Check out team reports submitted by the captains of Big Sit! circles around the world.
Circle Captain: Paula Parent
Circle Location: Acton, Maine (United States)
Bird counts have been way down in this area since a recent hurricane passed, that dumped major amounts of rain. Today has been pretty much a typical day since that storm. Prior to that, I would see an average of 15 different bird species a day, now I'm lucky to see 4...
Circle Captain: Rick Wright
Circle Location: Oro Valley, Arizona (United States)
This was the first Big Sit in this circle since 2005, and it proved to be a fine day with fine company. As expected, Catalina State Park remained completely off-limits to any waterfowl of any kind, putting us in the running once again for highest count anywhere in the world without a Mallard...
Alligator River NWR
Circle Captain: Bucket Taylor
Circle Location: Manteo, North Carolina (United States)
Consistent wind speed kept many birds in low profile. Citing of bears exceeded eight, with the closest to the observation platform being only 12 meters...and he/she was keenly interested in our "behavior" pattern...
Circle Captain: Laurie Foss
Circle Location: Austin, Texas (United States)
Eric Carpenter started us off at 6:30 with his first bird of the day - Great Horned Owl. I joined him and Eric Brierley at 9:00a.m. at the new Hawkwatch location which is at the intersection of the three main ponds at Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory...
Bald Eagle SP Storm Birds
Circle Captain: Bob Snyder
Circle Location: Bald Eagle State Par, Pennsylvania (United States)
This was our 2nd Big Sit at Bald Eagle State Park, in central Pennsylvania! Situated in a narrow valley between the ridge of Bald Eagle Mountain and the foothills of the Allegheny Plateau, the park also has a 5-mile long lake...
Beckham Bird Club
Circle Captain: Rod Goforth
Circle Location: Clarksville, Indiana (United States)
Bexar Butter Butts
Circle Captain: Sheridan Coffey
Circle Location: San Anonio, Texas (United States)
Our team compiled 77 species, two short of our total last year. We struggled greatly with the wind, which limited our passerines. We had 15 species of shorebirds which were in continuous disarray due to a very active juvenile Peregrine...
Bird Nerds @ Moapa Valley NWR NV
Circle Captain: Laurie & Dan Mooney - Moapa Valley N W R
Circle Location: Moapa, Nevada (United States)
Total 36 species. Very windy all day. Not a lot of total species but some good birds. Best food source seemed to be California Fan Palm berries, and mistletoe berries in mesquite trees.
Circle Captain: Pastor Elmer Lehman
Circle Location: Weston, Wisconsin (United States)
Tufted Titmouse was not expected but sighting have been reported. A great day and I'll be bact next year with help.
Circle Captain: Amy Evenstad
Circle Location: Deerfield, Illinois (United States)
Our first Big Sit. We walked to our circle (a strategically located picnic table) from our home several times throughout the day. Most activity at sunrise and sunset; too hot in the afternoon for birds and watchers...
Circle Captain: Brian Bockhahn
Circle Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina (United States)
Birds of a Feather
Circle Captain: Edward Lagace Park Ranger
Circle Location: Winona, Minnesota (United States)
We had good weather over all people came and left throughout the day. I did expect a greater turnout but it will be better next year. I am going to maintain a sign in log next year and gather journal entries on a volunteer basis...
Birds of Gujarat-GNCS
Circle Captain: Bhargav Joshi
Circle Location: Vadodara, Other (India)
Avisabawala and lekhrajsing Reached at watching site and 6 AM in morning of 12th october i my self join them at 8 and we were count birds till 12 Noon.and during course of 6 hours we have recorded 34 Species of Birds
Black Bayou Birders
Circle Captain: Joan Brown
Circle Location: Monroe, Louisiana (United States)
We didn't see as many birds as I thought we would. Some of the more common ones were absent. Unfortunately, there was a buteo that none of us could identify. It was passing through, circling high in the sky, and even with a 60 power spotting scope, we just couldn't ID the bird.
