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Curlew Sandpiper

Guy Tingos
 

Betsy and I had brief looks at the Curlew Sandpiper this afternoon around 4:45. The bird was about 260 yards NE (towards Goleta Beach Park) from the bottom of the stairs that go down to the beach from Lot 6 at UCSB. It was in heavy kelp on the beach. It eventually flew SW with the Sanderling flock towards Campus Point and out of sight.

Guy Tingos
Santa Barbara

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*** Species Summary:

- Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 report)
- Curlew Sandpiper (14 reports)
- Black-throated Sparrow (1 report)

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Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1)
- Reported Sep 21, 2020 09:54 by Noah Gaines
- Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4202703,-119.6654409&ll=34.4202703,-119.6654409
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73882091
- Comments: "A small female type hummingbird coming to an area with lots of flowers near the giraffe viewing area. Greenish above and clean creamy below with hint of buff along the sides. No gorget spots. Long slightly decurved bill and shortish tail. At first, I thought it was a Costas, and though it Continually pumped its tail in flight, this was not as quick as a Costa’s tail pump. Heard the BCHU chase call as it flew past."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 08:10 by William Rockey
- Campus Pt., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.404856,-119.8440063&ll=34.404856,-119.8440063
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73847090
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile on beach with Sanderlings west of point. Black bare parts. Slimmer and slightly longer-legged than Sanderling. Primary projection past tail. Also seen a few times in flight showing clear white rump."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 07:10 by Trish Gussler
- Coal Oil Point, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4053588,-119.8465607&ll=34.4053588,-119.8465607
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73852900
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird at this location. Curlew Sandpiper traveling with Sanderlings. Lovely sandpiper with long decurved bill, upper parts scaly brownish with light underparts and dark shoulder area. Bird seemed thin and elongated compared to the other more plump birds it was traveling with. Fairly easy to keep track in the flock of light colored sanderlings."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 17, 2020 17:00 by Kay Regester
- Dune Pond at COPR, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136777,-119.881839&ll=34.4136777,-119.881839
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73859467
- Comments: "Spending a few days at UCSB. Seen by many. Initially seen roosting with Snowy Plovers, in the roped off sanctuary at Mile Marker 575. Watched the bird for approximately one hour, unique among all shorebirds at this location. Took many pictures (to be posted). Larger, and especially longer shorebird with long decurved black bill, long black legs, running and feeding tipped over, so the white underparts were well seen. Fine brown streaks on head and shoulders, white supercilium, brown eyestripe between eye and base of bill. Rather large wing feathers with brown centers and white fringes. Apricot was on upper breast, otherwise white.Was able to observe White rump with gray tail in flight."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 21, 2020 11:56 by Karen Rusch
- 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/S73884908
- Comments: "With Sanderlings and Marbled Godwits. Darker overall tone compared to Sanderlings and stands just a bit taller. Creamy white chest and brownish back and light eyebrow. Bill distinctive. Flushed with the group of Sanderlings and flew with them north. Came back with group about 5 minutes later. Saw it about 0.15 miles north of the Lot 6 stairs."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 21, 2020 09:00 by Patrick Sysiong
- 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/S73878509
- Comments: "Lifer! Continuing juvenile - brownish shorebird just a bit larger than nearby Sanderlings with a more elongated and downcurved bill and scale-like patterning on the back. Seen along the beach down the parking lot 6 stairs and to the left"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 21, 2020 08:17 by John Facchini
- 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/S73874612
- Comments: "Continuing - will add photos - east of the lot 6 stairs."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 21, 2020 07:51 by Bob Friedrichs
- 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/S73874914
- Comments: "Continuing. Left at bottom of stairs from Parking 6 and then down beach 400 yds to where rocks join beach (before pier). Mainly working tack line. Taller slightly larger and browner than sanderlings. White superciilium. Black legs. Bill more curved than Dunlin. Pics later."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 15:02 by Stephen Bylin
- 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/S73861543
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird at UCSB East Beach. The first look we had of the CUSA was in the dry wrack closer to the cliff base east of the staircase to the beach. There were several birders who kept moving closer to to the CUSA for photographs, so the bird kept getting pushed further East until it took off with the flock of SAND and BLTU. We lost the bird for a couple of hours, but later found it taking a bath with a flock of SAND in shallow water close to the large boulder near the tide line on the beach below the restrooms. The CUSA was in basic plumage, with mottled gray upper parts, white underpants, and well-defined white eyebrow. It had a white rump and black legs. It’s distinctive bill was long, thin, down-curved and black. It’ build was elongated and more slender than the SAND, and it was slightly taller. After it’s bath, it was actively foraging and running quickly along the shoreline with a large flock of sanderlings. Video link and photos to be posted later by conejomoon(shared list)."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 15:02 by Bonnie Clarfield-Bylin
