The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Mud Flat Pack

Captain: Lydia Thompson
Location: Jekyll Island, Georgia (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  5. Great Egret Ardea alba
  6. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  7. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  8. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  9. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  10. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  11. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  12. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  13. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  14. Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
  15. Wood Stork Mycteria americana
  16. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  17. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  18. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  19. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  20. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  21. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  22. Merlin Falco columbarius
  23. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  24. Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
  25. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  26. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  27. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  28. Willet Tringa semipalmata
  29. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  30. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  31. Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
  32. Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
  33. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  34. Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
  35. Red Knot Calidris canutus
  36. Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
  37. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  38. Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
  39. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  40. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  41. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  42. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  43. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  44. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  45. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  46. Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
  47. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  48. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  49. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  50. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  51. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  52. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  53. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  54. Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
  55. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  56. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  57. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  58. Northern Parula Setophaga americana
  59. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  60. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  61. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  62. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  63. Nelson's Sparrow (formerly Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow) Ammodramus nelsoni
  64. Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus
  65. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  66. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  67. Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
  68. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  69. Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
  70. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Team Notes

Participants: Lydia C. Thompson, Cameron Cox, Lauren Deaner, Sheils Willis

Weather: Started with wind and rain finshed beautiful

Location: 901 Downing Musgrove Causeway, Jekyll Island, GA

Time At Location: 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Notes:
The day was perfect. The morning we consentated getting the birds. All through the day we were doing outreach to the non birding public. Everyone who came up helped. The beginners and the most experienced were big helps. At the end of the day we had 70 species. Thank you everyone especially Cameron

Anecdotes:
There are so many birds and so many stories. At one point an Adult Bald Eagle was harassing a Wood Stork. That was something to see. There were lots of Roseate Spoonbills. We counted 71 spoonbills at one time. What a wonderfull day.


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