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*** Species Summary:

- Common Ground-Dove (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) (2)
- Reported Aug 21, 2018 09:41 by John Doty
- 2 1/2 miles SE TV Peak, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4619008,-119.8919964&ll=34.4619008,-119.8919964
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47988114
- Comments: "Orange bill, dark spots (bars) on flanks, small size, pinkish legs, reddish primaries (seen in flight)"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Aug 20, 2018 16:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- New Cuyama WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9519718,-119.6969408&ll=34.9519718,-119.6969408
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47977248
- Comments: "Continuing"

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Dear all:
 
Starting today you should start receiving, through sbcobirding, a daily eBird alert of Santa Barbara County. The hope is that these emails distribute the most recent eBird observations that are considered rare in Santa Barbara County. A while ago Jamie did this by hand, but that proved to be too tedious. This time we have automated things, using a dedicated account "ebird-alert" (which is maintained by me). 
 
Please note that "that all sightings are unconfirmed unless indicated". Some ostensibly common species are labelled rare because they are being reported from the Channel Islands or because they are out of season.  
 
To avoid flooding your inboxes these alerts are mailed only once a day, so there can be quite a time lag between the submission of the eBird report and it showing up on sbcobirding. If you want more up-to-the-minute alerts, you will have to get a personal eBird account and subscribe to its daily alerts.   
 
Let me know if you have any questions about this. Let's hope we'll have a busy fall season. 

Wim
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Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
SBCO #377+3: Least Bittern

Jamie Chavez
 

This is what happens when you "reply to all" and not to the sender. "Me too" wasn't in reference to the movement - it was in response to Wim saying he was ready for fall. Me too.

Here is a link to the eBird RBA for Santa Barbara County: https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35915

This will be availab\le on each RBA daily report that is posted. You can follow-up by looking at the RBA page at eBird to see if a sighting has been confirmed, is still unconfirmed, and look at checklist info such as included comments and/or attached photos. Thanks to Wim for setting this up and having it go out through sbcobirding automatically. This is a nice feature for those of you who are not eBirders but felt you were missing out on the information.

Jamie Chavez
Santa Maria, CA


On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 4:32 PM Jamie Chavez <almiyi@...> wrote:
Me too

J

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018, 3:48 PM Wim van Dam <wim.van.dam@...> wrote:
Dear all:
 
Starting today you should start receiving, through sbcobirding, a daily eBird alert of Santa Barbara County. The hope is that these emails distribute the most recent eBird observations that are considered rare in Santa Barbara County. A while ago Jamie did this by hand, but that proved to be too tedious. This time we have automated things, using a dedicated account "ebird-alert" (which is maintained by me). 
 
Please note that "that all sightings are unconfirmed unless indicated". Some ostensibly common species are labelled rare because they are being reported from the Channel Islands or because they are out of season.  
 
To avoid flooding your inboxes these alerts are mailed only once a day, so there can be quite a time lag between the submission of the eBird report and it showing up on sbcobirding. If you want more up-to-the-minute alerts, you will have to get a personal eBird account and subscribe to its daily alerts.   
 
Let me know if you have any questions about this. Let's hope we'll have a busy fall season. 

Wim
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Wim van Dam (Solvang, CA)
SBCO #377+3: Least Bittern

--
Jamie M. Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

--
Jamie M. Chavez
Santa Maria, CA

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*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (2 reports)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Little Blue Heron (2 reports)
- Swainson's Hawk (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Santa Barbara County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35915
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1)
- Reported Aug 22, 2018 10:00 by Shawn Goodchild
- 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/S48007866
- Comments: "Small Canada-type goose with stubby bill and significant white neck ring, resident "

Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 21, 2018 10:22 by Shawn Goodchild
- 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/S47989736
- Comments: "I thought these have been here for some time . Small Canada-style goose with stumpy beak, white ring at base of neck"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 21, 2018 07:30 by Anonymous eBirder
- New Cuyama WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9519718,-119.6969408&ll=34.9519718,-119.6969408
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47991404
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing"

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (6) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 21, 2018 16:19 by John Doty
- 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/S47995231
- Comments: "Smaller than great blue. Gray blue overall. Greenish yellow legs. Continuing bird"

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 21, 2018 14:56 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/S47998315
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Present since 16 Feb 2018."

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 21, 2018 07:30 by Anonymous eBirder
- New Cuyama WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9519718,-119.6969408&ll=34.9519718,-119.6969408
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47991404
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Aug 21, 2018 15:30 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48005569
- Comments: "Flew into shrubbery north of and just past foot bridge. Then perched briefly showing its breast. Previously seen near parking lot. Female. Quite bright yellow-green plumage. Larger than western tanager."

