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*** Species Summary:

- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (1 report)

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Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2019 08:00 by Mark Holmgren
- UC Santa Barbara--Lagoon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4071221,-119.8483944&ll=34.4071221,-119.8483944
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53894159
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Known to be here."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2019 08:00 by Lori Gaskin
- UC Santa Barbara--Lagoon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4071221,-119.8483944&ll=34.4071221,-119.8483944
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53919362
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Known to be here."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis/cismontanus) (1)
- Reported Mar 13, 2019 10:00 by Joan Lentz
- 433 Pimiento Ln, Santa Barbara US-CA (34.4341,-119.6351), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.434078,-119.635051&ll=34.434078,-119.635051
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53784448
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Cassiar's subspecies of the "Slate-colored" group of Dark-eyed Junco was below the seed feeder on the ground with a couple of other juncos. I tried to get a photo, which isn't great, but will attach later. The bird in question has a dark blackish hood, contrasting with a grayish back. It has prominent white outer tail feathers. It's white underneath, although in this photo I see a suggestion of pale coloring where the black meets the white breast. Circulated to experts who said OK for Cassiar's."

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Rancho Santa Barbara Audubon field trip

Dika Golovatchoff
 

This morning 33 Santa Barbara birders joined Rob Lindsey in a 3-hour field trip to this lovely Santa Ynez ranch bordering Lake Cachuma much of the way.  Some of the most experienced area  birders participated as well as 10-year old Olivia, a new birder accompanied by her dad - who is a photographer.  Several participants were sporting cameras with very long lenses as well as a few spotting scopes.  This was Rob's tenth time leading this trip - sharing both his extensive birding expertise as well as his many years of teaching.  

I had taken this trip a couple of times before but this one was my most satisfying, both in terms of the birds observed and the terrain that is now abundantly green. The lake reservoir is now more than 70% full following recent rains.  Rob asked me to post a few of the highlights, which for me included a Roadrunner first perched high in a dead tree, then showing his crest among the grasses; a Lewis's Woodpecker which I was seeing for the first time showing the distinctive breast and head coloration; numerous Violet-green Swallows perching so as to be readily distinguished from Tree Swallows.  At least 15 White Pelicans were in the lake; several wild Turkeys were displaying their breeding plumage in low light.  Clarks' Grebes, Double-crested Cormorants, Ruddy Ducks, Canada Geese and Bufflehead were also present.  I'm posting a few photographs on my Flickr site:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/digolov/

Dika Golovatchoff, Santa Barbara

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*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Grebe (1 report)
- Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (3 reports)

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Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2019 11:30 by Jelmer Poelstra
- Santa Cruz Island--Prisoners Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0187319,-119.6821404&ll=34.0187319,-119.6821404
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53871199
- Comments: "Continuing bird near the dock. Dusky grebe with white cheek and yellow base of long, slightly drooping bill."

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2019 10:10 by Erik Dodos
- Preisker Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9834912,-120.4376006&ll=34.9834912,-120.4376006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53860408
- Comments: "Observed at eastern area of park in tress just north of the playground. Adult female yellow shafted with bright yellow undertail coverts, red crescent on nape, and black chest patch...have pics this time. "

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Mar 11, 2019 12:31 by Libby Patten
- 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/view/checklist/S53863456
- Comments: "Seen on top of trees north of main trail. Thick black bill, pale yellow breast and white chin. Forked tail, dark eye patch, medium gray head. "

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2019 10:02 by Joan Lentz
- 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/view/checklist/S53868831
- Comments: "At 11 o’clock, Libby and I saw the Orchard Oriole fly in to the cape honeysuckle hedge on the west side of the creek. This bird has been present for the second (?) winter in this location, seen by many observers. It had a dark hood dark back with white feather edgings, deep brick red breast and undertail coverts longish dark tail. Had good views of bird feeding on honeysuckle flowers, but it first flew in on the south end of the patch of honeysuckle, then made its way gradually north feeding in the hedge, stayed for maybe 10 mins., then flew away."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2019 10:02 by Guy Tingos
- 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/view/checklist/S53869386
- Comments: "At 11 o’clock, Libby and I saw the Orchard Oriole fly in to the cape honeysuckle hedge on the west side of the creek. This bird has been present for the second (?) winter in this location, seen by many observers. It had a dark hood dark back with white feather edgings, deep brick red breast and undertail coverts longish dark tail. Had good views of bird feeding on honeysuckle flowers, but it first flew in on the south end of the patch of honeysuckle, then made its way gradually north feeding in the hedge, stayed for maybe 10 mins., then flew away."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2019 10:02 by Libby Patten
- 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/view/checklist/S53870595
- Comments: "At 11 o’clock, Libby and I saw the Orchard Oriole fly in to the cape honeysuckle hedge on the west side of the creek. This bird has been present for the second (?) winter in this location, seen by many observers. It had a dark hood dark back with white feather edgings, deep brick red breast and undertail coverts longish dark tail. Had good views of bird feeding on honeysuckle flowers, but it first flew in on the south end of the patch of honeysuckle, then made its way gradually north feeding in the hedge, stayed for maybe 10 mins., then flew away."

