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Eastern Kingbird@ Refugio

Wes Fritz
 

SB Birders

Peter Shneekerhoff is reporting a Easter Kingbird at Refugio State Beach in the lower part of the creek.

Good birding.

Wes Fritz
805 895 0685
wes-fritz@verizon.net
Solvang CA


2 Brewer's Sparrows, Elings Park

Hugh Ranson <zonetail@...>
 

This afternoon there are 2 Brewer's Sparrow's together at Elings Park, on the south side, in between the stone bench and the wooden bench in the SW corner of the plateau (approx. here: 34.409136, -119.733268. They were absolutely silent, and I wouldn't have found them if I hadn't walked right up to them. Once they are located, they are confiding. Not much else up there.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



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

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*** Species Summary:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 09:49 by Linus Blomqvist
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94223222
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "White egret about the size of a Snowy standing next to it. Evenly green/olive legs, pale lores, bicolored bill with fleshy-colored inner part and dark outer part. Pale lores. Dusky gray wingtips."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday at Devereux + Goleta Slough

Enid Osborn
 

Devereux
As reported by Dave Compton on Friday 9/03, my husband Jay Scheidemen and I spotted a juvenile Yellow-Crowned Heron today at around 2pm on the bank opposite the road, just east of Nowhere Bridge and up the slope 10 ft., sleeping and preening. Unlike the 3 egrets around it, the heron blended completely with the mud and tangled bare branches, and was invisible to the naked eye. Chocolate back with fine white speckling, streaked breast, substantial gray beak and gray legs, though hard to tell leg color due to blending with branches and twigs.

Goleta Slough
A flock of 9 Curlews in the slough shallows, mixed gulls, a single Great White Egret, the resident Kingfisher holding its position on the wire over the lake, and a much-thinned congregation of Cormorants. 

Other
We did not see either the Reddish Egret or the Little Blue Heron today.

Fish were jumping right out of the water, both at Devereux and at Goleta Slough--beautiful as they caught the sun. If you know what kind of fish these are, please tell me, thanks. This must be a seasonal thing...?

Enid Osborn
enidosborn@...


MacKenzie Park Migrants

Hugh Ranson <zonetail@...>
 

After being skunked at the park last weekend, there were finally quite a few birds to look through: 10 + Wilson's Warblers, 5 Yellow Warblers, 4 Western Tanagers, and a small flock of Cedar Waxwings. Most of the warblers were in Tipu trees.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



Little Blue Heron

Linus Blomqvist
 

The Little Blue Heron, which seems to not have been seen for about three weeks, was sitting on the bridge to nowhere at Devereux today at 10am.

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linusblomqvist.com


Andree Clark Bird Refuge this morning

Joan Lentz (cox.net address)
 

Hi All:  I found that Jim Hodgson’s post from yesterday made me want to get out and brave the odors at the Bird Refuge this morning!  I’ve never seen the shoreline so receded as it was today, water getting shallower than it’s ever been.  Bad for the nose, good for the birds.  
It’s a chance for us to get close to shorebirds, so bring a scope and see what’s there.  Lots of turnover.  
I ran into Hugh, Dave Compton, and Libby, and had help finding the PECTORAL SANDPIPER from the beach parking lot (it was to the right or west).
Then we saw that we could see the birds hiding in that eastern curve, if we walked on the bikepath back around to the grass and cool shade of the Cabrillo Blvd side.  From there, you can scope that bay where there were at least 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, an AMERICAN AVOCET, and a couple of Short-billed Dowitchers.  
It was funny to see the Red-necked Phalaropes swimming around in such shallow water they looked like they were scooting on their bellies!  Lots of them around.
The numbers of egrets and herons needed to be counted carefully there were so many, but we ran out of time.

Joan Lentz
Montecito


Santa Ynez River Estuary, 4 Sept 2021

Mark Holmgren
 

I birded the Santa Ynez River Estuary from 3 places this morning.  A very early returning Audubon’s Warbler was in the Myoporum near the RR trestle (photos in checklist).  2 male Redhead, adult grebes of both Clark’s and Western were still dragging around dependent young, very few waders or peeps, a bunch of Caspian Terns and a few Royal Terns were present. Lots of Red-necked Phalaropes.  A couple each of American Avocets and Black-necked Stilts were in the upper part of the estuary.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S94188319

 

The peeps were hiding in the back-dune pond north of the estuary, along with a Ruddy Turnstone.  (Access here is restricted both in and out of Snowy Plover breeding season. No public access at all.)

