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Checklist S40347140

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 35 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind SE, light, mainly clear and sunny, temperatures rising to 13C/55F. 20 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 3 River Otters in the main lagoon. Good numbers (influx) of Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Hermit Thrushes, White-crowned Sparrows and Golden-crowned Sparrows today.
Species
69 species total
5
American Wigeon

Inner lagoon

9
Mallard
1
Northern Pintail

Female/1st winter on the main lagoon

1
Ring-necked Duck

1st winter on the main lagoon

1
Lesser Scaup

1st winter male on the main lagoon

6
Surf Scoter

2 females/1st winters on the main lagoon, 2 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 2 flew S offshore

7
Bufflehead

On the main lagoon, including 3 adult males

3
Hooded Merganser

Females/1st winter on the main lagoon

19
Ruddy Duck

Main lagoon - all females/1st winters

4
California Quail
7
Pied-billed Grebe

Minimum count on the main lagoon

7
Eared Grebe

Main lagoon

12
Western Grebe

2 on the main lagoon and 10+ on the ocean off Rodeo Bach

2
Clark's Grebe

Main lagoon

25
Band-tailed Pigeon

Flew through SE as a single flock high over the Headands

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
2
Anna's Hummingbird
6
Virginia Rail

Heard only - 5 from the main lagoon and 1 from the inner lagoon

1
Common Gallinule

Continuing bird at the eastern end of the main lagoon

30
American Coot

29 on the main lagoon and 1 at Rodeo Beach which flew on to the ocean

2
Black Oystercatcher

Bird Island

5
Killdeer
1
Greater Yellowlegs

Western shore of the main lagoon

1
Parasitic Jaeger

1st winter harassing Heermann's Gulls. Left south along the coastline

74
Heermann's Gull

67+ on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 7+ flew S offshore

1
Mew Gull

Adult on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

35
Western Gull
8
California Gull

7+ on the ocean and a 1st winter at the main lagoon

3
Iceland Gull (Thayer's)

On Bird Island

10
Glaucous-winged Gull

Flew over S/SE

1
Red-throated Loon

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

13
Brandt's Cormorant

Flew S offshore

3
Pelagic Cormorant

2 flew N offshore and 1 on ocean off Rodeo Beach

8
Double-crested Cormorant

6+ on the main lagoon and 2 flew over high S over the coastline

51
Brown Pelican

45+ flew N offshore and 6 on Bird Island

3
Great Blue Heron
3
Great Egret
3
Snowy Egret
1
Northern Flicker

Heard only

2
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe

Beach dunes

1
Hutton's Vireo
3
California Scrub-Jay
2
American Crow
3
Common Raven
14
Bushtit
4
Pygmy Nuthatch
4
House Wren
1
Pacific Wren

Simmonds Road

2
Marsh Wren
4
Bewick's Wren
2
Golden-crowned Kinglet

Simmonds Road

9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
11
Wrentit
9
Hermit Thrush
1
American Robin
1
European Starling
14
House Finch
1
Purple Finch
18
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)

Behind Shed T1111

42
White-crowned Sparrow
8
Golden-crowned Sparrow
17
Song Sparrow
4
California Towhee
6
Spotted Towhee
2
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored)
13
Brewer's Blackbird
1
Orange-crowned Warbler

In scrub near the Headlands Visitor Center

4
Common Yellowthroat
 

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