The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: Riverdogs

Captain: Frank Mantlik
Location: Stratford, Connecticut (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Common Loon Gavia imme
  2. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Great Egret Ardea alba
  5. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  6. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  7. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
  8. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  9. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  10. Brant Branta bernicla
  11. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  12. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  13. Gadwall Anas strepera
  14. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  15. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  16. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  17. American Wigeon Anas americana
  18. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  19. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  20. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  21. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  22. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  23. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  24. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  25. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  26. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  27. Merlin Falco columbarius
  28. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  29. American Coot Fulica americana
  30. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  31. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  32. American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
  33. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  34. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  35. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  36. Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
  37. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  38. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  39. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  40. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  41. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  42. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  43. Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus
  44. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  45. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  46. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  47. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  48. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  49. Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
  50. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  51. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  52. Common Raven Corvus corax
  53. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  54. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  55. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  56. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  57. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  58. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  59. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  60. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  61. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  62. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  63. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  64. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  65. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  66. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  67. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  68. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  69. Nelson's Sparrow (formerly Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow) Ammodramus nelsoni
  70. Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus
  71. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  72. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  73. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  74. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  75. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  76. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  77. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  78. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  79. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  80. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  81. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  82. Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
  83. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Frank Mantlik, Tina Green, Jim Dugan, Greg Hanisek, Donna Caporaso, Tom Murray

Weather: Perfect! Mostly sunny, clear blue skies, but chilly (32-52F). Wind at start from N at 3-5 mph, shifted from SW 10-15, and some c

Location: Stratford town boat ramp (fisherman's deck) on Birdesye St.

Time At Location: 6:00 am - 6:30 pm

Notes:
Except for the calling EVENING GROSBEAK, there was nothing too rare recorded. But there was a nice variety of birds, seen from a great location. Biggest misses were Black-crowned Night Heron (16 seen at a nearby roost yesterday), Fish Crow (always present), and Carolina Wren. It was an enjoyable day birding with good friends.

Anecdotes:
A new BIG SIT location, created after BWD allowed for optional Saturday date. The fishing deck was a good and convenient site: open 24 hours, right on the Housatonic River, and good open views of several habitats (river, salt marsh, mudflats, trees/brush, and open sky). The team is named after the nearby hot dog stand.


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