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


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*** Species Summary:

- Eurasian Wigeon (1 report)
- Tufted Duck (1 report)
- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (1 report)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed) (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)
- Baltimore Oriole (2 reports)
- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)

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Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 12, 2021 10:25 by Glenn Kincaid
- 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/S79137406
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing Male"

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Jan 12, 2021 11:19 by Libby Patten
- Rancho Goleta Mobile Home Park (limited access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.4242396,-119.8238146&ll=34.4242396,-119.8238146
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79155385
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male. Hanging out with several Scaup. Head and back are black. Sides are bright white. Head tuft/long crest. Yellow eyes. Lake is in a private neighborhood. Currently access to this area is still allowed, but you need to park on Ward Dr. and walk in. This duck was seen in far western end of lake. If you approach too closely, he tends to move away."

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Jan 12, 2021 09:46 by John Deacon
- North Blosser Rd. Flood Control Pond, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.980019,-120.4508454&ll=34.980019,-120.4508454
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79134050
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Male. Sharp and thin beak. Clean and white chest. Green head. Slightly larger than nearby CANV."

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) (1)
- Reported Jan 12, 2021 10:33 by Peter Schneekloth
- Nojoqui Falls Park, Goleta US-CA 34.53402, -120.17891, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.534018,-120.178909&ll=34.534018,-120.178909
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79144186
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Flicker with brown face and red nape, photos."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (2)
- Reported Jan 12, 2021 11:15 by Anonymous eBirder
- New Cuyama--Foothill Rd, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.8986359,-119.653557&ll=34.8986359,-119.653557
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79146705
- Comments: "Continuing"

Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed) (Junco hyemalis caniceps) (1)
- Reported Jan 12, 2021 10:33 by Peter Schneekloth
- Nojoqui Falls Park, Goleta US-CA 34.53402, -120.17891, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.534018,-120.178909&ll=34.534018,-120.178909
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79144186
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Junco, pale gray head and underparts, no hood, dark lores, red back, photo's."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 12, 2021 08:19 by John Callender
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.4070435,-119.5278168&ll=34.4070435,-119.5278168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79132329
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male. Found by Florence Sanchez in the canopy of a large flowering eucalyptus opposite the cape honeysuckle hedge south of the Santa Monica Creek footbridge."

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 12, 2021 14:14 by Zachary Reitz
- Stow Grove Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.4483611,-119.846034&ll=34.4483611,-119.846034
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79148661
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Adult male seen in large coral tree near south end of park by house #449. Bright orange oriole with black throat, crown, eyeline, and tail tip. Significant white on wing. Silent. Photo to follow, taken by phone before it disappeared into an orange tree."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Jan 12, 2021 09:10 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.4070435,-119.5278168&ll=34.4070435,-119.5278168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79144093
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Black back and hood and bright orange under body. White on the edge of the greater coverts, the median (?) coverts, and on the secondaries (?)....see photos."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 12, 2021 08:19 by John Callender
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.4070435,-119.5278168&ll=34.4070435,-119.5278168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79132329
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male. In the canopy of a large flowering eucalyptus tree opposite the cape honeysuckle hedge south of the Santa Monica Creek footbridge."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Jan 11, 2021 11:12 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/S79133044
- Comments: "Heavy streaked underparts with a sulphur yellow wash, obvious white eyebrow, brownish upperparts.  In the creek between the 101 and its north bound entrance.  I believe it is a continuing bird."

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