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*** Species Summary:

- Greater White-fronted Goose (2 reports)
- White-faced Ibis (1 report)
- Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)

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Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 04, 2021 11:08 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/S89609616
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen on south side of lake with Canada geese. Much smaller than Canada geese, brownish with pale-colored bill, orange legs, white flank stripe, and white vent area."

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 04, 2021 09:26 by Tom Edell
- 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/S89624419
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Apparent adult with white feathers around base of pinkish-orange bill, dark cross bars on the flanks. Flew in with a few Canada Geese that it was obviously smaller than."

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 04, 2021 09:26 by Tom Edell
- 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/S89624419
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "2 apparent adults. White outlining pink facial skin (Photo)"

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) (4)
- Reported Jun 04, 2021 13:25 by Katy Harris
- 225 Chabow Ln, Arroyo Grande US-CA 35.15605, -120.59612, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.156047,-120.596117&ll=35.156047,-120.596117
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89610541
- Comments: "Females in with bushtits"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 04, 2021 16:18 by Jay Carroll
- Coon Creek Trail--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2543048,-120.8808124&ll=35.2543048,-120.8808124
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89632520
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "A female/immature bird creeping along willow branches alongside trail, just west of first foot bridge; faint buffy wash on flanks; photos."

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*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Phalarope (2 reports)
- Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1 report)

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Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 03, 2021 06:21 by Jeff Miller
- Turri Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3250835,-120.7948498&ll=35.3250835,-120.7948498
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89540408
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photos"

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 03, 2021 06:21 by Joshua Handler
- Turri Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3250835,-120.7948498&ll=35.3250835,-120.7948498
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89591077
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photos"

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 03, 2021 09:44 by Tom Edell
- Lila Keiser Park/Morro Creek, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3777661,-120.856743&ll=35.3777661,-120.856743
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89555275
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "This was a surprise. It provides the first June record for SLO County. It was foraging in willows down creek from the park and in the vicinity of Chestnut-backed Chickadees, bushtits, and Warbling Vireo. Short tailed bird in worn plumage. Thin pointed bill, white before and after eye, one wing bar, yellow-green edges to folded wing, pale feet. Poor photos."

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Morro Creek, Jun 3

Tom Edell
 

I checked Lila Keiser Park and walked Morro Creek this morning. The most interesting birds were a very late Ruby-crowned Kinglet and the first Ash-throated Flycatcher ever recorded at this location. Most kinglets depart from the county by the end of April with a few late birds seen into mid-May, and it is very rare after that. This is the first June record for the county. Ash-throated Flycatcher is expected in the county during the breeding season, but is normally absent from the immediate coast until post breeding.

 

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Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA


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Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA


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*** Species Summary:

- Greater White-fronted Goose (1 report)
- Cedar Waxwing (1 report)
- Rose-breasted Grosbeak (2 reports)

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Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (1)
- Reported Jun 02, 2021 06:47 by Pam Rasmussen
- Morro Bay Estuary (use more specific location(s) when possible), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3377298,-120.8501072&ll=35.3377298,-120.8501072
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89480136
- Comments: "Browner, smaller than Canadas, white forehead, black belly markings, orange legs and bill. No white cheek patch. Seen in salt marsh creek from roadside pullout on hill road e of golf course."

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (13)
- Reported Jun 02, 2021 08:45 by Petra Clayton
- Turri Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3250835,-120.7948498&ll=35.3250835,-120.7948498
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89499857
- Media: 4 Photos

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) (1)
- Reported Jun 02, 2021 10:13 by Norman Pillsbury
- Coon Creek Trail--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2543048,-120.8808124&ll=35.2543048,-120.8808124
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89506290
- Comments: "Located by Jeff Miller early on 6-2-2021. Male with black head and black and white on back, red upper breast with white below, large grosbeak-like bill. Well hidden in willow tops. Flew from near trail back away from trail. Between the first and second bridges."

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) (2)
- Reported Jun 02, 2021 07:20 by Jeff Miller
- Coon Creek Trail--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2543048,-120.8808124&ll=35.2543048,-120.8808124
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89481736
- Media: 2 Audio
- Comments: "Two singing males: bright red breast; black head, back and wings; white in wings; white rump; black tail; white belly and vent; large pale bill; buffy, lightly streaked flanks."

