Date: 1/21/19 11:23 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (3 reports)
- Black Scoter (1 report)
- Long-tailed Duck (3 reports)
- Ruddy Turnstone (2 reports)
- Black Skimmer (1 report)
- White-faced Ibis (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (2 reports)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (3 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (3 reports)
- Mountain Chickadee (1 report)
- Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 12:32 by Becky Kitto
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51907595
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 12:32 by Mickey Dyke
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51919491
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (2)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 08:45 by larry nigro
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51921956
- Comments: "I spotted one male then August spotted one female on black rounded rock--Male sporting signature colors. Confirmed by trip leaders for both groups onsite"

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (2)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 08:29 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Toro Creek Mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4150729,-120.8743527&ll=35.4150729,-120.8743527
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51906137
- Comments: "Both female-plumaged birds with round steep forehead and dark cap, thin bill and clean white cheeks."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 14:06 by John Fields
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51921644
- Comments: "Compact duck, a bit smaller than the Surf Scoters it was associating with, with a round head and small bill. Whitish overall with darker brownish mantle and wings. Sides bright white. White head with dark auricular spot. Bobbing in and out of view out in the surf. "

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 14:06 by Andrew Sensenig
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51914344
- Comments: "Compact duck, a bit smaller than the Surf Scoters it was associating with, with a round head and small bill. Whitish overall with darker brownish mantle and wings. Sides bright white. White head with dark auricular spot. Bobbing in and out of view out in the surf. "

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 14:06 by Anonymous eBirder
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51907426
- Comments: "Compact duck, a bit smaller than the Surf Scoters it was associating with, with a round head and small bill. Whitish overall with darker brownish mantle and wings. Sides bright white. White head with dark auricular spot. Bobbing in and out of view out in the surf. "

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) (2)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 07:00 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51905809
- Media: 1 Photo

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 08:45 by larry nigro
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51921956
- Comments: "Seen well by whole group--mixed in with black turnstone. Beautiful orange legs."

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 10:00 by Anonymous eBirder
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51918846
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "See photo. Resting with Willets and Godwits for several hours off boardwalk at first observation deck."

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 08:38 by Norman Pillsbury
- Pismo Beach Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1252016,-120.632311&ll=35.1252016,-120.632311
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51917521
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. See photos. Ibis was seen on the edge of a pond for 25 minutes and was there when I left."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 10:12 by Maggie Smith
- Bob Jones Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1886907,-120.7193907&ll=35.1886907,-120.7193907
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51915385
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing bird in Peruvian Pepper tree near maintenance yard"

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 07:20 by Norman Pillsbury
- Bob Jones Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1886907,-120.7193907&ll=35.1886907,-120.7193907
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51917169
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. I arrived at 7:20 am and it arrived at 7:45 am. See photos."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 10:15 by Petra Clayton
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51916014
- Comments: "Continuing since 7/14/18 (First report by Jim Royer)."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 09:31 by Norman Pillsbury
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51917921
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. See photos."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 15:45 by larry nigro
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51922045
- Comments: "One brilliant red male--ongoing found on tree top just east of lake before Eucalyptus trees beyond trails kiosk--down dirt trail a little"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 10:49 by Michael Tiffany
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51910313
- Comments: "Known to be in area. With Cassins. Much brighter yellow on belly, lighter gray breast, whitish throat, notched tail. Photos available"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 10:39 by Kathleen & Hal Robins
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51914516
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Long thickish bill, soft gray lower border to eye, whitish contrast on throat. West end of kayak launch parking lot."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 13:36 by Phil Richardson
- Morro Bay SP--Natural History Museum, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3470547,-120.8437825&ll=35.3470547,-120.8437825
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51921897
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bright yellow underparts with white throat, gray head, dark gray ear patch and black bill."

Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli) (2)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 11:15 by Chet Ogan
- Reservoir Canyon Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2911446,-120.6274924&ll=35.2911446,-120.6274924
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51920654

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 09:00 by Faye Steadman
- Morro Bay Boardwalk, Morro Bay, CA, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.330774,-120.842168&ll=35.330774,-120.842168
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51906642
- Comments: "Several birders on Boardwalk identified the larger bill"

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 07:53 by Alvaro Jaramillo
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51922100
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Very large and dull orange-pink bill. Less contrast than on typical Savanna, no central crown stripe. Dull marked dorsal streaking etc."

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