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Checklist S31008462

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 55 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers List , William Legge
Comments:
Wind WNW, light to moderate, overcast but with good visibility, 15C/59F. 30 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon.
Species
55 species total
6
11

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

1

Heard only

1
1

Heard only from the inner lagoon

1

Flew N well offshore

138

All flew N well offshore in flocks of 1, 58, 26, 12, 25 and 16 - presumably bird commuting from Ocean Beach in San Francisco to Bolinas Lagoon/PRNS

6

Main lagoon outlet channel

5

Main lagoon outlet channel

2

A single was present at the western shore of the main lagoon and a second came in later. Both then left N up Rodeo Valley

10

On the ocean or seen in flight offshore

3

Adults on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

4

Flew N offshore

30
1

Juvenile

2
11

11+ flew N well offshore

13

1 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 9 few N and 3 S offshore

1

Flew N offshore

4

1 at the main lagoon and a flock of 3 flew N offshore

75

74 flew N and 1 S offshore in 30 minutes of sea watching

2
4
3

An adult, 1st summer and a juvenile at the main lagoon

2
2

Heard only repeatedly calling to each other

1
1
5
1
4
5
10
2
13
2
3
10
5
2
1
21
2
1

Great view of a single bird feeding on the north side of the main lagoon near the picnic tables.

5
2

Simmond's Road

10
2

2+ at the beach dunes

11
6
2
1
6
8
1

Advanced juvenile or a 1st summer male feeding around the open grassy area between Field Road and Simmond's Road just south of the Marin Headlands Visitor Center and across from the Visitor Center Park and loosely associating with House Finches, Am. Goldfinches and White-crowned Sparrow. Slightly smaller in size than a House Finch. An obvious bunting jizz. Plumage wise, mainly buff-brown head, neck, back and wings (consistent with a female/juvenile Indigo Bunting) with a slight dark brown line through the eye, but then a mainly dark indigo blue to the lower chest, belly, flanks and vent. Tail looked a dark brown.

 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes