The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

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Team Information: Finley NWR Flyers

Captain: Molly Monroe
Location: Corvallis, Oregon (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Great Egret Ardea alba
  3. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  4. American Wigeon Anas americana
  5. Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
  6. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  7. Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
  8. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  9. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  10. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  11. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  12. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  13. Merlin Falco columbarius
  14. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  15. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  16. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  17. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  18. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  19. California Quail Callipepla californica
  20. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  21. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  22. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  23. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  24. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  25. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  26. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  27. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  28. Common Raven Corvus corax
  29. California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  30. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  31. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  32. Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
  33. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  34. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  35. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  36. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  37. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  38. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  39. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  40. Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius
  41. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  42. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  43. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  44. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  45. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  46. Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
  47. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  48. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  49. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  50. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  51. Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
  52. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  53. Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
  54. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Molly Monroe, Jarod Jebousek, Erin Burke, Pam Comeleo, Randy Comeleo

Weather: Rain in the morning, cloudy in the afternoon

Location: Cheadle Pond road up to barn

Time At Location: 0630-1730

Notes:
A soggy morning kept regular sitters away but we had an awning of just the right size to cover our circle. Clearing in the afternoon brought a few friends out to help round out the list. Highlights were an entertaining Red-shouldered hawk (very vocal throughout the day and flew out a few times to harass a bald eagle and chase a raven), and great looks at a merlin and cooper's hawk flying right over us. Big misses were owls and several songbirds we've counted in years past.

Anecdotes:
Non bird observations were a very relaxed coyote and a pair of river otter playfully fishing among egrets in the marsh.


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