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Checklist S37608631

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind SE, light, shifting W, light, sunny with temperatures rising to 18C/65F. 40 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 2 River Otters in the main lagoon and single Harbor Seal and California Sea Lion offshore.
Species
52 species total
6

Including the 3 large juveniles

9

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

5

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

1
1

Male

1

Still on nest on Bird Island

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
350

60+ scattered on the ocean and 290+ flew mainly south offshore into the Golden Gate Channel

9

4+ on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 5 seen in flight offshore, including a flock of 4 heading N

1

Flew S offshore - very small, fast flight and wing beats and completely dark slate gray. Heading to the Golden Gate Channel where there was a lot of action (see Common Murre)

27

Flew N offshore in 40 minutes of sea watching

35
2

Singles flew S and N offshore

4

4 flew N, including one over the main lagoon briefly

2

Together well offshore - in non-breeding plumage

3

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach - all in non-breeding plumage

36

5+ on the ocean off Rodeo each and 31+ flew N offshore

3

2 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 1 flew N offshore

2

1 on the main lagoon and 1 flew S offshore

35

Flew N offshore in 40 minutes of sea watching

2

1 present and 1 flew S offshore

4
1

Fly over adult

2

Adults

1

Male drumming on poles at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center Car Park

3
1

Behind Shed T1111

2
2
4
2
5
6
1
1
3
2
14
3
5
2
3

The first juvenile of the season - very late

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
12
9
7
5
17
1
4
1

1st summer male feeding in willows on the north side of the main lagoon.

8

Including a female with 3 juveniles in tow

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
14
5
 

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