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*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (1 report)
- Barrow's Goldeneye (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Ruddy Turnstone (1 report)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (3 reports)
- Eastern Phoebe (2 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (1 report)
- Streak-backed Oriole (1 report)

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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 30, 2021 08:31 by John Fields
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80291983
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "100 feet from shore floating with some surf scoters. See picture."

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2021 08:15 by Roger Zachary
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80284416
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen midway upstream from the creek mouth; actively diving; recently reported; 1 photo"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2021 07:24 by Tom Edell
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.717177,-121.3134003&ll=35.717177,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80282764
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult in grassland"

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2021 11:38 by Mark Mushkat
- San Geronimo Ck--Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4487639,-120.9338218&ll=35.4487639,-120.9338218
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80278729
- Comments: "With BLTU against bluff during high tide."

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2021 09:30 by Norman Pillsbury
- El Chorro Regional Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3331074,-120.7291947&ll=35.3331074,-120.7291947
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80295879
- Comments: "Red throat, black bib below. Red crown, bold black and white face. Yellow on breast (not bright). It was on a Pepper tree. I watched for several seconds then it flew. 15 minutes later the Red-breasted Sapsucker flew into the same tree. See photos for that species."

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2021 11:50 by Roger Zachary
- San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2621906,-120.6704789&ll=35.2621906,-120.6704789
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80284952
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen in the trees along the center driveway; Ruth spotted it as it flew in the tree in front of her; the bird then flew to the big pine and then off to a pepper tree; recently reported; 1 photo"

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (2)
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 12:33 by Owen Castagnoli
- San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2621906,-120.6704789&ll=35.2621906,-120.6704789
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80286525
- Comments: "Continuing. In the same tree at times."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2021 09:47 by Tom Edell
- Eastern Phoebe stake out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6089036,-121.0775634&ll=35.6089036,-121.0775634
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80282976
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "continuing phoebe on barb wire fence before second bridge along San Simeon Creek Road (photo)"

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 30, 2021 12:09 by John Fields
- Eastern Phoebe stake out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6089036,-121.0775634&ll=35.6089036,-121.0775634
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80291981
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Phoebe w/ white neck and yellow stomach while flying"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Feb 01, 2021 11:56 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S80286853
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. I last saw this bird on two different trips to Laguna Lake Park on Jan. 29 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S80098961, https://ebird.org/checklist/S80075366). Heard the bird vocalize in the paved loop area. Spotted the bird in a lakeside tree where it vocalized its trilly call again. Then it flew to some fennel and was flushed away by a biker and jogger. I hadn’t heard the bird vocalize since seeing multiple Tropical Kingbirds at this location. Bright yellow breast and long, black bill."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2021 09:38 by David Cox
- 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/S80271480
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bright yellow under belly, running up into the breast."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2)
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 12:33 by Owen Castagnoli
- San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2621906,-120.6704789&ll=35.2621906,-120.6704789
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80286525
- Comments: "1 adult, 1 juvenile. Continuing at this location. Rufous cap, white supercilium, black eyeline."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2021 08:14 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80259267
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Didn’t appear to be the continuing Slate-colored/cismontanus last seen Jan. 19 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S79553770). This bird appeared all slate-colored on head, back, flanks, tail. Seen flying amid trees in Casa Diablo fenceline trees (southeastern park). Briefly popped into open for a photo."

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1)
- Reported Feb 01, 2021 09:57 by Aaron Maizlish
- 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/S80275327
- Comments: "Photo"

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Bewick's Wren

 

Hello again!
     I have a Bewick's Wren who started coming to the yard feeder (suet cake mostly) and I'd never seen one before. How common are they for this area? I live about a half block from a creek (which can be said for almost anywhere in SLO, right?!). :)
Susan Colleen Crawford
SLO
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Re: Need bird seed?

 

Hey all-

    I thought I was tech-savvy enough but I am still not clear on how to respond or post to group messages apparently. I tried to respond to Rubba Johanna who was giving away seed. I was curious as to why she did not get birds coming to that particular mix, and I got a lot of private messages with recommendations. I wasn't really looking for them, but thank you anyway! I did get info I will use! :)
Let's see if I can respond properly to the group with this. Thank you for your tolerance, everyboday, while I feeble my way through! ;)
Susan Colleen Crawford
SLO
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[eBird Alert] San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert <daily>

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Barrow's Goldeneye (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Wandering Tattler (1 report)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (3 reports)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (3 reports)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (1 report)
- Yellow-headed Blackbird (3 reports)
- Streak-backed Oriole (2 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (2 reports)

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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

Redhead (Aythya americana) (2)
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 13:43 by Bruce Mast
- 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/S80228483
- Comments: "Gray back, black undertail, red head, gadwall sized bill"

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2021 12:51 by Robinson Baker
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80144227
- Comments: "continuing bird. White crescent on face."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 13:32 by Grace Romero
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.717177,-121.3134003&ll=35.717177,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80223063
- Comments: "Third time out looking for golem plover. Before found black-bellied plovers only. This time hikes across wet low grassy field on south of trail and found the pacific golden plover alone. Definitely golden tone to plumage, light brow. When flew golden pattern on back extended down upper side of tail, no white in upper tail or wings"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 10:30 by Norman Pillsbury
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.717177,-121.3134003&ll=35.717177,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80234335
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Found in field. Flushed by another birder, no white rump. Golden color evident during flight. Also, in flight, rear foot projection is visible."

Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana) (1)
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 15:18 by Grace Romero
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80225943
- Comments: "On rocks. Gray above and on chest, yellow legs, slender gray bill, brow line. Bobbing. No noticeable tail or wing pattern in flight."

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (2)
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 12:33 by Kai Mills
- San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2621906,-120.6704789&ll=35.2621906,-120.6704789
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80238962
- Comments: "Continuing. In the same tree at times."

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (2)
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 12:33 by Owen Castagnoli
- San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2621906,-120.6704789&ll=35.2621906,-120.6704789
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80238288
- Comments: "Continuing. In the same tree at times."

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (2)
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 12:33 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
- San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2621906,-120.6704789&ll=35.2621906,-120.6704789
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80238280
- Comments: "Continuing. In the same tree at times."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 13:43 by Bruce Mast
- 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/S80228483
- Comments: "Black and white striped face, red throat bordering white stripe"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2)
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 12:33 by Kai Mills
- San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2621906,-120.6704789&ll=35.2621906,-120.6704789
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80238962
- Comments: "1 adult, 1 juvenile. Continuing at this location. Rufous cap, white supercilium, black eyeline."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2)
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 12:33 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
- San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2621906,-120.6704789&ll=35.2621906,-120.6704789
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80238280
- Comments: "1 adult, 1 juvenile. Continuing at this location. Rufous cap, white supercilium, black eyeline."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 12:33 by Owen Castagnoli
- San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2621906,-120.6704789&ll=35.2621906,-120.6704789
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80238288
- Comments: "Continuing. Foraging on lawn and occasionally flying up into pine. Bold eyeline with reddish brown cap"

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 09:40 by Kaaren Perry
- Bayside Bluffs Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3470547,-120.8437825&ll=35.3470547,-120.8437825
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80211669
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen perched briefly on northern white fence, then moving around with 2 other juncos later on the grass. The dark brown on the back and somewhat ragged edge to the concave hood on upper breast could indicate either a Slate-colored of the hyemalis ssp female or the one of the cismontanus group. I am not sure."

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 09:08 by Kai Mills
- Cal Poly Dairy Unit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.307212,-120.67564&ll=35.307212,-120.67564
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80199084
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "One bright adult male in large mixed flock"

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 09:08 by Owen Castagnoli
- Cal Poly Dairy Unit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.307212,-120.67564&ll=35.307212,-120.67564
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80199083
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "One bright adult male in large mixed flock"

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 09:08 by Nick Belardes
- Cal Poly Dairy Unit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.307212,-120.67564&ll=35.307212,-120.67564
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80211900
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "One bright adult male in large mixed flock"

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1)
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 07:18 by Bruce Mast
- 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/S80199430
- Comments: "Made repeated visits to big opuntia thicket next to the bridge between 7:30 and 8 am. Fed on fruits. Photos"

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2021 08:00 by Robinson Baker
- 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/S80134636
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen numerous times among cacti patch on entrance road near the house and in the trees at back of the house."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 12:35 by Grace Romero
- 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/S80214549
- Comments: "Campsite 106. Found initially by its vocalization. Great views foraging with active feeding style of yellow-dumped warbler alternating with nuthatch-like hanging below branches. Then settled into a sheltered spot on the tree for a few minutes before flying toward interior of campground."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 31, 2021 12:11 by Norman Pillsbury
- 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/S80229011
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing near campsite 100."

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Bayside Bluffs Park, Morro Bay

Kaaren Perry
 

Birding through this small neighborhood park this morning I caught a brief look at a Slate-colored Junco as it dropped out of sight. It was in the area near the restrooms and private fence line.  After  a while it flew out from the neighbors yard and was joined by 2 other Dark-eyed Juncos.  Tom Edell reminded me that a Slate-colored Junco had been reported by Pat and Ann Vaughn. there on Nov. 28.  Perhaps the little guy has spent the past 3 months there!  

Photos on ebird and a few indecisive comments about the dark brown on the back and wings. https://ebird.org/checklist/S80211669

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay


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*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (3 reports)
- Barrow's Goldeneye (1 report)
- Costa's Hummingbird (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)
- Eastern Phoebe (5 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Fox Sparrow (Red) (1 report)
- Streak-backed Oriole (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (2 reports)

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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.

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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2021 10:00 by Rick Saval
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80139228
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continues; close in at Fisherman's Beach; photo."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2021 08:31 by Daniel Bazor
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80124030
- Comments: "100 feet from shore floating with some surf scoters. See picture."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2021 08:31 by Jean Bazor
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80124031
- Comments: "100 feet from shore floating with some surf scoters. See picture."

