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: Regal Eagle Seagulls

Captain: Don Gorney
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. Great Egret Ardea alba
  4. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  5. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  6. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  7. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  8. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  9. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  10. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  11. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  12. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  13. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  14. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  15. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  16. American Coot Fulica americana
  17. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  18. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  19. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  20. Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
  21. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  22. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  23. Sanderling Calidris alba
  24. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  25. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  26. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  27. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  28. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  29. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  30. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  31. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  32. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  33. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  34. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  35. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  36. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  37. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  38. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  39. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  40. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  41. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  42. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  43. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  44. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  45. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  46. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  47. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  48. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  49. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  50. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  51. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  52. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  53. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Ted Meyer, Laura Sexson, Spike Selig, Don Gorney, Ken & Roberta Badger, Charlie & Shirley Keller, George & Betsy Wilson, Gary & Nancy Baney, Don & Donna McCarty, Barb & Paul Jablonski, Howard Glass, June DeLong, Marty Williams, Lyn Berling, Bob Magnuson, Barry & Judy Stern, Lou Anne Barriger, and a few dozen others

Weather: Clear skies, sunney with mid-day temperature of 85 degrees F

Location: Eagle Creek Park Ornithology Center, Indianapolis

Time At Location: 6:30am to 6:00pm

A beautiful fall day brought out dozens of birders at Eagle Creek Park's Ornithology Center. The group was hoping to surpass the 56 species seen during the inaugural Big Sit in 2009. Despite a great effort, we fell a few species short. However, as slow as the day was at times, we were elated that we managed 53 species. Highlights included Bald Eagle, both yellowlegs, Sanderling, Baird's Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe, both kinglets, and Red-breasted Nuthatch. To the delight of the hearty souls that were present all day, the nuthatch began visiting a feeder set up next to the observation deck during the last two hours of the count. Wonderful views of a bird just a few feet away from where the birders sat.

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