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: DeSoto's Gooseless Wonders

Captain: Sue Mcdonald
Location: Missouri Valley, Iowa (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. Great Egret Ardea alba
  4. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  5. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  6. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  7. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  8. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  9. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  10. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  11. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  12. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  13. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  14. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  15. Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
  16. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  17. Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
  18. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  19. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  20. Barred Owl Strix varia
  21. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  22. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  23. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  24. Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens
  25. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  26. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  27. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  28. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  29. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  30. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  31. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  32. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  33. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  34. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Team Notes

Participants: Sue McDonald, Jim Hartman, Thomas Freeman, Chuck Mulcahey, Betty Mulcahey, Jeremy Havener, Ashley Berkler

Weather: Cloudy, Rain, Wind Temp in the 50s

Location: DeSoto Lake Overlook on the Missouri Meander Trail

Time At Location: 6:00 AM 6:30 PM

Weather challenged our observers as it was raining and windy throughout the day. We observed 34 species and overall had a good day despite the weather. This was the first BIG SIT for DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge. We will plan on participating in the future.

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