The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Juniata Juncos

Captain: Chad Kauffman
Location: Mifflintown, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  5. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  6. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  7. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  8. Merlin Falco columbarius
  9. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  10. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  11. Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
  12. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  13. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  14. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  15. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  16. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  17. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  18. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  19. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  20. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  21. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  22. Common Raven Corvus corax
  23. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  24. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  25. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  26. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  27. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  28. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  29. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  30. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  31. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  32. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  33. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  34. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  35. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  36. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Chad Kauffman, Mike McCahren, Jim Stoner

Weather: chilly at midnight, cold in morning to very nice during the day

Location: South of Route 75 river bridge on Juniata River.

Time At Location: Midnight to 4:30pm for count times

Notes:
This was our first attempt at our own counties big sit. We had alot of fun, good food and good friends. This is by far the most relaxing count/survey I have ever done for birds.

Anecdotes:
What else can we put maple syrup or franks hot sauce on?


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