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


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*** Species Summary:

- Hooded Merganser (4 reports)
- White-winged Dove (11 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Stilt Sandpiper (1 report)
- Dunlin (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (4 reports)
- Reddish Egret (16 reports)
- Merlin (1 report)
- Cedar Waxwing (1 report)
- American Redstart (3 reports)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> San Luis Obispo County Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in San Luis Obispo County. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN36231
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 29, 2021 13:05 by Long-eared Owl
- Atascadero Wastewater Treatment Ponds--no internal access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4827588,-120.6424508&ll=35.4827588,-120.6424508
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93914179
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Photo."

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 29, 2021 13:05 by The Kingbirder
- Atascadero Wastewater Treatment Ponds--no internal access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4827588,-120.6424508&ll=35.4827588,-120.6424508
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93914174
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing."

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 29, 2021 07:00 by Tom Edell
- Atascadero Wastewater Treatment Ponds--no internal access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4827588,-120.6424508&ll=35.4827588,-120.6424508
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93903237
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing bird first reported here on 26 Jul and possibly one of the brood hatched on the Salinas River near the Las Pilitas Road Bridge. Bird lacked a rear crest and had a mostly yellow lower mandible with a dark tip on a long narrow merganser type bill. Photo of bird on far side of pond."

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 29, 2021 07:00 by Jeanette Stone
- Atascadero Wastewater Treatment Ponds--no internal access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4827588,-120.6424508&ll=35.4827588,-120.6424508
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93917263
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing bird first reported here on 26 Jul and possibly one of the brood hatched on the Salinas River near the Las Pilitas Road Bridge. Bird lacked a rear crest and had a mostly yellow lower mandible with a dark tip on a long narrow merganser type bill. Photo of bird on far side of pond."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 12:14 by Joanne Aasen
- 476 Hastings St, Cambria - Joanne's Home, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.564077,-121.1037433&ll=35.564077,-121.1037433
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93804604
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "On branch of apple tree in my backyard. White along lower edge of wings, smaller than EUCD, mostly monotone in color. Photos to come."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 30, 2021 12:08 by Peggy Burhenn
- Canyon De Los Alisos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1386319,-120.5144947&ll=35.1386319,-120.5144947
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93949395
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Slender dove with white outer wing patch along edge and white patch on upper wing when flying."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 15:44 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- San Simeon Creek Mouth/Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5956267,-121.1267052&ll=35.5956267,-121.1267052
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93822402
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Observed at fenced-off section of old road leading from picnic area to the campground."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 12:30 by Will Knowlton
- San Simeon Creek Mouth/Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5956267,-121.1267052&ll=35.5956267,-121.1267052
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93905574
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing at location. Found foraging on the ground near the picnic tables near the bathrooms of the Washburn Day Use Area parking lot."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 12:20 by Mike Bush
- San Simeon Creek Mouth/Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5956267,-121.1267052&ll=35.5956267,-121.1267052
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93809167
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Slightly smaller and a bit darker than nearby Eurasian Collared Doves. Easily seen white stripe along leading edge of the wing. Long, narrow and dark bill and red legs/feet."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 09:30 by Tom Edell
- San Simeon Creek Mouth/Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5956267,-121.1267052&ll=35.5956267,-121.1267052
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93819985
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "2 foraging around picnic tables at Washburn Day Use area, both in view at same time."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 14:45 by Kevin Zimmer
- San Simeon SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5968718,-121.1235286&ll=35.5968718,-121.1235286
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93823231
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. First reported and photographed a few days ago, and 2 were reported from this same spot this morning. I saw only 1 White-winged Dove, and it was associating with a group of 30+ Eurasian Collared-Doves that were feeding on the ground around the picnic tables adjacent to the parking lot. All of the doves would repeatedly flush from the ground and fly up to either nearby fences, or to a lone pine tree across the entrance road. The White-winged Dove stood out as smaller, darker and shorter tailed than the Collared-Doves when perched or on the ground, and a wedge of white running along the leading edge of the folded wing was usually conspicuous at such times. The bare blue orbital skin was also obvious, as was the absence of any black hind-collar across the back of the neck, the reddish eyes, and the distinctly reddish-pink legs and feet. In flight, the white band separating the dusky primaries and primary coverts from the paler brownish secondary coverts and tertials was even more obvious, as was the shorter, fan-shaped tail, with a broad white terminal band and a narrower dark subterminal band."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 12:30 by Petra Clayton
- San Simeon SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5968718,-121.1235286&ll=35.5968718,-121.1235286
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93820357
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing since 8/23/21 (Lowell Young)
Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing a White-winged Dove foraging by itself and also with Eurasian Collared-Doves:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51408156525/in/dateposted-public/" title="White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica), San Simeon, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51408156525_b2159423bd_z.jpg" alt="White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica), San Simeon, CA" /></a>

Other species included: Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, California Scrub Jay, Red-winged Blacklbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Spotted Towhee."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 08:55 by Nick Belardes
- San Simeon SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5968718,-121.1235286&ll=35.5968718,-121.1235286
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93805549
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Smaller and darker than Eurasian-collared Dove. Thin bills, white along wings. Arrived this morning to find two flocks of doves on ground area, on fences, and in tree. Dove flew to parking lot area and walked into shrubs. Finally it flew to a shrub, then to a fence post. Spotted the second after other birders arrived. Pointed the bird out to T. Edell as it foraged on ground in mixed flock of doves, cowbirds, song sparrows, brewer’s blackbirds. We took photos while more birders arrived. Upon examining photos, the bird that flew in when T. Edell was on-hand, appears to have a slightly different thickness to white wing pattern."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 10:16 by Lowell Young
- San Simeon State Park, Cambria US-CA 35.59460, -121.12426, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5946,-121.124257&ll=35.5946,-121.124257
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93812531
- Comments: "I reported this bird on Aug. 23 with pictures. The lower edge of the folded wing was white which eliminates every other species of dove or pigeon. The bird was seen flying into a wind swept pine to the south of the rest rooms. Many EUCDS are also roosting in the tree. Today, there were two WWDOs."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 26, 2021 16:21 by Lowell Young
- San Simeon State Park, Cambria US-CA 35.59460, -121.12426, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5946,-121.124257&ll=35.5946,-121.124257
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93777417
- Comments: "I reported this bird on Aug. 23 with pictures. The lower edge of the folded wing was white which eliminates every other species of dove or pigeon. The bird was seen flying into a wind swept pine to the south of the rest rooms. Many EUCDS are also roosting in the tree."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 17:08 by Linnea Schaefer
- Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3351672,-120.8652992&ll=35.3351672,-120.8652992
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93815863
- Comments: "Seen well. Appears to be molting adult, clear gold line over eye extending down neck. gold speckled in feathers on dorsum. Lighter mottling on breast but Black/dark molt on lower chest/belly. Dark tear drop line extending from back of eye down neck."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 26, 2021 16:14 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
- Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3351672,-120.8652992&ll=35.3351672,-120.8652992
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93781604
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Photo. Long legged, and short primary projection. Between rescue markers 1 & 2."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 28, 2021 07:15 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/S93863384
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Thanks to Torrey Gage Tomlinson who recognized what I was calling a Pectoral Sandpiper as a Stilt Sandpiper. The streaking on the chest isn't as dark and pronounced, the bill and legs are longer. Also I saw the bird probing in the mud more like a dowitcher."

