The Big Sit! 2007 Statistics

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Team Information: FAMI whoopers

Captain: Barbara Bruns
Location: Austwell, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  2. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  3. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  4. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  5. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  6. Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
  7. Great Egret Ardea alba
  8. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  9. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  10. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  11. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  12. Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens
  13. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  14. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  15. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  16. Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
  17. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  18. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  19. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
  20. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  21. Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
  22. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  23. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  24. Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
  25. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  26. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  27. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  28. Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
  29. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  30. Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
  31. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  32. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  33. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  34. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  35. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  36. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  37. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  38. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  39. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  40. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  41. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  42. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  43. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  44. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  45. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  46. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  47. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  48. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: 17 Friends of Aransas & Matagorda Island (FAMI)

Weather: temp H85/L64, wind 30mph, very humid, evening showers

Location: Aransas NWR 'tower'

Time At Location: 7a.m. to 6 p.m.

Notes:
The 'top of the tower' was a very good choice and participants were able to observe over a great area(bay, marshland, trees, skyline). Due to the consistent breezy condition we were unable to hear any birds underneath the tower. The tide was very high decreasing the shorebird observations. I think our most memorable sighting was the 19 Magnificent Frigatebirds soaring right overhead slowly and hanging like giant kites in the sky.


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