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*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (1 report)
- Bufflehead (1 report)
- Costa's Hummingbird (1 report)
- Pectoral Sandpiper (2 reports)
- Lucy's Warbler (1 report)

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Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1)
- Reported Aug 08, 2022 09:19 by John Deacon
- 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/S116559034
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Known bird. Photos."

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (1)
- Reported Aug 08, 2022 09:48 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/S116584426
- Comments: "Female. Present for nearly a week at least."

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Aug 08, 2022 07:00 by Noah Gaines
- Noah's House near LLC, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4425134,-119.8438311&ll=34.4425134,-119.8438311
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S116554503
- Comments: "Heard from inside the house the entire time I was getting ready for work. High pitched staccato chip and trills. Cont from yesterday."

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (1)
- Reported Aug 08, 2022 11:14 by Libby Patten
- 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/S116574182
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing on northwest edge of lake. Foraging on sandy beach with nearby birds including Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs and dowitchers. About the same size as the SpSa. Had brown crown and breast, white eyebrow, sharp line between dark breast and white belly. Legs were dull yellow. Poor distant photo."

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (2)
- Reported Aug 08, 2022 07:49 by Glenn Kincaid
- 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/S116560632
- Comments: "Continuing, on North edge of the lake. Seen near Dowitchers, Greater Yellowlegs, and Spotted Sandpiper. Dull yellow/green legs, darker breast with clear demarcation to white belly."

Lucy's Warbler (Leiothlypis luciae) (1)
- Reported Aug 08, 2022 14:33 by Kai Schraml
- 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/S116573524
- Comments: "Bird singing loudly and clearly not n the oak next to sequoia next to the shop. Merlin ID the bird multiple times on multiple recordings. Unlikely to be a false positive. The bird never showed itself despite two birders waiting for 10 minutes or so."

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Rufous Hummingbird at COPR

Adrian O'Loghlen
 

There was at least one Rufous Hummingbird among the ‘swarm’ of hummingbirds feeding on the flowering Agaves at Coal Oil Point this morning.  Most were Anna’s and Allen’s along with an occasional Oriole, a couple of Starlings and Acorn Woodpecker.

 
https://flic.kr/p/2nD4PzM

Down on the beach, there were a several Black-bellied Plover in full breeding plumage.

Adrian O'Loghlen
Goleta


Passerine movement

Guy Tingos
 

Yesterday we had a Wilson’s Warbler in our yard and today an Ash-throated Flycatcher. This is well away from breeding locations for either species.

Guy Tingos
Santa Barbara

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Guy Tingos
Santa Barbara


Re: Pectoral Sandpiper Lake Los Carneros

Florence Sanchez
 

Good for Glenn!  I too was at LLC this morning but missed the Pectoral (after initially mis-identifying the Spotted Sandpiper that is also hanging around).

My next stop was the Harbor area.  A check of the breakwater (fairly high tide) eventually yielded one Wandering Tattler, feeding actively on a corner of the yacht club beach that meets the rocks.  This bird was incredibly successful, nailing a small morsel (looked like tiny sand crabs) on almost every pass.

I then went to the Bird Refuge where the water is continuing to recede.  I noticed a host of work going on at the outfall probably starting on steps the City has planned to keep the Bird Refuge from drying up (and smelling) during the summer.  Better for the businesses on Los Patos way; maybe not so good for the birds!  Anyway, the very east corner that is almost impossible to see is starting to develop a mud collar.

I checked the mudflat at the west end of the refuge, both from the second and third platforms.  I counted 6 Blak Skimmers resting.  In addition to the usual plethora of Black-necked Stilts, I found a Spotted Sandpiper, a Western Sandpiper (looked like a juvenile), and 6 Dowitchers.  AT least two of the Dowitchers were juvenile Short-billed, showing the strongly marked tertials of juvenile birds of this species.  The other Dowitchers all had plain tertials, but they looked more like molting adults and could have been either species.  They were all silent.

Florence Sanchez

On Monday, August 8, 2022, 09:33:19 AM PDT, Glenn Kincaid <glenn@...> wrote:


The continuing Pectoral Sandpiper was finally visible this morning, at the E end of the “beach” on the N side of the lake.  Is was hiding (perhaps behind the reeds) for quite awhile.

