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Checklist S39518255

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s), 5 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers List , William Legge
Comments:
Wind NE, light, shifting to a very light west wind, clear and sunny with temperatures rising to 18C/64F
Species
67 species total
2
American Wigeon

Pair on the main lagoon - first ones of the Fall at this site!

4
Mallard
2
California Quail

Heard only

8
Pied-billed Grebe

Main lagoon

1
Eared Grebe

Main lagoon - first of the fall at this site!

1
Anna's Hummingbird
5
Virginia Rail

5+ heard from the two lagoons

1
Common Gallinule

The continuing bird in the southeast corner of the main lagoon with the single Am. Coot

1
American Coot
1
Black Oystercatcher

Bird Island

2
Killdeer
3
Wilson's Snipe

Main lagoon outlet channel

2
Greater Yellowlegs

Main lagoon outlet channel/western shore

9
Heermann's Gull

Over the ocean off Rodeo Beach

50
Western Gull

Most on Bird Island

1
California Gull

Flew S along the coastline

1
Brandt's Cormorant

Flew S offshore

4
Double-crested Cormorant

Main lagoon

40
Brown Pelican

3 on Bird Island and 25 flew S and 12 N offshore

3
Great Blue Heron
4
Great Egret
6
Snowy Egret
1
Turkey Vulture
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk

Flew through S high overhead

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
2
Red-tailed Hawk

Adult and a 1st winter

1
Ferruginous Hawk

Soaring high above to the northwest of the Miwok Trailhead at 9:50am. Seemed to leave NW

1
Great Horned Owl
1
Downy Woodpecker
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1
Nuttall's Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker

Heard only

5
Black Phoebe
2
Say's Phoebe

Beach dunes

1
Hutton's Vireo
3
California Scrub-Jay
3
American Crow
4
Common Raven
3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
25
Bushtit

Groups of 18 & 7+

1
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Heard only around the Field Road cypress tree/Monterey Pine

5
Pygmy Nuthatch
2
House Wren
4
Bewick's Wren
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
9
Wrentit
8
Western Bluebird
2
Hermit Thrush
1
American Robin

Heard only

4
European Starling
17
Cedar Waxwing

Single flock overhead

24
House Finch
7
Purple Finch
3
Pine Siskin
3
American Goldfinch
19
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)

Overnight influx of migrants - seemed to be everywhere

2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)

Simmonds Road

19
White-crowned Sparrow
6
Golden-crowned Sparrow
14
Song Sparrow
1
Lincoln's Sparrow
9
Spotted Towhee
1
Western Meadowlark

Perched on a rock on the hills to the north

2
Brewer's Blackbird
2
Orange-crowned Warbler
6
Common Yellowthroat

Notable decline in this species over the last week

5
Yellow Warbler
6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
1
Townsend's Warbler
 

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

Yes