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*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (1 report)
- Glaucous Gull (8 reports)
- Black Skimmer (1 report)
- Black-headed Heron (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (4 reports)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (1 report)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 23, 2020 13:13 by John Callender
- 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/S64917075
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird, seen at some distance in the scope as it disappeared and reappeared in the choppy wind waves among the moored boats."

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 23, 2020 07:58 by Tom Edell
- Arroyo Laguna, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6515286,-121.2196684&ll=35.6515286,-121.2196684
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64924148
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First-winter. Different bird from one at the Point Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, which is almost completely white above except for a few tan feathers in the scapulars. This bird shows brown marbling on the rump and finer brown marks on the tips of the coverts (photos)"

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 23, 2020 09:42 by Jane Hawley
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64921218
- Comments: "Continuing. All-white juvenile gull previously recorded in the area. Feeding on dead seal pup."

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 23, 2020 09:42 by Jeanette Stone
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64921302
- Comments: "Continuing. All-white juvenile gull previously recorded in the area. Feeding on dead seal pup."

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 23, 2020 09:42 by Claudia Duckworth
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64924197
- Comments: "Continuing. All-white juvenile gull previously recorded in the area. Feeding on dead seal pup."

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 23, 2020 09:42 by Nick Belardes
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64921217
- Comments: "Continuing. All-white juvenile gull previously recorded in the area. Feeding on dead seal pup."

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2020 16:00 by Mark Holmgren
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64933605
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "1st winter bird. At 35.66155 -121.25525"

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Feb 22, 2020 16:00 by Patty Schwartzkopf
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64934310
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "1st winter bird. At 35.66155 -121.25525"

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 22, 2020 08:30 by David Lawrence
- Pt. Piedras Blancas--elephant seal colony, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6627706,-121.2567043&ll=35.6627706,-121.2567043
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64914658
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing all-white, immature bird seen (this time) at the start of the north board walk from the large unpaved parking lot at the elephant seal rookery. Bird moves from this location to mid-point on beach below south board walk several times/day. It feeds on ES pup carcasses."

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 23, 2020 09:00 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=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64913631
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Resting among other shorebirds in marsh"

Black-headed Heron (Ardea melanocephala) (1)
- Reported Feb 24, 2020 09:12 by Roseann Millward
- Atascadero Lake, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4646547,-120.6667256&ll=35.4646547,-120.6667256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65002310
- Comments: "Black crowned night heron. White chest, gray sides black head and back. Yellow legs"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2)
- Reported Feb 24, 2020 07:05 by Sandi Pensinger
- 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/S64946420
- Comments: "Continuing. On boat masts on dock 6 & 7"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 23, 2020 14:10 by Lisa Gattuso
- 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/S64922987
- Comments: "Juvenile on back of boat in marina. Some yellow appears on chin and between eyes"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 23, 2020 09:00 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=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S64913631
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing; perched on boat"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2)
- Reported Feb 20, 2020 06:48 by Kathleen Kent
- 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/S64949641
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photos will be submitted soon"

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) (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 23, 2020 07:00 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/S64912113
- Comments: "Got here early before the 'crowd.'"

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