The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

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Team Information: Swan Sitters

Captain: Doris Fitchett
Location: Sumner, Missouri (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Great Egret Ardea alba
  5. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  6. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  7. Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
  8. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  9. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  10. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  11. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  12. American Wigeon Anas americana
  13. Gadwall Anas strepera
  14. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  15. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  16. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  17. American Coot Fulica americana
  18. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  19. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  20. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  21. Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
  22. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  23. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  24. Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
  25. Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  26. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  27. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  28. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  29. Barred Owl Strix varia
  30. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  31. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  32. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  33. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  34. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  35. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  36. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  37. Purple Martin Progne subis
  38. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  39. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  40. Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
  41. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  42. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  43. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  44. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  45. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  46. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  47. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  48. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  49. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  50. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  51. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Team Notes

Participants: Doris Fitchett, Myrna Carlton, Steve Kinder,Mark McNeely, Terry McNeely, Nancy Shy, and several visitors

Weather: partly cloudy, breezy and very warm midday 62 - 80 degrees

Location: East end of nature trail

Time At Location: 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Much higher water levels than usual due to vey wet year with much flooding on the refuge. Had lots of activity from large numbers of White Pelicans, Cormorants, and Tree Swallows moving around all day. Enjoyed watching at least 8 Bald Eagles.

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