The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Patuxent NWR Aberrant Passerines

Captain: Maggie O'connell
Location: Laurel, Maryland (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  2. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  3. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  4. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  5. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  6. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  7. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  8. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  9. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  10. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  11. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  12. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  13. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  14. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  15. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  16. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  17. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  18. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  19. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  20. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  21. Great Egret Ardea alba

Team Notes

Participants: Maggie O'Connell, Michele Donlan, and super bird volunteers Brenda Stone and Barry Stimmel.

Weather: clear, sunny, high in low 80s, light wind

Location: Patuxent Research Refuge Schoolyard Habitat area

Time At Location: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

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. Tried some crane origami, but most of the kids were too young. A couple drop-by birders sat for a while. Outstanding day to be outside! Thanks to the staff and volunteers at Patuxent Research Refuge for making it a great day!

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