[eBird Alert] Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert <daily>


eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 report)
- Curlew Sandpiper (14 reports)
- Black-throated Sparrow (1 report)

---------------------------------------------
Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Santa Barbara County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35915
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1)
- Reported Sep 21, 2020 09:54 by Noah Gaines
- Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4202703,-119.6654409&ll=34.4202703,-119.6654409
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73882091
- Comments: "A small female type hummingbird coming to an area with lots of flowers near the giraffe viewing area. Greenish above and clean creamy below with hint of buff along the sides. No gorget spots. Long slightly decurved bill and shortish tail. At first, I thought it was a Costas, and though it Continually pumped its tail in flight, this was not as quick as a Costa’s tail pump. Heard the BCHU chase call as it flew past."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 08:10 by William Rockey
- Campus Pt., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.404856,-119.8440063&ll=34.404856,-119.8440063
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73847090
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile on beach with Sanderlings west of point. Black bare parts. Slimmer and slightly longer-legged than Sanderling. Primary projection past tail. Also seen a few times in flight showing clear white rump."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 07:10 by Trish Gussler
- Coal Oil Point, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4053588,-119.8465607&ll=34.4053588,-119.8465607
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73852900
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird at this location. Curlew Sandpiper traveling with Sanderlings. Lovely sandpiper with long decurved bill, upper parts scaly brownish with light underparts and dark shoulder area. Bird seemed thin and elongated compared to the other more plump birds it was traveling with. Fairly easy to keep track in the flock of light colored sanderlings."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2020 17:00 by Kay Regester
- Dune Pond at COPR, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136777,-119.881839&ll=34.4136777,-119.881839
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73859467
- Comments: "Spending a few days at UCSB. Seen by many. Initially seen roosting with Snowy Plovers, in the roped off sanctuary at Mile Marker 575. Watched the bird for approximately one hour, unique among all shorebirds at this location. Took many pictures (to be posted). Larger, and especially longer shorebird with long decurved black bill, long black legs, running and feeding tipped over, so the white underparts were well seen. Fine brown streaks on head and shoulders, white supercilium, brown eyestripe between eye and base of bill. Rather large wing feathers with brown centers and white fringes. Apricot was on upper breast, otherwise white.Was able to observe White rump with gray tail in flight."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 21, 2020 11:56 by Karen Rusch
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73884908
- Comments: "With Sanderlings and Marbled Godwits. Darker overall tone compared to Sanderlings and stands just a bit taller. Creamy white chest and brownish back and light eyebrow. Bill distinctive. Flushed with the group of Sanderlings and flew with them north. Came back with group about 5 minutes later. Saw it about 0.15 miles north of the Lot 6 stairs."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 21, 2020 09:00 by Patrick Sysiong
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73878509
- Comments: "Lifer! Continuing juvenile - brownish shorebird just a bit larger than nearby Sanderlings with a more elongated and downcurved bill and scale-like patterning on the back. Seen along the beach down the parking lot 6 stairs and to the left"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 21, 2020 08:17 by John Facchini
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73874612
- Comments: "Continuing - will add photos - east of the lot 6 stairs."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 21, 2020 07:51 by Bob Friedrichs
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73874914
- Comments: "Continuing. Left at bottom of stairs from Parking 6 and then down beach 400 yds to where rocks join beach (before pier). Mainly working tack line. Taller slightly larger and browner than sanderlings. White superciilium. Black legs. Bill more curved than Dunlin. Pics later."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 15:02 by Stephen Bylin
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73861543
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird at UCSB East Beach. The first look we had of the CUSA was in the dry wrack closer to the cliff base east of the staircase to the beach. There were several birders who kept moving closer to to the CUSA for photographs, so the bird kept getting pushed further East until it took off with the flock of SAND and BLTU. We lost the bird for a couple of hours, but later found it taking a bath with a flock of SAND in shallow water close to the large boulder near the tide line on the beach below the restrooms. The CUSA was in basic plumage, with mottled gray upper parts, white underpants, and well-defined white eyebrow. It had a white rump and black legs. It’s distinctive bill was long, thin, down-curved and black. It’ build was elongated and more slender than the SAND, and it was slightly taller. After it’s bath, it was actively foraging and running quickly along the shoreline with a large flock of sanderlings. Video link and photos to be posted later by conejomoon(shared list)."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 15:02 by Bonnie Clarfield-Bylin
