slocobirding
Received From Subject
10/26/20 11:05 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/26/20 5:35 pm Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...> [slocobirding] Morro Creek mouth - 10/26
10/26/20 2:07 pm Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> [slocobirding] Pacific Golden-Plover, San Geronimo Creek, 10/26
10/26/20 5:14 am Sally Bird <sbirdie22...> [slocobirding] Hooded Mergansers
10/25/20 10:49 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/25/20 10:33 pm Sue Girard <susansales535...> [slocobirding] bird bath golden hour-8 RCKI
10/25/20 3:17 pm Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...> Re: [slocobirding] Probable Philadelphia Vireo
10/25/20 3:10 pm Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...> [slocobirding] Probable Philadelphia Vireo
10/25/20 7:56 am Ron Ruppert <rruppert...> [slocobirding] Snow goose Morro creek lagoon
10/24/20 10:32 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/24/20 7:51 pm Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...> [slocobirding] Lark Bunting etc.
10/24/20 5:04 pm Sue Girard <susansales535...> [slocobirding] bird bath golden hour-8 RCKI
10/23/20 10:15 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/23/20 7:36 pm David L. Keeling <dkeeling...> [slocobirding] The Vermilion Flycatcher at Del Mar Park
10/23/20 2:10 pm Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> [slocobirding] Great-crested Flycatcher, 10/23
10/23/20 11:45 am Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> [slocobirding] Vermilion Flycatcher, Del Mar Park, 10/23
10/23/20 11:04 am <kathannelynch1...> [slocobirding] Carrizo Plain Jan 2, 2021 CBC (Christmas Bird Count)
10/22/20 9:55 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/22/20 8:49 pm Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> [slocobirding] Lark Bunting, Bitterwater Road Cholame Creek Bridge, 10/20
10/22/20 9:36 am Cheryl Lish <cdlsueno...> [slocobirding] Late postings - just info
10/21/20 9:42 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/21/20 8:37 pm Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...> [slocobirding] MDO hot spot
10/21/20 1:35 pm njmann90 <njmann50...> [slocobirding] White throated Sparrow
10/21/20 11:05 am Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...> [slocobirding] Baltimore Oriole
10/21/20 8:57 am Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...> [slocobirding] Whale Rock Reservoir -Tuesday
10/20/20 9:29 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/20/20 12:46 pm Jeanette Stone <jstone_tierney...> [slocobirding] Plumbeous Vireo
10/20/20 9:25 am Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> [slocobirding] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, 10/20
10/20/20 4:15 am Daniel Johnson <danjohnson013...> [slocobirding] Mountain Plover, Oceano Dunes SVRA 10/19
10/19/20 9:19 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/19/20 5:35 pm Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...> [slocobirding] The New Normal: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Covid Style
10/19/20 2:40 pm Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...> [slocobirding] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper continues to be seen fromMorro Bay SP boardwalk
10/18/20 8:57 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/18/20 7:45 pm Rubba Johanna <jer72701...> [slocobirding] Oceano Lagoon addendum, 10/18
10/18/20 7:41 pm Rubba Johanna <jer72701...> [slocobirding] Oceano Lagoon, 10/18
10/18/20 2:59 pm Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...> Re: [slocobirding] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
10/18/20 1:22 pm Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...> Re: [slocobirding] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
10/18/20 1:11 pm Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...> Re: [slocobirding] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
10/18/20 12:58 pm Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...> [slocobirding] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
10/17/20 8:43 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/17/20 4:15 pm Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> [slocobirding] Cackling Geese, 10/17
10/17/20 2:21 pm Eric Goodill via groups.io <ericgmac...> [slocobirding] Pacific Golden-Plover continues Sat morning
10/17/20 2:03 pm Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...> [slocobirding] Oceano morning
10/16/20 8:26 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/16/20 6:58 pm Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd...> [slocobirding] Morro Bay Sandspit update
10/16/20 6:14 pm Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...> [slocobirding] Cackling Goose
10/16/20 4:50 pm Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> [slocobirding] North Coast, 10/16
10/16/20 12:19 pm Jay Carroll via groups.io <macro2953...> [slocobirding] 2020 MCAS Christmas Bird Count -- 12/19
10/16/20 1:23 am Joe Morlan <jmorlan...> Re: [slocobirding] FW: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
10/15/20 8:12 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/15/20 6:49 pm Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...> Re: [slocobirding] FW: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
10/15/20 3:25 pm Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> [slocobirding] FW: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
10/15/20 1:52 pm njmann90 <njmann50...> [slocobirding] Fox and Lincoln Sparrow
10/15/20 11:56 am Jeanette Stone <jstone_tierney...> [slocobirding] Palm warbler at Morro Bay Marina boardwalk
10/14/20 7:57 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/13/20 11:03 pm Claudia Freitas <cfreitas365...> [slocobirding] Lincoln’s sparrow
10/13/20 7:38 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/13/20 6:22 pm Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...> [slocobirding] Ferruginous Hawks return
10/13/20 4:44 pm Sue Girard <susansales535...> [slocobirding] Slate-colored Fox Sparrow
10/13/20 4:36 pm Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd...> [slocobirding] first of the fall White-throated Sparrows in Atascadero
10/12/20 7:31 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/12/20 5:22 pm Michael Schaefer <schaeferbirdman...> [slocobirding] Possible Green-tailed Towhee
10/11/20 7:16 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/11/20 2:14 pm Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> [slocobirding] Arctic Tern. Arroyo de La Cruz, 11 Oct
10/11/20 1:58 pm Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...> [slocobirding] Northern Mockingbird - song in the night
10/10/20 7:00 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/10/20 6:14 pm mike stiles <mstiles54...> [slocobirding] Mountain Plover
10/10/20 9:52 am Bradley Hacker <hacker...> [slocobirding] GReen Tailed towhee at Laguna Lake
10/9/20 6:40 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/9/20 3:48 pm Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd...> [slocobirding] Oceano Campground and Oso Flaco updates for Oct 9
10/9/20 3:33 pm Rosalie Valvo <rvalvo...> [slocobirding] Mockingbirds cavorting?
10/9/20 2:31 pm The Deep Thinker via groups.io <jgriff802...> [slocobirding] Red-naped sapsucker at Oceano Lagoon this AM
10/8/20 6:20 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/8/20 2:44 pm njmann90 <njmann50...> [slocobirding] Costa's Hummer
10/8/20 2:35 pm Maggie Smith via groups.io <milleniummaggs...> [slocobirding] Pacific Golden-Plover - Villa Creek
10/8/20 12:59 pm Jim Royer <jrmotmot...> [slocobirding] Blackpoll Warbler, Montana de Oro
10/7/20 6:05 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/7/20 10:45 am Patrick Vaughan via groups.io <patvon...> Re: [slocobirding] Swamp Sparrow, Hardie Park
10/6/20 5:53 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/6/20 4:42 pm Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> Re: [slocobirding] Suspected Red-naped Sapsucker
10/6/20 12:41 pm Judy Neuhauser <judyneu...> [slocobirding] Suspected Red-naped Sapsucker
10/5/20 5:40 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/5/20 3:55 pm Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> [slocobirding] FW: [CALBIRDS] on Chimney Swift status and identification in CA and the West
10/5/20 3:01 pm William Bouton <boutonbill...> [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover
10/5/20 11:41 am Mark Mushkat <mmushkat...> [slocobirding] Yellow-Breasted Chat
10/4/20 5:26 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/4/20 4:35 pm Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover
10/4/20 3:31 pm Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd...> [slocobirding] juvenile Sabine's Gull at Atascadero Wastewater Plant
10/4/20 1:07 pm Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> [slocobirding] Swamp Sparrow, Morro Creek, 10/4
10/3/20 4:59 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/3/20 4:51 pm David L. Keeling <dkeeling...> [slocobirding] Palm Warbler and a few more
10/3/20 4:13 pm Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...> [slocobirding] Nashville Warbler - Morro Bay
10/3/20 2:56 pm Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...> [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover adventure
10/3/20 11:34 am Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> Re: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover
10/3/20 10:02 am Michael Schaefer <schaeferbirdman...> Re: [slocobirding] Palm warbler, Cayucos Creek
10/3/20 8:52 am Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> [slocobirding] Palm warbler, Cayucos Creek
10/3/20 8:18 am Bradley Hacker <hacker...> [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover
10/2/20 7:39 pm Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...> [slocobirding] Boat launch info
10/2/20 6:05 pm Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover, Morro Bay Sandspit, 10/2
10/2/20 5:33 pm Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...> [slocobirding] A few warblers- Del Mar Park, Morro Bay
10/2/20 4:46 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
10/2/20 10:48 am Sue Girard <susansales535...> [slocobirding] Thick -billed Fox Sparrow yard bird, Nipomo
10/2/20 10:14 am Sue Girard <susansales535...> [slocobirding] Thick -billed Fox Sparrow yard bird, Nipomo
10/2/20 9:45 am Wes Fritz via groups.io <wes-fritz...> [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover
10/2/20 7:37 am Mike Bush <mbushii...> UPDATE: GATE OPEN Re: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover Sandspit Parking Access Posted 8am
10/2/20 6:46 am Mike Bush <mbushii...> [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover Sandspit Parking Access Posted 8am
10/2/20 12:47 am Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd...> [slocobirding] the Common Ringed Plover
10/1/20 9:37 pm Jim Royer <jrmotmot...> Re: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover on Morro Bay Sandspit
10/1/20 8:15 pm marlin harms <marlin93442...> Re: [slocobirding] Morro Bay Sandspit
10/1/20 8:06 pm Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...> Re: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover on Morro Bay Sandspit
10/1/20 7:32 pm Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd...> [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover on Morro Bay Sandspit
10/1/20 4:27 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
9/30/20 9:23 pm Kathy Cohon <Kcaauw...> Re: [slocobirding] A Golden Eagle?
9/30/20 8:42 pm Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...> [slocobirding] Oso evening
9/30/20 4:18 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
9/30/20 3:36 pm Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...> [slocobirding] Hardie park
9/30/20 3:26 pm Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...> Re: [slocobirding] Blackburnian Warbler - Del Mar Park, Morro Bay
9/30/20 3:22 pm Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> Re: [slocobirding] Blackburnian Warbler - Del Mar Park, Morro Bay
9/30/20 12:09 pm Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...> [slocobirding] Blackburnian Warbler - Del Mar Park, Morro Bay
9/29/20 4:03 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
9/29/20 3:42 pm Maggie Smith via groups.io <milleniummaggs...> [slocobirding] Pacific Golden Plover - Villa Creek SP
9/29/20 12:06 pm Sue Girard <susansales535...> [slocobirding] northside Nipomo yardbirds
9/29/20 11:11 am Bob Chapman via groups.io <trapmanlou...> [slocobirding] Arctic Tern, Golden Plover
9/29/20 9:46 am Mark Mushkat <mmushkat...> Re: [slocobirding] Magnolia Warbler
9/29/20 9:22 am Mark Mushkat <mmushkat...> [slocobirding] Magnolia Warbler
9/28/20 6:32 pm Judy Neuhauser <judyneu...> [slocobirding] FOS Golden-crowned Sparrow
9/28/20 3:39 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
9/28/20 1:46 pm Jim Royer <jrmotmot...> Re: [slocobirding] Possible Philadelphia Vireo?
9/28/20 12:41 pm Dale Ball <Daleball56...> [slocobirding] Possible Philadelphia Vireo?
9/28/20 12:18 pm Cheryl Lish <cdlsueno...> [slocobirding] Cheryl’s yard the past few days
9/28/20 11:48 am mike stiles <mstiles54...> [slocobirding] SLO CO Listers webpage
9/27/20 6:33 pm Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...> [slocobirding] Morro Bay - a few fall arrivals
9/27/20 3:23 pm eBird alert <alert.ebird...> [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
9/27/20 11:11 am Will Knowlton <willknowlton...> [slocobirding] Chestnut-sided Warbler, Santa Rosa Creek Trail, Cambria
 
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Date: 10/26/20 11:05 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Vaux's Swift (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (3 reports)
- Pigeon Guillemot (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (4 reports)
- Lark Bunting (1 report)
- Hooded Oriole (3 reports)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in San Luis Obispo County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN36231
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi) (1)
- Reported Oct 26, 2020 07:46 by Nick Belardes
- Damon-Garcia Sports Field, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6476746&<ll...>,-120.6476746
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75435963
- Comments: "Small swift. Dark upperside, light brown throat tapering to dark Belly and vent. Broad wings at base tapering to narrow tips. Short tail. Rapidly flying from just above tree level over field."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 26, 2020 08:55 by Jay Carroll
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75465075
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing adult; heard “klu-eee” flight call; photos."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 26, 2020 07:58 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75453594
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing juvenile"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 26, 2020 10:40 by Tom Edell
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron stake out--Estero Bluffs-San Geronimo Ck, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9338218&<ll...>,-120.9338218
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75445848
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Juvenile on the beach at the creek mouth. Dark brown cap with pale streaks, pale supercilium, dark spot in pale lores, and dark ear spot. Overall plumage appeared brownish above with pale feather markings, and mixed brownish and pale on underparts, especially across the breast and along sides. When I tried to position myself to see the back, the bird and several Killdeer flushed and flew off up coast so I never saw if, or how extensive, any golden markings on the back might have been. Only 2-3 primary tips are visible beyond the tertials."

Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) (1)
- Reported Oct 26, 2020 09:28 by Jim Royer
- Montana de Oro SP--Bluff Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8948396&<ll...>,-120.8948396
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75446689
- Comments: "Juvenile showing mostly gray head"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 08:53 by Herb Elliott
- 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/S75259797
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Previously reported - https://ebird.org/checklist/S74809906"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 26, 2020 07:04 by Jeff Miller
- 344 Binscarth Rd, Los Osos US-CA 35.31859, -120.85033, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.850329&<ll...>,-120.850329
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75431067
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 26, 2020 07:16 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Garden St, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8502207&<ll...>,-120.8502207
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75468002
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Jim Royer the previous day. Noticeably smaller than nearby White-crowned and Golden-crowned Sparrows. Buffy overall with unbroken gray nape, whitish median crown stripe, defined buffy supercilium, buffy eye-ring, dark mustache and white throat stripe."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Oct 26, 2020 09:28 by Jim Royer
- Montana de Oro SP--Bluff Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8948396&<ll...>,-120.8948396
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75446689
- Comments: "A small Spizella sparrow with a brown rump visible in flight, a complete light eyering, small orangish bill and no dark in the plain lores. It was seen on the ground near the man path before flying out into some scattered scrub."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 26, 2020 08:08 by Matt SM
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.85271&<ll...>,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75434645
- Comments: "Continuing bird, Spizella with gray nape and strong malar"

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 10:00 by Dane Fagundes
- Bitterwater Rd-Cholame Creek Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.3051853&<ll...>,-120.3051853
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75438568
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen throughout the week by several birders. Photos"

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 26, 2020 08:08 by Matt SM
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.85271&<ll...>,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75434645
- Comments: "Continuing male and female visiting hummingbird feeders"

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 26, 2020 07:58 by Jeff Miller
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.85271&<ll...>,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75434128
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Male and female; photos"

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 26, 2020 07:58 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.85271&<ll...>,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75467949
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Male and female; photos"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 26, 2020 10:50 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S75471205
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Olive-brown crown and back; greenish-yellow rump; bright yellow undertail coverts; pale throat, breast and belly; brownish streaks on the breast; weaker streaking on the flanks; pale supercilium; white lower eye arc. - Observed in the field across from the paved walkway loop, frequently bobbing its tail while perched. --- Most recent eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: 10/25/20 (Jeff Miller). Last prior eBird report: 11/2/18"

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Date: 10/26/20 5:35 pm
From: Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Morro Creek mouth - 10/26
I made a brief stop at Morro Creek mouth this morning, binocular viewing from the north parking lot. The immature Snow Goose continues to be seen moving along near and in the creek. A 1st cycle Bonaparte's Gull, several Western, a few California gulls and an adult Ring-bill were also seen.

To me the most interesting were two hybrid Western X Glaucous-winged Gulls. The two were quite different in appearance with the most intriguing feature being the eye color differences. One dark-eyed bird, the other one pale, yellow eyed. Along with the eye color was a difference in bill patterns… one yellow with black with red smudges at the tip and the other appearing lighter based showing a solid dark distal ring with a pale tip. Aging by the primary tips and a little dark showing on the tail they appeared to be the same age… 4th cycle to adult. The basic structure of body and the bill size and shape helped me to come to the probable conclusion along with brief email discussion with Alvaro Jaramillo. Any additional thoughts appreciated.

See the complete list and a few photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75454370 <https://ebird.org/checklist/S75454370>. Click on the photo to enlarge.

Yes, it is that "Fun With Gulls" time again. Those of us who looked at gulls during the summer were often met with molting, worn, bedraggled looking birds. By now they have mostly completed their seasonal molting and are returning to our shores, typically looking more like "the ones in the book".

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaarenp/







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Date: 10/26/20 2:07 pm
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Pacific Golden-Plover, San Geronimo Creek, 10/26
This morning a juvenile Pacific Golden Plover was on the beach at the mouth
of San Geronimo Creek, Estero Bluffs State Park. I last saw it flying up
coast with Killdeers. There were about 20 Black-crowned Night-Herons
present, but I did not see the Yellow-crowned Night Heron, though that does
not mean it wasn't there.



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Cayucos, CA



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Date: 10/26/20 5:14 am
From: Sally Bird <sbirdie22...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Hooded Mergansers
Golfing today at Monarch Dunes in Nipomo two male and one female were on the small pond off of hole #12 around 3:00. The males were displaying for the female. This is the earliest I have seen these return here to this same pond.

Sally Bird
Nipomo


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Date: 10/25/20 10:49 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Costa's Hummingbird (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Great Crested Flycatcher (1 report)
- Warbling Vireo (2 reports)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (5 reports)
- Lark Bunting (3 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (3 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 12:11 by Jan Bugge
- Knute's Ranch, O'Donovan Rd, Creston, CA, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.5009651&<ll...>,-120.5009651
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75399675
- Comments: "Definite brilliant purple throat patch."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 07:42 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75412195
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing juvenile"

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 15:10 by marlin harms
- Great Crested Flycatcher stake out--Morro Bay High School, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8595657&<ll...>,-120.8595657
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75388179
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "I saw the bird for several seconds before it ducked into a cypress. Almost exactly an hour later, at 4:20 PM, four of us saw the bird perched in a willow for nearly 5 minutes, mostly preening, before it flew back into the willows. Large flycatcher with rufous tail and primaries; bright yellow belly up to gray breast; large bill which was outwardly dark and basally (especially lower mandible) pale; two photos show white stripe on tertials."

Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 14:20 by Kilian Hampl
- Garden St, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8502207&<ll...>,-120.8502207
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75416550
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "First seen in the bushes behind where the CCSP was. Then vanished down into the brush. Jim Royer then arrived and so did Jeanette Stone. We went back into the brush to try and refind the bird, but we had no luck. We came out and it was in the exact same area as it was before. Jim concluded that it was a WAVI. Photos. Lighter cap than Philly, not as strong of an supercilium."

Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 14:20 by Liam Hampl
- Garden St, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8502207&<ll...>,-120.8502207
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75416544
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "First seen in the bushes behind where the CCSP was. Then vanished down into the brush. Jim Royer then arrived and so did Jeanette Stone. We went back into the brush to try and refind the bird, but we had no luck. We came out and it was in the exact same area as it was before. Jim concluded that it was a WAVI. Photos. Lighter cap than Philly, not as strong of an supercilium."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 16:15 by Jeanette Stone
- Garden St, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8502207&<ll...>,-120.8502207
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75418699
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Jim Royer reported seeing the bird this morning. White supercilium, plain lores. Photos"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 15:45 by Mike Bush
- Garden St, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8502207&<ll...>,-120.8502207
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75413444
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Smaller than adjacent White-crowned Sparrows, with a tail that appears long. Gray nape/collar, small pointed orange bill. Stripey crown."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 14:20 by Liam Hampl
- Garden St, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8502207&<ll...>,-120.8502207
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75416544
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Jim Royer. Breif looks at the bird while on the feeder, then flew back into a tree and couldn't refind. Jim and Jeanette came and later, and Jim saw the bird on the ground, and a car scared it away. Small orange bill, gray nape. Photos."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 14:20 by Kilian Hampl
- Garden St, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8502207&<ll...>,-120.8502207
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75416550
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Jim Royer. Breif looks at the bird while on the feeder, then flew back into a tree and couldn't refind. Jim and Jeanette came and later, and Jim saw the bird on the ground, and a car scared it away. Small orange bill, gray nape. Photos."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 09:40 by Jim Royer
- US-CA-Los Osos-347 Garden St - 35.3190x-120.8501, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.850116&<ll...>,-120.850116
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75390127
- Comments: "Small Spizella sparrow with a distinctly patterned face, small orange bill, no dark eyeline, complete light eyering, patterned brown back, gray nape, and faint buffiness to chest."

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1)
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 10:00 by Jeanette Stone
- Bitterwater Rd-Cholame Creek Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.3051853&<ll...>,-120.3051853
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75418405
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen throughout the week by several birders. Photos"

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 09:12 by Dane Fagundes
- Bitterwater Rd-Cholame Creek Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.3051853&<ll...>,-120.3051853
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75413327
- Comments: "Jeanette Stone has photos. Continuing."

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 07:30 by John/Linda Mendoza
- Bitterwater Rd-Cholame Creek Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.3051853&<ll...>,-120.3051853
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75398056
- Media: 5 Photos

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 08:27 by Owen Castagnoli
- 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/S75391063
- Comments: "In pines next to green pillared gazebo and bbq pits. Solitary. Nuthatch like behavior."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 08:27 by Owen Castagnoli
- 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/S75391063
- Comments: "To the right of lakeside trail entrance by cement block on ground. Upright posture, some tail pumps. Most notable was bright yellow vent. Other than that, beige with light streaks with some subtle yellow."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 07:30 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S75385844
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photos"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 25, 2020 08:27 by Dan Pittenger
- 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/S75385618
- Comments: "White tail spots, bobbing tail, yellowish rump. Like a plump yellowish WAVI"

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Date: 10/25/20 10:33 pm
From: Sue Girard <susansales535...>
Subject: [slocobirding] bird bath golden hour-8 RCKI
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Have just had eight RCKI in the drip bath at the same time, usual high count is 2-3.

The Golden Hour late afternoon is proving to be the crunch time for the little songbirds. Currently 3 HETH, usually 3-4 RCKI, 8-10 YRWA, 3 TOWA, 3 SPTO, 3 CATH, 5 AMRO, 2 OATI,  but only a few each Golden crowned and White crowned Sparrows. Learning to spot marking patterns is helping me count Thrushes: Mr Stripey, Spot, and Luc (for luecistic).

I'm making short lists of expected songbirds each day, tallying with hashmarks while at my desk, so learning the abbreviations by using them every day. I hope I have them right. here is a list of the banding abbreviations. https://www.birdpop.org/docs/misc/Alpha_codes_eng.pdf

Both NOMO and CATH are beginning to sing short bits of songs in the early evening

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Date: 10/25/20 3:17 pm
From: Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Probable Philadelphia Vireo
Jim said it was a WAVI.


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Date: 10/25/20 3:10 pm
From: Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Probable Philadelphia Vireo
Along with the CCSP at Garden Street, Los Osos

Liam and Kilian Hampl,
Arroyo Grande


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Date: 10/25/20 7:56 am
From: Ron Ruppert <rruppert...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Snow goose Morro creek lagoon
Snow goose continues at Morro creek lagoon
Ron Ruppert
Los Osos


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Date: 10/24/20 10:32 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (4 reports)
- Great Crested Flycatcher (1 report)
- Plumbeous Vireo (4 reports)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)
- Lark Bunting (4 reports)
- Baltimore Oriole (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (2 reports)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Oct 24, 2020 18:43 by Moed Gerveni
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron stake out--Estero Bluffs-San Geronimo Ck, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9338218&<ll...>,-120.9338218
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75364058
- Comments: "Same bird seen by everyone else. Seen at 635 just before dark. Horrible, but diagnosable images taken with my phone through binoculars and my camera. seen this bird hundreds of times in the east coast. Unmistakable to me by size, habitat, bill& overall body/shape. Long body and legs, unlike the stubby black-crowned. Please contact me if you want these crappy pictures."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 24, 2020 08:34 by Chris Rempel
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron stake out--Estero Bluffs-San Geronimo Ck, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9338218&<ll...>,-120.9338218
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75298062
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "On a log, right next to the windmill."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 24, 2020 08:34 by Kevin Enns-Rempel
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron stake out--Estero Bluffs-San Geronimo Ck, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9338218&<ll...>,-120.9338218
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75301919
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "On a log, right next to the windmill."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 13:57 by Naresh Satyan
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron stake out--Estero Bluffs-San Geronimo Ck, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9338218&<ll...>,-120.9338218
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75190891
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing subadult in the creek about 50 yards below Hwy 1. Extremely well hidden - difficult to find and almost impossible to photograph in the mess of vegetation. I saw it from Hwy 1 looking downstream into the creek.

Almost all dark face with perhaps a hint of a lighter cheek, unlike the distinctly two-toned, more pale-faced appearance of immature Black-crowned night herons. Bill large, dagger like, all dark and symmetric; lacking any yellowish tones to lower mandible. I had no angle to look at the back pattern, but the underparts were significantly darker than an immature black-crowned night heron perched (more openly) just above it. Probably have identifiable photos of the obscured bird."

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 13:05 by Kaaren Perry
- Great Crested Flycatcher stake out--Morro Bay High School, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8595657&<ll...>,-120.8595657
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75353056
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Great Crested Flycatcher Stake Out--Morro Bay High School, San Luis Obispo, California. Flycatcher found and reported by Jim Royer. When I arrived a few birders had seen the bird but it had recently flown from the cypress grove towards the creek and playing fields. The birders spread out and within a few minutes it was refound working in the bush and along the ball field fence. Large myiarchus flycatcher showing bright yellow belly, gray bread and large pale bill with dusky tip. Plumage appeared worn, especially the frayed and missing tail feathers. The bird was silent during my observation. Multiple observers."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1)
- Reported Oct 24, 2020 14:23 by Jeff Davis
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75357739
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In Monterey pines and coast live oaks at Campsite 18"

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1)
- Reported Oct 24, 2020 08:30 by Daniel Elting
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75307713
- Comments: "Continuing oddity. Seen by several birders. Clear strong eye-ring with spectacles and no yellow on flanks."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1)
- Reported Oct 24, 2020 08:09 by Jeff Miller
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75306529
- Comments: "Continuing slate gray/blue vireo. In pines in first campground loop"

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:06 by Naresh Satyan
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75201920
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Unambiguous grayscale solitary vireo. No hint of olive on the back or yellow in flanks/undertail. Seen in good light in Monterey cypress trees by the ranch house."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 24, 2020 09:09 by Jim Royer
- Blue Heron Farms, Los Osos US-CA (35.3087,-120.8566), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.856601&<ll...>,-120.856601
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75327355
- Comments: "A Spizella sparrow with a dark eyeline that stops at the eye, complete eyering, strong facial pattern, small orange bill, streaked brown back, gray nape, whitish throat and white stripe above the dark malar, distinctly outlined auricular, buffy across the chest with slight streaking on side of chest."

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1)
- Reported Oct 24, 2020 16:04 by Kilian Hampl
- Bitterwater Rd-Cholame Creek Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.3051853&<ll...>,-120.3051853
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75365404
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1)
- Reported Oct 24, 2020 16:04 by Liam Hampl
- Bitterwater Rd-Cholame Creek Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.3051853&<ll...>,-120.3051853
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75365396
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. First seen on north side of bridge in a bush/tree with a HOFI and AMGO. Then flew down on the left side of the tree into dense brush. Later re-found on the south side of the bridge on a fence line with a group of WCSP, LASP, and HOFI. Flew up the road towards 46/41 about 50 yards from the bridge onto another fence line. Then flew off and couldn't refind. Noticeably larger than nearby WCSP's and LASP's. Female/immature bird. Complete eyering, big, heavy bill. Photos."

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1)
- Reported Oct 24, 2020 11:36 by Jackson Mesick
- Bitterwater Rd-Cholame Creek Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.3051853&<ll...>,-120.3051853
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75347050
- Comments: "Previously reported. Seen well with another birder, Tom. Stubby gray-blue bill with a curved upper culmen. Prominent facial markings. Didn’t see a lot of white in the wing. Seen northwest of the bridge in a large bush and then on the ground surrounding it. Associating with a flock of white-crowns and other sparrows."

