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Checklist S47461697

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:20 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 35 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Wind W, light but increasing, overcast with low clouds/fog above 600 feet, 14C/58F. 40 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 5 River Otters including and a presumed adult female with 3 medium sized young.
Species
51 species (+1 other taxa) total
9
Mallard
23
Surf Scoter

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

1
California Quail
2
Pied-billed Grebe

Main lagoon - adult and a juvenile

3
Western Grebe

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

1
Mourning Dove
2
Anna's Hummingbird
3
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
1
Black Oystercatcher

Bird Island

1
Western Sandpiper

Western shore of the main lagoon

1
Spotted Sandpiper

Continuing from July 25 at the western shore of the main lagoon

32
Common Murre

10+ flew N offshore, 7 on Bird island and 15+ o the ocean off Rodeo Beach

6
Pigeon Guillemot

Bird Island or on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

160
Heermann's Gull

150+ on Bird Island and 10+ offshore

60
Western Gull
2
California Gull

Flew S along the coastline

12
Caspian Tern

Mainly feeding over the main lagoon including a juvenile

1
Red-throated Loon

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach - in transitional plumage

280
Brandt's Cormorant

250+ on Bird Island and 30+ flew N offshore

2
Pelagic Cormorant

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

2
Double-crested Cormorant

Singles on Bird Island and the main lagoon

945
Brown Pelican

225 on Bird Island, 100+ on the main lagoon and 620 flew N offshore in 40 minutes of sea watching

ML108728441

© William Legge

Brown Pelican (mainly juveniles and immatures) - Rodeo Lagoon, Marin, California, USA - July 26, 2018

Age:
Unknown
Sex:
Sex Unknown
4
Great Blue Heron
26
Great Egret

Another record count for this location

ML108728671

© William Legge

Average Quality

Great Egret (23 of 26 present plus 2 Snowy Egret and a Great Blue Heron) - Rodeo Lagoon, Marin, California, USA - July 26, 2018

Age:
Unknown
Sex:
Sex Unknown
3
Snowy Egret
3
Black-crowned Night-Heron

2 adults and a 2nd CY bird

1
Turkey Vulture
1
Northern Harrier

Soaring above Miwok Trail

1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Northern Flicker
1
Peregrine Falcon
2
Black Phoebe
3
California Scrub-Jay
2
American Crow
3
Common Raven
8
Northern Rough-winged Swallow

A flock of 7 flew through NE and 1 present

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
12
Barn Swallow
1
Cliff Swallow
3
Bewick's Wren
6
Wrentit
2
Western Bluebird
1
Swainson's Thrush
2
American Robin
4
House Finch
4
American Goldfinch
12
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
3
White-crowned Sparrow
11
Song Sparrow
1
California Towhee
3
Spotted Towhee
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
4
Common Yellowthroat
4
Wilson's Warbler
 

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

Yes