The Big Sit! 2007 Statistics

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Team Information: Pondicherry NWR in Jefferson, NH

Captain: David Govatski
Location: Pondicherry National, New Hampshire (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Common Loon Gavia imme
  2. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  3. Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
  4. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  5. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  6. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  7. White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
  8. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  9. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  10. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  11. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  12. Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus
  13. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  14. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  15. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  16. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  17. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  18. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  19. Common Raven Corvus corax
  20. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  21. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  22. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  23. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  24. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  25. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  26. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  27. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  28. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  29. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  30. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  31. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  32. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris

Team Notes

Participants: David and Kathi Govatski, Marjorie Goodson, Sam Stoddard, Dick Mallion, Connie Costello, Edith Tucker

Weather: 35-38 F, Winds WNW 5-15 MPH, Overcast, Cloud ceiling 3,500 feet, snow squalls on the Presidential Range.

Location: Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson, NH at the Tudor Richards Viewing Platform.

Time At Location: 0600-1600

Notes:
We had the Pemi Chapter of NH Audubon visit us in the morning and they spent a few hours looking for birds from the platform. We also had many visitors that we enjoyed meeting and we showed them several of the birds we were watching. The bird of the day was the Rusty Blackbird.

Anecdotes:
Two days after the Big Sit I revisited the site and almost immediately picked up 9 new species that we did not see on Sunday. They included Bohemian Waxwing.


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