Date   

Oso evening A List

Thomas Slater
 

Went to escape the hazy smoky air and brought my camera along. Saw 47 species without hardly trying. 
Lots of Northern Shovelers on the lake now. Phalaropes have all but disappeared.

Finally saw a Belted Kingfisher. Haven't seen one out at Oso for a while. Actually heard it about 4 days ago but was unable to locate it in the dense fog. Tonight it put on a show. It had me running back and forth on the boardwalk. 

Found 7 warblers and got pictures of all of them. Early Yellow-rumped Warbler (I guess this is the time of year to be excited about them because they're still kinda rare but... they're still just YR warblers haha) and a Hermit Warbler. There were 11 Townsend's Warblers. They were all over the place. Only one Wilson's Warbler.

Got a Barn Owl along Oso Flaco road on a sign. It actually flew alongside my truck for 20 seconds, about 15 miles an hour, really soft wingbeats and floppy. I can see how they get hit so much. Was about 20' off my door, then crossed right in front of me. Glad I was going so slow.

Thank you Jim, Jay and all you Pecho Willows birders who made me jealous enough to go out tonight to try and drum up something for us so county birders. 

Full list and pictures here -


Bird on,
Tom Slater
Nipomo




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

eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- Red-eyed Vireo (3 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (7 reports)

---------------------------------------------
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.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2020 16:20 by Mike Bush
- 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/S73652874
- Comments: "Pale below, darker above withe a dark eyeline through the eye."

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2020 13:00 by Eric Wier
- 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/S73653253
- Comments: "First reported at this location on September 7th by Jay Carroll. Rather large and long-bodied vireo, whitish underparts, grayish-brown back contrasting with darker cap, prominent white eye stripe. Methodically feeding in mid to upper canopy."

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2020 09:38 by Jim Royer
- 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/S73641852
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2)
- Reported Sep 14, 2020 11:10 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S73616312
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Two juveniles perched on restroom fence - one dry, one wet, the latter vigorously preening. - Light gray underparts; pale light brown face; dark eye line; pale nape; finely streaked brown crown; pinkish bill with tiny black tip."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 16, 2020 09:15 by Jeanette Stone
- 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/S73675291
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "First found by Mark Mushkat. Lime green upper parts, yellowish white wing bars, slight grayish to the whitish underparts with faint chestnut sides, complete light eye ring."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2020 14:45 by Liam Hampl
- 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/S73650233
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Continuing bird first seen by Mark Mushkat. Faint chestnut streaking down the sides, greenish cap and back."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2020 14:45 by Kilian Hampl
- 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/S73650858
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Continuing bird first seen by Mark Mushkat. Faint chestnut streaking down the sides, greenish cap and back."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2020 13:00 by Eric Wier
- 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/S73653253
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First observed this morning by Mark Mushkat. Warbler with green cap, yellow-green back, white underparts, white eye-ring, and rusty red streaks on flanks."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 15, 2020 12:30 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S73638539
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Refound with Jim Royer. Lime green back and cap, gray face, pale gray underneath, pale yellow wingbars, faint chestnut red streaking down the side, complete white eye ring. Photos"

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 15, 2020 11:15 by Jay Carroll
- 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/S73637645
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Warbler with pale gray underparts, greenish-yellow back with some darker streaking, greenish crown, white eye ring, two whitish wing bars, chestnut-colored wash on sides; this bird was reported earlier in the morning by Mark Mushkat."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 15, 2020 09:38 by Jim Royer
- 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/S73641852
- Comments: "First found by Mark Mushkat. Lime green upper parts, yellowish white wing bars, slight grayish to the whitish underparts with faint chestnut sides, complete light eye ring, cocked tail much of the time. An active bird."

***********

You received this message because you are subscribed to eBird's San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert

Manage your eBird alert subscriptions:
https://ebird.org/alerts

eBird Alerts provide recent reports of regionally or seasonally rare species (Rarities Alerts) or species you have not yet observed (Needs Alerts) in your region of interest; both Accepted and Unreviewed observations are included. Some reports may be from private property or inaccessible to the general public. It is the responsibility of every eBirder to be aware of and respectful of access restrictions. For more information, see our Terms of Use: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/terms-of-use/


MCAS Bird Finding Guides Updated

Joanne Aasen
 

[posted with permission]

Interactive GIS maps have been added to the MCAS Bird Finding Guides (BFG), with pins that connect to locations in the BFG and to eBird Hotspots. This is combining the best of both worlds: BFG offers local information about SLO County locations and eBird offers a wealth of information about specie sightings in SLO County and beyond. Both offer features that appeal to first-time birders, visitors to SLO County, and to the most avid and experienced birders.

