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*** Species Summary:

- Tufted Duck (1 report)
- Wilson's Plover (1 report)
- Pigeon Guillemot (1 report)
- Western Bluebird (1 report)
- Mountain Bluebird (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)
- Lucy's Warbler (1 report)
- Yellow Warbler (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2019 11:50 by Mark Holmgren
- Lauro Canyon Reservoir, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4557306,-119.7257638&ll=34.4557306,-119.7257638
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51446004
- Comments: "Continuing male. Aythya duck strikingly white on the sides, contrasting with a dark back. Dark head with tuft drooping off the back of the head. Blue bill."

Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia) (1)
- Reported Jan 06, 2019 09:40 by Michael McConnell
- Beach Road Closed, California, US (34.706, -120.6), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.7057685,-120.6002944&ll=34.7057685,-120.6002944
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51450014
- Comments: "Feeding with turnstones and snowy plovers"

Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) (1)
- Reported Jan 04, 2019 08:00 by Philip Goldstein
- Santa Barbara Channel--Santa Cruz Island vicinity (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.1697721,-119.7605896&ll=34.1697721,-119.7605896
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51324030
- Comments: "Initially seen seated on the water and then flying away from boat. whitish belly and neck as well as mostly white head with some brownish streaking. White coverts. Obvious red feet while flying away"

Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) (2)
- Reported Jan 04, 2019 10:58 by Matt Howard
- (33.9942,-119.7097), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.994163,-119.709662&ll=33.994163,-119.709662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51443271
- Comments: "Observed alongside mountain bluebirds in the Central Valley if Santa Cruz Island. "

Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) (2)
- Reported Jan 04, 2019 10:58 by Matt Howard
- (33.9942,-119.7097), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.994163,-119.709662&ll=33.994163,-119.709662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51443271
- Comments: "Observed in the Central Valley of Santa Cruz Island. During the Christmas bird count. "

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Jan 07, 2019 10:00 by Thomas Turner
- UC Santa Barbara--campus, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4148759,-119.8450041&ll=34.4148759,-119.8450041
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51434414
- Comments: "Bumped into one in the courtyard between Noble Hall and the bioshop. Presumably 1 of the 3 seen in the area on the CBC on 1/5/19. Female, very small bodied, uniform yellow (unlike Bullock's)."

Lucy's Warbler (Oreothlypis luciae) (1)
- Reported Jan 06, 2019 11:16 by Libby Patten
- 4050 Calle Real, Santa Barbara US-CA (34.4432,-119.7580), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.443245,-119.757969&ll=34.443245,-119.757969
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51452544
- Comments: "In the center of north end of the parking lot in the largest Tipu tree. A very whitish-looking small bird flew in from the condos to the east. Very light gray with slightly darker wings and a dark smudge on top of the crown. The lighting made it hard to see the crown patch color. A white eyebrow. Obviously smaller than the numerous YRWA. It flitted near the top of the tree and had good views for a couple of minutes. Later it appeared to fly back towards the housing to the east. It didn’t vocalize. "

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1)
- Reported Jan 05, 2019 08:03 by Libby Patten
- Mission Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4383187,-119.7118914&ll=34.4383187,-119.7118914
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51432740
- Comments: "Continuing at this location for several weeks. All yellow undersides. Upper parts darker yellow with dark edging to wing feathers. Seen in pepper tree in Mission parking lot and in pepper tree in Olive Garden. Distinctive long chip. "

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Jan 05, 2019 13:46 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/S51443753
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Varying shades of yellow all over this wet-looking tanager. Continuing in this general location for weeks. Various vocalizations that at times sounded closer to a Western Tanager than I expected it should. Seen in multiple spots near the persimmon tree east of the aviary. Perched in this tree near the last persimmon. There had been at least two dozen of this fruit a few weeks ago."

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