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: The Oxbow Meadowlarks

Captain: John Mcmahan
Location: Columbus, Georgia (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Egret Ardea alba
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  4. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  5. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  6. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  7. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  8. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  9. Barred Owl Strix varia
  10. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  11. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  12. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  13. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  14. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  15. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  16. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  17. Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
  18. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  19. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  20. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
  21. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  22. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  23. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  24. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  25. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  26. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  27. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  28. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  29. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  30. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  31. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  32. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  33. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  34. Northern Parula Setophaga americana
  35. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  36. Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica
  37. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  38. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  39. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  40. Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
  41. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  42. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
  43. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  44. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  45. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  46. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  47. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  48. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  49. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica

Team Notes

Participants: Jenn Collins, Patricia Lassiter, John McMahan

Weather: Fair; temps ranged from 'nearly freezing' at 6:00 a.m. to 'really warm' at midday

Location: Just south of Oxbow Meadows, Muscogee County, GA

Time At Location: JC: 3:00 p.m. to midnight; PL: midnight to midnight; JM: Midnight to 12:30 p.m., returned at 4:00 p.m., remained until 9:30 p.m.

Notes:
Almost all the species expected were seen, except notable absences were Anhinga ('their' pond separated from the Sit circle by trees); Blue-gray Gnatcatcher were curiously absent; Eastern Towhee was missed(I figured the locals had already left for points south before being replaced by their northern counterparts). Notable "Just Out of Reach" bird ("J.O.R"): American Goldfinch: Not seen nor heard within the circle, but heard at end of trail 20 ft. from circle and never came near. Other JOR's have since been confirmed (seen/heard) from within the circle. Nevertheless, a fine birding day, a decent species tally, and a great time was had by all.

Anecdotes:
Notable non-bird events: Listening to coyotes wail, sounding uncomfortably close at times; shining flashlight into a vine-covered tree and seeing a pair of eyes shining back; looking at Jupiter and her moons through the spotting scope.


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