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Townsend's Solitaire, Cayucos Creek, 9/30

Tom Edell
 

Yesterday afternoon one was found along the creek by Hardie Park in Cayucos. A Brewer's Sparrow was with White-crowned Sparrows in the weedy field on the ocean side of the park. Three White-fronted Geese were toward the creek mouth.

Serving as the messenger,

Tom Edell 
Cayucos, CA 



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Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA


Nipomo porch

Thomas Slater
 

I decided to stay home after work and just see what came into the yard. My son Owen joined me for a bit. We had a western wood peewee, A family of western bluebirds, scaly breasted munia , Wilson’s Warbler, Townsend’s  Warbler, yellow rumped Warbler, pacific slope Flycatcher, and a Western Tanager. I love fall, so nice to see old friends.





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Tom Slater
Nipomo


Chestnut-sided Warbler at Meadow Park

Nick Belardes <nickbelardes@...>
 

While Chestnut-sided Warblers have been seen at other SLO County locations this migratory season, it was nice to see one at Meadow Park in San Luis Obispo, which continues with some cool warbler finds in recent days. This includes a Canada Warbler found by myself, a Tennessee found by the Hampl Bros, who are quite the gunslingers with fast-camera action, and today's juvenile Chestnut-sided Warbler, a first record for Meadow Park.

Have to say, finding and trying to keep an eye on the Chestnut-sided at both Pecho Road Willows and Islay Creek Campground were quite different experiences thank today's find. I was able to have clear looks this time around, even shot a video. Thanks, Mr. Chestnut-sided!

Details on warbler locations in my checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95392536

Nicholas Belardes
San Luis Obispo


Sparrows - Morro Bay

Kaaren Perry
 

2 Fox Sparrows arrived together in our yard to mark FOS for this species.  Now just about all expected wintering species have shown up.  I bet that I am not the only one with FOSP in the county today.  Time to watch for the less common White-throated or Clay-colored to arrive/. You never know.

Common Yellowthroat stopped to bath this morning, uncommon at this location, along with  4 Orange-crowned Warblers, 3 of which were showing the grayish head of first cycle birds.



Pygmy nuthatch, Oceano Campground

Eric Wier
 

We were quite surprised to see a Pygmy nuthatch here. It was working for quite a while on a small cavity in a pine snag on the peninsula.

Jeri Edwards, Laura Frank, Norm Pillsbury and I also had brief looks at a vireo with yellow underparts.

Eric Wier
San Luis Obispo


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*** Species Summary:

- Black-necked Stilt (2 reports)
- Yellow-green Vireo (7 reports)
- Cassin's Finch (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (3 reports)
- Prothonotary Warbler (3 reports)
- Northern Parula (3 reports)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (2 reports)

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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 07:29 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/S95359125
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing juvenile"

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 10:00 by Wanda Lo
- 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/S95337849
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "solo, foraging on mud flat"

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 13:55 by John Luther
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95366050
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Flew across creek bed from willows to willows on north side just upstream from bamboo. Fed on large caterpillar showing off its large bill."

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 10:38 by Dane Fagundes
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95349816
- Comments: "Light gray cap, pale bill, white supercillium, line through the eye. Bright green/yellow on back & wings. Yellow on flanks, sides & under tail. White on belly."

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 10:37 by Lisa Gattuso
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95362220
- Comments: "Active vireo in mid to low willows on north side of Creek below mobile home park. Watched him drop into water and splash a bit. Preened, which allowed a great view of him. Pale drab brownish-yellow over back, white belly/breast with pale yellow flanks, large sturdy bill, extensive white eyebrow, pale gray cap."

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 08:26 by Nick Belardes
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95342599
- Comments: "Continuing bird found yesterday by Tom Edell.

When I arrived today I made my way down to the creek where I thought I had a brief sighting of the bird yesterday. Yesterday I spent several hours searching. Late in my search Torrey Gage-Tomlinson arrived. We'd been chatting on the phone about him helping the search. We both pssshed, and he played bushtit calls to try to attract birds to the creek area just east of the picnic tables (not too far from an overpass). During that time I spotted a greenish-yellow vireo with a yellow-and-white tum foraging. It's bill was rather large. I wasn't familiar with this species and such a brief view, I didn't log the bird, especially since we'd seen Warbling Vireos in the area. Torrey snapped a photo of the Yellow-green Vireo not long after I left in the same area.

Today I arrived and made my way down to the creek, entering a path by a No Trespassing sign that had recently been erected right next to this path. I psshhed in the same creek area for about thirty minutes. Finally, I heard the bird calling, a loud rough-sounding nasally call. I spotted the bird move into the leafy branches of a sycamore. Before I could find it with my lens, the bird then fly across the creek into willows. At this point Mike Bush made his way over. We searched along the road outside of the creek, hoping for a better view, then made our way back into the creek. We saw the bird briefly in willow foliage there on the south side before darting back across the creek into willows where we lost sight.

This bird had the appearance of a large, bright green-and-yellow vireo with a yellow-and-white underside. It's colors were bright which I could see when it flew. When it was in the sycamore I also noted its bright coloration, grey cap, green back and wings, yellow and white underneath, and large bill, larger than the Red-eyed Vireo I'd recently seen in Pecho Road Willows in Los Osos, California. This bird is also vastly more colorful than the drab Red-eyed or any Warbling Vireos I've ever seen. The bird also had a long bright supercilium. I'm not able to recall the throat color, nor the leg color.

Bird was spotted around 8:50 a.m. At least one other reported seeing the bird later while I was exploring the creek west of location. Before leaving I pointed Dane Fagundes to the area of the creek where I'd seen the bird and noticed just now that he's also reported the vireo. I wasn't able to get a photo. The bird was too fast, too skulky, and I was too slow."

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 07:18 by Mike Bush
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95345972
- Comments: "Briefly seen flying across the creek bed just downstream from the Hwy 1 bridge. Seen immediately previously by Nick Belardes and later by Brad Schram. From Nick Belardes' post: "Continuing. Heard bird calling. Spotted it move into sycamore then fly across creek into willows. At this point Mike Bush made his way over and we saw the bird briefly in willow foliage before darting back across creek where we lost sight. Bright green-and-yellow vireo. Grey cap, green back, yellow and white underneath, large bill. Long bright supercilium. Bird spotted around 8:50 a.m. At least one other reported seeing the bird later while I was exploring the creek west of location.""

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 10:30 by Petra Clayton
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95363229
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Bright olive-green back; whitish throat and center of chest; bright yellow breast sides and flanks; yellow vent seen in flight (Red-eyed Vireo have white undertails); gray crown; white supercilium; indistinct dark eye line from bill to eye; pale bill.

Seen at 11:38 a.m. at the end of the first campground loop, before the gate, in willows at the creek side, across from the trash containers and campsite #8, with Mark Mushkat, who pointed it out. - Seen again at 11:54 a.m. flying from the creek site location into the poison oak/coffeeberry bush by campsite #8.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51533804806/in/dateposted-public/" title="Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis), Montaña de Oro, Los Osos, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51533804806_22912527d0_z.jpg" alt="Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis), Montaña de Oro, Los Osos, CA" /></a>"

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 09:15 by Mark Mushkat
- 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/S95349417
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Across from camp site 8. Large vireo with strong yellow wash across flanks, wings, neck, back,neck and undertail. Dark red-brown iris Compared to REVI, bill is shorter, thicker and flesh colored. Supercilium lacks well-defined dark border on upper edge and gray cap is more rounded than flat as in REVI."

Cassin's Finch (Haemorhous cassinii) (1)
- Reported Sep 30, 2021 07:03 by Jared Bigler
- 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/S95383092
- Comments: "Heard in pine tree"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Sep 30, 2021 07:02 by Stephanie Little
- 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/S95376821
- Comments: "Continuing behind campsite 82 high in the eucalyptus tree. Black and white striped overall. Female"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 15:39 by Tom Slater
- 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/S95366578
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Female"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 13:30 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/S95360989
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bold black-and-white stripes over entire body. White throat and paler cheek suggests this is a female/juvenile. Photo"

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 15:39 by Tom Slater
- 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/S95366578
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "White undertail, gradually turning yellow, bright yellow for stomach and neck and head. Gray wings."

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 13:30 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/S95360989
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird found earlier by Jamie Chavez. Photo"

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 09:20 by Jamie Chavez
- 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/S95348882
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Found in the willows behind campsite #72 loosely associating with other warblers. Identified by its unmarked golden yellow-orange head, upper breast and belly fading to white lower belly and undertail coverts. The upperparts were greenish-yellow on the mantle with grayish-blue wings. It did not have wing bars. The tail appeared somewhat short and notched. The bill was long and robust ending in a dull point. Photographed"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 13:50 by Teri Wills
- 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/S95365922
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Foraging in willows near trail in SW part of area (thick poison oak near trail). Dark gray head and wings, white belly and wing bars, bright yellow throat and breast photos"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 13:50 by Chris Wills
- 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/S95365921
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Foraging in willows near trail in SW part of area (thick poison oak near trail). Dark gray head and wings, white belly and wing bars, bright yellow throat and breast photos"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 11:20 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/S95349575
- Comments: "Continuing. Dark grey head, broken eyering, yellow breast wash, possibly on throat too, white wingbars, white undertail. Foraging near eucalyptus in willow (after entering main trail)."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 12:13 by Tamara Livermore
- 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/S95349842
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile"

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 29, 2021 09:43 by Heather O'Connor
- 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/S95351342
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile."

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Oceano CG Prothonotary Warbler

Jamie Chavez
 

One was in the campground today in the willows behind campsite #72. For a time there was some activity in the pines around the amphitheater but the only bird of note in that flock was a Hermit Warbler.


Jamie M. Chavez
Santa Maria, CA


MDO Vireo

mike stiles
 

I tried for the Yellow-green Vireo this afternoon. As I arrived at the appointed spot near campground 8, the bird flew over my head from the direction of the creek, landed in the coffee berry bush behind and to the right of #8.  It stayed just long enough for me to quickly grab a horrible picture, then flew off towards the creek.

After 45 minutes of not seeing it again, I left.

Mike Stiles
Los Osos


Re: Possible yellow-green vireo

Mark Mushkat
 

One more photo…

On Sep 29, 2021, at 12:32 PM, Mark Mushkat via groups.io <mmushkat@...> wrote:

Islay Campground, site 8, 1145am.

Thick, flesh colored bill and strong yellow wash in underparts suggest YGVI. As does rounded instead of flat cap (in REVI) But bold supercilium suggests REVI.

PHOTOS ATTACHED.

Please let me know your thoughts. Thx, Mark





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Possible yellow-green vireo

Mark Mushkat
 

Islay Campground, site 8, 1145am.

Thick, flesh colored bill and strong yellow wash in underparts suggest YGVI. As does rounded instead of flat cap (in REVI) But bold supercilium suggests REVI.

PHOTOS ATTACHED.

Please let me know your thoughts. Thx, Mark


Golden-crowned Sparrow - Morro Bay

Kaaren Perry
 

FOS Golden-crowned Sparrow made an appearance this morning in our Morro Bay yard. (photo on flickr)  Both pugetensis and gambelii subspecies of White-crowns number are increasing slowly and the Lincoln Sparrow continues.  

Afternoon parade of warblers to the fountain has slowed dramatically. 


Finding Pecho willows

Rubba Johanna
 

Hi,

I need a little help finding the right path to follow to the Pecho willows. I was there yesterday looking (without success) for the Kentucky warbler. I found and explored two paths. The first is right at the end of Henrietta. A narrow path there winds through undergrowth comprising mainly ivy. There I saw a Wilson's warbler. The other path is a little farther along. This path begins next to a huge eucalyptus tree and continues through undergrowth that comprises mainly blackberry vines. This path soon opens up to shoulder-height undergrowth with good views of bushes and trees all around. Here I saw chestnut-backed chickadees, Townsend's warblers, and a common yellowthroat (I think it was; I hope it wasn't the Kentucky! Brief look in shadow). Which of these is the willows path? I'm not terribly good at identifying plants. I didn't see much that looked like willows to me. Sorry to be so ignorant!

 

BTW, thanks to the folks that responded to my binoculars inquiry. I settle for Wingspan Fieldview 8x32. Not perfect, but a good size for a beginner. Main drawback is very bad close focus.


Yellow-green Vireo

Nick Belardes <nickbelardes@...>
 

This skulky bird continues. Heard its call, spotted it fly back and forth across the creek. You’d have to be in the creek bed to see it. Take the hidden trail by the NO TRESSPASSING sign. Still here trying to get a photo. It’s a waiting game . . .

Nicholas Belardes
San Luis Obispo


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*** Species Summary:

- Black-necked Stilt (2 reports)
- Willet (Western) (1 report)
- Red-footed Booby (1 report)
- Yellow-green Vireo (11 reports)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Kentucky Warbler (3 reports)
- Northern Parula (8 reports)
- Magnolia Warbler (1 report)
- Blackburnian Warbler (3 reports)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (6 reports)

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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 07:24 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/S95316145
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing juvenile feeding up and down along mudflats at creek"

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 09:55 by James Bennett
- 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/S95290951
- Comments: "Solitary, wading along the flats and shallow water of Villa Creek. Tall bird with black back, white underparts, pink legs and long slender black bill."

