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


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*** Species Summary:

- Blue-winged Teal (2 reports)
- Redhead (1 report)
- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Lesser Nighthawk (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (4 reports)
- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)
- Little Blue Heron (1 report)
- Reddish Egret (4 reports)
- Tufted Titmouse (1 report)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (1 report)
- Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 report)

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Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (2)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 10:25 by Richard Block
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94231571
- Comments: "Pair on southwest corner of lake."

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (2)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 15:09 by Noah Gaines
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94189531
- Comments: "3 female type teal seen first across the lake and later directly under me at the dam. 1 showed green speculum and the other two, blue. In comparison with the GWTE, these birds were only slightly larger with a proportionally larger bill. One was more richly colored than gwte and the other was paler. Neither had a second (lower ) eyeline in addition to the regular one. The paler bird had a subtle pale crescent on face near bill."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (2)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 08:01 by Mark Holmgren
- Santa Ynez River Estuary, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.690362,-120.600358&ll=34.690362,-120.600358
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94188319
- Comments: "Adult males showed proper head shape for Redhead, dark bill, dull red head, nearly uniform grayish body. Seen from a distance, it was in the middle section of the estuary."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 10:49 by Guy Tingos
- 5049 Walnut Park Drive, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4508251,-119.7977167&ll=34.4508251,-119.7977167
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94198105
- Comments: "White wing patches reduced to a thin border on perched bird, reddish eye, longer bill, and rounded tail distinguish this species from Mourning Dove."

Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 19:40 by Santiago Lupi
- Coal Oil Point--Devereux Beach and Sands Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4071359,-119.8783064&ll=34.4071359,-119.8783064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94196339
- Comments: "Flying over the beach and ocean in front of the trail that leads to dune pond."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 07:45 by Jeff Baker
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94221833
- Comments: "Continuing, solitary bird, spotted along the north bank, feeding next to a flock of Canadian Geese. Noted yellowish legs, white breast, and speckling on wings."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 18:05 by David Blue
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94198975
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First reported late this morning by Steve Hovey. Refound at 6:05 PM foraging on the large mudflat at the north end of northwest corner of the lake, and last seen at 6:29 PM. (Best viewed from the "east bench" due east of this location and from the "north bench" due north of this location.) Somewhat reminiscent of a Spotted Sandpiper in size and behavior (it would occasionally wag its tail), it looked more like the nearby Greater Yellowlegs, but much smaller, and more short-legged, and duller yellow legs. It was dark brown above with small pale spots and had prominent white eye rings. It also showed barred outer tail feathers when bathing."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 18:05 by Linda Blue
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94198976
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First reported late this morning by Steve Hovey. Refound at 6:05 PM foraging on the large mudflat at the north end of northwest corner of the lake, and last seen at 6:29 PM. (Best viewed from the "east bench" due east of this location and from the "north bench" due north of this location.) Somewhat reminiscent of a Spotted Sandpiper in size and behavior (it would occasionally wag its tail), it looked more like the nearby Greater Yellowlegs, but much smaller, and more short-legged, and duller yellow legs. It was dark brown above with small pale spots and had prominent white eye rings. It also showed barred outer tail feathers when bathing."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 15:09 by Noah Gaines
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94189531
- Comments: "Seen from across lake at far s end of the NE mudflats. Resembled a smaller and shorter GRYE. Shorter than GRYE and browner above. White below. Dull legs. Unable to determine face. Infrequently bobbing tail. 2 coyotes on N mudflat."

Neotropic Cormorant (Nannopterum brasilianum) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 10:00 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- Coal Oil Point--Devereux Beach and Sands Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4071359,-119.8783064&ll=34.4071359,-119.8783064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94193856
- Comments: "Perched on dead branches overhanging the West bank of the Slough with several DCCormorants. Obviously smaller with thinner/shorter bill and no apparent yellow on lores. Observed from Pond trail on West side of Slough."

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 09:49 by Linus Blomqvist
- 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/S94223222
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "White egret about the size of a Snowy standing next to it. Evenly green/olive legs, pale lores, bicolored bill with fleshy-colored inner part and dark outer part. Pale lores. Dusky gray wingtips."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 13:00 by Lucy London
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94240768
- Comments: "Roosting on sandbar with gulls."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 09:09 by Linda Blue
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94222579
- Comments: "Canopy feeding east of the parking lot."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 09:09 by David Blue
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94222578
- Comments: "Canopy feeding east of the parking lot."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 12:46 by Betsy Mooney
- Goleta Beach Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4173939,-119.8280364&ll=34.4173939,-119.8280364
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94181689
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Foraging in slough, then flew across to NW side to hang out with Great & Snowy Egrets, plus GBHs and preened"

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2021 17:00 by Gerrie Karczynski
- Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4567922,-119.710266&ll=34.4567922,-119.710266
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94191890
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Walking on the ground on the Redwood Trail"

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 08:01 by Mark Holmgren
- Santa Ynez River Estuary, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.690362,-120.600358&ll=34.690362,-120.600358
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94188319
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "In Myoporum next to trestle. Gave Audubon's chip note. Quite an early arrival."

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 09:29 by Deann Purcell
- Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4200447,-119.6559405&ll=34.4200447,-119.6559405
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94229498
- Comments: "Perched near the top of a bare-topped pine near the northwest corner of the cemetery. Not a usual cemetery bird. Roughly finch-sized, with distinctive bright pinkish pattern on the throat or chest, which contrasted sharply with the bright white belly. It flew west before a better look could be gotten. Didn’t get a good look at the head."

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