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*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (minima) (2 reports)
- Lesser Yellowlegs (3 reports)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (2 reports)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)
- Yellow Warbler (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (minima) (Branta hutchinsii minima) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 17:09 by Michelle Romedy
- Waller Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9029675,-120.4392958&ll=34.9029675,-120.4392958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52281708
- Comments: "No white collar separating sock from breast. Darker color, purplish in tone. Have pictures."

Cackling Goose (minima) (Branta hutchinsii minima) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 16:55 by Janet Neath
- Waller Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9029675,-120.4392958&ll=34.9029675,-120.4392958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52281677
- Comments: "Higher white cheek, purple dark breast, rounded head shape. Picture available."

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 13:09 by Janet Neath
- 93458, Santa Maria US-CA (34.9474,-120.4921), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.947441,-120.492084&ll=34.947441,-120.492084
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52276933
- Comments: "Bill and body smaller than greater yellow legs. Legs were narrower. "

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 13:15 by Cathy Hay
- Santa Maria WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9487269,-120.4915452&ll=34.9487269,-120.4915452
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52275940
- Comments: "Pic to follow"

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 13:07 by Michelle Romedy
- Santa Maria WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9487269,-120.4915452&ll=34.9487269,-120.4915452
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52276883
- Comments: "Smaller than the greater yellowlegs it was standing next to. Shorter bill than greater yellowlegs."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 07:43 by Michelle Romedy
- California 246, Santa Ynez, California, US (34.61, -120.066), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6096303,-120.0662304&ll=34.6096303,-120.0662304
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52264440
- Comments: "Red patch at back of nape"

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 07:45 by Janet Neath
- Mission Dr, Santa Ynez US-CA (34.6100,-120.0665), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.610025,-120.066478&ll=34.610025,-120.066478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52264351
- Comments: "Red patch at back of Nap."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 09:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- 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/S52271387
- Comments: "Continuing at this location. Very difficult to observe today, in windy and cold conditions - up to 14 seen here on previous days."

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 15:16 by Michelle Romedy
- Jack O'Connell Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9586988,-120.5904007&ll=34.9586988,-120.5904007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52279082
- Comments: "All yellow bird. Yellow inertial converts. Plain face and light streaking on flanks. Have photos.
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Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 15:15 by Janet Neath
- Jack O'Connell Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9586988,-120.5904007&ll=34.9586988,-120.5904007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52279168
- Comments: "All yellow bird with undertail yellow coverts. Plain face. Have a photo."

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*** Species Summary:

- Elegant Tern (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)
- Yellow Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Elegant Tern (Thalasseus elegans) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2019 12:05 by Eric Hopson
- Goleta Beach County Park, 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/view/checklist/S52308309
- Comments: "With ROTEs at Slough outlet. Long thin bill is slightly down curved. Will post photos ASAP. "

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2019 07:49 by Janet Neath
- Richardson Community Park, New Cuyama US-CA (34.9453,-119.6839), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.945261,-119.683897&ll=34.945261,-119.683897
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52295389
- Comments: "Clear gray Nape, clear box Auriculars, no dark line between Eye and bill."

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 15:15 by Cathy Hay
- Jack O'Connell Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9586988,-120.5904007&ll=34.9586988,-120.5904007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52291299
- Comments: "All yellow warbler with under yellow tail coverts and undertail. Photo taken by Wes Fritz"

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*** Species Summary:

- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)
- Yellow Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 02, 2019 16:03 by Thomas Turner
- UC Santa Barbara--West Campus Bluff Trail, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4093262,-119.8750877&ll=34.4093262,-119.8750877
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52332640
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Catching flies over the beach at the jailhouse. Big bill, yellow up to throat."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2019 07:49 by Michelle Romedy
- Richardson Community Park, New Cuyama US-CA (34.9453,-119.6839), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.945261,-119.683897&ll=34.945261,-119.683897
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52355033
- Comments: "Clear gray Nape, clear box Auriculars, no dark line between Eye and bill."

