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Checklist S39458662

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
2.25 mile(s)
Observers:
Anne Ardillo List , William Legge
Comments:
Wind NW, increasing to 15+ mph as the morning progressed, partly cloudy, 17C/63F. 10 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 3 River Otters in the main lagoon, 1 Coyote, and offshore 1 Harbor Seal. Very birdy today, with plenty of migrants around - despite the NW wind.
Species
66 species total
16
6
7

Main lagoon

8

A single flock flew east up Rodeo Valley

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
1
2
4

1 seen and 3 heard calling from the main lagoon

1

Heard calling only from the reeds adjoining the footbridge leading to the beach. First migrant of the Fall at this site.

1

Main lagoon

2

Bird Island

3
1

Briefly at the western shoreline of the main lagoon before leaving west over the beach

2

Main lagoon outlet channel

1

1st winter briefly over the main lagoon

35
5

1st winter at the main lagoon, 2 other visited briefly and 2 offshore.

1

Flew in off the ocean and ESE up Rodeo Valley

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
5

3 flew N and 2 S offshore

8

7+ on the main lagoon and 1 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

53

41 flew S and 12 N offshore

3
2
7
4
1

Female/1st winter flew S along the coastline

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
1
4
1

The continuing 1st winter male at the main lagoon

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

Heard calling only

1

Female/1st winter at Simmond's Road cypress trees

1

Male in willows near Shed T1111 (north east of the main lagoon)

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

Chasing a Sharp-shinned Hawk!

1

Fly catching from wires with Western Bluebirds near the Marin Headlands Visitor Car Park

4
5
4
2
5
16
3
2
1
3
13
8
1
4
2
8
5
1
1

Loosely associating with a mixed flock of sparrows/juncos on the rough ground south of the Marin Headlands Visitor Center Car Park at Bodsworth Road. Found by Anne Ardillo. A scare migrant in the Marin Headlands!

© Anne Ardillo

11
4
33

Noticeable influx compared to recent weeks

2
1

On the northern shore of the main lagoon

18
1
2
11
1
9
13
13
3

1 in willows along Lagoon Trail (south side of the main lagoon) and 2 at the Simmond's Road cypress trees

 

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

Yes