Willet (Western) (Tringa semipalmata inornata) (2)
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 17:06 by The Kingbirder
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95321190
- Comments: "Expected ssp. Paler than nominate."

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 14:22 by Mike Bush
- Auto selected 35.36499, -121.30560, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.364995,-121.3056&ll=35.364995,-121.3056
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95324015
- Media: 42 Photos
- Comments: "OMG!! So exciting. We will be uploading photos of juv with limited wing and tail molt"

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 10:45 by Kaaren Perry
- Cayucos Creek Mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4492073,-120.907463&ll=35.4492073,-120.907463
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95315948
- Comments: "The vireo was favoring the creekside willows. First seen as it poked out from deep in the leaves before following a WAVI down steam side. Most noticeable was the head pattern, large pale bill, light gray cap, white supercillium, pale but visible grayish lateral crown stripe and eyeline and light yellow-green cheek and side of both neck and breast. Eye appeared dark on the pale face.. Size somewhat larger than WAVI. Full view was blocked by branches and I was unable to view upper parts. Flight was quick and direct. Initially reported by Tom Edell."

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 17:06 by The Kingbirder
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95321190
- Media: 11 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first found by Tom Edell earlier in the day. While we were on scene, Pat Vaughan re-found the bird....just what the doctor ordered! Bird had grayish crown, large, pale bill, strong, white supercillium, distinct eye-line that extended through eye to bill. It was bright green on back and yellow on sides of cheeks, neck, sides of breast, and under-tail. Also had a faint yellow breast-band between white throat and white belly."

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 17:06 by Long-eared Owl
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95321437
- Media: 11 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first found by Tom Edell earlier in the day. While we were on scene, Pat Vaughan re-found the bird....just what the doctor ordered! Bird had grayish crown, large, pale bill, strong, white supercillium, distinct eye-line that extended through eye to bill. It was bright green on back and yellow on sides of cheeks, neck, sides of breast, and under-tail. Also had a faint yellow breast-band between white throat and white belly."

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 16:43 by Ann Stockert
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95321803
- Media: 11 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first found by Tom Edell earlier in the day. While we were on scene, Pat Vaughan re-found the bird....just what the doctor ordered! Bird had grayish crown, large, pale bill, strong, white supercillium, distinct eye-line that extended through eye to bill. It was bright green on back and yellow on sides of cheeks, neck, sides of breast, and under-tail. Also had a faint yellow breast-band between white throat and white belly."

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 15:31 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95319989
- Media: 11 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first found by Tom Edell earlier in the day. While we were on scene, Pat Vaughan re-found the bird....just what the doctor ordered! Bird had grayish crown, large, pale bill, strong, white supercillium, distinct eye-line that extended through eye to bill. It was bright green on back and yellow on sides of cheeks, neck, sides of breast, and under-tail. Also had a faint yellow breast-band between white throat and white belly."

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 15:31 by Jeanette Stone
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95321966
- Media: 11 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first found by Tom Edell earlier in the day. While we were on scene, Pat Vaughan re-found the bird....just what the doctor ordered! Bird had grayish crown, large, pale bill, strong, white supercillium, distinct eye-line that extended through eye to bill. It was bright green on back and yellow on sides of cheeks, neck, sides of breast, and under-tail. Also had a faint yellow breast-band between white throat and white belly."

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 15:31 by Norman Pillsbury
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95321748
- Media: 11 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first found by Tom Edell earlier in the day. While we were on scene, Pat Vaughan re-found the bird....just what the doctor ordered! Bird had grayish crown, large, pale bill, strong, white supercillium, distinct eye-line that extended through eye to bill. It was bright green on back and yellow on sides of cheeks, neck, sides of breast, and under-tail. Also had a faint yellow breast-band between white throat and white belly."

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 15:31 by Jay Carroll
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95321543
- Media: 11 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first found by Tom Edell earlier in the day. While we were on scene, Pat Vaughan re-found the bird....just what the doctor ordered! Bird had grayish crown, large, pale bill, strong, white supercillium, distinct eye-line that extended through eye to bill. It was bright green on back and yellow on sides of cheeks, neck, sides of breast, and under-tail. Also had a faint yellow breast-band between white throat and white belly."

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 15:31 by Jeff Miller
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95321383
- Media: 11 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird first found by Tom Edell earlier in the day. While we were on scene, Pat Vaughan re-found the bird....just what the doctor ordered! Bird had grayish crown, large, pale bill, strong, white supercillium, distinct eye-line that extended through eye to bill. It was bright green on back and yellow on sides of cheeks, neck, sides of breast, and under-tail. Also had a faint yellow breast-band between white throat and white belly."

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 12:40 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95311700
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "This is presumably the same bird found earlier by Tom Edell. Seen just upstream from Hardie Park around 1:40. Large vireo with grey crown, whitish supercilium, greenish-yellow upperparts, greenish wings, yellow flanks, red eye. It foraged almost exclusively in the canopy aside from the first time I saw it, when it was about 15 feet off the ground. Its movement was rather slow in the canopy, not reminiscent of the WAVIs that were also present which were foraging very actively. After observing it off and on for about 5 minutes, it flew south towards HWY 1 and I lost it."

Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 10:18 by Tom Edell
- Hardie Park/Cayucos Creek (Ocean Ave Bridge to Hwy 1 Bridge), Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4518225,-120.9062489&ll=35.4518225,-120.9062489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95304576
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "I spotted this bird across the creek from the Hardie Park horseshoe pits. When I first saw it low in willows over the creek I was only able to see yellow undertail coverts and white belly. Next view higher in the willows showed the bright yellow-green back, yellow flanks, and distinctive face pattern with a dark line through the eye and a long pale supercilium with a dark edge above and a long stout bill for a vireo. The crown was gray and the cheeks were yellow. The bird remained perched long enough for me to obtain some partially obscured photos The photos show a more horn-colored bill, reddish iris, and yellow edges on the coverts and secondaries. I never saw the wing spread, never noted any details on the tail, and never heard it call. The bird quickly disappeared but was seen again down creek across from the Hardie Park bathroom about 30 minutes later by Kaaren Perry. Photo"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 11:30 by Jay Carroll
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95309762
- Comments: "Continuing female/immature with black and white streaked upperparts, white throat; creeping in willow branch undergrowth."

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 11:30 by Jay Carroll
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95309762
- Comments: "Continuing, in dark tangled undergrowth of willow and poison oak branches; saw movement and was able to discern, with binoculars, the yellow “spectacled” appearance to the head, yellow throat area with black facial markings extending down the sides of the neck; the bird called twice (also heard by Eric Wier) as it quickly moved away. Earlier in the morning at 0750 I got a much better view of the bird in the shaded NW wetland area along the marsh."

