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: Little Orange Team

Captain: Kelly Buehler
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Team Checklist

  1. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  2. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  3. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  4. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  5. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  6. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  7. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  8. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  9. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  10. American Tree Sparrow Spizelloides arborea
  11. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  12. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  13. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  14. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  15. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  16. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Kelly Buehler, Sara Stratton, and 2 frustrated indoor cats

Weather: sunny, high of 22 (Celsius!)

Location: east end Toronto back yard

Time At Location: couple of hours in the morning, couple of hours late afternoon

Notes:
It was white-breasted nuthatch day here. Although we went out front and suggested to our mourning dove that it should get to the back yard, it did not comply. A day earlier and we would have had a winter wren and an Eastern phoebe.

Anecdotes:
We actually did not realize that we were participating in the Big Sit. It's Thanksgiving Sunday here and we were simply sitting outside watching the birds when Sara said, "You know, sometime soon they do this Big Sit - we should think about doing it!" When we went inside and checked the date, lo and behold, it was today. We called ours the Little Sit.


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