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: Whipple Bird Club

Captain: Bill Thompson, Iii
Location: Whipple, Ohio (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  3. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  4. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  5. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  6. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  7. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  8. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  9. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  10. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  11. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  12. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  13. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  14. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  15. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  16. Barred Owl Strix varia
  17. Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
  18. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  19. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  20. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  21. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  22. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  23. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  24. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  25. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  26. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  27. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  28. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  29. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  30. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  31. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  32. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  33. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  34. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  35. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  36. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  37. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  38. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  39. Veery Catharus fuscescens
  40. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  41. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  42. Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
  43. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  44. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  45. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  46. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  47. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
  48. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  49. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  50. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  51. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  52. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  53. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  54. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  55. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  56. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  57. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  58. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  59. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  60. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  61. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  62. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  63. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  64. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  65. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata

Team Notes

Participants: Bill Thompson III, Julie Zickefoose, Liam Thompson, Phoebe Thompson, Jim McCormac, Jason Larson, Mike & Chris Austin, Jen Sauter, Judy Kolo-Rose, Jon Benedetti, The FitzSimmons family, Becky Wright, Brad Bond, Matt Smith, Alishiya Pearce, Alcina Pearce, Zan, Margaret & Oona Lazer, Steve McCarthy, Marcy Wesel

Weather: Most clear and warm. Some clouds in the afternoon. 43 degrees F at dawn. Up to 70F in afternoon

Location: Birding Tower at Indigo Hill, Whipple, OH

Time At Location: 18.5 hours

We tied our all-time high Big Sit count of 65 species. Great day of birding. Low on warblers, as usual. Some surprises, including a calling northern saw-whet owl. Some surprising misses, including osprey, killdeer, chimney swift, eastern phoebe.

Good food including pumpkin bread and goat cheese, Texcinnati chili and beef stew, apple pie, apple cake, and the traditional junk foods ending in the letters 'os.' A swamp sparrow was heard chipping but the identity of the chipper was not known until the day after the Sit.

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