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2019 07:49 by Michelle Romedy
- Richardson Community Park, New Cuyama US-CA (34.9453,-119.6839), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.945261,-119.683897&ll=34.945261,-119.683897
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52355033
- Comments: "All yellow warbler with yellow inertial converts. Photo by Wes Fritz available."

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*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 04, 2019 11:50 by Adam Searcy
- Black Road, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.931764,-120.489974&ll=34.931764,-120.489974
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52396530
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Photos."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2019 07:49 by Cathy Hay
- Richardson Community Park, New Cuyama US-CA (34.9453,-119.6839), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.945261,-119.683897&ll=34.945261,-119.683897
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52388764
- Comments: "Clear gray Nape, clear box Auriculars, no dark line between Eye and bill."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 04, 2019 09:30 by Rebecca Coulter
- 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/S52382125
- Comments: "Continuing female type, all yellow with a few orangey feathers. Callin “pi-tuck” from the area around pink blooming eucalyptus west of club house. "

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*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (6) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 05, 2019 06:30 by Rob Denholtz
- CA, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Salt Marsh & Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3986926,-119.5336282&ll=34.3986926,-119.5336282
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52419344
- Comments: "continuing"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (7) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2019 07:15 by Rob Denholtz
- CA, Carpinteria, Carpinteria Salt Marsh & Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3986926,-119.5336282&ll=34.3986926,-119.5336282
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52419123
- Comments: "continuing"

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (3)
- Reported Feb 05, 2019 09:30 by Anonymous eBirder
- 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/S52414385
- Comments: "Continuing. Very hard to see as they were staying close to ground"

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*** Species Summary:

- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (1 report)
- Yellow Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 06, 2019 14:20 by Anonymous eBirder
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52447707
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Near ballpark, skirmishing with Nuttall's and sapsucker"

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 06, 2019 08:39 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/S52435610
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male. He was vocalizing (quiet “chuck” calls) from the bottlebrush bush on the east side of the footbridge over Santa Monica creek south of El Carro Lane."

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 06, 2019 08:39 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/S52435610
- Comments: "Continuing bright individual. Loud, distinctive chip note. Overall yellow, relatively large and short-tailed, relatively thick bill, yellow undertail coverts and underside of tail."

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*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Pacific-slope Flycatcher (1 report)
- Eastern Phoebe (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (2 reports)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 07, 2019 09:35 by margeNdon thornton
- BlackRoadFloodedField, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9333579,-120.48798&ll=34.9333579,-120.48798
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52476605
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "tall gray bird with long thin neck and longish beak foraging in the brushy field east of the flooded field."

Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis) (1)
- Reported Feb 07, 2019 08:23 by Robert Krug
- Santa Cruz Island--Frasier Point, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0589882,-119.9213076&ll=34.0589882,-119.9213076
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52477098
- Comments: "Confirmed by accompanying naturalist. Fly catcher is frequent on Santa Cruz Island, part of Channel Islands National Park."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Feb 07, 2019 08:23 by Robert Krug
- Santa Cruz Island--Frasier Point, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0589882,-119.9213076&ll=34.0589882,-119.9213076
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52477098
- Comments: "Infrequent but not rare on Santa Cruz Island, part of Channel Islands National Park."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 07, 2019 15:01 by Mark Holmgren
- River Park (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6545154,-120.4344893&ll=34.6545154,-120.4344893
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52481680
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Adult female. Present this season since at least 30 Sept 2018. Present also during winter of 2017-18."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 07, 2019 12:00 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria Country Club (Restricted Access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.905972,-120.442061&ll=34.905972,-120.442061
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52480641
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird at southern pond on the front nine."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2019 07:49 by Cathy Hay
- Richardson Community Park, New Cuyama US-CA (34.9453,-119.6839), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.945261,-119.683897&ll=34.945261,-119.683897
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52461452
- Comments: "Clear gray Nape, clear box Auriculars, no dark line between Eye and bill."

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*** Species Summary:

- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)

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Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 08, 2019 08:00 by Bradley Hacker
- UC Santa Barbara--West Campus Bluff Trail, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4093262,-119.8750877&ll=34.4093262,-119.8750877
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52490453
- Comments: "Female. Feeding in gum. Chatter call. Very pale individual. Extensive white breast."

