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Checklist S48089094

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:55 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
2.1 mile(s)
Observers:
David Wiechers List , William Legge
Comments:
Wind NW, light to moderate, overcast with low clouds above 400+ feet, 13C/55F. 20 minute sea watch from Rodeo Beach before a clockwise circuit of the main lagoon. Mammals of note: 1+ River Otter in the main lagoon.
Species
58 species total
1
Northern Shoveler

Continuing male

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© William Legge

Average Quality

Northern Shoveler - Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, USA - August 26, 2018

Age:
Unknown
Sex:
Male
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© William Legge

Average Quality

Northern Shoveler - Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, USA - August 26, 2018

Age:
Unknown
Sex:
Male
21
Mallard
8
Surf Scoter

On the main ocean off Rodeo Beach

18
California Quail
1
Eurasian Collared-Dove
2
Anna's Hummingbird
1
Virginia Rail

In the NE corer of the main lagoon

11
Least Sandpiper

Western shore of the main lagoon

7
Western Sandpiper

Western shore of the main lagoon

3
Red-necked Phalarope

2 at the eastern end of the main lagoon and 1 at the western shoreline

1
Spotted Sandpiper
1
Greater Yellowlegs

Our first for August 2018 - On the muddy shoreline midway down the main lagoon (south side)

ML112365261

© William Legge

Average Quality

Greater Yellowlegs - Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, USA - August 26, 2018

Age:
Unknown
Sex:
Sex Unknown
4
Common Murre

On the ocean off Rodeo Beach

420
Heermann's Gull

400+ on Bird Island and 20+ on the ocean/Rodeo Beach

20
Western Gull
10
California Gull

Main lagoon - mostly juveniles

6
Caspian Tern

At the western shoreline of the main lagoon, including a juvenile

250
Brandt's Cormorant

225 on Bird Island and 25+ on the ocean off Rodeo Beach

3
Double-crested Cormorant
355
Brown Pelican

Up to 175+ on the main lagoon, 135 on Bird Island and 45+ flew N offshore

3
Great Blue Heron

2 present and 1 flew over NW

5
Great Egret
5
Snowy Egret
2
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Juveniles

2
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Downy Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker

Heard only

4
Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Plus

6
Black Phoebe
1
Hutton's Vireo
3
Warbling Vireo

Loosely together - perhaps more in the scrub and willows just west of the Headlands Visitor Car Park

3
California Scrub-Jay
2
Common Raven
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
22
Barn Swallow

Minimum count

2
Cliff Swallow

With Barn Swallows around the quarry

1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
4
Bushtit
6
Bewick's Wren
8
Wrentit
4
Western Bluebird
1
Swainson's Thrush

Heard only

1
European Starling
3
House Finch
1
Purple Finch
7
American Goldfinch
4
White-crowned Sparrow
4
Savannah Sparrow

Flock at the dunes/footbridge leading to the beach

11
Song Sparrow
2
California Towhee
3
Spotted Towhee
1
Brown-headed Cowbird

Juvenile

1
Orange-crowned Warbler
16
Common Yellowthroat
2
Yellow Warbler
1
Hermit Warbler

Female/1st winter in the Oak Tree above the quarry on the north side of the main lagoon

9
Wilson's Warbler
 

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

Yes