Access the guides (via computer, smart phone, or tablet) from the MCAS website menu: BIRDSàMCAS Bird Finding Guides.

HISTORY: These guides were initiated in 2007 by Al Schmierer, who first focused on The Carrizo Plain, and then were expanded to the rest of the county with help from Tom Edell, Maggie Smith and Mike Stiles, and with website assistance from Paul Andreano and Joanne Aasen. The guides were added to the current MCAS website in 2013.

In 2020, Cuesta College instructor Feride Schroeder and intern Kasia Crowley, in consultation with Joanne Aasen and Bart Beckman of MCAS, created Interactive GIS Maps linking the local information contained in the guides to corresponding eBird Hotspots. Funding for the Cuesta internship was provided by National Science Foundation ATE Grant #1800779 GIS Technology: Mapping, Data Management and Work-Based Learning Across Industry Sectors. eBird is "...the world's largest biodiversity-related citizen science project... .

Others who have assisted in this newest edition are: Tom Edell, Jay Carroll, Norman Pillsbury, Kathanne Lynch, Wendy McKeown, and Tom Slater. Map photos were contributed by Tanner Chapman and Bart Beckman.

Joanne Aasen

MCAS Communications Chair


Chestnut-sided Warbler, male

Mark Mushkat
 

35.3172115,-120.8528243

Pecho Willows, 9am.

Great views of CSWA male feeding low in willow. Chestnut sides, white eye ring, greenish cap and nape, black streaks on upper back, bold whitish-yellow wing bars, grayish face, neck, chest and underbelly. No vocalizing.


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

eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Red-eyed Vireo (1 report)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 report)
- Blackpoll Warbler (3 reports)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (1 report)

---------------------------------------------
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.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 14, 2020 07:23 by Tom Edell
- 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/S73598561
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Three days earlier than county's prior early fall record. Kingbird with a large, stout, all black bill, grayish head with a darker mask, green back, bright yellow belly and breast duller on upper breast, pale throat, notched tail. Silent."

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2020 09:21 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S73634362
- Comments: "Continuing"

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2020 08:31 by Mark Mushkat
- 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/S73631462
- Comments: "At 35.3172115,-120.8528243 around 9am. Great views of CSWA male feeding low in willow. Chestnut sides, white eye ring, greenish cap and nape, black streaks on upper back, bold whitish-yellow wing bars, grayish face, neck, chest and underbelly. No vocalizing."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 14, 2020 09:30 by Norman Pillsbury
- 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/S73599038
- Comments: "Found by Will Knowlton on 9-12-20. Overall dark green/olive, dark eyeline, white wing bars, yellow in breast. Preening in top of willow. Photo by Roger."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Sep 14, 2020 09:30 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S73615241
- Comments: "Yellow face with dark line through the eye; yellow breast; white wing bars; thin, pointed bill; short, dark, somewhat "ratty" tail and when spread it showed white outer tail feathers. The bird was observed preening on top of a willow and when it was leaning forward, ready to fly off, a whitish belly and white undertail coverts were visible."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 14, 2020 08:45 by Roger Zachary
- 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/S73601019
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "grayish head; white wing bars ;streaky breast; looks like it just took a bath; 2 photos; seen yesterday"

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 14, 2020 07:23 by Tom Edell
- 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/S73598561
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "One with a bright yellow throat (likely male) and one with a very dull throat (likely hatch year female) (Photo)"

***********

You received this message because you are subscribed to eBird's San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert

Manage your eBird alert subscriptions:
https://ebird.org/alerts

eBird Alerts provide recent reports of regionally or seasonally rare species (Rarities Alerts) or species you have not yet observed (Needs Alerts) in your region of interest; both Accepted and Unreviewed observations are included. Some reports may be from private property or inaccessible to the general public. It is the responsibility of every eBirder to be aware of and respectful of access restrictions. For more information, see our Terms of Use: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/terms-of-use/


Chestnut-sided Warbler at Pecho Willows

Jay Carroll
 

A Chestnut-sided Warbler was found this morning at Pecho Willows by Mark Mushkat. I later saw the bird foraging in willows along Pecho Rd. between Henrietta and Grove. Jim Royer and Jeff Miller had joined the chase earlier and incidentally reported seeing both the continuing Red-eyed Vireo and a Cassin's Vireo inside the main willow area.

