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Lest Terns @ Oso Flaco Lake

Maggie Smith
 

Early this morning I heard and then saw 3 Least Terns flying together over Oso Flaco Lake.

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


Re: Migration

 

My wife, Rosemay Cameron, was at Sweet Springs yesterday, 7:30am. She called me with unmistakable birding enthusiasm about the 50-70 western tanagers overhead!  Some stopped to nibble in the eucalyptus flowers.  She looked around but there was no one to share it with.   So much color above the tree tops!  Migration is an exciting time. 
--
Chris Cameron


Grosbeaks and Tanagers

Judy Neuhauser
 

I’m watching 6 Black-headed Grosbeaks (4 female, 2 males) and 2 Western Tanagers (1 male, 1 female) at my feeder in Los Osos.
Judy Neuhauser
Los Osos


Re: Interspecies hybrid at Sweet Springs

Marie Goeritz
 

Yes, I saw it briefly Tuesday morning, at the usual location, right in the entrance area, on its own. When i stopped by in the afternoon, i couldn't locate it, but it was overall very quiet at that time.
Marie Goeritz

On Thu, May 5, 2022, 12:44 PM Rubba Johanna <jer72701@...> wrote:
Hi, all, just wondering whether the Junco/sparrow hybrid is still being seen at Sweet Springs, and approximate location. Thanks!


Interspecies hybrid at Sweet Springs

Rubba Johanna
 

Hi, all, just wondering whether the Junco/sparrow hybrid is still being seen at Sweet Springs, and approximate location. Thanks!


MCSAS Field Trip-Montaña de Oro Bluff Trail, May 19/FULL

Freddy Howell
 

Hello Birders,
Thank you for your continued enthusiasm. The Bluff Trail at Montaña de Oro field trip is FULL and registration is now closed.
Check the MCAS Event Calendar to see when future trips will post. We are working hard to give everyone a chance to attend these great trips.
Freddy Howell
Robbie Revel
MCAS Field Trip Co-coordinators


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

eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- Solitary Sandpiper (1 report)
- Laysan Albatross (2 reports)
- Murphy's Petrel (8 reports)
- Hawaiian Petrel (1 report)
- Cook's Petrel (1 report)
- Short-tailed Shearwater (1 report)
- Hammond's Flycatcher (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)

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Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported May 04, 2022 10:15 by Maggie Smith
- Turri Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3250835,-120.7948498&ll=35.3250835,-120.7948498
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108959515
- Comments: "Saw near Greater Yellowlegs. The Solitary Sandpiper was noticeably smaller. the back was dark with small white spots. It had a prominent white eyering, greenish gray legs white underparts and dark streaky breast. It disappeared into tall grasses before I could get a photo."

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Apr 30, 2022 13:00 by Vicki Sandage
- Discovery Princess 1 pm, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.09479,-121.68885&ll=35.09479,-121.68885
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108976424
- Comments: "Medium size white headed Albatross with grey mantle and white underparts"

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Apr 30, 2022 12:00 by Vicki Sandage
- Discovery Princess 12pm, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.09479,-121.68885&ll=35.09479,-121.68885
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108976249
- Comments: "Medium sized, white headed Albatross with grey mantle and white underparts"

Murphy's Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) (1)
- Reported Apr 30, 2022 10:34 by RJ Baltierra
- Day 1 Leg 7 REPOCRUISE, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.7811226,-121.4144921&ll=34.7811226,-121.4144921
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108937147
- Comments: "Expected out in the deep water now. All dark pterodroma, high arcing, white chin, silvery primaries in the light."

Murphy's Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) (5)
- Reported Apr 30, 2022 11:42 by RJ Baltierra
- Day 1 Leg 9 REPOCRUISE, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.9492566,-121.558157&ll=34.9492566,-121.558157
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108938286
- Comments: "Expected out in the deep water now. All dark pterodromas, high arcing, white chin, silvery primaries in the light."