- 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/S73861544
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird at UCSB East Beach. The first look we had of the CUSA was in the dry wrack closer to the cliff base east of the staircase to the beach. There were several birders who kept moving closer to to the CUSA for photographs, so the bird kept getting pushed further East until it took off with the flock of SAND and BLTU. We lost the bird for a couple of hours, but later found it taking a bath with a flock of SAND in shallow water close to the large boulder near the tide line on the beach below the restrooms. The CUSA was in basic plumage, with mottled gray upper parts, white underpants, and well-defined white eyebrow. It had a white rump and black legs. It’s distinctive bill was long, thin, down-curved and black. It’s build was elongated and more slender than the SAND, and it was slightly taller. After it’s bath, it was actively foraging and running quickly along the shoreline with a large flock of sanderlings. Video link and photos to be posted later by conejomoon(shared list). <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SxV8ZBV6p5Y" frameborder="0"></iframe>"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 11:33 by Teresa Connell
- 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/S73845020
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing will post pict. Down curved bill similar to a Dunlin , juvenile feathers with light surrounding edges and soft brown coloring in contrast to Sanderlings."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 11:09 by David Compton
- 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/S73847258
- Comments: "Juvenile present since 16 September. Dave Blue and another birder had seen the bird earlier, and they were walking south along the beach as five of us walked north toward them searching. When we converged, I was talking with Dave when he looked over his shoulder and noticed the bird was now foraging only about 50 feet away. It was overcast, but the fog was high enough that the visibility at ground level was very good, so we had great conditions and were able to follow the bird at length from about 50 feet up to maybe 100 feet. Through my spotting scope, I picked up some details better than I had several days before, including the faint streaking on the sides of the breast and some nice detail on the pattern on the feathers on the upper parts. Generally, these feathers had medium gray-brown centers, darker borders to the center that formed nice anchor shapes on some feathers (not sure which ones) and the pale edges that gave the bird its scales look. Other features were as described in my notes from 17 September: medium size, decurved bill, long legs, mostly white under parts, pronounced face pattern compared to Dunlin. It was foraging in beach wrack with Black Turnstones, Least Sandpipers, and Sanderlings, among some other species."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 10:02 by David Blue
- 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/S73852654
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "This bird was first discovered on September 16 by Florence Sanchez, and I first saw it the next day (September 17) in this same location, and now again on the same beach three days later. At one point it flew around the cliff corner to the far west end of Goleta Beach where it foraged in the surf zone with Sanderlings. This was a juvenile bird with brownish feathers above edged in white giving it a scaly appearance. It was somewhat reminiscent of a Dunlin, but slightly larger, its black decurved bill was thinner, and its black legs were longer. It had a broad white supercilium, a darker cap, and a white rump. It also had a slight buffy wash on its breast."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 07:00 by Mark Scheel
- 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/S73849699
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile. Seen west of Goleta Point near where the lagoon trail connects to beach in flock of Sanderlings. Later seen northeast of parking 6 steps. Slightly larger than Sanderlings, pale supercilium, eyeline, darkish crown, medium-long decurved bill, scaly back, light brownish wash on breast, white rump seen when bird flew. Photos."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 07:00 by Janet Scheel
- 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/S73859251
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile. Seen west of Goleta Point near where the lagoon trail connects to beach in flock of Sanderlings. Later seen northeast of parking 6 steps. Slightly larger than Sanderlings, pale supercilium, eyeline, darkish crown, medium-long decurved bill, scaly back, light brownish wash on breast, white rump seen when bird flew. Photos."

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 10:15 by Anonymous eBirder
- Rancho Sisquoc Winery (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8403479,-120.2100313&ll=34.8403479,-120.2100313
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73856891
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Juvenile with some adult characters. With many other sparrows right at the entrance to the property"

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Re: Refugio - Additional info

Nick Lethaby
 

All,

I noticed a definite arrival of landbird migrants in Goleta today. Winchester One had double the number of birds compared to two days ago. I thought the first bird I saw was possibly a Tennessee but I could never relocate it. The best definite sighting was a dull Nashville. Ellwood finally had some warblers again but not too many and nothing of interest.