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1)
- Reported Oct 24, 2020 11:30 by Tom Slater
- Bitterwater Rd-Cholame Creek Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.3051853&<ll...>,-120.3051853
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75365375
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Mixed in with White-crowned Sparrow flock. Blueish conical bill. Buffy eyebrow coming forward to bill. White eye ring. Eye half-way in eyebrow. Brown crown. Brown cheek, lightest in middle. Whitish chest with streaking. Back a darker brown. Photos."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:06 by Naresh Satyan
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75201920
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing female type bird found this morning. It was refound by a couple other birders just as I got to the area. Oriole with medium length blue gray bill. Plain dark olive green face with no line through the eye. No contrast between crown and face. Two bold white wingbars on mostly dark wings, bright orange breast, white belly around legs, yellow undertail coverts and tail. Photos show distinct dark spotting on the back with gray feathers with dark centers, a pale area in the lores, and maybe a hint of a line through the eye. The extensive white in the belly probably suggest this is a young bird."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Oct 24, 2020 11:15 by bob keally
- Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.0983569&<ll...>,-121.0983569
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75348328
- Comments: "Male black and white with black cheeks and throat"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Oct 24, 2020 11:15 by James Keally
- Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.0983569&<ll...>,-121.0983569
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75364304
- Comments: "Male black and white with black cheeks and throat"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 24, 2020 16:27 by Moed Gerveni
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75362747
- Comments: "Yellow vent, pale supercilium, very pale streaky chest, first seen on ground then on a bush, pumping its tail the entire time. Overall very dull bird. Pix can be uploaded on Sunday."

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Date: 10/24/20 7:51 pm
From: Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Lark Bunting etc.
Today, my trip to the opposite side of the county from where I live got delayed by a refrigerator delivery at 8:30. But I was on the road at the crack of 10:15. Around 11:00 I saw the post that several birders had stuck out but I was already in Templeton so I just kept going and got to Bitterwater Road by around 11:40. I was greeted by a Greater Road Runner on the railing of the bridge and a parked car. That car belonged to Jackson Mesick (who is going to be a doctor if you can believe it with that last name!). He and I searched for about an hour before he spotted it in his scope about 200' off below a bushy tree on the NORTH side of the road, before the bridge. Shortly after that he took off for the coast and more birds (I hope you got what you were looking for Jackson!) and I stuck around for photos of this bird for my personal records. It took about 2 hours with two views to produce poor ID quality photos. But considering I got the bird, and at least some form of photo, I knew the drive home would be shorter somehow. I'm not sure, but one set of photos shows the bird to be darker than the second set of the bird. So, either there are two birds or the darker bird is not a Lark Bunting.
eBird Checklist - 24 Oct 2020 - Bitterwater Rd-Cholame Creek Bridge - 22 species (+1 other taxa)



The day before I managed the Great Crested Flycatcher with the help of Marlin Harms and a little luck from Mr. C from Fresno.While not a lifer, it was a beautiful bird.
It's been an amazing fall. Stay safe and...
Bird on,
Tom Slater
The Nipomo Bird Sanctuary(nope, not real)


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Date: 10/24/20 5:04 pm
From: Sue Girard <susansales535...>
Subject: [slocobirding] bird bath golden hour-8 RCKI
Have just had eight RCKI in the drip bath at the same time, usual high count is 2-3.

The Golden Hour late afternoon is proving to be the crunch time for the little songbirds. Currently 3 HETH, usually 3-4 RCKI, 8-10 YRWA, 3 TOWA, 3 SPTO, 3 CATH, 5 AMRO, 2 OATI,  but only a few each Golden crowned and White crowned Sparrows. Learning to spot marking patterns is helping me count Thrushes: Mr Stripey, Spot, and Luc (for luecistic).

I'm making short lists of expected songbirds each day, tallying with hashmarks while at my desk, so learning the abbreviations by using them every day. I hope I have them right.

Both NOMO and CATH are beginning to sing short bits of songs in the early evening

Sue Girard
Nipomo northwest side


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Date: 10/23/20 10:15 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Mountain Plover (1 report)
- Marbled Murrelet (1 report)
- Black Skimmer (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Vermilion Flycatcher (4 reports)
- Great Crested Flycatcher (17 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Plumbeous Vireo (1 report)
- Lark Bunting (3 reports)
- Song Sparrow (montana/merrilli) (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in San Luis Obispo County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN36231
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 15:56 by Rob Bender
- Avila Beach Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.7343611&<ll...>,-120.7343611
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75273298
- Comments: "Resting & preening on rock outcropping near shoreline. Seen at 10:30am. Male in breeding plumage. Took photos but cannot load them into checklist."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 07:44 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75273575
- Comments: "juvenile; heard call twice, but flew before I got a photo"

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 10:09 by Nicole Durtschi
- Oceano Dunes SVRA, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6275693&<ll...>,-120.6275693
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75255914
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Possibly a juvenile, due to noticeable scalloping on it's back. Otherwise a plain brown, with a faintly paler stripe above the eye, white belly."

Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 10:45 by Will Knowlton
- Arroyo Laguna, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.2196684&<ll...>,-121.2196684
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75260932
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Two small alcids along kelp line observed about halfway down the beach."

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) (4)
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 15:14 by Bruce Adams
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75273385
- Comments: "4 black skimmers among the terms. Located about 200 yards north of the pond at MSSP. Sighted about 3:30pm."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 11:45 by Petra Clayton
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron stake out--Estero Bluffs-San Geronimo Ck, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9338218&<ll...>,-120.9338218
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75281837
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing second year bird. - First eBird report of this species at this location: 10/19/20 ( John & Linda Mendoza). --- Observed along the bank of San Geronimo Creek.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing both the immature Yellow-crowned and an immature Black-crowned Night-Heron:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/50521632718/in/dateposted-public/" title="Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea), juvenile, Estero Bluffs, Cayucos, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/50521632718_e53bfee0a3_b.jpg" alt="Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea), juvenile, Estero Bluffs, Cayucos, CA" /></a>"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 11:05 by Donald Pendleton
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron stake out--Estero Bluffs-San Geronimo Ck, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9338218&<ll...>,-120.9338218
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75262852
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "1st year bird entering 2nd year"

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 11:14 by Jeff Miller
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75261178
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photos"

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 11:11 by Tom Edell
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75281645
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Immature male found by Dave Keeling. Bird stayed in the trees around the playground area while I was present. First year male based on yellow and white mottled red plumage on underparts and brown in crown"

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 11:01 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75280748
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found by Dave Keeling earlier in the same morning, this bird was observed feeding on termite hatch near playground area. Striking red below, black on back, with short tail, gray nape and mostly red head with gray blotches."

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 10:20 by Roger Zachary
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75274882
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "flying around the play area from tree to tree catching emerging termites; first seen by Dave Keeling; other birders present; images submitted"

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 15:30 by Tom Slater
- Great Crested Flycatcher, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8608238&<ll...>,-120.8608238
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75280299
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Yellow chest, gray cheek, brownish-gray head, gray throat, rich rufous undertail and on wings. Pale wing bars, pale base to bill, fading to black. Broad pale tertial edge visible when bird turned around."

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1)
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 15:30 by Jeff Seay
- Great Crested Flycatcher spot, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8612418&<ll...>,-120.8612418
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75282177
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing from earlier in the day"

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 12:41 by Tom Edell
- Great-crested Flycatcher State Out--Morro Bay High School, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8595657&<ll...>,-120.8595657
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75280477
- Media: 1 Video, 3 Photos
- Comments: "Jim Royer found this bird along a small drainage between the Morro Bay High School and the Cloisters residential development. After arriving the bird was located again in the inner branches of a Monterey Cypress and was wet and preening. there was a group of about 10 birders present at the time and the bird moved up in the tree and was lost for a while. It was soon found along a fence line that ran north/south between two high school ball fields. By this time about 15 people present and most all took photos of the bird. This was a large flycatcher big billed Myiarchus flycatcher, It was lemon-yellow below with a gray breast and throat, and a brownish back and crown. The next most notable feature was the reddish tail and inner primaries, and two pale wingbars. The large black bill was extensively pale at the base and the legs, feet, and eye appeared dark (black).The bird was silent. (photos and video)"

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 11:52 by Jim Royer
- High School Creek, Morro Bay US-CA (35.3847,-120.8615), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.861506&<ll...>,-120.861506
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75274446
- Comments: "I found this large Myiarchus with a big dark bill that had a substantial orangish base to it, gray chest and throat, extensive yellow from undertail to lower chest, mostly rusty tail - under and above, rusty edges to primaries when wing folded and the tertials brightly edged in white, gray brown head, whitish wing bars, and an olive back. It would sit for periods of time in cypresses and willows and then very actively chase bugs. I did not hear it vocalize."

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1)
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 13:30 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- MB HS Cypress Grove, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619169&<ll...>,-120.8619169
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75281361
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Bird found by Jim Royer earlier was yellow below, brownish above with large gray-brown head with eye-ring more defined below dark eye than above it and with long, heavy bill. Gray throat, rust-colored primaries and tail (visibly worn) were noticeable on this long, sturdy flycatcher"

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 12:45 by Mike Bush
- Morro Bay HS north creek, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8604887&<ll...>,-120.8604887
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75281087
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Large flycatcher, pointed medium brown head, large thick bill, gray throat and very bright yellow undersides. The tail was rather tattered and showed rufous-colored feathers. Olive-brown nape and back. Photos."

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 15:45 by Jeanette Stone
- Morro Bay High School, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8570636&<ll...>,-120.8570636
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75279755
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First reported by Jim Royer: Seen by many birders throughout the day. Large flycatcher with reddish-brown above, brownish-gray head, gray throat and breast, and bright lemon-yellow belly. The brown upperparts are highlighted by rufous-orange flashes in the primaries and in the tail feathers. Pale color at the base of black bill."

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 13:50 by Kilian Hampl
- Morro Bay High School, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8590851&<ll...>,-120.8590851
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75274535
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Jim Royer. When we first arrived, birders had already found it and told us where it was. Flew around in a span of a few hundred feet. Large Myiarchus flycatcher with pale at the base of the bill, rufous in the tail and wings, green/brown head and back, bright yellow belly. Photos."

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 13:34 by Herb Elliott
- Morro Bay High School, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8594155&<ll...>,-120.8594155
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75273974
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "This bird had olive-brown back with rufous on wings and tail, buttery-yellow belly, grayish throat and upper breast. The bird’s bill was restively large and dark with a pale color at the base. Found earlier today by Jim Royer."

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 13:00 by Roger Zachary
- Morro Bay High School, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8568192&<ll...>,-120.8568192
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75275236
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First reported by Jim Royer; many other birders present to see the bird; images posted"

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 13:00 by Mike Stiles
- Morro Bay High School, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8594155&<ll...>,-120.8594155
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75269670
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Large Myiarchus flycatcher found by Jim Royer. Brown head and back, no eye ring. Large bill, dark tipped and cream-colored at base. Gray face and upper chest, bright yellow belly and undertail coverts. Brown wings with red-edged primaries, wing bar. White areas showing in the tertial area. Tail dark brown with red feather edges. Ranged from willows, to Cypress trees, and cyclone fence. Bathed in shallow water in shot put ring on athletic field. Sat still for long periods of time, then foraged out for an insect, and back to perch. Silent"

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 13:50 by Liam Hampl
- Morro Bay High School (35.3849158,-120.8590851), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8590263&<ll...>,-120.8590263
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75274334
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Jim Royer. When we first arrived, birders had already found it and told us where it was. Flew around in a span of a few hundred feet. Large Myiarchus flycatcher with pale at the base of the bill, rufous in the tail and wings, green/brown head and back, bright yellow belly. Photos."

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 13:15 by Jay Carroll
- Morro Bay High School Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.860116&<ll...>,-120.860116
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75281564
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "This large-billed Myiarchus flycatcher was found by Jim Royer and seen by many observers; the dark gray breast contrasted with a lemon chiffon colored belly; rufous tail feathers appeared to be somewhat worn; the bird mostly stayed among willows and cypress bordering the grass athletic field, but it occasionally flew out to hawk insects."

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 14:02 by Jeff Miller
- Morro Bay High School, Morro Bay US-CA (35.3847,-120.8608), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.860783&<ll...>,-120.860783
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75268061
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Large, brightly colored Myiarchus with extensive rufous in tail and wings, bright yellow belly and vent, greenish brown back and head, ray face and breast, relatively stout bill with pale base. Photos"

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 13:58 by Mark Mushkat
- Morro Bay High School, Morro Bay US-CA 35.38468, -120.85847, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.858471&<ll...>,-120.858471
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75267365
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "M. Ob. Photos"

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 13:44 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- Morro Bay High Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8593098&<ll...>,-120.8593098
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75277851
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Great county bird found by Jim Royer. About 15 people were present to see the bird, which ended up being very cooperative."

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 13:44 by Will Knowlton
- Morro Bay High Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8593098&<ll...>,-120.8593098
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75277798
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Great county bird found by Jim Royer. About 15 people were present to see the bird, which ended up being very cooperative."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 08:37 by Kai Mills
- 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/S75258563
- Comments: "Continuing bird, yellow extended all the way up the chest. No noticeable white throat."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 08:37 by Owen Castagnoli
- 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/S75258561
- Comments: "Continuing bird, yellow extended all the way up the chest. No noticeable white throat."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1)
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 09:15 by Petra Clayton
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75282243
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "First eBird report on 10/18/20 (Will Knowlton) --- Gray head, back, and wings; conspicuous eye ring with supraloral stripe for spectacle look; whitish throat, breast, belly, and undertail coverts; faint greenish wash on the flanks; two white wingbars with the lower one being wider and longer; short stout dark bill. --- Today observed in the cypress trees by the Spooner Ranch House. --- Last prior eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: 10/30/1985."

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 07:25 by Tom Edell
- Bitterwater Rd-Cholame Creek Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.3051853&<ll...>,-120.3051853
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75281652
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Steve Summers on 20 Oct. Fine streaking below suggests first year bird (Photo)"

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 06:50 by Jeff Miller
- Bitterwater Rd-Cholame Creek Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.3051853&<ll...>,-120.3051853
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75250446
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Female/immature plumage; stocky and large headed, ashy gray back, streaky breast and sides, heavy blue-gray bill, complete small eye ring, dark lateral throat stripe, white patches in wing coverts and white tail tips visible in flight. Photo"

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 06:50 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Bitterwater Rd-Cholame Creek Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.3051853&<ll...>,-120.3051853
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75280542
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Female/immature plumage; stocky and large headed, ashy gray back, streaky breast and sides, heavy blue-gray bill, complete small eye ring, dark lateral throat stripe, white patches in wing coverts and white tail tips visible in flight. Photo"

Song Sparrow (montana/merrilli) (Melospiza melodia montana/merrilli) (1)
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 07:25 by Tom Edell
- Bitterwater Rd-Cholame Creek Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.3051853&<ll...>,-120.3051853
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75281652
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "mostly red and gray coloration (Photo)"

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Oct 23, 2020 07:55 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6606531&<ll...>,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75258908
- Comments: "Possibly continuing since October 7. Heard male calling in eastern end of park. Black crown, throat, eyeline, and back. Orange cheeks and underside. Observed foraging in tree that still had some over-ripened fruit. Tried finding the bird again. Might have flown into the surrounding neighborhood."

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Date: 10/23/20 7:36 pm
From: David L. Keeling <dkeeling...>
Subject: [slocobirding] The Vermilion Flycatcher at Del Mar Park
Hi all,

This morning at Del Mar Park, there were multiple treats. First, at about 9AM there was a termite hatch, centered around the children's play area, the newborns arising primarily out of the wood chips, and serving as easy pickings for flycatchers including primarily Black Phoebe, Townsend's and Yellow-rumped Warblers. The birds were intently focused on their good fortune and pretty much oblivious to me and Ann and Pat Vaughan. Hugely entertaining.

At around 10AM I spotted a VERMILION FLYCATCHER flycatching over the play area, scarcely believing my eyes. I finally left about 1PM, and over that time it probably had 4 "favorite" perches, three viewable from the play area, and the 4th at the top of one of the redwood trees by the creek. It was flycatching pretty continuously, so spotting it in the air was the best way to relocate it, when needed.

It seemed like the food was so plentiful thast any reasonable bird would stick around and try again tomorrow.

I posted 3 lovely photos of him on my flickr site and 5 other "recents".

Dave Keeling
Morro Bay

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_morro_bay_keeling/



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Date: 10/23/20 2:10 pm
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Great-crested Flycatcher, 10/23

Jim Royer found one in the dainage between the north side of Morro Bay High school and the Cloisters development. Still present at 1:50 PM.Tom EdellCayucos, CA Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 10/23/20 11:45 am
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Vermilion Flycatcher, Del Mar Park, 10/23

Immature male continues at the park. Mostly present around the playground area.Tom EdellCayucos, CA Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 10/23/20 11:04 am
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Subject: [slocobirding] Carrizo Plain Jan 2, 2021 CBC (Christmas Bird Count)
If you would like to participate in the Saturday January 2 Carrizo CBC, let Compiler Kathanne Lynch know “maybe or yes I can do this count." Last year 33 participants found ~11,000 birds of 60 species. COVID-19 restrictions will apply, which affects this survey more than other CBCs. kathannelynch1 AT gmail.com


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Date: 10/22/20 9:55 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Snow Goose (2 reports)
- Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (1 report)
- Plumbeous Vireo (3 reports)
- Purple Finch (Western) (2 reports)
- Lark Bunting (1 report)
- Song Sparrow (heermanni Group) (1 report)
- Song Sparrow (montana/merrilli) (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (7 reports)
- Baltimore Oriole (5 reports)
- Hooded Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 16:15 by Bob Schallmann
- Morro Bay harbor mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8658353&<ll...>,-120.8658353
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75217196
- Comments: "Immature bird. May be localized. Lots of algae on breast, but could fly."

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 16:15 by Julie Schallmann
- Morro Bay harbor mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8658353&<ll...>,-120.8658353
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75227387
- Comments: "Immature bird. May be localized. Lots of algae on breast, but could fly."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 14:15 by David Lawrence
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75203073
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Small sandpiper with rufous crown and edging of mantle/wing feathers, gray/white eyebrow, yellowish breast with faint streaking above, small white eye ring."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 16:15 by John Luther
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75217481
- Comments: "photographed and described by other birders"

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:26 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75203060
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Will Knowlton on 10/18/2020. Bird observed was gray above, white below with two white wing-bars and white spectacles."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:00 by Petra Clayton
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75202931
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "First eBird report on 10/18/20 (Will Knowlton) --- Gray head, back, and wings; conspicuous eye ring with supraloral stripe for spectacle look; whitish throat, breast, belly, and undertail coverts; faint greenish wash on the flanks; two white wingbars with the lower one being wider and longer; short stout dark bill. --- Today observed in the cypress trees by the Spooner Ranch House. --- Last prior eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: 10/30/1985."

Purple Finch (Western) (Haemorhous purpureus californicus) (12) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:54 by Ian Davies
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75225661
- Comments: "Expected subspecies here"

Purple Finch (Western) (Haemorhous purpureus californicus) (12) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:54 by Matt SM
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75225662
- Comments: "Expected subspecies here"

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 09:06 by Steve Summers
- Bitterwater Rd-Cholame Creek Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.3051853&<ll...>,-120.3051853
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75164924
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "At the southwest end of the bridge. A little larger than White-crowned Sparrows, distinct face pattern with bold eye-ring and some black markings around the base of the large blue-gray conical bill."

Song Sparrow (heermanni Group) (Melospiza melodia [heermanni Group]) (2)
- Reported Oct 22, 2020 13:05 by Tom Edell
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75239991
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "expected group in San Luis Obispo County with dark streaked under and upper parts"

Song Sparrow (montana/merrilli) (Melospiza melodia montana/merrilli) (1)
- Reported Oct 22, 2020 13:05 by Tom Edell
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75239991
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "continuing bird first seen on 13 Oct 2020. Redder and paler gray than expected hermanni group expected at location"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 22, 2020 09:45 by Mike Stiles
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75222932
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird (second day reported), in back loop of campground. Very skulky, mostly hiding in coffee berry on north side of loop. Came out in view to forage on the ground with several CA Towhees for a few minutes. Mostly gray/brown bird, a bit smaller that adjacent Towhees. Reddish cap, bright white throat bordered in black, yellow feather edges of primaries and sides of tail. Photos."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 22, 2020 08:25 by Nick Belardes
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75225913
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Four or five birders were examining the bird in the southeastern corner of second loop. When I saw the bird it was up in a shrub, staring outward, as if curious and bothered by the presence of birders. Spooked, it flew into the cover of a nearby bush. Towhee with rufous crown, green wings. Continuing bird."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 22, 2020 08:16 by Tom Edell
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75239995
- Media: 1 Video, 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird in back campground loop. This was a rather dull individual suggesting it is a hatch year bird (Photos and video)"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 22, 2020 07:31 by Jeff Miller
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75217339
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 16:15 by John Luther
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75217481
- Comments: "photographed by others"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:54 by Matt SM
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75225662
- Comments: "*rare; feeding on ground in campsite 47. Photographed; large sparrow scratching on ground, dull grayish body, greenish tint to wings and tail, slightly pale throat."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:54 by Ian Davies
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75225661
- Comments: "*rare; feeding on ground in campsite 47. Photographed; large sparrow scratching on ground, dull grayish body, greenish tint to wings and tail, slightly pale throat."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 16:15 by John Luther
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75217481
- Comments: "photographed and described by many"

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:54 by Ian Davies
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75225661
- Comments: "*rare; continuing bird at very end of campground. Seen feeding in bushes at eye level in island of bushes inside the cul-de-sac at end of road. Photographed."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:54 by Matt SM
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75225662
- Comments: "*rare; continuing bird at very end of campground. Seen feeding in bushes at eye level in island of bushes inside the cul-de-sac at end of road. Photographed."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:26 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75203060
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "1st year male found by Tom Edell earlier in the day. Yellow-orange upper-breast and lower throat, lighter yellow mid-breast with white lower belly, orange-yellow under-tail coverts, olive-orange head with dark eye, metallic blue bill and feet and two pronounced wing-bars with the upper wing-bar showing tinges of orange-yellow alongside white."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:00 by Petra Clayton
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75202931
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "First eBird report today, 10/21/20, (Tom Edell) --- Greenish head with orangy tinge; bright orange throat; yellow breast; white belly and flanks; yellow undertail coverts; shiny bluish pointed bill; two white wingbars with the lower one being longer. - Observed at the end of the campground's back loop. -- Possibly a hatch-year male. --- Last prior eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: 9/13/2019.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/50514682188/in/dateposted-public/" title="Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Montaña de Oro, Los Osos, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/50514682188_db26666acd_b.jpg" alt="Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Montaña de Oro, Los Osos, CA" /></a>

Click on the image below for another Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/50515561357/in/dateposted-public/" title="Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Montaña de Oro, Los Osos, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/50515561357_bd02456573_b.jpg" alt="Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Montaña de Oro, Los Osos, CA" /></a>"

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 09:31 by Nick Belardes
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.85271&<ll...>,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75209890
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "After entering the internal area of the willows from Pecho Road, I saw a bright-colored warbler while facing north toward tangles of foliage. Its coloration stood out from the nearby Yellow-rumped Warblers, as it moved low in the tangles, then climbed four or so feet off the ground and moved westward. I noticed the bird, which initially was facing me, had a green back and bright yellow cheeks, causing me to quickly note aloud that the bird was interesting, and that we should track it. I was with two others, who I’m not sure saw the bird. One was nature photographer Tom Fowlks, the other a birder named Elinore. They had wanted me to take them into the willows to ID some birds for the photographer to shoot. He didn’t get a photo of the bird that I know of. At first I thought the bird could be a Hermit Warbler, but after researching, notice they have a brown back. I did wonder if my eyes were playing tricks on me as I didn’t get a photo. After seeing the bird, I moved west to try to find it. I ended up in one of the swampy areas, but since my guests wouldn’t follow in there, I returned and led them down one of the internal trails westward. Near the western edge of the willows, Yellow-rumped Warblers were active in the canopy, and even down low, as was a House Wren. I began looking among the upper canopy when I heard a loud birdsong I didn’t recognize. Elinore noted it too as something unusual. We couldn’t see the bird. I thought the sound might be about 4-5 feet off the ground. Taking out my iPhone, I recorded in one take a partial song (at beginning of recording) and a full song (at end of recording. I should also note here that it's the full song at the end of the recording that I analyzed). The bird vocalized that song 6-8 times before going silent. None of us had eyes on the bird. After returning home, I researched and thought the bird could have been a Hooded Warbler. Once again, I had my doubts as I hadn’t looked at the bird very long and only really recalled the bright yellow cheeks and green back. At the same time, I thought the birdsong maybe a vireo (without researching I wondered this). I sent Tom Edell the birdsong and asked. He said he didn’t know what it was. I then went through all North American warbler songs and thought it most reminiscent of Hooded Warbler. I also posted the birdsong, and tagged some birders I know outside of the county. Two said the song instantly reminded them of the Hooded Warbler. One said it reminded him somewhat of a Painted Bunting, though his first response was Hooded Warbler. I lean toward Hooded Warbler. I haven’t heard back yet on what Tom Edell thinks it might be but wanted to post my initial conclusions in case it sparks anyone going into the willows to see if the bird is still around. While I don’t know for certain if the bird with the yellow cheeks and green back made the birdsong I recorded, my conclusions on researching past SLO county Hooded Warbler sightings in Pecho Road Willows, analyzing the recorded songs by Eric Weir, and the behavior of the bird moving low in the canopy, the direction it was headed, and coloration, brings me to conclude that this might warrant a Hooded Warbler, and both be the bird I saw and the bird that vocalized in my recording. Also posting this so that others might further explore in the willows to see if the bird is still around. I’ll upload the recording."

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Date: 10/22/20 8:49 pm
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Lark Bunting, Bitterwater Road Cholame Creek Bridge, 10/20
One was photographed on southwest end of the bridge on 10/20.



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Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA



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Date: 10/22/20 9:36 am
From: Cheryl Lish <cdlsueno...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Late postings - just info
Hummingbirds pretty much vacated during last weeks HOT spell. Consuming less than 2 quarts per day. Currently seeing only Anna’s
Had a single Cassin’s Kingbird stop on a utility wire the afternoon of 10/15 heading east to west. This morning had one land at the same place heading east. This is the same pattern I’ve seen for many years. Vocalizing- no reply.
Approximately 2 weeks ago while hanging hummingbird feeders after dark (~9pm) I heard 2 W Screech Owls.
First Lincoln’s Sparrow on 10/1 and 10/2 haven’t seen it again
10/2 had 10 Cedar Waxing stop by, and 2 Song Sparrows which are unusual for my yard.
10/19 had a Sooty Fox Sparrow foraging under the Sagebrush.
Thought fewer- still have a large number of finches etc foraging the field. The heat wave didn’t help the food supply.
Also honorable mention- Hermit Thrush, Say’s Phoebe, Orange-crowned Warbler, several Yellow-rumpled Warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets
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Date: 10/21/20 9:42 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Plumbeous Vireo (14 reports)
- Warbling Vireo (1 report)
- Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (2 reports)
- Green-tailed Towhee (4 reports)
- Baltimore Oriole (14 reports)
- Palm Warbler (Western) (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 07:54 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75195604
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "juvenile found by hearing call. Seen going over fore dune and down to water's edge."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:30 by Tom Slater
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75201213
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Grey body and head, dark lore, white chest and body."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 12:30 by Jeanette Stone
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75201979
- Comments: "Continuing rarity at Visitor’s Center cypress trees; white underparts with grayish sides, dark gray wings and white wing bars. Bold white spectacles."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 11:43 by Jay Carroll
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75193392
- Comments: "Continuing rarity at Visitor’s Center cypress trees; had a view from below of white underparts with blended grayish sides, and dark gray wings with contrasting white wing bars as the bird methodically foraged among some of the mid-canopy foliage."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 11:28 by Jim Royer
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75196351
- Comments: "Continuing bird that I described for yesterday’s list"

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 11:26 by Mike Stiles
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75189695
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Vireo, larger than Hutton's, with bright white "spectacles" and wing bars. Whitish underneath, gray backed. Photo. Seen in cypress trees at entrance to campground, both above the restrooms and above the visitor center."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 08:34 by Nick Belardes
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75189146
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Foggy, dim lighting. Spotted high in trees near museum house outside campground. Bird foraged quickly, rarely pausing on limbs, flying from tree to tree. Worn adult: gray crown/cheeks/nape/back. Clear spectacles, white undertail and throat. Mostly white on belly. Around 8-9 birders present."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 08:07 by Liam Hampl
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75188135
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird in the Monterey Cypress trees around the ranch house. Overall gray above and pale below and with white edges to flight feathers. No yellow tones seen in back or on flanks. Contrast between face and throat did not appear sharp, though some photos seem to show more contrast. Somewhat active feeder for a vireo and stayed mostly in the upper foliage. Present here since 18 Oct 2020"

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 08:07 by Roger Zachary
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75192188
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird in the Monterey Cypress trees around the ranch house. Overall gray above and pale below and with white edges to flight feathers. No yellow tones seen in back or on flanks. Contrast between face and throat did not appear sharp, though some photos seem to show more contrast. Somewhat active feeder for a vireo and stayed mostly in the upper foliage. Present here since 18 Oct 2020"

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 08:07 by Mark Mushkat
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75190431
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird in the Monterey Cypress trees around the ranch house. Overall gray above and pale below and with white edges to flight feathers. No yellow tones seen in back or on flanks. Contrast between face and throat did not appear sharp, though some photos seem to show more contrast. Somewhat active feeder for a vireo and stayed mostly in the upper foliage. Present here since 18 Oct 2020"

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 08:07 by Kilian Hampl
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75188232
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird in the Monterey Cypress trees around the ranch house. Overall gray above and pale below and with white edges to flight feathers. No yellow tones seen in back or on flanks. Contrast between face and throat did not appear sharp, though some photos seem to show more contrast. Somewhat active feeder for a vireo and stayed mostly in the upper foliage. Present here since 18 Oct 2020"

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 08:07 by Tom Edell
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75186355
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird in the Monterey Cypress trees around the ranch house. Overall gray above and pale below and with white edges to flight feathers. No yellow tones seen in back or on flanks. Contrast between face and throat did not appear sharp, though some photos seem to show more contrast. Somewhat active feeder for a vireo and stayed mostly in the upper foliage. Present here since 18 Oct 2020"

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 16:23 by Jay Carroll
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75180629
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing individual first reported at this location by Will Knowlton on 10-18-20; "Solitary"-type Vireo with gray head and upperparts, white below with some grayish wash on sides, prominent white "spectacles", and prominent white wingbars on dark gray wings; similar to the more common Cassin's Vireo but lacking yellowish sides or olive tones on back; other differences between the two species in bill size and shape, and degree of contrast between auricular and throat were very subtle and not readily apparent in my brief looks or soft photos; the bird foraged methodically in lower limbs of a large Monterey cypress tree at the campground entrance area."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 16:05 by Jim Royer
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75166022
- Comments: "This bird was found the previous day. It was refound by Steve Tillmann when I was there. It was a little larger, proportionately shorter tailed, and more stocky than nearby butterbutts, was whitish under - all the way from the tail coverts to the throat, with a gray back, gray head and blackish wings with two white wing bars. It had no hint of yellowish or green in the white underparts, with some gray on the side of the chest, and the back had no hint of any green or olive tones - just plain unmarked gray like the head. It had a bright white spectacle on an otherwise gray face and a vireo bill which was thicker than the warblers in the same trees. It had gray legs. It had a slower more deliberate feeding style than the more hyper warblers there, and would spend long periods within one small clump of vegetation. I only saw it in cypress trees, near the ranch house, across the road near the bathrooms, and down by the creek below the ranch house. I heard no vocalization, and although there were warblers and kinglets in the same trees, there seemed to be no coherent flock. It seemed to move independent of the other birds."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 10:30 by Jeanette Stone
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75165355
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Double wing bars, all gray back, bold white spectacles, all white underparts. First found by Will Knowlton on Oct. 18."

Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 10:38 by Steve Summers
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75143973
- Media: 1 Photo

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 11:34 by Steve Summers
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75171935
- Media: 2 Photos

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 07:52 by Rick Saxton
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75185250
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:30 by Tom Slater
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75201213
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "White throat, black mustache, red crown, gray face and chest, greenish backside of head, and wings and tail."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 12:30 by Jeanette Stone
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75201979
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Distinctive greenish-yellow wings and tail, rufous cap, and white throat; seen in location where Baltimore Oriole was seen by several birders."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 11:43 by Jay Carroll
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75193392
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "A large sparrow with distinctive greenish-yellow wings and tail, rufous cap, and white throat; initially seen among nettles bordering campsite #45, and then later in nearby oak-coffeeberry hedge; silent."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 11:28 by Jim Royer
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75196351
- Comments: "A smaller towhee with a rusty crown, white throat, yellow green tail, similar color in wings, gray chest and face and a black malar stripe."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 15:30 by Tom Slater
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75201213
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "orange on chest fading to white near feet, darkish orange head. sharp grayish beak, two white wing bars on dark wings."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 13:22 by Dane Fagundes
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75192484
- Comments: "Female. Continuing."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 13:21 by Norman Pillsbury
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75190716
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First found by Tom the morning of 10/21/20. Female. Brighter orange on breast, with orange down to tail feathers except for a side patch white. Brownish scapulars. Photos."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 13:10 by Jeff Miller
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75190875
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First year male; oriole with bright orange breast, undertail coverts and tail, white lower belly, brown head and neck, black wings with strong white wing bars. Photos"

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 12:30 by Jeanette Stone
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75201979
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Oriole with very orangish-yellow breast and slightly duller face and crown, whitish belly, and yellow undertail coverts; upper wing bar; located in fruiting coffeeberry bush where first reported earlier by Roger Zachary and others."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 12:00 by Mike Bush
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75192208
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Medium orange head and undersides with a darker and patterned back. Dark wings with white markings.Medium sharp-pointed bill. Photos"

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 11:43 by Jay Carroll
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75193392
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Oriole with very orangish-yellow breast and slightly duller face and crown, whitish belly, and yellow undertail coverts; upper wing bar lacking "teeth" characteristic of similar Bullock's Oriole; no obvious eye line or other black feathering on head; located in fruiting coffeeberry bush where first reported earlier by Roger Zachary and others."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1)
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 11:28 by Jim Royer
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75196351
- Comments: "Female oriole with a bright yellow-orange throat, chest, and undertail with orange on the sides of throat and upper chest; a lighter washed out belly and flanks, brownish face and crown; mottled grayish back; blackish wings with flight feathers edged in white and the upper wing bar was yellowish and the lower one more white; and a sharp oriole bill not decurved like a Hooded bill. I heard no vocalization. It like to be in fruiting coffee berry bushes and looking for bugs in tall nettles."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 11:26 by Mike Stiles
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75189695
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Mostly orange/yellow underneath, paler in the belly. Dark gray back, dark wings with prominent wing bars, head yellowish, brighter yellow under the bill. Foraging in the coffee berry and nettles along the foot of the hillside on north side of back loop."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 08:07 by Tom Edell
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75186355
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Bright golden orange breast and throat, white lower belly, orange-yellow undertail coverts, and orangey-green head suggest this is a hatch-year male. Blue-gray bill, dark eye, and grayish legs and feet. Never saw the birds wings or back as it only perched as shown in photos before flying to hillside where it was not refound."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 08:07 by Liam Hampl
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75188135
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Bright golden orange breast and throat, white lower belly, orange-yellow undertail coverts, and orangey-green head suggest this is a hatch-year male. Blue-gray bill, dark eye, and grayish legs and feet. Never saw the birds wings or back as it only perched as shown in photos before flying to hillside where it was not refound."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 08:07 by Mark Mushkat
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75190431
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Bright golden orange breast and throat, white lower belly, orange-yellow undertail coverts, and orangey-green head suggest this is a hatch-year male. Blue-gray bill, dark eye, and grayish legs and feet. Never saw the birds wings or back as it only perched as shown in photos before flying to hillside where it was not refound."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 08:07 by Kilian Hampl
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75188232
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Bright golden orange breast and throat, white lower belly, orange-yellow undertail coverts, and orangey-green head suggest this is a hatch-year male. Blue-gray bill, dark eye, and grayish legs and feet. Never saw the birds wings or back as it only perched as shown in photos before flying to hillside where it was not refound."

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 21, 2020 08:07 by Roger Zachary
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75192188
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Bright golden orange breast and throat, white lower belly, orange-yellow undertail coverts, and orangey-green head suggest this is a hatch-year male. Blue-gray bill, dark eye, and grayish legs and feet. Never saw the birds wings or back as it only perched as shown in photos before flying to hillside where it was not refound."

Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:30 by Kilian Hampl
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75116471
- Comments: "Continuing bird"

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Date: 10/21/20 8:37 pm
From: Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...>
Subject: [slocobirding] MDO hot spot
So I've decided to buy a fall house in Los Oso. I'll save on gas.
Today I left sunny Nipomo after work for MDO.A Plumber's Video was rumored to be seen in the campground and I wasn't going to miss that!
I got lucky and hooked up with a loose flock of talented birders and got to see the Baltimore Oriole, Plumbeous Vireo, and Green-tailed Towhee. I let them do all the work this time. I can't always be pointing out rarities for everyone.
Thanks to all who participated in lending me their insight into the locations of these fun birds and also for lending me their eyesight.
Keep 'em coming people. I'll be at 400 by the end of the year (not really, sitting at 360)


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Date: 10/21/20 1:35 pm
From: njmann90 <njmann50...>
Subject: [slocobirding] White throated Sparrow
First winter White throated Sparrow in the yard today, near Vet's Hall, SLO

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Date: 10/21/20 11:05 am
From: Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Baltimore Oriole
In the back loop of Islay Campground in a coffee berry tree next to the bathrooms at 10:30. Then flew to southeast hillside. Couldn’t refind after 10-15 minutes.

Liam Hampl,
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Date: 10/21/20 8:57 am
From: Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Whale Rock Reservoir -Tuesday
I spent a little over an hour at Whale Rock Res. yesterday morning, arriving about 8:30. Parking on Cottontail Cr. Rd at the far end of the reservoir where the creek comes in, I sat and waited for the fog to lift. Northern Harrier, White-tailed Kite, Red-tailed Hawk, Coopers Hawk and 3 Bald Eagles, one adult and two immatures all made an appearance. One Red-shouldered Hawk was heard calling from across the water. It took about 20 minutes for the fog to lift and visibility to improve on the water.

The number and species of ducks have noticeably increased since my last visit a few weeks ago. Redheads, Northern Shovelers, Green-winged Teal, 1 Greater and 2 Lesser Scaup, Ruddy and Ring-necked Ducks, and a few other species were seen. Coots are definitely the most abundant bird on the reservoir. The descending whinny of a Sora was heard in the distance when an eagle soared overhead.

A scope is definitely a help but not entirely necessary.

Perfect to spend a little time this season as the waterfowl arrive to spend the winter.


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Morro Bay
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Date: 10/20/20 9:29 pm
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Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Bufflehead (3 reports)
- Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (3 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (3 reports)
- Plumbeous Vireo (5 reports)
- Swainson's Thrush (1 report)
- Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) (1 report)
- Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (1 report)
- Hooded Oriole (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 13:13 by Liam Hampl
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6392555&<ll...>,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75155320
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "1 male and 1 female/immature male. Photos"

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 11:26 by Kilian Hampl
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6392555&<ll...>,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75148996
- Comments: "One adult male, one female-type. Birds did not really associate, actually seemed like they were avoiding each other.

Male: mostly white, but had black back and head. Had a large white patch extending from the eye to the back of the head.

Female-Type: dark brown, lighter brown below. Had a single white patch on her cheek."

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 09:55 by Petra Clayton
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6392555&<ll...>,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75164101
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Most recent eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: 4/5/20"

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 11:30 by John Luther
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75139506
- Comments: "continuing from Oct 18 seen and photographed by many birders"

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 11:00 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...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75125627
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Rufous crown; white face with dark line through the eye and white supercilium; buff-colored breast; whitish belly; dark wing feathers with rufous edges; yellow legs; slightly decurved bill. - Foraging, bathing and preening in the shallow water left by the receding tide close to the boardwalk. --- First reported on 10/18/20 (Kilian & Liam Hampl). Today spotted by Jay Carroll. ---

Most recent SLO County eBird report of this species: 10/30/2016 (Santa Maria River Estuary - Maggie Smith) --- Prior to that: SLO County eBird report: 11/12/1990 (West Hazard Canyon - Tom Edell/Jim Royer - Comment: "Found 11/11/1990, stayed through 11/27/1990")

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper foraging, bathing, and preening:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/50507751298/in/dateposted-public/" title="Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata), Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/50507751298_6812711798_b.jpg" alt="Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata), Morro Bay, CA" /></a>

Photo #7 below shows the tail feathers ("Both the common name and the scientific name (acuminata) refer to the individually sharply-pointed tail feathers" - New Zealand Birds Online: http://www.nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/sharp-tailed-sandpiper)"

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 09:48 by Herb Elliott
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75139015
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "The sharp-tailed sandpiper breeds on the Siberian tundra and winters in Australia and New Zealand and is a rare visitor to our coast. This bird favored the east end of the boardwalk embedded with a mixed flock, primarily dowitchers. The bird was found yesterday by Kilian and Liam Hampl - Sunday, 18 October 2020. Today there were about 50 birders present during my stay.

This juvenile bird had a scaly rusty-brown and black back, wings and tail and a striped necklace over a buffy chest and belly. It had a reddish-brown cap, thick-based, slightly drooping black bill; greenish-yellow legs and a prominent white supercilium.

Lifer!"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 07:15 by John/Linda Mendoza
- Estero Bluffs SP--San Geronimo Ck, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9341871&<ll...>,-120.9341871
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75108530
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "ID'd by Will Knowlton"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 15:53 by Tom Edell
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron stake out--Estero Bluffs-San Geronimo Ck, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9338218&<ll...>,-120.9338218
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75162954
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing 2nd year bird again in a very difficult location to see and first seen by looking down the creek from the Hwy 1 shoulder. (photo)"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 09:06 by Tom Edell
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron stake out--Estero Bluffs-San Geronimo Ck, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9338218&<ll...>,-120.9338218
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75148034
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "2nd year bird photographed yesterday by the Mendoza's. Bird was in upper narrow part creek below the Hwy 1 box culvert . Never got more than a partial view of the bird or saw anymore than showing in photos. The dark bill and lores and dark feathers molting in on face that show hint of adult face pattern separate this bird from juvenile and immature Black-crowned Night Heron."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 15:51 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75163534
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Will Knowlton on 10/18/2020. Bird observed was gray above, white below with two white wing-bars and white spectacles."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 15:50 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75164117
- Comments: "Bluish-gray back with bold white eye-rings, white underparts. Previously reported continuing bird"

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 14:12 by Herb Elliott
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75157009
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "This Plumbeous Vireo was uniformly gray above with bold white spectacles and two white wingbars.
Found by Will Knowlton on Sun 18 Oct 2020."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 13:36 by Norman Pillsbury
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75156540
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Double wing bars, all gray back, bold white spectacles, all white front with tiny tint of yellow wash below wing bars. First found by Will Knowlton. Photos."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 10:52 by Jeff Miller
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75147474
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Will Knowlton. Entirely slate gray-blue above, clean white below with almost no yellow wash on sides or flanks, prominent white spectacles, blue legs and feet, two white wing bars, stubby vireo bill. Sang very faint partial song. Photos"

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) (1)
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 09:06 by Nick Belardes
- Carrisa Plains Elementary School, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.039711&<ll...>,-120.039711
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75157386
- Comments: "In tree with sparrows. Flew into school yard tree out of sight. Dark wings and tail. Not buffy."

Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) (Passerculus sandwichensis [sandwichensis Group]) (5) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:45 by Curtis Marantz
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75127145
- Comments: "(at least half of the Savannah Sparrows that I saw were clearly not "large-billed" and presumably representing the locally breeding P. s. alaudinus)"

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 09:48 by Herb Elliott
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75139015
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "pix"

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 20, 2020 08:53 by Jim Royer
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.85271&<ll...>,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75138161
- Comments: "Female, without light belly of a Bullock’s and a more olive colored back, longer tailed and billed than a female Orchard with less defined wing bars. On both sides of road, one of two Hooded Orioles coming to Jay’s feeders lately."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 11:30 by John Luther
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75139506
- Comments: "photographed by others"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 11:00 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...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75125627
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Olive-brown crown and back; pale throat, breast and belly; brownish streaks on the breast; weaker streaking on the flanks; bright yellow undertail coverts; dark line through the eye and a whitish supercilium; white eye arcs. - Foraging on the south side of the boardwalk (bayside), east of the large snag before flying to the north side of the boardwalk. --- Reported on 10/15/20 (Jeanette Stone) - Last prior eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: 11/6/2018."

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Date: 10/20/20 12:46 pm
From: Jeanette Stone <jstone_tierney...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Plumbeous Vireo
Seen in trees next to bathrooms across from Spooner Ranch. Jeff Miller was first to hear it and spot it.

Jeanette Stone
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Date: 10/20/20 9:25 am
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, 10/20

One photographed yesterday by the Mendozas continues this morning on San Geronimo Creek between Ocean and Hwy 1 (closer to Hwy 1).Tom Edell Cayucos, CA Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 10/20/20 4:15 am
From: Daniel Johnson <danjohnson013...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Mountain Plover, Oceano Dunes SVRA 10/19
Mountain plover seen on the shoreline today between Posts 3 and 6. Last seen around 12:30pm just south of Post 5. Photos attached.


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Date: 10/19/20 9:19 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Mountain Plover (1 report)
- Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (14 reports)
- Mew Gull (1 report)
- Plumbeous Vireo (1 report)
- Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (5 reports)
- Palm Warbler (6 reports)
- Black-headed Grosbeak (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 07:50 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75116704
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Juvenile"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 07:53 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75067464
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "juvenile; very likely the bird that was previously"

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:00 by Daniel Johnson
- US-CA-North Pacific Ocean (35.0655,-120.6303), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.630276&<ll...>,-120.630276
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75110472
- Comments: "Photos taken. Juvenile. Pale brown, clean white underbelly, pale legs"

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 14:05 by Jay Carroll
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75116455
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile found on 10-18-20 by Kilian Hampl, and seen by many observers; a medium-sized sandpiper with streaked rufous cap, white supercilium broader posteriorly, eyering, slightly decurved bill; buff wash across breast with fine streaking; tertials with broad rufous edging; greenish-yellow legs; associating with a mixed flock with other shorebirds in shallow water of tidal flats."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 14:00 by Tom Slater
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75116359
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Buffy chest with slight streaking higher up the neck, white underparts, rufous crown, dark line through the eye, straight bill, yellow legs. Body size and shape similar to a Pectoral Sandpiper. Brown scalloped upper-parts (feathers had white edges), white eyebrow. Appears to be a juvenile. Sexy looking sandpiper."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:46 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...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75119921
- Comments: "Body about 2/3 the size of nearby dowitchers. Similar in size and shape to a Pectoral, but more colorful - rufous edges to the feathers in the wings and a rusty cap with a bold white supercilium, and a very pale rusty wash to the chest with streaks on the sides of chest - the streaks were not as bold or extensive (don’t go across the chest) as those on a Pectoral, and there is not a clear demarcation that separates the chest streaks from the white underparts like there is on a Pectoral. It had dull yellow-green legs. Bird found the day before by Kilian Hampl and identified by Will Knowlton."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:35 by Kaaren Perry
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75114300
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "The bird made a repeat appearance at similar falling tide to yesterday. The bright upper parts, rufous cap and small size compared to dowitchers was observed. It showed a prominent supercillium which set off a bright rufous cap, clear buffy breast, no streaking on the sides, white and chestnut fringing to upper parts,, a white V on the back, pale greenish-yellow legs. I observed the bird wading, bathing and preening."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:34 by Nick Belardes
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75121568
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile. Rufous crown, slightly downcurved bill, yellow legs, rusty eyeline, buffy chest and flanks, paler underside, whitish undertail may have been streaked some), rusty and dark upperside. Long, upturned primaries extending nearly to long, upturned tail. Bird flew in while group of about 25 birders watched from north end of boardwalk. Bird landed near small group of Long-billed Curlews in shallow tideland water that included sandpipers, knots and dowitchers. Solitary, it walked, dipping its head in the water, then bathed itself, fluffing its feathers over and over. It dried off, foraged some more through shallow tidal waters, stepping briefly in pickleweed, then flew off with two Willets, landing on opposite of canal-like waterway."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:30 by Liam Hampl
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75116467
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird re-found by Tom Slater. The receding tide brought in the bird, exposing the mudflats. The bird was observed preening and bathing. Rufous cap, buffy breast, broad white supercilium, slightly downcurved bill."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:30 by Kilian Hampl
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75116471
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird re-found today by Tom Slater. The receding tide brought in the bird, exposing the mudflats. The bird was observed preening and bathing. Photos. Rufous cap, buffy breast, broad white supercilium, slightly downcurved bill."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:20 by Kai Mills
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75115179
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen by many. Thanks Hampl's!"

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 11:30 by Jeanette Stone
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75116969
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Reported on Oct. 18; seen and photographed by many birders"

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 11:03 by Mark Mushkat
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75110780
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "M. Ob."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 10:15 by Roger Zachary
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75116169
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen at location where it was located yesterday; credits to those who found it; 1 image; MOB present"

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 09:58 by Tom Edell
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75119757
- Media: 1 Video, 4 Photos
- Comments: "After watching the location this bird was seen at yesterday for several hours, it finally appeared as the tide dropped but was only present for about ten minutes. It arrived as the dowitcher numbers were building, bathed, did some light preening, and active feeding before flying off into the estuary.
Tom Slater first noticed the bird in a group of shorebirds we had all been scanning for a while; no one had seen it arrive. It stood out because of its relatively small size, buffy wash across the breast, and dark rusty red cap and because it was smaller than the nearby dowitchers and larger than the nearby Least Sandpipers. On closer inspection the distinct pale supercilium, rusty line through the eye, dark streaks at the shoulder, and buffy fringed wing and flight feathers stood out. The legs were yellow, and the bill was dark with a pale base and a slight droop. (photos)"

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 09:42 by Norman Pillsbury
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75114200
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Rufous crown, broad white supercilium, buffy breast, streaks below neck. First found on 10-18-20 by Kiliam Hempl; id'd by Will Knowlton. Photos."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 09:26 by Mike Stiles
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75111637
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bird found yesterday by the Kempel brothers. Small to medium sized shorebird, stoutish dark bill, slightly downturned at end. Bright rufous cap setting off prominent supercilium. Streaky neck and upper breast in pale rufous coloration. Scalloped back feathers, some tinged in rufous edges. Tail longer than primary extension."

Mew Gull (Larus canus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 11:36 by Nick Belardes
- Morro Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8624411&<ll...>,-120.8624411
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75120291
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Adult nonbreeding. Amid large group of Western and California gulls congregating at far northwestern edge of creek lagoon. Small gull, short green-yellow bill, smudged around eyes, cheeks and neck. Red orbitals. Yellow legs. Dark, spotted primaries."

Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 09:35 by Will Knowlton
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75077648
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "I observed this solitary-type vireo in the cypress trees near the bathroom next to the Spooner Ranch House. Grayish above and white below with bold white spectacles and two white wingbars. A bit of contrast between the white throat and the gray face. I've been burned by these before, so comments welcome."

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:34 by Nick Belardes
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75121568
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. This is a known northerly migratory winter destination for this sub-species. In southeastern corner of Marina-boardwalk trail on a bush. Landed for less than a minute. Long pink bill. Streaky but not yellow like other Savannah Sparrows. Pointed out by Kai Mills as I was searching for one."

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:20 by Kai Mills
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75115179
- Comments: "Continuing, photos from previous checklist."

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 10:15 by Roger Zachary
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75116169
- Media: 2 Photos

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 09:58 by Tom Edell
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75119757
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing birds. One in brush the other along the shoreline (photos of one)"

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 09:42 by Norman Pillsbury
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75114200
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "See photos."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:46 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...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75119921
- Comments: "A tail pumping warbler that very actively fed on or near the ground and the boardwalk, with a light supercilium, dark eyeline, slightly olive and brown back, yellow undertail, dull yellowish rump, no distinct wing bars, and indistinct dark streaking on the the chest. Bird previously found by Jeanette Stone."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:34 by Nick Belardes
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75121568
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Landed near log, foraged along dirt, hopped through small bushes, sometimes fanning tail. Also landed on southwest side of boardwalk. Dark eyeline, long, pale supercilium, brownish streaky underside. Yellow undertail, drabbish otherwise."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 12:20 by Kai Mills
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75115179
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen on boardwalk and right off the side of it."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 11:30 by Jeanette Stone
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75116969
- Comments: "Previously seen at this location"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 10:15 by Roger Zachary
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75116169
- Media: 1 Photo

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 09:58 by Tom Edell
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75119757
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird along boardwalk east of pine tree snag (photo)"

Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) (1)
- Reported Oct 19, 2020 06:53 by Jeff Miller
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75093568
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Female non-breeding plumage; photo"

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Date: 10/19/20 5:35 pm
From: Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...>
Subject: [slocobirding] The New Normal: Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Covid Style
You've heard it said a lot lately... strange times. Today was no exception...
I haven't done much besides work remotely from home and bird by myself when time has allowed. I was fortunate enough this month to see the Common Ringed Plover two weeks ago, the Curlew Sandpiper (in SBCO) a week ago, and so today I wanted to try for the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper. Only challenge, I had to work. I take my job seriously. I take birding semi-seriously. But there was no reason why I couldn't achieve both. Right? 
I drove from Nipomo to Morro Bay Marina during my lunch hour and then parked it at Starbuck's for free wifi (God Bless America) so I could finish work. This strategy allowed me to be within 10 minutes of the boardwalk at high tide for the sandpiper when I was done instead of 50 minutes. Brilliant, right? Because tide was of the essence.
When I showed up the boardwalk was packed. I mean that both literally and figuratively. Full of peers, mentors, and legends (I'll let everyone there assume they were the legend). Curtis, Brad, Jim, Tom, Roger, Mike, Marlin, Herb, Kaaren, MovienightNorm, etc. (please don't be offended if you're an etc) and the Hampl bros who found the dang bird. These people always seem to be 8 feet tall to me. So I was thrilled just to be there. Even if it was for 2 hours with no special sandpiper in sight.
Getting tired of standing, I sat on the boardwalk beside Brad, enjoying the common birds and eavesdropping on Brad and Herb as they talked about dream county birds when a buffy rufous crowned sandpiper just appeared out of nowhere. "Hey, that sandpiper is buffy with a reddish crown, I think that's our bird," I said, beginning to get up. "Where?" Brad asked. "There." (Doh! I hate it when people say that and I just did.) "There where?" chuckled Brad. "Just past the first row of peeps... that's our bird," I said. 
(this is the second-best part...)"By golly, you're right!" Brad said. Such an old school gentleman.
Word rippled down the boardwalk in both directions in a matter of 20 seconds. I heard rapid fire shutters clicking from 2 dozen cameras and looked west just in time to see (the best part...) Curtis Marantz running with his scope and tripod "where is it!?")
I love it when a plan comes together.
A beautiful bird as far as sandpipers go. Sexy really. It hung around barely 5 minutes and then disappeared into the mist. The best ones always leave you wanting more, I thought to myself.
Thrilled to have gotten the bird, and knowing full well it wasn't coming back, I headed for the truck. I took one more look back at the bunch of talented birders on the boardwalk, smiled, took a picture of them, and then disappeared into the mist.
Bird on,
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Tom SlaterThe Nipomo Bird Sanctuary(no there is no such thing)



 



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Date: 10/19/20 2:40 pm
From: Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper continues to be seen fromMorro Bay SP boardwalk
The Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, reported yesterday continued to be seen this afternoon. It appeared with a large group of sandpipers at the east end of the boardwalk at 2:00, same tide as yesterday. Many birders were present and all delighted.


Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaarenp/


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Date: 10/18/20 8:57 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Bufflehead (3 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (6 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (3 reports)
- Cassin's Vireo (1 report)
- Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (4 reports)

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Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 15:34 by Mark Mushkat
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8708239&<ll...>,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75070584
- Comments: "Males"

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 08:59 by Mike Bush
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8708239&<ll...>,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75058470
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Two seen, previously reported. Photos."

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 07:46 by Jeff Miller
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8708239&<ll...>,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75040234
- Comments: "One female, 2 Breeding males; white body and back of head, iridescent green and purple on rest of head, dark back"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 06:47 by William Rockey
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75011931
- Comments: "Digiscoped, smaller and slimmer billed than BBPL with gold-tinged speckled upperparts."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 13:15 by Mark Mushkat
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75060171
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Great find by Kilian Hampl! Hampl bros. rock, as does Mom Hampl for county wide navigation. ID’d by W Knowlton. Med sized peep with rufous cap, off white supercilium, faintly streaked throat , buffy breast into grayish white belly, greenish yellow legs, thin eyering, gray line behind eye, slight droop to bill. M. Obs."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 13:15 by Kaaren Perry
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75064497
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "It was the brightest bird in the group of sandpipers. It showed a prominent supercillium which set off a bright rufous cap, clear buffy breast and no streaking on the sides, yellow legs. Smallest bird observed in the group, being smaller than the nearby Killdeer. Despite my hands shaking with excitement I was able to get a few super zoomed photos for identification before the bird flew off deep into the pickle weed."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 13:10 by Jeff Miller
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75057005
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Kilian Hampl and identified by Will Knowlton. Adult molting out of breeding plumage? Sandpiper the size of a pectoral; buffy overall especially on the breast; rufous cap, large pale eyebrow, thin complete eyering, blunt downturned bill with pale base, yellow legs. Photos."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 12:40 by Kilian Hampl
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75063462
- Comments: "Found in a flock of SBDO. Identified by Will Knowlton after I found it. Rufous cap and white eye-line. Yellowish legs. Brightly patterned above with rufous coloration and white mantle stripes. Stronger supercilium and more rufous crown than Pectoral. Moved around feeding with other shorebirds at high tide."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 12:40 by Liam Hampl
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75063471
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "First found by Kilian Hampl with a group of Dowitchers. Then flew about 30 feet away from us feeding. Then flew off past the nearest channel and disappeared. Rufous cap, thin eyering, yellowish legs, buffy breast. Photos."