Also notable was a White-tailed Kite on the E side of the lake and hunting open areas near La Patera.


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Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara






Pectoral Sandpiper Lake Los Carneros

Glenn Kincaid
 

The continuing Pectoral Sandpiper was finally visible this morning, at the E end of the “beach” on the N side of the lake. Is was hiding (perhaps behind the reeds) for quite awhile.

Also notable was a White-tailed Kite on the E side of the lake and hunting open areas near La Patera.


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Glenn Kincaid
Santa Barbara


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

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*** Species Summary:

- Bufflehead (3 reports)
- Costa's Hummingbird (3 reports)
- Pectoral Sandpiper (5 reports)
- Reddish Egret (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)

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Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (1)
- Reported Aug 07, 2022 07:59 by Linda Blue
- 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/S116504115
- Comments: "Female"

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (1)
- Reported Aug 07, 2022 07:59 by David Blue
- 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/S116504114
- Comments: "Female"

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 06, 2022 08:34 by John Lewis
- 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/S116469269
- Comments: "Female"

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Aug 07, 2022 07:47 by Peter Gaede
- Mesa--San Miguel Street, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.398562,-119.7156465&ll=34.398562,-119.7156465
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S116491632
- Comments: "Adult male, has been here since at least 8/5/2022."

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Aug 07, 2022 16:11 by Noah Gaines
- Noah's House near LLC, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4425134,-119.8438311&ll=34.4425134,-119.8438311
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S116522767
- Comments: "Came back with bins to check the costa’s. Small green and gray HB acting territorial with high pitched staccato chip. Clean green uppers and gray underside with short tail. Even with wings when perched. Med length decurved bill. Grayish cheek with light subocular stripe. Grayish where gorget should be on throat except for small band of purple at distal gorget below bill. Not coming to feeders but rather protecting cuphea and salvia"

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Aug 07, 2022 15:32 by Noah Gaines
- Noah's House near LLC, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4425134,-119.8438311&ll=34.4425134,-119.8438311
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S116520325
- Comments: "Easily separated from other HB by high pitched chip turning into a trill. green and gray HB Smaller than Anna’s with short tail, frequently bobbing. Seen without bins however it seems to be guarding a part of the yard so I should be able to get a look with Bins later."

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 07, 2022 09:30 by Lynn Scarlett
- 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/S116509784
- Comments: "on mudflats at NW corner of lake--continuing. Brown streaky breast contrasting with white belly; seen by another person at same time"

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 07, 2022 09:11 by David Compton
- 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/S116504560
- Comments: "An adult, based on photos that others have taken. The was also my impression based on the white scalloping above and apparent lack of red on scapulars. But distance was too great to be certain without a scope. It was on the north shore of the lake, with several Long-billed Dowitchers, a Spotted Sandpiper, and a Greater Yellowlegs."

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 07, 2022 07:08 by Barry Rowan
- 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/S116500650
- Comments: "Continuing at north end of lake. Foraging with two dowitchers on smaller mudflat and only visible from west side of lake. Yellow legs, white breast and dark chest."

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 07, 2022 06:15 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/S116486306
- Comments: "Continuing from yesterday. Large peep round bodied with yellow legs and darkish on breast."

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 06, 2022 14:36 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/S116487759
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Barry Rowan."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Aug 06, 2022 08:00 by Lynn Scarlett
- 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/S116507550
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "see photo--continuing"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2)
- Reported Aug 06, 2022 08:00 by Lynn Scarlett
- 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/S116507550
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "see photos"

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Re: Pectoral Sandpiper at LLC

Adrian O'Loghlen
 

The Pectoral Sandpiper continued this morning (Sun) foraging at the 'beach' on the northend of the Lake.  Also present were a pair of Long-billed Dowitchers and a Spotted Sandpiper.

https://flic.kr/p/2nCXTod

Adrian O'Loghlen
Goleta


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*** Species Summary:

- Bufflehead (1 report)
- Pectoral Sandpiper (5 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (1)
- Reported Aug 06, 2022 08:34 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/S116453965
- Comments: "Female"

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (1)
- Reported Aug 06, 2022 15:42 by John Callender
- 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/S116460552
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found earlier by Barry Rowan in the northwest corner of the lake, foraging on the beach."

