The Big Sit! 2007 Statistics

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Team Information: Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

Captain: Kate Mowbray
Location: Greshamville, Georgia (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Egret Ardea alba
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  4. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  5. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  6. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  7. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  8. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  9. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  10. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  11. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  12. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  13. Barred Owl Strix varia
  14. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  15. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  16. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  17. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  18. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  19. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  20. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  21. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  22. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  23. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  24. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  25. Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla
  26. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  27. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  28. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  29. Veery Catharus fuscescens
  30. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  31. Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
  32. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  33. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  34. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  35. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  36. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  37. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  38. Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
  39. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  40. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  41. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  42. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  43. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  44. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Team Notes

Participants: Kate Mowbray, Edwige Damron, Stephen Mowbray, Richard ?, Michelle Cash, Vanessa Lane, Gordon Ward, Brad Hogue, Betty McDaniel, Bill Pierson, Jackie Pierson, Janice Denney

Weather: Clear, sunny, cool during the night (45 F as low) warmed to near 80 F during the day.

Location: Dyar Pasture Conservation Area, Greene Co. Georgia

Time At Location: 5:30am-4pm

Most of our birds were noted between 5:30am-9am. We were on a dike off of the Oconee River leading into Lake Oconee. The area is flooded for waterfowl when the weather gets cooler, but for now the water is really low. A few fisherman and boaters hit the water, but mostly things were quiet. We also heard coyotes during the night and saw a lot of cows!

Since there wasn't much to see at night, our group enjoyed stargazing and using cool instruments like the Sky Scout, Night vision binoculars and a sonic ear. We also had interesting encounters with lots of cows. Our birding area is part of a cow pasture, and many of the cows wandered to where we were. Many a time, we were excited to hear rustling in the bushes to find out it was a herd of cows.

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