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*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (1 report)
- Black Scoter (1 report)
- Long-tailed Duck (1 report)
- Rock Pigeon (1 report)
- Wandering Tattler (2 reports)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (2 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)
- Hooded Warbler (1 report)
- Black-throated Gray Warbler (1 report)
- Western Tanager (1 report)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated.

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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 10:36 by Nick Belardes
- Cal Poly Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1770149,-120.7413109&ll=35.1770149,-120.7413109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99072064
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male. Poor photo"

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1)
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 10:36 by Nick Belardes
- Cal Poly Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1770149,-120.7413109&ll=35.1770149,-120.7413109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99072064
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Third time’s the charm? Female. Small bill, very round head. Dark cap seems to have the correct line across pale cheek for this species. Poor but revealing photo. I do have a couple more photos if needed."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 07:26 by Tom Edell
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99082733
- Comments: "Backlit bird on south side of short jetty with similar size Bufflehead, showing a small bill, mostly white head, and dark patch on lower face. Could not make out bill markings or scapular feathers. Likely continuing male last reported in same location on 2 Dec. Photos may show more detail."

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) (3)
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 07:56 by Kyle Nessen
- San Luisito Creek, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.355619,-120.786072&ll=35.355619,-120.786072
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99055411
- Comments: "Possibly domesticated"

Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana) (1)
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 08:07 by Jerry Lipka
- 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/S99086441
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "On south jetty hunting in riprap. Smallish dark gray slender bird with medium straight bill"

Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana) (1)
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 08:07 by Dan Richards
- 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/S99083964
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "On south jetty hunting in riprap. Smallish dark gray slender bird with medium straight bill"

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 07:08 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Cuesta Canyon Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.293742,-120.6439451&ll=35.293742,-120.6439451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99096716
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing adult female."

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
- Reported Dec 17, 2021 08:32 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Cuesta Canyon Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.293742,-120.6439451&ll=35.293742,-120.6439451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99027984
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing female"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2)
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 08:48 by bob keally
- West Hazard Canyon--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2879464,-120.8812916&ll=35.2879464,-120.8812916
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99080895
- Comments: "Small to mid-sized plain breasted sparrow with brown crown and black eyeline. Gave thin high alarm chip notes."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis/cismontanus) (1)
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 07:35 by Nick Belardes
- Meadow Park--San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99049541
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Photo"

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 14:43 by Eric Wier
- Los Osos Valley Nursery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3122278,-120.8515215&ll=35.3122278,-120.8515215
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99087167
- Comments: "Slim, mockingbird sized passerine, mostly yellow-orange with black back, crown, lores, eye stripe and throat, and large white wing patch."

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 12:40 by Scott Inman
- Clark Valley -- Swift Ranch, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.278504,-120.779349&ll=35.278504,-120.779349
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99087074
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Riparian environment bordering grass field. Bird moved back and forth from coyote brush to grass. Heavy set bird. Bright yellow face, belly and sides. Black bib/throat that connected to black hood/cap. Olive colored back and wings.. No grey, no wing bar. White outer tail feathers NOT seen. Dark, prominent eye. No call was heard. Watched for 5-7 minutes. Photographed at 30-40 feet, then cropped images. Unfortunately this bird was found on private land, which we gained access to uniquely for the Christmas Bird Count. Private property/locked gate. Upper Clark Valley Road."

Black-throated Gray Warbler (Setophaga nigrescens) (1)
- Reported Dec 17, 2021 12:21 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Meadow Park--San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2675798,-120.6606531&ll=35.2675798,-120.6606531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99029960
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Male observed in pine trees on NE corner of community garden."

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) (2)
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 08:20 by Curtis Marantz
- San Luis Obispo, San Luis Creek and vicinity, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2767654,-120.6692975&ll=35.2767654,-120.6692975
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99088978
- Comments: "I saw two Western Tanagers today, a female that was giving "pr-drt" calls from a large eucalyptus tree at the intersection of Peach Street and Morro Street and a second bird that may have been a young male near the playground in Mitchell Park that never called. I managed to get photos of both birds.
The female was a pale yellow about the head and underparts, but the back was duller and the wings were dark with two wingbars that appeared to be whitish but also with paler edges to the remiges that created a striped pattern with what appeared to be broader and whiter edges on the inner secondaries. This was also a relatively small bird with a stout bill that tapered from a heavy base to a blunt tip along what I thought to be a decurved culmen, a rounded head, a plump body, and a medium-length tail that was weakly notched at the tip.
I thought the Mitchell Park bird was similar in its size and shape to the bird along Peach Street, but I did not see it quite as well because the light was not very good. I nevertheless noted that the plumage was similar in its patterns with the head and underparts a dull yellowish color, and wings that were dark with two paler wingbars, but I did not see this bird's upperparts and I cannot now remember the tail well. My photos do seem to show some reddish or orange on the throat that maybe be indicative of a young male, but I also thought this bird was relatively dull in coloration and it was certainly not an adult male."

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (2 reports)
- Harlequin Duck (1 report)
- Long-tailed Duck (2 reports)
- White-winged Dove (4 reports)
- Ruddy Turnstone (1 report)
- Zone-tailed Hawk (3 reports)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (1 report)
- Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)
- Hooded Warbler (2 reports)
- Grace's Warbler (4 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.

eBird encourages our users to bird safely, responsibly, and mindfully. Please follow the recommendations of your local health authorities and respect any active travel restrictions in your area. For more information visit: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully

Redhead (Aythya americana) (7)
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 15:28 by Dessi Sieburth
- 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/S99154784
- Comments: "4m 3f in nw spur of res. Males had round red heads, blue bills, gray bodys, females similar in shape and size but warm buddy/brownish overall"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (7)
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 15:28 by logan kahle
- 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/S99154258
- Comments: "4m 3f in nw spur of res. Males had round red heads, blue bills, gray bodys, females similar in shape and size but warm buddy/brownish overall"

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 10:10 by Petra Clayton
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99157928
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing since 11/10/2021 (Ann Vaughan). --- Possibly a returning female. For the past nine winters one to three females have been present here.

- 2018/19: eBird reports from 10/27/2018 to 2/10/2019
- 2019/20: eBird reports from 10/26/2019 to 1/22/2020
- 2020/21: eBird reports from 11/7/20 to 1/14/21

On off-shore rock below the bluff, down the trail from the Fig Tree parking lot.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Harlequin Duck bathing and preening:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51758359478/in/dateposted-public/" title="Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Estero Bluffs State Park, Cayucos, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51758359478_25139dfb38_z.jpg" alt="Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Estero Bluffs State Park, Cayucos, CA" /></a>"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 07:26 by Long-eared Owl
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99101694
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Backlit bird on south side of short jetty with similar size Bufflehead, showing a small bill, mostly white head, and dark patch on lower face. Could not make out bill markings or scapular feathers. Likely continuing male last reported in same location on 2 Dec. Photos may show more detail."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 07:26 by The Kingbirder
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99103678
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Backlit bird on south side of short jetty with similar size Bufflehead, showing a small bill, mostly white head, and dark patch on lower face. Could not make out bill markings or scapular feathers. Likely continuing male last reported in same location on 2 Dec. Photos may show more detail."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 11:54 by Dessi Sieburth
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99154781
- Comments: "Found by others in NE corner of park just before our arrival. Photos"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 11:54 by logan kahle
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99154571
- Comments: "Found by others in NE corner of park just before our arrival. Photos"

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 11:24 by Will Knowlton
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99127612
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Observed coming to get a drink from the culvert outfall located at the NE corner of the park."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 11:24 by Philip LoCicero
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99152279
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Observed coming to get a drink from the culvert outfall located at the NE corner of the park."

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 10:10 by Petra Clayton
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99157928
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51759040600/in/dateposted-public/" title="Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Estero Bluffs State Park, Cayucos, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51759040600_bc3923198f_z.jpg" alt="Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Estero Bluffs State Park, Cayucos, CA" /></a>"

Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 07:00 by Kevin Zimmer
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99154993
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "I had made watching for Zone-tailed Hawk a point of emphasis based upon the recent reports of a bird from Cambria and San Simeon, and upon the fact that one spent a period of time hanging around the state park at this same time last year. The bird flew directly over us and out over the estuary, then came back over us and landed in a eucalyptus next to the marina parking lot. Shortly thereafter, it flew again and landed in sight in another eucalyptus, but immediately drew the attention of an American Crow, which started harassing the hawk. The hawk flew again, with the crow in pursuit, and disappeared out of sight into the campground area. About an hour later, I spotted the hawk again as it joined a kettle of 5-6 Turkey Vultures to our east, closer to South Bay Blvd. After several minutes, the kettle suddenly disappeared to the northeast, and we did not see the hawk again. Identified by overall slaty blackish coloration, with conspicuous banded tail, barred undersides of the primaries, bright yellow cere and legs. Common Black Hawk eliminated on proportions/shape of wings relative to tail (tail proportionately long; wings slender compared to those of Black Hawk). Identified as an adult male by tail pattern, with very narrow white terminal fringe, one broad white band toward mid-tail, and one much narrower more proximal white band. I’m very familiar with this species from throughout its normal range from the SW United States south to Brazil."

Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) (1)
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 11:30 by Norman Pillsbury
- Morro Bay State Park, Morro Bay US-CA (35.3455,-120.8250), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.34547,-120.825019&ll=35.34547,-120.825019
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99138661
- Comments: "Same bird as seen from Park Ridge Trail a little after 11 am.
The Zone-tailed Hawk was first identified and reported during the CBC by Kevin Zimmer about 9:40 am on 12-18-2021 in Sector 42. I was nearby in the small parking area at the Park Ridge trailhead adjacent to South Bay Blvd, but couldn’t locate the bird. At 11:01 am Kevin reported that the Zone-tailed Hawk was soaring with 5-6 TVs over South Bay Blvd. I was able to locate it with my scope several minutes later. The group had moved north but they were close enough so I could clearly see the markings of white bands on its tail. The hawk was noticeably smaller than the vultures and slightly smaller than a red-tailed hawk loosely associated with the group. I went back to the car for my camera but could not locate it again.
Closer to noon, the Zone-tailed made another appearance, this time strafing ducks in the north east corner of the marsh. I had moved to the Live Oak trail out of the quarry parking area adjacent to South Bay Blvd. The hawk dropped over the road edge flying westerly and out of sight. The tail markings were clearly seen. I ran down to the road and scanned the scattering ducks but lost the hawk in the process."

Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) (1)
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 07:17 by Norman Pillsbury
- Park Ridge Trail Parking Area (use for viewing estuary), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3414123,-120.8237954&ll=35.3414123,-120.8237954
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99137746
- Comments: "The Zone-tailed Hawk was first identified and reported during the CBC by Kevin Zimmer about 9:40 am on 12-18-2021 in Sector 42. I was nearby in the small parking area at the Park Ridge trailhead adjacent to South Bay Blvd, but couldn’t locate the bird. At 11:01 am Kevin reported that the Zone-tailed Hawk was soaring with 5-6 TVs over South Bay Blvd. I was able to locate it with my scope several minutes later. The group had moved north but they were close enough so I could clearly see the markings of white bands on its tail. The hawk was noticeably smaller than the vultures and slightly smaller than a red-tailed hawk loosely associated with the group. I went back to the car for my camera but could not locate it again.
Closer to noon, the Zone-tailed made another appearance, this time strafing ducks in the north east corner of the marsh. I had moved to the Live Oak trail out of the quarry parking area adjacent to South Bay Blvd. The hawk dropped over the road edge flying westerly and out of sight. The tail markings were clearly seen. I ran down to the road and scanned the scattering ducks but lost the hawk in the process."

