Date: 1/12/20 5:38 am
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Black Scoter (2 reports)
- Long-tailed Duck (3 reports)
- Glaucous Gull (2 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (7 reports)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (2 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 10:19 by Norman Pillsbury
- The Lakes, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5143427,-120.6719139&ll=35.5143427,-120.6719139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63301887
- Comments: "Continuing."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 10:01 by Jane Hawley
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63283303
- Comments: "Adult male. Orange knob on top of narrow bill. Swimming alone in ocean."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 10:01 by Nick Belardes
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63283302
- Comments: "Adult male. Orange knob on top of narrow bill. Swimming alone in ocean."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2020 14:00 by Irene Schmidt
- Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3657684,-120.8500137&ll=35.3657684,-120.8500137
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63291106

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 10, 2020 13:22 by Jim Royer
- Morro Bay Harbor, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3699,-120.857&ll=35.3699,-120.857
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63288196
- Comments: "Continuing bird between moored sailboat and dock."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 10:55 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S63300645
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing individual, first observed in December 2019 at the Morro Harbor Mouth. --- Dark brown cheek patch, an all dark bill and no scapulars. --- Today feeding close to shore by the north jetty.
Flickr image of location:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/49371525587/in/dateposted-public/" title="Morro Bay Harbor Mouth, Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49371525587_9d35dcdb0a_o.jpg" alt="Morro Bay Harbor Mouth, Morro Bay, CA" /></a>"

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 15:04 by George Chapman
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63290608
- Comments: "Continuing, all white large gull, bill flesh colored at base, last half of bill dark."

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 10, 2020 07:51 by Mike Stiles
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63263733
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing first-winter bird seen from southern end of viewing boardwalk"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 10:32 by David Cox
- 201 State Park Road, Morro Bay, California, US (35.345, -120.84), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3452903,-120.8404033&ll=35.3452903,-120.8404033
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S63277385
- Comments: "2 on 5 and 1 on 6"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 12:29 by Mark Hays
- 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/S63288589
- Comments: "Previously reported, second and third piers, northern end on the stern of two boats"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 11:03 by Will Knowlton
- 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/S63282692
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing individuals on marina boat dock."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 09:10 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S63296889
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juveniles perched on boats in the marina. --- Two were sitting on boats on dock 5 and one on dock 6."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 08:23 by Carol Comeau
- 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/S63291956
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing birds found on the sterns of 2 boats in the marina."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 08:23 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/S63296675
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing birds found on the sterns of 2 boats in the marina."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 10, 2020 10:09 by Jim Royer
- 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/S63288193
- Comments: "Continuing"

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 10:00 by Jeri Edwards
- 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/S63279226
- Comments: "Reported previously this season. Male Adult, red crown, red nape, thick white mustache stripe. Found on the western-most Peruvian Pepper trees bordering the path and the golf course equipment depot."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 15:54 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S63295610
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Red crown, prominent black-and-white bars on cheeks. Glimpsed red nape just as bird tucked itself in on trunk and stopped drumming. Spotted in trees at gazebo close to dusk. Will upload photo."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 15:54 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S63295610
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In tree with Cassin’s Kingbird and Red-shouldered Hawk. Easy to compare with Cassin’s (yellow part way up breast and dark grey) as yellow went further up breast and faded to light grey. Slight notch in tail. Larger bill too. Will upload photo."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Jan 11, 2020 11:25 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/S63279397
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing"

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