The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: Cold Springs NWR

Captain: June Whitten
Location: Hermiston, Oregon (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
  2. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  3. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  4. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  5. Great Egret Ardea alba
  6. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  7. Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
  8. Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
  9. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  10. Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
  11. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  12. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  13. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  14. American Wigeon Anas americana
  15. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  16. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  17. Canvasback Aythya valisineria
  18. Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
  19. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  20. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  21. Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus
  22. American Coot Fulica americana
  23. American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
  24. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  25. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  26. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  27. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  28. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  29. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  30. Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
  31. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  32. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  33. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  34. Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
  35. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  36. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  37. Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia
  38. Common Raven Corvus corax
  39. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  40. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  41. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  42. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata

Team Notes

Participants: Aaron Skirvin, Bruce Mayfield, Katrina Susi, Neal Hinds, Dave Herr,Angela Baylink

Weather: cool (60 degrees), calm and sunny

Location: Cold Springs NWR near Hermiston, OR

Time At Location: 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Enthusiastic and good birders spotted unusual species for this area: Peregrine and Prairie Falcons. The shorebird migration is still on and lots of shorebirds were seen on the mudflats, plus Snow Geese and Greater White-fronted Geese.

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