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Ibis

Thomas Turner
 

There are a dozen ibis at Area K

-Tom Turner
Goleta

Re: Arctic Tern showing at Devereux Beach

John Callender
 

It’s on the beach north of the ‘300’ marker now. (Sunday at 8:53 a.m.)

John Callender
Carpinteria

Carp Beach

Rob Denholtz
 

Carpinteria City Beach and State Campground Beach, Sunday, August 18, 2019

Crows digging pits in the sand and probing for whatever (first time I’ve seen that behavior). Mallards wading in the surf and foraging in the sand. 100 each Western, CA, and (mostly imm.) Heermann’s Gulls. A single first-of-season Ring-billed Gull.

Rob Denholtz
Carp

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Neotropic Cormorant (3 reports)
- Reddish Egret (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (2)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 08:57 by Barry Rowan
- 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/view/checklist/S59061788
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Two gray-brown ducks with fine eye-ring and line behind eye."

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Aug 18, 2019 11:47 by Adam Nashban
- 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/view/checklist/S59083562
- Comments: "Continuing on same spot at second pull off. Clearly visible white v along mouth."

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 15:00 by margeNdon thornton
- 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/view/checklist/S59079295
- Media: 1 Photo

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 08:57 by Barry Rowan
- 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/view/checklist/S59061788
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird in normal perch near second pullout."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 10:10 by John Deacon
- Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Park--from entrance to sand plant, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9591002,-120.6272971&ll=34.9591002,-120.6272971
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59067609
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Seen in riparian area of SM River that can be surveyed from access road to the parking area. Approximate location was 34.96122 and -120.64719. Gray body and light red colored head and neck. Medium sized heron that was noticeably smaller than the nearby Great Egret."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 15:00 by margeNdon thornton
- 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/view/checklist/S59079295
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Gray, with a short heavy beak, much finer markings than the brown Black-Crowned NightHerons"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 08:57 by Barry Rowan
- 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/view/checklist/S59061788
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird, on bridge to nowhere. Have photos."

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Cassin’s Vireos on Kinevan

Mark Holmgren
 

Though not many birds were seen in Kinevan today, at about 11:30am a Cassin’s Vireo sang near the junction with West Camino Cielo. Back on Kinevan Rd at 3:30pm, a pair was singing about 120m downstream of the upper new bridge. Another pair sang at the new bridge. 
5 singers in 3 different places. Both males and females of this species sing so I suspect these pairs are birds still on territory.

Mark Holmgren 
San Marcos Pass

Arctic Tern - Devereux Beach

Lori Gaskin
 

Arctic Tern present at 7:00pm at marker 275.

Lori Gaskin
Santa Barbara

Area K morning of Aug. 19

Florence Sanchez
 

Had only time for a little birding today so went to Area K to ee what was up.  A lot of Black-necked Stilts were working the shallow pond and there seemed to be a few other birds around the perimeter, especially to the east.  However, that estimate proved to be faulty. When something startled the birds slightly, everyone flew to the middle of the pond and I could see that there were a lot more present than I thought.  

My Stilt count was 32; at least 6 Lesser Yellowlegs and 1 Greater; at least a dozen Dowitchers; at least 10 Western Sandpipers; 4 Least Sandpipers; 4 Wilson's Phalaropes; 2 Kildeer.  I never heard the "keek" call of Long-billed Dowitcher but did get a few short "tu-tu-" calls as the flock moved around.  However, with Lesser Yellowlegs also present, I could not be sure of the call.

There were two shite-faced Ibis working the far shore and two Snowy Egrets were present in the west end.  Waterfowl were sarce:  about 8 coots and 1 mallard.

Definitely still a place to watch, and the water is going to last quite a while yet.

Florence Sanchez

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- Cattle Egret (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)

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Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 18, 2019 19:15 by Anonymous eBirder
- New Cuyama WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9519718,-119.6969408&ll=34.9519718,-119.6969408
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59096637
- Comments: "Small hunched all white egret with short bill and bulbous looking profile/head. Bill entirely yellow to tip. No coloration on the plumage. No crest. Legs entirely black. Bird was only present for a few moments. When it took off, it flew overhead, headed south-east. Feet were entirely black. Presumably a young of the year"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 18, 2019 11:47 by Adam Nashban
- 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/view/checklist/S59083562
- Comments: "Continuing immature bird. Spotting much more defined than other black crowned immatures around."

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Earlier Area K post

Florence Sanchez
 

That's WHITE-FACED Ibis of course.  

Sorry for the typo.

Florence Sanchez

Re: Earlier Area K post

Evan Caves
 

Don’t be sorry, it was worth the laugh!!

Evan
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On Aug 19, 2019, at 3:42 PM, Florence Sanchez via Groups.Io <sanchezucsb11@...> wrote:

That's WHITE-FACED Ibis of course.  

Sorry for the typo.

Florence Sanchez

Arctic Tern

Rob Denholtz
 

Coal Oil Point, Monday morning, August 19, 2019

This morning, birding with Mario Borunda and Andrea Bruce, we observed a small tern with black extending from eye patch to top and back of head, extensive gray on upper wing, black legs and short BLACK beak. I think we have a second Arctic Tern; John Callender’s photo from yesterday clearly shows a red beak.

Rob Denholtz
Carp

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Carpinteria

correction

Rob Denholtz
 

Arctic Tern was seen over and off of Coal Oil Point, not Devereux Slough.

