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*** Species Summary:

- Tufted Duck (1 report)
- Black Scoter (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Townsend's Solitaire (1 report)
- Red Crossbill (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Jan 08, 2019 11:00 by Dika Golovatchoff
- 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/S51475490
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Duck was swimming in various locations in reservoir, but always distant. Clear demarcation between black upper part and white below. Bill is bluish with black tip. Eye is yellow. Tuft is visible in one photo."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (11)
- Reported Jan 08, 2019 09:11 by Mark Holmgren
- Vandenberg AFB--Surf Beach to Point Pedernales (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6432356,-120.621686&ll=34.6432356,-120.621686
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51487172
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "6 males, 5 females"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (4)
- Reported Jan 08, 2019 06:45 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/S51466428
- Comments: "continuing . .. . .x 3 yrs."

Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 03, 2019 08:00 by Carol Fields
- Sierra Blanca Ridge, Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.9832994,-119.8190832&ll=33.9832994,-119.8190832
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51473139
- Comments: "1 individual seen in flight, then perched atop Bishop Pine tree in a drainage East of Sierra Blanca Ridge. Initially caught our attention in flight and with flared tail while landing. Stayed perched on the tree 5 minutes allowing closer approach and ID with scope. Full eye ring, smooth grey/brown body feathers with light patterning on folded wing."

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (11) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 03, 2019 08:00 by Carol Fields
- Sierra Blanca Ridge, Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.9832994,-119.8190832&ll=33.9832994,-119.8190832
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51473139
- Comments: "Observed a flock in flight along the Sierra Blanca Ridge just South of Maggie Peak. 11 individuals tightly grouped and flying quickly and indirectly, constantly making one-note calls during flight. Larger than House Finches and with a much different flight pattern. Large heads, dark wings. Several individuals with red bodies. Diagnostic beak seen on 1 individual briefly during flight."

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