Dunlin (Calidris alpina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 26, 2021 13:05 by Lowell Young
- Moon Stone Beach Park, Cambria US-CA 35.56925, -121.11008, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.569248,-121.110076&ll=35.569248,-121.110076
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93769069
- Comments: "This bird was observed with a number of lesser and western sandpipers. It was also larger than all of the them. It’s under parts were white, it’s breast and upper parts were brownish. The bill was almost 1 1/2 times the length of the head. Based on this field marks, I determined that this was a Dublin."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 25, 2021 07:35 by Gabriel Rudy
- Atascadero Lake, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4646547,-120.6667256&ll=35.4646547,-120.6667256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93772760
- Comments: "One observed Aug 25th, approx 8am"

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Aug 28, 2021 09:37 by barry mantell
- San Simeon SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5968718,-121.1235286&ll=35.5968718,-121.1235286
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93859699
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen from bridge over creek looking east. Poor photo. Very prominent white eyering. Brownish back and wings with light spots."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 28, 2021 08:43 by Norman Pillsbury
- San Simeon SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5968718,-121.1235286&ll=35.5968718,-121.1235286
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93852899
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "In Creek upstream from bridge. Photos."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 28, 2021 08:43 by Ann Stockert
- San Simeon SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5968718,-121.1235286&ll=35.5968718,-121.1235286
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93914414
- Comments: "Observed from the creek bridge, poor photo due to facing east into the sun, but able to observe a prominent eyering. Photo for ID only"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 29, 2021 14:40 by Debra Craig
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93912675
- Comments: "Continuing. At south end of lagoon resting. Dull brownish color, yellow eye, dark bill"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 29, 2021 12:24 by Jeff Miller
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93904623
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile; photos"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 29, 2021 09:03 by Heather O'Connor
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93899421
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Wading in southern tidal pond. Flew up 100 yards to marshy area to feed. Alongside 2 Snowy Egrets. Gray body with grayish red head and neck."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 29, 2021 07:48 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93925823
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile spent most of our visit foraging in shallow water in far south end of creek mouth lagoon."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 28, 2021 10:42 by Carrie Miller
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93845489
- Comments: "Continuing in Pismo Lagoon."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 16:03 by Stephanie Cardenas
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93813198
- Comments: "Juvenile fishing and displaying the dancing behavior in the Pismo Lagoon on the beach"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 12:11 by Tom Edell
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93819979
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile flew north from creek mouth to upper north end of lagoon"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 08:50 by Roger Zachary
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93812640
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird; photos"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 07:00 by Ann Stockert
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93819834
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile bird in southern end of Pismo Creek mouth… photos"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 07:00 by Janet Rayner
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93821038
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile bird in southern end of Pismo Creek mouth… photos"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 06:50 by Nicole Durtschi
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93796156
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing dark morph juvenile, near the creek mouth."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 26, 2021 13:18 by Nicole Durtschi
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93777799
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing dark morph juvenile, foraging actively at the creek mouth."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 26, 2021 11:06 by Mark Mushkat
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93765792
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing at south end of creek"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 30, 2021 09:34 by John Fields
- Pismo SB--Grand Ave. access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.122822,-120.6350327&ll=35.122822,-120.6350327
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93967022
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Spotted near Pismo creek mouth. Non-breading plumage grey body with reddish face. Slightly larger than snowy egrets. Poor quality cellphone pics attached (the reddish coloring did not get picked up)."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 30, 2021 09:34 by Jean Bazor
- Pismo SB--Grand Ave. access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.122822,-120.6350327&ll=35.122822,-120.6350327
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93946876
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Spotted near Pismo creek mouth. Non-breading plumage grey body with reddish face. Slightly larger than snowy egrets. Poor quality cellphone pics attached (the reddish coloring did not get picked up)."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 25, 2021 18:17 by Kristin & Christopher Koller-Fernandes
- Pismo SB--Grand Ave. access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.122822,-120.6350327&ll=35.122822,-120.6350327
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93769463
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing- saw bird in same area in the morning as well. Photos"

Merlin (Falco columbarius) (1)
- Reported Aug 29, 2021 08:30 by Anonymous eBirder
- Spanish ranch, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.069042,-119.9837461&ll=35.069042,-119.9837461
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93920367
- Comments: "A little early. Very dark. Seen fleetingly while driving, at 15' distance, flying parallel to road. Small compact falcon. Only alternative would be female kestrel. This bird had a relatively short tail, was flying swiftly and directly, and was almost black. All suggesting Merlin over Kestrel. But no photo or call."

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 09:44 by Alex Rinkert
- 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/S93921419
- Comments: "Seen and heard while flying over. Starling-shaped bird but smaller and pale below, giving high pitched whine and trill in flight."

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 13:02 by Tom Edell
- 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/S93819975
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing male at same location along service road just south of the ranger headquarters. Bird first reported here on 26 May"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 11:39 by Ann Stockert
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1085767,-120.6265268&ll=35.1085767,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93819578
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Very surprised to find our rare adult male visitor still here and in the same location along the maintenance road. Photos"

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 27, 2021 11:39 by Janet Rayner
- 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/S93821013
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Very surprised to find our rare adult male visitor still here and in the same location along the maintenance road. Photos"

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*** Species Summary:

- Hooded Merganser (2 reports)
- Red-breasted Merganser (1 report)
- Reddish Egret (2 reports)
- Cedar Waxwing (1 report)

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Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2021 09:45 by Kevin Zimmer
- Atascadero Wastewater Treatment Ponds--no internal access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4827588,-120.6424508&ll=35.4827588,-120.6424508
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94001990
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing female (of uncertain age) photographed in the southernmost pond with any significant water. This bird was first reported from this location on 26 July. The bird was distant, and on the other side of a chainlink fence, so I could not get close for decent photos, or even get good studies of plumage and bare parts characters. What I could see was a characteristic thin, merganser-shaped bill with significant yellowish color at the base, and a typical (for this species) anvil-shaped profile to the head, but with only the slightest indication of a rear crest to the brown head. The tail was longish, wedge-shaped, and often held somewhat cocked above the water."

