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Checklist S47566649

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:40 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
3 hour(s), 5 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers List , Derek Lecy List , William Legge
Comments:
Wind W, light, overcast with low clouds/fog above 300 feet, occasional light drizzle, 13C/56F. 50 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 3+ River Otter in the main lagoon (adult and 2+ young) and a Coyote.
Species
51 species (+2 other taxa) total
11
15

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

1

The continuing juvenile on the main lagoon

2

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

1

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

4
5
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
3

Plus, including 3 flying N offshore

1

Circled the main lagoon calling and left S

1

Circled the beach with a Willet and left S along the coastline

1

Feeding at Rodeo Beach

1

Western shore of the main lagoon

3
peep sp.

In a flock flew in off the ocean and east up Rodeo Valley

1

Circled the beach with a Marbled Godwit and left S along the coastline

40

20+ on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and 20+ flew N offshore

6

At least - most in flight offshore

450

400+ on Bird Island and 50+ visited the main lagoon to wash and preen

40

Mainly Bird island

22

10+ on the ocean, 8 flew N offshore and 4+ visited the main lagoon

10
1

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

100

Well offshore swirling in the fog on the horizon

130

120+ on Bird Island and 10+ on the ocean or seen in flight offshore

1

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

4

2 present on the main lagoon and singles flew over N and SE

1950

1,785 flew N in 50 minutes of sea watching and 165 counted on Bird Island

4
16
6
4
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2 2
2
4

Three juveniles seen

2
3
4
3
6
1
4
8
5

Heard only

3
3
6
1
7
12
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
8
1
4
10
1

In scrub above the junction of Field/Simmonds Road - likely an adult female but the views were brief.

3
 

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

Yes