Circle Captain: Mike Carlo
Circle Location: Alamo, Texas (United States)
Fun first attempt at Big Sit. Morning crew of 18 birders included a group of 11 high school/college students - great introduction to the activity of birding for them. Afternoon count leader was not able to make it, so count totals were on the low side.
Circle Captain: Bill Tefft
Circle Location: Ely, Minnesota (United States)
Midafternoon thermals above a rocky bluff on the north side of the lake attracted raptors for a short period in midafternoon. There were very few migrating sparrows compared to previous years.
Circle Captain: Darrell Neufeld
Circle Location: winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)
Stayed out as long as I could stand the bad weather.There were lots of gulls flying by but could not identify any.After the sit went for ride around the park and did see the following birds Red-breasted Mergansers,Common Mergansers, Common Goldeneye,Bufflehead and American Pipit.
Circle Captain: Claudette Cormier
Circle Location: Saint-Fulgence, Quebec (Canada)
A big irruption of Boreal Chickadee : 588 in the day !
Circle Captain: Bruce Krucke
Circle Location: yonges Island, South Carolina (United States)
Weather really hampered normal flying birds and my ability to see everywhere at once since I had to be inside. No winter or migrating birds except the flicker and sapsucker.
Burnt Chimney Swifts
Circle Captain: Tim Quinn
Circle Location: Burnt Chimney, Virginia (United States)
We manned two circles on our property, and had a total of 26 species within the circles. Some of the participants also took a walk around our 13 acres, and we found two additional species outside the circles...
Circle Captain: Al Ahlgrim
Circle Location: Oregon City, Oregon (United States)
Cold Springs NWR
Circle Captain: June Whitten
Circle Location: Hermiston, Oregon (United States)
Enthusiastic and good birders spotted unusual species for this area: Peregrine and Prairie Falcons. The shorebird migration is still on and lots of shorebirds were seen on the mudflats, plus Snow Geese and Greater White-fronted Geese.
Circle Captain: Joey Kellner
Circle Location: Littleton, Colorado (United States)
Colorado State Parks donated the use of a 10x10' canopy to keep us dry! Yea! Saw 5 Mule Deer, 10 Elk and one squirrel.
Circle Captain: Bengt Stridh
Circle Location: VÃ¤sterÃ¥s, Other (Sweden)
A bit late start. Forgot to set the alarm clock... Did not have the endurance to stay at the same spot the whole day. However, spent most of the time during day outside and when I spotted something interesting I went back to the Big Sit observation circle, but I only got two new birds after 10...
Circle Captain: Joseph Devereaux
Circle Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States)
Appreciating all things avian was the goal of the day. It was still dark as I pulled the white Dodge Dakota pickup into one of the parking spaces in the lot at Havenwoods State Forest. The air was crisp and moist on this autumn Sunday, October 12, 2008...
Circle Captain: Barbara Bruns
Circle Location: Aransas NWR, Texas (United States)
This being our second year at the Aransas NWR, we enthusiastically found a good number of birds during the 'Big Sit'. Our watchers were prepared to ID all birds in the area and were happy to introduce some of the Refuge visitors to our efforts for the Sit! At the end of the day, we were able to advance our prior count by ONE species...
Circle Captain: Molly Monroe
Circle Location: Corvallis, Oregon (United States)
Highlights were three white-tailed kites hunting in our view throughout our day. Also saw the first Rough-legged hawk of the winter for the area.
Circle Captain: Turk Duddy
Circle Location: Falmouth, Maine (United States)
GMAS ACE BIRDERS
Circle Captain: Tim Leslie
Circle Location: Perrysville, Ohio (United States)
The weather was great, the food was good. First year at this location, think everyone had fun. Didn't help our species number at this location, have had 47, 51, 46, and now 48 species. May try new location next year...
