The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Hyatt Hidden Lakes Preserve

Captain: Robert Mortensen
Location: Boise, Idaho (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  5. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  6. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  7. Gadwall Anas strepera
  8. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  9. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  10. Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
  11. American Wigeon Anas americana
  12. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  13. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  14. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  15. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  16. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  17. Merlin Falco columbarius
  18. California Quail Callipepla californica
  19. Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  20. American Coot Fulica americana
  21. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  22. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  23. California Gull Larus californicus
  24. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  25. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  26. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  27. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  28. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  29. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  30. Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor
  31. Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia
  32. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  33. Common Raven Corvus corax
  34. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  35. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  36. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  37. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  38. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  39. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  40. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  41. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  42. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  43. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  44. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  45. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  46. Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
  47. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  48. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  49. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  50. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Robert Mortensen, Larry Arnold, RL Rowland, Bill, Leslie, Marla Hicks, Kent Mortensen, Wendy Mortensen, Jessica Mortensen, Kyle Mortensen, Anne Mortensen, Victoria Mortensen, Claire Mortensen, Dalton Miller, Bob, Steve Hofline, Teresa Eardley, Jennica & son, Chris, John Shortis, and several more I am forgetting

Weather: 45 low, 70m high, rain at 6:30am but nice the rest of the time

Location: Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve, Boise, Idaho

Time At Location: 12 hours - 7am to 7pm

Notes:
Best bird of the day as Northern Shrike. Other unexpected birds include Lesser Goldfinch, White-throated Sparrow, Cinnamon Teal, Merlin, and House Wren. Fascinating to watch the daily comings and goings from this urban wetland.

Anecdotes:
RL Rowland brought PBML sandwiches. (Peanut Butter, Mayo, and Lettuce). He offered a sample to my 11 year old son Kyle and I thought he'd hate it, but with his mouth full he mutter "it's surprisingly good!"


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