The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Team Peregrine Fondue

Captain: Tom Reed
Location: Cape May Point, New Jersey (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Common Loon Gavia imme
  2. Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Great Egret Ardea alba
  5. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  6. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  7. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  8. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  9. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  10. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  11. Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
  12. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  13. Brant Branta bernicla
  14. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  15. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  16. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  17. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  18. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  19. American Wigeon Anas americana
  20. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  21. Gadwall Anas strepera
  22. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  23. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  24. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  25. Greater Scaup Aythya marila
  26. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  27. Black Scoter Melanitta americana
  28. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  29. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  30. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  31. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  32. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  33. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  34. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  35. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  36. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  37. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  38. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  39. Merlin Falco columbarius
  40. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  41. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  42. Sanderling Calidris alba
  43. White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
  44. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  45. Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
  46. Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
  47. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  48. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  49. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  50. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  51. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  52. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  53. Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
  54. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  55. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  56. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  57. Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
  58. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  59. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  60. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  61. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  62. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  63. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  64. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  65. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  66. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  67. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  68. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  69. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  70. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  71. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  72. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  73. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  74. Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
  75. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  76. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  77. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  78. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  79. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  80. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  81. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  82. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  83. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  84. Northern Parula Setophaga americana
  85. Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
  86. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  87. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  88. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  89. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  90. Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
  91. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  92. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  93. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  94. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  95. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  96. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  97. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  98. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  99. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  100. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  101. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  102. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  103. Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
  104. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  105. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  106. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  107. Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
  108. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  109. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  110. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  111. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  112. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  113. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Michael O'Brien, Lizzie Condon, Mark Garland, Glen Davis, Tony Leukering, Tom Reed, Richard Crossley, Seth Cutright, Vince Elia, Tom Johnson, Shawn Billerman, Tim Lenz, Bob Fogg, Chris Brown, Don Freiday, Karl Lukens, Tom Parsons, Melissa Roach, Ashley Green, Sam Galick, Chris Hajduk, Dave Hedeen, Sheila Lego, Marleen Murgitroyde, Karen Johnson, Janet Crawford, Louise Zemaitas, Dan Berard, Jon Kaufmann

Weather: Clear skies, high around 70 degrees. Light east winds, shifting and increasing from the southeast for the afternoon.

Location: Cape May Bird Observatory Hawk Watch Site, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May Point, NJ

Time At Location: 0200-1700

Notes:
Pulses of Yellow-rumps moving through all morning. 2 Ring-necked Ducks and a Greater Scaup appeared on Bunker Pond, as did 2 Stilt Sandpipers and 2 White-rumped Sandpipers later on. An Orange-crowned Warbler briefly appeared next to the platform around 8am. Notable flyovers included Pectoral Sandpiper, Purple Finch, Rusty Blackbird, Cape May Warbler, Nashville Warbler and Northern Parula.

Anecdotes:
Many thanks to everyone who came out this year. Special thanks to Michael O'Brien for braving the mosquitoes and dreaded easterly wind in the hours before dawn to tie down a few bonus nocturnal migrants. Thanks also to Bob Fogg for making a coffee run for everyone...even though we weren't sure if he was coming back at one point. Good times, good birds and good people- hard to beat.


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