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Checklist S44902341

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:10 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind NW, light to moderate, low clouds/high fog, cold with temperatures rising to 13C/55F. 20 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon.
Species
55 species total
4
Canada Goose
1
Mallard

Female with 6+ small young in the inner lagoon

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
167
Surf Scoter

166+ on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and a female on the main lagoon.

1
Eared Grebe

Main lagoon - now in transitional plumage

72
Western Grebe

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

4
Clark's Grebe

On the ocean with Western Grebes

3
Eurasian Collared-Dove

Flew over NW high and presumably the same birds returned 10+ minutes later heading S

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
1
Mourning Dove
10
Anna's Hummingbird
1
Black Oystercatcher

Heard only calling from the direction of Bird Island

50
Common Murre

Tight flock on the ocean just off Bird Island

4
Pigeon Guillemot

On the ocean just off Bird Island

1
Mew Gull (American)

The continuing 1st summer at the western end of the main lagoon

30
Western Gull
4
Caspian Tern

Flyovers or flying N offshore

5
Red-throated Loon

3 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 2 flew N offshore

34
Brandt's Cormorant

26+ flew S and 8+ N offshore

3
Pelagic Cormorant

Offshore

17
Double-crested Cormorant

15 at the main lagoon and 2 flew S offshore

4
Brown Pelican

Single flock flew N along the coastline

3
Snowy Egret

Two present and one flew N offshore

1
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Adult

1
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Belted Kingfisher

The continuing male

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Black Phoebe
1
Hutton's Vireo
3
California Scrub-Jay
3
American Crow
2
Common Raven
2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1
Barn Swallow
4
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
1
Bushtit
1
Marsh Wren
2
Bewick's Wren
11
Wrentit
1
American Robin
5
European Starling
28
Cedar Waxwing

Flocks of 12 & 16 heading NW

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
6
House Finch
14
Purple Finch
2
American Goldfinch
1
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)

Feeding at the top of flowering willows with Golden-crowned Sparrows behind Shed T1111

1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
1
White-crowned Sparrow
4
Golden-crowned Sparrow

Feeding in willows behind Shed T1111

15
Song Sparrow
2
Spotted Towhee
4
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored)
2
Brown-headed Cowbird
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
6
Common Yellowthroat
Breeding Code
S7 Singing Male Present 7+ days (Probable)
3
Wilson's Warbler
 

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