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


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*** Species Summary:

- Blue-winged Teal (4 reports)
- Ring-necked Duck (2 reports)
- White-winged Scoter (1 report)
- Bufflehead (1 report)
- Red-breasted Merganser (4 reports)
- Black Turnstone (2 reports)
- Surfbird (1 report)
- Short-billed Dowitcher (1 report)
- Herring Gull (1 report)
- Royal Tern (2 reports)
- Northern Parula (5 reports)
- Indigo Bunting (1 report)

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Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 19, 2022 07:50 by Morro Coast Audubon
- Sweet Springs BBS Area 2, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3210445,-120.8410165&ll=35.3210445,-120.8410165
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113364695
- Comments: "Continuing male with blue wing patch and white crescents on face, in upper pond."

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 19, 2022 07:39 by Tom Edell
- Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3217375,-120.8422726&ll=35.3217375,-120.8422726
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113312859
- Comments: "Male showing blue wing patch and white crescents on face flew in to upper freshwater pond."

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 17, 2022 13:30 by Sam Larkin
- Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3217375,-120.8422726&ll=35.3217375,-120.8422726
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113304814
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "Swimming in pond with Mallards"

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (5)
- Reported Jun 16, 2022 20:07 by Kathanne Lynch
- Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3217375,-120.8422726&ll=35.3217375,-120.8422726
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113095584
- Comments: "Continuing. Altogether. Seen in channel looking from main bridge to Baywood pier."

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 20, 2022 07:13 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/S113378939
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "3 males with peaked heads, black backs, with dark tip and white band on bill"

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 18, 2022 09:30 by Petra Clayton
- 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/S113234287
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Click on the image below for a Flickr video clip:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/52157076684/in/dateposted-public/" title="Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris), Whale Rock Reservoir, Cayucos, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/52157076684_77a195bfc2_c.jpg" alt="Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris), Whale Rock Reservoir, Cayucos, CA" /></a>"

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 19, 2022 06:41 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/S113312869
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "One with pale eye and orangish bill tip, one with dark eye and apparent black bill tip. Both stood out as larger than Surf Scoters and are likely second year birds."

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 20, 2022 13:45 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/S113396054
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Click on the image below for a Flickr video:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/52161766466/in/dateposted-public/" title="Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola), Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/52161766466_13cd787a6d_c.jpg" alt="Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola), Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, CA" /></a>"

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2022 14:34 by 🦆The Kingbirder🦉
- 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/S113080768
- Comments: "*Late/Early. Seen resting on grassy island behind bridge. Gray with long pinkish bill with a thin base, noticeable crest, cinnamon colored head, not as contrasty as Common Merganser. Not able to get pic."

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2022 14:34 by Long-eared Owl
- 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/S113080762
- Comments: "Seen resting on grassy island behind bridge. Gray with long pinkish bill with a thin base, noticeable crest, cinnamon colored head, not as contrasty as Common Merganser. Not able to get pic."

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 17, 2022 08:22 by Janet Rayner
- San Simeon Creek Mouth/Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5956267,-121.1267052&ll=35.5956267,-121.1267052
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113157998
- Comments: "Observed in the creek area under the highway bridge overpass foraging heading up the creek. Shaggy crest and a thin red bill."

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 17, 2022 08:22 by Ann Stockert
- San Simeon Creek Mouth/Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.5956267,-121.1267052&ll=35.5956267,-121.1267052
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113154293
- Comments: "Observed in the creek area under the highway bridge overpass foraging heading up the creek. Shaggy crest and a thin red bill."

Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala) (6) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 21, 2022 16:26 by Tom Edell
- EBSP-Southern End, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4480457,-120.922483&ll=35.4480457,-120.922483
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113499865
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Six together in same location four were seen on 11 Jun"

Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 19, 2022 06:46 by Maggie Smith
- 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/S113313658
- Comments: "Flying; calling and they were chased by one parent Black Oystercatcher"

Surfbird (Calidris virgata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 21, 2022 16:26 by Tom Edell
- EBSP-Southern End, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4480457,-120.922483&ll=35.4480457,-120.922483
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113499865
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing bird at same location one was seen on 11 Jun (photo)"

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 19, 2022 20:48 by Jim Royer
- Cuesta Inlet, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.31979,-120.85222&ll=35.31979,-120.85222
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113457837
- Comments: "Calling in flight"

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 21, 2022 16:26 by Tom Edell
- EBSP-Southern End, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.4480457,-120.922483&ll=35.4480457,-120.922483
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113499865
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing 3rd/4th cycle bird with damaged right eye. Same bird seen at this location on 24 May and previously at Cayucos Creek mouth on 19 May"

Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 17, 2022 08:56 by Anonymous eBirder
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3982858,-120.8678892&ll=35.3982858,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113158055
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen on beach 100 yards south of Alva Paul Lagoon. Last reported on June 11 by Kathy Dwyer. Photo."

Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 17, 2022 08:56 by Carol Comeau
- Morro Strand State Beach, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3982858,-120.8678892&ll=35.3982858,-120.8678892
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113145263
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Seen on beach 100 yards south of Alva Paul Lagoon. Last reported on June 11 by Kathy Dwyer. Photo."

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1)
- Reported Jun 20, 2022 11:13 by Dan Richards
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113382533
- Comments: "Singing male in cypress by amphitheater"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 19, 2022 08:09 by Pair of Wing-Nuts
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113328895
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing male initially reported at this location by Doug Drynan on 5.20.2022. Bird observed had slate blue-gray head with white eye-arcs, yellow throat, slender, pointed bill with dark spot at base of lighter color lower mandible, upper mandible darker on top, yellow breast fringe with orange in breast center, white underneath to base of tail, under-tail patterned with black tips, green upper back with two white wing-bars. This bird called periodically while foraging primarily on the east side of the amphitheater."

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2022 09:20 by Sam Gildea
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113067519
- Comments: "Clear sighting and call"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2022 09:17 by C Gildea
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113067484
- Comments: "Continuing bird at Islay Creek campground"

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 16, 2022 07:43 by Dan Richards
- Islay Creek Campground--Montana de Oro SP, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.2736118,-120.8838502&ll=35.2736118,-120.8838502
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113061161
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Male"

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) (1)
- Reported Jun 18, 2022 13:39 by Heather O'Connor
- Turri Road, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.3250835,-120.7948498&ll=35.3250835,-120.7948498
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113222770
- Comments: "Heard by Merlin Sound ID about 100’ in from gate on Restoration path."

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*** Species Summary:

- Cackling Goose (1 report)
- White-winged Scoter (1 report)

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Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1)
- Reported Jun 22, 2022 06:46 by Nicole Durtschi
- Pismo Creek mouth, San Luis Obispo, California
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=35.1340046,-120.6392555&ll=35.1340046,-120.6392555
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S113580500
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Between two clusters of Canada geese but off by itself. Smaller and shorter necked."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (2)
- Reported Jun 22, 2022 10:25 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/S113582314
- Media: 9 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing two individuals since 6/19/22 (Tom Edell)

- Dark bill with bulge at the base and orange tip; pale eye with white eye arc below the eye.
- All-black bill; dark eye; whitish belly when rising up; white secondaries when wings are extended.

Click on the image below for a Flickr video, which includes a view of a Surf Scoter for head shape comparison:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack-petra-clayton/52166688803/in/dateposted-public/" title="White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca), Morro Bay, CA"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/52166688803_d5c040e2b8_c.jpg" alt="White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca), Morro Bay, CA" /></a>"

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