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 07:08 by K Eglowski
- Cuesta Canyon Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.293742,-120.6439451&ll=35.293742,-120.6439451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99151100
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing adult female."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 06:48 by Herb Elliott
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99076654
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "… brownish crown, dark eyeline with unstreaked underparts; continuing from 12.16.21 - https://ebird.org/checklist/S98975617"

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis/cismontanus) (1)
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 11:55 by Grace Romero
- 2801 Alamo Dr, Los Osos US-CA (35.3005,-120.8494), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.300477,-120.849417&ll=35.300477,-120.849417
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99130025
- Comments: "We had a slate-colored junco at our feeder all last winter. This is the first time seeing one at our feeder this winter. Noticeably different from the Oregon juncos with no rosy brown, all back and flanks are dull black. Black on head and chest continues down lower to belly where the border with the white belly is straight across."

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 07:00 by Kevin Zimmer
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99154993
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "1 individual along the boardwalk (usual spot) that responded to “pishing” by climbing up into a bush and posing for study and photos (see attached). Obviously large (in both depth and length) bill and pallid, indistinctly streaked plumage allowed easy visual separation from the more common resident subspecies bryanti, or from other potentially wintering or transient subspecies of Savannah Sparrows."

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 18, 2021 06:48 by Herb Elliott
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99076654
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "black on lores and chin and a dark eyeline; west side of lake"

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 10:25 by Nick Belardes
- Clark Valley Rd (Restricted Access), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.278279,-120.778748&ll=35.278279,-120.778748
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99133366
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male discovered yesterday during the Morro Bay Christmas Bird Count by Scott Inman and one other birder (https://ebird.org/checklist/S99087074).

Mike Bush and I arrived to the same area where the bird had been seen the previous day, a small, lush valley, cut by a stream, and filled with meadows and trees on either side of a dirt road. Wasn’t much warbler birdsong except for one Yellow-rumped calling. Other birds were singing, and a lot of Golden-crowned Sparrows flocked around one of the coyote bushes.

Mike and I split up and walked along the meadow with no luck, each ambling less than a quarter of a mile. I returned to our original area. After hearing more warbler calls from the dense creekside foliage, I moved to where the creek bent southward, and followed a dirt road that branched south from the main road. Eventually I returned to the bend (a few dozen yards west of a water tank) and spotted a large yellow-colored warbler with a connected blackish chin patch and hood. The bird had flown out of creekside foliage onto a branch. While I was above the bird looking downward several feet, the bird was maybe three to five feet off the ground.

Before I could get my camera ready, this masked avenger of warblers then flew to a dirt bank behind a bush, where I obtained the worst photo ever in the history of Hooded Warbler photos. I was still above the bird and slightly to the east, maybe twenty or twenty-five feet away. Before I could move to a better position, the bird was startled by a walker on the dirt road (not Mike). Mike was to the east of me searching near the water tank area.

Startled, the bird flew deeper into the creekside foliage, while the man talked to me, then Mike, who arrived after I called him. Unfortunately, this discussion completely pulled us away from the bird and lasted several minutes.

I wasn’t able to discern most other field marks due to the short view, though the hood and bright yellow coloration of the bird was distinctive for this species. Its wings, from what I recall were greenish contrasting with its bright yellow face and underside. I don’t recall any vocalization. Eventually Mike was able to get a brief glimpse of the same bird when it popped back out several minutes later. We soon left, though we would have loved to wait the bird out for more photo and even video opportunities. I do hope someone is able to go back and further document this lovely specimen. I added a cropped and original photo. I only obtained this single image of the bird."

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 10:25 by Mike Bush
- Clark Valley Rd (Restricted Access), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.278279,-120.778748&ll=35.278279,-120.778748
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99133956
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male discovered yesterday during the Morro Bay Christmas Bird Count by Scott Inman and one other birder (https://ebird.org/checklist/S99087074). We arrived to the same area where the bird had been seen the previous day. Wasn’t much warbler birdsong except for one Yellow-rumped calling. Other birds were singing and a lot of Golden-crowned Sparrows flocked around one of the coyote bushes. Mike and I split up and walked along the meadow with no luck. After hearing more warbler calls, I returned to an area where a creek bent southward and followed a dirt road. Eventually I returned to the bend (a few dozen yards west of a water tank) and spotted a large yellow-colored warbler with a connected blackish chin patch and hood fly out of creekside foliage onto a branch. Before I could get my camera ready, this masked avenger of warblers then flew to a dirt bank behind a bush where I obtained the worst photo ever in the history of Hooded Warbler photos. Before I could move to a better position, the bird was startled by a walker on the dirt road. I wasn’t able to discern most other field marks due to the short view, though the hood and bright yellow coloration of the bird was distinctive for this species. Its wings, from what I recall were greenish contrasting with its bright yellow face and underside. I don’t recall any vocalization. Eventually Mike was able to get a brief glimpse of the same bird when it popped back out several minutes later. Adding cropped and original photo."

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1)
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 11:54 by Dessi Sieburth
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99154781
- Comments: "Still in the pines in nw corner of park, calling from time to time (yellow type chip)"

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1)
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 11:54 by logan kahle
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99154571
- Comments: "Still in the pines in nw corner of park, calling from time to time (yellow type chip)"

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 11:24 by Will Knowlton
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99127612
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Calling from the pines located near the NW corner of the park. Photos."

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 11:24 by Philip LoCicero
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99152279
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Calling from the pines located near the NW corner of the park. Photos."

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*** Species Summary:

- White-winged Dove (4 reports)
- Grace's Warbler (5 reports)

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White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 07:04 by Long-eared Owl
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99229235
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen northeast of the park. Photos."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1)
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 07:04 by The Kingbirder
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99229212
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen northeast of the park. Photos."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 20, 2021 07:31 by Ann Stockert
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99176254
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing…originally found on 12/19 by Will, Phillip and mob. Observed on the power pole at the north east corner of so.16th and Trouville Ave."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 11:24 by Jessie Knowlton
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99192058
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Observed coming to get a drink from the culvert outfall located at the NE corner of the park."

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1)
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 07:04 by The Kingbirder
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99229212
- Comments: "Continuing in the northwest part of the park. Heard calling. Photos."

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1)
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 07:04 by Long-eared Owl
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99229235
- Comments: "Continuing in the northwest part of the park. Heard calling. Photos."

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 20, 2021 11:06 by Long-eared Owl
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99193110
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos. First found calling in the northern part of the park by the gate that’s locked, then it flew to the southeast corner for a little bit, calling continuously. It then flew back to the north part by the gate, calling continuously."

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 20, 2021 11:06 by The Kingbirder
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99193113
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos. First found calling in the northern part of the park by the gate that’s locked, then it flew to the southeast corner for a little bit continuously calling. It then flew back to the north part by the gate again calling."

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 19, 2021 11:24 by Jessie Knowlton
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99192058
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Calling from the pines located near the NW corner of the park. Photos."

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*** Species Summary:

- Muscovy Duck x Mallard (hybrid) (3 reports)
- White-winged Dove (1 report)
- Common Gallinule (6 reports)
- Wandering Tattler (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (2 reports)
- Grace's Warbler (3 reports)

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Muscovy Duck x Mallard (hybrid) (Cairina moschata x Anas platyrhynchos) (1)
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 09:03 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/S99233369
- Comments: "Resident here. Photos."

Muscovy Duck x Mallard (hybrid) (Cairina moschata x Anas platyrhynchos) (1)
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 09:03 by Max Taylor
- 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/S99252007
- Comments: "Resident here. Photos."

Muscovy Duck x Mallard (hybrid) (Cairina moschata x Anas platyrhynchos) (1)
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 09:03 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/S99233356
- Comments: "Resident here. Photos."

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 07:04 by Max Taylor
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99233377
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen northeast of the park. Photos."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Dec 22, 2021 07:32 by Ann Stockert
- Cal Poly- upper swine pond, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.31194, -120.67277, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311936,-120.672769&ll=35.311936,-120.672769
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99283263
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing… observed in the upper pond foraging along the edges. Photos"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Dec 22, 2021 08:33 by Tom Edell
- Cal Poly-Swine Ponds, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3111391,-120.6720314&ll=35.3111391,-120.6720314
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99281246
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing bird first located on the Morro Bay CBC (Photo)"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Dec 22, 2021 10:40 by Jeff Miller
- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.31165, -120.67229, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311647,-120.672288&ll=35.311647,-120.672288
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99280829
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 14:40 by Norman Pillsbury
- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.31195, -120.67278, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311948,-120.672776&ll=35.311948,-120.672776
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99248307
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 16:33 by Nick Belardes
- Lower Cal Poly Pond, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311238,-120.672541&ll=35.311238,-120.672541
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99256065
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Arrived and looked in wrong pond (upper). Then Mike Bush arrived and we searched lower pond (yay!). Mike spotted the gallinule huddled with coots in corner of pond. I was blind to the bird until he pointed it out. Adult nonbreeding: white flank stripe, drab grey underside, brown wings, size of a tasty chicken."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 16:33 by Mike Bush
- Lower Cal Poly Pond, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311238,-120.672541&ll=35.311238,-120.672541
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99256462
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Arrived and looked in wrong pond (upper). Then Mike Bush arrived and we searched lower pond (yay!). Mike spotted the gallinule huddled with coots in corner of pond. I was blind to the bird until he pointed it out. Adult nonbreeding: white flank stripe, drab grey underside, brown wings, size of a tasty chicken."

Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana) (1)
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 11:25 by Petra Clayton
- Lucerne Dr. Vista Point -- Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.44965,-120.9141691&ll=35.44965,-120.9141691
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99254818
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Most recent eBird report of this species at this eBird hotspot: 8/22/2021

Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51763700618/in/dateposted-public/" title="Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana), Cayucos, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51763700618_9b5df83947_z.jpg" alt="Wandering Tattler (Tringa incana), Cayucos, CA" /></a>"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 07:58 by Nick Belardes
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99239481
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing since Dec. 16 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S98962286) with the addition of an adult nonbreeding specimen. The continuing adult breeding bird was found in gazebo area trees and grasses. I later found another alongside road with flock of Lark Sparrows. I didn’t realize these were two separate birds until I examined photos. One clearly has a more rufous crown and paler coloring, while the second bird has a rusty crown and is much more washed looking overall with a more tannish coloration. Two photos show the adult breeding bird (those were taken at a much greater distance than the pics of the nonbreeding specimen)."

