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: Eagle Eyes Squaw Creek NWR

Captain: James Voltz
Location: Mound City, Missouri (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  5. Sora Porzana carolina
  6. American Coot Fulica americana
  7. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  8. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  9. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  10. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  11. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  12. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  13. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  14. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  15. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  16. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  17. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  18. American Tree Sparrow Spizelloides arborea
  19. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  20. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  21. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  22. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  23. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  24. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  25. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  26. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  27. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  28. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  29. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  30. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  31. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  32. Merlin Falco columbarius
  33. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  34. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  35. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  36. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

Team Notes

Participants: Brent Galliart, Donna Chance, John Rushin, Larry Lade, Tom Nagel, Anne Webb, Georgia Hathorne and Frances Cramer

Weather: Mild to warm with calm winds

Location: Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Time At Location: 6:00 AM until 5:00 PM

8 MEAS MEMBERS MANNED THE CIRCLE AT VARIOUS TIMES DURING THE DAY....(THANKS A HEAP TO BRENT G. FOR SHOWING UP BEFORE DAYLIGHT)....17 VISITORS STOPPED BY THE OBSERVATION POST. The 36 species observed missed last year's count by 1 (37), and it was a big difference from the highest count of 61 species in 2006. Even though we had a "short list" there were a couple of really nice birds included, namely the Sora and Sandhill Crane. Of course the sighting of a number of raptors always makes the day worthwhile. Included were Osprey, Bald Eagle, Nothern Harrier, Merlin and Peregrine Falcon. The lack of open water and no adjacent wooded area contributes to low counts at this time of year. Better luck next year.

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