The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Birds-I-View Birders

Captain: Steve Garr
Location: Jefferson City, Missouri (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  3. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  4. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  5. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  6. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  7. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  8. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  9. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  10. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  11. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  12. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  13. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  14. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  15. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  16. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  17. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  18. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  19. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  20. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  21. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  22. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  23. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  24. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  25. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  26. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  27. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  28. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Steve Garr, Regina Garr, Barb Duncan, Donna Weed, David Patton, Betty Richey, Linda Patton, Elaine Schmidt,Jean Luadzers, Josh Sharp, Chuck Wright, Sheryl Wright, Celeste Koon.

Weather: Sixty degrees upon arrival, in mid-seventies later. Overcast most of the day, with thunderstorms at 3:00 pm

Location: 512 Ellis Blvd, Jefferson City, MO (Bird Garden beside local business)

Time At Location: 6:45 am - 3:00 pm continuously,then in between storms until 7:00 pm!

Highlights were the Lincoln's sparrow, Ruby-crowned kinglet, Double-crested cormorants, and very cooperative male and female Eastern Towhee which let the team clearly observe them for a long time! We had a fun day of birding with friends and played Birding Bingo using bingo cards made specifically for this Bird Garden (suet cakes were the prizes). Even though the 3 pm thunderstorms prevented the folks from joining us who had planned to "sit" during the afternoon hours, we still had a great time and were pleased with our 28 species. A special thanks to the wonderful birders from our local River Bluffs Audubon Society who came out to support the event. Looking forward to next year!

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