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Elings Park

Hugh Ranson
 

This afternoon (Monday), I took a look around the plateau area (paraglider take off region) of Elings Park. Habitat has never looked so good up there with lots of flowering fennel (and plenty about to flower) and thistles. Nothing exciting to report, but there were lots of birds, mostly Lesser Goldfinches. I don't think I've ever seen so many in one place. At one point, after I pished near the stone bench, I counted forty plus around me. I would estimate somewhere in the region of 100 on the plateau. Also present were good numbers of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers in the fennel which would seem to indicate there's plenty to eat. Now we just have to wait for the warblers. The fennel was good for Virginia's Warblers last year when it didn't look half so attractive (at least to human eyes).

Yesterday in late afternoon a flock of 20 ibis flew east over More Mesa, possibly the Devereux birds plus a few hitch-hikers.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara


Re: Elings Park

Nick Lethaby
 

I have checked about 3 areas for passerine migrants the last few days and seen nothing. I suspect we are off to a late start this season, at least for Western migrants.


On Mon, Sep 2, 2019 at 9:32 PM Hugh Ranson <zonetail@...> wrote:
This afternoon (Monday), I took a look around the plateau area (paraglider take off region) of Elings Park. Habitat has never looked so good up there with lots of flowering fennel (and plenty about to flower) and thistles. Nothing exciting to report, but there were lots of birds, mostly Lesser Goldfinches. I don't think I've ever seen so many in one place. At one point, after I pished near the stone bench, I counted forty plus around me. I would estimate somewhere in the region of 100 on the plateau. Also present were good numbers of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers in the fennel which would seem to indicate there's plenty to eat. Now we just have to wait for the warblers. The fennel was good for Virginia's Warblers last year when it didn't look half so attractive (at least to human eyes).

Yesterday in late afternoon a flock of 20 ibis flew east over More Mesa, possibly the Devereux birds plus a few hitch-hikers.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara




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Devereux and Area K Tuesday morning

Mark Holmgren
 

Devereux Slough: 4 Red Knots, 2 Wilson Phalaropes, 27 Red-necked Phalaropes, Neotropic Cormorant. No Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.

Goleta Slough, Area K:No Golden-Plover, Baird’s Sandpiper, or Pectoral Sandpipers. We saw 1 Wilson’s Phalarope, lots of Semipalmated Plovers and Killdeer, and at least 11 Lesser Yellowlegs. This wetland is drying up quickly.


Mark Holmgren

Santa Barbara

Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Devereux and Area K Tuesday morning

Nick Lethaby
 

The Baird’s was still at Area K before 8 AM today.

 

From: main@sbcobirding.groups.io [mailto:main@sbcobirding.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Holmgren
Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 12:25 PM
To: Sbcobirding
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Devereux and Area K Tuesday morning

 

Devereux Slough: 4 Red Knots, 2 Wilson Phalaropes, 27 Red-necked Phalaropes, Neotropic Cormorant. No Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.

Goleta Slough, Area K:No Golden-Plover, Baird’s Sandpiper, or Pectoral Sandpipers. We saw 1 Wilson’s Phalarope, lots of Semipalmated Plovers and Killdeer, and at least 11 Lesser Yellowlegs. This wetland is drying up quickly.

 

Mark Holmgren

Santa Barbara


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Goleta Tuesday morning

Robert Lindsay
 

9/3, 7:00 - 10:30

Spring migration for landbirds is still pretty sparse. Started at Lake Los Carneros. Very little there; a few Lesser Goldfinch, a juvenile Pied-billed grebe. No birds of prey or anything else of interest.

Coronado seep had Wilson's and Orange-crowned Warbler, Chestnut-backed Chickadee. Oak Titmice (2) were the only birds that showed up that I have not seen there recently.

Devereaux, though drying out, is still good for shorebirds. A few Red Knots are still around. I saw several Red-necked Phalarope and Mark Holmgren said he spotted two Wilson's as well. The American Avocet is still there. The Neotropical Cormorant was around. Otherwise lots of other previously reported shorebirds.

Finished at Area K which is also drying out fast. Still a few of both species of Yellowlegs but no ducks, no unusual sandpipers, no Ibis.

