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Checklist S19098855

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers List , William Legge
Comments:
Wind Calm changing to W, light, low cloudy and some sun, with temperatures rising to 18C (65F). 30 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circoit p0f the main lagoon. Mammals: 1+ Harbor Seal offshore, plus 3 River Otters in the main lagoon.
Species
52 species (+1 other taxa) total
9
Mallard
30
Surf Scoter

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach/Bird Island

1
Pied-billed Grebe

Adult

14
Western Grebe

On the ocean

3
Mourning Dove
1
Virginia Rail

Heard only from the inner lagoon

2
Black Oystercatcher

In flight offshore

1
Killdeer
1
Western Sandpiper

Flew in to the outet channel and started to feed

18
peep sp.

Flocks of 13 flew S offshore and 5 flew E high off the ocean up Rodeo Valley

45
Common Murre

Most in flight offshore

2
Pigeon Guillemot

Adults on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

19
Heermann's Gull

16 at Bird Island plus 3 at the beach

25
Western Gull
9
Caspian Tern

Most flying over the lagoon heading SE, many with fish

1
Red-throated Loon

Adult in breeding plumage on the ocean just off Rodeo Beach

150
Brandt's Cormorant

Bird Island

1
Double-crested Cormorant

Main lagoon

90
Brown Pelican

80+ on Brd Island plus 10+ visited the main lagoon

4
Great Blue Heron

Three juveniles and a adult at the main lagoon

2
Black-crowned Night-Heron

A juvenile and a adult at the main lagoon

1
Turkey Vulture
3
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Downy Woodpecker

Female

1
Northern Flicker

Heard only

6
Black Phoebe
2
Hutton's Vireo

Heard only

3
California Scrub-Jay
5
Common Raven
2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
2
Tree Swallow

Including a juvenile at the inner lagoon

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
1
Bank Swallow

Great views of a single bird feeding low over the beach dunes with other swallows (Tree, Cliff, Barn and Northern Rough-winged). Clearly seen full brown collar to neck and white throat. Smaller than the Northern Rough-winged Swallows, but same brown coloring above.

5
Barn Swallow
2
Cliff Swallow
2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
3
Pygmy Nuthatch

In the cypress trees adjoining the fire station

1
Bewick's Wren
12
Wrentit
7
Western Bluebird

At the beach dunes

7
Swainson's Thrush
1
American Robin
15
House Finch
6
Purple Finch
8
American Goldfinch
5
White-crowned Sparrow
11
Song Sparrow
2
California Towhee
1
Spotted Towhee
3
Red-winged Blackbird
6
Brewer's Blackbird

Including a juvenile being fed

Breeding Code
FY Feeding Young (Confirmed)
5
Common Yellowthroat
2
Wilson's Warbler
1
Black-headed Grosbeak

Female in willows adjoining Shed T1111 in the NE corner of the main lagoon

 

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