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*** Species Summary:

- Tufted Duck (1 report)
- American Bittern (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Yellow-crowned) (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (3 reports)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2020 06:44 by John Callender
- Lauro Canyon Reservoir, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4557306,-119.7257638&ll=34.4557306,-119.7257638
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63797541
- Comments: "Continuing male associating with scaups. Bright white sides with sharp black upper border; long head tuft."

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Jan 26, 2020 12:17 by Libby Patten
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63815280
- Comments: "Continuing. Was perched in tall grasses at water’s edge on northside of eastern arm. Appeared to be sunning itself for several minutes until it walked back into the grasses."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Yellow-crowned) (Nyctanassa violacea [violacea Group]) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 25, 2020 14:00 by Estelle Ichino
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3969082,-119.5278039&ll=34.3969082,-119.5278039
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63799338
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "2 in channel N of bridge, 2 on N bank south of bridge"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (2)
- Reported Jan 23, 2020 09:00 by Alex Loos
- 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/S63701213
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Catching insects"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2020 07:37 by John Callender
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63804956
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing on the wire along Venoco Road. Chittering vocalizations; photos."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (2)
- Reported Jan 23, 2020 07:03 by Conor McMahon
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63804883
- Comments: "Both vocally interacting. Yellow higher in chest than cassin's, large bill, lower contrast between face and throat, voice a trill completely disimilar to Cassin's. Pretty cool, I haven't heard these actually vocalizing very often in California."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2020 09:54 by John Callender
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63806992
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Posed nicely in a eucalyptus over the parking lot. Overall greenish yellow, including the wings, with a large tanager-type beak. Some hints of orangey-pink in the vent area."

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*** Species Summary:

- Tufted Duck (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (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

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Jan 27, 2020 21:21 by Mark Hays
- Lauro Canyon Reservoir, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4557306,-119.7257638&ll=34.4557306,-119.7257638
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63865476
- Comments: "Seen with the scope at the eastern end of the reservoir away from the waterfall. One of a group of seven waterfowl. Poor photos were taken but the scope did show the tuft clearly over a 2 to 3 minute observation period."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 27, 2020 12:37 by Tom Boucher
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63856320
- Comments: "Similar in size to Cassius but notched tail and the yellow extended up through the breast to below the bill"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Jan 27, 2020 08:30 by Rebecca Coulter
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63848948
- Comments: "Continuing on east side of house near olive row, feeding on flowers and maybe bees of the white blooming eucalyptus North of the olive row. Bright orangey yellow below, large pale bill."

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*** Species Summary:

- Tufted Duck (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (3 reports)
- Brewer's Sparrow (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

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 28, 2020 13:20 by John Deacon
- Lauro Canyon Reservoir, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4557306,-119.7257638&ll=34.4557306,-119.7257638
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63884306
- Comments: "Continuing. Obvious tuft at back of head. Dark back with white lower sides. Lacking RNDU white spur."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 27, 2020 11:10 by margeNdon thornton
- FranklinCreek_CarpSaltMarsh, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3982168,-119.527967&ll=34.3982168,-119.527967
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63873268
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "south of the bridge"

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 28, 2020 06:51 by John Callender
- 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/S63874064
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 28, 2020 06:51 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/S63875595
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male. Photos."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 27, 2020 16:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- 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/S63893747
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male. Very active and curious providing great views and shots. Responded very well to playbacks."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (24)
- Reported Jan 25, 2020 17:42 by Carl Harders
- 1000 Perkins Rd, New Cuyama US-CA (34.9442,-119.6916), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.944199,-119.691602&ll=34.944199,-119.691602
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63889097
- Comments: "In the fields many living in the tumble weed thickets that accumulate by the barb wire fences"

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*** Species Summary:

- Eurasian Wigeon (1 report)
- Tufted Duck (1 report)
- Black-legged Kittiwake (4 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Sage Thrasher (5 reports)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle x Audubon's) (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

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 13:14 by Patricia Ayres
- Goleta Sanitary District Plant, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.42334,-119.83231&ll=34.42334,-119.83231
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63926164
- Comments: "Had received report from a kind border that a Eurasian Wigeon might be found at this location. Found swimming with American wigeons. Duck had reddish brown head with almost white crown and forehead. Had gray back and sides with pinkish brown breast."

