Bird Pictures Mostly from Devereux Slough, Goleta Slough, Coal Oil Point,
and Sands Beach in Santa Barbara County

June 2nd thru August 2007

Red-necked phalaropes

Coal Oil Point Reserve - August 24 thru September 2, 2007
Red-necked phalaropes show up in record numbers, Wilson's phalarope, Black-bellied Plovers, Forester's tern, Greater and lessor yellowlegs, American Avocets, Black-necked stilts, others, Devereux Slough is a designated Audubon Important Bird Area

Avocets at Devereux Slough

Avocets at Devereux Slough - August 24, 2007

Postings from Lynn Watson - Avocets, Rough-winged Swallows, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Wilson's Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Dowitchers, Pectoral, Western and Least Sandpipers, etc . Story, Slideshow

Birds at Devereux slough

Devereux Slough - August 2007
Birders enjoy the diversity of bird life including the prospect of a rare peep showing up with all of the ones migrating through, Phalaropes show up in record numbers


Lynn Watson's slidshow: Devereux Slough, August 2007 and blog Devereux, Aug 12, 2007
(Young Tree Swallow, Banded Plover, Least Terns and a diverse assortment of birds at the slough)

Least Terns at Sands Beach - COPR

The hand off - Least Terns have brought their fledglings to COPR and are feeding them and teaching them to fish. They are fun to watch and hear as they fish in the slough and the ocean. COPR had a number of pairs nest here this year but because of skunk problems only two chicks hatched here. Having the Terns from other locations bring there fledglings here is a consolation.

COPR - Sands, August 2007, Least Terns feeding and other shorebirds

Least Terns at Sands Beach - COPR

COPR August 11, 2007 - Between 20 and Thirty Least Terns have stopped over at Coal Oil Point Reserve with their young fledglings. I counted at least 13 fledglings this day.

Snowy Plover on driftwood

Coal Oil Point Reserve - July 21 & 26, 2007

Red-winged blackbird
Red-winged Blackbirds - Devereux Slough - July 14, 2007

Coal Oil Point Reserve - White-tailed kite, Beach Hoppers, Long-billed Curlew, Mallard with chicks, Red-winged blackbird, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy plover chicks, Black-necked stilts, Beach Hopers (Sand Fleas) - June 24 thru July 14, 2007

Reddish Egret

Reddish egret Egretta rufescens at Goleta Slough - July 11, 2007

Goleta Slough - May thru July 13, 2007 - Great Blue Heron and Great Egret Nesting, Caspian Terns, Gulls, Reddish Egret, Low tide snails

Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology

Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology - June 23, 2007

Sand Dunes - Plover and Least Tern record keeping

Tern fishing close to shore

Wonderful Summer day checking on the birds at Sands, COPR Dunes - June 22, 2006 - Snowy Plovers, Least Terns

Tree Swalow Nest

Devereux Slough Area - June 2 -29, 2007 - Cliff Swallows, Tree Swallow nests, bird boxes, chicks and eggs, Red-tailed hawk chicks

Swallows Hirundinidae

March thru June 2, 2007

Birds January 13 thru March 10, 2007
Northern Shoveler, Canada Goose, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Black Skimmer, Willet - Goleta Slough, Devereux Slough, East Beach, Santa Barbara

Birds January and February 2007

Devereux Slough and Coal Oil Point Reserve Bird photos and links

Bird Pictures From UCSB area around the Lagoon

Bird Pictures from Ocean Meadows and Storke Ranch Area

Birds 2006 (includes Christmas Birds Count)

Birds 2005


Bird Pictures from 2004


Bird Pictures from 2003

snowy plover

Snowy Plover Page

snowy plover

Snowy Plover Bands

Other Pages from the Santa Barbara County area of interest to Local Birders

Lynn Watson's Photos , Goleta Slough Management Committee , Santa Barbara County Birding (this site has links to many local bird photographer's pages)

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