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 06:43 by Ann Stockert
- 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/S95308887
- Comments: "Walked the main trail from Pecho entrance to the Y , at that spot about 5’ deep in the underbrush J. Carroll and I heard it’s distinctive chip call , I then saw movement as it went deeper into the underbrush. Heard it again about 5 minutes later but was still unable to locate it."

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 07:00 by Mike Stiles
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95315417
- Comments: "I arrived at 0700 and met Jim Royer and we both walked the trail to the location where the bird was reported. Jim played a tape and the bird instantly responded with its harsh chip notes, (which Royer ID'd as the KEWA) but we could not coax it into view. After walking around the area, leaving, and then coming back to the same area where the notes were heard, I saw a smallish warbler with a dark greenish back, walking along a log on the ground, in thick foliage. Unfortunately, due to thick foliage, I was not able to discern any other field marks before it flew off. I have returned several times to get a visual on the bird, but so far have not been successful, but have heard it vocalize twice more. I will continue to try to get a better look"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 11:30 by Jay Carroll
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95309762
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing; photo."

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1)
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 11:30 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/S95324432
- Comments: "Continuing warbler, with blue gray head with broken white eye ring, yellow throat, rusty and dark gray breast band, white belly and undertail, plus blue gray wings with conspicuous white wingbars."

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 08:47 by Mark Mushkat
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95304037
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "M. Obs."

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 07:57 by Michael Hingerty
- 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/S95295274
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "High in cypress trees near road; thanks to Jeff and Norm for spotting him; photo for id"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 07:45 by Jeff Miller
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95294555
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 07:45 by Norman Pillsbury
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95297410
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 06:43 by Ann Stockert
- 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/S95308887
- Comments: "Continuing… Jeff and Norm pointed out where it was in the Cypress along the left side of the main trail. I then observed it three more times as it bounced around in the Cypress canopy as it continued to forage…took photos, but found out that my cameras SD card failed."

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 07:00 by Mike Stiles
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95315417
- Comments: "While searching for the KEWA, several birders pointed out the parula. I saw a small warbler with bluish back, yellow on the throat and chest, and prominent wingbars in a dark wing. I was not able to see the eye arcs due to the bird's position. I was able to see this bird at close distance, just overhead in a willow."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 07:45 by Mike Bush
- Auto selected 35.33284, -120.92832, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.332844,-120.928323&ll=35.332844,-120.928323
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95324022
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Poor photos available"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 15:40 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95322695
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird in cypress by the bathroom near the ranch house. Photos."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 08:50 by Norman Pillsbury
- 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/S95298139
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 08:50 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S95297747
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 13:30 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/S95319683
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "White eyering, Yellowish-green cap, bright yellow wingbars, white underneath"

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 11:30 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/S95324432
- Comments: "Found earlier in the morning by others. This warbler had a cocked tail, lime green upper parts, off white unmarked underparts, a complete white eye ring, and light wingbars."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 11:30 by Jay Carroll
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95309762
- Comments: "Reported earlier by Nick Belardes, an immature bird with white unmarked underparts, green back and crown, distinct eye ring and wing bars; only got intermittent views as the bird foraged in the willow canopy; with Jim Royer and Mark Mushkat."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 09:55 by Petra Clayton
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95323499
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Llime-green crown and back; gray face; white eye ring; pale grayish-white underparts; two wing bars, a lower, wider golden one, an upper, narrower whitish one.

Located today by Nick Belardes."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 08:47 by Mark Mushkat
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95304037
- Comments: "Lacking chestnut on sides. Prominent wing bars, full eye ring, grayish undersides, yellow green above."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 28, 2021 08:17 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/S95295945
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Heard bird's chip calls from east side of willows in canopy. Wasn't too hard to track down as it foraged above me, though it was tough to get a photo. Told a few birders about my sighting and was able to see the bird again later in same area while searching for Kentucky Warbler. During the second sighting the bird was foraging much lower, though I opted to take photos of the yellowthroats instead, in hopes one was the Kentucky.

Juvenile bird: White eyering, green head and wings, double wingbars (one whitish, one golden), light-colored underside."

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Yellow-green Vireo, Cayucos Creek by Hardie Park, 28 Sep

Tom Edell
 

This morning around 10:30 AM a Yellow-green Vireo was found in willows along Cayucos Creek. It was first seen across the creek from the horseshoe pits and about 30 minutes later across the creek from the bathroom.

 

https://ebird.org/checklist/S95304576

 

Tom Edell

Cayucos, CA


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Tom Edell
Cayucos, CA


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*** Species Summary:

- Black-chinned Hummingbird (2 reports)
- Black-necked Stilt (1 report)
- Black Tern (2 reports)
- Red-footed Booby (1 report)
- Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (2 reports)
- Grasshopper Sparrow (1 report)
- Swamp Sparrow (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (4 reports)
- Tennessee Warbler (2 reports)
- Kentucky Warbler (4 reports)
- Northern Parula (5 reports)
- Magnolia Warbler (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (2)
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 07:27 by Long-eared Owl
- Pecan street, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1121975,-120.5960095&ll=35.1121975,-120.5960095
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95264790
- Comments: "The female continues at feeders. Today it was joined by another female, however. Both birds pale and small with long downcurved bills. Typical low "chup" and "zeeb-ee-zee" laser calls."

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (2)
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 07:27 by The Kingbirder
- Pecan street, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1121975,-120.5960095&ll=35.1121975,-120.5960095
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95264781
- Comments: "The female continues at feeders. Today it was joined by another female, however. Both birds pale and small with long downcurved bills. Typical low "chup" and "zeeb-ee-zee" laser calls."

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 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/S95272318
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing juvenile"

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 13:14 by Paul Pisano
- Auto selected 35.36659, -121.32131, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.366587,-121.321311&ll=35.366587,-121.321311
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95259657
- Media: 11 Photos
- Comments: "Photos of juvenile will be uploaded"

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 13:14 by Mike Bush
- Auto selected 35.36659, -121.32131, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.366587,-121.321311&ll=35.366587,-121.321311
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95277061
- Media: 11 Photos
- Comments: "Photos of juvenile will be uploaded"

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 14:22 by Paul Pisano
- Auto selected 35.36499, -121.30560, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.364995,-121.3056&ll=35.364995,-121.3056
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95259656
- Media: 41 Photos
- Comments: "OMG!! So exciting. We will be uploading photos of juv with limited wing and tail molt"

Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (Buteo lineatus elegans) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 17:25 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/S95277957
- Comments: "Expected ssp. elegans is much ruddier than other ssp."

Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans) (Buteo lineatus elegans) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 17:25 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/S95277956
- Comments: "Expected ssp. elegans is much ruddier than other ssp."

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) (2)
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 08:15 by Jeri Edwards
- Pennington Creek Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3397743,-120.7390594&ll=35.3397743,-120.7390594
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95279205
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "perched on fence wire, in a mixed flock of Savannah Sparrows and Lark Sparrows, photo for ID purposes only"

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1)
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 09:31 by Phil Chaon
- 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/S95256151
- Comments: "Small relatively compact and short tailed sparrow with plain cold gray breast and collar. Back streaked bold rufous and black with buffy flanks. Throat white with gray malar. Seen foraging along muddy edge of willows near KEWA 35.3173029, -120.8535281"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 14:52 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/S95272380
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen near the golf course in a cypress. Photos. White and black warbler."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 14:52 by Long-eared Owl
- 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/S95272372
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen near the golf course in a cypress. Photos. White and black warbler."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 07:04 by Norman Pillsbury
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95265287
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Black and white streaked warbler with striped head creeping along limbs of willows. Blurry photo."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 07:04 by Jeff Miller
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95252589
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Black and white streaked warbler with striped head creeping along limbs of willows. Blurry photo."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1)
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 14:13 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95272532
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by the Hampl bros. Got a better look today as I’d glimpsed this bird yesterday. Found today foraging in same cherry(?) trees along fence line by house with NO SQUIRREL HUNTING sign on fence (eastern park area). Was able to view this bird’s white underside and undertail, a yellowish throat, lime-colored back, head and wings, and pale supercilium. This bird is a fast forager. The only photo I got is too blurry and wouldn’t rate a one."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 07:06 by Ann Stockert
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95270161
- Comments: "Continuing…Found at the eastern end of the park, in the trees along the fence line, across from the Bottlebrush trees where it was found by the Hampl bros. on 9/26. It was in the top of the third tree to the left of the “No Hunting” sign. Observed lime green above, white below including undertail covert, pale supercillium along with a dark line through the eye. A Scrub Jay scared it off before I could get a photo."

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa) (1)
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 10:30 by Jeff Miller
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95260783
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Skulky little sucker. Came out to forage when a large flock of bushtits and chickadees came through. Entirely bright yellow below, olive-green upperparts, abbreviated black mask that went through auriculars and barely into lores, yellow supercilium. Photos."

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa) (1)
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 10:30 by Norman Pillsbury
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95263625
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Skulky little sucker. Came out to forage when a large flock of bushtits and chickadees came through. Entirely bright yellow below, olive-green upperparts, abbreviated black mask that went through auriculars and barely into lores, yellow supercilium. Photos."

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa) (1)
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 09:31 by Phil Chaon
- 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/S95256151
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Curtis Marantz. Located by loud flat "chowk" call note near the NW edge of willows along marsh (35.3173029, -120.8535281). Large, heavy-bodied warbler with olive brown back and bright yellow below. Distinctive black mask and yellow brow and bright pinky orange legs. Poor photos obtained.

Try offering it bourbon."

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 06:55 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/S95264905
- Comments: "Continuing bird - Calling “tchoop, tchoop” in the thick undergrowth several times about 6 - 10 feet away, never seen."

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 10:30 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/S95263978
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird spotted earlier in day. Seen with flock of bushtits atop willows just west of eucalyptus around 12:30 p.m. after entering main trail. Mike Stiles spotted the bird. Nick was able to get bins on it too, see yellow wash on chest, white underside, grey head, double-white wingbars and broken eyering before the bird flew and lost sight. Jeanette Stone saw the bird soonafter a little to the south east, still by the euc though. Photos will be uploaded by Jeanette."

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 10:30 by Norman Pillsbury
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95263625
- Comments: "Warbler with blue-gray head, wings and upper tail; greenish back; short white wing bars; yellow throat and breast; lower mandible of bill yellow; white eye arcs; white belly and vent"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 10:30 by Jeff Miller
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95260783
- Comments: "Warbler with blue-gray head, wings and upper tail; greenish back; short white wing bars; yellow throat and breast; lower mandible of bill yellow; white eye arcs; white belly and vent"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 10:30 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/S95274654
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird spotted earlier in day. Seen with flock of bushtits atop willows just west of eucalyptus around 12:30 p.m. after entering main trail. Mike Stiles spotted the bird. Nick was able to get bins on it too, see yellow wash on chest, white underside, grey head, double-white wingbars and broken eyering before the bird flew and lost sight. Jeanette Stone saw the bird soonafter a little to the south east, still by the euc though. Photos will be uploaded by Jeanette."

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 09:31 by Phil Chaon
- 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/S95256151
- Comments: "Tiny, compact, short-tailed warbler seen briefly with chickadee flock. White belly and yellow breast. Blue gray above with bold white wing bars and small white eye-arcs and greenish saddle patch on back. Seen nesr golf course fence for maybe 30 seconds in total before losing it in the labyrinth 35.3170063, -120.8531539"

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 07:45 by Paul Pisano
- Auto selected 35.33284, -120.92832, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.332844,-120.928323&ll=35.332844,-120.928323
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95259669
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Poor photos available"

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Sep 27, 2021 08:15 by Kevin Zimmer
- KJZ yard, Garcia Rd, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.514632,-120.7064838&ll=35.514632,-120.7064838
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95281308
- Comments: "Continuing adult male, now on its third consecutive day. Photographs from each of the previous two days already uploaded to their respective checklists, and I will upload a photo or two from today later."

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Re: 2021: Final Year of Black Oystercatcher Nest Monitoring

Joanne Aasen
 


Just posted to MCAS website and Facebook and sent out an MCAS Alert.

:—)
Joanne 



On Sep 22, 2021, at 12:58 PM, petra schaaf via groups.io <pcschaaf@...> wrote:

The following information was received from Jodi Isaacs, Environmental Scientist for California State Parks.

Attached is the "2021 Final Report" of the "Black Oystercatcher Reproductive Success Monitoring, San Luis Obispo County."

Background:
2021 marks the last year of official Black Oystercatcher nest monitoring on the San Luis Obispo coast, completing a 10-year data set to be included in Audubon California's Black Oystercatcher  population viability analysis.

In 2011 Audubon California had conducted a statewide population survey to attain baseline data regarding Black Oystercatcher distribution and abundance. In 2012, the study evolved into a collaborative effort between multiple agencies and organizations to assess the reproductive success of Black Oystercatchers within California.  Nest monitoring surveys were conducted from May through September over a ten-year period.

For the 2021 breeding season local monitoring efforts were conducted by community scientists and State Parks employees and coordinated by Jodi Isaacs, with funding assistance from Morro Coast Audubon Society Chapter.

