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: Riverbend

Captain: John Callow
Location: Great Falls, Virginia (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. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  6. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  7. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  8. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  9. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  10. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  11. American Wigeon Anas americana
  12. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  13. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  14. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  15. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  16. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  17. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  18. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  19. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  20. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  21. Merlin Falco columbarius
  22. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  23. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  24. Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
  25. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  26. Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
  27. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  28. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  29. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  30. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  31. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  32. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  33. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  34. Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
  35. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  36. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  37. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  38. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  39. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  40. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  41. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  42. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  43. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  44. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  45. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  46. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  47. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  48. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  49. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  50. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  51. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  52. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  53. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  54. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  55. Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
  56. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  57. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  58. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  59. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  60. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  61. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  62. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  63. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  64. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica

Team Notes

Participants: Chrystal and Rob Young, Dave, Chris and Lauren Young, Jack Wright, John Callow

Weather: Morning near 50 degrees day 80 degrees sunny, light westerly winds

Location: Riverbend Park, Great Falls, Virginia

Time At Location: 6:30am to 5:30pm

Notes:
Beautiful day! Lots of visitors stopped by to ask questions. This was our highest count for the Big Sit.

Anecdotes:
We said goodbye to our last chimney swift of the season about 10 times during the count. Thanks to Dave, Rob, and Chrystal for the extra time put in and for the delicious and healthy food. Always a good time. Thanks to Scout the poodle tamer for keeping us entertained when the count got slow.


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