The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Resting Birders

Captain: Randy Hill
Location: Ridgefield, Washington (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Great Egret Ardea alba
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
  4. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  5. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  6. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  7. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  8. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  9. American Wigeon Anas americana
  10. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  11. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  12. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  13. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  14. Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
  15. Merlin Falco columbarius
  16. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  17. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  18. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  19. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  20. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  21. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  22. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  23. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
  24. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  25. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  26. California Gull Larus californicus
  27. Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens
  28. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  29. Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi
  30. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  31. California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  32. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  33. Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
  34. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  35. Brown Creeper Certhia americana
  36. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  37. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  38. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  39. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  40. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  41. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  42. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  43. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  44. Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
  45. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  46. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  47. Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
  48. Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

Team Notes

Participants: 30 total

Weather: cloudy and threatening a heavy storm all day, but few sprinkles

Location: River S observation blind, Ridgefield NWR

Time At Location: 7am to 6 pm

The grand prize was two Sharp-tailed Sandpipers among eight species of shorebirds, and a peregrine, merlin and several harriers to stir them up. The boobie prize was not a single feeding flock coming through all day, so we did not see or hear several songbirds that are resident. Also several ducks did not show up in view although seen on the way in and out.

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