Murphy's Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) (1)
- Reported Apr 30, 2022 11:00 by Vicki Sandage
- Discovery Princess -11 am, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.79868,-121.42974&ll=34.79868,-121.42974
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108976029
- Comments: "All dark Pterodroma"

Murphy's Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) (3)
- Reported Apr 30, 2022 13:00 by Vicki Sandage
- Discovery Princess 1 pm, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.09479,-121.68885&ll=35.09479,-121.68885
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108976424
- Comments: "All dark Pterodroma"

Murphy's Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) (4)
- Reported Apr 30, 2022 12:00 by Vicki Sandage
- Discovery Princess 12pm, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.09479,-121.68885&ll=35.09479,-121.68885
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108976249
- Comments: "All dark Pterodroma"

Murphy's Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) (1)
- Reported Apr 30, 2022 15:00 by Vicki Sandage
- Princess cruise 3 pm, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.38684,-121.95068&ll=35.38684,-121.95068
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108976579
- Comments: "All dark Pteradroma"

Murphy's Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) (2)
- Reported Apr 30, 2022 10:57 by Jason Fidorra
- Repo cruise. Auto selected 34.78615, -121.41900, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.786148,-121.419004&ll=34.786148,-121.419004
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108942482
- Comments: "Repo cruise. Numerous over 3 days. High arching darker birds. Smaller than sootys. Sootys in wind would sometimes arc high without flapping and I was cautious of this, and conservative. Pale flash in primaries was much more dull that silvery lining in sooty, and lacking from mid wing. Eventually flight style was pretty distinct but distant birds in high wind days were not IDed to be conservative. Many photos. Over 100 Murphy’s seen in the 3 days at sea. Dark bill and pale chin visible in close birds and some photos. Slaty gray above with darker gray ‘M’ indistinct. Sometimes showing a more sooty top of head compared to back."

Murphy's Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) (4)
- Reported Apr 30, 2022 11:59 by Jason Fidorra
- Repo cruise. Auto selected 34.94310, -121.55445, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.943095,-121.554453&ll=34.943095,-121.554453
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108942545
- Comments: "Repo cruise. Numerous over 3 days. High arching darker birds. Smaller than sootys. Sootys in wind would sometimes arc high without flapping and I was cautious of this, and conservative. Pale flash in primaries was much more dull that silvery lining in sooty, and lacking from mid wing. Eventually flight style was pretty distinct but distant birds in high wind days were not IDed to be conservative. Many photos. Over 100 Murphy’s seen in the 3 days at sea. Dark bill and pale chin visible in close birds and some photos. Slaty gray above with darker gray ‘M’ indistinct. Sometimes showing a more sooty top of head compared to back."

Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) (1)
- Reported Apr 30, 2022 15:00 by Vicki Sandage
- Princess cruise 3 pm, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.38684,-121.95068&ll=35.38684,-121.95068
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108976579
- Comments: "Long, thin winged with arching Pterodroma flight. All white underparts"

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (1)
- Reported Apr 30, 2022 15:00 by Vicki Sandage
- Princess cruise 3 pm, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.38684,-121.95068&ll=35.38684,-121.95068
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108976579
- Comments: "Small Pterodroma with light grey upper parts and white underparts"

Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris) (1)
- Reported Apr 30, 2022 12:45 by RJ Baltierra
- Day 1 Leg 10 REPOCRUISE, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1045257,-121.6977489&ll=35.1045257,-121.6977489
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108938681
- Comments: "Another closely viewed shearwater that I am confident was STSH and not SOSH. Limited wing flash in the lighting. Steep forehead, more slender and smaller than SOSH. Noticeably different flight style."

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (1)
- Reported May 04, 2022 08:17 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park--San Luis Obispo, 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/S108928812
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Small empid with grey head, small pale eyering and throat, olive back, short and dark bill. Its long primaries made its tail appear short. Underside: grey and yellow-green. There was an obvious notch between its tertials and secondaries (I recall T. Edell mentioning something like this as having an importance in IDing this species though I may have remembered wrong). The bird was in trees along fenceline just east of easternmost bottlebrush trees, flitting from branch to branch about twenty feet up, sometimes chased by a singing Pac-slope, sometimes disappearing into foliage out of sight. I waited five or so minutes at one point waiting for it to reappear, which it did. It didn’t vocalize. Photos."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported May 04, 2022 13:12 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
- Nestbox PRO82- Poly Canyon, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.321984,-120.638022&ll=35.321984,-120.638022
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108940929
- Comments: "Adult bird singing and calling. Seen at very close range. Rufous cap, unstressed breast, white supercilium, black eyeline. Song a mechanical trill."