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 15:45 by David Lawrence
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80153470
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. White facial crescents are developing snd expanding."

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2021 15:47 by Kees Eglowski
- [Home] Hill Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4552779,-120.6282493&ll=35.4552779,-120.6282493
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80158681
- Comments: "A male Costa's usually hangs out at this location during the summer. Bird was seen making a series of steep J or O shaped dives, making the whistling display during the fastest portions."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 12:39 by Janet Rayner
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.717177,-121.3134003&ll=35.717177,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80147278
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing... first found in open grass area on left of path to beach with 6 Black-bellied Plovers. All 7 birds flew off after We were able to photograph and observe their behavior. Then after a few minutes the PAGP flew back alone much closer as if saying “ Here I Am ... Take my picture”!!! Noted smaller in stature then BBPL when side by side along with appearing more golden. Prominent white eyebrow that is starting to trail down the neck around a dark ear patch. Long legs and a somewhat slender bill than BBPL."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 12:39 by Ann Stockert
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.717177,-121.3134003&ll=35.717177,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80134428
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing... first found in open grass area on left of path to beach with 6 Black-bellied Plovers. All 7 birds flew off after We were able to photograph and observe their behavior. Then after a few minutes the PAGP flew back alone much closer as if saying “ Here I Am ... Take my picture”!!! Noted smaller in stature then BBPL when side by side along with appearing more golden. Prominent white eyebrow that is starting to trail down the neck around a dark ear patch. Long legs and a somewhat slender bill than BBPL."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2021 09:45 by Jeri Edwards
- Bob Jones Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1886907,-120.7193907&ll=35.1886907,-120.7193907
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80140307
- Comments: "Continuing in its favorite pepper trees near the Avila Golf Course maintenance shed"

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2021 12:09 by Jean Bazor
- Eastern Phoebe stake out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6089036,-121.0775634&ll=35.6089036,-121.0775634
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80146618
- Comments: "Phoebe w/ white neck and yellow stomach while flying"

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2021 12:09 by Daniel Bazor
- Eastern Phoebe stake out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6089036,-121.0775634&ll=35.6089036,-121.0775634
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80159139
- Comments: "Phoebe w/ white neck and yellow stomach while flying"

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2021 11:47 by Alex Henry
- Eastern Phoebe stake out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6089036,-121.0775634&ll=35.6089036,-121.0775634
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80147040
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen with several other birders who kindly pointed this bird out to me. Smaller than a Say’s Phoebe and paler, especially on the throat and breast, than a Black Phoebe. Got one terrible picture."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 11:31 by Janet Rayner
- Eastern Phoebe stake out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6089036,-121.0775634&ll=35.6089036,-121.0775634
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80159368
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing .... seen before and after on barbed wire fence not far from double curve sign, and also in fallow field. Medium-sized nondescript brownish flycatcher. Pale throat, chest and belly, constantly dipping it’s tail while perched. Photos"

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 11:31 by Ann Stockert
- Eastern Phoebe stake out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6089036,-121.0775634&ll=35.6089036,-121.0775634
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80135309
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing .... seen before and after on barbed wire fence not far from double curve sign, and also in fallow field. Medium-sized nondescript brownish flycatcher. Pale throat, chest and belly, constantly dipping it’s tail while perched. Photos"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 14:06 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/S80114076
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing bird"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 09:40 by Norman Pillsbury
- 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/S80105103
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Large bill, forked tail, head more gray than the darker Cassin's."

Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 12:24 by Herb Elliott
- Damon-Garcia Sports Field, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2516077,-120.6476746&ll=35.2516077,-120.6476746
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80096461
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "... reddish-plumaged compared to nearby Fox Sparrows"

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1)
- Reported Jan 30, 2021 07:00 by Alex Henry
- 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/S80130381
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Foraging quietly in the prickly pear patch for a while around 9:30 AM. Then flew across the road and out of sight."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 08:40 by Ann Stockert
- 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/S80136931
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing... male ( developing black chin )with black-and-white stripes over its entire body. Distinctive facial pattern. Seen creeping along Monterey Pine branches like a nuthatch. Was observed in same area as previously reported."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 08:40 by Janet Rayner
- 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/S80159358
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing... male ( developing black chin )with black-and-white stripes over its entire body. Distinctive facial pattern. Seen creeping along Monterey Pine branches like a nuthatch. Was observed in same area as previously reported."

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Re: Geese on Turri Ponds- correction

Kaaren Perry
 

After closer look at my photos from this morning it was a Ross's Goose, not a Snow Goose.  Didn't want to send anyone on a "wild goose chase!"

 Kaaren 




On Jan 30, 2021, at 11:04 AM, Kaaren Perry <surfbird1@...> wrote:

While seeing geese grazing in the estuary is a rather common sight in winter this morning several chose to cross the road!  On the large pond seen from Turri Rd. there were 40+ Canada Geese, 1 Snow and 2 Greater White-fronted geese. While I watched something set them all up, some flying south east and the rest into the estuary on the west side of South Bay Blvd, honking all the while. 