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*** Species Summary:

- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Mew Gull (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Santa Barbara County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35915
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 22, 2018 13:20 by Anonymous eBirder
- 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/view/checklist/S48010472
- Comments: "Continuing for past two weeks"

Mew Gull (Larus canus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 22, 2018 11:35 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- Mission Creek outflow (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4127959,-119.6869361&ll=34.4127959,-119.6869361
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48009896
- Comments: "Small white-headed gull with a notably thin and short mostly dark bill (i.e., no pink in bill), light gray mantle, grayish speckling on the nape, gray smudging around the eyes, indistinct leg coloration (i.e., not yellow), and buffy primaries. I would put this as a first summer bird that is molting into second winter plumage. I considered other species of gull, particularly other small dark headed gulls, like Sabine's and Bonaparte's, and ring-billed, but they obviously did not fit. This bird was not associating with the congregation of shorebirds, gulls, and terns at the outflow proper; this bird was a little to the east, between the two outflows. I did not take any photos."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (4)
- Reported Aug 22, 2018 18:29 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/S48016055
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. 1 adult, 3 juveniles. Feeding on crabs in the basin near Ash Avenue."

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
- Reported Aug 22, 2018 08:00 by Marjorie Erickson
- Sedgwick Reserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48011269
- Comments: "Seen by all birders. Had squared-off tale and seemed smaller than Cooper’s Hawk. "

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*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Herring Gull (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Santa Barbara County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Santa Barbara County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35915
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1)
- Reported Aug 23, 2018 17:33 by Garrett Lau
- 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/S48033155
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Small Goose. Short bill, short neck, white ring at base of neck."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Aug 23, 2018 18:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- 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/view/checklist/S48034870
- Comments: "Continuing"

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1)
- Reported Aug 23, 2018 07:30 by Anonymous eBirder
- Fishing inshore, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4312662,-120.1325798&ll=34.4312662,-120.1325798
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48034848
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Pale grey mantle, pink legs, black wingtips, yellow eye"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Aug 24, 2018 07:55 by margeNdon thornton
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48043139
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "all red bird with a blunt grayish beak seen in euc near fire station"

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*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (1 report)
- Black Tern (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1)
- Reported Aug 25, 2018 10:18 by Shawn Goodchild
- 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/S48063731
- Comments: "Resident, small Canada-style goose with stumpy bill and significant neck ring. Mmmmm, bread and stale cereal "

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 24, 2018 11:00 by Libby Patten
- 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/S48054190
- Comments: "Saw one bird fly over appeared to be in juvenile plumage: black cap on head with cheek patch, blackish back, white underparts. Slightly larger than Least Tern. Perhaps a continuing bird from a couple weeks ago, or else a new one."

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 24, 2018 11:00 by Joan Lentz
- 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/S48050921
- Comments: "Saw one bird fly over appeared to be in juvenile plumage: black cap on head with cheek patch, blackish back, white underparts. Slightly larger than Least Tern. Perhaps a continuing bird from a couple weeks ago, or else a new one."

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*** Species Summary:

- Common Ground-Dove (1 report)
- Vaux's Swift (1 report)
- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)
- Black Tern (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) (1)
- Reported Aug 26, 2018 07:39 by Bradley Hacker
- Baron Ranch Trail, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4894878,-120.1198769&ll=34.4894878,-120.1198769
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48087988
- Comments: "Area with lots of nocotiana about 0.5 km beyond chains link fence across road"

Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi) (1)
- Reported Aug 26, 2018 07:21 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/S48084761
- Comments: "Flying over the marsh near Ash Avenue with a flock of Cliff Swallows. Seen well through binoculars as it flew about 30 feet overhead. Smallish swift with pale throat blending to darker belly."

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Aug 26, 2018 07:39 by Bradley Hacker
- Baron Ranch Trail, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4894878,-120.1198769&ll=34.4894878,-120.1198769
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48087988
- Comments: "Straight bill"

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) (1)
- Reported Aug 25, 2018 17:17 by Jasen Liu
- Guadalupe Pasture (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.96336,-120.59375&ll=34.96336,-120.59375
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48076474
- Comments: "Juvenile seen perched on east shore of pond. Small tern with dark uppersides, facial pattern, and cap. Light underwings and forked tail seen as bird flew briefly. Was not present after a Peregrine Falcon flew by and flushed many birds at around 5:40"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 26, 2018 08:31 by Noah Gaines
- Andrée Clark Bird Refuge, Noah's Walk. Santa Barbara US-CA (34.4181,-119.6635), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.418113,-119.663506&ll=34.418113,-119.663506
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48085200
- Comments: "Distant young bird. Perched in dead branches. Bread black bill. Buffy and spotted throughout. "

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*** Species Summary:

- Brown Booby (1 report)
- Swainson's Hawk (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) (1)
- Reported Aug 26, 2018 12:12 by Thomas Turner
- US-CA-Pacific Ocean (34.4130,-119.5711), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3875551,-119.6366294&ll=34.3875551,-119.6366294
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48090638
- Comments: "Completely brown booby with a dark bill. A little bluish at the bill base. Circled the boat once, had great looks, then gone. Seen while fishing on the Coral Sea. Just a couple miles out of Santa Barbara Harbor; plotted location is based on my iPhone GPS right after sighting. "

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 26, 2018 11:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- New Cuyama Ag fields (no public access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9714591,-119.7166399&ll=34.9714591,-119.7166399
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48095321
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Dark phase"

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1)
- Reported Aug 26, 2018 07:30 by Anonymous eBirder
- New Cuyama WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9519718,-119.6969408&ll=34.9519718,-119.6969408
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48090375
- Comments: "On pole next to 166"

