[eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

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*** Species Summary:

- Emperor Goose (13 reports)
- Harlequin Duck (2 reports)
- Red-necked Grebe (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Black-legged Kittiwake (2 reports)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (2 reports)
- Green-tailed Towhee (2 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 11:30 by Jamie Woolf
- North of Piedras Blancas lighthouse, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.698372,-121.29706&ll=35.698372,-121.29706
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65797928
- Comments: "Pair continues on a rock near shore. Stunning birds. Lots of people watching."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 10:51 by Nico Schnack
- Piedras Blancas Motel--Emperor Goose hotspot, 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/S65829082
- Comments: "Continuing bird. 10/10 would chase again. Photos. No sign of a second goose."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 10:51 by Brian Schnack
- Piedras Blancas Motel--Emperor Goose hotspot, 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/S65829083
- Comments: "Continuing bird. 10/10 would chase again. Photos. No sign of a second goose."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 09:07 by Mike Stiles
- Piedras Blancas Motel--Emperor Goose hotspot, 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/S65830004
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Sitting on large rock in the surf, just north of Piedras Blancas motel. Mostly dark goose with white head and back of neck. Orangeish legs and feet. Only one bird seen this morning."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 15:30 by Dessi Sieburth
- Piedras Blancas Motel--Emperor Goose hotspot, 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/S65826955
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing on rock north of Piedras Blancas Hotel. Beautiful geese with gray body feathers with black fringing, white head, small pink bills with bluish base. White tails, orange legs. Photos."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 14:59 by Scott Terrill
- Piedras Blancas Motel--Emperor Goose hotspot, 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/S65795580
- Comments: "The two adults continúe on offshore rocks north of the Piers Blancas motel. Documentation will be added to this checklist."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 13:45 by Jim Van Beveren
- Piedras Blancas Motel--Emperor Goose hotspot, 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/S65802656
- Comments: "Has been seen and reported by others 0.4 mi north of motel. Have photo, but cannot attach using the app."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2)
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 12:45 by Jeanette Stone
- Piedras Blancas Motel--Emperor Goose hotspot, 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/S65803252
- Media: 1 Photo
- 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"

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 09:49 by Rick Derevan
- Piedras Blancas Motel--Emperor Goose hotspot, 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/S65795334
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "A pair of stocky geese standing in large rock near shore. White head, neck white on back, black on underside. Pink bill, body brownish gray. See photo."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 08:41 by Mark Scheel
- Piedras Blancas Motel--Emperor Goose hotspot, 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/S65805378
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Dark grey geese with neat black and white feather edging noticeable in scope views. Black throat. White head with white extending down nape. Orange-yellow legs. Small pink bill. In flight, white tail with dark gray rump same color as back. On rock 500m north of hotel parking lot. Photos."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 08:41 by Janet Scheel
- Piedras Blancas Motel--Emperor Goose hotspot, 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/S65805369
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Dark grey geese with neat black and white feather edging noticeable in scope views. Black throat. White head with white extending down nape. Orange-yellow legs. Small pink bill. In flight, white tail with dark gray rump same color as back. On rock 500m north of hotel parking lot. Photos."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 13, 2020 08:00 by Adam Panto
- Piedras Blancas Motel--Emperor Goose hotspot, 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/S65805534
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "I got out of the car, and looked north with my binoculars to the rocks where the Emperor Geese had been reported the previous day. I spotted one goose with a gray body, bright orange legs and a white head. I took a quick picture before heading up the highway to get a better look, where I got much better pictures. See that checklist here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65743777"

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 12:45 by Liam the Long-eared Owl
- personal location, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6914159,-121.290081&ll=35.6914159,-121.290081
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65806736
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "continuing pair."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 10:08 by Richard Norton
- 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/S65827367
- Comments: "Off east side of last pier. Distinctive male."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 12:35 by Jay Carroll
- 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/S65797518
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing adult male."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 14:45 by Liam the Long-eared Owl
- 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/S65807126
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "continuing"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 14:39 by Richard Norton
- 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/S65794940
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In field. Smaller medium plover. White supercilium. Dark eyes. Dark bill. Slight hunt of golden."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 14:39 by Jeanette Stone
- 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/S65803694
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In field. Smaller medium plover. White supercilium. Dark eyes. Dark bill. Slight hunt of golden."

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 10:51 by Brian Schnack
- Piedras Blancas Motel--Emperor Goose hotspot, 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/S65829083
- Comments: "Spotted by Dave flying north. Don’t think its tooooo rare here."

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 10:51 by Nico Schnack
- Piedras Blancas Motel--Emperor Goose hotspot, 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/S65829082
- Comments: "Spotted by Dave flying north. Don’t think its tooooo rare here."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 16:33 by Richard Norton
- 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/S65801206
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Adult, with yellow crown. On boat in third row from east end."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 09:45 by Bernice Hilton
- 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/S65802388
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Known marina location. Bird developing yellow crown."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2)
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 07:32 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/S65829128
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard one, seen one (bird with brighter red crown). Alongside baseball outfield with junco, lesser goldfinches and bluebirds."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2)
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 07:32 by Jane Hawley
- 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/S65829129
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard one, seen one (bird with brighter red crown). Alongside baseball outfield with junco, lesser goldfinches and bluebirds."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 07:20 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/S65819897
- Comments: "Continuing. Even with the rain he doesn't appear ready to leave yet."

Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 14, 2020 10:00 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/S65808578
- Comments: "Continuing"

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