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Checklist S39405814

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers List , William Legge
Comments:
Wind NE, light, shifting W light with a sea breeze, clear and sunny, with temperatures rising to 23C/73F. 15 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 3 River Otters in the main lagoon and 4 Black-tailed Deer swimming across the main lagoon. Migration in full swing!
Species
64 species (+1 other taxa) total
8
Mallard
19
California Quail
7
Pied-billed Grebe

Eastern end of the main lagoon

16
Vaux's Swift

Flew through SE with Violet-green Swallows

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
4
Anna's Hummingbird
4
Virginia Rail

Heard only from the two lagoons

1
Common Gallinule

The continuing 2nd calendar year bird in the south east corner of the main lagoon - almost in adult plumage now.

1
American Coot

Eastern end of the main lagoon

2
Black Oystercatcher

Bird Island

1
Killdeer
5
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher

A flock of 5 flew SE offshore high over Bird Island heading to the Golden Gate Channel

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
3
Wilson's Snipe

Feeding together in the main lagoon outlet channel - the first of the Fall at this site.

1
Spotted Sandpiper

Main lagoon outlet channel/western shoreline

1
Greater Yellowlegs

The continuing bird in the main lagoon outlet channel

5
Heermann's Gull

Over the ocean offshore

20
Western Gull
1
California Gull

1st winter at the main lagoon

12
Elegant Tern

Feeding offshore

4
Brandt's Cormorant

3 flew N and 1 S offshore

7
Double-crested Cormorant

5+ on the main lagoon and 2 flew N offshore

56
Brown Pelican

29 on Bird Island, and 25 flew S and 2 flew N offshore in 15 minutes of sea watching, some visiting the main lagoon briefly.

3
Great Blue Heron
2
Great Egret
3
Snowy Egret
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Belted Kingfisher

The continuing 1st winter male

1
Downy Woodpecker

Heard only

1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
2
Peregrine Falcon

Pair causing havoc around Bird Island

1
Willow Flycatcher

In Eucalyptus trees on slopes on the south side of the main lagoon

4
Black Phoebe
2
Say's Phoebe

Beach dunes

1
Hutton's Vireo
1
Warbling Vireo

In willows near the inner lagoon

1
Steller's Jay
1
California Scrub-Jay
1
American Crow
2
Common Raven
13
Violet-green Swallow

Flew through SE with Vaux's Swifts

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
6
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
18
Bushtit
1
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Heard only calling from cypress/eucalyptus trees on the south side of the main lagoon but not seen

6
Pygmy Nuthatch
1
House Wren

Heard only

2
Marsh Wren
7
Bewick's Wren
17
Wrentit
3
Western Bluebird
1
Hermit Thrush
1
European Starling
8
American Pipit

A loose flock of 8 flew over SE early

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
18
House Finch
4
Purple Finch
4
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
7
White-crowned Sparrow
20
Song Sparrow
1
Lincoln's Sparrow
2
Spotted Towhee
11
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored)

A single flock of 11 flew over heading SE - migrants

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
10
Common Yellowthroat
19
Yellow Warbler
3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
2
Townsend's Warbler

In cypress trees above the Fire Station

2
Wilson's Warbler
 

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