The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

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Team Information: Birding on Broadmeade

Captain: Mikael Behrens
Location: Austin, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  2. Great Egret Ardea alba
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  5. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  6. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  7. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  8. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  9. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  10. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  11. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  12. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  13. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  14. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  15. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  16. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  17. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  18. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  19. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  20. Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
  21. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  22. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  23. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  24. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  25. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  26. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  27. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  28. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  29. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  30. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  31. Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
  32. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  33. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  34. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  35. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  36. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  37. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  38. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  39. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  40. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  41. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  42. Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
  43. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  44. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  45. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  46. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  47. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  48. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  49. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  50. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Mikael Behrens, Barry Noret, Gloria Blagg, Stu Wilson, Gracen Duffield, Cheryl Heinsohn

Weather: partly cloudy, low of about 65, high of about 85

Location: Lake Creek Trail in northwest Austin

Time At Location: 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM with 1 hour break from 3-4 PM

Our most interesting bird observations were White-faced Ibis and Brown Thrasher. We also watched an adult Cooper's Hawk take down a White-winged Dove, but the dove hid in a nearby bush and eventually escaped! Non-bird observations included a Blotched Water Snake and many White-tailed Deer. More highlights and photos are posted here.

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