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*** Species Summary:

- Black Turnstone (1 report)
- Black Skimmer (1 report)
- Least Bittern (1 report)
- Short-eared Owl (1 report)
- Pine Siskin (2 reports)
- American Redstart (3 reports)

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Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala) (1)
- Reported Jun 13, 2021 08:12 by Shane Sherwood
- Santa Rosa Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5683274,-121.1102353&ll=35.5683274,-121.1102353
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90142115
- Comments: "Located near the large tide pool to the right of Shammel Park, foraging with Killdeer. Squat bodied shore bird similar to the Ruddy Turnstone that I am familiar with on the east coast. All dark/sooty back, head, throat and chest with a clean white belly. Presented in breeding plumage with patch of white at the top base of its bill, and short white streaks around eye and neck. Legs are were dark colored. Lacked any “banding”. Short straight bill, was all dark."

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) (2)
- Reported Jun 12, 2021 10:40 by Jeanette Stone
- 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/S90113777
- Comments: "Several others with scopes observing the 2 Black Skimmers flying close to surface of water and dipping their lower mandible into the water "skimming" for small fish. Very distant views, unable to properly photograph due to mirage effect. Tern-like shape, looks all black with white in face. Once in flight, observed white underneath. First observed by Mike Bush and Kai Mills on June 11."

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Jun 13, 2021 05:47 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Oceano County Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1057118,-120.6255312&ll=35.1057118,-120.6255312
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90158888
- Media: 3 Audio
- Comments: "Observed calling from shoreline reeds on north side of pond near large Sycamore tree."

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) (1)
- Reported Jun 13, 2021 20:31 by Sean Jeane
- 4321 La Panza Rd, Creston US-CA 35.51165, -120.49394, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.511654,-120.493945&ll=35.511654,-120.493945
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90158068
- Comments: "Flying low at twilight over open field and vineyards. Long narrow wings, stubby head and fairly short tail."

Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) (1)
- Reported Jun 13, 2021 07:40 by Morro Coast Audubon
- Sweet Springs BBS Area 1, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3217161,-120.8397959&ll=35.3217161,-120.8397959
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90128001
- Comments: "This bird was foraging among bush lupines with three Lesser Goldfinches and appeared similar in size but had extensive dark streaking on lighter underparts, brownish streaked back, two light wing bars, and some yellowish on the wings; noticeably smaller and smaller-billed than nearby female House Finch; later with Jim Royer we heard at least one singing from the eucalyptus canopy with its distinctive rising "zhreeee" note."

Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) (1)
- Reported Jun 13, 2021 07:40 by Jay Carroll
- Sweet Springs BBS Area 1, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3217161,-120.8397959&ll=35.3217161,-120.8397959
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90143999
- Comments: "This bird was foraging among bush lupines with three Lesser Goldfinches and appeared similar in size but had extensive dark streaking on lighter underparts, brownish streaked back, two light wing bars, and some yellowish on the wings; noticeably smaller and smaller-billed than nearby female House Finch; later with Jim Royer we heard at least one singing from the eucalyptus canopy with its distinctive rising "zhreeee" note."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Jun 13, 2021 09:07 by Norman Pillsbury
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1085767,-120.6265268&ll=35.1085767,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90125187
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Jun 13, 2021 09:07 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1085767,-120.6265268&ll=35.1085767,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90159216
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Jun 13, 2021 07:20 by Maggie Smith
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1085767,-120.6265268&ll=35.1085767,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90146720
- Comments: "heard singing; not seen. At same spot near maintenance yard."

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