Nick

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 1:29 PM Peter Schneekloth via groups.io <peterschneekloth=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The Tennessee was seen in the blooming Euc on the W side of the creek and closer to the beach than the big Euc. The bird was tough to tease out of this tree with fairly dense foliage. There were quite a few Western Tanagers, Orange-crowned, Wilson's and Yellow Warblers moving about as well as a Yellow-rumped. Fair looks at the Tennessee at link below:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/50368280538/in/dateposted-public/

At one point I heard Crows raising an alarm so went over to see what was going on. The really cool looking dark Red-tailed Hawk had taken a Western Gull. The struggle went on for a bit and the Crows kept dive bombing the hawk but to no avail. Looks here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/50368341058/in/dateposted-public/

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton



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Goleta, CA

Mobile: 805 284 6200


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Goleta, CA


Refugio - Additional info

Peter Schneekloth
 

The Tennessee was seen in the blooming Euc on the W side of the creek and closer to the beach than the big Euc. The bird was tough to tease out of this tree with fairly dense foliage. There were quite a few Western Tanagers, Orange-crowned, Wilson's and Yellow Warblers moving about as well as a Yellow-rumped. Fair looks at the Tennessee at link below:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/50368280538/in/dateposted-public/

At one point I heard Crows raising an alarm so went over to see what was going on. The really cool looking dark Red-tailed Hawk had taken a Western Gull. The struggle went on for a bit and the Crows kept dive bombing the hawk but to no avail. Looks here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/55934026@N05/50368341058/in/dateposted-public/

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton


Re: Curlew Sandpiper

Wes Fritz
 

Hi All,

I could easily see the CUSA with my binoculars from the fence at the west end of the Goleta Beach parking area. The CUSA has been present in this general area since 8:am until 11:30am.

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

On Sep 21, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Wesley Fritz <wes-fritz@...> wrote:

SB Birders,

The Curlew Sandpiper is still
present on the beach between the stairs @ parking lot #6 and the large rock at the west end of Goleta Beach parking lot.
The CUSA seemed to be favoring the far eastern side of this stretch of beach. Only a couple of birders have came and gone.

Good birding,

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


Curlew Sandpiper

Wes Fritz
 

SB Birders,

The Curlew Sandpiper is still
present on the beach between the stairs @ parking lot #6 and the large rock at the west end of Goleta Beach parking lot.
The CUSA seemed to be favoring the far eastern side of this stretch of beach. Only a couple of birders have came and gone.

Good birding,

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


Refugio- Tennessee Warbler

Peter Schneekloth
 

Many more migrants on the move. A Tennessee and Nashville highlights thus far.

peter schneekloth
Buellton


Carp morning

Rob Denholtz
 

Eared Grebe and 4 ycnh in Franklin Creek.

Rob Denholtz
Carp


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Carpinteria


Re: [CALBIRDS] Curlew Sandpiper in Goleta?

Mark Bright
 

Hi Dave, We saw you leaving just as we were heading down the stairs from Campus Parking Lot 6. We didn't find the Curlew Sandpiper today until just before 1:00 pm. It was then right at the base of the stairs where we watched it until 1:30 pm when we left. It was then starting to move a bit further north (towards Goleta Beach) with a group of Sanderlings.

Mark Bright
Santa Barbara


Re: [CALBIRDS] Curlew Sandpiper in Goleta?

Dave Compton
 

Kris,

Can you clarify? It sounds as though you're saying you saw the bird at the west end of the Campus Lagoon, which would be a completely new location for this bird, as far as I know. 

Dave

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 4:49 PM kris ohlenkamp <kris.ohlenkamp@...> wrote:
I found the bird just before 8AM this morning on the shore about 200 yards NW of Goleta Point adjacent to the west end of the lagoon.
Kris

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 04:42:52 PM PDT, Dave Compton <davcompton60@...> wrote:


The Goleta Curlew Sandpiper was present from 10:30 to some time after noon today, between the stairs at UCSB Lot 6 and the west end of Goleta Beach Park. I have heard no reports about whether it has been seen in the Coal Oil Point area, where it has roosted recently. It was reported to the local email list (SB Co Birding) late morning. Some people were heading down the stairs when I left at 12:15 or so, and another birder was photographing the bird. So there may be others who can provide information about where it was and when.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 4:11 PM Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker) <feather@...> wrote:
Hi all,

Did anyone re-find the Curlew Sandpiper today? I went this morning and had
no luck, but not for lack of trying.