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Recent birding notes

Florence Sanchez
 

On Wednesday, I walked down to the harbor area.  It was a fairly low tide, so the breakwater rocks were fairly exposed.  I picked up a breeding Surfbird and a Black Turnstone on them.  Inside the harbor, I saw all three species of loon (but not the one Noah brought to our attention a few days ago).  Buffleheads, Surf Scoters, and Red-breasted Mergansers were diving  near the dredge pipe.  Nothing was resting on the sandspit, but in the Harbor area I picked up a second-year Mew Gull and a first-year Heerman's Gull among the Western Gulls.  Best bird of this trip was an Osprey that was circle over the bluffs and surf at Shoreline Park.

On Thursday, I hiked the La Cumbre Peak area.  AS it has been all winter, it was not very birdy, but there were two Steller's Jays hanging around the Peak and California Thrashers were singing in several places.  I looked diligently for the Townsend's Solitaire that was present November-January, but did not find it.  Not much is in bloom up on top and I suspect bird activity will increase when things finally start to blossom.  It's still cold up there--a chilly 44 degrees when I started, warming only to the mid-fifties when I left at noon.

A lot of different species of Ceanothus are in bloom along Gibraltar Road, as well as Bush Poppy.

Florence Sanchez

"Cassiar's" subspecies of Slate-colored group of Dark-eyed Junco

Joan Lentz <joanlentz@...>
 

Hi All:  Finally got confirmation that my photo is OK for “Cassiar’s Junco”, the subspecies I saw with Florence Sanchez and then with Larry Ballard at my feeder the last week or so.  Present since January 5. 
Here’s my list with two rather poor photos, but it gives you the idea of the dark head contrasting with the gray back.
Joan Lentz
Santa Barbara

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*** Species Summary:

- Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)
- Nashville Warbler (1 report)

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Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided) (Junco hyemalis mearnsi) (2)
- Reported Mar 14, 2019 18:24 by John Dutton
- 3919 La Colina Rd, Santa Barbara US-CA (34.4439,-119.7519), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.443901,-119.75191&ll=34.443901,-119.75191
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53838422
- Comments: "It had a notably black head with a distinct transition to a light breast with brown sides. "

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1)
- Reported Mar 14, 2019 07:49 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/view/checklist/S53811449
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing in the Cape Honeysuckle hedge south of the footbridge. Later watched him foraging in the outer canopy of the large sycamore north of the footbridge."

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Mar 14, 2019 07:49 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/view/checklist/S53811449
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing in the Cape Honeysuckle hedge."

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Carp Salt Marsh

Rob Denholtz
 

Carpinteria Salt Marsh, Thursday morning March 14, 2019

Among other more usual birds,

In Franklin Creek: 1 NORTHERN SHOVELER (rare for this location) male, 9 RING-NECKED DUCKS

In vernal pool just to the west of Franklin Creek: 4 pairs of CINNAMON TEAL

Rob Denholtz
Carp

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*** Species Summary:

- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Costa's Hummingbird (1 report)

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Mar 13, 2019 16:48 by Mark Holmgren
- Lake Cachuma, BLM access point, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.561903,-119.92505&ll=34.561903,-119.92505
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53797177
- Comments: "Expected here"

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Mar 13, 2019 12:18 by Casey Richart
- Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4567922,-119.710266&ll=34.4567922,-119.710266
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53786142
- Comments: "Seen well, purple gorget, near conservation center"

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Re: Refugio frigatebird

Wim van Dam
 

Actually, remember your camera. In March there is the possibility that this Frigatebird is something else than a Magnificent one. 

Wim


On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 11:14 AM Kate McCurdy via Groups.Io <k8andk9=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
I did not have my binoculars with me yesterday (gasp!) but was driving Jalama Road and caught a glimpse of a large bird with a split tail soaring low over a ridge. it might have been a raptor carrying nesting material but the first thought that pooped into my mind was “frigate bird!”. Anyway, keep your eyes out (and remember your binoculars!) while in the Jalama area. 