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Dec 22, 2021 08:50 by The Kingbirder
- Pecan street, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1121975,-120.5960095&ll=35.1121975,-120.5960095
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99277943
- Comments: "Fresh adult male. Heard chattering. Have photos which I will upload eventually."

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Dec 22, 2021 08:50 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/S99279317
- Comments: "Fresh adult male. Heard chattering. Have photos which I will upload eventually."

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 12:24 by Heather O'Connor
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99251803
- Comments: "After my previous checklist, I returned to the NNW outside edge of the Mentone Basin Park and saw the Grace’s Warble after playing song. Yellow throat and breast with clear yellow eyebrow on a largely grey backed bird. Dark grey primaries."

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 09:10 by Cole Sage
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99237031
- Comments: "Continuing"

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 21, 2021 07:04 by Max Taylor
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99233377
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing in the northwest part of the park. Heard calling. Photos."

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*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (1 report)
- Common Gallinule (5 reports)
- Pigeon Guillemot (1 report)
- Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (1 report)

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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 22, 2021 12:30 by Petra Clayton
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99299283
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing adult male since November 9, 2021.

Likely the same individual that wintered in this area during the last two years (eBird reports from 11/14/2019 to 4/17/2020 and again from 10/29/2020 to 4/17/2021). --- Possibly the same bird that has been here annually since 2011.

Observed from the road across from the Port San Luis Lighthouse Trolley parking area.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51767973009/in/dateposted-public/" title="Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Avila Beach, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51767973009_9cc2e18c38_z.jpg" alt="Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Avila Beach, CA" /></a>"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 22, 2021 11:00 by Petra Clayton
- Cal Poly--San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3024106,-120.6608403&ll=35.3024106,-120.6608403
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99302943
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Gun-metal gray body; black face, throat and neck; brown mantle; white-edged flanks; light lower belly and vent area; short tail with white edges; greenish-yellow legs and feet; grayish bill with yellow tip and lack of "shield;" dark eye.

Continuing immature since 2021 CBC.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Common Gallinule foraging with American Coot at the edge of the upper pond at the pig unit:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51768332774/in/dateposted-public/" title="Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata), Call Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51768332774_a1ba244f92_z.jpg" alt="Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata), Call Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA" /></a>"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 22, 2021 07:10 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Cal Poly--San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3024106,-120.6608403&ll=35.3024106,-120.6608403
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99302046
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird reported on CBC"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 22, 2021 14:40 by Long-eared Owl
- Cal Poly-Swine Ponds, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3113725,-120.6723756&ll=35.3113725,-120.6723756
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99293379
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Photo."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 22, 2021 14:40 by The Kingbirder
- Cal Poly-Swine Ponds, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3113725,-120.6723756&ll=35.3113725,-120.6723756
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99293430
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Photos."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 22, 2021 13:20 by Max Taylor
- Cal Poly-Swine unit ponds., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311629,-120.672444&ll=35.311629,-120.672444
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99295082
- Comments: "Continuing bird seen in the much larger of the two ponds. Seen foraging in the water along the reeds. Seen well for a few mins until it started raining. A drab dark gray bird with brown feathers and a white flank stripe. It’s bill was also more slim and dark than nearby coots."

Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) (1)
- Reported Dec 22, 2021 10:44 by Jennifer Waltz
- 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/S99295076
- Comments: "I saw this bird at the Montana de Oro State Park on the California Coast. There was an educational display depictions no the bird at the park. I saw it with binoculars on a rocky bluff along the coast in the park."

Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) (Passerella iliaca [schistacea Group]) (1)
- Reported Dec 22, 2021 07:53 by Nick Belardes
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99284988
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Looks like a Slate-colored hybrid with a Red (Taiga). I see a lot of white in the undertail covert (and possibly some leucistic markings on tail), striped patterns on back, and just a hint of white on primary edges. Photos."

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Zone-tailed Hawk (2 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (5)
- Reported Dec 24, 2021 08:34 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/S99371837
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "2 male, 3 female plumaged on Cottontail Creek arm"

Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) (1)
- Reported Dec 23, 2021 15:16 by Lisa Gattuso
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99365851
- Comments: "High-pitched raptor screech call (noted to not be recognized as a local raptor) and shorebirds scattering caught our attention.Observed a large dark raptor with wide sturdy wings flying low over marsh in pursuit of fleeing shorebirds. Several passes allowed viewing of strong raptor wing beats (not turkey vulture unbalanced waving). Due to weather conditions no photos were taken and the tail bands were not noticeable. However this bird appeared and behaved as the Zone-tailed hawk we observed in the same location last year."

Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) (1)
- Reported Dec 23, 2021 15:16 by Jan Bugge
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99370871
- Comments: "High-pitched raptor screech call (noted to not be recognized as a local raptor) and shorebirds scattering caught our attention.Observed a large dark raptor with wide sturdy wings flying low over marsh in pursuit of fleeing shorebirds. Several passes allowed viewing of strong raptor wing beats (not turkey vulture unbalanced waving). Due to weather conditions no photos were taken and the tail bands were not noticeable. However this bird appeared and behaved as the Zone-tailed hawk we observed in the same location last year."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 22, 2021 12:25 by Anonymous eBirder
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99347410
- Media: 1 Photo

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Dec 24, 2021 13:26 by Norman Pillsbury
- Meadow Creek/Monarch Butterfly Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1298771,-120.6328654&ll=35.1298771,-120.6328654
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99382857
- Comments: "Photos."

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*** Species Summary:

- Tundra Swan (3 reports)
- Redhead (2 reports)
- Harlequin Duck (2 reports)
- Common Gallinule (3 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- Ruddy Turnstone (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)
- Black-and-white Warbler (1 report)
- Grace's Warbler (1 report)
- Summer Tanager (1 report)

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Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2)
- Reported Dec 25, 2021 15:15 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/S99424733
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Juveniles. All-white swans with grayish heads and necks. Pink bills, black at base. Long necks but not long enough to be TRSW. Pale in lores between eye and bill. Very blurry distant photos - ask me about my award-winning photography."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2)
- Reported Dec 25, 2021 15:28 by Nick Belardes
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99425226
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Possible juveniles. Pair paddling westward, seen by viewing above reeds to our northwest (viewing area described in main commentary section). A bit greyish head and neck, black bill (no noticeable pink, yellow or orange, though we were viewing from a distance of maybe 50-60 yards or so). Bright white back and wings. Not sure who first viewed the swans, possibly a resident. Vid (15 sec): https://twitter.com/nickbelardes/status/1474895219950686211?s=21"

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2)
- Reported Dec 25, 2021 15:28 by Jeff Miller
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99426117
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Pair paddling westward, seen by viewing above reeds to our northwest (viewing area described in main commentary section). A bit greyish head and neck, black bill (no noticeable pink, yellow or orange, though we were viewing from a distance of maybe 50-60 yards or so). Bright white back and wings. Not sure who first viewed the swans, possibly a resident. Miller arrived shortly after Jane and I and spotted the pair. Vid (15 sec): https://twitter.com/nickbelardes/status/1474895219950686211?s=21"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (3)
- Reported Dec 24, 2021 14:50 by Petra Clayton
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99389480
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Female plumaged - since 11/11/21 (Jim Royer)
In western-most pond"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (3)
- Reported Dec 24, 2021 10:32 by Heather O'Connor
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99425524
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "All brown females have black bill tip surrounding nail."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Dec 25, 2021 08:17 by Karen Carpenter
- Cal Poly Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1770149,-120.7413109&ll=35.1770149,-120.7413109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99414023
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Been following eBird reports on this duck, came a second time to look for it. Saw it immediately next to a boat by itself away from the Scoters. Later it moved to the rocks and we were able to really enjoy this lifer. Thanks to Petra and others reports. Great Xmas present today."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Dec 25, 2021 09:45 by Karen Carpenter
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99414006
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Female, sitting on a rock. White spot behind the eye, stubby bill compared to Mergansers nearby."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Dec 24, 2021 15:12 by Ann Stockert
- Cal Poly- upper swine pond, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.31194, -120.67277, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311936,-120.672769&ll=35.311936,-120.672769
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99405669
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing since 12/18. Located in the reeds closest to the road. Photos"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Dec 24, 2021 14:29 by Heather O'Connor
- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.31171, -120.67235, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311714,-120.672348&ll=35.311714,-120.672348
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99423161
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. In the upper pond near the swine production of CalPoly. In the Lee of the upper bank."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Dec 25, 2021 14:01 by Steven McMasters
- San Luis Obispo, California, US (35.312, -120.672), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311736,-120.6721389&ll=35.311736,-120.6721389
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99420553
- Comments: "Continuing bird originally found during CBC Dec. 18. Upper Swine Unit pond."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Dec 20, 2021 14:00 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/S99347765
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Resembles black-bellied plover in non-breeding plumage, but had a gold wash and gold spots (on top of head and a patch under eye), barely visible in the one photo I have in focus. Pale eyebrow. It landed briefly on an offshore rock and took off before I could get a better picture.

Also attaching two other photos in which the bird isn't in focus, but provides more of a sense of the bird's general appearance."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Dec 25, 2021 12:17 by Jim Royer
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99423332
- Comments: "Continuing"

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) (2)
- Reported Dec 24, 2021 13:56 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99388191
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Sheltering from the wind with Black Turnstone."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis/cismontanus) (1)
- Reported Dec 25, 2021 08:44 by Jim Royer
- My House, 337 Henrietta Ave., Los Osos US-CA (35.3172,-120.8507), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171506,-120.8507143&ll=35.3171506,-120.8507143
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99423159
- Comments: "This junco had and all slate gray back, wings, head, throat , and, chest, with a white belly and a light bill."

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Dec 25, 2021 08:44 by Jim Royer
- My House, 337 Henrietta Ave., Los Osos US-CA (35.3172,-120.8507), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171506,-120.8507143&ll=35.3171506,-120.8507143
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99423159
- Comments: "Continuing adult male"

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) (1)
- Reported Dec 25, 2021 08:35 by Alan Brelsford
- 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/S99408333
- Comments: "Black and white streaked warbler, crawling up poplar and willow trunks. With large flock of bushtits and chickadees. Coordinates 35.56692, -101.10575"

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (2)
- Reported Dec 25, 2021 12:39 by Matt Brady
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99420144
- Comments: "Two birds, briefly seen together in the same binocular view in the deciduous trees along the east side of the park; one continuing, one apparently new. Both looked very similar, and in my surprise at seeing two Grace’s Warblers when I only expected to see one, I didn’t really note any differences. After the two split, I continued to see one bird at a time, though I’m not sure if it was the same individual for the duration. One bird definitely had a bit of black above the right eye. Detailed description to follow; no photos."

