The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Captain: Julie West
Location: Cleveland, Ohio (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. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  6. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  7. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  8. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  9. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  10. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  11. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  12. Barred Owl Strix varia
  13. Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
  14. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  15. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  16. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  17. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  18. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  19. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  20. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  21. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  22. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  23. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  24. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  25. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  26. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  27. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  28. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  29. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  30. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  31. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  32. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  33. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  34. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  35. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  36. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  37. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  38. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  39. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  40. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  41. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  42. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  43. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  44. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  45. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  46. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  47. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Julie West, Gary Neuman, Ben Fambrough, and David Wright who were present for the entire time were assisted by 15 others who stayed for varying amounts of time.

Weather: clear, 50's-70's, sunny

Location: Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Boardwalk

Time At Location: Midnight - 7:00 P.M (19 hours)

The weather was great, and unseasonably warm. No night flight calls were heard. A common nighthawk was seen both at dawn and dusk. The highlight was the appearance of one (several?) flock(s) of pine siskin which are not often seen at the Nature Center. Thanks to all who helped out and/or to those who supported us with pledges!

Especially appreciated were the homemade ginger snap cookies contributed by Chef Ben. Other food offerings were also gladly accepted. Another highlight, which is becoming a "Big Sit" tradition, was the appearance of Gary's parrot hat.

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