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*** Species Summary:

- Greater White-fronted Goose (2 reports)
- Redhead (1 report)
- Red-breasted Merganser (2 reports)
- Black Turnstone (1 report)
- Red-necked Phalarope (2 reports)
- Herring Gull (2 reports)
- Red-breasted Nuthatch (2 reports)

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Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 01, 2021 10:19 by Jim Royer
- Cuesta Inlet, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.31979,-120.85222&ll=35.31979,-120.85222
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89454428
- Comments: "Flyby with three Canada Geese. Slightly smaller than Canadas, with black marks across the belly, white undertail, no white cheek patch, white forehead, and pinkish bill."

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2021 16:18 by Ann Stockert
- 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/S89425436
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "in flight with 14 Canada Goose heading north along coastline probably to Avila Beach area. Photo"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 01, 2021 07:23 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89443185
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing male in breeding plumage"

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 01, 2021 08:56 by Mike Ambrose
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89425276
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Merganser without sharp contrast between head and neck. Low quality digiscoped pictures available."

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 01, 2021 08:56 by Sonja Kramer
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89425277
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Merganser without sharp contrast between head and neck. Low quality digiscoped pictures available."

Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 01, 2021 07:23 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89443185
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "foraging on beach"

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 01, 2021 10:27 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/S89445309
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Two together (Photo). One oiled"

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 01, 2021 07:20 by Dale Ball
- 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/S89416872
- Comments: "Single one in west pond."

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 01, 2021 10:27 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/S89445309
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing sub adult"

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1)
- Reported May 30, 2021 15:21 by Jan Bugge
- 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/S89424699
- Comments: "Immature pale white, gray and light brown gull with brown tail feathers, black tipped bill and yellow eye. Photo to come"

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 01, 2021 17:40 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/S89454329
- Comments: "Continuing using bird coming to my feeders and Jay’s."

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (2)
- Reported May 30, 2021 08:57 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S89284325
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. On suet feeder. Photo."

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*** Species Summary:

- Lesser Scaup (1 report)
- American Redstart (1 report)

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Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (1)
- Reported May 31, 2021 09:50 by Petra Clayton
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4636527,-120.8708239&ll=35.4636527,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89384369
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Although the dark head with a peaked crown was tucked into the back, the light-colored sides contrasting with the dark breast and dark rear distinguished this bird from the other waterfowl."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2021 08:45 by Kelly Cherry
- 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/S89354199
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "in trees off road near ranger station"

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*** Species Summary:

- Herring Gull (1 report)
- Red-breasted Nuthatch (5 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (2 reports)
- Northern Waterthrush (2 reports)
- American Redstart (1 report)

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Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1)
- Reported May 30, 2021 15:21 by Lisa Gattuso
- 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/S89323612
- Comments: "Immature pale white, gray and light brown gull with brown tail feathers, black tipped bill and yellow eye. Photo to come"

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (2)
- Reported May 30, 2021 08:57 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S89284325
- Comments: "Continuing. On suet feeder. Photo."

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 30, 2021 08:00 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/S89283792
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing late bird. Almost certainly two birds. Heard yank calls. One bird came to Jay’s duet feeder. Photos."

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 30, 2021 08:00 by Maggie Smith
- 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/S89288374
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing late birds. Almost certainly two birds. Heard yank calls. One bird came to jay’s duet feeder. Photos."

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 30, 2021 08:00 by The Kingbirder
- 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/S89283517
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing late birds. Almost certainly two birds. Heard yank calls. One bird came to jay’s duet feeder. Photos."

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1)
- Reported May 29, 2021 20:00 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/S89284440
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing late birds. Almost certainly two birds. Heard yank calls. One bird came to jay’s duet feeder. Photos."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2021 08:26 by Mike Stiles
- Santa Rita Creek--east of Dover Creek, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.526558,-120.8328748&ll=35.526558,-120.8328748
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89256180
- Comments: "two together; sparrow size birds with rusty crown, dark eye line extended through lores, pale unstreaked below"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2021 06:48 by Mike Stiles
- Santa Rita Ranch House Loop, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5263404,-120.8514093&ll=35.5263404,-120.8514093
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89256177
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Copulating birds on a fence line"

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 30, 2021 07:18 by Jay Carroll
- 1900 Pecho Rd., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.317395,-120.851943&ll=35.317395,-120.851943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89289218
- Comments: "Observed at a backyard water feature; warbler with uniform dark brown upperparts, creamy yellowish white underparts with extensive dark streaking, and a buffy supercilium that did not appear elongated or noticeably wider towards the rear as might expected in a Louisiana Waterthrush; the bird flew up to nearby limb where it perched and rhythmically bobbed its tail up and down."