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73861544
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird at UCSB East Beach. The first look we had of the CUSA was in the dry wrack closer to the cliff base east of the staircase to the beach. There were several birders who kept moving closer to to the CUSA for photographs, so the bird kept getting pushed further East until it took off with the flock of SAND and BLTU. We lost the bird for a couple of hours, but later found it taking a bath with a flock of SAND in shallow water close to the large boulder near the tide line on the beach below the restrooms. The CUSA was in basic plumage, with mottled gray upper parts, white underpants, and well-defined white eyebrow. It had a white rump and black legs. It’s distinctive bill was long, thin, down-curved and black. It’s build was elongated and more slender than the SAND, and it was slightly taller. After it’s bath, it was actively foraging and running quickly along the shoreline with a large flock of sanderlings. Video link and photos to be posted later by conejomoon(shared list). <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SxV8ZBV6p5Y" frameborder="0"></iframe>"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 11:33 by Teresa Connell
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73845020
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing will post pict. Down curved bill similar to a Dunlin , juvenile feathers with light surrounding edges and soft brown coloring in contrast to Sanderlings."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 11:09 by David Compton
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73847258
- Comments: "Juvenile present since 16 September. Dave Blue and another birder had seen the bird earlier, and they were walking south along the beach as five of us walked north toward them searching. When we converged, I was talking with Dave when he looked over his shoulder and noticed the bird was now foraging only about 50 feet away. It was overcast, but the fog was high enough that the visibility at ground level was very good, so we had great conditions and were able to follow the bird at length from about 50 feet up to maybe 100 feet. Through my spotting scope, I picked up some details better than I had several days before, including the faint streaking on the sides of the breast and some nice detail on the pattern on the feathers on the upper parts. Generally, these feathers had medium gray-brown centers, darker borders to the center that formed nice anchor shapes on some feathers (not sure which ones) and the pale edges that gave the bird its scales look. Other features were as described in my notes from 17 September: medium size, decurved bill, long legs, mostly white under parts, pronounced face pattern compared to Dunlin. It was foraging in beach wrack with Black Turnstones, Least Sandpipers, and Sanderlings, among some other species."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 10:02 by David Blue
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73852654
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "This bird was first discovered on September 16 by Florence Sanchez, and I first saw it the next day (September 17) in this same location, and now again on the same beach three days later. At one point it flew around the cliff corner to the far west end of Goleta Beach where it foraged in the surf zone with Sanderlings. This was a juvenile bird with brownish feathers above edged in white giving it a scaly appearance. It was somewhat reminiscent of a Dunlin, but slightly larger, its black decurved bill was thinner, and its black legs were longer. It had a broad white supercilium, a darker cap, and a white rump. It also had a slight buffy wash on its breast."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 07:00 by Mark Scheel
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73849699
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile. Seen west of Goleta Point near where the lagoon trail connects to beach in flock of Sanderlings. Later seen northeast of parking 6 steps. Slightly larger than Sanderlings, pale supercilium, eyeline, darkish crown, medium-long decurved bill, scaly back, light brownish wash on breast, white rump seen when bird flew. Photos."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 07:00 by Janet Scheel
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73859251
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile. Seen west of Goleta Point near where the lagoon trail connects to beach in flock of Sanderlings. Later seen northeast of parking 6 steps. Slightly larger than Sanderlings, pale supercilium, eyeline, darkish crown, medium-long decurved bill, scaly back, light brownish wash on breast, white rump seen when bird flew. Photos."

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 10:15 by Anonymous eBirder
- Rancho Sisquoc Winery (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8403479,-120.2100313&ll=34.8403479,-120.2100313
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73856891
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Juvenile with some adult characters. With many other sparrows right at the entrance to the property"

***********

You received this message because you are subscribed to eBird's Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert

Manage your eBird alert subscriptions:
https://ebird.org/alerts

eBird Alerts provide recent reports of regionally or seasonally rare species (Rarities Alerts) or species you have not yet observed (Needs Alerts) in your region of interest; both Accepted and Unreviewed observations are included. Some reports may be from private property or inaccessible to the general public. It is the responsibility of every eBirder to be aware of and respectful of access restrictions. For more information, see our Terms of Use: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/terms-of-use/

Join main@sbcobirding.groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.