Rob


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Carpinteria

Ycnh

Rob Denholtz
 

Aug 20. Yellow-crowned Night Heron (juv.) in Franklin Creek.

Rob DenholtzCarp


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Coronado puddle Townsend’s Warbler

Peter Schneekloth
 

stopped for a few minutes saw earlyish Townsend’s, orange crowned and Wilson’s. Saw Adrian O said he would try for photos.

Peter Schneekloth 
Buellton

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- Blue-winged Teal (1 report)
- Neotropic Cormorant (4 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (3 reports)

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Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1)
- Reported Aug 20, 2019 08:10 by John Callender
- Carpinteria SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3923207,-119.5230103&ll=34.3923207,-119.5230103
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59130754
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Flying east, low, about 1/2 mile offshore. Wasn't at all sure of the ID when I observed it, but from the photos I think it looks pretty good for an adult male Blue-Winged Teal. I note the large blue patch on the inner part of the upper wing with a broad white border behind it, warm brown underparts contrasting with a grayish head, and in a few photos a hint of the white face crescent behind the bill."

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Aug 20, 2019 08:44 by Conor McMahon
- 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/view/checklist/S59129832
- Comments: "Continuing. By bridge to nowhere in bare snags overlooking water. "

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Aug 19, 2019 11:45 by Mario Borunda
- 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/view/checklist/S59114075
- Comments: "Continuing bird at same tree by bridge where it has been regularly seen. "

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Aug 19, 2019 11:45 by Rob Denholtz
- 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/view/checklist/S59116958
- Comments: "Continuing bird at same tree by bridge where it has been regularly seen. "

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 14:30 by Jay Carroll
- 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/view/checklist/S59117179
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing individual at this location; the bird was perched on a tangle of branches in the middle of the slough and was noticeably smaller than the Double-crested Cormorant sitting next to it; whitish border and angular gape of bill was apparent."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 19, 2019 11:45 by Rob Denholtz
- 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/view/checklist/S59116958
- Comments: "At turnout by bridge. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 19, 2019 11:45 by Mario Borunda
- 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/view/checklist/S59114075
- Comments: "At turnout by bridge. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 17, 2019 14:30 by Jay Carroll
- 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/view/checklist/S59117179
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "A continuing juvenile seen in the company of several juvenile Black-crowned Night-Herons; darker gray upperparts, mostly dark bill, and small white spots on back and coverts distinguished it from the BCNH."

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Yellow-headed Blackbird at LLC

Betsy Mooney
 

As I was leaving LLC yesterday evening, the setting sun highlighted a bird high in the trees above the parking lot (NE corner). It was an unfamiliar bird to me, but I've check on Bird Sleuth and with another birder. I think this is a Yellow-headed Blackbird, female or immature. Photo sharpened since it was a bit blurry.

Betsy Mooney
Santa Barbara/Goleta

Coronado Seep

David Levasheff
 

Jeff Hanson and I stopped by the seep for 45- 60 minutes after the noon hour. We accumulated the following:

4 Wilson Warbler
3 Chestnut-backed Chickadee
2 Orange-crowned Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Song Sparrow
2 Oak Titmouse
several Lesser Goldfinch Flying over
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
and I had a very brief (2 sec) look at what had the gis of a MacGillivarie's Warbler, Yellow-green under side, darker grey head, split eye arcs.

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Santa Barbara

Devereux, Area K yesterday

Joan Lentz <joanlentz@...>
 

Hi All:  Just to let you know that some of us are out birding, & there are lots of species to look at at both locations.  We ran into Libby Pattern, Guy Tingos, David Levasheff, and Jeff Hanson also out birding.
Yesterday, Florence Sanchez & I visited Area K first, then to Devereux.  To me, the latter is highly preferable for lighting, closeness of birds, and even numbers.  Area K does have variety, though, and more Lesser Yellowlegs.  Also, more interesting ducks.  Somebody had two Blue-winged Teal there, but I couldn’t find them.  Florence & I had a Cinnamon Teal, we thought, and a White-faced Ibis.  
Devereux’s water levels are receding slowly, so the birds are getting a little farther away for viewing.  However, still very good habitat.  The avocet continues, masses of Black-bellied Plovers and Semipalmated Plovers, lots of Western Sandpipers, some Least Sandpipers, and only one each Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, some Red-necked Phalaropes.  NO Neotropic Cormorant or Yellow-crowned Night-Heron present.
Still, we should have a look at this place every day while the mudflats are still inviting to shorebirds! 
I’m ready for fall!
Joan Lentz
Santa Barbara

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White-faced Ibis

Rob Denholtz
 

Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Wednesday, Aug, 21, 2019, noon

16 White-faced Ibis briefly visited the Park before flying off towards the mountains, seemingly headed somewhere between Rancho Monte Alegre and Lake Jocelyn.

Rob Denholtz
Carp

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Refugio St Beach - Lucy's Warbler, continuing Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Peter Schneekloth
 

Needed to be in Goleta for a few hours this AM so stopped at Coronado on the way in and Refugio on the way home. Coronado had a few common birds only. Shortly before noon I was leaving Refugio when I saw a very small pale gray bird, had it in the binocs long enough to see the Chestnut Rump, Lucy's Warbler in the creek section under the freeway. Spent about a half hour trying to refind it but never did. The juv Yellow-crowned Night Heron continued, Yellow Warblers, Western Tanagers and Belted Kingfisher were other birds of note.

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton