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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Royal Tern (1 report)
- Black Skimmer (1 report)
- Masked Booby (2 reports)
- American Redstart (2 reports)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 22, 2021 09:10 by Tom Edell
- Santa Margarita Lake, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3291313,-120.4874811&ll=35.3291313,-120.4874811
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90608744
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Female plumaged bird seen from north facing shoreline by White Oak Flat"

Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 20, 2021 09:16 by Charlotte Miranda
- Morro Bay Harbor, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3699,-120.857&ll=35.3699,-120.857
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90653072
- Comments: "Just outside the harbor. Flew over our heads, basic plumaged bird. A more stocky, straighter bill than an Elegant terns."

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) (2)
- Reported Jun 23, 2021 09:46 by Jim Royer
- Doris Street Coastal Access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.321101,-120.848252&ll=35.321101,-120.848252
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90646764
- Comments: "Two black above and white below tern like birds with long thick bills, feeding on the water by flying along the surface and dipping their bills into the water - skimming the water as they flew. They flew over to the bay edge near the state park marina. There may have been a third one on the shore."

Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) (1)
- Reported Jun 22, 2021 13:24 by Jesse Pilkerton
- 6180 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria US-CA 35.57210, -121.11227, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.572098,-121.112269&ll=35.572098,-121.112269
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90610620
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Saw on beach at Cambria"

Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) (1)
- Reported Jun 22, 2021 12:00 by Connie Blair
- Moonstone Beach, Cambria US-CA (35.5713,-121.1121), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.571263,-121.11213&ll=35.571263,-121.11213
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90636558
- Comments: "The bird was on Moonstone Beach in Cambria, California. It was taken to Pacific Wildlife Care."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Jun 23, 2021 09:36 by David Cox
- 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/S90651012
- Comments: "Continuing, in the willows at the north end of the maintance Rd. Heard signing,, then spotted. Black bird with orange patches wings and flanks."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 22, 2021 09:58 by Derek Heins
- 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/S90613212
- Media: 2 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continually male amazingly easy to find as it was about the only bird signing in the first section of paved road after the maintenance section. Sang the entire time we were in the vicinity and was not very active at all, perching in clear view for a few minutes before we left to walk around the pond. When we came back over an hour little it was still singing the same vocalization."

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Black Skimmers

Jim Royer
 

Two Black Skimmers were skimming the surface of the bay at about 9:45, last seen flying to the shore near the state park marina. There may have been a third on the shore there.

Jim Royer
Los Osos


Changing seasons - changing places

Kaaren Perry
 

As we move forward through the spring breeding season and slowly approach the fall, things are beginning to change.  Yesterday I drove slowly along Turri Road from the windmill to the coast, listing for singing.  I was able to hear many of our visiting breeding species, still singing proudly.  Swainson's Thrushes seemed to be everywhere, Lazuli Buntings, Blue Grosbeaks, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Hooded Orioles all singing. They will be leaving in the next few months,  heading far south,  to the Gulf of California and beyond.    

Feeling like I was in the middle of Spring until I reached the coast and saw hundreds++ of Brown Pelicans, mostly the brown plumaged immature birds, flying low over the estuary.  They were returning from their breeding grounds to the south of us.  If you have visited the coast in the past two weeks you probably have witnessed this parade. Researching this a little further on Cornell's BOW (Birds of the World) I learned that Brown Pelicans that come from the breeding colonies in So. California's major post breeding migration begins near the end of their breeding season in late July and August.  Brown Pelican migration from the breeding colonies in the  Gulf of California begins earlier, in June - July. So are the ones we have been seeing coming from the Gulf of California?

I know I'm not the only birder anxiously awaiting the arrival of our shorebirds… they are on the way with a few turnstones already being spotted.  Keep your eyes out!