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Re: Migration!!

Kaaren Perry
 

Late yard migrant arrival, 6:30.  Swainson's Thrush just arrived and landed on the on the wire!  If I'd just been a little slower hitting send, it would have been on the migrant list.  Still foggy and they're still coming. 

Photo taken through the window during dinner… apology for the lousy image!

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay







On May 4, 2022, at 6:15 PM, Kaaren Perry <surfbird1@...> wrote:

Nothing like the migrant groups Jim Royer and Ron Ruppert experienced this morning but… we had 8 Bullock's Orioles all in a single tree this afternoon around 3:00. Both male and female present.  High number for our Morro Bay yard.  Also passing through during the day were a few FOS Yellow Warblers and multiple Western Tanagers. 

2 White-faced Ibis in striking breeding plumage continued to forage in the Turri Rd seasonal pond this morning at 8:00 .  I looked for the Solitary Sandpiper with no luck but just saw on ebird rarity list that Maggie Smith had it a few hours later. Glad there is still some water there!

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay










On May 4, 2022, at 10:30 AM, Jim Royer <jrmotmot@...> wrote:

If my neighborhood in Los Osos is any indication, it was a major migration last night. This is the most migrants, in one morning, that I’ve seen here in many years. I’ve probably seen 50 Western Tanagers, 20 - 30 Warbling Vireos, pewees, chat, warblers, etc., etc. Fun!

Jim Royer
Los Osos



Re: Migration!!

Kaaren Perry
 

Nothing like the migrant groups Jim Royer and Ron Ruppert experienced this morning but… we had 8 Bullock's Orioles all in a single tree this afternoon around 3:00. Both male and female present.  High number for our Morro Bay yard.  Also passing through during the day were a few FOS Yellow Warblers and multiple Western Tanagers. 

2 White-faced Ibis in striking breeding plumage continued to forage in the Turri Rd seasonal pond this morning at 8:00 .  I looked for the Solitary Sandpiper with no luck but just saw on ebird rarity list that Maggie Smith had it a few hours later. Glad there is still some water there!

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay










On May 4, 2022, at 10:30 AM, Jim Royer <jrmotmot@...> wrote:

If my neighborhood in Los Osos is any indication, it was a major migration last night. This is the most migrants, in one morning, that I’ve seen here in many years. I’ve probably seen 50 Western Tanagers, 20 - 30 Warbling Vireos, pewees, chat, warblers, etc., etc. Fun!

Jim Royer
Los Osos


MCAS "Flash Drop By" Field Trip-Rookery Babies on Display, May 11

Freddy Howell
 


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP:   Rookery Babies on Display
DATE:   Wednesday, May 11, 2022 
TIME: 9:00am to 11:30am
LEADERS: Robbie and Bob Revel, Freddy Howell, Sharon Lovejoy 

Trip is not limited but does require registration 

Drop by the Heron Rookery in Morro Bay State Park to view the cutest babies in Morro Bay. Egrets, Herons and Cormorants are in various stages of their nesting cycle. Adults are in their magnificent breeding plumage and nestlings are visible and active.This is not a walking tour, so you may drop by anytime between the hours of 9:00 and 11:30am. Scopes will be set up in a fixed location for viewing. Bring your own binoculars, scopes and cameras. You may also bring a folding chair.  Restrooms are available at the State Park Museum. Rain cancels. 

Experience Level: All experience levels welcomed 

 

RSVP and Proof of Full COVID Vaccination Required! 

 

To register, CLICK HERE. You will receive an email to confirm your reservation. The exact meeting location and parking suggestions will be given to those with confirmed reservations. 

