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: Twitch Whiffers

Captain: George Chaniot
Location: Ukiah, California (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  3. Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
  4. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  5. Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
  6. Great Egret Ardea alba
  7. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  8. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  9. Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
  10. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  11. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  12. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  13. American Wigeon Anas americana
  14. Greater Scaup Aythya marila
  15. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  16. Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  17. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  18. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  19. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  20. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  21. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  22. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  23. Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
  24. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  25. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  26. California Quail Callipepla californica
  27. American Coot Fulica americana
  28. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  29. California Gull Larus californicus
  30. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  31. Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata
  32. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  33. Barn Owl Tyto alba
  34. Western Screech-Owl Megascops kennicottii
  35. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  36. Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma
  37. Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
  38. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  39. Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
  40. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  41. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  42. Nuttall's Woodpecker Picoides nuttallii
  43. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  44. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  45. Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
  46. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  47. Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  48. California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  49. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  50. Common Raven Corvus corax
  51. Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
  52. Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus
  53. Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
  54. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  55. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  56. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  57. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  58. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  59. Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana
  60. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  61. Wrentit Chamaea fasciata
  62. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  63. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  64. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  65. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  66. California Towhee Melozone crissalis
  67. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  68. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  69. Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
  70. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  71. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  72. Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
  73. Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
  74. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  75. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  76. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  77. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

Team Notes

Participants: Karen Havlena, George Chaniot, Chuck Vaughn, Cheryl Watson, Geoff Heinecken

Weather: Fine Fall Day, 51-84 F., clear in AM with invading cirrus in PM

Location: Mesa Day-Use Area on NE side of Lake Mendocino

Time At Location: 5:20 AM to 6:35 PM

This was the 13th year that we have participated in this Fall Appreciation Day at Lake Mendocino, and every year we have drawn wonderful weather. Before dawn we heard four species of owls and had time to appreciate Venus in the east and Orion and Sirius reflected in the lake. During the day the species count got up to 77 - exactly average for this Sit Site. We added four new species (Eurasian Collared Dove, Hairy Woodpecker, Say's Phoebe, and Red-breasted Nuthatch) bringing the cumulative total to 132. As usual the comestibles in the late afternoon were wonderful.

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