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*** Species Summary:

- Emperor Goose (15 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Red Crossbill (2 reports)
- Yellow 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

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 13, 2020 08:15 by Adam Panto
- 93452, San Simeon US-CA (35.6934,-121.2914), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.693384,-121.29144&ll=35.693384,-121.29144
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65743777
- Comments: "Continuing pair. Very cooperative this morning. On the rocks just north of Piedras Blancas motel. Photos to follow."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 11:32 by Philip LoCicero
- Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon, California, US (35.692, -121.291), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.692486,-121.2911975&ll=35.692486,-121.2911975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65728231
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photos to follow"

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 17:55 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
- Emperor Goose Spot, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.698372,-121.2970603&ll=35.698372,-121.2970603
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65734532
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing two birds. Striking white hoods, dark bodies, orange feet."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 13, 2020 10:15 by Max Taylor
- Pacific Ocean, Ragged Point US-CA (35.6930,-121.2916), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.692977,-121.291615&ll=35.692977,-121.291615
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65747050
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing birds seen on the rocks north of the motel. I parked on the north side of the bridge near the water storage tanks and walked straight down to the bluffs. Seen by many other birders. I will add photos."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 13, 2020 09:58 by Eric Wier
- Piedras Blancas Motel, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6882117,-121.2883166&ll=35.6882117,-121.2883166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65747337
- Comments: "Photos coming"

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 14:40 by Terri Osborn
- Piedras Blancas Motel, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6882117,-121.2883166&ll=35.6882117,-121.2883166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65734208
- Comments: "Continuing birds reported by several observers. Body is slate-gray with white head and nape, front of neck dark, also, white on tail. Initially was unable to spot them with binoculars as they were not on rocks where others reported seeing them. Many thanks to Will Knowlton who arrived with a spotting scope and pointed out the pair of geese about two miles further north along the shore."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 14:20 by Will Knowlton
- Piedras Blancas Motel, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6882117,-121.2883166&ll=35.6882117,-121.2883166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65729644
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "The two geese were refound on a rock along the shoreline about 2 miles north of the hotel while scoping from the north end of the hotel.

White head and top of neck, white tails, slate gray plumage otherwise, yellow legs visible when the birds would stand to stretch, as they were mostly snoozing when I was observing them."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 11:58 by Maggie Smith
- Piedras Blancas Motel, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6882117,-121.2883166&ll=35.6882117,-121.2883166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65728260
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "These were smallish geese white heads and necks and black throats. They had orange legs, small bills and white tails. Good scope view from motel parking area and poor long distance photos"

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 11:45 by Bradley Hacker
- Piedras Blancas Motel, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6882117,-121.2883166&ll=35.6882117,-121.2883166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65725872
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Birds were initially shown to us on rock with cormorants north of old Piedras Blancas hotel. About half an hour later the birds moved down onto the ocean side of the rock--perhaps to avoid the growing number of cormorants--where they were invisible from land. After another 20 min or so, the rising tide and a big wave caused them to fly up the coast about 2 km, where they were relocated at 35.6976N 121.2969W. At this relatively nondescript/ordinary location, the birds were on a rocky minor peninsula contiguous with the shoreline--within 10 m of the bluff and invisible from the road."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 10:11 by Tom Edell
- Piedras Blancas Motel, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6882117,-121.2883166&ll=35.6882117,-121.2883166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65731446
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "These are undoubtedly the same two birds initially found at the Elephant Seal Rookery south of Point Piedras Blancas on 9 Jan. The were found again mid-day yesterday by Petra and Jack Clayton. The birds preened most of the time they were observed, but were flushed once from their perch by a breaking wave. These distinctive geese displayed the white head and nape, black chin, throat and foreneck, other wise slate-gray plumage and white tail associated with this species. The eyes appeared dark and the feet orange with black nails. The bills showed a blueish colored base, preceded by a pink band, and had a yellow nail with a black tip. The lower mandible was black. Birds of North America indicates these bill colors are found on sub-adult birds. The wing coverts were slate-gray. Individual covert feathers showed slightly darker central shaft streaks and thin white fringes preceded by a slightly more prominent dark band. the body color was slate-gray and had horizontal dark streaks. The photos seem to show a brownish tinge to the sides. Prior to these two birds the last county record was in Dec 1968 and the only CBRC reviewed record, which was accepted, spanned from 12 Dec 1966 to 12 Feb 1967. (Photos)"