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 11:40 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...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75068629
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Awesome find by Kilian Hampl on the east side of the boardwalk. Liam Hampl and I started to get the word out, and we were soon joined by additional birders. The Sharp-tailed was moving around a lot and would flush easily. After a bit of moving around, the bird flushed for the final time and flew to the SE and out of sight."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 09:15 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S75073563
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bright yellow breast and belly; light throat and upper breast; light gray head; green back, notched tail; chunky black bill. --- Present since 10/7/20 (Tom Edell: "Likely same bird back for 7th winter").- Last eBird report prior to 10/7/20: 3/3/20)"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 07:27 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S75052058
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard its call and spotted in lakeside trees in paved loop area. Spotted again further east in tree and again atop shrubs west of paved loop. Long bill, green back, paler head than Cassin’s, yellow belly and chest."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 07:27 by Kai Mills
- 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/S75053566
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard its call and spotted in lakeside trees in paved loop area. Spotted again further east in tree and again atop shrubs west of paved loop. Long bill, green back, paler head than Cassin’s, yellow belly and chest."

Cassin's Vireo (Vireo cassinii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 09:00 by Tom Slater
- Nipomo Regional Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.5005789&<ll...>,-120.5005789
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75046636
- Comments: "Seen in flock with Bushtits. A tad bigger than Hutton's Vireo, also present. Solid grey head contrasted deeply with white spectacles and eye ring. Olive back, pale body and throat, yellowish sides. Fairly stout bill. A medium sized vireo. Not as round and compact and small like a Hutton's. A different body shape, kind of more elongated."

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 12:40 by Liam Hampl
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75063471
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Photos."

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 12:40 by Kilian Hampl
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75063462
- Comments: "Continuing."

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 18, 2020 11:40 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...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75068629
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Two continuing birds observed at high tide from the east side of the boardwalk."

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 10:51 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...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74982776
- Comments: "More grayish, plainer backed, less distinct broad streaks in the chest, and longer larger bill than the other Savannahs there."

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Date: 10/18/20 7:45 pm
From: Rubba Johanna <jer72701...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Oceano Lagoon addendum, 10/18
I didn't know about the Vermilion Flycatcher when I went to Oceano today. So I didn't look for it. Will probably try tomorrow.

Johanna Rubba
Grover Beach


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Date: 10/18/20 7:41 pm
From: Rubba Johanna <jer72701...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Oceano Lagoon, 10/18
Short visit to Oceano Lagoon campground rendered a Common Moorhen/Gallinule, in its usual spot across from the cypress just beyond campsite 17. Finally got it after 4-5 visits. A coot harassed it, causing it to lurk out of sight behind low branches on the far side of the water.

Also seen: Townsend's Warbler; Ruby-crowned Kinglet (first of season for me), Golden-crowned Sparrow, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, and Several Red-breasted Nuthatches (heard rather than seen). I saw what looked like a Chipping Sparrow near the collection of "plants used by the Chumash"--just a quick look, but it had the chestnut crown, thin, dark stripe through eye, clear breast. But it was a very brief look, and I didn't get a look at its back or wings.

Johanna Rubba
Grover Beach


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Date: 10/18/20 2:59 pm
From: Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
I just want to make a correction for some eBird lists. I didn’t first find the bird, my brother Kilian Hampl first saw it. He then called over Will Knowlton, who first identified it.

Liam Hampl,
Arroyo Grande


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Date: 10/18/20 1:22 pm
From: Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
It flew across the channel and haven’t re found it.


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Date: 10/18/20 1:11 pm
From: Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Left entrance on boardwalk. Still here.


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Date: 10/18/20 12:58 pm
From: Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
There is one at Morro Bay Boardwalk Trail right now!

Liam and Kilian Hampl,
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Date: 10/17/20 8:43 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Greater Scaup (1 report)
- Bufflehead (2 reports)
- Common Gallinule (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (3 reports)
- Mountain Plover (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (4 reports)
- Hooded Oriole (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 09:38 by Tom Edell
- Whale Rock Res-Old Creek Arm Overlook, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.862659&<ll...>,-120.862659
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74998809
- Comments: "Male and female together and near Lesser Scaup for comparison. Both birds showed a different profile than the Lessers with wider heads and huskier bodies. Male had a wide black nail on bill."

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 09:38 by Tom Edell
- Whale Rock Res-Old Creek Arm Overlook, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.862659&<ll...>,-120.862659
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74998809
- Comments: "2 Males; seen previously from Cottontail Creek arm"

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 08:52 by Tom Edell
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8708239&<ll...>,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74981910
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Adult males (photo). Both flew to Old Creek arm where they were seen together looking from the Old Creek Road overlook. Earlier arrival dates known"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 09:00 by Tom Slater
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6265268&<ll...>,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74979792
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird, west arm of lagoon. Orange and yellow bill, white side stripe, dark head, brown upper back."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 08:13 by Eric Goodill
- Cal Poly Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.7413109&<ll...>,-120.7413109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74948569
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "More brownish tones than Black-bellied Ploverts and clearly-visible yellow flecks on the feathers."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 09:21 by Nick Belardes
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74982726
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. In mixed flock with Black-bellied Plover, Long-billed Curlew and Marbled Godwit. Bird sometimes stood at edge of flock, foraging along the surf’s edge. Found at southern end of beach. Bird more lanky and slightly smaller than Black-bellied Plover. Golden highlights spotted its upperside plumage. Small bill."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 12:30 by Mike Bush
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74914250
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Photos."

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (3)
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 10:46 by Nicole Durtschi
- Oceano Dunes SVRA, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6275693&<ll...>,-120.6275693
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74961210
- Comments: "At Post 5 on the shoreline"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 07:28 by Herb Elliott
- 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/S74969769
- Comments: "previously reported - https://ebird.org/checklist/S74809906"

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1)
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 11:45 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...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S75009407
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Large bill, grayish brown overall with blurry streaking and white throat."

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 10:05 by Owen Castagnoli
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74963671
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photos to come"

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 10:05 by Kai Mills
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74971770
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photos of two separate individuals. Seen together for a short period of time."

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 10:00 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...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74999083
- Media: 5 Photos

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 08:14 by Jay Carroll
- 1900 Pecho Rd., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.851943&<ll...>,-120.851943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74964010
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "An adult male in fresh fall plumage and a female/immature type with no black in throat, coming to nectar feeder."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2020 17:44 by Tom Edell
- Home, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8953657&<ll...>,-120.8953657
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74913316
- Comments: "Appeared to be the same male back for third day. Again seen briefly at water feature. No time for photos today. Photos yesterday."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 11:15 by Kathanne Lynch
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74914989
- Comments: "Continuing adult non-breeding. Seen at 11:30 and not again until 12:45 are the same location where I was doing a BIG SIT on the cement deck spot. At waters edge. Tail bobbing. Classic look of brown wash back and yellow under tail vent/cover. Pale supercilious with dark line through eye. Lovely. FOY and County First tor me. Thank you to finder and to Cammy who suggested earlier morning outing."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 17, 2020 07:40 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74996245
- Comments: "Overall brownish streaky plumage; only yellow on undertail coverts; long pale supercilium and dark eye line. When on ground pumped tail constantly. Seen in brush on highway side of creek."

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Date: 10/17/20 4:15 pm
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Cackling Geese, 10/17

Four Cackling Geese and a Canada Goose were at the mouth of San Geronimo Creek (Estero Bluffs SP) this afternoon.Tom Edell Cayucos, CASent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 10/17/20 2:21 pm
From: Eric Goodill via groups.io <ericgmac...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Pacific Golden-Plover continues Sat morning
Hi,

My apologies for the late report, and I tried to send it at the time of my sighting, but it’s only now I see that my first attempt bounced. Here’s what I wrote at 8:54 AM today:

Still present as I am leaving it. Seen from the the Avila Beach side of the Cal Poly Pier while standing in the little paved area with a bench and the “Pier into the Past” sign. It was preening on the large, flat, pale-topped rock immediately offshore. It was mixed in with about forty Whimbrels.

I was at 35.178052, -120.740616 if GPS helps.

Good birding, Eric Goodill
Menlo Park

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Date: 10/17/20 2:03 pm
From: Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Oceano morning
I took a spin around the outskirts of 0ceano campground, avoiding people and stuck to the edges. I deviated to find and photograph the Common Gallinule, which I was able to do.
My blessing/curse this year has been to see Hermit/Black-throated Gray warblers on pretty much every trip to Oso and Oceano, with nothing else on the rare side. No matter how hard I tried. Nothing really stood out except for the beauty of the campground's extremities, one brilliantly colored male Townsend's warbler, and the Scaly Breasted Munias. 
Still, 41 birds in 2 hours and a beautiful sunny day (with neither smoke, extreme heat, nor fog)... I'll take it.
Full list and pics herehttps://ebird.org/checklist/S74979792

Bird on,
Tom Slater
Nipomo


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Date: 10/16/20 8:26 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Marbled Murrelet (1 report)
- Northern Rough-winged Swallow (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2020 12:50 by Petra Clayton
- Cal Poly Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.7413109&<ll...>,-120.7413109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74904356
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "First-ever eBird report in the Avila area:
- dark back speckled with gold
- dark crown streaked with gold
- streaked nape
- buff-colored throat and breast with light brown streaking
- buff wash on the face
- light supercilium
- dark ear patch
- grayish-black slender legs, that appear a bit longer than on a Black-bellied Plover
- dark bill seems more "petite" than on a Black-bellied Plover"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 16, 2020 07:15 by John/Linda Mendoza
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74892470
- Media: 7 Photos

Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 16, 2020 09:12 by Tom Edell
- Piedras Blancas Motel, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.2883166&<ll...>,-121.2883166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74895293
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Two together offshore, no diving while viewed. Photos"

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 07:04 by NewHaven BirdClub
- Elfin Forest Preserve--Lupine Point Overlook, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8302362&<ll...>,-120.8302362
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74891181
- Comments: "Brown backed swallow with brownish gray chest light belly and white undertail."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 12:45 by Petra Clayton
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74862882
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Olive-brown crown and back; pale throat, breast and belly; brownish streaks on the breast; weaker streaking on the flanks; bright yellow undertail coverts; dark line through the eye and a whitish supercilium; white eye arcs; tail bobbing white foraging in the creek bed across from covered picnic shelter / playground. --- Recent eBird reports of this species at this eBird hotspot: 10/3/20 (Tom Edell; Jeff Miller) and 10/12/20 (Dane Fagundes). - Last prior eBird report: 11/18/2018."

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Date: 10/16/20 6:58 pm
From: Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Morro Bay Sandspit update
Today (Friday, Oct 16), Susan and I hiked the coastal side of the Morro Bay Sandspit, from the Sandspit Road parking lot north to several hundred meters north of rescue marker #6. Despite carefully picking through the concentrations of plovers in the strand between rescue marker #5 and our turn-around spot, I did not see any sign of the Common Ringed Plover (and we entered that stretch of beach at high tide), nor did I see the melanistic Western Sandpiper that I first found on 9/23 and then re-found on 10/1.

There were decidedly fewer peeps on the spit today than on Oct 1 (several hundred each of Least and Western sandpipers today, versus a conservative count of 8000+ peeps on 10/1), but numbers of Black-bellied Plovers, Marbled Godwits, Long-billed Curlews and, especially, Willets (400+) were much higher than on any of my previous 3 visits between September 4 and October 1.

I estimated 100+ Snowy Plovers (many of them color-banded) over the course of the hike, and probably 150 Semipalmated Plovers, numbers roughly comparable to what I encountered on 10/1.

Other things of note included an adult Herring Gull (my first of the fall), 2 passing Elegant Terns, a raft of 80+ Surf Scoters just offshore, 1 Peregrine Falcon, and the usual couple of Ospreys.

Kevin Zimmer
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Date: 10/16/20 6:14 pm
From: Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Cackling Goose
Cackling Goose with the usual Canadas at Pismo Golf Course. Could be the same one that wintered here last year.

Liam and Kilian Hampl,
Arroyo Grande


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Date: 10/16/20 4:50 pm
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: [slocobirding] North Coast, 10/16
I checked Little Pico Creek and the closed Piedras Blancas Motel this
morning. The highlight was two Marbled Murrelets off the motel. Surf Scoters
are starting to trickle in and with them a few White-winged Scoters. An male
flew past Little Pico and landed in San Simeon Cove and another male was
seen flying south with about 20 Surf Scoters from the motel.



There was a single hatch-year Ring-billed Gull at Little Pico. This species
is somewhat uncommon along the more rocky north coast where it is rarely
present in double digit numbers. Some eBird checklists would suggest that
immature California Gulls are mistaken for this species.



A large group of feeding birds off the motel included at least 20
Black-vented Shearwaters and an estimate mixed flock of about 1000 gulls,
plus pelicans, cormorants and a few terns. I was surprised not to see a
jaeger working the area.



Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA





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Date: 10/16/20 12:19 pm
From: Jay Carroll via groups.io <macro2953...>
Subject: [slocobirding] 2020 MCAS Christmas Bird Count -- 12/19
Greetings birders,

A short note to let you know that the annual Morro Bay CBC will be held this year on *Saturday, December 19, 2020*. Participation is free! Online registration opens on the MCAS website on *Sunday, November 1, 2020.* Certain restrictions will be in place due to Covid-19, but we are still hoping for a good turnout nevertheless. Please visit https://www.morrocoastaudubon.org/p/mcas-christmas-bird-count.html for all the details.

Jay Carroll
2020 Count Compiler


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Date: 10/16/20 1:23 am
From: Joe Morlan <jmorlan...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] FW: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
On Fri, 16 Oct 2020 01:49:10 +0000 (UTC), "Thomas Slater via groups.io"
<tomslaterphotography...> wrote:

>Will they Use ebird reports?

Not unless they have to. It's always best to submit directly. They have an
online form or you can email your photos and descriptions to the secretary.

https://www.californiabirds.org/
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Date: 10/15/20 8:12 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Common Gallinule (1 report)
- Pigeon Guillemot (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (4 reports)
- Green-tailed Towhee (4 reports)
- Orchard Oriole (3 reports)
- Hooded Oriole (4 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 09:45 by Rudy Lucero
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6265268&<ll...>,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74855125
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird at site 20."

Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) (3)
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 10:16 by Mark Mushkat
- Montana de Oro SP--Bluff Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8948396&<ll...>,-120.8948396
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74857026
- Comments: "Flying south. White bellied, throat and face, white patch on gray black wing, rapids wing beats near water surface."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 09:15 by Roger Zachary
- 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/S74854612
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Recently reported"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 07:30 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S74863109
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard the call/song. Investigated willows in paved loop area. Will Knowlton spotted the bird, which eventually flew to a branch along paved loop. Large, long bill, yellow high on breast, pale gray head, green back. Spotted bird again while with Roger Zachary, this time on branch near boat launch."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 07:01 by Herb Elliott
- 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/S74856350
- Comments: "previously reported - https://ebird.org/checklist/S74809906"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 06:44 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S74846262
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photos"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 09:15 by Roger Zachary
- 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/S74854612
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen recently; 2 images"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 07:30 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S74863109
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen just west of original sighting while walking with Roger Zachary. Bird was scratching alongside frontage road with a group of sparrows. Bird flew into foliage, flew across the road, scratched at ground around low wood fence and shrub before flying off into more foliage."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 07:01 by Herb Elliott
- 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/S74856350
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "previously reported - https://ebird.org/checklist/S74656627"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 09:12 by Nicole Durtschi
- 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/S74859507
- Comments: "Green wings, red on top of head. Sticking with the small flock of WCSPs."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 08:43 by Liam Hampl
- 187 Fair View Drive, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6039231&<ll...>,-120.6039231
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74850064
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Found across the street, and then flew into back yard. On a bird bath for a few minutes, and provided great looks. Continuing bird. Photos."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 08:05 by Kilian Hampl
- 187 Fair View Drive, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6039231&<ll...>,-120.6039231
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74850058
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Found across the street, and then flew into back yard. On a bird bath for a few minutes, and provided great looks. Continuing bird. Photos."

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 07:46 by Norman Pillsbury
- Fair View St, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6036082&<ll...>,-120.6036082
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74850398
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Deep orange breast from top to bottom. Black head extending into neck. First identified by Mitch Siemens."

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 07:48 by Jeff Miller
- 178 Fair View Dr, Arroyo Grande US-CA 35.12206, -120.60357, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.603567&<ll...>,-120.603567
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74815416
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Female; pale flanks, long-tailed"

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 08:43 by Liam Hampl
- 187 Fair View Drive, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6039231&<ll...>,-120.6039231
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74850064
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Jeff Miller. Photos."

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 08:05 by Kilian Hampl
- 187 Fair View Drive, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6039231&<ll...>,-120.6039231
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74850058
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Jeff Miller. Photos."

Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus) (1)
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 07:46 by Norman Pillsbury
- Fair View St, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6036082&<ll...>,-120.6036082
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74850398
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Slightly curved bill, some white on sides."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 09:37 by Tom Edell
- Home, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8953657&<ll...>,-120.8953657
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74852132
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found yesterday by Chris. Black face and bold black flank streaks suggest this is an adult male (Photo)"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 11:40 by Petra Clayton
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74834344
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Olive-brown crown and back; pale throat, breast and belly; brownish streaks on the breast; weaker streaking on the flanks; bright yellow undertail coverts; dark line through the eye and a whitish supercilium; white eye arcs; tail bobbing white foraging in the creek bed across from covered picnic shelter. --- Recent eBird reports of this species at this eBird hotspot: 10/3/20 (Tom Edell; Jeff Miller) and 10/12/20 (Dane Fagundes). - Last prior eBird report: 11/18/2018."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 15, 2020 10:30 by Jeanette Stone
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74857287
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Olive-brown crown and back; brownish streaks on the breast; bright yellow undertail coverts; dark line through the eye and a whitish supercilium. Typical tail bobbing behavior."

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Date: 10/15/20 6:49 pm
From: Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] FW: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
Will they Use ebird  reports?
On Thursday, October 15, 2020, 3:25 PM, Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> wrote:

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This is a reminder to anyone that saw the Common Ringed Plover and may wish to send documentation to the CBRC. Details on how to and what to provide are detailed below.

 

Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA

 

From: <CALBIRDS...> <CALBIRDS...> On Behalf Of Thomas Benson
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:05 PM
To: <calbirds...>
Subject: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation

 

California birders,

 

In early November, the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) will begin reviewing the following records. If you have any documentation to submit for these records, please do so as soon as possible. Feel free to forward this request to local listservs as appropriate. Thank you.

 

Tom

 

Thomas A. Benson

Secretary, California Bird Records Committee

 

 

2020-085 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 5-10 Sep 20, Tomales, MRN (documentation from 4 observers)

2020-072 Common Crane, 26 Jul-20 Sep 20, Davis Creek (town), MOD (documentation from 7 observers)

2020-110 Common Ringed Plover, 1-7 Oct 20, Morro Bay, SLO (documentation from 5 observers)

2020-097 Slaty-backed Gull, 16 Sep 20, Ten Mile Beach, MEN (documentation from 2 observers)

2020-070 Wood Stork, 18 Jul-25 Sep 20, Perris, Lake Elsinore, and Mystic Lake, RIV (documentation from 1 observer)

2020-116 Wood Stork, 3-7 Oct 20, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, SD (documentation from 1 observer)

2020-086 Mississippi Kite, 9 Sep 20, Chula Vista, Mission Bay, and Pacific Beach, SD (documentation from 1 observer)

 

 

What kind of documentation should one submit to the CBRC? Following are some guidelines for submitting media and written descriptions that will be useful for helping the CBRC evaluate records and archive documentation. Documentation may be submitted directly to the secretary via email (<secretary...>), or by using the online submission form (http://www.californiabirds.org/report_sighting.html).

 

Media: This includes photos, audio recordings, and video. Photographs are usually the most useful documentation for evaluating records. If you have reasonably good (=identifiable) photos, please submit them. If possible, please crop the photos before submission so that the bird fills most of the frame. Also, please send originals whenever possible, and not screenshots or back-of-camera photos. How many photos should you submit? That really depends on the record. If it is a long-staying rarity that is easily identifiable and seen by dozens of people, then a few photos (1-3 per person) are sufficient. If it is a mega-rarity that is difficult to identify and only seen by one or few people, then send as many photos as possible that show the bird at different angles, postures, lighting, etc. Sometimes it is also useful to submit audio and/or video recordings of the bird, as some birds are more easily identified by their vocalizations. If relatively short, most audio recordings are small enough to be submitted via email; please submit those along with a brief note indicating the date and location of the recording. Large audio files and video files can be submitted by using a file sharing service; please contact the secretary if you need to submit a file that is too large for email.

 

Written descriptions: Some written details should always be provided – even the best photos should be accompanied by the name of the observer, the date, and the location, at a minimum. Sometimes a photo can’t be obtained or vocalizations can’t be recorded. In some cases, behaviors might be noted in the field that aren’t preserved well by photos. In these cases, it is helpful to submit a written description of the bird. Ideally, this description should be written as soon after observing the bird as possible; it is often helpful to make written notes in the field, or even dictate notes into the voice recorder on your smartphone while observing the bird, from which you can later generate a written description. The most important aspect of a written description is that you report only what you observed, and not a general description of the bird from a field guide. At a minimum, your description should include the date and location of the observation, and a description of the bird (size and structure, plumage, vocalizations, behavior). A brief discussion of how the bird was identified, and how similar species were eliminated is also helpful. Other useful information you might report includes optics used, distance from bird, lighting or weather conditions, length of time viewed, and other observers present.

 



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Date: 10/15/20 3:25 pm
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: [slocobirding] FW: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation
This is a reminder to anyone that saw the Common Ringed Plover and may wish
to send documentation to the CBRC. Details on how to and what to provide are
detailed below.



Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA



From: <CALBIRDS...> <CALBIRDS...> On Behalf Of Thomas Benson
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:05 PM
To: <calbirds...>
Subject: [CALBIRDS] CBRC review and request for documentation



California birders,



In early November, the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) will begin
reviewing the following records. If you have any documentation to submit for
these records, please do so as soon as possible. Feel free to forward this
request to local listservs as appropriate. Thank you.



Tom



Thomas A. Benson

Secretary, California Bird Records Committee





2020-085 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 5-10 Sep 20, Tomales, MRN (documentation
from 4 observers)

2020-072 Common Crane, 26 Jul-20 Sep 20, Davis Creek (town), MOD
(documentation from 7 observers)

2020-110 Common Ringed Plover, 1-7 Oct 20, Morro Bay, SLO (documentation
from 5 observers)

2020-097 Slaty-backed Gull, 16 Sep 20, Ten Mile Beach, MEN (documentation
from 2 observers)

2020-070 Wood Stork, 18 Jul-25 Sep 20, Perris, Lake Elsinore, and Mystic
Lake, RIV (documentation from 1 observer)

2020-116 Wood Stork, 3-7 Oct 20, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, SD
(documentation from 1 observer)

2020-086 Mississippi Kite, 9 Sep 20, Chula Vista, Mission Bay, and Pacific
Beach, SD (documentation from 1 observer)





What kind of documentation should one submit to the CBRC? Following are some
guidelines for submitting media and written descriptions that will be useful
for helping the CBRC evaluate records and archive documentation.
Documentation may be submitted directly to the secretary via email (
<mailto:<secretary...> <secretary...>), or by
using the online submission form (
<http://www.californiabirds.org/report_sighting.html>
http://www.californiabirds.org/report_sighting.html).



Media: This includes photos, audio recordings, and video. Photographs are
usually the most useful documentation for evaluating records. If you have
reasonably good (=identifiable) photos, please submit them. If possible,
please crop the photos before submission so that the bird fills most of the
frame. Also, please send originals whenever possible, and not screenshots or
back-of-camera photos. How many photos should you submit? That really
depends on the record. If it is a long-staying rarity that is easily
identifiable and seen by dozens of people, then a few photos (1-3 per
person) are sufficient. If it is a mega-rarity that is difficult to identify
and only seen by one or few people, then send as many photos as possible
that show the bird at different angles, postures, lighting, etc. Sometimes
it is also useful to submit audio and/or video recordings of the bird, as
some birds are more easily identified by their vocalizations. If relatively
short, most audio recordings are small enough to be submitted via email;
please submit those along with a brief note indicating the date and location
of the recording. Large audio files and video files can be submitted by
using a file sharing service; please contact the secretary if you need to
submit a file that is too large for email.



Written descriptions: Some written details should always be provided - even
the best photos should be accompanied by the name of the observer, the date,
and the location, at a minimum. Sometimes a photo can't be obtained or
vocalizations can't be recorded. In some cases, behaviors might be noted in
the field that aren't preserved well by photos. In these cases, it is
helpful to submit a written description of the bird. Ideally, this
description should be written as soon after observing the bird as possible;
it is often helpful to make written notes in the field, or even dictate
notes into the voice recorder on your smartphone while observing the bird,
from which you can later generate a written description. The most important
aspect of a written description is that you report only what you observed,
and not a general description of the bird from a field guide. At a minimum,
your description should include the date and location of the observation,
and a description of the bird (size and structure, plumage, vocalizations,
behavior). A brief discussion of how the bird was identified, and how
similar species were eliminated is also helpful. Other useful information
you might report includes optics used, distance from bird, lighting or
weather conditions, length of time viewed, and other observers present.







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Date: 10/15/20 1:52 pm
From: njmann90 <njmann50...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Fox and Lincoln Sparrow
FOS Lincoln Sparrow today; 3 weeks later than average. Could be me of
course. AND new yard bird Sooty (dark) Fox Sparrow.
Near Vet's Hall, SLO

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San Luis Obispo
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"A duck a day!!!!" William Henry "Hank" Deveraux, Jr.'

“On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach
their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a
downright moron.” H.L. Mencken

'I've seen so much stupid in my years that I can't remember all of it,'
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Date: 10/15/20 11:56 am
From: Jeanette Stone <jstone_tierney...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Palm warbler at Morro Bay Marina boardwalk
Seen at 10:45 am. Unable to relocate on second loop around. Photos to follow on ebird.

Jeanette Stone
Atascadero


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Date: 10/14/20 7:57 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Orchard Oriole (2 reports)
- Palm Warbler (3 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 07:58 by Herb Elliott
- 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/S74809906
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "... continuing"

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 07:48 by Jeff Miller
- 178 Fair View Dr, Arroyo Grande US-CA 35.12206, -120.60357, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.603567&<ll...>,-120.603567
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74815416
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Male, photos"

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 07:22 by Mark Hays
- 187 Fair View Dr, Arroyo Grande US-CA (35.1225,-120.6041), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.604088&<ll...>,-120.604088
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74811356
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Male reported at this address for the past two days. Was able to photograph the bird this morning"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 10:11 by Tom Edell
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74827199
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing western form (photo)"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 14, 2020 07:50 by Nick Belardes
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74814426
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult nonbreeding bird with prominent long, pale supercillium and dark eyeline. Streaked underneath. Landed in reeds then was chased by a Common Yellowthroat. Found again across from park in creek grasses along mudbanks. Hid from territorial Common Yellowthroat, foraged, was chased by yellowthroat again, then returned, partly hiding."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 09:15 by Petra Clayton
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74795548
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Olive-brown crown and back; pale throat, breast and belly; brownish streaks on the breast; weaker streaking on the flanks; bright yellow undertail coverts; dark line through the eye and a whitish supercilium; white eye arcs; tail bobbing white foraging in the creek bed across from the playground. --- Recent eBird reports of this species at this eBird hotspot: 10/3/20 (Tom Edell; Jeff Miller) and 10/12/20 (Dane Fagundes). - Last prior eBird report: 11/18/2018."

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Date: 10/13/20 11:03 pm
From: Claudia Freitas <cfreitas365...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Lincoln’s sparrow
First one this fall
Solitary as typical and drank from the fountain for a good fifteen minutes.
Claudia in west Atascadero at 1700’
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Date: 10/13/20 7:38 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Common Gallinule (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Mountain Plover (1 report)
- Baird's Sandpiper (1 report)
- Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (1 report)
- Song Sparrow (heermanni Group) (3 reports)
- Song Sparrow (montana/merrilli) (3 reports)
- Blackburnian Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (9 reports)
- Wilson's Warbler (chryseola) (1 report)

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Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 12:56 by Erik Dodos
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6265268&<ll...>,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74791239
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing, campsite 17, pic later"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 07:40 by John/Linda Mendoza
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74779445
- Media: 9 Photos

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 09:15 by Petra Clayton
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74756366
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Overall smaller and thinner than Black-bellied Plover and with smaller bill; golden spots on wings and back. --- Probably the same adult that was observed at this location last winter. Present here since 8/13/20 (Jay Carroll). - Belly seemed to have lost the black markings since 8/13/20.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Pacific Golden-Plover side-by-side with Black-bellied Plover:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/50466008213/in/dateposted-public/" title="Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva), Point Sierra Nevada Beach, Highway One, San Luis Obispo County, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/50466008213_36950dda4b_b.jpg" alt="Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva), Point Sierra Nevada Beach, Highway One, San Luis Obispo County, CA" /></a>"

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 09:15 by Petra Clayton
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74756366
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Light brown crown, breast, nape, back, and wings; pale edgings on wing feathers; buff-colored face with whitish supercilium; whitish throat, belly, and under parts; slender black bill; light brown legs.--- First ebird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: 10/10/20 (Mike Stiles)

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Mountain Plover preening briefly and foraging at length in the beach wrack, most likely feeding on flies:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/50465152866/in/dateposted-public/" title="Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus), Point Sierra Nevada Beach, Highway One, San Luis Obispo County, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/50465152866_e701567454_b.jpg" alt="Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus), Point Sierra Nevada Beach, Highway One, San Luis Obispo County, CA" /></a>"

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 08:45 by John/Linda Mendoza
- Arroyo Laguna, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.2196684&<ll...>,-121.2196684
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74779143
- Comments: "pic"

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Passerella iliaca [schistacea Group]) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 10:30 by sue girard
- a cory yard list, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.5001819&<ll...>,-120.5001819
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74779802
- Comments: "standing next to Sooty; uniform gray above with more white showing on chest than Sooty. faint striping on upper back. Lower mandible yellow orange, smaller than the TBSP sighted 10/2 in same location. Chest spotting a blackish gray, a bit smudgey."

