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Checklist S39150125

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:05 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 55 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers , William Legge List
Comments:
Wind NNW, very light, sun and high clouds, humid with temperatures rising to 22C/72F. 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, 4 Coyotes (together) and offshore 2 Harbor Porpoise and a California Seal Lion.
Species
58 species total
16
3

Flew N in a flock offshore

14
5

On the main lagoon - possibly as many as 7

1

The continuing bird at the eastern end of the main lagoon for its second day.

19

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach -

5
3

Heard only from the lagoons

2

Bird Island

1
1

Western shore of the main lagoon

13

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

5

2 on Bird Island and 3+ over the ocean

20
10

A single flock of 10 flew S well offshore

14

7 flew N offshore, 4 on Bird Island and 3 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

3

Flew N offshore

12

10+ on the main lagoon and 2 on Bird Island

2
2
8
1

In willows on the south side of the main lagoon. Probably a 1st winter but distant views. The first one we have seen at the lagoon in almost 2 years!

1

A single bird flew purposefully over the main lagoon and Rodeo Beach heading NW out over the ocean about 150+ feet up. Next stop Outer Point Reyes?

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
5
3

Including an unwell juvenile perched at the side of Field Road. Hawk Watch notified.

1

The continuing 1st winter male

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1

Heard only

1

Female in the Monterey Pine tree at the junction of Field and Simmond's Road

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1

Heard only

2
1
4
1
2
2
2
6
11

In the Monterey Pine tree at the junction of Field and Simmond's Roads

1

Heard only

5
9
5
4
1
4
17

A marked influx

2

In the dunes at the western end of the main lagoon

12
2

1 at the western end of the main lagoon on the pile of Tule Reeds and 1 midway along Lagoon Trail (south side of the main lagoon)

1
8
14

In a flock feeding in the mown grass close to the Marin Headlands Visitor Center Car Park, 2/3rds males

1
8
7
1

Female/1st winter

5
1

Female feeding in grassland close of the Marin Headlands Visitor Center Car Park. Mega rare out here so a dispersing migrant!

 

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

Yes