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: The Tanawha Titmice

Captain: Jim Keighton
Location: Sparta, North Carolina (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  5. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  6. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  7. Merlin Falco columbarius
  8. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  9. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  10. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  11. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  12. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  13. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  14. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  15. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  16. Common Raven Corvus corax
  17. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  18. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  19. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  20. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  21. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  22. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  23. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  24. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  25. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  26. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  27. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  28. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  29. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  30. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  31. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Jim Keighton, Alice Keighton

Weather: Very light southwest wind, mostly clear sky, 45 - 60 degrees F

Location: Porch of residence at 909 Bullhead Rd., Sparta, NC

Time At Location: 6.5 hours (6:30 - 1 pm EDT)

Since site looks out on ridge where Mahogany Rock Hawk Count is conducted, some of same birds usually observed on the hawk count are countable for the Big Sit from this location including a Merlin and adult Bald Eagle this year. Because of traveling to a high school reunion, the time for counting on the Big Sit was limited to half a day this year.

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