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Correction — Little Blue Heron

Larry Ballard
 

Went back with a scope and walked up the beach from Ash Ave. Watching the bird now with John C.


Reddish Egret

Larry Ballard
 

One at the mouth of Carp salt marsh. Larry Ballard. Carpinteria


Re: American Redstart

Florence Sanchez
 

I looked for the American Redstart this morning, starting at about 7:30 a.m. without any success.  The section of the Creek indicated on the eBird map was really dead this morning.  I walked upstream as far as I could along the maintained path but did not see or hear it there.  At Cortuna Road, I found a singing Warbling Vireo and a very active Yellow Warbler as well as a few common birds.

I didn't post at the time, but last Friday I hiked a little of the Sweetwater trail that begins at the Bradley Dam observation point parking lot.  It was a very pleasant hike on an overcast morning.  Most of the birds found were expected oak woodland species, but I also heard a singing Cassin's Vireo in a group of coast live oaks about a half mile along the trail.  A family of wild Turkeys with 8 good-sized chicks was a pleasant surprise.

Clarkia display along the trail was still very nice, with both types found.  I didn't turn up a Mariposa Lily, but in with the Clarkias I found a few plants of Blue Larkspur, Delphinium parryi.

Florence Sanchez


On Sunday, May 31, 2020, 09:38:28 AM PDT, Thomas Turner <habarimbu@...> wrote:


I had another immature male American Redstart today, on Tecolotito creek. Singing. It was along the riparian edge closer to the parking lot of the business park, about here: 34.434890, -119.863226.


Tom Turner

Isla Vista




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*** Species Summary:

- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)
- White-eyed Vireo (2 reports)
- American Redstart (2 reports)

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Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported May 30, 2020 10:50 by margeNdon thornton
- 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/S69905966
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Sharing the log perch with a much larger DoubleCrested Cormorant. Mostly gray face with white vee edge of gular patch."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported May 31, 2020 10:25 by Lukas Le Grice
- 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/S69917164
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard and saw briefly sitting in a tree above my head. Yellowish belly and white iris."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported May 31, 2020 08:43 by Lori Gaskin
- 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/S69891743
- Comments: "Heard it in the willows within the swale west of wooden bridge. Perched briefly on dead tree within swale. Vocalized for a few seconds and flew off to the west. Quick view of white iris, wing bars, and light yellow breast."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported May 31, 2020 10:13 by margeNdon thornton
- Tecolotito Creek, north of Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.431691,-119.8583293&ll=34.431691,-119.8583293
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69903153
- Comments: "A small grayish warbler with bright yellow spots on the tail and sides. Located by Libby Patton in the willows along the creek in about the area indicated by Tom Turner."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported May 31, 2020 09:59 by Libby Patten
- Tecolotito Creek, north of Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.431691,-119.8583293&ll=34.431691,-119.8583293
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69896840
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Found earlier this morning by Tom Turner. Singing frequently. Seen for a couple of brief glimpses on south side of creek, just north of business parking lot. In dense vegetation, so hard to see and many Bushtit were moving around the same area, which made finding the Redstart visually even more challenging. Tended to stay at 15 feet or lower in trees. Gray warbler with yellow patches on sides, tail and wings. Its song was similar to a Yellow Warbler, except with only one low note at the end."

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- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)
- White-eyed Vireo (4 reports)
- American Redstart (2 reports)

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Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported May 30, 2020 09:46 by Andrew McGrath
- 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/S69847489
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Lighter and smaller than other DC cormorants with short tail"

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported May 30, 2020 18:27 by Scott Terrill
- 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/S69868370
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos to be added."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 30, 2020 07:50 by Dennis Doordan
- 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/S69849731
- Comments: "Singing in the eucalyptus trees; two other birders also saw this specimen while I was there"

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 30, 2020 07:39 by Linus Blomqvist
- 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/S69849614
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard well. Got a brief glimpse of it but didn't really see much more than a warbler-sized, greenish bird with white wing bands."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 30, 2020 07:37 by Chris Dean
- 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/S69845056
- Media: 2 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard singing soon after we arrived, northeast of gazebo. Song stared and ended with “chick.” Briefly saw vireo’s yellow sides as the bird chased a titmouse. Recordings."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 07:33 by Rob Denholtz
- 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/S69761771
- Comments: "Sighted at entrance to Open Space from Camino Corto Rd, in the oaks immediately upon entering. Bright and obvious yellow markings on side, wing, and tail. Upper body seemed darker but not black, unlike gray of females. It did not vocalize during sighting."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported May 31, 2020 08:34 by Thomas Turner
- Tecolotito Creek, north of Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.431691,-119.8583293&ll=34.431691,-119.8583293
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69889882
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Large grey warbler with bright yellow patches on sides of body, back of wins, and tail. Singing. Will post song recording."

