The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Peregrine Pushers

Captain: Forrest Rowland
Location: Lewes, Delaware (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
  2. Common Loon Gavia imme
  3. Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
  4. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  5. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  6. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  7. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  8. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  9. Brant Branta bernicla
  10. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  11. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  12. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  13. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  14. American Wigeon Anas americana
  15. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  16. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  17. White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
  18. Black Scoter Melanitta americana
  19. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  20. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  21. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  22. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  23. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  24. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  25. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  26. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  27. Merlin Falco columbarius
  28. Sanderling Calidris alba
  29. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  30. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  31. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  32. Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
  33. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  34. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  35. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  36. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  37. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  38. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  39. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  40. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  41. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  42. Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
  43. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  44. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  45. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  46. Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
  47. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  48. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  49. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  50. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  51. Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla
  52. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  53. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  54. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  55. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  56. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  57. Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
  58. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  59. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  60. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  61. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  62. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  63. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  64. Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
  65. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  66. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  67. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  68. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  69. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  70. Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
  71. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  72. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  73. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  74. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  75. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  76. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  77. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  78. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  79. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  80. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  81. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  82. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  83. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  84. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  85. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  86. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  87. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  88. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Jeff Gordon, Matt Sarver, Rodney Murray, Frank Rohrbacher, Jim White, Liz Gordon, Diane Kane, Michael Kane, Lynn Smith, Ruth Draper, Joellen Pinto, Rob Schroeder, Louise Hirst, Caroline Andyshak, Sharon Lynn, Marc Scg\habb, Gerri Maylon, Lynne Staub, Barry Pounder, Julia Mann, Evan Manmn, Robert Golaszewski, Julie Golaszewski, Karen McDonald, Floyd Woodruff, Jim McMurrer

Weather: Sunny, Clear, high temp 75F, winds ENE 5-10mph

Location: Cape Henlopen State Park Hawkwatch Platform

Time At Location: 3:45am through 8:00pm

We had lots of great things happen. Seaduck migration was in full swing with all three Scoter being counted, Black and Surf seen in the hundreds, if not thousands. Merlins came in to bomb our hawkwatch fake owl, and we had the FOS Pine Siskins for the state! "Best" birds: Pine Siskin, Cape May Warbler, Eastern Meadowlark, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.

What a turnout. Five of us started the day, but by 6am we had nearly 20 people on the platform enjoying one of the most beautiful sunrises ever. Some folks witness the Green Flash at dawn, while I was calling out Swainson's Thrushes overhead. Visitation totals were impressive, with well over 70 people stopping in today. 8 visitors came bearing food and drinks! The support was overwhelming, as was the commeraderie.