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*** Species Summary:

- Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Yellow-crowned) (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 13, 2019 15:18 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/S52666012
- Comments: "Adult gull with medium black back. Viewed by scope from 45 meters in very windy but fairly warm conditions. Temp 59F. Bird was smaller than Western Gulls nearby, slightly larger than California Gulls. Legs not yellow but dullest possible pink; it’s as though the feet didn’t reach maturity but the rest of the bird had. White head with fine streaks to nape and back. Bill yellow, slender with distinctive dark marks circling the base and elsewhere giving it the appearance of some sort of lamination problem. Oval red mark on distal mandible. Iris yellow or white stood out due to the dark smudge encircling the eye. I couldn’t figure out the orbital ring color. White tips to 6 or 7 primaries protruding beyond the folded secondaries. Bird not seen in flight."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Yellow-crowned) (Nyctanassa violacea [violacea Group]) (2)
- Reported Feb 13, 2019 15:30 by Mario Borunda
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- 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/S52673708
- Comments: "Continuing presence of birds by Franklin Bridge."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Yellow-crowned) (Nyctanassa violacea [violacea Group]) (2)
- Reported Feb 13, 2019 15:30 by ANDREA BRUCE
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- 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/S52672553
- Comments: "Continuing presence of birds by Franklin Bridge."

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