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American Redstart

Thomas Turner
 

I had another immature male American Redstart today, on Tecolotito creek. Singing. It was along the riparian edge closer to the parking lot of the business park, about here: 34.434890, -119.863226.

Full list: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69889882

Tom Turner

Isla Vista


White-eyed Vireo

Robert Lindsay
 

I heard but did not see the WEVI in the early afternoon at the Camino Corto Open Space, first in trees on the north side and later in oaks on the south side. It does seem to move around a lot and tends to stay deep in the vegetation. Curtis Marantz was also there and did get his eyes on the bird several times. No sign of the recently reported Redstart or any other birds of interest that I was aware of.

That's all,
Rob Lindsay


Re: No luck with White-eyed Vireo or Redstart

Florence Sanchez
 

I had the Vireo this morning around 7:30 or so.  It was singing loudly and often deep in the willows in Camino Corto Open Space but was hard to see.  I checked for the American Redstart, but I did not find it there nor in the willows off West Campus Lane.

Florence Sanchez

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 10:37:55 AM PDT, Linus Blomqvist <linus.blomqvist@...> wrote:


I heard and saw the vireo this morning around 7.30 am along with a few other people. The least time I saw it, it had crossed Fortuna road into the residential area. No sign of the redstart though. 

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Linus Blomqvist
linusblomqvist.com

On Sat, May 30, 2020, 10:17 AM Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33@...> wrote:
There are about six people wandering around this riparian between Isla Vista and Devereux  Slough. I’ve found no one who has spotted either bird yet.

Mark Holmgren
SM Pass



Re: No luck with White-eyed Vireo or Redstart

Linus Blomqvist
 

I heard and saw the vireo this morning around 7.30 am along with a few other people. The least time I saw it, it had crossed Fortuna road into the residential area. No sign of the redstart though. 

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Linus Blomqvist
linusblomqvist.com

On Sat, May 30, 2020, 10:17 AM Mark Holmgren <maholmgren33@...> wrote:
There are about six people wandering around this riparian between Isla Vista and Devereux  Slough. I’ve found no one who has spotted either bird yet.

Mark Holmgren
SM Pass



No luck with White-eyed Vireo or Redstart

Mark Holmgren
 

There are about six people wandering around this riparian between Isla Vista and Devereux Slough. I’ve found no one who has spotted either bird yet.

Mark Holmgren
SM Pass


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- Bufflehead (1 report)
- Common Ground Dove (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- White-eyed Vireo (3 reports)
- American Redstart (4 reports)

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Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (1)
- Reported May 30, 2020 08:36 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria Mesa Road Ponds, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8837715,-120.279007&ll=34.8837715,-120.279007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69843283
- Comments: "Photo to be added. Ongoing male."

Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2020 09:28 by David Blue
- Farren Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.443548,-119.9237752&ll=34.443548,-119.9237752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69810201
- Comments: "Heard only. A low mournful “hooo-oop” repeated at about a one second interval. South of the palm tree on the first rise south of the gate."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported May 29, 2020 18:12 by George Chapman
- 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/S69819092
- Comments: "White eyeline, bordered by black, dark bill."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported May 29, 2020 18:12 by James Chapman
- 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/S69822403
- Comments: "White eyeline, bordered by black, dark bill."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2020 09:45 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/S69798835
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing. Singing."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2020 07:01 by Cameron Tescher
- 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/S69795908
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen north of the West Campus Faculty Housing north of West Campus Lane near the fork. Then slowly moved east towards the abandoned house. Very vocal with its raspy song and was able to see every once in a while where it had a yellow eyelash, yellow rump, and white eye. Photos."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 11:15 by ANDREA BRUCE
- 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/S69810561
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Good look for several minutes. Underparts white/gray with yellow tinge. Yellow sides and flank. Yellow stripe from upper beak (mandible) to eye, that had clear white iris. Two white wing bars. Singing loudly. Located about 75-100 yards directly north of Gazebo in Tierra de Fortuna Park at end of Fortuna Rd (34°24′47″ N 119°52′8″ W). Moved between tallest Euc 75 yards directly north of Gazebo to oaks about 100 yards n of Gazebo."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2020 09:45 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/S69798835
- Media: 1 Photo, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Immature male. Singing."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2020 07:01 by Cameron Tescher
- 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/S69795908
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Lifer! First saw an hour ago on a graffitied oak tree at around 7:15 and then moved into the willows just west of the eucalyptus singing. Could not relocate it until an hour later where it was kept singing and ran into Nick where we found it on a eucalyptes on the opposite side of the park singing (probably 100 yards north). Photos."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 07:33 by ANDREA BRUCE
- 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/S69810480
- Comments: "Sighted at entrance to Open Space from Camino Corto Rd, in the oaks immediately upon entering. Bright and obvious yellow markings on side, wing, and tail. Upper body seemed darker but not black, unlike gray of females. It did not vocalize during sighting."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 07:33 by Mario Borunda
- 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/S69765768
- Comments: "Sighted at entrance to Open Space from Camino Corto Rd, in the oaks immediately upon entering. Bright and obvious yellow markings on side, wing, and tail. Upper body seemed darker but not black, unlike gray of females. It did not vocalize during sighting."