Circle Captain: Richard Chyinski
Circle Location: East Lyme, Connecticut (United States)
Circle Captain: Paul Fank
Circle Location: Dassel, Minnesota (United States)
The birds were busy until about 10:30 am when the rain became heavier. Bird activity started in again after the rain, but the wind picked up, keeping the birds hunkered down for a while. Very little hawk or other bird activity in the sky, except for lots of gulls at times...
HAS Big Sit
Circle Captain: Jay Kaplan
Circle Location: South Windsor, Connecticut (United States)
The fog at dawn curtailed early morning movement, or at least, early morning visibility. A Peregrine Falcon spent much of the day soaring and perching at the end of the marsh, possibly restricting movements of some species...
Circle Captain: Stephanie Barko
Circle Location: Driftwood, Texas (United States)
Circle Captain: Jack Doyle
Circle Location: Lincoln City, Oregon (United States)
This was the dedication of the new Nestucca Bay Wildlife Refuge. 110 people attended but our circle had 6-8 people all day. Our group was the Audubon Society of Lincoln City.
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory
Circle Captain: Paul Pratt
Circle Location: Amherstburg, Ontario (Canada)
Tom arrived early and was rewarded with a Barn Owl at 5:43 am. The bird called three times as it flew over the Big Creek Marsh. Four Great Horned Owls and two Eastern Screech-Owls were also heard within the first few minutes of the count...
Jean Road Birders
Circle Captain: David Desrochers
Circle Location: Arlington, Massachusetts (United States)
Since the landlords cut down all of the trees on the property, we've had so few birds visit our home. We used to have a great bird community visit our yard on a daily basis. Nothing much anymore...
Circle Captain: Chad Kauffman
Circle Location: Mifflintown, Pennsylvania (United States)
This was our first attempt at our own counties big sit. We had alot of fun, good food and good friends. This is by far the most relaxing count/survey I have ever done for birds.
Circle Captain: Kay Craig
Circle Location: Wilmar, Arkansas (United States)
I am a team of one. I could not 'sit' all day. Most of my watching was done from 7am until 9am and then sporadically throughout the day.
Circle Captain: Julie Van Moorhem
Circle Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon (United States)
Klamath Basin Audubon Society's first Big Sit! Very cold in the AM but moderated in the PM. Next year we need to have more watchers for the event--we'll recruit early.
Circle Captain: Walter Ellison
Circle Location: Rock Hall, Maryland (United States)
The Kentish Plovers sat for eight and a half hours beginning at 6:30 AM on the platform at the west end of the Tubby Cove Boardwalk. Full-time Plovers were Walter Ellison and Nancy Martin and we were joined by part-time Plovers Meg Parry and Kathleen O'Connor for parts of the day...
Circle Captain: Stacy Sanchez
Circle Location: Los Fresnos, Texas (United States)
It was a muggy, cloudy, sprinkly day. Not much bird activity
Circle Captain: Michael Bochnik
Circle Location: Yonkers, New York (United States)
Lower Columbia Birders
Circle Captain: Mike Patterson
Circle Location: Seaside, Oregon (United States)
As nice as the weather was, birding was kind of slow. Seabirds were too far out to identify with confidence and the landbirds were few and far between.
Circle Captain: June Whitten
Circle Location: Umailla, Oregon (United States)
The Columbia River was fairly quiet today, both weather and birds.
Circle Captain: David Lovett
Circle Location: huntersville, North Carolina (United States)
Better than ever participation- 17- and mostly good weaher along with some late migrants made this - our third year - the best yet beating our high expectations by 4 species.
Memorial Park Lawn Chair Birders
Circle Captain: Steve Garr
Circle Location: Jefferson City, Missouri (United States)
Twenty five folks joined us off and on during the day. Several people passing by had seen the information about the Sit in the paper or heard about it on the radio. Our fist bird of the day was a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the snag right above us and it was also the last bird of the day on that same snag...
Circle Captain: Tom Heatley
Circle Location: Harrison Township, Michigan (United States)
The most exciting part of the day was when Joanna Pease said two white geese were flying in with a flock of Canada Geese. They turned out to be a Snow Goose and a Ross' Goose. The Ross' Goose was the first ever recorded for Macomb County and the park...
