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Checklist S46767429

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:35 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
1 hour(s), 20 minute(s)
Distance:
0.5 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers List , William Legge
Comments:
Wind NW, moderate, overcast with low clouds/fog above 500 feet, 14C/58F. 45 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a quick look at both lagoons. Mammals of note: 1 River Otter in the main lagoon.
Species
38 species total
1
Brant

On the ocean off the southern end of Rodeo Beach close to Bird Island - too far away to age

1
Canada Goose
4
Mallard

Female with large young on the main lagoon

28
Surf Scoter

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

60
Western Grebe

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

6
Clark's Grebe

Plus on the ocean with Western Grebes

3
Anna's Hummingbird
2
Black Oystercatcher

Usual pair at Bird Island - seem to have abandoned their nest

300
Common Murre

Mainly on the ocean well offshore

8
Pigeon Guillemot

On the ocean or seen in flight offshore

145
Heermann's Gull

A flock of 90 at Rodeo Beach first thing and 55 on Bird Island

100
Western Gull

Mainly Rodeo Beach/Bird Island

Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
164
California Gull

Large flock at Rodeo Beach first thing

ML105423481

© William Legge

Average Quality

California and Heermann's Gulls - Rodeo Beach, Marin Headlands, Marin, California, USA - June 24, 2018

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML105423831

© William Legge

California Gull (probably a molting adult) - Rodeo Beach, Marin Headlands, Marin, California, USA - June 24, 2018

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
22
Caspian Tern

15 in a mixed gull flock at Rodeo Beach and 7 feeding over the main lagoon.

1
Red-throated Loon

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach - in breeding plumage

2
Common Loon

At least 2 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach - in non-breeding plumage

315
Brandt's Cormorant

280 on Bird Island and 35+flew N offshore

2
Pelagic Cormorant
470
Brown Pelican

436+ on Bird Island, 25 at Rodeo Beach, 7 on the ocean and 2 flew N offshore

3
Great Blue Heron
2
Great Egret
3
Snowy Egret
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron

1st summer

2
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-tailed Hawk
3
Black Phoebe
1
Common Raven
1
Barn Swallow
4
Cliff Swallow
1
Wrentit
3
Western Bluebird
2
Swainson's Thrush
1
American Robin
2
House Finch
2
Purple Finch
3
Song Sparrow
1
Spotted Towhee
1
Common Yellowthroat
 

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