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: Border Birders

Captain: Mike Carlo
Location: Alamo, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Egret Ardea alba
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  4. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  5. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  6. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
  7. Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
  8. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  9. Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
  10. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  11. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  12. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  13. Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula
  14. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  15. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  16. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  17. White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  18. Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
  19. Buff-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia yucatanensis
  20. Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
  21. Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  22. Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii
  23. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  24. Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas
  25. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  26. Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
  27. Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
  28. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  29. Black-crested Titmouse Baeolophus atricristatus
  30. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  31. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  32. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  33. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  34. Long-billed Thrasher Toxostoma longirostre
  35. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  36. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  37. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  38. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  39. Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus
  40. Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis
  41. Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

Team Notes

Participants: 18

Weather: partly cloudy, morning drizzle

Location: Santa Ana NWR Treetop Tower

Time At Location: 8 am - 11 am, 7 pm - 7:45 pm

Fun first attempt at Big Sit. Morning crew of 18 birders included a group of 11 high school/college students - great introduction to the activity of birding for them. Afternoon count leader was not able to make it, so count totals were on the low side.

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