Date: 12/2/19 4:30 am
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (Taverner's) (1 report)
- Redhead (1 report)
- Harlequin Duck (2 reports)
- Black Scoter (1 report)
- Rough-legged Hawk (2 reports)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Cackling Goose (Taverner's) (Branta hutchinsii taverneri) (1)
- Reported Nov 29, 2019 16:20 by Lynette Williams
- Santa Rosa Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5683274,-121.1102353&ll=35.5683274,-121.1102353
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61901575
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "On beach by lagoon. Appeared wounded or unable to fly. A noticeably small goose with a short bill and wingtips extending past tail, but large among cackling geese. The light breast, round head, and short but not so stubby bill suggests taverneri."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1)
- Reported Dec 01, 2019 15:26 by Norman Pillsbury
- Hwy 46 PM 5.0-pond, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5422671,-120.9661623&ll=35.5422671,-120.9661623
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61921906
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Duck with red head, grayish back and white band on bill and back tip. See photo."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Dec 01, 2019 11:10 by Petra Clayton
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61920509
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male. Reported on November 27, 2019 (Rick Saval)
Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Harlequin Duck with Surf Scoters and occasionally rushing a Surf Scoter:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/49156514547/in/dateposted-public/" title="Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Avila Beach, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49156514547_ab8f1b1b7b_o.jpg" alt="Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Avila Beach, CA" /></a>"

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2019 09:00 by Rick Saval
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61909347
- Comments: "Continues."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1)
- Reported Dec 01, 2019 11:10 by Petra Clayton
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61920509
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First reported on November 27, 2019 (Rick Saval) --- Last prior ebird report at this location: March 31 2005 (Tom Edell)
Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Black Scoter with Surf Scoters:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/49155098481/in/dateposted-public/" title="Black Scoter (Melanitta americana), Avila Beach, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49155098481_ee3406a215_o.jpg" alt="Black Scoter (Melanitta americana), Avila Beach, CA" /></a>"

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2019 10:46 by Lynette Williams
- 3152–3196 CA-46, Cambria US-CA (35.5319,-121.0376), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.531941,-121.037627&ll=35.531941,-121.037627
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61901577
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Light morph hovering around low area with willows. Very visible offering good enough views to get some photos through binoculars."

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2019 10:46 by Konshau Duman
- 3152–3196 CA-46, Cambria US-CA (35.5319,-121.0376), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.531941,-121.037627&ll=35.531941,-121.037627
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61901560
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Light morph hovering around low area with willows. Very visible offering good enough views to get some photos through binoculars."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2019 07:30 by Jeri Edwards
- stagecoach property, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1387443,-120.5614262&ll=35.1387443,-120.5614262
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S61901657
- Comments: "Continuing. Observed it a number of times during the hour coming in and out of view from the brush"

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