The Big Sit! 2007 Statistics

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Team Information: Wetland Watchers

Captain: David Arbour
Location: Haworth, Oklahoma (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  5. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  6. Great Egret Ardea alba
  7. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  8. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  9. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  10. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  11. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  12. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  13. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  14. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  15. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  16. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  17. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  18. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  19. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
  20. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  21. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  22. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  23. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  24. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  25. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  26. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  27. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  28. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  29. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  30. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  31. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  32. King Rail Rallus elegans
  33. Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  34. Sora Porzana carolina
  35. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  36. American Coot Fulica americana
  37. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  38. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  39. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  40. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  41. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  42. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  43. Barred Owl Strix varia
  44. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  45. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  46. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  47. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  48. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  49. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  50. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  51. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  52. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  53. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  54. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  55. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  56. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  57. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  58. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  59. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  60. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  61. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  62. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  63. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  64. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  65. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  66. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  67. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  68. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  69. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  70. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  71. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  72. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  73. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  74. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  75. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  76. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Team Notes

Participants: Mike Dillon, Eric Beck, Berlin Heck, Dan Reinking, Cheryl Jackson, David Arbour

Weather: Partly cloudy and moderate wind. High of 84; low of 53.

Location: Red Slough WMA near Haworth, McCurtain County, Oklahoma

Time At Location: Midnight to 7 p.m.

Notes:
Our location was a wildlife observation platform (tower) located next to a reservoir that contained a large heron rookery/roost. We also had shallow wetlands, bottomland hardwoods, and shrub/scrub habitats around us. Three of our team slept on the platform and got a start at midnight and logging 3 owl species by daybreak. At daybreak we had rails calling in the marsh and numerous species of waders leaving the rookery/roost. We had a bit of a hawk migration going on but passerines were scarce. We logged 60 species by 10:15 a.m. Then the wind picked up and it was extremely slow birding until around 6 p.m. when things started to come alive again. We watched the waders come back to the roost and as we were packing up to leave the platform a King Rail started calling. A great end to a great day!

Anecdotes:
We observed nine species of dragonflies from the count circle. Also saw or heard the following herps: Red-eared Slider, Spiny Softshell, Yellow-bellied Watersnake, Broad-banded Watersnake, Southern Leopard Frog, and Bullfrog.


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