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) (1)
- Reported Dec 25, 2021 08:35 by Alan Brelsford
- 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/S99408333
- Comments: "Tanager with olive-yellow body and wings, rusty wash on crown, nape, rump, vent. With the same bushtit and chickadee flock as Black-and-White Warbler. Coordinates 35.56692, -101.10575"

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*** Species Summary:

- Tundra Swan (9 reports)
- Redhead (5 reports)
- Common Gallinule (3 reports)
- Least Bittern (1 report)
- California Condor (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (2 reports)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)
- Nashville Warbler (2 reports)
- Black-throated Gray Warbler (1 report)

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Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 15:50 by Jeff Miller
- 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/S99485039
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 15:00 by Tom Slater
- 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/S99489824
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Classic swan shape, long neck, white body with dingy grayish neck and head. Bill was dark with one having some pink in it. Smallish looking for swans."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 14:23 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/S99491761
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing 1st year birds found at this location earlier today by Team Hampl. Birds observed loafing in reservoir east arm off of Cottontail Creek Road. Overall white body,slightly grayish neck and darker gray head with pink on upper bill."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 11:54 by Mike Bush
- 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/S99486350
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Pair swimming together, overall very white, dirtier on upper neck and head. One showed pink on the upper portion of the upper mandible."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 11:52 by Mark Mushkat
- 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/S99485129
- Comments: "Found by Hampl brothers, likely the pair at LAGUNA Lake yesterday."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 11:47 by Heather O'Connor
- 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/S99486965
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Very large swan with light grey neck. Slope of bill goes to top of head. Bill has a little orangey pink on it. Tip of bill is black. Seen on the far side of the Whale Rock Reservoir. Believed to be the pair of Tundra Swans seen at Laguna Lake the previous day."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 11:00 by Kaaren Perry
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4636527,-120.8708239&ll=35.4636527,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99482163
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen moving together along the far shore. They were present near the northern end of the reservoir when I arrived and soon moved around the bend to the south and out of sight from that vantage point Gray heads and necks indicate juvenile birds. First reported this morning by Liam Hampl and family."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 10:48 by Long-eared Owl
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4636527,-120.8708239&ll=35.4636527,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99470417
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Presumably the same birds that were at Laguna yesterday. Spotted at the cottontail creek arm in the middle of the water. Large, white swans with long necks and pink bills."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 10:48 by The Kingbirder
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4636527,-120.8708239&ll=35.4636527,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99470426
- Media: 8 Photos
- Comments: "Presumably the same birds that were at Laguna yesterday. Spotted at the cottontail creek arm in the middle of the water. Large, white swans with long necks and pink bills. Photos."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (10)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 14:23 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- 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/S99491761

Redhead (Aythya americana) (6)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 11:54 by Mike Bush
- 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/S99486350
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "All with heads tucked, with reddish-rufous heads showing."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (6)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 11:00 by Kaaren Perry
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4636527,-120.8708239&ll=35.4636527,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99482163
- Comments: "Seen near the far bank from Cottontail Creek rd @ northern end. Continuing species."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (8)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 10:48 by The Kingbirder
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4636527,-120.8708239&ll=35.4636527,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99470426
- Comments: "Continuing birds. Photos."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (8)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 10:48 by Long-eared Owl
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4636527,-120.8708239&ll=35.4636527,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99470417
- Comments: "Continuing birds. Photos."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 25, 2021 10:45 by Petra Clayton
- Cal Poly--San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3024106,-120.6608403&ll=35.3024106,-120.6608403
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99428322
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Gun-metal gray body; black face, throat and neck; brown mantle; white-edged flanks; short tail with white edges; greenish-yellow legs and feet; grayish bill with yellow tip and lack of "shield;" dark eye.

Continuing immature since 12/18/21 ( CBC - Stephanie Little, Carrie Miller).

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Common Gallinule foraging with American Coot at the edge of the upper pond at the pig unit:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51776634000/in/dateposted-public/" title="Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata), Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51776634000_2c65407542_z.jpg" alt="Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata), Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA" /></a>"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 24, 2021 11:45 by Jeanette Stone
- Cal Poly--San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3024106,-120.6608403&ll=35.3024106,-120.6608403
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99483309
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Previously reported and seen on the CBC Dec. 18"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Dec 25, 2021 11:00 by Mike Bush
- Lower Cal Poly Pond, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311238,-120.672541&ll=35.311238,-120.672541
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99488266
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Charcoal gray bird with white marks on the flanks, yellow-green legs with a matching tip on the bill."

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) (1)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 10:48 by The Kingbirder
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4636527,-120.8708239&ll=35.4636527,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99470426
- Comments: "Heard loud distinctive “genk genk genk!” call twice coming from reeds in the first arm."

California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) (4)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 12:12 by Terri Osborn
- San Simeon Creek Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6093321,-121.0874861&ll=35.6093321,-121.0874861
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99486936
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Viewed from San Simeon Cr, Rd, 2.5 mi. east of Hwy 1. Originally saw two CA Condors feeding on a deer carcass in a field south of the road, Their wing tag #s were beige #4 and green #58, #4 appeared to be an immature with a black body and a mostly gray head with some yellow-orange on the neck. #58 appeared to be an adult with a black body and yellow-orange head and neck. Then #58 flew to a rock a short distance away. A third CACO appeared soaring overhead and then landed. It appeared to be an adult with wing tag black #66. While #4 and #66 were feeding on the carcass I noticed another CACO soaring overhead. It appeared to have a wing tag with green #11 and appeared to be an adult. #11 never did land and flew off to the east. There were several Turkey Vultures circling overhead and on the ground near the carcass but the CACO would not let them feed. (I found information on each tag by noting background color and # on tag at "condorspotter.com") All of the CACO are members of the Big Sur flock. Beige tag #4 is a 3.5 yr. old male CACO named "Romeo", Green tag #11 is a 8.5 yr. old male CACO named "Big Gulp", Green tag #58 is a 7.5 yr. old male CACO named "Thunderchief", and black tag #66 is a 11.7 yr. old male CACO named "Mike's Bird"."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 10:24 by Eric Wier
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99493462
- Comments: "With flock of Lark sparrows in grass on east side of tree grove. Noticeably smaller than LASP, with plain, light breast and reddish crown. We were alerted to this bird’s presence by Nick Belardes, who had seen it earlier in the morning."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 08:29 by Nick Belardes
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99463104
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing since Dec. 16 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S98962286). Found with Lark Sparrows in pines near gazebo. Flew to dogpark fence."

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 08:29 by Nick Belardes
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99463104
- Comments: "Continuing. Found by Herb Elliot during CBC. Calling."

Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 16:18 by Anonymous eBirder
- 3070 Beachcomber Dr., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3967401,-120.8646271&ll=35.3967401,-120.8646271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99486148
- Comments: "Continuing. First reported on December 16. Has come into my yard almost every day since the 16th. Typically comes to bathe in water fountain or glean insects from lemon tree. Gray head, white eye ring, yellow throat and stomach, olive green back."

Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla) (1)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 16:18 by Stephanie Little
- 3070 Beachcomber Dr., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3967401,-120.8646271&ll=35.3967401,-120.8646271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99486122
- Comments: "Continuing. First reported on December 16. Has come into my yard almost every day since the 16th. Typically comes to bathe in water fountain or glean insects from lemon tree. Gray head, white eye ring, yellow throat and stomach, olive green back."

Black-throated Gray Warbler (Setophaga nigrescens) (1)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 08:00 by Jeri Edwards
- Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1801116,-120.7386673&ll=35.1801116,-120.7386673
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99464573
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Immature, distinct black hood, white eyebrow, white cheek stripe and yellow lore spot (no black throat). I observed it on a tree branch, then down on the grass with a yellow-rumped warbler in front of the Avila Bay Aquarium. Sorry, no camera, but attached is an enlarged blurry cell phone image showing black and white head, white wing bars. The yellow lore spot was observed through binoculars."

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*** Species Summary:

- Tundra Swan (7 reports)
- Redhead (5 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (2 reports)

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Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 16:33 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/S99495520
- Media: 1 Video, 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing birds seen after the sun was behind the coastal hill. Bird were moving off to the southwest when first seen and we watched them continued in that direction until they disappeared, either because the swam into a cove or flew off. These large birds appeared to have black bills that sloped up to the forehead, long necks most held straight that in the low light appeared grayer than the whiteish bodies; we could see no other color on the bills. Earlier reports suggested these birds were immature and there is a possibility they are the two seen at Laguna Lake yesterday. Both birds were seen bobbing their heads as they moved away (no calls heard), a behavior noted in Cornell's Birds of the World: "Head-bobbing: Head is raised and lowered vertically, each bob accompanied by a single call. Given prior to long-distance movements and probably signals intention to move (Scott 1978a, Black 1988). Probably serves as signal to other family and flock members as well as to mate." I checked where it looked like they moved to but could not located the birds. Photo/Video"

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 15:31 by Ann Stockert
- 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/S99494813
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing in the cottontail creek mouth area. Two juveniles located earlier this morning by the Hampl brothers. Most likely same two observed on 12/25 at Laguna Lake. First year birds. White with grayish head and neck, dark bill. although due to poor lighting and distance it was difficult to distinguish any pink on upper bill. Poor photos."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 12:46 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- 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/S99532177
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "These two immature swans are most likely the same ones first reported yesterday at Laguna Lake. Today they were relocated at the north end of Whale Rock Reservoir and could be viewed from Cottontail Creek Rd.

When I viewed them, they were in the NE arm of the lake where Old Creek empties into the lake. They were also reported in the NW arm as well.

Juvenile/immature swans that appeared to be the same size. When viewed through my scope, the dark skin in from of the eyes looked to be fairly narrow, and the dark skin between the eye and the gape dropped down more quickly creating more of a rounded appearance, rather than the straighter diagonal appearance in Trumpeter."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 12:46 by Jessie Knowlton
- 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/S99524546
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "These two immature swans are most likely the same ones first reported yesterday at Laguna Lake. Today they were relocated at the north end of Whale Rock Reservoir and could be viewed from Cottontail Creek Rd.

When I viewed them, they were in the NE arm of the lake where Old Creek empties into the lake. They were also reported in the NW arm as well.

Juvenile/immature swans that appeared to be the same size. When viewed through my scope, the dark skin in from of the eyes looked to be fairly narrow, and the dark skin between the eye and the gape dropped down more quickly creating more of a rounded appearance, rather than the straighter diagonal appearance in Trumpeter."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 12:46 by Will Knowlton
- 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/S99519890
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "These two immature swans are most likely the same ones first reported yesterday at Laguna Lake. Today they were relocated at the north end of Whale Rock Reservoir and could be viewed from Cottontail Creek Rd.

When I viewed them, they were in the NE arm of the lake where Old Creek empties into the lake. They were also reported in the NW arm as well.

