Date: 1/24/19 11:53 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (2 reports)
- Black Scoter (1 report)
- Long-tailed Duck (1 report)
- Ruddy Turnstone (1 report)
- Herring Gull (American) (3 reports)
- Laysan Albatross (2 reports)
- Black-footed Albatross (1 report)
- Buller's Shearwater (1 report)
- Short-tailed Shearwater (2 reports)
- Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 20, 2019 10:45 by Chuck DeLaTorre
- 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/S51996924
- Comments: "Female"

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 08:30 by C Whittle
- 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/S52000156
- Comments: "Male and female on haystack rock. Seen by many Morro Bay Bird Festival participants"

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (6)
- Reported Jan 24, 2019 08:35 by Tom Edell
- North Point Natural Area--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.407079,-120.8717568&ll=35.407079,-120.8717568
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51996230
- Comments: "4 Females - two together and one feeding inside breakers to south of point, one feeding in breakers to north of point and off Toro Creek beach. All females showed a pale face and foreneck, thinner all dark bills that were clearly thinner than a Surf Scoter bill, a steep forehead and rounded crown. One immature male first seen in surf and later two immature males (presumably included the first male) together outside breakers north of the point and off Toro Creek beach. Both showed a yellowish knob at the base of the bill, palish faces and foreneck, and, obvious foreheads and rounded crowns,"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 14:06 by Chuck DeLaTorre
- 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/S51996254
- 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) (1)
- Reported Jan 20, 2019 10:45 by Chuck DeLaTorre
- 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/S51996924
- Comments: "On beach"

Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) (3)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 09:40 by Michael Ridder
- (35.2967,-121.2120), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.29667,-121.211966&ll=35.29667,-121.211966
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52012163
- Comments: "Adults"

Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) (2)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 13:41 by Michael Ridder
- (35.4712,-121.1354), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.471216,-121.135365&ll=35.471216,-121.135365
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52012186
- Comments: "Adult with one primary mirror typical of western American Herring Gull. "

Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) (2)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 13:41 by Diane Highbaugh
- (35.4712,-121.1354), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.471216,-121.135365&ll=35.471216,-121.135365
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51998641
- Comments: "Adult with one primary mirror typical of western American Herring Gull. "

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 11:44 by Michael Ridder
- (35.4081,-121.4596), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.408096,-121.45964&ll=35.408096,-121.45964
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52012171
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Adult, many photos."

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 11:44 by Diane Highbaugh
- (35.4081,-121.4596), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.408096,-121.45964&ll=35.408096,-121.45964
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51998857
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Adult, many photos."

Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 09:40 by Michael Ridder
- (35.2967,-121.2120), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.29667,-121.211966&ll=35.29667,-121.211966
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52012163
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Younger individual with dark rear end. "

Buller's Shearwater (Ardenna bulleri) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 12:41 by Michael Ridder
- (35.4340,-121.3224), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.433968,-121.322376&ll=35.433968,-121.322376
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52012183
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Incredibly rare in northern hemisphere during northern winter. Very few records. Fortunately we were able to see it well."

Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 11:44 by Diane Highbaugh
- (35.4081,-121.4596), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.408096,-121.45964&ll=35.408096,-121.45964
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51998857
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Boat friendly, glides with more bowed wings than Sooty. Wings shorter, suggests fulmar in some ways."

Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris) (1)
- Reported Jan 19, 2019 11:44 by Michael Ridder
- (35.4081,-121.4596), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.408096,-121.45964&ll=35.408096,-121.45964
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52012171
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Boat friendly, glides with more bowed wings than Sooty. Wings shorter, suggests fulmar in some ways."

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2019 07:53 by Raymond VanBuskirk
- 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/S52007891
- 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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