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Malibu Lagoon Bird Census January-June 2009

June 30, 2009

This field trip sighting chart for the first six months of 2009 was put it on the blog in Aug. 2010 in order to complete the record for 2009. It was not distributed by email. [Chuck Almdale]
Link to July-December 2009 field trip census.

MALIBU 2009 Census Jan 26
Feb 22
Mar 22
Apr 26
May 24
Jun 28
Temperature 60-70 50-60 60-70 66-74
Tide Height +5.9 +5.5 +4.8 +3.7 +3.7 +0.4
Low/High & Time H:0814 H+5.5 H+4.8 H+3.7 H+3.7 L+0.4
(Black) Brant 1 4 1
Gadwall 15 18 18 6 12 15
American Wigeon 10 16 4 4
Mallard 18 20 16 16 20 25
Cinnamon Teal 5 4
Northern Shoveler 16 28 2
Northern Pintail 1
Green-winged Teal 14 23 4
Lesser Scaup 1
Surf Scoter 12 6 10
Bufflehead 11 8
Red-brstd Merganser 4 5 3
Ruddy Duck 20 12 11 10 2
Red-throated Loon 2
Pacific Loon 1 2 2 1
Common Loon 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1 1 1 4 2
Horned Grebe 1 1
Western Grebe 23 9 12
Brown Pelican 256 107 170 78 70 71
Brandt’s Cormorant 2 3 1 1
Dble-crstd Cormorant 30 25 36 14 28 22
Pelagic Cormorant 1 2 1
Great Blue Heron 4 1 1 1 8
Great Egret 2 4 4 3
Snowy Egret 8 10 10 7 7 14
Green Heron 1
Blk-crwnd N-Heron 1 3
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 1
Cooper’s Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1 2 1 1 1
American Kestral 1
Sora 1 2 1
American Coot 180 152 85 38 32 22
Blk-bellied Plover 38 42 24 30
Snowy Plover 42 49 36
Semipalmated Plover 15
Killdeer 1 1 3 2 1
Black Oystercatcher 2
American Avocet 4 2 7
Greater Yellowlegs 1 1
Willet 10 8 4 4 3
Spotted Sandpiper 1 3 1 3
Whimbrel 2 2 6 4 5
Marbled Godwit 12 24 10
Ruddy Turnstone 9 9 12 25
Sanderling 60 130 6
Western Sandpiper 15 10 1
Least Sandpiper 2 4 2 2
Dunlin 1
Boneparte’s Gull 1
Heermann’s Gull 46 19 4 1 20 48
Ring-billed Gull 180 20 25 4 1
California Gull 450 1360 180 6 1
Herring Gull 1
Western Gull 125 125 70 85 65 72
Glaucous-wingd Gull 6 12 11 3
Caspian Tern 1 41 15 3
Royal Tern 4 8 2 2
Elegant Tern 22 700 40 15
Forster’s Tern 2
Black Skimmer 30
Rock Pigeon 8 6 4 4 6 6
Mourning Dove 2 2 2 4 4
Blk-hooded Parakeet 6
Anna’s Hummingbird 2 2 2 1 2 2
Allen’s Hummingbird 4 3 2 4 8 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pac.Slope Flycatcher 1
Black Phoebe 8 4 6 10 12 15
Say’s Phoebe 1 1 1
Western Kingbird 2
American Crow 10 6 6 5 6 12
Common Raven 2
Tree Swallow 180
Rough-wingd Swallow 20 30 3 10 6
Cliff Swallow 4 12 7
Barn Swallow 1 4 1 8
Bushtit 5 16 4 2
Marsh Wren 1 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Wrentit 1
Northern Mockingbird 1 1 2 1 6 2
European Starling 60 12 20 6 2 20
Ornge-crwnd Warbler 2
Yellow-rumpd Warbler 10 10 2
Common Yellowthroat 1 2 2 2 1
Spotted Towhee 1 1
California Towhee 4 2 5
Song Sparrow 6 5 6 6 8 6
White-crwnd Sparrow 5 3
Red-winged Blackbird 2 1
Great-tailed Grackle 2 1
Brwn-headed Cowbird 2 2 1
Hooded Oriole 1 4
Bullock’s Oriole 2
House Finch 8 6 4 4 8 6
Lesser Goldfinch 2 3 1 2
Totals by Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Waterfowl 120 141 74 37 38 41
Water Birds – Other 496 305 307 138 132 117
Herons, Egrets & Ibis 15 14 11 8 13 28
Quail & Raptors 1 2 3 2 1 3
Shorebirds 181 274 113 109 5 9
Gulls & Terns 841 1545 313 844 144 139
Doves 10 8 4 6 10 10
Other Non-Passerines 12 6 5 5 10 6
Passerines 125 269 91 53 79 93
Total Birds 1801 2564 921 1202 432 446
Total Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Waterfowl 9 10 11 5 4 3
Water Birds – Other 10 11 7 7 5 4
Herons, Egrets & Ibis 4 2 2 2 4 4
Quail & Raptors 1 2 2 2 1 3
Shorebirds 11 11 12 12 2 3
Gulls & Terns 7 7 7 9 7 5
Doves 2 2 1 2 2 2
Other Non-Passerines 3 3 3 2 2 2
Passerines 16 15 15 15 16 16
Totals Species – 101 63 63 60 56 43 42
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