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 30, 2021 08:57 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S89284325
- Comments: "Continuing. First seen earlier by Jay Carroll on his bird feeder. Heard its call then spotted bird in internal willows, scramble along a long thick branch or trunk that was low to the ground. Didn’t appear to be a Bewick’s Wren or to be wren shaped. Bird bobbed rear, facing me before jumping on ground and disappearing in tangles. Brown head and back. Thick whitish eyebrow, streaky on breast. This was to the left off main trail into the willows (entering off Pecho Road) where a trail branches off. I was off the trail, in the tangles, and within 20 yards or so from the trunk. With Jane Hawley. No photo."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported May 28, 2021 08:41 by Ann Stockert
- 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/S89324452
- Comments: "Continuing bird observed in area of maintenance road singing. Photos"

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Lesser Scaup (1 report)
- Herring Gull (American) (3 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (2 reports)
- American Redstart (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2021 07:20 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89235514
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Male in breeding plumage"

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2021 10:20 by Kaaren Perry
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4636527,-120.8708239&ll=35.4636527,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89224054
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Peaked rear crown, white restricted to secondaries seen in flight and when preening. Small bill with thin black tip."

Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) (1)
- Reported May 29, 2021 11:32 by The Kingbirder
- 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/S89247134
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos."

Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) (1)
- Reported May 29, 2021 11:32 by Liam Hampl
- 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/S89247142
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos."

Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2021 09:20 by Kaaren Perry
- 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/S89223196
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing to be seen occasionally at this location. Apparent 3rd cycle transitioning to 4th cycle."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2021 08:26 by Tom Edell
- Santa Rita Creek--east of Dover Creek, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.526558,-120.8328748&ll=35.526558,-120.8328748
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89220156
- Comments: "two together; sparrow size birds with rusty crown, dark eye line extended through lores, pale unstreaked below"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2021 06:48 by Tom Edell
- Santa Rita Ranch House Loop, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5263404,-120.8514093&ll=35.5263404,-120.8514093
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89220300
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Copulating birds on a fence line"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 29, 2021 10:21 by Erik Dodos
- 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/S89215812
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing male same location singing...pics later"

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Royal Tern (1 report)
- Yellow-throated Vireo (3 reports)
- Red-breasted Nuthatch (2 reports)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (1)
- Reported May 28, 2021 19:13 by Tom Edell
- Villa Creek Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4620479,-120.9690126&ll=35.4620479,-120.9690126
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89177816
- Comments: "Continuing male with red head, black breast and undertail coverts, gray sides, blue bill with black tip"

Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 25, 2021 08:16 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/S89121270
- Comments: "With 2 larger Caspian Terns, in breeding plumage with a stouter bill was that was not downturned like an Elegant and less red than the Caspians."

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 15:45 by John Luther
- Doris Avenue Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3192044,-120.8479181&ll=35.3192044,-120.8479181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89119012
- Comments: "Found this morning by Jim Royer. Not singing while I was there. Photos by many other birders today."

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 13:30 by Kaaren Perry
- Doris Avenue Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3192044,-120.8479181&ll=35.3192044,-120.8479181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89161014
- Media: 3 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Bird was found by Jim Royer earlier that day as it sung deep in the willows. When I arrived several hours later I searched both sides of the willows and the nearby eucalyptus grove where it had been seen previously. Nancy Mann arrived and we split up to search and listen. Finally the distinctive song was heard and we moved into the understory of the willows to try and get a better look. Success, including the opportunity to record the song. I remained in the area to try to get better looks and possibly a few photos. The bird was seen deep in from the west end of the willow patch moving about at eye level and above. It finally moved out into the open for a few unobstructed views. It was heard singing off and on during my entire stay. No playback was used or necessary. Bright yellow breast and throat, white belly, yellow lores all seen as illustrated in the photos included in this report."

