The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

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Team Information: Mosquito Fodder

Captain: Chris Barrigar
Location: Dorena, Missouri (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  4. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  5. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  6. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  7. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  8. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  9. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  10. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  11. Barred Owl Strix varia
  12. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  13. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  14. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  15. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  16. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  17. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  18. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  19. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  20. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  21. Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
  22. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  23. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  24. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  25. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  26. Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
  27. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  28. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  29. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  30. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  31. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  32. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  33. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  34. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  35. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  36. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  37. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  38. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  39. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  40. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  41. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  42. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  43. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  44. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  45. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  46. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  47. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  48. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  49. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Ellen Hahs, Dennis Wheeler, Randel Blankenship, Ken Detring, Chris Crabtree, Chris Barrigar

Weather: Clear skies, sunny, Temps beginning in the low 50's working quickly up to 90 degrees, calm winds in the park.

Location: Big Oak Tree State Park, southeast Missouri

Time At Location: 10 hours, 45 minutes.

Sunday's Big Sit results were a bit less than stellar, but we had a great time in good company with each other. Temperatures climbed quickly and maxed out at around 90 degrees here in the southeast. The avian action might best be described like that of a 4th of July sparkler, hot and dazzling but quickly fizzling out at around 8:45 a.m. With our lack of rain here all summer, flyover flocks of waterfowl were nonexistent. Also with no evident wind, soaring raptors couldn't be bought. We pulled up stakes and broke camp at 3:45 p.m. Our team's total observed for the day was 49 species including a very poor showing for warblers (other than the myriad of Butter-butts). Only one Black-throated Green Warbler and only one Orange-crowned Warbler were observed. Several big misses were Cedar Waxwing, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Broad-winged & Red-tailed Hawks, Br. Creeper, & Song and Swamp Sparrows.

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