Hope the dam breaks soon,
Rob Lindsay

Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Devereux and Area K Tuesday morning

Florence Sanchez
 

I also had the Baird's Sandpiper VERY briefly at Area K this morning around 8:45.  It flew in with a small group of Western Sandpipers.  I got it in my scope long enough to identify it.  I bent down to adjust the legs on the tripod, and when I returned to the scope a few seconds later, it was gone!

There were 6 Teal hanging out together near the western arm of the slough.   The were not Cinnamon Teal.  I suspected there were both Green-winged and Blue-winged in the mix. When they flew, I could see three had powder-blue epaulets and 3 did not, confirming 3 Blue-winged Teal and 3 Green-winged Teal.

Devereux continues to be good with a lot of shorebirds still present.  Up close to the road near the middle pullout is especially good for seeing them up close.

Florence Sanchez


On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:45:43 PM PDT, Nick Lethaby via Groups.Io <nlethaby@...> wrote:


The Baird’s was still at Area K before 8 AM today.

 

From: main@sbcobirding.groups.io [mailto:main@sbcobirding.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Holmgren
Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 12:25 PM
To: Sbcobirding
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Devereux and Area K Tuesday morning

 

Devereux Slough: 4 Red Knots, 2 Wilson Phalaropes, 27 Red-necked Phalaropes, Neotropic Cormorant. No Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.

Goleta Slough, Area K:No Golden-Plover, Baird’s Sandpiper, or Pectoral Sandpipers. We saw 1 Wilson’s Phalarope, lots of Semipalmated Plovers and Killdeer, and at least 11 Lesser Yellowlegs. This wetland is drying up quickly.

 

Mark Holmgren

Santa Barbara


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- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)

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Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2019 15:42 by Conor McMahon
- Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve--Area K, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.42119,-119.84824&ll=34.42119,-119.84824
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59473654
- Comments: "Continuing, resting and inactive on bare mud between weeds on far edge of the big water puddle. The only Pluvialis plover present, with strong white supercilium, slight gold cast to back, slighter bill than BBPL.
Stretched a couple times while I was here but didn't do any active foraging. I left to do some gardening and came back 20 minutes later hoping it would have decided to come out more into the open, but couldn't relocate it.
Digoscoped photo. "

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Santa Barbara Audubon - September 2019 - Upcoming Events

Alexandra Loos
 

Greetings!

 

 

 

Please check website or Facebook page for directions, meeting time information or updates regarding our upcoming events:

 

Friday, September 6, 2019 (8:30-10:30 a.m.)

 

BIRD WALK: TORO CANYON PARK

 

Leader: Peter Thompson

 

Target Birds: Songbirds, raptors

 

Friday, September 20, 2019 (8:30-10:30 a.m.)

 

BIRD WALK: GOLETA BEACH/ATASCADERO CREEK

 

Target Birds: Herons, egrets, ospreys, kingfishers

 

Leader: Peter Thompson

 

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019 (8:00 -10:00 a.m.)

 

FIELD TRIP: SANTA BARBARA HARBOR AND ANDREE CLARK BIRD REFUGE

 

Target Birds: Shorebirds and water birds

 

 Trip Leader: Rob Lindsay

 

 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 7:00 p.m. Join us for refreshments.)

 

PROGRAM: CONSERVATION ADVENTURES IN HOTSPOTS FOR WESTERN MIGRATORY BIRDS

 

 Presented by Sarah Otterstrom

 

Location: Farrand Hall, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

 

Pre-Program Special event:

 

Meet Katherine Emery our new Executive Director - 6:30-7:15pm

 

In the S.B. Museum of Natural History Courtyard

 

Light refreshments will be served

 

 

 

All are welcome. Please join us!

 

 

 

Happy Birding!

 

 

 

Alex

 

Alexandra Loos

 

Publicity@ SantaBarbaraAudubon.org

 

www.SantaBarbaraAudubon.org

 

Ellwood Worm-eating Warbler

Nick Lethaby
 

All,

 

During lunch time today I found a Worm-eating Warbler in Ellwood. It was seen along the west side of the large willow patch that is just W of the end of Ellwood Beach Drive. There is a track you can walk down this side. It was potentially associating with a flock of Bushtits that contained a Wilson’s Warbler, but may have just come in with them because I was pishing. It feed close to large branches with bunches of dead leaves.

