The Big Sit! 2012 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: Bentsen Birders

Captain: Javier De Leon
Location: Mission, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  3. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  4. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  5. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  6. Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
  7. Great Egret Ardea alba
  8. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  9. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  10. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  11. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  12. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  13. Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
  14. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  15. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  16. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  17. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  18. Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
  19. Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
  20. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  21. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  22. Gray Hawk Buteo plagiatus
  23. Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
  24. Merlin Falco columbarius
  25. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  26. Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula
  27. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  28. American Coot Fulica americana
  29. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  30. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  31. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  32. Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
  33. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  34. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  35. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  36. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  37. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  38. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  39. Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
  40. White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  41. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  42. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  43. Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
  44. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  45. Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata
  46. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  47. Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
  48. Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
  49. Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  50. Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma imberbe
  51. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  52. Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  53. Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii
  54. Gray Jay Perisoreus canadensis
  55. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  56. Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
  57. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  58. Verdin Auriparus flaviceps
  59. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  60. Clay-colored Thrush (formerly Clay-colored Robin) Turdus grayi
  61. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  62. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  63. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  64. Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
  65. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  66. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  67. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  68. Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis
  69. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  70. Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas
  71. Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis

Team Notes

Participants: Mary Gustafson, Javier de Leon, Mary Beth Stowe, Omar Landeros, Veronica Guzman, Bill Supulski, Dottie Lamolinara, Melissa Chadwick

Weather: Temperatures 76-95F; 40% Cloud Cover; Wind 15 - 25 MPH from SE

Location: Kingfisher Overlook inside Bentsen RGV State Park

Time At Location: 6:30am - 7:30pm

Anecdotes:
Up to 4 Ospreys in the air at the same time (unusual for our count) Hardly any kettles of hawks.


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