The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Scrub J-oakers

Captain: Hugh Kingery
Location: Franktown, Colorado (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  4. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  5. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  6. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  7. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  8. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  9. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  10. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  11. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  12. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  13. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  14. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  15. Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  16. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  17. California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  18. Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia
  19. Common Raven Corvus corax
  20. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  21. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  22. Mountain Chickadee Poecile gambeli
  23. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  24. Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus
  25. Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana
  26. Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides
  27. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  28. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  29. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  30. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  31. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  32. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  33. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  34. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  35. Townsend's Solitaire Myadestes townsendi
  36. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  37. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Team Notes

Weather: Rain, fog, mist, clouds

Location: Roof top

Time At Location: 10 hours mostly

We ended up with a surprising 37 species (second highest in 7 years) Everybody who came contributed something (fruit, veggies, birds). Karen von Saltza arrived first and first heard the Canyon Wren, but she missed the Great HOrned Owl that grunted from the oaks above the house at 6:40 a.m. Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwait applied big-reservoir techniques and found Canada Goose grazing in a field a mile away, 9 pigeons on a 3/4-mile-away-silo, and, cruising along Willow Creek a mere half-mile-plus to the east, a Northern Harrier. Yvonne climbed up to the roof and asked, "What's that?" and added our only Ravens. When Karen Metz and Jackie Dunn left, they stopped to look at the half-mile-away pond and persuaded a Pied-billed Grebe (it's hung out there for 2 weeks)to come out into the open for a glimpse from the roof. At 4:10 Urling headed out for a second trip to the pond with Shadow the dog, and just outside the door she and I simultaneously heard a flock of Sandhill Cranes. Then another, and another, and finally a fourth -- we counted 403 in 25 minutes -- a fine end to a soggy day.

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