 

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Texas Instruments

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North County

Florence Sanchez
 

I took a trip to the Santa Maria area this morning hoping to beat the heat of Santa Barbara's microclimate.  My first stop was Jim May Park, a place I've never stopped at.  Where there was nothing remarkable there, the walk on the paved path around the main pond was very pleasant.  The heron family was well-represented with 18 Great Egrets, 4 Snowy Egrets, 3 Great Blue Herons, and 1 Green Heron in the lower pond.  With the exception of a few Ruddy Ducks, all I could make out of the other ducks were Mallards.  A few Coot and a Pied-billed Grebe were also present.  There were 3 Wilson's Phalaropes on the pond along with a juvenile REd-necked.  There were two groups of American Avocets--one of 6 birds and another of three.  I also found a few Kildeer, 2 Greater Yellowlegs,  3 Least Sandpipers, 1 Dowitcher Sp., and a Spotted Sandpiper on the bank.  There wereseveral Barn Swallows overhead and the Crows picked up on a roosting adult Red-shouldered Hawk in a eucalyptus tree.  Both Redwinged Blackbirds and Great-tailed Grackles were present in good numbers.

From there I headed to Jack O'Connell Park, which was dull as dishwater.  I found 3 Kildeer in the ball field.  I walked up on the berm to look into the ponds of the wastewater treatment plant, where I found several Red-necked Phalaropes swimming and 3 Least Sandpipers around the edge.  I checked the nearby ag fields for Tri-colored Blackbirds and came up with a few on a fence.  Then my scope-tripod assembly fell apart and that was it for birding today.  Though it was quiet today, I think it's important to check the Park whenever possible as it's the time of year the Golden Plovers and Snipe start to show up.

Florence Sanchez

Goleta wetlands

Nick Lethaby
 

All,
At Area K this evening, I saw a Pectoral and 2 Baird's in addition to the continuing Pacific Golden-Plover. At Devereux, 3 Red Knots continued while 3 Forster's Terns were the first I have seen this fall. 3 Back Turnstones were unusual on the slough itself.

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*** Species Summary:

- Costa's Hummingbird (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Horned Lark (8 reports)

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Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2019 18:38 by Casey Richart
- 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/view/checklist/S59522128
- Comments: "Adult male. Dark purple gorget flaring. Green dorsally. Same locality as last report, along ridge just S of Island View."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2019 17:07 by John Callender
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3996863,-119.5353699&ll=34.3996863,-119.5353699
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59521800
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Immature foraging in the muddy channel near the picnic bench at the south end of the causeway, near the entrance lagoon. First time I’ve seen one there."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2019 17:07 by World Shorebirds Day
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3996863,-119.5353699&ll=34.3996863,-119.5353699
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59524463
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Immature foraging in the muddy channel near the picnic bench at the south end of the causeway, near the entrance lagoon. First time I’ve seen one there."

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (1)
- Reported Aug 30, 2019 13:28 by Linda Pittman
- Aliso Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9350598,-119.7259998&ll=34.9350598,-119.7259998
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59382753

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (1)
- Reported Aug 30, 2019 13:28 by Michele Swartout
- Aliso Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9350598,-119.7259998&ll=34.9350598,-119.7259998
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59382752

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (1)
- Reported Aug 30, 2019 17:40 by Michele Swartout
- Foothill Rd. (SBA), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.897477,-119.506247&ll=34.897477,-119.506247
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59386746

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (1)
- Reported Aug 30, 2019 17:40 by Linda Pittman
- Foothill Rd. (SBA), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.897477,-119.506247&ll=34.897477,-119.506247
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59386745

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (2)
- Reported Sep 01, 2019 09:30 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/view/checklist/S59435132

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (50)
- Reported Sep 01, 2019 10:45 by John Callender
- San Miguelito Road at Sudden Road, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5748893,-120.516743&ll=34.5748893,-120.516743
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59442448

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (2)
- Reported Sep 03, 2019 07:15 by Anonymous eBirder
- Santa Barbara Canyon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8446954,-119.5384598&ll=34.8446954,-119.5384598
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59490445

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (2)
- Reported Sep 01, 2019 18:15 by Anonymous eBirder
- Southern Cuyama Valley Grasslands, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8032135,-119.4517392&ll=34.8032135,-119.4517392
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59448169

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Santa Maria

Wes Fritz
 

SB Birders,

I made a few stops in north county today. I pretty much followed Florence’s stops, but a little later in the day. My first stop was at the Los Alamos Sewage Works. No birds to report and all the habitat is dried up.