Juvenile/immature swans that appeared to be the same size. When viewed through my scope, the dark skin in from of the eyes looked to be fairly narrow, and the dark skin between the eye and the gape dropped down more quickly creating more of a rounded appearance, rather than the straighter diagonal appearance in Trumpeter."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 11:40 by Norman Pillsbury
- 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/S99495650
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Relocated by the Hemole brothers."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2)
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 11:00 by Jeanette Stone
- 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/S99547952
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Swans seen and reported by many birders. Thanks to the Hampl Family who relocated the swans that were seen at Laguna Lake on December 25. Poor long distance photos."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (5) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 15:31 by Ann Stockert
- 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/S99494813
- Comments: "2 males and 3 females"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 12:46 by Jessie Knowlton
- 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/S99524546
- Comments: "Female. Rounded head, body all brown but with a darker top side and paler flanks, pale eye-ring, and bill with broad dark tip."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 12:46 by Will Knowlton
- 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/S99519890
- Comments: "Female. Rounded head, body all brown but with a darker top side and paler flanks, pale eye-ring, and bill with broad dark tip."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 12:46 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- 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/S99532177
- Comments: "Female. Rounded head, body all brown but with a darker top side and paler flanks, pale eye-ring, and bill with broad dark tip."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (5) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 11:40 by Norman Pillsbury
- 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/S99495650
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Terrible photos."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Dec 27, 2021 14:50 by Nick Belardes
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99545253
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing since Dec. 16. In dog park pine with lark sparrows and blackbirds. Then flew to dog park restroom wall, then to puddle along wall. Scared away by the only dog in the area, off leash of course running in grass behind parking lot. Anyway, find the lark sparrows and you’ll find Chippy."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 10:24 by Steven McMasters
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99554605
- Comments: "With flock of Lark sparrows in grass on east side of tree grove. Noticeably smaller than LASP, with plain, light breast and reddish crown. We were alerted to this bird’s presence by Nick Belardes, who had seen it earlier in the morning."

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (3 reports)
- Common Gallinule (3 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (2 reports)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (3)
- Reported Dec 28, 2021 16:15 by Petra Clayton
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99609175
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Female plumaged - continuing in western-most pond - since 11/11/21 (Jim Royer)"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (20)
- Reported Dec 28, 2021 10:58 by Bret Robinson
- 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/S99606176
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Red head, black neck and grey body. Body is darker grey than the canvas backs seen close by"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (20)
- Reported Dec 28, 2021 10:58 by Morgan Bing
- 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/S99604827
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Red head, black neck and grey body. Body is darker grey than the canvas backs seen close by"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 28, 2021 14:02 by Eric Wier
- Cal Poly--San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3024106,-120.6608403&ll=35.3024106,-120.6608403
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99599091
- Comments: "Continuing coot-like bird, with brown wings, white lateral stripes, white in vent area and tail, and yellowish bill."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Dec 28, 2021 07:40 by Jeff Miller
- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.31165, -120.67229, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311647,-120.672288&ll=35.311647,-120.672288
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99569701
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 28, 2021 12:40 by Mike Bush
- Lower Cal Poly Pond, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311238,-120.672541&ll=35.311238,-120.672541
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99592004
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "White marks on flanks, paler charcoal than blacker American Coots. Continuing."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Dec 28, 2021 12:04 by Sonja Kramer
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99590051
- Comments: "Mixed with flock of WCSP and LASP. Distinctive small gray Spizella with bright red crown. At dog park parking"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Dec 28, 2021 12:04 by Mike Ambrose
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99590049
- Comments: "Mixed with flock of WCSP and LASP. Distinctive small gray Spizella with bright red crown. At dog park parking"

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*** Species Summary:

- Tundra Swan (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (1 report)

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Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 26, 2021 16:33 by Herb Elliott
- 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/S99638779
- Media: 1 Video, 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing birds seen after the sun was behind the coastal hill. Bird were moving off to the southwest when first seen and we watched them continued in that direction until they disappeared, either because the swam into a cove or flew off. These large birds appeared to have black bills that sloped up to the forehead, long necks most held straight that in the low light appeared grayer than the whiteish bodies; we could see no other color on the bills. Earlier reports suggested these birds were immature and there is a possibility they are the two seen at Laguna Lake yesterday. Both birds were seen bobbing their heads as they moved away (no calls heard), a behavior noted in Cornell's Birds of the World: "Head-bobbing: Head is raised and lowered vertically, each bob accompanied by a single call. Given prior to long-distance movements and probably signals intention to move (Scott 1978a, Black 1988). Probably serves as signal to other family and flock members as well as to mate." I checked where it looked like they moved to but could not located the birds. Photo/Video"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Dec 29, 2021 13:40 by Petra Clayton
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99665599
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Unstreaked light gray breast and belly; pale light brown face; white supercilium; dark line from the bill through the eye and to the nape; pale nape; two buffy wing bars; broad brick-red crown stripes; pinkish bill with tiny black tip.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51786796988/in/dateposted-public/" title="Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina), San Luis Obispo, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51786796988_25a1c5a94c_z.jpg" alt="Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina), San Luis Obispo, CA" /></a>"

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis/cismontanus) (1)
- Reported Dec 29, 2021 09:08 by Grace Romero
- 2801 Alamo Dr, Los Osos US-CA (35.3006,-120.8494), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.300611,-120.849395&ll=35.300611,-120.849395
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99641410
- Comments: "Brief visit to forage on ground below feeder. Also seen briefly a few days ago. Uniform charcoal coloring on back, flanks, head, and chest. Delineation between charcoal chest and white belly straight across and further down chest than Oregon juncos also feeding in the area."

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (3 reports)
- Long-tailed Duck (2 reports)
- Common Gallinule (3 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (1 report)
- Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (3)
- Reported Dec 30, 2021 13:37 by Lisa Gattuso
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99727366
- Comments: "1 Medium sized male dark reddish-brown head/necked duck with yellow eye, pale bill with whitish "ring" near black tip with shiny gray body. 2 tawny brown females with pale area next to black-tipped bill. Pictures to come"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (3)
- Reported Dec 30, 2021 13:37 by Jan Bugge
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99728858
- Comments: "1 Medium sized male dark reddish-brown head/necked duck with yellow eye, pale bill with whitish "ring" near black tip with shiny gray body. 2 tawny brown females with pale area next to black-tipped bill. Pictures to come"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (2)
- Reported Dec 30, 2021 12:10 by larry nigro
- 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/S99730393
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "One male and one female duck. Red headed duck with grayish back, bluish bill with black tip. Continuing."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Dec 30, 2021 14:44 by Max Taylor
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99725021
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Likely continuing male from the 18th? Lifer! Spotted by max sleeping with some other ducks in the bay south of the Morro rock. Mostly white duck with brown cheek patch and darker back and chest."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Dec 30, 2021 14:44 by Asher Perla
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99721051
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Likely continuing male from the 18th? Lifer! Spotted by max sleeping with some other ducks in the bay south of the Morro rock. Mostly white duck with brown cheek patch and darker back and chest."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Dec 30, 2021 15:48 by Kristin & Christopher Koller-Fernandes
- Cal Poly Swine Ponds, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311127,-120.672134&ll=35.311127,-120.672134
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99722442
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird feeding by inlet pipe in upper pond. Photos for identification"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Dec 30, 2021 11:02 by Lisa Gattuso
- Cal poly Swine Unit Ponds San Luis Obispo, California, US (35.311, -120.672), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3113603,-120.6717841&ll=35.3113603,-120.6717841
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99727603
- Comments: "Found this brownish-gray bird hiding along the grassy shore of the larger pond. He peeked out a few times allowing us to see his entire body with obvious white flank feathers and down-curved bill."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Dec 30, 2021 11:02 by Jan Bugge
- Cal poly Swine Unit Ponds San Luis Obispo, California, US (35.311, -120.672), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3113603,-120.6717841&ll=35.3113603,-120.6717841
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99728820
- Comments: "Found this brownish-gray bird hiding along the grassy shore of the larger pond. He peeked out a few times allowing us to see his entire body with obvious white flank feathers and down-curved bill."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Dec 30, 2021 08:48 by Jay Carroll
- Pecho Marsh overlook, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.31815,-120.853508&ll=35.31815,-120.853508
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99700349
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; Slighter build than nearby BBPL, golden flecks on upperparts, shorter apparent primary projection than expected for AMGP."

Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) (Ardea herodias [herodias Group]) (1)
- Reported Dec 30, 2021 09:29 by Donald Pendleton
- 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/S99694878
- Comments: "Blue form viewed"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Dec 30, 2021 08:01 by Maggie Smith
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99722015
- Comments: "Seen at small ramp area feeding with White-crowned Sparrows. Smaller than White-crowned sparrows with clean underparts, small pink bill , dark eyeline and brown crown"

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Long-tailed Duck (1 report)
- Common Gallinule (1 report)
- Ruddy Turnstone (1 report)
- Rough-legged Hawk (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (2 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Palm Warbler (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (7)
- Reported Dec 28, 2021 09:00 by Kaaren Perry
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4636527,-120.8708239&ll=35.4636527,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99787788
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "See diving and floating with mixed flock of mostly Ring-necks and scaup (sp). Photos. Continuing"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Dec 31, 2021 16:36 by Anonymous eBirder
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99787460
- Comments: "Continuing - Swimming in the bay south of Morro Rock with some Buffleheads. Noted dark patch on cheek, white face, and small bill."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Dec 31, 2021 12:40 by Nick Belardes
- Lower Cal Poly Pond, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311238,-120.672541&ll=35.311238,-120.672541
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99773415
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos"

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) (1)
- Reported Dec 31, 2021 08:18 by Tom Edell
- Estero Bluffs SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4484114,-120.9437799&ll=35.4484114,-120.9437799
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99786659
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "one perched with Black Turnstones that stood out because of its browner plumage and orangish legs than found on the Black Turnstones. Bird was facing away so I never saw the underparts, but did seen the muted dark and light face pattern when it turned its head. Flew off after I took a photo. Poor photo"

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)
- Reported Dec 30, 2021 14:00 by jean Broadhvest
- Carrizo Plain NM (use specific hotspots when available), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.155759,-119.810539&ll=35.155759,-119.810539
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99750481
- Comments: "Bird observed on the left side of Soda Lake Rd while driving between Panorama Rd and the Boardwalk site. Largish molted raptor flying low over the prairie. Wing beat and flight behavior different than Northern Harrier. Clear dark breast band, white tail with black terminal band."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Dec 30, 2021 12:41 by John Fields
- Bob Jones Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1886907,-120.7193907&ll=35.1886907,-120.7193907
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99768961
- Comments: "At Peruvian Pepper trees at maintenance building"

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Dec 30, 2021 12:41 by Daniel Bazor
- Bob Jones Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1886907,-120.7193907&ll=35.1886907,-120.7193907
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99769273
- Comments: "At Peruvian Pepper trees at maintenance building"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Dec 31, 2021 12:30 by Steven Gaulin
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99791945
- Comments: "Small Spizella with white eyebrow, black eyeline, divided rufous crown, small black bill. Seen with adult and 1st-winter White-crowned Sparrows (for comparison)."

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) (1)
- Reported Dec 31, 2021 07:35 by marlin harms
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99770215
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen near the curve in the southeast part of the boardwalk. Very dull coloration, mostly brownish, with little undertail color noted, though seen in harsh, early light. Whitish eye-ring, brown streaks on front, bicolored bill. See photo. Wagged tail frequently while it perched on boardwalk railing. It was chased by a Say's Phoebe into the Salicornia marsh nearby. After I walked past the bird to see other birds I could not re-find the bird on my way back."