https://ebird.org/checklist/S94188369

 

Mark Holmgren 

San Marcos Pass


Re: Solitary Sandpiper back at LLC

Dave Compton
 

Hi Steve,

Yes, definitely a Solitary Sandpiper, but almost certainly a different bird than the one present earlier. Lake Los Carneros has proven a good place for these when conditions are right. We had four or five here at once several Septembers ago.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 12:36 PM Steve Hovey <shovey34@...> wrote:
Apologies if this is already known, but I've been trying to find the LLC Solitary Sandpiper since it was first spotted about a month ago. Today I believe I found it! He was once again at the north end of the lake, and was alone for most of the time I was watching him (around 11:30 to 12:00), but then was joined by a Greater Yellowlegs. Please let me know if you agree with the ID. Thank you!
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Steve Hovey


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*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (1 report)
- Blue-winged Teal (1 report)
- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)
- Reddish Egret (3 reports)
- Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 report)

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Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 03, 2021 14:42 by Mary Jo Hayes
- Waller Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9029675,-120.4392958&ll=34.9029675,-120.4392958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94135843
- Comments: "Apparently a resident at the park."

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (2)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 10:35 by Richard Block
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94174857
- Comments: "Along dam on south end of lake."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 12:00 by John Callender
- Walnut Park Dr, Santa Barbara US-CA (34.4510,-119.7980), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.450983,-119.79801&ll=34.450983,-119.79801
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94176345
- Comments: "Continuing bird helpfully pointed out to me by Guy Tingos at his feeders. Photos."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 11:10 by Steve Hovey
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94176880
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "This bird was foraging along the bulrushes on the north end of Lake Los Carneros. It has been seen in this location before. Eventually it was joined by a Greater Yellowlegs. Its eye ring was evident, as were its dull yellow legs."

Neotropic Cormorant (Nannopterum brasilianum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 03, 2021 11:35 by David Compton
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94124489
- Comments: "Continuing adult"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 07:51 by Richard Block
- 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/S94165487
- Comments: "Solitary bird. Has been present for months."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 03, 2021 13:14 by David Compton
- 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/S94128119
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 12:17 by Jeff Baker
- Goleta Beach Park, Goleta US-CA (34.4171,-119.8289), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.417057,-119.828884&ll=34.417057,-119.828884
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94176863
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 10:30 by Anonymous eBirder
- Aliso Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9089576,-119.7673745&ll=34.9089576,-119.7673745
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94172320
- Comments: "Small accipiter. Circling high, probably migrating. Small head. Square tail"

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Saturday morning

Hugh Ranson <zonetail@...>
 

In an attempt to bird an area less birded, I looked for migrants at the Music Academy this morning. Alas, it was in vain. The only potential migrants I saw were a few Orange-crowned Warblers. The nearby Bird Refuge was much more interesting, not least because of the number of birders there. It was fun chatting and catching up. Other highlights: Pectoral Sandpiper (2), American Avocet (1), Lesser Yellowlegs (2), and a number of Red-necked Phalaropes.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara



Solitary Sandpiper back at LLC

Steve Hovey
 

Apologies if this is already known, but I've been trying to find the LLC Solitary Sandpiper since it was first spotted about a month ago. Today I believe I found it! He was once again at the north end of the lake, and was alone for most of the time I was watching him (around 11:30 to 12:00), but then was joined by a Greater Yellowlegs. Please let me know if you agree with the ID. Thank you!
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Steve Hovey


Refugio State Beach - Common Migrants

Peter Schneekloth
 

A stop at Refugio this morning yielded only common migrants. Finds included Western Tanager, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler and Orange-crowned Warbler. Most were in the big Euc near creek overlook, the park was crowded with campers for the long weekend.

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton


White-winged Dove

Guy Tingos
 

One in our back yard.

Guy Tingos
Santa Barbara


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Santa Barbara


Bird Refuge Shorebirds

Jim Hodgson
 

Hi all,

This afternoon there were 2 Pectoral Sandpipers at the eastern end of the refuge along with 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, numerous Least and Western Sandpipers and the other usual suspects.

On a historical note, the last time I saw the refuge this low on water, this Stinky and with this many shorebirds was the September of 1990.  Shortly after as the complaints rolled in the city ran a temporary pipe over from the sewage plant and refilled it with reclaimed water.  This killed the smell and the shore birding.  And while I haven’t heard of any plans to do this yet I’d recommend you enjoy it while you can as it may not be this way much longer.  