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (1)
- Reported Aug 06, 2022 14:36 by Steve Colwell
- 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/S116457415
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Barry Rowan."

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (1)
- Reported Aug 06, 2022 14:36 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/S116463043
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Barry Rowan."

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (1)
- Reported Aug 06, 2022 14:36 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/S116463112
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Barry Rowan."

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (1)
- Reported Aug 06, 2022 07:21 by Barry Rowan
- 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/S116432450
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Medium-sized sandpiper with yellow legs, down-curved bill, with considerable breast streaking and larger than nearby Spotted Sandpiper."

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Pectoral Sandpiper at LLC

Barry Rowan
 

Hi all,
This morning I had a lone Pectoral Sandpiper at LLC. It was foraging on the mudflat at the north end of the lake.


Barry Rowan
Santa Barbara


Re: not a widgeon at River Park

Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker)
 

He is a very handsome boy. He reminded me of the Call (English Caller) Ducks I have seen released in more wild areas of Northern CA except with very obvious Mallard markings. I have attached a photo of him. Someone released him there and he is banded, too. He seems to be getting along well with the other ducks.

I first noticed him at River Park in May of this year. I am back home now on the Mendocino coast and will return near the end of the month.

Lisa

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Lisa D Walker-Roseman,

Fort Bragg, CA (In Lompoc for the duration)


not a widgeon at River Park

Don Tate
 

Thanks to Lisa, Jaime & Wes for informing me the bird was no wigeon. Lisa liked caller duck, Jaime suspected hybrid due to mallard-ish traits. Its white crown suggests wigeon ancestry to moi, FWIW. Call ducks went from devious decoys to now-popular show and pet ducks, link: https://www.purelypoultry.com/call-ducklings-p-1098.html See you at the duck show,

Don Tate, Vberg Vg




We need end of season breeding bird records

Mark Holmgren
 

Hi All,

Thank you so much for what you have done so far by contributing to the Breeding Bird Study.  

The timing of our Santa Barbara County bird breeding season looks like this.

Screen Shot 2022-08-05 at 7.04.37 PM.png

 We are in Week 32.  Not done yet.  Please offer us your late season breeding observations.  

Those help to define the late breeding dates for many species.  And, they tell us where birds 

are able to breed in this awful drought.  These may be the areas we want to nurture and protect 

so that they are in condition to help birds get through our next drought.

Submit at: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/f6fdd9f0a1d94146a9640e1dd53cf503

 

We have records of 85 species breeding in/after Week 32.  Here are the 10 most frequent.  

The full list is below.

Scaly-breasted Munia

Hooded Oriole

Lesser Goldfinch

California Towhee

Clark's Grebe

White-tailed Kite

Acorn Woodpecker

California Quail

Northern Mockingbird

House Finch

 

View the webmap and play with the data at https://tinyurl.com/yxntz67t

 