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (6 reports)
- Long-tailed Duck (2 reports)
- Common Gallinule (5 reports)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 report)
- Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (2 reports)
- Hermit Warbler (2 reports)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (2)
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 15:00 by Petra Clayton
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99901953
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Female plumaged - continuing in western-most pond - since 11/11/21 (Jim Royer)"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (3)
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 13:30 by James McKenzie
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99898515
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Three Redheads were on pond in the golf course."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (11)
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 15:12 by Eric Wier
- 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/S99933307
- Comments: "Counted individually in both arms of reservoir."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (7)
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 13:24 by David Nickerson
- 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/S99901915
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing at north end of reservoir."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (2)
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 11:53 by Mike Bush
- 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/S99860648
- Comments: "Clear view of russet-red head between bare willow stems."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (2)
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 10:00 by Jeri Edwards
- 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/S99898303
- Comments: "continuing, male and female"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 13:30 by Wanda Lo
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99897217
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "swimming in ocean off south jetty beach area with buffleheads"

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 12:49 by Mike Bush
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99896361
- Comments: "Associating with Bufflehead, overall white sea duck with dark markings. Clearly saw a dark patch behind the face.

As the tide was already low and rushing out towards a low of -1.75', I found the duck in the cove opposite the end of the former parking area."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 16:19 by Adam Searcy
- Cal Poly--San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3024106,-120.6608403&ll=35.3024106,-120.6608403
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99891697
- Comments: "Continuing. Photo to be uploaded"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 14:42 by Jeanette Stone
- Cal Poly--San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3024106,-120.6608403&ll=35.3024106,-120.6608403
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99877194
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 12:38 by Jacqueline Knowlton
- California Polytechnic State Univers, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.31170, -120., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3117,-120.672326&ll=35.3117,-120.672326
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99895212
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Gray with chocolate brown mantle, white line along upper flanks. Continuing."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 12:38 by Jessie Knowlton
- California Polytechnic State Univers, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.31170, -120., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3117,-120.672326&ll=35.3117,-120.672326
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99895640
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Gray with chocolate brown mantle, white line along upper flanks. Continuing."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 16:05 by Mike Bush
- Lower Cal Poly Pond, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311238,-120.672541&ll=35.311238,-120.672541
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99893265
- Comments: "Charcoal gray, white streaks on flanks. Associating with American Coots."

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 13:03 by Jeanette Stone
- Cuesta Canyon Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.293742,-120.6439451&ll=35.293742,-120.6439451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99875097
- Comments: "Previously reported"

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 07:55 by Tom Edell
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99882460
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing bird at the bend in the boardwalk (photo)"

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 07:55 by Ronald Beck
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99890630
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing bird at the bend in the boardwalk (photo)"

Hermit Warbler (Setophaga occidentalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 12:08 by The Kingbirder
- Elm Street Park/Soto Sports Complex, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1138182,-120.604586&ll=35.1138182,-120.604586
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99864296
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Gray warbler with yellow face. Little green around auriculars. Photos."

Hermit Warbler (Setophaga occidentalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 12:08 by Long-eared Owl
- Elm Street Park/Soto Sports Complex, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1138182,-120.604586&ll=35.1138182,-120.604586
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99864323
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Gray warbler with yellow face. No green around auriculars. Photos."

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*** Species Summary:

- Tundra Swan (13 reports)
- Tundra Swan (Whistling) (1 report)
- Redhead (7 reports)
- Long-tailed Duck (1 report)
- Common Gallinule (2 reports)
- Sandhill Crane (3 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (2 reports)
- California Condor (1 report)
- Zone-tailed Hawk (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (2 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (2 reports)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (1 report)

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Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 10:17 by Mark Mushkat
- 2772 Crockett Cir, Los Osos US-CA 35.30294, -120.85075, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.30294,-120.850754&ll=35.30294,-120.850754
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99958003
- Comments: "Jim Royer sent GroupMe message with his find of this bird in estuary."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 09:23 by Tom Edell
- Morro Bay Estuary (35.347, -120.826), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3465238,-120.8259092&ll=35.3465238,-120.8259092
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99988676
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Gray head and neck, pink bill with dark base and tip, dark lores, smaller body that adjacent American White Pelicans"

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 10:19 by Long-eared Owl
- Morro Bay Estuary (use more specific location(s) when possible), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3377298,-120.8501072&ll=35.3377298,-120.8501072
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99949002
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing from earlier today. Photos. Large white bird near pelicans. Pink bill."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 10:19 by The Kingbirder
- Morro Bay Estuary (use more specific location(s) when possible), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3377298,-120.8501072&ll=35.3377298,-120.8501072
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99949020
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing from earlier today. Photos. Large white bird near pelicans. Pink bill."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 10:00 by Roger Zachary
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99978476
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Ist viewed the bird with a group of Egrets near State Park Road; it flew off across the marsh; distant flight image; other birders along the bay were viewing the bird"

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 09:28 by Bret Robinson
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99953373
- Comments: "Juvenile observed in flight and east part of Morro bay next to South Bay blvd"

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 08:11 by Maggie Smith
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99983899
- Comments: "immature first seen flying down by South Bay BLVD, then seen through scope when it landed with egrets for a short time; long necked, gray head and pink bill"

Tundra Swan (Whistling) (Cygnus columbianus columbianus) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 09:30 by James McKenzie
- Morro Bay State Park, Morro Bay US-CA 35.34644, -120.82524, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.346444,-120.825241&ll=35.346444,-120.825241
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99950848
- Comments: "Birding by scope with local birders. We saw one immature Tundra Swan. The bill appeared to be quite pink."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 08:30 by Jim Royer
- Morro Bay State Park, South Bay Blvd, Los Osos US-CA (35.3440,-120.8255) South Bay Blvd., San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.344015,-120.825509&ll=35.344015,-120.825509
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99968593
- Comments: "I found this immature with the white Pelicans just after I got to my spot at 8:30 am. The eye stood out on the face as separate from the bill, which was dull pinkisk with a dark tip and base. The bird was light grayish on the upper parts and darker gray on the back half of the neck which extended to the crown and down into the face. A Trumpeter Swan would have been larger, not as dwarfed as this bird was by the White Pelicans."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 10:30 by Heather O'Connor
- Quarry Trail--Morro Bay SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3484295,-120.8235705&ll=35.3484295,-120.8235705
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99946157
- Comments: "Seen from South Bay Blvd."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 10:00 by Rick Saval
- Quarry Trail--Morro Bay SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3484295,-120.8235705&ll=35.3484295,-120.8235705
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99964175
- Comments: "M.ob. ; scope view; got lucky, shortly after observation bird flew toward marina and did not return."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 09:50 by Petra Clayton
- Quarry Trail--Morro Bay SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3484295,-120.8235705&ll=35.3484295,-120.8235705
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99996558
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Smaller than nearby American White Pelicans. Dark brownish-gray head and lighter brown neck; dingy white mantle; dark patch between eyes and bill with white edge; light eye ring; pink bill with dark base and tip. --- When taking off flying: White body and underparts; black legs and feet.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Tundra Swan first at a distance, then close up before it flew towards the marina:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51796006686/in/dateposted-public/" title="Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus), Morro Bay Estuary, Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51796006686_828b6be877_z.jpg" alt="Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus), Morro Bay Estuary, Morro Bay, CA" /></a>

Comparing images of the recent Tundra Swans at Whale Rock Reservoir, this individual seems to be a different one, due to the very pink bill."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 09:43 by Mike Bush
- Quarry Trail--Morro Bay SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3484295,-120.8235705&ll=35.3484295,-120.8235705
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99950042
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Larger than Snow Goose, white with gray head and neck. Pink bill."

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 09:40 by Ronald Beck
- Quarry Trail--Morro Bay SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3484295,-120.8235705&ll=35.3484295,-120.8235705
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99991706
- Comments: "A juvenile found at least an hour before I arrived."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1)
- Reported Jan 03, 2022 11:01 by Heather O'Connor
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100037251
- Comments: "Female had grey bill with black tip. Brownish body."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (2)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 15:43 by Mike Bush
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99980472
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Appears to be immature birds with muted, subtly mottled rufous-brown coloring."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 14:16 by David Cox
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99972804
- Comments: "Continuing"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (2)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 11:21 by The Kingbirder
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99953073
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (2)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 11:21 by Long-eared Owl
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99953066
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (7) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 14:35 by Kevin Zimmer
- 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/S99995985
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. 3 males and 4 females in the Cottontail Creek arm of the reservoir. Photos to be uploaded shortly."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (9)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 09:00 by Kaaren Perry
- Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4636527,-120.8708239&ll=35.4636527,-120.8708239
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99969210
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Northern end of the reservoir Small flock dispersed upon my arrival. Continuing at this location."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 14:00 by Petra Clayton
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99999857
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Actively diving/feeding with Buffleheads off the tip of the short middle jetty, never staying above water for long. --- Dark mantle; white face and neck; dark cap; dark patch on upper neck/lower face."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 13:02 by David Cox
- California Polytechnic State University, Ag Area, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311456,-120.680244&ll=35.311456,-120.680244
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99965753
- Comments: "White bar on wing, white in tail, dark reddish brown back."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 15:07 by Heather O'Connor
- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.31171, -120.67235, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3111391,-120.6720314&ll=35.3111391,-120.6720314
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99979532
- Comments: "Continuing."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 15:15 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Soda Lake Vista Point, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2396285,-119.9067629&ll=35.2396285,-119.9067629
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99992437
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Very large gray cranes with paler necks. At least one adult with white face and red crown. Scoped from distance. Will add photos."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 15:15 by Jeff Miller
- Soda Lake Vista Point, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2396285,-119.9067629&ll=35.2396285,-119.9067629
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99989666
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Very large gray cranes with paler necks. At least one adult with white face and red crown. Scoped from distance. Will add photos."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 15:15 by Norman Pillsbury
- Soda Lake Vista Point, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2396285,-119.9067629&ll=35.2396285,-119.9067629
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99997075
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Very large gray cranes with paler necks. At least one adult with white face and red crown. Scoped from distance. Will add photos."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 11:05 by Long-eared Owl
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99951678
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 11:05 by The Kingbirder
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99951681
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Photos."

California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 15:43 by Sarah Newton-Scott
- San Simeon Creek Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.6089036,-121.0775634&ll=35.6089036,-121.0775634
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99988535
- Comments: "Very distant but could make out white underwing covert patches, horizontal steady flight. Very poor distant photos available if requested."

Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus) (1)
- Reported Jan 03, 2022 10:17 by bob keally
- Hearst San Simeon State Park, Cambria US-CA 35.58849, -121.11280, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.588494,-121.112805&ll=35.588494,-121.112805
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100032779
- Comments: "All dark hawk with white bands in tail, yellow beak"

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 09:01 by Torrey Gage-Tomlinson
- San Luis Obispo Creek Lagoon, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1817709,-120.7364416&ll=35.1817709,-120.7364416
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99948291
- Comments: "Continuing bird here for many years. Pictures. In Peruvian Pepper Tree."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 09:01 by Owen Castagnoli
- San Luis Obispo Creek Lagoon, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1817709,-120.7364416&ll=35.1817709,-120.7364416
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99949848
- Comments: "Continuing bird here for many years. Pictures. In Peruvian Pepper Tree."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 09:32 by Amanda Northrup
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99957531
- Comments: "Kingbird with large bill and notched tail without any white. Bright yellow breast and chest. Undefined malar. Per local birder (thank you!), a continuing bird. Photos to come"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 09:32 by Michael Northrup
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99989169
- Comments: "Kingbird with large bill and notched tail without any white. Bright yellow breast and chest. Undefined malar. Per local birder (thank you!), a continuing bird. Photos to come"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 09:35 by Nick Belardes
- Laguna Lake, 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/S99957099
- Media: 10 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing since Dec. 16, 2021. Two different plumages. One adult breeding (brighter rufous cap, brighter overall, with a strong eyeline from bill through eye), one adult nonbreeding (darker overall, rustier cap, dimmer eyeline). Both small birds were seen in center of park. The darker bird was spotted in grass and then in tree southeast of gazebo. The brighter bird was spotted in grass closer to the lakeside road. It flew into a tree, then onto roadside log, then onto grass before flying across road into grass by first dock area. I think one of the birds was seen prior to last year’s Christmas bird count, though I might have seen both prior. I’ve only seen the darker bird one or two other times. I remember telling Herb Elliot to check his photos for the CBC because he might have photographed two different birds. Either way, was good to find Chippy and his homeslice."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis/cismontanus) (1)
- Reported Jan 03, 2022 10:18 by Grace Romero
- 2801 Alamo Dr, Los Osos US-CA (35.3005,-120.8494), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.300459,-120.849355&ll=35.300459,-120.849355
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100037880
- Comments: "Continuing. All charcoal back , head, flanks, and chest. Delineation between chest and white belly straight across creating an entirely dark chest Insteon the Oregon rounded dark bib."

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*** Species Summary:

- Tundra Swan (1 report)
- Redhead (5 reports)
- Harlequin Duck (1 report)
- Long-tailed Duck (1 report)
- Common Gallinule (2 reports)
- Sandhill Crane (2 reports)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)
- Bullock's Oriole (1 report)
- Grace's Warbler (1 report)

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Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 10:09 by Ann Stockert
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100071108
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "flew over the south eastern corner of the marina boardwalk. Photos"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (2)
- Reported Jan 04, 2022 12:12 by Doug Drynan
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100113717
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing juv birds."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (1)
- Reported Jan 03, 2022 07:36 by Maggie Smith
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100060871
- Comments: "Female overall brown with black tipped bluish gray bill."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 02, 2022 12:59 by Ann Stockert
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100071628
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing Females. Photos"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (8) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 03, 2022 11:30 by Roger Zachary
- 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/S100047874
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "At least 7 on Cottontail Arm; stopped briefly Old Creek arm 1 was with a group of Shovelers"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (11) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 03, 2022 08:45 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/S100061805
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "7 males, 4 female plumaged"

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 03, 2022 16:04 by Mike Bush
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100061131
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Dark black-blue compact sea bird, paddling near the moored sailboats. Noticeable white markings on face and neck. Poor photos."

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 03, 2022 13:04 by Owen Castagnoli
- Morro Rock, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3693972,-120.8670566&ll=35.3693972,-120.8670566
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100052799
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Mixed in with buffleheads and diving underwater often. White neck and head with dark patch on cheek. Just North of Middle jetty swimming in the channel"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 08:58 by Herb Elliott
- Cal Poly--San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3024106,-120.6608403&ll=35.3024106,-120.6608403
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99893019
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "continuing bird"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 08:30 by Petra Clayton
- Cal Poly--San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3024106,-120.6608403&ll=35.3024106,-120.6608403
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99901109
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Gun-metal gray body; black face, throat and neck; brown mantle; white-edged flanks; short tail with white edges; grayish bill with yellow tip and lack of "shield;" dark eye.

Continuing immature since 12/18/21 ( CBC - Stephanie Little, Carrie Miller).

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Common Gallinule foraging at the edge of the upper pond at the pig unit:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51798384009/in/dateposted-public/" title="Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata), Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51798384009_f6279d4c52_z.jpg" alt="Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata), Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA" /></a>"

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 03, 2022 06:53 by Herb Elliott
- Soda Lake Point View, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2398199,-119.9068353&ll=35.2398199,-119.9068353
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100065112
- Comments: "The Sandhill Cranes reported yesterday by Jeff, Norm and the Wingnuts at Soda Lake (Carrizo Plain) were observed (from the overlook) this morning at 7:16. The birds were at the southeastern end of the lake. They took off after sunrise and flew south. Overall gray infused with brown, one the cranes had less brown and a more defined red crown. The birds were not seen between 1pm to 4 pm."

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 03, 2022 11:08 by Herb Elliott
- Soda Lake--Main Basin, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2282333,-119.8924255&ll=35.2282333,-119.8924255
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100065129
- Comments: "The Sandhill Cranes reported yesterday by Jeff, Norm and the Wingnuts at Soda Lake (Carrizo Plain) were observed (from the overlook) this morning at 7:16. The birds were at the southeastern end of the lake. They took off after sunrise and flew south. Overall gray infused with brown, one the cranes had less brown and a more defined red crown. Seen again at 11:15 (from pullout south of the boardwalk).
The birds were not seen between 1pm to 4 pm."

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 14:28 by Herb Elliott
- San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2621906,-120.6704789&ll=35.2621906,-120.6704789
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99892981
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "previously reported 11.15.21 - https://ebird.org/checklist/S97638466"

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 03, 2022 10:30 by Petra Clayton
- Bob Jones Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1886907,-120.7193907&ll=35.1886907,-120.7193907
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100071313
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing (since 10/23/21: Jeri Edwards): Adult male in the Peruvian Pepper Tree by the golf course maintenance yard.--- Possibly the same male that wintered here in the past (since winter 2015-2016).

- 2019/20: eBird reports at this eBird hotspot: From 10/10/2019 to 2/7/2020.
- 2020/21: eBird reports at this eBird hotspot: From 12/6/2020 to 3/7/2021."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 03, 2022 12:37 by Tom Edell
- Laguna Lake, 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/S100061757
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Bird seen perched in tree across cove from boat ramp where it is often found. It flew into snags above leafy lower area and sallied out from there for food. At distance I could see the yellow color on the underparts extended into the breast (which was not gray) and that the throat was pale. Unfortunately the bird flew both times I walked over to the area to take a photo and the second time in flew around the willows on the point and did not come back. My one poor photo shows the gray head, green back, and notched tail. I never got a good look at the bill."

Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) (1)
- Reported Jan 03, 2022 08:47 by Jim Royer
- My House, 337 Henrietta Ave., Los Osos US-CA (35.3172,-120.8507), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3171506,-120.8507143&ll=35.3171506,-120.8507143
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100051003
- Comments: "Continuing adult male"

Grace's Warbler (Setophaga graciae) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 01, 2022 10:18 by Herb Elliott
- Mentone Basin Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1155206,-120.6132531&ll=35.1155206,-120.6132531
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S99893050
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "previously reported on 11.08.21 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S95850749) and continuing"

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (3 reports)
- Tropical Kingbird (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (2)
- Reported Jan 05, 2022 09:34 by Carol Comeau
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100181167
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Two females. Photos."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (2)
- Reported Jan 05, 2022 07:33 by Jeff Miller
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100164344
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (5)
- Reported Jan 04, 2022 12:10 by Kathleen Kent
- 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/S100157931
- Comments: "Photos will be submitted soon."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 03, 2022 11:40 by Ronald Beck
- Laguna Lake, 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/S100164752
- Comments: "Continuing rarity, in willows, at the edge of the lake, close to the dock. Long bill, light gray head, green back, top of tail brownish, and notched. Underside yellow chest, belly and vent, under tail brownish."

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (1 report)
- Harlequin Duck (1 report)
- Black Scoter (1 report)
- Common Gallinule (1 report)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (3 reports)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (2 reports)
- Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (14)
- Reported Jan 05, 2022 09:00 by Ronald Beck
- 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/S100221416
- Comments: "Two separate groups, six in the Old Creek arm of the lake, and eight in the Cottontail Creek arm. Eight males, and six females or juveniles."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 10:07 by Tom Edell
- Cal Poly Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1770149,-120.7413109&ll=35.1770149,-120.7413109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100250826
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "continuing adult male"

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 10:07 by Tom Edell
- Cal Poly Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1770149,-120.7413109&ll=35.1770149,-120.7413109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100250826
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Female plumaged; scoped this bird from near the Cal Poly Pier. It was with flock of Surf Scoters that included at least two Whit-winged Scoters. At distance the more rounded head shape was noticeable as was the dark cap that only extended to the eye and pale face and neck. The break between the crown and face was distinct. The dark cap narrowed as it descended the nape appearing to come to a point where it reached the back. The bird was similar in size to the adjacent Surf Scoters and as the distant photo shows had an obvious different bill shape and comparatively steep forehead."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 08:33 by Ann Stockert
- Cal Poly- upper swine pond, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.31194, -120.67277, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311936,-120.672769&ll=35.311936,-120.672769
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100230354
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing….photos"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 13:55 by Ronald Beck
- 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/S100251685
- Comments: "Continuing rarity, seen with Black-bellied Plover, Golden Plover is noticeably smaller, thinner, and bill also smaller. Face golden, with dark eyeline, and dark ear spot, dark cap, and back, both with golden spots, wings were gray, with no spots, this bird had a thin dark line between throat and chest."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 08:22 by Carol Comeau
- 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/S100229242
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen from mudflats where private fencing starts- looking towards the back bay off Butte Drive. With a group of Black-bellied Plovers. Smaller and more slender when compared to the Black-bellied Plovers in the group. Golden wash on face and brilliant gold speckling on back. Noticeable dark spot on face. Photos."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Jan 05, 2022 15:30 by Mary Merriman
- 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/S100202985
- Comments: "Continuing bird"

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1)
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 09:00 by Roger Zachary
- Cuesta Canyon Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.293742,-120.6439451&ll=35.293742,-120.6439451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100256666
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing bird"

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 09:21 by Tom Edell
- SLO Creek-Bob Jones Path Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1828901,-120.7325444&ll=35.1828901,-120.7325444
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100250831
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male in pepper tree by golf course maintenance yard. This bird is a bit messy, probably due to hybridization in the past generations. Most notable is the weak white supercilium, red in the black mask behind the eye, a few red feathers in the black border to the red throat, and a messy red nape patch so not a pure individual, but close enough IMO. The back has two somewhat narrows of pale feathers."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 09:30 by Roger Zachary
- US-CA-San Luis Obispo-Avila Beach Golf Resort - 35.1839x-120.7311, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.183941,-120.731121&ll=35.183941,-120.731121
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100257692
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen from trail on Pepper tree near the maintenance building; continuing reported"

Savannah Sparrow (Large-billed) (Passerculus sandwichensis rostratus/atratus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 09:29 by Jim Royer
- Morro Bay SP--Marina/Boardwalk Trail, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3445235,-120.8418006&ll=35.3445235,-120.8418006
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100241820
- Comments: "Continuing bird with a noticeably larger bill than the usual Savannah and a down-curved culmen. It had a less distinctly marked back and crown than the other Savannah Sparrows present."

