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Checklist S26511507

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:20 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 20 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers List , William Legge
Comments:
Wind E, light, sunny with temperatures rising from zero to 11C (32-52F). 20 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note seen: 3 River Otters in the man lagoon, 1 Coyote and 2+ Bottlenose Dolphins offshore
Species
50 species (+1 other taxa) total
2
Mallard
1
Ring-necked Duck

Continuing male on the main lagoon

2
Lesser Scaup

Main lagoon briefly

14
Surf Scoter

11 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 3 flew S offshore

42
Bufflehead

On the main lagoon, including 2+ adult males

8
Common Goldeneye

Females/1st winters all on the main lagoon

3
Ruddy Duck

Main lagoon

2
Pied-billed Grebe

Singles on each lagoon

1
Horned Grebe

Eastern end of the main lagoon

1
Eared Grebe

Western end of the main lagoon

73
Western Grebe

On the ocean offshore

2
Anna's Hummingbird
1
Virginia Rail

Heard only from the main lagoon

9
American Coot (Red-shielded)

7 on the main lagoon and 2 on the inner lagoon

1
Wilson's Snipe

Eastern shore of the main lagoon

15
Western Gull
1
Iceland Gull (Thayer's)

Adult briefly at Rodeo Beach

5
Glaucous-winged Gull

Flyovers

3
Red-throated Loon

In flight off Rodeo Beach

6
Brandt's Cormorant

6+ flew S offshore

2
Brown Pelican
1
Great Egret
2
Snowy Egret
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Northern Flicker
1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
2
American Kestrel
1
Black Phoebe
1
Hutton's Vireo

Heard only

2
California Scrub-Jay
1
Common Raven
2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
1
House Wren

In scrub in the NE corner of the main lagoon

4
Bewick's Wren
1
Golden-crowned Kinglet

In the large cypress tree on the southern side of the main lagoon

3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
6
Wrentit
3
Western Bluebird
2
Hermit Thrush
5
American Robin
10
European Starling
7
House Finch
4
Purple Finch
6
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
39
White-crowned Sparrow
1
Golden-crowned Sparrow
7
Song Sparrow
3
California Towhee
1
Rufous-crowned Sparrow

On the scrubby slope on the north side of the man lagoon just above Bunker Road.

2
Spotted Towhee
1
Common Yellowthroat
 

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