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*** Species Summary:

- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)

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Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported May 22, 2020 07:50 by Linus Blomqvist
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69471860
- Comments: "Continuing"

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*** Species Summary:

- Bufflehead (1 report)
- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)
- White-eyed Vireo (7 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 23, 2020 10:14 by John Deacon
- Santa Maria Mesa Road Ponds, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.8837715,-120.279007&ll=34.8837715,-120.279007
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69515457
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Ongoing male. Photo."

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 23, 2020 09:20 by Andrew McGrath
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69513776
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Smaller and paler than double crested cormorant it was perched next to on snag in middle of slough"

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported May 24, 2020 05:46 by John Callender
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69558891
- Media: 4 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing. Singing frequently while moving around in willows and eucs near (34.4134085, -119.8690504). At one point it chased a Hutton’s Vireo. Later it moved to the oaks near (34.4137642, -119.8688664). When I last saw it around 0700 it flew into the willows west of (34.4135142, -119.8695932). Recordings and poor photos."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 23, 2020 13:19 by Santiago Lupi
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69527240
- Comments: "Another birder pointed it out to me in the willows at (34.4134578, -119.8685955). It sung a few times and it didn’t move much. It had a yellow stripe over its eye and it’s body was mostly gray and yellow with yellow on the back and sides and gray on its head and belly."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported May 23, 2020 11:06 by margeNdon thornton
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69532680
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Although singing loudly, the bird stayed pretty deep in the foliage for the most part. Several other birders were present and probably got better pictures. Vireo beak and bright yellow 'spectacles'. Prominent white eye."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 23, 2020 11:01 by Libby Patten
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69528996
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Typical vireo bill, white iris with yellow around eye, bold white wing bars on dark wings. Splashes of yellow on sides. Heard its distinctive song often but with long silences as well. A nearby Warbling Vireo also sang often, adding to the auditory confusion. The WEVI foraged primarily about 5-10 feet above ground, in oaks and willows in creek bed (west of the red wooden bridge at the back of Fortuna Park). Got a few decent views of this bird but no acceptable photos. First reported by Dan Cooper."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 23, 2020 10:56 by David Compton
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69520230
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found earlier in the morning by Dan Cooper. I arrived at the same time as Adrian O'Loghlen, and Brad Hacker was already at the site. Dan took Adrian and me to the location, and the four of us saw the bird well and heard it sing. Others arriving soon after were Libby Patten, Bill Murdoch, Don and Marge Thorton, and Nick Lethaby. I saw the bird well on several occasions from between 10 and 30 feet. I saw it off and on and listened to it vocalize for nearly 30 minutes. It was a vireo about the size of and similar in structure to Hutton's, but with a larger bill. Above, the mantle and wings appeared olive, and the nape, face, rump, and upper side of the tail looked gray. Two fairly bold white wing bars were on either side. The forehead and lores were distinctly yellow and the eye was pale. The under parts at times looked generally dull yellow, but good views showed the yellow was mostly along the sides from the breast down through the under tail coverts. The belly and vent were a not-so-contrasting white or whitish. The throat was a similar color to the belly. In the field, I thought the center of the breast looked whitish, but photos show it may have been yellow. The underside of the tail was whitish. The bill and legs were dark. The song was mostly the expected hard "chick" followed by a short jumble of notes, and then "wee-er chick." Sometimes, it started its song with a three-note rattle that sounded like the call of a Summer Tanager, a version of the song I've heard a number of times, mostly in Arkansas, where I bird somewhat regularly. A couple of times, the bird gave only the three-note rattle. It also gave a fairly loud "chet" a couple of times that reminded me of a familiar Brown Thrasher call. I don't recall hearing one do this before."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 23, 2020 10:46 by Bradley Hacker
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69522043
- Media: 1 Photo, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Vireo; white iris'; yellow face, especially lores; gray throat and tail top; 2 white wingbars; pale yellow breast; greenish back. Distinctive call given for a minute or two and then silent for a few minutes. Mostly in oak trees, 2-3 m above ground."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 23, 2020 09:46 by Dan Cooper
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69528967
- Media: 1 Photo, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Singing along creek at c. 10 AM, c. 150 m west of Camino Corto (at 2nd footbridge). Loud, distinctive thrasher-like song with click note at start and end. Ran back for camera, and found it singing in plain view in willow snag along creek. Bright lemon yellow across flanks and lower underparts and on lores, pale gray eye, bright whitish wingbars, grayish wings and upperparts. Vireo-like bill, roughly same size and shape as Hutton's Vireo which was also in area. Alerted local birders, took a couple recognizable photos and made song recording. Posted back-of-camera shot."

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*** Species Summary:

- Common Ground Dove (2 reports)
- White-eyed Vireo (7 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) (1)
- Reported May 25, 2020 05:51 by Barry Rowan
- Farren Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.443548,-119.9237752&ll=34.443548,-119.9237752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69616321
- Comments: "Heard only. Singing a “moaning” sound repeatedly. Sounded like a repeating “Whooo.” Ran int Brad Hacker who heard it at the same location."

Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 24, 2020 08:01 by Andrew McGrath
- Farren Rd., Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.443548,-119.9237752&ll=34.443548,-119.9237752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69574437
- Comments: "Heard near end of Farren Rd"

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 24, 2020 10:45 by Becky Turley
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69594761
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Located by its persistent, loud call, then seen skulking in several small oak trees as it moved quickly from one to another. It was first seen near the western red bridge."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 24, 2020 10:45 by Jim Moore
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69589095
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First found by its persistent, loud call, then seen skulking in several bushes as it moved quickly from one to another. It did not call while flying, but did, once it landed. Photos were taken and will be posted if they confirm ID. It was first seen near the western red bridge."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 24, 2020 09:50 by Libby Patten
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69583932
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Singing often. Came back to area in creek bed just north of Fortuna Park after it had been seen further west earlier today. Got a few quick views but mostly just heard its song. Frequently in oaks but occasionally perched on open branches in other dead trees and sang in full view. Two bright wing bars, yellow sides were clear but didn’t the face as well as yesterday. By then a number of other birders showed up, so left in the interest of less crowding."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 24, 2020 09:05 by Karen Rusch
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69572669
- Comments: "We were very fortunate to hear the repetitive singing of this bird for about 20 minutes as it flitted around in the willows over an area of about 300 sq feet or so. It started out in this exact pinpoint (34.4134578, -119.8685955) and then moved west near the footbridge. It had a white iris and yellow spectacles, whitish wingbar and yellow sides. Same size as a Huttons Vireo. We observed with Larry Ballard and another birder."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 24, 2020 09:05 by Steve Rusch
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69577222
- Comments: "We were very fortunate to hear the repetitive singing of this bird for about 20 minutes as it flitted around in the willows over an area of about 300 sq feet or so. It started out in this exact pinpoint (34.4134578, -119.8685955) and then moved west near the footbridge. It had a white iris and yellow spectacles, whitish wingbar and yellow sides. Same size as a Huttons Vireo. We observed with Larry Ballard and another birder."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 24, 2020 08:04 by Thomas Turner
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69562865
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen and heard, singing."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 24, 2020 07:34 by David Blue
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69585299
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "On W Campus Ln just south of the Slough Road cutoff and just north of the entrance to the West Campus Faculty Housing (34.413590, -119.871883). A very active bird, but one that stayed back in the willows making it hard to observe. It was quite vocal, repeatedly giving it's "CHICK; per-wee-tee-o; CHICK" song. The bill was stout and black. The head was gray and the yellow of the lores extended up and around the white iris, giving it a spectacled appearance. The upperparts were olive-green and two white wing bars stood out. The underparts were white and the flanks were yellow."