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 10:46 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- Doris Avenue Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3192044,-120.8479181&ll=35.3192044,-120.8479181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89173073
- Media: 1 Photo, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Bird first found by Jim Royer. I first heard it singing (very much like Cassin's Vireo song) and later saw the bird. It had a lemon-yellow throat and breast, white belly and under-tail coverts, two white wing-bars on a dark background, greenish head and light "spectacles." Many other observers there."

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2021 12:15 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/S89159243
- Comments: "Heard “yank” call multiple times. There might have been two but not sure."

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 28, 2021 12:15 by The Kingbirder
- 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/S89159249
- Comments: "Heard “yank” call multiple times. There might have been two but not sure."

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Dozer and Neil- Long-billed Curlew Update

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I wanted to provide you with an update on the two satellite tagged Long-billed Curlews that spent much of last year in the Morro Bay area. Dozer returned to his nesting area in Indian Valley, ID in late March. The Curlew Crew was able to put a transmitter on Dozer's mate, "Mimi, aka alpha leg band "ME". It will be interesting to see if both birds overwinter on the CA coast. I am still waiting to hear if their nesting attempt was successful. 

I am very sad to report that LV Neil is no longer with us. His monitor went down sometime around April 20th.  There was obvious evidence of avian predation, and the transmitter was recovered.

Carol Comeau
Los Osos



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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Lesser Scaup (1 report)
- Scripps's Murrelet (3 reports)
- Herring Gull (1 report)
- Yellow-throated Vireo (11 reports)
- Red-breasted Nuthatch (2 reports)
- American Redstart (10 reports)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (1)
- Reported May 27, 2021 09:02 by Heather O'Connor
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89085622
- Comments: "Rusty red head and upper neck. Continuing bird in grassy pond closer to main road. Very shy. Flew off as I moved. Should have remained still. A handsome bird."

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (1)
- Reported May 27, 2021 11:10 by Petra Clayton
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4636527,-120.8708239&ll=35.4636527,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89110528
- Media: 1 Photo

Scripps's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus scrippsi) (2)
- Reported May 27, 2021 10:04 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S89101291
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Kai Mills spotted a pair of small alcids with thin, short black bills swimming northward, approximately 200 yards off shore. Backs and wings of both birds were black. No marbeling, no white on wings, no white collar. Tops of heads were black, black extending from base of bills in a straightish line to napes, which were also black. Throats obviously white and starkly contrasting with noted black. No small white wedges could be seen in front of eyes, but upon examining many photos of Scripp’s, the white wedge isn’t always obvious, even from photos taken much closer. These birds however don’t appear to be Craveri’s due to the flattened tails in the photos. Craveri’s tend to have raised tails, according to both my Sibley’s Guide and an examination of bird photos on eBird. It appears in one photo that one of the birds has a bit of a white eyering. Two scopes were set up on the grass near the gazebo, aimed beyond the large flat-topped cormorant rock where a flock of western/clark’s grebes swam. The alcids were viewed for several minutes by Kai, Charlotte and Nick. The birds could be seen as close as a yard apart, to several yards apart. Birds swam northward, then west. Included original and cropped photos."

Scripps's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus scrippsi) (2)
- Reported May 27, 2021 10:04 by Charlotte Miranda
- 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/S89105552
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Kai Mills spotted a pair of small alcids with thin, short black bills swimming northward, approximately 200 yards off shore. Backs and wings of both birds were black. No marbeling, no white on wings, no white collar. Tops of heads were black, black extending from base of bills in a straightish line to napes, which were also black. Throats obviously white and starkly contrasting with noted black. No small white wedges could be seen in front of eyes, but upon examining many photos of Scripp’s, the white wedge isn’t always obvious, even from photos taken much closer. These birds however don’t appear to be Craveri’s due to the flattened tails in the photos. Craveri’s tend to have raised tails, according to both my Sibley’s Guide and an examination of bird photos on eBird. It appears in one photo that one of the birds has a bit of a white eyering. Two scopes were set up on the grass near the gazebo, aimed beyond the large flat-topped cormorant rock where a flock of western/clark’s grebes swam. The alcids were viewed for several minutes by Kai, Charlotte and Nick. The birds could be seen as close as a yard apart, to several yards apart. Birds swam northward, then west. Included original and cropped photos."

