Date   

Whale Rock Reservoir -

Kaaren Perry
 

A Solitary Sandpiper was present at the north end of the reservoir this morning seen from Cottontail Cr. Rd.  It was feeding along the muddy shore of a small pond.  
ID photos on my ebird list : https://ebird.org/checklist/S94980787

Duck numbers are increasing daily.  Nothing unexpected. I did see a single Wood Duck tucked in the reeds. 

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay


oops

Kara Nelson
 

Sorry, I have not posted for so long, I forgot how!
Kara Hagedorn 
Atascadero, CA

Sent from Outlook


Black-Necked Stilt on Morro Strand

Kara Nelson
 

March 20, 2021
6:15 pm
Saw a Black-necked Stilt at Morro Strand State Beach by the campground where Alva Paul creek makes a lagoon.  A Phalarope was feeding deeper in the lagoon near the vegetation of the creek.  They must be traveling companions.  

Sent from Outlook


FW: Morro Bay pelagic this Friday

Tom Edell
 

FYI. Still two spaces available on this Friday's boat trip.

Below is part of the announcement to participants sent out by Alvaro this morning. Reserve a spot by contacting Alvarosadventures (link below).

Tom Edell 
Cayucos, CA 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Alvaro Jaramillo <alvaro@...>
Date: 9/21/21 8:21 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: chucao@...
Subject: Morro Bay pelagic this Friday

Hello all,

    We are nearing the day of the trip and all is looking good. Forecast is for low winds and waves, which is good for comfort, but we will be hoping that no fog develops. We shall see, but no problematic weather is on the horizon. If calm weather materializes, we will have a broader range of possibilities in terms of our destination. 

Note that we now have two openings, so if you have any friends that are interested do let me know.

Looking forward to it, and do let me know if you have any questions.

Alvaro Jaramillo

alvaro@...

www.alvarosadventures.com

 


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Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA


2 Greater White-fronted at Cayucos creek

Kaaren Perry
 

Currently being seen 8:40

Kaaren Perry

Morro Bay


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*** Species Summary:

- Greater White-fronted Goose (3 reports)
- Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 report)
- Black-necked Stilt (2 reports)
- Tennessee Warbler (1 report)
- Lucy's Warbler (1 report)
- Blackpoll Warbler (3 reports)

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Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (51) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2021 15:54 by Doug Drynan
- Los Osos-11th St - 35.3314x-120.8308, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.331361,-120.830832&ll=35.331361,-120.830832
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94905224
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Flock of birds circling high overhead, honking. Long pointed wings dark grey that contrast with lighter body and neck. White on face snd at tip of tail. Orangish legs. Earlier had a larger flock fly by."

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (26) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2021 17:00 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/S94913301
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Flyover. Orangish feet."

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (26) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2021 17:00 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/S94913312
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Flyover heading east. Medium-sized brown geese with orangish feet."

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1)
- Reported Sep 19, 2021 17:23 by Amelia Nielsen
- 9054 San Rafael Rd, Atascadero US-CA 35.45661, -120.65017, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.456611,-120.650175&ll=35.456611,-120.650175
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94910960
- Comments: "Brownish and unremarkable in color; ID’d by call: a short bip! zzzz! Then flew away. The bip note is what confirmed it for me."

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 20, 2021 10:46 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S94939433
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Found juvenile bird foraging lagoon's mudbanks on the northwest side of creek. A Red-Necked Phalarope foraged close a few times, and didn't seem to distract the bird.

Upon examining my photos, the plumage on this stilt appears brown on wings, back and crown. The brown is a richer coloration on back, while pale edges mark its flight feathers. The nape isn’t grey or light-colored as displayed in my Sibley’s guide for juveniles, and is a darker brown or possibly black. Its wings did appear long compared to its tail, which could be another sign of its youth, according to my guide.

I watched the bird forage for a few minutes, moving my position around the corner of the lagoon alongside the Snowy Plover fence line for a closer peek. The bird tripped a few times from maneuvering through the gooey, sticky mud, and eventually began to make its way a bit northward along the western bank, though didn't appear to be in a hurry to leave the area.

