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*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (1 report)
- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (3 reports)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 28, 2018 09:20 by Heather Hundt
- 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/S48169124
- Comments: "Small Canada-style goose with stumpy bill and white neck collar"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (3)
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 10:05 by Peter Schneekloth
- 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/S48173458
- Comments: "Three birds seen at close range perched adjacent to each other."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 07:45 by margeNdon thornton
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48172124
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Near the large Western Gull flock in the company of three Blackbellied Plovers. Somewhat smaller than the Blackbellied with distinctly golden flecks on its back"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Aug 29, 2018 13:30 by Jasen Liu
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48159391
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Brightly marked bird associating with a group of BBPL closer to Goleta Beach County Park. Very cooperative, at some points being less than 20 feet away. Noticeably smaller than BBPL, with gold-flecked uppersides and white axillaries. Primaries projecting only slightly beyond tail. Long-legged with erect posture, giving gangly appearance. Legs trailing slightly behind tail in flight."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Aug 29, 2018 09:40 by Libby Patten
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48154250
- Comments: "Long-legged plover with strongly contrasting markings. It appeared to have golden spots on its brown upperparts. On the beach just west of the west end of Goleta Beach County Park. Looked markedly different than the nearby BBPL. Was flushed by a dog-walker before I could get a photo. Seen later and identified/photographed by Jasen Liu."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 07:45 by margeNdon thornton
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48172124
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Yellow legs not as long as aYellowlegs, short relatively heavy bill, very pronounced white eye ring"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 10:05 by Peter Schneekloth
- 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/S48173458
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 06:45 by Anonymous eBirder
- Arroyo Quemada, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4687784,-120.1125062&ll=34.4687784,-120.1125062
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48174429
- Comments: "Very high, with highest of swift flock. Circling in thermal. Square tail. Photos "

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