The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: FAMI whoopers

Captain: Barbara Bruns
Location: Aransas NWR, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  2. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
  5. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  6. Great Egret Ardea alba
  7. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  8. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  9. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  10. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  11. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  12. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  13. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  14. Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
  15. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  16. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  17. Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
  18. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  19. Gadwall Anas strepera
  20. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  21. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  22. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  23. Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
  24. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  25. Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
  26. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  27. Willet Tringa semipalmata
  28. Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
  29. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  30. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  31. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  32. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  33. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  34. Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii
  35. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  36. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  37. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  38. Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
  39. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  40. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  41. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  42. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  43. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  44. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  45. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  46. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  47. Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
  48. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  49. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Team Notes

Participants: Bron Rorex,Peggy Holt,Evelyn Atkinson,Linda/Fred Lanoue,Ginger Hallinan,Maggie Baker,Jan Wimberley,Barbara/Ken Bruns,Claudia Dorn,Sally Rowe

Weather: 65-85F, clear,sunny and 10-20mph wind

Location: Aransas NWR 'top of the tower'

Time At Location: 7:15a.m. - 6p.m.

This being our second year at the Aransas NWR, we enthusiastically found a good number of birds during the 'Big Sit'. Our watchers were prepared to ID all birds in the area and were happy to introduce some of the Refuge visitors to our efforts for the Sit! At the end of the day, we were able to advance our prior count by ONE species.

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