Jay Carroll
Los Osos


Tropical Kingbird, Oceano, 14 Sep

Tom Edell
 

This morning Jeff Miller and I found a Tropical Kingbird at the Pismo State Beach Oceano Campground. The bird was along the main campground road across from the native garden. The county’s prior earliest fall arrival date for this species was 17 Sep.

 

This morning the lighting was poor due to overcast and smokey skies, so warblers high in the trees were often only silhouettes, but we did see seven different species including our first Audubon’s Warblers on the fall -- five were seen at Laguna Lake yesterday by Petra and Jack Clayton. In general it was “birdy” in the campground, which remains closed.

 

Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA


--

Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA


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

eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Red-eyed Vireo (3 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (2 reports)
- Tennessee Warbler (1 report)
- Blackpoll Warbler (4 reports)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (1 report)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (1 report)

---------------------------------------------
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.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Sep 14, 2020 07:41 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S73592981
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Large bill, yellow underside up to breast, white throat, green back, darker through eye. Photos"

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 13, 2020 10:50 by Mike Stiles
- 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/S73561953
- Comments: "Found in front section near Pecho Rd, just inside entrance from road. Largish vireo, actively feeding in short willows. Greenish back, pale underneath, prominent dark line through eye offsetting whitish supercilium."

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2020 10:00 by Rick Saval
- 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/S73572410
- Comments: "Continues; grey crown, white eye eyebrow boarded with black, pale white underparts."

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 13, 2020 09:42 by Jim Royer
- 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/S73557670
- Comments: "Continuing bird"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 13, 2020 14:05 by Liam Hampl
- High Mountain Road Trails, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2083505,-120.38147&ll=35.2083505,-120.38147
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73565471
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Both birds right next to each other."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 13, 2020 14:05 by Kilian Hampl
- High Mountain Road Trails, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2083505,-120.38147&ll=35.2083505,-120.38147
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73565493
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Both birds right next to each other."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 13, 2020 11:10 by Will Knowlton
- 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/S73560083
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Observed with two TOWA at campsite 66, then flew across the road into the riparian willow corridor."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2020 10:57 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/S73575627
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Will Knowlton on Sep 12, 2020. Prominent white wing bars, yellowish face, and throat/breast area, white on belly to under-tail, dark eye-line."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 13, 2020 10:50 by Mike Stiles
- 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/S73561953
- Comments: "Active but stealthy bird at top of pine in SW corner. Bright white wingbars, yellow chest, white belly, some streaking along sides."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2020 10:00 by Rick Saval
- 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/S73572410
- Comments: "Continues; pale green/yellow underparts, sides streaked dark, two white wing bars."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 13, 2020 09:42 by Jim Royer
- 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/S73557670
- Comments: "Continuing bird"

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) (5)
- Reported Sep 13, 2020 10:55 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S73576271
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Yellow throat, yellow on flanks, two white wing bars, diffusely streaked breast, white eye arcs. -
In flight: Yellow rump and white corner spots on the tail. ---
Two foraging with House Finches and Western Bluebirds in the field across from the paved loop at the west end of the road; three foraging at the edge of the grassy area and in the dry stalks by the lakeside barbecue area."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (2)
- Reported Sep 14, 2020 07:41 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S73592981
- Comments: "Yellow throat and rump, white eye arcs"

***********

You received this message because you are subscribed to eBird's San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert

Manage your eBird alert subscriptions:
https://ebird.org/alerts

eBird Alerts provide recent reports of regionally or seasonally rare species (Rarities Alerts) or species you have not yet observed (Needs Alerts) in your region of interest; both Accepted and Unreviewed observations are included. Some reports may be from private property or inaccessible to the general public. It is the responsibility of every eBirder to be aware of and respectful of access restrictions. For more information, see our Terms of Use: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/terms-of-use/


Tennessee Warbler, San Simeon Creek Campground

Will Knowlton
 

I had a TENNESSEE WARBLER with a couple Townsend’s Warblers near campsite 66 at San Simeon Creek Campground. 


