The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: Vansbest

Captain: Kathleen Van Orsdel
Location: Talbott, Tennessee (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  2. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  3. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  4. Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
  5. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  6. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  7. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  8. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  9. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  10. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  11. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  12. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  13. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  14. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Kathleen Van Orsdel, Donald Van Orsdel

Weather: clear, windy

Location: Talbott, TN

Time At Location: 9 hours

The weather was a perfect birding day. Clear skies before sunrise and puffy clouds during the day with a slight breeze. Temps started at 59 before sunrise and topped out in the mid-80's. Was disappointed in the numbers seen this year. Did not see some that I expected and normally see (blue birds, robins, turkeys) and had just the day before seen a hummingbird at our feeder, but not during the count! Have a personal goal to meet and exceed next year.

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