The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Bird Nerds

Captain: Laurie & Dan Mooney
Location: Plaquemine Locks Sta, Louisiana (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  2. Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  4. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
  5. Great Egret Ardea alba
  6. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  7. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  8. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  9. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  10. White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  11. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  12. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  13. Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  14. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  15. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  16. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  17. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  18. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  19. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  20. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  21. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  22. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  23. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  24. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  25. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  26. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
  27. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
  28. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  29. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
  30. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  31. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  32. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  33. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  34. Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
  35. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
  36. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  37. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
  38. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  39. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  40. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  41. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  42. Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
  43. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  44. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  45. Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
  46. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  47. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  48. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  49. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
  50. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  51. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
  52. Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
  53. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  54. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  55. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
  56. Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
  57. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Team Notes

Participants: Birdnerds, Baton Rouge Audubon, Friends of Plaquemine Lock

Weather: Sunny to partly cloudy, light breeze, 70-85 degrees

Location: Plaquemine Lock State Historic Lock on Mississippi River Levee

Time At Location: 6:30am to 6:30pm

Surprised to see a wild turkey, late orchard oriole, and at least four bald eagles. Eagles were around most of the day with ten seperate sightings during the day. We had lots of help this year from members of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, and Friends of the Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site. Thanks again to Stan Richardson, manager of PLSHS for hosting us on a day when they are normally closed!

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