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


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*** Species Summary:

- Costa's Hummingbird (1 report)
- Curlew Sandpiper (2 reports)
- Western Screech-Owl (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (5 reports)
- White Wagtail (1 report)
- Swamp Sparrow (4 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (2 reports)
- Blackburnian Warbler (2 reports)

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Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Nov 19, 2020 08:46 by Richard Norton
- 1245 Franciscan Court, Carpinteria, California, US (34.407, -119.538), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4070312,-119.5379188&ll=34.4070312,-119.5379188
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76400872
- Comments: "Seen in front of 1261 from a park bench across the street. Purple gorget."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Nov 19, 2020 08:56 by Evan Buck
- 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/S76415200
- Comments: "Continuing loosely with sanderlings. Lighter overall and more prominent eyebrow than dunlin; primaries projecting beyond tail. Photos"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 14, 2020 13:54 by Ian Davies
- 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/S76388353
- Comments: "Continuing bird, incredibly confiding among flock of Sanderling on beach."

Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii) (1)
- Reported Nov 15, 2020 17:49 by Ian Davies
- Santa Cruz Island--Del Norte Campground, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0109664,-119.6606445&ll=34.0109664,-119.6606445
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76389030
- Comments: "Giving ‘clucking’ call series from stand of trees right by campground. Called three times during this period."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 19, 2020 16:15 by Susanne Meyer
- 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/S76428714
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "In trees near parking lot"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 18, 2020 11:00 by Jim Moore
- 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/S76390949
- Comments: "Continuing. Large kingbird with bright yellow front from vent nearly to its throat. Large bill."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 18, 2020 08:36 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/S76418061
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "On eastern island."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 17, 2020 07:23 by Kathy Burba
- 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/S76396953
- Comments: "Longer bill than Cassin and vocalization sharp twitters as Merlin describes from tropical. Yellow up to white neck. Pic taken"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (2)
- Reported Nov 19, 2020 08:17 by Deann Purcell
- Ortega Ridge pines, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.428427,-119.600994&ll=34.428427,-119.600994
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76408119
- Comments: "Two individuals in a palm tree just off the road near the southern terminus of the spur trail at Calle Culebra, perhaps 50 yards from the end of the road."

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 19, 2020 08:45 by Lisa Walker-Roseman
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76412050
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Chasing insects. Grey, black and white bird, bobbing its tail on the beach"

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 19, 2020 09:26 by Richard Norton
- 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/S76406681
- Comments: "Fairly clear breast. Large light eye-stripe. Rufous patch on wings. SW corner. Seen with two other observers."

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 18, 2020 11:00 by Jim Moore
- 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/S76390949
- Comments: "Seen at the second platform from the car park foraging actively on the ground where reeds had been recently removed. Relatively bright with rufous wing coverts, light breast and large gray supercilium."

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 18, 2020 08:36 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/S76418061
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird found on 13 November Perhaps by Ron Hirst."

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 19, 2020 09:20 by Andrea Bruce
- Andrée Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara US-CA 34.41852, -119.66366, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.418525,-119.663659&ll=34.418525,-119.663659
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76409728
- Comments: "Sited at west end of the refuge near the zoo. In dense vegetation and dead tree debris. Moved between base of reeds and long, partially submerged tree trunk. Continuous and active - foraging in the mud. Followed ~30 minutes before having brief but unobstructed view. Small bird with grey middle stripe on crown and rufous stripes on either side. White throat, yellowish/ buff malar. Dark rufous wings."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 19, 2020 10:51 by Richard Norton
- Atascadero Creek at Patterson Ave., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4246166,-119.811059&ll=34.4246166,-119.811059
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76411797
- Comments: "First seen from Patterson bridge looking east. Later seen 500 feet downstream. Working along branches. Dark black and white stripes on back."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Nov 17, 2020 08:30 by Deann Purcell
- Manning Park (Montecito), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.434887,-119.632381&ll=34.434887,-119.632381
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76391540
- Comments: "Mid-level in the big eucalyptus adjacent to the bathroom/playground in Upper Manning."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 18, 2020 10:13 by David Blue
- 7402 - 7418 Hollister Ave (LogMeIn Tipus), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76395385
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first found by Jay Bishop on November 15. This dull first-fall female Blackburnian Warbler was actively feeding in the Tipuana tipu trees in the northwest corner of the LogMeIn parking lot. Dark above with white wing bars, pale braces on the back, and a short pale median stripe on top its head. Dark triangular-shaped ear coverts bordered by a buffy supercilium and a pale buffy yellowish throat and neck. There were pale eye arcs above and below the eyes and dark lores. The bill was dark above, but pink below with a dark tip. There were wide blurry streaks on the sides and shoulders. White belly, undertail coverts, and tail with a bit of pale buffiness to the sides of the vent."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 17, 2020 09:50 by margeNdon thornton
- 7402 - 7418 Hollister Ave (LogMeIn Tipus), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76421872
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "With the aid of Dave Levesheff and others we had great views of this relatively pale warbler. The yellow cast to the head and neck tended to be almost washed out in the sunlight. White wing bars were separated and the white edges of the wing feathers were quite prominent."

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