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 12:02 by Patricia Ayres
- Lauro Canyon Reservoir, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4557306,-119.7257638&ll=34.4557306,-119.7257638
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63926096
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Diving duck with black crest, back and tail with very white sides. Had yellow eyes with gray Bill with black tip. Male."

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 12:27 by Adam Searcy
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63915994
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing immature bird found by others this morning."

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 10:07 by Mark Holmgren
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63916669
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Floating in center of inundated basin. We never saw it fly or spread its wings. Medium-small gull with black bill and no gonydeal angle. Dark smudges behind eye and along nape. Black outer primaries, pale inner primaries barely visible. Viewed in poor light. Found by David Levasheff."

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 10:07 by Lisa Stratton
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63918260
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Floating in center of inundated basin. We never saw it fly or spread its wings. Medium-small gull with black bill and no gonydeal angle. Dark smudges behind eye and along nape. Black outer primaries, pale inner primaries barely visible. Viewed in poor light. Found by David Levasheff."

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 10:07 by Lori Gaskin
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63917171
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Floating in center of inundated basin. We never saw it fly or spread its wings. Medium-small gull with black bill and no gonydeal angle. Dark smudges behind eye and along nape. Black outer primaries, pale inner primaries barely visible. Viewed in poor light. Found by David Levasheff."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 08:32 by Laurel S Luby
- 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/S63913061
- Comments: "Frequent visitors to Salt Marsh past few years Gray body, black and white face with yellow crown and plume like feathers down back. Red eye, black bill."

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 07:45 by Peter Schneekloth
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63920153
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 07:45 by Guy Tingos
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63919287
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 07:45 by John Callender
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63921963
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 07:45 by Tim Matthews
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63931577
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 07:45 by Ryanne Pritchard-Bee
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63926405
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle x Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata coronata x auduboni) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 12:27 by Adam Searcy
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63915994
- Comments: "Chip note sounded like AUWA. Bird had a MYWA face/throat but with a yellow patch in the middle of the white (the yellow bordered by white) and a faint white supercilium."

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*** Species Summary:

- Black-legged Kittiwake (2 reports)
- Short-eared Owl (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Sage Thrasher (2 reports)
- Northern Waterthrush (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

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 15:30 by Pete Wolf
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63935187
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 10:07 by David Levasheff
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63932902
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Floating in center of inundated basin. We never saw it fly or spread its wings. Medium-small gull with black bill and no gonydeal angle. Dark smudges behind eye and along nape. Black outer primaries, pale inner primaries barely visible. Viewed in poor light. Found by David Levasheff."

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2020 16:48 by Guy Tingos
- More Mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4215576,-119.7963064&ll=34.4215576,-119.7963064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63953156
- Comments: "Continuing"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2020 06:30 by John Callender
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63934078
- Media: 1 Photo, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing near the bridge at the east end of Venoco Road."

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 07:45 by Laura Baldwin
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63955821
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 07:45 by Marjorie Erickson
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63934058
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2020 16:04 by Mark Holmgren
- 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/S63955516
- Comments: "Calling along W side of creek opposite Wastewater Treatment Plant. Visible as it forged along and near Creek edge. Continuing bird since fall."

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*** Species Summary:

- Black-legged Kittiwake (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Sage Thrasher (1 report)
- Cassin's Finch (1 report)
- Northern Waterthrush (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

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 10:07 by Ken Rosenberg
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63990499
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Floating in center of inundated basin. We never saw it fly or spread its wings. Medium-small gull with black bill and no gonydeal angle. Dark smudges behind eye and along nape. Black outer primaries. Viewed in poor light. Found by David Levasheff."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2020 10:16 by Libby Patten
- UCSB North Campus Open Space (formerly Ocean Meadows Golf Course), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.421439,-119.8713662&ll=34.421439,-119.8713662
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63975608
- Comments: "Making twitter call and interacting aggressively with a Cassin’s Kingbird."

Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2020 07:45 by Fred Machetanz
- Sedgwick Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.692571,-120.0405478&ll=34.692571,-120.0405478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63976612
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Cassin's Finch (Haemorhous cassinii) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2020 08:35 by Peter Schneekloth
- East Pinery, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.7296569,-119.9531293&ll=34.7296569,-119.9531293
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63973722
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Distinct red crown, rosy wash, distinct brown malar, pointy Bill, streaked undertail will add photos."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 30, 2020 10:00 by Becky Turley
- 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/S63966569
- Comments: "Continuing in creek south of 6th St. Yellowish, streaked underparts, dark upperparts. Bobbing, called several times. Photos soon."

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*** Species Summary:

- Tundra Swan (1 report)
- Eurasian Wigeon (1 report)
- Common Poorwill (1 report)
- American Bittern (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Red-tailed Hawk (fuertesi) (1 report)
- Short-eared Owl (2 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)
- Pine Warbler (1 report)

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Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2020 08:00 by Andrew McGrath
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64020300
- Comments: "swimming alongside mute swan"

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2020 10:00 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria Mesa Road Ponds, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8837715,-120.279007&ll=34.8837715,-120.279007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64019825
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Ongoing. Today it was in the SE pond that was packed with 126 RNDU and 23 AMWI."

Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2020 06:21 by John Callender
- De la Guerra Spring Area, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.6786805,-119.9198377&ll=34.6786805,-119.9198377
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64041058
- Comments: "Flushed from Happy Canyon Road n the predawn. Small, cryptic nightjar with buffy outer corners of its tail."

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2020 10:28 by David Compton
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64011090
- Comments: "Continuing, in emergent vegetation opposite east end of dam, on north side of lake."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2020 08:52 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/S64018535
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. An adult in the Franklin Creek channel south of the footbridge, sporting a nice set of head plumes."

Red-tailed Hawk (fuertesi) (Buteo jamaicensis fuertesi) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2020 11:11 by Timothy Gotsick
- Mud Lake at Via Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8732266,-120.4130104&ll=34.8732266,-120.4130104
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64010792
- Comments: "No belly band, nearly white until upper chest"

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2020 06:15 by Barry Rowan
- More Mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4215576,-119.7963064&ll=34.4215576,-119.7963064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64000135
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing"

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2020 06:15 by Molly Redmond
- More Mesa, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4215576,-119.7963064&ll=34.4215576,-119.7963064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64000136
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2020 10:17 by Libby Patten
- 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/S64032791
- Comments: "Continuing. On wire above Venoco Rd."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2020 11:28 by John Deacon
- Fairway Drive x A Street, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.913315,-120.46393&ll=34.913315,-120.46393
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64020778
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Ongoing rarity. Found by the pond immediately next to Fairway."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2020 09:50 by margeNdon thornton
- CarpCreekAt6th, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3928519,-119.5168948&ll=34.3928519,-119.5168948
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64032102
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "after a long wait he came down to the water and then went back to forage in the leaves at the base of the tree. A slender warbler uniform brown on top, white under (actually a very light yellow green cast) with dense dark stripes on the breast."

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2020 09:04 by Jamie Chavez
- Rod Rodenberger Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9095678,-120.4304042&ll=34.9095678,-120.4304042
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64008218
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "This is a continuing bird found on January 25, 2020 at this location but seen poorly on that date. Although I felt the ID was correct I was hesitant to say for certain without better looks. This is my fourth attempt to find this bird. Today it was discovered in a mixed flock of mostly Yellow-rumped Warblers, a couple of Western Bluebirds, a couple of Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and White-crowned Sparrows in a corner of the Miramonte Park ball field which sits next to Rodenberger Park. It was very close to where I had seen it the previous week. Several photos were obtained. I had been chasing the flock around the park and watched as the warblers would drop to the grass to feed. This is where I eventually spotted the Pine Warbler when I saw the olive and yellow coloration which looked altogether different from adjacent Yellow-rumped Warblers. It was identified by its mostly olive-brown colored plumage, brownish back, buffy flanks, it lacked the yellow-rump and any breast streaking, it showed two whitish wing bars, and the face and upper breast were brighter yellow color and it showed a contrasting dark cheek. The tail was long and looked slightly forked. The face showed a strong eye line and a broken eye ring. The bill was long and pointed. The flock eventually flushed into the trees and then broke up where I lost it. Somehow I relocated the bird in a couple of different pines as it moved around. The best photos were taken when the bird flew into a Canary Island pine around 34.908676, -120.430698."

