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: BIRDRANGER

Captain: Brian Bockhahn
Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Great Egret Ardea alba
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  5. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  6. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  7. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  8. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  9. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  10. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  11. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  12. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  13. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  14. Merlin Falco columbarius
  15. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  16. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  17. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  18. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  19. Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
  20. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  21. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  22. Barred Owl Strix varia
  23. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  24. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  25. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  26. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  27. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  28. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  29. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  30. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  31. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  32. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  33. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  34. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  35. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  36. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  37. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  38. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  39. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  40. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  41. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  42. Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla
  43. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  44. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  45. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  46. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  47. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  48. Veery Catharus fuscescens
  49. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  50. Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
  51. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  52. Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
  53. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  54. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  55. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  56. Northern Parula Setophaga americana
  57. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  58. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  59. Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
  60. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  61. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  62. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  63. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  64. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  65. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  66. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  67. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  68. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  69. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  70. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  71. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  72. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Brian Bockhahn, Ali Iyoob, Matthew Daw, Paul Glass, Herb Amyx, Cheryl Kearns and Janet, Deck Stapleton, Lena Gallitano, Clyde Smith, Brandy Mangum

Weather: Sunny, warm almost no wind.

Location: Sandling swim beach at Falls Lake SRA

Time At Location: 445am to 330pm and 6-8pm

Notes:
Good numbers of thrush night calls pre dawn 15 Veery 50 Swainsons Thrush 4 Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 Hermit Thrush 2 Wood Thrush 13 species new to cumulative big sit list now totaling 114. No major misses.

Anecdotes:
10 species of butterflies including one Monarch caught and tagged. 3 species of odonates. 3 species of beetles. 6 orthopterans. 1 moth. 1 hornet. 4 airlines. 6 shooting stars. 3 satellites. Venus in waning crescent.


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