The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: One Old Crow and a Cute Chick

Captain: Carrie Braden
Location: Portage la Prairie, Manitoba (Canada)

Team Checklist

  1. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  2. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  3. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  4. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  5. Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula
  6. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  7. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  8. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  9. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  10. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  11. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Carrie and Helen Braden

Weather: Rain at times heavy and smoke

Location: Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

Time At Location: 7.5 hours

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,

We had a nice spot picked out at Delta Marsh to do our count however the weather was not going to agree to that circle. We decided that we were going to scale it down and use our usual back deck site. Its a unique circle in that we have created it to include the kitchen sink. It always seemed that some one would see something interesting from the kitchen window and those sitting in the circle would miss it. It is also Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend so while preparing our supper we could watch out the window. We also wondered if we should count the turkey in the oven as we could see it from our circle but decided against it since it wasn't very wild!

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