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Magnolia Warbler at Ortega Ridge

Ron Hirst
 

Where is that you might ask? Corner of Ortega Ridge and Greenwell. There is a pine grove and Mag frequents the pines near the trail and private drive. With 2 BT Gray and a few nuthatches red & white. Mixed flock. Mag is immature. See wing bars, tail and under tail, eye ring, and yellow chest and throat. Found by J. Siemens yesterday.  Ron Hirst, SB


Blackpoll Warbler

Nick Lethaby
 

one at Winchester One in the SW corner right by the 101.

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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA


Mourning Warbler LogMeIn — YES!

Deven Kammerichs-Berke
 

The Mourning Warbler just made its first appearance at 1104. I initially spotted it in the dense ivy bed near the stone benches, and it flew off west behind a curtain of ivy. Haven’t refound it as of this writing.

Good birding.

Deven Kammerichs-Berke
dk1166@...
Santa Paula, CA


Golden plover

Ria Marsh
 

Has anyone seen the golden plover lately? Is it still there?
Ria Marsh


Gray catbird SB Botanic Gardens - YES

Deven Kammerichs-Berke
 

The GRAY CATBIRD is currently being viewed by 5 birders; same spot, lemonade berry in the parking lot as previously described. 

Good birding.

Deven Kammerichs-Berke
dk1166@...
Santa Paula, CA


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

eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- Short-billed Dowitcher (2 reports)
- Red-breasted Sapsucker (daggetti) (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Gray Catbird (4 reports)
- Mourning Warbler (10 reports)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (Western) (1 report)

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Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 07:40 by Lisa Walker-Roseman
- 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/S75078469
- Media: 2 Photos

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 12:00 by Lucy London
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75059473
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Two seen foraging at separate places on the beach. Same bird seen by others earlier in the day. Flat back."

Red-breasted Sapsucker (daggetti) (Sphyrapicus ruber daggetti) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 16:32 by Noah Arthur
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75118654
- Comments: "RBSA with long bit diffuse, patchy, and messy white under-eye stripe."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 11:02 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria Country Club (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.905972,-120.442061&ll=34.905972,-120.442061
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75102477
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Ongoing bright red male located near the lake at #5 Tee Box. Brief look before CAKI chased him off."

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 13:30 by margeNdon thornton
- 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/S75121287
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "All gray bird with distinctive black cap and rufous undertail."

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 13:28 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/S75123875
- Comments: "With probably 4 Hermit Thrushes, ensconced in Toyon supporting fruiting grapevine at parking lot of main entrance to Botanic Garden. All gray bird with black cap and chestnut undertail coverts."

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:15 by Joan Kent
- 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/S75116441
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Dark gray bird with black cap, black eye, and dark bill. Gray body with rufous brown under tail."

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 10:13 by John Callender
- 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/S75101931
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird reported yesterday by Scot Pipkin. In a lemonade berry bush on the east side of the parking lot near (34.4568625, -119.7092588). This is just south of the steps to the striped pedestrian crossing of Mission Canyon Road. The bird was feeding on raisins from an intertwined grape vine and appeared to be unconcerned about the people coming and going in the parking lot."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:03 by Mario Borunda
- 7410 Hollister Ave, Goleta US-CA 34.43017, -119.88902, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.430169,-119.889016&ll=34.430169,-119.889016
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75106580
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen with 10-15 other birders. Foraging at ground level. Several good looks at 5-10 yards away and over a one hour+ period."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:03 by Andrea Bruce
- 7410 Hollister Ave, Goleta US-CA 34.43017, -119.88902, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.430169,-119.889016&ll=34.430169,-119.889016
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75104069
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen with 10-15 other birders. Foraging at ground level. Several good looks at 5-10 yards away and over a one hour+ period."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 13:15 by Susanne Meyer
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75114159
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird"