At least 1000 Least Sandpipers were feeding in the same location. A nice way to being the morning!

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay





Re: So easy to overlook!!

Chris Van Beveren
 

This is reminiscent of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird spotted at a feeder on Brad Schram's veranda several years ago. There were 5 or 6 feeders all crammed with hummingbirds. The Ruby-throated was very close to identical, just a little smaller and thinner body. Everyone present - about 10 birders - agreed that often a Ruby-throat might have been seen in the county and overlooked as just another Anna's.



Chris Van Beveren
Beck Travel
565 Baywood Way

Los Osos CA 93402

Phone:  805 439-2023



becktravel@...

On Saturday, January 30, 2021, 04:01:21 PM PST, Kaaren Perry <surfbird1@...> wrote:


How many times have we spotted a bunch of Mallards, ticked-off  "Mallards" and then walked on.  Last June, Tom Edell posted a notice that the Mexican Duck had been added to the AOU list as a full species.  Here is the link to this previous post worth revisiting: https://groups.io/g/slocobirding/message/19291?p=,,,20,0,0,0::Created,,Mexican+duck,20,2,0,75224027

So why bring this up again?  Well another record of Mexican Duck is now up for review, this time in Orange County.  This duck was found this past week by Jim Pike in a neighborhood park with many other Mallards.  Wouldn't it be fun to be the one to find the second SLO county record?  (First one found by Curtis Marantz in San Luis Obispo, Dec. 2018 during a Christmas Count.)  Though a very rare vagrant, I wonder if we don't have one or two around but just are not prepared to pick out the different one.  I was out this morning looking at Mallards! 

May I suggest if you're interested, take a look at photos and be ready to spend a little time looking through our local Mallards.  The two reported over the past few years in California have been adult males.  To me, these male Mexican Ducks closely resemble female Mallards except for a few defining differences covered in guidebooks and other waterfowl references and Jim's comments below.   Check Calbirds and probably ebird for additional photos and information on this OC bird.  

Jim's post yesterday from 1/29 to OCBirding indicates this bird is being considered by the reviewing experts as a "fine example of a Mexican Duck."

Here is the initial post by Jim Pike to OrangeCountyBirding on his reported potential Mexican Duck to give us some ideas on what to look for and link to photos:  

1a. 
Pato Mexicano 
From: James Pike
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:11:42 PST 

Just over a week ago, the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) voted to add the Mexican Duck (recently split from Mallard) onto the state review list. Yesterday, I encountered a bird at Carr Park (Heil/Springdale) in Huntington Beach that looked awfully good for one, barring potential concerns of introgression of Mallard genes. Ideally, the tertials on this bird would exhibit less gray, but I think most everything else looks suitable for the species. In Peter Pyle’s view, it is an adult male, lacking a green-tinged cap as is found in some hybrids. The buff color of the head and neck is sharply demarcated from the darker breast; there is no solid black on the uppertail or undertail coverts, nor is there a noticeable upward curl to the elongated central uppertail coverts, as is often found in hybrids; plus, the rectrices are dark-centered rather than being substantially whitish, as in Mallards. Initial feedback on the bird has been encouraging, although I’m still awaiting word from others that are far more familiar with this ‘new’ species than I am. Unfortunately, I visited the park twice today, looking through at least 75 Mallards in the afternoon, without refinding it. 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mAQV4xmhzCAvZExY9



Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay


Lewis’s woodpecker

Claudia Freitas
 

Had a quick yet defining look today.  It was in trees between the off ramp and on ramp at Trader Joe’s in Templeton 
Claudia in west Atascadero at 1700’
--
Claudia Freitas


So easy to overlook!!

Kaaren Perry
 

How many times have we spotted a bunch of Mallards, ticked-off  "Mallards" and then walked on.  Last June, Tom Edell posted a notice that the Mexican Duck had been added to the AOU list as a full species.  Here is the link to this previous post worth revisiting: https://groups.io/g/slocobirding/message/19291?p=,,,20,0,0,0::Created,,Mexican+duck,20,2,0,75224027

So why bring this up again?  Well another record of Mexican Duck is now up for review, this time in Orange County.  This duck was found this past week by Jim Pike in a neighborhood park with many other Mallards.  Wouldn't it be fun to be the one to find the second SLO county record?  (First one found by Curtis Marantz in San Luis Obispo, Dec. 2018 during a Christmas Count.)  Though a very rare vagrant, I wonder if we don't have one or two around but just are not prepared to pick out the different one.  I was out this morning looking at Mallards! 

May I suggest if you're interested, take a look at photos and be ready to spend a little time looking through our local Mallards.  The two reported over the past few years in California have been adult males.  To me, these male Mexican Ducks closely resemble female Mallards except for a few defining differences covered in guidebooks and other waterfowl references and Jim's comments below.   Check Calbirds and probably ebird for additional photos and information on this OC bird.  

Jim's post yesterday from 1/29 to OCBirding indicates this bird is being considered by the reviewing experts as a "fine example of a Mexican Duck."

