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: Tower Tattlers

Captain: Edgar Bristow
Location: Oceanville, New Jersey (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  4. Great Egret Ardea alba
  5. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  6. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  7. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  8. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  9. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  10. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  11. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  12. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  13. Brant Branta bernicla
  14. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  15. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  16. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  17. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  18. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  19. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  20. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  21. Greater Scaup Aythya marila
  22. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  23. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  24. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  25. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  26. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  27. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  28. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  29. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  30. Merlin Falco columbarius
  31. Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
  32. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  33. American Coot Fulica americana
  34. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  35. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  36. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  37. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  38. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  39. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  40. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  41. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  42. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  43. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  44. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  45. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  46. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  47. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  48. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  49. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  50. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  51. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  52. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  53. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  54. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  55. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  56. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  57. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  58. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  59. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  60. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  61. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  62. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  63. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  64. Saltmarsh Sparrow (formerly Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow) Ammodramus caudacutus
  65. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  66. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  67. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  68. Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
  69. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  70. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Ed Bristow, Kris Arcuri, Kevin Inman, Anne Harlan, Jay Nichols, Shirley DeMill, Lydia Reichner, Katie Eberhart, Bruce Bayne

Weather: Sunny, pleasant weather. AM temp. 41, Max temp. 76

Location: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ

Time At Location: 14 hours

Notes:
Strong morning hours, slowing down in mid-afternoon with a late pick-up. Fantastic sunrise and sunset. Also seen on break, but not within circle were Eastern Phoebe and Wild Turkey. Many folks stopped briefly to review posted results. Last bird of the day was a Bald eagle. First bird was Great horned owl. All involved are already planning for next year. Ed Bristow

Anecdotes:
Our Bald eagle was expected during the day as there good thermals inviting raptors to soar. At 5:55 PM, I announced that the 6:00 PM eagle should be arriving momentarily. However, traffic was backed up as usual, and actual arrival time was 6:30 PM.


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