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*** Species Summary:

- Tufted Duck (1 report)
- American Bittern (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (3 reports)
- Blue Jay (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)

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Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 20, 2020 10:23 by Shuming Chen
- 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/S64796129
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird with scaup flock"

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Feb 20, 2020 09:00 by margeNdon thornton
- 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/S64800670
- Comments: "same as yesterday, location and behavior."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Feb 20, 2020 11:38 by Jim Crumpler
- 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/S64795511
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Across walk bridge by culvert pipe."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Feb 20, 2020 08:05 by Alex Loos
- 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/S64787149
- Comments: "Continuing adult"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)
- Reported Feb 20, 2020 08:00 by Dennis Doordan
- 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/S64795951

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2020 09:17 by Silvia Echeverria
- 4857 Nipomo Dr, Carpinteria US-CA (34.4023,-119.5192), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.402306,-119.519152&ll=34.402306,-119.519152
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64824293
- Comments: "Calling from fence."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2020 07:31 by John Callender
- Santa Monica Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4070435,-119.5278168&ll=34.4070435,-119.5278168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64824664
- Comments: "Adult male continuing in the cape honeysuckle hedge south of the footbridge."

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American Bittern

Jim Long
 

Saw 1 of the 2 now being reported at about the same location as reported yesterday on eBird by the Thorntons.  I would like to thank Marge and Don for accompanying me with my walker and spotting the bird in the reeds.  I was still in my 2 month hospital stay when this flurry of sightings began and really happy to be able to add #393 American Bittern to my County list.

Jim Long
Santa Barbara

Santa Maria Birding

Florence Sanchez
 

Tried my best for the Pine Warbler in Rod Rodenberger/Marmonte Parks today.  May have seen it but there is some doubt.  I picked up a bird in a Canary Island Pine in Marmonte Park (right next to the sidewalk along Santa Barbara Road) that made me think "Hello Pine Warbler!"  I had a good side view from below and with the light behind me, but it was a brief look and I could not pick up the bird again, though I tried for over an hour.  (I also came back and ate lunch in the park after birding elsewhere to see If I could re-find it.)

What I saw appeared to have a green head and back, two wingbars, yellow on the throat fading out on the upper breast, and a dull whitish side with faint streaks.  But I was expecting more yellow on the chest and sides.  In truth, what I saw looked more like a pale Blackpoll than a Pine Warbler, and that's unlikely.  When I got home I looked at the recent photos that have been posted.  The side views look good for what I saw; the full-on frontal views seem to show a slightly deeper shade of yellow over a more extensive area of the underparts.  So . . .

Birding elsewhere included the sewage plant and Jack O'Connell Park.  Nothing significant to report form either location and the nearby pastures are dry again.  At the Sewage Plant, 99% of the gulls are still Mew Gulls.  I found 1 adult Western  and 1 adult Herring Gull, plus a first year gull that may have been a Herring or a Herring Cross.  Still lots of Greater Yellowlegs and a fiar number of Cinnamon Teal hanging around there.

Additional reports on the Pin eWarbler would be appreciated.

Florence Sanchez

(PS  Spring notes:  Common Lupine is blooming along the 101 freeway median from Gaviota to Goleta, and  light-blue flowered Ceanothus is coming out through Gaviota Pass.

Carpinteria Slough this morning

Robert Lindsay
 

I took my bird class into the Carp. slough this morning and had several interesting birds. An adult Yellow-crowned Night Heron was close and cooperative at the first bridge. A Roadrunner was on the roof of the last unit in the mobile home park. From the farthest viewing are both an American White Pelican and an Osprey were visible out in the main body of the slough. A fair assortment of addition, more common birds.

That's all,
Rob Lindsay

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*** Species Summary:

- Tufted Duck (3 reports)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- American Bittern (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Sage Thrasher (4 reports)
- Black-throated Sparrow (2 reports)
- Pine Warbler (3 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 10:39 by Robert stevenson
- 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/S64758539
- Comments: "Continuing... with Lesser Scaup"

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 08:44 by Tom Beland
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64763837
- Comments: "In amongst a group of Scaups, solid black back, white sides. When bird turned his head to its side long black crest showed."

