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*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-billed Cuckoo (1 report)
- Costa's Hummingbird (1 report)
- Manx Shearwater (1 report)
- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (3 reports)
- Merlin (1 report)
- Lucy's Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) (1)
- Reported Aug 21, 2019 09:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Santa Barbara Canyon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8446954,-119.5384598&ll=34.8446954,-119.5384598
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59156885
- Comments: "Well seen for a few seconds in willow/cottonwood thicket near end of road. Long-tailed medium sized bird, dark above, light below. Unmistakeable conspicuous large round white spots on underside of long tail. Dove into thicket and could not be lured forth. Did not see bill. Spots on tail large (not Black-billed)."

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Aug 21, 2019 07:37 by Guy Tingos
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59158495
- Comments: "Small hummingbird, white below, a few specks of color on the throat,no rufous anywhere, short bill very slightly decurved, no calls or wing sounds. In very dry chaparral in same area as a male Costas was a couple of months ago. "

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (1)
- Reported Aug 20, 2019 16:30 by Bob Friedrichs
- (34.0847,-119.4960), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.084656,-119.496037&ll=34.084656,-119.496037
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59139152
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Possible Manx. Looking for input. Clean white underneath including vent and throat. Eliminated Black-vented by clean white vent and more gliding flight pattern. Eliminated Pink-footed by clean throat and vent. Back seems a bit brown for Manx but could be lighting or worn plumage."

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Aug 19, 2019 11:45 by ANDREA BRUCE
- 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/S59142833
- Comments: "Continuing bird at same tree by bridge where it has been regularly seen. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 19, 2019 11:45 by ANDREA BRUCE
- 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/S59142833
- Comments: "At turnout by bridge. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2)
- Reported Aug 20, 2019 18:15 by Elaine Tan
- Goleta Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59140985
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Immature. Solidly dark bill, fine streaking and shorter tail leads me to believe YCNH. 2 foraging upstream of slough mouth to begin with; 1 flew towards UCSB halfway through checklist while the other remained."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 21, 2019 11:30 by Peter Schneekloth
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59159263
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile, bird distinctly darker than a Yellow-crowned Night Heron of same age, smaller spotting, long legs. Photo attached"

Merlin (Falco columbarius) (1)
- Reported Aug 21, 2019 07:37 by Guy Tingos
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59158495
- Comments: "Small falcon, heavy streaks below, no rufous in tail, powerful direct flight"

Lucy's Warbler (Leiothlypis luciae) (1)
- Reported Aug 21, 2019 11:30 by Peter Schneekloth
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59159263
- Comments: "First detected by naked eye the bird was notably small and pale gray. I was able to get the bird in my binoculars for a short but direct view and the chestnut rump was very evident."

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