The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

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Team Information: Utah Lakers

Captain: Eric Huish
Location: Provo, Utah (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  5. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  6. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  7. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  8. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  9. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  10. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  11. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  12. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  13. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  14. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  15. Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
  16. Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  17. American Coot Fulica americana
  18. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  19. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  20. American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
  21. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  22. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  23. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  24. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  25. California Gull Larus californicus
  26. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  27. Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
  28. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  29. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  30. Barn Owl Tyto alba
  31. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  32. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  33. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  34. Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia
  35. Common Raven Corvus corax
  36. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  37. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  38. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  39. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  40. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  41. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  42. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  43. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  44. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  45. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  46. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  47. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  48. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  49. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  50. Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
  51. Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
  52. Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
  53. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  54. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Ned Bixler, Yvonne Carter, KC Childs, Alona Huffaker, Eric Huish, Junece Markham, Keeli Marvel, Douglas Mead, Milton Moody, Mark Mossing, Danny Nelson and Tuula Rose

Weather: Clear and Sunny

Location: Utah Lake - Provo Airport

Time At Location: 13 Hours 45 minutes -6:00 am - 7:45 pm

The Utah Lake Provo Airport Dike Sit Circle was covered from 6:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. This was our 9th year participating on the big sit. Best birds were a Peregrine Falcon in the morning and a Barn Owl, our last bird of the day, at 7:30 pm. The Peregrine made some spectacular dives over the water south of our sit spot then circled out in front of us in great morning light. It is interesting to watch how the bird numbers and species at one spot changes throughout the day and from day to day.  Great and Snowy Egret, Merlin, Osprey, Wilson's Warbler and Lewis's Woodpecker were all seen there the day before but nowhere to be found on Big Sit Day. We were able to see or hear 54 species from our circle tying last year's total. Our record is 58 species in one day and our 9 year (9 day) Big Sit Life List is now at 107 species. We added two Big Sit Lifers this year - Peregrine Falcon and Spotted Sandpiper.

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