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Checklist S47709725

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers List , William Legge
Comments:
Wind WNW, light to moderate, overcast with low clouds/fog above 250 feet, 12C/54F. 45 minute sea watch from Rodeo beach followed by a circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 2+ River Otters in the main lagoon, 2 Coyote and 1+ Habor Seal offshore. A decent showing of shorebirds today!
Species
53 species (+1 other taxa) total
10
Mallard
18
Surf Scoter

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

17
California Quail
2
Western Grebe

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

2
Clark's Grebe

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

2
Anna's Hummingbird
2
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
1
Black-bellied Plover

Adult in the main lagoon outlet channel. A good record for this site!

ML110042751

© William Legge

Average Quality
ML110042911

© William Legge

Average Quality

Black-bellied Plover (breeding plumage adult) - Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, USA - August 7, 2018

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Semipalmated Plover

Flew off the ocean calling and continued SE up Rodeo Valley

3
Long-billed Curlew

Circled the beach and the western end of the main lagoon before leaving N along the coastine

3
Least Sandpiper

Main lagoon outlet channel/west shoreline

2
Western Sandpiper

Flew in off the ocean, and up the main, returning and leaving S out over the ocean

4
Red-necked Phalarope

In the main lagoon outlet channel

ML110041341

© William Legge

Average Quality

Red-necked Phalarope - Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, USA - August 7, 2018

Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Spotted Sandpiper

West end of the main lagoon

35
Common Murre

25+ on the ocean off Rodeo Beach, plus 15+ flew S offshore

1
Pigeon Guillemot

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

775
Heermann's Gull

750+ on Bird Island and 25+ visiting the main lagoon

60
Western Gull
14
California Gull

On the ocean and around Rodeo Beach including several juveniles

8
Caspian Tern
30
Sooty Shearwater

Flew N well offshore in the fog line - almost certainly hundreds out there

745
Brandt's Cormorant

500+ on Bird Island and 245+ flew N offshore

2
Pelagic Cormorant

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

3
Double-crested Cormorant

1 on the ocean off Rodeo Beach and singles flew N and S along the coastline

1765
Brown Pelican

1245 flew N along the coastline in 45 minutes of sea watching, 325 on Bird Island and 100+ on the main lagoon,

3
Great Blue Heron

Adult and two juveniles

18
Great Egret

Main lagoon

4
Snowy Egret
4
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Adult, a 2nd CY (1st summer) and 2 juveniles

ML110040931

© William Legge

Average Quality

Black-crowned Night Heron (juvenile) - Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, USA - August 7, 2018

Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
Sex Unknown
4
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-tailed Hawk

Adult

1
Northern Flicker
1
Olive-sided Flycatcher

A juveniles fly catching in willows near the inner lagoon

3
Black Phoebe
2
California Scrub-Jay
1
American Crow
4
Common Raven
2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
10
Barn Swallow
1
Bewick's Wren
12
Wrentit
2
Swainson's Thrush
3
American Robin
1
Cedar Waxwing
6
House Finch
1
Purple Finch
1
American Goldfinch
3
White-crowned Sparrow
6
Song Sparrow
4
California Towhee

Adult with fledged juveniles

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
3
Spotted Towhee
8
Common Yellowthroat
1
Hermit Warbler

Juvenile in the single small oak tree west of the Visitor Center Car Park. Our third of the fall!

2
Wilson's Warbler
 

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

Yes