The Big Sit! 2008 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: Alligator River NWR

Captain: Bucket Taylor
Location: Manteo, North Carolina (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Egret Ardea alba
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  4. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  5. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  6. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  7. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  8. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  9. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  10. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  11. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  12. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  13. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  14. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  15. Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
  16. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  17. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  18. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  19. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  20. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  21. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  22. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  23. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  24. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  25. Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina
  26. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  27. Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
  28. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  29. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  30. Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
  31. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  32. Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius

Team Notes

Participants: Hollie Warren, Karen Callaway, Katherine Fourhman, Alison Ellis, Bill Atkinson, Jay Ross, Ann Wall, Teresa Smith, Cindy Laeffley, William P. Thompson and Bucket Taylor

Weather: Mild temperatures (60-low 70's) with brisk winds (from 10-20 mph)

Location: Alligator River National wildlife refuge

Time At Location: 6:40 AM - 5:30 PM

Notes:
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. Probably doing her/his own human head count!

Anecdotes:
The number of participants was double the previous year, a welcome addition. Thanks to all


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