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*** Species Summary:

- Tufted Duck (1 report)
- American Bittern (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Yellow-crowned) (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (3 reports)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2020 06:44 by John Callender
- Lauro Canyon Reservoir, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4557306,-119.7257638&ll=34.4557306,-119.7257638
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63797541
- Comments: "Continuing male associating with scaups. Bright white sides with sharp black upper border; long head tuft."

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Jan 26, 2020 12:17 by Libby Patten
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63815280
- Comments: "Continuing. Was perched in tall grasses at water’s edge on northside of eastern arm. Appeared to be sunning itself for several minutes until it walked back into the grasses."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Yellow-crowned) (Nyctanassa violacea [violacea Group]) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 25, 2020 14:00 by Estelle Ichino
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3969082,-119.5278039&ll=34.3969082,-119.5278039
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63799338
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "2 in channel N of bridge, 2 on N bank south of bridge"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (2)
- Reported Jan 23, 2020 09:00 by Alex Loos
- 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/S63701213
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Catching insects"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2020 07:37 by John Callender
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63804956
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing on the wire along Venoco Road. Chittering vocalizations; photos."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (2)
- Reported Jan 23, 2020 07:03 by Conor McMahon
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63804883
- Comments: "Both vocally interacting. Yellow higher in chest than cassin's, large bill, lower contrast between face and throat, voice a trill completely disimilar to Cassin's. Pretty cool, I haven't heard these actually vocalizing very often in California."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2020 09:54 by John Callender
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63806992
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Posed nicely in a eucalyptus over the parking lot. Overall greenish yellow, including the wings, with a large tanager-type beak. Some hints of orangey-pink in the vent area."

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