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 10:11 by Roger Zachary
- Piedras Blancas Motel, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6882117,-121.2883166&ll=35.6882117,-121.2883166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65733494
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "These are undoubtedly the same two birds initially found at the Elephant Seal Rookery south of Point Piedras Blancas on 9 Jan. The were found again mid-day yesterday by Petra and Jack Clayton. The birds preened most of the time they were observed, but were flushed once from their perched by a breaking wave. These distinctive geese displayed the white head and nape, black chin, throat and foreneck, other wise slate-gray plumage and white tail associated with this species. The eyes appeared dark and the feet orange with black nails. The bills showed a blueish colored base, preceded by a pink band, and had a yellow nail with a black tip. The lower mandible was black. Birds of North America indicates these bill colors are found on sub-adult birds. The wing coverts were slate-gray. Individual covert feathers showed slightly darker central shaft streaks and thin white fringes preceded by a slightly more prominent dark band. the body color was slate-gray and had horizontal dark streaks. The photos seem to show a brownish tinge to the sides. Prior to these two birds the last county record was in Dec 1968 and the only CBRC reviewed record, which was accepted, spanned from 12 Dec 1966 to 12 Feb 1967. (Photos)"

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 10:10 by Jay Carroll
- Piedras Blancas Motel, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6882117,-121.2883166&ll=35.6882117,-121.2883166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65724855
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing rarity seen by many observers; photos."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 10:10 by Jim Royer
- Piedras Blancas Motel, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6882117,-121.2883166&ll=35.6882117,-121.2883166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65726131
- Comments: "A pair that had been found a couple of months ago in the area, and then re-found yesterday. They were seen by many today."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 10:07 by Seth Ontiveros
- Piedras Blancas Motel, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6882117,-121.2883166&ll=35.6882117,-121.2883166
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65727298
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Observed birds preening on rock from shoulder of Highway 1. Reported by Petra and Jack Clayton yesterday. Notified of presence by Jay Carroll and Jim Royer. Poor photo taken through car window."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 08:00 by Kaaren Perry
- Piedras Blancas Motel, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.68836,-121.28826&ll=35.68836,-121.28826
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65722880
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen roosting on a near shore large rock. The two adult geese stayed close together, frequently preening during much of the observation. Photos taken by multiple observers."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 12:46 by Tom Edell
- 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/S65727249
- Comments: "adult that wintered at this location. Dark crown, pale supercilium, dark auricular spot, primaries barely extending beyond tip of tail, whitish underwings in flight and at distance and in flight back appeared brownish. Calling. Others may have photos"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 12:46 by Roger Zachary
- 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/S65730746
- Comments: "adult that wintered at this location. Dark crown, pale supercilium, dark auricular spot, primaries barely extending beyond tip of tail, whitish underwings in flight and at distance and in flight back appeared brownish. Calling. Others may have photos"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (2)
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 17:29 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/S65733380
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile birds"

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (2)
- Reported Mar 13, 2020 09:11 by Norman Pillsbury
- Turtle Creek Park, Paso Robles US-CA (35.6102,-120.6454), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.610186,-120.645425&ll=35.610186,-120.645425
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65746195
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Male and female; photos"

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (2)
- Reported Mar 13, 2020 09:11 by Jeff Miller
- Turtle Creek Park, Paso Robles US-CA (35.6102,-120.6454), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.610186,-120.645425&ll=35.610186,-120.645425
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65744598
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Male and female; photos"

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 15:10 by Kaaren Perry
- Morro Bay yard, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.360935,-120.844846&ll=35.360935,-120.844846
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65727434
- Comments: "FOS Small all bright yellow bird showing very faint streaking on upper breast. Bold eyeing. Short tail. Moving about in flowering eucalyptus with a small mixed group of Yellow-rumps, Orange-crowned and Townsend warblers. Heard the distinctive "chip" that initially called my attention to the bird."

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