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:31 by Mark Holmgren
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75123533
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "34.43072 -119.8897. Foraging with other warblers in Cape Ivy ground cover. My photos indicate a feather loss below the bib suggesting possibly interaction with a predator? Central tail feathers missing, feet long (relative to other wood warblers) and bubble gum pink, mandible pinkish, maxilla darker. Entire ventral yellow, but grayish yellow throat. Dorsal greenish yellow, but head grayish green. White arcs above and below eye."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 11:54 by Richard Norton
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75105415
- Comments: "Seen on or near ground, behind handicapped sign, at south end of main parking lot with about 6 others. Thin, nearly complete eye ring."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 10:50 by Robert Thoren
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75103990
- Comments: "Continuing. On ivy slope at north end of gum grove. Pink bill and legs, narrow eye ring, bright yellow belly and vent, Olive green back."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 10:35 by Jessie Altstatt
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75111691
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen by many. Bright yellow below, pale yellow throat, distinct narrow eye-ring, light greyish brown hood with faint chestnut-brown on forehead, large pink legs and feet. Missing some center tail feathers. Actively feeding while hopping through ivy on ground."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 09:50 by margeNdon thornton
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75120214
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "medium sized warbler, dull olive upper and bright yellow under, particularly the vent, grey head, narrow eye-ring."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 08:24 by Andrew McGrath
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75094572
- Comments: "Continuing in Euc grove. Like female yellowthroat with brighter yellow underside and pinkish bill"

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 13:00 by Rebecca Coulter
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75090500
- Comments: "Found by Dave Compton and seen/photographed by many. Skulking in the tangle under the eucalyptus grove in the mid-section of the complex. Warbler with grayish hood that extended slightly down sides, very thin white barely broken eye ring. Olive green above, yellow throat and breast. Undertail yellow, oddly forked look to tail (which others have noted and their photos show there are missing feathers in the tail). Mainly seen for brief looks when it emerged from the ivy tangle. However, at one point when 15 or so birders were clustered close by to to see it, the bird flew up to a branch overhanging Dave Compton’s head, where we could see it in plain view. (And later it bathed in a roadside puddle, tho I didn’t see that.) Comparisons with MacGillivray’s and female Common Yellowthroat were convenient, as both these species were also present."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 08:26 by John Deacon
- Los Alamos--Wastewater Treatment Plant (8690 Bell Street), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.7523147,-120.2949715&ll=34.7523147,-120.2949715
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75095982
- Comments: "Found in the dead anis along side Bell St immediately SE of the chain link fence outside the LAWTP. This bird was approximately the size of nearby YRWAs. The slightly rufous cap caught my immediate attention along with the obvious supercillium. The bird pumped its tail up and down several times during my observation. It flew away as I fumbled for my camera. As it flew away I looked for a yellow rump and there was none, further eliminating YRWA from consideration."

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 15:15 by Adam Green
- West Campus Gardens, SBCC, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4038557,-119.7010157&ll=34.4038557,-119.7010157
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75097474
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "First seen on Saturday evening feeding on aphids in the garden. Noticed distinct eyebrow, but unable to ID at that point. Returned Sunday afternoon and found again at same plant around same time (5pm) again feeding on aphids. Bobbed tail several times. Able to get several photos.
Entered into iNturalist for ID- verified as Palm warbler."

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LA WTP

John Deacon
 

Sorry about my earlier report. When I referred to LA WTP I should have written Los Alamos Wastewater Treatment Plant.


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John Deacon
Orcutt


Mourning Warbler

Florence Sanchez
 

I arrived at the proper spot around 7:45, just after Larry Ballard found it.  It did not put in an appearance again until around 8:30, and that appearance was so brief that only a couple of people saw it.  Around 10:30 with at least 15 hopeful birders watching, it came out again and showed well, foraging in and out of the cape ivy leaves on the slope.  I suspect this bird might be easier to find from mid-morning on, rather than early in the morning.