Here is the initial post by Jim Pike to OrangeCountyBirding on his reported potential Mexican Duck to give us some ideas on what to look for and link to photos:  

1a. 
Pato Mexicano 
From: James Pike
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:11:42 PST 

Just over a week ago, the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) voted to add the Mexican Duck (recently split from Mallard) onto the state review list. Yesterday, I encountered a bird at Carr Park (Heil/Springdale) in Huntington Beach that looked awfully good for one, barring potential concerns of introgression of Mallard genes. Ideally, the tertials on this bird would exhibit less gray, but I think most everything else looks suitable for the species. In Peter Pyle’s view, it is an adult male, lacking a green-tinged cap as is found in some hybrids. The buff color of the head and neck is sharply demarcated from the darker breast; there is no solid black on the uppertail or undertail coverts, nor is there a noticeable upward curl to the elongated central uppertail coverts, as is often found in hybrids; plus, the rectrices are dark-centered rather than being substantially whitish, as in Mallards. Initial feedback on the bird has been encouraging, although I’m still awaiting word from others that are far more familiar with this ‘new’ species than I am. Unfortunately, I visited the park twice today, looking through at least 75 Mallards in the afternoon, without refinding it. 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mAQV4xmhzCAvZExY9



Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay


Geese on Turri Ponds

Kaaren Perry
 

While seeing geese grazing in the estuary is a rather common sight in winter this morning several chose to cross the road!  On the large pond seen from Turri Rd. there were 40+ Canada Geese, 1 Snow and 2 Greater White-fronted geese. While I watched something set them all up, some flying south east and the rest into the estuary on the west side of South Bay Blvd, honking all the while. 

At least 1000 Least Sandpipers were feeding in the same location. A nice way to being the morning!

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay




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

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*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (1 report)
- Barrow's Goldeneye (6 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (1 report)
- Streak-backed Oriole (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Hermit Warbler (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 13:39 by Todd Easterla
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80087944
- Comments: "Gorgeos male"

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 15:04 by Kilian Hampl
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80100293
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Photos. White lore crescent coming in nicely."

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 15:04 by Liam Hampl
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80100292
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Photos. Crescent beginning."

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 13:02 by Todd Easterla
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80086244
- Comments: "Young male. Partial Crescent beginning to show"

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 12:59 by Jean Bazor
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80091996
- Comments: "Middle of creek 150 yards from walking bridge. Yellow eye with crescent on bill."

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 12:59 by Daniel Bazor
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80091995
- Comments: "Middle of creek 150 yards from walking bridge. Yellow eye with crescent on bill."

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 07:16 by Maggie Smith
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80095390
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "first winter year male with developing white crescent ,"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 14:36 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S80098961
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen earlier in the day across the lake (https://ebird.org/checklist/S80075366). Large bill, green back, yellow on breast. Seen at first dock area, north side of lakeside road."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 08:02 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S80075366
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing wintering kingbird. Spotted on south side of lake across from lakeside restrooms and slightly to the east perched on tree in flooded area. Long, black bill. Yellow on breast. Large notch in tail. Poor photos included for ID. While last I spotted this bird was Jan. 22, my last good look with photos was Jan. 18 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S79516746)."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis/cismontanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 08:02 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S80075366
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing junco with slate coloring throughout including flanks and tail. Some brown mixed in with its coloring. Last I spotted this bird was Dec. 28, 2020 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S78179508). For other comparison photos, see Dec. 23, 2020 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S77898629 ) and Dec. 11, 2020 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S77356285). Hanging around junco flock near trees just north of lakeside road in line of sight with gazebo."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 11:45 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/S80087518
- Comments: "Continuing, mingled with 3 other Dark-Eyed Juncos (Oregon) around picnic tables in the front camp-site area. Distinctlve 'slate' colored back."

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 08:55 by Todd Easterla
- 3550 Pecho Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, California, US (35.274, -120.887), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.274294,-120.8869337&ll=35.274294,-120.8869337
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80078881
- Comments: "Calling and foraging in prickly pear type cactus on road near ranch house."

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (2)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 13:05 by Jim Royer
- My House, 337 Henrietta Ave., Los Osos US-CA (35.3172,-120.8507), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.317164,-120.850666&ll=35.317164,-120.850666
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80101843
- Comments: "Immature male and female showed up at the feeders today for the first time since fall"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 10:14 by Tom Edell
- 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/S80089968
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male with black patch in throat at campsite #90 (Photo)"

Hermit Warbler (Setophaga occidentalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 13:05 by Jim Royer
- My House, 337 Henrietta Ave., Los Osos US-CA (35.3172,-120.8507), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.317164,-120.850666&ll=35.317164,-120.850666
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80101843
- Comments: "Continuing bird coming to the feeders"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 29, 2021 16:55 by Gail Laporte
- 2681 Laurel Ave, Morro Bay US-CA 35.39227, -120.85241, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.392273,-120.85241&ll=35.392273,-120.85241
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80099098
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "This may be the same little guy I saw in December. He flew into a tree on Laurel Ave, Morro Bay. He was solo. He was a beautiful red with a pale bill."