Song Sparrow (heermanni Group) (Melospiza melodia [heermanni Group]) (2)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 12:45 by Kilian Hampl
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74789059
- Comments: "Not Rare"

Song Sparrow (heermanni Group) (Melospiza melodia [heermanni Group]) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 12:45 by Liam Hampl
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74789053
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Tom Edell."

Song Sparrow (montana/merrilli) (Melospiza melodia montana/merrilli) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 12:45 by Kilian Hampl
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74789059
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Tom Edell."

Song Sparrow (montana/merrilli) (Melospiza melodia montana/merrilli) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 12:45 by Liam Hampl
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74789053
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Tom Edell."

Song Sparrow (montana/merrilli) (Melospiza melodia montana/merrilli) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 10:29 by Tom Edell
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74785377
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "This individual was largely gray and rufous colored with rufous streaked underparts and a rufous crown and most gray face with rufous markings. Seen along creek from behind restroom"

Song Sparrow (heermanni Group) (Melospiza melodia [heermanni Group]) (2)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 10:29 by Tom Edell
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74785377
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "common on Central Coast of California (photo)"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 07:35 by Jeff Miller
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8838502&<ll...>,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74780829
- Comments: "Pale yellow supercilium and throat, dark auriculars, paler than a Townsend’s, white underneath, white coverts, faint streaking on sides, pale braces on back, white wing bars"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 14:24 by Mike Bush
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74785418
- Comments: "Continuing bird, foraging in mud of the creek, loosely associated with Yellow-rumped Warblers. A dull pale brown bird, matching the mud. Dark yellow at the base of the tail and a pale cream supercilium. Photos. Sighted by Jeanne Miller."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 12:45 by Liam Hampl
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74789053
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Dane Fagundes. Next to the playground/bathrooms. Continuously bobbing tail. Seen with YRWA, SOSP, LISP, COYE, and YEWA. Photos"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 12:45 by Kilian Hampl
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74789059
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Dane Fagundes. Next to the playground/bathrooms. Continuously dipping tail. Seen with YRWA, SOSP, LISP, COYE, and YEWA. Photos"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 10:29 by Tom Edell
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74785377
- Comments: "Presumably same bird found here yesterday by Dane Fagundes. The bird was up creek a bit when seen and soon flushed with the Yellow-rumped Warblers it was with. It was about the same size as the yellow-rumps, pale below and brown above, with bright yellow undertail coverts a pale supercilium, dark eyeline, and two faint pale wingbars. Apparently seen and photographed by other observers before I arrived."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 09:30 by Jeanette Stone
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74785042
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Observed typical tail bobbing. Warbler with yellow under tail, faint streaking on breast."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 09:08 by Mark Mushkat
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74776859
- Comments: ""Likely bird reported 10/12 by Dane Fagundes."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 13, 2020 07:06 by Norman Pillsbury
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74783441
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Bright yellow under rump . Pale eyebrow, dark eyeline. Faintly striped. Came out of poison oak about 7:30, worked its way upstream for 3-4 min and when I repositioned I couldn’t relocate. Photos."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 17:09 by Tom Edell
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74765017
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found earlier by Dane Fagundes. Bird was foraging along the drying creek bed behind the covered picnic area when I arrived and later seen down creek beyond the ocean most cypress trees. Brown above, pale below with two faint wingbars, a dark line through the eye, pale supercilium, faint streaks across the chest, and yellow undertails coverts with yellow wrapping up onto the rump. White visible in outer tail when fanned. One blurry, cropped photo"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 16:31 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74764186
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Likely continuing bird reported earlier in the day by Dane Fagundes. Bird observed was mostly grayish-brown above, with long, whitish supercilium, dark gray eye-line, light grayish streaking on breast, yellow under-tail coverts and bobbed tail as it foraged in the creek bed."

Wilson's Warbler (chryseola) (Cardellina pusilla chryseola) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 17:09 by Tom Edell
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74765017
- Comments: "Male with golden-yellow face brighter than the rest of the head"

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Date: 10/13/20 6:22 pm
From: Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Ferruginous Hawks return
The first to return was about a week ago. Tonight there were 7.  Better than TV!
Bird on,
Tom SlaterNipomo Bird Sanctuary


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Date: 10/13/20 4:44 pm
From: Sue Girard <susansales535...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Slate-colored Fox Sparrow
Had one each Sooty and Slate-colored Fox Sparrows stop by for water, standing together on the damp ground next to the drip ground birdbath yesterday morning. A Slate appeared again this morning and late afternoon.  If it's the incredible bouts of heat sending them in for water, I'll take it, and stop grumbling about it.

I had what may be a Nashville Warbler today, a little larger than an Orange-crowned, gray head, yellow chin to vent, gray vent( behind legs) , greenish back, yellow under tail, complete white large eye ring. No crown patch visible.  Active, and I noticed when perched head-on, it didn't flick its tail up/down or side to side but slung it around in a circle. Comments?

It's been a fairly birdy fall, with higher multiples of usual winter residents than in the past 6-8 years. 3-4 Ruby Crowned Kinglets, 5 Orange crowned Warblers, 3-4 Townsend's, 3-4 Hermit Thrush ( based on chest patterns). This fall it's multiple times a day. The prunus hedge is still offering ripe cherry-like 'fruits' (big hard seeds with only a thin purple skin, no flesh, that the birds relish). It's carrying the fruits late into fall, normally they are gone by mid Sept, so perhaps it's the food that is the attraction.  I don't  irrigate at all, but Thrashers, Thrush & Robins are here daily. My yard is a fairly brushy habitat--no manicured garden here, next to a big open parcel of oaks & scrub, so maybe they feel safe. No cats for about 3 years.

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Date: 10/13/20 4:36 pm
From: Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd...>
Subject: [slocobirding] first of the fall White-throated Sparrows in Atascadero
In the last hour (4:00 p.m., Tuesday, 10/13), we just recorded our first-of-the-fall White-throated Sparrow in our yard. Amazingly, we had 3 White-throated Sparrows arrive simultaneously – 1 very bright white-striped adult, 1 tan-striped adult with a very white throat, and 1 juvenile with a dingy throat and a very streaky breast.

Kevin Zimmer
Atascadero

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Date: 10/12/20 7:31 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Black-necked Stilt (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Mountain Plover (1 report)
- Northern Rough-winged Swallow (1 report)
- Grasshopper Sparrow (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (3 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 18:19 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74723341
- Media: 1 Photo

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 08:38 by Herb Elliott
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74751340
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "... continuing"

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 08:38 by Herb Elliott
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74751340
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "... continuing"

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) (1)
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 07:04 by Jim Royer
- Elfin Forest Preserve--Lupine Point Overlook, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8302362&<ll...>,-120.8302362
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74751005
- Comments: "Brown backed swallow with brownish gray chest light belly and white undertail."

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 09:40 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S74723214
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: ""Flat" head, relatively large bill; buffy face; conspicuous white eyering; faint dark line behind the eye extending to the auriculars; buffy throat and flanks; whitish belly; two wingbars with pattern of black bordered by light edges; grayish, finely streaked nape; upper back patterned with rufous, black, and light. - Upper Loop Trail. --- Most recent eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: 6/29/20."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 08:12 by Rudy Lucero
- Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6846991&<ll...>,-120.6846991
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74744358
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird, Rufus crown, white throat, foraging with sparrows, yellow-throat, wren and hermit thrush at west end of playground lawn next to parked cars"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 09:40 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S74723214
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Olive green back; lime green wing tips and tail; rufous crown; white spot above the lores; white throat bordered by a black stripe; gray breast; pinkish legs. --- Actively foraging in leaf litter and dry grass by "double scratching:" moving both feet in hopping motion forward, and simultaneously kicking them backward. --- Observed along the lakeside road (going west from the lakeside restrooms) at the first bend, by the large eucalyptus tree with a white pipe (on the right side of the road). --- First eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: 10/10/20 (Brad Hacker)"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 06:51 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/S74722603
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Gray with greenish-yellow wings and tail, rufous crown, white throat, red eye. Photos"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 09:25 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Damon-Garcia Sports Field, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6476746&<ll...>,-120.6476746
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74722786
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "White throat. Creeping along truck. Small eye ring. See photos."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 12, 2020 10:44 by Dane Fagundes
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74747054
- Comments: "Across from rest rooms in creek bed.
Whitish supercilium , yellow undertail converts. Light underneath, but with some streaking. Light tan/brown on upper parts. Western Fall."

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Date: 10/12/20 5:22 pm
From: Michael Schaefer <schaeferbirdman...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Possible Green-tailed Towhee
This morning I saw a good candidate for Green-tailed Towhee behind campsite 71 in Oceano.  No photos and I am not 100% sure.

Michael Schaefer
Nipomo


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Date: 10/11/20 7:16 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Black-necked Stilt (2 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Mountain Plover (4 reports)
- Baird's Sandpiper (2 reports)
- Arctic Tern (1 report)
- Western Wood-Pewee (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (3 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (2 reports)

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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 11:20 by Petra Clayton
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74669047
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Most likely one of the four present on October 3, 2020 (Steve Tillmann / https://ebird.org/checklist/S74391020) --- Continues to forage in the "No Name" drainage/lagoon as it has since October 4, 2020."

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 07:30 by Mike Bush
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74673602
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing juvenile. Photos"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 11:15 by Jeanette Stone
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74710310
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Per Tom Edell; Thin bill, dark cap and long legs. Black blotches on the belly indicate is is an adult still molting out of breeding plumage."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 07:20 by Tom Edell
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74709779
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "returning adult, this year present here since 13 Aug. Photos"

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 13:42 by Mark Mushkat
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74711597
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Slightly smaller and much paler than nearby Killdeer. No breast bands, white eyebrow, grayish legs. Photos."

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 11:15 by Joanne Aasen
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74718468
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photo to come..."

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 11:15 by Jeanette Stone
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74710310
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Previously reported by Mike Stiles on 10/10: Light Brown on back, head and breast band."

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 07:20 by Tom Edell
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74709779
- Media: 2 Videos, 2 Photos
- Comments: "First reported here 10 Oct. Photos, video"

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2020 11:13 by Kathleen Kent
- Arroyo Laguna, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.2196684&<ll...>,-121.2196684
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74709682
- Media: 3 Photos

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 07, 2020 08:30 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- Arroyo Laguna, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.2196684&<ll...>,-121.2196684
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74716762
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photos below"

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 08:52 by Mark Stacy
- Arroyo de la Cruz, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3053274&<ll...>,-121.3053274
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74711958
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Adult. Arrived by itself at the river mouth and soon landed, first on a gravel bar of the river and then it moved to the dunes just south of the river mouth which is where we left it."

Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 08:40 by Roger Zachary
- Lila Keiser Park/Morro Creek, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.856743&<ll...>,-120.856743
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74709004
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "1 photo; brownish; broad bill; shortish to medium wing projection; flycatching"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 07, 2020 08:14 by Tom Edell
- 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/S74551762
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "seen briefly from the loop trail at the based of the peninsula. Bright yellow breast, pale upper breast and throat, somewhat pale gray head, dark mask, green back, notched tail. Likely same bird back for 7th winter"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 11:47 by Lisa Roeder
- 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/S74700888
- Comments: "At edge of road by large Eucalyptus Tree"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 06:51 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S74691905
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Gray with greenish-yellow wings and tail, rufous crown, white throat, red eye. Photos"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 06:51 by Norman Pillsbury
- 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/S74700976
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Gray with greenish-yellow wings and tail, rufous crown, white throat, red eye. Photos"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 09:25 by Jeff Miller
- Damon-Garcia Sports Field, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6476746&<ll...>,-120.6476746
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74700210
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "White throat. Creeping along truck. Small eye ring. See photos."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 11, 2020 09:25 by Norman Pillsbury
- Damon-Garcia Sports Field, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6476746&<ll...>,-120.6476746
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74697188
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "White throat. Creeping along truck. Small eye ring. See photos."

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Date: 10/11/20 2:14 pm
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Arctic Tern. Arroyo de La Cruz, 11 Oct
Mark Stacy relayed that he just found an adult Arctic Tern on the beach just south of the creek mouth.
Just the messinger.
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Date: 10/11/20 1:58 pm
From: Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Northern Mockingbird - song in the night
This morning, at 2:30 am, I was awaked by a short song from a Northern Mockingbird. I always think of the distinctive night song as something that comes with the breeding season and this Fall singing seemed worth investigating.

I remembered a similar middle of the night Mockingbird song last October, at the time I briefly wondered and then let it go. I've recently also noticed Mockingbird song fragments during the day and again wondered what was going on. I found this well sourced article from the Washington Post and thought I'd share it. Maybe you too are hearing their Fall song?

Here is an excerpt from the article:
Fall mockingbird songs
Mild days, chilly nights, mockingbird songs: Sounds like springtime, but it's only a dress rehearsal.
In October, young northern mockingbirds <http://library.unm.edu/sora/JFO/v057n01/p0016-p0021.pdf> are carving out their territories and stepping up to debut their songs.
Most of the prominent warbling is performed by single males trying to attract a mate <http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/Auk/v108n02/p0429-p0432.pdf>. Females also sing, softly and less frequently, and sometimes establish fall territories of their own without a mate. But it may be more advantageous to pair up in the fall, giving those birds a head start on breeding once spring arrives.
Mockingbirds' autumn song will subside in November, but singing returns in late winter with a repertoire distinctly different from fall's collection.

Link to complete article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/metro/urban-jungle/pages/121023.html?no_nav=true&tid=a_classic-iphone <https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/metro/urban-jungle/pages/121023.html?no_nav=true&tid=a_classic-iphone>
Sources: The Birds of North America: Life Histories for the 21st Century, The Auk, Journal of Field Ornithology <http://library.unm.edu/sora/JFO/v057n01/p0016-p0021.pdf>

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay
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Date: 10/10/20 7:00 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Black-necked Stilt (2 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Mountain Plover (1 report)
- Willow Flycatcher (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (3 reports)
- Northern Rough-winged Swallow (1 report)
- Fox Sparrow (Thick-billed) (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (6 reports)
- Blackpoll Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 07:30 by Tom Edell
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74658322
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing juvenile. Photos"

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 07:03 by Bradley Hacker
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74637572
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Pictures."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 07:32 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74667067
- Comments: "continuing juvenile; flew before I could get a photo"

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1)
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 15:45 by Mike Stiles
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.3134003&<ll...>,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74669533
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Plover similar in size to Killdeer. Upright posture, brownish back and head, white underneath. Typical plover activity of walking fast and stopping. Seen at far south end of beach."

Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) (1)
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 07:47 by Bradley Hacker
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74642402
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Empid. Med-short primary projection. Brown wingbars. Faint eyering. Broad bill. Broad, straight tail. Upper mandible dark brown, lower mandible yellow-orange. Pale throat contrasts with darker head and wings."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 10:10 by Herb Elliott
- 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/S74656627
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Previously reported (yesterday) by Roger Zachary - bright yellow underparts continuing through the upper-breast and a large broad-based bill."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 09:28 by Bradley Hacker
- 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/S74650287
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Herb E kindly showed me its hangout."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2020 14:52 by Tony Kurz
- 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/S74626367
- Comments: "Continuing found earlier today by Roger Zachary. Photos to add later."

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2020 18:13 by Jim Royer
- 93402, Los Osos US-CA 35.33106, -120.85992, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.859923&<ll...>,-120.859923
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74663548
- Comments: "Brown swallow with whitish belly to white undertail, with short tail."

Fox Sparrow (Thick-billed) (Passerella iliaca [megarhyncha Group]) (1)
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 16:30 by Eric Heisey
- Coon Creek Trail--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8808124&<ll...>,-120.8808124
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74650096
- Comments: "Photos; large, gray headed and backed FOSP with a very large, pale bill and higher pitched chip call."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 15:17 by Moed Gerveni
- 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/S74664738
- Comments: "Same bird seen today by multiple people. Across the street from 1st reported location 35.2639287, -120.6844674 in the bushes next to lake edge. Photo’d - will uploaded soon"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 15:08 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S74670281
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Spotted by other birders earlier than my arrival. One of the birders took me to the location where I had a brief glimpse, lakeside of the frontage road, west of the playground, across from lawn. Two tree stumps mark the area. I searched again and couldn’t find the bird, then left and returned twenty minutes later. I got another glimpse 20-30 yards east amid thick reeds/brush. The bird then went back to original location, scratching along the ground, flying into shrubs, then eventually flying across the road into a tree where I lost sight of the bird."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 14:55 by Mark Mushkat
- 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/S74666297
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen on ground and low in shrubs close to road. Covered about 100ft. of willow and reeds next to road. Affiliating with WCSPs. (35.2632785, -120.6848587)"

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 12:00 by Mike Bush
- 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/S74654313
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Olive-green back and wings, pale gray breast with bright white throat patch. Rufous red crown. On ground under shrubs along lakeside road. Photos."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 10:10 by Herb Elliott
- 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/S74656627
- Media: 2 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "The Green-tailed Towhee had grayish underparts, green wings and tail, bright rufous cap, and a white throat.
I relocated the bird about 100 ft south of where it was originally found earlier this morning by Bradley Hacker [35.2639287, -120.6844674."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 10, 2020 09:28 by Bradley Hacker
- 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/S74650287
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "35.2639287, -120.6844674"

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 08:48 by Jim Royer
- Islay Creek Mouth--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8874173&<ll...>,-120.8874173
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74664087
- Comments: "Warbler with yellowish breast and throat, with a dark eyeline, yellow supercilium, slight streaking on sides and on the olive back, with white undertail and wingbars."

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Date: 10/10/20 6:14 pm
From: mike stiles <mstiles54...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Mountain Plover
Late afternoon sighting of MOUNTAIN PLOVER on Point Sierra Nevada Beach,
at south end.

Highly zoomed photo on ebird report
https://ebird.org/checklist/S74669533

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Date: 10/10/20 9:52 am
From: Bradley Hacker <hacker...>
Subject: [slocobirding] GReen Tailed towhee at Laguna Lake
Eucalyptus with upright white plastic pipe. (35.2639287, -120.6844674)
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Good birding,

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Goleta CA
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Date: 10/9/20 6:40 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Common Gallinule (1 report)
- Black-necked Stilt (2 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Mountain Plover (1 report)
- Baird's Sandpiper (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Swamp Sparrow (7 reports)

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Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2020 09:45 by Nellie Thorngate
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6265268&<ll...>,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74610214
- Comments: "Slate gray body, brown back, white rects, bill yellow with orange at base."

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 17:21 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74588311
- Media: 1 Photo

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 11:25 by Petra Clayton
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74589134
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Most likely one of the four present on October 3, 2020 (Steve Tillmann / https://ebird.org/checklist/S74391020) --- Continues to forage in the "No Name" drainage/lagoon as it was on October 5, 2020."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2020 08:14 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74620780
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "juvenile"

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2020 10:08 by Nicole Durtschi
- Oceano Dunes SVRA, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6275693&<ll...>,-120.6275693
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74606486
- Comments: "Large plover with tan brown back with no distinct markings, white underbelly, white eyebrow line. Photos taken."

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) (3)
- Reported Oct 09, 2020 09:56 by Will Knowlton
- Arroyo Laguna, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.2196684&<ll...>,-121.2196684
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74607608
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "On far east end of beach. All three observed together, which I have photos of. I'll put those up later when I have more time."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2020 09:45 by Nellie Thorngate
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6265268&<ll...>,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74610214
- Comments: "Red on forehead and nape, white eyeline, red at throat with dark chest, white line across nares, cheek, and down side of neck to breast, considerable white mottling on back. Spotted at Oceano Lagoon between Oceano Campground and the lagoon in the willows at the edge of the lagoon adjacent to the live oak scrub area."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2020 11:10 by Roger Zachary
- 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/S74619365
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "bright yellow breast; sizable bill; green back; photos"

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1)
- Reported Oct 09, 2020 12:30 by Jeanette Stone
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74621274
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First Reported by Ann and Pat Vaughn: continuing sparrow with rufous wings"

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2020 10:57 by Nick Belardes
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74619996
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "On first pass only saw Lincoln’s Sparrows foraging in mud across from playground. When I returned from lagoon the Swamp Sparrow was amidst the Lincolns, scratching back and forth in the mud. Observed for several minutes a few times while at the park."

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 09, 2020 09:14 by Tom Edell
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74614425
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "same bird found here on Oct &. Photos"

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 17:45 by Mike Bush
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74588843
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird, loosely foraging with Lincoln's Sparrows. Pale lightly striped breast, dark line through eye, with pale gray above and rufous in two stripes over crown. Small bill. Dark and rather bright rufous on back, pale gray nape. Photos."

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 16:40 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74588138
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Ann Vaughan previous day."

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 13:30 by Petra Clayton
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74584236
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Gray, unstreaked breast and belly; buff-colored flanks; dark back with blackish and buff streaks; mahagony-colored wings; gray face and nape; streaked rusty cap; dark line behind the eye; light brown cheeks; white throat; thin dark malar stripe. --- First ebird report on 10/7/20 (Ann & Pat Vaughan)"

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 09:10 by Petra Clayton
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74583558
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Gray, unstreaked breast and belly; buff-colored flanks; dark back with blackish and buff streaks; mahagony-colored wings; gray face and nape; streaked rusty cap; dark line behind the eye; light brown cheeks; white throat; thin dark malar stripe. --- First ebird report on 10/7/20 (Ann & Pat Vaughan)"

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Date: 10/9/20 3:48 pm
From: Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Oceano Campground and Oso Flaco updates for Oct 9
I checked out Oceano Campground and Oso Flaco Lake today (Oct 9).

The most unusual thing that I saw was a Red-naped/Yellow-bellied Sapsucker glimpsed head-on in the willows on the north side of Coolidge Street where I had parked my car. The angle I had prevented me from seeing enough detail on the head (and none of the back pattern) necessary to narrow the ID below that of Red-naped/Yellow-bellied, but the absence of discernible yellow tones on the belly suggested a Red-naped. I did not see any white on the chin or throat, so I believe it was a male bird. Almost as soon as I laid my binoculars on it, the sapsucker flew right at me, carried on over my head, and disappeared in the direction of the lagoon (this was about 10:20 a.m.

There were decent numbers of warblers mixed among the chickadee/bushtit flocks (which are now swelling with both Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Yellow-rumped Warblers), but nothing rare. Most noteworthy were at least 4 different Black-throated Gray Warblers (there seem to be lots of these moving through the county right now – we’ve had 1 or 2 visiting our backyard pond in Atascadero virtually every day this month). I also had 4 Warbling Vireos, 30 Townsend’s Warblers, 3 Wilson’s Warblers, 6 Orange-crowned Warblers and the first “Myrtle” Yellow-rumped Warblers that I’ve seen this fall (in among 25+ “Audubon’s” Yellow-rumps).

Oso Flaco was very quiet. Virginia Rail & Sora heard calling from the reeds and a couple of Black-crowned Night-Herons were about it, other than the usual ducks and grebes. There was virtually no activity in the willows between the parking lot and the lake, but there was a little flock moving through the fingers of willows stretching out into the dunes – that flock included a House Wren and yet another Black-throated Gray Warbler. I checked the creek mouth for shorebirds. Habitat there looked promising, but the only shorebirds present were 4 Killdeer, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Long-billed Curlews, 9 Least Sandpipers and 3 Dunlin.

Finally, I checked the creek behind the Monarch Butterfly Preserve, and saw Townsend’s, Yellow-rumped, and Orange-crowned warblers, but nothing unusual.

Kevin Zimmer
Atascadero

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Date: 10/9/20 3:33 pm
From: Rosalie Valvo <rvalvo...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Mockingbirds cavorting?
I witnessed a scene in my backyard that has left me baffled. It looked like
a dozen (?) mockingbirds (?) flitting around, chasing after one another, in
and out of the shrubbery, for several minutes. None of them settled in
sight long enough for me to get a good look. I've never seen mockingbirds
behave like that or gather in numbers like that. Could it be one or more
families of first-year youngsters having fun? Are they even mockingbirds?



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Date: 10/9/20 2:31 pm
From: The Deep Thinker via groups.io <jgriff802...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Red-naped sapsucker at Oceano Lagoon this AM
This morning (Oct 9) at ~11 AM there was a Red-naped Sapsucker in the willows at Oceano Lagoon, on the west side of the main body of the lagoon (approx loc:  35.108502°, -120.626375°).

Also saw the Common Gallinule, which is continuing there at the Lagoon.  Additionally: several black-throated gray warblers, and assorted other warblers including Townsends, Wilson's, orange-crowned, yellow-rumped, common yellowthroat; and a couple warbling vireos.

Jessica Griffiths
SLO


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Date: 10/8/20 6:20 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked) (1 report)
- Black-necked Stilt (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Common Ringed Plover (1 report)
- Mountain Plover (1 report)
- Baird's Sandpiper (1 report)
- Least Tern (1 report)
- Swamp Sparrow (5 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked) (Himantopus mexicanus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 09:00 by Norma Wightman
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8664322&<ll...>,-120.8664322
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74569397
- Comments: "seen in lagoon south of Morro Strand S P"

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 05, 2020 17:45 by David Lawrence
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74568316
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Active on small lagoon north of Alva Paul outlet"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 11:43 by Tom Edell
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74582859
- Media: 2 Videos, 2 Photos
- Comments: "Most likely same juvenile seen here 29 Sep-2 Oct. (Photo)"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 07:29 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74575995
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "juvenile; appeared to be the same bird found earlier and then not seen last 3 days"

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 07, 2020 10:30 by David Lawrence
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74553076
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Very similar to the Semipalmated Plovers nearby, but slightly larger, and in breeding plumage with complete jet-black ring around neck and broadening across chest, facial black across forehead and extending to gape with partially orange bill. No orbital ring. Brighter yellow/orange legs than any SPPL"

Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) (1)
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 08:03 by Nick Belardes
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74582547
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Likely the continuing bird discovered by Kevin Zimmer. Seen around marker 3. Bird was headed south along beach moving from one clump of seaweed to the next, pausing here and there."

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 07:17 by Herb Elliott
- Santa Maria River Estuary (SLO Co.), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6456667&<ll...>,-120.6456667
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74576880
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "foraging on beach"

Least Tern (Sternula antillarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 12:37 by Rudy Lucero
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8418006&<ll...>,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74574964
- Comments: "Small, slender tern with black bill and black eyepatch"

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 10:31 by Maggie Smith
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74575951
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "feeding on the mudflat opposite the playground"

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1)
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 10:15 by Kilian Hampl
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74582705
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Tom Edell. Photos. Next to the playground."

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1)
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 10:15 by Liam Hampl
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74582700
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Tom Edell. Photos. Next to the playground."

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1)
- Reported Oct 08, 2020 10:04 by Tom Edell
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74582889
- Comments: "Continuing bird photographed by other observers and by me yesterday"

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 07, 2020 13:41 by Tom Edell
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74552340
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found earlier by Ann and Pat Vaughan. Photos"

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Date: 10/8/20 2:44 pm
From: njmann90 <njmann50...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Costa's Hummer
I just had an immature male Costa's Hummingbird on the feeders. Near Vet
Hall, SLO.
NJ Mann

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Date: 10/8/20 2:35 pm
From: Maggie Smith via groups.io <milleniummaggs...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Pacific Golden-Plover - Villa Creek
This morning I saw a juvenile Pacific Golden-Plover.  I sent some photos to Tom Edell who thinks its the same bird that was recently here.  It had not been seen  the previous 3 days.  Tom suggested it had perhaps  moved to the back side of the foredunes.
List and photos:
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Arroyo Grande
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Date: 10/8/20 12:59 pm
From: Jim Royer <jrmotmot...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Blackpoll Warbler, Montana de Oro
I found a first fall Blackpoll Warbler this morning at the bridge just
above Spooner’s Cove. It was in a loose flock of chickadees and kinglets.

I found nothing unusual in the campground except 4 or 5 Chipping Sparrows
(all feeding on the ground with other sparrows and juncos) and 6
Red-breasted Nuthatches scattered in pines.

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Date: 10/7/20 6:05 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Common Ringed Plover (1 report)
- Baird's Sandpiper (1 report)
- Western Kingbird (1 report)
- Fox Sparrow (Thick-billed) (1 report)
- Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (1 report)
- Swamp Sparrow (1 report)

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Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1)
- Reported Oct 07, 2020 11:38 by kenny kimbrough
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74538604
- Comments: "Continuing 100yards north of the #6 sign. Viewed the bird with Dave Lawrence. Dark black breast band, bright orange legs, slightly larger than nearby semipalmated’s. Pics."

