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: Aransas NWR whoopers

Captain: Barbara Bruns
Location: Aransas NWR, Austwel, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  2. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Great Egret Ardea alba
  5. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  6. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  7. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  8. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  9. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  10. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  11. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  12. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  13. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  14. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  15. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  16. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  17. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  18. Sora Porzana carolina
  19. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  20. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  21. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  22. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  23. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  24. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  25. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  26. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  27. Inca Dove Columbina inca
  28. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  29. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  30. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  31. Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  32. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  33. Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens
  34. Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  35. Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii
  36. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  37. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  38. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  39. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  40. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  41. Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
  42. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  43. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  44. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  45. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  46. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  47. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  48. Olive Sparrow Arremonops rufivirgatus
  49. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  50. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  51. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  52. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Team Notes

Participants: Bron Rorex, Maggie Baker, Barbara Bruns, Ken Bruns, Paul Julian, Steve & Ellen Reisinger

Weather: mid-60's to mid-80's, clear skies, 5 -15 mph winds

Location: Aransas NWR, under the oaks at Visitor Center

Time At Location: 6:45 a.m. to 7:20 p.m.

This was our 4th year to participate in the Big Sit at the Refuge. Ended with the best tally yet of 52 species. Thanks go to the early a.m. team for getting 42 species & those who squeezed out the remaining 10 til after sunset. Since this was the 1st day of National Wildlife Refuge Week the staff & FAMI volunteers treated all to great desserts & coffee at the Visitor Center. Made the day complete!

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