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


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*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (2 reports)
- Black Scoter (5 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (4 reports)
- Clay-colored Sparrow (1 report)
- Field Sparrow (18 reports)
- Black-throated Sparrow (4 reports)
- Streak-backed Oriole (4 reports)
- Palm Warbler (2 reports)

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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.

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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 07:10 by Moed Gerveni
- Avila Beach Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1779805,-120.7343611&ll=35.1779805,-120.7343611
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76486888
- Comments: "Unmistakable beautiful male. Seen at 630am Then again on my way back at 0710. Reach out for pics"

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 16:40 by Kai Mills
- 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/S76527819
- Comments: "Continuing male seen with many Surf Scoter but would not dive with them when they all did."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 15:42 by Bob Toleno
- Avila Beach Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1779805,-120.7343611&ll=35.1779805,-120.7343611
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76521668
- Comments: "Female showing dark head and nape, contrasting with pale cheek and side of neck, thinner, shorter bill than Surf Scoter it was next to."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 15:42 by Juli Chamberlin
- Avila Beach Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1779805,-120.7343611&ll=35.1779805,-120.7343611
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76521667
- Comments: "Female showing dark head and nape, contrasting with pale cheek and side of neck, thinner, shorter bill than Surf Scoter it was next to."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (2)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 10:37 by Stephanie Hines
- Avila Beach Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1779805,-120.7343611&ll=35.1779805,-120.7343611
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76502283
- Comments: "Male and female. All black head and body on body. Female all dark body with buff color on lower face. Maybe more than 2. Swimming with SUSC off the pier and Avila Beach. Reported in same location yesterday by another birder."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (2)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 10:37 by Tom Dayton
- Avila Beach Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1779805,-120.7343611&ll=35.1779805,-120.7343611
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76502284
- Comments: "Male and female. All black head and body on body. Female all dark body with buff color on lower face. Maybe more than 2. Swimming with SUSC off the pier and Avila Beach. Reported in same location yesterday by another birder."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 07:10 by Moed Gerveni
- Avila Beach Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1779805,-120.7343611&ll=35.1779805,-120.7343611
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76486888
- Comments: "1 female. Clean pale cheeks stood out from far out, especially when standing next to female Surf Scoters. Slightly smaller in body than SUSC, different head shape (more round) and different Bill shape. Reach out for pics if needed - can’t upload them on my phone"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 11:50 by Juli Chamberlin
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76510743
- Comments: "Seen in pickle weed on bay side of willows, and on edge of bay on exposed mud covered with moss. Slender plover compared to adjacent Black-bellied, golden spots on relatively darker back. Presumed to be continuing bird."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 11:50 by Bob Toleno
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76510742
- Comments: "Seen in pickle weed on bay side of willows, and on edge of bay on exposed mud covered with moss. Slender plover compared to adjacent Black-bellied, golden spots on relatively darker back. Presumed to be continuing bird."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 16:49 by Jim Royer
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76527529
- Comments: "Continuing bird with tumor on leg, with several smaller Killdeer. Golden speckled back and thinner bill, darker cap and darker ear spot than Black-bellied. On the portion of course closest to Pecho and Skyline."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 16, 2020 08:48 by Owen Castagnoli
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76513256
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird with a tumor on one of its legs. With a single Killdeer."

