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: Shadow Mountain Sharp-shins

Captain: Corey Husic
Location: Kunkletown, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  5. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  6. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  7. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  8. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  9. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  10. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  11. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  12. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  13. Merlin Falco columbarius
  14. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  15. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  16. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  17. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  18. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  19. Barred Owl Strix varia
  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. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  26. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  27. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  28. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  29. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  30. Common Raven Corvus corax
  31. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  32. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  33. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  34. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  35. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  36. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  37. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  38. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  39. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  40. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  41. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  42. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  43. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  44. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  45. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  46. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  47. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  48. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  49. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  50. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  51. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  52. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  53. Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
  54. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  55. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  56. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  57. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  58. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  59. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  60. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  61. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  62. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  63. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  64. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  65. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  66. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Corey Husic, Diane Husic, David Husic, Joren Husic, Brandon Everett, Barbara Malt

Weather: clear skies, 40-70°F, NW breeze

Location: Shadow Mountain Farm, Kunkletown, Pennsylvania

Time At Location: 12am to 7pm

What a great day! Pre-dawn birding was slow, but we managed to get a few flight calls and three owl species. After the sun came up, lots of birds were flying over, including American Robins, Blue Jays, and Purple Finches. At the end of the day, we had seen over 100 Purple Finches, which is unusual for this area. Around noon, the raptors picked up, and we managed to find Merlin, American Kestrel, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, and Red-tailed, Cooper's, Sharp-shinned, and Red-shouldered Hawks. Around 2, the raptor flight shut down, but some new birds popped up around the circle included Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Rock Pigeon. As the sun set, we managed to find a few new species for the day, including Osprey, Mallard, and Red-winged and Rusty Blackbirds. Although the day was slow at times, we had a bigger group than last year and found almost as many species!

Subscribe & Save!

ONE YEAR (6 ISSUES) of Bird Watcher's Digest magazine
GET FREE AND INSTANT ACCESS to our digital edition
SAVE 33% off newsstand prices
PAY ONE LOW PRICE of $19.99!