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) (3)
- Reported Oct 07, 2020 07:18 by Herb Elliott
- Santa Maria River Estuary (SLO Co.), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6456667&<ll...>,-120.6456667
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74541296
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "foraging together on beach"

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) (1)
- Reported Oct 07, 2020 14:44 by Mark Mushkat
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74545880
- Comments: "Tyrannus sp. with dull yellow chest and belly, faded gray upper chest indistinctly blending into whitish throat. Gray head, dark lores and eyes, brownish gray back with browner tail. Eating Monarch Butterfly suggests it’s aHY bird."

Fox Sparrow (Thick-billed) (Passerella iliaca [megarhyncha Group]) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 06:00 by sue girard
- a cory yard list, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.5001819&<ll...>,-120.5001819
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74341633
- Comments: "FOS Fox sparrow--Thick Billed. Gray head and back, dark charcoal chest markings, grayish neutral bill color, reddish brown wings. Not spooked by air traffic near BB. Very striking appearance"

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1)
- Reported Oct 07, 2020 07:18 by Herb Elliott
- Santa Maria River Estuary (SLO Co.), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6456667&<ll...>,-120.6456667
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74541296
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "This savannah had a larger body, duller coloration, and much larger bill compare to a typical Savannah Sparrow.

Note: On Mon 28 Sep 2020, I had a Large-billed Savannah at Oso Flaco Creek Mouth/Beach [https://ebird.org/checklist/S74186120]"

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1)
- Reported Oct 07, 2020 16:15 by Mark Mushkat
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74547213
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "M. Obs. In mud patch near park restrooms."

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Date: 10/7/20 10:45 am
From: Patrick Vaughan via groups.io <patvon...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Swamp Sparrow, Hardie Park
There now is one across from the bathroom with the other sparrows.

Ann Vaughan
Morro Bay


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Date: 10/6/20 5:53 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Black-necked Stilt (2 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Common Ringed Plover (1 report)
- Baird's Sandpiper (1 report)
- Swamp Sparrow (3 reports)
- Blackburnian Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 06, 2020 09:05 by Roger Zachary
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74501485
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen just north of Alva Paul Creek outlet; continuing"

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 05, 2020 10:55 by Petra Clayton
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74480856
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Most likely one of the four present on October 3, 2020 (Steve Tillmann / https://ebird.org/checklist/S74391020) --- Foraging in the "No Name" drainage/lagoon with Long-billed Dowitcher, White-faced Ibis, Greater Yellowlegs in the presence of a large flock of Willet and a few bathing Elegant and Royal Terns. -- Photo #5: Chasing Greater Yellowlegs.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing a variety of species in the lagoons at the"No Name" drainage and Alva Paul Creek mouth, to where the White-faced Ibis flew after a mass exit of birds from the "No Name" drainage:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/50426329577/in/dateposted-public/" title="Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) & White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi), Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/50426329577_efabd6f3e9_b.jpg" alt="Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) & White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi), Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA" /></a>"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 06, 2020 08:08 by Herb Elliott
- Santa Maria River Estuary (SLO Co.), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6456667&<ll...>,-120.6456667
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74504020
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "This adult (mottling) Pacific Golden-Plover was found on the northwestern shoreline before flying to the southeastern end of the estuary. The bird had golden mottling on black, spotted underparts bordered by white stripe that extended from forehead to flanks with undertail coverts."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 05, 2020 12:16 by Carly Boyd-Dovideo
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74479313
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Bird previously reported here. Intermixed with semipalmated plovers and snowy plovers. Distinct large black mask and wider breast band. Bright orange beak base. Stood out from the rest as it was in breeding plumage while the semipalmated plovers were not."

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) (2)
- Reported Oct 06, 2020 08:08 by Herb Elliott
- Santa Maria River Estuary (SLO Co.), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6456667&<ll...>,-120.6456667
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74504020
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "flew in together, made a brief landing and headed south"

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 05, 2020 11:35 by Mike Stiles
- Morro Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8624411&<ll...>,-120.8624411
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74503027
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "At stakeout spot upstream of pedestrian bridge. The bird flew in and spent a minute or so on dead branches above the water. Photos."

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 05, 2020 09:54 by Norman Pillsbury
- Morro Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8624411&<ll...>,-120.8624411
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74476754
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Dark back streaks, reddish wings, gray breast, eye ring. Called out today by Jim Royer. Photo."

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 05, 2020 09:05 by Jim Royer
- Morro Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8624411&<ll...>,-120.8624411
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74480783
- Comments: "This bird was upstream from the pedestrian bridge about 100 yards in willows and was likely the same bird found by Tom Edell the day before. It was a medium size sparrow with a lot of rusty in the wings, white throat, no conspicuous wing bars, faint streaking in the gray chest, buffy flanks. and a gray face with a darker crown and dark eyeline. It chipped a couple of times, sounding like a quiet Black Phoebe."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 10:38 by Herb Elliott
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74512509
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "previously reported"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 06, 2020 08:30 by Roger Zachary
- Lila Keiser Park/Morro Creek, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.856743&<ll...>,-120.856743
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74501295
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Observed the bird at the south east corner of the trailer storage area; it was on the ground feeding with a Dark-eyed Junco and a White-crowned Sparrow; I noticed the yellow under the tail and yellowish rump; I tried to focus through the fence and took 1 quick image then a black cat jumped out and scarred the birds away; terrible image of the backside of the bird; 1st reported by Dave Keeling and also reported recently by other birders"

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Date: 10/6/20 4:42 pm
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Suspected Red-naped Sapsucker
Hi Judy,



It does sound like a Red-naped Sapsucker candidate. A red throat and white chin would indicate a female. One important characteristic you did not mention is whether there was a separate red patch on the nape.



Be aware that most of the coastal Red-naped Sapsuckers in SLO County show at least some evidence of past hybridization (presumably with Red-breasted) with red bleeding into the breast and/or face where it should not occur. Both of the Red-naped Sapsuckers in SLO County last winter showed hybrid traits.



Hopefully this bird will remain at Sweet Springs and can be documented with photos.



Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA



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Sent: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:41 PM
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Subject: [slocobirding] Suspected Red-naped Sapsucker



Suspected Red-naped Sapsucker working cypress trunks directly west of the bench at the Broderson St entrance to Sweet Springs Nature Preserve in Los Osos. White patches on wings. Belly yellow brown and speckled. Red on throat, then white, black through the eye, white supercillium, red on head. Back is black with tan speckling wider at shoulders and tapering to tail.
Judy Neuhauser
Los Osos, CA





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Date: 10/6/20 12:41 pm
From: Judy Neuhauser <judyneu...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Suspected Red-naped Sapsucker
Suspected Red-naped Sapsucker working cypress trunks directly west of the bench at the Broderson St entrance to Sweet Springs Nature Preserve in Los Osos. White patches on wings. Belly yellow brown and speckled. Red on throat, then white, black through the eye, white supercillium, red on head. Back is black with tan speckling wider at shoulders and tapering to tail.
Judy Neuhauser
Los Osos, CA


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Date: 10/5/20 5:40 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Black-necked Stilt (2 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Common Ringed Plover (3 reports)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)
- Swamp Sparrow (2 reports)
- Yellow-breasted Chat (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Blackburnian Warbler (2 reports)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in San Luis Obispo County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN36231
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 05, 2020 09:30 by Mark Mushkat
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74459005
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Feeding in beach pool, n side."

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 12:52 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74440666
- Media: 1 Photo

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 07:28 by Herb Elliott
- Santa Maria River Estuary (SLO Co.), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6456667&<ll...>,-120.6456667
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74253932
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "This bird was smaller than the nearby Black-bellied Plovers, its upperparts were sprinkled with golden markings on brownish-gray background, more even in pattern and wear with three primaries extending beyond the tertials. Images were taken in SLOC before the bird flew south."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 07:07 by Herb Elliott
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74286451
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Previously reported and continuing on the beach close to the creek"

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 10:07 by Herb Elliott
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74425385
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Previously reported; found by Kevin Zimmer on Thursday, October 1, 2020"

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 08:15 by Janet Phillips
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74439332
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; found between Post 6 and 7 as is common; started seeing small flocks of Semi-palmated Plovers between Posts 4 and 5; after Post 6 the flocks were much larger; after viewing at least 80 Semi-palmated Plovers, the Common Ringed Plover was spotted; more white on his forehead, a diagonal black band through his eye, orange base of bill and bright orange legs stood out; photos"

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 07:34 by Herb Elliott
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74341933
- Media: 1 Video, 6 Photos
- Comments: "adult male -- details coming"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 07:07 by Herb Elliott
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74286451
- Comments: "Continuing along the right most trail between parking lot and access to the beach. The bird had brownish upperparts with darker streaks on the back; whitish supercilium, pales lores, clear gray nape and a small pink bill. Underparts were pale. It vocalized a buzzing sound as it flew between shrubs"

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 05, 2020 11:45 by Jeanette Stone
- Morro Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8624411&<ll...>,-120.8624411
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74470228
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "First reported at this location by Tom Edell on Oct 4; Lightly streaked breast. Rufous (reddish-brown) wings."

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 05, 2020 09:50 by Roger Zachary
- Morro Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8624411&<ll...>,-120.8624411
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74466380
- Comments: "Seen briefly with other birders including Jim Royer who reported the bird at 9:45am; first reported by Tom Edell on Oct. 4; no photos for me; rufous on the wings and flanks, gray nape, lightly streaked breast, and white throat; seen again at 12:05 pm after returning to the location"

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (1)
- Reported Oct 05, 2020 11:10 by Mark Mushkat
- Morro Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8624411&<ll...>,-120.8624411
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74464545
- Comments: "Much larger than nearby COYE, prominent eye arcs and lores, bright yellow breast and throat, white belly, evenly colored back and tail, vocalizing with loud call note tuk."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 09:48 by Herb Elliott
- Oso Flaco Lake (not for beach/ocean), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6207848&<ll...>,-120.6207848
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74254505
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "First reported [Mon 28 Sep 2020] [ https://ebird.org/checklist/S74186105 ]"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 14:29 by Owen Castagnoli
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74437233
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen over foot bridge. Immature"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 14:29 by Kai Mills
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74439443
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen over foot bridge. Immature"

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Date: 10/5/20 3:55 pm
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: [slocobirding] FW: [CALBIRDS] on Chimney Swift status and identification in CA and the West
Below is a post by Paul Lehman to Calbirds that points out the difficulty in separating Chimney from Vaux's Swifts.

SLO County is at the southern extent of the Vaux's Swift breeding range (nest documented in Atascadero, July 2013, by Kevin Zimmer). Vaux's is now the expected Chaetura swift in summer, especially in the Atascadero and Paso Robles area. Nonetheless, the identification of this species is very difficult and most of the features typically used to document it (and separate it from Chimney Swift) are not necessarily diagnostic. And what species is represented by recent coastal Chaetura swifts seen along the SLO South Coast in summer?

Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA

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Subject: [CALBIRDS] on Chimney Swift status and identification in CA and the West

At the risk of walking into a minefield, here goes....

Proper identification of Chimney Swift in the field, especially a lone, silent bird, is probably one of THE MOST DIFFICULT identification problem there is. Probably even worse than pewees and.... and..... Even trying to analyze fairly good photos of a lone bird in flight, with nothing else in the photo but sky, can be be extremely difficult. Most records of Chimney Swifts in California through the 20th Century were very-late-spring or summer birds, seen sometimes with Vaux's and sometimes by themselves, and often in southern (and eastern) parts of the state where Vaux's Swift is not known to occur at those seasons.
Records from fall were virtually non-existant, nor from much of the northern 2/3 of the state where Vaux's breeds. Of course Chimney Swift "should" occur as a casual vagrant to much of the state, given its range and long-distance migration, but our being able to adequately document such records has often been a very tough slog! But during the past couple decades, there seems to have been a major uptick in reports from fall and from summer in places where Vaux's are indeed expected. A very few of these birds were seen with Vaux's and/or heard calling. But unfortunately, most reports of Chimneys are of lone birds, which makes the process more difficult. Also, by all accounts, Chimney Swifts populations in many areas are declining, thus their occurrence in CA, AZ, and elsewhere west of their normal range, may also be declining, not increasing.

Over these recent years, there has been the oft-quoted use of the "bulging" inner primaries/outer secondaries as a character clinching the ID, BUT Vaux's can also show that effect, especially when they are banking/stalling in flight, and not flapping, which is exactly when the best photos are likely to be obtained and then submitted. Yes, perhaps Chimney shows it more often and a bit more strongly, but it is NOT an absolute field mark. Also, I've seen quite a few descriptions of Chimney in the West or Vaux's east of normal that state that the bird had a white throat so was a Vaux's because Chimney has a dark throat. This is simply not true. Almost all Chimney Swifts have pale throats. And in fact many Chimney Swifts also have pale upper breasts, so it is not until one reaches around mid-breast or even slightly lower that their underparts are truly dark. And rump color has also been used too loosely to ID the two species, as BOTH have rumps that are paler than the rest of the upperparts. Chimneys rarely ever have rumps that don't contrast paler. Yes, Vaux's may have even slightly paler rumps, but the difference is pretty small. As for flight style, yes, Chimney tends to flap just slightly slower and glide a bit more, but these are average differences, and is something more likely to be noticed if both species are together rather than with a lone Chimney. And last comes vocalizations, which Chimney tending to be more vocal and the chittering tending to be louder, whereas Vaux's chittering tends to be softer. But unfortunately, swifts often remain silent, and Chimneys are much more likely to call if in a group than they are if they are alone.

I guess I would make a small plea for us to perhaps take one giant step backwards when it comes to reporting Chimney Swifts in the Far West, especially when dealing with a lone bird or one at a more "difficult"
time of year. This is NOT to say that they don't occur. And I am not singling out ANY particular records here, especially given that I didn't see the birds myself, and I find analyzing photos of single birds in the sky to be almost impossible. I also wonder if the problem is not only Chimney vs. Vaux's, but if some reports of dark-looking Chimneys might not be distant Black Swifts--not to mention the REGULAR misidentification of White-throated Swifts seen in poor light or at a long distance as some sort of darker species of swift (i.e., Black, Chimney, Vaux's).

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Date: 10/5/20 3:01 pm
From: William Bouton <boutonbill...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover
I observed the Common Ringed Plover today, Monday October 5, 12:00-13:00, 50-100 yards north of rescue marker 6. In heavy fog!


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San Luis Obispo



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Date: 10/5/20 11:41 am
From: Mark Mushkat <mmushkat...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Yellow-Breasted Chat
Yellow breasted Chat by Harbor Dept Boat House(35.3762549, -120.8609337). Last seen on N side of creek, viewed from steep path leading to creek edge. Path next to fencing.

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Date: 10/4/20 5:26 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Black-necked Stilt (3 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (5 reports)
- Common Ringed Plover (4 reports)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (2 reports)
- Brewer's Sparrow (2 reports)
- Swamp Sparrow (2 reports)
- Blackburnian Warbler (4 reports)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)

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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1)
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 08:12 by Tom Edell
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74423581
- Comments: "Presumably one of the four here yesterday evening. Foraging in the small lagoon north of Alva Paul Creek. Long pink-legged wader with a thin black bill that was black above, white below. Stood out even from 125 yards away with binoculars."

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 11:07 by Moed Gerveni
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74391311
- Media: 1 Photo

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 11:07 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74391020
- Media: 1 Photo

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 07:28 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74429388
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing bird; yellow wash on face with prominent ear spot; longer legged than America Golden-Plover; showed 3 primary projections"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 07:28 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74431418
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing bird; yellow wash on face with prominent ear spot; longer legged than America Golden-Plover; showed 3 primary projections"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 06:55 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74390088
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Maggie Smith on 9/29/2020. Prominent ear spot, yellow/buffy tones on back and face with large yellowish spotting on back, primaries extend beyond tertials,"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 06:55 by Jeff Miller
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74390821
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Maggie Smith on 9/29/2020. Prominent ear spot, yellow/buffy tones on back and face with large yellowish spotting on back, primaries extend beyond tertials,"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 06:55 by Moed Gerveni
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74391305
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Maggie Smith on 9/29/2020. Prominent ear spot, yellow/buffy tones on back and face with large yellowish spotting on back, primaries extend beyond tertials,"

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 15:29 by Jim Royer
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74397854
- Comments: "Continuing breeding plumage male bird found by Kevin Zimmer, in with Semipalmated Plovers and Snowy Plovers, about 1/4 mile north of rescue marker 6."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 14:20 by Kai Mills
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74390625
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen by four others as well."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 12:07 by Eric Wier
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74389664
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first observed by Kevin Zimmer on October 1st."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 12:07 by Steven McMasters
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74407903
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first observed by Kevin Zimmer on October 1st."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 07:28 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74429388
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing along the right most trail between parking lot and access to the beach. The bird had brownish upperparts with darker streaks on the back; whitish supercilium, pales lores, clear gray nape and a small pink bill. Underparts were pale. photo"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 07:28 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74431418
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing along the right most trail between parking lot and access to the beach. The bird had brownish upperparts with darker streaks on the back; whitish supercilium, pales lores, clear gray nape and a small pink bill. Underparts were pale. photo"

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1)
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 07:28 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74431418
- Comments: "Small spizella sparrow with overall brownish gray plumage. Markings on face were low in contrast with off whitish supercilium and lores on gray face.It had a complete eye ring and small pale bill. I did not see the back or nape. Bird was silent. Seen on right hand side trail .across from the area where originally found by Mark Mushkat"

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1)
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 07:28 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74429388
- Comments: "Small spizella sparrow with overall brownish gray plumage. Markings on face were low in contrast with off whitish supercilium and lores on gray face.It had a complete eye ring and small pale bill. I did not see the back or nape. Bird was silent. Seen on right hand side trail .across from the area where originally found by Mark Mushkat"

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1)
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 13:25 by Jeff Miller
- Morro Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8624411&<ll...>,-120.8624411
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74424943
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Very rufous wings, dark streaked back, clean gray nape, buffy gray breast with blurry streaks, white throat, rufous flanks. Only managed a very poor photo of part of the bird, but you can tell that it is a swamp sparrow."

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 09:30 by Tom Edell
- Morro Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8624411&<ll...>,-120.8624411
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74422781
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "County's second earliest arrival date (poor photos)"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 09:17 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- Del Mar Park, Morro Bay US-CA 35.39834, -120.85772, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.857719&<ll...>,-120.857719
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74399142
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 10:15 by Roger Zachary
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74426365
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "recent reports and previously found that morning"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 10:01 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74390844
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Bird observed had yellow breast with dark streaks on sides to flanks, dark eye line, dark auriculars contrasting with yellow on throat and face, pronounced white wing bars, and white under-tail with black on sides of tail tip."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 10:01 by Moed Gerveni
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74391310
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Bird observed had yellow breast with dark streaks on sides to flanks, dark eye line, dark auriculars contrasting with yellow on throat and face, pronounced white wing bars, and white under-tail with black on sides of tail tip."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 12:18 by Will Knowlton
- Santa Rosa Creek Trail--Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.1005139&<ll...>,-121.1005139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74386125
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Found again with large flock of Bushtits and chickadees near trail entrance at Windsor."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Oct 04, 2020 09:45 by Jeanette Stone
- Lila Keiser Park/Morro Creek, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.856743&<ll...>,-120.856743
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74424590
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Reported on Oct. 3 by Dave Keeling. Seen by the RV park storage area. Typical tail bobbing behavior with yellow under tail, pale eyebrow."

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Date: 10/4/20 4:35 pm
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover
The bird continued today (Oct 4) in the usual location near post #6 on the
Morro Bay Sandspit.



Common Ringed Plover is on the California Bird Records Committee review
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Thanks to everyone that takes the time to document this exceptional record.



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Cayucos, CA



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Date: 10/4/20 3:31 pm
From: Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd...>
Subject: [slocobirding] juvenile Sabine's Gull at Atascadero Wastewater Plant
The juvenile Sabine’s Gull, first reported by "The Pair of Wing Nuts" at 0730 this morning, was still present and seemingly content at the 2nd basin from the south end of the Atascadero Wastewater Plant ponds from 1400–1445h this afternoon. A very nice bird for an inland locality like Atascadero!

Not much else going on there, although staring into the afternoon sun from the back side of the ponds made it hard to see anything on the far side, even with a scope. A few Wood Ducks, lots of Northern Shoverlers, Mallards, Canada Geese, Ruddy Ducks, and a few Eared Grebes and Cinnamon Teal.

Had my first Hermit Thrush of the fall drinking at our pond this morning, and the first Ruby-crowned Kinglet of the fall at the pond yesterday. Other migrants trickling through the yard in the past few days include Warbling Vireo, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Western Tanager, and Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Orange-crowned, Wilson’s, Townsend’s and Black-throated Gray warblers. Golden-crowned and White-crowned sparrows arrived several days ago, and are settling in for the winter.

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Date: 10/4/20 1:07 pm
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Swamp Sparrow, Morro Creek, 10/4
Checked a few locations this morning. Most interesting bird was an early
Swamp Sparrow on Morro Creek up creek of the pedestrian bridge by the beach.
Two American Avocets were at the creek lagoon. Earlier, at least one of the
four Black-necked Stilts Steve Tillman found yesterday afternoon was still
at the small shallow lagoon north of Alva Paul Creek at Morro Strand State
Beach.



Three male and two female Redheads were with an estimated 1500 American
Coots and about 100 Ring-necked Ducks at Whale Rock Reservoir this morning.



I was told that the Blackburnian Warbler was present again this morning at
Del Mar Park, Morro Bay.



Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA



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Date: 10/3/20 4:59 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Bufflehead (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Common Ringed Plover (10 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Tennessee Warbler (1 report)
- American Redstart (5 reports)
- Bay-breasted Warbler (1 report)
- Blackburnian Warbler (10 reports)
- Palm Warbler (2 reports)

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Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (5)
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 11:53 by Susan Carstens
- Oso Flaco Lake, Arroyo Grande US-CA 35.03069, -120.62085, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.620849&<ll...>,-120.620849
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74372173
- Comments: "Appear to be buffleheads -correct shape and color"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 08:45 by Petra Clayton
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74336924
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile since 9/29/20 (eBird report by Maggie Smith).---Cream-colored breast and belly with buff-colored spots; feathers on the back have dark centers and pale margins; dark crown lightly streaked with buff; pale supercilium; small dark patch on the auriculars; shorter, more slender bill than a Black-bellied Plover. - Recent sightings are only the second time this species has been reported on eBird at this location. The first was on 11/10/2016 (Maggie Smith/Herb Elliott)."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 07:33 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74335140
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing bird"

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 10:13 by Mike Stiles
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74372893
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "I first saw the plover at post #6, where several birders were looking at the bird. The bird flew south and the birders went after it. I headed north back to my kayak, and saw the bird, which had apparently quickly doubled back on the chasers, a little distance north of post 6. Plover slightly larger than Semi-palmated. Black collar around neck and bleeding into upper breast, setting off bright white collar under the bill and around neck. White patch above bill, surrounded by black on the forehead and eye. Eye black with no eye ring. Bill orangish at base with dark tip."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 08:30 by Tom Slater
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74375096
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Virtually identical to Semipalmated Plover with the exception of a few things: white forehead patch extended all the way to the eye, it had a white eyebrow that started above the eye and went back and well behind it, no orbital ring, and had dark black head and chest stripes (summer plumage). Bill had an orange base with a black tip. The only one out there with summer (dark black) plumage on head and chest made finding it fairly easy, but it did take time to weed through the myriad of other plovers."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 08:21 by Jeff Davis
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74372364
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing from 10/1/2020; associated with flock of Least Sandpipers, Western Sandpipers, Semipalmated Plovers, and Snowy Plovers."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 06:26 by Bradley Hacker
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74363408
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 08:17 by Will Knowlton
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74338871
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Found yesterday by Kevin Zimmer. Relocated today near these cordinates: 35.35098, -120.862077. More details to be added later."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 08:15 by Jay Carroll
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74338309
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Similar in general appearance to Semipalmated Plover, this breeding plumaged male had a wide black breast band, strongly contrasting facial markings, white supercilium, and lacked any eye ring; bill was orange at base, dark near tip; this individual appeared slightly larger overall than the Semipalmated Plovers; many observers, the bird was first seen here on the previous day by Kevin Zimmer."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 07:34 by Tom Edell
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74338192
- Media: 1 Video, 6 Photos
- Comments: "adult male -- details coming"

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 07:34 by Mike Bush
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74341977
- Media: 1 Video, 6 Photos
- Comments: "adult male -- details coming"

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 06:11 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Common Ringed Plover Stakeout--Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8619518&<ll...>,-120.8619518
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74341425
- Media: 15 Photos
- Comments: "First found by Kevin Zimmer near post 6 on Morro spit on 10/1/20. M. Found today (10/2/20) by Jeff Miller and Jay Carroll.
Breeding plumage appearance with bright eyebrow and dark lores at gape; eye barely visible. Bill orange near base; black near tip."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 09:00 by John Sayers
- Morro Dunes Natural Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8622477&<ll...>,-120.8622477
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74337017
- Comments: "I just happened by the flock of birders trying to locate this bird this morning. It was just north of Rescue Marker 6 in the wrack with a larger group of semi-palmated and further up the beach western snowy plovers. I Was in a side by side vehicle and tried not to flush the flocks on my way north. On the way south I stopped to see if they had found the bird. Very striking dark black markings on face and neck with very orange bill. Contrasted nicely compared to all the other semi-palmated plovers around who were much more drab in color. Closer to the north end of the spit which would be a shorter walk if one has a kayak or canoe and can walk south from Tidelands Park corridor @ rescue marker 7. I cheated as I was working and happened upon the sighting . Happy coincidence."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 12:00 by Petra Clayton
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74337904
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Bright yellow breast, belly, under tail; gray head and nape; green back; white throat; stout black bill; notched tail. --- Only one prior eBird report of this species at this location: 10/23/2011 (Tom Edell)"

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1)
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 12:44 by Bradley Hacker
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74373328
- Comments: "Warbler. No wing bars. Green-yellow uppers. Green-yellow face with dark eyeline. White breast and UTC. Willows N of trail to wooden bridge in S corner of park 35.3988 120.8598"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 13:52 by Rick Saxton
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74379298
- Comments: "Female/juvenile type."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 13:52 by Gary Woods
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74341992
- Comments: "Female/juvenile type."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 13:46 by Jan Bugge
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74341803
- Comments: "Viewed with 3 other birders as it was actively darting about in willows and other trees near footbridge; gray head and back, white throat, dark gray tail with yellow side patches; observed tail fanning"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 13:46 by Lisa Gattuso
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74338258
- Comments: "Viewed with 3 other birders as it was actively darting about in willows and other trees near footbridge; gray head and back, white throat, dark gray tail with yellow side patches; observed tail fanning"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 08:45 by Kaaren Perry
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74337373
- Comments: "Female plumage, seen fanning yellow-based tail, pale yellow on sides of breast, dark head."

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 12:27 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/S74341622
- Media: 12 Photos
- Comments: "Rust streaks on sides, white eye arcs, lime-greenish head, strong double wing bars, buffy breast. Continuing from 10/1/20; first seen by Belardes."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 12:44 by Bradley Hacker
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74373328
- Comments: "Warbler. Yellow throat. White sides with black stripes. Yellow face with gray triangle. Two white wing bars. Buff UTC."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 10:39 by Santiago Lupi
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74365010
- Comments: "Continuing in the willows near the bridge at (35.3994386, -120.8584744)."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 09:48 by Tom Edell
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74376714
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "present here since 30 Sep. Photo"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 09:48 by Jeff Miller
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74364587
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 07:55 by John/Linda Mendoza
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74367813
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "continuing"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 13:52 by Gary Woods
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74341992
- Comments: "continuing in first tree east of the bridge"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 13:52 by Rick Saxton
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74379298
- Comments: "continuing in first tree east of the bridge"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 13:46 by Lisa Gattuso
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74338258
- Comments: "Viewed in willows and a pine tree near footbridge; yell ow throat and face, white belly with dark.streaks on flanks, grey head with yellow lateral crown stripes"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 13:46 by Jan Bugge
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74341803
- Comments: "Viewed in willows and a pine tree near footbridge; yell ow throat and face, white belly with dark.streaks on flanks, grey head with yellow lateral crown stripes"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 08:45 by Kaaren Perry
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74337373
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing fall bird. Working in the willows along the creek. Often at eye level."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 09:00 by Jeff Miller
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74360526
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found by Tom Edell; photos"

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 03, 2020 07:42 by Tom Edell
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9062489&<ll...>,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74376725
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "first noted the yellow undertail coverts and that the bird was wagging its tail. Brwonish above, creamy colored below with faint streaks on the breast ad along fanks. Pale supercilium and dark line through the eye and with white eye arcs above and below eye. Photo"

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Date: 10/3/20 4:51 pm
From: David L. Keeling <dkeeling...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Palm Warbler and a few more
Hi all,

Yesterday, before slogging out to view the much-reported Common Ringed Plover, I had nice views of a PALM WARBLER in good light at Lila Keiser Park in Morro Bay. It was on the ground, right where the pathway from the parking lot branches to go either along the creek bank or down into the creek bottom. It disappeared over the fence into what looks like a flood control ditch by the RV/Trailer Park.

