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Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Dec 26, 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, light, shifting W, clear and sunny with 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, 1 Coyote at Miwok Trailhead and 1+ Harbor Seal and 1 Harbor Porpoise offshore. Noticeable influx of Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Mergansers and Fox Sparrows!
Species
58 species total
4
25

Main lagoon

4

3 on ocean off Rodeo Beach and 1 flew S offshore

83

Main lagoon. Noticeable influx over the last few days and this is the largest count we have ever had at the lagoon! (Previous highest count of 72 in Dec. 2001). Included only 3 adult males

11

Main lagoon. Including four 1st winter males.

11

Main lagoon. Possibly a 12th bird present. 4 Adult males. High count for this location.

10

All females/1st winters on the main lagoon

7

Main lagoon

2

Main lagoon

27

On the ocean off Rodeo Lagoon

5
8

Main lagoon

3
1

Main lagoon outlet channel

1

Main lagoon outlet channel

1

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

2

Adults on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

20
2

Including a 1st winter briefly visiting the main lagoon

10

8 on Bird Island and 2 flew over SE

16

6 on Bird Island and 10 flew over SE

2

1 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 1 flew S offshore

1

Main lagoon

124

Flew S offshore in 20 minutes of sea watching.

4

3 on the main lagoon and 1 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

1

Flew N offshore

5
3
1

Female/1st winter heading S overhead

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
1

1st winter

2
2
2
5
1
1
5
10
2
3
5
8
5
2
4
4
2
14

Noticeable influx

2
68
4
11
1

Seen briefly on aquatic vegetation at the western end of the inner lagoon (viewed from Bunker Road) at the weir

2
5
5
4
3
 

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

Yes