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*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (6)
- Reported Feb 09, 2019 13:38 by Bradley Hacker
- 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/view/checklist/S52529654
- Comments: "Continuing "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (8)
- Reported Feb 08, 2019 08:39 by Peter Colasanti
- 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/view/checklist/S52537292
- Comments: "photos 2 adults, 6 juveniles"

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 09, 2019 14:22 by John Callender
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52534325
- Comments: "Male. Unmistakable. Loosely associating with a pair of Nuttall’s Woodpeckers and a Red-breasted Sapsucker in the bare trees near the footbridge over the creek, not far from the entrance."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (2)
- Reported Feb 09, 2019 09:53 by John Callender
- 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/S52534218
- Comments: "Spizella sparrows with small beak, weak face pattern, complete white eye ring, streaked nape."

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*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (2 reports)
- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)
- Lucy's Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 11:33 by David Compton
- Black Rd north of Betteravia, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9305803,-120.4901161&ll=34.9305803,-120.4901161
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52572067
- Comments: "Continuing in field east of the flooded pasture. Tall, long-legged bird with large wing coverts drooping over flight feathers; overall gray with paler face and darker fore-crown down to eye. (My description originally said "red fore-crown," as it appeared that way from a distance. Good, more up close photos of this bird show it is not red n the fore crown. Not sure if it could be molting to red since these photos were taken, or if I just assumed it was red.) Bill a little shorter than that of nearby Great Egret, but less pointed and tapering."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 07:59 by Tommy Goodwin
- Happy Canyon Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6204067,-120.0126958&ll=34.6204067,-120.0126958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52557487
- Comments: "Sapsucker with no red on chest and red stripes around head. Vertical white line on side of bird. Did not photograph because I didn't think it was rare. Differentiated from YBSS by range and breast."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 07:59 by Jessie Goodwin
- Happy Canyon Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6204067,-120.0126958&ll=34.6204067,-120.0126958
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52557488
- Comments: "Sapsucker with no red on chest and red stripes around head. Vertical white line on side of bird. Did not photograph because I didn't think it was rare. Differentiated from YBSS by range and breast."

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 11:00 by Peter Gaede
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52573885
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing male; photos."

Lucy's Warbler (Oreothlypis luciae) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 09:49 by David Compton
- US-CA-Santa Barbara-222 Pesetas Ln, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.443102,-119.758168&ll=34.443102,-119.758168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52559530
- Comments: "Continuing. description to come. In tipu trees in the CenCal lot, just northeast and east of the office building."

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*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (5 reports)
- Lesser Black-backed Gull (3 reports)
- Palm Warbler (Western) (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 11, 2019 13:52 by Seth Ontiveros
- 1564 Black Road, Santa Maria, California, US (34.933, -120.49), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9330763,-120.4900396&ll=34.9330763,-120.4900396
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52617303
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 15:05 by Jamie Chavez
- Black Road Pasture, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9316823,-120.489099&ll=34.9316823,-120.489099
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52612719
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. It was very close to the road this day feeding in the pasture immediately north of the pond."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 11, 2019 09:09 by Mark Holmgren
- Flooded Field, Black Rd (34.9319 -120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.931867,-120.489943&ll=34.931867,-120.489943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52615931
- Comments: "Big, long-legged gray bird. No further details available because the bird was 250 m away. Viewed by scope. Present since at least 12 Jan 2019, found by John Deacon."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 12:43 by Julie Scotland
- Flooded Field, Black Rd (34.9319 -120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.931867,-120.489943&ll=34.931867,-120.489943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52610366
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Photo. At first in field east of flooded field. Later flew in close and foraged close to Black Road."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 12:43 by Conor Scotland
- Flooded Field, Black Rd (34.9319 -120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.931867,-120.489943&ll=34.931867,-120.489943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52581650
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Photo. At first in field east of flooded field. Later flew in close and foraged close to Black Road."

