The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Black Bayou Birders

Captain: Joan Brown
Location: Monroe, Louisiana (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  3. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  4. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  5. Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
  6. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  7. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  8. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  9. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  10. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  11. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  12. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  13. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  14. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  15. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  16. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  17. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  18. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  19. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  20. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  21. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  22. Great Egret Ardea alba
  23. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  24. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  25. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  26. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  27. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  28. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  29. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  30. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  31. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  32. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  33. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus

Team Notes

Participants: Joan Brown, Steve Pagans, Chuck Hughes, Sissy Miller

Weather: windy, clear to partly cloudy, temperature in the low 80's; in general, a wonderful day

Location: Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Time At Location: 8:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. 10 hours

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.

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