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Checklist S15114605

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:50 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers List , William Legge
Comments:
30 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon with David Wiechers. Wind NE, light, shifting W, Sunny with temperatures rising to 21C. Several harbor Seal see off the beach, plus 1 River Otter noted in the inner lagoon.
Species
54 species (+1 other taxa) total
27
16

All on ocean off Rodeo Beach

2

Flew WNW high over the Fire Station

3
1
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
2

One at each lagoon, including an adult feeding out in the open in the NE corner of the main lagoon

2

Bird Island

2
1

Western shore of the main lagoon

1

Arrived and landed on the mud spit midway down the main lagoon with a possible Semipalmated Sandpiper. Great views obtained.

1

Appeared to arrive at the lagoon with a Pectoral Sandpiper. A juvenile. Watched feeding on the mud spit midway down the southern shore of the main lagoon and later on the exposed mud the NE corner of the main lagoon. All characteristics met for this species - straight bill, no rufous plumage, black legs, other then a slightly more pointed tip to the bill that this species generally shows. Some record shots/photos taken with cell phone through scope if needed.

23

22 Midway down the main lagoon, plus 1 seen on the ocean offshore

1

Presumed Parasitic actively chasing Elegant Terns well offshore

13
230

Most on Bird Island

20
18

Alsmot all adults in a tight flock on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

125

Feeding offshore, many very close to the beach

3

Flew N well offshore

47

44+ flew S, 2 N offshore and 1 on Bird Island

3

Flew SE high over the main lagoon

40

20 on Bird Island and 20 flew N offshore

2
1

Usual juvenile at the eastern end of the main lagoon

1
2
6
1
2
2
5

Flew through SE early a.m.

4

Over inner lagoon and Headlands Visitor Center briefly

2
2
4
10
3
2

Heard calling along Lagoon Trail

3
4
8
3
9
1

Briefly on the footbridge leading to the beach

7
2
1
14

A flock of 13 flew SE over the main lagoon and then a single male was noted on wires at the Headlands Visitor Center car park

1
3
2
12
1

Midway along Lagoon Trail on the south side of thre main lagoon

2
2

One seen well in the Headlands Visitor Center Eucalyptus tree which then flew off NE into the willows, and a second bird flew over heading E shortly thereafter

 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes