The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Wheeler NWR Sitting Ducks

Captain: Dwight Cooley
Location: Decatur, Alabama (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  2. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  3. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  4. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  5. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  6. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  7. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  8. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  9. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  10. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  11. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  12. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  13. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  14. Merlin Falco columbarius
  15. Sora Porzana carolina
  16. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  17. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  18. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  19. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  20. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  21. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  22. Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
  23. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  24. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  25. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  26. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  27. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  28. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  29. Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
  30. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  31. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  32. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  33. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  34. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  35. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  36. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  37. Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
  38. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  39. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  40. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  41. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  42. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  43. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  44. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  45. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  46. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  47. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  48. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  49. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Team Notes

Participants: Dwight Cooley, Tom Ress, Nancy Williams, Neill Cowles, Beth Wood

Weather: Clear skies, temperature 61-81 F, winds S at 5-10 mph gusting to 15 mph.

Location: Wheeler NWR at the Wildlife Observation Building near Decatur, Alabama.

Time At Location: 12.5 hours, 4:30 am to 5:00 pm

A beautiful Autumn day, though a bit warm in the afternoon. The most memorable event was the number of visitors taking advantage of activities as part of our National Wildlife Refuge Week Open House. Only two new species recorded after noon.

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