The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Deer Flat Sitters

Captain: Cheryl Huizinga
Location: Nampa, Idaho (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Common Loon Gavia imme
  2. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  3. Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  4. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  5. Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
  6. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  7. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  8. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  9. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  10. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  11. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  12. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  13. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  14. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  15. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  16. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  17. California Quail Callipepla californica
  18. American Coot Fulica americana
  19. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  20. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  21. California Gull Larus californicus
  22. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  23. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  24. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  25. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  26. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  27. Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor
  28. Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia
  29. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  30. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  31. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  32. Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus
  33. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  34. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  35. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  36. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  37. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  38. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  39. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  40. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  41. Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
  42. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  43. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  44. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: 14 Birders plus a few family members. Cheryl Huizinga, John Shortis, Peggy Williams, Genevieve Johanson,Bob Kiernam, Jim Holcomb, Heidi Fencik, Betty Renstrom, Jimmnie Yorgenson,Dixie Bloom, Tricia Howerton, Robert Mortensen, Steve Hofhine, Teresa Eardley

Weather: 75 degrees in afternoon and 42 degrees in morning.

Location: Visitor Center at Deer Flat NWR

Time At Location: 7 am to 7 pm

Beautiful weather. 44 species compared to 38 last year. 14 birders compared to 6 last year. Friendly competition with Boise Big Sit on Sat. headed up by Robert Mortensen. They ended up with 50 species. Thinking will have the big Sit on Saturday next year and maybe move the circle to the other side of the building for views of the dam and a full 360 degree look.

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