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Checklist S46159483

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed May 30, 2018 7:40 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 10 minute(s)
Distance:
0.2 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind NW, moderate, sustained 10-15 mph, clear and mainly sunny. 50 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a quick look at the lagoons.
Species
32 species total
4
Mallard

Plus the brood of 3 on the main lagoon

86
Surf Scoter

85 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and the continuing male on the main lagoon.

109
Western Grebe

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

7
Clark's Grebe

With Western Grebes on the ocean offshore Rodeo Beach

450
Common Murre

Flew mainly N offshore in 50 minutes of watching

5
Pigeon Guillemot

In flight or on the ocean around Bird Island

1
Rhinoceros Auklet

Flew N 200+ yards offshore - loosely flying with a Common Murre flock

4
Heermann's Gull

2 1st summer (2nd CY), a 2nd summer (3rd CY) and an adult on Rodeo Beach (southern end) within a large gull flock

90
Western Gull

50+ on Rodeo Beach, 30 on Bird Island and 10+ flew N offshore

162
California Gull

On Rodeo Beach - mainly 1st and 2nd summers (2nd & 3rd CY)

13
Caspian Tern

Flew N offshore

1
Red-throated Loon

Flew N offshore

7
Pacific Loon

3 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach (in breeding plumage) and 4 flew N offshore

2
Common Loon

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

120
Brandt's Cormorant

110 on Bird island and 10 flew N offshore

4
Pelagic Cormorant

In flight offshore

3
Double-crested Cormorant

2 flew N offshore and 1 at the main lagoon

158
Brown Pelican

122 flew N offshore and 36 on Bird Island

2
Snowy Egret
2
Black-crowned Night-Heron

1st summers at the main lagoon

1
Turkey Vulture
4
American Crow
1
Common Raven
2
Violet-green Swallow
2
Barn Swallow
4
Cliff Swallow
2
Western Bluebird
4
European Starling
4
House Finch
2
American Goldfinch
2
Song Sparrow
2
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored)
 

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