The Big Sit! 2007 Statistics

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Team Information: Rose Tree Redtails

Captain: Holly Merker
Location: Media, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  5. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  6. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  7. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  8. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  9. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  10. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  11. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  12. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  13. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  14. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  15. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  16. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  17. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  18. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  19. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  20. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  21. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  22. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  23. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  24. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  25. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  26. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  27. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  28. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  29. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  30. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  31. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  32. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  33. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  34. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  35. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  36. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  37. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  38. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  39. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  40. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  41. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  42. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  43. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  44. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  45. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  46. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  47. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Team Notes

Participants: Holly Merker, Jim Lockyer, David Eberly, Jamie Pugliese, Chris Pugliese, John D'Amico, Andy Fayer, Rich, Sarah, Emma, David & Sandy Washabaugh, Al Guarente, Bob Kelly, Skip Conant, Kris DeBolt

Weather: Sunny, winds WNW 7-17mph, scattered cloud cover, temps 48-66 F

Location: The Rose Tree Park Hawkwatch in Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvani

Time At Location: 7am until 5pm--10 hours

We got most of the expected species, but were sorry to miss a few that we have been getting regularly at the park in the last week, including Red-breasted Nuthatch and Broad-winged Hawk. Eastern Phoebe was a bird we didn't get last year, but were pleased with this year. A Peregrine Falcon added excitement in the afternoon and was also a new bird for our Big Sit list. A possible Pine Siskin was heard, but wasn't counted. About 90% or more of the birds we counted were flyovers.

A great day, for a fun event. Everyone had a good time finding birds, and enjoying the goodies everyone brought to share. This year, we had a tent to provide a shady place for everyone to take a break and have a tasty treat. We're already looking forward to next year's Big Sit!

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