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) (1)
- Reported Aug 29, 2021 15:54 by Francis Toldi
- Atascadero Wastewater Treatment Ponds--no internal access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4827588,-120.6424508&ll=35.4827588,-120.6424508
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93918733
- Comments: "continuing bird, reported by others"

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2021 13:00 by Anita Howard
- Morro Bay Sandspit, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3351672,-120.8652992&ll=35.3351672,-120.8652992
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94012367
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "seemed to be injured. It was alone on the beach. When we got close, it walked slowly away. Maybe Female."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2021 11:09 by Jean Bazor
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S93992981
- Comments: "Continuing"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2021 11:09 by John Fields
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94017674
- Comments: "Continuing"

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (13) CONFIRMED
- Reported Aug 31, 2021 09:45 by Kevin Zimmer
- Atascadero Wastewater Treatment Ponds--no internal access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4827588,-120.6424508&ll=35.4827588,-120.6424508
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94001990
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "A single compact flock of 13 flying over toward the Salinas River Valley seemed early for this species, and were the first that I have seen in the area since May."

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- Reddish Egret (2 reports)

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Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2021 12:56 by Carly Boyd-Dovideo
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94044473
- Comments: "Previously reported"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 01, 2021 11:04 by Sheryl Ferguson
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94040038
- Comments: "continuing"

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- Reddish Egret (4 reports)

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Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2021 10:05 by Jean Bazor
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94077617
- Comments: "Continuing"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2021 10:05 by John Fields
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94083963
- Comments: "Continuing"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2021 08:03 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94075980
- Comments: "Photos, continuing bird."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 02, 2021 08:03 by Jim Royer
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94096585
- Comments: "Photos, continuing bird."

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*** Species Summary:

- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Reddish Egret (1 report)
- Cedar Waxwing (1 report)

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White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 02, 2021 08:00 by Sarah Robinson
- Oceano Dunes SVRA, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.0657368,-120.6275693&ll=35.0657368,-120.6275693
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94155444
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Perched on field fencing of plover nesting habitat exclosure, near Post 6"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 03, 2021 11:00 by Wanda Lo
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94132431
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "solo egret in creek with 2-3 white egrets"

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (10)
- Reported Sep 03, 2021 06:28 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Atascadero Wastewater Treatment Ponds--no internal access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4827588,-120.6424508&ll=35.4827588,-120.6424508
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94144376
- Comments: "Fly-catching in oaks."

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*** Species Summary:

- American Wigeon (1 report)
- Solitary Sandpiper (3 reports)
- Reddish Egret (2 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Tennessee Warbler (5 reports)

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American Wigeon (Mareca americana) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 08:43 by Tom Edell
- 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/S94185655
- Comments: "Two distant female plumaged birds together. Grayish heads that were darker around the eye, rusty flanks, white undertail coverts with black mottling in undertail of at least one bird, blue bill with dark tip. Similar size to Gadwall."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 08:36 by Norman Pillsbury
- Islay Creek Mouth--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2754126,-120.8874173&ll=35.2754126,-120.8874173
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94195229
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Medium-sized sandpiper with prominent, complete eye-ring behind white lores, dull, greenish legs, olive bill at base with dark tip slightly longer than head length, dark brown back with buffy spots, dark wing patch, and white throat and belly. Observed bird foraging on lagoon shore."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 08:36 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Islay Creek Mouth--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2754126,-120.8874173&ll=35.2754126,-120.8874173
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94180144
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Medium-sized sandpiper with prominent, complete eye-ring behind white lores, dull, greenish legs, olive bill at base with dark tip slightly longer than head length, dark brown back with buffy spots, dark wing patch, and white throat and belly. Observed bird foraging on lagoon shore."

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 08:36 by Jeff Miller
- Islay Creek Mouth--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2754126,-120.8874173&ll=35.2754126,-120.8874173
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94182429
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Medium-sized sandpiper with prominent, complete eye-ring behind white lores, dull, greenish legs, olive bill at base with dark tip slightly longer than head length, dark brown back with buffy spots, dark wing patch, and white throat and belly. Observed bird foraging on lagoon shore."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 15:14 by Anita Howard
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94195777
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "The sun was bright, so it was difficult to see the colors. Someone told me the bird would jump or dance around in an odd manner, and that would be one way of identifying it. We observed that behavior."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 11:29 by Rick Derevan
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94173287
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Light maroon. Hunts by running and spreading wings. Photos."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (4)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 07:20 by Tom Edell
- Santa Rita Ranch, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.525674,-120.8525465&ll=35.525674,-120.8525465
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94229904
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "At least one adult and one immature; four in view at once"

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 09:59 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S94175784
- Comments: "Continuing. Lime green back, head, tail. White undertail coverts. White supercilium. Metallic chip call. Flew across horse trail (that leads to creek) across from Oak Peak trailhead. Also seen by Mike Bush in small pine next to cyprus near horse trail. No pics."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 09:59 by Mike Bush
- 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/S94187313
- Comments: "Continuing. Lime green back, head, tail. White undertail coverts. White supercilium. Metallic chip call. Flew across horse trail (that leads to creek) across from Oak Peak trailhead. Also seen by Mike Bush in small pine next to cyprus near horse trail. No pics."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 09:09 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/S94181024
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Based on posted images, likely a continuing bird reported by Tom Edell the previous day, 9/3/2021. Bird was observed foraging with Townsend's and Orange-crowned warblers in large cypress tree next to campground road and Oats Peak Trail Head. 1st winter bird mostly yellow with sharply-pointed beak, noticeable line through the eye, with white under a short tail and faint whitish wing-bars."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 09:09 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/S94182437
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Based on posted images, likely a continuing bird reported by Tom Edell the previous day, 9/3/2021. Bird was observed foraging with Townsend's and Orange-crowned warblers in large cypress tree next to campground road and Oats Peak Trail Head. 1st winter bird mostly yellow with sharply-pointed beak, noticeable line through the eye, with white under a short tail and faint whitish wing-bars."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 09:09 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/S94195234
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Based on posted images, likely a continuing bird reported by Tom Edell the previous day, 9/3/2021. Bird was observed foraging with Townsend's and Orange-crowned warblers in large cypress tree next to campground road and Oats Peak Trail Head. 1st winter bird mostly yellow with sharply-pointed beak, noticeable line through the eye, with white under a short tail and faint whitish wing-bars."

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*** Species Summary:

- Hooded Merganser (1 report)
- Red-footed Booby (3 reports)
- Least Bittern (2 reports)
- Reddish Egret (1 report)

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Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 17:50 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Atascadero Wastewater Treatment Ponds--no internal access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4827588,-120.6424508&ll=35.4827588,-120.6424508
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94266140
- Comments: "Based on comparative photos likely a continuing bird first reported by Tom Edell on 7/26/2021.
Bird is still lacking defined head crest and had orange bottom of bill, rufous/brown cap, whitish throat and darker brown/gray back with two white secondaries visible on each side of back."

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 09:30 by Tom Edell
- Morro Bay Harbor Entrance, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3589237,-120.8777056&ll=35.3589237,-120.8777056
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94293962
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "This bird flew out of the fog with a gull chasing it and circled around the boat before heading away with a couple of gulls behind it. It returned maybe nine more times sometimes flying right overhead and always with gull in pursuit. At the time it was clear the bird lacked the dark head and breast of a Brown Booby, but the overcast conditions made it impossible to see color. After returning home and lightening photos it is clear that the bird is a Red-footed Booby. The photos show a pinkish colored bill with a dark tip and blue around the eye which has a amber (?) colored iris, a warm brown head and chest, and no white in the underwing coverts. The bird showed worn outer primaries and inner secondaries, is missing/molting in P6, and retains a couple of worn retricies."

