The Big Sit! 2007 Statistics

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Team Information: Rio Salado Sitters

Captain: Terry Brodner
Location: Phoenix, Arizona (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  3. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  4. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  5. Great Egret Ardea alba
  6. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  7. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  8. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  9. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  10. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  11. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  12. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  13. Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
  14. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  15. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  16. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  17. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  18. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  19. Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
  20. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  21. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  22. Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus
  23. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  24. Gambel's Quail Callipepla gambelii
  25. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  26. American Coot Fulica americana
  27. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  28. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  29. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  30. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  31. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  32. Inca Dove Columbina inca
  33. White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis
  34. Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
  35. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  36. Gila Woodpecker Melanerpes uropygialis
  37. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  38. Gilded Flicker Colaptes chrysoides
  39. Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
  40. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  41. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  42. Common Raven Corvus corax
  43. Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
  44. Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
  45. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  46. Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
  47. Verdin Auriparus flaviceps
  48. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  49. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  50. Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Polioptila melanura
  51. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  52. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  53. Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre
  54. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  55. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  56. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  57. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  58. Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
  59. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  60. Abert's Towhee Melozone aberti
  61. Brewer's Sparrow Spizella breweri
  62. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  63. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  64. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  65. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  66. Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
  67. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  68. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  69. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  70. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  71. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Tom Gaskill, Frank Insana, James McKay, Terry Brodner

Weather: 64 to 82 degrees; Sunny and Beautiful all day

Location: City of Phoenix Rio Salado Restoration Project, Phoenix, AZ

Time At Location: 0540-1445 hours; (9 hours)

A pair of muscrats was enjoying the wetland as was an earred-grebe among other usual birds, turtles, dragonflies, butterflies, and lizards. Tom, Frank, and Jamers even had time to lead and join a birdwalk in between their times of being in and helping with the Big Sit Circle. The weather was absolutely beautiful. Our second spring in Arizona! No snow here!

Tom Gaskill says he should just bring chairs and have Big Sits every month. We got more species by just staying in the one place than we do when we hike! It was great!

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