded Merganser recount - 31 on one small pond Santa Rosa Rd
Does anyone know if the flock is at the Mission Creek Sewage ponds in Lompoc this winter? I am wondering if these might be the same birds.

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I went out to try for better photos with different light but the birds were all hugging the far side of the pond. However they had stopped feeding and were easier to count, this time I got 31. If you want to play Where's Waldo you can see 30 of them in this photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/44405323080/in/dateposted-public/

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Date: 12/7/18 3:06 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] waxwings
This may not be of too much interest but Cathy Rose Nina Bliss and I saw 7 Cedar Waxwings today at LLC.

We haven’t seen waxwings this fall as of today.

Nancy States
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Date: 12/7/18 3:04 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] Hooded Merganser recount - 31 on one small pond Santa Rosa Rd
I went out to try for better photos with different light but the birds were all hugging the far side of the pond. However they had stopped feeding and were easier to count, this time I got 31. If you want to play Where's Waldo you can see 30 of them in this photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/44405323080/in/dateposted-public/

Peter Schneekloth
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Date: 12/7/18 2:39 pm
From: Elizabeth <lizmuraoka...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Red-necked Grebe in Santa Barbara Harbor on Thursday at 2:30 PM
I managed to get out to Sea Landing to look for the Red-necked Grebe in the Santa Barbara Harbor yesterday afternoon. After about 20 minutes of searching, I spotted it far off near Stearn’s Wharf. The swells were larger than usual due to the stormy weather and the bird was actively feeding, spending more time underwater than on the surface, which made it more challenging to find. I wasn’t able to get any photos, but it was great to get outside on a work day and to see the bird still is hanging around.

Liz Muraoka
Santa Barbara
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Date: 12/7/18 2:17 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Grebe (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) (1 report)
- Nashville Warbler (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (3 reports)

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Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Dec 07, 2018 11:15 by Glenn Kincaid
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4078515,-119.6898863&ll=34.4078515,-119.6898863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50498903
- Media: 2 Photos

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Dec 07, 2018 09:15 by Barbara Millett
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50497949
- Comments: "Perched on shrub near water's edge, just south of bridge closest to parking lot. Bright yellow belly and breast; long bill, brownish tail. Didn't vocalize."

Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) (Junco hyemalis mearnsi) (1)
- Reported Dec 07, 2018 12:36 by Libby Patten
- 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/S50498978
- Comments: "Light grey head, black in front and connecting to eyes, flanks light pinkish, mantle light brown, pink bill. "

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Dec 07, 2018 07:15 by Noah Gaines
- Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4296434,-119.7060233&ll=34.4296434,-119.7060233
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50490151
- Comments: "High, short, thin chip was probably this species which is wintering. Never saw it. "

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Dec 07, 2018 12:28 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- 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/S50496691
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen well in the persimmon tree near a western tanager for good comparison of bill size and coloration."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Dec 07, 2018 09:49 by Glenn Kincaid
- 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/S50494064
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Previously reported at this site."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Dec 07, 2018 09:00 by Rebecca Coulter
- 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/S50493153
- Comments: "All yellow female type. Calling intermittently, chasing Western Tanager. Continuing. "

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Date: 12/7/18 2:02 pm
From: John Deacon <iseekbirds...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Female Common Goldeneye
At Southern A street pond in Santa Maria.

John Deacon

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Date: 12/7/18 11:51 am
From: Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Some SY Valley finds - Horned Larks are back and growing flock of Hooded Mergansers
A few things from around the SY Valley. I did some light scouting in the Cachuma CBC Circle (just a reminder it's the 27th and we need more birders!!!!). We missed Horned Lark altogether last year but I was happy to find a flock along Armour Ranch this morning. Did not have scope and they were pretty far away so no chance to look for anything better.

I've had a flock of upwards of 40 American Goldfinch at my feeders. Never had more than 2-3 before so this is different. I see similar numbers over at Riverview Park so maybe they are moving around. The number of White-crowns in my yard seemed to double over the last couple of days so birds continue to arrive. The substantial numbers of Cassin's Kingbirds continues at Riverview or in the residential neighborhoods nearby.

Out along Santa Rosa road there is a small ag pond which will hold Hooded Merganser. I think Wes first reported them here a few years ago. This morning I had at least 24 including 4 adult Males. Prior visits did not include any males. A few looks at the Mergansers at my flickr site:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/46220431761/in/dateposted-public/( https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/46220431761/in/dateposted-public/ )

Peter Schneekloth
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Date: 12/7/18 9:28 am
From: Rebecca Coulter <rfcphoebe...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] SBMNH this morning
The Summer Tanager continues in the oak woodland west of the main Museum
buildings, today joined by Western Tanager and many other usual suspects.
There are a few of the soft variety Hachiya persimmons clinging to the tree
in front of the Eyes in the Sky aviary--Nuttall's Woodpecker, Yellow-rumps,
Orange-crowned Warbler, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Purple and House finches, and
the tanagers all feasting on the super-ripe fruits. The Museum has
unfortunately had to remove the dead Redwood snag at the end of the parking
lot, which had a pretty good acorn granary and a lot of woodpecker
activity. I was sorry to see it go.

Rebecca Coulter
Santa Barbara

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Date: 12/6/18 10:30 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] 3 immature Bald Eagles at Cachuma Lake
3 eagles played with each other and harassed the geese north of the marina
and Tequepis Peninsula this afternoon.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50485384
Also present: at least one adult Herring Gull, 23 Green-winged Teal, 33
Mallard, and very few other ducks. I stayed after dark hoping to see
Short-eared Owl on Jackrabbit Flat but none showed.
I did not bird the eastern half of the lake.
Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara
[image: IMG_7246 Bald Eagle crop.jpg]

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Date: 12/6/18 5:18 pm
From: Jay “Bluejay” Bishop via Groups.Io <bjods=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Chickadee sp. Sb zoo
Had a terrible look at a chickadee. No bins. 
11:00 tallest conifer at the SB zoo’s front entrance.

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Date: 12/6/18 2:17 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
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- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)

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Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Dec 05, 2018 08:00 by Laura Baldwin
- Sedgwick Reserve, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Seen well by T Matthews and me in tree where seen in years past. Engaged in epic full-contact battle with Red-breasted sapsucker."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Dec 06, 2018 07:39 by Glenn Kincaid
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Associating with Yellow-rumped Warblers along fence North of the main bridge."

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Date: 12/5/18 3:44 pm
From: Scott Orlosky via Groups.Io <scottorlosky=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lewis Woodpecker, San Marcos Preserve
I happened by around lunch time today (12/5) and noted the same activity.  The Lewis' seems to "own" the three trees at the bend in the trail and sits proudly at the top of the dead snag giving nice views.  Also noticed it running "sorties" flycatcher-style from it's perch, into the east wind and back over my head.

Scott OrloskySanta Barbara

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Subject: [sbcobirding] Lewis Woodpecker, San Marcos Preserve

Lewis Woodpecker still present this afternoon at San Marcos Preserve before the oncoming rain storm. I noticed a couple times that an Acorn Woodpecker would chase it then here a loud altercation within the dense oak canopy whereupon the Acorn Woodpecker would beat a hasty retreat flying rapidly away while the Lewis then unhurriedly flew to a nearby perch.

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- Red-necked Grebe (1 report)

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Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Dec 04, 2018 15:56 by Mark Holmgren
- West Beach, Santa Barbara, California
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Date: 12/4/18 8:50 pm
From: Peter Gaede <peteragaede...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Carpinteria Salt Marsh
Great bird. The only other bald eagle record that I know of for the marsh is from Lehman back in 87.

Peter


> On Dec 4, 2018, at 1:26 PM, Glenn Kincaid <glenn...> wrote:
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> Adrian O’Lochlen and myself were also at Carp Salt Marsh this AM. After Rob departed for home we looked over the marsh one more time on the way to the car. T this point we spied a juvenile Bald Eagle soaring over the marsh, drifting to the west. It looked similar to the photo posted from UCSB Lagoon by Mark Holmgren a couple of days ago.
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> Glenn Kincaid
> Santa Barbara
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>> On Dec 4, 2018, at 10:59 AM, Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> <mailto:<robdenholtz...>> wrote:
>>
>> Carpinteria Salt Marsh, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
>>
>> 33 species this morning . . .
>>
>> Best bird was a returning SNOW GOOSE. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS are not often seen in the Marsh Park these days, they are usually around Carpinteria Creek, but one flew in while I was out there this morning. There were a pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL in the Park. Off-shore there was one definite CLARK'S GREBE with a WESTERN. The full list is at:
>>
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50423260 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50423260>
>>
>> What !! You haven’t signed up for the Carp CBC yet? Only 11 days left! Better get hoppin’. Remember, you can sign up on-line. Copy and paste the following URL to complete your registration:
>>
>> https://goo.gl/forms/vBHH4UV7i944icVD2 <https://goo.gl/forms/vBHH4UV7i944icVD2>
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>> Participation is free and is open to beginning and experienced birders alike.
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>> Rob Denholtz
>> Carp
>> <Screen Shot 2018-12-04 at 10.59.08 AM.jpg>
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Date: 12/4/18 7:10 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Red-necked Grebe and Common Loon in SB Harbor
That says it all. Photos of the grebe are here:
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Date: 12/4/18 5:12 pm
From: Santiago Lupi <santi.e.lupi...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ross’s/snow geese at NCOS
today there were four ross’s/snow geese at North Campus Open Space very close to where NCOS and Devereux slough connect. They might be the same ones seen there and at storke field a few days ago

Santiago Lupi 
Goleta

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Date: 12/4/18 3:58 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] Lewis Woodpecker, San Marcos Preserve
Lewis Woodpecker still present this afternoon at San Marcos Preserve before the oncoming rain storm. I noticed a couple times that an Acorn Woodpecker would chase it then here a loud altercation within the dense oak canopy whereupon the Acorn Woodpecker would beat a hasty retreat flying rapidly away while the Lewis then unhurriedly flew to a nearby perch.

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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
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Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) (4)
- Reported Dec 04, 2018 09:19 by John Doty
- 2 1/2 miles SE TV Peak, Santa Barbara, California
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Date: 12/4/18 1:27 pm
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Carpinteria Salt Marsh
Adrian O’Lochlen and myself were also at Carp Salt Marsh this AM. After Rob departed for home we looked over the marsh one more time on the way to the car. T this point we spied a juvenile Bald Eagle soaring over the marsh, drifting to the west. It looked similar to the photo posted from UCSB Lagoon by Mark Holmgren a couple of days ago.

Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara


> On Dec 4, 2018, at 10:59 AM, Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> wrote:
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> Carpinteria Salt Marsh, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
>
> 33 species this morning . . .
>
> Best bird was a returning SNOW GOOSE. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS are not often seen in the Marsh Park these days, they are usually around Carpinteria Creek, but one flew in while I was out there this morning. There were a pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL in the Park. Off-shore there was one definite CLARK'S GREBE with a WESTERN. The full list is at:
>
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Date: 12/4/18 11:00 am
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Carpinteria Salt Marsh
Carpinteria Salt Marsh, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018

33 species this morning . . .

Best bird was a returning SNOW GOOSE. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS are not
often seen in the Marsh Park these days, they are usually around
Carpinteria Creek, but one flew in while I was out there this morning.
There were a pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL in the Park. Off-shore there was one
definite CLARK'S GREBE with a WESTERN. The full list is at:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50423260

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Carp
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Date: 12/4/18 10:38 am
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] wintering Yellow Warbler
All,

I have been hearing Yellow Warbler-like chips on-and-off near my work the last few weeks. This morning the bird was finally calling persistently enough for me to confirm visually it is a Yellow Warbler. It is hanging out in the area S of the FLIR fab parking lot and E of KMART, but probably ranges more widely.

Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA 93117

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Date: 12/4/18 8:47 am
From: Guy Tingos via Groups.Io <guytingos=<icloud.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] More Mesa
Last evening at sunset, there were 2 Northern Harriers and 5 White-tailed Kites on the Mesa.

Guy Tingos
Santa Barbara

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Date: 12/3/18 7:46 pm
From: Adrian O&#39;Loghlen via Groups.Io <adrianologhlen=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Continuing Lewis's Woodpecker @ San Marcos Foothills Preserve
I saw one of the three Lewis's Woodpeckers reported to be at SMF this morning (see eBird list - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50399406 ). It was at the same location as first reported by Aaron Maizlish on 22 Nov ( 34.4634888, -119.7564543).

https://flic.kr/p/PzJUz8

Adrian O'Loghlen
Goleta

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Date: 12/3/18 6:59 pm
From: Mark Bright <pywiack...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Barbara Harbor from Sea Landing
This morning at Sea Landing at the Santa Barbara Harbor the Red-necked Grebe was still present along with one Common Loon, a female Red-Breasted Merganser, and a couple of Pelagic Cormorants. One of the Pelagic Cormorants was actually swimming and foraging among the rocks directly below the Sea Landing office building. The usual Buffleheads, Surf Scoters, Eared Grebes were out and about.

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Date: 12/3/18 5:14 pm
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting
They would likely want your I'd to check you not a known problem.

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Date: Mon, Dec 3, 2018, 4:37 PM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting

I really don't understand why they would want my ID. This is a picture of me in my usual birding attire at the spot on Sunday.

On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 4:17 PM Cher Hollingworth <hollingw...><mailto:<hollingw...>> wrote:
Unless you have a base pass, the base police will come looking for you in the area.
Just be aware. I've been "found" a couple of times. It's not like the guns are out.
They will tell you that the public area is only at the end parking lot.

Cher Hollngworth
Lompoc


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Subject: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting


if your pulling into off the main road to go to the main area at Ocean Park in Lompoc, there is what looks to be an old road leading out into the estuary. It goes out about 100 yards, and as you go out there the road take about a 10ft step down and keeps going. There is a small pond there which had ruddy duck, coot and both pie-billed and eared grebes. continuing past that there is a willow tree where I saw white-crowned sparrows, house finches and song sparrow. Also goods looks at the harrier, kite and Cooper's hawk. Just to the west is a cat tail reed area. As I turned to leave the bittern just rose out of the cat tails about 10 yards from me and flew off into the estuary. it was completely light tan with heavy brown streaks and the dark jaw stripe was clearly visible.
As I was leaving, I was about 1/3 of the way back I was stopped by an Air Force MP and they checked my ID and ran a check on me. Turns out I was on the base (!) . There were no signs!
Anyway, he was very nice and told me that that used to be the 13th street bridge (I have learned that it was actually the old 35st bridge) many years ago.


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Date: 12/3/18 4:37 pm
From: Rob Hofberg <rhofberg...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting
I really don't understand why they would want my ID. This is a picture of
me in my usual birding attire at the spot on Sunday.

On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 4:17 PM Cher Hollingworth <hollingw...>
wrote:

> Unless you have a base pass, the base police will come looking for you in
> the area.
> Just be aware. I've been "found" a couple of times. It's not like the
> guns are out.
> They will tell you that the public area is only at the end parking lot.
>
> Cher Hollngworth
> Lompoc
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Hofberg <rhofberg...>
> To: sbcobirding <sbcobirding...>
> Sent: Sun, Dec 2, 2018 11:12 pm
> Subject: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting
>
>
> if your pulling into off the main road to go to the main area at Ocean
> Park in Lompoc, there is what looks to be an old road leading out into the
> estuary. It goes out about 100 yards, and as you go out there the road take
> about a 10ft step down and keeps going. There is a small pond there which
> had ruddy duck, coot and both pie-billed and eared grebes. continuing past
> that there is a willow tree where I saw white-crowned sparrows, house
> finches and song sparrow. Also goods looks at the harrier, kite and
> Cooper's hawk. Just to the west is a cat tail reed area. As I turned to
> leave the bittern just rose out of the cat tails about 10 yards from me and
> flew off into the estuary. it was completely light tan with heavy brown
> streaks and the dark jaw stripe was clearly visible.
> As I was leaving, I was about 1/3 of the way back I was stopped by an Air
> Force MP and they checked my ID and ran a check on me. Turns out I was on
> the base (!) . There were no signs!
> Anyway, he was very nice and told me that that used to be the 13th street
> bridge (I have learned that it was actually the old 35st bridge) many years
> ago.
>
>

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Date: 12/3/18 4:18 pm
From: Cher Hollingworth <hollingw...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting
Unless you have a base pass, the base police will come looking for you in the area.Just be aware.    I've been "found" a couple of times.  It's not like the guns are out.They will tell you that the public area is only at the end parking lot.
Cher HollngworthLompoc


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Sent: Sun, Dec 2, 2018 11:12 pm
Subject: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting


if your pulling into off the main road to go to the main area at Ocean Park in Lompoc, there is what looks to be an old road leading out into the estuary. It goes out about 100 yards, and as you go out there the road take about a 10ft step down and keeps going. There is a small pond there which had ruddy duck, coot and both pie-billed and eared grebes. continuing past that there is a willow tree where I saw white-crowned sparrows, house finches and song sparrow. Also goods looks at the harrier, kite and Cooper's hawk. Just to the west is a cat tail reed area. As I turned to leave the bittern just rose out of the cat tails about 10 yards from me and flew off into the estuary. it was completely light tan with heavy brown streaks and the dark jaw stripe was clearly visible.As I was leaving, I was about 1/3 of the way back I was stopped by an Air Force MP and they checked my ID and ran a check on me. Turns out I was on the base (!) . There were no signs! 
Anyway, he was very nice and told me that that used to be the 13th street bridge (I have learned that it was actually the old 35st bridge) many years ago.

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Date: 12/3/18 2:13 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (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

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Dec 02, 2018 09:10 by Libby Lindsay
- 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/S50393070
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing adult female sallying between dead pine and willow bordering lake (near pump). Striking orangish-red color from lower abdomen to vent. Streaked breast with white throat. White supercillium.
Black bill and dark gray tail and upper side."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:42 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/S50395917
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. On the east side of the bike path in a tall euc opposite the footbridge south of El Carro Lane. Roof work is being done on the house with the Cape Honeysuckle hedge. Hopefully it won’t continue until the Christmas count on 12/15."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Dec 02, 2018 15:45 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/S50385831
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Heard the pik-tik-tik call, looked outside, and saw the same individual from last week fly down from the eucalyptus trees in the "woodland loop" behind the club house. It landed in the EITS aviary's persimmon tree, where it silently ate from a torn-open persimmon near the top, only staying there for 20 minutes or so."

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Date: 12/3/18 10:18 am
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Cattle Egret
8:00 AM,, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, Carpintereia Salt marsh Nature Park

Cattle Egret.

See full checklist and not terrific cell phone pics at
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50395790. The bird was doing an odd
"dance," swaying its neck and sometimes body back and forth horizontally
while it foraged. I'd be interested to hear from you if you have
information about that behavior.

Thanks,

Rob Denholtz
Carp

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Date: 12/3/18 8:49 am
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting
All,

One strategy to look for bitterns is to park along the bluff on the road to Surf Station and scan the tule edges for bitterns as well as looking for them in flight. A scope is essential for this.

Nick

From: <main...> [mailto:<main...>] On Behalf Of Jamie Chavez
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2018 6:14 AM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting

Thanks for the bittern report, Rob but it came at a price. The washed-out bridge you mention is on Vandenberg. In fact, so is all of Ocean Park and Surf Beach for that matter. Ocean Park is a county park with public access but the fringes should probably be avoided. The VAFB boundary actually starts a little east of 13th Street west of Lompoc so anywhere west of there to the coast is technically on Vandenberg AFB and there are signs. Security Forces can pull anyone over and search vehicles and personal property for any reason. Also, back to back to back launches including one scheduled this morning means SF's are very active right now. Spaceflight Now is a helpful website which lists upcoming launch schedules. You can see that December is a busy month. Visitors can check this website to see what is coming up and just be aware that police are very active around those dates. Ocean Park is accessible throughout the year except during launches but wandering too far away from the park itself especially within a launch period will bring attention.

https://spaceflightnow.com/

On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 11:12 PM Rob Hofberg <rhofberg...><mailto:<rhofberg...>> wrote:

if your pulling into off the main road to go to the main area at Ocean Park in Lompoc, there is what looks to be an old road leading out into the estuary. It goes out about 100 yards, and as you go out there the road take about a 10ft step down and keeps going. There is a small pond there which had ruddy duck, coot and both pie-billed and eared grebes. continuing past that there is a willow tree where I saw white-crowned sparrows, house finches and song sparrow. Also goods looks at the harrier, kite and Cooper's hawk. Just to the west is a cat tail reed area. As I turned to leave the bittern just rose out of the cat tails about 10 yards from me and flew off into the estuary. it was completely light tan with heavy brown streaks and the dark jaw stripe was clearly visible.
As I was leaving, I was about 1/3 of the way back I was stopped by an Air Force MP and they checked my ID and ran a check on me. Turns out I was on the base (!) . There were no signs!
Anyway, he was very nice and told me that that used to be the 13th street bridge (I have learned that it was actually the old 35st bridge) many years ago.