The MacGillivray's Warbler was more cooperative, affording several brief views throughout the morning.  This is a very handsome bird, worthy of a trip in its own right.  The majority of the activity at ground level was from a couple of Common Yellowthroats.  After it warmed up a bit, there was a short but nice flurry of bird activity in the eucalyptus near the road edge.  I had an Orange-crowned, 1 Yellow, 1 Yellow-rumped, 2 Townsends, and a Wilson's warbler in the trees along with three Ruby-crowned Kinglets and a Hutton's Vireo.  That made a total of eight species of warbler in this spot during the time I was there.

Thanks to Dave Compton for finding and promptly reporting this bird.

Florence Sanchez


Monday North County Birds

John Deacon
 

All:

I birded the LAWTP, Santa Maria Mesa Road Ponds, Mud Lake and SMCC this morning.

The LAWTP was worth the trip.  Highlights included a Palm Warbler, 2 Northern Pintails, 4 American Wigeons and a bunch of Dowitcher sp.  Checklist is here:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S75095982

I didn't find anything noteworthy at SMM Road Ponds nor at Mud Lake.

The Vermilion Flycatcher at SMCC made a brief showing before being chased off by a couple of Cassin's Kingbirds.  

John Deacon
iseekbirds@...

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John Deacon
Orcutt


Mourning Warbler showing nicely

Mark Holmgren
 

At 34.43072 -119.8897
12:50pm
On ground mostly, in Ivy, south-facing slope immediately N of the Euc Grove. With CoYe, MacGillivray’s, Orange-crowned, kinglet, Townsend’s warblers.
Very nice find Dave Compton.

Mark Holmgren
San Marcos Pass


Re: Gray Catbird reported to eBird

John Callender
 

The bird is easy to see now at the same spot it was reported yesterday: feeding in lemonade berry on the east side of the parking lot just south of the steps to the pedestrian crosswalk that crosses Mission Canyon Road - near (34.4568625, -119.7092588).

John Callender
Carpinteria


Mourning Warbler

Larry Ballard
 

Same area as yesterday, currently behind the blue handicapped sign. Larry Ballard, Carpinteria CA


Ocean Park today...

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

...Lompoc, CA -- headed north after crossing at the closed mouth of the
river. Upon our return, it was open again and we had to wade through a bit.

Birding list with photos is on eBird

https://ebird.org/checklist/S75078469

Am too tired to post it.

Lisa D Walker-Roseman


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Lisa D Walker-Roseman,

Fort Bragg, CA (visiting Lompoc through November)


Re: Gray Catbird reported to eBird

Florence Sanchez
 

This link works.

Scot Pipkin is a very good birder.  His report is creditable.

Florence Sanchez


On Sunday, October 18, 2020, 06:26:10 PM PDT, Scot Pipkin <scot.pipkin@...> wrote:


Hi All,
    I reported the catbird, which was fairly cooperative. I'll post pictures to ebird later tonight, but an image through my binoculars is attached. This afternoon, around 3pm, bird was vocalizing in an oak tree at the Garden entrance and flew into a lemonade berry adjacent to the pedestrian gate leading across Mission Canyon rd. It appears to have an appetite for the dried up grapes that are growing on the lemonade berry. There's also a toyon with unripe fruit in that area. Adam Searcy, Casey Richart, and Steven Gaulin were present and got good looks at the bird. Three American White Pelicans flew overhead when we were looking for the catbird. Just a reminder that the Garden is open to the general public from 10am-5pm (9am-10am is member hour) and visitors are required to wear masks. 

Best,
   Scot Pipkin
   Santa Barbara, CA

On Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 5:19 PM Dave Compton <davcompton60@...> wrote:
Someone reported a Gray Catbird from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden parking lot today. Not a lot of detail in the report, but it sounds promising, nonetheless:


Dave Compton
Santa Barbara


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*** Species Summary:

- Pacific Golden-Plover (11 reports)
- Curlew Sandpiper (4 reports)
- Short-billed Dowitcher (2 reports)
- Western Wood-Pewee (3 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Gray Catbird (3 reports)
- Mourning Warbler (10 reports)