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*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (1 report)
- Common Ground-Dove (1 report)
- Brown Booby (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1)
- Reported Aug 28, 2018 09:20 by Shawn Goodchild
- 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/S48131662
- Comments: "Small Canada-style goose with stumpy bill and white neck collar "

Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) (1)
- Reported Aug 28, 2018 08:00 by Adam Searcy
- 410–608 Glen Annie Rd, Goleta US-CA (34.4455,-119.8752), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.445514,-119.875219&ll=34.445514,-119.875219
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48131152
- Comments: "Repeated soft low “Woop. Woop. Woop.” calls spaced slightly less than 1 second apart. Calling from lemon orchard. Bird not seen. Recording made. "

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) (1)
- Reported Aug 26, 2018 12:12 by Maggie Sherriffs
- US-CA-Pacific Ocean (34.4130,-119.5711), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3875551,-119.6366294&ll=34.3875551,-119.6366294
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48124679
- Comments: "Completely brown booby with a dark bill. A little bluish at the bill base. Circled the boat once, had great looks, then gone. Seen while fishing on the Coral Sea. Just a couple miles out of Santa Barbara Harbor to the ESE, offshore of Montecito."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 28, 2018 10:48 by Libby Patten
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48131844
- Comments: "Immature. Continuing. Standing next to immature Black-crowned Night Heron. Thicker/longer black bill. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 28, 2018 09:28 by Peter Schneekloth
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48129529
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

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*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (1 report)
- Cackling Goose (1 report)
- Cedar Waxwing (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 28, 2018 09:20 by Heather Hundt
- 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/S48138198
- Comments: "Small Canada-style goose with stumpy bill and white neck collar "

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1)
- Reported Aug 28, 2018 07:10 by stephen johnson
- 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/S48144915
- Comments: "Canada type goose, short neck, tiny stub bill, white necklace. foraging with the domestic geese."

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (5)
- Reported Aug 29, 2018 07:56 by Noah Gaines
- Noah's Neighborhood Walk, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.433474,-119.7069561&ll=34.433474,-119.7069561
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48150067
- Comments: "First of fall. "

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*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (1 report)
- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (3 reports)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 report)

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Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 28, 2018 09:20 by Heather Hundt
- 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/S48169124
- Comments: "Small Canada-style goose with stumpy bill and white neck collar"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (3)
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 10:05 by Peter Schneekloth
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48173458
- Comments: "Three birds seen at close range perched adjacent to each other."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 07:45 by margeNdon thornton
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48172124
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Near the large Western Gull flock in the company of three Blackbellied Plovers. Somewhat smaller than the Blackbellied with distinctly golden flecks on its back"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Aug 29, 2018 13:30 by Jasen Liu
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48159391
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Brightly marked bird associating with a group of BBPL closer to Goleta Beach County Park. Very cooperative, at some points being less than 20 feet away. Noticeably smaller than BBPL, with gold-flecked uppersides and white axillaries. Primaries projecting only slightly beyond tail. Long-legged with erect posture, giving gangly appearance. Legs trailing slightly behind tail in flight."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Aug 29, 2018 09:40 by Libby Patten
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48154250
- Comments: "Long-legged plover with strongly contrasting markings. It appeared to have golden spots on its brown upperparts. On the beach just west of the west end of Goleta Beach County Park. Looked markedly different than the nearby BBPL. Was flushed by a dog-walker before I could get a photo. Seen later and identified/photographed by Jasen Liu."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 07:45 by margeNdon thornton
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48172124
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Yellow legs not as long as aYellowlegs, short relatively heavy bill, very pronounced white eye ring"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 10:05 by Peter Schneekloth
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48173458
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 06:45 by Anonymous eBirder
- Arroyo Quemada, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4687784,-120.1125062&ll=34.4687784,-120.1125062
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48174429
- Comments: "Very high, with highest of swift flock. Circling in thermal. Square tail. Photos "

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*** Species Summary:

- Pacific Golden-Plover (4 reports)
- Solitary Sandpiper (2 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)

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Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 18:16 by Benjamin Byerly
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48182487
- Comments: "Slender, golden tones, smaller than BBPL. Thanks for Jasen for the heads up."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 15:30 by Bradley Hacker
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48179064
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "With many tens of BBPl."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 14:53 by John Callender
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48179981
- Comments: "Continuing bird. In the same location it had been reported; closer to the Goleta Beach Park parking than to the steps near Campus Point. Smaller body but longer legs than nearby Black-bellied Plovers. Overall golden color on upper parts."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 12:21 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48176849
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Among the many BBPLs, this bird only took a minute to find. The smaller size and obvious golden plumage in its back made it stand out. The white eyeline also appeared more contrasty than the BBPLs. I did not get close enough to study primary projection adequately."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2)
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 08:00 by Pete Wolf
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48194323
- Media: 1 Photo

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2)
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 18:19 by Conor Scotland
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48188003
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "At SE end of lake. Foraging among vegetation and out in the open. Significantly smaller than nearby Greater Yellowlegs. Brownish upperparts with darker brownish cap. Light spotting throughout back. Brownish gray breast, somewhat vested with white in the middle. Clean white underparts, with mostly clean delineation between brown breast and white. Prominent white eye ring. Pale/white supraloral gave spectacled look. Bill appeared very slightly decurved."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 13:31 by John Callender
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48179967
- Comments: "Continuing immature. Just downstream of the bridge. Heavy dark beak, small light spots on wings and back, long legs."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 30, 2018 12:25 by margeNdon thornton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48179383
- Media: 1 Photo