Kaaren Perry





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*** Species Summary:

- Glaucous Gull (1 report)
- Royal Tern (1 report)
- Least Bittern (2 reports)
- Yellow-headed Blackbird (2 reports)
- American Redstart (2 reports)

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Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (1)
- Reported Jun 21, 2021 16:54 by Joanne Aasen
- Santa Rosa Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5683274,-121.1102353&ll=35.5683274,-121.1102353
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90571157
- Comments: "White primaries and tail. Pinkish legs. Large bill with black tip. PHOTOS to follow. Hanging out below Shamel park near a picnicking family who was occasionally tossing out food."

Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) (7) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 21, 2021 12:16 by Jeanette Stone
- Alva Paul Creek Mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3984974,-120.8666264&ll=35.3984974,-120.8666264
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90559261
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photos"

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Jun 21, 2021 11:40 by Long-eared Owl
- Oceano County Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1057118,-120.6255312&ll=35.1057118,-120.6255312
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90560734
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard along the northeastern side of the pond."

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Jun 21, 2021 11:40 by The Kingbirder
- Oceano County Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1057118,-120.6255312&ll=35.1057118,-120.6255312
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90560735
- Comments: "Continuing. Heard along the northeastern side of the pond."

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 21, 2021 10:40 by Petra Clayton
- Little Morro Creek Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3873006,-120.8244824&ll=35.3873006,-120.8244824
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90568002
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing female plumaged bird. First-ever eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: 6/20/2021 (Lisa Gattuso & Jan Bugge). --- Today in a bush along the road with other blackbirds - past the first farm / blue house.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51263431349/in/dateposted-public/" title="Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus), Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51263431349_1531c91c7d_c.jpg" alt="Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus), Morro Bay, CA" /></a>"

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 21, 2021 09:31 by Tom Edell
- Little Morro Creek Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3873006,-120.8244824&ll=35.3873006,-120.8244824
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90564567
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing female plumaged bird reported yesterday by Lisa Gattuso and Jan Bugge. With a mixed species blackbird flock just inland of first (blue) house. Species rare in summer. (photo)"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 21, 2021 09:36 by Long-eared Owl
- 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/S90560485
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird in the willows at the maintenance road. Singing. Also heard singing different variations of it's song. Recording and photo."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 21, 2021 09:36 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/S90560493
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird in the willows at the maintenance road. Singing. Also heard singing different variations of it's song. Recording and photo."

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*** Species Summary:

- Black Turnstone (1 report)
- Common Murre (3 reports)
- Royal Tern (4 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (2 reports)
- Yellow-headed Blackbird (2 reports)
- American Redstart (1 report)

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Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala) (1)
- Reported Jun 20, 2021 15:39 by Madi Elsea
- North Pacific Ocean, Cayucos US-CA 35.44702, -120.94595, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.447021,-120.945945&ll=35.447021,-120.945945
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90520744
- Comments: "Dark overall with white belly & white streak visible on back. Observed perched on rock with several Whimbrels. Photo can be provided though not perfect"

Common Murre (Uria aalge) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 20, 2021 09:54 by Kai Mills
- Auto selected 35.33782, -121.01126, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.337819,-121.01126&ll=35.337819,-121.01126
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90511285
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Together"

Common Murre (Uria aalge) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 20, 2021 09:54 by Mike Bush
- Auto selected 35.33782, -121.01126, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.337819,-121.01126&ll=35.337819,-121.01126
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90531480
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Together"

Common Murre (Uria aalge) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 20, 2021 09:54 by Nick Belardes
- Auto selected 35.33782, -121.01126, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.337819,-121.01126&ll=35.337819,-121.01126
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90511331
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Together"

Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) (1)
- Reported Jun 20, 2021 09:16 by Nick Belardes
- Morro Bay Harbor, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3699,-120.857&ll=35.3699,-120.857
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90511329
- Comments: "Just outside the harbor. Flew over our heads, basic plumaged bird. A more stocky, straighter bill than an Elegant terns."

Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) (1)
- Reported Jun 20, 2021 09:16 by Mike Bush
- Morro Bay Harbor, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3699,-120.857&ll=35.3699,-120.857
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90511433
- Comments: "Just outside the harbor. Flew over our heads, basic plumaged bird. A more stocky, straighter bill than an Elegant terns."

Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) (1)
- Reported Jun 20, 2021 09:16 by Kai Mills
- Morro Bay Harbor, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3699,-120.857&ll=35.3699,-120.857
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90511259
- Comments: "Just outside the harbor. Flew over our heads, basic plumaged bird. A more stocky, straighter bill than an Elegant terns."

Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) (1)
- Reported Jun 20, 2021 12:26 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3982858,-120.8678892&ll=35.3982858,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90530571
- Media: 1 Photo

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 19, 2021 06:31 by Mike Stiles
- Santa Rita Ranch #1 (35.528, -120.857), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5278198,-120.8568124&ll=35.5278198,-120.8568124
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90514479
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Singing, not seen"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 19, 2021 08:31 by Mike Stiles
- Santa Rita Ranch #13 (35.527, -120.834), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5274295,-120.8343425&ll=35.5274295,-120.8343425
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90514581
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Singing, not seen"

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (1)
- Reported Jun 20, 2021 12:19 by Jan Bugge
- Little Morro Creek Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3873006,-120.8244824&ll=35.3873006,-120.8244824
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90548358
- Comments: "Slightly larger than red-winged blackbird. Dark brown overall, with yellow breast and face.(female)
First seen on a fence in front of blue house. Then after 30 minutes of searching it was found foraging in cut oat hay field with tri-colored, red-winged and brewers blackbirds across from blue house.
4 birders saw this bird for several minutes at reasonable range for binocular ID. Unable to get a photo due to camera malfunction."

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (1)
- Reported Jun 20, 2021 12:19 by Lisa Gattuso
- Little Morro Creek Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3873006,-120.8244824&ll=35.3873006,-120.8244824
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90533218
- Comments: "Slightly larger than red-winged blackbird. Dark brown overall, with yellow breast and face.(female)
First seen on a fence in front of blue house. Then after 30 minutes of searching it was found foraging in cut oat hay field with tri-colored, red-winged and brewers blackbirds across from blue house.
4 birders saw this bird for several minutes at reasonable range for binocular ID. Unable to get a photo due to camera malfunction."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Jun 20, 2021 06:56 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/S90518932
- Comments: "continuing male seen briefly and singing continuously in willows closer to maintenance yard"

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Least Bittern, Oceano Bridge.

Tyson Baker
 

Got lucky and saw a least bittern in the reeds off the small bridge next to the park in Oceano, across the street from the campground. It then flew over us to the reeds on the other side.

Tyson and Kristi
Osos and SLO. 


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*** Species Summary:

- Vaux's Swift (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (2 reports)
- American Redstart (2 reports)

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Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi) (1)
- Reported Jun 19, 2021 17:44 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Atascadero Wastewater Treatment Ponds--no internal access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4827588,-120.6424508&ll=35.4827588,-120.6424508
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90468517
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Small, mostly dark, cigar-shaped and short-tailed swift with straight-edged primaries"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 19, 2021 06:31 by Tom Edell
- Santa Rita Ranch #1 (35.528, -120.857), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5278198,-120.8568124&ll=35.5278198,-120.8568124
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90448280
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Singing, not seen"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 19, 2021 08:31 by Tom Edell
- Santa Rita Ranch #13 (35.527, -120.834), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5274295,-120.8343425&ll=35.5274295,-120.8343425
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90448133
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Singing, not seen"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Jun 19, 2021 08:28 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/S90431852
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Jun 19, 2021 08:28 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1085767,-120.6265268&ll=35.1085767,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90468646
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

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Oceano America redstart

Mitch Siemens
 

The previously identified male American redstart was heard and observed  yesterday in the same location as originally reported ( in willows on west side of state park compound maintenance road).

