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*** Species Summary:

- White-winged Scoter (1 report)
- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Gray Vireo (3 reports)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)
- Bobolink (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2019 13:45 by Matthew Bowman
- Carpinteria SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3923207,-119.5230103&ll=34.3923207,-119.5230103
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60175106
- Comments: "Flying off-shore from north to south in a group that included a five surf scoters. Seen clearly in scope. The white-winged scoter's large white wing-patch, size, bill shape, and head/neck pattern clearly contrasted with the surf scoters."

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2019 17:16 by Casey Richart
- 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/S60168675
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Smaller than adjacent DCCOs, strong white bar at base of lower mandible. Image to be added."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2019 09:18 by Ryan Seppala
- UC Santa Barbara--campus, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4148759,-119.8450041&ll=34.4148759,-119.8450041
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60184870
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Bright kingbird with a forked tail, long bill, and yellow extending up to the breast. High in a eucalyptus around where one was seen last winter, on the south side of the lagoon near these coordinates: (34.408107, -119.847305)."

Gray Vireo (Vireo vicinior) (1)
- Reported Sep 28, 2019 17:31 by Mark Holmgren
- Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4098484,-119.7349691&ll=34.4098484,-119.7349691
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60198620
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Hugh Ranson this morning. Seen by many observers. Small, gray bird, small even for a vireo. Bill short, stubby, light gray at the base of the mandible especially. Culmen gradually decurved. Clean white eye ring on gray face, no white spectacles. Throat and belly light grayish-white with dull greenish cast to flanks. This odd greenish cast showed on the lesser wing coverts, scapulars, flanks, and rump. This greenish tone was more evident in photos than in field views. Lateral edges of tertials and secondaries were whitish. White edges on the lateral edges of several tail feathers was most prominent on the lateral rectrix. Short projection of primaries beyond folded tertials. Legs and toes uniformly black. I heard no vocalizations. This bird was like a professional model on the runway giving us nearly endless postures and views at very close range"

Gray Vireo (Vireo vicinior) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2019 12:03 by Barry Rowan
- Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4098484,-119.7349691&ll=34.4098484,-119.7349691
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60188492
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Reported by Hugh Ranson. Have photos. "

Gray Vireo (Vireo vicinior) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2019 10:52 by David Compton
- Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4098484,-119.7349691&ll=34.4098484,-119.7349691
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60189435
- Comments: "Watched off and on for at least 10 minutes soon after I arrive. Dave Levasheff, George Roland, Bill Murdoch were on the bird when I arrived, and we watched it foraging low in fennel, coyote brush, and other vegetation. It would sit in a spot, moving around bit, occasionally cocking it's tail, then would fly a few feet to a few meters, and then stay in more or less the same spot for a bit. So it was fairly active, but sort of methodical. It was a smaller passerine with a short but relatively heavy bill, especially for its length. The tail was relatively long, but shorter than that of a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher. The bird was similar in shape to a Bell's Vireo, but larger and heavier. The crown was rounded. The bird was overall rather gray above and whitish below. The wing feathers (flight feathers and greater coverts) were somewhat darker, with paler edges. The rump, which I got some good looks at, appeared to be a bit olive. The bird had a pretty distinct eye ring, but no other distinguishing features on the head."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (2)
- Reported Sep 24, 2019 13:56 by Cameron Codd
- 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/S60197333
- Comments: "With chipping sparrows and similar in size but with plainer face and no dark eyeline. Also having duller color. "

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 25, 2019 10:15 by Mick Baisley
- Santa Cruz Island--Scorpion Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0489615,-119.5560551&ll=34.0489615,-119.5560551
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60193597
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Pics to add."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2019 14:37 by Casey Richart
- Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4567922,-119.710266&ll=34.4567922,-119.710266
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60168660
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "White throat, broad white supercilium, creeping along oak bark nuthatch-like, generally black dorsally with white streaks, generally white ventrally with black streaks. Poor quality images have been added."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2019 07:49 by Rebecca Coulter
- Nojoqui Falls County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5338803,-120.1769972&ll=34.5338803,-120.1769972
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60188963
- Comments: "Foraging mostly in sycamore trees on both sides of creek, loosely associating with a mixed flock, along the eastern boundary of the park near the restroom. Very active warbler, with lots of tail flicking. White to light gray below, with pale chestnut slashes on each side. Greenish yellow cap and back. Prominent narrow white eye ring. Called once, a soft, somewhat flat “chit.”"


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