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*** Species Summary:

- White-winged Dove (4 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (3 reports)
- Solitary Sandpiper (6 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (4 reports)
- Swainson's Hawk (1 report)
- Cedar Waxwing (2 reports)
- Virginia's Warbler (5 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:59 by John Callender
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48219204
- Comments: "One of a set of continued birds. Seen well at close range from the stone bridge. White border on lower edge of wing, short tail, dark whisker mark on neck."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (2)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by David Compton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48217611
- Comments: "Gary dives with stark white greater coverts"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (2)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by Julie Scotland
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48216727
- Comments: "Seen from stone bridge over creek. Photo."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (2)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by Conor Scotland
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48216681
- Comments: "Seen from stone bridge over creek. Photo. "

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 17:48 by Francis Joyce
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48204260
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen (34.4141376,-119.8391723)"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 16:43 by Benjamin Byerly
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48202945
- Comments: "Continuing "

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 10:01 by Joan Lentz
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48205772
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen very distantly from bluffs of west Goleta Beach looking west. Golden hue to back feathers, slender appearance, no dark crown: all that was visible at this distance through Libby’s scope."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 11:16 by David Compton
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48219247
- Comments: "Continuing. All fairly brown above and on breast with white eye ring, medium length straight bills, and long yellow-green legs. Larger than nearby Spotted Sandpiper."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:50 by Julie Scotland
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48219184
- Comments: "2 continuing joined by a third today. Pics"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:50 by Conor Scotland
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48219057
- Comments: "2 continuing joined by a third today. Pics"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 16:23 by Bradley Hacker
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48201625
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing in SE corner mudflats and adjoining reeds"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 11:08 by Joan Lentz
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48205807
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird. A small shorebird, about the size of a Pectoral Sandpiper, altho probably a little larger. Watery yellow legs (not bright ), nice white spots on the back, a medium length bill and a white complete eyering. The bird was foraging in the reeds at the southeast arm of the lake, accompanied by several other shorebirds."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 08:15 by John Deacon
- 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/S48208438
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen on the eastern edge of the Southeastern pond."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 12:34 by Sangeet Khalsa
- 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/S48201093
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "One adult and one juvenile sitting on fence posts at southern edge of the park."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by Julie Scotland
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48216727
- Comments: "Continuing immature bird. Will add details."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by Conor Scotland
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48216681
- Comments: "Continuing immature bird. Will add details. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by David Compton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48217611
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile"

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 12:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- New Cuyama WTP, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9519718,-119.6969408&ll=34.9519718,-119.6969408
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48197348
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing"

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by David Compton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48217611
- Comments: "Well seen"

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by Julie Scotland
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48216727
- Comments: "Singular Cedar Waxwing spotted by Dave Compton."

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:59 by John Callender
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48219204
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen well at close range. Light gray below with a spot of yellow on the breast and yellow undertail coverts; white eye ring."

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 09:22 by Bradley Hacker
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48214862
- Comments: "Pix. Found by Peter S earlier today. In middle of Creek below bridge. "

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by Julie Scotland
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48216727
- Comments: "Found by Peter S earlier AM. Will add details and photo."

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by Conor Scotland
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48216681
- Comments: "Found by Peter S earlier AM. Will add details and photo. "

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 08:45 by David Compton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48217611
- Comments: "Found by Peter Schneekloth"

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*** Species Summary:

- Common Ground-Dove (1 report)
- White-winged Dove (4 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (3 reports)
- Semipalmated Sandpiper (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (3 reports)
- Common Tern (1 report)
- Eastern Kingbird (3 reports)
- Cedar Waxwing (1 report)
- Brewer's Sparrow (2 reports)
- Virginia's Warbler (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 07:38 by Benjamin Byerly
- 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/view/checklist/S48219982
- Comments: "Heard by eucalyptus at top of road"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 07:36 by Benjamin Byerly
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48241569
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "White upper wings clearly visible in flight"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 16:29 by Santiago Lupi
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48225289
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen from the stone bridge above the creek."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:30 by Libby Patten
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48223073
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen perched on a dead limb overhanging the creek very near the bridge. Some Eurasian-collared Doves nearby."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:10 by Richard Norton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48231422
- Comments: "{reviously reported. Only seen flying. Bright white bars across wings."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 16:50 by Jasen Liu
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48221237
- Comments: "Continuing in original location"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 16:50 by Rachel Liu
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48221308
- Comments: "Continuing in original location"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 10:01 by Libby Patten
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48222286
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen very distantly from bluffs of west Goleta Beach looking west. Golden hue to back feathers, slender appearance, no dark crown: all that was visible at this distance through Libby’s scope."