James May Park,
24 Great Egrets, 6 Snowy’s, 2 Green Herons, 8 American Avocets, one Spotted, a dozen or so of Phalaropes, 5 least Sandpipers and a few Greater Yellowlegs. One of the Great-tailed Grackles has a couple primaries that are white, kinda cool.
  The reeds and willows near the observation deck has been flailed, so that island of habitat is now gone. It will be interesting how this will work out for wintering birds. Also, the water level is dropping and looks like it could be good.

At the retention pond just north of Robert F. Grogan Park near Blosser and Rancho Verde was completely void of birds, really just one Coot and a TV. 

Jack O’Connell Park pretty much has been sucky for the last month. I checked the agriculture fields for the Plover flock and could not find it. Although, the Savannah Sparrows are arriving and I saw close to 10 Sparrows. I also saw 300+ Tricolored Blackbirds.

The Santa Maria Sewage Works looked great but it only had a couple hundred Phalaropes, several Yellowlegs ( no count, they were flying all over the place) very few Sandpipers and two menacing Peregrine Falcons.

I checked out the Black Road Flooded Field, which was just a little damp but not very good. I checked it again a couple hours later and all the irrigation pipes were gone. Amazing how things can change in a couple hours.

Tanglewood Pond, only a couple ducks, very dead.

Yesterday, Wednesday 9-4-19. I birded down in Lompoc and it was foggy off and on and made birding a little challenging. The best birds were 2 Baird’s Sandpipers. The birds of note were a downy Western Grebe Chick, or at least it was being cared for by Western Grebes. A Clark’s Grebe was still on a nest.

The pond on Hwy 246 and Campbell Road had 7 Wilson’s and 4 Red-necked Phalaropes, and couple Least Sandpipers. This seems strange as I drove past it late Tuesday afternoon and it had a lot of birds on it.

Good birding,

Wes Fritz
805-895-0685
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Birding LLC Thursday morning

Betsy Mooney
 

It's been relatively quiet at Lake Los Carneros, but on Thursday morning I had good birding. At first it was only finches, doves, acorn woodpeckers, and crows. But then I spied an American Kestrel--they're back! I followed the directions that David shared to find the Loggerhead Shrike. I also observed two Green Herons, a Sora, and Virginia Rail (the rail is a first for me).


Betsy Mooney
Santa Barbara/Goleta

Re: Elings Park

Peter Gaede
 

This morning there was a Grasshopper Sparrow in the tall grass and fennel east of the stone bench. Also a Yellow-breasted Chat in the large Deodar Cedar overhanging the park boundary at the end of Calle Montilla.

Peter Gaede
Santa Barbara


On Sep 2, 2019, at 9:32 PM, Hugh Ranson <zonetail@...> wrote:

This afternoon (Monday), I took a look around the plateau area (paraglider take off region) of Elings Park. Habitat has never looked so good up there with lots of flowering fennel (and plenty about to flower) and thistles. Nothing exciting to report, but there were lots of birds, mostly Lesser Goldfinches. I don't think I've ever seen so many in one place. At one point, after I pished near the stone bench, I counted forty plus around me. I would estimate somewhere in the region of 100 on the plateau. Also present were good numbers of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers in the fennel which would seem to indicate there's plenty to eat. Now we just have to wait for the warblers. The fennel was good for Virginia's Warblers last year when it didn't look half so attractive (at least to human eyes).