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Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 08:18 by Casey Richart
- 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/S75058189
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Small-statured Pluvialis associating with Black-bellied Plovers, Sanderlings, Whimbrel, and others. Smaller billed and more lightly built and slender than adjacent Black-bellied Plovers, with warmer plumage tones but not a terribly golden Pacific Golden-Plover. Seen in flight and with wings lifted showing pale axillaries in contrast to dark axillaries of Black-bellied Plovers."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 08:18 by Adam Searcy
- 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/S74961003
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Small-statured Pluvialis associating with Black-bellied Plovers, Sanderlings, Whimbrel, and others. Smaller billed and more lightly built and slender than adjacent Black-bellied Plovers, with warmer plumage tones but not a terribly golden Pacific Golden-Plover. Seen in flight and with wings lifted showing pale axillaries in contrast to dark axillaries of Black-bellied Plovers."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 09:54 by Bernadette and Amante Mangaser
- Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve--Areas A+H, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4175842,-119.8351872&ll=34.4175842,-119.8351872
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75047137
- Comments: "Adult no breeding; will download pics later"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 12:08 by John J. Hiles
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75057239
- Comments: "Cont."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 12:00 by Lucy London
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75059473
- Comments: "Met three nice birders while looking at the Curlew Sandpiper who gave me directions to the golden - plover. Was seen farther along the beach, near a tepee made out of driftwood. Got a comparison next to a Black - bellied and it was smaller and slimmer, with a little bit of a golden hue. Flew around a bend, and the tide was high so I could not follow."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 09:54 by Jessie Altstatt
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75066077
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Still associating with a Black-bellied Plover. Beautiful bird with golden wash over back and shoulders most evident when flying."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 08:33 by Andrew McGrath
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75037678
- Comments: "Continuing"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 08:15 by Dennis Doordan
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75053426
- Comments: "From the UCSB parking lot steps I walked towards Goleta Beach Park.; spotted the bird feeding on a kelp pile"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 08:02 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75077155
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Jessie Altstatt on 10/15/2020"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 11:00 by Michael Hingerty
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75057813
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Add notes & photos. Several hundred yards northeast (left) from stairs"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 08:00 by Neil Zhang
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75015838
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "smaller than black bellied plover with no black armpit"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 12:08 by John J. Hiles
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75057239
- Comments: "Cont. in second cove south of stairs. Brief view and the flew north towards staircase parking lot 6"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 12:00 by Lucy London
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75059473
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Was seen multiple times in a flock of sanderlings. Actively feeding, and stopped to preen a few times. Was wandering up and down the beach, but generally stayed on the half of the beach closest to the stairs. White rump while preening, and long, down curved bill."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 09:54 by Jessie Altstatt
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75066077
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 08:02 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75077155
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Observed bird along with several helpful area birders. Bird moved frequently with Sanderling flocks but spent much of the time foraging along rack piles about 300-400 yards north of Lot 6 stairs"

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 09:54 by Jessie Altstatt
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75066077
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Flat back while foraging"

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) (2)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 08:02 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- UCSB--East beach (formerly Goleta Bay West beach), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75077155
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Feeding together in rack 300 yards north of Lot 6 stairs - flat back posture while feeding"

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 09:30 by Ron Hirst
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75059425
- Comments: "continuing bird at 6th St. on tall tree snags, vested, no eye ring"

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 16:25 by Laurel S Luby
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75027962
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing and photo attached"

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 16:06 by Mario Borunda
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75032191
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Sitting at the top of a big sycamore near the treatment plant. Been there for days."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 08:12 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/S75039628
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos coming."

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 15:45 by Adam Searcy
- 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/S75071708
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photographed and recorded. Slate-gray bird with dark eye and black mocking-bird like bill, black cap and rusty undertail. Gave one long bout of mewing cat-like calls. Found by Scot Pipkin in parking lot shrubs. Seen eating grapes in parking lot and bathing in pond adjacent to meadow."

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 15:45 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/checklist/S75071709
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photographed and recording. Slate gray bird with black eye and black mocking-bird like bill, black cap and rusty undertail. Gave one long bout of mewing cat-like calls. Found by Scot Pipkin in parking lot shrubs. Seen eating grapes in parking lot and bathing in pond adjacent to meadow."

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 15:26 by Scot Pipkin
- 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/S75063741
- Comments: "Heard calling from the parking lot. Medium sized bird all gray above with rufous undertail coverts. Black cap."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 17:19 by Kaia Colestock
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75072277
- Comments: "Finally showed at 1752 after an hour or so of searching. Mostly looked at it through the viewfinder. It was first seen on the NW corner in hanging ivy, and moved fast along the ivy to just below a patch of lantana. Last seen here: 34.43076 -119.88948 on a large downed log covered in poison oak and ivy. Very skulky and stayed 1-5 feet above ground in the last few minutes. Closely associated with a couple of yellowthroats. Decent shots. Will upload photos later."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 14:32 by Noah Gaines
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75063081
- Comments: "Medium large warbler. Hanging out at Low in Ivy. Hard to see. Hanging out with a McGillivray’s warbler and common yellowthroat’s. Was roughly the same size as a MacGillivrays warbler. Seemed slightly larger with larger bill and shorter tail in direct comparison. Large pinkish bill. Yellow on under parts all the way up to the throat. Greenish yellow on the upper parts indistinct gray hood. Very thin white circle around eye. Hard to tell if it was broken. Pointed retrices indicate first year bird."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 13:30 by Barbara Millett
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75076896
- Comments: "Yellow throat, deeper yellow underparts and long bright yellow undertail coverts. Olive upper parts. Dull gray hood. Very thin, broken eye rings. Pinkish legs."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 13:29 by Jason Siemens
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75061577
- Comments: "Saw with everyone at Log Me In. Same bird Dave Compton found."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 13:11 by David Blue
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75076832
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Bird first found by Dave Compton and, thanks to his quick notification, at least 20 birders were present to see it. A skulking bird that stayed very low in the foliage and was sometimes on the ground. Olive green above and bright yellow below, with the yellow, though subdued, extending up onto the throat. The head was pale gray and there was a thin, nearly complete eye ring. The bill was bicolored with the lower mandible being pinkish and the upper mandible dusky. The legs were pink. This bird was missing multiple tail feathers giving it a forked-tail appearance."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 13:10 by Santiago Lupi
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75060197
- Comments: "Found by Dave Compton this morning. Seen well with many others. It had pink legs, faint eye ring, grayish head and yellow on the throat and breast. Above it was mostly and olive green color. Something I found distinctive on this particular bird was that it was missing some tail feather giving it a forked tail kind of look. It mostly hung around the purple lantanas and it moved around a lot. Great bird!!"

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 12:58 by Libby Patten
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75072247
- Comments: "Found earlier by Dave Compton and refound by several others. Seen at north end of eucalyptus grove near entrance driveway. Primarily foraging down low in ground cover. Underparts yellow, including the throat. Gray hood. Faint eye ring. Others got photos."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 12:55 by John Callender
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75058555
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found by Dave Compton earlier today. Foraging low in the foliage (on the ground cover up to about 12 feet off the ground) on the slope at the north end of the eucalyptus grove near (34.4308475, -119.8897567)."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 12:24 by Bradley Hacker
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75056337
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Warbler. Mostly gleaning on ground and in vines/shrubs &lt;1 m above ground. Thin white eyering, gray face, slightly brownish hood, yellow and gray throat, pinkish-gray legs, yellow-green-gray uppers, yellow breast, bright lemon-yellow vent, long lemon-yellow undertail coverts, grayish-pink upper mandible and flesh-colored lower mandible. No clear supraloral line
Found by Dave C."

