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: Metro Munchers

Captain: Tom Heatley
Location: Harrison Township, Michigan (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Great Egret Ardea alba
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  5. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  6. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  7. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  8. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  9. Redhead Aythya americana
  10. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  11. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  12. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  13. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  14. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  15. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  16. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  17. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  18. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  19. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  20. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  21. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  22. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  23. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  24. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  25. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  26. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  27. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  28. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  29. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  30. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  31. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  32. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  33. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  34. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  35. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  36. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  37. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  38. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  39. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  40. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  41. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  42. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  43. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  44. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  45. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  46. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  47. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  48. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  49. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  50. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  51. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  52. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Tom Heatley, Barb Baldinger, Jim Fowler, Frank Dennis, Marilyn Dennis, Diane Miller, Ruth Glass, Rob Bauer

Weather: 48-75 degrees F, partly cloudy, NW winds 1-8 mph, no precipitation

Location: Metro Beach Metropark, Harrison Township, MI

Time At Location: 6:45 am to 7:45 pm; 13 hours total

Notes:
We added one new species for the circle since we started participating in the Big Sit! which was a Red-eyed Vireo. That brings the overall total to 131 since 1996.

Anecdotes:
We saw 15-20 Big Brown Bats at dusk.


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