The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: TREES

Captain: Douglas Wood
Location: Tishomingo, Oklahoma (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. Great Egret Ardea alba
  4. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  5. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  6. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  7. Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
  8. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  9. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  10. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  11. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  12. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  13. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  14. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  15. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  16. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  17. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  18. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  19. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  20. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  21. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  22. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  23. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  24. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  25. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  26. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  27. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  28. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  29. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  30. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  31. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  32. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  33. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  34. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  35. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  36. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  37. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  38. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  39. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  40. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  41. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  42. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  43. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  44. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  45. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  46. Dickcissel Spiza americana
  47. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  48. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  49. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  50. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Team Notes

Participants: Doug Wood, Bill Carter, Mike Duggan, Justin Roach, Lewis Parkhill, Tina Newman, Liane Vanderveld, Samantha Meyer, Josh Randell, Stan Martin, Larry Hancock

Weather: 65-80 F, windy 15-20 MPH, partly cloudy

Location: Observation tower at Tishomingo NWR

Time At Location: 7AM - 2:30 PM

Very slow for birds. Last year we had high flood waters so duck and shorebird numbers were higher. This year, little water so mostly focused songbirds. Best bird was probably a juvenile harrier that foraged in front of the tower. Very late Indigo Buntings and Dickcissels still feeding in the moist-soil unit (smartweed and Sesbania).

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