The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Warbler Woodland Watchers

Captain: Paulette Scherr
Location: Arrowwood NWR, North Dakota (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
  4. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  5. Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
  6. Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
  7. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  8. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  9. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  10. American Wigeon Anas americana
  11. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  12. Gadwall Anas strepera
  13. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  14. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  15. American Coot Fulica americana
  16. American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
  17. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  18. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  19. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  20. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  21. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  22. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  23. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  24. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  25. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  26. American Tree Sparrow Spizelloides arborea
  27. Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
  28. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  29. Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula
  30. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  31. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  32. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  33. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  34. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  35. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus

Team Notes

Participants: Paulette Scherr, Stacy Whipp, Kerry Whipp, Kim Hanson, Ben Hanson, Josh Schulz, Zachary Hanson

Weather: Light rain, drizzle or misty, high in low 50's, light winds

Location: Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge Warbler Woodland Wildlife Viewing Area between Pingree and Kensal, Stutsman County ND.

Time At Location: 12 noon - 7:30pm

Heavy rains overnight gave way to light rain/drizzle about 10:30am. At noon when we started observations the fog was so thick we couldn't see the shoreline only 100 feet away. We had sporatic periods of light rain/drizzle most of the day. We had many misses of common birds during mid-October mostly due to poor visibility. Merlin was the only 'miss' observed outside the circle. A little pre-baiting provided some great viewing of the "winter" feeder birds like White-throated, White-crowned and Harris Sparrows and as well as juncoes and nuthatches. The shorebirds were a bonus since the lake was in drawdown and provided great shoreline habitat.

The newest birder in the Arrowwood NWR family, Zachary Hanson, joined the fun and his first Big Sit! at only 8 months.

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