The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Merritt Island NWR

Captain: Nancy Corona
Location: Titusville, Florida (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Egret Ardea alba
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  4. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  5. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  6. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  7. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  8. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  9. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  10. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  11. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  12. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  13. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  14. Clapper Rail Rallus crepitans
  15. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  16. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  17. Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
  18. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  19. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  20. Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
  21. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  22. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  23. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  24. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  25. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  26. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  27. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  28. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  29. Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
  30. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  31. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  32. Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
  33. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  34. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  35. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  36. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Team Notes

Participants: Nancy Corona, Jason Cooper, Betty Salter, Cary Salter, Jane and Bob

Weather: Sunny, windy, and in the high 80's

Location: Stop # 9 along Black Point Wildlife Drive at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Time At Location: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Notes:
A beautiful day to be outside. Thirty-six species where observed. Six volunteers participated in the count while approximately 35 people stopped by to chat and observe at the circle.

Anecdotes:
Several Pygmy Rattle snakes, an alligator, and many species of butterflies were also observed including: Gulf Fritillary, eastern pgymy blue, queen, great southern white, white peacock, Grey Hairstreak, and saltmarsh skipper.


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