The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Bird Nerds @ Moapa Valley NWR NV

Captain: Laurie & Dan Mooney - Moapa Valley N W R
Location: Moapa, Nevada (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  3. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  4. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  5. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  6. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  7. Gambel's Quail Callipepla gambelii
  8. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  9. Red-naped Sapsucker Sphyrapicus nuchalis
  10. Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  11. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  12. Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
  13. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  14. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  15. Common Raven Corvus corax
  16. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  17. Verdin Auriparus flaviceps
  18. Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
  19. Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus
  20. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  21. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  22. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  23. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  24. Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens
  25. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  26. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  27. Black-throated Gray Warbler Setophaga nigrescens
  28. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  29. Brewer's Sparrow Spizella breweri
  30. Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata
  31. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  32. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  33. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  34. Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
  35. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  36. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Team Notes

Participants: Dan & Laurie Mooney

Weather: 42-62 degrees, WINDY - 30 mph with 50 mph gusts, Clear

Location: Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge - 36 42'38.61N 114 42'56.65W

Time At Location: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Notes:
Total 36 species. Very windy all day. Not a lot of total species but some good birds. Best food source seemed to be California Fan Palm berries, and mistletoe berries in mesquite trees.

Anecdotes:
This was our 5th BWD big sit, 3 in East TN before we bacame full time RVers, 1 in NE LA, and then this one in NV. We had almost a completely different set of birds here than in the past, but some "standard" ones as well. NO starlings, NO house sparrows, NO cowbirds, NO mourning doves.... a good SIT.


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