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia) (1)
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 10:10 by David Compton
- Tipus at 7416 Hollister Drive (LogMeIn), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4303818,-119.8908561&ll=34.4303818,-119.8908561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75066823
- Comments: "On the ivy-covered slope at the north end of the storm drain basin in the center of the complex that supports a dense grove of blue gums. The bird mostly stayed pretty low, and was often seen with an adult male MacGillivray's Warbler. It was similar to many fall MacGillivray's I see, with bright yellow on from the breast down through the under tail coverts, olive above, rather pink legs, and a bit of a hooded appearance. The hood was mostly a pale, dull gray. The gray extended to a patch on either side of the throat, but it was broken in the middle with pretty obvious yellow (not as yellow as most of the underparts) that extended up to the chin. The face was also different from MacGillivray's, in that, instead of distinct pale eye arcs, the bird had a nearly complete, narrow eye ring that had a narrow break on either side (but note that some photos show the eye ring break to be more obvious).

The tail was medium length, and looked oddly forked in the field. Also, I thought the under tail coverts were not as long as they probably should be for Mourning. But please see a photo by Bradley's Hacker in this checklist:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S75056337

A photo showing the tail cocked in this list shows a gap, not only in the center of the tail, where several feathers are missing, but also in the under tail coverts, which come to a double pronged tip, with a V shaped gap in the middle. Apparently, this bird is missing feathers in both the tail, giving it a forked look, and the under tail coverts, making them look shorter than they might. Given that, I don't see any mark against this bird. Note, however, that no calls were heard."

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Re: Gray Catbird reported to eBird

Scot Pipkin
 

Hi All,
    I reported the catbird, which was fairly cooperative. I'll post pictures to ebird later tonight, but an image through my binoculars is attached. This afternoon, around 3pm, bird was vocalizing in an oak tree at the Garden entrance and flew into a lemonade berry adjacent to the pedestrian gate leading across Mission Canyon rd. It appears to have an appetite for the dried up grapes that are growing on the lemonade berry. There's also a toyon with unripe fruit in that area. Adam Searcy, Casey Richart, and Steven Gaulin were present and got good looks at the bird. Three American White Pelicans flew overhead when we were looking for the catbird. Just a reminder that the Garden is open to the general public from 10am-5pm (9am-10am is member hour) and visitors are required to wear masks. 

Best,
   Scot Pipkin
   Santa Barbara, CA

On Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 5:19 PM Dave Compton <davcompton60@...> wrote:
Someone reported a Gray Catbird from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden parking lot today. Not a lot of detail in the report, but it sounds promising, nonetheless:


Dave Compton
Santa Barbara


Re: Gray Catbird reported to eBird

Dave Compton
 

Sorry, folks: wrong link. Here's the correct one:


Not much info there, anyway.

Dave

On Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 5:19 PM Dave Compton via groups.io <davcompton60=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Someone reported a Gray Catbird from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden parking lot today. Not a lot of detail in the report, but it sounds promising, nonetheless:


Dave Compton
Santa Barbara


Gray Catbird reported to eBird

Dave Compton
 

Someone reported a Gray Catbird from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden parking lot today. Not a lot of detail in the report, but it sounds promising, nonetheless:


Dave Compton
Santa Barbara


Re: Mourning Warbler and the LogMeIn complex

Florence Sanchez
 

Thanks, Dave.  Putting those coordinates into Google maps makes it very clear, especially in satellite view.

Florence Sanchez


On Sunday, October 18, 2020, 05:13:22 PM PDT, Dave Compton <davcompton60@...> wrote:


Just a little more about location, for those who haven't been there. Just use the directions to get into the lot and then find the eucalyptus grove. There is only one eucalyptus grove in the entire complex. You can't mistake it. The bird is on the slope on the north side of the grove, mostly in ground cover. Coordinates:

34.43076, -119.88966.

Good luck.

Dave

On Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 4:08 PM Dave Compton via groups.io <davcompton60=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi folks,

A lot of people have gotten to see the Mourning Warbler this afternoon. Thanks especially to Nick Lethaby, Brad Hacker, and Adrian O'Loghlen for helping refind the bird. I think when others were around looking for the bird today, I referred to it as a female. But it may in fact be a young male. It's more hooded looking than a lot of young Mournings you'll see photos of, and the hood is more gray, including some gray on the sides of the throat. That last feature gave me some pause, but I'm told that the break in the middle of the gray, particularly considering it's yellow in that break, is fine for Mourning. The eye ring is nearly complete, with just a slight break. But it's pretty thin, and thinner than you would expect in MacGillivray's. 

