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


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*** Species Summary:

- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Field Sparrow (7 reports)
- Black-throated Sparrow (3 reports)
- Streak-backed Oriole (4 reports)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)
- Western Tanager (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 11:23 by Ethan Monk
- Bay Access—N. End Pecho Rd., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.318776,-120.851801&ll=35.318776,-120.851801
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76616569
- Comments: "Cont, photos. Vocal, too"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (2)
- Reported Nov 23, 2020 08:48 by Herb Elliott
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76609630
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "There were very likely three Tropical Kingbirds at the lake this morning as reported by Nick Belardes and Kai Mills on 20 Nov 2020. However, I didn't see all three at the same time. Two were observed near the first dock and the other near the second dock."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2020 08:32 by Tom Edell
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76605138
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "2 in view at once with one in a tree along the lake edge west of the boat ramp and the other perched in a leafless tree east of the peninsula base. There are recent reports of 2-3 birds, including one today. Both had bright yellow bellies through the undertail coverts, green backs, somewhat pale gray hears with darker face masks, and pale throats. I never go a good look at the upper chest and throats but can say that the white n the chin did not appear to extend back to under the eye on either bird"

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2020 07:28 by John Sterling
- 337 Henrietta Ave, Los Osos US-CA (35.3171,-120.8507), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.317145,-120.8507&ll=35.317145,-120.8507
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76596189
- Comments: "Photos. Continuing."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2020 14:30 by Joshua Stacy
- 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/S76617380
- Comments: "Continuing at feeder. Photos."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2020 11:49 by Teale Fristoe
- 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/S76605665
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing drab individual with growth on chin at feeder. At one point chased a Junco away from its prefered feeder."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2020 10:44 by mario balitbit
- 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/S76602506
- Comments: "Hot dang! Found almost on arrival across from the feeders and along the neighbors table. Actively foraging in the area with WCSPs. As noted before a large abscess is bellow the lower mandible. Most likely avian pox."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2020 08:15 by Rick Derevan
- 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/S76605449
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Pale sparrow, unstreaked breast, first spotted by Jim Royer. Reddish tumor on throat."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 22, 2020 15:37 by Albert Linkowski
- 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/S76622209
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing, photographed. Small Spizella sparrow, probably of western (grayer) population. Generally plain gray on underparts and head but delicate warmer brown wash on auricular and in the central part of the crown, neck and nape; wings contrastingly darker, streaked buff, brown and black; some rufous streaks on the shoulders, two white wing-bars; whitish complete, but not obvious (less contrasting on plain gray face) eye-ring; black eyes, orange legs, small pinkish beak. This individual additionally has (pink) tumor growth just under beak."

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 06:49 by Ethan Monk
- 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/S76616377
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen and photo’d at Binscarth x Nancy."

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2020 07:07 by Owen Castagnoli
- 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/S76601579
- Comments: "Continuing. Foraging on the ground next to bushes. Gray/brown sparrow with white sub-moustachial stripe and white supercilium. Cheeks grayer than brownish cap. Pale breast and brown back/wings. Black on throat much more apparent than earlier sightings of the same individual."

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 08:41 by Ethan Monk
- 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/S76616510
- Comments: "Beneath my truck &#x1f606; and in the road, waiting to be roadkill. Any specimen hunters out there should be in fierce competition with the weekend warrior subarus!"

Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) (1)
- Reported Nov 23, 2020 09:56 by Joshua Stacy
- Islay Creek Mouth--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2754126,-120.8874173&ll=35.2754126,-120.8874173
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76617327
- Comments: "Continuing bird with photos. Seen between picnic table and bathrooms in Spooner Cove parking area."

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1)
- Reported Nov 23, 2020 15:30 by Joshua Stacy
- 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/S76617412
- Comments: "Went back to see oriole with Mark Kudrav. Obtained better photos than first viewing earlier."

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1)
- Reported Nov 23, 2020 10:01 by Joshua Stacy
- 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/S76617362
- Comments: "After almost four hours I spotted the oriole on the edge of campsite #1 around 1:45 PM. Poor photos."

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2020 06:30 by mario balitbit
- 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/S76601092
- Comments: "Heard originally between campsite 18 amd 19 at 0715. Called a few times giving only rattle notes which sounded similar to a BUOR but with less variation in pitch. While readjusting my position to get a better look, I sae this medium build bird fly to nearby bush. Thankfully I was able to get binocular views of this bird in flight and came to the quick realization that this was the oriole! Crisp streaks against an light orange back. Orange body and head with some dark lores and throat. Very brief but diagnostic looks."

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2020 08:41 by Ethan Monk
- 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/S76616510
- Comments: "Cont. photos this time!"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 23, 2020 09:31 by Eve Martin
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3987056,-120.8586752&ll=35.3987056,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76605945
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "An adult male, all red tanager except for the blackish wing-tips (when perched) with a large swollen horn-gray bill. Foraging and flycatching in the upper canopies of the taller trees and circling the playground around 10:15am. N 35°23'57.3108" W 120°51'28.4004". We followed it for maybe 20 minutes. Not vocalizing. ID photos."

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) (1)
- Reported Nov 23, 2020 08:48 by Herb Elliott
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76609630
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "This bird was overall yellow with a grayish back and two wingbars. It was briefly seen at the south end of the lake."

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