The Big Sit! 2007 Statistics

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Team Information: Swamp Sitters

Captain: Pat Giaimo
Location: Basking Ridge, New Jersey (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  4. American Wigeon Anas americana
  5. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  6. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  7. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  8. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  9. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  10. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  11. Merlin Falco columbarius
  12. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  13. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  14. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  15. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  16. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  17. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  18. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  19. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  20. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  21. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  22. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  23. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  24. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  25. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  26. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  27. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  28. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  29. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  30. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  31. Common Raven Corvus corax
  32. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  33. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  34. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  35. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  36. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  37. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  38. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  39. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  40. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  41. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  42. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  43. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  44. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  45. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  46. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  47. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  48. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  49. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  50. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  51. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  52. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  53. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  54. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  55. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  56. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  57. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  58. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  59. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus

Team Notes

Participants: Pat Giaimo, Teri Catalano, Nancy Felicito, Karen English and members of the Friends of the Great Swamp

Weather: Clear in the AM, cloudy and windy in the PM

Location: Overlook at the former Great Blue Heron Rockery

Time At Location: 19 hours; midnight -7pm

About 100 people either participated or visited the site. The highlight was a curious juvenile Bald Eagle, one of 3 we saw, that flew very low(20 feet or less) over all the birders to great excitement. There were raptors flying at all times but the site was not as good for songbirds or warblers. A great time was had by all.

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