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*** Species Summary:

- Glaucous Gull (2 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (3 reports)
- Rough-legged Hawk (2 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (2 reports)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (3 reports)
- Green-tailed Towhee (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Feb 24, 2020 13:50 by Mark Hays
- 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/S65028262
- Comments: "Previously reported. Photos taken. All white body and tail. Black-tipped bill. Large gull. Probably a second year bird"

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 24, 2020 13:12 by John Callender
- 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/S65022491
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing first-year bird. Almost all white, including primary tips, with just a little light-brown smudging of the scapulars. Beak dark-tipped with a flesh-colored base."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Feb 24, 2020 09:30 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=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65018731
- Comments: "Continuing."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2)
- Reported Feb 24, 2020 08:00 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=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65016405
- Comments: "Photos"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 23, 2020 14:10 by Barbara Taylor
- 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/S65045172
- Comments: "Juvenile on back of boat in marina. Some yellow appears on chin and between eyes"

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 24, 2020 08:23 by Tom Edell
- Carrizo Plain NM--Soda Lake Rd. at Simler Rd., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.201707,-119.8577928&ll=35.201707,-119.8577928
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65031525
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Ron first spotted this bird flying. It landed and we stopped on Soda Lake Road to scope and photograph. It then flew north and we caught up with it at the Simmler and Soda Lake Road intersection. It appears to be an adult female based on the blue bill with yellow base and yellow-orange gape, bright yellow feet, black belly and white based tail with a wide dark terminal band. Photos"

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 24, 2020 08:23 by Ronald Beck
- Carrizo Plain NM--Soda Lake Rd. at Simler Rd., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.201707,-119.8577928&ll=35.201707,-119.8577928
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65041105
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Ron first spotted this bird flying. It landed and we stopped on Soda Lake Road to scope and photograph. It then flew north and we caught up with it at the Simmler and Soda Lake Road intersection. It appears to be an adult female based on the blue bill with yellow base and yellow-orange gape, bright yellow feet, black belly and white based tail with a wide dark terminal band. Photos"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 24, 2020 09:59 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/S65019668
- Comments: "Continuing. Outside baseball field between home/third base. On ground, in tree, flew to tree between baseball field and community garden. Then flew into garden, then into pine that hangs over garden. Was glad to see both again."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 24, 2020 09:59 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/S65019668
- Comments: "Continuing male. In creek then flew straight up into decidious tree. East end of park, near black pepper tree."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis/cismontanus) (1)
- 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: "Overall dark grey (slightly lighter than all-slate-colored bird seen at same location) with dark brown on portions of head, back and wings. White belly."

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: 2 Photos
- Comments: "One of these bird looks like a slate-colored why the second bird has some brown on the back. Safer to call them Slate-colored/cismontanus."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) (1)
- 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 another 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."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis/cismontanus) (1)
- 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: "Overall dark grey (slightly lighter than all-slate-colored bird seen at same location) with dark brown on portions of head, back and wings. White belly."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 24, 2020 06:55 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/S65016018
- Comments: "Just like yesterday, he showed up early again before the 'crowd'"

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