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Re: Need bird seed?

 

I have had trouble with some brands really hardly bringing in anything! Just curious, are you getting more seed elsewhere or different type? 
Susan 
SLO
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Dreamzville.com (Home of Dreamzville Radio), San Luis Obispo.


Pine Siskins

njmann90
 

After declining numbers over thelast couple weeks Pine Siskin numbers are back up today to over 60 at a time.  Most sopping wet and bedraggled.
Near SLO Vets Hall


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San Luis Obispo
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*** Species Summary:

- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)
- Eastern Phoebe (1 report)
- Fox Sparrow (Red) (2 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 12:00 by Herb Elliott
- San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2621906,-120.6704789&ll=35.2621906,-120.6704789
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79949173
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "previously reported - https://ebird.org/checklist/S77199417"

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 11:28 by Herb Elliott
- Bob Jones Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1886907,-120.7193907&ll=35.1886907,-120.7193907
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79949151
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing bird ... red nape and red throat bordered on sides by black bar."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 14:14 by Steven McMasters
- Eastern Phoebe stake out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6089036,-121.0775634&ll=35.6089036,-121.0775634
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S80007336
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing, seen briefly on barbed wire fence, but mostly distantly in fallow field. Noticed tail dipping motion, silent."

Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 22, 2021 13:46 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/S79748884
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Observed this bird in the underbrush next to the small wood observation pier at the pond. Primary features noted are reddish wings and tail, gray head with a reddish wash on the crown and ear coverts, a gray back with red streaks, and red marks on otherwise white underparts. My thanks goes to Tom Edell who actually helped me with correctly ID’ing this rare find."

Fox Sparrow (Red) (Passerella iliaca iliaca/zaboria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 22, 2021 12:45 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/S79710762
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Details: Observed this bird in the underbrush next to the small wood observation pier at the pond. Primary features noted are reddish wings and tail, gray head with a reddish wash on the crown and ear coverts, a gray back with red streaks, and red marks on otherwise white underparts. My thanks goes to Tom Edell who actually helped me with correctly ID’ing this rare find."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 12:39 by Steven McMasters
- 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/S80007331
- Comments: "Continuing male first observed here by Roger and Ruth Zachary. Very active medium to large sized warbler with crisp, black and white streaking over most of body. Seen initially at campsite #90, then seen and heard calling about 100 feet toward interior of campground, then we could not relocate. We weren’t able to obtain photos."

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Laguna Lake phalaropes

Eric Wier
 

Thanks to a few knowledgeable folks in our birding community, I’ve learned that at least two (probably all three) of the phalaropes I reported yesterday were RED PHALAROPES. I will update my eBird checklist soon.

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San Luis Obispo


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*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Phalarope (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (1 report)
- Streak-backed Oriole (5 reports)
- Streak-backed Oriole (West Mexican) (2 reports)

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Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) (3)
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 14:39 by Eric Wier
- 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/S79959559
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Shorebirds foraging on the water, characteristic phalarope movements. Slender bill, medium gray, streaked back. Foraging on lake, working their way west."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 14:39 by Eric Wier
- 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/S79959559
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Foraging with "Oregon" juncos"

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 12:27 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S79948568
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing oriole. I scanned cactus patch from behind ranch house when I arrived but didn’t see the bird. Around 1 p.m. I scanned the patch again. While scanning I spotted an orange and mango-colored oriole fly onto the cactus. I glimpsed its silvery bill and black throat patch along with its coloration. For a minute or so I was only able to spot the bird’s head, wings and wingbars. Then the bird moved toward an upper section of cactus, and hid while two Wrentits, a Scrub-Jay and a sparrow hopped amid cactus leaves. After a few seconds the bird appeared in the open, foraging, even though cars occasionally passed. I was then able to obtain a clear view of the bird’s brownish back streaked with black, and the variants in orange plumage coloration, from red-orange around its face and chest, to mango around its belly, and mango areas around its flanks and nape. I snapped a few photos then observed the bird as it foraged. This is my 6th sighting of the bird, first since Jan. 8 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S78898219). This bird was rediscovered on Jan. 1 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S78420027) after it was thought to have left the area several weeks prior. It was originally discovered in late 2020 by Jim Royer. This was my first viewing of the bird on the cactus patch. I wonder if he will continue wintering in MDO through the large storms expected in the area."

Streak-backed Oriole (West Mexican) (Icterus pustulatus [pustulatus Group]) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 10:24 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/S79943083
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Showed up around 10:45. Seen from ranch house across the road in the prickly pear patch just on the north side of the bridge on the road. Came back to the same patch several times. Photos to come. Ssp. microstrictus based on small, widely spaced streaks on back."

Streak-backed Oriole (West Mexican) (Icterus pustulatus [pustulatus Group]) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 10:24 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
- 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/S79938918
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Showed up around 10:45. Seen from ranch house across the road in the prickly pear patch just on the north side of the bridge on the road. Came back to the same patch several times. Photos to come. Ssp. microstrictus based on small, widely spaced streaks on back."

