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Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind E, shifting W, very light, low clouds, lifting to sun, 19C (66F). 20 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 1 young Coyote, and 3 River Otters.
Species
62 species total
19
American Wigeon

Eastern end of the main lagoon

50
Mallard
2
Northern Pintail
19
California Quail
11
Eared Grebe

Main lagoon

2
Band-tailed Pigeon

In cypress trees to the east of the inner lagoon

1
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1
Semipalmated Plover

Continuing juvenile at the main lagoon outlet channel and later on the spit midway down the main lagoon

3
Killdeer
1
Least Sandpiper
2
Wilson's Snipe

NE corner of the main lagoon

2
Greater Yellowlegs

Shore of the main lagoon

4
Common Murre

On the ocean offshore

25
Western Gull
1
California Gull
9
Elegant Tern

Feeding offshore

47
Brandt's Cormorant

43 flew S offshore, 4 on Bird Island

2
Pelagic Cormorant

1 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 1 flew S offshore

6
Double-crested Cormorant

5+ on the main lagoon and 1 flew N offshore

82
Brown Pelican

66 on Bird Island and 14 flew N and 2 S offshore

2
Great Blue Heron
3
Great Egret
3
Snowy Egret
5
Turkey Vulture
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk

Adult

1
Nuttall's Woodpecker

Headlands Visitor Center Eucalyptus trees

1
Northern Flicker

Heard only

5
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe

Beach dunes

1
Tropical Kingbird

Continuing bird located at the western end of the main lagoon, perched on a dead tree near the footbridge leading to the beach. Later moved to the fence at the beach dunes. Last seen at c. 8.30am but probably still there. Poor record shot taken from iphone. Record shot from iPhone of Tropical Kingbird at Rodeo Lagoon, Marin Headlands, CA

2
Warbling Vireo
1
Steller's Jay

Heard to the east of the Headlands Visitor Center

5
California Scrub-Jay
2
American Crow
8
Common Raven
2
Barn Swallow

Flew S along the beach

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
7
Bushtit
1
Pacific Wren

In willows adjoining the inner lagoon

2
Bewick's Wren
13
Wrentit
8
Western Bluebird
5
European Starling
16
House Finch
10
Purple Finch
6
American Goldfinch
3
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
3
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
27
White-crowned Sparrow
1
Golden-crowned Sparrow
1
Savannah Sparrow

on the shoreline in the NE corner of the main lagoon

13
Song Sparrow
1
Lincoln's Sparrow

Feeding on the shoreline in the SE corner of the main lagoon

6
California Towhee
4
Spotted Towhee
1
Red-winged Blackbird
2
Brewer's Blackbird
6
Common Yellowthroat
2
Yellow Warbler
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler
3
Western Tanager

2 at Simmond's Road and 1 in willows at the causeway road bridge

 

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

Yes