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 09:30 by Mike Bush
- Morro Bay Harbor Entrance, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3589237,-120.8777056&ll=35.3589237,-120.8777056
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94296755
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "This bird flew out of the fog with a gull chasing it and circled around the boat before heading away with a couple of gulls behind it. It returned maybe nine more times sometimes flying right overhead and always with gull in pursuit. At the time it was clear the bird lacked the dark head and breast of a Brown Booby, but the overcast conditions made it impossible to see color. After returning home and lightening photos it is clear that the bird is a Red-footed Booby. The photos show a pinkish colored bill with a dark tip and blue around the eye which has a amber (?) colored iris, a warm brown head and chest, and no white in the underwing coverts. The bird showed worn outer primaries and inner secondaries, is missing/molting in P6, and retains a couple of worn retricies."

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 09:30 by Nick Belardes
- Morro Bay Harbor Entrance, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3589237,-120.8777056&ll=35.3589237,-120.8777056
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94297783
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "This bird flew out of the fog with a gull chasing it and circled around the boat before heading away with a couple of gulls behind it. It returned maybe nine more times sometimes flying right overhead and always with gull in pursuit. At the time it was clear the bird lacked the dark head and breast of a Brown Booby, but the overcast conditions made it impossible to see color. After returning home and lightening photos it is clear that the bird is a Red-footed Booby. The photos show a pinkish colored bill with a dark tip and blue around the eye which has a amber (?) colored iris, a warm brown head and chest, and no white in the underwing coverts. The bird showed worn outer primaries and inner secondaries, is missing/molting in P6, and retains a couple of worn retricies."

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 13:05 by Sheryl Ferguson
- Oso Flaco Lake (not for beach/ocean), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.0302072,-120.6207848&ll=35.0302072,-120.6207848
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94293718
- Comments: "Jeanette Stone-Morro Bay Audubon spotted and identified it"

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2021 11:00 by Jeanette Stone
- Oso Flaco Lake (not for beach/ocean), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.0302072,-120.6207848&ll=35.0302072,-120.6207848
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94298036
- Comments: "Small Bittern, pale buffy coverts"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 01, 2021 07:21 by Leo ONeill
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94236164
- Comments: "Continuing bird in south west area of pond. Observed “dancing while feeding” behavior. Dark bill and dark legs."

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*** Species Summary:

- Black-chinned Hummingbird (2 reports)
- Red-footed Booby (1 report)
- Reddish Egret (1 report)
- Cedar Waxwing (3 reports)

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Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1)
- Reported Sep 07, 2021 07:45 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/S94330655
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Cont. bird at the feeders. Photos."

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) (1)
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 19:14 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/S94330569
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird defending the feeder. Diagnostic call. Photo."

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) (1)
- Reported Sep 04, 2021 16:00 by Kevin Lapp
- Montana de Oro SP--Bluff Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2711807,-120.8948396&ll=35.2711807,-120.8948396
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94299532
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Delayed report because of no cell-phone service in Islay Creek campground, and because I couldn't ID this bird in the field and needed to see my photos and couldn't do that until I got home from camping. Originally reported as a Brown Booby (to trigger eBird review); received a message that this bird looks like a Red-footed Booby spotted at Morro Bay two days later.

This bird caught my attention because it was really big compared to all the shearwaters flying by off-shore. Photos are significant crops of my photos taken from the tide pools at Corralina Cove. The bird was flying well off-shore; at its closest, it was just beyond the kelp (a couple of hundred yards off shore). Appeared to be all-dark. Its flight was mostly low to the ocean, but it rose and fell in a pattern I associate more with an albatross, but I don't have much experience with either albatross (never seen a black-footed albatross) or boobies, and I only saw this bird for 15 seconds or so. Photos show a lighter neck ahead of the wings and, if you can zoom in, some flight feather wear that looks like the Red-footed Booby photographed at much closer range two days later."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 07, 2021 10:08 by Jean Bazor
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94331129
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (2)
- Reported Sep 07, 2021 07:57 by Kees Eglowski
- Dove Creek Sensitive Habitat Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4488531,-120.6375668&ll=35.4488531,-120.6375668
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94328830
- Comments: "Unmistakable calling"

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (2)
- Reported Sep 07, 2021 09:12 by Jim Royer
- 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/S94339443
- Comments: "Calling - very high pitched and repeated “seeet” up in cypress trees"

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (6)
- Reported Sep 06, 2021 07:12 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- de Anza Trail - South Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4874054,-120.6409125&ll=35.4874054,-120.6409125
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94318911
- Comments: "Bug-catching flock"

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*** Species Summary:

- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Stilt Sandpiper (5 reports)
- Reddish Egret (1 report)
- Cedar Waxwing (2 reports)
- Tennessee Warbler (1 report)

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Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (2)
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 07:44 by Nick Belardes
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3982858,-120.8678892&ll=35.3982858,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94391795
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Pair on strand. Lankier than Black-bellied, more golden, thin-billed, yellowy wash on cheeks. Terrible lighting and poor distance shots. Seemed fairly golden when flying past me. Couldn’t catch up for better pics. Hard to tell about those wingtip lengths though they seem to fit lengths for Pacifics. Photos include both birds."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 18:07 by Long-eared Owl
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94396201
- Comments: "Continuing bird found yesterday off of a private residence on Vista De Lago. With the Dowitchers, Pectoral Sandpipers, and Killdeer. Dowitcher-like foraging technique. White supercilium, longer yellow legs, black decurved bill. Photos."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 18:07 by The Kingbirder
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94396204
- Comments: "Continuing bird found yesterday off of a private residence on Vista De Lago. With the Dowitchers, Pectoral Sandpipers, and Killdeer. Dowitcher-like foraging technique. White supercilium, longer yellow legs, black decurved bill. Photos."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 13:47 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94390008
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Juvenile coloration. Long, downcurved black bill with knob at the end. Foraged somewhat like a dowitcher and was seen with one, pumping its bill into the water. Long yellowish legs, pale scales with some light rufous streaking on back, white belly, white supercilium, brown eyeline, very light streaking on chest. It also foraged with the Pectoral, solo along reeds, and stood next to a goose butt for a while, preening, before getting back into water. At first Nick (writer of this post) thought the bird was a dowitcher. Torrey schooled him, said, “Stilt Sandpiper!” Fun time seeing this bird along with several other area naturalists/birders."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 13:47 by Nick Belardes
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94389058
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Discovered previous day by an anonymous birder. Juvenile coloration. Long, downcurved black bill with knob at the end. Foraged somewhat like a dowitcher and was seen with one, pumping its bill into the water. Long yellowish legs, pale scales with some light rufous streaking on back, white belly, white supercilium, brown eyeline, very light streaking on chest. It also foraged with the Pectoral, solo along reeds, and stood next to a goose butt for a while, preening, before getting back into water. At first Nick (writer of this post) thought the bird was a dowitcher. Torrey schooled him, said, “Stilt Sandpiper!” Fun time seeing this bird along with several other area naturalists/birders. Video: https://twitter.com/nickbelardes/status/1435748596054315017?s=21"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 13:47 by Mike Bush
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94389803
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Juvenile coloration. Long, downcurved black bill with knob at the end. Foraged somewhat like a dowitcher and was seen with one, pumping its bill into the water. Long yellowish legs, pale scales with some light rufous streaking on back, white belly, white supercilium, brown eyeline, very light streaking on chest. It also foraged with the Pectoral, solo along reeds, and stood next to a goose butt for a while, preening, before getting back into water. At first Nick (writer of this post) thought the bird was a dowitcher. Torrey schooled him, said, “Stilt Sandpiper!” Fun time seeing this bird along with several other area naturalists/birders."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 09:48 by Rudy Lucero
- Pismo SB--North Beach Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1309827,-120.6345294&ll=35.1309827,-120.6345294
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94377094
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen wading near the south end of lagoon."

