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: Trinity River Refuge

Captain: Stuart Marcus
Location: Dayton, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  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. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  11. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  12. Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
  13. Wood Stork Mycteria americana
  14. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  15. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  16. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
  17. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  18. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  19. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  20. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  21. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  22. Merlin Falco columbarius
  23. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  24. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  25. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  26. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  27. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  28. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  29. Barred Owl Strix varia
  30. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  31. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  32. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  33. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  34. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  35. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  36. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  37. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  38. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  39. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  40. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  41. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  42. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  43. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  44. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  45. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  46. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  47. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  48. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  49. Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
  50. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  51. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Team Notes

Participants: Stuart Marcus, Barbara Tilton, Renee O'Connor, Bernice Jackson

Weather: 72-83 degrees, cloudy most of the day

Location: Trinity River NWR at Champion Lake pier

Time At Location: 7.5 hours

3 new species added to list

This is the 5th year of this count in the same place. Over the years a total of 89 species have been seen. The most seen were 55 in 2008.

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