The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Allegheny Front Accipiters

Captain: Alex Lamoreaux
Location: Central City, Pennsylvania (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Common Loon Gavia imme
  2. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  3. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  4. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  5. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  6. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  7. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  8. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  9. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  10. Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
  11. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  12. Merlin Falco columbarius
  13. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  14. Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus
  15. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  16. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  17. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  18. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  19. Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
  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. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  26. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  27. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  28. Common Raven Corvus corax
  29. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  30. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  31. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  32. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  33. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  34. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  35. Townsend's Solitaire Myadestes townsendi
  36. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  37. Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
  38. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  39. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  40. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  41. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  42. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  43. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  44. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  45. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  46. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  47. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  48. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  49. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  50. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Anna Fasoli, Alex Lamoreaux, Josh Lefever, and Ian Gardner were present for the entire 24 hours but had a lot of help from all the regular Allegheny Front hawk counters and visitors.

Weather: Moderate to strong SE winds, temperatures starting at 2° and climbing up to 10°C., 0 - 40% cloud cover varied throughout the d

Location: Allegheny Front Hawk Watch, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, US

Time At Location: 24hrs

The highlight was a Townsend's Solitaire that was spotted at 10:30am. This was the 11th or 12th record for the state of PA. Other details can be seen at this link -

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