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Checklist S33642227

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:35 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 25 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind NE, very light, sunny with temperatures rising to 13C/56F. 30 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 2+ Harbor Porpoises offshore, a California Sea Lion on the green buoy offshore and 1 River Otter in the main lagoon.
Species
48 species (+1 other taxa) total
3
Brant

A group of 3 flew N well offshore at c. 8:10am

2
Mallard
4
Ring-necked Duck

2 pairs present on the main lagoon

32
Surf Scoter

26 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 5 flew S and 1 N offshore

3
Bufflehead

Females/1st winters on the main lagoon

2
Common Goldeneye

Females on the main lagoon

1
Ruddy Duck

Male on the main lagoon

10
California Quail
2
Pied-billed Grebe

Main lagoon

1
Red-necked Grebe

The continuing bird on the ocean c. 50-100 yards off Rodeo Beach

219
Western Grebe

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

5
Anna's Hummingbird
1
Sora

A vocal bird (also seen in flight) at the western end of the main lagoon, near the footbridge leading to the beach

2
Black Oystercatcher

Bird Island

20
Western Gull
1
California Gull
6
Iceland Gull (Thayer's)

Bird Island

8
Glaucous-winged Gull

Bird Island

27
Red-throated Loon

1 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 25 flew N and 1 S offshore

1
Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater

Seen in flight well offshore working its way northwest casually at c. 8:00am. Non-descripted medium sized shearwater with uniform dark brown plumage. Too far offshore to ID.

83
Brandt's Cormorant

Flew S offshore in 30 minutes of sea watching

2
Pelagic Cormorant

Flew N offshore (showing signs of breeding plumage!)

1
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Red-breasted Sapsucker

Working the large cypress tree on the south side of the main lagoon (midway along Lagoon Trail)

1
Nuttall's Woodpecker

The continuing female at the junction of Simmond's and Bodworths Roads

1
Northern Flicker

Heard only

3
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe

Beach dunes

3
Hutton's Vireo

2 at the South Willows and 1 at Simmond's Road

5
California Scrub-Jay
2
Common Raven
1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
2
Marsh Wren
4
Bewick's Wren
4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
8
Wrentit
4
Western Bluebird
1
Hermit Thrush
5
American Robin
7
European Starling
4
House Finch
1
Purple Finch
2
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
11
White-crowned Sparrow
11
Song Sparrow
3
Common Yellowthroat

All males around the fringes of the main lagoon

7
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
 

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

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