Middle River Merlins
Circle Captain: Russ Titus
Circle Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States)
Early morning 695 White Ibis headed west. Wind from SE not great for migration except a few falcons. Warblers headed north during morning, most unidentified.
Militia Hill Deck Sitters
Circle Captain: Rich Conroy
Circle Location: Fort Washington, Pennsylvania (United States)
Great-Horned and Eastern Screech Owls were vocal before sunrise. Common stuff picked up right at sunrise - Northern Cardinal, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Mockingbird and White-throated Sparrows. A Pileated Woodpecker called from just up the hill - they've been absent in the Park since spring...
Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary
Circle Captain: Jim Dolan
Circle Location: Canfield, Ohio (United States)
We only birded during the daylight hours.
Circle Captain: Kent Fothergill
Circle Location: Dorena, Missouri (United States)
Beautiful day. The cypress trees again put on a fantastic accipter and woodpecker show. Butterflies included: Monarchs, Orange Sulphur, Little Yellow, Cloudless Sulphur, Pearl Crescent, Fiery Skipper, Eastern Tailed-Blue.
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
Circle Captain: Julie West
Circle Location: Cleveland, Ohio (United States)
The weather was great, and unseasonably warm. No night flight calls were heard. A common nighthawk was seen both at dawn and dusk. The highlight was the appearance of one (several?) flock(s) of pine siskin which are not often seen at the Nature Center...
Circle Captain: Norwood Frederick
Circle Location: Ralston, Pennsylvania (United States)
1st BY Ruffed Grouse!
One Old Crow and a Cute Chick
Circle Captain: Carrie Braden
Circle Location: Portage la Prairie, Manitoba (Canada)
We had a lack of observations! We dipped on many species that we should have easily had. The weather prevented us from observing much outside. Big dips were Canada Goose, any woodpecker species, and American Robin,
OYBC Ottawa NWR
Circle Captain: Rebecca Hinkle
Circle Location: Oak Harbor, Ohio (United States)
Patuxent NWR Aberrant Passerines
Circle Captain: Maggie O'connell
Circle Location: Laurel, Maryland (United States)
Not a ton of birds, because we were kind of tucked in behind the building, but good human traffic. We offered kids the chance to make pine cone bird feeders, take home National Wildlife Refuge Week posters, and color bird pictures...
Pea Island NWR
Circle Captain: Jeff Lewis
Circle Location: Pea Island NWR, North Carolina (United States)
Too windy - very few migrants moving
Circle Captain: Bill Doyle
Circle Location: Santa Rosa, California (United States)
Circle Captain: Forrest Rowland
Circle Location: Lewes, Delaware (United States)
We had lots of great things happen. Seaduck migration was in full swing with all three Scoter being counted, Black and Surf seen in the hundreds, if not thousands. Merlins came in to bomb our hawkwatch fake owl, and we had the FOS Pine Siskins for the state! "Best" birds: Pine Siskin, Cape May Warbler, Eastern Meadowlark, and Lesser Black-backed Gull...
Circle Captain: Scott Stegenga
Circle Location: Pickens, South Carolina (United States)
21 species by 9:00am; only 3 more species added the rest of the day.
Prairie Woods Audubon
Circle Captain: Cyndi Duda
Circle Location: Barrington, Illinois (United States)
We enjoyed watching a kingfisher diving for fish, and enjoyed the sounds of geese landing in the pond at dusk.
Prime Hook Beach
Circle Captain: Mary Bigelow
Circle Location: Milford, Delaware (United States)
Thousands of snow geese
Rio Salado Sitters
Circle Captain: Terry Brodner
Circle Location: Phoenix, Arizona (United States)
Tom and Frank began owling before sunrise and did well with Barn, Great Horned and Western Screech and stayed on site until 5:30 pm getting us an additional 12 species! Thanks, Guys! Mike joined us shortly after daylight and stayed till afternoon and I had to leave about l:00 pm from 5:30 am...
