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*** Species Summary:

- Fox Sparrow (1 report)
- Fox Sparrow (Sooty) (1 report)
- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)

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Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
- Reported Sep 10, 2020 08:15 by Dennis Doordan
- Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4215353,-119.6572856&ll=34.4215353,-119.6572856
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73428801
- Comments: "scratching on the ground between first and second viewing platforms, underparts streaked with triangular spots"

Fox Sparrow (Sooty) (Passerella iliaca [unalaschcensis Group]) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 10, 2020 11:25 by Mark Holmgren
- Kinevan Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5069163,-119.8225639&ll=34.5069163,-119.8225639
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73429442
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen in creek bottom at about the mid-point on Kinevan Rd. At 34.50687 -119.82402. Very chocolate-colored bird. Second photo is a lightened version of the first photo. This would seem to be the earliest fall arrival of Fox Sparrow (at 1985' elevation) by 2 days."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 10, 2020 12:54 by Bradley Hacker
- Dos Pueblos Cyn x US 101, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4478,-119.9596&ll=34.4478,-119.9596
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73432819
- Comments: "Large warbler. Bobbing tail. Brown back & wings. Pale yellow supercilium and pale yellow breast streaked with brown. Found by Nick L."


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