Mitch Siemens 
Arroyo Grande 


Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Arroyo Grande

William Bouton
 

One adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Patricia Price’s feeders, made several short visits to the black-oil sunflower seed.

8am today, June 19

138 Whiteley Street, Arroyo Grande, CA


Bill Bouton
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 USA


Re: Satellite-tagged Long-billed Curlew Update

Kaaren Perry
 

Hi Carol

I just love the way you are keeping us all informed.  This is great use of slocobirding.  Judy Neuhauser, Freddy Howell and I recently presented a program on birds of the estuary for John Sanders' Delfinia Environmental youth camp and one of our segments was on migration… featuring Dozer. Migration map, photos etc. Great fun and the youngsters were fascinated. 

Thank you!

Kaaren Perry
MCAS Education Chair


On Jun 19, 2021, at 8:59 AM, RoserComeau <rosercomeau@...> wrote:

UPDATE:  I did not look at Mimi's coordinates correctly. She is in the agricultural fields just east of the Salton Sea. This may be her overwintering grounds. Will be fun to see what happens.

Thanks for the great response so far. There are spaces for 7 LB Curlew data checkers. So far 3 people have expressed interest. The bird you monitor could over winter anywhere in the west. Dozer and Neil (died this spring) were the only 2 known to over winter on the Central Coast.

Happy birding,
Carol Comeau
Los Osos
On Saturday, June 19, 2021, 06:52:26 AM MST, RoserComeau <rosercomeau@...> wrote:


Mimi, Dozer's mate, left their breeding grounds in Indian Valley. She started moving south on June 14 and is currently in Nevada. In early June Heather Hayes (with the Intermountain Bird Observatory) found one egg that looked like a predator had gotten to it. Heather recently received a call from a rancher in the area who reported seeing an adult with two young birds. So, there is hope that perhaps Dozer and Mimi had some nesting success. As a reminder, Petra Clayton first encountered Dozer on Morro Strand Beach on June 21, 2020. 

Heather is looking for more curlew trackers. The job is easy! Once or twice a week you check the Movebank data site to make sure your bird's transmitter is working. It takes about 10 minutes. If  for some reason, you are unable to check the data, you just let the team know so they can check for that time. If you are interested in helping, please let me know and I can put you in touch with Heather. 

Happy birding,
Carol Comeau
Los Osos



Re: Satellite-tagged Long-billed Curlew Update

RoserComeau
 

UPDATE:  I did not look at Mimi's coordinates correctly. She is in the agricultural fields just east of the Salton Sea. This may be her overwintering grounds. Will be fun to see what happens.

Thanks for the great response so far. There are spaces for 7 LB Curlew data checkers. So far 3 people have expressed interest. The bird you monitor could over winter anywhere in the west. Dozer and Neil (died this spring) were the only 2 known to over winter on the Central Coast.

Happy birding,
Carol Comeau
Los Osos

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, 06:52:26 AM MST, RoserComeau <rosercomeau@...> wrote:


Mimi, Dozer's mate, left their breeding grounds in Indian Valley. She started moving south on June 14 and is currently in Nevada. In early June Heather Hayes (with the Intermountain Bird Observatory) found one egg that looked like a predator had gotten to it. Heather recently received a call from a rancher in the area who reported seeing an adult with two young birds. So, there is hope that perhaps Dozer and Mimi had some nesting success. As a reminder, Petra Clayton first encountered Dozer on Morro Strand Beach on June 21, 2020. 

Heather is looking for more curlew trackers. The job is easy! Once or twice a week you check the Movebank data site to make sure your bird's transmitter is working. It takes about 10 minutes. If  for some reason, you are unable to check the data, you just let the team know so they can check for that time. If you are interested in helping, please let me know and I can put you in touch with Heather. 