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 08:23 by Nick Belardes
- Butte Drive Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.317542,-120.857132&ll=35.317542,-120.857132
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76509056
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird first reported yesterday by Jay Carroll. When Jane Hawley and I arrived we noticed a lot of sparrows moving through the brush. Right away the trail splits. We took the branch toward the bay, stopping as we went to survey birds. I decided to play the Clay-colored Sparrow song. I played it once and spotted a sparrow land in the distance, about 40-50 yards from the trailhead, just to the left (south) of the main trail. The bird appeared small, plump, squat, with a belly more whitish than the White-crowned Sparrows flitting about. I called out to Jane that I think I spotted the bird, and was able to snap two pics, one with its head turned, and another with the bird in a similar profile pose to a photo Jay Carroll posted. I noticed as I took the photo the bird had a small pink bill, light-colored throat, an ovalish tan cheek. I later saw in the photo how the bird had a bit of a light brownish crown and lightly-gray nape, and that its belly displayed a tannish, slightly buffy tinge. Its whitish malars connected to its nape. I could hardly see any of the brown or buffiness common to this species wing patterns. I compared my photo to Jay Carroll’s clearer image and determined that this was possibly the same sparrow he’d seen, and definitely a Clay-colored variety, a rare fall and winter vagrant for San Luis Obispo County that normally winters south of the U.S.-Mexico border. As we headed back to car, Jay Carroll and Steve McMasters began searching for the bird. Jay mentioned he’d seen it in the same general area. Kai Mills later came searching for the Clay-colored."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 15:47 by Moed Gerveni
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76519473
- Comments: "Late to the party. Below feeder on ground. Tumor growth below its bill confirmed my ID."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 11:35 by Mark Mushkat
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76512157
- Comments: "Found 11/20 by Jim Royer. M. Ob."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 11:29 by Nancy Christensen
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76505520
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Spizella sparrow. Grayish with rusty crown, pink bill with growth beneath it. White eye ring. Reported yesterday by Tom Slater"

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 11:29 by Russ Christensen
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76528594
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Spizella sparrow. Grayish with rusty crown, pink bill with growth beneath it. White eye ring. Reported yesterday by Tom Slater"

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 11:18 by David Cox
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76503765
- Comments: "Continuing, seen after 30 minutes with half a dozen birders"

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 10:55 by Eric Wier
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76512307
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first seen by Jim Royer approximately 24 hours ago. Overall gray with plain face, pinkish bill, tumor on chin. Photo to be added"

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 09:46 by Mark Holmgren
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76528328
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "This bird lacks the bright rufescent tones of an eastern Field Sparrow. I suspect this is S. p. arenacea. Found by Jim Royer in his front yard on 20 November."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 09:46 by Lori Gaskin
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76528494
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "This bird lacks the bright rufescent tones of an eastern Field Sparrow. I suspect this is S. p. arenacea. Found by Jim Royer in his front yard on 20 November."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 09:37 by Juli Chamberlin
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76517803
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen on ground below feeders on Henrietta Ave with White-crowns about 11:10 am. Photos. We walked the neighborhood studying sparrow flocks and feeders for about 90 minutes before we got lucky. Overall pale sparrow with unmarked breast, cryptic-colored back, pink bill, white eye ring. Smaller than White-crowned Sparrow nearby."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 09:37 by Bob Toleno
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76517804
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen on ground below feeders on Henrietta Ave with White-crowns about 11:10 am. Photos. We walked the neighborhood studying sparrow flocks and feeders for about 90 minutes before we got lucky. Overall pale sparrow with unmarked breast, cryptic-colored back, pink bill, white eye ring. Smaller than White-crowned Sparrow nearby."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 09:15 by Petra Clayton
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76528363
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird, first eBird report on 11/20/2020, shortly before 11 a.m. (Jim Royer). - First SLO County record. ---
Gray underparts; light brown wash on upper breast; light rufous crown with grayish median stripe running down to the grayish nape; light rufous wash behind the eye; back and wings darker brown and black, edged in white; two white wingbars; fairly long tail; white eyering; bright rose-colored growth/abscess on the chin, brighter than the pink bill; pink legs and feet; smaller than near-by White-crowned Sparrow (Photo #3 below)--- Most likely the pale western subspecies S. p. arenacea.