Mark Holmgren

San Marcos Pass

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Species 

# of Records

Scaly-breasted Munia

31

Hooded Oriole

25

Lesser Goldfinch

21

California Towhee

19

Clark's Grebe

18

White-tailed Kite

18

Acorn Woodpecker

16

California Quail

16

Northern Mockingbird

14

House Finch

12

Band-tailed Pigeon

11

Western Grebe

11

Dark-eyed Junco

10

Great-tailed Grackle

10

Barn Swallow

9

House Sparrow

9

Song Sparrow

9

Spotted Towhee

9

Cliff Swallow

8

Eurasian Collared-Dove

8

Ruddy Duck

8

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

7

American Robin

6

Western Bluebird

6

American Goldfinch

5

Rock Pigeon

5

American Coot

4

Black Phoebe

4

Brown-headed Cowbird

4

California Scrub-Jay

4

Common Yellowthroat

4

Pied-billed Grebe

4

Warbling Vireo

4

Western Wood-Pewee

4

Yellow Warbler

4

Black Oystercatcher

3

Brown Booby

3

Eared Grebe

3

Elegant Tern

3

Gadwall

3

Mourning Dove

3

Western Kingbird

3

White-crowned Sparrow

3

Belding's Savannah Sparrow

2

Black-chinned Hummingbird

2

Bullock's Oriole

2

Cassin's Kingbird

2

Great Blue Heron

2

Mallard

2

Western Gull

2

White-throated Swift

2

Wrentit

2

Allen's Hummingbird

1

American Crow

1

American Kestrel

1

Ash-throated Flycatcher

1

Bald Eagle

1

Black-necked Stilt

1

Brandt's Cormorant

1

Canada Goose

1

Caspian Tern

1

Common Gallinule

1

Golden Eagle

1

Great Horned Owl

1

Green Heron

1

Horned Lark

1

Hutton's Vireo

1

Killdeer

1

Lazuli Bunting

1

Least Bittern

1

Least Tern

1

Nuttall's Woodpecker

1

Oak Titmouse

1

Orange-crowned Warbler

1

Peregrine Falcon

1

Pigeon Guillemot

1

Purple Finch

1

Purple Martin

1

Red-tailed Hawk

1

Redhead

1

Savannah Sparrow

1

Snowy Plover

1

Steller's Jay

1

Tree Swallow

1

Western Screech-Owl

1

White-breasted Nuthatch

1

Wild Turkey

1

Willow Flycatcher

1


Change to eBird Exotic and Introduced Species Policy

Jamie Chavez
 

County eBirders,

Many of you may not be aware of this yet but eBird has changed their policy regarding Exotic and Introduced Species as of this week. These will now display on maps at higher levels in orange and asterisk icons in checklist entries denote introduced or exotic species. You can read all the details at the link. My message here is to let you know that many of the checklists containing exotics and escapees that we reviewers once marked 'Not valid - Species: Exotic/Introduced' will now display on the maps and be available through output tools. Reviewers no longer need to make a determination about these in our area other than to verify the identification is correct because eBird handles the exotic/introduced/escapee issue automatically.

Many people, myself included, are reluctant to include exotics or escapees in our lists because they count toward county list totals. However, eBird will implement a change in the near future that will alter this:

Later this year, Escapees (birds that have escaped or been intentionally released from captivity) will no longer be counted in your eBird Life List or Top100 totals.

This change means you are encouraged to enter exotics and escapees because these won't count toward your totals (in the near future) and we will have the information available to us through maps, graphs, and other eBird output tools. From the webpage:

Report ALL free-flying species—including Provisional and Escapee species—whenever you find them!

I recently posted a message about an additional web page I added to the sbcobirding website listing the known Introduced Birds of Santa Barbara County. Several on this list are not found in the SBA county eBird data yet because checklists have not been submitted for them, but hopefully in time we will add some of the missing ones.

Jamie M. Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

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Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA


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*** Species Summary:

- Reddish Egret (5 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)

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Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Aug 05, 2022 11:30 by Steve 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/S116394076
- Comments: "Medium sized Egret with distinct Reddish head and neck. Red and grey body, with dark legs. Feeds actively, using wings to provide shade over water while hunting."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Aug 05, 2022 07:57 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/S116375838
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile first reported on July 8, 2022"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Aug 05, 2022 07:57 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/S116375839
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first reported on July 8, 2022"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 04, 2022 14:29 by Glenn Kincaid
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S116345834
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 04, 2022 10:34 by Bernice Hilton
- 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/S116340465
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird several weeks"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 05, 2022 07:57 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/S116375839
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing adult"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 05, 2022 07:57 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/S116375838
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing immature (1st summer)"

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Lesser Nighthawks

Guy Tingos
 

Not ideal conditions this evening (cool and breezy instead of warm and buggy) but still had 5 Lesser Nighthawks at the irrigation pond on Santa Maria Meas Road.

Guy Tingos
Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara


Jameson Reservoir, 4 August

Mark Holmgren
 

Steve Colwell and I surprised ourselves by making it all the way to 

Jameson Reservoir by ebike starting at 4am; we were back at 

Romero Saddle by 11:12am.  Our objective was to listen for owls 

at a couple of points enroute to Juncal Camp, and that met little success.  

