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Checklist S40250001

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 55 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind E, light, shifting SE, clear and sunny with temperatures rising to 14C/58F. 20 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 1 Coyote on the north shore of the main lagoon.
Species
67 species total
5
American Wigeon

Inner lagoon

17
Mallard
2
Ring-necked Duck

1st winter males on the main lagoon

1
Lesser Scaup

Female/1st winter on the main lagoon

17
Surf Scoter

16 Females/1st winters on the main lagoon and 1 flew S offshore

2
Bufflehead

Females/1st winters on the main lagoon

16
Ruddy Duck

All females/1st winters on the main lagoon

25
California Quail
10
Pied-billed Grebe

Minimum count on the main lagoon

7
Eared Grebe

Main lagoon

4
Western Grebe

Main lagoon

6
Clark's Grebe

Main lagoon - almost a record number for this site!

2
Anna's Hummingbird
5
Virginia Rail

Heard only and from both lagoons

2
Sora

Heard only - 1 from the marsh adjoining the footbridge leading to the beach and 1 from the inner lagoon

1
Common Gallinule

Eastern end of the main lagoon

22
American Coot

Main lagoon

5
Killdeer
2
Wilson's Snipe

Feeding in the main lagoon outlet channel

1
Greater Yellowlegs

Feeding in the main lagoon outlet channel

1
Parasitic Jaeger

1st winter harassing gulls offshore

23
Heermann's Gull

16 flew S offshore and 7 in a mixed gull flock on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

6
Mew Gull

3 flew S offshore and 3 in a mixed gull flock on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

25
Western Gull
16
California Gull

2 flew S offshore and 13 in a mixed gull flock on the ocean off Rodeo Beach, plus the usual 1st winter at the main lagoon

6
Iceland Gull (Thayer's)

4 on Bird Island and 2 adults flew south along the coastline

3
Glaucous-winged Gull

All adults - 2 flew S along the coastline and 1 briefly visited the main lagoon

7
Brandt's Cormorant

5 flew S and 2 N offshore

1
Pelagic Cormorant

Flew N offshore

15
Double-crested Cormorant

6+ on the main lagoon and a flock of 9 flew S high along the coastline

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
24
Brown Pelican

13 flew S and 8 N offshore, and 3 on Bird Island

3
Great Blue Heron
4
Great Egret
4
Snowy Egret
1
Turkey Vulture
2
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Red-breasted Sapsucker

In the cypress trees at Simmonds Road

1
Northern Flicker
4
Black Phoebe
2
Say's Phoebe
2
California Scrub-Jay
2
American Crow
2
Common Raven
1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
13
Bushtit
2
Red-breasted Nuthatch

In Monterey Pines behind Shed T1111

5
Pygmy Nuthatch

Simmonds Road and behind Shed T1111

2
House Wren

Heard only

5
Bewick's Wren
4
Golden-crowned Kinglet

Loose flock in the cypress trees at Simmonds Road

7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
6
Wrentit
2
Western Bluebird
7
Hermit Thrush
2
American Robin
4
European Starling
21
House Finch
1
American Goldfinch
18
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
3
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
18
White-crowned Sparrow
2
Golden-crowned Sparrow
19
Song Sparrow
5
Spotted Towhee
3
Brewer's Blackbird
3
Common Yellowthroat

All males adjoining the main lagoon

1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
 

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