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Checklist S11225632

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers List , William Legge
Comments:
45 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach and a circuit of the main lagoon. Wind W, light, overcast, 17C
Species
60 species (+1 other taxa) total
18
Mallard

Including a brood of 3

73
Surf Scoter

On ocean off Rodeo Beach/Bird Island

1
California Quail

Heard only

1
Pied-billed Grebe

Adult at the western end of the main lagoon

9
Western Grebe

On ocean off Bird Island

1
Clark's Grebe

On ocean with Western Grebes

4
Allen's Hummingbird
5
Semipalmated Plover

A flock of 4 circled for 5+ minutes before leaving out to sea, and later one seen in the main lagoon outlet channel

1
Killdeer
17
Long-billed Curlew

Flock flew N well offshore at c. 7.15am

2
Sanderling

Seen at the beach shoreline. Left high to the S

1
Least Sandpiper

Western shore of the main lagoon

5
peep sp.

A single bird seen accompanying the flock of Semipalmated Plovers left out to sea and later a flock of 4 seen over the main lagoon in flight, but they did not land.

1
Long-billed Dowitcher

Adult in breeding plumage circled the lagoon calling, briefly joining the flock of Semipalmated Plovers. Later a Dowitcher sp. seen on the shore of the main lagoon in the NE corner is suspected of possibly being this bird.

1
Red-necked Phalarope

Adult in the NE corner of the main lagoon

30
Common Murre

Seen flying both N and S well offshore

3
Pigeon Guillemot

Seen in flight around Bird Island

13
Heermann's Gull

Comprising 9 on Bird Island and 3 at the main lagoon

25
Western Gull
6
Caspian Tern
22
Elegant Tern

Flew N well offshore in two loose flocks

35
Brandt's Cormorant

On Bird Island

2
Pelagic Cormorant

On the ocean off Bird Island

10
Double-crested Cormorant

8 on the main lagoon and 2 flew N offshore

68
Brown Pelican

Inlcuding 60 on Bird Island and 4 which visited the main lagoon

3
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
3
Snowy Egret
1
Cooper's Hawk

Adult seen over the eastern end of the main lagoon and inner lagoon

1
Belted Kingfisher

Adult female at the main lagoon

2
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
8
Black Phoebe

Including several juveniles

3
Warbling Vireo

2 in the top of the Headlands Visitor Center Eucalyptus trees, plus one in willows on the northern shore of the main lagoon near the quarry

5
California Scrub-Jay
3
Common Raven
4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1
Tree Swallow
2
Violet-green Swallow
14
Barn Swallow
2
Cliff Swallow
5
Bushtit
1
Marsh Wren
2
Bewick's Wren
14
Wrentit
3
Western Bluebird
2
Swainson's Thrush
4
American Robin
15
House Finch
6
Purple Finch
8
American Goldfinch
14
White-crowned Sparrow

7+ of which juveniles

8
Savannah Sparrow

Flock along the western shore of then main lagoon. Record count!

8
Song Sparrow
2
California Towhee
1
Spotted Towhee
1
Yellow-breasted Chat

Over summering bird heard calling several times in the 'bowl' area to the south of the main algoon

1
Red-winged Blackbird
3
Brewer's Blackbird
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
8
Common Yellowthroat
3
Wilson's Warbler
 

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