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*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Grebe (2 reports)
- Rufous Hummingbird (4 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Western Kingbird (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 22, 2020 14:00 by Norman Pillsbury
- Broken Bridge Creek Mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6420288,-121.1827022&ll=35.6420288,-121.1827022
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64882020
- Comments: "Continuing bird as first reported by Tom Edell and at this location by Petra and The Wing Nuts. Grayish overall, cap darker, with white throat and white under chin with some white extending to waterline. Bill is two-tone, dark at tip and dull yellow at base. Holds head horizontal, upright, thick neck."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 22, 2020 09:33 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Broken Bridge Creek Mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6420818,-121.1827044&ll=35.6420818,-121.1827044
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64879002
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Based on comparative photos and observations by other birders, this is likely a continuing bird first reported at the Pico Ave/Pico Creek hotspot by Tom Edell on 02.16.20 and then reported at San Simeon Pier by Petra Clayton on 02.21.20."

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2020 08:43 by Michael Mulroy
- Rinconada Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2834317,-120.4815923&ll=35.2834317,-120.4815923
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64872302
- Comments: "fully orange-backed male seen attending Ribes flowers near top of ridge."

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (2)
- Reported Feb 17, 2020 07:54 by Lynette Williams
- Santa Rosa Creek Trail--Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.565858,-121.1005139&ll=35.565858,-121.1005139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64761429
- Comments: "Bright males with almost no green. Displaying"

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (2)
- Reported Feb 17, 2020 07:54 by Konshau Duman
- Santa Rosa Creek Trail--Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.565858,-121.1005139&ll=35.565858,-121.1005139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64656873
- Comments: "Bright males with almost no green. Displaying"

Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Feb 21, 2020 08:30 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/S64830741

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 22, 2020 15:50 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/S64881470
- Comments: "Both wading in water next to rocks initially, one near Dock 6 and the other near Dock 7. Then the Night Heron near Dock 7 returned to the stern of the second boat from shore on Dock 6, while the first one continued foraging."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 22, 2020 10:00 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/S64873704
- Comments: "One on stern of 'Elizabeth Marie;' the other on the stern of the next boat closer to shore on Dock 6"

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) (3)
- Reported Feb 22, 2020 11:00 by Marcia Johnson
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo US-CA (35.2679,-120.6835), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.267915,-120.683476&ll=35.267915,-120.683476
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64883162
- Comments: "Black tail"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 22, 2020 11:38 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/S64874252
- Comments: "Continuing. Alongside baseball field—third base, then in community garden. Only one seen two days in a row. Wondering if one finally migrated. Though I fear worse since they’ve both always kept close to each other."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) (2)
- Reported Feb 22, 2020 11:38 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/S64874252
- Comments: "Continuing. Possible females. Jeanette Stone for pics and confirmation (she’ll be sending to Tom Edell if anyone reads this) on whether both females or another species altogether. Noticed possible brown on one (same as female I reported a few days ago) and a slight pinkish hue along chest/belly’s dark grey edge on other (had to really zoom in on photo to notice). Overall, dark grey juncos (except for where noted). Spotted one in bottlebrush tree (east end of park). When it flew to tree alongside fence, another was on fence (CASA DIABLO house with feeders behind it)."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis/cismontanus) (2)
- Reported Feb 22, 2020 10:30 by Jeanette Stone
- 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/S64881416
- Media: 1 Photo

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 22, 2020 12:00 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/S64872255
- Comments: "continuing"

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