The campground is currently unoccupied and holds a lot of potential for vagrants. I parked at the northwest end of the bridge along Highway 1 and walked under the bridge to easily access the campground.

Will Knowlton 
San Luis Obispo 


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

eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- Red-eyed Vireo (4 reports)
- Blackpoll Warbler (3 reports)

---------------------------------------------
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.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2020 07:21 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S73546529
- Comments: "Continuing; vireo with green back, white underneath, gray cap, white supercilium, relatively long bill"

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2020 16:12 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/S73528416
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found by Will Knowlton and Tom Edell earlier in the day. Likely the same bird photographed by Jay Carroll on 9/7/2020 and reported at this location this year by Jim Royer on 6/6/2020. Large vireo with strong eye-line, green back, white breast, pale yellow below. Fast, direct flight between trees - basically a white-bellied missile between stops."

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2020 10:49 by Tom Edell
- 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/S73519796
- Comments: "located by Will Knowlton who got me on the bird. Unfortunately my views were obstructed. Compared to Hutton's and Cassin's vireos I'd seen here earlier this was a larger bird with a bigger bill. It was slowly foraging in arroyo willows near the concrete drainage headwall in the southwest section of the willow complex and I found it there twice. Both times it moved away and was hard to follow in the dense willows. In the overcast/smokey light this bird looked cream colored below with greenish wings and back, no wingbars. I never saw the face pattern (aside from the bill). Likely the same bird Jay Carroll photographed here on 7 Sep. Jim Royer found one here on 6 Jul. Will got photos of the bird."

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2020 10:38 by Will Knowlton
- 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/S73513117
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Most likely the same bird found here by Jay Carroll on 9/7. Observed with flock of Bushtits and chickadee's in various areas around Pecho Willows."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2020 07:21 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S73546529
- Comments: "Continuing; first year bird. Pale yellow face and throat into breast, dark eye line, gray on side of neck, greenish back, strong white wing bars, faint streaking down sides, white underneath with white undertail coverts. Photos"

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2020 10:49 by Tom Edell
- 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/S73519796
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Will spotted this bird. The White wingbars stood out as did the yellow face, throat and breast, dark line through the eye, white belly and undertail coverts, and the greenish back with dark streaks. The breast was faintly streaked and Will noted the feet were yellow. The bird spent most of its time in view foraging in pine needle clusters. (Photos)"

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2020 10:38 by Will Knowlton
- 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/S73513117
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Streaked back, two white wing bars, and yellow feet. Observed in pine on edge of willows located next to Solano St."

***********

You received this message because you are subscribed to eBird's San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert

Manage your eBird alert subscriptions:
https://ebird.org/alerts

eBird Alerts provide recent reports of regionally or seasonally rare species (Rarities Alerts) or species you have not yet observed (Needs Alerts) in your region of interest; both Accepted and Unreviewed observations are included. Some reports may be from private property or inaccessible to the general public. It is the responsibility of every eBirder to be aware of and respectful of access restrictions. For more information, see our Terms of Use: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/terms-of-use/


Red-eyed Vireo, Blackpoll Warbler, Pecho Willows

Tom Edell
 


Both at west side of willows.

Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA 


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


--

Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA


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

eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Common Gallinule (1 report)
- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (1 report)
- Merlin (1 report)
- Lincoln's Sparrow (3 reports)

---------------------------------------------
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.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Sep 12, 2020 09:21 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/S73500537
- Comments: "In euc. next to horse corrals, across the street from Sea Pines Lodge"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Sep 11, 2020 11:25 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S73481275
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing from eBird report on 8/8/20 (Rick Saval). --- Coot-iike, gray body, blackish head, brown back, white undertail coverts, white edging along flanks, candy-corn-colored bill: bright red with yellow tip, the red rising shield-like into forehead; greenish-yellow legs. ---
Observed preening along the edge of the lagoon across from campsite #17."

