The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Under the Bridge

Captain: Ray Scory
Location: Port Orange, Florida (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  2. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  5. Great Egret Ardea alba
  6. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  7. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  8. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  9. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  10. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  11. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  12. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  13. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  14. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  15. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  16. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  17. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  18. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  19. American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
  20. Willet Tringa semipalmata
  21. Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
  22. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  23. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  24. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  25. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  26. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  27. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  28. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  29. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  30. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  31. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  32. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  33. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  34. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  35. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  36. Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
  37. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula

Team Notes

Participants: Ray Scory, John Carr, Jane Scory

Weather: Sunny, Slight cooling breeze, 75 - 83 - 76 degrees F

Location: Port Orange Causeway Park, FL under the bridge along Halifax River

Time At Location: 6:00AM - 7:00PM

Notes:
Today our species count was modest, in part because high waters and an easterly wind hid many of the oysterbars and sandbars that show at low tide. However, the birds at the bridge were interesting to watch. Large numbers of Brown Pelicans, Rock Pigeons , Laughing Gulls and over 300 Willets contributed to the aerial antics that was ongoing all day. The causeway park is a beehire of boating and people activities. Yet the birds fit in nicely. The opportnities to watch both make for interesting opportunities. Many Osprey crashed from the blue skies to the water in pursuit of their daily fish dinners. Once in a while a Belted Kingfisher would add to the spectacle. A very good day.


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