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A SY Valley note for those interested in Ravens

Cruz Phillips
 

We usually see ravens in the winter and into the spring.  Rarely in breeding season or summer, although they do show up on carcasses.     Last year, for the only time I know of, we had a pair of Ravens nest on the ranch.  I believe we are lower in elevation than they normally nest around here. They fleged 3 young and stayed well into the summer.  They did not return this year.

Cruz Phillips
Las Cruzitas Ranch
Santa Ynez, CA


White-eyed Vireo and American Redstart

Mario Borunda
 

On Thursday around noon we found the White-eyed Vireo at Camino Corto Open Space.  It was near the Tierra de Fortuna Park at the west end of Fortuna Rd.  There is a gazebo in the park and the bird was moving between a large eucalyptus approx 75 yards due north of it to a group of oaks another 20 yards further north.  It had a loud and clear song that I recorded with the video on my phone (but I can’t figure out how to upload it onto eBird, any suggestions would be appreciated). 

Additionally, we had an unusual sighting at the entrance to the Open Space from Camino Corto Rd.  The small bird (4-5 inches) had yellow markings on the side, wing, and tail, very much like an American Redstart.  I saw it from about 20 yards flitting among the oaks for short time (1-2 minutes).  I did not list it on eBird since I did not get a picture, nor did I hear it vocalize, but it is worth keeping an eye out if you are in the area. This bird has been seen on Friday (May 29) by several birders and identified as an American Redstart.
Mario Borunda
Carpinteria


Re: Goleta birds

Daniel Barica
 

We assume this to be an American Redstart, not a Painted Redstart?
Thank you for the distinction.

Daniel Barica,
Huntington Beach, CA

On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 11:29 AM Nick Lethaby <nlethaby@...> wrote:
All,

This I checked out Coronado and then Camino Corto for migrants. At Camino Corto I quickly heard an unfamiliar song that I suspected to be a vagrant. I then ran into Cameron from Ventura who told me he thought he had seen a Redstart but hadn't gotten great looks. We soon got a visual on the bird and confirmed the identification. Both of us heard (and Cameron saw) the WE Vireo at different locations ranging all the way to West Campus Rd.

Between last night and this morning, I have located two Great Egret nests, one with very young chicks, along the west side of Devereux. I suspect these bird might be using old GBH nests.

There is decent array of summering shorebirds hanging out in the evenings at Devereux currently with LB Curlews, Whimbrels, Marbled Godwits, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plovers around most evenings.

At Area K today, I had 3 Short-billed Dowitchers. There were 2 WF Ibis as well. I am wondering if there is any chance they are attempting to nest this year, given how long birds have been hanging around.

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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA

Mobile: 805 284 6200
Work: 805 562 5106

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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA


Goleta birds

Nick Lethaby
 

All,

This I checked out Coronado and then Camino Corto for migrants. At Camino Corto I quickly heard an unfamiliar song that I suspected to be a vagrant. I then ran into Cameron from Ventura who told me he thought he had seen a Redstart but hadn't gotten great looks. We soon got a visual on the bird and confirmed the identification. Both of us heard (and Cameron saw) the WE Vireo at different locations ranging all the way to West Campus Rd.

Between last night and this morning, I have located two Great Egret nests, one with very young chicks, along the west side of Devereux. I suspect these bird might be using old GBH nests.

There is decent array of summering shorebirds hanging out in the evenings at Devereux currently with LB Curlews, Whimbrels, Marbled Godwits, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plovers around most evenings.

At Area K today, I had 3 Short-billed Dowitchers. There were 2 WF Ibis as well. I am wondering if there is any chance they are attempting to nest this year, given how long birds have been hanging around.