Questions? Email Robbie Revel Robbie@...

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Re: Migration!!

Brad Schram
 

To chime in on the numbers of migrants this morning...it was quite different here in Deer Canyon, AG.  One WeTa in the oaks by the house, a few W Kingbirds & a couple Lazulis flying by, a few of the obligatory modest flocks of Cedar Waxwings.  Otherwise, no evidence of migration.  Radar last night showed significant movement on the Central Coast, but it went by here in the dark!

Brad Schram
Arroyo Grande


On 5/4/2022 11:08 AM, Ron Ruppert wrote:

I was surprised by the nearly 200 western tanagers this morning at Baywood point, Pasadena Drive! I have never witnessed this here. Exciting!

Ron Ruppert

Los Osos

 

From: slocobirding@groups.io <slocobirding@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Royer via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 10:30 AM
To: Slocobirding <slocobirding@groups.io>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [slocobirding] Migration!!

 

If my neighborhood in Los Osos is any indication, it was a major migration last night. This is the most migrants, in one morning, that I’ve seen here in many years. I’ve probably seen 50 Western Tanagers, 20 - 30 Warbling Vireos, pewees, chat, warblers, etc., etc. Fun!

 

Jim Royer

Los Osos



Re: Migration!!

Ron Ruppert
 

I was surprised by the nearly 200 western tanagers this morning at Baywood point, Pasadena Drive! I have never witnessed this here. Exciting!

Ron Ruppert

Los Osos

 

From: slocobirding@groups.io <slocobirding@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Royer via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 10:30 AM
To: Slocobirding <slocobirding@groups.io>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [slocobirding] Migration!!

 

If my neighborhood in Los Osos is any indication, it was a major migration last night. This is the most migrants, in one morning, that I’ve seen here in many years. I’ve probably seen 50 Western Tanagers, 20 - 30 Warbling Vireos, pewees, chat, warblers, etc., etc. Fun!

 

Jim Royer

Los Osos


MCAS Field Trip-Montaña de Oro Bluff Trail

Freddy Howell
 


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP: Montaña de Oro Bluff Trail 
DATE: Thursday, May 19th, 2022 
TIME: 9:00am to 11:30 am
LEADER: Bob Revel
CO-LEADER: Robbie Revel

Trip is limited to 12 participants - A waiting list will be started once the trip is full. ​​Exact meeting location will be given with your confirmation.

Join the Revel Team for birding the bluffs at Montaña de Oro State Park. Our trail follows the sea-bluffs along the south shore of Spooner’s Cove and south along the rocky coast. We will focus on the breeding and nesting behavior of Black Oystercatchers, Pigeon Guillemots, and Brandt and Pelagic Cormorants.The rocky coast here presents spectacular views, great surf and an amazing display of geology. Includes 1-2 miles of slow walking. 

Experience Level: All experience levels welcome

Bring binoculars. Field Guides are also helpful. Hats and sunscreen, water and snacks are suggested along with dressing for cool and windy conditions. SCOPES ARE HELPFUL TOO.  Restrooms are available. Rain cancels.

 

Experience Level: All experience levels 

 

RSVP and Proof of Full COVID Vaccination Required! 

To register, CLICK HERE. You will receive an email either to confirm your reservation or to notify you that you are on the waiting list. Exact meeting location will be given to those with confirmed reservations. 

Questions? Email Robbie Revel Robbie@...


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Migration!!

Jim Royer
 

If my neighborhood in Los Osos is any indication, it was a major migration last night. This is the most migrants, in one morning, that I’ve seen here in many years. I’ve probably seen 50 Western Tanagers, 20 - 30 Warbling Vireos, pewees, chat, warblers, etc., etc. Fun!