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) (1)
- Reported Sep 11, 2020 15:37 by Tony Kurz
- Margo Dodd Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.15212,-120.6685667&ll=35.15212,-120.6685667
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73473581
- Comments: "Juvenile bird perched on rock stacks with other cormorants, gulls, and pelicans. Photos to add later. Heron was at this exact coordinates."

Merlin (Falco columbarius) (1)
- Reported Sep 12, 2020 09:21 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/S73500537
- Comments: "First of the season, fly by bird"

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) (1)
- Reported Sep 11, 2020 09:38 by Tom Edell
- Morro Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.376104,-120.8624411&ll=35.376104,-120.8624411
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73480775
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "small sparrow with a streaked back, buffy wash on breast, flanks and malar, gray supercilium, pale thin eyering, fine black streaks on breast and flanks, small bill. Plumage appeared fresh"

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) (1)
- Reported Sep 11, 2020 09:38 by Mike Bush
- Morro Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.376104,-120.8624411&ll=35.376104,-120.8624411
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73481072
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "small sparrow with a streaked back, buffy wash on breast, flanks and malar, gray supercilium, pale thin eyering, fine black streaks on breast and flanks, small bill. Plumage appeared fresh"

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) (1)
- Reported Sep 12, 2020 09:21 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/S73500537
- Comments: "First of the season, with other sparrows and finches in weedy field next to driving range"

***********

You received this message because you are subscribed to eBird's San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert

Manage your eBird alert subscriptions:
https://ebird.org/alerts

eBird Alerts provide recent reports of regionally or seasonally rare species (Rarities Alerts) or species you have not yet observed (Needs Alerts) in your region of interest; both Accepted and Unreviewed observations are included. Some reports may be from private property or inaccessible to the general public. It is the responsibility of every eBirder to be aware of and respectful of access restrictions. For more information, see our Terms of Use: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/terms-of-use/


Baird's Sandpipers

Bob Chapman
 

This has been an incredible year for Baird’s Sandpipers. In a typical year I see perhaps a handful of BASA along the shore at Oceano Dunes. Last fall I saw one bird.

 

On August 27th I emailed Tom asking him about BASA, wondering if he felt this was an exceptional year. I mentioned I was seeing 5-6 birds a day, which is crazy. “Still in the window” was the gist of his response. In a conversation with Herb Elliot he mentioned that 85 birds was the previous record for a year.

 

I saw my first BASA (2) on August 19th birding with Jeff Miller and I have seen them everyday since. I have now tallied and submitted on eBird, 115 BASA sightings with a mind-boggling high of 23 yesterday. This is not counting 6 days where I worked and saw BASA but did not eBird. Figuring 6 birds/day that would be another 36, for a total of 151 Baird’s Sandpipers! Wow.

 

Bob Chapman

Oceano Dunes

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


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

eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- Common Gallinule (2 reports)
- Bell's Vireo (Least) (1 report)
- Northern Waterthrush (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)

---------------------------------------------
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.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Sep 10, 2020 07:30 by Robert Chapman
- Oceano Dunes SVRA, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.0657368,-120.6275693&ll=35.0657368,-120.6275693
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73441789
- Comments: "Continuing bird at Oceano campground"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Sep 10, 2020 16:00 by Jeri Edwards
- 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/S73440766
- Comments: "previously reported. Appeared to be immature, purple/dark red toned back, white side stripe, light yellow tip of bill"

Bell's Vireo (Least) (Vireo bellii pusillus) (1)
- Reported Sep 10, 2020 17:00 by Kaaren Perry
- Morro Bay yard, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.360935,-120.844846&ll=35.360935,-120.844846
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73455833
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Very small bird, first seen bathing. Photos revealed the necessary id features: Overall gray bird with wings slightly darker brownish-gray, faint facial pattern, broken eye ring, rather sturdy straight bill, faint single wing bar with a hint of a possible second wing bar above seen in one photo, appeared long tailed, undertail coverts white. Appeared to be molting. After bathing the bird preened for a short time in the nearby brush when photos were taken just before flying on."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2020 11:07 by John/Linda Mendoza
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73430735
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Have pics"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Sep 10, 2020 10:50 by Jeri Edwards
- 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/S73431219
- Comments: "Distinctive black and white stripes all over this warbler's body. Based on its markings (which were not real dark) I'd say this was an immature/female. It was foraging mid-level with the other warblers I observed."