Have posted some photos on my FLICKR site. Enjoy as many as you have time for.

Dave Keeling
Morro Bay

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_morro_bay_keeling/



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Date: 10/3/20 4:13 pm
From: Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Nashville Warbler - Morro Bay
This morning a very bright Nashville Warbler stopped to bathe in our yard. It returned later to feed on the blossoms of a low growing scrub. The Nashville has appeared 6 out of the last 7 years at this location, occasionally wintering over. Two photos from this morning on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaarenp/ <http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaarenp/>

2 rather late in the season Hooded Orioles also dropped in, taking a quick bath before heading off.

The White-crown Sparrows are steadily increasing in numbers, still far outnumbering the Golden-crowns. It is such a pleasure to again hear the White-crowns adding their wintering songs to our resident species chorus.

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay







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Date: 10/3/20 2:56 pm
From: Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover adventure
First, thanks Kevin Zimmer for finding this terrific bird. Last time I saw one I was in Ireland.
Second, thank you locals for pointing me to the correct dock to successfully launch across the bay.We departed from Tidelands Park/parking/dock. Probably the shortest route across.
Mike Schaefer and I took my canoe across the bay to the spit this morning just after 8 AM and walked south on the spit. We ran into Bradley Hacker and another birder who were walking north along the spit who had not seen the bird yet. Brad had been there early in the morning and had already walked to the jetty and back. Reasoning that the best place for success was back near post 6 where Mike and I saw the most semipalmated plovers (they were congregating in that one area for some reason) we doubled back. 
We had seen flocks flying over the sandspit dunes (east to west) to the ocean side and the bird numbers were increasing by the minute. We started picking our way through the flock for a second time. That proved to be the ticket. It's black head and breast stripes were the most distinguishing feature when trying to separate it from the 100+ semipalmated plovers that we were seeing everywhere around it. Nice going Mike!
Mike Stiles waltzed right up after kayaking across and picked up the bird just as we found it. Talk about perfect timing.
A very fun and unique adventure. I've used boats to find good surf but this was a first using a boat (besides a pelagic trip) to go find a good bird. 
photos herehttps://ebird.org/checklist/S74375096

Bird on

Tom Slater
Smokey Nipomo


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Date: 10/3/20 11:34 am
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover
At 10 AM the Common Ringed Plover was at the same location it was present at the past two days. It appears that the tide needs to be high enough to flush birds from Morro Bay. It was not seen during yesterday lower afternoon tide.



Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA



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Subject: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover



Have not seen this AM between post 3 and end of spit. 2 Semi-P. Waiting for high tide.
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Good birding,

Bradley Hacker
Goleta CA
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Date: 10/3/20 10:02 am
From: Michael Schaefer <schaeferbirdman...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Palm warbler, Cayucos Creek
Common Collared Plover
Refound
Same spot
On Oct 3, 2020, at 8:52 AM, Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...> wrote:



Big influx of yellow-rumps and sparrows this morning. Palm warbler along creek behind Hardie Park. No sign of Tropical Kingbird see here yesterday.

Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA


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Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA



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Date: 10/3/20 8:52 am
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Palm warbler, Cayucos Creek

Big influx of yellow-rumps and sparrows this morning. Palm warbler along creek behind Hardie Park. No sign of Tropical Kingbird see here yesterday.Tom Edell Cayucos, CA Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 10/3/20 8:18 am
From: Bradley Hacker <hacker...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover
Have not seen this AM between post 3 and end of spit. 2 Semi-P.  Waiting for high tide.
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Bradley Hacker
Goleta CA
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Date: 10/2/20 7:39 pm
From: Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Boat launch info
Greg Smith mentioned launching from the south of the Embarcadero. I am not from Morro Bay nor am I familiar with the area as far as boating goes. Mike Schaefer and I are going to launch a canoe and are wondering for good directions on where to launch from. Thank you very much.


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Date: 10/2/20 6:05 pm
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover, Morro Bay Sandspit, 10/2
The plover is a male in breeding plumage. It was present to at least 12:15
today in approximately the same location it was found yesterday, which is
about 4 miles north of the sandspit parking lot off Pecho Valley Road in
Montana de Oro State Park. The GPS coordinates for the bird's location this
morning are 35.3515401, -120.8622091. Be aware that the walk on the beach is
on soft sand and the high tide tomorrow is 5.0 ft at 11:19 AM. There is cell
service from the sandspit.



The gate for the parking lot is suppose to open at 0800 hours, however this
morning a ranger opened it at 7:15 AM - I have no idea why or it one could
count on that this weekend. One person rented a kayak this morning, paddled
cross the Morro Bay, and walked in from the north to shorten the hike.



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Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA





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Date: 10/2/20 5:33 pm
From: Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...>
Subject: [slocobirding] A few warblers- Del Mar Park, Morro Bay
Del Mar Park continues to host 2 interesting warblers.

The Blackburnian Warbler, a rare eastern migrant, was seen repeatedly. It was usually seen just a little above eye level moving about in the willows on either side of the little bridge.

The American Redstart, also a rare migrant, was seen but not as cooperative. It usually appeared on the west side of the bridge flitting about high deep in the willows. Watch for the fanning tail!

Other warblers seen in the morning were Orange-crowned, Townsend's, Yellow-rumped, Yellow and Wilson's.

PS. Looking forward to hearing about some of the morning adventures as the Common Ringed Plover was refound on the MB spit! The 8 mil r/t distance on the deep sand dunes, heat forecast and air quality discouraged me from attempting the quest. "Gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em".

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay
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Date: 10/2/20 4:46 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Common Gallinule (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Common Ringed Plover (6 reports)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)
- American Redstart (4 reports)
- Bay-breasted Warbler (5 reports)
- Blackburnian Warbler (4 reports)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (2 reports)

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Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 08:40 by Roger Zachary
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6265268&<ll...>,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74323878
- Comments: "Ruth saw pointed out the bird; under tail coverts white; white stripe on flank; continuing bird; feeding under willows along the edge of lagoon"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 09:20 by David Cox
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74321902
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Juvenile cheek spot. Photos, Very hard to spot moving very slowly, spotted in a crowd of about 22 Snow Plovers that were moving all about."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 09:30 by Jeanette Stone
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74297341
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First reported by Maggie Smith. Mottled brown with a golden wash on back and head. See Photos"

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 12:36 by Mark Mushkat
- Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8621235&<ll...>,-120.8621235
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74326104
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found yesterday by Kevin Zimmer around marker 6 on Morro spit. M. Obs. found it today around (35.3515401, -120.8622091). Classic breeding plumage appearance with bright eyebrow and dark lores at gape. Slightly larger than close by SEPL. Photo to follow.
Kayaked from Sub Sea (Dakota helped with advice) in Morro Harbor about 200 yds. to Morro spit. Canoe would be good too. Walked ~300yds. west on vehicle path to beach, then about 1/2 mile south to where CRPL was resting. (35.3515401, -120.8622091). Perhaps an easier route for those disinclined to hike 6-8 miles round trip.

Of course bird could be one mile or one hundred miles further south this time tomorrow."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 07:27 by Kaia Colestock
- Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8621235&<ll...>,-120.8621235
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74319347
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; previously found by Kevin Zimmer yesterday. Observed at 35.3510665, -120.8623180. Jet black forehead down to gape, dark wide breast band, black orbital ring. Roosting on beach in wrack line with semi-palms. Birds flying in over dunes with the rising high tide. Likely feeding in bay during low tide. Peregrine occasionally flushing flocks to south. Seen by 13 birders. Photos."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 06:11 by Jeff Miller
- Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8621235&<ll...>,-120.8621235
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74327447
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "First found by Kevin Zimmer near marker 6 on Morro spit. M. Found today by Jeff Miller and Jay Carroll.
Breeding plumage appearance with bright eyebrow and dark lores at gape; eye barely visible. Bill orange near base; black near tip. Photos."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 06:11 by Liam Hampl
- Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8621235&<ll...>,-120.8621235
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74327643
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "First found by Kevin Zimmer near marker 6 on Morro spit. M. Found today by Jeff Miller and Jay Carroll.
Breeding plumage appearance with bright eyebrow and dark lores at gape; eye barely visible. Bill orange near base; black near tip. Photos."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 06:11 by Kilian Hampl
- Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8621235&<ll...>,-120.8621235
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74331608
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "First found by Kevin Zimmer near post 6 on Morro spit on 10/1/20. M. Found today (10/2/20) by Jeff Miller and Jay Carroll.
Breeding plumage appearance with bright eyebrow and dark lores at gape; eye barely visible. Bill orange near base; black near tip."

Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 06:11 by Norman Pillsbury
- Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8621235&<ll...>,-120.8621235
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74324987
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "First found by Kevin Zimmer near post 6 on Morro spit on 10/1/20. M. Found today (10/2/20) by Jeff Miller and Jay Carroll.
Breeding plumage appearance with bright eyebrow and dark lores at gape; eye barely visible. Bill orange near base; black near tip."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 11:30 by Mike Stiles
- Yard, 13th St, Los Osos, CA, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8285379&<ll...>,-120.8285379
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74331182
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Smallish sparrow, slightly smaller than nearby White-crowned. Finely streaked crown with pale median stripe. Bold face pattern with grayish nape. Photos"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 14:25 by gerard van heijzen
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74332461
- Comments: "Female. Flashing tail. Gray head. White supercilium. Yellow spot on wing. White belly. White undertail. Yellow spots on tail."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 09:18 by Nick Belardes
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74323410
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Foraging with small flock atop inner willow canopy."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 15:00 by Kaia Colestock
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74298507
- Comments: "Continuing. 35.3994525, -120.8588462, hawking in tops of willows. Gray head, white throat and belly, yellow patches on sides, black tail with yellow patches in outer tail feathers and wings. Photos TBA."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 12:45 by Jeanette Stone
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74298304
- Comments: "Spotted by Liam and Kilian Hampl while we were photographing the Blackburnian Warbler: Gray head, with white throat; distinct tail pattern - showing yellow base. Displayed typical tail fanning behavior."

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 09:20 by Kai Mills
- 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/S74324087
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen yesterday, 10/1/20, by Nick Belardes. Seen just east of the peninsula with a grill and benches, in a tree about 10-15 yards off the main lakeside road. Associated with bushtit, yellow-rumped and townsends warblers."

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 12:27 by Jeff Miller
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.26364, -120.68506, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.68506&<ll...>,-120.68506
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74327436
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing from 10/1/20; first seen by Belardes. Photos coming."

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 12:27 by Liam Hampl
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.26364, -120.68506, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.68506&<ll...>,-120.68506
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74327641
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing from 10/1/20; first seen by Belardes. Photos coming."

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 12:27 by Kilian Hampl
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.26364, -120.68506, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.68506&<ll...>,-120.68506
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74331611
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Rust streaks on sides, white eye arcs, lime-greenish head, strong double wing bars, buffy breast. Continuing from 10/1/20; first seen by Belardes."

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 12:27 by Norman Pillsbury
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.26364, -120.68506, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.68506&<ll...>,-120.68506
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74325479
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Rust streaks on sides, white eye arcs, lime-greenish head, strong double wing bars, buffy breast. Continuing from 10/1/20; first seen by Belardes."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 10:05 by Linda Dalton
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74328884
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Flitting across branches in trees near stream; confirmed by other birders in the area"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 09:18 by Nick Belardes
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74323410
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing near foot bridge."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 15:00 by Kaia Colestock
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74298507
- Comments: "Continuing. Just NW of the footbridge at 35.3994060, -120.8585649, foraging in outer branches of willows. Working north along creek. Orangish-yellow wash on throat and face, dark ear patch, white belly with dark streaks on flanks, white wing bars. Photos TBA."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 12:45 by Jeanette Stone
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74298304
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Reported earlier in the day by Kai Mills; Triangular cheek patch, white wing patch, yellowish throat."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 16:54 by Tom Edell
- Home, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8953657&<ll...>,-120.8953657
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74299360
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Spotted this bird in the front yard at the water feature. Photos"

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Oct 02, 2020 14:26 by Will Knowlton
- Santa Rosa Creek Trail--Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.1005139&<ll...>,-121.1005139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74332499
- Comments: "Most likely one of the two individuals I found here last weekend. Photos to be added."

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Date: 10/2/20 10:48 am
From: Sue Girard <susansales535...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Thick -billed Fox Sparrow yard bird, Nipomo
[Edited Message Follows]

This morning, moving with a Hermit Thrush. Picking in damp soil around a ground water basin, in high traffic area. Not intimidated by larger birds flying in for water: Robin, Jay, Mockingbird.

Thick finch-like bill, gray crown and nape, reddish brown wash to wings and rump. Stunning bird, chest markings are dark charcoal.

I usually have a brownish Sooty or two in winter, hope this one sticks around.

** edit to include possible 1FF Mourning Warbler. Brief drink at gd BB, then gleaning through Prunus hedge at 3' consistently, never venturing upwards as Orange-crowned do, skulky.  Grayish crown blending softly to soft yellow throat; yellow breast, all yellow undertail coverts. Large bill. Sleek and trim in appearance.  Flattened head, large eye w/complete white eye ring.
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Date: 10/2/20 10:14 am
From: Sue Girard <susansales535...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Thick -billed Fox Sparrow yard bird, Nipomo
This morning, moving with a Hermit Thrush. Picking in damp soil around a ground water basin, in high traffic area. Not intimidated by larger birds flying in for water: Robin, Jay, Mockingbird.

Thick finch-like bill, gray crown and nape, reddish brown wash to wings and rump. Stunning bird, chest markings are dark charcoal.

I usually have a brownish Sooty or two in winter, hope this one sticks around.

Sue Girard
northside Nipomo


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Date: 10/2/20 9:45 am
From: Wes Fritz via groups.io <wes-fritz...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover
Hi All,
Jeff Miller has relocated the COMMOM RINGED PLOVER. 100 yards ( American measurements) of marker #6 @ 9:30 am tho morning 10.2.02

Good luck and good birding

Wes Fritz
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Date: 10/2/20 7:37 am
From: Mike Bush <mbushii...>
Subject: UPDATE: GATE OPEN Re: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover Sandspit Parking Access Posted 8am
On Fri, Oct 2, 2020, 06:46 Mike Bush via groups.io <mbushii=
<gmail.com...> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Following Marlin Harms' comment last night, I went to the Moñtana de Oro
> State Park Sandspit access road this morning.
>
> The roadway is gated and locked; posted with a 'Closed Sunset - 8am' sign.
>
> Best to all,
>
> Mike Bush
> Los Osos
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Date: 10/2/20 6:46 am
From: Mike Bush <mbushii...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover Sandspit Parking Access Posted 8am
Hi All,

Following Marlin Harms' comment last night, I went to the Moñtana de Oro
State Park Sandspit access road this morning.

The roadway is gated and locked; posted with a 'Closed Sunset - 8am' sign.

Best to all,

Mike Bush
Los Osos


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Date: 10/2/20 12:47 am
From: Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd...>
Subject: [slocobirding] the Common Ringed Plover
In my haste to get the word out about the Common Ringed Plover, I see that I forgot one additional important field mark that distinguishes an alternate (breeding) plumage male Common Ringed from the corresponding plumage of male Semipalmated Plover, and that is the presence or absence of a contrastingly colored orbital ring. Common Ringed shows either no orbital ring, or, at best, a dark gray orbital ring which provides no contrast with the dark eye and black mask. Semipalmated Plover in breeding condition, typically shows a contrasting orange orbital ring, which shows well with close views or in decent photos.

Kevin Zimmer
Atascadero

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Date: 10/1/20 9:37 pm
From: Jim Royer <jrmotmot...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover on Morro Bay Sandspit
Everybody,

As the Administrator of the SloBird GroupMe, I will try and figure out why
the first post didn’t go through. As was already suggested, perhaps any
photos attached interfered with the the post. As was also suggested, it is
probably better to send a link to the photos posted to a source like eBird
or slocobirding that is accessible to all. (Although I understand that
photos sent to slocobirding can fill up a fairly limited memory.)
I’m also a little surprised that people are so sensitive about repeated
posts about a bird as rare as this one. The information should be
interesting to anyone interested in rare local birds, since it was not
previously posted on slocobirding. After a point though, I would agree it
could go onto slocobirding, with a reference to the slocobirding post on
the GroupMe. I don’t agree, however, that private messages would be a good
way to relate info on how to refind a bird like this, that is a first
county record.
I think it’s safe to say that a majority of this group are interested in
such info.
Also, a lessen we probably all learned from this - when anyone posts to the
GroupMe, it’s always a good idea to check the posts to make sure your post
went through.
For anyone possibly interested in joining the GroupMe for rare San Luis
Obispo County birds, send me a text.

Jim Royer
Los Osos


On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 7:32 PM Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd=
<yahoo.com...> wrote:

> All,
>
>
>
> At around 1130h this morning, I found and photographed a male Common
> Ringed Plover in alternate plumage on the ocean side of the Morro Bay Sand
> Spit near dune marker #6. I parked in the parking lot at the end of Sand
> Spit Road in Montaña de Oro SP, and took the trail that leads down to the
> beach. From there, I would estimate that it is about 4 mile hike (one-way)
> to where I saw the bird. It was loafing in the wrack line, well off the
> beach, loosely associated with 50+ Semipalmated Plovers and 20+ Snowy
> Plovers, and a bunch of Sanderlings and Least and Western sandpipers.
>
>
>
> The key in looking for this bird is that it was the only ringed
> plover-type still in alternate plumage. None of the 150+ Semipalmated
> Plovers that I saw along the spit today or on 9/23 were in alternate
> plumage. So, this bird should grab your attention. Key marks to separate
> it from a like-plumaged Semipalmated Plover are as follows: 1) prominent,
> long white brow above the black mask; 2) longer bill, with more extensive
> orange at the base; 3) black of mask meets the bill at the gape or just
> below (in Semipalmated, the mask joins the bill above the gape line); 4)
> paler and grayer-brown coloration of the upper parts in Common Ringed (SP
> is darker and browner); and 5) really hard to see in the field, but it does
> show in some of my photos, is that Common Ringed lacks webbing between the
> toes, whereas SP has a little webbing at the base. The vocalizations are a
> good clue, but you need comparative experience.
>
>
>
> I couldn't really examine my photos very well in the harsh, nearly mid-day
> light conditions, so I did not even attempt to call this in while I was out
> there. I was still watching it when all of the plovers and nearby
> Sanderlings burst into flight, as a response to a passing Merlin. Almost
> thought I heard one mellow CRPL-like call amongst the other calls when all
> of the birds flushed, but couldn't be sure. The birds flew hundreds of
> meters to the north along the sand spit, but I couldn't relocate THE bird,
> and I was still looking at a minimum 4-mile walk back to my car, so I gave
> up.
>
>
>
> It was VERY WARM today, and is supposed to be that way again tomorrow, and
> the hike is a long one (with a steep uphill through loose sand at the end
> to get back to the parking lot), so take LOTS OF WATER.
>
>
>
> I did photograph a Mountain Plover out on the spit today also, as well as
> what I assume is the same melanistic Western Sandpiper that I photographed
> on 9/23.
>
>
>
> Finally, I did attempt to post this to the Group Me text message alert,
> when I first got home late this afternoon. Apparently, that message did
> not post, although I don’t understand why my queries to Jeff Miller went
> through, but the plover post didn’t. Jim Royer, perhaps you can sort this
> out?
>
>
>
> Oh, and Bart Beckman: Sorry to have troubled you, but I was trying to get
> the rare bird info to post, and no way for me to find out if it was working
> without “chatting” with others. Seemed kind of important!
>
>
>
> Kevin Zimmer
>
> Atascadero
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


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Date: 10/1/20 8:15 pm
From: marlin harms <marlin93442...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Morro Bay Sandspit
Thanks, Kevin. I'm remembering that the last time I saw a sign on the road
down to the Sandspit parking lot, it said the road opened at 8:00 AM.
Someone might clarify if they know better than that. Thanks,

Marlin Harms
Morro Bay


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Date: 10/1/20 8:06 pm
From: Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover on Morro Bay Sandspit
Photo of bird attached.
On Thursday, October 1, 2020, 8:04 PM, Thomas Slater <tomslaterphotography...> wrote:

Next time attach a photo? Or a link to your ebird?  Thank you.
On Thursday, October 1, 2020, 7:32 PM, Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd...> wrote:

All,

At around 1130h this morning, I found and photographed a male Common Ringed Plover in alternate plumage on the ocean side of the Morro Bay Sand Spit near dune marker #6.  I parked in the parking lot at the end of Sand Spit Road in Montaña de Oro SP, and took the trail that leads down to the beach.  From there, I would estimate that it is about 4 mile hike (one-way) to where I saw the bird.  It was loafing in the wrack line, well off the beach, loosely associated with 50+ Semipalmated Plovers and 20+ Snowy Plovers, and a bunch of Sanderlings and Least and Western sandpipers.

The key in looking for this bird is that it was the only ringed plover-type still in alternate plumage.  None of the 150+ Semipalmated Plovers that I saw along the spit today or on 9/23 were in alternate plumage.  So, this bird should grab your attention.  Key marks to separate it from a  like-plumaged Semipalmated Plover are as follows:  1) prominent, long white brow above the black mask; 2) longer bill, with more extensive orange at the base; 3) black of mask meets the bill at the gape or just below (in Semipalmated, the mask joins the bill above the gape line); 4) paler and grayer-brown coloration of the upper parts in Common Ringed (SP is darker and browner); and 5) really hard to see in the field, but it does show in some of my photos, is that Common Ringed lacks webbing between the toes, whereas SP has a little webbing at the base.  The vocalizations are a good clue, but you need comparative experience.

I couldn't really examine my photos very well in the harsh, nearly mid-day light conditions, so I did not even attempt to call this in while I was out there.  I was still watching it when all of the plovers and nearby Sanderlings burst into flight, as a response to a passing Merlin.  Almost thought I heard one mellow CRPL-like call amongst the other calls when all of the birds flushed, but couldn't be sure.  The birds flew hundreds of meters to the north along the sand spit, but I couldn't relocate THE bird, and I was still looking at a minimum 4-mile walk back to my car, so I gave up.

It was VERY WARM today, and is supposed to be that way again tomorrow, and the hike is a long one (with a steep uphill through loose sand at the end to get back to the parking lot), so take LOTS OF WATER.

I did photograph a Mountain Plover out on the spit today also, as well as what I assume is the same melanistic Western Sandpiper that I photographed on 9/23.

Finally, I did attempt to post this to the Group Me text message alert, when I first got home late this afternoon.  Apparently, that message did not post, although I don’t understand why my queries to Jeff Miller went through, but the plover post didn’t.  Jim Royer, perhaps you can sort this out?

Oh, and Bart Beckman:  Sorry to have troubled you, but I was trying to get the rare bird info to post, and no way for me to find out if it was working without “chatting” with others.  Seemed kind of important!

Kevin Zimmer
Atascadero














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Date: 10/1/20 7:32 pm
From: Kevin Zimmer via groups.io <kjzimmerphd...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Common Ringed Plover on Morro Bay Sandspit
All,

At around 1130h this morning, I found and photographed a male Common Ringed Plover in alternate plumage on the ocean side of the Morro Bay Sand Spit near dune marker #6. I parked in the parking lot at the end of Sand Spit Road in Montaña de Oro SP, and took the trail that leads down to the beach. From there, I would estimate that it is about 4 mile hike (one-way) to where I saw the bird. It was loafing in the wrack line, well off the beach, loosely associated with 50+ Semipalmated Plovers and 20+ Snowy Plovers, and a bunch of Sanderlings and Least and Western sandpipers.

The key in looking for this bird is that it was the only ringed plover-type still in alternate plumage. None of the 150+ Semipalmated Plovers that I saw along the spit today or on 9/23 were in alternate plumage. So, this bird should grab your attention. Key marks to separate it from a like-plumaged Semipalmated Plover are as follows: 1) prominent, long white brow above the black mask; 2) longer bill, with more extensive orange at the base; 3) black of mask meets the bill at the gape or just below (in Semipalmated, the mask joins the bill above the gape line); 4) paler and grayer-brown coloration of the upper parts in Common Ringed (SP is darker and browner); and 5) really hard to see in the field, but it does show in some of my photos, is that Common Ringed lacks webbing between the toes, whereas SP has a little webbing at the base. The vocalizations are a good clue, but you need comparative experience.

I couldn't really examine my photos very well in the harsh, nearly mid-day light conditions, so I did not even attempt to call this in while I was out there. I was still watching it when all of the plovers and nearby Sanderlings burst into flight, as a response to a passing Merlin. Almost thought I heard one mellow CRPL-like call amongst the other calls when all of the birds flushed, but couldn't be sure. The birds flew hundreds of meters to the north along the sand spit, but I couldn't relocate THE bird, and I was still looking at a minimum 4-mile walk back to my car, so I gave up.

It was VERY WARM today, and is supposed to be that way again tomorrow, and the hike is a long one (with a steep uphill through loose sand at the end to get back to the parking lot), so take LOTS OF WATER.

I did photograph a Mountain Plover out on the spit today also, as well as what I assume is the same melanistic Western Sandpiper that I photographed on 9/23.

Finally, I did attempt to post this to the Group Me text message alert, when I first got home late this afternoon. Apparently, that message did not post, although I don’t understand why my queries to Jeff Miller went through, but the plover post didn’t. Jim Royer, perhaps you can sort this out?

Oh, and Bart Beckman: Sorry to have troubled you, but I was trying to get the rare bird info to post, and no way for me to find out if it was working without “chatting” with others. Seemed kind of important!

Kevin Zimmer
Atascadero



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Date: 10/1/20 4:27 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Common Gallinule (4 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (7 reports)
- Pigeon Guillemot (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (2 reports)
- Brewer's Sparrow (1 report)
- American Redstart (4 reports)
- Magnolia Warbler (3 reports)
- Bay-breasted Warbler (1 report)
- Blackburnian Warbler (9 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 11:35 by Jim Royer
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8574414&<ll...>,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74286547
- Comments: "Previously reported bird, found by Jay Carroll. It swam over to a bunch of grass that goes into the water on the southwest corner and was no longer visible. It lacked the bright bill of a breeding adult, but showed the white on the flanks and the white undertail."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 11:08 by Mark Mushkat
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8574414&<ll...>,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74284246
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Immature with brownish red shield, white undertail coverts, Gray green legs, white patch on flanks just below wings, wings held below body when out of water."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 10:37 by Tom Edell
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8574414&<ll...>,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74289570
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Juvenile on small pond seen from the west end of Howard Ave. It was initially hidden in a small patch of bulrush and grasses. Chased by American Coot which was slightly larger and also more bulky than the gallinule. First seen on this date by Jay Carroll"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 09:33 by Jay Carroll
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8574414&<ll...>,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74285924
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Similar to American Coot but showing white flank stripe and white in undertail coverts; longer legged and with darker tapered bill; in golf course pond with two coots."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 09:50 by Janet Phillips
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74290031
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; still foraging with a large flock of Snowy Plovers on the beach south of the lagoon; buffy throat and chest, dark brown, white and golden patterned top of head down back of neck and topside;"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 08:15 by Roger Zachary
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74291781
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen on the upper shore before the creek mouth with some Snowy Plovers; other birders saw the bird that same morning before I had arrived; reported previously Sept. 29, 2020 by Maggie Smith"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 07:07 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74295591
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Previously reported and continuing on the beach close to the creek"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 16:05 by Liam Hampl
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74265411
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Maggie Smith. Photos."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 16:05 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74266240
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Maggie Smith. Photos."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 16:05 by Kilian Hampl
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74265408
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Maggie Smith. Photos."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 07:28 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74260316
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "yellow wash on face with prominent ear spot; longer legged than America Golden-Plover; showed 3 primary projections"

Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) (4) CONFIRMED
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 09:47 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...>,-120.8717568&<ll...>,-120.8717568
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74289574
- Comments: "4-7 hatch-year birds; counted seven as I slowly scanned from south to north and four in one continuous scan from north to south. Three was the most seen together. All were beyond the nearshore kelp and too distant for photos, especially given the 85*F air temperature. Head, face and back dark, appeared all white below, strong white bar at rear of folded wing, preceded by a dark area and then paler area, bill dark, somewhat long neck for alcid."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 07:07 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74295591
- Comments: "Continuing along the right most trail between parking lot and access to the beach. The bird had brownish upperparts with darker streaks on the back; whitish supercilium, pales lores, clear gray nape and a small pink bill. Underparts were pale. It vocalized a buzzing sound as it flew between shrubs"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 07:28 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74260316
- Comments: "smaller than White crowned Sparrows nearby; wide off white supercilium, pales lores, clear gray nape and small pink bill. overall warm and buffy coloring."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 14:45 by Mark Mushkat
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74227116
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Small sparrow, mostly gray/brown, with relatively long tail, streaked crown with median stripe, streaked nape and back, complete thin eye ring, pale grayish face, pale small bill, lack of wing bars, whitish malar stripe and similarly colored supercilium. Location approximately (35.4567450, -120.9634190)"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 09:15 by Roger Zachary
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74292316
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Foraging in the tall cypress trees; fanning tail and moving quickly; seen the same morning by other birders and first reported Sept. 30"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 12:35 by Petra Clayton
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74267319
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Female/immature male: Light gray head; light yellow underparts; olive-gray back; one yellow wingbar; orange-yellow patches on the sides of breast and tail; tail fanning. --- Today's first eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: Kilian & Liam Hampl ."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:34 by Kilian Hampl
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74265152
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First seen in the willows near the bathrooms, then flew up into a nearby pine tree by the bathrooms. Reddish/orangish/yellowish patches on the sides and tail. Photos. Seen by other birders nearby."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:34 by Liam Hampl
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74265211
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First seen in the willows near the bathrooms, then flew up into a nearby pine tree by the bathrooms. Reddish/orangish/yellowish patches on the sides and tail. Photos. Seen by other birders nearby."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 12:19 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74266317
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Petra and Jack Clayton on 9/26/2020. Bird observed had yellow throat, breast and stomach, white on vent area to under-tail with complete black tail tip, black streaking on sides to flanks, pronounced white eye-ring and narrow, white wing bars that contrasted with dark back and top of head."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:34 by Liam Hampl
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74265211
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Petra Clayton. Photos. Seen with other birders nearby."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:34 by Kilian Hampl
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74265152
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Petra Clayton. Photos. Seen with other birders nearby."