This was my first good look at a stilt in SLO county, the last time in distant fog at a lagoon in Oceano, CA.

Video (33 seconds): https://twitter.com/nickbelardes/status/1440045259560402944?s=21"

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2021 07:22 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/S94950277
- Comments: "Saw bird flying over dry marsh, but it didn't land while I was there."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2021 13:40 by Will Knowlton
- Santa Rosa Creek Trail--Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.565858,-121.1005139&ll=35.565858,-121.1005139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94907973
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Warbler with dark eye-line, greenish back, greenish yellow chest, and white under tail coverts."

Lucy's Warbler (Leiothlypis luciae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2021 13:40 by Will Knowlton
- Santa Rosa Creek Trail--Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.565858,-121.1005139&ll=35.565858,-121.1005139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94907973
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Very small light gray warbler observed a few times along the trail next to the waste water treatment plant.

It was found associating with a mixed flock and sometimes foraging on its own. A few times I accidentally flushed it from a couple of the fennel patches growing along the trail."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2021 16:40 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/S94917255
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Bird observed in oaks below and east of main pond towards north end of treatment plant - 1st fall bird with greenish gray back, two white wing-bars, distinct dark eye-line, white eye-arcs, olive streaks on yellowish breast and sides, white undertail coverts and black tail corners."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 17, 2021 08:07 by Ann Stockert
- Kent’s Bluebird pond (35.7171,-120.8794), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.717112,-120.87937&ll=35.717112,-120.87937
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94787249
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Classic fall bird. Olive above, greenish yellow below, white undertail coverts, faintly streaked, with two wingbars and yellowish legs."

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 17, 2021 08:07 by Dale Ball
- Kent’s Bluebird pond (35.7171,-120.8794), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.717112,-120.87937&ll=35.717112,-120.87937
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94925049
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Classic fall bird. Olive above, greenish yellow below, white undertail coverts, faintly streaked, with two wingbars and yellowish legs."

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Location, location!

Kaaren Perry
 

When might a Savannah Sparrow be considered a rare bird in SLO County?  Well, I have a thought.   I never have had Savannah Sparrow on my yard list of hopefuls.  They are commonly found in grassland and marshy areas and yet this morning one made a quick pass through our small residential yard, moving through with a single Oak Titmouse. This was definitely considered by me to  be a "rare" bird and added one more species to my yard list of 158…. Savannah Sparrow # 159!!  Definitely took me by surprise.  Yard birds are FUN!

A through the window photo, now up on flickr.

Kaaren Perry



Black-necked Stilt at Villa Creek

Nick Belardes <nickbelardes@...>
 

If you’re in the area, a Black-necked Stilt is currently foraging in the Villa Creek lagoon with a phalarope.

Happy birding,

Nicholas Belardes
San Luis Obispo


Cambria Warblers

Will Knowlton
 

A Lucy's Warbler was found in the morning along Santa Rosa Creek Trail in Cambria. I returned later in the afternoon after checking a couple spots further north to try for better photos and ended up finding it again, along with a Tennessee Warbler. Both birds were observed along the section of the trail that is adjacent to the waste water treatment plant. 

Terrible photos of both can be viewed here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94907973

Will Knowlton
San Luis Obispo, CA


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*** Species Summary:

- Black-chinned Hummingbird (2 reports)
- Black-necked Stilt (1 report)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 report)

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Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 18, 2021 10:58 by Long-eared Owl
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3987056,-120.8586752&ll=35.3987056,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94841543
- Media: 2 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Photos and audio. Seen at the bridge over the creek."

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 18, 2021 10:58 by The Kingbirder
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3987056,-120.8586752&ll=35.3987056,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94841555
- Media: 2 Photos, 1 Audio
- Comments: "Late. Photos and audio. Seen at the bridge over the creek."