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*** Species Summary:

- Tufted Duck (1 report)
- Black-legged Kittiwake (1 report)
- Red-billed Tropicbird (1 report)
- Red Crossbill (1 report)
- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)

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Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2020 07:50 by Becky Turley
- Lauro Canyon Reservoir, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4557306,-119.7257638&ll=34.4557306,-119.7257638
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64077362
- Comments: "known rarity. Tuft easily recognizable. No white shoulder spur."

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (2)
- Reported Feb 02, 2020 16:22 by Linus Blomqvist
- Coal Oil Point--Devereux Beach and Sands Beach, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4071359,-119.8783064&ll=34.4071359,-119.8783064
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64073062
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "One adult and one juvenile seen while seawatching in very strong north-westerly winds. Juvenile (very crappy photos included) with unmistakable black M over wings, black patch on back of head, angular wings and differing flight style from the non-pelagic gulls present. I saw it fly by at fairly close range and it landed briefly on the water, which is when I took some photos with my phone through my scope. Adult passed by at rather close range, with pale plumage overall, entirely black wing tips, yellow-ish bill, and some shading behind the head. Similar to the juvenile, the flight style differed markedly from the other gulls and felt more "confident" in the very strong winds. Having seen thousands of black-legged kittiwakes elsewhere, I recognize their style and structure. I saw another dozen gulls further out that I'm fairly confident were also kittiwakes, but I'll leave the reported number to just those two that came closer and allowed positive ID."

Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) (1)
- Reported Feb 02, 2020 09:30 by Phil Swan
- 32.2390, -123.2135, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=32.239013,-123.2135&ll=32.239013,-123.2135
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64067229
- Comments: "Not close viewing but large tern shaped bird flying at about 15-20 feet above the swell.Pure white except for striking all-black wedge on primaries.Too distant to note bill details or tail feathers. I don't know what other bird would have that characteristic wing pattern."

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (12) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 02, 2020 10:41 by John Callender
- Ranger Peak, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.7241457,-119.9495915&ll=34.7241457,-119.9495915
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64057279
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Flock foraging and calling in a large pine just northwest of the Figueroa Mountain Road turnout at the gate for East Pinery. Saw 4 birds well; count is an estimate from when the flock all flew from the tree at once."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2020 09:45 by Tom Boucher
- Carpinteria Creek Estuary, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.3907409,-119.5198238&ll=34.3907409,-119.5198238
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S64041945
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Small Thrush like bird with yellowish eye stripe and spotted belly. Tail wagging while it foraged along in the leaf litter adjacent to the creek"

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*** Species Summary:

- Eurasian Wigeon (2 reports)
- Tufted Duck (1 report)
- American Bittern (2 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Feb 03, 2020 15:00 by Richard Norton
- Goleta Sanitary District Plant, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.42334,-119.83231&ll=34.42334,-119.83231
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64103784
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Red head. Buffish forehead. Silver body."

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1)
- Reported Feb 03, 2020 10:35 by Mark Holmgren
- Goleta Sanitary District Plant, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.42334,-119.83231&ll=34.42334,-119.83231
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64103424
- Comments: "Male seen here since at least 21 Nov 2019"

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) (1)
- Reported Feb 03, 2020 12:01 by Richard Norton
- Lauro Canyon Reservoir, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4566065,-119.7259569&ll=34.4566065,-119.7259569
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64099143
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Black back. Prominent black tuft. Close to western shore. By itself. Not with Ring-necked Ducks. Took a long time to find."

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Feb 03, 2020 15:05 by Barbara Millett
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64106713
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen from eastern end of dam in vegetation on northern shore of lake."

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (1)
- Reported Feb 03, 2020 13:36 by Richard Norton
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64101507
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Streaked. Long neck when extended. In reeds on eastern shore. Only visible from western shore."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Feb 03, 2020 16:35 by Susanne Meyer
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64112287
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bird was in a flock of Black-Crowned Night Herons at the water's edge at the left of the observation platform"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Feb 03, 2020 09:15 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/checklist/S64100289
- Comments: "Female type in oaks at west end of woodland next to creek. Continuing in this area."

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