The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Bexar Butter Butts

Captain: Sheridan Coffey
Location: San Anonio, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  3. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  4. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  5. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  6. Great Egret Ardea alba
  7. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  8. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  9. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  10. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  11. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  12. Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
  13. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  14. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  15. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
  16. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  17. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  18. American Wigeon Anas americana
  19. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  20. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  21. Redhead Aythya americana
  22. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  23. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  24. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  25. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  26. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  27. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  28. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  29. Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
  30. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  31. American Coot Fulica americana
  32. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  33. Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
  34. American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
  35. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  36. Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
  37. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  38. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  39. Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
  40. Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
  41. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  42. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  43. Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
  44. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  45. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  46. Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
  47. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  48. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  49. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  50. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  51. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  52. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  53. Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  54. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  55. Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii
  56. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  57. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  58. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  59. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  60. Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
  61. Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
  62. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  63. Black-crested Titmouse Baeolophus atricristatus
  64. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  65. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  66. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  67. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  68. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  69. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  70. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  71. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  72. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  73. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  74. Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus
  75. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  76. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  77. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Sheridan Coffey, Martin Reid, Mary Ann Golden, Dodge Engleman

Weather: Mostly cloudy, winds 10 to 20 miles per hour

Location: Mitchell Lake Audubon Center San Antonio Tx

Time At Location: From 630AM to 400PM

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. Right before dawn at least four Great Horned Owls were calling across the lake. Huge numbers of American White Pelicans were both on the lake and flying overhead. Two Northern Harriers, the first seen this fall at the center, zipped by, obviously migrating. We had no rarities but were happy with the diversity that we did have.