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


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*** Species Summary:

- Eurasian Wigeon (2 reports)
- Tufted Duck (2 reports)
- Short-eared Owl (1 report)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Sage Thrasher (1 report)
- Cassin's Finch (1 report)

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Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Jan 13, 2021 15:30 by Andrew Masaitis
- 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/S79208703
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male, located near the bridge to Devereux Slough with American Wigeons and Redheads. Rufous head with Buffy patch, appears to be eclipse plumage. Pictures follow."

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Jan 10, 2021 09:47 by Betsy Mooney
- 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/S79035524
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Brownish head with cream-colored stripe seen north of Veneco Bridge."

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Jan 13, 2021 10:13 by Linus Blomqvist
- 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/S79182789
- Comments: "Continuing male. All white sides; tuft."

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Jan 12, 2021 09:17 by David Blue
- 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/S79209159
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing adult male. Head was tucked, and tuft wasn’t visible. An all black duck with bright white flanks and a rounded head. Separated from scaup by its black back. Separated from Ring-necked Duck by its lack of a tall head with sharp peak on rear crown and no white bar on its side. Poor photo attached."

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1)
- Reported Jan 13, 2021 16:18 by John Callender
- More Mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.4215576,-119.7963064&ll=34.4215576,-119.7963064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79204300
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Flying low over the western half of the mesa grasslands."

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
- Reported Jan 13, 2021 07:00 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/S79188069
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Sapsucker still in post juv. Molt ruling out other confusing sapsuckers, continuing, photos"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 13, 2021 09:09 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/S79202768
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Seen 400 yards west of the Phelps Creek Bridge on the fence north of the west most pond. Likely the same bird first reported last fall by Libby Patten on September 20, 2020. Distinguished from a Cassin’s Kingbird by its lighter gray head, longer and heavier black bill, and brighter yellow belly which came higher on the breast (where it seemed slightly smudged with green). This bird had a notched tail that lacked the white tip of a Cassin’s Kingbird. Also distinguished by its rapid, twittering “pip-pip-pip-pip” call."

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (2)
- Reported Jan 13, 2021 09:15 by Anonymous eBirder
- Wasioja Ranch (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&;t=p&z=13&q=34.9521171,-119.8188066&ll=34.9521171,-119.8188066
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79185773
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Easily viewed from Wasioja Rd, near horse corral. Presumably very early migrants."

Cassin's Finch (Haemorhous cassinii) (1)
- Reported Jan 13, 2021 07:00 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/S79188069
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Large triangular bill, straight culmen, red crown, eye arcs long wing extension. Photos"

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