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) (1)
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 16:43 by Benjamin Byerly
- Goleta Bay--West beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4101847,-119.8419678&ll=34.4101847,-119.8419678
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48202945
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "With Semipalmated Plovers and Yellowlegs near steps. Considerably lighter than WESA I saw later down the beach. Very light colored, bold white eyebrow. Straight - not droopy bill, dark legs. This is my best ID guess after reviewing photos this morning."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 07:36 by Benjamin Byerly
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48241569
- Comments: "Continuing. Mudflat at SE end of lake"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:00 by margeNdon thornton
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48221455
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Tringa but beak shorter and heavier than Yellowlegs; also legs are shorter and greener than yellowlegs. Complete eyering."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2018 11:08 by Libby Patten
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48222362
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. A small shorebird, about the size of a Pectoral Sandpiper, altho probably a little larger. Watery yellow legs (not bright ), nice white spots on the back, a medium length bill and a white complete eyering. The bird was foraging in the reeds at the southeast arm of the lake, accompanied by several other shorebirds."

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:45 by Jasen Liu
- 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/S48221135
- Comments: "Small tern sitting with group of Forster's. More extensive black patterning on head extending to nape region, black carpal bar visible."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 11:43 by Santiago Lupi
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48245433
- Comments: "On the western side of the dam in the reeds. Later it flew west to a tall eucalyptus tree."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 09:54 by Bradley Hacker
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48244754
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Ben Byerly. Top of dead tree sometimes. Most of the time in nearby reeds or bushes. https://goo.gl/maps/sZCedCmwVtG2"

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 07:36 by Benjamin Byerly
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48241569
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Med-large flycatcher. Dark cap/black back. Clean white breast. Tail feathers worn, but could just make out white band on tip Perched and flycatching atop dead (oak?) tree on SW side of lake."

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (3)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 08:56 by David Compton
- 5400 6th St, Carpinteria US-CA (34.3925,-119.5168), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.392529,-119.516809&ll=34.392529,-119.516809
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48244008
- Comments: "Seen and heard"

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 08:45 by Peter Gaede
- Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4098484,-119.7349691&ll=34.4098484,-119.7349691
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48242346
- Comments: "Continuing; found yesterday by Hugh Ranson. Small sparrow with long tail, small bill, unstreaked breast. Weak face pattern. Streaked nape and crown. Pale lores, thin white eye ring."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 06:07 by John Callender
- Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4098484,-119.7349691&ll=34.4098484,-119.7349691
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48240520
- Comments: "Continuing bird reported yesterday by Hugh Ranson. Extended close views through binoculars as it fed on the ground under the small pepper trees planted at the semicircular stone bench. Grayish brown Spizella sparrow, narrowly streaked crown with no central median stripe, complete narrow white eye ring, relatively plain face pattern, narrowly streaked nape, plain breast, long plain tail. I’m familiar with the bird from seeing it on its breeding territory in the Eastern Sierra sagebrush; it was neat to see it here."

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:30 by Libby Patten
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48223073
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen at very close range in some short lemonade berry bushes just west of the campground bridge. At its closest position, was too close to use binoculars. Was also seen briefly in the very tall Eucalyptus west of the bridge. The close views showed the very light grey underside, clearly-defined white eye ring, yellow patches on breast, rump and undertail coverts. Top of head looked a little darker than gray upperparts. Chipped often with a bright and loud chip."

Virginia's Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:10 by Richard Norton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48231422
- Comments: "Previously reported bird. Seen in large eucalyptus just west of stream. Like a bleached Nashville Warbler. Gray with yellow undertail, rump, and some on upper breast."

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*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (1 report)
- White-winged Dove (2 reports)
- Solitary Sandpiper (8 reports)
- Common Tern (1 report)
- Eastern Kingbird (8 reports)
- Bank Swallow (1 report)
- Orange-crowned Warbler (Gray-headed) (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Aleutian) (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 07:40 by Jamie Chavez
- 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/S48265823
- Comments: "Resident bird in the front pond area"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 17:05 by Elaine Tan
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48255320
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "White crescents on backs of wings as it landed in tree above SE corner of lake on trail side. Flew off N 20 minutes later."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 16:00 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48257194
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "perched very briefly at top of dead tree near dam. White border seen around wing coverts."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 08:00 by Rebecca Coulter
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48268533
- Comments: "Continuing "

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 17:05 by Elaine Tan
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48255320
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing in SE corner. Brown above with "spectacles", fine spots on wings, clean white underparts"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 16:00 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48257194
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "8.5" Sandpiper shaped like Yellowlegs but much smaller. "spectacle eyes", white belly but buff breast, The bird is very active foraging and often flying to a new location."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 12:29 by John Callender
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48251668
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. In the shallow bay in the SE corner of the lake."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 12:29 by David Compton
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48248149
- Comments: "Continuing"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 11:10 by Jasen Liu
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48246942
- Comments: "Continuing birds in mudflat area."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 10:49 by Libby Patten
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48252295
- Comments: "All foraging/wading around the edges of the shallow water in southeasternmost section of the lake."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 09:25 by margeNdon thornton
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48265106
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "A tringa with the white spots on the back, short, relatively heavy beak, shorter of yellow legs. We had good looks at a pair. Other birders told us they had seen four."