Circle Captain: John Callow
Circle Location: Great Falls, Virginia (United States)
Two great sightings of peregrine falcons flying down the river. It was great to have lots of visitors (50+) stop by and check out what was going on. Special thanks to Chrystal and Rob for all the snacks and Dave for the fantastic grilling...
Rose Tree Redtails
Circle Captain: Holly Merker
Circle Location: Media, Pennsylvania (United States)
This year we moved the circle a few yards closer to the wooded edge of the park so that we could see and hear more woodland birds. Deep blue skies much of the day made it difficult to find birds overhead, but we still managed to do well with the raptors, despite not finding a Bald Eagle (which is a rare day at our site to come up empty on BAEA)...
Circle Captain: Tom Dilts
Circle Location: midlothian, Virginia (United States)
Started out at 4:00am, at 5:15am heard a barred owl several times, very active birding starting at about 7:30am but once a Coopers hawk showed up at 10:00am things slowed down for a while. The Coppers hawk did take one bird in the yard and disappeared as did all the other birds for awhile...
Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge Birders
Circle Captain: Becky Wolff
Circle Location: Jet, Oklahoma (United States)
It had been windy for the past couple of days and the birds were hunkering down where we couldn't see them. We kept joking that we needed to pay the birds better so they would come out for us. It was a great sit, just hopefully next year the birds and weather will be more cooperative.
Circle Captain: Patrick Brisse
Circle Location: Tucker, Georgia (United States)
not too bad for a very windy day! The Merlin was new to count and the Kestrel is accidental. 33 Turkey Vultures is high for the count.
Circle Captain: Hugh Kingery
Circle Location: Franktown, Colorado (United States)
We ended up with a surprising 37 species (second highest in 7 years) Everybody who came contributed something (fruit, veggies, birds). Karen von Saltza arrived first and first heard the Canyon Wren, but she missed the Great HOrned Owl that grunted from the oaks above the house at 6:40 a...
Circle Captain: Christian Cederroth
Circle Location: Segerstad, Oland isl, Other (Sweden)
20000+ Barnacle and Brent geese on migration, amongst them no less than five Brents of the form hrota and a record breaking three nigricans. White-tailed Eagle extravaganza: at least five of them were hunting around the lighthouse! Peregrine and Long-tailed Tits worth an extra mention...
SF feeder complex
Circle Captain: Mick Zerr
Circle Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota (United States)
Rain kept many birds away. Chickadees were fighting. Downy Woodpeckers were chasing each other. Cardinals were out more than usual.
Circle Captain: Greg Grove
Circle Location: Petersburg, Pennsylvania (United States)
Silver Sands Sitters
Circle Captain: Stacy Hanks
Circle Location: Milford, Connecticut (United States)
Again this year I have to extend much thanks my team mates! Particularly Matt and Jim who identify at least 80 percent (or more) of our list. It was a beautiful, fun day with friends! Stacy Hanks
Circle Captain: Sister Marty Dermody
Circle Location: Shaker Trace - Miami, Ohio (United States)
We had a great day and were part of the banding station focusing on sparrows from sun up to sun down. We had a number of people stop by and ask what we were doing while they were birding. Great day, great people and great fun...
Sitting Green Togeth
Circle Captain: Lori Jones
Circle Location: Okmulgee, Oklahoma (United States)
Observations in the early morning were the best. After about 10:00 a.m. sightings became few and far between. In the late afternoon, the hawks, vultures, and osprey showed up to soar on the thermals.
Circle Captain: Jim Royer
Circle Location: Los Osos, California (United States)
After 10 years of doing a big sit at this location there were still many surprises this year. Many of our reliable species were absent (due to a drought?), such as Canada Goose, W. Snipe, Killdeer, Song Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, R-c Kinglet, and W...