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 15:05 by Jamie Chavez
- Black Road Pasture, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9316823,-120.489099&ll=34.9316823,-120.489099
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52612719
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "I met Conor and Julie at the Black Road pasture after receiving a message about a possible Lesser Black-backed Gull they had been looking at. After several minutes of scoping through all the gulls, it was located along the east shoreline of the pond. It was picked out by its very pale or whitish head and neck with contrasting all black bill. The bill looked rather straight and not especially large. It had a grayish area on the cheek below the eye. The lower belly and sides were marked with grayish spots at the sides of the neck and larger mottling along the sides and on the belly. It was intermediate in size somewhere between Herring Gull and Ring-billed Gull and was approximately the same size as a California Gull of which there were many nearby for direct comparison. It moved around and stood in profile for a short time where it showed fairly long wings extending beyond the end of the tail. Upperpart and wing patterning was noticeably checkered dark brown. Leg color was dull pinkish. Eventually, the bird flew and the large blackish tail band was seen. Upper wing pattern showed two dark bars and the primaries were very dark and nearly blackish. The bird returned to the water and wandered to the grass where it stood for a time and then settled down to roost. Total viewing time was about 45 minutes."

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 12:43 by Conor Scotland
- Flooded Field, Black Rd (34.9319 -120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.931867,-120.489943&ll=34.931867,-120.489943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52581650
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "This apparent first winter bird was very contrastingly dark and white (kind of a black and white look), with a bright whitish face and breast contrasting with darker back. Overall much less warm coloration than seen in neighboring immature gulls. On the light face, the area around the eye was smudged darker. The bill was all dark, straight-sided, and somewhat stubby. In the flight photos you can see a white rump contrasting with a thick dark tail band. Breast was pale with dark streaking or spotting mostly on breast sides. I only saw the bird from the side briefly. It showed what seemed like long wings that extended visibly out past the tail. I would have liked to have seen it at this angle for more time though. As seen in the flight shot, the inner primaries are dark, where a HEGU would have a lighter window here."

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 12:43 by Julie Scotland
- Flooded Field, Black Rd (34.9319 -120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.931867,-120.489943&ll=34.931867,-120.489943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52610366
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "This apparent first winter bird was very contrastingly dark and white (kind of a black and white look), with a bright whitish face and breast contrasting with darker back. Overall much less warm coloration than seen in neighboring immature gulls. On the light face, the area around the eye was smudged darker. The bill was all dark, straight-sided, and somewhat stubby. Luckily, Julie was able to get flight photos, in which you can see a white rump contrasting with a thick dark tail band. Breast was pale with dark streaking or spotting mostly on breast sides. I only saw the bird from the side briefly. It showed what seemed like long wings that extended visibly out past the tail. I would have liked to have seen it at this angle for more time though. As seen in the flight shot, the inner primaries are dark, where a HEGU would have a lighter window here."

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (1)
- Reported Feb 11, 2019 09:55 by Mark Holmgren
- Santa Maria WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9487269,-120.4915452&ll=34.9487269,-120.4915452
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52615417
- Comments: "Unable to photograph this bird. It was along the southern fence south of any ponds darting in and out of the cyclone fence. The bird’s behavior was most notable: it’s rear end bobbed up-and-down exposing bright yellow undertail coverts. I saw no yellow elsewhere in the body. Otherwise, the bird was conspicuously grayish-brown throughout. A long pale white supercilium was the most distinctive mark on the face. I am aware that this species is quite uncommon this distance (9.1 miles) from the coast of northern Santa Barbara County."

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*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Lesser Yellowlegs (1 report)
- White-headed Woodpecker (2 reports)
- Ovenbird (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (Western) (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2019 11:06 by Mark Holmgren
- Flooded Field, Black Rd (34.9319 -120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.931867,-120.489943&ll=34.931867,-120.489943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52631417
- Comments: "Continuing"

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2019 12:46 by Mark Holmgren
- Santa Maria WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9487269,-120.4915452&ll=34.9487269,-120.4915452
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52643329
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Sometimes seen here at the SM WTP in winter, but otherwise unusual in winter."

