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Checklist S20902615

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:20 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 55 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers List , William Legge
Comments:
Wind SE, light, mainly sunny, with temperatures rising to 12C (53F). 30 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals: 10+ Black-tailed Deer, 2+ River Otters in the main lagoon, 1+ Coyote along the northern side of the main lagoon, and 1+ Harbor Porpoise offshore.
Species
59 species total
4
Brant (Black)

Flew in off the ocean at 10:10am, circled the western end of the main lagoon and left out over the ocean

8
Mallard
1
Lesser Scaup

Female on the main lagoon

18
Surf Scoter

14+ on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 4 flew S offshore

16
Bufflehead

14 on thje main lagoon, including a adult male and 2 fenmales that left NW, plus a pair on the ocean with Western Grebe

9
Common Goldeneye

9+ on the main lagoon, including an adult and 1st winter male

1
Hooded Merganser

1st winter in the main lagoon outlet channel

13
Red-breasted Merganser

All females/1st winters on the main lagoon

1
Ruddy Duck

Female/1st winter on the main lagoon

4
California Quail
4
Pied-billed Grebe

Main lagoon

7
Horned Grebe

4+ on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 3 flew S offshore

13
Eared Grebe

13+ on the main lagoon

303
Western Grebe

300+ on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 3 on the main lagoon

1
Clark's Grebe

On the main lagoon

4
Anna's Hummingbird
14
American Coot (Red-shielded)

13 on the inner lagoon and 1 on the main lagoon

1
Common Murre

Flew N offshore

2
Ancient Murrelet

Flew in from the N and landed on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and promptly disappeared!

1
Mew Gull (American)

1st winter present

20
Western Gull
5
California Gull
1
Herring Gull (American)

Adult flew SE

5
Glaucous-winged Gull
310
Red-throated Loon

2 on the main lagoon, 8+ on the ocean off Rodeo Bach and 200+ seen in flight well offshore some moiving S and N, and most circling with Pelicans and Cormorants - as a large feeding flock.

1
Common Loon

On the main lagoon

39
Brandt's Cormorant

36+ on Bird Island and 3 flew S offshore

1
Pelagic Cormorant

Flew S offshore

39
Double-crested Cormorant

9 on the main lagoon and 30 flew S along the coastline, including a flock of 29

65
Brown Pelican

28 on Bird Island, 7 visited the main lagoon and left S and 30+ were feeding well offshore

3
Great Blue Heron
4
Great Egret
1
Snowy Egret
4
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-tailed Hawk
3
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe
2
Hutton's Vireo
1
California Scrub-Jay
2
American Crow
2
Common Raven
3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
1
Pacific Wren

In the willows midway along Lagoon Trail (south side of the main lagoon)

1
Bewick's Wren
2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
6
Wrentit
4
Western Bluebird

At the beach

1
Hermit Thrush
1
American Robin
9
European Starling
5
House Finch
3
Purple Finch
1
Fox Sparrow
24
White-crowned Sparrow
1
Savannah Sparrow

Beach dunes

4
Song Sparrow
1
California Towhee
1
Common Yellowthroat
2
Yellow-rumped Warbler
 

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