SML Osprey Campers
Circle Captain: Georgia Simpson
Circle Location: Santa Margarita Lake, California (United States)
Failed to see a number of the regulars we would have expected to see. Otherwise, had a good time
Circle Captain: Rita Grant
Circle Location: Brooksville, Florida (United States)
Circle Captain: Susan Soloyanis
Circle Location: Cascade, Colorado (United States)
Southern Jug Bay
Circle Captain: Danny Bystrak
Circle Location: Bristol, Maryland (United States)
Circle Captain: Ali Chaney
Circle Location: Fallon, Nevada (United States)
It was an enjoyable day on the refuge. Five Lahontan Audubon Society members started the day off. We had good luck at identifying the birds from our circle with the exception of one little warbler that led us off into the cattails and tules below the observation deck...
Stone Mtn Hawkeyes
Circle Captain: Trudy Kyler
Circle Location: Huntingdon, Pennsylvania (United States)
Circle Captain: Doris Fitchett
Circle Location: Sumner, Missouri (United States)
Much higher water levels than usual due to vey wet year with much flooding on the refuge. Had lots of activity from large numbers of White Pelicans, Cormorants, and Tree Swallows moving around all day...
Team Peregrine Fondue
Circle Captain: Tom Reed
Circle Location: Cape May Point, New Jersey (United States)
Pulses of Yellow-rumps moving through all morning. 2 Ring-necked Ducks and a Greater Scaup appeared on Bunker Pond, as did 2 Stilt Sandpipers and 2 White-rumped Sandpipers later on. An Orange-crowned Warbler briefly appeared next to the platform around 8am...
The Celery Stalkers
Circle Captain: Carol Flanagan
Circle Location: Allendale, New Jersey (United States)
The Dean Clan
Circle Captain: Patricia Dean
Circle Location: Prospect, Ohio (United States)
The birds that were present were active. But, they seemed hesitant to come to the feeders. We had moved the feeders, but not the circle. So long as we remained on the side away from the feeders, the small birds came to eat...
The Green J's
Circle Captain: Joshua Rose
Circle Location: Mission, Texas (United States)
We just barely broke last October's mark by 1 species, despite using a new location where we had tallied 90 species during the Big Sit competition of the Great Texas Birding Classic in late April. Our total was actually fairly impressive upon considering that we had not one single species of shorebird, gull or tern, thrush, warbler or sparrow!
The Kathryn F. Anderson Granite Reef Asterisks
Circle Captain: Herbert Fibel
Circle Location: northeast of Mesa, Arizona (United States)
This year we couldn't turn down the offer of a sizeable contribution in exchange for adding the name "Kathryn F. Anderson" to our existing Sit! name to honor the memory of the mother of a new entrant to our circle, birder extraordinaire, Kathe Anderson...
Circle Captain: Carolyn Fischer
Circle Location: Clear Lake, Iowa (United States)
This was our lowest Big Sit Count. So windy the birds were not flying.
Circle Captain: Connie Kogler
Circle Location: Loveland, Colorado (United States)
Low bird counts and participants.. will promote more next year.
The Old Coots
Circle Captain: Larry Michael
Circle Location: Horicon, Wisconsin (United States)
The birds were quiet during the morning darkness with only a few birds added to the list in the "heard only" category. As the morning light began to show itself the marsh and surrounding area came to life...
The Solitary Vireo
Circle Captain: Jane Van Coney
Circle Location: Cincinnati, Ohio (United States)
Starry night, no owls heard. Many chirping crickets. First bird was an American Robin (7:20 a.m.) Two minutes later was a full chorus of house sparrows and northern cardinals. First fly-by,a UFO,(7:25 a...
Circle Captain: Douglas Wood
Circle Location: Tishomingo, Oklahoma (United States)
Very slow for birds. Last year we had high flood waters so duck and shorebird numbers were higher. This year, little water so mostly focused songbirds. Best bird was probably a juvenile harrier that foraged in front of the tower...
