The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: Bald Eagle SP Storm Birds

Captain: Diane Bierly
Location: Bald Eagle State Par, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Common Loon Gavia imme
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  5. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  6. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  7. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  8. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  9. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  10. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  11. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  12. Merlin Falco columbarius
  13. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  14. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  15. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  16. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  17. Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  18. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  19. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  20. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  21. Barred Owl Strix varia
  22. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  23. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  24. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  25. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  26. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  27. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  28. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  29. Common Raven Corvus corax
  30. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  31. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  32. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  33. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  34. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  35. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  36. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  37. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  38. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  39. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  40. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  41. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  42. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  43. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Diane Bierly, Nan Butkovich, Debra Grim, Delia Guzman, Jen Lee, Bob Snyder, Nick Thomas

Weather: Clear and calm. Temperatures ranged from 38 to 75 degrees.

Location: Bald Eagle State Park; Approximately: Lat. 41.028656 N, Long. 77.648720 W

Time At Location: 12 hours (5 am to 5 pm)

This is the fourth year we have done the Big Sit at Bald Eagle State Park and we set a new high of record species. We added eight new species were not seen or heard in the previous three years: green-winged teal, common loon, green heron, merlin, greater yellowlegs, spotted sandpiper, Bonaparte’s gull, barred owl, and white-throated sparrow. We also had three “nemesis” birds which were seen or heard by members of the bird-watching crew when they were outside the limits of the circle: great horned owl, gray catbird, dark-eyed junco. This is the first year we were not able to count a great horned owl. Bald eagles were seen at 10:12 am, 11:33 am, 2:13 pm (adult), and 2:56 pm.

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