The bird was seen earlier in the day at Nancy Ave. & Binscarth. At 11: 15 a.m., about 24 hours after yesterday's (11/20/20) sighting in the front yard at 337 Henrietta Ave., it was observed there again, albeit briefly. It then flew into an oak tree at the adjacent property (1911 Nancy Ave / corner of Henrietta Ave./Nancy Ave.) When it returned it spent from 11:40 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. drinking from the terra cotta plant saucers at the side yard of 1911 Nancy Ave.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the bird at the various locations described above. The video also includes other species observed during the wait.
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/50630556258/in/dateposted-public/" title="Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla), Los Osos, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/50630556258_4b8165bb1a_b.jpg" alt="Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla), Los Osos, CA" /></a>"

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 07:30 by Tom Edell
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76523314
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Today I saw and photographed the bird in much better light. It was first seen at feeders two blocks from Jim Royer’s home at the corner of Nancy Ave and Binscarth. I was later told that the bird returned to Jim’s feeders. I had better views of the weak rusty colored post ocular stripe and the rusty crown with a faint gray median crown stripe. My photos showed a pale brownish/clay-colored wash across the breast that I did not notice yesterday. The bill, legs and feet still look orangish in todays photos, though I noted they looked pinker in the field. I also noted that the tail seemed long and the white eye ring was more prominent. This bird appears to be of the of the pale western subspecies S. p. arenacea. (Photos)"

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 07:29 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76517213
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "This first county record was found by Jim Royer in his yard yesterday 20 Nov 2020.The bird was noticeably smaller than the White-crowned Sparrows it was with. Today it was first seen at and around a feeder at the corner of Nancy and Binscarth. It had a plain grayish face, narrow complete eyering, a pink bill with a growth beneath the bill. The underparts were grayish and unmarked, the back streaked brown and black with 2 whitish wing bars. Legs were pink."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 07:29 by Maggie Smith
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76509535
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "This first county record was found by Jim Royer in his yard yesterday 20 Nov 2020.The bird was noticeably smaller than the White-crowned Sparrows it was with. Today it was first seen at and around a feeder at the corner of Nancy and Binscarth. It had a plain grayish face, narrow complete eyering, a pink bill with a growth beneath the bill. The underparts were grayish and unmarked, the back streaked brown and black with 2 whitish wing bars. Legs were pink."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 06:30 by Kilian Hampl
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76504452
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Very small spizella sparrow reported yesterday. Photos. Growth/tumor on the underside of bill. Re-found today over at the intersection of Nancy and Binsscarth. Foraging on the ground with white-crowed's, and then on the feeders at a house. Flew over to garden street. Gray/brown on the sides of face and underside. Faded brown stripes on head/crown. Prominent white wing bars. Thin white eyering."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 06:30 by Liam Hampl
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76504442
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Very small spizella sparrow reported yesterday. Photos. Growth/tumor on the underside of bill. Re-found today over at the intersection of Nancy and Binsscarth. Foraging on the ground with white-crowed's, and then on the feeders at a house. Flew over to garden street. Gray/brown on the sides of face and underside. Faded brown stripes on head/crown. Prominent white wing bars. Thin white eyering."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 20, 2020 12:20 by Jeff Davis
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76492592
- Comments: "On the ground below seed feeders; substantially smaller than an adjacent White-crowned Sparrow, with rusty brown median crown stripes and post-ocular stripes; light gray central crown stripe, supercilia, auriculars, and nape tinged brownish; white eye ring and wing bars; tan back with dark brown streaks; brownish rectrices with dull white edges; pale gray underparts tinged brownish; pink-orange bill, legs, and feet; and abnormal fleshy protuberance on chin. Numerous birders present."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 20, 2020 11:22 by Herb Elliott
- Field Sparrow Stake Out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171739,-120.8507127&ll=35.3171739,-120.8507127
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76470441
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "This Field Sparrow was observed four times over a period of about ninety minutes and was primarily associating with White-crowned Sparrows. The bird’s upperparts were brown streaked with black and buff, buff breast, grayish head with a rusty-brown crown, white eye-ring and pink bill. This bird had a pink colored growth below lower its mandible. It was found and reported around 11 am by Jim Royer."

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 08:50 by Tom Edell
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76524092
- Media: 1 Video, 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing hatch year bird now with an almost full black throat and darker face and crown"

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 07:11 by Bob Toleno
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76496248
- Comments: "Continuing HY bird with black throat coming in nicely, though still showing some juvenile plumage. In grassy area between parking lot and campground entrance with crowned sparrows at around 9 am. Photos."