As for birding this location, it's important to consider that this location is a private business complex and that it COULD be a little awkward having a bunch of people there at the same time. I'm not trying to discourage anyone from going there; just trying to make people aware. If anyone asks what you're doing, please be respectful and open about it. I don't think anyone will ask people to leave, but it could happen. If it does, then please comply. I have been asked to leave this place, but that was under a previous ownership, and before COVID-19. Nick tells me he's been there during the week this fall, and the offices don't appear to be occupied, although there are landscapers around. So, I think it should be OK.

Finally, directions, for those who haven't been there: the place is on the north side of Hollister, between the Storke/Glen Annie and Winchester Canyon exits, a bit closer to Winchester Canyon. The eucalyptus grove is directly north of the north end of Coronada St, the same street that dead ends on the south at the storm drain puddle in the butterfly grove. The two entrances to the complex are east and west of Coronado, and are well marked with "LogMeIn" signs. The bird is staying on the north slope of the basin where the eucs are (away from Hollister), in low vegetation (English ivy, etc.), often seen with an adult male MacGillivray's Warbler.

Elsewhere in the complex today, there were still some other migrants, including five or six Black-throated Gray Warblers, a couple of Yellows, and a couple of Wilson's, in the tipu trees with the many Yellow-rumpeds and sprinkling of Orange-crowneds.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara


Re: Mourning Warbler and the LogMeIn complex

Dave Compton
 

Just a little more about location, for those who haven't been there. Just use the directions to get into the lot and then find the eucalyptus grove. There is only one eucalyptus grove in the entire complex. You can't mistake it. The bird is on the slope on the north side of the grove, mostly in ground cover. Coordinates:

34.43076, -119.88966.

Good luck.

Dave

On Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 4:08 PM Dave Compton via groups.io <davcompton60=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi folks,

A lot of people have gotten to see the Mourning Warbler this afternoon. Thanks especially to Nick Lethaby, Brad Hacker, and Adrian O'Loghlen for helping refind the bird. I think when others were around looking for the bird today, I referred to it as a female. But it may in fact be a young male. It's more hooded looking than a lot of young Mournings you'll see photos of, and the hood is more gray, including some gray on the sides of the throat. That last feature gave me some pause, but I'm told that the break in the middle of the gray, particularly considering it's yellow in that break, is fine for Mourning. The eye ring is nearly complete, with just a slight break. But it's pretty thin, and thinner than you would expect in MacGillivray's. 

As for birding this location, it's important to consider that this location is a private business complex and that it COULD be a little awkward having a bunch of people there at the same time. I'm not trying to discourage anyone from going there; just trying to make people aware. If anyone asks what you're doing, please be respectful and open about it. I don't think anyone will ask people to leave, but it could happen. If it does, then please comply. I have been asked to leave this place, but that was under a previous ownership, and before COVID-19. Nick tells me he's been there during the week this fall, and the offices don't appear to be occupied, although there are landscapers around. So, I think it should be OK.

Finally, directions, for those who haven't been there: the place is on the north side of Hollister, between the Storke/Glen Annie and Winchester Canyon exits, a bit closer to Winchester Canyon. The eucalyptus grove is directly north of the north end of Coronada St, the same street that dead ends on the south at the storm drain puddle in the butterfly grove. The two entrances to the complex are east and west of Coronado, and are well marked with "LogMeIn" signs. The bird is staying on the north slope of the basin where the eucs are (away from Hollister), in low vegetation (English ivy, etc.), often seen with an adult male MacGillivray's Warbler.

Elsewhere in the complex today, there were still some other migrants, including five or six Black-throated Gray Warblers, a couple of Yellows, and a couple of Wilson's, in the tipu trees with the many Yellow-rumpeds and sprinkling of Orange-crowneds.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

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