Happy birding,
Carol Comeau
Los Osos


Satellite-tagged Long-billed Curlew Update

RoserComeau
 

Mimi, Dozer's mate, left their breeding grounds in Indian Valley. She started moving south on June 14 and is currently in Nevada. In early June Heather Hayes (with the Intermountain Bird Observatory) found one egg that looked like a predator had gotten to it. Heather recently received a call from a rancher in the area who reported seeing an adult with two young birds. So, there is hope that perhaps Dozer and Mimi had some nesting success. As a reminder, Petra Clayton first encountered Dozer on Morro Strand Beach on June 21, 2020. 

Heather is looking for more curlew trackers. The job is easy! Once or twice a week you check the Movebank data site to make sure your bird's transmitter is working. It takes about 10 minutes. If  for some reason, you are unable to check the data, you just let the team know so they can check for that time. If you are interested in helping, please let me know and I can put you in touch with Heather. 

Happy birding,
Carol Comeau
Los Osos


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- Long-billed Dowitcher (1 report)
- Common Murre (1 report)
- American Redstart (1 report)

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Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 17, 2021 07:56 by Jim Royer
- Doris Street Coastal Access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.321101,-120.848252&ll=35.321101,-120.848252
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90334314
- Comments: "Loud sharp “Keek” call, several times"

Common Murre (Uria aalge) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 17, 2021 16:00 by Tom Edell
- Lucerne Dr. Vista Point -- Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.44965,-120.9141691&ll=35.44965,-120.9141691
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90349323
- Comments: "Distant bird. Dark above including head and neck, white below up onto sides, stout pointed bill."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 17, 2021 11:12 by Eric Hopson
- Oceano County Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1057118,-120.6255312&ll=35.1057118,-120.6255312
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90335651
- Comments: "Continuing male singing continuously along ocean side of paved maintenance road very close the Maintenance Yard. Black back, head and breast. Light underpants. Bright orange flanks, patches on wing and outer base of tail."

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*** Species Summary:

- Ruddy Turnstone (3 reports)
- Red Knot (3 reports)
- Long-billed Dowitcher (2 reports)
- Common Murre (1 report)
- Mew Gull (1 report)
- Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 report)
- American Redstart (1 report)

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Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2021 08:17 by Nick Belardes
- Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3217375,-120.8422726&ll=35.3217375,-120.8422726
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90285942
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "In Black-bellied Plover flock. Black bib, orange legs, marbled feathers. Orange-and-black back, short bill. Distant views. Photos."

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2021 08:17 by Kai Mills
- Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3217375,-120.8422726&ll=35.3217375,-120.8422726
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90286036
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "In Black-bellied Plover flock. Black bib, orange legs, marbled feathers. Orange-and-black back, short bill. Photos."

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2021 08:17 by Charlotte Miranda
- Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3217375,-120.8422726&ll=35.3217375,-120.8422726
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90286068
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "In Black-bellied Plover flock. Black bib, orange legs, marbled feathers. Orange-and-black back, short bill. Photos."

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2021 08:17 by Kai Mills
- Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3217375,-120.8422726&ll=35.3217375,-120.8422726
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90286036
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Plump grey with medium-sized, straight-black bill. Photos."

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2021 08:17 by Nick Belardes
- Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3217375,-120.8422726&ll=35.3217375,-120.8422726
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90285942
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Plump grey with medium-sized, straight-black bill. Distant views. Photos."

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2021 08:17 by Charlotte Miranda
- Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3217375,-120.8422726&ll=35.3217375,-120.8422726
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90286068
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Plump grey with medium-sized, straight-black bill. Photos."

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) (2)
- Reported Jun 16, 2021 08:17 by Kai Mills
- Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3217375,-120.8422726&ll=35.3217375,-120.8422726
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90286036
- Comments: "Photos."

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) (2)
- Reported Jun 16, 2021 08:17 by Charlotte Miranda
- Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3217375,-120.8422726&ll=35.3217375,-120.8422726
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90286068
- Comments: "Photos."