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 07:10 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S74288477
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Seen in pine tree with mixed flock including: Hutton’s Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Western Bluebird, House Finch, and Oak Titmouse. Bird foraged along top of tree on inner branches, and around pine cones. Consulted two different field guides and examined SLO County photos of the Bay-breasted Warbler. Bird closely resembled Herb Elliot’s Oct. 7, 2017 image taken at Oso Flaco Lake. White throat, prominent double-white wingbars, buffy under tail and on sides of breast. Green back. Dark eyeline. Pale, broken eyering above and below eye. Will upload some partial and blurry images for ID. *Added note on location: bird seen in one of two adjacent pines east of lakeside restroom parking lot (maybe 20 yards north of paved lakeside path)."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Oct 01, 2020 07:32 by Tom Edell
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74291047
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "found yesterday. Seen both up and down Alva Paul Creek from pedestrian bridge (Photos)"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 14:34 by Tom Edell
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74262089
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "female/Immature male. I suspect this is a hatch-year male due to the bold black streaks along the sides. The bird had pale braces on dark back, yellow supercilium, dark eyeline, yellow underparts except for white undertail coverts, two white wingbars."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 12:35 by Petra Clayton
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74267319
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Female/Immature male. Dark crown and back with white stripe down the back; dark wings with two white wingbars; yellow chin, breast and belly; black streaking along the flanks; broad yellow supercilium; dark "cheeks" --- Found by Kai Mills today - first eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 12:19 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74266317
- Comments: "Bird found by Kai Mills earlier in the day. Bird observed had yellow breast with dark streaks on sides to flanks, dark eye line, dark auriculars contrasting with yellow on throat and face, pronounced white wing bars, and white under-tail with black on sides of tail tip."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:34 by Kilian Hampl
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74265152
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Kai Mills. Seen with other birders nearby. Photos"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:34 by Liam Hampl
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74265211
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Kai Mills. Seen with other birders nearby. Photos"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 10:44 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74266097
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bird found by Kai Mills during the visit. Bird observed had yellow breast with dark streaks on sides to flanks, dark eye line, dark auriculars contrasting with yellow on throat and face, pronounced white wing bars, and white under-tail with black on sides of tail tip."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 10:00 by Petra Clayton
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74267275
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Female/Immature male. Dark crown and back with white stripe down the back; dark wings with two white wingbars; yellow chin, breast and belly; black streaking along the flanks; broad yellow supercilium; dark "cheeks" --- Found by Kai Mills today - first eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 09:15 by Kaaren Perry
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74259564
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bird seen moving along the creek in the eucalyptus, in the Manaluca and willows. Appeared to be a immature male or possibly a fall female. Seen by several observers."

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Date: 9/30/20 9:23 pm
From: Kathy Cohon <Kcaauw...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] A Golden Eagle?
Hello.
I'm new to this .
Is there a Golden Eagle in the Edna Valley/Airport area?
About 4-5 weeks ago we saw a huge bird flying near the intersection of
Price Canyon
at Broad Street.
It flew into the trees,on the west side of Broad, just north of Old Edna.

Then a week ago, I saw a bird rise from the vineyards near Biddle
Ranch Road and Broad St.
It flew north into the trees at the old barn north of BRR, east side of
Broad.
To my amateur eye it looked too big to be a Red Tail Hawk.
Thank you.
Kathy Cohon


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Date: 9/30/20 8:42 pm
From: Thomas Slater via groups.io <tomslaterphotography...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Oso evening
Finally some sunny weather and NO fog. It's been low visibility for a week or more.
It was worth it just to bask in the golden hour glow on the boardwalk.
Over 50 species in two hours.There has been the same cast of characters out there for over a week...
Highlights -2 Hermit and 2 Black-throated Grays, a bunch of Townsend's, Orange, and Yellow warblers with just a single Yellow-rumped Warbler.
There was a gorgeous Cassin's Vireo that wouldn't sit still for a photo so I just gawked at it through my binoculars. 4 Long-billed dowitchers.
The lake is fairly boring (a zillion northern shovelers, coots and ruddy ducks) with the exception of the addition of the Belted Kingfisher about 10 days ago. It's still around.
I hope a new wind brings in a new cast of characters.
If it doesn't, I'm moving to Morro Bay.
Full list and picshttps://ebird.org/checklist/S74265742
Bird on,

Tom Slater
Nipomo


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Date: 9/30/20 4:18 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Common Gallinule (2 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Baird's Sandpiper (1 report)
- Western Kingbird (1 report)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (4 reports)
- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)
- Magnolia Warbler (2 reports)
- Blackburnian Warbler (3 reports)

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Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 14:18 by Liam Hampl
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6265268&<ll...>,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74227096
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird. By campsite 17. Photos."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 14:18 by Kilian Hampl
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6265268&<ll...>,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74227100
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird. By campsite 17. Photos."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 09:05 by Mark Mushkat
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74249642
- Comments: "Found by Maggie Smith. M. Obs. Photos"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 13:09 by Tom Edell
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74225532
- Media: 1 Video, 2 Photos
- Comments: "Juvenile found earlier by Maggie Smith. Roosting with Snowy Plover flock near up coast end of beach. Buffy face and breast, gold spotting on back, three primaries visible beyond tertials, tertials with larger buff colored triangular marks than American. Silent. (photo and video)"

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:40 by Kai Mills
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8678892&<ll...>,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74252104
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile near the terns. With Least sandpipers."

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) (1)
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 11:12 by Rudy Lucero
- Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6846991&<ll...>,-120.6846991
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74257607
- Comments: "Lighter gray head than Cassin's and did not show white tail tips. Seen in sycamore next to gazebo."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 18:41 by Jeff Miller
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74229462
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Small Spizella sparrow, buffy overall. Gray nape, large buffy supercilium, small pink bill. Photos"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 18:04 by Norman Pillsbury
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74230353
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Broad whitish eyebrow, pale lores, gray band around neck. Photos"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 14:45 by Mark Mushkat
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74227116
- Comments: "Found by Tom E. this morning. On trail 100 ft. from parking lot. Photos"

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 13:09 by Tom Edell
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74225532
- Media: 1 Video, 2 Photos
- Comments: "Juvenile at start of trail to beach near fence at parking area. Clear gray nape, buffy wash at sides of breast, pale lores, dark streaked buffy crown, overall a very warm colored bird."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 09:15 by Jeri Edwards
- 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/S74230364
- Comments: "First observed and reported on eBird by Petra Clayton, 9/28. I first noticed it because of its extreme backside/tail pumping, perched on a branch in a small tree/shrub just west of the circular walk. Distinct whitish stripe above the eye, spotted chest. Dropped down into the marshy reeds."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 10:45 by Norman Pillsbury
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74254399
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Yellow breast with lower black streaks, strong white eye ring, dark back and head, two wing bars, white under tail coverts. See photos."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 07:29 by Jeff Miller
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74243230
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Bright yellow underneath, black streaking on flanks, gray head, complete white eye ring, white lower belly and undertail coverts, white base of undertail with extensive black tip, faint white wing bars. Photo from underneath showing diagnostic tail."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 12:15 by Mark Mushkat
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74252347
- Comments: "M. Obs. Hampl bros. pointed it out."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 10:45 by Norman Pillsbury
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74254399
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bright yellow breast, strong yellow eyeline, gray cap, two white wing bars. See photos."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 30, 2020 09:30 by Kai Mills
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74251940
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bird seen associating with a flock of warblers (mostly Townsend's), but also seen by itself. Seen just south of the small waterfall flying in and around the small eye-level flowering trees that are in the middle of the grass. Seen in the eucalyptus, willows, and coniferous surrounding these small trees. Very cooperative."

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Date: 9/30/20 3:36 pm
From: Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Hardie park
Greater White-fronted Goose seen 5 minutes ago in the creek swimming. Flew north, Villa Creek?
Kilian Hampl,
Arroyo Grande


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Date: 9/30/20 3:26 pm
From: Liam&Kilian Hampl <thomshe...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Blackburnian Warbler - Del Mar Park, Morro Bay
Both Blackburnian and Magnolia Warbler continue, along with a American Redstart!

Liam Hampl,
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Date: 9/30/20 3:22 pm
From: Tom Edell via groups.io <TEdell...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Blackburnian Warbler - Del Mar Park, Morro Bay

The Blackburniam continues up creek of the pedestrian bridge.Tom Edell Cayucos, CA Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...> Date: 9/30/20 12:09 PM (GMT-08:00) To: Slocobirding <slocobirding...> Subject: [slocobirding] Blackburnian Warbler - Del Mar Park, Morro Bay This morning several birders were at Del Mar Park in search of the previously reported Magnolia Warbler.  It had been seen briefly before 9:00 am but as of 11:30 it had not been refound.On the bright side, Kai Mills found a Blackburnian Warbler which was then seen by all present.  It was seen moving from the willows along the creek, into the low trimmed Manaleuca and occasionally into the Eucalyptus. Quite cooperative.  Flicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaarenp/Kaaren PerryMorro Bay






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Date: 9/30/20 12:09 pm
From: Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Blackburnian Warbler - Del Mar Park, Morro Bay
This morning several birders were at Del Mar Park in search of the previously reported Magnolia Warbler. It had been seen briefly before 9:00 am but as of 11:30 it had not been refound.

On the bright side, Kai Mills found a Blackburnian Warbler which was then seen by all present. It was seen moving from the willows along the creek, into the low trimmed Manaleuca and occasionally into the Eucalyptus. Quite cooperative. Flicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaarenp/


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Date: 9/29/20 4:03 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Black-necked Stilt (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Manx Shearwater (6 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Hermit Thrush (2 reports)
- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)
- Magnolia Warbler (2 reports)

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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 09:25 by Jim Royer
- Doris Street Coastal Access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.848252&<ll...>,-120.848252
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74194949
- Comments: "First one for this location. A slender long necked shorebird with black upper parts and white under, with a thin long bill. It was standing in vegetation, so I could not see leg color, but distinctive."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 07:29 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.9688341&<ll...>,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74222482
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "photos"

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2020 11:44 by sonja raub
- Auto selected 35.54121, -121.25763, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.257635&<ll...>,-121.257635
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74194828
- Comments: "Seen by Kevin, and Jeff. Perhaps others? No photos, but they described it as more contrasting, darker above, and with violet-green swallow-like white saddle patches on the rump sides."

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2020 11:44 by Jeff Miller
- Auto selected 35.54121, -121.25763, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.257635&<ll...>,-121.257635
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74193243
- Comments: "Seen well in flight with BV Shearwaters and of similar size; very dark, glossy black back and upper wings, extensive white underneath, body and undertail completely white, very noticeable violet-green swallow-like white saddle patches on the rump sides."

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2020 11:44 by Alvaro's Adventures
- Auto selected 35.54121, -121.25763, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.257635&<ll...>,-121.257635
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74193075
- Comments: "Seen by Kevin, and Jeff. Perhaps others? No photos, but they described it as more contrasting, darker above, and with violet-green swallow-like white saddle patches on the rump sides."

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2020 11:44 by Amanda Alford
- Auto selected 35.54121, -121.25763, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.257635&<ll...>,-121.257635
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74194279
- Comments: "Seen by Kevin, and Jeff. Perhaps others? No photos, but they described it as more contrasting, darker above, and with violet-green swallow-like white saddle patches on the rump sides."

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2020 11:44 by Alvaro Jaramillo
- Auto selected 35.54121, -121.25763, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.257635&<ll...>,-121.257635
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74122204
- Comments: "Seen by Kevin, and Jeff. Perhaps others? No photos, but they described it as more contrasting, darker above, and with violet-green swallow-like white saddle patches on the rump sides."

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2020 11:44 by Garrett Lau
- Auto selected 35.54121, -121.25763, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.257635&<ll...>,-121.257635
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74193074
- Comments: "Seen by Kevin, and Jeff. Perhaps others? No photos, but they described it as more contrasting, darker above, and with violet-green swallow-like white saddle patches on the rump sides."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 11:43 by Rick Saval
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6265268&<ll...>,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74218325
- Comments: "Photo to be added."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 14:22 by Mark Mushkat
- Pismo State Beach - Oceano Campgrounds, Oceano US-CA 35.10666, -120.62661, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.626608&<ll...>,-120.626608
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74187808
- Comments: "Tyrannus sp. with prominent white throat, light greenish streaked chest and brighter yellow upper to mid belly, darkening to greenish yellow at lower belly and undertail. Strong bill more prominent than WEKI. Seen flycatching at e. tip of peninsula."

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 07:46 by Michael Mulroy
- Damon-Garcia Sports Field, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6476746&<ll...>,-120.6476746
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74213987
- Comments: "heard "chub" sound. thrush seen foraging in understory: brown bird with spotted breast and reddish trail feathers"

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 07:13 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Pine Mountain Cemetery--Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6570252&<ll...>,-120.6570252
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74193709
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Medium brown on back with reddish tail, complete eye-ring and dark spots on breast that taper off above belly."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 09:40 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S74185668
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Brown crown, back, wings, and tail; cream-colored supercilium tapering behind the eye; dark line through the eye; cream-colored underparts with crisp dark streaking; dusky pink legs; slender pinkish bill.--- First perched on a tree branch, then dropping into the grass - in the barbecue area on the lake side, between the restrooms and the end of the paved road. --- First eBird report ever of this species at this location."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 09:06 by Mark Mushkat
- Del Mar Park, Morro Bay US-CA 35.39966, -120.85893, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.858926&<ll...>,-120.858926
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74211070
- Comments: "Likely same bird as first reported by Petra Clayton on 9/26. Identical field marks. Near bench at fence, East edge of park."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2020 12:50 by Jeanette Stone
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74220849
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Previously reported on Sept. 26 by Petra Clayton and re-found this morning by Mark Mushkat. Per Petra: Dark head and nape; bold white eyering; yellow throat, breast, and belly; black streaking on the flanks; distinctive tail pattern, showing a white basal half (inner band) and a black tip when flared."

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Date: 9/29/20 3:42 pm
From: Maggie Smith via groups.io <milleniummaggs...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Pacific Golden Plover - Villa Creek SP
This morning I saw a juvenile Pacific Golden Plover on the beach.
eBird report with photos:
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Maggie Smith
Arroyo Grande
http://www.flickr.com/photos/slomaggie


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Date: 9/29/20 12:06 pm
From: Sue Girard <susansales535...>
Subject: [slocobirding] northside Nipomo yardbirds
Western Tanager females and two juveniles continue feeding on Prunus "cherry" fruit skins along with Scrub Jays, House Finches.
Orange-crowned and Townsend's Warblers travel through daily with a small flock of Bushtits, Oak Titmice, and a Chickadee or two, picking among the leaves for insects and spiders. Hummers shun feeders in favor of various Salvia and Nicotiana,
CA Thrashers and Spotted and CA Towhees plus a Swainson's Thrush dig under the hedgerow leaf litter.
Cooper's Hawk regularly buzzes the sideyard between the house and hedgerow.
A few American Robins still remain, but the numbers are down. There was quite a hub-bub in the euc tops this past weekend at sunset, with groups of Robins moving back and forth in the treetops.  Now usual summer morning and evening calling is missing.
Sparrows arriving. One Golden crown, and half dozen White-crowned, some with the orange bill and brown & tan crown striping.

Sue Girard
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Date: 9/29/20 11:11 am
From: Bob Chapman via groups.io <trapmanlou...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Arctic Tern, Golden Plover
Just got sent photos of an Arctic Tern near Pismo Lagoon and a Golden Plover along 7 shore. Shoreline opens up on the 1st.
Bob ChapmanLos Osos


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Date: 9/29/20 9:46 am
From: Mark Mushkat <mmushkat...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Magnolia Warbler
Sorry, Del Mar Park.

> On Sep 29, 2020, at 9:22 AM, Mark Mushkat via groups.io <mmushkat...> wrote:
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Date: 9/29/20 9:22 am
From: Mark Mushkat <mmushkat...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Magnolia Warbler
Likely same bird as first reported by Petra Clayton on 9/26. Identical markings. Near bench at fence, east edge of park. Just flew south along fence line ~50m.

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Date: 9/28/20 6:32 pm
From: Judy Neuhauser <judyneu...>
Subject: [slocobirding] FOS Golden-crowned Sparrow
My FOS Golden-crowned Sparrow appeared this afternoon at the feeders, a single individual in amongst the White-crowned Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, Oak Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend’s Warbler, Acorn Woodpeckers, CA Scrub Jays, CA Quail, Eurasian Collared Doves, Song Sparrow, Anna’s Hummingbirds, Lesser Goldfinch, Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, CA Thrasher, CA Towhees, Spotted Towhees, and Bewick’s Wren.

Judy Neuhauser
Highland Dr, Los Osos
on the edge between suburbia and Coastal Sage Scrub/Live Oak, Cypress and Eucalyptus woodlands


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Date: 9/28/20 3:39 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Horned Grebe (2 reports)
- Hermit Thrush (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (4 reports)
- American Redstart (1 report)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 report)

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Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) (1)
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 15:09 by Andrew Naegeli
- Oso Flaco Lake (not for beach/ocean), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6207848&<ll...>,-120.6207848
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74185158
- Comments: "Low confidence in ID. Lighter underneath, suggesting not an Eared Grebe."

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) (1)
- Reported Sep 27, 2020 18:00 by Tom Slater
- Oso Flaco Lake (not for beach/ocean), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6207848&<ll...>,-120.6207848
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74156784
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Possible horned grebe: My observation: Flat crown, thin neck, dark on backside of neck, white on front, long narrow head with easy sloping forehead, not steep. Red eye. Was a little larger than a nearby Eared Grebe (whose head shape was more compact and pointed). Bill was light colored, even in fog. Dark gray back. Most notable characteristic was it's thin, elongated head shape and gradual forehead making the head look extremely long looking. Nothing was peaky or triangular."

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (2)
- Reported Sep 26, 2020 16:09 by Jay Carroll
- East Hazard Canyon--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8558382&<ll...>,-120.8558382
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74153552
- Comments: "Grayish-brown upperparts contrasting with rufous tail; both birds seen and heard in riparian thicket.; “churt ” and “vree” calls."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 08:18 by Rudy Lucero
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6606531&<ll...>,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74172539
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Nick Belardes. Black and white striped warbler with white throat and grayish cheeks."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 07:44 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6606531&<ll...>,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74182911
- Comments: "Continuing bird first spotted the morning of Sept. 27, and again the same evening. Found creeping in bottlebrush trees near mid-park bridge around 7:30 a.m. Followed for about five minutes. Spotted same bird again when it flew over me into a deciduous tree along fence line close to CASA DIABLO feeder area. Bird crept up branches then darted to another tree. Spotted bird a third time while looking at warbler flock near fruit-bearing tree at northeast end of condos with Rudy Lucerno. We tracked the bird for five minutes or so as it crept up tree trunks and thick branches, flying to 2-3 different trees. It eventually flew into a sycamore tree next to paved path, again creeping up and down trunks and branches. While observing bird, a bicyclist on cell phone yelled “Watch it!” to Rudy. Afterwards we lost the bird. Details: black and white, medium-sized warbler with black-and-white lines down back and on crown, white throat, spotted undertail coverts. See Rudy’s checklist for ID images."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2020 17:40 by Kai Mills
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6606531&<ll...>,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74155015
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird first spotted by Nick Belardes earlier this morning. Ran into Nick and searched for it together. He showed me where he saw it earlier (bottlebrush tree furthest west of the bottlebrush row). While it was seen associating with a flock of Bushtit earlier this morning, only bird in the area was a Townsend's Warbler. Seen for about 10-15 minutes creeping along branches."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2020 17:40 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6606531&<ll...>,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74155563
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird first spotted by Nick Belardes earlier this morning. Ran into Nick and searched for it together. He showed me where he saw it earlier (bottlebrush trees just east of bridge in center of park). While it was seen associating with a flock of Bushtit earlier this morning, only bird in the area was a Townsend's Warbler. Seen for about 10-15 minutes creeping along branches."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 09:57 by Rick Saval
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6265268&<ll...>,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74177312
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Male. One photo."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 28, 2020 12:16 by Roger Zachary
- Santa Rosa Creek Trail--Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.1005139&<ll...>,-121.1005139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74184651
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Constantly moving and searching for food; surprise...first bird sighted in the flock; reported Sept. 27 by Will Knowton; eyeing white, gray underparts, green back"

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Date: 9/28/20 1:46 pm
From: Jim Royer <jrmotmot...>
Subject: Re: [slocobirding] Possible Philadelphia Vireo?
Hi Dale,
Our Warbling Vireos can be relatively colorful this time of year. A
Philadelphia Vireo typically has bright yellow in the middle of the chest
and a dark eyeline that extends through the lores as well as a darker
crown. Your photos look to be Warbling Vireos.

Jim Royer
Los Osos

On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 12:41 PM Dale Ball <Daleball56...> wrote:

> Hi All,
> We had a little flock of these guys come through our Los Osos yard this
> morning, picking through the oak tree. At first I thought they were
> Warbling Vireos, but these were more compact and greener than the warbling
> verios I'm familiar with in VA and CO. I only got one really terrible shot
> of the darkest one, and few shots of one of the lighter ones. Any help
> would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance, Dale in Los Osos
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Date: 9/28/20 12:41 pm
From: Dale Ball <Daleball56...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Possible Philadelphia Vireo?
Hi All,
We had a little flock of these guys come through our Los Osos yard this
morning, picking through the oak tree. At first I thought they were
Warbling Vireos, but these were more compact and greener than the warbling
verios I'm familiar with in VA and CO. I only got one really terrible shot
of the darkest one, and few shots of one of the lighter ones. Any help
would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance, Dale in Los Osos


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Date: 9/28/20 12:18 pm
From: Cheryl Lish <cdlsueno...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Cheryl’s yard the past few days
Just a few notes ...
Now have approximately 200 small seed eaters foraging the back field. GOFI, LEGO, Dark eyed Juncos, Lark Sparrows, and a few White-crowned Sparrows.
Had 1 Townsend Warbler 9/23 on tar weed. Didn’t confirm what it was after. There are small spider webs on the plants.
I’ve also observed Anna’s Hummingbirds going into the tar weed- possibly for insects.
Hearing Golden-crowned Sparrows.
Goldfinch have almost completely stripped the leaves of the sunflowers I planted for them a couple months ago.

Most notable were 2 Hooded Orioles that frequented hummingbird feeders Saturday morning only, 9/26. Distant view with binos - dull in color so not adult males.
Bluebirds and Titmice used two nest boxes (in one large oak) this spring and are now bickering with a Hairy Woodpecker who’s decided one of them makes a pretty nice roost. There are other boxes not far away but I may install another in that tree.
Hummingbird food consumption goes up and down depending on how hot it gets. Lower on hot days. Currently around 3 to 3.5 gallons per day.
Cheryl Lish / Arroyo Grande


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Date: 9/28/20 11:48 am
From: mike stiles <mstiles54...>
Subject: [slocobirding] SLO CO Listers webpage
Birders,

The Morro Coast Audubon Society has graciously offered to host some of my
old SLO County birding website, particularly the SLO CO listers and 400
club page. It can be found here: https://www.morrocoastaudubon.org/ then
the BIRDS drop down menu, then SLO CO LISTERS. Or simply go here:
https://www.morrocoastaudubon.org/p/slo-co-listers.html

If you are on the list, please take a look, and send me the needed updates.
If you would like to be added to the list, send me the information as you
see it on the webpage. I know, for instance, the recent first record of
Emperor Goose added to many lists.

Mike Stiles
Los Osos


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Date: 9/27/20 6:33 pm
From: Kaaren Perry <surfbird1...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Morro Bay - a few fall arrivals
I know I am not alone among our Sloco birding community to eagerly await August/September to watch as the wintering and passing migrants move through our area. It happens so quickly! I am just going to share a few migrants that have appeared in our yard in the past 5 days. Watching the arrivals, I still firmly believe that along with our seed tray and ground feeding, the main attraction is our water features. (FYI Our dedicated, cat proof, ground and platform feeding, 2 water features, one still and one bubbling, is 16x16 ft.)

On Sept. 22 we had our first lone White-crowned Sparrow. It was an adult of the orange-billed gambelii subspecies. Today we have over 25 White-crowns of both the orange-billed and yellow-billed pugetensis subspecies. 75% of both species were immature birds.

I have been studying White-crowns for a while and learned that, unlike many of our other migrating species, they do not migrate in flocks. This fun fact was revealed to me in online Birds of the World, Cornell regarding White-crown migration: "Individuals appear to follow their own flight schedules and do not migrate as cohesive flocks. Flocks observed during migration seldom exceed 8 birds, and individuals do not stay close together except when feeding". Gotta love those White-crowns!

Golden-crowned Sparrow - Arrival of 3 on 9/23. Today 4 were present… slowly arriving here.

Lincoln Sparrow - 3 seen today at the same time.

Warblers - in the past 3 days we have had Yellow-rump, Orange-crowned, Yellow, Townsend's, Hermit and today a MacGillivray's (flickr) all have stoped to drink and bathe in our yard.

Especially interesting to me in this group is the MacGillivray's arrival. For the past 3 years they have made a single fall appearance in our yard. Dates. 9/24/2017, 9/22/2019 and today 9/27/2020… quite a pattern, all within 6 day range! This species breeds in SLO county and are now on their way to Central America to spend the winter.

Red-breasted Nuthatch. One seen yesterday feeding in a neighbors Redwood tree.

Wow! Fall migration is super fun. :-)


Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaarenp/





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Date: 9/27/20 3:23 pm
From: eBird alert <alert.ebird...>
Subject: [slocobirding] [eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert
*** Species Summary:

- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Magnolia Warbler (1 report)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 report)

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Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Sep 27, 2020 07:04 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.6606531&<ll...>,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74132369
- Comments: "Seen in bottlebrush tree with Bushtits. I heard the Bushtits and stopped to examine if any warblers were among them as they foraged along top and sides of bottlebrush tree. Spotted warbler in the interior of tree. It flew to trunk about fifteen feet up. The bird then moved to a thick trunk-like branch and crept along the bark. Saw top view of bird as it crept along side of branch. Noticed its warbler shape and long bill, that it was black and white overall with a prominent striped back, white throat and black-and-white striped head. Also noticed the double white wingbars when I was able to get a side view, its striped side, and spots along side of undertail covert. The bird hopped onto another internal branch of tree and moved upwards where I lost sight. I noticed the Bushtits were soon gone. Guessing they were possibly traveling together because I couldn’t find the warbler again. I did later return to the same trees with Jeanette Stone, and also searched park for any more signs of Bushtits."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2020 10:45 by Petra Clayton
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-120.8586752&<ll...>,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74102105
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Dark head and nape; bold white eyering; yellow throat, breast, and belly; black streaking on the flanks; distinctive tail pattern, showing a white basal half (inner band) and a black tip when flared. --- Observed in the shrubs on the left side of the walkway leading from the parking lot on Island Street to the pedestrian bridge. --- First eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot. --- Most recent SLO County eBird report of this species: 11/8/2019 (Tom Slater/Nipomo)"

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (2)
- Reported Sep 27, 2020 10:45 by Will Knowlton
- Santa Rosa Creek Trail--Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&<q...>,-121.1005139&<ll...>,-121.1005139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S74140620
- Comments: "Surprised to see two first-fall types together. At least one was calling, which was very reminiscent of a Yellow Warbler call. Photos to come."

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Date: 9/27/20 11:11 am
From: Will Knowlton <willknowlton...>
Subject: [slocobirding] Chestnut-sided Warbler, Santa Rosa Creek Trail, Cambria
Just had a Chestnut-sided Warbler with a mixed flock along the Santa Rosa Creek trail near Windsor Blvd. in Cambria. I’ll post photos on eBird later.

Will Knowlton
San Luis Obispo


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