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Date: 12/3/18 7:10 am
From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Santa Ynez River Estuary (Ocean Beach Park)
Mark,

FWIW, I only saw 10 Redheads and missed the LT Duck for the second time in
a row (but didn't look very hard for it) and didn't see Red Phalarope, Palm
Warbler, or bittern.

Nick

On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 6:45 AM Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...> wrote:

> I birded there yesterday from 3 - 5 pm and had quite a different
> experience than others. I did not see Long-tailed Duck, Canvasback, Common
> Goldeneye, Horned Grebe, American Bittern, Red Phalarope, or Palm Warbler,
> all reported here today. I did see 10 duck species including 5 scaup and 24
> Redheads, and a Pelagic Cormorant with Dc Corms on the north side pilings.
> As dusk approached I was at the west end of the estuary. I watched
> shorebirds that had not been present come piling in suggesting that this is
> a gathering point before roosting. Western Sandpipers and Dunlin gathered
> in higher numbers than we typically see: 25 WeSa and 13 Dunlin.
>
> Mark Holmgren
> Santa Barbara
>
>


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Date: 12/3/18 6:45 am
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Ynez River Estuary (Ocean Beach Park)
I birded there yesterday from 3 - 5 pm and had quite a different experience
than others. I did not see Long-tailed Duck, Canvasback, Common Goldeneye,
Horned Grebe, American Bittern, Red Phalarope, or Palm Warbler, all
reported here today. I did see 10 duck species including 5 scaup and 24
Redheads, and a Pelagic Cormorant with Dc Corms on the north side pilings.
As dusk approached I was at the west end of the estuary. I watched
shorebirds that had not been present come piling in suggesting that this is
a gathering point before roosting. Western Sandpipers and Dunlin gathered
in higher numbers than we typically see: 25 WeSa and 13 Dunlin.

Mark Holmgren
Santa Barbara

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Date: 12/3/18 6:14 am
From: Jamie Chavez <almiyi...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting
Thanks for the bittern report, Rob but it came at a price. The washed-out
bridge you mention is on Vandenberg. In fact, so is all of Ocean Park and
Surf Beach for that matter. Ocean Park is a county park with public access
but the fringes should probably be avoided. The VAFB boundary actually
starts a little east of 13th Street west of Lompoc so anywhere west of
there to the coast is technically on Vandenberg AFB and there are signs.
Security Forces can pull anyone over and search vehicles and personal
property for any reason. Also, back to back to back launches including one
scheduled this morning means SF's are very active right now.
Spaceflight Now is a helpful website which lists upcoming launch schedules.
You can see that December is a busy month. Visitors can check this website
to see what is coming up and just be aware that police are very active
around those dates. Ocean Park is accessible throughout the year except
during launches but wandering too far away from the park itself especially
within a launch period will bring attention.

https://spaceflightnow.com/

On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 11:12 PM Rob Hofberg <rhofberg...> wrote:

>
> if your pulling into off the main road to go to the main area at Ocean
> Park in Lompoc, there is what looks to be an old road leading out into the
> estuary. It goes out about 100 yards, and as you go out there the road take
> about a 10ft step down and keeps going. There is a small pond there which
> had ruddy duck, coot and both pie-billed and eared grebes. continuing past
> that there is a willow tree where I saw white-crowned sparrows, house
> finches and song sparrow. Also goods looks at the harrier, kite and
> Cooper's hawk. Just to the west is a cat tail reed area. As I turned to
> leave the bittern just rose out of the cat tails about 10 yards from me and
> flew off into the estuary. it was completely light tan with heavy brown
> streaks and the dark jaw stripe was clearly visible.
> As I was leaving, I was about 1/3 of the way back I was stopped by an Air
> Force MP and they checked my ID and ran a check on me. Turns out I was on
> the base (!) . There were no signs!
> Anyway, he was very nice and told me that that used to be the 13th street
> bridge (I have learned that it was actually the old 35st bridge) many years
> ago.
>
>


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Date: 12/2/18 11:12 pm
From: Rob Hofberg <rhofberg...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Details of American Bittern sighting
if your pulling into off the main road to go to the main area at Ocean Park
in Lompoc, there is what looks to be an old road leading out into the
estuary. It goes out about 100 yards, and as you go out there the road take
about a 10ft step down and keeps going. There is a small pond there which
had ruddy duck, coot and both pie-billed and eared grebes. continuing past
that there is a willow tree where I saw white-crowned sparrows, house
finches and song sparrow. Also goods looks at the harrier, kite and
Cooper's hawk. Just to the west is a cat tail reed area. As I turned to
leave the bittern just rose out of the cat tails about 10 yards from me and
flew off into the estuary. it was completely light tan with heavy brown
streaks and the dark jaw stripe was clearly visible.
As I was leaving, I was about 1/3 of the way back I was stopped by an Air
Force MP and they checked my ID and ran a check on me. Turns out I was on
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Anyway, he was very nice and told me that that used to be the 13th street
bridge (I have learned that it was actually the old 35st bridge) many years
ago.

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Date: 12/2/18 6:45 pm
From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] N. County birds
All,

I birded N. county today, looking for raptors around Santa Maria and later
at Miguelito Canyon. I saw 10 Ferruginous Hawks, 3 Golden Eagles, and a
Prairie Falcon. There was a large Trike flock just N of Los Alamos on the
135. Ocean Beach has 6 Canvasbacks and 3 Common Goldeneye, but not much
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Date: 12/2/18 2:12 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Long-tailed Duck (6 reports)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)

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Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Dec 02, 2018 07:22 by Bradley Hacker
- 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/S50369675
- Comments: "Far side of pond sitting in salicornia"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 09:30 by Jasen Liu
- 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/S50359747
- Comments: "Continuing by bridge"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 08:56 by Glenn Kincaid
- 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/S50355519
- Media: 2 Photos

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 08:56 by Adrian O'Loghlen
- 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/S50356116
- Media: 2 Photos

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 08:45 by Julie Scotland
- 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/S50355954
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing near train trestle."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 08:45 by Conor Scotland
- 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/S50355584
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing near train trestle."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 11:15 by Anonymous eBirder
- Santa Barbara Pistachio, Highway 33, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.847304,-119.4799447&ll=34.847304,-119.4799447
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50350139
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Initially drawn to strange calls, like a mixture of soft raven and turkey. Distant views only. Bad photos for documentation"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 08:23 by Jasen Liu
- 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/S50359742
- Comments: "Long-billed kingbird with greenish-gray back, extensive yellow on undersides foraging by water treatment pond. First time seeing this species in North County."

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Date: 12/2/18 8:34 am
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Bald Eagle at UCSB Campus Lagoon

At 8:30am.
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Date: 12/2/18 5:54 am
From: Ron Hirst <ronhirst...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] SB breakwater W. Tattler
A quick dog walk along the breakwater Sat. morning produced one Wandering Tattler and 8 Black Turnstones and an Osprey and a couple Eared Grebes.
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Date: 12/1/18 7:03 pm
From: Rob Hofberg <rhofberg...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ocean Park
I went out to Ocean Park beach in Lompoc. Notables: Palm warbler hanging
out just past the train bridge, dunlin, Marsh harrier, American bittern,
Kite, . At River Park there was an Osprey, pipit, belted kingfisher.

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Date: 12/1/18 4:47 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Possible Stilt Sandpipers at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh?
After helpful feedback I've switched the ID on those photos to dowitcher sp. (most of them) and Dunlin (one of them). Apologies for the misidentification.

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Date: 12/1/18 3:45 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Possible Stilt Sandpipers at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh?
I saw what I believed at the time were four Stilt Sandpipers today at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh, but looking at my (poor) photos now I'm suspicious that at least some of the photos may show dowitchers (which were also present). At the time I thought I observed both species together, with the Stilt Sandpipers appearing distinctly longer-legged and slimmer-bodied, but unfortunately I don't have any photos showing that comparison.

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Thanks!

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Date: 12/1/18 2:51 pm
From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] NCOS geese
All,

The goose flock at NCOS had 2 Snow, 2 Ross's, 9 Cackling, a Lesser Canada
Goose, and 3 Whitefronts today.

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Date: 12/1/18 2:10 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Long-tailed Duck (1 report)
- Stilt Sandpiper (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)

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Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 08:45 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- 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/S50345019
- Media: 1 Photo

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (4)
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 11:34 by John Callender
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Feeding in the low-tide channel remnant in the basin next to Ash Avenue alongside Willet, Least Sandpipers, and a few dowitchers. Distinctly smaller than nearby Willets, long yellow-green legs, long, dropping bill that was shorter than that of nearby dowitchers. Photos to come."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 10:47 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- River Park (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Continuing bird. Bright pink/red below (much brighter than SAPH) with streaky breast and white throat and cheek that contrasted with dark auriculars and crown. Flycatching from a willow on the east side of the lake."

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Date: 11/30/18 8:44 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] LAte post-Townsend's Solitaire
I forgot to post this earlier.
I hiked the La Cumbre Peak area on Wednesday morning before the storm came in, and it was deadly quiet.  The Peak itself was birdless--not even a Scrub JAy.  I walked west on ECC to the Communications station and back, and there I did turn up the continuing Townsend's Solitaire sitting in the top of a very young Big-cone Spruce a couple of hundred yards west of the Peak.  Nothing of interest noted at the Communications station.
With luck, this bird should stick around for the Christmas Count.  So far, no White Pelicans on Gibraltar Reservoir.
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Date: 11/30/18 5:03 pm
From: Glenn Kincaid <glenn...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Great Egret at North Campus Open Space
This afternoon at North Campus Open Space (NCOS) several observers witnessed a Great Egret capture and devour a songbird, I believe it was a White-crowned Sparrow. This was a first for me.

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Date: 11/30/18 2:06 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Grebe (2 reports)
- Calliope Hummingbird (1 report)

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Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 30, 2018 07:03 by Conor Scotland
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Grebe with somewhat blunt-tipped, dingy yellow bill. Mostly dark grayish above, with lighter flanks. Lightest in the throat and breast. Maybe very slight hint of red remaining in the neck. Seen just off of Sea Landing (east of the end). Photos."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 30, 2018 07:03 by Julie Scotland
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Grebe with somewhat blunt-tipped, dingy yellow bill. Mostly dark grayish above, with lighter flanks. Lightest in the throat and breast. Maybe very slight hint of red remaining in the neck. Seen just off of Sea Landing (east of the end). Photos."

Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope) (1)
- Reported Nov 29, 2018 15:00 by bird poster
- goleta backyard, Santa Barbara, California
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- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "spots on neck differentiate from Allens?"

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Date: 11/30/18 1:24 pm
From: Jay “Bluejay” Bishop via Groups.Io <bjods=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ferruginous hawk
Flying above los Olivos 12:15 today.

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Date: 11/30/18 11:11 am
From: Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby=<ti.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Devereux/NCOS
All,

No surprise but Devereux is now mostly full after the recent rain with just the mudflat in the NW corner still exposed. This was pretty devoid of birds and the shorebirds, gulls, and Forster's Terns were all on NCOS, which I just viewed in the distance. The ducks were mostly on Devereux but only in small numbers with perhaps about 30-40 wigeon, 20 Redhead, and few of the other expected species.

Nice to see some signs of life in the wetlands.

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Date: 11/29/18 2:06 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Grebe (4 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (3 reports)
- Palm Warbler (Western) (3 reports)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2018 16:25 by David Vander Pluym
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4078515,-119.6898863&ll=34.4078515,-119.6898863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50287687
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Photographed by A. J. Searcy"

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2018 16:25 by Adam Searcy
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4078515,-119.6898863&ll=34.4078515,-119.6898863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50287685
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Photographed by A. J. Searcy"

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2018 16:25 by Lauren Harter
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4078515,-119.6898863&ll=34.4078515,-119.6898863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50287684
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Photographed by A. J. Searcy"

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 26, 2018 16:25 by Aaron Kreisberg
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4078515,-119.6898863&ll=34.4078515,-119.6898863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50296958
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen in previously reported location (in the harbor halfway between the end of Sea Landing and Stearn's Wharf). Initially was not seen but eventually spotted near a small flock bufflehead and a couple of Western Grebes. Markedly smaller then the nearby Westerns, with white on lower part of head below the eyeline and dark coloring on the neck. Was diving and reappearing in the vicinity of dredging machine."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2018 11:50 by David Vander Pluym
- 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/S50291180
- Comments: "Heard only, high pitched sharp rolling twitter. Not Lauren"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2018 11:50 by Adam Searcy
- 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/S50291224
- Comments: "Heard only, high pitched sharp rolling twitter. Not Lauren"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 26, 2018 10:00 by Adrian O'Loghlen
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50290450
- Comments: "Seen next to first pond. Yellow up to throat, large black bill and eyeline. Notched tail. Continuing."

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2018 10:35 by Lauren Harter
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50293482
- Comments: "A small warbler that flew in and landed in an adjacent tree. Brownish overall, pall brown below with faint streaking. Pale supercilium and darker cap. Obvious yellow undertail coverts."

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2018 10:35 by Adam Searcy
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50289441
- Comments: "A small warbler that flew in and landed in an adjacent tree. Brownish overall, pall brown below with faint streaking. Pale supercilium and darker cap. Obvious yellow undertail coverts."

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2018 10:35 by David Vander Pluym
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50290579
- Comments: "A small warbler that flew in and landed in an adjacent tree. Brownish overall, pall brown below with faint streaking. Pale supercilium and darker cap. Obvious yellow undertail coverts."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Nov 26, 2018 14:30 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/S50304235
- Comments: "I'd totally forgotten about this unusual bird that I couldn't immediately ID until Rebecca Coulter posted it to the county birding listserve the following Thursday (11/29/18). I heard its call, which intrigued me since I am not familiar with it, and it drew my gaze to the yellow, thick-billed bird pecking away at a persimmon above the EITS aviary. It paused every so often to give off its chirping "pik-tik-tik" call. The lighting was bad, so I didn't attempt taking a picture and couldn't tell how strong the yellow was."

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Date: 11/29/18 9:40 am
From: Rebecca Coulter <rfcphoebe...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Summer Tanager at SBMNH
There is an all-yellow, female-type Summer Tanager in the oaks and blooming
eucalyptus behind the Nature Club House. I have heard it calling on and off
for about a month, and I thought it had moved on but it's still here this
morning. The oak woodland is alive with birds after the rain, and Mission
Creek is flowing well.

Rebecca Coulter
Santa Barbara

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Date: 11/28/18 4:51 pm
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Carp CBC
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Date: 11/28/18 2:05 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Long-tailed Duck (1 report)
- Red-necked Grebe (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (4 reports)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)

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Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2018 08:40 by John/Linda Mendoza
- 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/S50281092
- Comments: "Previously reported. Pics to follow"

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 27, 2018 14:58 by Glenn Kincaid
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4078515,-119.6898863&ll=34.4078515,-119.6898863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50266253
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Previously reported from this location."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 27, 2018 08:34 by Libby Patten
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50264603
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen on perches next to Whittier Bridge pond. Yellow up to throat, thick dark bill and eyeline, notched tail. "

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 27, 2018 08:34 by Carol Langford
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
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- Comments: "Continuing. Seen on perches next to Whittier Bridge pond. Yellow up to throat, thick dark bill and eyeline, notched tail. "

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 27, 2018 08:34 by Linda Easter
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50265903
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen on perches next to Whittier Bridge pond. Yellow up to throat, thick dark bill and eyeline, notched tail. "

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 26, 2018 10:00 by Libby Patten
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50281848
- Comments: "Seen next to first pond. Yellow up to throat, large black bill and eyeline. Notched tail. Continuing. "

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Nov 28, 2018 08:17 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/S50277497
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male. In the Cape Honeysuckle hedge; at the north end of it this time."

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Date: 11/28/18 1:32 pm
From: Larry Ballard via Groups.Io <larryincarp=<aol.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Wood Ducks in Carp
Two males were at Lake Jocelyn Tuesday along with 8 continuing Aleutian Cackling Geese, 1 Greater White-fronted Goose, Green-winged, Blue Winged and Cinammon Teal and 200+ coots. The 6 Hooded Mergansers here over the weekend were not seen.Larry B.Carpinteria CA

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Date: 11/27/18 11:02 pm
From: Ken Hoesterey via Groups.Io <kenbee60=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Devereaux Redheads
*Monday night there was a flock of about 30 very spiffy and elegant Redheads at the estuary half bridge end.
They swam as three smaller groups and when they emerged from swimming under the bridge were very wary of me sitting in my car parked there. One group instantly launched and flew up the channel a hundred yards. The next group stalled and debated under the bridge, then bravely emerged and swam quickly past.
They were very good looking, bright and shiny.
**There was a small group of Mallards on the far shore that included what looked like a black and white Mallard hybrid, but after seeing the female Long Tailed Duck photos from Ocean Park I had second thoughts and wished I had a scope. My first thought was actually 'Oh Boy an Eider Duck'...oh well, likely a domestic mallard hybrid.
***Other Devereaux birds were the always satisfying Cormorants, Kingfisher, Coots, TV's and a couple of BCNight herons and a Great Egret and a couple of Great Blues.
****The Devereaux Estuary was still landlocked but water levels are higher than a month ago, overtopping input from the recent high tides was noted. The coming rain will really help there.
*****I have not seen the Little Blue in the Goleta Estuary for a month now, whether estuary open or closed high, low filling or falling tide. I miss it.

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Date: 11/27/18 2:05 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Long-tailed Duck (3 reports)

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Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 27, 2018 09:09 by Sangeet Khalsa
- 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/S50262989
- Comments: "Continuing female. Medium sized duck with white head and dark smudgy spot on cheek. Crown also smudged dark, slightly lighter than cheek. White flanks and dark brown back and wings. Short stout bill, bluish-grey in color. Seen near the north side of the channel, on the west side of the bridge. Photos to come..."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 27, 2018 06:50 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/S50258872
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing female bird reported by Nick Lethaby two days ago. Just west of the closest railroad bridge support to the trail under-crossing. I looked for the bird unsuccessfully during most of my visit, then took one last walk under the railroad bridge to check and she was right there. Medium-sized duck, brownish above and white below, white face with dark cheek patch."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 26, 2018 10:00 by Libby Lindsay
- 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/S50245172
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Second day observed; positioned around 3rd piling from the north of RR. View extensive. Adult winter female Long-tailed duck; photo incl. Face and underside white. Blackish on bill, median line extending from bill over head to back, and cheek patch. Dark brown on chest and upper body."

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Date: 11/27/18 11:31 am
From: John Callender <jbc...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park
The female Long-tailed Duck was still at Ocean Beach Park, just west of the railroad bridge, today (Tuesday) at about 8:30 a.m.

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Date: 11/27/18 10:53 am
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Gobernador Canyon Steller's Jays
Gobernador Canyon Road, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

This morning, 2 STELLER'S JAYS at a usually reliable location, #7391. That
end of Gobernador, the 150 end, corner of Stanley Park Rd., has been pretty
reliable for Steller's. It is private property but there are nice views at
the gate.

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Date: 11/26/18 2:05 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)

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Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Nov 26, 2018 06:30 by Rob Denholtz
- CA, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Salt Marsh & Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3978981,-119.5374513&ll=34.3978981,-119.5374513
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50234029
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "third day in a row in this location"

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2018 11:58 by Sangeet Khalsa
- 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/S50221725
- Comments: "Seen in the honeysuckle hedge just south of the footbridge. Was sitting deep in the tangled branches for about 20 minutes and was unable to get any decent photos. Cobbled together some good looks over time though, enough for a positive i.d. Black hood, sharp, bluish-black bill, bill slightly down-curved. Underparts and flanks a dark, burnt orange. Black wings and tail, wings with white bar, and remiges with thin white lining."

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Date: 11/26/18 9:44 am
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Carp Salt Marsh
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park and beach, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018

Very birdy this morning . . . 30+ species.

BEST: 2 WHITE-TAILED KITES, 15+ SCALY-BREASTED MUNIAS and, for the third
day in a row, a RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD.

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Date: 11/26/18 6:46 am
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park
Hi all,
I apologize that I failed to mention the fishing pond is a RIVER PARK in Lompoc.

Please forgive me. Good birding.

