Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 13, 2012

Birding Rodeo Lagoon And Hawk Hill 10/13/12 -updated 10/14/12








Updated 10/14/12

I began a “Fall Birds of the Bay Area class this week with Golden Gate Audubon taught by Eddie Bartley and Rusty Scalf. Today for the first field trip we went to Rodeo Lagoon and Hawk Hill. Rodeo Lagoon produced over forty species of birds. Hawk Hill was somewhat disappointing as the wind currents were not productive to seeing many raptors. We also saw a few butterflies (Monarchs, Pipevine Swallowtail, Painted Lady) and late season flowers (asters, pennyroyal). There were also a couple of  river otters swimming in Rodeo Lagoon.

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Click here to see the class lists for both days this past weekend ( which are more thorough and accurate than mine):

Painted Lady by Sandy Steinman

Rodeo Lagoon, Marin, US-CA Oct 13, 2012 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 Birding Class With Eddie Bartley and Rusty Scalf

44 species (seen or hear by me but often identified by instructors)


Pied-billed Grebe

Eared Grebe

Western Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Turkey Vulture

Red-tailed Hawk


Greater Yellowlegs

Vaux’s Swift

Anna’s Hummingbird

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

American Kestrel

Black Phoebe

Say’s Phoebe

Western Scrub-Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Violet-green Swallow

Chestnut-backed Chickadee


Red-breasted Nuthatch

House Wren

Marsh Wren

Bewick’s Wren


Western Bluebird

European Starling

Orange-crowned Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Spotted Towhee

California Towhee

Song Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird

Brewer’s Blackbird

House Finch

Lesser Goldfinch

Hawk Hill, Marin, US-CA Oct 13, 2012 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Birding Class with Eddie Bartley and Rusty Scalf 12 species

Turkey Vulture

Cooper’s Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

American Kestrel

Black Phoebe

Common Raven

Violet-green Swallow

House Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Song Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Lesser Goldfinch


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