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Checklist S30071044

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 40 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind variable, light shifting to W, light, dense fog lifting to overcast skies, 16C/60F. Circuit of the main lagoon followed by a quick look at the ocean off Rodeo Beach. Mammals of note: 1 River Otter in the main lagoon.
Species
48 species total
3
Mallard
46
Surf Scoter

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

3
California Quail
3
Western Grebe

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

1
Eurasian Collared-Dove

Flew E up Rodeo Valley

2
Anna's Hummingbird
1
Black Oystercatcher

Bird Island

1
Willet

Western shore of the main lagoon. First autumn return?

25
Common Murre

22 flew S offshore and 3 on Bird Island

1
Pigeon Guillemot

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

20
Western Gull
1
California Gull

Flew over SE

4
Caspian Tern

Over the lagoon and flying over SE

1
Red-throated Loon

Western end of the main lagoon - non-breeding plumage

20
Brandt's Cormorant

15 flew N and 4 S plus 1 on the ocean

18
Brown Pelican

16 flew N and 2 S offshore

1
Snowy Egret
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Adult at the main lagoon

1
Turkey Vulture
1
Downy Woodpecker
3
Black Phoebe
1
Ash-throated Flycatcher

Skulking in willows on the south side of the main lagoon.

7
California Scrub-Jay
2
American Crow
6
Common Raven
9
Barn Swallow
4
Cliff Swallow
1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
4
Bushtit
2
Marsh Wren

Heard only from the inner lagoon

3
Bewick's Wren
8
Wrentit
2
Western Bluebird
4
Swainson's Thrush
2
American Robin
8
European Starling
13
House Finch
6
Purple Finch
7
American Goldfinch
10
White-crowned Sparrow
11
Song Sparrow
2
Spotted Towhee
5
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored)
1
Brown-headed Cowbird
3
Orange-crowned Warbler

Including a juvenile

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
4
Common Yellowthroat
6
Wilson's Warbler
1
Black-headed Grosbeak

Hard in song only

 

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