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Checklist S25237090

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Oct 19, 2002 7:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind E, light, overcast, 17C (63F). Circuit of the main lagoon.
Species
43 species total
18
American Wigeon
32
Mallard
1
Ring-necked Duck
4
Surf Scoter

Flew S offshore

2
Ruddy Duck
25
California Quail
13
Pied-billed Grebe

12 on the main lagoon and 1 on the inner lagoon

3
Eared Grebe

Main lagoon

38
Western Grebe

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

12
Mourning Dove

In cypress trees along Field Road

1
American Coot (Red-shielded)
6
Killdeer
2
Black Turnstone

Flew S along the beach

3
Wilson's Snipe
15
Heermann's Gull
2
Ring-billed Gull
20
Western Gull
2
California Gull
2
Glaucous-winged Gull
54
Brown Pelican

50 on Bird Island and 4 on the main lagoon

2
Great Blue Heron
2
Great Egret
2
Snowy Egret
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Adult

1
Red-shouldered Hawk
1
Belted Kingfisher

Female/juvenile

2
Northern Flicker
3
Black Phoebe
4
Common Raven
2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2
Wrentit
1
American Robin
38
European Starling
65
House Finch
3
American Goldfinch
9
Fox Sparrow
53
White-crowned Sparrow
10
Golden-crowned Sparrow
10
Song Sparrow
7
Spotted Towhee
1
Common Yellowthroat
16
Yellow-rumped Warbler
1
Prairie Warbler

1st winter located in twinberry bushes off Field Road near its junction with Simmond's Road. Bright yellow breast and underparts with some fine olive stripes, olive-gray head, olive back, with line/patch through and around the eye, similar to Orange-crowned/Palm Warbler. Olive tail with white outer tail feathers. Small warbler, slight bill with flicking action to the tail when perched in bushes. Never seen on the ground.

 

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