Scripps's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus scrippsi) (2)
- Reported May 27, 2021 10:04 by Kai Mills
- 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/S89101686
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Kai Mills spotted a pair of small alcids with thin, short black bills swimming northward, approximately 200 yards off shore. Backs and wings of both birds were black. No marbeling, no white on wings, no white collar. Tops of heads were black, black extending from base of bills in a straightish line to napes, which were also black. Throats obviously white and starkly contrasting with noted black. No small white wedges could be seen in front of eyes, but upon examining many photos of Scripp’s, the white wedge isn’t always obvious, even from photos taken much closer. These birds however don’t appear to be Craveri’s due to the flattened tails in the photos. Craveri’s tend to have raised tails, according to both my Sibley’s Guide and an examination of bird photos on eBird. It appears in one photo that one of the birds has a bit of a white eyering. Two scopes were set up on the grass near the gazebo, aimed beyond the large flat-topped cormorant rock where a flock of western/clark’s grebes swam. The alcids were viewed for several minutes by Kai, Charlotte and Nick. The birds could be seen as close as a yard apart, to several yards apart. Birds swam northward, then west. Included original and cropped photos."

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 26, 2021 09:53 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
- 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/S89060523
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Possibly third-winter coming into breeding plumage."

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 11:52 by Mark Mushkat
- Doris Avenue Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3192044,-120.8479181&ll=35.3192044,-120.8479181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89094651
- Media: 1 Photo, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Found by Jim Royer this morning. Photo and audio, m. obs."

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 11:46 by Kai Mills
- Doris Avenue Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3192044,-120.8479181&ll=35.3192044,-120.8479181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89103009
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Vireo with yellow eyering, yellow throat, greenish-yellow head, white belly, double-white wingbars on black wings rimmed with white edges. Found earlier in the day by Jim Royer. Many birders present had already seen the vireo. I walked around the willows where a flycatcher caught my eye, then walked further to the southeast side, then played the vireo’s call. Soon the bird sang short two-to-three syllables repeatedly from the south side of the willows. Several birders spotted it high in tree, including Kai and Charlotte. The bird made its way eastward around the willows, somewhat high in the canopy, though it did on occasion, move into the internal area where it made a more chattery call. When it quieted, it again responded to a recorded call. The bird eventually flew to the north side of the willows, then internally again, to the south side, then flew into a eucalyptus to the south, and then flew south from there, in a beeline for who knows where. Uncertain if the bird was going to return, we left the area. (Update: the bird returned back to its original spot)"

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 11:46 by Nick Belardes
- Doris Avenue Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3192044,-120.8479181&ll=35.3192044,-120.8479181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89102418
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Vireo with yellow eyering, yellow throat, greenish-yellow head, white belly, double-white wingbars on black wings rimmed with white edges. Found earlier in the day by Jim Royer. Many birders present had already seen the vireo. I walked around the willows where a flycatcher caught my eye, then walked further to the southeast side, then played the vireo’s call. Soon the bird sang short two-to-three syllables repeatedly from the south side of the willows. Several birders spotted it high in tree, including Kai and Charlotte. The bird made its way eastward around the willows, somewhat high in the canopy, though it did on occasion, move into the internal area where it made a more chattery call. When it quieted, it again responded to a recorded call. The bird eventually flew to the north side of the willows, then internally again, to the south side, then flew into a eucalyptus to the south, and then flew south from there, in a beeline for who knows where. Uncertain if the bird was going to return, we left the area."

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 11:46 by Charlotte Miranda
- Doris Avenue Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3192044,-120.8479181&ll=35.3192044,-120.8479181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89105303
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Vireo with yellow eyering, yellow throat, greenish-yellow head, white belly, double-white wingbars on black wings rimmed with white edges. Found earlier in the day by another birder, possibly Jim Royer (will update as I confirm). Many birders present had already seen the vireo. I walked around the willows where a flycatcher caught my eye, then walked further to the southeast side, then played the vireo’s call. Soon the bird sang short two-to-three syllables repeatedly from the south side of the willows. Several birders spotted it high in tree, including Kai and Charlotte. The bird made its way eastward around the willows, somewhat high in the canopy, though it did on occasion, move into the internal area where it made a more chattery call. When it quieted, it again responded to a recorded call. The bird eventually flew to the north side of the willows, then internally again, to the south side, then flew into a eucalyptus to the south, and then flew south from there, in a beeline for who knows where. Uncertain if the bird was going to return, we left the area."