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (2)
- Reported Sep 07, 2021 07:45 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/S94330655
- Comments: "Two birds flew over calling and landed in a tree. Yellow tail, yellowish/tanish belly & breast, gray undertail."

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (8)
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 07:40 by Dale Ball
- The Lakes, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5143427,-120.6719139&ll=35.5143427,-120.6719139
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94372449
- Comments: "Flock paused way up at the top of a spruce, "seet-seeing", moving around the neighborhood."

Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) (1)
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 12:25 by Tom Edell
- Lila Keiser Park/Morro Creek, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3777661,-120.856743&ll=35.3777661,-120.856743
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94392782
- Comments: "We had obstructed views of this bird in the back of a willow and when it moved from that tree with a flock of Bushtits we were unable to find it again. The location was along Morro Creek behind the west most ball field at Lila Keiser Park. The bird was larger than the bushtits and had a thin pointed bill. The crown was yellow-green and the face showed a pale supercilium, dark line through the eye and a yellowish face. The underparts including the undertail coverts were mostly pale except for a yellow wash on the breast that was pale at mid-breast. The tail appeared short. After seeing the bird we tried to find a location where we could see it in the open but lost sight of it while moving. No photos were obtained"

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*** Species Summary:

- Stilt Sandpiper (23 reports)
- Franklin's Gull (1 report)
- Reddish Egret (2 reports)
- Eastern Kingbird (1 report)
- Cedar Waxwing (1 report)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (1 report)

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Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 11:50 by Jeff Miller
- 1168 Vista del Lago, San Luis Obispo US-CA (35.2647,-120.6929), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.264663,-120.69294&ll=35.264663,-120.69294
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94425081
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "True story; I got discharged from the hospital today at 11:30 after getting hip replacement surgery yesterday, and went straight to the stilt sandpiper, using my walker. John Luther saw the bird come out into the wet mudflats to forage. Smaller than nearby dowitchers and much paler. Long, greenish-yellow legs, scaly back, heavy black downcurved bill, strong and long white supercilium, dark cap, buffy streaks on upper chest and neck, clean white underneath. Foraged with rapid motions, with butt mostly tilted up in the air. Poor documentary photos."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 15:00 by David Lawrence
- Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.265162,-120.6859589&ll=35.265162,-120.6859589
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94413598
- Comments: "Intermediate-sized with long, all-black, narrow and noticeably drooping bill, medium/long yellow legs (bird is limping), faint and narrow breast streaks, prominent white supercilium. Good comparison with adjacent Pectoral Sandpiper"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 17:55 by Will Knowlton
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94438161
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing at location.

Distantly viewed from the open lot. Medium-ish sized sandpiper with slightly decurved bill, mostly towards the tip. Obvious pale supercilium. Photos."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 16:45 by Kevin Zimmer
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94437765
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile. Feeding by itself (but not far from a group of 6 dowitchers), out in the water, up to its belly, like a dowitcher. Proportionately long, stilt-like, yellow legs; longish, all-black bill (longer than a Pectoral Sandpiper, but not as long as a dowitcher) with a distinct droop to the tip; distinct pale superciliary; identified as a juvenile by the neatly pale-fringed mantle feathers and wing-coverts, and by the absence of barring on the underparts that worn adults at this time of year would be expected to show. In flight characters included a solidly white rump (no dark dividing bar), feet extending well beyond the end of the tail, and lack of an obvious pale stripe on the upper side of the wings. Photos to be uploaded later."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 12:38 by Nick Belardes
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94431089
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile. Arrived to find bird foraging in water long creek mouth mud-banks. Bird exited water and preened next to a goose then returned to water and foraged alongside a dowitcher some. Bird also foraged toward me as I stood twenty or so yards from mudbanks and watched (a homeowner bordering lake allowed me in backyard for viewing).

This was my second viewing of the bird (Sept. 8 viewing: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94389058) which I was able to take in more of the bird's features and sometimes dowitcher-like foraging behavior.

Upon this closer look I could really note the knob at the end of its long, black downcurved bill, as well as spots on its undertail, and scaly, white-edged mostly grey plumage (some blackish toward and on tailfeathers). The bird also has yellowish legs, light brownish streaking on white chest, some light brownish spottiness on white belly, and some rufous streaking to its shoulder area, back, and on some of its tailfeathers (or primaries--hard to tell). Also a rufousy thick line that extended below eye to midpoint of eye from base of bill back toward cheeks. A white supercilium separated that rufous lower line from the rufous crown.

Smaller than a dowitcher though as noted, similar behavior and sometimes foraged alongside a dowitcher, which I noted on both viewings. One other birder present. Two others had just seen the bird.

