The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: DFO Insaniacs

Captain: Joey Kellner
Location: Littleton, Colorado (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  3. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  4. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  5. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  6. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  7. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  8. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  9. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  10. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  11. American Wigeon Anas americana
  12. Gadwall Anas strepera
  13. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  14. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  15. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  16. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  17. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  18. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  19. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  20. Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus
  21. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  22. American Coot Fulica americana
  23. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  24. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  25. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  26. Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
  27. California Gull Larus californicus
  28. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  29. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  30. Sabine's Gull Xema sabini
  31. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  32. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  33. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  34. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  35. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  36. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  37. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  38. Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia
  39. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  40. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  41. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  42. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  43. Townsend's Solitaire Myadestes townsendi
  44. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  45. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  46. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  47. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  48. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  49. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  50. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  51. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  52. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  53. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Team Notes

Participants: 35 people stopped by to help with the Sit.

Weather: 38-41F, overcast, some fog, misty on and off all day; light breeze

Location: Chatfield State Park heronry overlook deck

Time At Location: 5:45am - 6:30pm

Notes:
Colorado State Parks donated the use of a 10x10' canopy to keep us dry! Yea! Saw 5 Mule Deer, 10 Elk and one squirrel.

Anecdotes:
This was another year (three in a row) of miserable rainy weather! One highlight was watching a subadult Pomarine Jaeger hot on the tail of a Ring-billed Gull! Another was watching an adult Bald Eagle fly right past us at eye level only 30 feet away! Pretty cool!


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