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*** Species Summary:

- Harlequin Duck (2 reports)
- Black Scoter (1 report)
- Common Gallinule (3 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (4 reports)
- Rough-legged Hawk (1 report)
- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 report)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)
- Tropical Kingbird (4 reports)
- Thick-billed Longspur (1 report)
- Chipping Sparrow (1 report)
- Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (1 report)
- Western Tanager (1 report)

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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 09:34 by Mike Bush
- Cal Poly Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1770149,-120.7413109&ll=35.1770149,-120.7413109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100287913
- Comments: "Distinctively marked small sea duck in red, blue-black and line/patches of white. Continuing."

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 10:07 by Roger Zachary
- Cal Poly Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1770149,-120.7413109&ll=35.1770149,-120.7413109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100258999
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "continuing adult male"

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 10:07 by Roger Zachary
- Cal Poly Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1770149,-120.7413109&ll=35.1770149,-120.7413109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100258999
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Female plumaged; scoped this bird from near the Cal Poly Pier. It was with flock of Surf Scoters that included at least two Whit-winged Scoters. At distance the more rounded head shape was noticeable as was the dark cap that only extended to the eye and pale face and neck. The break between the crown and face was distinct. The dark cap narrowed as it descended the nape appearing to come to a point where it reached the back. The bird was similar in size to the adjacent Surf Scoters and as the distant photo shows had an obvious different bill shape and comparatively steep forehead."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 13:12 by Doug Drynan
- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.31116, -120.67207, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311155,-120.672067&ll=35.311155,-120.672067
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100301073
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Immature. Obvious thin white side stripe."

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 07:32 by Morgan Bing
- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.31152, -120.67185, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311516,-120.671852&ll=35.311516,-120.671852
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100281052
- Comments: "Immature at cal poly swine unit pond"

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) (1)
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 07:32 by Bret Robinson
- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo US-CA 35.31152, -120.67185, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.311516,-120.671852&ll=35.311516,-120.671852
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100276875
- Comments: "Immature at cal poly swine unit pond"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 11:00 by Wanda Lo
- Doris Street Coastal Access, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.321101,-120.848252&ll=35.321101,-120.848252
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100298309
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Two plovers, one seen at Pecho Willows. Then, a second sighting in better light from the boat area where the sail boats are stored at this location."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 15:25 by Doug Drynan
- 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/S100310119
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird. Will upload pics later. Golden flecks color on back."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 08:22 by Dean Thompson
- 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/S100306730
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen from mudflats where private fencing starts- looking towards the back bay off Butte Drive. With a group of Black-bellied Plovers. Smaller and more slender when compared to the Black-bellied Plovers in the group. Golden wash on face and brilliant gold speckling on back. Noticeable dark spot on face. Photos."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 09:30 by Tom Edell
- Pecho Willows Outlet (35.319, -120.852), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3183149,-120.8534138&ll=35.3183149,-120.8534138
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100309047
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing bird that moves around between this location and the Cuesta Inlet. This morning it was briefly seen foraging along the shoreline and then moved into the pickleweed marsh to forage. Golden colored head with dark cap, golden speckled back, wings mottled brown and white, appeared the primaries did not extend very far beyond the tip of the tail, but could not make out the number of primary tips visible beyond tertails. Drove to Butte Drive to photograph the bird. Photo"

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (1)
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 08:27 by bob keally
- Van Gordon Creek Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.601386,-121.1226&ll=35.601386,-121.1226
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100279713
- Comments: "Van Gordon Creek Road same location as previously viewed two weeks ago. Light streaked head, light chest, streaked belly, bright yellow legs. Pictures to follow."

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 13:55 by Petra Clayton
- Cuesta Canyon Park, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.293742,-120.6439451&ll=35.293742,-120.6439451
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100261856
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult female, first observed at this location this fall on 11/6/2021.

Yellowish-white throat; red crown bordered by black on the nape; yellowish wash (no red) on nape below the black border; wide black stripe through eye; black stripe bordering the yellowish-white throat and running from bill to the black bib; large white wing patch. --- Briefly working the trunk of a tree (not a pepper tree) by the "Arroyo" group picnic area. (The bridge by the animal hospital over the flowing creek is currently closed.)

Possibly the same female that was present here during the past three winters. --- The bird was first spotted on 12/10/18 by Eric Wier.

- 2018/19: eBird reports span the period from 12/12/2018 to 2/11/2019
- 2019/20: eBird reports span the period from 12/14/2019 to 1/8/2020
- 2020/21: eBird hotspot span the period from 12/6/2020 to 3/15/2021."

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 09:21 by Roger Zachary
- SLO Creek-Bob Jones Path Bridge, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1828901,-120.7325444&ll=35.1828901,-120.7325444
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100258997
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male in pepper tree by golf course maintenance yard. This bird is a bit messy, probably due to hybridization in the past generations. Most notable is the weak white supercilium, red in the black mask behind the eye, a few red feathers in the black border to the red throat, and a messy red nape patch so not a pure individual, but close enough IMO. The back has two somewhat narrows of pale feathers."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1)
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 11:37 by Mike Bush
- Laguna Lake, 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/S100293199
- Comments: "Bright yellow Brest and belly, large bill. Continuing."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 10:37 by Bret Robinson
- Laguna Lake, 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/S100296820
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continued winter resident"

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 12:05 by Petra Clayton
- Laguna Lake, 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/S100262241
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Yellow breast, belly, and undertail; green back; notched tail; stout bill. --- Actively insect-catching in the willows on the lake side past the last boat ramp (by the paved loop) and occasionally landing high on a snag, also located there.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, showing the Tropical Kingbird with an insect:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51805072871/in/dateposted-public/" title="Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus), Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51805072871_5becbd6545_z.jpg" alt="Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus), Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, CA" /></a>

Continuing since 10/3/2021."

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 06, 2022 11:10 by Roger Zachary
- Laguna Lake, 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/S100258679
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Recently reported; seen west of boat launch flycatching"

Thick-billed Longspur (Rhynchophanes mccownii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 14:18 by Will Knowlton
- Branch Mountain Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3508638,-120.0226141&ll=35.3508638,-120.0226141
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100314070
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Appears to be an immature bird. Fairly plain faced look with a wide, pale superclilium and submoustachial stripe. The bill was short, thick, and conical. Buffy band across the chest with a paler, whitish belly and vent. I never had good looks at the primary projection or saw the tail pattern, but looking at my photos the tail appears quite short. Overall a pale bird. Amazing photos included.

Mixed in with a large Horned Lark flock feeing near the west side of Branch Mountain Road approximately here: 35.3398079, -120.0230096."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 09:30 by Ronald Beck
- Laguna Lake, 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/S100309741
- Comments: "Continuing rarity, seen with large group of White-crowned Sparrows, on lawn area, next to the lake. Bright colored adult."

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored/cismontanus) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis/cismontanus) (1)
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 10:30 by Grace Romero
- 2801 Alamo Dr, Los Osos US-CA (35.3005,-120.8494), San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.300519,-120.849357&ll=35.300519,-120.849357
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100292112
- Comments: "Continuing. All charcoal above, straight delineation with white belly. Seen almost daily but times out feeding with Oregon juncos are brief. A very skittish bird flushing quickly and slow to return. Difference from other juncos is distinctive when it is present."

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 10:27 by Eric Wier
- San Luis Obispo - 1700 San Luis Dr, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.286265,-120.6510615&ll=35.286265,-120.6510615
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100290923
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Non-breeding male"

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*** Species Summary:

- Redhead (3 reports)
- Harlequin Duck (2 reports)
- Black Scoter (2 reports)
- Pacific Golden-Plover (5 reports)
- Red-naped Sapsucker (1 report)

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Redhead (Aythya americana) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2022 08:42 by Carol Comeau
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100346447
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing two females at Inyo Pond. Closely associated. They were putting on a good show, but then they disappeared when they swam close to the embankment where you can not see them. Photos will be added."

Redhead (Aythya americana) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2022 07:46 by Joshua Handler
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100393003
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing"

Redhead (Aythya americana) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2022 07:46 by Jeff Miller
- Sea Pines Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3153586,-120.8574414&ll=35.3153586,-120.8574414
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100339206
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing"

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 10:52 by Ann Stockert
- Cal Poly Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1770149,-120.7413109&ll=35.1770149,-120.7413109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100321715
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing male…. Poor photos for ID only"

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 13:15 by Petra Clayton
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100315887
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing adult male since November 9, 2021.

Likely the same individual that wintered in this area during the last two years (eBird reports from 11/14/2019 to 4/17/2020 and again from 10/29/2020 to 4/17/2021). --- Possibly the same bird that has been here annually since 2011.

Observed from the road between the Cal Poly PIer and the Harford Pier.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51807712380/in/dateposted-public/" title="Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Avila Beach, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51807712380_927520020c_z.jpg" alt="Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Avila Beach, CA" /></a>"

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1)
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 10:52 by Ann Stockert
- Cal Poly Pier, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1770149,-120.7413109&ll=35.1770149,-120.7413109
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100321715
- Comments: "Continuing female… observed through a scope 3 times but unable to attain a photo. Dark cap with lighter cheek and more rounded head then nearby Surf Scoter. Reminded me of a ruddy ducks coloration."

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 13:15 by Petra Clayton
- Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1708616,-120.7562256&ll=35.1708616,-120.7562256
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100315887
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Female plumaged.
Rounded head and forehead; pale cheeks and neck; dark crown and hindneck; dark cap only extending to the eyes; small bill that did not slope down like a Surf Scoter's bill. Swimming with Surf Scoters and Lesser Scaup.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/51807780995/in/dateposted-public/" title="Black Scoter (Melanitta americana), Avila Beach, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/51807780995_e4bae50bf4_z.jpg" alt="Black Scoter (Melanitta americana), Avila Beach, CA" /></a>"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2022 10:29 by Carol Comeau
- Cuesta Inlet, Los Osos, CA, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.319097,-120.85229&ll=35.319097,-120.85229
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100369587
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen on the mudflats on the edge on of the pickleweed. There was a small strip of mud available and several species of shorebirds were feeding there. This area is near the junction of Binscarth and Pecho Road where people park to walk the trail around Cuesta Inlet. The bird then flew to the south side of the mouth of Cuesta Inlet. Photo."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1)
- Reported Jan 08, 2022 09:47 by Mike Bush
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100351542
- Comments: "Small plover, with nearly reflective golden highlights."

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2022 08:13 by Ann Stockert
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100391316
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2022 07:53 by Jeff Miller
- Pecho Road Willows, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3170687,-120.85271&ll=35.3170687,-120.85271
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100345093
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jan 08, 2022 07:53 by Joshua Handler
- 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/S100393007
- Media: 6 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing; photos"

Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) (1)
- Reported Jan 07, 2022 08:14 by Ann Stockert
- San Luis Obispo Creek Lagoon, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1817709,-120.7364416&ll=35.1817709,-120.7364416
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100319997
- Media: 7 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing in the Peruvian Pepper Tree by the maintenance shed….photos"

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