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2021 08:30 by Max Taylor
- Arroyo de la Cruz, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.7101584,-121.3089323&ll=35.7101584,-121.3089323
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94885249
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Same bird found by Will Knowlton a few days ago. Continuing to solitarily forage around the creek mouth. I will add a pic I took with my phone and binoculars as I forgot my camera."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 18, 2021 07:09 by Ann Stockert
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3987056,-120.8586752&ll=35.3987056,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94847738
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Immature bird observed with other Warblers in the willows/trees west of the walkway bridge. Lime green above, grayish white below with a definite eyering. (Photos for ID only)"

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Stranger Things

Thomas Slater
 

Inspired by Kaaren's post about her WC Sparrow, I decided to head outside and drink my morning coffee. Seeing Cassin's Kingbirds chasing large insects high in the air, I opted to scan the sky instead of wait for birds to come and perch in my yard. I saw lots of activity. Band-tailed Pigeons, Red-winged Blackbirds, small birds I couldn't quite make out in flight, and then... (dramatic pause) a male WOOD DUCK. We have a small pond in the middle of my street and it flew up and out and away, two white bars leading upwards from its neck and chin were the most prominent markings I could see from a distance, that and a steep forehead and that it was a smallish duck.

It's gonna be a good day,
bird on,

Tom Slater
Pajaro Lane Nipomo

Tom Slater
Slater Photography
(805)-441-6945
@surfinslater  on Instagram

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Nipomo


Re: Right on time!

Jan Bugge
 

And the White-crowns  have arrived in Creston today.  I’ve seen four since about 8:30 this morning.  Always nice to have them back!  
Jan Bugge


On Sep 18, 2021, at 11:35 AM, Kaaren Perry <surfbird1@...> wrote:

Oops!  Forgot to sign off on my last message. 


On Sep 18, 2021, at 9:56 AM, Kaaren Perry <surfbird1@...> wrote:

I welcomed our first of the season migrant White-crown Sparrow to our yard this morning, September 18 a hatch year  pugetensis,.   Last year's first fall sighting was September 17, an adult gambelii.  I've been watching our yard the past few days and here they come,  right on time.





The odd couple (really!)

David L. Keeling
 

Hi all,

Friday at Pismo Creek mouth, while enjoying the Reddish Egret, and Osprey flew in and stood seemingly shyly and in want of privacy for a little late afternoon bathing.   Over a period of a few minutes the Osprey was joined first by a Snowy Egret, and then by the Reddish Egret.   They were easily within a meter of each other at one time.   It was absolutely remarkable.   I'd be happy to hear if anyone has ever seen these birds so close together.   Maybe they were sharing tips on fish-catching?   The believe-it-or-not photos are on my flickr site (with a lovely white-tailed kite taken later on).

Resonses welcome!

Dave Keeling
Morro Bay

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_morro_bay_keeling/ 



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*** Species Summary:

- Black-necked Stilt (1 report)
- American Pipit (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Tennessee Warbler (2 reports)

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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 17, 2021 12:15 by Will Knowlton
- Arroyo de la Cruz, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.7101584,-121.3089323&ll=35.7101584,-121.3089323
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94795939
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Foraging at mouth of lagoon."

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 17, 2021 10:25 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/S94798824
- Comments: "Flew by, calling its familiar sharp “pipit” call. First one of the season that I have had."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 17, 2021 14:05 by Will Knowlton
- Santa Rosa Creek Trail--Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.565858,-121.1005139&ll=35.565858,-121.1005139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94796139
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In with large mixed flock consisting mostly of Chestnut-backed Chickadees and Bushtits."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 17, 2021 09:23 by Tom Edell
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94793029
- Comments: "saw this bird before Joining up with Mike Stiles. Then this bird first popped up in the willows behind the ranch house I thought it was the Orange-crowned Warbler I'd just seen because it at first looked very similar in structure and given the yellow face and dark line through the eye. But the head was a brighter greener than an Orange-crowned and the belly and undertail coverts were pale while the breast was yellow. No wingbars seen in my brief views. I never saw the tail well enough to comment on the length. This is possibly the same birds present down creek of the campground on 3-4 Sep."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 17, 2021 09:23 by Mike Stiles
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94813606
- Comments: "saw this bird before Joining up with Mike Stiles. Then this bird first popped up in the willows behind the ranch house I thought it was the Orange-crowned Warbler I'd just seen because it at first looked very similar in structure and given the yellow face and dark line through the eye. But the head was a brighter greener than an Orange-crowned and the belly and undertail coverts were pale while the breast was yellow. No wingbars seen in my brief views. I never saw the tail well enough to comment on the length. This is possibly the same birds present down creek of the campground on 3-4 Sep."

