The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Trinity River Refuge

Captain: Stuart Marcus
Location: Dayton, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  5. Great Egret Ardea alba
  6. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  7. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  8. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  9. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  10. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  11. Wood Stork Mycteria americana
  12. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  13. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  14. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
  15. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  16. Gadwall Anas strepera
  17. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  18. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  19. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  20. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  21. Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
  22. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  23. Merlin Falco columbarius
  24. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  25. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  26. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  27. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  28. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  29. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  30. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  31. Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
  32. Barred Owl Strix varia
  33. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  34. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  35. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  36. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  37. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  38. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  39. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  40. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  41. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  42. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  43. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  44. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  45. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  46. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  47. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  48. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  49. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  50. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  51. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  52. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  53. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  54. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  55. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  56. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  57. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Stuart Marcus, Barbara Tilton, Bernice Jackson, Harry Elliot

Weather: Clear, low 70s to mid 80s

Location: Trinity River Refuge, Champion Lake pier

Time At Location: 6:45 am until 7:00 pm

Started observing from just before dawn to dusk with up to 5 folks at one time. This spot had some open water with a tree lined area behing the pier. We had hoped to get more woodland species, but a few that we expected just weren't around. We were very pleased to get 57 species for the first time we entered this event.

Added 3 new birds to the refuge bird list as wed are continually developing the list.

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