The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: The No Bullsitters

Captain: Sam Galick
Location: Cape May Point, New Jersey (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
  2. Common Loon Gavia imme
  3. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  4. Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
  5. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  6. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  7. Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
  8. American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
  9. Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
  10. Great Egret Ardea alba
  11. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  12. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  13. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  14. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  15. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  16. Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
  17. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  18. Brant Branta bernicla
  19. Mute Swan Cygnus olor
  20. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  21. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  22. Gadwall Anas strepera
  23. American Black Duck Anas rubripes
  24. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  25. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  26. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  27. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  28. White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
  29. Black Scoter Melanitta americana
  30. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  31. Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
  32. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  33. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  34. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  35. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  36. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  37. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  38. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  39. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  40. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
  41. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  42. Merlin Falco columbarius
  43. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  44. American Coot Fulica americana
  45. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  46. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  47. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  48. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  49. Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
  50. Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
  51. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  52. Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
  53. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  54. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  55. Sanderling Calidris alba
  56. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  57. Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
  58. Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
  59. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
  60. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  61. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  62. Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
  63. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  64. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  65. Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  66. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  67. Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
  68. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  69. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  70. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  71. Barn Owl Tyto alba
  72. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  73. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  74. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
  75. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  76. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  77. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  78. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  79. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  80. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  81. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  82. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  83. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  84. Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
  85. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  86. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  87. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  88. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  89. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  90. House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  91. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  92. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  93. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  94. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  95. Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
  96. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  97. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  98. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  99. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  100. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  101. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  102. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  103. Northern Parula Setophaga americana
  104. Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
  105. Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
  106. Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
  107. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  108. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  109. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  110. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
  111. Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida
  112. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
  113. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  114. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
  115. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  116. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  117. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
  118. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  119. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  120. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  121. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  122. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  123. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
  124. Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major
  125. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  126. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  127. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  128. Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
  129. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  130. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  131. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  132. scaup sp.
  133. American Wigeon Anas americana

Team Notes

Participants: Michael O'Brien, Dave Hedeen, Chris Brown, Glen Davis, Don Freiday, Vince Elia, Sam Galick, Tiffany Kersten, Scott Whittle, Mark Garland, Tom Reed, Lisa Ryan, Kevin Graff, Doug Gochfeld, Alyssia Church, Libby Errickson, Erin Lehnert, Mike Crewe, Louise Zemaitis, Catherine Busch, Chris Marks, Warren Cairo, Chuck & Mary Jane Slugg, Karl Lukens,

Weather: Cold and clear at night, with a light north wind. Mainly sunny during daylight hours, with winds shifting to the E and then SE.

Location: Cape May Hawk Watch Platform - Cape May Point State Park, Cape May Co., NJ

Time At Location: 12:00am - 7:00pm

A good day. A light nocturnal flight yielded several goodies, including both bitterns, Swainson's Thrush and Barn Owl. The early-morning passerine flight left much to be desired, but most of the expected species could be found. An early exodus of hawks also produced all of the expected species. A good seaduck flight in the afternoon produced all three scoters, along with an unidentified scaup. We ended at 7:00pm, after snagging Green Heron and Long-eared/Short-eared Owl by silhouette.

A few misses: Downy Woodpecker, Chimney Swift, Cliff Swallow, Eastern Bluebird, Snowy Egret.

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