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


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*** Species Summary:

- California Condor (2 reports)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 report)
- Brewer's Sparrow (4 reports)
- Streak-backed Oriole (2 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)

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California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2021 11:52 by Seth Ontiveros
- Unnamed Road, Paso Robles, California, US (35.695, -121.103), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.695445,-121.1025612&ll=35.695445,-121.1025612
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79654733
- Comments: "Soaring, obvious white on shoulders, dark on trailing wing. Much larger, wider, and longer winged than TUVU soaring nearby. Wing 'fingers' splayed and visible. Wing tags not visible if present. Flew south with wind"

California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2021 11:52 by Annie Lamas
- Unnamed Road, Paso Robles, California, US (35.695, -121.103), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.695445,-121.1025612&ll=35.695445,-121.1025612
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79654734
- Comments: "Soaring, obvious white on shoulders, dark on trailing wing. Much larger, wider, and longer winged than TUVU soaring nearby. Wing 'fingers' splayed and visible. Wing tags not visible if present. Flew south with wind"

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 21, 2021 07:54 by Eric Wier
- Cuesta Canyon Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.293742,-120.6439451&ll=35.293742,-120.6439451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79671519
- Comments: "Woodpecker with red crown, white throat, black and white supercilliary and black eye stripe, narrow white flank stripes, “messy” grayish white pattern on back, pale yellow wash on white belly, working on extensively drilled Peruvian pepper tree."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 21, 2021 09:52 by Maggie Smith
- Cloisters Community Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3897511,-120.8609828&ll=35.3897511,-120.8609828
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79666683
- Comments: "overall brownish-gray sparrow with plain breast, complete eye ring and very small bill. 1 extremely poor photo. Could not add photo."

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 21, 2021 09:14 by Tom Edell
- Cloisters Community Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3897511,-120.8609828&ll=35.3897511,-120.8609828
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79655691
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "continuing plain faced, small billed, and small size sparrow seen from the east/west paved path on the north side of the pond. Weak eyeline only behind eye, thin pale eyering, streaked nape, unmarked gray breast and belly (Photos)"

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 21, 2021 07:51 by Ann Stockert
- Cloisters Community Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3897511,-120.8609828&ll=35.3897511,-120.8609828
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79648516
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing since 1/13/21 by Jim Royer... found along walking path at Northwestern end of park and also flew to fence line at third house from ocean. When observed sitting on fence next to a WCSP is was considerably smaller. Pale gray breast, a finely streaked light brown crown, pale grey lores,and white eye ring. ...Photos"

Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 21, 2021 14:45 by Jim Van Beveren
- Cloisters Community Park, Morro Bay US-CA 35.38896, -120.86028, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.388961,-120.860282&ll=35.388961,-120.860282
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79664090
- Comments: "Was along a fence about 100 yards north of pond with a small flock of White-crowned Sparrows. Dark uppers and light breast and light belly. Met Kevin Zimmer, who also saw Brewers Sparrow, and may have taken a photo."

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 21, 2021 08:30 by Terri Osborn
- 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/S79668856
- Comments: "Continuing bird since late 2020, Black lores and chin, silvery black beak, dark orange from face to top of breast then mango yellow lower breast and belly, olive back with black streaking, black wings with white wing bars and markings along edge of feathers. Occasional chatter call. Seen in vegetation east of Ranch House and feeding on aloe plant in same area. It would stand at the base of aloe flower stalks and reach up to pull off orange tubular flowers one by one. Watched it feed for about 7 minutes but wasn't in a good position for photo. (Poor photos for ID only, unable to add media, will try later)"

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 21, 2021 08:26 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- 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/S79650513
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen in willows and low on aloe behind the Spooner Ranch House."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Jan 21, 2021 08:08 by Jeff Miller
- San Simeon SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5968718,-121.1235286&ll=35.5968718,-121.1235286
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79644253
- Comments: "Continuing. At campground 103. Entirely black and white streaked warbler with spotted undertail coverts, slightly down curved bill. Creeping along branches."

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