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2019 14:51 by Grace Romero
- Richardson Community Park, New Cuyama US-CA (34.9454,-119.6839), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9454,-119.683866&ll=34.9454,-119.683866
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52636856
- Comments: "Male. White head with red patch. White wing patches. "

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2019 13:15 by margeNdon thornton
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52641993
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In a tree between the football field and the footbridge. The group of woodpeckers clearly seem to associate, in that they were in and out of the same tree, but did not appear to interact ."

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) (1)
- Reported Feb 10, 2019 09:51 by Dave Ward
- 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/S52568775
- Comments: "Saw this guy hanging with a hermit thrush. I thought it was a variation but my research lead me to an Oven Bird. "

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (1)
- Reported Feb 12, 2019 12:46 by Mark Holmgren
- Santa Maria WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9487269,-120.4915452&ll=34.9487269,-120.4915452
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52643329
- Comments: "Continuing since at least yesterday. Wes says there are 2 PaWa here. Probably the same individual as seen yesterday but. Today I noticed faint gray streaking on the gray-brown breast, whitish supercilium, bold yellow undertail coverts. No wingbars. Flitting along the southern fence again as yesterday."

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*** Species Summary:

- Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Yellow-crowned) (2 reports)

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Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 13, 2019 15:18 by Mark Holmgren
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52666012
- Comments: "Adult gull with medium black back. Viewed by scope from 45 meters in very windy but fairly warm conditions. Temp 59F. Bird was smaller than Western Gulls nearby, slightly larger than California Gulls. Legs not yellow but dullest possible pink; it’s as though the feet didn’t reach maturity but the rest of the bird had. White head with fine streaks to nape and back. Bill yellow, slender with distinctive dark marks circling the base and elsewhere giving it the appearance of some sort of lamination problem. Oval red mark on distal mandible. Iris yellow or white stood out due to the dark smudge encircling the eye. I couldn’t figure out the orbital ring color. White tips to 6 or 7 primaries protruding beyond the folded secondaries. Bird not seen in flight."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Yellow-crowned) (Nyctanassa violacea [violacea Group]) (2)
- Reported Feb 13, 2019 15:30 by Mario Borunda
- 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/view/checklist/S52673708
- Comments: "Continuing presence of birds by Franklin Bridge."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Yellow-crowned) (Nyctanassa violacea [violacea Group]) (2)
- Reported Feb 13, 2019 15:30 by ANDREA BRUCE
- 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/view/checklist/S52672553
- Comments: "Continuing presence of birds by Franklin Bridge."

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*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Black-legged Kittiwake (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 14, 2019 15:30 by Jay Carroll
- Flooded Field, Black Road (34.9310, -120.4900), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9311003,-120.49011&ll=34.9311003,-120.49011
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52706840
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing immature bird first reported at this location on 12 Jan 2019; the crane was foraging in a grassy field about 600 m east of Black Rd., and was visible from a slightly higher vantage point along the road that was just south of the seasonal wetland."

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2019 15:55 by Jamie Chavez
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52705306
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "At the river mouth in the gull flock. It eventually flew off but returned. Photographed"

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Feb 14, 2019 11:16 by Libby Patten
- La Mesa Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3980724,-119.7229957&ll=34.3980724,-119.7229957
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52697995
- Comments: "Heard only. In pink blooming eucalyptus on east side of east lawn. "

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*** Species Summary:

- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)

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White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 15, 2019 11:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52746036
- Comments: "Continuing"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Feb 15, 2019 11:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52746036
- Comments: "Continuing"

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*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (4 reports)
- Lesser Black-backed Gull (2 reports)
- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 16, 2019 16:15 by Erik Dodos
- 1586 Black Rd, Santa Maria US-CA (34.9328,-120.4885), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.932848,-120.48852&ll=34.932848,-120.48852
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52794720
- Comments: "Continuing near tractor east of pond. "