Lisa D Walker-Roseman, Fort Bragg, CA but currently in Lompoc, CA






Re: [CALBIRDS] Curlew Sandpiper in Goleta?

Dave Compton
 

The Goleta Curlew Sandpiper was present from 10:30 to some time after noon today, between the stairs at UCSB Lot 6 and the west end of Goleta Beach Park. I have heard no reports about whether it has been seen in the Coal Oil Point area, where it has roosted recently. It was reported to the local email list (SB Co Birding) late morning. Some people were heading down the stairs when I left at 12:15 or so, and another birder was photographing the bird. So there may be others who can provide information about where it was and when.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 4:11 PM Lisa D. Walker, (Feather Forestwalker) <feather@...> wrote:
Hi all,

Did anyone re-find the Curlew Sandpiper today? I went this morning and had
no luck, but not for lack of trying.

Lisa D Walker-Roseman, Fort Bragg, CA but currently in Lompoc, CA






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*** Species Summary:

- Curlew Sandpiper (18 reports)
- Least Bittern (1 report)
- Hammond's Flycatcher (2 reports)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 07:10 by Linda Frazier
- Coal Oil Point, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4053588,-119.8465607&ll=34.4053588,-119.8465607
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73840814
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird at this location. Curlew Sandpiper traveling with Sanderlings."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 06:50 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- 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/S73834163
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen with the large flock of Sanderlings in the cove near the West end of the campus lagoon at 7:55AM in light fog. Relatively long black legs, relatively long down-ward curved black bill, distinct white eye-brow, mostly clear white underparts with some gray on sides of the chest. Photos."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 18, 2020 11:30 by Betsy Mooney
- Goleta Beach County Park, West, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4149563,-119.8373052&ll=34.4149563,-119.8373052
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73812125
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Medium-sized wading bird foraging among Sanderlings; dark brown dorsal feathers with white breast, white eye stripe, dark slightly down-curved bill, white rump patch shows in flight."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 09:55 by Joel French
- 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/S73839139
- Comments: "Running with sanderlings"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 09:41 by Tom Beland
- 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/S73833864
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing- Seen at UCSB East beach foraging with a flock of Sanderlings. Watched it for 10 to 15 minutes."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 09:41 by Laurel S Luby
- 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/S73835678
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing- Seen at UCSB East beach foraging with a flock of Sanderlings. Watched it for 10 to 15 minutes."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 07:00 by Chris Dean
- 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/S73831145
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile. Seen west of Goleta Point near where the lagoon trail connects to beach in flock of Sanderlings. Later seen northeast of parking 6 steps. Slightly larger than Sanderlings, pale supercilium, eyeline, darkish crown, medium-long decurved bill, scaly back, light brownish wash on breast, white rump seen when bird flew. Photos."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2020 15:45 by Jim Moore
- 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/S73805496
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Seen 1/4 mile east of the bridge at Parking lot 6 associating with a large group of Sanderlings. A slim bird about the same height as the Sanderlings but much less bulky. It was much browner overall with a strong supercilium and a strongly decurved bill."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2020 15:18 by Tom Benson
- 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/S73802349
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile 300 meters north of Lot 6 stairs."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2020 15:04 by Sammy Cowell
- 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/S73811786
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. When I first got there, some birders said they hadn't seen it on the beach. Decided to walk along the bluff first. As I was walking along there, a big flock of Sanderlings flew in. Found the CUSA from the bluff. Walked down to the beach for better pics. About 1000 ft. NE from the stairs. Several other birders there. Long, decurved bill. White supercilium. Completely white rump. Larger than Dunlin w/ longer legs. Some very slight orangeish coloring around the neck."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2020 12:30 by Michael Allen
- 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/S73812187
- Comments: "On going bird seen and recorded by many birders. Was originally seen at the steps below parking lot 6 but was flushed. Refound down the coast almost all the way to Goleta beach."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2020 10:29 by Bobby T
- 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/S73802007
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird flying along the beach between gps (34.4103615, -119.8418719) and (34.4134503, -119.8401463). The bird was overall more gray brown and slightly larger than the sanderlings and black turnstone it was with. It had an overall longer and thinner profile with seemingly longer black legs. The head had a bright white supercilium and chin which transitioned to a pale gray down the throat, and a had pale gray lores and cheek. The droopy downward curving bill was roughly twice the size of the length of the head and slightly thinner at the tip than the base. The back was gray and scalloped which got darker towards the primaries. The belly and under tail coverts were white and in flight the white rump was visible. Resembled a miniature whimbrel. Photos and YouTube video link will be uploaded tonight or tomorrow morning."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2020 10:02 by Mike Huang
- 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/S73812048
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing north of stair. 34.41431 -119.83880"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1)
- Reported Sep 19, 2020 09:40 by Spencer Seale
- 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/S73809838
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Found with Sanderling flock. Clean-looking juvenile bird, scaly back, dark legs, distinct supercilium, and decurved bill."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2020 09:00 by Tom Boucher
- 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/S73797395
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird; seen by at least 10 birders on site. 200 yards NE of the stairs (going toward Goleta Beach). Hanging with Sanderlings."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2020 09:00 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/S73808276
- Comments: "Saw the bird with a group of 7+ birders, others came later. First seen around halfway from Goleta to the stairs, but then flushed and landed right by the foot of the stairs. Got a couple good looks, enough to see downcurved bill. Was found in a mixed foraging flock, mostly associating with sanderlings. Right before I left it flushed, with obvious white rump, brownish color, and longer pointed wings than sanderlings it was with. I didn’t get many good photos, but others did."

