The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Burnt Chimney Swifts

Captain: Tim Quinn
Location: Burnt Chimney, Virginia (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  2. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  3. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  4. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  5. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  6. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  7. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  8. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  9. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  10. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  11. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  12. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  13. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  14. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  15. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  16. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  17. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  18. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  19. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  20. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  21. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  22. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Team Notes

Participants: Roanoke Valley Bird Club

Weather: Sunny 45-80 degrees

Location: Wirtz, VA

Time At Location: All day

We manned two circles on our property, and had a total of 26 species within the circles. Some of the participants also took a walk around our 13 acres, and we found two additional species outside the circles. At our farm pond we had a song sparrow and our first ever cerulean warbler. Too bad we couldn't add that one to the list!

One participant decided we should rename the event to The Big Eat-a-thon.

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