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*** Species Summary:

- Sora (1 report)
- Curlew Sandpiper (3 reports)
- Short-billed Dowitcher (2 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Swamp Sparrow (1 report)
- Blackburnian Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (Western) (1 report)

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Sora (Porzana carolina) (1)
- Reported Nov 19, 2020 09:00 by Rick Ridgeway
- Water Canyon and Beach Santa Rosa Is., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.9908755,-120.0482941&ll=33.9908755,-120.0482941
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76494952
- Comments: "In the brackish lagoon where Water Canyon emerges on the beach. In the cattails. Long and very good look at the beak--NOT a VIRA"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 14:34 by Jeff Young
- 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/S76528978
- Comments: "Will upload pictures"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 07:41 by Aaron Gomperts
- 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/S76494107
- Comments: "Continuing. Foraging in the seaweed on the beach north of the steps. Will add photos later. Seen eating sand crabs."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 14:06 by Gary Peebles
- University of California - Santa Barbara, Goleta US-CA 34.40967, -119.84210, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.409672,-119.842099&ll=34.409672,-119.842099
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76519108
- Comments: "Slightly taller than a Dublin. Nice slightly curved beak with a white supercillium. It let me get quite clos after following it for over 30 min. It was twice the size of the least sandpipers and about the same size as the long billed dowitcher. When it grouped up with the Sanderling it was 15-25% bigger. The final field mark was the white rump when it flew with the Sanderlings."

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 14:34 by Jeff Young
- 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/S76528978
- Comments: "Will upload pictures"

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 07:41 by Aaron Gomperts
- 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/S76494107
- Comments: "With MAGO north of the steps."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 10:58 by John Deacon
- A St. ponds, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9298363,-120.4626539&ll=34.9298363,-120.4626539
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76503221
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "On wires west of smaller A Street Pond. Bright yellow breast. Notched tail. Lacked the gray on the breast that was evident on nearby CAKIs. Seemed loosely associated with CAKIs."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 07:45 by David Blue
- 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/checklist/S76516427
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird at the “Whittier” bridge, first reported this fall two months ago by Libby Patten on September 20, 2020. Distinguished from a Cassin’s Kingbird by its lighter gray head, longer and heavier black bill, greenish back, and brighter yellow belly which came higher up on the breast (and where it seemed slightly smudged with green). This bird had a notched tail that lacked the white tip of a Cassin’s Kingbird."

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 11:00 by Bernadette and Amante Mangaser
- Andrée Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara US-CA 34.42206, -119.65775, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.422058,-119.657746&ll=34.422058,-119.657746
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76529324
- Comments: "Identified by other birders; sparrow-like bird with white throat seen at and near the water’s edge on the western side of the bird refuge where there are fallen logs and dead branches."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 14:30 by Jim Moore
- 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/S76524822
- Comments: "Finally seen on the third try in the gum tree just over the fence and on the top of the fence just west of the northwest corner. A yellow breast, white belly, face and vent, with a litter darker smug on its face. It was instantly recognized and nothing like the often seen Townsend's Warblers."

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 07:45 by David Blue
- 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/checklist/S76516427
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Seen immediately west of the Phelps Creek Bridge in the low vegetation on the west side of the road where it bends 90 degrees north before bending back to the west. A dull brown bird with a brown cap, a thin pale eyebrow, pale arcs above and below the eyes, and a thin bill. It had pale underparts with brown streaks, and the undertail coverts were a pale yellow. It looked like a "western" Palm Warbler, but it didn't seem to bob its tail. Then, with a clearer view, I realized that it did not even have a tail! Focusing on the rear of this bird while it was foraging on the ground, I could see that it was actually bobbing it's rear end up and down."

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