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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA

Mobile: 805 284 6200
Work: 805 562 5106

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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA


South Coast Ravens redux

Paul Lehman
 

Not to beat a dead horse on the status of Common Ravens along the South Coast of SBA, but a couple folks were mis-quoting what "Birds of Santa Barbara County" says--as they were quoting what the book says about the raven's status back in the 1990s, when they were indeed "casual" along the coast between Goleta and Gaviota, though no longer. Here is what I say in BOSB about its CURRENT South Coast status:

"The spread of ravens in Santa Barbara County was first hinted at by the increase in numbers and early nesting in the Carpinteria area discussed above. Along the South Coast, 1996 brought reports from Carpinteria Salt Marsh and Padaro Lane near Carpinteria, Summerland, “the Mesa” in Santa Barbara, and Farren Road in western Goleta. In 1997, the species was also seen at Montecito and Gaviota. In 1998, there were sightings from upper Mission Canyon, Santa Barbara, and in Goleta. And in 1999, 4 juveniles were noted at the San Marcos Foothills in Santa Barbara. Since 2000, additional records have accrued at an increasing rate, including single birds well out on the coastal plain at More Mesa, along South Patterson Avenue, and over Atascadero Creek, Goleta, on 16 March 2001, 23 September 2001, and 24 February 2002, respectively. Sightings over the foothill regions along the South Coast have since become routine, though reports from well out over the coastal plain, such as near the immediate coast in Goleta and Santa Barbara, continue to be very rare and high counts do not exceed 4 birds. The highest pre-1990s Santa Barbara CBC total was 14 individuals (29 December 1984), although almost all other counts were below 5 birds. Since the mid-1990s, the highest count total is 13 birds on 5 January 2002. (A total of 450 reported on the CBC in December 1968 is certainly in error.) An exceptional 48 individuals were reported above Carpinteria 13 May 2018."


It should also be said that the opposite Raven vs. Crow problem continues in the Cuyama Valley--where some folks report CROWS without any details from the Valley floor, where they are largely rare to very rare, but where Ravens, of course, are numerous.

--Paul Lehman


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- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- White-eyed Vireo (1 report)
- Hermit Thrush (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 17:35 by Ron Hirst
- 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/S69779277
- Comments: "Continuing bird eating crabs"

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 11:15 by Mario Borunda
- 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/S69768954
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Good look for several minutes. Underparts white/gray with yellow tinge. Yellow sides and flank. Yellow stripe from upper beak (mandible) to eye, that had clear white iris. Two white wing bars. Singing loudly (audio attached). Located about 75-100 yards directly north of Gazebo in Tierra de Fortuna Park at end of Fortuna Rd (34°24′47″ N 119°52′8″ W). Moved between tallest Euc 75 yards directly north of Gazebo to oaks about 100 yards n of Gazebo."

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 10:49 by Mark Holmgren
- Kinevan Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.5069163,-119.8225639&ll=34.5069163,-119.8225639
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69763851
- Comments: "Caroling about 100 m downstream of the upper new bridge."

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Singing redstart at Camino Corto Open Space

Nick Lethaby <nlethaby@...>
 

Imm male

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Nick Lethaby
Goleta, CA


NCOS this morning

Barbara Millett
 

A first-year Bonaparte’s Gull was a surprise at North Campus Open Space this morning. This is a new bird for me at this location. It flew in, landed, & foraged along the edge of the channel for about five minutes, and then flew out towards the ocean.

Two Snowy Plovers foraging on the sandbar in the south channel were a welcome sight.

A female Red-necked Phalarope continues on the sandbar in the south channel.

eBird checklist:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S69761448


Barb Millett
Santa Barbara


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*** Species Summary:

- Black Scoter (1 report)
- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)
- Black-throated Sparrow (3 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1)
- Reported May 25, 2020 10:33 by Jenny Slaughter
- Becher's bay, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=33.9869049,-120.0258295&ll=33.9869049,-120.0258295
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69680770
- Comments: "One individual observed swimming near the rocky shore. At Becher’s bay. All black duck with yellow bill."

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2020 10:54 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/S69731846
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen previously this month at this location by others. Noticeably smaller than the Double-crested Cormorant it was sitting beside, and with a longer tail. A white border set off the yellow throat pouch. (See submitted iPhone photos.)"

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (2)
- Reported May 27, 2020 10:06 by Ben Sanders
- 93252, Maricopa US-CA 34.86537, -119.47725, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.865366,-119.477253&ll=34.865366,-119.477253
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69726193
- Comments: "Known location"

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (2)
- Reported May 27, 2020 10:06 by Presley Riggs
- 93252, Maricopa US-CA 34.86537, -119.47725, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.865366,-119.477253&ll=34.865366,-119.477253
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69720084
- Comments: "Known location"

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (2)
- Reported May 27, 2020 10:06 by Oscar Wilhelmy
- 93252, Maricopa US-CA 34.86537, -119.47725, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.865366,-119.477253&ll=34.865366,-119.477253
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69720083
- Comments: "Known location"

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