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*** Species Summary:

- Emperor Goose (7 reports)
- Red-necked Grebe (1 report)
- Black-legged Kittiwake (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Red Crossbill (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 18:36 by Mark Hays
- 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/S65849377
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "1 of 2 previously reported. On a rock just north of the creek mouth near the old Piedras Blancas Motel"

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 15:40 by Bruce Henderson
- 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/S65852962
- Comments: "Stakeout on the EMGO. Generally middle gray scalloped upperparts and underparts (later examination of photos showed wing coverts with black edging, and underparts with pale edging). Black eye on the white head. White cheek and back of neck. Blackish throat. Pale bill appeared multi-colored with a black lower mandible. Bright orange legs and feet."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 15:24 by Ross Henderson-McBean
- 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/S65852571
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing Bird seen on the rocks north of the Motel, just North of bridge"

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 14:25 by Adam Searcy
- 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/S65840356
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "One continuing on rocks north of old hotel."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 14:15 by Linda Easter
- 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/S65842910
- Comments: "Smallish goose with gray body, black chin and throat, white head and nape, and bright orange legs. Perched on rock just offshore north of closed Piedras Blancas motel. Scope helpful."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 12:50 by Terri Osborn
- 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/S65853048
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "There have been many observations of this goose at this location. I did not see second goose reported previously. Goose was preening entire time I watched from the bluff."

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 12:50 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S65853022
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing only one Emperor Goose, mostly preening on an off-shore rock shared with cormorants and a Western Gull, north of the Piedras Blancas Motel. Northern Elephant Seals were in the water and on the beach during a sunny break on an otherwise rainy day:

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/49664292668/in/dateposted-public/" title="Emperor Goose (Chen canagica), San Simeon, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49664292668_75ae848f69_o.jpg" alt="Emperor Goose (Chen canagica), San Simeon, CA" /></a>"

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 08:50 by Maggie Smith
- 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/S65844517
- Comments: "flattish head, lots of red on neck, white face and large mostly yellow bill. feeding in kelp south of pier."

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 10:54 by Tom Edell
- Cayucos Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4478436,-120.9069453&ll=35.4478436,-120.9069453
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65839553
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Adult resting away from the California Gull flock"

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 14:45 by Mark Hays
- 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/S65873893
- Media: 1 Photo

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) (2)
- Reported Mar 16, 2020 10:30 by Jeanette Stone
- Turtle Creek Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6106898,-120.6468023&ll=35.6106898,-120.6468023
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S65871577
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Previously reported"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Mar 15, 2020 16:30 by Michael Mulroy
- 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/S65848598
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing. heard sharp chips. saw foraging on ground in community garden. rusty red crown, long black eyeline, gray head, lighter gray breast. flew into tree with another chipping sparrow. photos soon."

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