The Big Sit! 2010 Statistics

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Team Information: Shavers Creek

Captain: Joshua Potter
Location: Petersburg, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  4. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  5. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  6. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  7. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  8. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  9. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  10. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  11. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  12. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  13. Barred Owl Strix varia
  14. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  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 Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  22. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  23. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  24. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  25. Common Raven Corvus corax
  26. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  27. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  28. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  29. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  30. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  31. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  32. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  33. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  34. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  35. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  36. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  37. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  38. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  39. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  40. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  41. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  42. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  43. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  44. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  45. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  46. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  47. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Doug Wentzel, Joshua Potter, Corky Potter, Nathan Fronk, Tim Schreckengost, Mark Garner, Paul Brigman, Becky Conner, 20 Penn State Students

Weather: Partly cloudy, AM: 40-50 deg F, PM: 70-80 deg F

Location: Boardwalk at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

Time At Location: 12:45AM-1:30AM; 6:30AM-12:15PM; 1:30PM-2:15PM; 4:45PM-6:10PM

It was a beautiful day on our boardwalk here at Shaver's Creek! A Project Songbird Workshop was also being held at the Center during the day, so we welcomed 22 Penn State students to our count circle throughout the day to share in the fun. We started the day in the wee hours of 10.10.10 with 1 EASO, 2 Great-horned Owls, and 3 Barred Owls. At dawn we were greeted with an American Woodcock zipping by over our heads, and the chilly morning gave way to a wonderfully birdy, sunny morning. We ended the count with a flock of Waxwings that had theretofore been elusive, bringing our total to 47 species for the day.

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