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 16, 2019 13:08 by Curtis Marantz
- Black Rd north of Betteravia, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9305803,-120.4901161&ll=34.9305803,-120.4901161
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52804535
- Comments: "We again saw the continuing crane in about the same place where I had previously seen it in mid-January, and thus at a distance of 300-400 meters, as it foraged in the field to the east of the one that was flooded. I again noted that this was a large wader that appeared to be just a little larger than a nearby Great Blue Heron. Also apparent was that it had a shorter bill, a steeper forehead and a more rounded crown on a head that sat atop a neck that lacked the S-curve of a heron. More obvious, however, was this birds hunch-backed appearance that included a "bustle" that appeared to represent elongate and conspicuously decurved tertials that covered the wingtips and tail.
The plumage was more uniformly medium-gray than that of the heron, but I also noted that the forehead was a deep&#61;red in color back to a point roughly above the eye, that the face was whitish, and that the neck, back, wings, and underparts were medium-gray apart from some warm-brown on the wing coverts, albeit with a pattern that I could not determine with certainty.
I thought the bill was dark, and I noted that the legs were dark gray, but I was unable to see the color of the eyes."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 16, 2019 13:08 by David Compton
- Black Rd north of Betteravia, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9305803,-120.4901161&ll=34.9305803,-120.4901161
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52795748
- Comments: "Continuing. See previous description. But note that this time, I could see clearly that the fore crown was red. Looks were very distant."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 16, 2019 12:23 by Tom Edell
- Black Road (34.932, -120.49), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9321757,-120.4900617&ll=34.9321757,-120.4900617
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52797463
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing immature bird (based on past photos taken by others) in field east of pond. Tall, long legged and long necked bird with a wide rear end that at distance appeared all gray with red above eye thought the extent of the red was difficult to determine. Distant photo"

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 16, 2019 11:13 by margeNdon thornton
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52797397
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "About the size of the California Gulls, but dark like the WesternGulls. The head was streaked, although the photos do not show it very well. The dark smudge around the eye emphasizes the clear iris. In flight, this bird displays squarish patches on the wing tops."

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 16, 2019 10:32 by David Compton
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52795726
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing/returning adult. Very distinctive individual with black horizontal line on the maxilla, small black area on the edge of the red spot on the bill, and signs of leucism evident in several white feathers on the tops of each wing. Another distinctive feature of the bird was the odd leg color, which I considered a dull pinkish yellow or dull pink/yellow. I've heard the legs of this bird described as yellow-green or greenish yellow, but I saw no greenish tones at all on the legs.

In other respects this bird looked like any adult Lesser Black-backed Gull. When the bird was at rest, the upper parts were a dark gray very similar in tone and darkness to nearby adult Western Gulls. The underparts were white. The head was mostly white, but with an obvious dark smudge around the pale yellow eye and fine white streaking on the crown and nape. The tail was white. When the bird was at rest, you could also see white spots on the black flight feathers. When the bird was in flight, you could see one flight feather (second from the feather?) that had an extensive black tip with a prominent white spot below the tip.

Structurally, the bird was smaller than Western Gull, and probably a little closer in size to California than to Western. It had a more slender, daintier appearance than Western Gull, and a longer-winged appearance. I felt the head also seemed proportionally smaller than that of Western Gull. The bill was both narrower and shorter than that of Western, and was of relatively even length. Compared to the bill of California Gull, it was broader and possibly shorter."

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 16, 2019 12:30 by John Deacon
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52794269
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found in Pine Tree at entrance to the park. He had been reported in the bare trees between the Pine Tree and the walking bridge. When not in these bare trees, it is possible that he is in the Pine Tree. We observed him foraging for pine cone seeds."

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*** Species Summary:

- Black-legged Kittiwake (1 report)
- Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 report)
- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)

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Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2019 07:12 by John Callender
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52859740
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult. On sandbar north of the river mouth with other gulls. Small size, unmarked yellow bill, dark auricular patch blending into gray hindcrown, small dark wingtips when it flew. I noted that this bird was oiled below; moreso, it looked like, than in the photos from Jamie Chavez's list from February 14 (if this is the same bird, which I'm not sure it is). See https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52705306."