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2020 08:55 by Susanne Meyer
- 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/S73796639
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Medium sized shorebird with curved-down bill. Seen by many others here. Photo attached"

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 18, 2020 14:30 by Curtis Marantz
- University of California, Santa Barbara, Sands Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4100192,-119.8813723&ll=34.4100192,-119.8813723
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73814429
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "(I relocated the continuing sandpiper among a flock of Sanderlings at roughly the mouth of Devereaux Slough at 2:42 pm, after which I spent an extended period of time with this bird before departing at 4:50 pm leaving it sleeping on the beach with the Snowy Plover flock (though losing it between 3:23 pm and 3:50 pm when the birds flew west down the beach); my description is way too long to fit into the space provided, but my views were quite good and I took many photos of a bird that I saw at distances down to about eight meters)"

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 19, 2020 17:18 by Linus Blomqvist
- La Cumbre Country Club, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4320095,-119.7586155&ll=34.4320095,-119.7586155
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73809111
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Tiny heron perched in reeds, smaller than nearby black-crowned night-herons. Warm brown on back (or at least wings, I saw it only from the side or facing me), light underparts, brown stripes on white on throat, and a black cap. Elongated neck, bittern-style. Will put up photos shortly."

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 06:41 by Rob Denholtz
- CA, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Creek & Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3927456,-119.5175171&ll=34.3927456,-119.5175171
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73825687
- Comments: "grayer than Pac-slope...darker bill, esp.mandible . . . thin, round eye-ring vs. almond-shaped"

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 08:00 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/S73836628
- Comments: "smallish empid, flycatching low in willow and to ground, eye ring with slight teardrop, grayish underneath with throat matching gray, lighter belly, 2 wing bars upper one small, bill roundish with bottom 2/3 to tip darkish orange. Often, and vigorous, tail flicks upward. Sharp pip sound when I alarmed it and it flew away."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Sep 19, 2020 11:26 by Spencer Seale
- UC Santa Barbara--Campus Lagoon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4076516,-119.845165&ll=34.4076516,-119.845165
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73810384
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Following hooded oriole around fig tree across from the lot 6 parking lot. Smaller in size compared to hooded with smaller tail."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2020 07:40 by Jamie Chavez
- Jim May Park (fmr River Oaks Park), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9747532,-120.4258633&ll=34.9747532,-120.4258633
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73830690
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing male Summer Tanager at Jim May Park reported by Sarah Toner and Larry Chen on Sep 18. I found this bird high in the eucalyptus trees at the north end of the concrete spillway between the two ponds with a couple of Western Tanagers and warblers. It then flew north across the street into the adjacent neighborhood. I later found it in the eucalyptus trees at the south end of the spillway, and it moved to the Lemon-scented Gum eucalyptus next to the freeway by the maintenace shed. The bird was a large passerine being entirely red in color but appearing dark in shadows. It was non-vocal"

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RBNu at Gaviota

Bradley Hacker
 

There was a Red-breasted Nuthatch in the creek on the west side of the road bridge at Gaviota SP this AM; there is one conifer there.
Other first-of-season birds, for me, were Lincoln's & White-Crowned Sparrows.