***********

You received this message because you are subscribed to eBird's San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert

Manage your eBird alert subscriptions:
https://ebird.org/alerts

eBird Alerts provide recent reports of regionally or seasonally rare species (Rarities Alerts) or species you have not yet observed (Needs Alerts) in your region of interest; both Accepted and Unreviewed observations are included. Some reports may be from private property or inaccessible to the general public. It is the responsibility of every eBirder to be aware of and respectful of access restrictions. For more information, see our Terms of Use: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/terms-of-use/


Bell's Vireo - Morro Bay

Kaaren Perry
 

Yesterday afternoon at 5:00 I glanced out the window and noticed a very small bird bathing below in our water feature.  It seemed to be about the size of a Bushtit but.. wasn't! 

Once I realized it was not a usual visitor I ran to get my camera.  Luckily the bird was still in the area, preening in the nearby brush where it continued for a brief time. After studying my photos, consulting several resources and eliminating several options I decided that this was a Bell's Vireo.  I am not comfortably familiar with the species and sent the photos and my thoughts to Jim Royer. Jim had helped me id the same species in Sept. 2013, the last time I had come across a Bell's Vireo in SLO County.

We both agreed yes, this was indeed a Bell's Vireo.  Yard Bird #157.  Exciting way to end the day!  A few photos now on flickr  http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaarenp/


Turri Road ponds & North Coast creek mouths

Kevin Zimmer
 

Today (Thursday, September 10), I checked the Turri Road ponds, San Simeon Creek mouth, and Arroyo Laguna for shorebirds.  Arroyo Laguna had nothing of note, and San Simeon Creek mouth was little better, except for a single Lesser Yellowlegs, possibly the same individual that was first reported there a couple of weeks ago.

The Turri Road ponds were much more active.  The western most pond had 5 Greater Yellowlegs and a single Red-necked Phalarope.  The next pond to the east had 8-10 Red-necked Phalarope.  The eastern most pond (and the muddiest of the bunch) was teeming with peeps, with ca. 80-100 birds (estimated 60% Least; 40% Western + 2 juvenile Baird’s Sandpipers.

Kevin Zimmer
Atascadero


black-necked stilts, Morro Bay

marlin harms
 

Mid-morning today there were 3 Black-necked Stilts near Shark's Inlet, at the southern end of Morro Bay near the inside of the sand spit. Since there appeared to be 2 adults and 1 immature, I allowed myself to wonder if it were the same threesome that was on Morro Strand State Beach on August 18.  As we approached, they flew toward the sand spit, a good place to hide from most birders.

Marlin Harms
Morro Bay


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

eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- Common Gallinule (1 report)
- Broad-winged Hawk (2 reports)
- Purple Martin (1 report)
- Lincoln's Sparrow (1 report)
- Northern Waterthrush (5 reports)
- Blackburnian Warbler (1 report)

---------------------------------------------
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.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2020 10:05 by Rick Saval
- 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/S73387030
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continues, photo."

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2020 12:30 by Jim Royer
- 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/S73398654
- Comments: "Light juvenile. This small compact buteo has some dark vertical streaks in the light underparts. The upper parts were dark brown. The broad wings were light under with dark edges. The pointed broad short tail had indistinct dark gray and light gray stripes with a darker terminal band.. The head was dark with a light supercilium and light throat. It had previously been reported by Tony Kurz. It perched briefly in a pine, between the two campsite loops."

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2020 09:30 by Tony Kurz
- 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/S73389061
- Comments: "Juvenile light morph first seen flying low under thick fog. Notice black trailing edge to wings with black tips. Looked like a small RTHA overall but with a pale tail. Soon found the hawk perched in cypress and noticed dark brown streaking and spotting in upper breast and down flanks. All white underneath showing a white throat similar to RTHA. Small hawk slightly larger than RSHA. When perched hawk has a very short-tailed look. After the hawk perched it flew and disappeared pretty quickly and never saw again. Will post photos in a couple days."