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (1)
- Reported May 27, 2021 11:10 by Norman Pillsbury
- Doris Avenue Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3192044,-120.8479181&ll=35.3192044,-120.8479181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89089431
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Found by Jim Royer. Olive/gray back, gray rump. Throat and upper breast bright yellow, belly is white. Two wing bars. Spectacles have yellow wash. Audio available."

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 11:00 by Jeff Miller
- Doris Avenue Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3192044,-120.8479181&ll=35.3192044,-120.8479181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89091105
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bright yellow throat and breast, yellow-green head and neck, blue tail and wings, two white wing bars, white belly and undertail coverts, yellow spectacles. Singing. Photo."

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 10:59 by Jay Carroll
- Doris Avenue Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3192044,-120.8479181&ll=35.3192044,-120.8479181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89093031
- Media: 2 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Found by Jim Royer earlier in the morning as it was singing from a willow thicket adjacent to the seasonal marsh; the bird had a yellow throat and breast that contrasted with a white belly, yellow "spectacles", greenish-olive upperparts, and grayish wings with two white wing bars; song was intermittent with a burry quality that was similar to the more expected Cassin's Vireo; many observers."

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 10:58 by Mike Stiles
- Doris Avenue Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3192044,-120.8479181&ll=35.3192044,-120.8479181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89099902
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bird first found by Jim Royer. The bird was quite skulky, but was singing, and moved almost continuously through the single patch of willows at the marsh. Seeing the bird several times I was able to see the white belly, yellow chest and head with pale eye ring, white wing bars on dark wings."

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 10:30 by Jeanette Stone
- Doris Avenue Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3192044,-120.8479181&ll=35.3192044,-120.8479181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89098794
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First heard song and then observed by several birders present. Yellow throat, white belly, bright yellow spectacles, greenish head, two white wing bars. Thanks to Jim Royer who first found the bird earlier in the morning and notified the rest of us!!"

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 10:00 by Tom Edell
- Doris Avenue Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3192044,-120.8479181&ll=35.3192044,-120.8479181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89103381
- Media: 2 Photos, 2 Audio
- Comments: "singing bird found in willow patch at this location. Bird sang intermittently while I was here, usually from the interior of the willows, but occasionally moving to outer branches. Thick billed and large headed vireo with a greenish yellow crown, face, and back (though I never saw the entire back well), yellow spectacles that wrapped around the forehead, a yellow throat and breast, and white belly through undertail. The darkish wings had two white wingbars. The thick bill was dark on the upper mandible and grayish on the lower. In my photos, the legs appear bluish-gray."

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (1)
- Reported May 27, 2021 09:21 by Jim Royer
- Doris Avenue Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3192044,-120.8479181&ll=35.3192044,-120.8479181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89116852
- Comments: "Large singing vireo with yellow spectacles, throat, and chest, white belly to undertail, olive head, and white wingbars on dark gray wings. When I first found it, it was singing repeatedly, but later the song became more intermittent. It often stayed within the vegetation when I saw it, and I got no photos. Others arrived later and got good photos."

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1)
- Reported May 27, 2021 13:36 by Jay Carroll
- 1900 Pecho Rd., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.317395,-120.851943&ll=35.317395,-120.851943
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89102759
- Comments: "Continuing late migrant; heard nasal “yank” call"

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1)
- Reported May 27, 2021 08:42 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/S89116864
- Comments: "Continuing bird"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported May 27, 2021 13:24 by Norman Pillsbury
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1085767,-120.6265268&ll=35.1085767,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89097594
- Comments: "3 views. No photos."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported May 27, 2021 13:24 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/S89102300
- Comments: "3 views. No photos."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported May 27, 2021 13:24 by Kathanne Lynch
- 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/S89113236
- Comments: "3 views. No photos."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 09:15 by Jeanette Stone
- 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/S89100325
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Nick Belardes was kind enough to point out the bird when I arrived. Listened to the song and observed for 10 minutes. Adult male: black with orange patches on the side, wing and tail."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 08:30 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S89085738
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male on service road found by Will Knowlton yesterday. Black head, back and wings. Orange wingbar. White belly. Orange flanks. Singing almost constantly. Foraging mostly high in canopy though it did come lower and pop out onto visible branches."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 08:30 by Kai Mills
- 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/S89095311
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male on service road. Black head, back and wings. Orange wingbar. White belly. Orange flanks. Singing. Photos."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 08:30 by Charlotte Miranda
- 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/S89105301
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male on service road. Black head, back and wings. Orange wingbar. White belly. Orange flanks. Singing. Photos."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 07:12 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- 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/S89099821
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "male in breeding plumage; singing"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 07:12 by Maggie Smith
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1085767,-120.6265268&ll=35.1085767,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89094190
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "male in breeding plumage; singing"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 27, 2021 06:43 by Ann Stockert
- 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/S89088313
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Heard singing and seen in area of the maintenance yard road as reported on 5/26 by Will Knowlton. Photos and audio"

