The Big Sit! 2007 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: Burr Oak Woods

Captain: Michael O'keefe
Location: Blue Springs, Missouri (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  2. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  3. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  4. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  5. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  6. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  7. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  8. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  9. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  10. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  11. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  12. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  13. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  14. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  15. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  16. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  17. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  18. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  19. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  20. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  21. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  22. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  23. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  24. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  25. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  26. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Diane Neal, Shari Harden, Jim & Ellen Zelmer, Bill & Charlotte Cox, Judy Oetting, Ruth Farrand Cox, Pam Bussell, Barbara Van Vleck, Michael O'Keefe

Weather: Partly Cloudy, some sprinkles & lightning, low 50s to mid-70s

Location: Burr Oak Woods, Near Fishing Pond

Time At Location: 22 hours

Location was chosen for proximity to a small pond, forest edge and field edge. Most birds were seen in the morning hours, with Belted kingfisher and Spotted sandpiper making an appearance in the afternoon. No migrating flocks were observed overnight, partly due to the presence of lightning. Only a pair of Great horned owls hooting at each other and at members of the team were seen overnight.

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