Common Murre (Uria aalge) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2021 07:35 by Tom Edell
- Hwy 1--first parking area north of Point Piedras Blancas, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6761218,-121.2847211&ll=35.6761218,-121.2847211
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90281760
- Comments: "Alternate plumage bird seen flying for about one minute. While it view it flew behind Point Piedra Blancas Rock from right to left and then repeated this twice before I lost it the last time it flew left behind the rock. Football shaped large alcid that was dark above, white below, and had an all dark head and throat. Flew with head held above horizontal."

Mew Gull (Larus canus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2021 09:08 by Tom Edell
- Santa Rosa Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5683274,-121.1102353&ll=35.5683274,-121.1102353
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90280991
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "One year old bird loafing with mixed California Gull and Western Gull flock at the lagoon. I initially passed over this bird because it looked very similar to a year old California Gull, but on second look with a scope the smaller size and smaller thin bill in comparison to the California Gulls was obvious. In addition to the size and shape of the bill it was dark toward the tip and pale toward the base. The wings was bleached and worn with white wing panels, dark primaries, a gray back, and white head and underparts. I did not note the leg color though the one poor distant photo I took from the parking lot shows they are pink. I intended walk down onto the beach to photograph the bird but the flock flushed and it flew north with a couple of year old California Gulls."

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (1)
- Reported Jun 15, 2021 19:20 by marlin harms
- Stenner Creek Rd., ~1/2 mile from Highway One, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3174556,-120.6815864&ll=35.3174556,-120.6815864
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90269932
- Comments: "Distinct yellow head and breast. It appeared a little duller than other adult males I've seen, so I'm wondering if it was a 2nd year male or perhaps just in worn plumage."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2021 08:29 by Eric Wier
- 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/S90288280
- Comments: "Warbler, mostly black, with orange patches on “shoulders,” wings and tail; white belly. Constantly singing from willows on west side of paved maintenance road."

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*** Species Summary:

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

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Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (1)
- Reported Jun 15, 2021 08:30 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/S90237858
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Peaked crown, small bill with narrow dark tip."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Jun 15, 2021 06:29 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/S90249759
- Comments: "continuing singing male. Got recording will try to include."

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*** Species Summary:

- Least Bittern (1 report)
- Cedar Waxwing (1 report)
- American Redstart (1 report)

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Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 13, 2021 09:41 by David Nickerson
- Oceano County Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1057118,-120.6255312&ll=35.1057118,-120.6255312
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90194633
- Comments: "2nd attempt today was a success. Observing from the bridge, at around 9:44am I heard the distinctive, low-register "coo-coo-coo" song coming from the reeds on the island. The bird continued to sing, off and on, for the next 15 minutes or so. I have a recording of the song, which admittedly is difficult to pick out among the din of the Grackles. : )"

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (6) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 14, 2021 09:03 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S90184301
- Comments: "Flyover. High-pitched calls while flying. Yellow tail tips."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 13, 2021 08:06 by David Nickerson
- 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/S90193040
- Comments: "Continuing. Singing in willows on the service road by the maintenance yard. I have poor photos."

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*** Species Summary:

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

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

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) (2)
- Reported Jun 12, 2021 10:40 by Jeanette Stone
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90113777
- Comments: "Several others with scopes observing the 2 Black Skimmers flying close to surface of water and dipping their lower mandible into the water "skimming" for small fish. Very distant views, unable to properly photograph due to mirage effect. Tern-like shape, looks all black with white in face. Once in flight, observed white underneath. First observed by Mike Bush and Kai Mills on June 11."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hummingbirds 6.13.21

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Feeding activity has increased early this year
Has been at about 3 qts per day this past week, now at about a gallon per day

Confirmed a Costa’s today. Have been thinking I heard one the past 2 days but couldn’t get eyes on it. Believe it’s a juvenile male but will try to get a better look tomorrow.
Some of the hummingbird’s water is being consumed by Hooded Orioles too.

