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Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind E, light but variable and becoming W, light, clear and sunny with dense fog developing offshore, 18C/64F. 30 minute sea watch followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 2 River Otters in the main lagoon and 1 Harbor Seal offshore.
Species
56 species total
3
Canada Goose
4
Mallard

Please the two broods of 3 - one on each lagoon

20
Surf Scoter

Exact count - on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

1
Red-necked Grebe

Adult on the ocean, c. 150 yards off Rodeo Beach, loosely associating with a Western Grebe flock. Perhaps the individual seen between May 15-18, 2018?

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© William Legge

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Red-necked Grebe - on the ocean off Rodeo Beach, Marin, California, USA - June 12, 2018

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
85
Western Grebe

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

3
Clark's Grebe

With Western Grebes off Rodeo Beach

1
Mourning Dove

Heard only

7
Anna's Hummingbird
1
Black Oystercatcher

On nest on Bird Island

230
Common Murre

Flew S offshore in c. 20 minute of watching

2
Pigeon Guillemot

On the ocean around Bird Island

31
Heermann's Gull

28 at Rodeo Beach (including several 1st summers (2nd CY)) and 3+ offshore

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© William Legge

Average Quality

Heermann's Gulls - Rodeo Beach, Marin, California, USA - June 12, 2018

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
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© William Legge

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Heermann's Gulls (including a 1st summer (2nd CY) - Rodeo Beach, Marin, California, USA - June 12, 2018

Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
11
California Gull

7 at Rodeo Beach, 1 at the main lagoon and 3 flew S along the coastline - mainly immatures of various 'flavors'

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© William Legge

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California Gulls (variable 2nd Summers (3rd CY) and Heermann's Gill (left - 2nd summer) - Rodeo Beach, Marin, California, USA - June 12, 2018

Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
10
Caspian Tern

Mainly flyovers, but 2 at the western shore of the main lagoon briefly and 1 at Rodeo Beach

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© William Legge

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Caspian Tern - Rodeo Beach, Marin, California, USA - June 12, 2018

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Red-throated Loon

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach - in non-breeding plumage

35
Brandt's Cormorant

On Bird Island

5
Double-crested Cormorant

4 on the main lagoon and 1 flew S offshore

52
Brown Pelican

47 on Bird Island, 1 at the main lagoon and 4 flew N offshore

2
Great Blue Heron

Adult and a juvenile

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© William Legge

Average Quality

Great Blue Heron (juvenile) - Rode0 Lagoon, Marin, California, USA - June 12, 2018

Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
Sex Unknown
3
Snowy Egret
1
Green Heron

1st summer on the northern shore of the main lagoon - the first I've seen at this site this year!

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© William Legge

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Green Heron (1st summer (2nd CY)) - Rodeo Lagoon, Marin, California, USA - June 12, 2018

Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
4
Black-crowned Night-Heron

2 adults, a 1st summer and a juvenile present - roosting in willows

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1 2
2
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Olive-sided Flycatcher

Heard only calling from the cypress trees north of the fire station

3
Black Phoebe
2
Hutton's Vireo
5
California Scrub-Jay
1
American Crow
2
Common Raven
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1
Tree Swallow
1
Violet-green Swallow
5
Barn Swallow
4
Cliff Swallow
3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
2
Bushtit
4
Bewick's Wren
8
Wrentit
2
Western Bluebird
8
Swainson's Thrush
2
American Robin
4
European Starling
7
House Finch
7
Purple Finch
5
American Goldfinch
2
White-crowned Sparrow
13
Song Sparrow
1
California Towhee
3
Spotted Towhee
4
Red-winged Blackbird (California Bicolored)
1
Brown-headed Cowbird
3
Orange-crowned Warbler
6
Common Yellowthroat
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
6
Wilson's Warbler
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
1
Black-headed Grosbeak

Heard only in song from the willows adjoining the inner lagoon

 

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

Yes