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*** Species Summary:

- Neotropic Cormorant (1 report)
- White-eyed Vireo (5 reports)

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Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported May 25, 2020 12:00 by Robert Schafer
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69631216
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Orange facial skin comes to a point"

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported May 25, 2020 13:01 by George Chapman
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69645424
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Yellow spectacles, white eye, vireo bill, wing bars. Calling distinctive "Chick-a-vireo-chick", among other things. First seen in cluster of 4 oaks 75ft SW of intersection of Camino Corto and Abrego Rd. Stayed here calling for about 20 min, then moved west into willows and cottonwoods between West Campus Lane and the UCSB equestrian site."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 25, 2020 11:41 by Richard Norton
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69641282
- Comments: "ID by sound. Seen poorly. Wing bars. Face not seen. Found near red bridge around 1:30"

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 24, 2020 10:30 by Bobby T
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69619694
- Media: 2 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing. Entered at Fortuna. Upperparts green gray with pale wingbars, yellow spectacles wrapped around forehead and white iris, yellow flanks contrasting pale white underparts. Photos and vocal."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 25, 2020 08:24 by Thomas Turner
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69618796
- Comments: "Continuing. Singing and seen. In the willows just off slough road, on the connector road to West Campus Point lane."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported May 25, 2020 09:58 by Mark Holmgren
- East Devereux (temporary, under review), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4146812,-119.8725235&ll=34.4146812,-119.8725235
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69634833
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Recording not solicited by playback. Singing from Cottonwood S of the horse corrals. Also heard on recording: California Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Hairy Woodpecker."

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*** Species Summary:

- Masked Booby (2 reports)
- White-eyed Vireo (2 reports)
- Hermit Thrush (1 report)

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Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) (1)
- Reported May 26, 2020 13:23 by Jenny Slaughter
- Auto selected 34.29327, -119.66707, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.29327,-119.667073&ll=34.29327,-119.667073
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69680182
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Observed sitting on the surface while we were in transit back to Santa Barbara harbor from Santa Cruz Island. One individual. We stopped the boat to get better looks, this individual had faint brown streaking coloration on its back. Very pale, cream colored bill."

Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) (1)
- Reported May 26, 2020 13:23 by Craig Murray
- Auto selected 34.29327, -119.66707, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.29327,-119.667073&ll=34.29327,-119.667073
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69680286
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Observed sitting on the surface while we were in transit back to Santa Barbara harbor from Santa Cruz Island. One individual."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 26, 2020 09:30 by Dika Golovatchoff
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69685279
- Comments: "Seen high up in dense oak canopy with naked eye - it moved too quickly to focus on it with camera or binocs. Looking from below most notable characteristic was yellow along side body. It was singing very loudly, which is why we were able to follow it from one location to another. The general area in which it was moving was along a path north of a red bridge found from the main path entering the open space at the end of Fortuna."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 26, 2020 08:40 by Tom Beland
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69691797
- Comments: "Continuing bird at Camino Corto Open Space, heard its song, in the Willows and Oak trees, white iris, pale yellow breast with greenish back."

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 26, 2020 19:29 by Mark Holmgren
- Kinevan Ranch, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.506859,-119.82576&ll=34.506859,-119.82576
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69700397
- Comments: "At 8:09pm at 34.50701 -119.82747. Caroling from hills on S side of road"

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*** Species Summary:

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

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

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

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2020 10:54 by David Blue
- Lake Los Carneros Park, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.44322,-119.84975&ll=34.44322,-119.84975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69731846
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen previously this month at this location by others. Noticeably smaller than the Double-crested Cormorant it was sitting beside, and with a longer tail. A white border set off the yellow throat pouch. (See submitted iPhone photos.)"

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

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

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

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*** Species Summary:

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

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 17:35 by Ron Hirst
- Goleta Beach County Park (including east end of Goleta Slough), Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4171771,-119.829812&ll=34.4171771,-119.829812
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69779277
- Comments: "Continuing bird eating crabs"

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 11:15 by Mario Borunda
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69768954
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Good look for several minutes. Underparts white/gray with yellow tinge. Yellow sides and flank. Yellow stripe from upper beak (mandible) to eye, that had clear white iris. Two white wing bars. Singing loudly (audio attached). Located about 75-100 yards directly north of Gazebo in Tierra de Fortuna Park at end of Fortuna Rd (34°24′47″ N 119°52′8″ W). Moved between tallest Euc 75 yards directly north of Gazebo to oaks about 100 yards n of Gazebo."

