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*** Species Summary:

- Common Merganser (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Ferruginous Hawk (1 report)
- Hammond's Flycatcher (1 report)
- Bank Swallow (1 report)
- Hermit Thrush (1 report)
- Lark Bunting (3 reports)

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Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (1)
- Reported Apr 25, 2021 14:11 by Lisa Gattuso
- Juan Bautista De Anza Trail 4530 Sycamore Road, Atascadero, California, US (35.508, -120.664), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5081307,-120.663767&ll=35.5081307,-120.663767
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86395209
- Comments: "Large female duck with reddish-brown head and neck, sloping forehead and longish crest with vertical feathering. Straight red-orange bill. Pale grey chest and darker grey back.
In shallow pond with coots and mallards. Photos to come."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Apr 25, 2021 14:11 by Lisa Gattuso
- Juan Bautista De Anza Trail 4530 Sycamore Road, Atascadero, California, US (35.508, -120.664), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5081307,-120.663767&ll=35.5081307,-120.663767
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86395209
- Comments: "Medium-sized sandpiper viewed walking and bobbing in several small ponds, and in flight moving between ponds. Adult summer plumage: dark brown back with small white spots, streaky head and breast, white underbelly, strong white eye-ring. Long bill, shortish yellow-green legs,
Photos to come."

Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) (1)
- Reported Apr 25, 2021 17:25 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- HWY 58 -- 7 Mile Rd. to Soda Lake Rd., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3311144,-119.8817272&ll=35.3311144,-119.8817272
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86392158
- Comments: "Light morph juvenile"

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (2)
- Reported Apr 25, 2021 09:01 by Grace Romero
- Cerro Alto Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4272109,-120.7491446&ll=35.4272109,-120.7491446
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86379408
- Comments: "About 0.1 mile up steep trail near campsite 16. Saw 2 interacting, quick 3 notes slurred vocalizations. Heavily shaded area. Small flycatchers with crown, small bill, overall grey, a little lighter underneath with visible slightly darker vest."

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) (1)
- Reported Apr 25, 2021 06:58 by Maggie Smith
- Oso Flaco Lake (not for beach/ocean), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.0302072,-120.6207848&ll=35.0302072,-120.6207848
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86379007
- Comments: "Saw bird flying. It was smaller than other swallows with swifter wing beats; dark on top and light below with broad dark band across chest."

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) (1)
- Reported Apr 25, 2021 10:41 by Lisa Gattuso
- Pine Mountain Cemetery--Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4957362,-120.6570252&ll=35.4957362,-120.6570252
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86395616
- Comments: "Small pale brown thrush with buffy color under chin and dark spotting on white breast. Darker tail that flicked. White eye- ring and sturdy pointed bill.
Photos to come."

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Apr 25, 2021 16:47 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Carrizo Plain NM--Elkhorn Rd. lone juniper, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2247142,-119.74584&ll=35.2247142,-119.74584
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86390574
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male in breeding plumage previously reported at this location by Ann Stockert and Janet Rayner on April 23, 2021."

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Apr 25, 2021 16:47 by Norman Pillsbury
- Carrizo Plain NM--Elkhorn Rd. lone juniper, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2247142,-119.74584&ll=35.2247142,-119.74584
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86392881
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male in breeding plumage previously reported at this location by Ann Stockert and Janet Rayner on April 23, 2021."

Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Apr 25, 2021 15:30 by Jeff Miller
- Carrizo Plain NM--Elkhorn Rd. lone juniper, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2247142,-119.74584&ll=35.2247142,-119.74584
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86385698
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Singing male; photos"

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