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


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*** Species Summary:

- Common Merganser (2 reports)
- Curlew Sandpiper (4 reports)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Brewer's Sparrow (2 reports)
- Green-tailed Towhee (11 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Tennessee Warbler (2 reports)
- Northern Parula (1 report)

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 12:03 by Mario Borunda
- Gaviota SP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4727321,-120.228442&ll=34.4727321,-120.228442
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74242559
- Comments: "Juvenile. Heavier bill than Red-breasted. Two white streaks on face."

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 12:03 by Rob Denholtz
- Gaviota SP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4727321,-120.228442&ll=34.4727321,-120.228442
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74231097
- Comments: "Juvenile. Heavier bill than Red-breasted. Two white streaks on face."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 08:15 by Lisa Walker-Roseman
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), 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/checklist/S74257391
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing on beach with Sanderlings"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 08:50 by Sangeet Khalsa
- 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/S74255236
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen this morning just north of the stairs down to the beach from the parking lot. Moving around erratically with its posse of Sanderlings. Slightly larger than SANDs, with long drooping bill, dark, scaly upperparts, white belly and undertail coverts. A couple of Dunlin were nearby which I homed in on initially, and looked somewhat similar in size and bill shape, but the CUSA stood out upon closer scrutiny with its distinct broad white supercilium and scaly pattern on the back and tertials. Was clued in to the location of the bird by a friendly birder I met on the beach, but can’t remember his name. Thank you kind sir!"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 14:30 by Janet Phillips
- 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/S74232049
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing at this location; found as usual with a large flock of Sanderlings; he is about the same size as a Sanderling but easy to distinguish by brown coloration and longer, thinner body shape and the decurved bill; photos"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 09:00 by Paul Mayer
- 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/S74231824
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bird located about 1/4 mile east of stairs at #6 parking lot. Feeding in kelp along with Sanderlings, Least Sandpipers, and Black Turnstones.. Same bird as seen previously. White rump visible in flight."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 10:35 by Jamie Chavez
- Jim May Park (fmr River Oaks Park), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9747532,-120.4258633&ll=34.9747532,-120.4258633
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74249820
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing immature female found in the shorter trees around the playground structure and open lawn area nearby. Identified by it's relatively small size compared to a phoebe, pale brownish above with darker brown wings, white below with fine breast streaking and a yellowish lower abdomen and undertail coverts. Small black bill. It was flycatching from exposed branches and it would occasionally fly directly toward me as it was cahsing flying insects. Originally found by Erik Dodos here on September 27, 2020."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (2)
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 06:32 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/checklist/S74257724
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Seen together. Very small sparrow, streaked crown with no median stripe, eye ring, gray auricular with paler eye stripe above and dark border below. Photos."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (2)
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 06:32 by Peter Schneekloth
- 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/checklist/S74258056
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Seen together. Very small sparrow, streaked crown with no median stripe, eye ring, gray auricular with paler eye stripe above and dark border below. Photos."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 16:00 by Mark Holmgren
- Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4154287,-119.6832574&ll=34.4154287,-119.6832574
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74228855
- Comments: "Ground-scratching, greenish bird. Rufous patch on crown, white throat, gray bill."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 15:44 by Libby Patten
- Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4154287,-119.6832574&ll=34.4154287,-119.6832574
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74247045
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Found earlier today by Adrian O’Loghlen and Pam Viale. Seen near the wall north of the Shipwreck Playground. Scratching in the leaf litter and occasionally climbing up on short bushes. Rufous cap, white throat with black edges, yellow-green patches on wings and tail."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 15:13 by Bradley Hacker
- Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4154287,-119.6832574&ll=34.4154287,-119.6832574
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74228183
- Comments: "Multiple observers"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 15:13 by Teale Fristoe
- Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4154287,-119.6832574&ll=34.4154287,-119.6832574
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74225075
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Approached four birders intently viewing/photographing something and I was surprised to see this and not a dickcissel. Green upperparts, rufous cap, white throat."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 15:06 by David Blue
- Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4154287,-119.6832574&ll=34.4154287,-119.6832574
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74231854
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "A sparrow-sized bird with a dark gray head and breast with a bright contrasting white throat, a rufous cap, and greenish wings and tail."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 14:40 by margeNdon thornton
- Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4154287,-119.6832574&ll=34.4154287,-119.6832574
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74226476
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "small gray bird digging in the loose dirt near the bushes. bright rufous cap and white throat. olive green on the edges of the wings and tail."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 14:18 by Adam Searcy
- Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4154287,-119.6832574&ll=34.4154287,-119.6832574
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74231121
- Comments: "Photos"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 12:34 by Mario Borunda
- Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara US-CA 34.41596, -119.68302, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.415965,-119.683025&ll=34.415965,-119.683025
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74252755
- Comments: "Distinctive patterns of a GTTO: bright rufous crown and white throat; greenish-yellow on wings & tail. Foraging against wall next to train tracks in East segment of park near round structure."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 07:31 by David Blue
- 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/checklist/S74231435
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "A sparrow-sized bird with a dark gray head and breast with a contrasting white throat, a rufous cap, and greenish wings and tail."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 09:07 by Mario Borunda
- Refugio State Beach, Goleta US-CA 34.46410, -120.06980, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4641,-120.0698&ll=34.4641,-120.0698
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74242358
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Plumage and crown duller than we anticipated. On the ground foraging close to CATO"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 09:07 by Rob Denholtz
- Refugio State Beach, Goleta US-CA 34.46410, -120.06980, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4641,-120.0698&ll=34.4641,-120.0698
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74230413
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Plumage and crown duller than we anticipated. On the ground foraging close to CATO"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 17:00 by Joan Lentz
- 433 Pimiento Ln 34.43397 -119.63497, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.433973,-119.634974&ll=34.433973,-119.634974
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74231243
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Saw this individual Black-and-white Warbler, it's distinctive lengthwise black streaking on a white background. See photo"

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 16:04 by Joan Lentz
- 433 Pimiento Ln, Santa Barbara US-CA 34.43401, -119.63521, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.434013,-119.635208&ll=34.434013,-119.635208
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74224779
- Comments: "Observed small warbler with chartreuse green back, grayish-white under parts, rather similar to orange -crowned warbler. stayed very briefly. At first, due to the volume of Orange-crowned Warblers I've had this year at the pond, I thought oh just another Orange-crowned Warbler. But then I noticed the pronounced greenish tinge to the bird's back, it's whiter underparts. The faint supercilium is similar to the Orange-crowned Warbler, and the head was a dull yellowish/gray. As in the Orange-crowned, the Tennessee shows that tiny white mark at the bird's "shoulder." A first for my pond."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 12:29 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/checklist/S74226729
- Comments: "In eucalyptus west of the creek south of the railroad. Lime-yellow green above with pale supercilium sharp pointed bill, yellow ventral was unstreaked, whitish undertail coverts"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1)
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 08:15 by Ron Hirst
- Riviera Business Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4386556,-119.7056908&ll=34.4386556,-119.7056908
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74256616
- Comments: "f/imm with deep yellow breast and throat, rest of uderparts white, 2 white wing bars on gray wings, eye ring halved. Very poor photo if necessary..."

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