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Checklist S31850922

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:50 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 E, light, shifting W, light, sunny with temperatures rising to 20C/68F. 20 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 4+ Bottlenose Dolphins and a Harbor Seal offshore and 3+ River Otters in the main lagoon.
Species
54 species total
8
Mallard
1
Surf Scoter

Male on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

4
California Quail
1
Pied-billed Grebe

Main lagoon

2
Eared Grebe

Main lagoon

2
Anna's Hummingbird
2
Black Oystercatcher

On Bird Island

2
Killdeer
1
Parasitic Jaeger

Flew N offshore

4
Heermann's Gull

Flew N offshore

25
Western Gull
5
California Gull

Flew S along the coastline

40
Elegant Tern

Flew N well offshore

1
Brandt's Cormorant

Flew S offshore

5
Double-crested Cormorant

3 on the lagoon and 2 flew S along the coastline

24
Brown Pelican

23 flew N and 1 S in 20 minutes of sea watching

4
Great Blue Heron
2
Great Egret
3
Snowy Egret
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Juvenile

1
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Downy Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
4
Black Phoebe
2
Say's Phoebe
4
California Scrub-Jay
3
American Crow
2
Common Raven
3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
3
Bushtit
4
Pygmy Nuthatch

At the Field Road/Simmond's Road Monterey Pine

2
Marsh Wren
2
Bewick's Wren
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
9
Wrentit
1
Western Bluebird
8
European Starling
6
Cedar Waxwing
30
House Finch
3
Purple Finch
5
American Goldfinch
7
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
59
White-crowned Sparrow

Including a flock of 36 - big influx over recent weeks

2
Golden-crowned Sparrow
20
Song Sparrow
3
California Towhee
4
Spotted Towhee
4
Common Yellowthroat
6
Yellow Warbler
1
Blackpoll Warbler

A brightly colored 1st winter in willows mid-way along Lagoon Trail on the south side of the main lagoon.

1
Palm Warbler (Western)

The continuing bird first seen by David Wiechers on Sept 30, in scrub/coyote bushes just west of the Headlands Visitor Center Car Park

10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
1
Townsend's Warbler

Juvenile

 

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

Yes