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2018 10:45 by Rachel Liu
- 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/S48258074
- Comments: "Small tern sitting with group of Forster's. More extensive black patterning on head extending to nape region, black carpal bar visible."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 08:00 by Rebecca Coulter
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48268533
- Comments: "Continuing along southwestern side of lake. "

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 17:05 by Elaine Tan
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48255320
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Kingbird black above, white below, faint gray flush across breast."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 16:00 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48257194
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Black, white, and gray bird that sallies forth toward water then flies back up so high perch. Seen in 3 different locations, once with Cassin's kingbird right next to it."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 15:20 by Conor Scotland
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48253821
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photo. Continuing near west end of dam."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 12:45 by margeNdon thornton
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48249334
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "medium sized bird, black above and mostly white below. A bit of gray on the breast. roughly conical black beak. Seen in the large dead tree about halfway between the path and the west shore of the lake."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 12:29 by John Callender
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48251668
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen well perched and flying in the vicinity of the oak tree on the southwest side of the lake where it was seen earlier today. Kingbird that was black on the top of the head, dark blackish gray on the rest of the upper parts, clean white below, including the lower half of the face. When it perched facing away could see a narrow pale terminal band on the tail (narrower than I expected); outer retrices also seemed to have pale outer edges toward the distal end."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 11:10 by Jasen Liu
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48246942
- Comments: "Continuing bird found earlier by Ben Byerly. Flew into originally reported location at around 11:30"

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 10:49 by Libby Patten
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48252295
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Seen perching on dead bushes and flycatching near the west end of the dam. Black above, white below except for black tail. Black legs and bill. Some brownish coloring on back may indicate an immature bird."

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 13:59 by Sean Fitzgerald
- 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/S48254343
- Comments: "Small swallow, brown above, bright white below with thin dark band across upper breast"

Orange-crowned Warbler (Gray-headed) (Oreothlypis celata celata/orestera) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 12:10 by Jasen Liu
- UC Santa Barbara--campus, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4148759,-119.8450041&ll=34.4148759,-119.8450041
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48247045
- Comments: "Found in tipu trees by social sciences and media studies building. Very contrasting gray head with yellow body. Chip note much "fuller" and less thin than that of lutescens"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 08:00 by Rebecca Coulter
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48268533
- Comments: "Heard calling at north end of lake. "

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*** Species Summary:

- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (6 reports)
- Mew Gull (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Eastern Kingbird (5 reports)
- Baltimore Oriole (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (2)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 09:57 by Jeff Baker
- San Ysidro Canyon, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4530147,-119.6220052&ll=34.4530147,-119.6220052
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48276608
- Comments: "Male and female."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 17:13 by Cuyler Stapelmann
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48278842
- Comments: "Tringa sandpipers continuing in same area. Spotted sandpipers and yellowlegs nearby for comparison."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 14:00 by Feiyu2018 Beijing
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48282136
- Media: 1 Photo

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 14:00 by Neil Zhang
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48282113
- Media: 1 Photo

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 13:50 by Peter Gaede
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48275748
- Comments: "Continuing birds seen at the exposed mudflat on the east side of the lake."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 11:27 by David Compton
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48271165
- Comments: "Seen from a distance. Likely more present, since up to 4 have been seen during the past several days."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 11:00 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48282220
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Cont. bird at this location."

Mew Gull (Larus canus) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 14:30 by David Goodwin
- Mission Creek outflow (SBA Co.), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4127959,-119.6869361&ll=34.4127959,-119.6869361
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48288322
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Juvenile, much smaller than Western Gulls. Thin dark Bill brown and gray upper parts. Multiple photos - will add when I get back to Florida."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2018 07:30 by Bradley Hacker
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48288171
- Comments: "Continuing "

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 17:17 by Julie Scotland
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48278135
- Comments: " Continuing near western end of dam. All white underneath, black above. Tail all black below and above, except for slight white tip. Smaller head and bill than nearby Cassin’s Kingbird. "

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 14:00 by Feiyu2018 Beijing
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48282136
- Media: 1 Photo

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 14:00 by Neil Zhang
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48282113
- Media: 1 Photo

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 13:50 by Peter Gaede
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48275748
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen perched on top of a dead tree adjacent the pathway around the lake (west side) for an extended period."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 11:27 by David Compton
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48271165
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen for long periods on dead tree tops on the west edge of the lake. Essentially dark above and white below, with a white tip to the tail. Closer inspection revealed a dark wash on the sides of the upper breast, dark brownish flight feathers with white edges, and brown edges to the lesser and median coverts. The tail appeared worn, so that the white tip was reduced compared to typical fresh-plumaged individuals. The dark gray of the cap extended down through the eyes and auriculars, and the lower border was sharp. The eyes and bill were dark. The bill was also relatively small for a kingbird bill, especially when compared to Tropical."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Sep 03, 2018 18:30 by Jenny Slaughter
- west mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3997571,-119.732523&ll=34.3997571,-119.732523
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48283121
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "1 bird visiting backyard feeder and fountain along with 2 hooded orioles. Very different than the hooded orioles. Mainly grey body with yellow/orange head. Got great views and photos."

