The Big Sit! 2007 Statistics

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Team Information: Shavers Creek

Captain: Greg Grove
Location: Petersburg, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  5. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  6. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  7. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  8. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  9. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  10. Barred Owl Strix varia
  11. Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
  12. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  13. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  14. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  15. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  16. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  17. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  18. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  19. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  20. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  21. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  22. Common Raven Corvus corax
  23. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  24. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  25. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  26. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  27. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  28. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  29. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  30. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  31. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  32. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  33. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  34. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  35. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  36. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  37. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  38. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  39. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  40. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  41. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  42. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Team Notes

Participants: Doug Wentzel, Jon Jauffman, Greg Grove, Deg Grove, Ron Crandall, Chad Kauffman

Weather: Temp: 35 - 65, Mostly sunny , light wind. Beautiful day.

Location: Boardwalk at Shavers Creek Env. Center

Time At Location: 12 hours

Notes:
The (first annual??) Shaver's Creek Big Sit was conducted Sunday October 14. Weather was excellent - temps started in the 30s but rose to the 60s. Mostly blue sky. Occasional light wind. The count was conducted from the boardwalk at the upper (north) end of Lake Perez. Our participants in order of appearance: Doug Wentzel, Jon Kauffman, Greg Grove, Deb Grove, Ron Crandall, Chad Kauffman. Total time was approximately 12 hours including some post mid-night owling by Doug. Day-time period was approx 700-600 DST. Species total - a very respectable 42 species (all but one tallied by 100 in the afternoon). Species highlights - Saw-whet owls (calling), Rusty Blackbird, Red-shouldered Hawk (calling)

Anecdotes:
Non-birding highlight: A squirrel swimming across the lake, about 30 yards


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