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 07:11 by Juli Chamberlin
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76496247
- Comments: "Continuing HY bird with black throat coming in nicely, though still showing some juvenile plumage. In grassy area between parking lot and campground entrance with crowned sparrows at around 9 am. Photos."

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 20, 2020 08:44 by Herb Elliott
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76470647
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "previously reported - https://ebird.org/checklist/S75875833"

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 08:50 by Tom Edell
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76524092
- Comments: "Details coming"

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 08:20 by Carol Comeau
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76505499
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Found by Jim Royer on Nov 5, 2020. Thank you to Juli and Bob for helping us get
eyes on the bird. When we arrived at 8:20 AM the SBOR was foraging low in the thicket behind campsite 27- where a small ravine comes down the hillside. Eventually the bird flew across the road near campsite 25 where it foraged along the edge of the thicket with occasional forays deeper into the thicket. The SBOR was observed pulling apart the broken ends and cracked stems of old dead stinging nettle and poison hemlock.This foraging technique appeared to be fairly successful as we observed the bird removing and eating small items from the stems on multiple occasions. One photo shows the SBOR with a tick in its beak. The bird eventually flew to the top of a willow where it chattered for several minutes before flying further back towards the back loop of the campground. When we left at 9AM we encountered several other birders on their way to see the SBOR. For a Youtube video of the bird chattering, please select the picture below. I also uploaded a Youtube video of the bird foraging using the technique described above. Once on Youtube if you google "Streak-backed Oriole foraging, the video should come up. Warning- it is a bit shaky.
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4aas6qPW0f0" frameborder="0"></iframe>"

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 07:11 by Juli Chamberlin
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76496247
- Comments: "Immature male continuing. First heard chatter at campsite 12, and after several minutes saw an orange bird on the hillside above the site in low scrub. As others have reported, the bird was quite skulky, making very occasional, somewhat obscured appearances and chattering once in a while. It worked its way along the hillside, fairly low, to campsite 24, where it flew across the road to the canyon side in a willow area near a bathroom next to the campsite. The best views were after the sun was fully up. Showed olive back with brown streaks, orange overall (belly, sides, breast), black throat and eye mask, two white wingbars on olive-gray wings."

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 07:11 by Bob Toleno
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76496248
- Comments: "Immature male continuing. First heard chatter at campsite 12, and after several minutes saw an orange bird on the hillside above the site in low scrub. As others have reported, the bird was quite skulky, making very occasional, somewhat obscured appearances and chattering once in a while. It worked its way along the hillside, fairly low, to campsite 24, where it flew across the road to the canyon side in a willow area near a bathroom next to the campsite. The best views were after the sun was fully up. Showed olive back with brown streaks, orange overall (belly, sides, breast), black throat and eye mask, two white wingbars on olive-gray wings."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 15:32 by Lori Gaskin
- Cuesta College Campus, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3299016,-120.7414627&ll=35.3299016,-120.7414627
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76527944
- Comments: "High in Euc, not on ground where it would have been expected. Seen with binocs and through scope at 35.32997 -120.73947. This is near the backside of Art and Music building (7100). This was a warbler among some Yellow-rumps. Whitish supercilium against a gray face, pale breast and belly becoming yellowish at undertail coverts. Had wagging tail been attached to a pen it would have drawn ovals. We did not see the dorsal side and did not attend to the tail pattern. No vocals, no photos."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 15:32 by Mark Holmgren
- Cuesta College Campus, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3299016,-120.7414627&ll=35.3299016,-120.7414627
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76526900
- Comments: "High in Euc, not on ground where it would have been expected. Seen with binocs and through scope at 35.32997 -120.73947. This is near the backside of Art and Music building (7100). This was a warbler among some Yellow-rumps. Whitish supercilium against a gray face, pale breast and belly becoming yellowish at undertail coverts. Had wagging tail been attached to a pen it would have drawn ovals. We did not see the dorsal side and did not attend to the tail pattern. No vocals, no photos."

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