Purple Martin (Progne subis) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2020 09:30 by Tony Kurz
- 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/S73389061
- Comments: "Female bird possibly first perched in pines in campground. When we first arrived large swallow was flying around at tree tops just under fog and first thought it was a TRSW. Then I realized that it was similar size to starling’s flying around. Pale underneath to dark gray on upper breast with notched tail. This looked to be a female type PUMA. It flew around for a bit and also just disappeared. Was not able to photograph."

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2020 09:30 by Tony Kurz
- 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/S73389061
- Comments: "Seen at Islay Creek mouth."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2020 14:55 by Liam Hampl
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73401260
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Continuing bird. First heard calling from the creek, then saw it foraging across from the playground. Dark streaks on underbelly."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2020 14:55 by Kilian Hampl
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73402066
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. Continuing bird. First heard calling from the creek, then saw it foraging across from the playground. Dark streaks on underbelly."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2020 12:15 by Norman Pillsbury
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73402151
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Tom Edell on 9/8/2020. Bird foraged repeatedly in open creek bed pumping tail non-stop. Dark brown on back, creamy below with dark streaks and bold, arching, cream-colored supercilium."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2020 12:15 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73400121
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Tom Edell on 9/8/2020. Bird foraged repeatedly in open creek bed pumping tail non-stop. Dark brown on back, creamy below with dark streaks and bold, arching, cream-colored supercilium."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2020 08:45 by Petra Clayton
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73395570
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Brown crown, back, wings, and tail; cream-colored supercilium tapering behind the eye; dark line through the eye; cream-colored underparts with crisp dark streaking; spotted throat; dusky pink legs; slender bill; bobbing while foraging along both sides of the creek, across from the playground/restrooms. --- First eBird report ever at this location: Tom Edell (9/8/20)"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2020 11:00 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S73368687
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Distinct light brow stripe separates the darkish cap from the darkish face (the stripe is narrower and does not reach as far back and around as it would in a Townsend Warbler). White eyering on the lower half of the eye. Yellow throat and upper chest. White wingbars. --- First eBird report 9/5/20 (Jeff Miller) --- Observed today in pine tree at campsite #16/17."

***********

You received this message because you are subscribed to eBird's San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert

Manage your eBird alert subscriptions:
https://ebird.org/alerts

eBird Alerts provide recent reports of regionally or seasonally rare species (Rarities Alerts) or species you have not yet observed (Needs Alerts) in your region of interest; both Accepted and Unreviewed observations are included. Some reports may be from private property or inaccessible to the general public. It is the responsibility of every eBirder to be aware of and respectful of access restrictions. For more information, see our Terms of Use: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/terms-of-use/


Alvaro Jaramillo, Sequoia Audubon zoom meeting tonight.

Kaaren Perry
 

I just came across this announcement from Sequoia Audubon.  Passing it along for those that might be interested in "attending' Alvaro Jaramillo's  presentation tonight.  

Kaaren
Morro Bay

Alvaro Jaramillo will be presenting a free zoom talk through Sequoia Audubon
Society on Thursday 9/10 at 7:00pm. You do not have to be a member of
Sequoia to join the zoom meeting. Those of you who have attended Santa Cruz
Bird Club meetings during which Alvaro was the speaker know that his talks
are always worth hearing.  
 
Here is what he says about the meeting:
 
Hello all, tomorrow (Thursday 7 pm) I will be giving a free zoom talk for
the Sequoia Audubon Society (San Mateo County). The topic is about taxonomy,
splits, lumps, species names etc from my own personal perspective. I will
also let you know why I think the Burrowing Owl is two species! If you are
interested, you need to register below using the Sequoia Audubon link 
 

<http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/meetings.html?fbclid=IwAR2Ck6isE8bdn6tKuCli_
FMWv17d24_10B8Lann0X2ah-IWJ_6teEjnNIUU>
http://www.sequoia-audubon.org/meetings.html
 


Pacific Wren

mike stiles
 

I had a PACIFIC WREN at Pecho willows today, in the back northwest corner, near the "trailhead" to the "dark corner" as it's called. It was silent and skulky, but afforded a minute or two of nice viewing.

Mike Stiles
Los Osos

781 - 800 of 20330