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Checklist S8860261

 
Location
Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:05 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
William Legge
Comments:
Brief sea watch at the beach, and then birded behind the fire station and around the eastern end of the main lagoon/inner lagoon. Wind E, light, patchy fog, 17C
Species
46 species (+1 other taxa) total
24
Mallard
3
Pied-billed Grebe

2 on main lagoon and a juvenile on the inner lagoon

1
Eurasian Collared-Dove

In the Monterey Pines behind the Fire Station

2
Anna's Hummingbird
3
Virginia Rail

Heard only from both both lagoons

3
Killdeer
1
Common Murre

On the ocean, just off Rodeo Beach

5
Heermann's Gull
15
Western Gull
10
California Gull

Including a flock of 8 which flew E and a juvenile and 2nd winter bird at the main lagoon

17
Elegant Tern

Flying mainly N well offshore

1
loon sp.

Flew S offshore

91
Brandt's Cormorant

90 on Bird Island, plus 1 on the main lagoon

5
Double-crested Cormorant

Main lagoon - Including one caught and killed by the River Otters at the main lagoon

31
Brown Pelican

18 on Bird Island, plus 11 flew N and 2 S offshore

2
Great Blue Heron
2
Great Egret
1
Snowy Egret
2
Northern Flicker
1
American Kestrel
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
3
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe

On wires around the Headlands Institute Buildings

4
California Scrub-Jay
3
American Crow
2
Common Raven
17
Barn Swallow

Flew E low over the main lagoon in a loose flock

5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
8
Bushtit
5
Pygmy Nuthatch

In the Monterey Pines behind the Fire Station

2
Marsh Wren
2
Bewick's Wren
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

In Monterey Pines behind the Fire Station

6
Wrentit
7
Western Bluebird

2 behind the Fire Station and 5 at the Headlands Visitor Center Car Park

1
American Robin
17
European Starling
3
House Finch
4
American Goldfinch
7
White-crowned Sparrow
7
Song Sparrow
3
California Towhee
3
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Brewer's Blackbird
1
Black-and-white Warbler

Located feeding in willows in the SE corner of the main lagoon adjacent to the small wooden footbridge leading to Lagoon Trail/Coastal Trail. Then lost and relocated 20 minutes later 100 yars to the east in mixed Chickadee/Bushtit flock in the willows adjoining the south side of Bunker Road just where the rough track leads up to the Headlands Visitor Center from Bunker Road. Second year in a row that I've seen this species at the lagoon.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
5
Common Yellowthroat
1
Townsend's Warbler

In the Monterey Pines behind the Fire Station

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Wilson's Warbler

In Chickadee/Bushtit flock with B&W Warbler

 

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

Yes