Video: https://twitter.com/nickbelardes/status/1436099217018155015?s=21"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 09:56 by Heather O'Connor
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94433459
- Comments: "Continuing bird sighted September 7 by Lisa Roeder. Wading in deep water to breast with other sandpipers. Dark drooped bill. Yellow legs seen when it moved."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 08:25 by Roger Zachary
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94433729
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile at Prefumo Creek outlet into Laguna Lake. This bird was first reported on 7 Sep and seen and photographed by many individuals on 8 Sep. Today it foraged around the gravel bars at the Prefumo Creek outlet into Laguna Lake and was at least 50-75 yards away most of the time it was in view, with the sun to the birds right. This bird was about the size of a dowitcher but slimmer and with a slightly decurved bill. The wings showed the expected scaly appearance of a juvenile (pale feather edges) and there were fine dark streaks on the breast and sides, plus there was a faint buffy wash across the breast. The brownish cap and pale face were finely streaked except for the pale supercilium and thick dark loral stripe that continued behind the eye as a warm colored patch posterior to the eye. The neck was also streaked. Legs appeared yellow in the morning light and the bird had a long-legged look when foraging in shallower water. Photos"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 08:25 by Tom Edell
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94429720
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile at Prefumo Creek outlet into Laguna Lake. This bird was first reported on 7 Sep and seen and photographed by many individuals on 8 Sep. Today it foraged around the gravel bars at the Prefumo Creek outlet into Laguna Lake and was at least 50-75 yards away most of the time it was in view, with the sun to the birds right. This bird was about the size of a dowitcher but slimmer and with a slightly decurved bill. The wings showed the expected scaly appearance of a juvenile (pale feather edges) and there were fine dark streaks on the breast and sides, plus there was a faint buffy wash across the breast. The brownish cap and pale face were finely streaked except for the pale supercilium and thick dark loral stripe that continued behind the eye as a warm colored patch posterior to the eye. The neck was also streaked. Legs appeared yellow in the morning light and the bird had a long-legged look when foraging in shallower water. Photos"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 07:40 by Kaaren Perry
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94433637
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Found on 9/7 by Lisa Roeder. Long legged sandpiper, dull yellow legs, pronounced supercilium. Slightly droopy bill, variegated wing and back plumage. Buffy, lightly flecked upper chest and neck. Light Gray belly and undertail Noticeably smaller than nearby dowitchers."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 07:40 by Mark Mushkat
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94415602
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Found on 9/7 by Lisa Roeder. Long legged sandpiper, dull yellow legs, pronounced supercilium. Slightly droopy bill, variegated wing and back plumage. Buffy, lightly flecked upper chest and neck. Light Gray belly and undertail Noticeably smaller than nearby dowitchers."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 06:45 by Norman Pillsbury
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94418614
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 20:02 by Lars Tomanek
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94396958
- Comments: "Dark and slightly downward curved bill. Relatively bare chest. Smaller than nearby Dowitchers. Greenish legs. Observed by a dozen birders at the property at the end of Laguna Lane from 4 - 5:30 pm."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 19:00 by Stephanie Little
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94416474
- Comments: "Continuing and previously seen by many others. Juvenile coloration. Long, downcurved black bill. Light rufous streaking on back, white belly, white supercilium, brown eyeline, very light streaking on chest. It was foraging with 1 Pectoral and another bird that looked similar to a pectoral. Photo won't attach"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 18:26 by Teresa Connell
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94397509
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing will post pict."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 18:07 by Max Taylor
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94396498
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird found yesterday off of a private residence on Vista De Lago. With the Dowitchers, Pectoral Sandpipers, and Killdeer. Dowitcher-like foraging technique. White supercilium, longer yellow legs, black decurved bill. Photos."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 16:33 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94397835
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile bird found by Lisa Roeder the previous day was a medium-sized sandpiper with buffy-colored cap, distinct white supercillium, long, dark slightly drooping bill with blunt tip, scaly appearance to wings and long greenish/yellow legs."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 16:30 by Carrie Miller
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94425498
- Comments: "Continuing. Juvenile. Heavy, decurved black bill. Foraged in the water, a bit like a dowitcher. Long yellowish legs. Mostly white-edged grey plumage with a white belly, white supercilium, brown eyeline, very light streaking on chest."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 15:40 by Jeanette Stone
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94413935
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile bird found by Lisa Roeder. A medium-sized sandpiper with buffy-colored cap, distinct white supercilium, long, dark slightly drooping bill with blunt tip, scaly appearance to wings and long yellowish legs."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 15:40 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94432950
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile bird found by Lisa Roeder. A medium-sized sandpiper with buffy-colored cap, distinct white supercilium, long, dark slightly drooping bill with blunt tip, scaly appearance to wings and long yellowish legs."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 13:42 by Jay Carroll
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94396575
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Reported yesterday by Lisa Roeder, this Calidris sandpiper had a whitish supercilium, dark and fairly long bill slightly decurved with a blunt tip, weak streaking on the breast and sides blending into white underparts; back and wings had a scaly appearance with mostly white-edged gray plumage; legs yellow; many observers."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 07, 2021 18:15 by Lisa Roeder
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94398506
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Bird found off of a private residence on Vista De Lago. Contacted friends who helped with ID. With the Dowitchers, Pectoral Sandpipers, and Killdeer. Dowitcher-like foraging technique. White supercilium, longer yellow legs, black decurved bill. Photos."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 11:50 by John Luther
- Laguna Lake Park from Vista Del Lago, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2643917,-120.693183&ll=35.2643917,-120.693183
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94440064
- Comments: "Continuing for third day. Excellent photos by others"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 17:00 by Tom Slater
- Prefumo creek mouth, Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2645684,-120.6927912&ll=35.2645684,-120.6927912
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94398246
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Very light colored bird, long dark bill, white eyebrow, gray/brown streak through the eye, fairly large but smaller than a dowitcher."

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 16:45 by Petra Clayton
- Baywood Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3267517,-120.841246&ll=35.3267517,-120.841246
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94400645
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "First-ever eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot.
Only other SLO County eBird reports of this species were at Santa Maria River Estuary (5/11/21 & 5/12/21 - Herb Elliott)

Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51439305389/in/dateposted-public/" title="Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan), Baywood Park, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51439305389_372b713950_z.jpg" alt="Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan), Baywood Park, CA" /></a>"

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 08:54 by Nicole Durtschi
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94415182
- Comments: "Continuing bird, at the creek mouth."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 18:00 by Tom Slater
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94398289
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Large egret, reddish body, light gray and under wings, yellow eye, black Bill, active not passive feeder"

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 07, 2021 15:30 by Anonymous eBirder
- Fiscalini Ranch Preserve--Bluff Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5509751,-121.1017878&ll=35.5509751,-121.1017878
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94397411
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Photos in harsh light. Flycatcher with black head, nape, and back; white throat and belly; black tail with white fringe. The bill is pinkish at base and darkening to black towards tip. Yellow gape."

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) (13)
- Reported Sep 08, 2021 09:29 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Jim Green Trail, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4817977,-120.6447481&ll=35.4817977,-120.6447481
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94397065
- Comments: "Bug-catching in oaks"

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 12:38 by Nick Belardes
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94431089
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "This large passerine threw me because of its buffy flanks (some on chest). Haven’t seen one in this plumage.

Field marks: broken bright white eyering, yellow rump, pale-to-brightish white throat, pale wingbars. Black streaks on white chest and buffy flanks (and some on chest), and some weird black dots on white undertail coverts that reminded me of Black-and-white Warbler undertail spots, though much smaller. Had strange diagonal striped feathering under tail. Wonder how that striping happened. From molting? Worn feathers?

Found foraging east of gazebo with chickadees and nuthatch, then seen solo. Very slow moving, methodical, perching now and then. Likely first of fall record for SLO County this year. Wasn't sure if this bird should be logged as a Myrtle though its throat appeared white. Was the throat white enough? Appears to be a first-winter bird.

Big thanks to the birders who helped me ID this bird in all of my confusion over those buffy flanks."