Kate 

Kate McCurdy
Reserve Manager
Sedgwick Natural Reserve
3566 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 729-7981
http://sedgwick.nrs.ucsb.edu


On Mar 13, 2019, at 10:03 AM, Dave Compton <davcompton60@...> wrote:

Hi folks,

This morning, Wes Fritz reported a Magnificent Frigatebird flying east, up the coast from Refugio State Beach. He later searched east to El Capitan, but could not refind it. No additional word.

Dave


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Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
SBCO #383: Blue-winged Warbler

Re: Possible American Tree Sparrow

Shawn McVicar
 

Clear, unstreaked breast with a single black spot, higher than I've seen on Lark sparrows. A rufous crown and light rufous eyestripe are the only head marks I saw (I wish I had known to look for the bicolored bill). Rufous patch on the upper wing, and a white wingbar, along with dark streaks on the back. I'm going to keep my eye out and try to record its song as well as get a picture if I see it again. 
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Shawn McVicar
Buellton, Ca

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Re: Refugio frigatebird

Kate McCurdy
 

I did not have my binoculars with me yesterday (gasp!) but was driving Jalama Road and caught a glimpse of a large bird with a split tail soaring low over a ridge. it might have been a raptor carrying nesting material but the first thought that pooped into my mind was “frigate bird!”. Anyway, keep your eyes out (and remember your binoculars!) while in the Jalama area. 

Kate 

Kate McCurdy
Reserve Manager
Sedgwick Natural Reserve
3566 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 729-7981
http://sedgwick.nrs.ucsb.edu


On Mar 13, 2019, at 10:03 AM, Dave Compton <davcompton60@...> wrote:

Hi folks,

This morning, Wes Fritz reported a Magnificent Frigatebird flying east, up the coast from Refugio State Beach. He later searched east to El Capitan, but could not refind it. No additional word.

Dave

Refugio frigatebird

Dave Compton
 

Hi folks,

This morning, Wes Fritz reported a Magnificent Frigatebird flying east, up the coast from Refugio State Beach. He later searched east to El Capitan, but could not refind it. No additional word.

Dave

Possible American Tree Sparrow

Mark Holmgren
 

Hi Shawn,
You might pull together the details of what you DID see and we might make progress with that. For example, what was the overall coloration of the bird? What patterning did you see? Was the bill dark or light or bi-colored? Tail length, etc.  
In the future, remember that smart phones can make reasonably good recordings of bird vocalizations.

Mark Holmgren 
Santa Barbara 

On Mar 13, 2019, at 8:09 AM, Shawn McVicar <shawnmcvic@...> wrote:

This morning on my way into work I saw a sparrow perched on top of a tree. The clear breast with a single black spot made me think Lark sparrow, but when I got my bins on it it definitely was not. All the field marks point to American Tree sparrow, but I'm nervous about reporting a bird in ebird that shows as rare and has only 7 reported sightings in BOSBC, though a couple are in my area. It was on Timber lane, between Highway 1 and Mountain View Rd. near the Vandenberg main gate. I heard it singing, and it sounded very much like the song in my Sibley app. It flew off before I could get my camera out, so I have no pictures. Before posting, does anyone have any other ideas of what it could be? This would be a life bird for me, so I want to be sure. 

Thanks! 
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Shawn McVicar
Buellton, Ca

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Possible American Tree Sparrow

Shawn McVicar
 

This morning on my way into work I saw a sparrow perched on top of a tree. The clear breast with a single black spot made me think Lark sparrow, but when I got my bins on it it definitely was not. All the field marks point to American Tree sparrow, but I'm nervous about reporting a bird in ebird that shows as rare and has only 7 reported sightings in BOSBC, though a couple are in my area. It was on Timber lane, between Highway 1 and Mountain View Rd. near the Vandenberg main gate. I heard it singing, and it sounded very much like the song in my Sibley app. It flew off before I could get my camera out, so I have no pictures. Before posting, does anyone have any other ideas of what it could be? This would be a life bird for me, so I want to be sure. 

Thanks! 
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Shawn McVicar
Buellton, Ca

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Farren Raod

Florence Sanchez
 

I hiked Farren Road this morning early before the wind came up.  It was a beautiful hike.  Though not very birdy, there were some nice sightings, the best probably being a Loggerhead Shrike.  I found this bird sitting on the cross-arm of the utility pole at the parking area at the top of the first hill.  From there it flew into the eucalyptus trees and I eventually lost sight of it.  It was also nice to find about 10 Meadowlarks in the lowest field.