Wes Fritz
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> On Nov 25, 2018, at 8:59 PM, Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...> wrote:
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> Hi All,
> I want to add a few low level birds to the Lompoc birding trip.
> I saw 4 white-tailed Kites between Ocean Park Road and Renwick Road. I saw 2 Ferruginous Hawks between De Wolff Ave and Floraldale Ave. lastly, the female Vermillion Fly was chilling at her favorite perch in the willow tree at the northeast corner of the fishing pond.
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>> I birded Ocean Beach Park this afternoon until dusk, joined by Wes during the mid afternoon period. The highlight was a female Long-tailed Duck feeding beneath the train bridge. Other species of interest included 3 Common Goldeneye, a Horned Grebe, Sora Rails, a Red Phalarope, an American Bittern, and a flock of Tree Swallows that included 1-2 Barn Swallows. At dusk, a hunting Barn Owl appeared, but no sign of a hoped-for Short-eared Owl.
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>> Nick
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Date: 11/25/18 8:59 pm
From: Wes Fritz <wes-fritz...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park
Hi All,
I want to add a few low level birds to the Lompoc birding trip.
I saw 4 white-tailed Kites between Ocean Park Road and Renwick Road. I saw 2 Ferruginous Hawks between De Wolff Ave and Floraldale Ave. lastly, the female Vermillion Fly was chilling at her favorite perch in the willow tree at the northeast corner of the fishing pond.

Good birding.

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> On Nov 25, 2018, at 7:27 PM, Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> wrote:
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> All,
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> I birded Ocean Beach Park this afternoon until dusk, joined by Wes during the mid afternoon period. The highlight was a female Long-tailed Duck feeding beneath the train bridge. Other species of interest included 3 Common Goldeneye, a Horned Grebe, Sora Rails, a Red Phalarope, an American Bittern, and a flock of Tree Swallows that included 1-2 Barn Swallows. At dusk, a hunting Barn Owl appeared, but no sign of a hoped-for Short-eared Owl.
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Date: 11/25/18 7:56 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Farren Road
I hiked Farren Road this morning (Sunday) and found it to be pretty much as expected for this time of year.  This morning, the resident Roadrunner(s) and Ground Doves did not put in an appearance, but the Red-breasted Sapsucker I found previously in the pepper trees just up the road from the oak woodland is still there.  
The birds of the day were the Lark Sparrows.  I had a flock of up to a dozen fly out of a field just west of the lowest point of the reservoir.  They would go up to the wires and sit with the Western Bluebirds, then drop back down again. It was hard to get a true count, but I think a dozen is  pretty close.  One of the birds even sang a few bars.
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Date: 11/25/18 7:27 pm
From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park
All,

I birded Ocean Beach Park this afternoon until dusk, joined by Wes during
the mid afternoon period. The highlight was a female Long-tailed Duck
feeding beneath the train bridge. Other species of interest included 3
Common Goldeneye, a Horned Grebe, Sora Rails, a Red Phalarope, an American
Bittern, and a flock of Tree Swallows that included 1-2 Barn Swallows. At
dusk, a hunting Barn Owl appeared, but no sign of a hoped-for Short-eared
Owl.

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Date: 11/25/18 2:03 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Grebe (2 reports)
- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (Western) (1 report)

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Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2018 09:19 by David Compton
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4078515,-119.6898863&ll=34.4078515,-119.6898863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50209068
- Comments: "Continuing "

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2018 09:32 by Noah Gaines
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Noah’s Walk. Santa Barbara US-CA (34.4116,-119.6898), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.411603,-119.689781&ll=34.411603,-119.689781
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50208943
- Comments: "Diving actively. Medium sized grebe. Long dagger shaped bill. Thick neck. Pale cheek. Smudgy mask. Faint reddish on neck. Dark cap. Bill pointed down. Dark sides. In the harbor seen from Sea Landing. With Dave Compton. "

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Nov 25, 2018 12:46 by Bradley Hacker
- 1100 Vereda Ciervo, Santa Barbara, California
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- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50213247
- Comments: "Continuing since November 9"

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2018 10:20 by Anonymous eBirder
- Santa Barbara Pistachio, Highway 33, Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Well but briefly seen. Spots/stripes on back and wings in sapsucker pattern. Red nape. Black, white and red face/head. Flew to south"

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 24, 2018 08:06 by Alexander Koonce
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Two continuing along the trail near the north edge of the open space "

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Date: 11/25/18 1:02 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Continuing Red-necked Grebe
Noah Gaines and I got extended looks at the continuing Red-necked Grebe off
Sea Landing this morning. The bird stayed east of all the boats, in plain
view when it wasn't diving. Eventually, it swam farther east, toward
Stearn's Wharf. Nothing else really of note at this location.

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Santa Barbara

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Date: 11/24/18 11:52 pm
From: Sarah Lane and Jerry Stengel <surfbird04...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Ross’s Geese Lake Carneros
We saw two Ross’s Geese land on Lake Carneros today around noonish. We think they are the Rogo’s from UCSB. Same dusky markings on one. Will post to eBird with photos in a few days. We were at one of the benches nearest to highway 101 on the lake. The small bills met the feathers in a straight up and down line not curved as in snow Goose.  The geese were traveling with 4 Greater white fronted when they flew in but left with a flock of Canada Geese. 

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Date: 11/24/18 3:59 pm
From: Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Armour Ranch and Happy Canyon Rds - winter visitors
Spent a bit of time along Happy Canyon and Armour Ranch Rds this morning. Some nice visitors including 2 Ferruginous Hawks, 2 Prairie Falcons, 3 Mtn Bluebirds, Loggerhead Shrike and Phainopepla. Lots of commoner birds like Lark, Savannah and White-crowned Sparrows, Yellow-billed Magpies and more.

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton

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Date: 11/24/18 2:48 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Goleta birding
This morning, Sandy Koonce and I birded the North Campus Open Space, which
is now mostly open to the public and accessed from Whittier, at the
location of the old clubhouse. We relocated two continuing PALM WARBLERS
despite the windy conditions, but we missed Tropical Kingbird, Clay-colored
Sparrow, and Burrowing Owl. The Palms were in a flock of sparrows and
warblers that worked the area around the path that follows the north side
of the open space. This flock was pretty skittish. It's possible the
Clay-colored is hanging out here, if it's still around, since we saw these
birds where Mark reported the sparrow a few days ago.

After Sandy and I finished birding NCOS, I hit a couple of other spots. At
Storke Field, UCSB, I saw the continuing 2 ROSS'S GEESE, along with 4
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED and three CACKLING GEESE, at least two of which were
Aleutian.

At Goleta Beach, the slough mouth is now open, and there were a lot of
birds around the outlet. Nothing too unusual, although a CASPIAN TERN was
somewhat unexpected.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

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Date: 11/24/18 2:02 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Grebe (1 report)
- Red-footed Booby (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (Western) (1 report)
- Black-headed Grosbeak (1 report)

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Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2018 11:15 by Alexander Koonce
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4078515,-119.6898863&ll=34.4078515,-119.6898863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50166356
- Comments: "Continuing, mostly between buoys 10 and 11, but spent much of its time submerged. Not quite as large as Western Grebes (although none close by for direct side-by-side comparison), with a thicker neck. Long bill, yellow below and dark on top. White throat. Sides of neck brownish, perhaps with some red, but too distant to be sure. Upperparts mostly dark gray. Rear flanks a lighter shade of gray. Crown dark gray, almost black, extending through eye. Rest of face white."

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2018 15:19 by Corina Giron
- Santa Barbara Channel, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0633541,-119.5294476&ll=34.0633541,-119.5294476
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50169069
- Comments: "Photos will be posted soon. Seen right at docking area on Santa Cruz island, scorpion landing. All dark brown booby lighter belly. No sharp demarcation at breast. Dark blue bill darker tip."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2018 08:05 by John Callender
- Shepard Mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.398684,-119.463428&ll=34.398684,-119.463428
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50180938
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird on private property without public access. The property owner was kind enough to bring it to my attention and let me come photograph it in anticipation of the upcoming Carpinteria CBC on December 15. Adult male sapsucker. Extensive red throat with incomplete black border near the base of the bill. Red cap with black border on the back of the head and a red patch on the nape. White markings on the back in two distinct rows."

Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) (Junco hyemalis mearnsi) (1)
- Reported Nov 22, 2018 15:35 by Alexander Koonce
- Vereda del Ciervo, Goleta US-CA (34.4430,-119.9166), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.442961,-119.916626&ll=34.442961,-119.916626
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50166238
- Comments: "One Pink-sided in a flock of Oregon Juncos. Broad pink sides, gray hood, black lores. Upperparts reddish-brown."

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (2)
- Reported Nov 24, 2018 08:06 by David Compton
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50181776
- Comments: "Two continuing along the trail near the north edge of the open space "

Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) (1)
- Reported Nov 23, 2018 12:00 by George Chapman
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50168867
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Tentative female black-headed grosbeak. Thick grosbeak bill. Strongly marked face. Buffy nap. Pink bill. Buffy & streaked breast. White belly with streaked sides. Streaks look coarse to me. Rose-breasted or a hybrid?
On grassy area north-east of Stow house, "wedding spot", under palm with dark-eyed juncos, yellow-rumped warblers and hermit thrush."

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Date: 11/23/18 2:02 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)
- Red-footed Booby (1 report)

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Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Nov 23, 2018 07:00 by Rob Denholtz
- CA, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Salt Marsh & Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3986926,-119.5336282&ll=34.3986926,-119.5336282
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- Comments: "Perched in willlow along Ash Ave. path . . . Observed for 2 minutes, then it flew . . . Bird was 30' away, seen clearly with Nikon Monarchs 8x42 . . . This bird is uncommon this time of year and is probably a late migrant. We have, however, several CBC sightings over the past 9 years. This was a male. Eliminated Allen's by extensive, almost total brown front and back, with only a very small patch of green just below the nape."

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2018 15:19 by Simon Kiacz
- Santa Barbara Channel, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0633541,-119.5294476&ll=34.0633541,-119.5294476
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50151519
- Comments: "Photos will be posted soon. Seen right at docking area on Santa Cruz island, scorpion landing. All dark brown booby lighter belly. No sharp demarcation at breast. Dark blue bill darker tip."

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Date: 11/23/18 1:44 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Carpinteria bird
Today, I birded a couple of Carpinteria sites: Carpinteria Creek and Santa
Monica Creek.

*Santa Monica Creek*: No luck with the Orchard Oriole. The best bird was a
MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE in the usual Orchard Oriole area, on both sides of the
creek. It's pretty birdy in this area.

