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*** Species Summary:

- Blue-winged Teal (1 report)
- Gadwall (1 report)
- Green-winged Teal (1 report)
- Eared Grebe (2 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (5 reports)
- White-faced Ibis (1 report)
- Tree Swallow (1 report)
- American Pipit (1 report)
- Grasshopper Sparrow (1 report)

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Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1)
- Reported Jun 20, 2022 15:48 by Andrew Stull
- 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=34.4198459,-119.8792197&ll=34.4198459,-119.8792197
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113394581
- Comments: "Single male. Distinct plumage."

Gadwall (Mareca strepera) (1)
- Reported Jun 17, 2022 17:00 by Steve Hovey
- 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=34.4198459,-119.8792197&ll=34.4198459,-119.8792197
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113201244
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Grey and brown duck feeding in the Whittier pond with two Mallards, but noticeably smaller than the Mallards."

Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) (1)
- Reported Jun 17, 2022 17:00 by Dawn Hovey
- 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=34.4198459,-119.8792197&ll=34.4198459,-119.8792197
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113198417
- Comments: "Grey and brown duck feeding in the Whittier pond with two Mallards, but noticeably smaller than the Mallards."

Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) (4)
- Reported Jun 20, 2022 07:02 by Steve Colwell
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113354805

Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 17, 2022 07:01 by John Callender
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113118615
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Alternate plumage birds scoped from the locked gate. Known species for this location."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2022 08:02 by Glenn Kincaid
- 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/S113059629
- Comments: "Known at this location. Today, 2 individuals one in full adult plumage, another (recently reported) coming into adult plumage but not quite there yet. Photos of both."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2022 07:16 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/S113081960
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2022 07:16 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/S113081959
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 15, 2022 18:17 by Aaron Kreisberg
- 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/S113035603
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult bird seen from the westerly platform."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 15, 2022 11:30 by Ron Hirst
- 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/S113049251
- Comments: "Adult foraging"

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 17, 2022 07:01 by John Callender
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113118615
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "On the island east of the railroad bridge. Large brownish wading bird with a long decurved bill. Distant awful photo."

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) (1)
- Reported Jun 18, 2022 13:38 by maddie holden
- Santa Cruz Island--Potato Harbor Trail, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0506505,-119.5843309&ll=34.0506505,-119.5843309
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113304701
- Comments: "Flying with swallow behavior; shiny blue back and body chest/belly"

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (1)
- Reported Jun 18, 2022 10:06 by Nick Newberry
- Private Airbnb Lillie Ave, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421918,-119.60232&ll=34.421918,-119.60232
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113200323
- Comments: "While sitting in the patio of this rental, I was first alerted to this bird’s presence when I heard a familiar “pip-pipit” call. About 3 seconds later I spotted the bird flying eastbound just above rooftop level. It repeated the sweet “pip-pipit” call about 5 times before disappearing over the neighboring rooftop, never to be seen or heard from again. I did not have binoculars at the time of the observation, fortunately, the bird was not particularly high and the lighting was excellent, which allowed me to observe it well enough. The general coloration appeared to be a sandy-brown. The tail was long in proportion to the body and was held tightly closed (never flared out). The flight was undulating. The size was perfect for a pipit. No other species of pipit or songbird matches the call, flight style, size, shape, and general coloration of this bird other than American Pipit, a species I am have extensive experience with from breeding and wintering grounds."

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) (2)
- Reported Jun 19, 2022 08:47 by maddie holden
- Santa Cruz Island--Scorpion Canyon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0425726,-119.5723965&ll=34.0425726,-119.5723965
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113304770
- Comments: "Watched the birds as they sang; definite grasshopper sparrow song with appearance to match"

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