The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

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Team Information: Wheeler NWR Wingers

Captain: Dwight Cooley
Location: Wheeler NWR, Alabama (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. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  6. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  7. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  8. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  9. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  10. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  11. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  12. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  13. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  14. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  15. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  16. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  17. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  18. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  19. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  20. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  21. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  22. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  23. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  24. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  25. Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
  26. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  27. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  28. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  29. Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
  30. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  31. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  32. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  33. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  34. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  35. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  36. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  37. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  38. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  39. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  40. Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
  41. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  42. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  43. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  44. Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
  45. Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
  46. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  47. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  48. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  49. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  50. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  51. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  52. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
  53. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  54. Northern Parula Setophaga americana
  55. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  56. Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica
  57. Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica
  58. Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea
  59. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  60. Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor
  61. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  62. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  63. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
  64. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  65. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  66. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  67. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  68. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  69. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  70. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  71. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  72. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  73. Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
  74. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  75. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  76. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  77. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  78. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  79. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Dwight Cooley, Neill Cowles

Weather: Clear skies, temperature 48-89 F, winds NNW @ 0-5 mph early, becoming WSW @ 0-5 mph by mid-morning

Location: Wheeler NWR near Decatur, Alabama - White Springs/Ferry Dike Roads

Time At Location: 14.5 hours, 4:00 AM - 6:30 PM CDT

A beautiful, sunny day, though quite warm in the afternoon. Limited nocturnal migration. The most memorable events were the intense bird activity before and two hours after sunrise and an immature Cooper's Hawk exploding from the tree line and nailing a Swamp Sparrow in a small clump of saplings within 20 feet of the circle. Eleven new species recorded after noon.

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