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  • Joan Lentz
    Please note that the total has been revised upward to 216 with the addition of an adult male Rufous Hummingbird. Joan Lentz, Compiler Santa Barbara CBC ...
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      Please note that the total has been revised upward to 216 with the addition
      of an adult male Rufous Hummingbird.
      Joan Lentz, Compiler
      Santa Barbara CBC
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Joan Lentz" <joanlentz@...>
      To: "sbcobirding" <sbcobirding@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 10:25 AM
      Subject: Highlights of Santa Barbara CBC, Jan. 2, 2010


      > Hi All:
      > Another fantastic Count for our Santa Barbara area, with a newly
      > revised total of 215!
      > Once again, an opportunity here to thank the birders in this community
      > for their tremendous support, enthusiasm, and extremely hard work on
      > behalf of this Count! It couldn't happen without ALL OF YOU. As I look
      > around and learn of other CBCs in other areas of California and of the
      > U.S., I am finding out just how unusual our high participation level is,
      > and that's why we have great results on our Counts. Of course, a lovely
      > day & some remaining (although dwindling) good habitat for birds has a lot
      > to do with it!
      > Excuse the non-taxonomic order, please:
      >
      > Stand-outs:
      > Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Fairview Gardens, respect the pathways
      > please)
      > Broad-billed Hummingbird (Jeff Hanson & Peggy Kearns backyard feeder)
      > Grace's Warbler (returning to Bella Vista Open Space for 2nd winter)
      > Red Knot (2nd CBC record only, on beach bet/ C.O.P. and Goleta Beach)
      > Eastern Phoebe (corner Whittier Dr./Storke Rd.)
      >
      > Goodies:
      > Common Poorwill (Honda Valley Open Space, the mesa)
      > The "oriole show":
      > 3 Orchards
      > 2 Baltimores
      > 2 Hoodeds
      > 10+ Bullock's
      > 1 Scott's
      > Tropical Kingbird (2)
      > Northern Saw-whet Owl (3)
      > Spotted Owl - (1)
      > Lewis's Woodpecker (2)
      > Northern Rough-winged Swallow
      > Long-tailed Duck
      > Red-necked Grebe
      > Plumbeous Vireo (returning for 2nd yr. at Muni Golf Course)
      > "Gray-headed" Junco (rare subspecies)
      > Mountain Bluebird (6)
      >
      > Honorable mention:
      > Cackling Geese numbers (~20)
      > Common Merganser numbers (80+)
      > Swamp Sparrow
      > Black-and-white Warbler
      > Summer Tanager (2)
      > Wilson's Warbler (~10)
      >
      > Low numbers to worry about:
      > Green Heron'
      > Bonaparte's Gull
      > Western Sandpiper
      > Dunlin
      > Loggerhead Shrike
      >
      > THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR A GREAT COUNT AND A SUPER TIME!
      >
      > P.S. I'd be interested to hear your corrections/additions?
      >
      > Joan Lentz
      > Santa Barbara
      >
      >
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