The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Utah Lakers

Captain: Eric Huish
Location: Provo, Utah (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  3. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  4. Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
  5. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  6. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  7. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  8. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  9. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  10. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  11. Gadwall Anas strepera
  12. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  13. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  14. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  15. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  16. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  17. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  18. Merlin Falco columbarius
  19. Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  20. American Coot Fulica americana
  21. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  22. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  23. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  24. California Gull Larus californicus
  25. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  26. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  27. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  28. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  29. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  30. Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia
  31. Common Raven Corvus corax
  32. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  33. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  34. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  35. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  36. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  37. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  38. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  39. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  40. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  41. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  42. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  43. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  44. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  45. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  46. Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
  47. Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
  48. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  49. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus

Team Notes

Participants: Milt Moody, Keeli Marvel, Lyle Bingham, KC Childs, Alona Huffaker, Bonnie Williams, Dennis Shirley, Eric Huish.

Weather: Calm and sunny all day.

Location: Utah Lake. Southwest corner of the Provo Airport Dike.

Time At Location: 6:18 am to 2:30 pm and again from 5:14 pm to 7:23 pm. A little over 10 hours total.

The Provo Airport Big Sit was covered from 6:18 am to 2:30 pm and again from 5:14 pm to 7:23 pm. A little over 10 hours total time where at least one person was there. This was our 11th year participating in the big sit. We sat at the Southwest Corner of the dike loop this year. Due to low water levels we moved the circle to the from the Southeast corner to the Southwest corner because was no water at the Southeast corner, the mudflats were all dried up. We were able to count 49 species from our circle this year. Our record is 58 species in one day (2007). We didn't see any uncommon birds.

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