*Carpinteria Creek*: I birded from the ocean to just above 8th St. One bird
of minor note was a WILSON'S WARBLER, since we're well into wintering
territory for this species. This bird was about halfway between 6th St and
8th St. Otherwise, it was pretty birdy right at 6th, but not so much
elsewhere. Note that the mouth is now closed and the creek is flooded from
just above 6th downstream to the beach. I was able to walk along the
concrete wall by the sewage plant, but it looks like work is still going
on. There's an excavator parked at the plant just over the fence, and
there's a line of rip-rap at the toe of the concrete wall only about half
the way up from the southeast corner of the plant. So I assume they'll be
putting more rocks in all the way to the northeast corner of the plant, and
people still won't be allowed to walk this way during the week until they
finish. If anyone knows differently, let us.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

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Date: 11/23/18 12:55 pm
From: Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Rosa Road - Hooded Mergansers
Did some stop and go birding along Santa Rosa Rd west of Buellton this morning. Stopped to check Pepper Trees, flocks of Sparrows, a quick stop in Santa Rosa Rd Park and some Walnut Groves. The only thing of real interest was an even dozen Hooded Mergansers on a small vineyard pond right off the road.

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Date: 11/23/18 10:22 am
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Swarovski scope
Are you thinking of treating yourself to a Swarovski scope for Christmas?
I've got one for you! Comes with Manfrotto tripod.

Rob Denholtz
Carp
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Date: 11/23/18 10:05 am
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count
The Carp CBC is on Saturday, December 15th.

*Sign Up!*

Remember, you can sign up on-line for the Carpinteria Christmas Bird
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Date: 11/23/18 10:02 am
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Carp Salt Marsh Nature Park
Carp Salt Marsh Nature Park, Friday morning, Nov. 23, 2018

First of season BLUE-WINGED TEALS, 1 male, 2 females
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD - tiny patch of green on upper back
WHITE-TAILED KITE
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH

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Date: 11/22/18 3:10 pm
From: Aaron Maizlish <aaron.maizlish...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Lewis’s Woodpecker
Greetings SB birders,

Happy thanksgiving everyone. I’m down from San Francisco with my family to have Thanksgiving dinner with my parents. I took a short walk this afternoon in the “back field” where I spent much of my childhood. The fields are now half permanently protected as the San Marcos Foothills Preserve, and half slowly being platted out for 18 mini-mansions. Such is the way of the world.

The best bird was a Lewis’s Woodpecker, which appeared very close to the trail at
34.4634888,-119.7564543. This is a hill with a lot of native oaks, some stressed or dead, others looking pretty healthy. This would seems to be a suitable grove for them to set up for winter (there may have been two). Though I’ve seen plenty of them, I had never been able to sit and view one from 30’ distance for a prolonged time, which was really just as fun as it sounds. With luck they will stick around for the Christmas Count.

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Date: 11/22/18 2:01 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Grebe (4 reports)
- Red-footed Booby (2 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (3 reports)

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Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2018 14:00 by Louis Bevier
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4078515,-119.6898863&ll=34.4078515,-119.6898863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50122264
- Comments: "Medium-sized, thick-necked grebe in mid-channel by red buoy marker 12 se. of Sea Landing and towards tip of sand spit. This bird had a long, pointed bill clearly yellow on mandible and dark on maxilla; dirty whitish-gray chin patch and dull reddish-brown on sides of neck; blackish crown sweeping below eye; dark brownish gray body. From behind, a dark line ran vertically down nape, dividing whitish rear auriculars. Presumably the same bird found yesterday, 20 November, by Jim Hodgson."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2018 13:45 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4078515,-119.6898863&ll=34.4078515,-119.6898863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50117214
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "See photos"

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2018 09:39 by Jasen Liu
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4078515,-119.6898863&ll=34.4078515,-119.6898863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50117186
- Comments: "Conrinuing bird actively diving next to boats"

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2018 11:34 by Libby Patten
- West Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4100608,-119.6901655&ll=34.4100608,-119.6901655
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50116159
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen about halfway between Sea Landing and Stearns Wharf, about 50 yds from shore. Has thicker, shorter neck than the nearby Western Grebes. Yellowish bill usually tilted slightly downward. Gray upperparts and white below. Frequent, short dives. Several others have reported since originally found yesterday by Jim Hodgson."

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2018 10:39 by mario balitbit
- Santa Cruz Island--Scorpion Campground, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0488223,-119.5624803&ll=34.0488223,-119.5624803
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50114121
- Comments: "Details and photos to come!"

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2018 15:42 by Matt Howard
- US-CA-Pacific Ocean (34.0626,-119.5415), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.062598,-119.541536&ll=34.062598,-119.541536
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50114486
- Comments: "Spotted flying east approximately 1/4 mile north east of scorpion anchorage. Spotting confirmed my several borders on board the island adventure "

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 20, 2018 10:25 by margeNdon thornton
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50114081
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen in the same place as a few days ago, on the wooden posts across the pond from the East Bridge. vey yellow breast, yellow up to the neck. Heavy bill."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2018 10:39 by mario balitbit
- Santa Cruz Island--Scorpion Campground, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0488223,-119.5624803&ll=34.0488223,-119.5624803
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50114121
- Comments: "Photos"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2018 11:38 by Simon Kiacz
- Santa Cruz Island--Scorpion Canyon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0425726,-119.5723965&ll=34.0425726,-119.5723965
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50115983
- Comments: "Photos. Missing tail. No streaking underneath. Gray nape white chin weak male strips. Brown face with dark outline. At the visitor center property "

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2018 11:38 by Corina Giron
- Santa Cruz Island--Scorpion Canyon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0425726,-119.5723965&ll=34.0425726,-119.5723965
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50118519
- Comments: "Photos. Missing tail. No streaking underneath. Gray nape white chin weak male strips. Brown face with dark outline. At the visitor center property "

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Date: 11/22/18 11:44 am
From: Hugh Ranson <zonetail...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Harbor, Thanksgiving morning
The Red-necked Grebe continues, midway between Sea Landing and the wharf. I
walked out to the wharf's end, but there was very little to see. Zero loons.
One Osprey.

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Date: 11/21/18 7:43 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] That Black-throated Green Warbler report
After reading the e-bird rare bird notification about a Black-throated Green Warbler found "flitting in the trees" at 1404 De La Vina Street, I felt the report deserved following up. 
I recognized the address as being that of the Upham Inn.  I had some business near there this morning, so I walked over a few blocks to try to check it out.  There was a lot of warbler activity in the trees around the hotel, especially in a red-flowered street tree on Sola Street, but it was very difficult to see individual birds because of the denseness of the foliage.  I only saw Yellow-ramps and heard no chips that were different from the typical ones of Yellow-rumps.  But as I said, it was hard to get a bead on all the birds.   I have difficulty looking up for extended periods of time so I had to cut the search short.  I'd say that corner is worth checking out on its own, regardless of whether or not the warbler might still be around.
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Date: 11/21/18 2:00 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Grebe (3 reports)

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Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2018 12:14 by Santiago Lupi
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4078515,-119.6898863&ll=34.4078515,-119.6898863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50109192
- Comments: "Seen from sea landing "

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 20, 2018 14:19 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4078515,-119.6898863&ll=34.4078515,-119.6898863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50087840
- Comments: "After unsuccessfully searching for the grebe a few hours ago, I was able to find it about half way between Sea Landing and the wharf. It appears to be continuing eastward toward the wharf. Whitish cheeks, reddish hind neck, yellowish/olive bill."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 20, 2018 12:57 by John Callender
- Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4078515,-119.6898863&ll=34.4078515,-119.6898863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50086749
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Swimming in the main channel south of Sea Landing where it had been reported earlier by Jim Hodgson. Medium-sized grebe with a shorter, stockier neck than nearby Western/Clark’s. Top of head black, light throat and auriculars, dark with a slightly brownish tone on the sides of the neck. Heavy yellowish beak held pointed downward."

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Date: 11/21/18 10:54 am
From: Hugh Ranson <zonetail...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Red-necked Grebe continues
... at the SB Harbour this morning, fairly close to shore as seen from Sea
Landing.

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Date: 11/21/18 10:29 am
From: Benjamin Byerly <benbyerly...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Common Goldeneyes at UCSB lagoon
All,

There were four Common Goldeneyes (one male, three females) at the UCSB lagoon this morning (approx 07:30) towards the Campus Pt. end. I couldn't, however, relocate them upon the completion of my loop. 

Good numbers  of American Wigeon, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Mergansers, Ruddy Ducks, and Eared Grebes. One Horned Grebe and one (female) Lesser Scaup. 

Two Bonaparte's Gulls also paused briefly on the lagoon before moving on. 

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Date: 11/20/18 2:26 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Red-necked Grebe at the SB harbor
It was still there at 1 p.m., in the main channel giving good views from the benches at the south end of Sea Landing. Photos in the eBird list here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50086749

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Date: 11/20/18 1:57 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Vaux's Swift (1 report)
- Nashville Warbler (1 report)
- Black-throated Green Warbler (1 report)

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Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi) (6)
- Reported Nov 20, 2018 12:04 by mario balitbit
- 3059 Highway 33, Maricopa, California, US (34.857, -119.486), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8572731,-119.4859996&ll=34.8572731,-119.4859996
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50084898
- Comments: "Typical stiff flight seen along hill line. More details to come"

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 19, 2018 12:00 by John Doty
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50061417
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Gray head, nape, and back. Distinct white eye ring. Light gray throat, then pale yellow breast, belly. Primaries black with yellow edges. White wingbar mostly concealed by yellow coverts. Closely resembles “drab 1st year bird” per Sibley. Good photo."