Good birding,
Jim Hodgson
Santa Barbara


Friday birding

Dave Compton
 

This morning, I birded for a good chunk of time at El Capitan State Beach, before a stop at Devereux and a lunch time stop at Goleta Beach.

El Cap: Not much here, and obvious migrant land birds were only a couple of Wilson's Warblers and single Western Tanager. Two Wandering Tattlers were in the rocky part of the beach, just east of the creek mouth, with Spotted Sandpipers.

Devereux: There was a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in the usual night heron roosting area, and the continuing adult Neotropic Cormorant. I believe the night heron hasn't been reported here this year.

Goleta Beach: nothing more interesting than the continuing Reddish Egret, which was resting in the bank across from the eastern viewing platform. I also  saw a flock of shorebirds fly by the western part of the park that included some Black Turnstones with what may have been two or three more tattlers.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara


September Audubon Program

Maureen "Mo" McFadden
 

Jamie HI!

I just posted the Sept program from SBAS… Hope I did it right.  Being off three months, I may have forgotten a detail or two. ;) LMK if I did ok.  Thank you. 


Peace,

Mo



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SB Audubon Announces Free Fall Programs #SBAS

Maureen "Mo" McFadden
 


New Birders on the UCSB Campus 

Meet the 
Goleta Coast Audubon Society ~ New Student Chapter of the SBAS 
Featured Speaker Conor McMahon 

This Zoom program will explore the newest chapter – the Goleta Coast Audubon Society(GCAS). Learn about the initial projects, present activities, and future opportunities to engage students with birds and conservation related issues. GCAS is UCSB's birdwatching and conservation club, founded in 2019. GCAS is actively working towards connecting the UCSB student population with birding and conservation in the wider Santa Barbara region and beyond.

GCAS is a registered campus organization at UCSB and an official campus chapter of the National Audubon Society. The membership is composed of undergraduate and graduate students, and the chapter organizes birding walks, conservation projects, and advocacy initiatives. GCAS's mission is to protect wildlife and the habitat it needs to thrive, while engaging and educating students and the public on science and conservation issues pertaining to birds.

Featured Guest speaker Conor McMahonis a graduate student in the Geography Department at UCSB and the President of GCAS. Conor grew up in Houston, TX, and was introduced to birding in an ornithology course at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. He quickly became hooked and has since been lucky to bird widely in the US, but especially in Texas and Southern California. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Mechanical Engineering from UT, he had the opportunity to teach the same course which got him started birding in 2019 during his Masters.
Moving to Goleta and UCSB in 2019, he became active in Santa Barbara Audubon's Conservation Committee and founded GCAS in 2020. He has since helped start several ongoing GCAS conservation initiatives and is always looking for ways to introduce new people to the birding community.

GCAS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2370596116383453

SBAS Facebook Event Page: https://fb.me/e/15VDbYbxS

 

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Many thanks for reading and hope you can join us on Sept. 22 for the inaugural program -- We'd like you to meet Conor McMahon who was the driving force behind starting this chapter. 


Maureen "Mo" McFadden


Big Sit 2021

Linus Blomqvist
 

Hi all,

The dates for the 2021 Big Sit have just been announced: October 9-10. The Big Sit is a friendly competition where the goal is to see as many species as possible in one day, from within a 17-foot diameter circle. More information here. I've done this twice in SBCo now and really enjoyed it both times. I got 72 species at Haskell's Beach last year and 80 species at Lake Los Carneros earlier this year. No pre-registration is necessary - just go out and count species and report your observations to eBird. I'm planning to do a Big Sit, perhaps at LLC, so let me know if you're interested in joining for part of the day.

Linus

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Linus Blomqvist


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

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*** Species Summary:

- Surf Scoter (1 report)
- Reddish Egret (2 reports)

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Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) (3)
- Reported Aug 29, 2021 10:45 by Aaron Kreisberg
- San Miguel Island / Tuqan (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.039094,-120.373038&ll=34.039094,-120.373038
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94101449
- Comments: "Male and two females. Ocean ducks just east of Harris Point in cove with pinnipeds. Black bodies with white on face. Male bird showed orange on bill. View was from a kayak but confirming look via binoculars."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2021 16:40 by Andrew McGrath
- 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/S94094585
- Comments: "Continuing in slough mouth"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2021 12:15 by Dawn Hovey
- 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/S94101506
- Comments: "Continuing bird. At the end of the slough nearest the ocean. Hanging out near a great blue heron and some snowy egrets."

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