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FW: [CALBIRDS] LA Birders Webinar: Warbler ID with Tom Stephenson, 9/21

Tom Edell
 

Forwarding this announcement for the upcoming webinars by LA Birders.

 

Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA

 

From: CALBIRDS@groups.io <CALBIRDS@groups.io> On Behalf Of Rebecca Marschall
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:12 PM
To: lacobirds@groups.io; CALBIRDS@groups.io
Subject: [CALBIRDS] LA Birders Webinar: Warbler ID with Tom Stephenson, 9/21

 

Hello birders,

You are invited to join LA Birders for next week’s webinar and our other upcoming programs -- please feel free to share with any other folks or groups you think may be interested! And don’t forget that nearly all of our past programs are recorded and easily viewable any time on YouTube!

Warbler ID Made Easy(er) with Tom Stephenson, Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 7:00pm via YouTube

North American warblers are some of the most beautiful birds in the world. But their beautiful colors often blind birders to many of their most important ID points. This problem is compounded by the often brief and obstructed views we have in the field.

This talk discusses many of these very important but often overlooked ID points such as overall contrast, subtle facial features, color impressions, feather edging, rump contrast, and foraging style, location, and behavior. And fortunately, viewing a warbler from below can reveal some of the most important ID points for many species. Learn how many tail and undertail covert patterns are, in fact, diagnostic alone or when combined with one other ID point.Individual species, especially the most challenging to identify, will also be discussed with outlines of the important ID points, comparisons with similar species, and illustrations of how even partial views can be used to identify many of even the most challenging warbler species.

Join us for an evening of warbler identification — without getting warbler neck!

This webinar will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel; it will also be recorded and made available on YouTube for later - or repeat - viewing. 

 

 

BECOME A MEMBER! Though our webinars will always remain free and available to all, members of Los Angeles Birders have access to live webinars via Zoom and also receive priority sign-up for LAB events and discounts on paid LAB programs (like Birding 101). To learn more about membership, please see our website!

And lastly... SAVE THE DATE(S):

* 10/12 - Junco identification with Jon Dunn & Kimball Garrett (Zoom webinar)

* 10/18 - Birding 101 course begins (in-person! sign-up & tuition required)

* 10/19 - Slashes, sp.s, and identification (or not): Identification of Passerines in Flight with Ryan Terrill (Zoom webinar)

* 11/9 - Population dynamics, Lead Toxicity and California Condors with Myra Finkelstein (Zoom webinar)

* 11/16 - Slashes, sp.s, and identification (or not): Parrots of Southern California with Larry Allen (Zoom webinar plus in-person parrot chase field trip on to-be-announced date)

 

Good birding,

Rebecca Marschall

Valley Village, CA

for LosAngelesBirders@...

www.losangelesbirders.org

 

 

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Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA


Re: Right on time!

Kaaren Perry
 

Oops!  Forgot to sign off on my last message. 

On Sep 18, 2021, at 9:56 AM, Kaaren Perry <surfbird1@...> wrote:

I welcomed our first of the season migrant White-crown Sparrow to our yard this morning, September 18 a hatch year  pugetensis,.   Last year's first fall sighting was September 17, an adult gambelii.  I've been watching our yard the past few days and here they come,  right on time.





Right on time!