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*** Species Summary:

- Common Ground-Dove (1 report)
- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Little Blue Heron (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Philadelphia Vireo (1 report)

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Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2018 12:16 by Adam Searcy
- 93117, Goleta US-CA (34.4460,-119.8575), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.445957,-119.857503&ll=34.445957,-119.857503
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48294713
- Comments: "Tiny shirt tailed dove flushed from dirt road adjacent to orchard, obvious bright reddish in wings seen in flight"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2018 07:58 by Thomas Turner
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48312500
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing; photo"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2018 09:45 by margeNdon thornton
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48296624
- Media: 1 Photo

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2018 09:45 by margeNdon thornton
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48296624
- Media: 1 Photo

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2018 07:58 by Thomas Turner
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48312500
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing; photo."

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2018 09:06 by Thomas Turner
- Refugio Rd--first creek crossing, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4693091,-120.0686574&ll=34.4693091,-120.0686574
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48311593
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "As shown in the photos, this bird had lots of yellow below, and it was very bright at the throat. Face pattern bold, with dark eye line and dark cap and cheek. Silent. It was foraging in willows and cottonwoods at the second creek crossing (the ford right after the first bridge)."

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*** Species Summary:

- White-winged Dove (2 reports)
- Solitary Sandpiper (5 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (4 reports)
- Philadelphia Vireo (2 reports)
- Northern Waterthrush (2 reports)

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White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Sep 06, 2018 08:16 by John Callender
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48328954
- Comments: "Seen well through binoculars. Perched for several minutes in the top of a tall sycamore on the west bank just north of the water treatment plant. Medium-sized dove, dark remiges, white feathers on lower edge of folded wing, relatively short tail with broad light terminal band visible from below. The bird left flying east; unfortunately I didn’t see it through binoculars when it flew."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 08:45 by Libby Lindsay
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48319574
- Comments: "continuing in dead branches over creek"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 06, 2018 08:45 by Pete Wolf
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48330658
- Comments: "Continuing"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2018 18:18 by Richard Norton
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48321592
- Comments: "Known bird. Eye-ring. Greenish legs. Straight, thin bill."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 05, 2018 11:00 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48312663
- Media: 3 Photos

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 09:54 by Libby Lindsay
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48319871
- Comments: "continuing birds at SE corner"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 05, 2018 13:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- 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/view/checklist/S48315673
- Comments: "Continuing"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2018 13:20 by Richard Norton
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48321529
- Comments: "Known bird. Immature. In creek, viewed from bridge. Photo later."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 05, 2018 11:25 by Libby Patten
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48315805
- Comments: "Continuing immature bird. Seen near bridge with two young BCNH snoozing nearby. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 05, 2018 11:25 by Joan Lentz
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48317122
- Comments: "Continuing immature bird. Seen near bridge with two young BCNH snoozing nearby. "

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2018 08:45 by Libby Lindsay
- Refugio SB, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4643601,-120.0694835&ll=34.4643601,-120.0694835
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48319574
- Comments: "continuing juvi. in creek below bridge."

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 05, 2018 09:53 by Joan Lentz
- Refugio Rd--first creek crossing, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4693091,-120.0686574&ll=34.4693091,-120.0686574
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48316042
- Comments: "Predominantly yellow underside with a bright yellow throat and chest, which would be lacking in Warbling Vireo. Strong face pattern with dark eye line, white above and below the eye and a dark cap. Found earlier this morning, identified and photographed by Tom Turner. Found again by Joan Lentz. Seen between the two creek crossings in a sycamore and then into a large oak next to the gated entrance of the private home on the west side of the road."

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 05, 2018 09:53 by Libby Patten
- Refugio Rd--first creek crossing, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4693091,-120.0686574&ll=34.4693091,-120.0686574
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48315713
- Comments: "Predominantly yellow underside with a bright yellow throat. Strong face pattern with dark eye line, white above and below the eye and a dark cap. Found earlier this morning, identified and photographed by Tom Turner. Found again by Joan Lentz. Seen between the two creek crossings in a sycamore and then into a large oak next to the gated entrance of the private home on the west side of the road."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Sep 06, 2018 08:16 by John Callender
- Carpinteria Creek, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3930006,-119.5140259&ll=34.3930006,-119.5140259
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48328954
- Comments: "Feeding in the creekbed puddles just north of the water treatment plant. Seen well through binoculars from 60 feet for several minutes until it flushed into the creekside willows. Large brownish warbler, walking and picking at leaves with constant tail pumping, prominent yellow-white eyebrow, light below with an overall yellowish wash and heavy brown streaking."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2018 11:00 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48312663
- Comments: "Seen by 4 observers on the north shore of the same little pond at the SE corner of the lake where the Solitary Sandpiper is. Walking, and tilting like a Spotted Sandpiper, 1 to 3 feet from the water around the reed stumps. Clear brown back, long and broad white eye stripe, dark streaks on white chest, red legs."