Trinity River Refuge
Circle Captain: Stuart Marcus
Circle Location: Dayton, Texas (United States)
Started observing from just before dawn to dusk with up to 5 folks at one time. This spot had some open water with a tree lined area behing the pier. We had hoped to get more woodland species, but a few that we expected just weren't around...
Circle Captain: Caroline Stafford
Circle Location: Rapid City, South Dakota (United States)
Counted 50+ separate flocks of sandhill cranes passing overhead from 1-3pm, flock sizes ranged from 50 to over 300, estimate 4,000 to 5,000 birds total. Spotted towhee unusual for this date. Neither of the regular downy or hairy woodpeckers showed up today...
Circle Captain: George Chaniot
Circle Location: Ukiah, California (United States)
This is our 10th year of participation. As usual we drew a beautiful fall day. When I arrived at the circle, Orion and Canis Major were reflected in the lake. At first the owling was slow, but eventually three species spoke up, including the Golden Bird of 2005, Northern Pygmy-Owl...
Circle Captain: Derek Stoner
Circle Location: Hockessin, Delaware (United States)
A wonderful day afield, with many highlights. Gray-cheeked Thrush and Bobolink flight calls in the darkness, along with Barred Owl calling. An American Bittern flew overhead just after dawn, and just afterward a Green Heron came by...
Under the Bridge
Circle Captain: Ray Scory
Circle Location: Port Orange, Florida (United States)
Today our species count was modest, in part because high waters and an easterly wind hid many of the oysterbars and sandbars that show at low tide. However, the birds at the bridge were interesting to watch...
Up at the Blackwell Cabin
Circle Captain: Ronnie Blackwell
Circle Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi (United States)
The morning was dominated by clashing flocks of American Crows, numbering up to forty birds at a time. Songbirds, usually plentiful at this spot were practically absent.
Circle Captain: Eric Huish
Circle Location: Provo, Utah (United States)
I brushed an inch of snow off my car early Sunday morning and headed to the Provo Airport Dike. The storm missed the dike. There was no snow on the ground and although there were storm clouds threatening us all day we only saw three or four snowflakes...
Circle Captain: Kathleen Van Orsdel
Circle Location: Talbott, Tennessee (United States)
The weather was a perfect birding day. Clear skies before sunrise and puffy clouds during the day with a slight breeze. Temps started at 59 before sunrise and topped out in the mid-80's. Was disappointed in the numbers seen this year...
Warbler Woodland Watchers
Circle Captain: Paulette Scherr
Circle Location: Arrowwood NWR, North Dakota (United States)
Heavy rains overnight gave way to light rain/drizzle about 10:30am. At noon when we started observations the fog was so thick we couldn't see the shoreline only 100 feet away. We had sporatic periods of light rain/drizzle most of the day...
Circle Captain: Don Chalfant
Circle Location: Whitmore Lake, Michigan (United States)
West Sequim Bay
Circle Captain: Denny Van Horn
Circle Location: Sequim, Washington (United States)
A good day!
Wheeler NWR Wingers
Circle Captain: Dwight Cooley
Circle Location: Wheeler NWR, Alabama (United States)
Rather pleasant with short periods of sunshine in an otherwise cloudy day. Winds howled throughout the day, undoubtedly affecting bird activity contributing to 19 fewer species than last year. No nocturnal migration noted before sunrise...
Whipple Bird Club
Circle Captain: Bill Thompson, Iii
Circle Location: Whipple, Ohio (United States)
We BROKE OUR RECORD for most species seen. Old record was 65. New record is a hard-to-beat 69. This was our 12th Big Sit at Indigo Hill and our 7th in the birding tower. We swept the expected owls and thrushes, got a surprising number of warblers, picked up some surprisingly late birds (ruby-throated hummingbird, scarlet tanager, tree swallow)...
Wings Over Wastewater
Circle Captain: Ted Drozdowski
Circle Location: Arlington, Texas (United States)
This was Fort Worth Audubon's second year of participating in the big sit and we certainly exceeded our expectations. We finished with 82 species, 10 more than last year! Our circle remained chock full of participants for most of the day...