Kaaren Perry
 

I welcomed our first of the season migrant White-crown Sparrow to our yard this morning, September 18 a hatch year  pugetensis,.   Last year's first fall sighting was September 17, an adult gambelii.  I've been watching our yard the past few days and here they come,  right on time.




North Coast Birds

Will Knowlton
 

There’s currently a Black-and-white Warbler along Santa Rosa Creek Trail in Cambria. It was observed in a large mixed flock about a quarter mile down the trail from the corner of Windsor Blvd and Heath Ln.

Earlier in the day there was a Black-necked Stilt at the lagoon mouth of Arroyo de la Cruz. 


Will Knowlton 
San Luis Obispo, CA


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*** Species Summary:

- Black-chinned Sparrow (1 report)
- White-crowned Sparrow (pugetensis) (1 report)
- Blackpoll Warbler (1 report)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (2 reports)

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Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 09:54 by Owen Castagnoli
- 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/S94745297
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Observed towards start of Coon Creek trail in the small ravine just after picnic table under coast live oak canopy. Grey sparrow with brown wings, pale pink bill, and scattered black around base of bill (especially underneath). Silent and perched on scrub before flying downslope. Poor quality but diagnostic bino photos"

White-crowned Sparrow (pugetensis) (Zonotrichia leucophrys pugetensis) (1)
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 09:18 by Tom Edell
- San Geronimo Ck--Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4487639,-120.9338218&ll=35.4487639,-120.9338218
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94760646
- Comments: "Adult with yellow bill and tan and brown back streaks. Compared directly with adult Nuttall's"

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1)
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 08:42 by Jim Royer
- Del Mar Park--Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3987056,-120.8586752&ll=35.3987056,-120.8586752
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94749220
- Comments: "This warbler was in a flock of warblers and chickadees. It was similar in size and shape to the Townsend’s Warblers in the flock, but lacked the dark ear patch of a Townsend’s - instead having a distinct dark eyeline. It did not have the dark cheek area of a Pine Warbler either. It had a yellowish wash in the throat and chest with faint streaks on the sides, white undertail coverts, two distinct white wingbars, an olive back with dark streaks, and no suggestion of any bay coloring in the flanks. I wasn’t able to tell if it had yellow feet. It looked like a classic fall immature Blackpoll Warbler. I heard no vocalizations from this bird."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 16:39 by Long-eared Owl
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94757302
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photos. Yellow throat. In the pines around campsites 27 and 3."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 16:39 by The Kingbirder
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94757382
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photos. Yellow throat. In the pines around campsite 27."

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*** Species Summary:

- Rufous Hummingbird (1 report)
- Least Bittern (2 reports)
- White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) (1 report)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 report)

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Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 11:30 by Norman Pillsbury
- The Lakes, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5143427,-120.6719139&ll=35.5143427,-120.6719139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94714694
- Comments: "R2 notch was visible."

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 16:28 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/S94712288
- Comments: "Maybe the same one found by Adam Searcy on June 6th 2021? Heard low bur bur coming from the island. Only heard twice the whole time we were there."

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 16:28 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/S94712291
- Comments: "Maybe the same one found by Adam Searcy on June 6th 2021? It sounded just like it. At first we thought it could be a starling mimicking one, until we heard it a second time. What we actually heard was a low bur bur bur song coming from the island. We only heard twice the whole time we were there, despite multiple attempts to get it to answer playback. We went and heard the other one (or the same one) here multiple times before, and we are very familiar with Least Bittern. If it was the same one, then it was far less cooperative than before, although I guess that makes sense given that it is no longer the breeding season."

White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 09:40 by Nick Belardes
- Bob Jones Trail--Prado Rd to Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2514051,-120.6765337&ll=35.2514051,-120.6765337
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94700176
- Comments: "Adults. Orange bills. Photos."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 07:39 by Beagle Bourgault
- Montaña de Oro State Park Islay Creek Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.276302,-120.885478&ll=35.276302,-120.885478
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94697093
- Comments: "Chestnut streak on sides. Yellow cap. Yellow wing bars. Thin eye ring."

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