Jim Royer
Los Osos


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

eBird alert
 

*** Species Summary:

- Solitary Sandpiper (4 reports)
- Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 03, 2022 10:08 by Nick Belardes
- Turri Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3250835,-120.7948498&ll=35.3250835,-120.7948498
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108845719
- Comments: "Found by K. Perry who in her report indicated she had seen the bird fly in. J. Royer again spotted the bird about an hour later. I spotted the bird long after, deep in reeds, foraging. Large sandpiper with white eyering. White belly, speckled white and brown back and wings. Streaky gray-brown chest and head, medium length pointy bill. Photos."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 03, 2022 09:07 by Jim Royer
- Turri Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3250835,-120.7948498&ll=35.3250835,-120.7948498
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108844963
- Comments: "Near 2 Greater Yellowlegs, dark slender shorebird, smaller than the yellowlegs, dark rump that extended through the tail, white spotted dark upper parts, gray chest and head with complete white eye ring, and white belly to vent, and dull gray green legs. When flushed it gave a high repeated notice somewhat similar to a Spotted call."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported May 03, 2022 08:35 by Petra Clayton
- Turri Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3250835,-120.7948498&ll=35.3250835,-120.7948498
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108864342
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "First 2022 eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: 4/20/2022 (Heather O'Connor)
2021 eBird reports: 4/11/21 - 4/30/21

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Solitary Sandpiper foraging in the seasonal pond by the corral with two White-faced Ibis and two Greater Yellowlegs:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/52048726311/in/dateposted-public/" title="Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria), Los Osos, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/52048726311_950d483108_c.jpg" alt="Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria), Los Osos, CA" /></a>"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported May 03, 2022 07:50 by Kaaren Perry
- Turri Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3250835,-120.7948498&ll=35.3250835,-120.7948498
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108847006
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Seen flying into the pond from the south. Landed briefly in the open before moving deep into the tall grasses. Remind hidden for the next 10 minutes. Noticeably smaller than nearby GYLE. Dark back with prominent spotting. White underparts with baring visible on undertail. Dark breast. Yellowish legs. Prominent, whitish eyeing. Typical tringa posture."

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) (1)
- Reported May 02, 2022 16:34 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/S108845202
- Comments: "Small accipiter with little head projection and a squared off tail end with little or no white. It was chasing and being chased by noticeably larger crows. I was surprised to see one this time of year."

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Turri Rd seasonal pond

Kaaren Perry
 

8:00. 2 White-faced. Ibis and 1 Solitary Sandpiper currently feeding in the pond

Kaaren Perry
Morro Bay


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

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*** Species Summary:

- Laysan Albatross (11 reports)
- Murphy's Petrel (5 reports)
- Hawaiian Petrel (6 reports)
- Cook's Petrel (16 reports)
- Hammond's Flycatcher (1 report)

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Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Susan Barton
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108708953
- Comments: "Around 20 seen in the trip. Many checklists will have photos. Some may not."

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Clifford Jones
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108696312
- Comments: "Around 20 seen in the trip. Many checklists will have photos. Some may not."

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Ruben Stoll
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108743843
- Comments: "Around 20 seen in the trip. Many checklists will have photos. Some may not."

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Anonymous eBirder
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108724875
- Comments: "Around 20 seen in the trip. Many checklists will have photos. Some may not."

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Nathan Goldberg
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108778820
- Comments: "Around 20 seen in the trip. Many checklists will have photos. Some may not."

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Peder Svingen
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108710213
- Comments: "Around 20 seen in the trip. Many checklists will have photos. Some may not."

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 10:00 by Susan Barton
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 F, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.324297,-122.002781&ll=35.324297,-122.002781
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108708986
- Comments: "Seen well by most or all birders present. Expected in low numbers in these waters. Probably photographed by some."

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 10:00 by Clifford Jones
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 F, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.324297,-122.002781&ll=35.324297,-122.002781
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108696310
- Comments: "Seen well by most or all birders present. Expected in low numbers in these waters. Probably photographed by some."

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 10:00 by Ruben Stoll
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 F, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.324297,-122.002781&ll=35.324297,-122.002781
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108743900
- Comments: "Seen well by most or all birders present. Expected in low numbers in these waters. Probably photographed by some."

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 10:00 by Peder Svingen
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 F, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.324297,-122.002781&ll=35.324297,-122.002781
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108710211
- Comments: "Seen well by most or all birders present. Expected in low numbers in these waters. Probably photographed by some."

Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 10:00 by Nathan Goldberg
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 F, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.324297,-122.002781&ll=35.324297,-122.002781
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108778818
- Comments: "Seen well by most or all birders present. Expected in low numbers in these waters. Probably photographed by some."

Murphy's Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) (4)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 09:00 by Ruben Stoll
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 E, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.902161,-121.708079&ll=34.902161,-121.708079
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108743876
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "1x1; 0915, 0920, 0925, 0952"

Murphy's Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) (4)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 09:00 by Susan Barton
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 E, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.902161,-121.708079&ll=34.902161,-121.708079
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108708971
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "1x1; 0915, 0920, 0925, 0952"

Murphy's Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) (4)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 09:00 by Nathan Goldberg
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 E, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.902161,-121.708079&ll=34.902161,-121.708079
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108778819
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "1x1; 0915, 0920, 0925, 0952"

Murphy's Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) (4)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 09:00 by Clifford Jones
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 E, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.902161,-121.708079&ll=34.902161,-121.708079
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108696311
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "1x1; 0915, 0920, 0925, 0952"

Murphy's Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) (4)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 09:00 by Peder Svingen
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 E, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.902161,-121.708079&ll=34.902161,-121.708079
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108710212
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "1x1; 0915, 0920, 0925, 0952"

Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Clifford Jones
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108696312
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Low numbers of this species are regular at this location at this time of year. We had 7 on the entire 2 day cruise, most of which were photographed. This one passed reasonably close in excellent light. Photos, video."

Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Susan Barton
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108708953
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Low numbers of this species are regular at this location at this time of year. We had 7 on the entire 2 day cruise, most of which were photographed. This one passed reasonably close in excellent light. Photos, video."

Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Peder Svingen
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108710213
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Low numbers of this species are regular at this location at this time of year. We had 7 on the entire 2 day cruise, most of which were photographed. This one passed reasonably close in excellent light. Photos, video."

Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Anonymous eBirder
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108724875
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Low numbers of this species are regular at this location at this time of year. We had 7 on the entire 2 day cruise, most of which were photographed. This one passed reasonably close in excellent light. Photos, video."

Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Ruben Stoll
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108743843
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Low numbers of this species are regular at this location at this time of year. We had 7 on the entire 2 day cruise, most of which were photographed. This one passed reasonably close in excellent light. Photos, video."

Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) (1)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Nathan Goldberg
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108778820
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Low numbers of this species are regular at this location at this time of year. We had 7 on the entire 2 day cruise, most of which were photographed. This one passed reasonably close in excellent light. Photos, video."

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (5)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Nathan Goldberg
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108778820
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Counted 1x1. We had over 150 on the trip. Most checklists will have photos of at least one bird. Some may not. This species is expected in this location at this time of year."

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (5)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Peder Svingen
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108710213
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Counted 1x1. We had over 150 on the trip. Most checklists will have photos of at least one bird. Some may not. This species is expected in this location at this time of year."

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (5)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Susan Barton
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108708953
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Counted 1x1. We had over 150 on the trip. Most checklists will have photos of at least one bird. Some may not. This species is expected in this location at this time of year."

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (5)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Ruben Stoll
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108743843
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Counted 1x1. We had over 150 on the trip. Most checklists will have photos of at least one bird. Some may not. This species is expected in this location at this time of year."

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (5)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Clifford Jones
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108696312
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Counted 1x1. We had over 150 on the trip. Most checklists will have photos of at least one bird. Some may not. This species is expected in this location at this time of year."

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (5)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 08:25 by Anonymous eBirder
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 D, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.772755,-121.617978&ll=34.772755,-121.617978
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108724875
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Counted 1x1. We had over 150 on the trip. Most checklists will have photos of at least one bird. Some may not. This species is expected in at this location at this time of year."

