The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Whipple Bird Club

Captain: Bill Thompson, Iii
Location: Whipple, Ohio (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  2. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  3. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  4. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  5. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  6. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  7. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  8. Merlin Falco columbarius
  9. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  10. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  11. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  12. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  13. Barred Owl Strix varia
  14. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  15. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  16. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  17. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  18. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  19. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  20. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  21. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  22. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  23. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  24. Common Raven Corvus corax
  25. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  26. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  27. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  28. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  29. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  30. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  31. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  32. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  33. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  34. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  35. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  36. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  37. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  38. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  39. Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
  40. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  41. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  42. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  43. Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
  44. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  45. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  46. Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
  47. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  48. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  49. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  50. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  51. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  52. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  53. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  54. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  55. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  56. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  57. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  58. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  59. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  60. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  61. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Team Notes

Participants: Bill Thompson III, Julie Zickefoose, Kyle Carlsen, Tanya Wilder, Wendy Eller, Phoebe Thompson, Liam Thompson, Chet Baker Boston Terrier

Weather: Mostly clear 75F high, 30F low, winds NW turinging to SW

Location: Indigo Hill Birding Tower, Whipple, Ohio

Time At Location: 17 hours

This is a SATURDAY Sit. Being a bit later in October this Sit missed a lot of the usual suspects among the bird species: indigo bunting, scarlet tanager, any mimid, any vireo, screech owl. But we did have some goodies: merlin, woodcock, wild turkey, yellow-bellied sapsucker, pine warbler.

We did a Big Sit BOTH Saturday Oct 13 and Sunday October 14 (the traditional Sit date) Total species for Sat: 61. Sunday: 52. Saturday's weather was better and birdier, with just a handful of visiting birders. Sunday was windy as heck, making it difficult to find small songbirds in the tossing vegetation, but that's when we had our big crowd of bird watchers show up. We had a blast BOTH days. And the food was truly feast-worthy.

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