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Streak-backed Oriole Photo Request

Brad Schram
 

Larry Sansone, photo editor for American Birds, the seasonal report of continental bird populations, trends, and records, is looking for a good photo of last fall's Streak-backed Oriole at MDO to add to the seasonal report.  If you have such a photo you would like to submit for consideration please contact Larry directly via email at:  catbird2@...

He's on a deadline, so if you have a nice shot to share, please contact him immediately.

Thanks all.....

Brad Schram
Arroyo Grande


Yellow-throated Vireo

Jim Royer
 

A Yellow-throated Vireo was singing and actively feeding in the willow patch next to the frog pond on Doris Avenue in Los Osos (between Binscarth and Lupine) this morning. It was seen well by several observers.

Jim Royer
Los Osos


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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Herring Gull (4 reports)
- Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted x Red-shafted) (1 report)
- Merlin (1 report)
- American Redstart (5 reports)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 26, 2021 09:23 by Tom Edell
- Villa Creek Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4620479,-120.9690126&ll=35.4620479,-120.9690126
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89041741
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male (photo)"

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 26, 2021 09:53 by Kai Mills
- 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/S89033486
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Possibly third-winter coming into breeding plumage."

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 26, 2021 09:53 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S89031286
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Possibly third-winter coming into breeding plumage."

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 26, 2021 09:53 by Owen Castagnoli
- 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/S89031474
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Possibly third-winter coming into breeding plumage."

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 26, 2021 09:53 by Charlotte Miranda
- 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/S89036594
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Possibly third-winter coming into breeding plumage."

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted x Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus luteus x cafer) (1)
- Reported May 25, 2021 10:30 by Petra Clayton
- Cerro Alto Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4272109,-120.7491446&ll=35.4272109,-120.7491446
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S88996967
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Intergrade - Yellow-shafted trait: Red crescent on the nape. - Red-shafted traits: Red mustache, brown crown, gray face."

Merlin (Falco columbarius) (1)
- Reported May 26, 2021 19:20 by Peg Beemer
- 2656 Benicia Ln, Paso Robles US-CA 35.64766, -120.68045, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.647657,-120.680446&ll=35.647657,-120.680446
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S89056938
- Comments: "Unmarked Buff chest dark wings falcon face fearless fan tail with 3black stripes"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 26, 2021 12:39 by The Kingbirder
- 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/S89045339
- Media: 5 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing bird by the service road found by Will Knowlton. Photos and recording. Reddish orange on the side of the bird, under the tail, and on wingbars. Black above and partly on the side. It sang two different songs while we were there."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 26, 2021 12:39 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/S89045333
- Media: 5 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing bird by the service road found by Will Knowlton. Photos and recording. Reddish orange on the side of the bird, under the tail, and on wingbars. Black above and partly on the side. We heard two different songs heard while we were there."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 26, 2021 11:37 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/S89033584
- Media: 2 Audio
- Comments: "Found by Will Knowlton. Singing along service road. Will add recording."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 26, 2021 09:45 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/S89047121
- Comments: "Found by Will Knowlton , near maintenance yard."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 26, 2021 08:22 by Will Knowlton
- 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/S89033363
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Singing male along maintenance road near maintenance yard."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (1)
- Reported May 26, 2021 12:39 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/S89045333
- Comments: "Breeding adult bird seen at the eucalyptus trees that attract Hummingbirds and Orioles. White throat patch and rump, white wingbars and eyering, and black on the breast area. Could not get photos or audio, but I did hear the bird."

