The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Eagle Eyes Squaw Creek NWR

Captain: James Voltz
Location: Mound City, Missouri (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Great Egret Ardea alba
  5. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  6. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  7. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  8. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  9. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  10. Gadwall Anas strepera
  11. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  12. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  13. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  14. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  15. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  16. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  17. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  18. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  19. American Coot Fulica americana
  20. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  21. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  22. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  23. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  24. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  25. Barred Owl Strix varia
  26. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  27. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  28. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  29. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  30. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  31. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  32. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  33. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  34. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  35. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  36. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  37. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  38. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  39. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  40. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Peggy & Jim Voltz,Lary Lade, Dr. John Rushin, Tom Nagel, Chris

Weather: Misty weather early followed by some light rain. It remained cloudy with some wind but no rain with temp in the 50's.

Location: Squaw Creek Nat. Wildlife Refuge near Mound City, Mo. at an observation point between Pintail Pool and Mallard Marsh.

Time At Location: 12:01 AM until 4:30 PM on Sat. 10-13-2012

Even though we were not set up along the refuge's largest body of water we managed to observe 40 species for the day. Of interest was a flock of several thousand Redwing Blackbirds, plus regular flights of several hundred Northern Pintail ducks. In additon, about 1 PM, a pair of Sandhill Cranes flew over the road within 100' of 2 observers...always a thrill at SCNWR.

Of special note: our visitor numbers were down due to re-location of our circle this year. Of greater concern, the water levels on the refuge are extremely low due to the drought this year.

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