The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: MECKBIRDERS

Captain: David Lovett
Location: huntersville, North Carolina (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  4. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  5. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  6. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  7. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  8. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  9. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  10. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  11. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  12. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  13. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  14. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  15. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  16. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  17. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  18. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  19. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  20. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  21. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  22. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  23. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  24. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  25. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  26. Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
  27. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  28. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  29. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  30. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  31. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  32. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  33. Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla
  34. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  35. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  36. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  37. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  38. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  39. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  40. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  41. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  42. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  43. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  44. Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
  45. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  46. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  47. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  48. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  49. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  50. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  51. Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
  52. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  53. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  54. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  55. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  56. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  57. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  58. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  59. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  60. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  61. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  62. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  63. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Mecklenburg Audubon

Weather: Sunny and warm some windy times

Location: IBA Cowan>s Ford Reguge- Huntersville,NC

Time At Location: 7am- 7pm

Notes:
Better than ever participation- 17- and mostly good weaher along with some late migrants made this - our third year - the best yet beating our high expectations by 4 species.

Anecdotes:
At dusk we thought we had a turkey to add to our species list. Our turkey was the " turkey" parks representativde who had come to close the gate and was trying also to call up a flock justprior to closing!


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