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: Pickens Picidae

Captain: Scott Stegenga
Location: Pickens, South Carolina (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  5. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  6. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  7. Barred Owl Strix varia
  8. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  9. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  10. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  11. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  12. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  13. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  14. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  15. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  16. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  17. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  18. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  19. Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla
  20. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  21. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  22. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  23. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  24. Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
  25. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  26. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  27. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  28. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  29. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  30. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  31. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  32. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  33. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  34. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Scott Stegenga

Weather: Sunny; low: 46 high: 78

Location: Table Rock State Park, Pickens County, SC

Time At Location: 2 hours, 15 minutes: (between 6:20am and approximately 1:35pm)

The highlight bird was the red-breasted nuthatch which are not often seen here during the fall. This year has a good number of them in the area. No downy woodpecker was a surprise.

The total of 34 species is the second highest count for a Big Sit at this location. The highest count was 38 in 2004. This year 22 species were counted before 8am and 32 by 9:20am. Turkey and Black vultures were added after 1pm when more thermals were present.

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