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*** Species Summary:

- Blue-winged Teal (1 report)
- Neotropic Cormorant (3 reports)
- Reddish Egret (2 reports)
- Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 02, 2019 13:38 by Benjamin Byerly
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57877360
- Comments: "Continuing male"

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Jul 02, 2019 15:20 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57889625
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Of 3 cormorants perched on dead euc the one on right was markedly smaller, having a longer tail. After a few minutes two of them flew off including the neo. It is starting to show white around bill. Juvenile bird that has been present at this location for an extended period."

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 02, 2019 14:30 by Kevin Lapp
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57876584
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "on dead snag next to bridge"

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jul 02, 2019 13:38 by Benjamin Byerly
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57877360
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing, first in middle of slough, then at half-bridge."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 02, 2019 19:11 by Kevin Lapp
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57880742
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Seen from the beach at 7:15 in the southern end of the slough. Appeared smaller than great egret, bigger than snowy egret. feeding. gray blue body, neck was tinged a bit rusty. Bill was black on end, then pale. black legs. At 8:20, as I finished circling the slough, I saw it flying north up the slough and settle 50 yards shy of the road that crossed the water. photo."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Jul 03, 2019 09:01 by Noah Gaines
- Mission Creek outflow (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4127959,-119.6869361&ll=34.4127959,-119.6869361
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57892259
- Comments: "Larger Heron than nearby snowy Egret. Mauve overall. With cinnamon on head and base of neck and at the end of the scraps. Dark Bill. Slate blue flight feathers and legs . Light iris. Active feeding style. Dancing and canopy feeding. "

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
- Reported Jul 02, 2019 08:30 by Bruce Reitherman
- Baron Ranch Trail, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5001925,-120.1296674&ll=34.5001925,-120.1296674
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57875434
- Comments: "Seen briefly, in flight, darting along edge of oak woods/chaparral, with riparian woodland nearby. Small, slim-hipped, fast flight, quick wing beats; sharply square tail. Possibly a juvenile, but did not get good look at underside. Barely the size of a kestrel."

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