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 07:32 by Charlie Bostwick
- 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/S79957464
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. In cactus by the road at bottom of the hill. Pics. Thanks to Torrey Gage-Tomlinson for refinding the bird and Jim Royer who originally found the bird."

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 07:16 by George Chapman
- 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/S79943791
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Like hooded but with streaked back, red orange head."

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 07:16 by James Chapman
- 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/S79943793
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Like hooded but with streaked back, red orange head."

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 26, 2021 11:31 by Gene Joly
- 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/S79941257
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Seen 11:15-11:30 am. Continuing male flying in/out of and feeding on prickly pear cactus at right side of entrance road just before creek overpass. (2) photos"

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Laguna Lake phalaropes

Eric Wier
 

Three red-necked phalaropes were foraging on the water this afternoon at Laguna Lake in San Luis Obispo.  Link to eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79959559

Eric Wier
San Luis Obispo


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*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (1 report)
- Barrow's Goldeneye (2 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (2 reports)
- Eastern Phoebe (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (2 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)

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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 25, 2021 10:26 by Jeanette Stone
- Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1783806,-120.7459989&ll=35.1783806,-120.7459989
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79886449
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing"

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 25, 2021 08:28 by Herb Elliott
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79896896
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "previously reported and continuing - https://ebird.org/checklist/S79198537"

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 09:19 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79911210
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Juvenile male reported at this location by Brad Schram on 12/7/20 and believed to be the same bird photographed by Dave Keeling earlier on Nov 4, 2020 Bird had steep forehead, stout, dark bill with indentation directly behind noticeably wide and raised nail at the tip. This bird had pale yellow eye, dark head, white neck collar and was dark gray on back above blotchy lighter gray and white sides. Observed in creek about 150 yards downstream and west of walking bridge."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 25, 2021 09:00 by Roger Zachary
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.717177,-121.3134003&ll=35.717177,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79901507
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "recently reported; saw the bird fly out off the foredune and out in the field; strong winds, highish tide and not much room on the kelp beach against the bluff; somewhat distance images"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 23, 2021 07:39 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.717177,-121.3134003&ll=35.717177,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79870580
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird observed foraging in field near dunes appx. 100 yards south of trail leading to beach."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 08:21 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Bob Jones Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1886907,-120.7193907&ll=35.1886907,-120.7193907
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79910789
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male observed in the usual Peruvian Pepper Tree had red crown, throat and nape patch, incomplete black neck/throat border and double row of white markings on back."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 25, 2021 08:30 by Jeri Edwards
- Lopez Lake, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1897608,-120.4758081&ll=35.1897608,-120.4758081
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79892885
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First time reported on eBird at Lopez Lake. Observed it foraging in a eucalyptus tree. Photos for ID purposes attached."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 14:14 by Eric Wier
- Eastern Phoebe stake out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6089036,-121.0775634&ll=35.6089036,-121.0775634
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79883290
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing, seen briefly on barbed wire fence, but mostly distantly in fallow field. Noticed tail dipping motion, silent."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 25, 2021 09:20 by Norman Pillsbury
- Atascadero Lake, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4646547,-120.6667256&ll=35.4646547,-120.6667256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79889646
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Dark eye line extends through eye to beak."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Jan 25, 2021 07:14 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Atascadero Lake, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4646547,-120.6667256&ll=35.4646547,-120.6667256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79913611
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Smaller than nearby White-crowned Sparrows with rufous cap, dark eye-line that extended to small pinkish bill and grayish, unstreaked breast. Observed foraging in ball field area."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 12:39 by Eric Wier
- 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/S79885197
- Comments: "Continuing male first observed here by Roger and Ruth Zachary. Very active medium to large sized warbler with crisp, black and white streaking over most of body. Seen initially at campsite #90, then seen and heard calling about 100 feet toward interior of campground, then we could not relocate. We weren’t able to obtain photos."

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Harlequin Duck (2 reports)
- Allen's Hummingbird (2 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Ruddy Turnstone (1 report)
- Eastern Phoebe (4 reports)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (2 reports)
- Streak-backed Oriole (2 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (2 reports)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (1)
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 09:00 by Jeri Edwards
- Arroyo Grande Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1001785,-120.6287241&ll=35.1001785,-120.6287241
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79843471
- Comments: "male, red head, bright orange eye, pale gray back"

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 10:30 by Carrie Miller
- Cal Poly Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1770149,-120.7413109&ll=35.1770149,-120.7413109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79831658
- Comments: "Continuing and seen foraging next to the nearshore four upright buoys out from dog beach"

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 10:30 by Stephanie Little
- Cal Poly Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1770149,-120.7413109&ll=35.1770149,-120.7413109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79831656
- Comments: "Continuing and seen foraging next to the nearshore four upright buoys out from dog beach"

Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) (1)
- Reported Jan 18, 2021 09:28 by James (Jim) Holmes
- Los Osos Valley Nursery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3122278,-120.8515215&ll=35.3122278,-120.8515215
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79497282

Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) (1)
- Reported Jan 18, 2021 08:18 by Jeff Miller
- Los Osos Valley Nursery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3122278,-120.8515215&ll=35.3122278,-120.8515215
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79492114

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 21, 2021 09:00 by Gregory Smith
- Point Sierra Nevada Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.717177,-121.3134003&ll=35.717177,-121.3134003
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79864366
- Comments: "Continuing, present with black-bellied plovers, absence of black wingpits in flight and longer legs than surrounding black-bellied plovers"

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) (1)
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 07:36 by Maggie Smith
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79854660
- Comments: "brownish back, dark necklace, orange legs. With 3 Black Turnstones on offshore rock"

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 09:30 by Kaaren Perry
- Eastern Phoebe stake out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6089036,-121.0775634&ll=35.6089036,-121.0775634
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79847131
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "The Eastern Phoebe made its first appearance on the creek side of the road this morning a little before 10:00. Spotted initially by Jackie Knowlton and quickly joined by myself and others who had been looking up and down both sides of the road. At that time it was perching on various low hanging Sycamore branches just above the dry creek bed. About 10 minutes later it reappeared, now in the farm field and along the fence near the east end of the field. As mentioned in previous reports, it would fly out to the field, occasionally perching on bits of twigs before returning to the wire fence. A few details of note- brownish above, with darker head, white breast with faint smudgy streaking on the sides, pale yellow belly, indistinct white edges to coverts and white borders to folded secondaries. Downward tail drop seen occasionally when perched."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 08:47 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- Eastern Phoebe stake out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6089036,-121.0775634&ll=35.6089036,-121.0775634
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79850055
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Jackie spotted the bird on the north side of the creek (across the creek from the road). Black Phoebe size bird but upper parts more brownish gray and underparts included a pale whitish chin and breast with grayish streaks at the shoulder extending and thinning toward mid breast, and a pale yellow belly. It showed two faint pale wingbars on grayish wings. From the side it appeared to mainly dip its tail down."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 08:47 by Tom Edell
- Eastern Phoebe stake out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6089036,-121.0775634&ll=35.6089036,-121.0775634
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79846022
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Jackie spotted the bird on the north side of the creek (across the creek from the road). Black Phoebe size bird but upper parts more brownish gray and underparts included a pale whitish chin and breast with grayish streaks at the shoulder extending and thinning toward mid breast, and a pale yellow belly. It showed two faint pale wingbars on grayish wings. From the side it appeared to mainly dip its tail down."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 21, 2021 10:15 by Gregory Smith
- Eastern Phoebe stake out, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6089036,-121.0775634&ll=35.6089036,-121.0775634
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S79864235
- Comments: "Continuing, in contrast with the black phoebe on the same line, the eastern phoebe had a whitish breast and a grey, less angular head."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 15:56 by Kilian Hampl
- 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/S79856345
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen on the 15th. At campsite 78. Grayer/darker on back than Oregon. Clean white belly. Photos."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis) (1)
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 15:56 by Liam Hampl
- 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/S79856337
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen on the 15th. At campsite 78. Grayer/darker on back than Oregon. Photos."

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 07:10 by Kris Ohlenkamp
- 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/S79850991
- Comments: "From behind the buildings where the aloe is, we got very brief looks at the Oriole above the north side of the entrance to the beach parking at 7:50, and then again at 8:00 in the cactus just before that entrance. At 9:00 I noticed him in the cactus again so went down there for a better look. I did get a couple of nice looks, but it saw me immediately (even though I stayed about 40 feet away) and he did not stay still for a photo. It flew up the hill toward the trail head parking area.
A lot of white in the otherwise black wings, dark streaking on the back, black on the throat, chin, and lores, and all orange body that seemed to be darker on the forehead and lighter on the under tail coverts."

Streak-backed Oriole (Icterus pustulatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 07:36 by Jason Vassallo
- 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/S79817972
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Viewed from behind Ranch house, but bird was down closer to the river mouth. Watched fly and chatter call a couple times, and disappear in brush. Then it showed well feeding on the cactus patch along the hillside."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 11:30 by Jeanette Stone
- 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/S79849789
- Comments: "Previously seen and reported. Entirely Black and White Warbler seen briefly with Eric, Laura and Steve. No photo"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Jan 24, 2021 08:05 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S79835738
- Comments: "Continuing. Briefly seen creep along middle of thick trunk-like branch behind campsite 103. At that point observed its general warbler shape and creeping behavior. It flew north but didnt see where. We camped out at 103 for quite a while before hearing a significant bird chatter from the canopy behind campsite 99. Warbler was within a few feet of alarmed kinglets and a calling thrush (about fifteen feet off the ground). Very close to them all was a sleeping Great Horned Owl. Was able to note warbler’s black and white stripes, including flanks, some black on throat, and spotted undertail. The bird dove out of sight before we could get a photo. Spent more than two hours searching for this bird."

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