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*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (2 reports)
- Red-necked Grebe (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Rough-legged Hawk (2 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)
- Tennessee 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

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 15:00 by Anne Brown
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64768597
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Male Harlequin Duck. Very colorful, boldly patterned duck, rustic sides. White pattern on face."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 15:00 by Giacomo Catalina
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64768596
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Male Harlequin Duck. Very colorful, boldly patterned duck, rustic sides. White pattern on face. Seen from the end of Hartford pier looking East."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 11:00 by Ronald Beck
- Pico Ave/Pico Creek, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6142448,-121.1473399&ll=35.6142448,-121.1473399
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64767166
- Comments: "Continuing rarity, dark cap, white chin and throat, larger yellowish Bill. Seen just North of the creek mouth, inside of the kelp."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Feb 20, 2020 07:15 by Norman Pillsbury
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.717177,-121.3134003&ll=35.717177,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64782911
- Comments: "Continuing."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 15:45 by Linda Dalton
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64772806
- Comments: "One on stern of 'Elizabeth Marie' (Dock 6); one on stern of 'Miss Behaven' (Dock 7); the third in the rocks at water's edge between Dock 6 and Dock 7"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 15:06 by Mark Hays
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64765720
- Comments: "Continuing immature birds plumage making regular but subtle changes over the last 3 to 4 months."

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2020 08:44 by Norman Pillsbury
- Carrizo Plain National Monument (within Monument Boundaries Only), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.155759,-119.810539&ll=35.155759,-119.810539
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64728388
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Based on comparative photos and descriptions provided by other birders, this is a continuing bird. Bird observed through scopes while perched showing stark, dark tail band that contrasted with lighter upper-tail and pale grayish-brown head with small beak."

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)
- Reported Feb 18, 2020 08:44 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Carrizo Plain National Monument (within Monument Boundaries Only), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.155759,-119.810539&ll=35.155759,-119.810539
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64757707
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Based on comparative photos and descriptions provided by other birders, this is a continuing bird. Bird observed through scopes while perched showing stark, dark tail band that contrasted with lighter upper-tail and pale grayish-brown head with small beak."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 08:14 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64760109
- Comments: "Continuing pair. In creek bathing near black pepper tree in east end of park. First I’ve spotted in this area."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) (2)
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 08:14 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64760109
- Comments: "Continuing. Dane Fagundes spotted the male in a group of juncos foraging on ground: dark grey upper portions and dark grey around belly. Later, I spotted female in a group of juncos foraging on ground: dark grey, but lighter than male with dark brown patch on back/back of neck, and on wings. Its grey belly had a dark brownish-grey tinge."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 09:30 by Jeri Edwards
- stagecoach property, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1387443,-120.5614262&ll=35.1387443,-120.5614262
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64762386
- Comments: "showed up amongst the covey of quail but he didn't stick around long"

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 08:17 by Dane Fagundes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64758078
- Comments: "Continues. Nick Belardes and myself located the TEWA around 10am along the trees next to the fence.
Line green upper portion and whitish belly, pale yellow throat and pale supercilium."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 19, 2020 08:14 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64760109
- Comments: "Continuing. Same general area as 2-18-2020 report, and previous 2020 park records. Foraging high in deciduous tree in east end of park near house with bird feeders (look for placard that says CASA DIABLO). Bird was in highest tree (bright green leaves). Bird paused for 15-20 seconds. Dane Fagundes had a look too Watched it in another tree for several seconds then lost sight. Seems to be traveling with warblers. No Orange-crowned Warbler nearby as in my two previous sightings. Two Townsend’s Warblers were close. Tennessee: Lime-colored. White underside. Pale yellow throat. Pale eyebrow. Dark line through eye."

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