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) (1)
- Reported Nov 18, 2018 09:09 by karen mead
- 1404 De la Vina St, Santa Barbara US-CA (34.4237,-119.7094), Santa Barbara, California
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- Comments: "Flitting around in a tree - "

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Date: 11/20/18 9:34 am
From: Jim Hodgson <jimhodgson...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Red-necked Grebe at the SB harbor
Last seen heading under the boats to the west of Sea Landing.
Jim Hodgson
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Date: 11/19/18 9:55 pm
From: Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Black-throated Green Warbler
FYI:

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- Black-throated Green Warbler (1 report)

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Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) (1)
- Reported Nov 18, 2018 09:09 by karen mead
- 1404 De la Vina St, Santa Barbara US-CA (34.4237,-119.7094), Santa
Barbara, California
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Date: 11/19/18 1:56 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Green-tailed Towhee (3 reports)
- Nashville Warbler (1 report)

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Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Nov 18, 2018 12:57 by John Callender
- Jameson Lake, CA, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4896505,-119.5024109&ll=34.4896505,-119.5024109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50038214
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "On the north fork of Juncal Creek, on the northeast bank of the creek about 200-300 feet north of the lake edge. The bird flushed from nearby as I was walking across the brushy creekbed, and perched on the far side of the creek in a row of tamarisk-like foliage. I had a good view through binoculars of the bird in profile with the sun behind me at about 80 feet distance. It was significantly larger than the Lincoln’s Sparrow perched nearby. Dark gray upperparts, rufous crown, white throat with dark lateral stripe, dark gray breast, greenish-yellow wash on tail. I’m familiar with the bird from the Eastern Sierra. As I switched from binoculars to camera the bird retreated into the foliage, such that I only was able to obtain poor, but hopefully identifiable, photos. After the bird disappeared into the foliage I played a recording of its nasal “meewe” call from the Sibley app, and the bird replied twice with what sounded like an exact match of the call."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Nov 18, 2018 12:57 by Rob Denholtz
- Jameson Lake, CA, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4896505,-119.5024109&ll=34.4896505,-119.5024109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50043606
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "On the north fork of Juncal Creek, on the northeast bank of the creek about 200-300 feet north of the lake edge. The bird flushed from nearby as I was walking across the brushy creekbed, and perched on the far side of the creek in a row of tamarisk-like foliage. I had a good view through binoculars of the bird in profile with the sun behind me at about 80 feet distance. It was significantly larger than the Lincoln’s Sparrow perched nearby. Dark gray upperparts, rufous crown, white throat with dark lateral stripe, dark gray breast, greenish-yellow wash on tail. I’m familiar with the bird from the Eastern Sierra. As I switched from binoculars to camera the bird retreated into the foliage, such that I only was able to obtain poor, but hopefully identifiable, photos. After the bird disappeared into the foliage I played a recording of its nasal “meewe” call from the Sibley app, and the bird replied twice with what sounded like an exact match of the call."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Nov 18, 2018 12:57 by Alan Prichard
- Jameson Lake, CA, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4896505,-119.5024109&ll=34.4896505,-119.5024109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50053786
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "On the north fork of Juncal Creek, on the northeast bank of the creek about 200-300 feet north of the lake edge. The bird flushed from nearby as I was walking across the brushy creekbed, and perched on the far side of the creek in a row of tamarisk-like foliage. I had a good view through binoculars of the bird in profile with the sun behind me at about 80 feet distance. It was significantly larger than the Lincoln’s Sparrow perched nearby. Dark gray upperparts, rufous crown, white throat with dark lateral stripe, dark gray breast, greenish-yellow wash on tail. I’m familiar with the bird from the Eastern Sierra. As I switched from binoculars to camera the bird retreated into the foliage, such that I only was able to obtain poor, but hopefully identifiable, photos. After the bird disappeared into the foliage I played a recording of its nasal “meewe” call from the Sibley app, and the bird replied twice with what sounded like an exact match of the call."

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 18, 2018 13:25 by Mark Holmgren
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50038910
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen twice, once drinking in the creek channel; the other time feeding in Baccharis. Very washed out colors. Head pale gray with white eyering. Back gray, wings greenish-gray with no wingbars.Immature. Throat dull yellowish. Breast brighter yellow, belly white, undertail coverts bright yellow. I did not study the tail."

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Date: 11/19/18 12:53 pm
From: Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Riverview Park Buellton - Cassin's Kingbirds, American Goldfinc
I birded at Riverview Park, Buellton, this morning. A group of at least 7 Cassin's Kingbirds feeding on berries and a flock of 25 American Goldfinch in a Sweetgum Tree the most interesting. I had an uptick in the number of American Goldfinch at my feeders as well with 8-10 moving about. This a notable increase at both locations from the last few weeks so a bit of an inflow of them into the valley. List here:

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Date: 11/18/18 9:41 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] SB Audubon Nov. 28 program: the "Bhutiful Bhurds" of Bhutan
Hello SB County birders! Please join us for what's sure to be a beautiful and engaging presentation. Hope to see you there.


Teresa Fanucchi

Program chair

SB Audubon Society


Santa Barbara Audubon Society presents

[cid:1e75f682-09d2-4d43-8aa7-c18deb8b01a0]

Blood Pheasant. Photo credit: Satie Airame

The Bhutiful Bhurds of Bhutan

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

7:30 - 9:00PM

Farrand Hall, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

2559 Puesta del Sol Road

Speakers: Satie Airame & Jeff Chemnick


The remarkable Kindom of Bhutan, nestled between Tibetan China and India, is a paradise for birders with 680 bird species (including 22 which are globally threatened). Join cycad expert and world birder Jeff Chemnick and ecologist and nature photographer Satie Airame for a breathtaking visual tour of Bhutans beautiful birds, lush forests and colorful cultural history.


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Doors open at 7:00PM. Refreshments

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Date: 11/18/18 6:04 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Green-tailed Towhee at Jameson Lake
Rob Denholtz and I were fortunate enough to visit Jameson Lake today along with Alan Prichard, the dam caretaker. Highlights were four Canvasbacks on the lake and a Green-tailed Towhee along North Fork Juncal Creek on the north shore of the lake. Details (including poor but identifiable photos) are in the lists below.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50037354- list with Canvasbacks
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50038214- list with Green-tailed Towhee

John Callender
Carpinteria

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Date: 11/18/18 5:02 pm
From: Don Tate via Groups.Io <osomocoso=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] turkeys in LaSalle Cyn
Three svelte, wild-looking turkeys on LaSalle Canyon Rd about 1 mile S of Ocean Blvd (= Hwy 246), W of Lompoc, Sunday afternoon.
Don Tate, Vberg Vg

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Date: 11/18/18 4:43 pm
From: Steven Gaulin <gaulin...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] UCSB North Campus Open Space (NCOS) this morning
I birded the NCOS from about 9:00 AM until noon today with Dan Conroy-Beam Liz Chrastil, and Marissa DeVille.
It was pretty quiet. The only waders present were 4-5 Least Sandpipers, 5 Greater Yellowlegs, and 6 Black-necked Stilts. Two female Blue-winged Teal, and small flocks of American Pipits and W. Meadowlarks were present. A single White-tailed Kite was actively hunting the northern boundary and an immature Coopers Hawk was boldly sitting in the open east of the reedy "footbridge pond" also near the north boundary. That's where we caught up with the Tropical Kingbird giving its high twittering call and sitting on 2-m-high posts just north of that pond. Liz got a few digiscoped photos and is allowing me to post one here. The voice, bill, and extensively yellow underparts were all saying "Tropical" but I was bothered because the tail did not seem forked. From Liz's photo I think I see why: The bird is completing a molt and its outer tail feathers are not fully grown out. I could not refind the Palm Warblers I saw last Monday; nor could we see any Burrowing Owls.

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Date: 11/18/18 2:50 pm
From: Dave Compton <davcompton60...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Eurasian Green-winged Teal and an ibis
Hi folks,

I spent some time looking at and photographing the teal that Cuyler
Staplemann reported a few days ago at the Bird Refuge. The bird was at the
west end of the refuge, on the southern bank by the zoo. You could see it
from the farthest viewing platform from the parking lot. There were two
other male Green-winged Teal at the refuge, one HY bird near the parking
area and another adult also seen from the far platform. An HY White-faced
Ibis was at the east end of the westernmost island.

I can't see anything on the teal in question that suggests it's anything
but a "Eurasian" Green-winged Teal. It clearly lacks a white vertical
stripe on the sides of the breast, and this area showed only the gray of
its basic (winter) plumage. It lacks the white scapular bar, but this could
just mean it hasn't completed its molt or it's an HY bird. The face pattern
appears fine for a Eurasian Green-winged Teal to me. I've left it as just a
Green-winged Teal in my eBird checklist, for now, on the off chance it
could turn out to be a hybrid. But I definitely lean toward this being a
Eurasian.

By the way, looks were distant and backlit, and my photos are terrible. If
you want a good laugh, you can look at them on my checklist here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50027554

Dave Compton
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Date: 11/18/18 2:38 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Refugio State Beach
At 2pm the creek between the ocean and the railroad tracks was quite active with insectivores. Present were Hooded Merganser, Nashville Warbler, and Hermit Warbler.

Mark Holmgren
Goleta
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Date: 11/18/18 2:31 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] Storke Field geese
115 Canadians, 3 Greater White-fronted and what looks like the same 2 Ross's that have been at the Goleta water treatment plant. No Cacklings were there this morning.Larry B.Carpinteria CA

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Date: 11/18/18 1:54 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (minima) (1 report)
- Common Ground-Dove (2 reports)
- Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Nashville Warbler (1 report)

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Cackling Goose (minima) (Branta hutchinsii minima) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 16, 2018 12:15 by Bradley Hacker
- 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/S50009545
- Media: 1 Photo

Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) (2)
- Reported Nov 17, 2018 16:00 by John Doty
- 2 1/2 miles SE TV Peak, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4619008,-119.8919964&ll=34.4619008,-119.8919964
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50011736
- Comments: "very small, short tailed, with short, dark, vertical bars on flanks/wings. Base of bill and legs red. Feeding on ground near horse corral. Photos."

Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) (1)
- Reported Nov 18, 2018 09:18 by Bradley Hacker
- Farren Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.443548,-119.9237752&ll=34.443548,-119.9237752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50026305
- Comments: "Continuing; known location. Small dove; short tail; orangey, with brownish back; scaly nape."

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1)
- Reported Nov 17, 2018 08:50 by Libby Patten
- Las Cruzitas Ranch (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6093342,-119.9600601&ll=34.6093342,-119.9600601
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50004058
- Comments: "Female. Longer body than the numerous Anna's at feeder in front of main house. Seen after returning to ranch around noon. Identified by Cruz Phillips (ranch owner)."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 16, 2018 11:26 by Libby Patten
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50004929
- Comments: "Continuing. Thick black bill, dark line through eye, yellow on belly and up to bottom of neck. Seen on bridge at first pond. "

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 18, 2018 07:08 by Noah Gaines
- Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4296434,-119.7060233&ll=34.4296434,-119.7060233
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50021499
- Comments: "Small warbler with high chip note. Bright yellow chest and under parts. Grey hoood with complete white eye right. High in same tree I saw it in last time. "

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Date: 11/18/18 11:32 am
From: Guy Tingos via Groups.Io <guytingos=<icloud.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Backyard Spizella ID correction
After consultation and discussion, the sparrow in our backyard that I originally reported as a Brewer’s is actually a Clay-colored.

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Date: 11/18/18 10:26 am
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Santa Ynez River Estuary
Seen this morning: Common Goldeneye male, 17 Redhead, 2 Scaup, Ruddy Turnstone, 12 Dunlin, 5 Western Sandpipers, 5 Long-billed Dowitchers, 5 Tree Swallows, Black-throated Gray Warbler.

