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Checklist S28783572

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:05 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 40 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind ENE, moderate, sunny with temperatures rising quickly to 22C/72F. 20 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 2+ River Otters in the main lagoon.
Species
56 species total
1
Canada Goose
4
Mallard
89
Surf Scoter

89+ on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

119
Western Grebe

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

31
Band-tailed Pigeon

A single flock flew N low over the main lagoon

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
32
Eurasian Collared-Dove

7+ present around the lagoon and 25 flew N (2 singles and a flock of 23 - all high)

1
Mourning Dove

Heard only from behind Shed 1111

7
Anna's Hummingbird
1
Virginia Rail

Heard only from the inner lagoon

15
Common Murre

On the ocean off Bird Island

2
Pigeon Guillemot

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach/Bird Island

1
Ring-billed Gull

A 1st winter flew E up Rodeo Valley

20
Western Gull
2
California Gull
7
Caspian Tern

1 N and 6+ SE up over the Headlands

1
Red-throated Loon

Flew N offshore

150
Brandt's Cormorant

Bird Island

1
Pelagic Cormorant

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

2
Double-crested Cormorant

1 on the main lagoon and 1 flew N offshore

3
Brown Pelican

Flew N offshore

1
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Continuing adult at the eastern end of the main lagoon

5
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Belted Kingfisher

Female present - both lagoons

2
Merlin (Taiga)

1 flew N along the beach dunes and north and the continuing female in willows at the inner lagoon

3
Black Phoebe
5
Western Kingbird

Flew N over the main lagoon between 8:00 to 8:30am - a single and a loose flock of 4

1
Hutton's Vireo
2
California Scrub-Jay
2
American Crow
8
Common Raven
1
Tree Swallow
6
Barn Swallow
14
Cliff Swallow
2
Marsh Wren

Inner lagoon - in song

3
Bewick's Wren
7
Wrentit
1
Western Bluebird
1
American Robin
6
European Starling
10
Cedar Waxwing

1 flew over NE and 9+ flew SW

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
9
House Finch
9
Purple Finch
4
Red Crossbill

Two pairs together on wires near Shed 1111/between the two lagoons. One of the males was almost bright red, the other off-red. Present for 15 minutes. Good chance to study the species. Rare record for the lagoon!

2
Lesser Goldfinch
2
American Goldfinch
1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)

Simmond's Road

Breeding Code
S7 Singing Male Present 7+ days (Probable)
6
White-crowned Sparrow
8
Song Sparrow
1
California Towhee
4
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored)
3
Brown-headed Cowbird

Males

4
Orange-crowned Warbler

Males in song on the south side of the main lagoon

7
Common Yellowthroat
4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
4
Wilson's Warbler
 

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