The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

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Team Information: Patuxent Research Refuge Vicious Chickadees

Captain: Paul Baicich
Location: Laurel, Maryland (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Great Egret Ardea alba
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  5. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  6. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  7. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  8. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  9. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  10. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  11. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  12. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  13. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  14. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  15. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  16. Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata
  17. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  18. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  19. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  20. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  21. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  22. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  23. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  24. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  25. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  26. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  27. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  28. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  29. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  30. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  31. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  32. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  33. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  34. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  35. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  36. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  37. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  38. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  39. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  40. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Helen Alexander, Paul Baicich, Michael Carlo, Maria Carlo, Mike Carlo, Daniel Carlo, B.J. Hitchock, Mickey Kramer, Eli Kramer-Smyth, Jeanne Kramer-Smyth, John Ogden, Lynn Scarlett, Roy Scott, Ira Simon, Brenda Stone, Sherry Tomlinson

Weather: Sunny - 43 degrees (7:30am) to 72 degrees (3pm) - breezes (up to 7mph) from the SW

Location: Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, MD, overlooking field, with woods on one side and two ponds in the distance.

Time At Location: 7:30am to 3pm

We had a few more species than last year. Nice comparative looks at Accipiters: Coopers and Sharpies. Surprising misses: Carolina Wren, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle.

We were located a couple of hundred yards from the Refuge Visitors Center. Some parents and their kids dropped by - some for a long time - as did local bird club and refuge friends members. A couple of VIPs, too! The weather was grand and we all had a wonderful time!

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