The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

Team Information: LPO NWR Woodpeckers

Captain: Mike Munts
Location: Colville, Washington (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Gray Jay Perisoreus canadensis
  2. Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  3. Common Raven Corvus corax
  4. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  5. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  6. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  7. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  8. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  9. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
  10. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  11. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  12. Mountain Chickadee Poecile gambeli
  13. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
  14. Pygmy Nuthatch Sitta pygmaea
  15. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  16. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
  17. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  18. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  19. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  20. Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
  21. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  22. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

Team Notes

Participants: Mike Munts, Dave Gordon, Dan Price

Weather: temperatures in 50s, rain early then 5-10 mph wind most of day

Location: Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge

Time At Location: 8.5 hours

Low turnout of observers and relatively low number bird species likely influenced by poor weather. Very few waterfowl were on the lake for example. Heavy rain on and off through out the weekend. High wind all day as well. First measurabel rain fall since July 2

Poor weather for the first time in months discouraged some participants. Also, some potential participants expresssed concern with timeing on opening day of general hunting season in Washington. Thise who did brave teh inclemnt weather enjoyed the count. We will definitely try again next year.

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