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (20)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 09:00 by Clifford Jones
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 E, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.902161,-121.708079&ll=34.902161,-121.708079
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108696311
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "1x1 careful count; photos of several"

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (20)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 09:00 by Susan Barton
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 E, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.902161,-121.708079&ll=34.902161,-121.708079
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108708971
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "1x1 careful count; photos of several"

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (20)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 09:00 by Peder Svingen
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 E, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.902161,-121.708079&ll=34.902161,-121.708079
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108710212
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "1x1 careful count; photos of several"

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (20)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 09:00 by Ruben Stoll
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 E, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.902161,-121.708079&ll=34.902161,-121.708079
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108743876
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "1x1 careful count; photos of several"

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (20)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 09:00 by Nathan Goldberg
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 E, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=34.902161,-121.708079&ll=34.902161,-121.708079
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108778819
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "1x1 careful count; photos of several"

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (4)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 10:00 by Clifford Jones
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 F, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.324297,-122.002781&ll=35.324297,-122.002781
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108696310
- Comments: "1x1"

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (4)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 10:00 by Susan Barton
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 F, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.324297,-122.002781&ll=35.324297,-122.002781
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108708986
- Comments: "1x1"

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (4)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 10:00 by Peder Svingen
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 F, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.324297,-122.002781&ll=35.324297,-122.002781
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108710211
- Comments: "1x1"

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (4)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 10:00 by Ruben Stoll
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 F, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.324297,-122.002781&ll=35.324297,-122.002781
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108743900
- Comments: "1x1"

Cook's Petrel (Pterodroma cookii) (4)
- Reported Apr 26, 2022 10:00 by Nathan Goldberg
- TOOBCROOZ 04262022 F, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.324297,-122.002781&ll=35.324297,-122.002781
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108778818
- Comments: "1x1"

Hammond's Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) (1)
- Reported Apr 27, 2022 10:00 by Petra Clayton
- San Juan/Shell Creek Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6033925,-120.3298069&ll=35.6033925,-120.3298069
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S108263536
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Small bill with a mostly dark lower mandible; long primary projection"

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MCAS Field Trip-SLO Beaver Brigade #1 & #2, May 17 & May 22/FULL

Freddy Howell
 

Thank you for your enthusiastic response; both of the SLO Beaver Brigade trips are FULL.

Because we have an extensive waiting list already, we have closed the registration forms. 
 
Thank you, 
Freddy Howell
Robbie Revel
MCAS Field Trip Committee


MCAS Field Trip-Visit the Beavers with SLO Beaver Brigade, May 17 OR May 22

Freddy Howell
 


Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

FIELD TRIP: Visit the Beavers with SLO Beaver Brigade
DATES: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 OR Sunday, May 22, 2022
TIME: 9am to 11am
LEADER: SLO Beaver Brigade
CO-LEADER: Freddy Howell

These are very special trips and we hope that we can accommodate everyone who wants to come. We are asking that if you are retired or not working that you sign up for the Tuesday trip and leave the weekend trip for those who only have the weekends available. Thanks for your understanding.

Trip is limited to 20 participants for each trip - A waiting list will be started once the trip is full.

Come learn about our neighbors, the beavers! Join us for a walk out to a beaver complex. The beavers have been maintaining this particular series of dams since April, 2020. You will see their dams and the signs they leave that tell you they are here.  You will learn about their lodges, why they build dams, how they help remove carbon from the atmosphere, how they help during wildfires, how they provide resiliency during multi-year droughts and most importantly, you will get to immerse yourself in the wet, lush, habitat created by these keystone species in the middle of our arid North County.  You won't be disappointed.  

The walk is a half-mile walk out to the ponds on sandy, rocky trails.  It is helpful to wear water shoes or tall boots since we typically walk into the water up to our shins."

 

 RSVP and Proof of Full COVID Vaccination Required! 

 

To participate, CLICK HERE to request and receive a confirmed reservation for this field trip. Exact meeting location will be given to those with confirmed reservations. 

Contact: Freddy Howell   freddy@...
Photo-Beaver trip by Brittany App.jpeg
Photo by Brittany App


First in Yard - BHGR

Wendy McKeown
 

I was excited to see a Black-headed Grosbeak in a tree and at the birdbath in my yard. This is a first time yard bird for me.

Wendy McKeown
Los Osos, CA

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