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: Washtenaw Wingnuts

Captain: Don Chalfant
Location: Whitmore Lake, Michigan (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  4. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  5. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  6. Greater Scaup Aythya marila
  7. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  8. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  9. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  10. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  11. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  12. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  13. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  14. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  15. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  16. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  17. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  18. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  19. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  20. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  21. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  22. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  23. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  24. Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
  25. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  26. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  27. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  28. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  29. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  30. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  31. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  32. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  33. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  34. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  35. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  36. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  37. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  38. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  39. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  40. American Coot Fulica americana
  41. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis

Team Notes

Participants: Don Chalfant, Roger Wykes, Aspen Ellis, Ben Lucking, Mary Mathias, Sarah Toner, Jacco Gelderloos, Artemis Eyster, Merrily Hart, Oliver Klayman, Carol Watson, Sarah Arthurs, Mike Sefton, Jerry Herman, Tex Wells

Weather: Very cloudy, winds 10-15, rain threatened all day, but temps mile and comfortable

Location: Independence Lake, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Time At Location: 0515-1630

Notes:
Winds contributed to poor owling results. Greater Yellowlegs made a first time ever(15 Big Sits) appearance at Sit site, bringing 15-year cumulative total to 112 species.

Anecdotes:
Windy and cloudy day held down the bird numbers, but couldn't dampen the spirits of the 14 participants. Slow birding times filled with birding stories and experiences past. A fine time was had by all. We feel sorry for the birds that missed the opportunity to add us to their life lists!


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