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*** Species Summary:

- Hooded Merganser (1 report)
- Stilt Sandpiper (4 reports)
- Reddish Egret (3 reports)
- Eastern Kingbird (1 report)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (3 reports)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) (1)
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 06:26 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Atascadero Wastewater Treatment Ponds--no internal access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4827588,-120.6424508&ll=35.4827588,-120.6424508
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94482810
- Comments: "Continuing bird"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 18:15 by Adam Searcy
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94440981
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Photos"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 09:50 by Petra Clayton
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94440532
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juvenile since 9/7/21. - (First-ever eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: Lisa Roeder).

Foraging with dowitchers and Greater Yellowlegs. Recognized by its posture and feeding behavior: The slightly decurved bill is held pointing downward at a right angle to the line of the neck and back. Wading belly-deep in the water it bends forward when probing, submerging head and neck in the water, causing the rump and tail to stick up.

Appearance includes a prominent white supercilium; slightly decurved black bill; wingtips extending beyond tail; scaly-patterned wings; spindly yellow-green legs seen when running on land.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Stilt Sandpiper foraging with dowitchers, wading belly-deep in the water and running on land with long, yellow-green legs:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51440472402/in/dateposted-public/" title="Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus), Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51440472402_3dfef2094c_z.jpg" alt="Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus), Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, CA" /></a>"

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 09:10 by Steve Summers
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94464192
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "A continuing rarity found two days ago."

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 08:16 by Eric Goodill
- Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2656069,-120.6903817&ll=35.2656069,-120.6903817
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94416021
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Seen continuously for my 45 minute visit from the backyards of birder-friendly residents one and two houses to the left of the empty lot at the very end of Laguna Ave at GPS 35.264186, -120.693156."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 10:58 by Jamie Chavez
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94462254
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Gray and rust colored egret with a black bill, white eye. It was the only wader at the south end of the estuary."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 10:13 by David Cox
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94461267
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing feeding at South end of Pismo creek. Actively feeding, often trying to dance or walk on water, moving forward 15 or 20 feet forward. Included photo with Snowy Egret for comparison (birds within 2 feet of each other."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 09, 2021 10:10 by Eric Goodill
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94419657
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Found in the large roundish pool at the end of the creek. It was standing still the whole time I was there. Perhaps resting after breakfast."

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 16:59 by Max Taylor
- Fiscalini Ranch Preserve--Bluff Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5509751,-121.1017878&ll=35.5509751,-121.1017878
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94476883
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Probably the same bird found a few days ago. This bird was very bold but fairly hard to pick out as it mainly hung out in the rocks under the bluff. Seen hanging around the first beach off the southern parking lot (mainly in the side closest to the parking lot). It occasionally would fly up to the closest residential house that had a large shrub with berries. It had a dark pinkish beak fading to black at the tip. The Kingbird had a black head, neck, tail and back with a white throat and belly. It additionally had white tail feather tips. I will add photos later."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 08:20 by Mike Bush
- 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/S94468797
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "This bird was found along the horse trail that drops down from the campground road to Islay Creek. It was alone in Arroyo Willows. This was most likely a hatch year bird. Bright yellow green above including crown, white eyering, gray face fading to paler gray on lower underparts, two pale yellowish wingbars. No chestnut color seen on the flanks in the field. Photo"

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 08:20 by Nick Belardes
- 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/S94471125
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "This bird was found along the horse trail that drops down from the campground road to Islay Creek. It was alone in Arroyo Willows. This was most likely a hatch year bird. Bright yellow green above including crown, white eyering, gray face fading to paler gray on lower underparts, two pale yellowish wingbars. No chestnut color seen on the flanks in the field. Photo"

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 08:20 by Tom Edell
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94467432
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "This bird was found along the horse trail that drops down from the campground road to Islay Creek. It was alone in Arroyo Willows. This was most likely a hatch year bird. Bright yellow green above including crown, white eyering, gray face fading to paler gray on lower underparts, two pale yellowish wingbars. No chestnut color seen on the flanks in the field. Photo"

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*** Species Summary:

- Reddish Egret (1 report)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (3 reports)

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Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 16:27 by Max Muller
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94476765
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing at south end of estuary."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 11, 2021 08:05 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/S94535213
- Comments: "Continuing bird first reported by trio of Tom Edell, Nick Belardes and Mike Bush was bright mustard green on crown and upper back, dingy white below and had distinct white eye-ring and dull white wing-bars. Bird was observed on both sides of main campground entrance road between horse trail leading down to the creek (on the west) and camp site #1 (on the east)."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1)
- Reported Sep 11, 2021 08:05 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/S94536554
- Comments: "Continuing bird first reported by trio of Tom Edell, Nick Belardes and Mike Bush was bright mustard green on crown and upper back, dingy white below and had distinct white eye-ring and dull white wing-bars. Bird was observed on both sides of main campground entrance road between horse trail leading down to the creek (on the west) and camp site #1 (on the east)."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 10, 2021 08:20 by Mike Bush
- 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/S94514154
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "This bird was found along the horse trail that drops down from the campground road to Islay Creek. It was alone in Arroyo Willows. This was most likely a hatch year bird. Bright yellow green above including crown, white eyering, gray face fading to paler gray on lower underparts, two pale yellowish wingbars. No chestnut color seen on the flanks in the field. Photo"

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*** Species Summary:

- Costa's Hummingbird (2 reports)
- Chestnut-sided Warbler (2 reports)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (2 reports)

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Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Sep 12, 2021 11:21 by Long-eared Owl
- Morro Bay--Audubon overlook, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3316478,-120.8383334&ll=35.3316478,-120.8383334
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94568714
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Small hummer with a hunch-backed appearance. Calls sounded like a Bushtit. Odd place for one. Photos."

Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae) (1)
- Reported Sep 12, 2021 11:21 by The Kingbirder
- Morro Bay--Audubon overlook, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3316478,-120.8383334&ll=35.3316478,-120.8383334
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94568761
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Small hummer with a hunch-backed appearance. Calls sounded like a Bushtit. Odd place for one. Photos."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2021 18:26 by Owen Castagnoli
- 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/S94590334
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Spotted in Cypress tree near entrance to Islay Creek Campground just opposite the Spooner Ranch House. Foraging in Cypress trailing a group of foraging bushtits. Continuing. Immature. Grey breast and belly, white eye ring, yellowish wing bars, green upperparts, and faint green/yellow hue on vent. No chestnut on sides. Diagnostic bino photos."

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2021 07:25 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/S94569682
- Comments: "First found by Tom Edell, Nick Belardes and Mike Bush, and continuing. I observed three separate flights across the road (horse trail side to maintenance yard side, and back), each showing all white throat, breast and lower belly. Back was harder to see but appeared dull yellow. On one of the flights the bold eye ring and bill was observed."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (8) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2021 06:52 by Long-eared Owl
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94561007
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "All at the very back of the first loop in the cypresses. Calling as well as being seen. Yellow throat, white eye ring. Photos."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (8) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 12, 2021 06:52 by The Kingbirder
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94561027
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "All at the very back of the first loop in the cypresses. Calling as well as being seen. Yellow throat and rump, white eye ring. Photos."

