The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge Birders

Captain: Becky Wolff
Location: Jet, Oklahoma (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  5. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  6. American Wigeon Anas americana
  7. Gadwall Anas strepera
  8. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  9. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  10. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  11. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  12. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  13. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  14. American Coot Fulica americana
  15. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  16. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  17. American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
  18. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  19. Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
  20. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  21. Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
  22. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  23. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  24. Black Tern Chlidonias niger
  25. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  26. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  27. Barred Owl Strix varia
  28. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  29. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  30. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  31. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  32. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  33. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  34. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  35. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  36. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  37. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  38. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  39. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  40. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  41. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  42. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  43. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  44. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  45. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  46. Great Egret Ardea alba
  47. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  48. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  49. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  50. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Team Notes

Participants: 9 Refuge Volunteers and 2 Refuge Staff

Weather: Windy

Location: Sand Creek Bay Overlook off of Eagle Roost Nature Trail

Time At Location: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

It had been windy for the past couple of days and the birds were hunkering down where we couldn't see them. We kept joking that we needed to pay the birds better so they would come out for us. It was a great sit, just hopefully next year the birds and weather will be more cooperative.

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