Petra Clayton,
Los Osos, CA


<Black Oystercatcher_9.21.docx>


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

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*** Species Summary:

- Eurasian Wigeon (2 reports)
- Black-chinned Hummingbird (2 reports)
- Black-necked Stilt (1 report)
- Black Tern (3 reports)
- Red-footed Booby (3 reports)
- Least Bittern (2 reports)
- Yellow-breasted Chat (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Prothonotary Warbler (9 reports)
- Tennessee Warbler (5 reports)
- Kentucky Warbler (2 reports)
- Magnolia Warbler (3 reports)
- Blackburnian Warbler (3 reports)
- Canada Warbler (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 11:31 by Long-eared Owl
- 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/S95227246
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing male. Photo."

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 11:31 by The Kingbirder
- 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/S95227226
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing male. Photo."

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 18:28 by The Kingbirder
- Pecan street, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1121975,-120.5960095&ll=35.1121975,-120.5960095
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95232374
- Comments: "Continuing female on feeders. Tame. Photos."

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 18:28 by Long-eared Owl
- Pecan street, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1121975,-120.5960095&ll=35.1121975,-120.5960095
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95232414
- Comments: "Continuing female on feeders. Tame. Photos."

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 07:42 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/S95227064
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing juvenile upstream and vocalizing today."

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 13:14 by Janet Rayner
- Auto selected 35.36659, -121.32131, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.366587,-121.321311&ll=35.366587,-121.321311
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95237481
- Media: 11 Photos
- Comments: "Photos of juvenile will be uploaded"

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 13:14 by Mark Mushkat
- Auto selected 35.36659, -121.32131, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.366587,-121.321311&ll=35.366587,-121.321311
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95229381
- Media: 11 Photos
- Comments: "Photos of juvenile will be uploaded"

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 13:14 by Nicole Koeltzow
- Auto selected 35.36659, -121.32131, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.366587,-121.321311&ll=35.366587,-121.321311
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95237591
- Media: 11 Photos
- Comments: "Photos of juvenile will be uploaded"

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 14:22 by Janet Rayner
- Auto selected 35.36499, -121.30560, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.364995,-121.3056&ll=35.364995,-121.3056
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95237484
- Media: 41 Photos
- Comments: "OMG!! So exciting. We will be uploading photos of juv with limited wing and tail molt"

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 14:22 by Nicole Koeltzow
- Auto selected 35.36499, -121.30560, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.364995,-121.3056&ll=35.364995,-121.3056
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95237590
- Media: 41 Photos
- Comments: "OMG!! So exciting. We will be uploading photos of juv with limited wing and tail molt"

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 14:22 by Mark Mushkat
- Auto selected 35.36499, -121.30560, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.364995,-121.3056&ll=35.364995,-121.3056
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95229382
- Media: 41 Photos
- Comments: "OMG!! So exciting. We will be uploading photos of juv with limited wing and tail molt"

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 11:31 by Long-eared Owl
- 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/S95227246
- Comments: "Not sure if it's the same bird that was seen here earlier this year. Heard a distinctive "gak gak gak!" coming from the reeds around (35.469209, -120.866034). It was much louder, hoarser, and sharper than any rail. It sounded just like this:
https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/229043"

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 11:31 by The Kingbirder
- 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/S95227226
- Comments: "We heard a distinctive "gak gak gak!" coming from the reeds around (35.469209, -120.866034). It was much louder, hoarser, and sharper than any rail. It sounded just like this:

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/229043?__hstc=75100365.659c52e40210b0f299abc28950def1b2.1632699822572.1632699822572.1632699822572.1&__hssc=75100365.2.1632699822573&__hsfp=3488606808&_gl=1*ljbqtj*_ga*MTQ0Nzc2NTczNC4xNjMyNjk5ODE4*_ga_QR4NVXZ8BM*MTYzMjY5OTgxOS4xLjEuMTYzMjY5OTgyOC41MQ..#_ga=2.143132405.1120966737.1632699821-1447765734.1632699818

Not sure if it's the same bird that was seen here earlier this year."

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 12:40 by Kaaren Perry
- Morro Bay yard, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.360935,-120.844846&ll=35.360935,-120.844846
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95222899
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Bird first seen moving about in the brush. Slowly came out to the birdbath and repeated the bathing several tlmes in about 15-20 minutes it was present. He would bath and then fly to the brush to preen, poke about in the leaf litter and repeat. Bright yellow upper breast, white belly, white spectacles, dark lores, thick bill. Last seen at this location 4/2017."

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 11:20 by Curtis Marantz
- 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/S95239795
- Comments: "While working the birds in a large flock of chickadees and Bushtits in the western part to the willow thicket, I saw what was probably a continuing Black-and-white Warbler that had been seen the previous day by Carroll. I saw this bird only briefly as it worked along the medium-sized trunk of a willows little above eye-level, but I never heard this bird vocalize and I saw it only briefly, and probably not for much more than 5-10 seconds before it disappeared. As such, my views were sufficient to come up with a relatively superficial description of the structure and plumage patterns. This said, my views of the face indicated that this bird was either a female or a young male, and if the flanks were streaked, as I thought they were, it is likely that this bird was probably a young male.
This bird appeared to be a medium-sized warbler with a slim bill that was quite short, and a sloping forehead and a gently rounded crown on a head that seemed large for the size of the bird. I also thought the neck was short and inconspicuous, and that the body was plump, but I failed to gain an appreciation for the length of the wings or tail, and I cannot now recall anything about the legs or feet.
This bird was boldly marked, yet the plumage coloration was limited to black-and-white. The crown was mostly black, but with a white median-stripe and bordered below by a white supercilium that extended through the supraloral region, over the eye, and back along the upper edge of the auriculars. I further thought the face was largely white, but with a black postocular-stripe that was relatively narrow yet well-defined as it extended from the eye back along the upper edge of the auriculars. I thought the auriculars below the postocular stripe, along with the lower part of the face, and the throat were white an unmarked. Although I am confident that the underparts were mostly white, I am less sure that there was relatively conspicuous streaking down the flanks, and I failed altogether to notice the pattern on the undertail coverts. Contrasting moderately with the mostly white underparts, the back and wings were dominated by black, but with narrow, white streaks on the back and scapulars, at least one white wingbar that represented tips to greater coverts that were mostly black basally, and with white edges to at least some of the remiges. I did not see the upperside of the tail at all well, but what I did see did not contrast conspicuously with the back or wings. I thought the eyes were dark, but I failed to notice in the field the colors of the bill, legs, or feet."

