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Checklist S39978658

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:20 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 55 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers List , William Legge
Comments:
Wind E, very light, hazy sunshine with temperatures rising to 18C/64F. 20 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 1-2 Harbor Seals offshore and 3 River Otters in the main lagoon.
Species
66 species (+1 other taxa) total
2
American Wigeon

Males on the main lagoon

24
Mallard
29
Surf Scoter

25 flew S (groups of 16, 2, and 7) and 4 flew N offshore

2
Ruddy Duck

Females/1st winters on the main lagoon

11
Pied-billed Grebe

Main lagoon

3
Eared Grebe

Main lagoon

1
Western Grebe

Main lagoon

1
Clark's Grebe

On the main lagoon with a Western Grebe

3
Anna's Hummingbird
5
Virginia Rail

Heard only from both lagoons

1
Common Gallinule

The continuing 2nd CY bird at the eastern end of the main lagoon.

27
American Coot

Main lagoon - numbers increasing

6
Killdeer
1
Wilson's Snipe

Main lagoon outlet channel

1
Greater Yellowlegs
13
Heermann's Gull

Flew N offshore in 20 minutes of sea watching

20
Western Gull
8
California Gull

1 1st winter at the main lagoon and 7 flew S along the coastline

2
Glaucous-winged Gull

Flew S along the coastline - adults

1
Red-throated Loon

Flew S offshore

7
Brandt's Cormorant

5 flew N and 2 S offshore

1
Pelagic Cormorant

Few S offshore

10
Double-crested Cormorant

8 on the main lagoon, 1 on the ocean and 1 flew S overhead

79
Brown Pelican

60 flew N and 19 flew S offshore in 20 minutes of sea watching

2
Great Blue Heron
3
Great Egret
3
Snowy Egret
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Northern Flicker

Heard only

3
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe
1
Hutton's Vireo
2
California Scrub-Jay
2
American Crow
3
Common Raven
3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
3
Bushtit
1
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Heard only calling from cypress trees along Lagoon Trail

2
Pygmy Nuthatch
1
Brown Creeper

A rare bird at the Lagoon - this individual working the small line of Monterey Pines at Simmonds Road at its junction with Field Road.

3
House Wren

1 seen and 2 heard only

1
Marsh Wren
2
Bewick's Wren
8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Noticeable influx of migrants today

11
Wrentit
6
Western Bluebird
7
Hermit Thrush
6
European Starling
8
House Finch
5
Purple Finch
2
Lesser Goldfinch

Field Road

5
American Goldfinch
21
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)

Minimum count. Noticeable influx of migrants - its been a good autumn for them thus far

3
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
30
White-crowned Sparrow
1
Golden-crowned Sparrow
10
Song Sparrow
3
California Towhee
6
Spotted Towhee
4
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored)
8
Brewer's Blackbird
6
Common Yellowthroat
1
Palm Warbler

Midway along Lagoon Trail (south side of the main lagoon) perched in the Eucalyptus tree, tail wagging!

1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
32
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
3
Townsend's Warbler
 

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