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*** Species Summary:

- Emperor Goose (8 reports)
- Harlequin Duck (2 reports)
- Red-necked Grebe (3 reports)
- Vaux's Swift (1 report)
- Marbled Murrelet (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) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 12, 2020 17:55 by Kai Mills
- 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/S65760770
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing two birds. Striking white hoods, dark bodies, orange feet."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 12:24 by Richard Norton
- 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/S65791754
- Comments: "On large rock at Creek mouth 1500 feel north of motel. Patterned gray bodies with white heads, back of necks, and tail tips."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 09:35 by Don Glasco
- 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/S65780417
- Comments: "Continuing 500 m N of motel on rocks west of cypress grove. White head, small bill, orange legs. Photo"

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 09:29 by Jacqueline 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/S65787986
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing pair on rocks about 0.3 miles north of motel."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 09:29 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/S65780582
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing pair on rocks about 0.3 miles north of motel."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 13, 2020 09:43 by Steve Summers
- 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/S65777484
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing birds. This morning they were on a sea rock just off of Arroyo del Oso ΒΌ mile away looking north from the north end of the old motel (second photo). I was also able to observe them from the old CA-1 roadbed. I stopped by the motel again around 1:20 pm and saw them again but on a rock farther north."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 13, 2020 09:30 by Dan Richards
- 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/S65761710
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "two geese on rock with pelagic cormorant"

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 13, 2020 07:30 by Derek Hameister
- Stakeout Emperor Goose, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6934587,-121.2915593&ll=35.6934587,-121.2915593
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65766298
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing birds preening on the rock about 150 feet or so away from the cliff where we were observing them."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 11:15 by Rick Saval
- 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/S65790658
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photo."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Mar 13, 2020 17:00 by Aaron Holschbach
- 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/S65766067
- Comments: "Male Harlequin Duck just east of the pier. Beautiful blue duck with rusty patch on side and bold white markings on face and breast."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1)
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 13:13 by Richard Norton
- San Simeon Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6430072,-121.1875784&ll=35.6430072,-121.1875784
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65791719
- Comments: "Squared off head. Somewhat reddish neck. Whitish face"

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 13, 2020 10:51 by Eric Wier
- San Simeon Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6430072,-121.1875784&ll=35.6430072,-121.1875784
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65754056
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Feeding in kelp south of pier"

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 13, 2020 10:45 by Roger Zachary
- San Simeon Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6430072,-121.1875784&ll=35.6430072,-121.1875784
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65755785
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "south of the pier; RNGR continues"

Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi) (1)
- Reported Mar 13, 2020 10:18 by Jim Royer
- Turri Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3250835,-120.7948498&ll=35.3250835,-120.7948498
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65754090
- Comments: "A small all dark swift (I only saw it from underneath), except for faint lighter throat patch. It had a short cutoff tail and lacked the contrasting black and white coloration of the larger more common White-throated swift."

Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 13, 2020 08:14 by Maggie Smith
- Lucerne Dr. Vista Point -- Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.44965,-120.9141691&ll=35.44965,-120.9141691
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65758544
- Comments: "non breeding adults with dark cap black going below eye, partial white collar and dark breast band; white showing on sides; white flanks."

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