But at Jameson we spent more than an hour birding there.  

 

Our Trip Report is here In that report you can open any of our 4 

checklists and see photos of the lake and surroundings.  Some bird 

photos too.  Highlights were the 3 fledgling Western Grebes, 

first reported on 2 August by Alan Prichard, and too-many-to-count-

accurately Pied-billed Grebe family groups. So, this year we have 

Western Grebes breeding at the far ends of the Santa Ynez River 

watershed, but no breeding at Cachuma. (Has anyone checked 

Gibralter Reservoir?)  No Eared Grebes.


Mark Holmgren
San Marcos Pass


Goleta Slough Yellow-crowned Night Herons

Mark Bright
 

There have been many reports of Yellow-crowned Night Herons at Goleta Slough seen either from the viewing platform, behind the ranger's residence or the entry road/bridge as you enter the park. Today I saw two adult Yellow-crowned Night Herons further west from usual locations. Taking the bike path west from the park parking lot there is a bike path that follows the arm of the slough west and then goes under the elevated Ward Memorial Blvd, soon after there is a bike and walking only bridge that crosses over the slough arm and heads north to the airport and Fairview. From that bike bridge there was an adult YCNH west of the bridge about 50 feet (I had seen him here a couple weeks ago as well) and another YCNH adult was east of the bridge about 150 feet. So, if you are looking for Yellow-crowned Night Herons and don't find them in the usual spots you might try this location.

Mark Bright
Santa Barbara


Re: Snowy Plovers

Florence Sanchez
 

I walk these beaches regularly and the birds East of Coal Oil Point just seem to be part of the regular flock, though there may be migrants among them.  For example, I noticed East of Coal Oil Point one of the banded chicks that was raised at the Zoo this year. 

 Depending on the time of day, the adults and fledglings seem to move all over the place to feed, and feeding conditions seem to be particularly good east of the point this summer.  Last check of the notice board showed 18  chicks fully fledged so far this year and 10 chicks still growing, with 10 active nests.   Wes, the beach IS open to walkers as long as they stay below the mean high tide line.

Florence Sanchez


On Thursday, August 4, 2022, 11:35:59 AM PDT, Wes Fritz via groups.io <wes-fritz@...> wrote:


If they are migrants, they should open up the beaches.

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

On Aug 4, 2022, at 9:40 AM, Thomas Turner <habarimbu@...> wrote:


Hi Brad,

I walk the bluff on the East side a lot, and I usually only see Snowy Plovers there in July and August. I’m guessing they are migrants?

Tom Turner

Goleta


On Aug 4, 2022, at 7:51 AM, Bradley Hacker <bradley.r.hacker@...> wrote:

Today I was surprised to see that about a third of the Snowy Plovers I saw around Coal Oil Point were on east side of the point. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many away from their protected area west of the point. 

I saw two young chicks sheltering against their parents. 


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Good birding, 

Bradley Hacker
Goleta CA
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- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Swainson's Hawk (2 reports)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 04, 2022 07:12 by John Callender
- 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/checklist/S116317981
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Immature bird in the Franklin Creek channel near the footbridge. Expected for this location."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 02, 2022 08:03 by Andrea Bruce
- 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/checklist/S116289508
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Juvenile. Darker overall than BCNH with heftier, darker bill, longer and more yellow legs. Smaller spots on wings."

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2022 20:04 by Kiehl Smith
- Santa Barbara Pistachio, Highway 33, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.847304,-119.4799447&ll=34.847304,-119.4799447
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S116301131
- Comments: "Dark above, light underside with dark remiges. White crescent visible on rump in flight. Flushed from poll and flew with slight dihedral."

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1)
- Reported Aug 03, 2022 20:04 by Megan McCulloch
- Santa Barbara Pistachio, Highway 33, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.847304,-119.4799447&ll=34.847304,-119.4799447
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S116302710
- Comments: "Dark above, light underside with dark remiges. White crescent visible on rump in flight. Flushed from poll and flew with slight dihedral."

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pic of wigeon River Park

Don Tate
 

A pic, of sorts, of the wigeon at River Park, Lompoc, today. 

Don Tate

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