The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Weslaco RedCrowns

Captain: Huck Hutchens
Location: Weslaco, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus
  2. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  3. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  4. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  5. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  6. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  7. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  8. Great Egret Ardea alba
  9. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  10. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  11. Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
  12. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  13. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  14. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  15. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  16. Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
  17. Wood Stork Mycteria americana
  18. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  19. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
  20. Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula
  21. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  22. Gadwall Anas strepera
  23. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  24. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  25. Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
  26. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  27. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  28. White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
  29. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  30. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  31. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  32. Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
  33. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  34. Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
  35. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  36. White-tailed Hawk Geranoaetus albicaudatus
  37. Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
  38. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  39. Merlin Falco columbarius
  40. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  41. Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula
  42. Sora Porzana carolina
  43. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  44. American Coot Fulica americana
  45. Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
  46. American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
  47. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  48. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  49. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  50. Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
  51. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  52. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  53. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  54. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  55. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  56. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  57. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  58. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  59. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  60. Inca Dove Columbina inca
  61. Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
  62. White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  63. Red-crowned Parrot Amazona viridigenalis
  64. Barn Owl Tyto alba
  65. Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
  66. Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis
  67. Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
  68. Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
  69. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  70. Buff-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia yucatanensis
  71. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  72. Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
  73. Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata
  74. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  75. Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
  76. Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
  77. Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  78. Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
  79. Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
  80. Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  81. Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii
  82. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  83. Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  84. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  85. White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
  86. Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas
  87. Purple Martin Progne subis
  88. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  89. Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
  90. Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
  91. Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
  92. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  93. Black-crested Titmouse Baeolophus atricristatus
  94. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  95. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  96. Clay-colored Thrush (formerly Clay-colored Robin) Turdus grayi
  97. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  98. Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre
  99. Long-billed Thrasher Toxostoma longirostre
  100. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  101. Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
  102. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  103. Olive Sparrow Arremonops rufivirgatus
  104. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  105. Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
  106. Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
  107. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  108. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
  109. Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus
  110. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  111. Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
  112. Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis
  113. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  114. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  115. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Team Notes

Participants: Huck Hutchens, Mary Gustafson, Kyle O'Haver, John Yochum, John Brush, Tim Brush, Terry Fuller, Marci Fuller, Kenny Salazar, Dottie Lamolinara, Bill Supulski, Kami Fenstermaker, Karen Prager, Javier de Leon, Sandi Young

Weather: 79-83 degrees; Sunny, no precipitation, 18mph mean wind speed with gusts to 32mph

Location: Estero Llano Grande State Park Headquarters in Weslaco TX, on the deck overlooking beautiful Ibis Pond

Time At Location: 6am to 8pm

Notes:
EXCELLENT was an American Bittern that walked and flew around us all day, and also the 25 almost-silent Red-Crowned Parrots (our namesake!) that tried to glide by secretly. Misses included Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Black Vulture, Green Heron, both Night-Herons, Least Bittern, Tree Swallow, Marsh Wren, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, and we had only two Warblers (in spite of our welcoming mister!). The Gray Hawk and the Becard stayed low in the Tropical Area, unseen. The very next day Clapper and Virginia Rails showed up!

Anecdotes:
Huck's lovely wife Peggy furnished a fantastic lunch that lasted all the rest of the day!


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