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2019 07:12 by John Callender
- Ocean Beach County Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6909567,-120.6003785&ll=34.6909567,-120.6003785
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52859740
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "While sheltering from the rain in my car at 8:55 a.m. I had a distant view of a gull bathing in the open water of the estuary east of the parking lot. Through binoculars I thought I saw a white patch at the base of the primaries on the bird's upper wing similar to the mark that the Lesser Black-backed Gull previously seen at Ocean Beach Park has. I took some (poor) photos that I believe show this to be the same bird.

I don’t believe the photos I took are sufficient to support the identification as Lesser Black-backed Gull on their own. Because of this bird’s specific pattern of leucistic marks at the base of its primaries and the dark smudging around the eye, though, I believe this is likely the same bird that was photographed the day before by Don Thornton (see https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52797397) and Dave Compton (see https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52795726).

The bird I photographed flew away to the west, but did not appear to be present when I (and others) subsequently examined the gulls at the river mouth."

White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 17, 2019 11:24 by Herb Elliott
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52850929
- Media: 5 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "The previously reported male White-headed Woodpecker was observed between the restrooms and the footbridge this morning. It was overall black with the face, throat, crown, red on back of head and a large white patch on wings."

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*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (2 reports)
- White-headed Woodpecker (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (2 reports)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 15:47 by Wendy Dandridge
- 1122–1196 Black Rd, Santa Maria US-CA (34.9341,-120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.934092,-120.489878&ll=34.934092,-120.489878
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52909191
- Comments: "Along the north edge of the flooded field adjacent to the pick and pull. Fairly near the fence. Well-documented bird. Large gray wader with red crown and bustle. Will upload photos. "

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 16:34 by Richard Norton
- Black Road, Santa Maria, California, US (34.931, -120.49), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9313233,-120.4899322&ll=34.9313233,-120.4899322
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52908012
- Comments: "Known bird. Behind pond. Distant photos.
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White-headed Woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 17, 2019 14:25 by David Levasheff
- Richardson Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.946546,-119.6853054&ll=34.946546,-119.6853054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52875096
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bird was found in the low branches of the large pine at the entrance oval of Hubbard Ave, it then flew 250 feet at a heading of 211 degrees to the trees at the corner of Hubbard and Caliente, which is where I got some photos. It remained there for 3 or 4 minutes then flew back to the pine fairly high up."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 08:30 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria Country Club (Restricted Access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.905972,-120.442061&ll=34.905972,-120.442061
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52893590
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Ongoing rarity previously confirmed."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 08:30 by Peter Schneekloth
- Santa Maria Country Club (Restricted Access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.905972,-120.442061&ll=34.905972,-120.442061
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52900508
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Ongoing rarity previously confirmed."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (2)
- Reported Feb 18, 2019 10:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- 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/S52906265
- Comments: "Continuing"

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*** Species Summary:

- Greater Scaup (1 report)
- Sandhill Crane (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)

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Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2019 11:36 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/view/checklist/S52945001
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Female. Seen well. Head shape was well towards Greater Scaup by having high point of crown anterior to the eye. White wing stripe extended boldly on to the primaries as shown in the photo below."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 19, 2019 12:44 by Wendy Dandridge
- 1122–1196 Black Rd, Santa Maria US-CA (34.9341,-120.4899), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.934092,-120.489878&ll=34.934092,-120.489878
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52940561
- Comments: "Found him far out beyond the fence beyond the flooded area and then he flew to the flooded area across the field from my location. Large gray wader with bustle. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (6)
- Reported Feb 19, 2019 08:20 by John Callender
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3961231,-119.5283666&ll=34.3961231,-119.5283666
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52931798
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing near the Franklin Creek bridge. Two adults, four immature/subadults. Each of the uploaded photos shows a different individual."

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*** Species Summary:

- Sandhill Crane (1 report)

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 20, 2019 12:08 by Wendy Dandridge
- 1309–1313 Black Rd, Santa Maria US-CA (34.9304,-120.4900), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.930431,-120.489996&ll=34.930431,-120.489996
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52970805
- Comments: "Far out in field beyond flooded area. Large gray wader with bustle and red crown. "

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