Brad Hacker, Goleta
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Good birding,

Bradley Hacker
Goleta CA
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Carp Creek very slow today

Ron Hirst
 

Best bird a Hammond's Flycatcher. Good variety but very few birds from Ocean to Carp. Ave.  https://ebird.org/checklist/S73836628
Ron Hirst, SB


Curlew Sandpiper Update

David Blue
 

Curlew Sandpiper was just at the far west end of Goleta Beach near the cliff foraging in the surf with Sanderlings. Just now (10:36) flew west back around the corner to UCSB East Beach.


Continuing Summer Tanager in Santa Maria

Jamie Chavez
 

I spotted the male SUMMER TANAGER today in Jim May Park that was reported by Sarah Toner and Larry Chen two days ago. It was high in the eucalyptus trees at the north end of the spillway between the two ponds. A handful of western warblers were also in these trees. A few Red-necked Phalaropes on the shallow lake but not much else around the park.


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Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

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Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA


Cachuma birds

Mark Holmgren
 

In an attempt to find inland shorebirds, I birded the two best mudflat areas on the south side of Cachuma Lake and the oxbows on the Santa Ynez River where it meets the lake.  At all spots, Killdeer and Spotted Sandpipers are regularly seen. 

On 17 Sept, I birded Jackrabbit Flat (see map attached), where I saw very few Least Sandpipers, 2 Long-billed Dowitchers, and a White-faced Ibis.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S73725180

 

On 19 Sept, the SYR at the east end of the lake produced no shorebirds despite extensive muddy river margins. 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S73778929

 

Storke Flat is difficult to get to even by boat.  It’s an impossible walk from Jackrabbit Flat.  Here the only shorebird I had was Wilson’s Snipe.  https://ebird.org/checklist/S73792735

But a batch of Brewer’s Sparrows with a couple White-crowned Sparrows, Black-throated Gray and Yellow warblers dropped into the same area.  Interesting birding, but not for shorebirds. 

 

The only species in abundance at Cachuma were the large grebes.  A few fledgling, mostly Western Grebes but some Clark’s, are still begging from adults.

 

Mark Holmgren

San Marcos Pass


Least bittern at Laguna Blanca

Linus Blomqvist
 

To the best of my bird ID ability, the bird in the attached photo is a least bittern, which I just saw at Laguna Blanca. Tiny heron, smaller than nearby black-crowned night-herons. Warm brown on back (or at least wings, I saw it only from the side or facing me), light underparts, brown stripes on white on throat, and a black cap. Elongated neck, bittern-style. I have more pictures (all bad) and a short video. 

Linus

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Curlew Sandpiper

Jim Moore
 

Found again by Tom Benson and Brittany O’Conner.  Seen ¼ mile east or the stairs at Parking lot 6 around 16:00 associating with a flock of Sanderlings.  The whole group was flushed out to sea by a Peregrine Falcon and I don’t know where they will return to shore.  But, considering the crowd at the beach, I’d expect near the same location where the beach is covered with wrack.

 

Jim Moore

Agua Dulce and Carpinteria.

 

 

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Re: Curlew sandpiper below Lot 6 at 10:41am

Trish Gussler
 

Any additional reports of this bird, positive or negative would be appreciated along with any last seen location info.
I plan to drive up tomorrow early if there's still a chance to see this bird.
Thanks in advance,  

Trish Gussler, Anaheim



On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 12:04 PM Sarah Toner <strix09@...> wrote:
Curlew Sandpiper continues below Lot 6 (34.4120648, -119.8415118). Lots of birds foraging in the fresh wrack. 

Good birding,

Sarah Toner

On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 10:44 Lori Gaskin <llgaskin@...> wrote:
Moving down the beach (towards Goleta Beach) when flushed with a group of sanderlings. Large number of birders on the bird.

Lori










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Trish Gussler, Anaheim