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Santa Barbara
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Date: 11/18/18 6:58 am
From: Guy Tingos via Groups.Io <guytingos=<icloud.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] More Mesa
Last night, Betsy and I had a productive evening at More Mesa. 2 juvenile Northern Harriers, 2 or 3 White-tailed Kites, a Rufous-crowned Sparrow, several Barn Owls, and 1 or 2 Burrowing Owls. We also had a sparrow-sized bird that showed white corners in the outer tail feathers. It was too dark by then to see much else, but we were pretty sure it did not have the strong face pattern of a Lark Sparrow. Given the sensitivity of some of these species, especially the Kites and the Burrowing Owls, please exercise some common sense and restraint in pursuing these birds. All the birds we saw were easily observed from the main trails.

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Date: 11/17/18 1:53 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Lesser Yellowlegs (1 report)
- Franklin's Gull (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)
- Nashville Warbler (1 report)
- Indigo Bunting (1 report)

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Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 16, 2018 11:23 by Bradley Hacker
- Guadalupe Pasture (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.96336,-120.59375&ll=34.96336,-120.59375
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49982341
- Comments: "Golden plover. Short wing projection. Even body tones. No contrasty cap and supercilium. No auricular patch"

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (2)
- Reported Nov 16, 2018 11:25 by Jeff Hanson
- Goleta Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49981054
- Comments: "Confirm by comparing calls to Sibley app. "

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 16, 2018 08:30 by Bradley Hacker
- 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/S49982327
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Mark H 13 Nov"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 16, 2018 07:33 by Mark Holmgren
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49986806
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Location shown on aerial photo above. Small sparrow. Digiscoped from 40m. Could not refind the bird after seeing it from a distance. The photo helps to distinguish this Spizella from Chipping Sparrow by showing the relatively clear, gray nape, lack of rufous edges in crown and some flight feathers, buffy sides and chest. A small portion of rump can be seen in the first photo and that appears to be brown. I appreciate the opinions of several other birders on this identification."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 16, 2018 15:38 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/S49982603
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Adult male in the Cape Honeysuckle hedge on the west side of the creek about 100 feet south of the mapped hotspot location (that is, about 100 feet south of the footbridge over Santa Monica Creek). Likely a return of the same bird that spent last winter here. Skulking shyly in the upper part of the hedge near its south end. I got better looks when I hung back a ways, on the opposite (east) side of the bike path. Small oriole, only slightly larger than the White-throated Sparrows in the same hedge. Dark, downward-curved oriole beak; black hood; dark upperparts with pale feather edges; dark orange breast and belly, dark tail. I didn't hear any vocalizing. I couldn’t get a good photo, but enough for documentation."

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 17, 2018 09:00 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4296434,-119.7060233&ll=34.4296434,-119.7060233
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49997309
- Comments: "In trees above boardwalk. Gray head with white eye ring, yellow throat and undersides."

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) (1)
- Reported Nov 17, 2018 07:21 by Noah Gaines
- Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4296434,-119.7060233&ll=34.4296434,-119.7060233
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49992689
- Comments: "Sparrow sized. Cinnamon brown above with thick bill. Feeding at close range in barnyard grass in creek. Light tan chest and belly and throat with smudgy dark vertical streaks on chest. Subtle brown bluish color on tail. Rich cinnamon outlines to scraps and secondaries wings dark. Slight bluish color at bend of wing. "

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Date: 11/17/18 9:59 am
From: Noah Gaines <Noahgaines...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Indigo Bunting and other Alice Keck birds.
This morning, I had an Indigo Bunting at Alice Keck Park. It was below the Tipu Grove in the creek feeding on barnyard grass and very cooperative. I watched for about 10 min. However, I drove back to get photos and it was gone.

In much more local interest, an American Coot and American Wigeon were seen yesterday with the Mallard flock. The coot is uncommon at this hotspot and the Wigeon is the first I have detected here.

Some of the more interesting birds that appear to be wintering here are: Wilson’s Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Fox Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, and Chipping Sparrow.

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Date: 11/17/18 8:13 am
From: Steven Gaulin <gaulin...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Selasphorus
I no longer run feeders (except a small fountain and bird bath, which seem to be more attractive as our drought deepens), but I do have an array of flowering plants. Apparently this is adequate sugary inducement since I have hummers throughout the year, with species diversity peaking in late March and early April. Adult male Selasphorus are pretty uncommon at this time of year but I do have one now.

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Santa Barbara

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Date: 11/16/18 11:01 pm
From: Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Clay-colored Sparrow at North Campus Open Space
At UCSB's North Campus OS was a *Clay-colored Sparrow* found during the
monthly survey of the Preserve. Photos are attached and a map to the
location is at this link: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49986806
Thanks to others who lent me ther opinions on this bird.
Also, a *Burrowing Owl* has been present for about 2 weeks viewed by scope
looking south. A *Yellow Warbler* was near the far West end of my route. 12
swallows flew over, 4 of which were *Tree Swallows*.

Mark Holmgren
Sta Barbara
[image: IMG_6674 Spizella sp NCOS 16 Nov 2018 crop.JPG]
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Date: 11/16/18 5:06 pm
From: John Callender <jbc...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Orchard Oriole is back at Santa Monica Creek
I had fleeting views of what I'm assuming is the same adult male Orchard Oriole that overwintered last year in the Cape Honeysuckle hedge along Santa Monica Creek in Carpinteria. Same location: about 100 feet south of the footbridge over Santa Monica Creek, which is itself about 100 feet south of the west end of El Carro Lane.

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Date: 11/16/18 4:14 pm
From: Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] La Cumbre Peak Nov. 14
Sorry for the late post.  
Actually, there was not much to report from my visit there on Wednesday except for a probably continuing Townsend's Solitaire.  Otherwise, it was very quiet both near the peak and at the communications station.  The latter has a bumper crop of ripe Madrone berries and lots of Toyon coming on, but no takers.  At the peak, a small Toyon bush down in the pines is loaded with berries and that was where the only action was.  The bush was being frequented by Hermit Thrushes (3), Wrentits (3) and California Thrashers (2).  One Steller's Jay finally put in an appearance at the Peak.
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Date: 11/16/18 1:50 pm
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Subject: [sbcobirding] [eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Green-winged Teal (Eurasian) (2 reports)
- Lesser Yellowlegs (1 report)
- Hooded Oriole (1 report)

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Green-winged Teal (Eurasian) (Anas crecca crecca/nimia) (1)
- Reported Nov 16, 2018 12:00 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- 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/S49975569
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "The descriptions in my previous checklists still apply. To add to those descriptions, today the teal was foraging along the shore of the island to the east of the third platform. While in this area, the aspect of the sun was advantageous for looking at the iridescence of the head stripe. In the first photos I took earlier this week, the head stripe appears to have a blueish irridescence. I've been informed that blue hues can be introduced through optical equipment, and, when present in heavily cropped images, may not always represent the actual color of the bird. Anyhow, today I saw a blueish perhaps purplish cast to the head stripe. I saw this coloration with my eyes through binoculars and scope as well as in my digiscoped photos (scope + iPhone Xs). Additionally, it appeared as if long dorsal feathers may have been covering the area where the white bar should be."

Green-winged Teal (Eurasian) (Anas crecca crecca/nimia) (1)
- Reported Nov 15, 2018 12:00 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- 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/S49962086
- Comments: "The continuing bird was seen again today. I arrived on the third platform to find Wes F, Dika G, and another birder I did not know. After close to an hour without seeing the teal, it swam in from the south with an American and was seen by Wes and I for just a few minutes. The facial markings were bold, and the mark than runs from the base of the bill to the crown was complete or nearly so. The vertical white flank bar was absent as was the horizontal white stripe. In the afternoon, the bird was backlit so iridescence on the head was not apparent from our perspective. The tertials appeared long (longer than the nearby American), which if I understand Wes correctly suggests that this could be an adult Eurasian GWTE and not a juvenile which would be lacking the horizontal stripe at this time of year. The bird appeared slightly larger than the nearby American GWTE to me. I also had the impression of more coarsly barred flanks compared to the American GWTE."

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (2)
- Reported Nov 16, 2018 11:25 by Fred Forssell
- Goleta Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49974357
- Comments: "Confirm by comparing calls to Sibley app. "

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1)
- Reported Nov 16, 2018 09:53 by Jenny Slaughter
- west mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3997571,-119.732523&ll=34.3997571,-119.732523
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49971756
- Comments: "Adult male at hummingbird feeder"

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Date: 11/15/18 4:28 pm
From: Peter Schneekloth via Groups.Io <peterschneekloth=<yahoo.com...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Nojoqui Park - Candidate for Pink-sided Junco
The bird I saw and reported yesterday at Nojoqui Park did not get support as a Pink-sided Junco. In short, lores not dark enough and side color not correct.

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton

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Date: 11/15/18 7:01 am
From: John Callender <jbc...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lake Cachuma
One additional sparrow in that same cove on the north shore: Lark Sparrow. Its appearance alongside the others coincided with my camera’s battery running out and needing to be swapped out, so unfortunately I missed getting a shot of it.

John Callender
Carpinteria

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Date: 11/15/18 6:40 am
From: Rob Hofberg <rhofberg...>
Subject: Re: [sbcobirding] Lake Cachuma
Great list and awesome photos!

On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 6:18 AM Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...> wrote:

> Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
>
> I spent 5 hours putting around Lake Cachuma on a pontoon boat, with John
> Callender, Mario and Gabo Borunda, and Andrea Bruce. A fantastic clear,
> windless day during which we found 71 species plus a few taxa.
>
> CATTLE EGRETS
> PRAIRIE and PEREGRINE FALCONS
>
> In one small cove on the north shore we had 6 sparrow species:
> RUFOUS-CROWNED, SONG, WHITE-CROWNED, GOLDEN-CROWNED, LINCOLN'S, and FOX.
>
> You can view the full list at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49947749
>
> Rob Denholtz
> Carp
>
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Date: 11/15/18 6:18 am
From: Rob Denholtz <robdenholtz...>
Subject: [sbcobirding] Lake Cachuma
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

I spent 5 hours putting around Lake Cachuma on a pontoon boat, with John
Callender, Mario and Gabo Borunda, and Andrea Bruce. A fantastic clear,
windless day during which we found 71 species plus a few taxa.

CATTLE EGRETS
PRAIRIE and PEREGRINE FALCONS

In one small cove on the north shore we had 6 sparrow species:
RUFOUS-CROWNED, SONG, WHITE-CROWNED, GOLDEN-CROWNED, LINCOLN'S, and FOX.

You can view the full list at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49947749

Rob Denholtz
Carp

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