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Re: Santa Barbara, CA, CBC preliminary totals for Dec. 30, 2006

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  • Joan Lentz
    ... From: Joan Lentz To: sbcobirding Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 4:13 PM Subject: Santa Barbara, CA,
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Joan Lentz" <joanlentz@...>
      To: "sbcobirding" <sbcobirding@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 4:13 PM
      Subject: Santa Barbara, CA, CBC preliminary totals for Dec. 30, 2006


      > Hi Birders!
      > In what turned out to be an amazing CBC with absolutely perfect
      > weather, a ton of good birders, lots of good birds, & an all-out effort,
      > Santa Barbara's CBC yielded an initial total of 227 species tallied.
      > Before anyone writes that number down, be aware that there are already
      > 2 or 3 species that are questionable, so the much more likely total is
      > 224.
      > However, I thought I'd put you out of your misery & post this before we
      > actually knew the exact & final total! In any case, it breaks the old
      > record of 219 tallied in the 1982-83 CBC for this count circle.
      > Highlights were numerous, a few of which are listed below:
      > Tundra Swan
      > Red-necked Grebe
      > Ferruginous Hawk
      > Zone-tailed Hawk
      > Ancient Murrelet
      > Spotted Owl
      > Rufous Hummingbird
      > Williamson's Sapsucker
      > Yelow-bellied Sapsucker
      > White-headed Woodpecker
      > Hammond's Flycatcher
      > Chestnut-backed Chickadee
      > Tennessee Warbler
      > Black-throated Green Warbler
      > American Redstart
      > Painted Redstart
      > Northern Waterthrush
      > Clay-colored Sparrow
      > Grasshopper Sparrow
      > Chestnut-collared Longspur
      > Red Crossbill
      > Also seen: Bald Eagle, 3 Townsend's Solitaires, 3 Summer Tanagers, 3
      > Orchard Orioles, 1 Scott's Oriole, 3 Lawrence's Goldfinch
      > This is as good as it gets for bird diversity and having a really fun
      > time!
      > Joan Lentz
      > Santa Barbara, CA
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