Cheryl Lish, Arroyo Grande


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*** Species Summary:

- Red-necked Phalarope (1 report)
- Black Skimmer (4 reports)
- Least Bittern (4 reports)
- American Redstart (1 report)

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Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 11, 2021 09:30 by Anita Howard
- Harmony Headlands SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4748896,-121.0018122&ll=35.4748896,-121.0018122
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90011108
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "This bird was identified on "What's this Bird" and then verified by Tom Edell from ebird.org"

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) (2)
- Reported Jun 12, 2021 11:27 by David Cox
- 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/S90063177
- Comments: "Seen thru scope, white under the wings, unique shape, long wings when flying and skimming. Mike Bush spotted yesterday."

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 12, 2021 10:40 by Norman Pillsbury
- 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/S90067913
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Black on back and back of head; white belly. Both seen skimming/fishing. Long shot/rotten photo. Continuing from 6-11-2021; found by Mike Bush."

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) (2)
- Reported Jun 12, 2021 10:32 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/S90092125
- Comments: "Jeff Miller was on these birds when I arrived. Birds observed through scope on mudflat and and in flight had long, horizontal posture and were black on body and white on face and throat."

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 12, 2021 09:46 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S90058863
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; poor photos"

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Jun 12, 2021 20:21 by The Kingbirder
- Oceano County Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1057118,-120.6255312&ll=35.1057118,-120.6255312
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90091481
- Comments: "Continuing bird singing on the north side of the pond."

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Jun 12, 2021 20:21 by The Long-eared Owl
- Oceano County Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1057118,-120.6255312&ll=35.1057118,-120.6255312
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90091485
- Comments: "Continuing bird singing on the north side of the pond."

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Jun 12, 2021 08:25 by Mark Mushkat
- Oceano County Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1057118,-120.6255312&ll=35.1057118,-120.6255312
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90052278
- Comments: "Soft Coo-coo-coo-coo calls. Near central Sycamore, a shorter path gets closer to water’s edge."

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 11, 2021 08:44 by Tom Edell
- Oceano County Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1057118,-120.6255312&ll=35.1057118,-120.6255312
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90062103
- Media: 2 Audio
- Comments: "Singing, not seen. Bird was in the dense bulrushes by the large sycamore trees on the north side of the pond."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Jun 12, 2021 05:53 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1085767,-120.6265268&ll=35.1085767,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90091076
- Media: 2 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing bird - black on back with orange on sides and under-tail and white belly. Observed singing at north end of maintenance road."

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*** Species Summary:

- Black Skimmer (3 reports)
- Least Bittern (2 reports)
- American Redstart (1 report)

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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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Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) (1)
- Reported Jun 11, 2021 12:01 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S90006487
- Comments: "Found by Mike Bush. Adult skimming. Buoyant flight with slow wingbeats, long wings with black upper sides and white trailing edges. Long red and black bill."

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) (3)
- Reported Jun 11, 2021 11:03 by Mike Bush
- 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/S90006373
- Comments: "Long upswept tails while perched on mudflats toward oyster operation."

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) (3)
- Reported Jun 11, 2021 11:03 by Kai Mills
- 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/S90010496
- Comments: "Long upswept tails while perched on mudflats toward oyster operation."

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Jun 11, 2021 10:11 by Grace Romero
- Oceano County Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1057118,-120.6255312&ll=35.1057118,-120.6255312
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90001483
- Comments: "Heard only. Low hoo-hoo-hoo calls. In reeds near central sycamore or Pier Avenue."

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Jun 11, 2021 09:15 by Petra Clayton
- Oceano County Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1057118,-120.6255312&ll=35.1057118,-120.6255312
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S90023645
- Media: 2 Audio
- Comments: "Continuing since June 6, 2021 - first reported by Adam Searcy (first-ever eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot).

Heard In the reeds along the shore below the Sycamores on the Pier Avenue side of the lake."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1)
- Reported Jun 11, 2021 07:06 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/S90019066
- Comments: "very active small warbler; black above with orange red large orange-red patches on sides, wings and in tail; rest of underparts white. Singing almost constantly; saw several times, but not photo."

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