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*** Species Summary:

- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (5 reports)
- Philadelphia Vireo (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Sep 06, 2018 12:15 by Aaron Kreisberg
- Santa Cruz Island--Scorpion Harbor, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.0489615,-119.5560551&ll=34.0489615,-119.5560551
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48330844
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen perched on a wooden fence. Medium dove with distinct white on the edge of the wings. Also notable was red eye."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2)
- Reported Sep 07, 2018 08:15 by Pete Wolf
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48349670
- Comments: "Continuing"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3)
- Reported Sep 06, 2018 17:43 by Benjamin Byerly
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48337335
- Comments: "Continuing"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (3)
- Reported Sep 06, 2018 11:00 by Elaine Tan
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48332325
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (2)
- Reported Sep 06, 2018 10:00 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48338930
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird at this location"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (4)
- Reported Sep 05, 2018 18:20 by Curtis Marantz
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48339393
- Comments: "Shortly after we began our walk from Stow House out toward the dam I heard the distinctive “pweet, pweet” call of a Solidary Sandpiper and I looked up to see a relatively small shorebird that was flying with the deep wingbeats of this species. Shortly later I spotted what was presumably the same bird foraging along dry vegetation the northwestern shoreline of the lake. After working my way across the lake, I spotted three more birds foraging in loose association with other shorebirds in the southeastern corner of the lake, where they remained for our visit. I also checked back to ensure that the first bird was still present while I still had the other three in view, so I was confident that there were indeed four birds.
These were slim and relatively small shorebirds that were larger than nearby peep in the case of the three birds, but much smaller than two Greater Yellowlegs. They had slim, straight bills of medium length, a relatively small head, a medium-length neck, and a plump body with a tapered rear end. The legs were unremarkable in their length and mass, but given that these birds were foraging in the water, I never saw the feet and I was unable to determine the length of the legs.
All four birds appeared similar in their plumage patterns and coloration, but given the distance at which my observations were made, I was unable to discern the finer details of the plumage. These birds were a dark brownish color about the head, neck, upperparts, and what was visible of the closed wings. I did note some indication of a white eyering and a paler throat that contrasted with darker clouding that was extensive at the sides of the breast, but the belly, flanks, and undertail coverts were white an unmarked. I was too far from these birds to note any pattern on the wings, and I never saw the rump or tail even on the bird that I saw briefly in flight. The bill appeared to be black, and the eyes dark, but I noted only one some of these birds the greenish color of the legs."

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2018 12:30 by Curtis Marantz
- Refugio Rd--first creek crossing, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4693091,-120.0686574&ll=34.4693091,-120.0686574
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48335220
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "It took some effort to relocate this bird, which was found earlier in the day by Tom Turner and relocated a short time later by Joan Lentz and Libby Patten in the same general area. After about 2½ hours of searching I spotted this bird in the creek just below the dip over which the creek crosses the road during period of high water. I first noticed this bird when it dropped into the water and returned to branches over the creek, where it shook itself and preened briefly before dropping again to the water and repeating the process. Unfortunately, the vireo was perched on an open branch behind another vegetated one, so I had to contort myself to get a clear view and several photos, and after only a minute or so in view this bird flew a short distance into low, dense vegetation to the north, where I lost it. I never heard this bird call, and even though I was able to get some pretty good photos, my views of this bird were brief and rather superficial, so I am unable to remember many of the details that are shown clearly in my photos.
This was a small bird, yet it seemed a little larger and plumper-bodied than the few warblers that we had seen. I noted a short bill that may have been stouter than that of a warbler, but I failed to notice the precise length or the shape at the tip. When seen from above as it perched near the water’s surface, this bird seemed to have a somewhat rounded crown on a heard that was unremarkable in size, a short neck, and a plump body. I did not notice in the field the wing length or the primary projection. I thought the tail was of medium-length, but the shape at the tip also evaded me, as did any detail on the legs or feet.
My views of the plumage pattern and coloration were about as superficial as those of the structure, yet I was confident that this bird was indeed a Philadelphia Vireo and one that was not in any way equivocal. When I first saw this bird it was facing away, but once it turned its head I was able to see quite clearly that it had a bold, whitish supercilium that contrasted at least relatively sharply with a gray cap that may have had a subtly darker border to accentuate the supercilium. I did not specifically notice a dark eyeline, but I suspect one was present given the boldness of the facial pattern. Also evident was a strong contrast between the gray to bluish-gray of the cap and the relatively bright, olive-green of the back and presumably also the scapulars. I did not notice much contrast between the wings and the back and I am confident that there were no bold wingbars, but I cannot remember the precise color of the wings or if there was a subtle pattern to them. Similarly, my only recollection of the tail was that it was dark enough to lack obvious contrast with the wings. Although I managed to get at least one good photo showing the underparts, my main recollection is that the throat and at least the upper part of breast were a bright, lemon-yellow color that was quite different than that shown by any of the species expected at this site, except maybe a Lesser Goldfinch. I do have some recollection that the chin and maybe uppermost part of the throat, along with the lower part of the face below the eye, were paler and maybe whitish, and I think the belly and flanks may have been paler or at least duller than the yellow that was concentrated on the throat. I have no recollection of seeing the undertail coverts or the underside of the tail on a bird that I saw from above.
My vague recollection is that the bill was dark gray and that the eyes were dark, but I cannot remember any more detail than this about the soft-part colors."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Sep 06, 2018 17:43 by Benjamin Byerly
- Lake Los Carneros, 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/view/checklist/S48337335
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Entirely red bird. Sallying out from eucalyptus branches."

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