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Checklist S31891441

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:35 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 20 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind N, very light, shifting NW, light, overcast with occasional drizzle initially, 16C/61F. 20 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 3 River Otters in the man lagoon and 1 California Sea Lion on a buoy.
Species
54 species (+1 other taxa) total
12
Mallard
1
Northern Pintail

With Mallard on the main lagoon

2
California Quail
2
Pied-billed Grebe

Main lagoon

1
Eared Grebe

Main lagoon

4
Killdeer
1
Parasitic Jaeger

Juvenile chasing Elegant Terns just offshore

1
Heermann's Gull

Flew N offshore

20
Western Gull
5
California Gull

3 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 2 flew S along the coastline

1
Glaucous-winged Gull

Adult offshore

15
Elegant Tern

Feeding offshore

12
Brandt's Cormorant

10 flew S and 2 N offshore

2
Pelagic Cormorant

1 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 1 flew S offshore

3
Double-crested Cormorant

Main lagoon

35
Brown Pelican

21 flew N and 14 S offshore

5
Great Blue Heron
2
Great Egret
3
Snowy Egret
1
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-tailed Hawk

Adult

1
Belted Kingfisher

The continuing male at the main lagoon

1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker

Heard only from cypress trees on the north side of the main lagoon

1
Northern Flicker

Heard only

3
Black Phoebe
2
Say's Phoebe

Beach dunes

1
Hutton's Vireo
1
Steller's Jay
1
California Scrub-Jay
4
American Crow
4
Common Raven
2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
4
Bushtit
1
Pacific Wren

In scrub near the plateau on the south side of the main lagoon

1
Marsh Wren
1
Bewick's Wren
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
11
Wrentit
13
Western Bluebird

Flocks of 6 & 7

1
Hermit Thrush
2
European Starling
37
House Finch
5
Purple Finch
6
American Goldfinch
5
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
8
White-crowned Sparrow
10
Song Sparrow
1
California Towhee
4
Spotted Towhee
6
Red-winged/Tricolored Blackbird

Flew over high S

3
Common Yellowthroat
2
Yellow Warbler
8
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
1
Black-throated Gray Warbler

In willows on the south side of the main lagoon on Lagoon Trail 100 yards west of the Headlands Visitor Center Car Park.

 

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