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*** Species Summary:

- Eurasian Wigeon (2 reports)
- Greater Scaup (1 report)
- Hammond's Flycatcher (3 reports)
- Dusky Flycatcher (5 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)

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Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 10, 2021 16:29 by Aaron Kreisberg
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79053685
- Comments: "Seen from midpoint along Slough Road (between bridge to nowhere and turnoff to Devereux school). With American Wigeons. Rufous head with cream coloration in the middle of the top of head (did not look as solid of a stripe as when seen at NCOS so has me wondering if possibly a different individual). More of a mottling rather than a streak. Grey body with white wing patch."

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Jan 10, 2021 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/S79021984
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photographed north of the Venoco Bridge. If this is the same bird I've seen and photographed here since December 29, then it is loosing its cream-colored forehead. This appears to be eclipse plumage."

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 10, 2021 08:20 by Glenn Kincaid
- UC Santa Barbara--Campus Lagoon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.4076516,-119.845165&ll=34.4076516,-119.845165
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79023580
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Female. Watched foraging for several minutes. Steep forehead, peak of head more forward than lesser, wide nail at tip of bill."

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 10, 2021 13:12 by Santiago Lupi
- Arroyo Burro Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.4242219,-119.7503543&ll=34.4242219,-119.7503543
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79037786
- Comments: "Continuing. First seen in a leafless bush at (34.4279554, -119.7505384) and then moved across the trail to some willows. Small gray flycatcher with a yellowish cast. I did not get very good views but some things I noticed where long primary projection, light wing bars, and a notched tail. It frequently lifted its tail up and down."

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (1)
- Reported Jan 10, 2021 10:55 by Conor McMahon
- Arroyo Burro Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.4242219,-119.7503543&ll=34.4242219,-119.7503543
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79049800
- Comments: "Continuing well-documented empid, calling species based on apparent consensus of those with better documentation. In mid-story of small oaks, sycamore, and willow in and just W of the stream channel at 34.42830, -119.75118, a few meters north of the concrete structure in the creek. Digiscoped photo. Silent while I was here."

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 10, 2021 08:52 by John Callender
- Arroyo Burro Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.4242219,-119.7503543&ll=34.4242219,-119.7503543
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79012737
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen in the foliage near the concrete creek structure. Relatively small dark beak; relatively long primary extension. I did not hear the bird vocalize. Occasional tail flicks."

Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 10, 2021 12:42 by Mark Holmgren
- Bella Vista OSP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.438363,-119.8836064&ll=34.438363,-119.8836064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79044049
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Greenish yellow underparts. Long, square tail. Short projection of primaries beyond tertials. Head round. Bill long and narrow. Did not see under side of tail or the mandible. Foraging near the lone Willow at the footbridge in the park. Often plucked insect prey from the lawn."

Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 10, 2021 12:42 by Lori Gaskin
- Bella Vista OSP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.438363,-119.8836064&ll=34.438363,-119.8836064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79036480
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Greenish yellow underparts, long square, tail, short projection of primaries beyond tertials. Head round. Bill long and narrow. Did not see under side of tail."

Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri) (1)
- Reported Jan 10, 2021 10:30 by David Compton
- Bella Vista OSP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.438363,-119.8836064&ll=34.438363,-119.8836064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79022194
- Comments: "Documentation to come"

Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 10, 2021 09:16 by Andrew McGrath
- Bella Vista OSP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.438363,-119.8836064&ll=34.438363,-119.8836064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79015756
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen on southern end of park. Empid with gray head and slightly green yellow belly"

Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 10, 2021 08:57 by Conor McMahon
- Bella Vista OSP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.438363,-119.8836064&ll=34.438363,-119.8836064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79020740
- Comments: "Continuing well-documented empid. Seen in reeds and in bare willow in middle of creek at 34.43777, -119.88367. Digiscoped photos."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 10, 2021 11:20 by Libby Patten
- UC Santa Barbara--Campus Lagoon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.4076516,-119.845165&ll=34.4076516,-119.845165
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79047167
- Comments: "Interacting with CaKi. High pitched twittering call. Near Marine Science Center in eucalyptus."

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 10, 2021 09:21 by David Compton
- Tierra de Fortuna Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.412785,-119.869052&ll=34.412785,-119.869052
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79017535
- Comments: "Continuing and returning male"

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