Yesterday in late afternoon a flock of 20 ibis flew east over More Mesa, possibly the Devereux birds plus a few hitch-hikers.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara

Re: Elings Park

Mark Bright
 

Darn, got up to that cedar tree Peter mentioned twenty minutes after his post. But couldn't find the Yellow-breasted Chat. After a few minutes a Cooper's Hawk did swoop into and land in that same cedar flushing and scattering most of the birds in the vicinity. There was a White-breasted Nuthatch in the bottlebrush tree across the street and a California Thrasher nearby in the park. Also couldn't find the Grasshopper Sparrow close to the stone bench, I did see a Savannah Sparrow there.

Mark Bright
Santa Barbara

Horned Larks ag fields W of Lompoc Aug 18

Don Tate
 

Horned Larks in ag fields W of Lompoc Aug 18, a few seen at close range, but I didn't give it a thought. None in juv plumage noted at a lazy glance. Could be a future side jaunt for birders en route to SYRE in boring summertime. 

And speaking of another of Lehman's W Co District C "local" species, I mentioned a couple of Swainson's Thrush earlier this summer. Then in the next 3 days I drove on LaSalle Cyn Rd and heard 2, drove Miguelito Cyn Rd and also heard 2. Maybe it's dedicated birders that are rare and local out here, sorry for not being one.

At least 2 band tailed pigeons were at Miguelito Park Aug 30, seasonally unreported re Lehman.

Don Tate, Vberg Vg

Gaviota Beach Eastern Kingbird

Jamie Chavez
 

Early this morning I very briefly had an EASTERN KINGBIRD at Gaviota SP. First on on the brushy slope under the RR trestle, then it flew over to the small group of tamarisks near the base of the pier. I lost it in fairly short order and could not relocate it. Peter S. walked up only minutes after it left and together we could not find it after combing the campground. I also stopped at Refugio and El Capitan but have nothing of interest to report except a Willow Flycatcher at the creek mouth at El Cap. Very little sign of fall migration at these three stops today.

Back-lit and out-of-focus Eastern Kingbird photos here:


Good birding,

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Santa Maria, CA

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- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Eastern Kingbird (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2)
- Reported Sep 06, 2019 08:00 by Tom Beland
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3961231,-119.5283666&ll=34.3961231,-119.5283666
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59554870
- Comments: "white stripe, red eye, shorter bill"

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 06, 2019 07:12 by Jamie Chavez
- Gaviota SP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4727321,-120.228442&ll=34.4727321,-120.228442
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59552415
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Dark-backed kingbird with white throat and contrasting blackish head. The bird was all white below and it showed a pale terminal band on the dark tail. At one point it appeared to squabble with a Black Phoebe and uttered short call notes which is how I initially noticed it. It was originally found on the brushy slope under the train trestle, then flew to the top of the small clump of tamarisk trees at the base of the pier. It flew off and I was unable to relocate it. Poor back-lit photos were obtained"

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September breeding records since 2000

Mark Holmgren
 

Which species breed towards the end of the breeding season?  

September breeding records set the outer limits of the breeding season for several species.  Below is a list of September records since 2000 in the Santa Barbara Breeding Bird Study.

 

Please give us your observations of parental caredependent youngfamily groups togetherfood deliveriesand nestlings in the nest.  You might even notice nest building or attendance at a nest.  All may constitute evidence of breeding.


Submit records here: https://santabarbaraaudubon.org/sb-breeding-bird-survey-data-submittal/

Its easiest to get the coordinates of your record before submitting.  I find Mapper.acme.com most helpful; others prefer Google Maps, Google Earth, or Apple Maps.

 

Mark Holmgren and Adrian O'Loghlen

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California Quail            7

Scaly-breasted Munia   5

Acorn Woodpecker       3

Band-tailed Pigeon       2

Lesser Goldfinch          2

White-tailed Kite          2

Barn Swallow               1

Great Blue Heron         1

Hooded Oriole             1

N. Mockingbird           1

Pied-billed Grebe        1

Spotted Towhee           1

Yellow Warbler           1

House Sparrow           1

 

Breeding events that began in late August may be continuing into Sept for several additional species.

To view the entire BBS in Google Fusion Table, go to https://goo.gl/AJQxKj

We are grateful to the sponsors of the project: UCSB’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) and the Santa Barbara Audubon Society (SBAS).