I found a few Swallows (Violet Green and Rough-winged) but not the flocks that one sometimes finds near the reservoir.  I heard a Roadrunner calling from the avocado grove just uphill from the reservoir, but did not see it. I also did not see or hear any Common Ground Doves.  A male Allen's Hummer in the lower stretches was nice.  Not much in the way of waterfowl on the reservoir--looked like about 5 coots.  No sign of Hooded Orioles yet at the end of the road.

The hills are very green and there is abundant grass; however, I did not see much mustard coming up.  These fields were grazed earlier this winter and thus the mustard plants may have been eaten.  At any rate, I suspect the lack of mustard and other tall weeds may mean that this are will not be as great for Lazuli Buntings and Blue Grosbeaks as it can in some years.

This is not a big wildflower area; however, I found Lupine coming up along the roadside in places, a nice clump of Blue-eyed grass under an oak, and the roadcut in the oak woodland section had a very early Calochortus in bloom and some Indian Paintbrush.

Florence Sanchez

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- Swainson's Hawk (1 report)

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Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1)
- Reported Mar 11, 2019 10:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Aliso Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9350598,-119.7259998&ll=34.9350598,-119.7259998
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53719854
- Comments: "FOS"

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Hermit Warbler resighted in yard

Peter Schneekloth
 

Not seen since Jan 18th I just saw again  a Hermit Warbler in my yard. Seems all but certain this bird wintered here.

Peter Schneekloth
Buellton

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- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (3 reports)
- Brewer's Sparrow (2 reports)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (5) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 10, 2019 09:00 by Tom Beland
- Salt Marsh Nature Park, Carpinteria US-CA (34.3967,-119.5275), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.396718,-119.527499&ll=34.396718,-119.527499
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53671524
- Comments: "They have been here for over three months. Yellow on the head. They have been seen by many birders. "

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 10, 2019 15:20 by Conor Scotland
- 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/view/checklist/S53685388
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photo. Kingbird with bright yellow belly, large bill, and forked tail."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 10, 2019 15:20 by Julie Scotland
- 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/view/checklist/S53687626
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photo. Kingbird with bright yellow belly, large bill, and forked tail."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Mar 09, 2019 10:45 by Dika Golovatchoff
- 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/view/checklist/S53655690
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "According to Jamie Chavez this bird has been seen for the last few months on and off between the bird refuge and the SB cemetary. The large and thick bill were critical in changing the ID."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (2)
- Reported Mar 10, 2019 14:12 by Jelmer Poelstra
- Southern Cuyama Valley Grasslands, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8032135,-119.4517392&ll=34.8032135,-119.4517392
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53686209
- Comments: "Continuing. Small, fairly long-tailed, pale buffish brown and drab sparrows with unstreaked underparts."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (2)
- Reported Mar 10, 2019 14:12 by Bas van Schooten
- Southern Cuyama Valley Grasslands, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8032135,-119.4517392&ll=34.8032135,-119.4517392
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53692049
- Comments: "Continuing. Small, fairly long-tailed, pale buffish brown and drab sparrows with unstreaked underparts."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 10, 2019 15:37 by Elaine Tan
- Mission Creek--SB Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4406812,-119.7149599&ll=34.4406812,-119.7149599
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53683704
- Comments: "Heard the distinctive pi-tik-tik call of the continuing female in oak behind EITS aviary, and saw it briefly as it flew across over the Sprague Pavilion. Very surprised it's still here."

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gobbler near Vandenberg Village

Don Tate
 

Sunday dusk off the SW corner of Vandenberg Village an unseen turkey was gobbling down W. C. Fields Creek on an islet of Vandenberg AFB property, downstream (S toward SY River) from Burton Mesa Ecological Reserve.

Don Tate, Vberg Vg

Surfbird etc.

Noah Gaines
 

Yesterday 3.9.19, I checked the harbor looking for the loon. I searched through the slips but could not find it. I did not make it to the harbor mouth because I was distracted by a photogenic Surfbird along the breakwater.

Today, I was watched an impressive migration of Painted Ladies from near state and Ontare. There was an average of 30 butterflies moving through per minute. They were all flying NW and none were stopping. At their peak, they hit rates of one a second! By the time I left, they were slowing down. In 2.5 hours, this makes roughly 4,500 butterflies!

Noah Gaines
Santa Barbara CA