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

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*** Species Summary:

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

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

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

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

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported May 29, 2020 18:12 by George Chapman
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69819092
- Comments: "White eyeline, bordered by black, dark bill."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported May 29, 2020 18:12 by James Chapman
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69822403
- Comments: "White eyeline, bordered by black, dark bill."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2020 09:45 by Thomas Turner
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69798835
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing. Singing."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2020 07:01 by Cameron Tescher
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69795908
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen north of the West Campus Faculty Housing north of West Campus Lane near the fork. Then slowly moved east towards the abandoned house. Very vocal with its raspy song and was able to see every once in a while where it had a yellow eyelash, yellow rump, and white eye. Photos."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 11:15 by ANDREA BRUCE
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69810561
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Good look for several minutes. Underparts white/gray with yellow tinge. Yellow sides and flank. Yellow stripe from upper beak (mandible) to eye, that had clear white iris. Two white wing bars. Singing loudly. Located about 75-100 yards directly north of Gazebo in Tierra de Fortuna Park at end of Fortuna Rd (34°24′47″ N 119°52′8″ W). Moved between tallest Euc 75 yards directly north of Gazebo to oaks about 100 yards n of Gazebo."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2020 09:45 by Thomas Turner
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69798835
- Media: 1 Photo, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Immature male. Singing."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2020 07:01 by Cameron Tescher
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69795908
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Lifer! First saw an hour ago on a graffitied oak tree at around 7:15 and then moved into the willows just west of the eucalyptus singing. Could not relocate it until an hour later where it was kept singing and ran into Nick where we found it on a eucalyptes on the opposite side of the park singing (probably 100 yards north). Photos."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 07:33 by ANDREA BRUCE
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69810480
- Comments: "Sighted at entrance to Open Space from Camino Corto Rd, in the oaks immediately upon entering. Bright and obvious yellow markings on side, wing, and tail. Upper body seemed darker but not black, unlike gray of females. It did not vocalize during sighting."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 07:33 by Mario Borunda
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69765768
- Comments: "Sighted at entrance to Open Space from Camino Corto Rd, in the oaks immediately upon entering. Bright and obvious yellow markings on side, wing, and tail. Upper body seemed darker but not black, unlike gray of females. It did not vocalize during sighting."

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*** Species Summary:

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

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Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported May 30, 2020 09:46 by Andrew McGrath
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69847489
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Lighter and smaller than other DC cormorants with short tail"

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported May 30, 2020 18:27 by Scott Terrill
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69868370
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos to be added."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 30, 2020 07:50 by Dennis Doordan
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69849731
- Comments: "Singing in the eucalyptus trees; two other birders also saw this specimen while I was there"

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 30, 2020 07:39 by Linus Blomqvist
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69849614
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard well. Got a brief glimpse of it but didn't really see much more than a warbler-sized, greenish bird with white wing bands."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 30, 2020 07:37 by Chris Dean
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69845056
- Media: 2 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard singing soon after we arrived, northeast of gazebo. Song stared and ended with “chick.” Briefly saw vireo’s yellow sides as the bird chased a titmouse. Recordings."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2020 07:33 by Rob Denholtz
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69761771
- Comments: "Sighted at entrance to Open Space from Camino Corto Rd, in the oaks immediately upon entering. Bright and obvious yellow markings on side, wing, and tail. Upper body seemed darker but not black, unlike gray of females. It did not vocalize during sighting."

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

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*** Species Summary:

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

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) (1)
- Reported May 30, 2020 10:50 by margeNdon thornton
- Devereux Slough, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4136013,-119.8756027&ll=34.4136013,-119.8756027
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69905966
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Sharing the log perch with a much larger DoubleCrested Cormorant. Mostly gray face with white vee edge of gular patch."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported May 31, 2020 10:25 by Lukas Le Grice
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69917164
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard and saw briefly sitting in a tree above my head. Yellowish belly and white iris."

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) (1)
- Reported May 31, 2020 08:43 by Lori Gaskin
- Camino Corto Open Space and Del Sol Vernal Pool Preserve, Santa Barbara, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.4145111,-119.8673469&ll=34.4145111,-119.8673469
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S69891743
- Comments: "Heard it in the willows within the swale west of wooden bridge. Perched briefly on dead tree within swale. Vocalized for a few seconds and flew off to the west. Quick view of white iris, wing bars, and light yellow breast."

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

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

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