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 08:34 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=35.3171506,-120.8507143&ll=35.3171506,-120.8507143
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95230142
- Comments: "The bird from Pecho Willows flew over to my yard and was seen there momentarily before it flew back to Pecho Willows"

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 10:27 by Adam Searcy
- 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/S95213139
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photographs"

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 10:23 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/S95211600
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Jim Royer earlier today. Bright yellow/gold head and breast area, green backside, gray wings. Adam Searcy refound the bird. Flew to Jim’s house then a redwood, then to Jay’s house, and back in the willows. Photos."

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 10:23 by Long-eared Owl
- 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/S95211382
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found by Jim Royer earlier today. Bright yellow/gold head and breast area, green backside, gray wings. Adam Searcy refound the bird. Flew to Jim’s house then a redwood, then to Jay’s house, and back in the willows. Photos."

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 10:15 by Jeanette Stone
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95233072
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird spotted by Jim Royer earlier. White undertail, golden head and underside, dark grey wings, green back. Seen flying from willows to Jim Royer’s house trees, then to a palm where it foraged with a mixed flock. It then flew back to the willows. Thanks to so many birders who helped track it down. Video: https://twitter.com/nickbelardes/status/1442291717286154247?s=21"

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 10:15 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/S95209356
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird spotted by Jim Royer earlier. White undertail, golden head and underside, dark grey wings, green back. Seen flying from willows to Jim Royer’s house trees, then to a palm where it foraged with a mixed flock. It then flew back to the willows. Thanks to so many birders who helped track it down. Video: https://twitter.com/nickbelardes/status/1442291717286154247?s=21"

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 10:08 by Mark Mushkat
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95210949
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Found by Jim Royer in mixed flock. Bright yellow, large warbler, grayish green back with no wing bars. White undertail coverts, smudged dark lores. Actively feeding 20-50 feet up."

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 09:43 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/S95230800
- Comments: "This large, fat, bright yellow warbler with a short tail popped out of the willows along the main path near Pecho Rd. in a loose mixed flock. It had white undertail, large dark eye on a plain yellow face, gray wings with no conspicuous wing bars, yellow green back, and unmarked bright rich yellow from the belly through the entire face. It was actively feeding in the trees and did not stay in one place fir very long. I didn’t hear it vocalize, but it was a very distinct looking bird!"

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (1)
- Reported Sep 25, 2021 10:10 by Mike Bush
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95211548
- Comments: "Very bright yellow head, neck and undersides. Gray wings. Active bird seen from Pecho Rd in willows, then flew about the nearby neighborhood, offering both Jim Royer and Jay Carroll a new yard bird! Seen by many birders."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 12:31 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95217601
- Comments: "Continuing. Spotted earlier by the Hampl bros. White underside, white undertail, lime green back and wings. Wasn’t able to see supercilium on head. Let out 1-2 metallic chips. Foraging along fence amid berry-filled trees in east end of park."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 12:31 by Jeanette Stone
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95222068
- Comments: "Continuing. Spotted earlier by the Hampl bros. White underside, white undertail, lime green back and wings. Wasn’t able to see supercilium on head. Let out 1-2 metallic chips. Foraging along fence amid berry-filled trees in east end of park."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 07:30 by Jeff Miller
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95208041
- Comments: "Not seen well but greenish above and white below. Hampl’s got a diagnostic photo."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 07:29 by The Kingbirder
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95206110
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found in bottlebrush plant by the house with the feeders. Very skulky. Liam saw the bird around 7:50, and around an hour later Kilian refound it with other birders. Warbler with white underparts & undertail coverts. Buffy throat and upper breast and lime green back and stripe through the eye. Photos."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 07:29 by Long-eared Owl
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95206093
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Found in bottlebrush plant by the house with the feeders. Very skulky. Liam saw the bird around 7:50, and around an hour later Kilian refound it with other birders. Warbler with white underparts & undertail coverts. Buffy throat and upper breast and lime green back and stripe through the eye. Photos."

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 14:30 by Jay Carroll
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95235367
- Media: 1 Audio
- Comments: "Found and identified by Curtis Marantz after hearing its call notes; the bird called again several times in response to limited playback, and we had a brief but unobstructed view of the bird at close range as it emerged from the undergrowth; this warbler had olive green upperparts, no wing bars, yellow underparts, a black “mask” that extended from the lores down the side of the throat ending in an angular point, and a yellow supercilium that contrasted with a darker crown; face was mostly black unlike a Hooded Warbler which would have had a yellow face and a distinctly black “hooded” appearance; co-occurring Common Yellowthroat male would have a white border to black mask and yellow restricted to throat and breast; no photos."

Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 11:20 by Curtis Marantz
- 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/S95239795
- Comments: "While searching the western portion of the willow thicket for the Prothonotary Warbler that had been seen earlier in the day, I heard four or five “choip” calls that I immediately recognized as likely having been given by a Kentucky Warbler. I then stood around and “spished” for a few minutes to no avail. I then tried to call Carroll, but found that I had no signal from inside the thicket, so I worked my way out to the beginning of the thicket along Pecho Road and called Carroll, who within a few minutes walked across the street from his house to join me. We then worked our way back though the willows to where I had heard the warbler calling and used some playback to elicit it to call. Given that warbler had moved a short distance to the west, we worked our way about 30-40 meters west of where I had initially heard and bird and tried some more playback. This time the bird moved in front of us and it began calling, but given that it was still not in view, I recorded the calls using the video function on my Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Carroll recorded these same calls using is smart phone. After getting our recordings, we used a little more playback and the warbler moved higher in the dense undergrowth until it popped into view about eight meters in front of us and on branches that were at or just below eye level, where Carroll spotted it shortly before me. I estimated that I had the warbler in view for probably no more than five seconds, initially facing away from me, but then turning to the side and providing good and mostly unobstructed views for maybe two or three seconds before it dropped into the understory and disappeared. We then waited for Royer to arrive a short time later, and we again tried playback, which elicited one or possibly two additional calls before the bird went silent. Despite our spending much of the next three hours in this area, where we were joined by Tom Edell, Mike Bush, and Mike Stiles, nobody ever heard or saw this bird again. I never did get any photos of this bird, which I saw exclusively through my Zeiss 10 × 42 Victory FL binoculars in the muted light cast my overcast skies and the shade. The bird was mostly unobscured, but my views were very brief, so my description is more superficial than I usually strive to obtain, and missing most of the finer details, yet seeing more than enough to unequivocally identify the bird visually in addition to aurally.
This appeared to be a relatively large, warbler with a plump body and what appeared to be a short to medium-length tail. I think the bill was relatively slim and short, but I saw no further detail. The forehead was sloping, and the crown was weakly rounded, if not subtly peaked, on a head that was unremarkable in size for a warbler. The neck was short and stout, and the body was conspicuously plump and seemingly full-chested, with a posture that was more upright than horizontal, but probably not reaching diagonal. I failed altogether to notice the wing structure, and I can only say that the tail seemed to be relatively short for a warbler and it was held at least roughly in the plane of the body, if not slightly above or below. The tail may have ben broad, but I cannot recall seeing any additional details of its shape. I cannot now recall anything about the legs, which I assume I saw briefly, but I suppose they may have been obscured by the vegetation.
My views of the plumage patterns were about as superficial as those of the structure, but I did see the face pattern, throat, and underparts relatively well, the upperparts somewhat less so. I thought the crown was quite dark, and seemingly blackish, but this was more because I noted that the spectacles were bordered above by black than that I carefully studied the pattern, and I have no recollection of seeing the pattern on the forehead. Dominating the face were the spectacles, which combined a relatively short supercilium that extended through the supraloral region and over the eye, but ending just behind the eye, with a spur that curved down behind and below the eye. The result was that the spectacles were broken before the eye, but not behind it, and there were bright yellow in color and sharply demarcated throughout their extent. The spectacles were framed below by a black mask that appeared to be wedge-shaped, in that it was narrow where it extended through the lores between the bill and the eye, and narrowly below the eye to continue more broadly back across the auriculars, but also expanding into “sideburns” that continued down the side of the neck to frame the throat, which was a bright, lemon-yellow color from the chin down through the breast and seemingly also the belly. I noted an olive wash to the flanks that was diffuse but also relatively broad, but I cannot recall noting the color of the undertail coverts or the underside of the tail. My views of the upperparts were relatively brief, yet I could see that the back and wings were green to olive-green and lacking any obvious pattern, such as wingbars or obvious fringes to the remiges, but given the conditions, I doubt I would have seen an inconspicuous contrast between darker centers and lighter and more greenish fringes. The result was that given a brief view in less-than-ideal light, the back, wings, and probably also the tail appeared uniformly greenish. I am confident that the eyes were dark, and was pretty sure that the bill was not obviously pale, but I cannot recall any more about its coloration or pattern, and I cannot remember even this much about the legs or feet.
This was the third Kentucky Warbler that I have seen in San Luis Obispo County, and if I am not mistaken this was the 14th Kentucky Warbler that I have seen in California, where I last saw this species at Cerro Alto Campground in San Luis Obispo County on 30 May 2020. I have seen many Kentucky Warblers in the southeastern United States, mostly when I lived in Louisiana and visited Texas and other southern states, but also smaller numbers in New England, including at least one in western Massachusetts, and as I recall, another in Connecticut, so this in is a species with which I have a moderate amount of experience and I know its calls well, having recorded calls given by a bird that I never saw at the Matilija Creek riparian corridor above Ojai in Ventura County on 3 September 2020 (this being a bird that I first heard at this site on 28 August 2020). On the basis of this experience, I knew this bird was likely a Kentucky Warbler when I first heard it calling, and I notified Carroll, Royer, and Edell of the likely presence of this species before I had even seen the bird. When combined with the distinctive calls, the bird’s plump shape, green upperparts and yellow underparts, and striking face pattern all support this identification of the bird as a Kentucky Warbler. Given that this species is monotypic, there is effectively no geographic variation, and I doubt my views were sufficient to have determined this bird’s age or sex. The most similar species with which this bird may have been confused is Common Yellowthroat (G. trichas), and indeed, we saw a male yellowthroat in this same area shortly after we saw the Kentucky Warbler. Not only do yellowthroats sound quite different, but they never have a black crown, and their face pattern lacks both the sideburns and the sharply demarcated, yellow spectacles. Moreover, the underparts are not obviously yellow in the locally occurring subspecies and the tail is longer than that of the bird that we saw this afternoon. Taken together, I have no doubt whatsoever that the bird seen this afternoon was indeed a Kentucky Warbler and not a yellowthroat.
I typed this account from memory in the early morning hours of 27 September 2021 before consulting any field guides or other references, and given that I was unable to get any photos of this bird, there was nothing to consult."

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 07:45 by Mark Mushkat
- Auto selected 35.33284, -120.92832, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.332844,-120.928323&ll=35.332844,-120.928323
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95229374
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Poor photos available"

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 07:45 by Nicole Koeltzow
- Auto selected 35.33284, -120.92832, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.332844,-120.928323&ll=35.332844,-120.928323
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95237597
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Poor photos available"

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2021 07:45 by Janet Rayner
- Auto selected 35.33284, -120.92832, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.332844,-120.928323&ll=35.332844,-120.928323
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95237461
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Poor photos available"

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 13:50 by Mark Mushkat
- 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/S95226449
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Across from campground 30. Bold wing bars, white arc under eye, yellow wash in supercilium, pale yellow from chin to belly, white lower belly through undertail. Light streaking to flanks. Grayish brown auricular patch, dark line through eye. Bill flesh colored at base, black toward the tip . Photos to follow."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 12:04 by Adam Searcy
- 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/S95224196
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing in Cypresses near museum. Photographed."

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 12:17 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/S95227805
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Photos. White back "braces" easily viewed but not easily photographed."

Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 25, 2021 13:30 by Adam Searcy
- Meadow Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95224299
- Comments: "Continuing. Small warbler, dark eye with complete eyering and pale yellow supraloral. Gray above on back and wings. Yellow below without much more than trace of smudging on breast. White undertail coverts."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Sep 26, 2021 08:15 by Kevin Zimmer
- KJZ yard, Garcia Rd, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.514632,-120.7064838&ll=35.514632,-120.7064838
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S95239121
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male first found yesterday (9/25)."

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YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT - Morro Bay

Kaaren Perry
 

I had delightful surprise this afternoon when a Yellow-breasted Chat made a spa-visit to our yard.  This species is considered rare in the county, especially in the Fall.  It first appeared in the nearby bushes and soon found it's way to our bird bath, returning several times during it's 15-20 minute stay. It also spent some time foraging in the leaf litter along the rear of our yard.  Only other sighting of Chat for this location was April, 2017.  Fall migration!  Hooray.

First of the season today was a Swainson's Thrush.  The MacGillivray's Warbler continues. Orange-crowned, Yellow and Wilson's and Townsend's all were seen. 

A few Yellow-breasted Chat photos up on flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaarenp/

I might add that each species took advantage of the bird baths.  Just a little reminder that it's dry out there!

Kaaren Perry


Estero Bluffs.

Tyson Baker
 

Kristi and I saw 2 ruddy turnstones, at least 20 black turnstones, at least 20 oystercatchers, a good number of heermanns gulls, 6 red neck phalaropes and many others. We started out at the windmill entrance. 

Tyson and Kristi
Osos and SLO. 

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