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 08:44 by Laurel S Luby
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64763873
- Comments: "In amongst a group of Scaups, solid black back, white sides. When bird turned his head to its side long black crest showed."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 10:05 by margeNdon thornton
- Lake Jocelyn, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3919961,-119.4772805&ll=34.3919961,-119.4772805
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64768717
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "a smaller tringa with shorter legs and a very pronounced eyering"

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 12:34 by margeNdon thornton
- 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/S64769614
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In the reeds on the west end halfway between the dam and the north end of the lake. Light brown, long neck white with brown stripes, long beak"

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 10:05 by margeNdon thornton
- Lake Jocelyn, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3919961,-119.4772805&ll=34.3919961,-119.4772805
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64768717
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "a small flycatcher, gray above and mostly white below with a touch of pinkish color toward the vent. A dark eyeline across the white face."

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 11:19 by Peter Schneekloth
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64762736
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen at usual location"

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 11:19 by Ryanne Pritchard-Bee
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64773432
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen at usual location"

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 11:19 by Marjorie Erickson
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64773848
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen at usual location"

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 11:19 by Laura Baldwin
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64764401
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen at usual location"

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (3)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 08:35 by Mark Holmgren
- Deer Park Canyon (SBA Co), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.859633,-119.463974&ll=34.859633,-119.463974
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64766048
- Comments: "Song heard. Three birds together. Expected here."

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (3)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 08:35 by Anonymous eBirder
- Deer Park Canyon (SBA Co), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.859633,-119.463974&ll=34.859633,-119.463974
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64770250
- Comments: "Song heard. Three birds together. Expected here."

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 10:15 by Erik Dodos
- 2777–2783 Santa Barbara Dr, Santa Maria US-CA 34.90898, -120.43015, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.908975,-120.430149&ll=34.908975,-120.430149
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64757310
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing in pines, with Ylw rumps behind 1st base dugout...pics"

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 12:20 by Jeff Zolotar
- Santa Maria--Rodenberger Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.908632,-120.429294&ll=34.908632,-120.429294
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64771455
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen in YRWA flock along third base line. Photos."

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 12:20 by Gena Zolotar
- Santa Maria--Rodenberger Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.908632,-120.429294&ll=34.908632,-120.429294
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64760577
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen in YRWA flock along third base line. Photos."

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Re: White Pelican at Goleta Slough mouth

djs123@...
 

Pelican was present today 3pm - 5pm on the large sandbank to the right of the observation platform. Pelican was also present yesterday afternoon from about 4pm to 5:30pm moving upstream towards the 217 bridge.


Osprey was present day before yesterday afternoon (4:30 - 5:30pm) dining on a fish atop the telephone pole by the Beachside Cafe (took off to the East eventually) and present yesterday and today afternoon (about 3 - 5:30pm) on the large tree between the two parking lots


Dieter Schaefer
Goleta

White Pelican at Goleta Slough mouth

Steve Ferry
 

Today about 1:30 PM I saw a White Pelican at the Goleta Slough mouth.  It was perched on a post across from the observation platform.  It moved a couple hundred meters upstream (north) a few minutes later.
Other birds of interest in the vicinity were an Osprey, Belted Kingfisher, and several Black-neck Stilts.
Steve Ferry
Goleta

Sandpiper Geese

Florence Sanchez
 

I checked out the geese at the Sandpiper Golf course early this afternoon.  The flock was pretty far away on the bank to the west beyond the pond, but I got decent looks through my scope.  There were 39 Canada Geese and 3 white geese.  Two of those were immature Snow Geese, and the smaller adult appeared to be a Ross's as others have reported.

Feeding with this flock was a large group of shorebirds.  I counted 16 Long-billed Curlew, 9 Whimbrel, and at least 2 Kildeer in the mix.  There may have been other species in the longer vegetation.

Florence Sanchez

Pair of Canvasbacks @ LLC

Adrian O'Loghlen
 

There was a pair of Canvasbacks at Lake Los Carneros this morning (Wed). They were at the Northern end of the lake.  The Bittern also made a brief appearance around 9:30 am in the reeds at the western side of the lake near the dam.



Adrian O'Loghlen
Goleta

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*** Species Summary:

- Tufted Duck (4 reports)
- Solitary Sandpiper (2 reports)
- American Bittern (3 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2020 16:53 by Jeff Zolotar
- 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/S64731206
- Comments: "Continuing male, with Lesser Scaup flock. Visible tuft. Photos."

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2020 16:53 by Maya Zolotar
- 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/S64731205
- Comments: "Continuing male, with Lesser Scaup flock. Visible tuft. Photos."

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2020 16:53 by Gena Zolotar
- 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/S64731204
- Comments: "Continuing male, with Lesser Scaup flock. Visible tuft. Photos."

