[eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

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*** Species Summary:

- Vaux's Swift (1 report)
- Merlin (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

Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi) (1)
- Reported Jul 01, 2019 20:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Quatal Canyon (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.819282,-119.4588733&ll=34.819282,-119.4588733
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57858837
- Comments: "Small swift with flitty, whirring flight; easily distinguished from Larger White-Throated"

Merlin (Falco columbarius) (1)
- Reported Jul 01, 2019 19:25 by Anonymous eBirder
- Southern Cuyama Valley Grasslands, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8032135,-119.4517392&ll=34.8032135,-119.4517392
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57858884
- Comments: "Very surprising. Small muscular falcon flying strongly from north to south across entire hotspot. Too small for Prairie (expected here) and proportions (tail to body) very different from Kestrel which was nearby, allowing direct comparison"

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