Date: 11/24/21 9:17 am
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (1 report)
- Black Scoter (1 report)
- Long-tailed Duck (5 reports)
- Red-necked Grebe (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- California Condor (5 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)

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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 23, 2021 11:04 by Grigory Heaton
- 3301–3659 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo US-CA (35.1784,-120.7455), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.745476&<ll...>,-120.745476
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97976321
- Comments: "Continuing male, directly offshore from the trolley parking lot. Brown sided with white markings on face. Probably about halfway between the shore and the parked boats, hanging out with the surf scoters. Photos to come."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 22, 2021 15:30 by Jeanette Stone
- North Point Natural Area--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8717568&<ll...>,-120.8717568
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97965003
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen off shore south end of dog beach, small scoter with yellow knob on bill."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 23, 2021 10:20 by Petra Clayton
- Cayucos: Toro Creek Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.877747&<ll...>,-120.877747
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97976805
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Most likely the individual reported earlier today from North Point Natural Area eBird hotspot (Jeff Miller / Ann Stockert). --- Male due to long, central tail feathers.

Most recent eBird report of this species in SLO County: 3/11/2021 (Cal Poly Pier/Tom Edell)
Most recent eBird report of this species at North Point Natural Area: 3/6/2021 (Will Knowlton)

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, with the Long-tailed Duck showing off his long central tail feathers while bathing and preening vigorously among a raft of Surf Scoters:

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51701498918/in/dateposted-public/" title="Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), Cayucos, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51701498918_90b10fb05d_z.jpg" alt="Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), Cayucos, CA" /></a>ously:"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2021 07:24 by The Kingbirder
- North Point Natural Area--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8717568&<ll...>,-120.8717568
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98008351
- Comments: "Continuing with scoters. Photos."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2021 07:24 by Long-eared Owl
- North Point Natural Area--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8717568&<ll...>,-120.8717568
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98008361
- Comments: "Continuing with scoters. Photos."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2021 07:03 by Jeff Miller
- North Point Natural Area--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8717568&<ll...>,-120.8717568
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97967372
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Photos"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2021 06:49 by Ann Stockert
- North Point Natural Area--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8717568&<ll...>,-120.8717568
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97972998
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Photos"

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Nov 22, 2021 12:15 by Jeanette Stone
- San Simeon Creek Mouth/Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.1267052&<ll...>,-121.1267052
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97965292
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen at creek mouth, photos"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (2)
- Reported Nov 18, 2021 09:03 by Sally Veach
- Santa Rosa Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.1102353&<ll...>,-121.1102353
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97992904
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Buffy breast. Yellow specks on back. Browner than BBPL."

California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2021 09:51 by marlin harms
- 2276-1630 Santa Rosa Creek Road, Cambria, California, US (35.568, -121.074), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.0738119&<ll...>,-121.0738119
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97988491
- Comments: "All black bird, much larger than nearby Turkey Vultures. Charcoal-colored head with red eyes. Apparently #95, light yellow tag. Perched on utility pole, opposite a clump of eucalyptus that served as a roosting tree for several dozen Turkey Vultures."

California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2021 09:51 by Mike Bush
- 2276-1630 Santa Rosa Creek Road, Cambria, California, US (35.568, -121.074), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.0738119&<ll...>,-121.0738119
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97972758
- Comments: "All black bird, much larger than nearby Turkey Vultures. Charcoal-colored head with red eyes. Apparently #95, light yellow tag. Perched on utility pole, opposite a clump of eucalyptus that served as a roosting tree for several dozen Turkey Vultures."

California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) (1)
- Reported Nov 23, 2021 09:30 by marlin harms
- 2276-1630 Santa Rosa Creek Road, Cambria, California, US (35.568, -121.074), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.0738119&<ll...>,-121.0738119
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97993122
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "We saw 1 immature near Turkey Vultures at what appeared to be a roos
t of probably more than 10 birds in a group of Eucalyptus trees on the northwest side of Santa Rosa Cr. Rd. ~200 yards from Main St. We first saw the condor in flight around these trees when we were further up the road. We came back to see it perched on a utility line across the road from the probable Eucalyptus roost. We watched it for about 25 min. and then it made a brief flight to the top of a dead snag which had had its top sawed off, back on the side of the road with the Eucalyptus. The condor perched there for a few minutes, part of that time with a Turkey Vulture on a branch just below it for size comparison. Then the condor flew out of our sight to the south or east. Condor was all dark, blackish, including head, except for some underwing white feathering. Eyes were reddish, legs pale. White tags with number 95 in black were on each wing. See photos."

California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) (1)
- Reported Nov 24, 2021 07:47 by Van Pierszalowski
- Cambria - Santa Rosa Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.075049&<ll...>,-121.075049
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S98008581
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile (#95) from yesterday morning. Today, seen at 8:01. Viewed from Santa Rosa Creek Rd. ~300 yards east of Main Street from the north side of the road, looking north. Perched near the top of a dead Monterey pine for ~20 minutes, then flew west over the hill and out of view. The bird was seen preening and occasionally drying its wings. I used the scope to clearly see #95 on both wings. There was a deer carcass on Santa Rosa Creek Rd. when we arrived, with 3-4 turkey vultures picking at it in between traffic - only the head and skeleton remained. Photos to come."

California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2021 09:55 by Terri Osborn
- Santa Rosa Creek Road, Cambria, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.0733884&<ll...>,-121.0733884
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97987044
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "First reported by Mike Bush this morning. Located between Main St. and Coast Union H.S. Condor was all black with dark gray neck and head with red eyes. Partial whitish wing patch under wings. Larger than nearby Turkey Vultures. Light beige wing tag #95 (Code for #995. Condor is a male named "Tich" , released near San Simeon, California on November 20, 2020 with three other condors. Hatched May 19, 2019 according to Ventana Wildlife Society site.)"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 20, 2021 12:38 by Steve Rottenborn
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6903817&<ll...>,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97984219
- Comments: "Continuing bird foraging around the open area near the end of the paved road, though not along the paved loop where others have been seeing it recently. Surprisingly, it was calling repeatedly over a 20-minute period (perhaps due to interactions with the Cassin's Kingbirds also present) - repeated series of short, 3-5-note trills, almost insect-like, that were audible for a long distance despite the wind. The bird had a longer bill, paler head (with vague darker "mask), and more extensively pale throat (not contrasting strongly with the white chin) than the Cassin's, and had a greenish-yellow (not gray) breast."

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Nov 20, 2021 08:00 by Jim Royer
- My House, 337 Henrietta Ave., Los Osos US-CA (35.3172,-120.8507), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8507143&<ll...>,-120.8507143
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97974284
- Comments: "Continting adult male"

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