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*** Species Summary:

- Hooded Merganser (1 report)
- Reddish Egret (1 report)
- American Pipit (1 report)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (1 report)

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Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2021 07:41 by Tom Edell
- Hwy 58--historic Salinas River Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4085437,-120.5671728&ll=35.4085437,-120.5671728
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94618849
- Comments: "Brief views of this bird from the north side of the Hwy 58 Bridge before it swam into the overhanging willows. Age and sex not determined. Most notable features were the small size, thin merganser type bill and the horizontal white streaks on the wings. Returned to the bridge before leaving and saw water disturbance as it moved into the over hanging willows. Suspect this is one of the birds from the confirmed breeding up river at the Pilitas Road Bridge."

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2021 19:04 by Johanna Kisner
- Pismo State Beach, Pismo Beach US-CA (35.1324,-120.6395), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.132408,-120.639535&ll=35.132408,-120.639535
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94632727
- Comments: "Small dark egret dancing while foraging in estuary"

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (1)
- Reported Sep 12, 2021 12:20 by Craig Sells
- Estero Bluffs State Park, Cayucos US-CA 35.44819, -120.92948, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.44819,-120.929481&ll=35.44819,-120.929481
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94634207
- Comments: "Immmediate impression pipet. Paler, buffy, streaky, slender."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2021 08:45 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/S94624733
- Comments: "Sharp "chek" noise coming from a maple tree."

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*** Species Summary:

- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) (2 reports)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (1 report)
- Yellow-rumped Warbler (3 reports)

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Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 14, 2021 07:07 by Tom Edell
- Santa Rita Ranch, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.525674,-120.8525465&ll=35.525674,-120.8525465
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94658855
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Single birds seen in two locations. Reddish brown crowns, dark line through eye to the base of the pinkish bill, pale underparts. (Photos)"

White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii) (1)
- Reported Sep 14, 2021 06:37 by Kathleen Kent
- Heritage Ranch: Kent's Yard, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.7302578,-120.8866963&ll=35.7302578,-120.8866963
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94647971
- Comments: "I wasn’t able to get photos today, the bird didn’t stay in the yard long enough. It was most likely the same bird photographed in the yard yesterday, with photos submitted."

White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii) (1)
- Reported Sep 13, 2021 06:37 by Kathleen Kent
- Heritage Ranch: Kent's Yard, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.7302578,-120.8866963&ll=35.7302578,-120.8866963
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94602713
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Photos, front yard, Heritage Ranch. First of Season Gambles White Crowned Sparrow."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (3)
- Reported Sep 14, 2021 17:08 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Jim Green Trail, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4817977,-120.6447481&ll=35.4817977,-120.6447481
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94676905
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Counted together in same oak tree - heavy, dark bill, yellow throat and rump, gray on back, face and head, dark streaks on whitish breast with yellow wash an breast sides, weak wing-bars, white undertail with black tail tip edges."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) (10)
- Reported Sep 14, 2021 08:23 by Norman Pillsbury
- Oso Flaco Lake (not for beach/ocean), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.0302072,-120.6207848&ll=35.0302072,-120.6207848
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94666849
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Counted by ones in large bushtit/Warbler flock."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) (1)
- Reported Sep 14, 2021 07:41 by Maggie Smith
- Oso Flaco Lake (not for beach/ocean), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.0302072,-120.6207848&ll=35.0302072,-120.6207848
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94670117
- Comments: "with flock of warblers; yellow throat and rump."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) (1)
- Reported Sep 14, 2021 07:41 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- Oso Flaco Lake (not for beach/ocean), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.0302072,-120.6207848&ll=35.0302072,-120.6207848
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94675146
- Comments: "with flock of warblers; yellow throat and rump."

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*** Species Summary:

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

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

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 16:28 by Long-eared Owl
- Oceano County Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1057118,-120.6255312&ll=35.1057118,-120.6255312
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94712288
- Comments: "Maybe the same one found by Adam Searcy on June 6th 2021? Heard low bur bur coming from the island. Only heard twice the whole time we were there."

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Sep 15, 2021 16:28 by The Kingbirder
- Oceano County Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1057118,-120.6255312&ll=35.1057118,-120.6255312
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94712291
- Comments: "Maybe the same one found by Adam Searcy on June 6th 2021? It sounded just like it. At first we thought it could be a starling mimicking one, until we heard it a second time. What we actually heard was a low bur bur bur song coming from the island. We only heard twice the whole time we were there, despite multiple attempts to get it to answer playback. We went and heard the other one (or the same one) here multiple times before, and we are very familiar with Least Bittern. If it was the same one, then it was far less cooperative than before, although I guess that makes sense given that it is no longer the breeding season."

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

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

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*** Species Summary:

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

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Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 16, 2021 09:54 by Owen Castagnoli
- Coon Creek Trail--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2543048,-120.8808124&ll=35.2543048,-120.8808124
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94745297
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Observed towards start of Coon Creek trail in the small ravine just after picnic table under coast live oak canopy. Grey sparrow with brown wings, pale pink bill, and scattered black around base of bill (especially underneath). Silent and perched on scrub before flying downslope. Poor quality but diagnostic bino photos"

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

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

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

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

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*** Species Summary:

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

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

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 17, 2021 10:25 by Jim Royer
- Cuesta Inlet, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.31979,-120.85222&ll=35.31979,-120.85222
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94798824
- Comments: "Flew by, calling its familiar sharp “pipit” call. First one of the season that I have had."

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

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

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

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*** Species Summary:

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

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

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

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

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

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*** Species Summary:

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

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

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (26) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2021 17:00 by Long-eared Owl
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1085767,-120.6265268&ll=35.1085767,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94913301
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Flyover. Orangish feet."

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (26) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2021 17:00 by The Kingbirder
- Pismo SB--Oceano Campground, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1085767,-120.6265268&ll=35.1085767,-120.6265268
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94913312
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Flyover heading east. Medium-sized brown geese with orangish feet."

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

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 20, 2021 10:46 by Nick Belardes
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94939433
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Found juvenile bird foraging lagoon's mudbanks on the northwest side of creek. A Red-Necked Phalarope foraged close a few times, and didn't seem to distract the bird.

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

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

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

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

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) (1)
- Reported Sep 20, 2021 07:22 by Maggie Smith
- Villa Creek--Estero Bluffs State Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4599561,-120.9688341&ll=35.4599561,-120.9688341
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94950277
- Comments: "Saw bird flying over dry marsh, but it didn't land while I was there."

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

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

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

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 19, 2021 16:40 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Atascadero Wastewater Treatment Ponds--no internal access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4827588,-120.6424508&ll=35.4827588,-120.6424508
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S94917255
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Bird observed in oaks below and east of main pond towards north end of treatment plant - 1st fall bird with greenish gray back, two white wing-bars, distinct dark eye-line, white eye-arcs, olive streaks on yellowish breast and sides, white undertail coverts and black tail corners."

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

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

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