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 18, 2020 12:35 by Pete Wolf
- 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/S64723907
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 18, 2020 10:24 by Joan Lentz
- Lake Jocelyn, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3919961,-119.4772805&ll=34.3919961,-119.4772805
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64718945
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing since late fall. First time I've seen it after many tries. See photo"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 15, 2020 12:23 by Mark Holmgren
- Lake Jocelyn, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3919961,-119.4772805&ll=34.3919961,-119.4772805
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64734426
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen in SE corner."

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 09:27 by Elaine Tan
- 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/S64754240
- Comments: "Southwest area of lake where the reeds come out into the water"

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (2)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 07:12 by Casey Richart
- 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/S64748914
- Comments: "2 perched together in reeds on west side of lake. Photographed together"

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (2)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 07:12 by Adam Searcy
- 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/S64748913
- Comments: "2 perched together in reeds on west side of lake. Photographed together"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2020 16:43 by Silvia Echeverria
- 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/S64731793
- Comments: "Upstream several hundred feet, away from bridge crossing over Franklin Creek."

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 07:43 by Thomas Turner
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64747740
- Comments: "Female. Very plain above, with weak black eye line. Yellow fore and aft below, with white belly. Good looks."

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White pelican

Rob Denholtz
 

In Franklin Creek at 5:30 this afternoon.

Rob Denholtz
Carp


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Rob Denholtz
Carpinteria

Continuing Vermilion Flycatcher in Carp

Larry Ballard
 

It’s in the middle of the row of corkscrew willows along the north shore of Lake Jocelyn, usually in the upper willows and visible from the south side of the lake. Found by Becky Turkey yesterday.
Larry Ballard
Carp

Turkeys Encounter on Ballard Canyon Road

Dennis Doordan
 

I encountered three wild turkeys on Monday February 17, 2020, while driving on Ballard Canyon Road about 1.5 miles from the intersection with CA 154. I rounded a sharp curve in the road to find one male and two female wild turkeys slowly crossing the road. I stopped and the male stopped, turned and faced my car until the females were out of the way by the side of the road, then he moved out of the way and let me proceed. This wasn’t a birding excursion for me and I wasn’t able to record the exact coordinates.


Dennis Doordan

Santa Barbara CA

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*** Species Summary:

- Tundra Swan (1 report)
- Tufted Duck (2 reports)
- Solitary Sandpiper (2 reports)
- American Bittern (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)
- Pine Warbler (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1)
- Reported Feb 16, 2020 17:00 by Carmen GG
- 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/S64695342
- Media: 2 Photos

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2020 17:00 by Jessie Altstatt
- 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/S64695661
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "swimming around and preening, nice big tuft"

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2020 14:30 by John Doty
- 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/S64680470
- Comments: "Scaup-like and with small flock of Lesser Scaup, but distinct tuft of dark feathers, same color as head, extending from top of head, down neck nearly to back. Prominent yellow eye; red gape; and blue bill."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2020 14:10 by Becky Turley
- Lake Jocelyn, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3919961,-119.4772805&ll=34.3919961,-119.4772805
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64695282
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing along south edge. Brown upperparts with small spots, light brown breast, white belly, eye ring, greenish legs."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 14, 2020 13:33 by Laurel S Luby
- Lake Jocelyn, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3919961,-119.4772805&ll=34.3919961,-119.4772805
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64656606
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Has been here the last few months. Will attach photo"

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2020 11:15 by Lori Gaskin
- 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/S64671096
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "At the lake edge in the reeds across from the SW section of the dam. Good visibility including climbing on the reeds. Flew across water to reeds along SW part of cove on dam side."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2020 14:10 by Becky Turley
- Lake Jocelyn, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3919961,-119.4772805&ll=34.3919961,-119.4772805
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64695282
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "poor distant photo. Pink belly, streaked breast, mask."

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2020 08:45 by Gloria Schwabe
- El Capitan Trail, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4659397,-120.021154&ll=34.4659397,-120.021154
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64665437
- Comments: "In top of medium sized yellow blooming tree. Uniformly orange belly, black cap with black eye stripe. Black and white wings. Photo available."

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2020 15:11 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Rod Rodenberger Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9085067,-120.4299372&ll=34.9085067,-120.4299372
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64692171
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Based on comparative photos by other birders, continuing bird first reported at this location by Jamie Chavez on January 25, 2020."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2020 16:00 by Barbara Millett
- 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/S64693055
- Comments: "Dull gray-brown above, dull yellow below. No wing bars. Underside of tail orangish. Long pale bill. In Eugenia tree east of Stowe House, associating with a Western Tanager. Continuing bird."