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American Redstart, Oceano Campground

Will Knowlton
 

There’s a singing male American Redstart along the maintenance road at Oceano Campground near the maintenance yard.

Will Knowlton
San Luis Obispo, CA


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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Royal Tern (1 report)
- Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 24, 2021 07:23 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S88930527
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Male in alternate plumage"

Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) (1)
- Reported May 25, 2021 07:25 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/S88965094
- Comments: "Fly by bird, calling. I went down to the bay to confirm it and found it on a sandbar with Caspian Terns, for a size comparison. It had a stouter bill than an Elegant, that wasn’t downcurved like an Elegant."

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) (1)
- Reported May 25, 2021 08:52 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S88976758
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Narrow bill, eyering, active and foraging along Ontario Road canopy."

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (2 reports)
- Red-breasted Nuthatch (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 23, 2021 19:32 by Tom Edell
- Villa Creek Marsh, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4620479,-120.9690126&ll=35.4620479,-120.9690126
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S88874222
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing alternate plumaged male found here yesterday by Maggie Smith"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1)
- Reported May 24, 2021 07:09 by Ann Stockert
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S88901653
- Comments: "Continuing bird first reported in marsh by Maggie Smith ... today observed in creek and then flying over creek heading north. Photos"

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (2)
- Reported May 23, 2021 15:58 by Kathryn Frye
- 3121 Sandalwood Ave, Morro Bay US-CA 35.39794, -120.86429, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.397936,-120.86429&ll=35.397936,-120.86429
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S88865083
- Comments: "Pecking at pine cones. Hangs upside down. Feeds on black sunflower seed feeder."

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Negative on Black Swifts, But Migrants Noted

Brad Schram
 

This morning's NW breeze and clear skies suggested watching for a morning migrant flight over Deer Canyon, AG.  Birds were, indeed, moving northward just above the ridge tops here two miles NNE of AG Village.  Although movement was only moderate, I suspect a birder on Cuesta Ridge would have been impressed by today's movement. Virtually all passerines in the air this morning, however, were to the west of my vantage point out of clear identification range. Shapes, sizes, and flight pattern suggested tanagers, warblers, and buntings predominated.  They went by in small loose groups, averaging no more than a bird a minute--but the movement was pretty constant until at least 7:45.  No swifts were seen.

Two OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS and a male PHAINOPEPLA stopped on the ridge here this morning, a few Phainopeplas arrived on the 22nd, but whether they will stay as they have some years, or continue through the area can't be predicted.

Yesterday morning, and throughout the day, I watched for Black Swifts but saw none.  The low clouds and ocean haze did not predict success early, when Maggie had 9 at Oso Flaco to the south, but none appeared as conditions improved.

Brad Schram
Arroyo Grande


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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Lesser Scaup (1 report)
- Red-breasted Nuthatch (3 reports)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (1)
- Reported May 22, 2021 07:31 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S88775291
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "male at marsh. Looked for but did not see a female"

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (1)
- Reported May 23, 2021 09:30 by Kaaren Perry
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4636527,-120.8708239&ll=35.4636527,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S88836304
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Sloped/peaked hind crown, small bill, small black tip on bill, white restricted to secondaries seen while preening. ,"

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1)
- Reported May 23, 2021 08:26 by Kai Mills
- Del Mar Ct, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.292435,-120.679858&ll=35.292435,-120.679858
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S88837094
- Comments: "Heard distinctive nasal call; three series of call notes from just outside my house."

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1)
- Reported May 22, 2021 09:16 by Eric Wier
- Quintana Road/Chorro Flats, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3625791,-120.8167097&ll=35.3625791,-120.8167097
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S88765994
- Comments: "Heard calling from pine tree at Bay Pines Mobile Home Park"

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1)
- Reported May 22, 2021 08:12 by Liam Hampl
- Quintana Road/Chorro Flats, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3625791,-120.8167097&ll=35.3625791,-120.8167097
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S88741317
- Comments: "Heard “yank” call coming from the western part of the road."

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Black Swifts @ Oso Flaco Lake

Maggie Smith
 

Starting just before 7 am and lasting to 7:55 am I saw a minimum of 9 Black Swifts flying north over Oso Flaco Lake.

Maggie Smith
Arroyo Grande
http://www.flickr.com/photos/slomaggie

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