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Checklist S25510377

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind E, light, shifting W, very light, sun with some low clouds coming off the ocean, with temperatures rising to 20C (68F).
Species
60 species total
8
Northern Shoveler

Main lagoon

134
American Wigeon

83+ on the inner lagoon and 51 on the main lagoon

58
Mallard
3
Northern Pintail

Pair at the eastern end of the main lagoon and a new male on the inner lagoon

6
Green-winged Teal (American)

Eastern end of the main lagoon

112
Surf Scoter

110 flew S offshore in 30 minutes of sea watching and 2 flew N offshore

5
Eared Grebe

Main lagoon

2
Anna's Hummingbird
4
American Coot (Red-shielded)

3 on the man lagoon and 1 on the inner lagoon

1
Black Oystercatcher

Bird Island

11
Killdeer
2
Wilson's Snipe
1
Parasitic Jaeger

1st winter flew N offshore

7
Heermann's Gull

Flew S offshore in 30 minutes of sea watching

6
Mew Gull (American)

Flew S offshore in 30 minutes of sea watching

25
Western Gull
23
California Gull

20 flew S/SE and 2 on Rodeo Beach

1
Herring Gull (American)

Flew S with other gulls along the coastline

10
Elegant Tern

6 flew S and 4 N offshore

1
Red-throated Loon

Flew S offshore

3
Pacific Loon

Flew S offshore in 30 minutes of sea watching

1
Common Loon

Flew high E up Rodeo Valley

60
Black-vented Shearwater

Flew N well offshore as a single pulse over a 10 minute period between 7:50-8:00am

49
Brandt's Cormorant

29 on Bird Island and 20 flew S offshore

1
Pelagic Cormorant

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

6
Double-crested Cormorant

4 on the main lagoon, 1 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach, and 1 flew N offshore

37
Brown Pelican

33 flew N and 4 S offshore

2
Great Blue Heron
3
Great Egret
7
Snowy Egret
1
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-shouldered Hawk

Flew N along the coastline

1
Downy Woodpecker
1
American Kestrel

Female

3
Black Phoebe
2
California Scrub-Jay
2
American Crow
3
Common Raven
1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
17
Bushtit
1
House Wren
2
Marsh Wren
3
Bewick's Wren
3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
7
Wrentit
2
Western Bluebird
2
Varied Thrush

Flew over NW

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
1
Hermit Thrush
4
European Starling
1
White Wagtail

Continuing 1st winter (believed to be a female) at the main lagoon shoreline favoring the eastern end of the lagoon. Constantly active and switching location. See photo and description from October 20, 2015 checklist.

16
House Finch
7
Purple Finch
5
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
22
White-crowned Sparrow
10
Song Sparrow
1
California Towhee
3
Spotted Towhee
1
Brewer's Blackbird
3
Common Yellowthroat
2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
 

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Yes