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Goleta birds over the GBBC weekend

Libby Patten
 

Had some nice outings this weekend inspired in part by the global Great Backyard Bird Count. Ending up going to NCOS twice. The water level has dropped enough so that’s a much greater diversity of species that just two weeks ago. Was nice to see Northern Pintail, LBDO, loads of CITE, and a flyover of three white geese (with a bunch of Canada) that were probably the two juv Snow and one Ross’s that Dave Compton saw yesterday at Sandpiper. Today at Stow Grove Park, saw a White-throated Sparrow in a small mixed sparrow flock. Also heard and saw a male Phainopepla.




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Santa Barbara

odds and ends

Nick Lethaby
 

All,

I have been doing a lot of (futile) butterfly searching recently that has reduced my birding. I did get to the Santa Maria river mouth on Saturday PM. There was a pretty decent collection of gulls including about 55 Herring Gulls and 3 1Y Thayer's (Iceland) Gulls. This is easily the best spot for gulls this winter and I would encourage others to check it out.

Area K still has plenty of ducks, including a few Pintail and BW Teal, although numbers of most species are lower than a couple of weeks ago. 

Today, I saw a Pacific Wren along Kinevan Road, but not much else.

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Goleta, CA

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2nd Roadrunner

Rob Denholtz
 

Carp Salt Marsh Reserve Sandyland Cove Road (officially “restricted" but apparently friendly to birders), Monday, Feb. 17, 2020

Birding with Mario Borunda and Andrea Bruce . . . .four what we believe to be a second Carp Salt Marsh Roadrunner at the end of Sandyland Cove Road, at the bridge when the Yellow-crowned Night Herons used to be when first observed before the dredging drove them out. Today’s bird appeared to be lighter in color and “fresher”-looking that the one that has been seen around Silver Sands Village and the Nature Park over the past 7 or 8 years.

We also noted a couple of Marsh Wrens and, in Franklin Creek, a male and two female Cinnamon Teal. The No. Harrier made a brief appearance and an Osprey carried a fish across Basin 1 to devour it on a log in Basin 2. We also watched a PB Grebe catch and (somehow) swallow a fish that was at least 6” long. Talk about “Deep Throat”!

Rob Denholtz
Carp

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Rob Denholtz
Carpinteria

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*** Species Summary:

- Tufted Duck (2 reports)
- American Bittern (5 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2020 07:45 by Thomas Turner
- 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/S64645763
- Comments: "Continuing adult male with tuft. With Scaup flock near Venoco Road."

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Feb 16, 2020 12:40 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/S64594999
- Comments: "Male continuing in general area, but not previously recorded here."

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2020 06:19 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/S64644036
- Comments: "Continuing"

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2020 06:19 by Molly Redmond
- 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/S64644037
- Comments: "Continuing"

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Feb 16, 2020 15:00 by Susan Cook
- 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/S64628560
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Seen at west end of dam in the reeds near the water and also on top of the reeds."

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Feb 16, 2020 09:07 by Betsy Mooney
- 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/S64620247
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In southwest corner. Medium-large ardeid with bold vertically striped neck, brown and white."

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Feb 16, 2020 09:07 by Elaine Tan
- 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/S64589025
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In southwest corner. Medium-large ardeid with bold vertically striped neck, brown and white. Photos."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2020 08:29 by Kent McDonald
- Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4215353,-119.6572856&ll=34.4215353,-119.6572856
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64606558
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Large kingbird with long bill, bright yellow, no white outer tail feathers.. See photo."

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Re: Devereux Tufted Duck, some geese

Thomas Turner
 

Tufted duck continuing this AM at Devereux

On Feb 16, 2020, at 12:48 PM, Dave Compton <davcompton60@...> wrote:

The Tufted Duck was near the north pullout at Deveruex Slough in Goleta, at 12:45, Sunday. Earlier, two juvenile Snow and one adult Ross’s Geese were at the Sandpiper Golf Course pond, as seen from the clubhouse. They were with about 18 Canada’s.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara

Devereux Tufted Duck, some geese

Dave Compton
 

The Tufted Duck was near the north pullout at Deveruex Slough in Goleta, at 12:45, Sunday. Earlier, two juvenile Snow and one adult Ross’s Geese were at the Sandpiper Golf Course pond, as seen from the clubhouse. They were with about 18 Canada’s.

Dave Compton
Santa Barbara